Congratulations to Amir Erfanian! His new ensemble approach to regional climate modeling (Ensemble-based Reconstructed Forcing, ERF) has been published in GRL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL073053/epdf
Our lab’s 2-paper series on coupled land use-climate projections has been published online now, accessible from the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems website:
These formally wrapped up our NSF EaSM project. Congratulations and many thanks to Dr. Kazi Ahmed who played a pivotal role in this project! And thanks to the rest of the team for all their contributions and support! It was a great experience working together on this challenging and productive project.
Dr. Ying Shi ended her 10-month appointment as a Visiting Scholar in our lab and returned to her position at the National Climate Center in China Meteorological Administration. We will miss you, Ying!
Amir, Lori, and Ying attended the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in San Francisco and gave four presentations:
- A New Paradigm of Regional Climate Modeling Accounting for the Role of Oceans: Amazon as a Case Study
- Reproducing multi-model ensemble average with Ensemble-averaged Reconstructed Forcings (ERF) in regional climate modeling
- Effects of vegetation feedback in modeling the present-day climate over China
- Projected Changes of the Ecosystem-Climate System in West Africa using a RCM Driven With Multiple GCMs: Robustness and Uncertainties
Dr. Guiling Wang was awarded a School of Engineering Centennial Professorship! Her term will be for three years, 2016-2019. Congratulations!
The lab welcomes three new graduate students, Lori Fomenko (PhD program), Meijian Yang (PhD program), and Brandon Holland (M.S. program).
Lori received her B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from UConn in 2016. She is a GAANN fellow, and is interested in precipitation extremes and urbanization.
Meijian received his B.E. degree in Hydroelectricity Engineering from North China Electric Power University in 2013, and M.S. degree in Hydrology from the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research in 2016. He is interested in hydrological and crop modeling and climate change. He will be working on the PIRE project.
Brandon received his B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from UConn in 2016. He holds a Gates Millennium Graduate Fellowship, and is interested in hydrological modeling.
Welcome to all!
Guiling and Dagang both attended the Eric Wood Symposium on Hydrology at Princeton University in the beginning of June. While honoring Eric, the symposium was truly a celebration for advances in hydrological sciences in the past four decades. What a great job Siva (and other colleagues on the organizing committee) did putting together this fantastic symposium!
Dagang completed his short-term visit in our group and returned to Sun Yat-Sen University in late June. He will continue to work on the collaborative research he started during his visit. Dagang, keep up the good work!
Dr. Ying Shi joined the lab as a visiting scholar from the China Meteorological Administration. Her research in the next one year will focus on vegetation dynamics and climate variability/change in Asia using our regional climate system model.
Dr. Dagang Wang joined the lab as a short-term visiting scholar. Dagang was a former PhD graduate from this group, and currently he holds a faculty position in Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China. He will be working on land surface modeling and land data assimilation.
Ying and Dagang, Welcome!
Kazi Farzan Ahmed successfully defended his PhD thesis, and is taking a postdoc position at UIUC. Congratulations to Kazi!