Principal Investigator (PI)
Lei Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
I am an atmospheric dynamist. My research focuses on the fundamental dynamics and variability of mid- latitude atmospheric waves, especially high-impact extreme weather and climate events. I obtained a Ph.D. in Geophysical Sciences from The University of Chicago.
We are proudly a young, diverse, and rapidly growing team pursuing research on the dynamics of extreme weather and climate.
Zhaoyu Liu - G2
Valentina Castañeda Amaya - G1
Ka Ying Ho - G1
Periodic Variability of Storm Tracks
I recevied my Bachelor’s degree in Atmospheric Sciences at Chengdu University of Information Technology.
I am interested in mid-latitude circulation and geofluid dynamics. Currently, I am working on a project investigating a regional periodic variability pattern of extratropical eddy activities located at South Pacific.
In my personal life, I enjoy hinking, biking and watching soccer games.
Large-scale Dynamics of Heat Waves
I am Interested in large-scale Earth's atmospheric dynamics and variability of extreme weather events. I'm currently working on the role of a planetary wavenumber 5 pattern on extreme hot weather events, which has been shown to be statistically related, although heat waves are local phenomena.
When I am not researching, I love to do any plastic arts, ride my bike or do whatever outside and fun activity!
Dynamics of Atmospheric Blocking
Hello I am Ka Ying! I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a Physics minor in Hong Kong, and have an interest in studying fluid dynamics in nature. Currently I am working on the physics behind atmospheric blocking, and its relation to the Non-linear Schrodinger’s Equation. I play the piano and violin, and I love Beethoven!
Toolkit (software - Github based)
Extreme Weather Atlas