CW3E Welcomes Linghan Li

September 29, 2020

Linghan Li joined CW3E as a Research Data Analyst in September 2020. Linghan received her PhD in Oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, under the guidance of Art Miller. She also holds a MS in Space Physics from Chinese Academy of Sciences and a BE in Electrical Engineering from Wuhan University. Linghan’s PhD dissertation focused on sea ice variability in the Bering Sea, including its atmospheric and oceanic dynamic and thermodynamic controls, using global and regional ocean/ice models and satellite observations. After completing her dissertation, she worked on several coastal ocean modeling projects as a Research Associate at University of Washington.

In her new position at CW3E, Linghan will study ocean-atmosphere interactions, particularly relating to the understudied field of local and remote ocean influences on atmospheric river (AR) evolution and predictability. In this regard, her research will also explore the current ability of coupled models to represent AR evolution over the global oceans via satellite remote sensing and field campaign data. Collectively, these efforts target the improved understanding and forecasting of ARs and their impacts in the western US and globally. Beyond her primary research on ocean-atmosphere interactions, Linghan will also support an ongoing assessment of California climate variability and change in collaboration with scientists in California-Nevada Climate Applications Program.