Hi, my name is Qiu Yang. I am currently an earth scientist at PNNL (see my PNNL webpage). Before this, I was a postdoctoral fellow working on the scale interactions of organized tropical convection, co-mentored by Profs. Andrew Majda (NYU), Boualem Khouider (Uvic), and Mitchell Moncrieff (NCAR). In 2017 spring, I obtained my Ph.D. degree of Mathematics and Atmosphere Ocean Science at Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.
My current research focuses on two topics, including 1) developing theoretical models for the initiation of summer-time mesoscale convective systems over the central United States, and 2) developing a parameterization for convective momentum transport in the superparameterized Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM).
Septermber 2, 2021: Our recent study on the initiation of summer-time MCSs over the central US is accepted by JAS! In this study, we developed a simple Lagrangian parcel model to capture realistic features of convective initiation and illustrate a bare-bone mechanism for MCS genesis. Please check it out here.
May 11, 2021: I gave a virtual talk in the 34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology in New Orleans, LA. The title of my talk is “Upscale Impact of Mesoscale Convective Systems on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Its Parameterization in a Coarse-Resolution GCM”. Here is my pre-recorded presentation.