My research centers on recognizing the basic physical processes and dynamics contributing to climate variability and change on all time scales, understanding the relative importance of natural variability and anthropogenic forcing, and revealing the potential influence of air-land interactions behind the hydrological cycle. Currently, we focus our realization on South America, the south-central US and the Congo basin. Earth system modeling and water isotope technics are employed to facilitate our physical understanding and striking scientific explorations. Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) indicates an unignored bias on regional climate, especially Amazonia. As the largest tropical rainforest, Amazonia contributes to a large fraction of global carbon uptake. The bias attenuates our acceptance of the couple climate models. A deep understanding of physical processes will increase our confidence in the simulations and projections from the climate models. I also share my interest on boundary layer meteorology and emphasize on how the change of surface conditions can impact the turbulent characteristics, which will boost our knowledge on the interactions between the boundary layer processes and large-scale climate.
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) - NASA (2013)
Graduate Student Visitor Grant, Advanced Study Program - NCAR (2012)
Fall Meeting Travel Grant Award - American Geophysical Union (AGU) (2011)
Outstanding Poster Presentation Award, Open Science Conference - World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) (2011)
Ronald K. DeFord Field Scholarship - Jackson School of Geosciences, UT-Austin (2011)
Excellent Graduates of 2009 Session - Nanjing University (2009)
National Scholarship for Undergraduates - Ministry of Education of China (2008)
Member, Graduate Student Executive Committee (GSEC), Jackson School (2011 - 2012)
Member, Basketball Team - Push the Rock (2011 - 2013)
Yin L. Understanding the precipitation bias in tropical South America by couple and uncouple models, AOS Student/Postdoc seminar, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (Oral, Aug 2013).
Yin L. The role of north Andes in the connection between low level wind and Amazon rainfall bias in GFDL models, GFDL Lunchtime Seminar, Princeton, NJ (Oral, Aug 2013).
Yin L & Fu R. Understanding of CMIP5 precipitation biases over the tropical South America and statistical perspective on change of future rainfall extremes, Gordon Research Conference, New London, NH (Poster, July 2013).
Yin L & Fu R. CMIP5 rainfall bias over the Amazon, understanding of its possible reasons, and implications for future projection, GFDL Roundtable Seminar, Princeton, NJ (Oral, Jun 2013).
Yin L, Fu R, Shevliakova E & Dickinson RE. CMIP5 performance on precipitation and related physical processes over tropical South America and its future projections, WGNE Workshop, Exeter, United Kingdom (Oral, Apr 2013).
Fu R, Fernando N, Yin L, Ren T, Yang Z & Bowerman A. Assessing future changes of drought and extreme surface temperature over South-Central United States in supporting regional water resource planning, AMS Annual Meeting, Austin, TX (Oral, Jan 2013).
Bowerman A, Fu R, Yin L & Fernando N. The effect of North Pacific decadal variability, expansion of the tropical belt, and the North Atlantic Subtropical High on the climate of the South-Central United States, AMS Annual Meeting, Austin, TX (Oral, Jan 2013).
Yin L, Fu R, Shevliakova E & Dickinson RE. What control the dry bias over Amazonia by CMIP5 models and its implication for future projections?, AMS Annual Meeting, Austin, TX (Poster, Jan 2013).
Yin L, Fu R, Zhang YF, Arias PA & Fernando N. Mechanisms that control interannual variations of the wet season onsets over the Amazon and their predictability, AMS Annual Meeting, Austin, TX (Oral, Jan 2013).
Fu R, Fernando N, Yin L, Ren T, Yang Z & Bowerman A. Assessing future changes of climate and drought over the South-Central United States projected by the CMIP5 models, AGU Fall Meeting, Sam Francisco, CA (Oral, Dec 2012).
Fernando N, Fu R, Scanlon B, Mace R, Solis R, Yin L & Bowerman A. Improving drought predictability for application to water resources management in Texas, AGU Fall Meeting, Sam Francisco, CA (Oral, Dec 2012).
Fernando N, Fu R, Yin L, Bowerman A & Chakraborty S. Factors driving the persistence of ENSO-led winter rainfall deficits into late-spring and early-summer over Texas, NOAA Drought Task Force Meeting, Fort Collins, CO (Oral, Oct 2012).
Fu R, Fernando N, Yin L, Ren T, Yang Z & Bowerman A. Assessing future changes of drought over South-Central United States in supporting regional water resource planning, NOAA Drought Task Force Meeting, Fort Collins, CO (Oral, Oct 2012).
Fernando N, Fu R, Scanlon B, Mace R, Solis R, Yin L & Bowerman A. Assessing the predictability of spring precursors to summer drought over Texas, CFSv2 Evaluation Workshop, Greenbelt, MD (Oral, Apr 2012).
Fu R, Fernando N, Yin L & Bowerman A. Predictability of severe to exceptional drought in Texas, NOAA CPO MAPP Webnar, (Oral, Apr 2012).
Fu R, Fernando N, Yin L, Yang Z, Ren T & Mo K. A process-based evaluation of the changes of summer rainfall and extreme temperature over southern United States projected by CMIP5, WCRP Workshop on CMIP5 Model Analysis, Honolulu HI (Oral, Mar 2012).
Yin L, Fu R, Arias PA, Shevliakova E & Malyshev S. Evaluations of the predictability of the Amazon Drought and IPCC models simulations, AGU Fall Meeting, Sam Francisco CA (Poster GC31A-1005, Dec 2011).
Fu R. & Yin L. Assessing changes of rainfall seasonality over the American monsoon regions, AGU Fall Meeting, Sam Francisco CA. (Oral GC34B-04, Dec 2011).
Yin L, Fu R, Shevliakova E. & Malyshev S. Evaluation of seasonal rainfall over the southern Amazon simulated by CMIP5 and CMIP3 models, WCRP Open Science Conference, Denver CO (Poster C34-W177A, Oct 2011).
South Central, US
Lots of fun places
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I was a GSEC member in 2011-12 session.
The NeoGeo Trip
I attended the trip in 2013 as a graduate mentor. It's a lot of fun to chat with the kids!