Bing Pu joined Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) program in Dec. 2015. She works with Dr. Paul Ginoux on variations of dustiness in the U.S. and dust-climate interactions using satellite products and climate models.
Bing got her PhD in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University in 2011. Her doctoral work mainly focused on the dynamics and variations of the West African westerly jet and discovered jet’s important role in Sahel precipitation variations in addition to monsoonal meridional moisture transport on interannual and decadal time scales (Pu and Cook 2010; 2012). She also examined warm season climate changes over North America in response to a hypothetical shutdown of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation druing 2081-2100 simulated by a regional climate model (Pu et al. 2012).
Bing did her postdoctoral work at the University of Texas at Austin, working with Professors Robert E. Dickinson and Rong Fu. Her work includes vegetation-climate interactions in a doubled CO2 climate (Pu and Dickinson 2012; 2014), dynamics of the Great Plains low-level jet (Pu and Dickinson 2014; Pu et al. 2016a), and droughts over the U.S. southern Great Plains (Pu et al. 2016b).