About Me


I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS), Princeton University, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL). My supervisors are Dr. Yi Ming at GFDL Atmospheric Physics and Climate Group and Dr. Stephan Fueglistaler at Princeton AOS. I completed my Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science / Climate Dynamics in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Division of Ocean and Climate PhysicsLamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University in Oct. 2018, advised by Dr. Mingfang Ting. Before coming to the US, I completed my undergraduate studies double majoring in Environmental Science and Economics at Peking University in Beijing, China.  

In my research, I use observational data, outputs from state-of-the-art global climate models, as well as idealized modeling experiments to examine the effects of human-induced changes on the climate system and the underlying physical mechanisms. My Ph.D. thesis work focuses on the response of the Asian monsoon system to increasing greenhouse gas concentrations and changes in anthropogenic aerosol emissions. My research also involves analyzing the dynamics of natural climate variability and applying statistical methods to extract the externally forced signal from the chaotic climate "noise". Check out my publications here.




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Email: xl5 [AT] princeton [DOT] edu


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