Hung-I LeePostdoctoral Scholar

Research Focus:
Atmospheric General Circulations; Geophysical Wave Dynamics
HGS 481


B.S. in Physics, National Taiwan University (2010)

Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles (2019)

Research Interests

My research interest is aimed at atmospheric wave dynamics and their interactions on meridional overturning circulations (monsoons, Hadley cells, and the Intertropical Convergence Zone), especially for asymmetric geometries. For example, the phase-shifting of stationary waves in response to climate changes reshape the spatial patterns of North American monsoon and these cause the wetting southwest US during the Last Glacial Maximum. I also find the north Pacific and Atlantic wave breaking fronts that form quasi-stationary atmospheric rivers and possibly trigger the East Asia summer monsoon onsets. I currently try to incorporate local wave activities to study theories of meridional overturning circulations for zonally asymmetric cases.

Selected Publications

Lee, Hung‐I., et al. "North Atlantic and Pacific Quasi‐Stationary Parts of Atmospheric Rivers and Their Implications for East Asian Monsoon Onset." Geophysical Research Letters 46.21 (2019): 12311-12320.