Simon H. Lee

I am a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics (APAM), working with Lorenzo Polvani. I moved to Columbia in November 2021 after completing my PhD at the University of Reading, UK, where I also studied as an undergraduate.

I work on stratosphere-troposphere coupling, large-scale climate dynamics and variability, and subseasonal-to-seasonal prediction. I am also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Royal Meteorological Society journal Weather.

Fields of Interest

  • Extratropical weather and climate variability and predictability.
  • Winter weather impacts on society.


  • PhD Atmospheric Science, Dept. of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK (2021)
  • MMet Meteorology and Climate, Dept. of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK (2018)

Honors & Awards

  • Malcolm Walker Prize, Royal Meteorological Society (2021)

An up-to-date list of my publications can be found here.