Yutian Wu

I am currently a Lamont Associate Research Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. I research the general circulation of the atmosphere, including the midlatitude jet streams, storm tracks and monsoon circulation, using observations and numerical model simulations. My recent research projects focus on understanding the impact of Arctic sea ice loss on the midlatitude weather and climate as well as understanding the summer monsoon circulation and its associated troposphere-stratosphere transport. Before joining Lamont, I worked an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University and before that, a postdoctoral research associate at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. I received Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University in 2011.

Fields of Interest

Climate Dynamics, Arctic-midlatitude Linkage, Atmospheric Transport


Ph.D., Columbia University, 2011

Honors & Awards

  • 2018 Center for Climate and Life Fellowship 
  • 2017 NSF CAREER Award 
  • 2016 Purdue University College of Science Undergraduate Advising Award 
  • 2008 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship