Curriculum Vitae

Chia-Ying Lee

Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Division of Ocean and Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Columbia University

104A OCP, Lamont Campus

61 Route 9W, Palisades, New York, 10964

email: cl3225@columbia.edu

Research Interests:

Tropical cyclones, tropical meteorology, air–sea interaction, extreme weather and climate, risk assessment, sub-seasonal weather prediction

Education:

B.S., National Taiwan University, School of Science, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan, 2004

M.S., National Taiwan University, School of Science, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan, 2006

Advisor: Chun-Chieh Wu

Dissertation: The effect of the ocean eddy on tropical cyclone intensity

Ph.D., University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, Miami, FL, 2012

Advisor: Shuyi S. Chen

Dissertation: Understanding the effect of atmosphere-wave-ocean coupling on tropical cyclone structure

Research Experiences:

Lamont Assistant Research Professor, Columbia University (2019-present)

Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University (2016-2019)

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University (2013-2016)

Supervisors: Mike K. Tippett, Adam H. Sobel, and Suzana J. Camargo

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Miami (2013)

Supervisor: Shuyi S. Chen

Research Assistant, National Taiwan University (2006-2007)

Supervisor: Chun-Chieh Wu

Awards:

AGU Natural Hazards Early Career Award (2021)

Center for Climate and Life Fellow, Center for Climate and Life, Columbia University (2016)

Government Scholarship to Study Abroad, Taiwan (2007)

Best Master’s Thesis Award, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University (2006)

Dean's Award, M.S., College of Science, National Taiwan University (2006)

Dean's Award, B.S., College of Science, National Taiwan University (2004)

Awarded Grants:

NASA, Process and performance-based assessment of tropical cyclone and associated precipitation predictions in the NASA GEOS-S2S system for improved forecast skill (Lee, C.-Y., PI; Camargo, S., Tippett, K. CU co-PIs; Kim., D., Moon, Y., UW co-PIs; Molod, A., Lim, Y., NASA-co-PIs, 2021-present)

NSF, Collaborative research: The relationship between ENSO diversity and tropical cyclones in a hierarchy of models (Camargo, S., PI; Lee, C-Y., Co-PI, 2021-present)

Swiss Re FOUNDATION: Global Tropical Hazard Loss Model (Sobel, A. PI; Lee, C.-Y., Camargo, S., Tippett, M., co-PIs, 2021– present)

AON, Quantification of climate change scenario risk using catastrophe models (Sobel, A., PI; Lee, C.-Y., Camargo, S., Tippett, M., co-PIs, 2020-present)

SwissRe, The climate change signal in hurricanes today (Sobel, A., PI; Camargo, S., Lee, C.Y., Tippett, M., Co-PIs, 2018-2019)

WillisRe, Obtain climate change conditioned Atlantic tropical cyclone landfall rates for a number of gates (Tippett, M. PI, Lee, C.-Y., co-PI, 2019)

NOAA, The Relationship of Tropical Cyclones to MJO and ENSO in the S2S Database (Camargo, S. J., PI; Sobel, A. H., Lee, C.-Y., co-PI, 2016-2019)

Center of Climate and Life fellowship, Columbia University, Asymmetrical tropical cyclone wind fields in risk assessment. (Lee. C.-Y., PI, 2016-2020)

NYSERDA, open source tropical cyclone risk modeling for New York State (Lee, C.-Y., PI; Camargo, S. J., Sobel, A. H., Tippett, M. K., Co-PIs, 2016-2020)

Mentoring experiences:

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Summer Internship (2021 Summer)

Student: Shriya Fruitwala (Haverford Colleague)

Co-advise with Suzana Camargo

Research topic: Analyzing the record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Summer Internship (2021-present)

Student: Cy Gilman (Columbia University)

Co-advise with Suzana Camargo

Research topic: Effects of anthropogenic European SO2 emissions on North Atlantic tropical cyclone behavior

(Research result is submitted to 2021 Fall AGU meeting)

Master of Science, Columbia University (2021-present)

Student: Lizhe Zho

Co-advise with Suzana Camargo

Research topic: Extra-tropical transition

Visiting Ph.D. student, Tokyo Institute of Technology (2020-2021)

Student: Fahim Islam

Research topic: Storm surge index

(Research result is published in Nature Scientific Report)

Research staff associate, Columbia University (2020-2021)

Research assistant: Emma Schetcher

Research task: CHAZ model data analysis and model release

(CHAZ code are released on GitHub in August 2021)

Earth Institute Internship, Columbia University (2020)

Student: Sanjana Jagannathan

Research topic: Satellite observations for hurricane formation

Earth Institute Internship, Columbia University (2020-2021)

Student: Iris Danlin Liao

Research topic #1: The effect of disasters on labor outcomes in the Philippines

Research topic #2: The beta-advection model

Undergraduate student mentoring, Columbia University (2019-2021)

Student: Qidong Yang

Research topic#1: Artificial Intelligence and Tropical Cyclone Rapid Intensification

Research topic#2: XGBoost-based hurricane wind reconstruction

(Two publications on Journal of Weather and Forecasting)

Earth Institute Internship, Columbia University (2019)

Student: Joaquin Alfonso B. Javier

Research topic: The effect of disasters on labor outcomes in the Philippines

Visiting Ph. D student, Columbia University (2019)

Student: Jinkai Tang (from East China Normal University, Shanghai, China)

Research topic: Artificial intelligence and tropical cyclone intensity bias in climate models

(A publication on International Journal of Climatology)

Undergraduate student mentoring, Columbia University (2016-2017)

Student: Kevin Gong

Supervisor: Adam H. Sobel

Research topic: Tropical cyclone wind risk assessment using Hwind

Undergraduate student mentoring, Columbia University (2015-2016)

Student: Zachary Brendan Shaw

Supervisor: Adam H. Sobel

Research topic: Understanding global tropical cyclone landfall climatology

(Results are presented in 32nd Conf. on Hurricane and Tropical Meteorology, 2016)

Undergraduate student mentoring, Columbia University (2014-2015)

Student: Lucas Randall Zeppetello

Supervisor: Adam H. Sobel

Research topic: Modeling tropical cyclone intensification with logistic growth equation


Teaching and lecturing experiences:

Lecture(2022)

Infrastructure Resilience to Multiple Hazards, Department of Civil Engineering, Rice University

Lecture (2020)

Regional Climate and Climate Impacts, Master Arts Program in Climate and Society

Lecture (2019)

Earth Institute Practicum, Science-Based Solutions for Sustainability, Earth Institute

Regional Climate and Climate Impacts, Master Arts Program in Climate and Society

Applications in Climate and Society, Master Arts Program in Climate and Society

Lecture (2018)

Applied Mathletics Seminar, Columbia Engineering Applied Mathletics

Lecture (2017)

Introductory Oceanography, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering

Teaching assistant (2010)

Advanced Biometrics, Marine Science (MBF615), Marine Biology & Fisheries, University of Miami

Tasks: Run the weekly laboratory classes, assist students to use MATLAB and R for advanced statistical analyses, office hour

Teaching assistant (2005)

Atmospheric Dynamics, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University

Task: Conduct office hours to answer students’ questions

Field experiences:

Dynamics of Madden-Julian Oscillation (DYNAMO, 2011)

Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory

Task: Operating dropsondes; software development for near-realtime data analysis

Impact of Typhoons on the Ocean in the Pacific (ITOP, 2010)

Guam and Miami FL, USA

Task: Developing and conducting automatic realtime atmosphere–ocean coupled model simulations

Weather In-Situ Deployment Optimization Method (WISDOM, 2008-2009)

Florida Keys and Miami FL, USA

Tasks: Prepared and launched super-pressure balloons

Dropsonde Observations for Typhoon Surveillance near the Taiwan Region (DOTSTAR, 2004-2006)

Taiwan

Tasks: Operating dropsondes, data analysis

Invited talks:

Seminar Speaker:

New York State hurricane hazard: history and future projections, DAES/ASRC Joint Colloquium, University at Albany, SUNY (2022, upcoming)

New York State hurricane hazard: history and future projections, Dept. of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, CCNY (2022)

Hurricane hazard assessment in a changing climate: A case study for New York State, 2021 AGU Fall meeting, Statistical-Dynamical Models for Hydroclimatic Risk Management and Adaptation session (2021)

Tropical cyclone risk assessment in a changing climate, Oceanography Department, Texas A&M (2021)

Subseasonal prediction of tropical cyclone activity, Climate Dynamic Seminar, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences, George Mason University (2020)

Sub-seasonal prediction of tropical cyclones, Hydromet Caribbean Virtual, Caribbean Meteorology Organization (2020)

Tropical cyclone activity in a warming climate: Two diverging genesis scenarios. Climate group meeting, Rosenstiel school of marine and atmospheric science, University of Miami, Miami, FL (2019)

The climate change signal in hurricanes. American Physical Society, March meeting. Session B62: Detecting Signal in a Noisy Climate System, Boston, MA. (2019)

Tropical cyclone hazard assessment – Results from a new, Columbia Hazard model. Florida State University, FL (2018)

Tropical cyclone hazard assessment – Results from a new, Columbia Hazard model. Sony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY (2018)

Tropical cyclone hazard assessment – Results from a new, Columbia Hazard model. Penn State University, State College, PA (2018)

Professional Service and Public Engagements:

Invited speaker, upcoming 2021 AGU Fall meeting, Statistical-Dynamical Models for Hydroclimatic Risk Management and Adaptation session (2021)

Invited speaker, upcoming Science Seminar, Wachusett Regional High School in Holden, MA. (2021)

Invited speaker, 2021 CAS Virtual Spring Meeting, Casualty Actuarial Society (2021)

Invited speaker, Outward Bound school network in Brooklyn (2021)

Invited panelist, Superstorms, Erosion and Sea Level Rise: A Disaster Triad, Climate Reality NYC/Metro (2020)

Invited panelist, EarthX Women's Conference(2020)

Invited panelist, Extreme Events and Climate Risk Forum, the Geneva Association (2019)

Panelist for Long Island Hurricane Symposium (2018)

Participant for NSF Coastlines and People (CoPe) Scoping session in Chicago (2018)

Panel for proposal review for Department of Energy (2018)

Max Eaton Award committee, 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology (2018)

Ph.D. thesis defense committee of Asmi Napitu (DEES, Columbia University) on the topic of MJO interaction with the seas of the Maritime Continent (2017)

Member in MAPP S2S Prediction Task Force Task force in the S2S project (2016-present)

Panelist for Bob and Joanne Simpson Commemorative Session: Planning for Tropical Cyclone Impacts, 32nd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology. (2016)

Model Developments:

Lead developer of the open-sourced Columbia (tropical cyclone) HAZard (CHAZ) model (2018-present, the source code has been publically released at https://github.com/cl3225/CHAZ since August 2021)

Lead developer of the atmosphere-ocean coupled WRF-3DPWP model (2014, the model is released in the standard WRF package since 2014)

Referee:

Advance in Atmospheric Sciences, Atmospheric Science Letters, Climatic Change, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, Earth System Science Data, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Journal of Climate, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research-ocean, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, Journal of Marine Science and Technology, Monthly Weather Review, Nature Communications, Nature Climate Change, Natural Hazards, Natural Scientific report, Nature Scientific Data, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society; Scientific Online Letters on the Atmosphere; Tellus A: Dynamic Meteorology & Oceanography; Weather and Forecasting

Publications: (mentee *)

Citations: 1030, H-index: 15, as March 04, 2022

Lee, C.-Y., A. H. Sobel, S. J. Camargo, M. K. Tippett, and Q. Yang*, 2021: New York State hurricane hazard: history and future projections, J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol. (accept)

Sobel, A.H., A. A. Wing, S. J. Camargo, C. M. Patricola, G. A. Vecchi, C.-Y. Lee, and M. K. Tippett, 2021: Tropical cyclone frequency, Earth’s Future, 9, e2021EF00227

Yang*, Q., C.-Y. Lee, M. K. Tippett, D. Chavas, T. Knutson, 2021: Machine learning based hurricane wind reconstruction, Wea. Forecast (published online ahead of print 2022).

Stern D., G. Brian, C.-Y., Lee, and J. D. Doyle, 2021: Estimating the Risk of Extreme Wind Gusts in Tropical Cyclones Using Idealized Large-Eddy Simulations and a Statistical–Dynamical Model, Monthly Weather Review, 149(12), 4183-4204

Camargo S. J., F. Vitart, C.-Y. Lee, and M. K. Tippett, 2021: Skill, Predictability, and Cluster Analysis of Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes in the ECMWF Monthly Forecasts, Monthly Weather Review, 149(11), 3781-3802

Islam, M. R.*, C.-Y. Lee, K. T. Mandli, and H. Takagi, 2021: A new tropical cyclone surge index incorporating the effects of coastal geometry, bathymetry and storm information. Sci Rep 11, 16747. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-95825-7

Tan J.*, C.-Y. Lee, G. Dong, W. Hu, and J. Wang, 2021: Projected changes of typhoon intensity in a regional climate model: Development of a machine learning bias correction scheme. Int J Climatol., 1– 16. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.6987

Johnston, S. T. M., S. Wang, C.-Y. Lee, J. N. Moum, D. L. Rudnick1, and A. Sobel, 2021: Near-inertial wave propagation in the wake of Super Typhoon Mangkhut: Measurements from a profiling float array, J. Geophys. Res.: Ocean 126, e2020JC016749. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JC016749

Wang, S., A. H. Sobel, C.-Y. Lee, D. Ma, S. S. Chen, M. Curcic, and J. Pullen, 2021: Propagating mechanisms of the 2016 summer BSISO event: air-sea coupling, vorticity, and moisture. J. Geophys. Res.: Atmospheres 126, e2020JD033284., https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JD033284

Hassanzadeh, P., C.-Y. Lee, E. Nabizadeh, S. J. Camargo, D. Ma, and L. Y. Yeung, 2020: Effects of climate change on the movement of future landfalling Texas tropical cyclones. Nature Communication 11, 3319, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-17130-7

Yang Q.*, C.-Y. Lee, M. K. Tippett, 2020: A long short-term memory model for global rapid intensification prediction. Wea. Forecasting, 35, 1203–1220, https://doi.org/10.1175/WAF-D-19-0199.1

Lee C.-Y., S. J. Camargo, F. Vitart, A. H. Sobel, J. Camp, S. Wang., M. K. Tippett, and Q. Yang, 2020b: Subseasonal predictions of tropical cyclone intensity and occurrence in the S2S dataset. Wea. Forecasting, 35, 921-938, https://doi.org/10.1175/WAF-D-19-0217.1.

Lee, C.-Y., and S. J. Camargo, A. H. Sobel and, M. K. Tippett, 2020a: Statistical-dynamical downscaling projections of tropical cyclone activity in a warming climate: Two diverging genesis scenarios. J. Climate, 33, 4815–4834, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0452.1

Sobel, A.H., C.-Y. Lee, S.J. Camargo, K.T. Mandli, K.A. Emanuel, P. Mukhopadhyay, and M. Mahakur, 2019: Tropical cyclone hazard to Mumbai in the recent historical climate. Mon. Wea. Rev., 147, 2355-2366, https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-18-0419.1

Lee, C.-Y., and S. J. Camargo, F. Vitart, A. H. Sobel, and M. K. Tippett, 2018b: Sub-seasonal tropical cyclone genesis prediction and MJO in the S2S dataset, Wea. Forecast. 33, 967-988, https://doi.org/10.1175/WAF-D-17-0165.1

Lee, C.-Y., and M. K. Tippett, A. H. Sobel and S. J. Camargo, 2018a: An environmentally forced tropical cyclone hazard model, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst. 10, 223– 241, https://doi.org/10.1002/2017MS001186

Kuo, Y.-C., Z.-W. Zheng, Q. Zheng, G. Gopalakrishnan, C.-Y. Lee, S.-W. Cherna, Y.-H. Chao, 2017: Typhoon induced summer cold shock advected by Kuroshio off eastern Taiwan, Ocean Modelling, 109, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.11.003

Sobel, A. H., S. J. Camargo, T. M. Hall, C.-Y. Lee, M. K. Tippett, A. A. Wing, 2016: Human influence on tropical cyclone intensity, Science, 353, 242-246. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaf6574

Zheng, Z.-W., Q. Zheng, Y.-C. Kuo, G. Galakrishnan, C.-Y. Lee, C.-R. Ho, N.-J. Kuo, S.-J. Huang, 2016b: Impacts of coastal upwelling off east Vietnam on the regional winds system: An air-sea-land interaction, Dyn. Atmos. and Oceans, 76, 105-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2016.10.002

Lee, C.-Y., and M. K. Tippett, A. H. Sobel and S. J. Camargo, 2016b: Autoregressive modeling for tropical cyclone intensity climatology, J. Clim. 29, 7815–7830. https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0909.1

Lee, C.-Y., M. K. Tippett, A. H. Sobel, and S. J. Camargo, 2016a: Rapid intensification and the bimodal distribution of tropical cyclone intensity. Nat. Commun. 7, 10625. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms10625

Chen, S. S., B. W. Kerns, N. Guy, D. P. Jorgensen, J. Delanoe, N. Viltard, C. Zappa, F. Judt, C.-Y. Lee, and A. Savarin, 2015: Aircraft observations of dry air, ITCZ, convective cloud systems and cold pools in MJO during DYNAMO. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc. 97, 405-423. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00196.1

Lee, C.-Y., M. K. Tippett, S. J. Camargo, and, A. H. Sobel, 2015: Probabilistic multiple linear regression modeling for tropical cyclone intensity. Mon. Wea. Rev., 143, 933–954. https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-14-00171.1

Zheng, Z.-W., Q. Zheng, C.-Y. Lee, and G. Gopalarishnan, 2014: Transient modulation of Kuroshio upper layer flow by directly impinging typhoon Morakot in east of Taiwan in 2009. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 2169-9291. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JC010090

Lee C.-Y., and S. S. Chen, 2014: Stable boundary layer and its impact on tropical cyclone structure in coupled atmosphere-ocean model. Mon. Wea. Rev., 142, 1927–1944, https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-13-00122.1

Lee C.-Y., and S. S. Chen, 2012: Symmetric and asymmetric structures of hurricane boundary layer in coupled atmosphere-wave-ocean models and observations. J. Atmos. Sci., 69, 3576-3594. https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-12-046.1

Sraj, I., M. Iskandarani, A. Srinvivasan, W. C. Thacker, J. Winokur, A. Alexanderian, C.-Y. Lee, S. S. Chen, and O. M. Kino, 2012: Bayesian inference of dependence of drag coefficient on wind speed using AXBT data from Typhoon Fanapi. Mon. Wea. Rev., 136, 4593-4661, https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-12-00228.1

Yang, C.-C., C.-C. Wu, K.-H. Chou, and C.-Y. Lee, 2008: Binary interaction between Typhoons Fengshen (2002) and Fungwong (2002) based on the potential vorticity diagnosis. Mon. Wea. Rev., 136, 4593–4611. https://doi.org/10.1175/2008MWR2496.1

Wu, C.-C., C.-Y. Lee, and I-I Lin, 2007: The effect of the ocean eddy on tropical cyclone intensity. J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 3562-3578. https://doi.org/10.1175/2008MWR2496.1

Publications (in preparation):

Wang, S., C.-Y. Lee, and A. H. Sobel: Super-typhoon Mangkhut: numerical simulations, comparison with observations, and unusual track

Lee, C.-Y., A. H. Sobel, S. J. Camargo, M. K. Tippett, 2021: Climate change signals in hurricane activity today and in the near future

Harou, A. P., K. Vasilaky, C.-Y. Lee, and D. Osgood, 2021: Evaluating the impact of timely disaster response in the Philippines

Baldwind, J., C.-Y. Lee, B. J. Walsh, S. J. Camargo, and A. H. Sobel: A tropical cyclone disk model for the Philippines: Development and applications

Meiler, S., T. Vogt, N. Bloemendaal, A. Ciullo, C.-Y. Lee, S. J. Camargo, K. Emanuel, and D. N. Bresch, Intercomparison of regional loss estimates from global synthetic tropical cyclone models, Nat. Commun., (to be submitted)

Li, H., J. H. Richter, C.-Y. Lee, and H. Kim: Subseasonal Tropical Cyclone prediction and the modulation of MJO and ENSO in CESM2 (in prep.)