PhD Research Focus:

  • Analyzing the relationship between tropical cyclones (TCs) and the Earth system

  •  Representation of northwestern Pacific TCs and the associated upper ocean responses in the high-resolution fully-coupled Community Earth System Model (CESM)
    • Li,H., Sriver, R., Goes,M.(2015): Modeled sensitivity of the northwestern Pacific upper ocean’s response to tropical cyclones in a fully-coupled climate model with various ocean grid resolution, Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2015JC011226


  • How does ocean model resolution affect the simulated upper ocean responses to TCs? How does TC contribute to the simulated global ocean heat budget?
    • Li,H., Sriver,R.(2016):Effects of ocean horizontal resolution on simulations of tropical cyclone-induced upper ocean responses, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(11), 83058319, doi:10.1002/2016JC011951.

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  • What is the impact of ocean coupling on the simulated TC characteristics in CESM?
    • Li, H., and R. L. Sriver (2017, accepted), Tropical Cyclone Activity in the High-resolution Community Earth System Model and the Impact of Ocean Coupling, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems.



Other Projects:

  • Decision-Making and Climate Modeling with Geoengineering: Using a Climate Action Game Experiment to Inform Climate Decisions
    • Originated from the Graduate Collage Focal Point Project
    • Interdisciplinary research that encompasses climate science, engineering, and political science.


  • Assessing Risks of Landfalling Tropical Cyclones
    • In collaboration with Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering