Hongchen is broadly interested in numerical simulations of the Earth System in the past, present and future. Before joining LLNL, Hongchen was under the tutelage of Prof. Michael Pritchard at UC Irvine where he studied climate model representations of land-atmosphere coupling using conventional parameterized convection and prototype next-generation simulations with explicit convection. His numerical experiments revealed the effects of explicit convection on both the hydrological and thermal pathways of land-atmosphere coupling, with implications on global land surface Bowen ratio and its climate sensitivity. Here at the Lab, Hongchen aims to better understand the interactions between atmospheric convection and land surface climate over the Central U.S. by utilizing Convection-Permitting Model (CPM) simulations, DOE ARM site observations, and field campaigns.
PhD, Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine, 2019
MS, Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine, 2017
BS, Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, 2014
Qin, H., Pritchard, M. S., Kooperman, G. J., & Parishani, H. (2018). Global effects of Superparameterization on hydrothermal land-atmosphere coupling on multiple timescales. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10, 530–549. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017MS001185.