My primary research interests are in the areas of (1) atmospheric convection, (2) tropical dynamics, and (3) regional hydroclimatology. The primary goal of my research is to improve our understanding of clouds, convection, and precipitation in a changing climate to improve predictability of hydroclimatological changes in response to anthropogenic warming.
Huiyu received a BS degree in Atmospheric Sciences from Lanzhou University in China and spent her third year at the University of Reading in the UK. During her time as an undergraduate, she studied the radiative forcing of ozone and its impact on global precipitation and the aerosol properties in East Asia. For her Ph.D, she is researching on regional characteristics of variability in the jet streams and the roles of moist processes in controlling the jet variabilities.
Born & raised in the Lone Star state, David hails from Texas State with a B.S. in computer science. His current work explores vertical motions of the boundary layer within complex terrain by leveraging numerical weather modelling, wind climatology assembled with Doppler lidar and crowd-sourced weather data, and in-situ observations from sailships within the Rockfish Valley.