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Jingyi Chen

Regional and Cloud Modeling
Earth Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K9-24
Richland, WA 99352


Dr. Jingyi Chen mainly focuses on improving the understanding of aerosol/cloud processes and land-atmosphere processes. Her current research concentrates on 1) the formation and evolution of shallow cloud population over the heterogeneous land surface; 2) roles of cloud microphysics processes in convective system development; and 3) aerosol-cloud interactions with turbulent entrainment-mixing.

Research Interests

  • Aerosol-Cloud-Precipitation Interactions
  • Modeling of Cloud Processes
  • Land-Atmosphere Interactions

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, NY, USA
  • B.S., Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Member of American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Member of American Meteorological Society (AMS)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Student Oral Presentation at Seventh Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions in conjunction with the 95th Annual American Meteorological Society Meeting, 2015

PNNL Publications


  • Chen J., Y. Liu, and M. Zhang. 2020. "Effects of Lateral Entrainment Mixing with Entrained Aerosols on Cloud Microphysics." Geophysical Research Letters 47, no. 13:Article No.e2020GL087667. PNNL-SA-147194. doi:10.1029/2020GL087667
  • Lu C., Y. Liu, S. Yum, J. Chen, L. Zhu, S. Gao, and Y. Yin, et al. 2020. "Reconciling Contrasting Relationships Between Relative Dispersion and Volume-Mean Radius of Cloud Droplet Size Distributions." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 125, no. 9:Article No. e2019JD031868. PNNL-SA-146254. doi:10.1029/2019JD031868

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