Hengchun Ye

Dr. Ye in the map library 2016
College of Natural & Social Sciences
Department of Geosciences and Environment
Office Location: KH D-4058
Phone: 323-343-2229 Email: hye2@calstatela.edu



  • Director, NASA DIRECT-STEM at Cal State LA (8/2015-present)
  • Department Chair, Department of Geosciences and Environment, Cal State LA (9/2013-present)
  • Undergraduate Advisor for all geography majors, Department of Geosciences and Environment, California State University, Los Angeles (9/2009-present)
  • Graduate Advisor for geography majors, Department of Geosciences and Environment, California State University, Los Angeles (01/2009-present)
  • Co-Acting Chair, Department of Geography and Urban Analysis (before merged with Geological Sciences), California State University, Los Angeles (01/2009-06/2009)
  • Professor, Department of Geosciences and Environment, California State University, Los Angeles (9/2006-present)
  • NASA Summer Faculty, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.  Worked with Atmospheric Infrared Sounders’ (AIRS) Atmospheric Research Group on remote sensing data applications in climate research (2004-2010, 2013-15 summers)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Urban Analysis, California State University, Los Angeles (9/2001-6/2006)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Idaho (UI) (1/1998-8/2001)
  • Visiting Scientist, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China (summer, 1999)
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Sciences, Emporia State University (8/1995-12/1997)
  • Visiting Scientist, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.  Collaborative research with Dr. H. Cho on Arctic climate change funded by the Canadian Atmospheric Environment Service (Summer 1996)
  • Instructor, Department of Geography, University of Delaware. Instructed an introductory course on Physical Geography (Winter 1995)
  • Guest Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Delaware.  Lectured for classes in Synoptic Climatology (Fall 1994)
  • Teaching Assistant,  Department of Geography, University of Delaware (Fall 1994)
  • Research Assistant,  Department of Geography, University of Delaware. Worked on Environmental Protection Agency-sponsored projects involving the impact of climate on human health, air pollution, and climate change under the supervision of Dr. L. S. Kalkstein (9/1991-8/1994)
  • Weather Forecaster and Researcher, Zhejiang Meteorology Bureau (9/1988-11/1990)
  • Computer Modeler, National Meteorology Bureau of China.  Meso-scale thunderstorm model testing and development (8/1986)


  •  Cal State LA Distinguished Women Award, March 8, 2017, CSULA
  •  The Inaugural Provost’s Scholarship Symposium Winner, 2015, CSULA
  •  President’s Outstanding Faculty Award, 2012, CSULA.
  •  Russell J Mather’s Paper of the Year Award, 2010, Climate Specialty Group (CSG), AAG.
  •  NASA Summer Faculty Fellow (2004-2010, 2013-15 summers).
  •  Who’s Who in America, 59th, 60th, and 65th Edition onward.
  •  Who’s Who of American Women, 25th Silver Anniversary Edition (2005).
  •  Faculty Excellence Award from the Alumni Association, University of Idaho (2000).
  • Faculty Recognition Award from the University of Idaho and Washington State University Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (2000).
  •  Faculty Excellence Award from the Alumni Association, University of Idaho (1999).
  •  Scholarship Award to the Six Symposiums on Global Change Studies at the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), by AMS (January, 1995).
  •  Students Travel Award for Women, University of Delaware (1994).
  •  University of Delaware Competitive Fellowship (1994-1995).


  1. ”ACE Aspiring Leader Program”, Dallas, TX, April 24-25, 2017
  2. “ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs”, San Diego, CA, Jan 11-12, 2017.
  3. “Department Chair Workshop”, CSU, Long Beach, Oct 7, 2016.
  4. “FIELDS 2016 Annual Meeting”, University of California, Riverside, Sept 29, 2016.
  5. “Big Data Science Workshop for Cal State LA NASA DIRECT-STEM Students”, University of California, Irvine, Aug14-19, 2016.
  6. “Big Data in Geosciences”, IEEE conference at Santa Clara, CA, Sept 29-31, 2015.
  7.  “Civic Learning Summer Institute”, Cal State LA, Sept 2-5, 2014.
  8.  “Departmental Leadership Workshop”, AAG, hosted by University of Connecticut, June 25-28, 2014.
  9. “Advisement Workshop”, Cal State LA CETL (once every other week), Spring Quarter, 2014.
  10.  “XSEDE Workshop: Power Up Your Research and Teaching”, hosted by CSU San Bernardino.  Co-organized by The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, The National Center for Supercomputing Applications and the Institute for Computing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Apr. 3, 2014. “The Wicked Problem”, Honor’s college, Cal State LA CETL, Oct 2013-4 Fridays.
  11.  “Serving Learning and Community Engagement Workshop”
  12. "Engaged Department Institute, Cal State LA, Dec 2013 (2 days).
  13.  “Chairs FLC Workshop”, CSULA CETL (Once a month during Fall, Winter, Spring 2013/2014).
  14. “New Department Chair Workshop”, CSU, Long Beach, Oct 2013.
  15. “Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystems and Climate (CIMEC) Executive Board and Council of Fellows”, San Diego, May 15, 2013.
  16.  “Innovations in Climate Change Education Workshop”, by NASA CAN, Cal State LA, Dec 06, 2010.
  17.  “Sounding Science Community workshop”, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, May 2009.
  18.  “NSF Day Workshop”, California State University, Pomona, CA, Dec 2008.
  19.  “Eurasian Hydroclimatology: Observations, Change, Attribution, and Impacts”, Fairbanks, AK, International Arctic Research Center, Nov 2007.
  20.  “2002 Antarctic Proposal Workshop for New Investigators,” Washington, DC.  Sponsored by NSF, Aug 2002.
  21.  “First Annual Geography Faculty Development Alliance,” Boulder, CO.  Sponsored by NSF, Jun 2002.
  22.  “MJO-ENSO Workshop,” Princeton, NJ.  Co-sponsored by NOAA and the NSF, Mar 2000.
  23.  “Faculty Development Workshop: Using Writing to Improve Teaching and Learning,” University of Idaho, May 1999.
  24.  “Workshop on Extreme Value Analyses in Climatology,” Reno, Nevada.  Sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, Oct 1997.
  25.  “Using Satellite Data and Computing Technologies for Research and Education in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences,” Boulder, Colorado.  Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the UCAR COMET Program, Jun 1997.
  26.  “Teaching Assistant Workshop and Teaching Effectiveness Training Program”, University of Delaware, Aug 1994.


Dr. Ye has has taught many courses in physical geography, meteorology, climatology, and the environment including lower and upper division GE courses, major undergraduate and graduate courses, and research skill development classes for STEM majors.


Dr. Ye's research interest is in climate change reflected in the critical components of the hydrological cycle.  Her recent research has focused on precipitation charactersitics including intensity, extremes, frequency, quantity, type (solid, liquid, convective, non-convective) and exploring their connections to atmospheric water vapor, surface air temperatures, sea surface temperatures, and atmospheric circulation patterns.   

Grants Awarded

External Grants

  • PI: MUREP Institutional Research Opportunity (MIRO), NNH14ZHA001N-MIRO titled “Data Intensive Research and Education Center in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (DIRECT-STEM)” awarded $4,983,934.  The project period August 1, 2015-July 31, 2020 (There are 6 Co-Is from Cal State LA).
  • Co-PI: La Kretz Family Fund, “Cooling Off a Hot City: Solutions to Combating the Urban Heat Island of Los Angeles”, Co-PI with Dr. Steven LaDochy and Dr. Pedro Ramirez, June-Dec 2013 ($12,000 to support research of two graduate students)
  • PI: NSF, Geography and Geospatial Sciences, Climate Dynamics, and Arctic Natural Sciences Program, co-PI is Dr. J. Cohen of AER, Inc; “Collaborative Research: Critical Issues on Precipitation over Cold Regions”; Sep, 2011-Aug2014 (Ye’s portion: $506,000).
  • PI: La Kretz Family Fund for a Unix Research Computer ($5000; April 2011).
  • Co-PI: Climate Change Data and Detection Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  “Assessment of Arctic Snow Cover Change and Its Impact on Large River Runoff”, Co-PI with Daqing Yang (University of Alaska), David Robinson (Rutgers University), ($390,000 during June 2005-May 2008, Ye’s portion: $83,023).
  • PI: Geography and Regional Science Programs, National Science Foundation (NSF), REU-Supplement: "Determination of Changes in Continuous Snow Cover Length over Siberia". (May-August 2001, $5,900)
  • Co-PI: Arctic Research Initiative Program Cooperative Institute for Arctic Research/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (CIFAR/NOAA) "Hydrological Responses of Major Siberian Rivers to Climate Change and Variation," Co-PI with D. Yang, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, X. Zhang, Environment Canada, and T. Zhang, University of Colorado.  (July 2001-June 2003; Ye's portion: $53,581)
  • PI: U.S. Geological Survey subcontract through Idaho Water Resource Institute "Statistical Prediction Model Development for Winter and Spring Precipitation over Northern Idaho," (March 2001-February 2002, $14,940) 
  • PI: Geography and Regional Science and the Climate Dynamics Programs, National Science Foundation “Impact of Atlantic and Pacific SST Anomalies on Russian Winter Snow Accumulation,” (June 2000-November 2003, $80,000).
  • PI: Department of Interior, U.S. Geological Survey subcontract through the Idaho Water Resource Institute “Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Winter Precipitation Variation over Idaho and Their Association with Pacific Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies,” (March 2000-February 2001, $14,605).

University Grants

  • Two Sabbatical Leave awards from Cal State LA, working on Research at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in winter 2015 and fall 2009.
  • Conversion Plus Proposal for Department of Geosciences and Environment, EPC, NSS, Cal State LA ($5836)
  • Engaged Department Planning Grant for Department of Geosciences and Environment, Office of Service Learning, Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good, Cal State LA ($4028)
  • Undergraduate Research Mentoring Grant, Center for Faculty Research and Development, Cal State LA. “Perspectives of Elderly Population on the Threat of Heatwaves on Their Health in Greater Los Angeles Area” (co-PI S. Mulhern, S. Ladochy; Jan-June 2014; $1500).
  • Faculty Mentor for three undergraduate students’ research grants from the Office of Undergraduate Studies, Cal State LA: Daniel Chung ($750), Kelly Hernandez ($750), and Mata Francisco ($500) (Jan-Jun 2014).
  • Travel grant from the University Office, University of Idaho, for the 11th Symposium on Global Change Studies (January 2000; $900).
  • University Research Office, University of Idaho, “The Connections between Atlantic SSTs and the Surface Precipitation Anomaly over the Former Soviet Union,” (July 1, 1999-May 2000; $5,991)
  • Travel grants from the committee of the Sixth International Conference on Precipitation: Predictability of Rainfall at the Various Scales, and the University Research Office, University of Idaho for the same conference. (June 1998; $900 each)
  • University Research Office, University of Idaho, “The Summer Moisture Flux over the Continental United States and its Association with Tropical Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly,” (July 1998-May 1999; $5,911)
  • The Office of the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Emporia State University, “Meteorological Equipment for Ross Automated Weather Station,” (Oct. 1997; CO-PI with Dr. Elmer Kink from the Department of Biology, $10,000)
  • ESU Faculty Research and Creativity Committee, Emporia State University, “Hailfall in Kansas and its Potential Association with ENSO,” (June-September, 1997; $1,200)
  •  ESU Faculty Research and Creativity Committee, Emporia State University, “The Impact of Climate on Primary Productivity of Tallgrass Prairie in Kansas and Potential Future Implications,” (June-September, 1996; $1,200)


PUBLICATIONS (50 peer reviewed)

1. Ye, H., E. J. Fetzer, S. Wong, B. H. Lambrigtsen, 2017. Rapid decadal convective precipitation increase during the last three decades of the 20th century. Science Advances, 3: 1600944, January 25, 2017.
2. Ye, H., E. J. Fetzer, S. Wong,  B. H. Lambrigtsen, T. Wong, L. Chen, V. Dang, 2016. More frequent showers and thunderstorm events under a warming climate: evidence observed over Northern Eurasia from 1966-2000.  Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-016-3412-0 (13 pages).
3. Ye, H., E. J. Fetzer, A. Behrangi, S. Wong, B. H. Lambrigtsen, C. Y. Wang, J. Cohen, B. L. Gamelin, 2016. Increasing daily precipitation intensity associated with warmer air temperatures over Northern Eurasia.  Journal of Climate, 29, 623-636 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00771.1
4. Ye, H., E. J. Fetzer, S. Wong, A. Behrangi, D. Yang, and B. H. Lambrigtson, 2015.  Increasing atmospheric water vapor and higher daily precipitation intensity over Northern Eurasia.  Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (21), 9404-9410. DOI:10.1002/2015GL066104
5. Cohen, J., H. Ye, 2015. Trends and variability in rain on snow events.  Geophysical Research Letter, 42 (17): 7115-7122. DOI:10.1002/2015GL06520.
6. Bao. Z., G Huang, J. Liu, H. Ye, 2015. The variability of arctic sea ice extent from spring to summer and its linkage to the decline of SIE in September.  Advances in Meteorology, 2015, article ID352380, 21 pages.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/352380.
7. Ye, H., E. J. Fetzer, S. Wong, A. Behrangi, E. Olsen, J. Cohen, B. Lambrigtsen, L. Chen, 2014. Impact of increased water vapor on precipitation efficiency over northern Eurasia.  Geophysical Research Letters, 41 (8): 2941-2947.
8. Ye, H., and J. Cohen, 2013. A shorter snowfall season associated with higher air temperatures over northern Eurasia. Environmental Research Letters, 8 (2013) 014052. http://stacks.iop.org/1748-9326/8/014052
9. Ye, H., J. Cohen, and M. Rawlins, 2013.  Discrimination of solid from liquid precipitation over northern Eurasia.  Journal of Hydrometeorology, 14(4): 1345-1355.DOI:10.1175/JHM-D-12-0164
10. Wong, S., E. J. Fetzer, B. H. Kahn, T. Baijun, B. H. Lambrigtsen, and H. Ye, 2011. Closing the global water budget with AIRS water vapor, MERRA winds and evaporation, and TRMM precipitation, Journal of Climate, 24 (24): 6307-6321
11. Wong, S., E. J. Fetzer, B. Tian, B. Lambrigtsen, and H. Ye, 2011. The apparent water vapor sinks and heat sources associated with the intraseasonal oscillation of the Indian summer monsoon. Journal of Climate, 24: 4466-4479.
12. Ye, H., and E. Fetzer, 2010.  Atmospheric moisture content associated with surface air temperatures during northern Eurasian summer, International Journal of Climatology, 30 (10): 1463-1471. doi:10.1002/joc.1991.
13. Rawlins, M., H. Ye, D Yang, A. Shiklomanov, and K.C. MacDonald, 2009.  Divergence in seasonal hydrology across northern Eurasia: emerging trends and water cycle linkages.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 114 (D18119): doi:10.1029/2009JD011747.
14. Ye, H., 2009.  The influence of air temperature and atmospheric circulation on winter fog frequency over northern Eurasia. International Journal of Climatology, 29: 729-734. DOI: 10.1002/joc, 1741.
15. Ye, H., 2008.  Changes in frequency of precipitation types associated with surface air temperature over northern Eurasia during 1936-1990. Journal of Climate, 21: 5807-5819. DOI: 10.1002/joc.1741.
16. Ye, H., D. Yang, and D Robinson, 2008.  Winter rain-on-snow and its association with air temperatures over northern Eurasia.  Hydrological Processes, 2: 2728-2736.
17. Blandford, T.R., K.S. Humes, B.J. Harshburger, B.C. Moore, V.P. Walden, H. Ye, 2008.  Seasonal and synoptic variations in near-Surface air temperature lapse rates in a mountainous basin.  Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 47: 249-261.
18. Ye, H., E. J. Fetzer, D. H. Bromwich, E. F. Fishbein, E. T. Olsen, S. L. Granger, S. Lee, L. Chen, and B. H. Lambrigtsen, 2007. Atmospheric total precipitable water from AIRS and ECMWF during Antarctic summer, Geophysical Research Letters, 34 ( L19701): doi:10.1029/2006GL02854.
19. Ye, H., D. Yang, D. Robinson, 2007. Rain-on-snow event and its relationships to Air temperature over Northern Eurasia. Proceedings for 64th Annual meeting of Eastern Snow Conference, Newfoundland, May22-26.
20. Ye, H., Z. Bao, 2005. Eurasian snow conditions and summer monsoon rainfall over South and Southeast Asia: assessment and comparison.  Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 22(6): 877-888.
21. Ye, H., Z. Bao, X. Feng, 2005.  Connections of Siberian snow onset dates to the following summer’s monsoon conditions over Southeast Asia.  International Journal of Climatology, 25 (12): 1567-1584.
22. Zhang, T., O. W. Frauenfeld, M. C. Serreze, A. Etringer, C. Oelke, J. McCreight, R. G. Barry, D. Gilichinsky, D. Yang, H. Ye, F. Ling, and S. Chudinova, 2005.  Spatial and temporal variability in active layer thickness over the Russian Arctic drainage basin.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 110 (D16101):  doi: 10.1029/2004JD005642, 2005. 
23. Bao, Z., H. Ye, and P. Talyor. 2005.  Summer regional rainfall over southern Ontario and its associations with outgoing longwave radiation and moisture convergence.  Meteorological Applications, 12 (2): 161-168.
24. Ye, H., D. Yang, T. Zhang, X. Zhang, S. Ladochy, and M. Ellison, 2004.  The impact of climatic condition on seasonal river discharges in Siberia.  Journal of Hydrometeorology, 5 (4): 284-293.
25. Ye, H., D. Yang, X. Zhang, and T. Zhang, 2003.  Connections of Yenisei River discharge to sea surface temperatures, sea ice, and atmospheric circulation.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 108 (D24), 4776, doi:10.1029/2003JD003759, 2003.
26. Ye, H., and M. Ellison, 2003.  Changes in transitional snowfall season length in northern Eurasia.  Geophysical Research Letters, 30 (5): 561-563.
27. Ye, H., 2002.  Observed regional associations between spring and summer precipitation over northern central Eurasia.  Water Resources Research, 38 (12): 53-65.
28. Yang, D., D. Kane, L. D. Hinzman, X. Zhang, T. Zhang, H. Ye, 2002.  Siberian Lena river hydrological regime and recent change.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 107 (D23): 4694-4704.
29. Harshburger, B., H. Ye, and J. Dzialoski, 2002.  Observational evidence of the influence of Pacific SSTs on winter precipitation and spring stream discharge in Idaho.  Journal of Hydrology, 264: 157-169.
30. Bao, Zhenhao, H. Cho, and H. Ye, 2002.  Multi-temporal scale characteristics of summer precipitation variation over China and their association with the 500hPa-Geopotential height.  Climate Research, 20 (2): 107-122.
31. Ye, H., 2001.  Quasi-biennial and quasi-decadal variations in snow accumulation over northern central Eurasia and their connections to Atlantic and Pacific oceans and Atmospheric Circulation.  Journal of Climate, 14 (24): 4573-4584.
32. Ye, H., and Z. Bao, 2001.  Lagged teleconnection of winter snow over northern central Eurasia to summer monsoon rainfall over southeastern Asia and SSTs over the eastern tropical Pacific.  International Journal of Climatology, 21: 1607-1621.
33. Ye, H., 2001.  Characteristics of winter precipitation variation over northern Eurasia and their connections to sea surface temperatures over the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Journal of Climate, 14 (14): 3140-3155.
34. Ye, H., 2001. Increases in snow season length due to earlier first snow and later last snow dates over north central and northwest Asia during 1937-94.  Geophysical Research Letters, 28(3): 551-554.
35. Ye, H., and H. Cho, 2001.  Spatial and temporal characteristics of intraseasonal oscillations in the United States precipitation field and their association with mid-tropospheric circulation patterns.  Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 68 (1-2): 51-66.
36. Ye, H., 2000.  Decadal variability of Russian winter snow accumulation and its connection to Atlantic SSTs.  International Journal of Climatology, 20: 1709-1728.
37. Ye, H., 2000.  The characteristics of winter precipitation variation over the former Soviet Union and their association with SSTs.  Proceedings of AWRA's 2000 Spring Specialty Conference on Water Resources in Extreme Environments, 5-17.
38. Smoyer, K. E., L. K. Kalkstein, J. S. Greene, and H. Ye, 2000.  The impact of weather and pollution on human mortality in Birmingham, Alabama and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  International Journal of Climatology, 20: 881-897.
39. Greene, J.S., L. S. Kalkstein, H. Ye, and K. Smoyer, 1999.  Relationships between synoptic climatology and atmospheric pollution at 4 US cities.  Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 62:163-174.
40. Ye, H., H. Cho, and P. Gustafson, 1998.  The changes of Russian winter snow accumulation during 1936-1983 and its spatial patterns.  Journal of Climate, 11: 856-863.
41. Cho, Han-Ru., and H. Ye, 1997.  Mei-Yu Frontagenesis.  In East Asia and Western Pacific Meteorology and Climate.  Ed. C. P. Chang, 186-196.
42. Ye, H., and J. R. Mather, 1997.  Polar snow cover changes and global warming.  International Journal of Climatology, 17: 155-162.
43. Kalkstein, L. S., C. D. Barthel, H. Ye, K. E. Smoyer, and S. Cheng 1997.  The differential impact of weather and pollution on human mortality.  Publication in Climatology, 50 (1), pp.85.  University of Delaware.
44. Ye, H., L. S. Kalkstein, and J. S. Greene, 1995.  The detection of climate change in the Arctic: an updated report.  Atmospheric Research, 37: 163-173.
45. Ye, H., and D. J. Leathers, 1995.  The association between the Pacific/North American teleconnection patterns and air masses in the Southeastern United States.  Middle States Geographer, 28: 18-24.
46. Ye, H., D. J. Leathers, and L. S. Kalkstein, 1994.  Classification of upper level circulation patterns in the polar region and their relationship to surface air temperature.  Middle States Geographer, 26: 1-6.
47. Ye, H., L. S. Kalkstein, and J. S. Greene, 1993.  The detection of climate change in the Arctic: an updated report.  In: Asymmetric Change of Daily Temperature Range, Proceedings of the International MINIMAX WORKSHOP, College Park, MD, P433-462. NOAA/DOE.
48. Kalkstein, L. S., P. Dunne, and H. Ye, 1993.  Climate change in the Arctic: the role of topographically-enhanced inversion: response to Burn.  Journal of Climate, 6(7): 1476-1478.
49. Cheng, S., H. Ye, and L. S. Kalkstein, 1992.  An evaluation of pollution concentration using an automated synoptic approach.  Middle States Geographer, 25: 45-51.
50. Ye, H., and Y. F. Li, 1987.  Carbon dioxide-impacts on climate.  Zhejiang Science, 8(4): 1-4 (in Chinese)

Manuscripts in Conference Proceedings
51. Ye, H., E. J. Fetzer, S. Granger, S.-Y. Lee, E. T. Olsen, B. H. Lambridgtsen, and L. Chen, 2006. Moisture correspondence between lower and upper troposphere over oceans using AIRS observations.  14th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Climatology, p2.24 .
52. Ye, H., E. J. Fetzer, E. T. Olsen, A. Eldering, S. Granger, L. Chen, B. H. Lambrigtsen, E. Fishein, S.-Y. Lee, A. Braverman, 2005.  Structure of the lower troposphere over the Pacific Ocean: information gained from AIRS observations.  Ninth Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS), p1.4.
53. Ye, H., D Yang, T. Zhang, and X. Zhang, 2003.  The impact of climatic conditions on seasonal river discharges in Siberia.  17th Conference on Hydrology,Long Beach, California, p.1.7.
54. Ye, H., 2001.  Teleconnections of winter precipitation over northern central Eurasia to sea surface temperatures over the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Symposium on Climate Variability, the Oceans, and Societal Impacts, Albuquerque, New Mexico, p214-216.
55. Ye, H., 2000.  Impact of Atlantic SST anomalies on Russian winter snow accumulation.  11th Symposium on Global Change Studies, Long Beach, California, P184-185.
56. Ye, H., and H. Cho, 1999. Understanding the characteristics of intraseasonal oscillations in the North American precipitation field.  Proceeding of 10th Symposium on Global Change Studies, Dallas, Texas, P332-335. (note: this paper is also published in the 12th Conference on Applied Climatology).
57. Aber, J., S. Hames, K.N. Nang, N. Wilkins, H. Ye, J. Harrington, and M. Nowak, 1998.  Remote sensing of forest growth and response to climatic variations in northeastern Kansas, U.S.A.  Proceedings for the 27th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment: Information for Sustainability, Tromso, Norway, P709-714.  ISRSE and NSC.
58. Ye, H., and H. Cho, 1997.  Temporal and spatial variations of Russian winter snow accumulation.  Proceedings in Seventh Conference on Climate Variations, Long Beach, CA, J97-J100.
59. Ye, H., 1997. Hailfall in Kansas and its associations with ENSO.  The 10th Conference on Applied Climatology, Reno, NV, P95-97. 
60. Ye, H., 1995.  The impact of circulation patterns on air mass characteristics in the Russian Arctic.  Proceedings of Sixth Symposium on Global Change Studies, Dallas, TX, P103-106.
Other publications
61. Ye, H., 2013.  Insight: snowfall season shortens over northern Eurasia, Environmental Research web, June 7, 2013. http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/53701
62. Ye, H., 2002.  Teleconnections between Eurasian snowfall and the Oceans.  In Papers of Note, Bulletin of American Meteorological Society, 83 (1), 28.
63. Johnston, P., S. W. Aber, and H. Ye, 1996.  Introduction to Earth Science Lab, Fourth Edition.  Burgess International Group Inc.  Edina, Minnesota.  118pp.


Committees and Services at Cal State LA

  • Serving as a member of “Graduation 2025 Consultative Group”, Spring, 2017.
  • Served on many departmental committees (including geography, geology, anthropology and geosciences) multiple times include Committees A, B, C, D, X, Faculty Search Committee, Chair Election Committee.
  • Served on many college level committees multiple times including Committees A and B, NSS College Nominations Committee, NSS Grievance Subcommittee.
  • Served multiple times on university level committees including Advisory Committee to the Vice President for Student Affairs on Student Educational Equity, Educational Equality Advisory Committee, Academic Senate, Curriculum Subcommittee, University Honors Convocation and Commencement Committee.
  • In charge of annual student scholarship awards for the department of Geosciences and Environment.
  • Volunteered many times at NSS table for Graduate and Professional Schools Information Day; GEOS table on Open University Day; Judge for Science Olympic Competition, etc.  
  • Served as discussant and brought my Honors class HNRS330 Global Climate Change to the First Town Hall Meeting on “What’s Food Got to Do with it?” as a part of civic learning experience (in preparation for their research paper on “food globalization and climate change”), May 23, 2014.
  • Participated in “Building Connections with Cal State LA”, Town Hall meeting, Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good at Cal State LA, Dec5, 2014.
  • Served as a judge for Cal State LA Annual Student Symposiums in RSCA, Feb 25, 2016& Feb24 2017.

External Committees and Services

  • External Program Reviewer for the Cal State Channel Island, Environment Science and Resource Management Program, Site visitation on March 14-15, 2017.
  • Invited External Reviewer for Dr. Michael Rawlins ‘s promotion to associate professor at the University of  Massachusetts, February, 2016.
  • Invited External Reviewer for Dr. Mace Bently’s promotion to full professor at University of Northern Illinoi August, 2012.
  • Scholarship and Award Committee, College of Mines and Earth Resources at U. Idaho, Fall 2000-Summer 2001.
  • Committee for Graduate Student Admission, Department of Geography, U. Idaho, Fall 1998-Summer 2001.
  • Faculty Advisor for Geography Club at U. Idaho, April 1998-Summer 2001.
  • Committee of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association at the University of Delaware, June 1991-August 1992.

Other Professional Services:
• President of Climate Specialty Group (CSG), Association of American Geographers (AAG) (2016-current)
• Life Time Achievement Award selection committee for CSG of AAG (2015-current)
• “Mather Paper of the Year” award selection committee, CSG of AAGC (2010, 2011, 2015, 2016).
• Vice President: CSG of AAG (2014-2016)
• Judge for graduate student paper competition at AGU Fall Meeting (Dec 2013)
• Executive Committee Member for Chinese American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, Southern California Center (COAA-SCC) (2007 and 2011).
• Secretary and Treasurer: Cryosphere Specialty Group, AAG (2003-2005)
• Judge for Climate Specialty Group student paper competition during AAG’s Annual Meeting (April, 2000).
• Judge for student paper competition, Kansas Academy of Science 128th Annual Meeting, Emporia, KS (March, 1996).
• Board Member of the United Way of Flint Hills, Kansas (October 1995-December 1997).

Invited Panel Reviews for Proposals
• For IUSE-Exploration & Design: Engaged Student Learning, NSF, February 14-16, 2017. (Program officer: Corby Hovis)
• For AGS-REU, NSF, Oct27-29, 2016. (Program Officer: Amanda Adams)
• For International Polar Year (IPY) Understanding Change Program, NSF, June 4-8, 2007.

Review for Manuscripts:

  • Regular reviewer for numerous manuscripts for dozens of journals: Journal of Climate, International Journal of Climatology, Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of  Applied  Meteorology and Climatology, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Climate Research, Atmosphere-Ocean, Journal of  Hydrological Processes,  Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, Advances in Atmospheric Science, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Annuals of Glaciology, Central European Journal of Geosciences, Journal of Environmental Informatics, Special NEESPI Issues of Global Planetary Change, Proceedings for Water in Extreme Environment, Proceedings for Eastern Snow Conference, etc.
  • Text book reviews: Climatology, Physical Geography, Environmental Science, etc.
  • Proposal reviews: regular reviewer for NSF, NOAA Climate and Global Change, NASA, US Civilian Research and Development Foundation, NIGEC South Central Regional Center, etc.


Notes: many publications are avaiable at Research Gate or publisher's websites 




Ph.D. 2015

  • Department of Geography, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

MS. 1998

  • Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China


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