Hengchun Ye

Dr. Ye in map library 2016
College of Natural & Social Sciences
Department of Geosciences and Environment
Office Location: KH D-4058
Phone: 3-2229 Email: hye2@calstatela.edu


Dr. Ye is passionate to inspire our diverse students, lead the department and the center with fairness and transparence, tireless striving towards our missions and goals 



Dr. Ye has been teaching many courses related to physical geography, meteorology, climatology, and environment.  They covers both lower and upper division GE courses, major courses in both graduate and undergraduate levels, and research skill development classes for STEM majors.


Dr. Ye's research interest is in climate changes reflected on the components of hydrological cycle.  Special focuses on precipitation charactersitics including intensity, extremes, frequency, quantity, types (solid, liquid, convective, non-convective) and explore their connections to atmospheric water vapor, surface air temperatures, sea surface temperatures, atmospheric circulation patterns.   

PUBLICATIONS (50 peer reviewed)

Title Date
Increasing daily precipitation intensity associated with warming air temperatures over Northern Eurasia. J. Climate: JCLI-D-14-00771.1 2016
Increasing atmospheric water vapor and higher daily precipitation intensity over Northern Eurasia. Geophys. Res. Lett.: 10.1002/2015GL066104 2015
Trends and variability on rain-on-snow events.  Geophys. Res. Lett.:10.1002/2015GL06520 2015
The variability of Arctic sea ice extend from spring to summer and its linkage to decline of SIE over summer. Advances in Meteorology. 10.1155/2015/352380 2015
Impact of increased water vapor on precipitation efficiency over Northern Eurasia. Geophys. Res. Lett.. 10.1002/GL059830 2014

Discrimination of solid from liquid precipitation over Northern Eurasia. J. Hydromet



Ph.D. 2015

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

MS. 1998

  • Zhejiang University
    Hangzhou, China


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