Joyce Yang, Xinchang “Cathy” Li and Bowen Fang have received the Andrew Slater Award from the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Land Model Working Group.
Civil and environmental engineering Ph.D. students Joyce Yang, Xinchang “Cathy” Li and Bowen Fang have received the Andrew Slater Award from the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)’s Land Model Working Group.
The award recognizes students who make significant contributions to the land model of NCAR’s Community Earth System Model (CESM) including creative applications of the model, significant model development activities, and identification of major issues. CESM is one of the most prominent global Earth system models, and is relied on for global and national climate assessment reports.
The awards committee cited the team’s impressive advancements in recent years related to the development of transient urban capabilities as well as the application of the model to investigate changing heat stress and energy demand under climate change in urban environments.
“I’m very proud of the work my students have done,” said assistant professor Lei Zhao, the students' adviser. “Their work is shaping the future of next-generation urban modeling in global-scale models.”