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Jui-lin (Frank) Li's Picture
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
M/S 233-300
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Curriculum Vitae:

Jui-lin (Frank) Li

Dr. Jui-Lin (Frank) Li has extensive experience in global/regional coupled climate modeling and model physical parameterizations with emphasis on boundary layer, clouds, convection and radiation as well as utilizing new and emerging satellite data sets to study weather and climate to advance our model simulation and future climate projection.

  • Ph.D., Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1994)
  • M.S. & B.S , Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taiwan(1985, 1982)

Research Interests
  • Clouds, convection,precipitation, radiation, aerosol and their related interactions
  • Global climate modeling
  • Model physical parameterizations
  • Model and data comparison

Professional Experience
  • Scientist, JPL/Caltech (2006-Present)
  • Visiting Associate Researcher/JIFRESSE at UCLA (2010-Present))
  • Senior Scientific programmer, JPL/NASA, SkillStorm Inc. (2004-2006)
  • Senior Scientific programmer, NASA at GSFC, STG Inc. (2000-2004)
  • Research Associate, University of California, Los Angeles (1994-2000)

Selected Awards
  • JPL Mariner Award; "cutting edge research" JPL Global Climate Change. (2009)
  • JPL Lump Sum Award. (2008)
  • Top-ten list of NASA Aura MLS Mission Research Awards. (2007)
  • JPL Group Award. (2006)

Selected Publications
  1. Li, J.-L. F., et al, (2014), An Observation-Based Evaluation of Cloud Liquid Water in CMIP3 and CMIP5 GCMs and Contemporary Analyses, J. of Climate., submitted.
  2. Li, J-L F., R. M. Forbes, D. E. Waliser, G. Stephens, S. W. Lee, 2014, Characterizing impacts of precipitating snow hydrometeors in the radiation using the ECMWF IFS global model, JGR, submitted.
  3. Li, J-L F., D. E. Waliser, G. Stephens, S. W. Lee, 2014, Characterizing and understanding cloud ice and radiation budgets in global climate models and reanalysis, AMS monograph Attribute to Late Professor Michio Yanai, accepted.
  4. Li, J.-L. F., W.-L. Lee, D. E. Waliser, Justin P. Stachnik, Eric Fetzer, Sun Won, Qing Yue, Characterizing Tropical Pacific Water Vapor and Radiative Biases in CMIP5 GCMs: Observationally-Based Analyses and A Snow and Radiation Interaction Sensitivity Experiment, 2014, in preparation.
  5. Li, J.-L. F., W.-L. Lee, D. E. Waliser, J. David Neelin, Justin P. Stachnik, Tong Lee, 2013, Cloud-Precipitation-Radiation-Dynamics Interaction in Global Climate Models: A Snow and Radiation Interaction Sensitivity Experiment, JGR, minor revision.
  6. Li, J.-L. F., D. E. Waliser, G. Stephens, S. Lee, T. L'Ecuyer, S. Kato, N. Loeb, and H.-Y. Ma (2013), Characterizing and understanding radiation budget biases in CMIP3/CMIP5 GCMs, contemporary GCM, and reanalysis, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50378.
  7. Shen, Bo-Wen, Samson Chueng, J-L F. Li, 2013, Analyzing Tropical Waves using the Parallel Ensemble Empirical Model Decomposition (PEEMD) Method: Preliminary Results with Hurricane Sandy (2012), ESTO Showcase 2013.
  8. Shen, B.-W., M. DeMaria, J.-L. F. Li, and S. Cheung (2013), Genesis of Hurricane Sandy (2012) simulated with a global mesoscale model, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 4944-4950, doi:10.1002/grl.50934.
  9. Ao, C. O., D. E. Waliser, S. K. Chan, J.-L. F. Li, B. Tian, F. Xie, and A. J. Mannucci (2012), Planetary boundary layer heights from GPS radio occultation refractivity and humidity profiles, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D16117, doi:10.1029/2012JD017598.
  10. Duane E. Waliser, Bin Guan, Jui-Lin F. Li, Jinwon Kim, (2012), Addendum to "Simulating cold season snowpack: Impacts of snow albedo and multi-layer snow physics": Waliser, D., J. Kim, Y. Xue, Y. Chao, A. Eldering, R. Fovell, A. Hall, Q. Li, K. N. Liou, J. McWilliams, S. Kapnick, R. Vasic, F. De Sale, and Y. Yu (2011), Climatic Change, 109 (Suppl 1):S95-S117, DOI 10.1007/s10584-011-0312-5.
  11. Guan, B., D. E. Waliser, J.-L. F. Li, and A. da Silva (2012), Evaluating the impact of orbital sampling on satellite-climate model comparisons, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2012JD018590.
  12. Kubar, Terence L., Duane E. Waliser, J.-L. Li, Xianan Jiang, 2012: On the Annual Cycle, Variability, and Correlations of Oceanic Low-Topped Clouds with Large-Scale Circulation Using Aqua MODIS and ERA-Interim. J. Climate, 25, 6152-6174. doi:
  13. Li, J.-L. F., D. E. Waliser, W.-T. Chen, B. Guan, T. Kubar, G. Stephens, H-Y Ma, D. Ming, L. Donner, C. Seman, and L. Horowitz, (2012), An observationally based evaluation of cloud ice water in CMIP3 and CMIP5 GCMs and contemporary reanalyses using contemporary satellite data, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2012JD017640.
  14. Ma, H.-Y.,M. Köhler, J.-L. F. Li, et al., (2012), Evaluation of an ice cloud parameterization based on a dynamical-microphysical lifetime concept using CloudSat observations and the ERA-Interim reanalysis, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D05210, doi:10.1029/2011JD016275.
  15. Duane E. Waliser, Bin Guan, Jui-Lin Li, Jinwon Kim, (2012), Addendum to "Simulating cold season snowpack: Impacts of snow albedo and multi-layer snow physics": Waliser, D., J. Kim, Y. Xue, Y. Chao, A. Eldering, R. Fovell, A. Hall, Q. Li, K. Liou, J. McWilliams, S. Kapnick, R. Vasic, F. D. Sale, and Y. Yu (2011), Climatic Change, 109 (Suppl 1):S95-S117, DOI 10.1007/s10584-011-0312-5.
  16. Song, Xiaoliang, Guang J. Zhang, J.-L. F. Li, 2012: Evaluation of Microphysics Parameterization for Convective Clouds in the NCAR Community Atmosphere Model CAM5. J. Climate, 25, 8568-8590. doi:
  17. Stephens G., J-L F. Li, et al: An update on Earth's energy balance in light of the latest global observations, Nature, DOI:10.1038.
  18. Le, Tong , Duane E. Waliser, J.-L. F. Li, and Michelle M. Gierach, (2012), Evaluation of CMIP3 and CMIP5 Wind Stress Climatology Using Satellite Measurements and Atmospheric Reanalysis Products, Journal of Climate, accepted.
  19. Xian-Nan Jiang, Eric D. Maloney, J.-L. F. Li, and Duane E. Waliser, (2012), Simulations of the Eastern North Pacific Intraseasonal Variability in CMIP5 GCMs, Accepted, Journal Climate.
  20. Chen, W.-T. Chen, C. P. Woods, J.-L. F. Li, D. E. Waliser, et al., 2011, Partitioning CloudSat Ice Water Content for Comparison with Upper-Tropospheric Ice in Global Atmospheric Models, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2010JD015179.
  21. Kubar, Terence L., Duane E. Waliser, J-L. F. Li, 2011: Boundary Layer and Cloud Structure Controls on Tropical Low Cloud Cover Using A-Train Satellite Data and ECMWF Analyses, J. Climate, 24, 194-215. doi: 10.1175/2010JCLI3702.1.
  22. Li, J.-L. F., D. E. Waliser, and J. H. Jiang (2011), Correction to "Comparisons of satellites liquid water estimates to ECMWF and GMAO analyses, 20th century IPCC AR4 climate simulations, and GCM simulations", Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L24807, doi:10.1029/2011GL049956.
  23. Teixeira, J, et al., and J-L F. Li, 2011:Tropical and sub-tropical cloud transitions in weather and climate prediction models: the GCSS/WGNE Pacific Cross-section Intercomparison (GPCI), J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1175/2011JCLI3672.1)
  24. Waliser, D. E., J.-L. F. Li, T. S. L'Ecuyer, and W.-T. Chen, 2011: The impact of precipitating ice and snow on the radiation balance in global climate models, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L06802, doi:10.1029/2010GL046478.
  25. Wang, C. C., H. L. Huang, J.-L. F. Li, T. M. Leou, and G. T. J. Chen, 2011: An evaluation of the performance of the CWB NFS model for warm-season rainfall distribution and propagation over the East Asian continent, Terr. Atmos. Ocean. Sci., 22, 49-69, doi: 10.3319/TAO.2010.07.13.01(A).
  26. Gettelman, A., X. Liu, S. J. Ghan, H. Morrison, S. Park, A. J. Conley, S. A. Klein, J. Boyle, D. L. Mitchell, and J.-L. F. Li, 2010: Global simulations of ice nucleation and ice supersaturation with an improved cloud scheme in the Community Atmosphere Model, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D18216, doi:10.1029/2009JD013797.
  27. Jiang, X., D. E. Waliser, J.-L. F. Li, and C. P. Woods, 2010: Vertical Cloud Water Structures of the Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Variability Based on CloudSat Observations, Climate Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-010-0853-8.
  28. H.-Y. Ma, C. R. Mechoso, Y. Xue, H. Xiao, C.-M. Wu, J.-L. F. Li, De Sales, 2010: Impact of land surface processes on the South American warm season climate, J. Climate, doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0813-3.
  29. Jiang, X., D.E. Waliser, J.-L. F. Li, et al., 2009: Vertical Heating Structures Associated with the MJO as Characterized by TRMM Estimates, ECMWF Reanalyses and Forecasts: A Case Study during 1998-99 Winter, J. Climate, 22, 6001-6022, doi:10.1175/2009JCLI3048.1.
  30. Tao, W., J. Chern, Robert Atlas, David Randall, Marat Khairoutdinov, J-L F. Li, Duane E. Waliser, A. Hou, Xin Lin, Christa Peters-Lidard, William Lau, Jonathan Jiang, and J. Simpson, 2009: A Multiscale Modeling System: Developments, Applications, and Critical Issues, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 90(4), 515-534.
  31. Waliser, D.E., and J.-L. F. Li et al., 2009: Cloud ice: A climate model challenge with signs and expectations of progress, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D00A21, doi:10.1029/2008JD010015.
  32. Woods, C.P., D Waliser, J-L F. Li, et al., 2009: Evaluating CloudSat Ice Water Retrievals Using a Cloud Resolving Model: Sensitivities to Frozen Particle Properties and Implications for Model-Data Comparisons, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2008JD009941.
  33. Wu, D. L., and, J.-L. F. Li, and D. E. Waliser et al., 2009: Comparisons of Global Cloud Ice from MLS, CloudSat, and Correlative Data Sets, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2008JD009946.
  34. Li, Jui-Lin and D. Waliser et al., 2005: Comparisons of EOS MLS Cloud Ice Measurements with ECMWF analyses and GCM Simulations: Initial Results, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L18710,doi: 10.1029/2005GL023788, 2005.
  35. Waliser, D. E., R. Murtugudde, P. Strutton, J.-L. Li, 2005, Subseasonal Organization of Ocean Chlorophyll: Prospects for Prediction Based on the Madden-Julian Oscillation, Geoph. Res. Lett., 32, L23602, doi:10.1029/2005GL024300.

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