NASA Logo Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology View the NASA Portal
NASA Banner
NASA Banner
NASA Banner
JPL HOME EARTH SOLAR SYSTEM STARS & GALAXIES SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
NASA Banner
JPL Science
JPL Science Division Home
Planetary Science Planetary Science
Astrophysics & Space Sciences Astrophysics & Space Sciences
Exoplanet Discovery and Science (3262)
Interstellar and Heliospheric Physics (3263)
Structure of the Universe (3266)
Origin of the Universe (3268)
People
Projects
Earth Science Earth Science
Directorate Science Affiliates Directorate Science Affiliates
Open Postdoc Positions Open Postdoc Positions
Brochures Brochures
 Origin of the Universe (3268): People
Cheng  Li's Picture
Address:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
M/S 169-327
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone:
(818) 354-5515
Email Contact:
Curriculum Vitae:
Website:

Cheng Li

I graduated from California Institute of Technology in 2016. Now, I am a NASA postdoc Fellow. I study giant planets in the solar system. I'm interested in geophysical fluid dynamics, moist convection and atmospheric photochemistry. Currently, I am a member in the Juno team working on the inversion of the Juno Microwave radiometer data.

Education
  • Ph.D. California Institute of Technology
  • B.S. Peking University

Research Interests
Geophysical fluid dynamics, moist convection, photochemistry, radiative transfer, numerical methods.

Projects

Juno Icon Juno
Juno will fly to Jupiter and orbit its polar regions in order to understand the planet's gross size and structural properties, as well as measure Jupiter's atmospheric composition, temperature and deep wind profiles.


Professional Experience
  • Juno team member (2016 – Present)

Selected Awards
  • 2016, NASA Postdoc Program Fellowship (NPP)
  • 2015, NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF)

Selected Publications
  1. Li, Cheng, A.P. Ingersoll, F.A. Oyafuso, S. Ewald, M.A. Janssen, 2017. The distribution of ammonia on Jupiter from inversion of Juno Microwave Radiometer data. submitted to GRL
  2. Ingersoll, A.P., Cheng Li, M.A. Janssen, 2017. Kinematics of Jupiter’s atmosphere from 1 to 100 bars. First results from the Juno microwave radiometer. submitted to GRL
  3. Bolton, S.J., A. Adriani, V. Adumitroaie, J. Anderson, S. Atreya, J. Bloxham, S. Brown, J. E.P. Connerney, E. DeJong, W. Folkner, D. Gautier, S. Gulkis, T. Guillot, C. Hansen, W.B. Hubbard, L. Iess, A. Ingersoll, M. Janssen, J. Jorgensen, Y. Kaspi, S.M. Levin, Cheng Li, et al., 2017. Jupiter’s interior and deep atmosphere: the first close polar pass with the Juno spacecraft. Science, in revision
  4. Li, Cheng, A. P. Ingersoll, 2015. Moist convection in hydrogen atmospheres and the frequency of Saturn's giant storms, Nature Geoscience, 8, 398-403.
  5. Li, Cheng, X. Zhang, P. Gao, Y. L. Yung, 2015. Vertical distribution of C3-hydrocarbons in the stratosphere of Titan, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 803, L19.
  6. Li, Cheng, X. Zhang, et al., 2014. A non-monotonic eddy diffusivity profile of Titan's atmosphere revealed by Cassini observations. Planetary and Space Science, 104, Part A(0), 48-58.

Group Home Page
People in this Group
Group Projects

JPL Privacy Statement Sitemap Contact Site Manager
FIRST GOV NASA Home Page