Yue (Michael) Ying

PhD Candidate
Pennsylvania State University

601 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: yxy159@psu.edu
Phone: (814)-753-0104

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2012-presentPh.D. Meteorology, Computational Science (minor)Pennsylvania State University
2009-2012M.S. MeteorologyPeking University
2005-2009B.S. Atmospheric SciencesPeking University

Teaching Experience

2016-present Guest lecturer for Data Assimilation (Meteo 527), Pennsylvania State University.
2011Teaching Assistant for Computer Algorithms and Data Structure, Peking University.

Research Interests

  • Numerical modeling of atmospheric phenomena at a variety of scales.
  • Dynamics and predictability of multiscale weather systems, such as tropical cyclones and equatorial waves.
  • Data assimilation techniques and challenges for various observing networks, especially the treatment for sampling errors and nonlinearity.


  1. Ying, Y., F. Zhang, and J. L. Anderson, 2017: On the selection of localization radius in ensemble filtering for multi-scale quasi-geostrophic dynamics. Mon. Wea. Rev., in review.
  2. Ying, Y., and F. Zhang, 2017b: Potentials in improving predictability of multiscale tropical weather systems evaluated through ensemble assimilation of simulated satellite-based observations. J. Atmos. Sci., in review.
  3. Ying, Y., and F. Zhang, 2017: Practical and intrinsic predictability of multi-scale weather and convectively-coupled equatorial waves during the active phase of an MJO. J. Atmos. Sci., 74, 3771–3785.
  4. Ying, Y., and F. Zhang, 2015: An adaptive covariance relaxation method for ensemble data assimilation. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 141, 2898-2906.
  5. Wang, S., A. H. Sobel, F. Zhang, Y. Sun, Y. Ying, and L. Zhou, 2015: Regional simulation of the October and November MJO events observed during the CINDY/DYNAMO field campaign at gray zone resolution. J. Climate, 28, 2097-2119.
  6. Hu, H., Q. Zhang, B. Xie, Y. Ying, J. Zhang, and X. Wang, 2014: Predictability of an advection fog event over North China. Part I: Sensitivity to initial condition differences. Mon. Wea. Rev., 142, 1803-1822.
  7. Ying, Y., and Q. Zhang, 2012: A modeling study on tropical cyclone structural changes in response to ambient moisture variations. J. Meteorol. Soc. Japan, 90, 755-770.
  8. Zhang, J., T. Zhu, Q. Zhang, C. Li, and H. Shu, Y. Ying, Z. Dai, X. Wang, 2012: The impact of circulation patterns on regional transport pathways and air quality over Beijing and its surroundings. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 5031-5053.
  9. Du, Y., Q. Zhang, Y. Ying, and Y. Yang, 2012: Characteristics of low-level jets in Shanghai during the 2008-2009 warm seasons as inferred from wind profiler radar data. J. Meteorol. Soc. Japan, 90, 891-903
  10. Xie, B., Q. Zhang, and Y. Ying, 2011: Trends in precipitable water and relative humidity in China: 1979-2005 . J. Applied Meteorol. Climatol., 50, 1985-1994.

Honors and Awards

2017Chi Epsilon Pi National Meteorology Honors Society
2011DHC Software Co. Scholarship