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Lamont Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Ocean and Climate Physics
Adjunct Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Associate Director - Ocean and Climate Physics
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
104C Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
(845) 365-8374
(845) 365-8157


Fields of interest: 
Impact of global climate change on regional scales in terms of atmospheric stationary waves and precipitation extremes; Dynamics of the naturally occuring and anthropogenically-forced climate changes, droughts and floods circulation; Regional climate mode
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Princeton University
Peking University
Peking University
Honors & Awards: 
• Helen Corley Petit Professorship, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois, 1998-1999
• Outstanding Overseas Chinese Young Scientists Award, Chinese National Science Foundation, China, 1998
• The National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1995

Lamont Projects:

Lamont/DEES Student List: 
Ms. Yutian Wu, Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University
Mr. Stefan Sobolowski, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University

Referenced in the Following News Items:

Selected Publications:

Forced and Internal 20th Century SST Trends in the North Atlantic Ting, M.; Kushnir, Y.; Seager, R.; Li, C. Journal of Climate March/2009 Volume: 22 Issue: 6 p.: 13 (2009) 10.1175/2008JCLI2561.1
The Effect of Topography on Storm-Track Intensity in a Relatively Simple General Circulation Model Son, S.-W.; Ting, M.; Polvani, L. M. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences February/2009 Volume: 66 Issue: 2 p.: 19 (2009) 10.1175/2008JAS2742.1
Would advance knowledge of 1930s SSTs have allowed prediction of the Dust Bowl drought? Seager, R.;Kushnir, Y.;Ting, M.F.;Cane, M.A.;Naik, N.;Velez(Nakamura), J. Journal of Climate Volume: 21 p.: 3261-3281. DOI: 10.1175/2007JCLI2134.1 (2008)
Model projections of an imminent transition to a more arid climate in southwestern North America Seager, R.; Ting, M. F.; Held, I.; Kushnir, Y.; Lu, J.; Vecchi, G.; Huang, H. P.; Harnik, N.; Leetmaa, A.; Lau, N. C.; Li, C. H.; Velez, J.; Naik, N. Science May 25 Volume: 316 Issue: 5828 p.: 1181-1184 (2007) DOI 10.1126/science.1139601
Northern hemisphere winter climate variability: Response to North American snow cover anomalies and orography Sobolowski, S.; Gong, G.; Ting, M. Geophysical Research Letters Aug 31 Volume: 34 Issue: 16 p.: - (2007) Doi 10.1029/2007gl030573
Impact of atmospheric moisture storage on precipitation recycling Dominguez, F.; Kumar, P.; Liang, X. Z.; Ting, M. F. Journal of Climate Apr 15 Volume: 19 Issue: 8 p.: 1513-1530 (2006)
The role of the north American topography on the maintenance of the great plains summer low-level jet Ting, M. F.; Wang, H. L. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences Mar Volume: 63 Issue: 3 p.: 1056-1068 (2006)
Mechanisms of ENSO-forcing of hemispherically symmetric precipitation variability Seager, R.; Harnik, N.; Robinson, W. A.; Kushnir, Y.; Ting, M.; Huang, H. P.; Velez, J. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society Apr Volume: 131 Issue: 608 p.: 1501-1527 (2005) Doi 10.1256/Qj.04.96
The global stationary wave response to climate change in a coupled GCM Joseph, R.; Ting, M. F.; Kushner, P. J. Journal of Climate Feb Volume: 17 Issue: 3 p.: 540-556 (2004)
Regional climate model simulation of US precipitation during 1982-2002. Part I: Annual cycle Liang, X. Z.; Li, L.; Kunkel, K. E.; Ting, M. F.; Wang, J. X. L. Journal of Climate Sep Volume: 17 Issue: 18 p.: 3510-3529 (2004)