Research Scientist, Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Yafang works for GLISA as a part of the regional climate modeling group developing dynamically downscaled climate projections in the Great Lakes region. Yafang and colleagues previously generated a dynamically downscaled dataset for this region using ITCP RegCM4 and initial and boundary conditions from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase Five (CMIP5). As a progress of the downscaling efforts, the group has interactively coupled NU- WRF to the Finite Volume Community Ocean Model (FVCOM) to represent 3-D lake circulation and ice motion. The group will develop the next generation of dynamical downscaling product for the Great Lakes region using this newly coupled NU-WRF/FVCOM and initial and boundary conditions from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase Six (CMIP6).