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Youmin Chen

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Phone: (405) 325-5197, Fax: (405) 325-3442 youmin.chen@ou.edu

Center for Spatial Analysis
College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences
101 David L. Boren Blvd.
Norman, Oklahoma 73019-5300, USA
Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019, USA

 

Education

Ph. D. in Dynamical Climatology, July 1996, Peking University, Beijing, China.
M. Sc. in Climatology, July 1988, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.
B. Sc. in Geography, July 1985, Henan University, Kaifeng, Henan Province, China.


Professional Experience

1988-1993: Lecturer in Meteorology and Climatology in Yantai Teacher's University, Yantai, Shandong Province, China.
1996-2001: Research Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
1998-2000: Visiting Scholar, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
2001-2003: Postdoctoral research fellow, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany
2003-2004: Postdoctoral research fellow, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
2004-2009: Database manager in CarboEurope-IP project, Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany.
2009-present: Postdoctoral research associate, Oklahoma University, Norman, USA


Research Interests

Processing data sets from ECMWF, NCEP, ECHAM5, REMO, CRU; Statistical downscaling and expanded downscaling; weather generator; ecosystem modeling at large spatial scales; integrated impact assessment of climate change; HBV hydrological modeling; dynamical climate modeling.


Selected Publications

Chen, Y., G. Churkina and M. Heimann, 2009: Constructing a consistent historical climate data set for European domain. Technical Reports - Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie 15, 2009 (ISSN 1615-7400)

M. Vetter, G. Churkina, M. Jung, M. Reichstein, S. Zaehle, A. Bondeau, Y. Chen, P. Ciais, F. Feser, A. Freibauer, R. Geyer, C. Jones, D. Papale, J. Tenhunen, E. Tomelleri, K. Trusilova, N. Viovy, and M. Heimann, 2008: Analyzing the causes and spatial pattern of the European 2003 carbon flux anomaly using seven models. Biogeosciences, 5, 561-583.

Martin Jung, Mona Vetter, Martin Herold, Galina Churkina, Markus Reichstein, Soenke Zaehle, Philippe Cias, Nicolas Viovy, Alberte Bondeau, Youmin Chen, Kristina Trusilova, Frauke Feser, and Martin Heimann, 2007: Uncertainties of modelling GPP over Europe: A systematic study on the effects of using different drivers and terrestrial biosphere models. accepted by Global Biogeochemical Cycles

M. Vetter, G. Churkina, M. Jung, M. Reichstein, S. Zaehle, A. Bondeau, Y. Chen, P. Ciais, F. Feser, A. Freibauer, R. Geyer, C. Jones, D. Papale, J. Tenhunen, E. Tomelleri, K. Trusilova, N. Viovy, and M. Heimann, 2007: Analyzing the causes and spatial pattern of the European 2003 carbon flux anomaly in Europe using seven models. Biogeosciences Discuss., 4, 1201-1240.

Chen, Y., G. Churkina and M. Heimann, 2007: A comparison of regional climate variables between various data sources. Technical Reports - Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie 8, 2007 (ISSN 1615-7400)

Kern, S., I. Harms, S. Bakan, Y. Chen, 2005: A comprehensive view of Kara Sea polynya dynamics, sea-ice compactness and export from model and remote sensing data, Geophysical research letters. 32 (2005) 1-4.

Omstedt, A., Y. Chen and K. Wesslander, 2005: A comparison between the ERA40 and the SMHI gridded meteorological databases as applied to Baltic Sea modeling, Nordic Hydrology. 36 (2005) 369-380.

Rutgersson, A., A. Omstedt and Y. Chen, 2005: Evaluation of the heat balance components over the Baltic Sea using four gridded meteorological databases and direct observations, Nordic Hydrology. 36 (2005) 381-396.

Buerger, G. and Y. Chen, 2005: Regression-based downscaling of spatial variability for hydrologic applications, Journal of Hydrology. 311 (2005) 299-317.

Chen, D. and Y. Chen, 2002: Association between winter temperature in China and upper air circulation over East Asia revealed by Canonical Correlation Analysis, Global and Planetary Change. 768(2002) 1-11.

Chen, Y and Erda Lin, 2001: A General Study of Assessment Model about Impact of Climate Anomaly on Agricultural Production (in Chinese), Journal of Chinese Agricultural Sciences

Chen, D. and Y. Chen, 1999: Development and verification of a multiple regression downscaling model for monthly temperature in Sweden, in `Preliminary analysis and statistical downscaling of monthly temperature in Sweden, Chen et al., Report C16, Earth Sciences Centre, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 41-55.

Chen, Y., R. Zhang and S. Shi, 1998: A Study on Diagnostic relationship Between Monthly Mean Circulation over 500hPa and the Temperature on the Ground"(in Chinese), in Journal of Beijing Normal University.

Chen, Y. and S. Wang, 1996: A Diagnostic Study on the Predictability of Climate(in Chinese) in a Selection of Short Climate Prediction, Edited by Wang Shao-wu, Meteorology Press.



Technical Expertise

Programming with, FORTRAN; UNIX shell script and AWK; GAMS (www.gams.com); Matlab and IDL; Visual Basic; GrADS and CDO software; Arcview and Arc/Info. Being skillful at data format such as grib, netCDF, service.


Postdoctral Cooperators

Prof. Erda Lin; Prof. Deliang Chen, Prof. Axel Bronstert and Dr. Gerd Buerger; Prof. Anders Omstedt; Prof. Martin Heimann and Dr. Galina Churkina; Prof. Xiangming Xiao.



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