Xiaodong CHEN

Earth Scientist, PNNL
Land System Modeling
CV (pdf)

About Me

I am an Earth Scientist at the Land System Modeling Team of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). I am currently working with Dr. Ruby Leung on regional climate simulations, hydroclimate extreme events, and the applications of machine learning.
Before joining PNNL, I got my Ph.D. degree from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. I was a student of the Sustainability, Satellites, Water, and Environment (SASWE) research group. My Ph.D. study focused on the applications of atmospheric and hydrologic sciences in addressing real-world problems. I developed the assistive methods for the engineering safety designs of high-hazard infrastructures (large hydropower dams, nuclear plants, etc.) based on a synergy of atmospheric numerical models, climate model projections, and data analysis.

News (more)

I gave a talk on the atmospheric rivers, extreme precipitation and water resources over the western U.S. at the CEPSYM at UC Davis, 06-30, 2020. Check out the recoded presentation here

My leading paper on how mountainous snowpack across the U.S. west coast are affected by near-shore ocean condition is published on Journal of Hydrometeorology. Feel free to check it out!