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Land use/land cover change
Ph.D., Geography, Texas A&M University, 2015
M.S., Physical Geography, Lanzhou University, China, 2011
B.S., Geographic Information Systems, Lanzhou University, China, 2008
Assistant Research Scientist, Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 01/2019 – present
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA), George Mason University, 07/2015 – 12/2018
Lecturer, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, 06/2014 – 05/2015
Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, 08/2011 – 05/2014
Chen, L., 2020: Impacts of climate change on wind resources over North America based on NA-CORDEX. Renewable Energy, 153, 1428-1438, doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2020.02.090.
Chen, L. and P. A. Dirmeyer, 2020: Reconciling the disagreement between observed and simulated temperature responses to deforestation. Nature Communications, 11, 202, doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-14017-0.
Chen, L. and P. A. Dirmeyer, 2019: Differing Responses of the Diurnal Cycle of Land Surface and Air Temperatures to Deforestation. Journal of Climate, 32, 7067–7079, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0002.1.
Chen, L. and P. A. Dirmeyer, 2019: Observed and Modeled Impacts of Global Irrigation on Local Surface Temperature. International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.5973.
Chen, L. and P. A. Dirmeyer, 2018: The Relative Importance among Anthropogenic Forcings of Land Use/Land Cover Change in Affecting Temperature Extremes. Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-018-4250-z.
Chen, L., P. A. Dirmeyer, Z. Guo, and N. M. Schultz, 2018: Pairing FLUXNET Sites to Validate Model Representations of Land Use/Land Cover Change. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22, 111–125, doi: 10.5194/hess-22-111-2018.
Dirmeyer, P. A., L. Chen, J. Wu, C. Shin, B, Huang, B. Cash, et al, 2017: Verification of land-atmosphere coupling in forecast models, reanalyses and land surface models using flux site observations. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 19, 375–392, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-17-0152.1.
Chen, L., P. A. Dirmeyer, A. Tawfik, and D. M. Lawrence, 2017: Sensitivities of Land Cover-Precipitation Feedback to Convective Triggering. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 18, 2265–2283, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-17-0011.1.
Chen, L. and P. A. Dirmeyer, 2017: Impacts of Land Use/Land Cover Change on Afternoon Precipitation over North America. Journal of Climate, 30, 2121–2140, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0589.1.
Chen, L. and P. A. Dirmeyer, 2016: Adapting observationally based metrics of biogeophysical feedbacks from land cover/land use change to climate modeling. Environmental Research Letters, 11, 034002, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/3/034002.
Chen, L. and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2016: Impacts of urbanization on future climate in China. Climate Dynamics, 11, doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2840-6.
Chen, L. and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2014: A Comprehensive Evaluation of Precipitation Variability over China Based on CMIP5 Multimodel Ensemble Projections. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 119, 5767–5786, doi: 10.1002/2013JD021190.
Chen, L. and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2014: Surface Air Temperature Changes over the 20th and 21st Centuries in China Simulated by 20 CMIP5 Models, Journal of Climate, 27, 3920–3937, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00465.1.