Yuan-Ming Cheng

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Research Scientist


Atmosphere-Ocean Processes and Predictability




Yuan-Ming Cheng is a research scientist at NOAA PSL. His work focuses on understanding convectively coupled circulations in the tropics and their impact on subseasonal predictability. Yuan-Ming's research interests include synoptic-scale tropical waves and their interactions with extratropical circulations and mesoscale convective systems. He is also interested in high-impact events in the tropics including tropical cyclones and extreme precipitation. His current research investigates how tropical circulations impact subseasonal-to-seasonal hydroclimate forecasts over the U.S.

Research Interests

  • Convectively coupled equatorial waves and African easterly waves
  • Interactions between tropical waves and mesoscale convective systems
  • Tropical-extratropical interactions and subseasonal forecasts
  • Tropical cyclones


  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, University at Albany, 2019
  • M.Sc., Atmospheric Science, National Taiwan University, 2011
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2009

Professional Activities

  • Co-chair Of Tropical Waves Session at the 35th AMS Hurricane and Tropical Meteorology Conference
  • Reviewer for Journal of Climate, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Monthly Weather Review, Journal of Geophysical Research, and IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, among others