Yuan-Ming Cheng

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Research Scientist


Atmosphere-Ocean Processes and Predictability




Yuan-Ming Cheng is a research scientist at the NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory. His work focuses on understanding the tropical atmosphere and tropical-extratropical interactions to help improve weather and climate predictions. His main research interests include subseasonal to seasonal forecasts, high-impact weather events, and hurricanes. He is currently developing a data-driven model to provide real-time forecasts for U.S. hydroclimate conditions, supporting operational subseasonal forecasts at the NOAA Climate Prediction Center.

Research Interests

  • Convectively coupled tropical waves and their interactions with extratropical circulations and mesoscale convective systems
  • Subseasonal to seasonal 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