Jialin Lin

Jialin Lin

Jialin Lin

Associate Professor


(614) 292-6634

1128 Derby Hall
154 North Oval Mall
Columbus OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Tropical Cyclones, Tornadoes, Thunderstorms and Heat Waves
  • El Nino-Southern Oscillation
  • Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation
  • Madden-Julian Oscillation
  • Droughts, Global Warming
  • Global Climate Modelling


  • Ph.D., 2001 Atmospheric Sciences, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY
  • M.S., 1993 Nuclear Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China
  • B.S., 1990 Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Current CV:


Interests: Climate Dynamics, Climate Modeling

Current Research: Extreme Weather, Climate Variability, Global Warming

Courses Taught:

Geography 1900 - Extreme Weather and Climate
Geography 5900 - Climatology
Geography 5921 - Boundary Layer Climatology
Geography 5950 - Atmospheric Thermodynamics
Geography 8901 - Tropical Meteorology

Select Publications:

Lin, J. L., and T. Qian, 2019: Switch Between El Nino and La Nina is Caused by Subsurface Ocean Waves Likely Driven by Lunar Tidal Forcing. Nature Scientific Reports, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-49678-w

Lin, J. L., and T. Qian, 2019: A New Picture of the Global Impacts of El Nino-Southern Oscillation. Nature Scientific Reports, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-54090-5

Lin, J. L., and T. Qian, 2019: Rapid Intensification of Tropical Cyclones Observed by AMSU Satellites. Geophy. Res. Lett., https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL083488

Lin, J. L., T. Qian, T. Shinoda, and S. Li, 2015: Is the Tropical Atmosphere in Convective Quasi-Equilibrium? J. Climate, 28, 4357-4372.[pdf]

Lin, J. L., T. Qian, and T. Shinoda, 2014: Stratocumulus Clouds in Southeastern Pacific Simulated by Eight CMIP5–CFMIP Global Climate Models. J. Climate, 27, 3000-3022.[pdf]

Lin, J. L., 2007. The double-ITCZ problem in IPCC AR4 coupled GCMs: Ocean-atmosphere feedback analysis. J. Climate, 20, 4497-4525.[pdf]

Lin, J. L., Kiladis, G.N., Mapes, B.E., Weickmann, K.M., Sperber, K.R., Lin, W.Y., Wheeler, M., Schubert, S.D., Del Genio, A., Donner, L.J., Emori, S., Gueremy, J.-F., Hourdin, F., Rasch, P.J., Roeckner, E., and J.F. Scinocca, 2006. Tropical intraseasonal variability in 14 IPCC AR4 climate models. Part I: Convective signals.  J. Climate, 19, 2665-2690.[pdf]

More peer-reviewed publications at Google Scholar page