January 17, 2023

Welcome Yelin!

The Smerdon Climate Lab is excited to welcome Yelin Jiang as a new Postdoctoral Research Scientist.  Yelin received his B.S. and M.S. in Ecology from the School of Applied Meteorology at Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from University of Connecticut. His dissertation was advised by Prof. Guiling Wang and titled “Land-Atmosphere Interactions and Drought over Tropical South America.”

September 13, 2022

Welcome Aandishah and Ibuki!

The Smerdon Climate Lab is excited to welcome two new graduate students!  Aandishah Samara and Ibuki Sugiura joined Columbia in fall 2022 as first-year graduate students in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.  Both have interests in hydroclimate variability and change and will be working on two collaborative NSF projects (here and