Yuan-Jen Lin

Pronouns: she/her

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR), Columbia Climate School

2880 Broadway
New York, NY 10025


Yuan-Jen studies large-scale climate dynamics, with a focus on the interactions between clouds, radiation, and the ocean. Her research interests include (1) climate feedback and sensitivity (2) interactions between ocean, clouds, and radiation (3) ocean circulation under climate change.

Before joining Columbia University, Yuan-Jen received her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from National Taiwan University in 2022, advised by Dr. Yen-Ting Hwang. Her Ph.D. work focused on the time-evolving climate responses to greenhouse gas emissions, including changes in the ocean, temperature patterns, and radiative feedback. Currently, as a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University/NASA GISS, Yuan-Jen is dedicated to exploring cloud controlling factors and cloud feedback through observation and model simulations. Her objective is to advance our understanding of the processes that mediate cloud responses under climate change.