Dr. Fengpeng Sun

 

Publications


Manuscripts in review or in preparation:

(*: denotes student/postdoc author)

*Reed, K. and F. Sun, 2021: Investigating Climate Impacts of Urbanization and the Potential for Cool Roofs to Mitigate Future Climate Change in Kansas City, to be submitted.

*Suri S., *K. Reed, and F. Sun, 2021: Investigating Cool Roofs’ Potential to Mitigate Heat-Induced Health Risks in the Kansas City Metro Area, in preparation.

*Zhu, L., F. Sun, and T. Li, 2021: Impacts of WRF Physical Parameterizations on Simulations of 2012 Summer Heat Wave Event in Missouri, in preparation.

*Wei, J., F. Sun, and L. Zhu*, 2021: Regional Climate Change in Missouri based on High-Resolution Dynamically Downscaled Long-term Simulation, in preparation.

Han L., Y. Xu, F. Sun, K. Reed*, X. Deng, W. Li, and Z. Li, 2021: An Investigation of How Long-term Urbanization Impacted Summertime Rainfall in Yangtze River Delta, in preparation.

Peer-reviewed publications:

Kim, S., F. Sun, and C. Irazabal-Zurita, 2020: Planning for Climate Change: Implications of High Temperatures and Extreme Heat for Los Angeles County (CA), Journal of American Planning Association, doi: 10.1080/01944363.2020.1788415 [PDF]

Sun F., N. Berg, A. Hall, M. Schwartz, and D. Walton, 2019: Understanding End-of-century Snowpack Changes over California’s Sierra Nevada, Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 933–943, doi: 10.1029/2018GL080362 [PDF]

Zhao H., X. Duan, G. B. Raga, and F. Sun, 2018: Potential large-scale forcing mechanisms driving enhanced North Atlantic tropical cyclone activity since the mid-1990s. Journal of Climate, 31, 1377–1397, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0016.1. [PDF]

Jensen, A., M. Akperov, I. Mokhov, A. Lupo, and F. Sun, 2018: The Dynamic Character of Northern Hemisphere Flow Regimes in a Near Term Climate Change Projection. Atmosphere, 9(1), 27, doi:10.3390/atmos9010027. [PDF]

Burillo, D., M. Chester, S. Pincetl, E. Fournier, D.B. Walton, F. Sun, M. Schwartz, K. Reich, and A. Hall, 2018: Climate Change in Los Angeles County: Grid Vulnerability to Extreme Heat, California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment, California Energy Commission. Publication number: CCCA4-CEC-2018-013. [PDF]

Hall A., N. Berg, F. Sun, X. Huang, D. Walton, M. Schwartz, and K. Reich, 2018: Climate Change in the Sierra Nevada: California’s Water Future, University of California, Los Angeles Center for Climate Science [PDF]

Schwartz M., A. Hall, F. Sun, D. Walton, and N. Berg, 2017: Significant and Inevitable End-of-twenty-first-century Advances in Surface Runoff Timing in California’s Sierra Nevada. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 18, 3181–3197, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-16-0257.1. [PDF]

Walton D., A. Hall, N. Berg, M. Schwartz, and F. Sun, 2017: Incorporating Snow Albedo Feedback into Downscaled Temperature and Snow Cover Projections for California’s Sierra Nevada. Journal of Climate, 30, 1417–1438, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0168.1. [PDF]

Sun F., A. Hall, M. Schwartz, D. Walton, N. Berg, 2016: Twenty-First-Century Snowfall and Snowpack Changes over the Southern California Mountains. Journal of Climate, 29, 91–110, doi:10.1175/JCLI- D-15-0199.1. [PDF]

Vahmani P., F. Sun, A. Hall and G. Ban-Weiss, 2016: Investigating the Climate Impacts of Urbanization and the Potential for Cool Roofs to Counter Future Climate Change in Los Angeles. Environmental Research Letters, 11: 124027, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/12/124027. [PDF]

Jousse A., A. Hall, F. Sun and T. Teixeira, 2016: Causes of Energy Fluxes Biases in a Stratocumulus Region. Climate Dynamics, 46, 571-584, doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2599-9. [PDF]

Sun F., D. Walton, and A. Hall, 2015: A Hybrid Dynamical-Statistical Downscaling Technique, Part II: End-of-Century Warming Projections Predict a New Climate State in the Los Angeles Region. Journal of Climate, 28, 4618–4636, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00197.1.
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Walton D., F. Sun, A. Hall and S. Capps, 2015: A Hybrid Dynamical-Statistical Downscaling Technique, Part I: Development and Validation of the Technique. Journal of Climate, 28, 4597–4617, doi:10.1175/JCLI- D-14-00196.1.
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Berg N., A. Hall, F. Sun, S. Capps, D. Walton, B. Langenbrunner and D. Neelin, 2015: Twenty- First-Century Precipitation Changes over the Los Angeles Region. Journal of Climate, 28, 401–420, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00316.1.
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Jin Y., M. Goulden, N. Faivre, S. Veraverbeke, F. Sun, A. Hall, M. Hand, S. Hook and J. Randerson, 2015: Identification of Two Distinct Fire Regimes in Southern California: Implications for Economic Impact and Future Change. Environmental Research Letters, 10: 094005, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/10/9/094005. [PDF]

Berg N., A. Hall, F. Sun, S. Capps, D. Walton, B. Langenbrunner and D. Neelin, 2014: 21st-Century Precipitation Changes over the Los Angeles Region: Part III of the “Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region” project. Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability Report III. [PDF]

Sun F., A. Hall, D. Walton, S. Capps and K. Reich, 2013: Mid- and end-of-century snowfall in the Los Angeles region: Part II of the “Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region” project. Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability Report II. [PDF]

Toniazzo T., F. Sun, C. R. Mechoso and A. Hall, 2013: A regional Modeling Study of the Diurnal Cycle in the Lower Troposphere in the Southeastern Tropical Pacific. Climate Dynamics, 41, 1899–1922, doi: 10.1007/s00382-012-1598-3.
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Hall A., F. Sun, D. Walton, S. Capps, X. Qu, H.-Y. Huang, N. Berg, M. Schwartz, A. Jousse, R. Cerezo-Mota and M. Nakamura, 2012: Mid-century warming in the Los Angeles region: Part I of the “Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region” project. Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability Report I.
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Sun, F., A. Hall, and X. Qu, 2011: On the Relationship between Low Cloud Variability and Lower Tropospheric Stability in the Southeast Pacific. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 9053
9065, doi:10.5194/acp-11-9053-2011. [PDF]

Wyant, M. C., Wood, R., Bretherton, C. S., Mechoso, C. R., Bacmeister, J., Balmaseda, M. A., Barrett, B., Codron, F., Earnshaw, P., Fast, J., Hannay, C., Kaiser, J. W., Kitagawa, H., Klein, S. A., K ̈ohler, M., Manganello, J., Pan, H.-L., F. Sun, Wang, S., and Wang, Y., 2010: The PreVOCA Experiment: Modeling the Lower Troposphere in the Southeast Pacific. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 4757–4774, doi:10.5194/acp-10-4757-2010.
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Sun F., and J.-Y. Yu, 2009: A 10–15year Modulation Cycle of ENSO Intensity. Journal of Climate, 22, 1718–1735, doi: 10.1175/2008JCLI2285.1.
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Yu J.-Y., F. Sun and H.-Y. Kao, 2009: Contributions of Indian Ocean and Monsoon Biases to the Excessive Biennial ENSO in CCSM3. Journal of Climate, 22, 1850–1858, doi: 10.1175/2008JCLI2706.1.
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Sun, F., and J.-Y. Yu, 2006: Impacts of Central America Gap Winds on the SST Annual Cycle in the Eastern Pacific Warm Pool. Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L06710, doi:10.1029/2005GL024700.
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Patent:

Hall A., F. Sun, and S. Capps, 2011: 2km-resolution Climate Data for the Los Angeles Region. University of California, Patent No. 2012-389s.

Ph.D. Dissertation:

Sun F., 2008: ENSO decadal modulation and tropical Pacific mean climate. University of California, Irvine Archives.

Selected Presentations and Conference Proceedings

Sun F.
, *J. Wei, 2021: End-of-21st-Century Climate and Extremes Changes in Missouri from High-Resolution Dynamically Downscaled Simulations, 34th Conference on Climate Variability and Change in 101st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Abstract 975, January 10–14 (Poster)

*Reed, K., F. Sun, 2021: Meteorological and Socioeconomic Impacts of Urban Heat Island Mitigation in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, 34th Conference on Climate Variability and Change in 101st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Abstract 768, January 10–14 (Poster)

*Kandola, K., F. Sun, 2021: How Anthropogenic Warming Will Affect Future Extreme Precipitation Over Kansas City, 20th Annual Student Conference in 101st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Abstract 85, January 10–14 (Poster)

*Suri S., *K. Reed, F. Sun, 2021: Cool Roofs’ Potential to Mitigate Heat-Induced Health Risks in the Kansas City Metro Area, 20th Annual Student Conference in 101st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Abstract 27, January 10–14 (Talk)

*Kandola, K., F. Sun, 2020: Investigating the Impacts of Anthropogenic Warming on Extreme Precipitation Events Over Kansas City, Eos Trans. AGU, 101(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract A182-0011, December 1–17 (Poster)

Sun, F.
, and K. Reed*, 2020: Mitigating the Urban Heat Island Effect with Cool and Green Roofs: A Case Study on a Heat Wave Event in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, 33nd Conference on Climate Variability and Change in 100th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Abstract 8A.5, January 12–16 (Talk)

Sun F., J. Wei* and L. Zhu*, 2020: End-of-Century Climate Change Projections in the U.S. Lower Midwest Region, Robert Dickinson Symposium in 100th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Abstract 499, January 12–16 (Poster)

Sun, F., *Zhu, L., Li, T., and *Reed, K., 2019: Assessment of WRF Sensitivity to Physical Parameterizations for a Heat Wave Simulation in Kansas City Metro Area, Eos Trans. AGU, 100(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract A51Q-2838, December 9–13 (Poster)

*Reed, K., and F. Sun, 2019: Urban Heat Island Mitigation in Kansas City: The Impact of Widespread Deployment of Cool and Green Roofs, Eos Trans. AGU, 100(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract GC21I-1389, December 9–13 (Poster)

Sun, F., and K. Reed*, 2019: Urban Heat Island and Mitigation Potential with Cool Roofs in Kansas City Metropolitan Area, 16th Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Annual Meeting, Abstract AS15-A006, July 28–August 2 (Talk)

Sun, F., L. Zhu* and T. Li, 2019: High-resolution WRF Simulation of a Heat Wave Event in Kansas City and Sensitivities to Physical Parameterizations, 16th Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Annual Meeting, Abstract AS26-A009, July 28–August 2 (Poster)

*Reed, K., and F. Sun, 2019: Investigating Climate Impacts of Urbanization and the Potential for Cool Roofs to Mitigate Future Climate Change in Kansas City, NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium (MOSGC) 2019 Annual Spring Meeting, April 26-27 (Poster)

Sun, F., *Reed, K., and *Zhu, L., 2019: Climatic Impacts of Urbanization in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and Effects of Cool Roofs to Mitigate Future Regional Climate Change, 32nd Conference on Climate Variability and Change in 99th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Abstract 14C.4, January 6-11 (Talk)

*Merritt, C., and F. Sun, 2019: Midwestern Climate Modelling and Analysis: An Examina- tion of Climate Patterns, Trends, and Sensitivities, 18th Annual Student Conference in 99th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Abstract S92, January 6-11 (Poster)

*Zhu, L., F. Sun, Li, T., and *Reed, K., 2019: Impacts of WRF Physical Parameterizations on Simulations of 2012 Summer Heat Wave Event in Missouri, 32nd Conference on Climate Variability and Change in 99th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Abstract 488, January 6-11 (Poster)

Pincetl S., A. Hall, M. Chester M., Burillo, D., M. Schwartz, K. Reich, E. Fournier, F. Sun, and D.B. Walton, 2018: Climate Change in Los Angeles County: Grid Vulnerability to Extreme Heat, California 4th Climat Assessment, December 18, 2018 (Webinar)

*Reed, K., Sun, F., and Zhu, L., 2018: Investigating Climate Impacts of Urbanization and the Potential for Cool Roofs to Mitigate Future Climate Change in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Eos Trans. AGU, 99(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract NH43B-1052, December 10-14 (Poster)

Sun, F., *Zhu, L., Li, T., and *Reed, K., 2018: Sensitivity of Physical Parameterizations on High-Resolution Simulation of 2012 Summer Heat Wave in Missouri Using WRF Model, Eos Trans. AGU, 99(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract A21L-2901, December 10-14 (Poster)

*Reed, K. and Sun, F., 2018: The Effect of Urban Land Cover on Local Climate: A Look at Kansas City’s Urban Heat Island and its Mitigation Using Widespread Implementation of Cool Roofs, Missouri Transect Climate Group Meeting, November 8 (Webinar)

Kim, S., F. Sun, and C. Irazabal-Zurita, 2018: Planning Implications of Climate Change: A Case Study of Los Angeles County, California, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Conference, Abstract 878, October 25-28 (Talk)

*Merritt, C. and Sun, F., 2018: Midwestern Climate Modeling and Analysis: An Examination of Climate Patterns, Trends, and Sensitivities, Missouri Transect Annual Meeting, Abstract 14, October 4-5 (Poster)

*Reed, K. and Sun, F., 2018: Investigating the Climate Impacts of Urbanization and the Potential for Cool Roofs to Mitigate Future Climate Change in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Missouri Transect Annual Meeting, Abstract 3, October 4-5 (Poster)

Sun, F., 2018: Urbanization and its climatic impacts on Kansas City metropolitan areas, 10th International Conference on Urban Climate/14th Symposium on the Urban Environment, Abstract 342440, August 6-10 (Poster)

Sun, F., 2018: Projected End-of-century Spring Snowpack Loss Over California’s Sierra Nevada by a High-resolution Downscaling Technique, 15th Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Annual Meeting, Abstract AS01-A005, June 3-8 (Talk)

Sun, F., 2018: A Hybrid Dynamical-statistical Downscaling Technique and Its Applications to Future Warming Projections in the Great Los Angeles Area, 15th Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Annual Meeting, Abstract AS47-A001, June 3-8 (Talk)

Sun, F., 2018: Assessment of the impact and sensitivity of urbanization on the climate of Kansas City metropolitan areas, 32nd Conference on Hydrology in 98th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Abstract 475, January 7-11 (Poster)

Sun, F., 2017: Projecting End-of-Century Climate Change in the Lower Midwest Region by a Combination of High-resolution Dynamical and Statistical Downscaling Techniques, Eos Trans. , 98(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract A23D-2383, December 11-15 (Poster)

Sun, F., 2017: High-resolution Climate Change Projections in Missouri. Missouri Transect All-Hands Meeting, February 24 (Invited Talk)


Sun, F., A. Hall, N. E. Berg, D. B. Walton, and M. Schwartz, 2016: Inevitable End-of- century Loss of Spring Snowpack over California’s Sierra Nevada, 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change in 96th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Abstract 1.4, January 11-14 (Invited “Hot Topics in Climate” Talk )

Sun, F., D. Walton, A. Hall, N. Berg and M. Schwartz, 2014: Snowpack Changes in the Sierra Nevada: High-Resolution Projections for the End of 21st Century, Eos Trans. AGU, 95(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract A51H-3140, December 15-19 (Poster)

Sun, F., A. Hall, D. Walton, S. Capps, and K. Reich, 2013: Projecting Mid- and End- of-Century Climate Change in the Los Angeles Mountainous Region by a Combination of Dynamical and Statistical Downscaling Techniques, Eos Trans. AGU, 94(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract A11A-0009, December 09-13 (Poster)

Sun, F., 2013: Downscaling Hydro-Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region and the Sierra Nevada, Mountain Research Initiative Key Contact Workshop: Global Change Research in Mountain Regions, Berkeley, December 08 (Invited Talk)

Sun, F.
and A. Hall, 2013: Mid-Century Snowfall Projections in the Los Angeles Mountain Region, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Board Meeting, Los Angeles, California, February 19 (Invited Talk)

Sun, F.
, A. Hall, D. Walton, S. Capps, X. Qu, H.-Y. Huang, N. Berg, A. Jousse, M. Schwartz, M. Nakamura and R. Cerezo-Mota, 2012: Mid-Century Warming in the Los Angeles Region and its Uncertainty using Dynamical and Statistical Downscaling, Eos Trans. AGU, 93(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract A34E-03, December 03-07 (Talk)

Sun, F.
and A. Hall, 2012: The climatic future of the Los Angeles region, Climate Resolve, Los Angeles, California, March 7 (Invited Talk)

Sun, F.
, T. Toniazzo, C. R. Mechoso and A. Hall, 2010: Regional modeling studies on the diurnal and semidiurnal cycles of boundary layer off the west coast of South America, Eos Trans. AGU, 91(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract A51A-0051, December 13-17 (Poster)

Sun, F.
, 2010: Regional climate simulations over the Southeast Pacific, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Beijing, China, November 11 (Invited Talk)

Sun, F.
, 2010: ENSO decadal modulation and its mechanism, State Key Laboratory of Severe Weather, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Beijing, China, October 28 (Invited Talk)

Sun, F.
and A. Hall, 2010: Regional modeling simulations for meteorological conditions for the Santiago wildfire in 2007, Wildfire in Southern California, Los Angeles, California, October 21 (Talk)

Sun, F.
and A. Hall, 2010: Climate change and predictions in Southern California, Climate Change and Urban Forests in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, October 15 (Invited Talk)

Sun, F.
, X. Qu and A. Hall, 2009: An evaluation of LTS as a predictor of low cloud variability, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract A13J-0441, December 14-18 (Poster)

Sun, F.
and A. Hall, 2008: Stratocumulus cloud top height simulations in Southeast Pacific, UCLA VOCALS meeting, Los Angeles, California, November 14 (Talk)

Sun, F.
, 2008: ENSO modulation and its links to decadal climate variability in tropical Pacific, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, April (Talk)

Sun, F.
, 2008: A 10–15 year modulation Cycle of ENSO Intensity and its ENSO Asymmetry - Basic State Interaction Mechanism, U.S. CLIVAR Science Symposium, Irvine, California, July 14 (Poster)

Sun, F.
and J.-Y. Yu, 2007: A 10–15year modulation cycle of ENSO intensity and its ENSO asymmetry-basic state interaction mechanism, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS13A-1011, December 10-14 (Poster)

Sun, F.
, 2006: A decadal modulation cycle of ENSO intensity, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research Workshop, Bergen, Norway, September 19-22 (Talk)

Sun, F.
, 2006: Modeling studies on the Central America gap wind forcing to the eastern Pacific warm pool SST annual cycle, Multidecadal Climate Variability and Tele- connection Dynamics Bjerknes Summer School, Finse, Norway, September 10-18 (Talk)

Sun, F.
and J.-Y. Yu, 2005: Impacts of Central America gap winds on the SST annual cycle in the eastern Pacific warm pool, Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract A53B-05, December 05-09 (Talk)


Invited Talks

Sun, F.
, 2019: Climate Change in the Neighborhood: A Climate Downscaling Technique and Its Applications From Los Angeles to Kansas City, University of Missouri, Columbia, September 27 (Invited Talk)

Sun, F., 2017: A High-Resolution Hybrid Dynamical-Statistical Downscaling Technique and Its Applications to Climate Change Projections for California. University of Missouri–Kansas City Math and Statistics Departmental Colloquium Series, September 22 (Invited Talk)

Sun, F., 2017: Development of a Novel Hybrid Downscaling Framework to Project Future Regional Climate Change in US California, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, June 22 (Invited Talk)

Sun, F., 2017: High-resolution Climate Change Projections for Los Angeles, Shandong University, June 15 (Invited Talk)

Sun, F., 2017: Projecting End-of-Century Climate Change in the Great Los Angeles Area by a Combination of High-resolution Dynamical and Statistical Downscaling Techniques, Ocean University of China, June 8 (Invited Talk)

Sun, F., 2017: A Hybrid Dynamical-Statistical Downscaling Technique and its Applications to Climate Change Projections for Los Angeles, Nanjing University Youth Science Forum, May 27-29 (Invited Talk)

Sun, F., 2017: Regional Climate Change Projections for California: A High-Resolution Hybrid Dynamical-Statistical Downscaling Technique and Its Applications. University of Missouri, Columbia, February 13 (Invited Talk)

Public Outreach Talks

Sun, F.
, 2019: Climate Downscaling and its Applications to Climate Change Impact Assessment, Kansas City Urban Heat Island Effect Collaborative Meeting, June 25 (Invited Talk)

Sun, F., 2018: Climate Change: From Global to Local, Center for Free Thought, Community Outreach Talks of Reason KC, Kansas City, MO, September 16 (Invited Talk)

Sun, F., 2018: Climate change through computer simulations and modeling, Computer Science Institute for Women, Kansas City, MO, July 11 (Invited Talk)

Sun, F., 2018: Earth’s Climate Change, Johnson County Science Cafe, Kansas Citizens For Science, Overland Park, KS, April 11 (Invited Talk)

Sun, F., 2018: Climate Change: Think Globally, Act Locally, Lackman Library Science Cafe, Johnson County Library, Lenexa, KS, March 22 (Invited Talk)

Sun, F., 2018: Climate Change and Its Impacts, Leawood Pioneer Library Science Cafe, Johnson County Library, Leawood, KS, March 1 (Invited Talk)