Dr. Fengpeng Sun

 

Publications


Manuscripts in review or in preparation:

Kim, S., F. Sun, and C. Irazabal-Zurita, 2019: Planning for Climate Change: Implications of High Temperature and Extreme Heat Waves for Los Angeles County, California. Journal of American Planning Association, in review.

*Reed, K. and Sun F., 2019: Investigating Climate Impacts of Urbanization and the Potential for Cool Roofs to Mitigate Future Climate Change in Kansas City, in preparation.

Peer-reviewed publications:

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

Sun, F., 2016: High-resolution Regional Climate Modeling and Its Applications, 3rd annual UMKC Faculty Research Symposium, Kansas City, October 27 (Poster)

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)