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Linyin Cheng – Research Scientist
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Attribution and Predictability Assessments Team
Affiliation: CIRES
Phone: 303-497-3243
Mailing Address:
University of Colorado
216 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0216

Fax: (303) 497-6020


Linyin Cheng is a research scientist at the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory in the Physical Sciences Division located in Boulder, CO. Linyin’s research topics include univariate and multivariate analysis of extreme events, such as droughts, floods, and heat waves, land–atmosphere feedbacks, and climate change detection and attribution. She is particularly interested in diagnosing physical drivers of weather and climate extremes, and examining how their impacts on hydrologic systems may change over time. She has also developed Nonstationary Extreme Value Analysis (NEVA) software package for hydrologic and climatic extreme analysis.

Research Interests


  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine, Sep 2014
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, May 2011
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Sichuan University, Jul 2009
  • B.S., Law, Sichuan University, Jul 2009

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Best Paper Award by the International Commission on Statistical Hydrology, International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)
  • AGU’s Natural Hazards Focus Group Award for Graduate Research 2015
  • Received CIRES Fellowship in Postdoctoral Program in 2014
  • AGU's Outstanding Student Paper Awards for the Fall meeting 2013
  • Received ASP support for Graduate Student Visit at NCAR in 2013

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