报告题目：Impacts of including rain evaporative cooling in the initial conditions on the prediction of a coastal heavy rainfall event during TiMREX.
Prof. Yi-Len Chen obtained his B. S. degree from National Central University in 1972, MS and Ph. D degrees in 1976 and 1980 from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prof. Chen has published more than 80 papers. His research interests include: island effects on weather and climate over the Hawaiian islands and adjacent waters from data analyses; assimilation of unconventional data in the initial conditions of regional models; and high- resolution numerical modeling including summer trade-wind weather, high-wind and heavy-rainfall events, and regional climate. The high-resolution model output is also used as input for modeling of ocean circulations and waves. My research also includes the processes related to heavy monsoon rainfall over Taiwan and southern China during the early summer rainy season. Both Taiwan and the Hawaiian Islands have similar problems with heavy rainfall. They both are in a subtropical flow regime with orographic influences. In addition, I am also interested in studying tropical cyclone development over the Western Pacific and the interactions of tropical cyclones with island terrain.