Laifang Li

Laifang Li

  • Assistant Professor of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Environmental Systems Institute Associate
  • Faculty Co-Hire of the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences
505 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 867-4750


  1. Ph.D. -- Climate Dynamics, Duke University, 2014
  2. M.S. -- Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (Climate), Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2009
  3. B.S. -- Physical Oceanography, Ocean University of China, 2006

Research Specialties:



Multidecadal climate variability

Subtropial high dynamics

Bayesian inference on extreme events 


Salinity and the oceanic water cycle

Forcing mechanisms on North Atlantic SST variability