Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Qi Tang

Atmospheric Scientist

Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division

August 19, 2021

What do you like about working at the Lab?

I like the opportunities to study the complex climate system, understand the driving mechanisms, and improve the prediction capabilities. We have lots of talented scientists and dynamic collaborations at LLNL. Together we are solving the cutting-edge science questions about climate change.

What do your day-to-day work activities include?

I apply numerical models and observational data to study climate change. It involves writing code to analyze the data and reporting the results as scientific papers or presentations.

What is one project you’re really proud to have worked on?

I am leading the development of some components for the DOE climate model. These new model features will substantially improve our capabilities in simulating the climate system.

What is your educational or career background?

I have a BS and MS in atmospheric sciences, and an MS and PhD in earth system science. I spent about two years as a postdoc at Cornell University before starting at the Lab eight years ago.

What do you do in your free time?

I enjoy playing soccer, going fishing sometimes, and occasionally free diving.

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