Ali Asaadi

Image Ali Asaadi
Research Scientist (SE-RES)

Terrestrial carbon and nitrogen cycles, representation of biogeochemical processes in Earth System Models

Current research and/or projects

Development, application, and implementation of coupled nitrogen and carbon cycles in the framework of the Canadian Land Surface Scheme Including biogeochemical Cycles (CLASSIC), the land surface component of the Canadian Earth System Model (CanESM). 

Research and/or project statements

The project involves developing parameterizations of biogeochemical processes to model: 1) the constraint placed by N limitation on photosynthesis, 2) the response of natural terrestrial ecosystems to N fixation and deposition and the response of crop systems to fertilizer input, and 3) the atmosphere-land exchange of N2O, a greenhouse gas, and NOx. This work will directly support the simulation of tropospheric chemistry and hence interactive methane in CanESM, as well as better simulation of carbon cycle feedbacks.

Professional activities / interests

Member of Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS)

Member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Member of European Geophysical Union (EGU)

Member of Community Climate Science Seminars (CCSS), UVic, BC

Education and awards

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 2016-2018

Ph.D., Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University, 2016

M.Sc., Meteorology, Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran, 2010

B.Sc., Physics, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2005

Key publications

Asaadi, A., V. Arora, J. Melton, and P. Bartlett, 2018: An improved parameterization of leaf area index (LAI) seasonality in the Canadian Land Surface Scheme (CLASS) and Canadian Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (CTEM) modelling framework. Biogeosciences, 15, 6885-6907.


Asaadi, A., G. Brunet, and M. K. Yau, 2016: The importance of critical layer in differentiating developing from nondeveloping easterly waves. J. Atmos. Sci., 74, 409-417.

Asaadi, A., G. Brunet, and M. K. Yau, 2016: On the dynamics of the formation of the Kelvin cat's eye in tropical cyclogenesis. Part II: Numerical simulation. J. Atmos. Sci., 73, 2339-2359.


Asaadi, A., G. Brunet, and M. K. Yau, 2016: On the dynamics of the formation of the Kelvin cat's eye in tropical cyclogenesis. Part I: Climatological investigation. J. Atmos. Sci., 73, 2317-2338.

Asaadi, A., F. Ahmadi-Givi, S. Ghader, A. R. Mohebalhojeh, 2012: Dynamic analysis of the Mediterranean Storm Track Using Rossby Wave Activity and Fluxes. Iranian Journal of Geophysics, 5(4), 31-45.



Research facility

Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Building, A203, 3800 Finnerty Rd
Victoria, BC V8W 3R4



Other languages

French, Persian