Dr. Hai Lin

Research Scientist - Atmospheric large-scale dynamics, Monthly and seasonal predictions

Lead research and development of subseasonal to seasonal predictions.

Current research and/or projects

Research on dynamic atmospheric processes with a time scale longer than a week that influence medium- and extended-range, and seasonal predictions

  • Research on atmospheric low-frequency variability
  • Research on air-sea interactions
  • Research on atmospheric predictability
  • Research on numerical modelling and forecasting
  • Research on tropics-extratropics interactions

Professional activities / interests

Editor-in-Chief of Climate Science: Atmosphere-Ocean

Adjunct professor of the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University

Adjunct professor, Université du Québec à Montréal

Steering Group member of the Subseasonal to Seasonal Prediction Project (S2S), WWRP/WCRP 

Education and awards

President's Prize, Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographical Society (CMOS), 2010.

Ph.D. (1995), Atmospheric Sciences, McGill University, Canada

M.Sc. (1986), Meteorology, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, China

B.Sc. (1983), Meteorology, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, China

Key publications

Wu, Z., and H. Lin, 2011: Interdecadal Variability of the ENSO-North Atlantic Oscillation COnnection in Boreal Summer.Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., DOI:10.1002/qj.1889.

Lin, H., and Z. Wu, 2012: Indian Summer Monsoon Influence on the Weather in the North Atlantic-European Region. Clim. Dyn., 39, DOI:10.1007/s00382-011-1286-8, 303-311.

Wu, Z., H. Lin, J. Li, Z. Jiang, and T. Ma, 2012: Heat Wave Frequency Variability over North America:Two Distinct Leading Modes. J. Geophy Res., 117, D02102, doi:10.1029/2011JD016908.

Yu, B., and H. Lin, 2012: Tropical/Extratropical forcing on wintertime variability of the extratropical temperature and circulation. Clim. Dyn., DOI 10.1007/s00382-012-1367-3.

Lin, H, and Z. Wu, 2011: Contribution of the autumn Tibetan Plateau snow cover to seasonal prediction of North American winter temperature. J. Climate, 24, 2801-2813.

Yao, W., H. Lin, and J. Derome, 2011, Submonthly forecasting of winter surface air temperature in North America based on tropical organized convection. Atmosphere-Ocean, 49, doi:10.1080/07055900.2011.556882, 51-60.

Lin, H., and G. Brunet, 2011: Impact of the North Atlantic Oscillation on the forecast skill of the Madden-Julian Oscillation. Geophys. Res. Lett., VOL. 38, L02802, doi:10.1029/2010GL046131.

Lin, H., G. Brunet, J. Fontecilla, 2010: Impact of the Madden-Julian Oscillation on the intraseasonal forecast skill of the North Atlantic Oscillation. Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L19803, doi:10.1029/2010GL044315.

Lin, H., G. Brunet, and R. Mo, 2010: Impact of the Madden-Julian Oscillation on wintertime precipitation in Canada. Mon. Wea. Rev., 138, 3822-3839.

He, J., H. Lin, and Z. Wu, 2010: Another look at influences of the Madden-Julian Oscillation on the wintertime East Asian weather. J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2010JD014787.

Markovic, M., H. Lin, K. Winger, 2010: Simulating Global and North American climate
using the Global Environmental Multiscale Model with a variable resolution modelling approach. Mon. Wea. Rev., 138, 3967-3987.

Jia, X., H. Lin and J. Derome, 2010: Improving seasonal forecast skill of North American surface air temperature in fall using a post-processing method. Mon. Wea. Rev., 138, 1843-1857.

Lin, H. 2009. Global extratropical response to diabatic heating variability of the Asian summer monsoong. J. Atmos. Sci. 66, 2697-2713.

Lin, H., and G. Brunet. 2009. The influence of the Madden-Julian Oscillation on Canadian wintertime surface air temperature. Mon. Wea. Rev., 137, 2250-2262.

Lin, H., G. Brunet and J. Derome. 2009. An observed connection between the North Atlantic Oscillation and the Madden-Julian Oscillation. J. Climate, 22, 364-380.

Jia, X., H. Lin, and J. Derome, 2009, The influence of tropical Pacific forcing on the Arctic Oscillation. Climate Dynamics, 32, 495-509.

Lin, H., G. Brunet and J. Derome. 2008. Forecast skill of the Madden-Julian Oscillation in two Canadian atmospheric models. Mon. Wea. Rev., 136, 4130-4149.

Lin, H., G. Brunet and J. Derome. 2008. Seasonal forecasts of Canadian winter precipitationby post-processing GCM integrations. Mon. Wea. Rev. 136:769-783.

Tang, Y., H. Lin, and A. M. Moore, 2008, Measuring the potential predictability of ensemble climate predictions.  J. Geophys. Res., 113, D04108, doi:10.1029/2007JD008804.

Lin, H., G. Brunet and J. Derome. 2007. Intraseasonal variability in a dry atmospheric model. J. Atmos. Sci. 64:2422-2441.

Jia, X., J. Derome, and H. Lin, 2007, Comparison of the life cycles of the NAO using
different definitions. J. Climate, 20, 5992-6011.

Lin, H., J. Derome and G. Brunet, 2007, The nonlinear transient atmospheric response to tropical forcing. J. Climate, 20, 5642-5665.

Tang, Y., H .Lin, J. Derome, and M.K. Tippett, 2007, Measuring the reliability of seasonal predictions for the Arctic Oscillation. J. Climate, 20, 4733-4750.

Lin, H., J. Derome and G. Brunet, 2005: Correction of atmospheric dynamical
seasonal forecasts using the leading ocean-forced spatial patterns. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L14804, doi:10.1029/2005GL023060.

Lin, H., J. Derome and G. Brunet, 2005: Tropical Pacific link to the two dominant
patterns of atmospheric variability. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L03801, doi:10.1029/2004GL021495.

Derome, J., H. Lin, G. Brunet, 2005: Seasonal forecasting with a simple General Circulation Model. J. Climate, 18, 597-609.

Research facility

2121, route Transcanadienne
Dorval, QC H9P 1J3


Member: Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union