Warren Lee

Systems Analyst - Earth system model development/application support

Current research and/or projects

Development and application support of global climate models, with particular focus on physical ocean and ocean carbon modelling

Development and support of CanESM/CanCM/CanOM models

Application of CanESM/CanCM for CMIP5 contribution

Education and awards

Climate Research Branch Equinox Award 2004

M.Sc. Physical Oceanography, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

B.Sc. Physics, University of British Columbia

Diploma - Technical Electrical Engineering, BC Institute Of Technology

Key publications

Saenko, O. A, J.C. Fyfe, N.C. Swart, W.G. Lee and M.H. England (2015), Influence of tropical wind on global temerature from months to decades, Climate Dynamics (Accepted, Ms. No. CLDY-D-15-00474R2)

Clara J. Deal, Nadja Steiner, Jim Christian, Jaclyn Clement Kinney, Ken Denman, Scott Elliott, Georgina Gibson, Meibing Jin, Diane Lavoie, Sang Lee, Warren Lee, Wieslaw Maslowski, Jia Wang, and Eiji Watanabe (2014), Progress and Challenges in Biogeochemical Modeling of the Pacific Arctic Region. In: The Pacific Arctic Region: Ecosystem Status and Trends in a Rapidly Changing Environment, Co-Editors Grebmeier, J.M. and W. Maslowski, Springer Publishing (450p), ISBN 978-94-017-8862-5

Steiner, N. S., W. G. Lee, and J. R. Christian (2013). Enhanced gas fluxes in small sea ice leads and cracks: Effects on CO2 exchange and ocean acidification, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 118, 1195-1205, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20100.

Saenko, Oleg A., Xiaoming Zhai, William J. Merryfield, Warren G. Lee, 2012: The Combined Effect of Tidally and Eddy-Driven Diapycnal Mixing on the Large-Scale Ocean Circulation. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 42, 526–538. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-11-0122.1

Arora, V. K., J. F. Scinocca, G. J. Boer, J. R. Christian, K. L. Denman, G. M. Flato, V. V. Kharin, W. G. Lee, and W. J. Merryfield. 2011. Carbon emission limits required to satisfy future representative concentration pathways of greenhouse gases. Geophys. Res. Lett.. 38, L05805, doi:10.1029/2010GL046270.

Saenko, Oleg A., Xiao-Yi Yang, Matthew H. England and Warren G. Lee. Subduction and transport in the Indian and Pacific Oceans in a 2xCO2 climate. JClim Volume 24, Issue 6 (March 2011) pp. 1821-1838 doi: 10.1175/2010JCLI3880.1

Saenko, O. A. and W. G. Lee (2010) Reorganization of the ocean overturning circulation in a colder climate. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L04606, doi:10.1029/2010GL042417

Christian, J. R., V. K. Arora, G. J. Boer, C. L. Curry, K. Zahariev, K. L. Denman, G. M. Flato, W. G. Lee, W. J. Merryfield, N. T. Roulet, and J. F. Scinocca, 2009: The global carbon cycle in the Canadian Earth System Model (CanESM1): Preindustrial control simulation, JGR Vol 115, G03014, doi:10.1029/2008JG000920, 2010

Arora, V. K., G. J. Boer, J. R. Christian, C. L. Curry, K. L. Denman, K. Zahariev, G. M. Flato, J. F. Scinocca, W. J. Merryfield, W. G. Lee. 2009. The effect of terrestrial photosynthesis down-regulation on the 20th century carbon budget simulated with the CCCma Earth System Model. J. Clim. 22, 6066-6088.

Flato, G.M., G.J. Boer, W.G. Lee, N.A. McFarlane, D. Ramsden, M.C. Reader and A.J. Weaver. 2000. The Canadian Centre for Climate Modeling and Analysis global coupled model and its climate. Climate Dynamics , 16, 451-467.

Lee, W.G., G. Holloway, W. W. Hsieh. 1992. Importance of bottom topography in the seasonal cycle of the North Pacific subarctic gyre. Atmosphere-Ocean, 30, 140-145.

Hsieh, W.W., W.G. Lee, and L.A. Mysak. 1991. Using a numerical model of the Northeast Pacific Ocean to study the interannual variability of the Fraser River Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 48: 623-630.

Hsieh, W.W. and W.G. Lee. 1990. A Numerical Hindcast of the Interannual Variability in the Northeast Pacific Ocean, 1955-1979. Tech. report no. 90-6. Institute of Applied Mathematics, University of British Columbia.

Hsieh, W. W. and W. G. Lee. 1989. A Numerical Model for the Variability of the Northeast Pacific Ocean. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 108, 247-254.

Emery, W. J.; W. Lee; W. Zenk; J. Meincke. 1986. A low-cost digital XBT system and its application to the real-time computation of dynamic height. J. Atmos. Ocean. Techn., 3(1), 75-83.

Emery, W. J., W. G. Lee, and L. Magaard. 1984. Geographic and seasonal distributions of Brunt-Vaisala frequency and Rossby Radii in the North Pacific and North Atlantic. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 14, 294-317.

Research facility

3800 Finnerty Rd
Victoria, BC V8W 3R4


American Geophysical Union

Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society