Chi-Yu Lin
Chi-Yu Lin
Senior Associate
Environmental & Earth Sciences
  • Seattle

Mr. Lin’s background is in civil and environmental engineering. His research has focused on the use of geophones to detect sound-wave signals from active debris flow regions and application of Fast Fourier Transform to determine the specific frequency ranges of debris flow. His work provided additional in-situ observations and enhanced the existing debris flow monitoring and early warning system. He has also managed updates to the Toxic Release sector of the Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Assessment (EIO-LCA) model and implemented data from U.S. EPA Toxic Release Inventory, Bureau of Economic Analysis of Department of Census, and North American Industry Classification System into the EIO-LCA model.

He applied the Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) model, a large-scale, semi-distributed hydrology model, in simulating snow water equivalent (SWE) and snow depth in mountainous areas in the Pacific Northwest and Colorado River headwater regions. He also managed a near-real-time surface-water monitoring system that provided daily updates of soil moisture, SWE, and total moisture over the continental U.S. and Mexico territories.

Mr. Lin has experience processing and analyzing meteorological, geological, and USGS measurement data and applying large-scale surface hydrology models, such as the Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) model, to simulate evapotranspiration, groundwater recharge, snow accumulation/ablation, and stream flow. He also has experience with small watershed hydrology models (HSPF), reservoir models (STELLA), and spatial data analysis with ArcGIS, as well as PERL scripting language, and database management tools such as Microsoft SQL and MySQL.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009
  • M.S., Hydraulic Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2006
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2004

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Certificate in Database Management — Professional and Continuing Education, University of Washington

LANGUAGES

  • Chinese

Publications

Nijssen B, Shukla S, Lin C, Gao H, Zhou T, Sheffield J, Wood EF, Lettenmaier DP. A prototype Global Drought Information System based on multiple land surface models. Journal of Hydrometeorology 2013; 15:1661–1676. doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-13-090.1.

Livneh B, Rosenberg EA, Lin C, Nijssen B, Mishra V, Andreadis L, Maurer EP, Lettenmaier DP. A long-term hydrologically based data set of land surface fluxes and states for the conterminous United States: Updates and extensions. Journal of Climate 2013. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00508.1.

Presentations


Lin C, Chen F, Lettenmaier DP. Modeling snowpack evolution in complex forested terrain in the Colorado River Headwaters Region: A model intercomparison study. Poster presentation, University of Washington Water Symposium, Seattle, WA, 2013.

Lin C, Li X, Tsang L, Josberger E, Lettenmaier DP. Assimilation of AMSR-E snow products with optimized snow parameters in mountainous basins. Poster presentation, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2012.

Lin C, Xu X, Livneh B, Lettenmaier DP, Tsang, L, Josberger E. Assimilation of AMSR-E snow products in mountainous basins. Poster presentation, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2011.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009
  • M.S., Hydraulic Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2006
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2004

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Certificate in Database Management — Professional and Continuing Education, University of Washington

LANGUAGES

  • Chinese