Rui Cheng

Welcome! I am a PhD candidate at Environmental Science and Engineering, Caltech. I was an atmospheric science major at college and trained as an ecologist in my master program at Lehigh University. In July 2017, I started my PhD Program at the GPS division, Caltech. I am primarily working with Prof. Christian Frankenberg and studying the applications of Solar-Induced Fluorescence (SIF).

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rui.cheng [at] caltech [dot] edu

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Publications

Cheng, R., Novak, L., & Schneider, T. (2021). Predicting the interannual variability of California’s total annual precipitation. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2020GL091465. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL091465. pdf, prediction

Cheng, R., Magney, T.S., Dutta, D., Bowling, D.R., Logan, B.A., Burns, S.P., Blanken, P.D., Grossmann, K., Lopez, S., Richardson, A.D. and Stutz, J., 2020. Decomposing reflectance spectra to track gross primary production in a subalpine evergreen forest. Biogeosciences, 17(18), pp.4523-4544. pdf

Seyednasrollah, B., Bowling, D.R., Cheng, R., Logan, B.A., Magney, T.S., Frankenberg, C., Yang, J.C., Young, A.M., Hufkens, K., Arain, M.A. and Black, T.A., 2020. Seasonal variation in the canopy color of temperate evergreen conifer forests. New Phytologist.

Felzer, B.S., Ember, C.R., Cheng, R. and Jiang, M., 2020. The Relationships of Extreme Precipitation and Temperature Events with Ethnographic Reports of Droughts and Floods in Nonindustrial Societies. Weather, Climate, and Society, 12(1), pp.135-148.

Magney, T.S., Bowling, D.R., Logan, B.A., Grossmann, K., Stutz, J., Blanken, P.D., Burns, S.P., Cheng, R., Garcia, M.A., Kӧhler, P. and Lopez, S., 2019. Mechanistic evidence for tracking the seasonality of photosynthesis with solar-induced fluorescence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(24), pp.11640-11645.

Zhang, D., Qiu, G., Gao, Y., Fang, X., Cheng, R., Chang, A. and Chan, C.Y., 2014, October. Crowdsourcing based radio map anomalous event detection system for calibration-on-demand. In 2014 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN) (pp. 220-229). IEEE.

Talks

Sep 3, 2020 - JPL Carbon Club seminar, “Decomposing reflectance spectra to track gross primary production in a subalpine evergreen forest”

Dec 2018 - AGU Fall meeting, “Decomposing reflectance spectra to track gross primary production in a subalpine evergreen forest”