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Contact Information


Jet Propulsion Laboratory
M/S 183-601
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109






Yi Chao

  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1993-Present)
    • Principal Scientist (2004-present)
    • Aquarius Project Scientist (2003-present)
    • Research Scientist (1997-2004)
    • Scientist (1993-1996)
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE), UCLA

Role in CIMT

  • Member of CIMT Modeling & Forecasting Team

  • Joined CIMT in 2003 to begin collaborating on ocean observing modeling efforts

Research Interests

  • Satellite oceanography with a particular focus on coastal oceans

  • Ocean modeling, data assimilation, and forecasting

  • Interdisciplinary science of coupling ocean circulation with ecosystem and air-sea interactions

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