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Dr. L Ruby Leung

Dr. L. Ruby Leung

Program Review Panelist

Dr. L. Ruby Leung is a Battelle Fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Dr. Leung is the Chief Scientist of Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, a major effort to develop state-of-the-art capabilities for modeling human-Earth system processes on DOE’s next generation high performance computers. Her research cuts across multiple areas in modeling and analysis of climate and the hydrological cycle including land-atmosphere interactions, orographic processes, monsoon climate, climate extremes, land surface processes, and aerosol-cloud interactions. She is an editor of the American Geophysical Union Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres and American Meteorological Society Journal of Hydrometeorology. Dr. Leung is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering and Washington State Academy of Sciences. Dr. Leung is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and American Geophysical Union (AGU). She is the recipient of the AGU Global Environmental Change Bert Bolin Award and Lecture in 2019, the AGU Atmospheric Science Jacob Bjerknes Lecture in 2020, and the AMS Hydrologic Sciences Medal in 2022.