Lei Meng

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Lei Meng
Pronouns: Dr.
Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor
(269) 387-3418
(269) 387-3442
3240 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5424
Mailing address: 
Department of Geography
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5424 USA
  • Ph.D., Geography, Texas A&M University, 2009
  • M.S., Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005
  • M.S., Soil Science, China Agricultural University, 2003
  • B.S., Hydrogeology, Nanjing University, 2000
Teaching interests: 
  • Introduction to Meteorology and Climatology
  • Climatology
  • Geographic Research
  • Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future
Research interests: 
  • Hydroclimatology
  • Climate Variability and Change
  • Climate Modeling

Dr. Meng is a physical geographer with research interest and expertise in lake-effect snowfall variability, land-atmosphere interactions, climate variability and climate changes well as their impacts on hydrological and terrestrial ecosystems. He uses multiple statistical methods to investigate inter-annual variability in snow, summer drought, and extreme temperatures in both US and East Asian regions. He also uses the Community Earth System Model (CESM) to investigate hydrological and biogeochemical processes that are interactive with climate.