Qi Li

Qi is interested in issues related to urban micro-meteorology and designing more sustainable cities. Her work uses high-resolution numerical models to study the turbulent transport of momentum, heat and mass in the atmospheric boundary layer, especially boundary layer characterized by topographically complex roughness elements, such as the atmospheric boundary layer in urban environment. Understanding the basic mechanisms of turbulent transport in these complex surfaces will be a crucial step to better micro-meteorological models and urban design from a quantitative perspective.