Hsun-Ying Kao

Research Scientist


2101 Fourth Ave., Suite 1310
Seattle, WA 98121, USA
Phone: +1 206-726-0501 ext 140
Fax: +1 206-726-0524
email: hkao (at) esr.org


Research focus: ENSO, tropical air-sea interactions, and data analysis


Hsun-Ying Kao received her B.S. degree in atmospheric sciences from National Taiwan University in 2003, and worked as a research assistant from 2003 to 2004. In 2004, she began her studies on contrasting eastern-Pacific and central-Pacific types of ENSO for her Ph.D. After graduation from University of California, Irvine in 2009, she joined ESR as a research associate, and has been working on the Aquarius satellite project.



B.A. (2003) National Taiwan University (Atmospheric sciences)
Ph.D. (2009) University of California, Irvine (Earth System Science)


Current Research Projects:

  • Aquarius/SAC-D Satellite Mission