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Director

ESMC

Prof. Liguang Wu

Executive Director

Current Affiliation
Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology
219 Ningliu Road
Nanjing, Jiangsu Province 210044
P. R. China

Tel:  025-58699950 (o)
E-mail: liguang@nuist.edu.cneosdata2000@yahoo.com
 
Education
Ph. D. (Meteorology), 1999, Dept. of Meteorology, University of Hawaii, USA.
M. S. (Tropical Meteorology), 1990, National Research Center for Marine Environmental Forecast, State Oceanic Administration (SOA), Beijing, China.
B. S.  (Meteorology), 1984, Dept. of Meteorology, Nanjing University, China.
 
Professional Employment
Mar. 2015 – Present: Executive director of Earth System Modeling Center (ESMC), Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology
Jan. 2014 – Present: Specially-appointed Professor by the government of Jiangsu Province
Sept. 2013 – Present: Professor, director of Pacific Typhoon Research Center (PTRC), Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology
June 2009 – Present: Professor, Associate Dean of School of Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology
Jan. 2011 – Jan. 2014: Specially-appointed Professor by the government of Jiangsu Province
Oct. 2006 – Feb. 2008: Associate research scientist, GEST/NASA, Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch and University of Maryland at Baltimore County
July 2002 – Sept. 2006: Assistant research scientist, GEST/NASA, Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch and University of Maryland at Baltimore County
Jan. 2002 – July 2002: Assistant research scientist, Howard University, GEST/NASA, Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch
June 2000 – Jan. 2002: Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) Data Specialist, DAAC, GSFC/NASA.
Aug. 1999 - June 2000: Research Associate, Dept. of Meteorology, University of Hawaii
July 1994 - Aug. 1999: Research Assistant, Dept. of Meteorology, University of Hawaii
July 1990 - July 1994: Weather forecaster, State Oceanic Administration (SOA), Beijing, China
July 1984 - Aug. 1987: Weather forecasterState Oceanic Administration (SOA), Beijing, China

Professional Service
· Editor, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences (China), Journal of the meteorological sciences, Jiangsu Meteorological Society
· Associate editor: Weather and Forecasting
· Journal referee: Journal of Atmospheric Science, Monthly Weather Review, Journal of Climate, Weather and Forecasts, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, International Journal of Climatology, Japan Meteorological Society, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences (China).
· Proposal review: NASA, NSF (USA), NSFC (China)
 
Research Grants
1. NRA03-OES-02
Project Title:              Simulation and Validation of Tropical Cyclogenesis with AQUA Multi-sensor Data Products
Government Agency:          NASA
Award Period:                    January 1, 2004-December 30, 2006
Award Amount:                  $375,000
Staff:                                   PI: L. Wu
                                             Co-PI: S. A. Braun
 
2. NNH05ZDA001N-NAMMA
Project Title:              Analysis and Simulation of the Influence of the Saharan Air Layer on Tropical Cyclogenesis Using Data from NAMMA-06 and A-Train Satellites
Government Agency:          NASA
Award Period:                    January 1, 2007-December 30, 2008
Award Amount:                  $324,938
Staff:                                   PI: L. Wu
                                             Collaborator: S. A. Braun
 
3. NNH06ZDA001N-EOS
Project Title:      Study of the Influence of the Saharan Air Layer on Tropical Cyclone Intensity Using Data from Aqua Multi-Sensors and other “A-Train” Satellites
Government Agency:          NASA
Award Period:                    January 10, 2008-January 09, 2011 ( extended to January 09, 2012)
Award Amount:                  $442,778
Staff:                                    PI: L. Wu   (01/10/2008-11/12/2009) ,C. Shie (11/13/2009-01/09/2012), Collaborator: S. A. Braun
                    
4. GYHY200806009
Project Title:      The projection of the climate change and forecast of the seasonal activity of tropical cyclones in the northern West Pacific under the background of global warming
Government Agency:          Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China
Award Period:                    January 1, 2009-December 30, 2012
Award Amount:                  ¥4,300,000
Staff:                                   PI: L. Wu (represented by Prof. Xinyong Shen)
 
5. NSFC No. 40875038
Project Title:  Study of multi-scale interactions of atmospheric flows during tropical cyclogenesis
Government Agency:          National Natural Science of Foundation of China
Award Period:                    January 1, 2009-December 30, 2011
Award Amount:                  ¥440,000
Staff:                                   PI: L. Wu
 
6. 2009CB421503-MOST
Project Title:      Study of mechanisms of abrupt changes of tropical cyclone tracks during landfall
      Government Agency:        Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China
Award Period:                    January 1, 2009-December 30, 2013
Award Amount:                  ¥4,000,000
Staff:                                   PI: L. Wu
 
7. Jiangsu specially-appointed professorship grant
Government Agency: Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government
 Award Period:                  January 1, 2011-December 30, 2014
Award Amount:                  ¥1,000,000
Staff:    PI: L. Wu
 
8. NSFC No. 41275093
Project Title:  Study of the influence of global warming on tropical cyclogenesis over western North Pacific
Government Agency:          National Natural Science of Foundation of China
Award Period:                    January 1, 2013-December 30, 2016
Award Amount:                  ¥800,000
Staff:                                   PI: L. Wu
 
 
9. Jiangsu specially-appointed professorship grant
Government Agency: Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government
 Award Period:                  January 1, 2014-December 30, 2016
Award Amount:                  ¥1,000,000
Staff:    PI: L. Wu
 
10. 2015CB452803-MOST
Project Title:      Study of mechanisms of tropical cyclone fine structures
      Government Agency:        Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China
Award Period:                    January 1, 2015-December 30, 2019
Award Amount:                  ¥5,070,000
Staff:                                   PI: L. Wu
 
11. 2015418013-MOST
Project Title:      Development of the MME System for Global Ocean Climate Prediction
      Government Agency:        Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China
Award Period:                    January 1, 2015-December 30, 2019
Award Amount:                  ¥3,300,000
Staff:                                   PI: L. Wu
 
Selected Publications
Ni, X., Q. Zhang, D. Ma, L. Wu, and F. Ren, 2015: Climatology and trends of tropical cyclone high wind in mainland China: 1959–2011, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos.120, 12,378–12,393, doi:10.1002/2015JD024031.
Cao, J., B. Wang, B. Xiang, J. Li, T. Wu, X. Fu, L. Wu, and J. Min, 2015: Major modes of short-term climate variability in the newly developed NUIST Earth System Model (NESM). Adv. Atmos. Sci.32(5), 585–600, doi: 10.1007/s00376-014-4200-6.
Wu, L., W. Tian, Q. Liu, J. Cao, and J. A. Knaff, 2015: Implications of the observed relationship between tropical cyclone size and intensity over the western North Pacific. J. Climate28, 9501-9506.
Wu, L., and J. Duan, 2015: Extended simulation of tropical cyclone formation in the western North Pacific monsoon trough. J. Atmos. Sci.72, 4469–4485.
Zhao, H., X. Jiang, and L. Wu, 2015: Modulation of northwest Pacific tropical cyclone genesis by the intraseasonal variability. J. Meteor. Res. Japan93, 81-97.
Wu, L., C. Wang, and B. Wang, 2015: Westward shift of western North Pacific tropical cyclogenesis. Geophys. Res. Lett.42, 2015GL063450.
Liang, J., and L. Wu, 2015: Sudden Track Changes Of Tropical Cyclones In Monsoon Gyres: Full-Physics, Idealized Numerical Experiments. J. Atmos. Sci.72, 1307-1322.
Wang, C., and L. Wu, 2015: Influence of future tropical cyclone track changes on their basin-wide intensity over the western North Pacific: Downscaled CMIP5 projections. Adv. Atmos. Sci.32, 613-623.
Zong, H., and L. Wu, 2015: Re-examination of tropical cyclone formation in monsoon troughs over the western North Pacific. Adv. Atmos. Sci.32, 924-934.
Wu, L., and C. Wang, 2015: Has the western Pacific subtropical high extended westward since the late 1970s? J. Climate28, 5406-5413.
Zong, H., and L. Wu, 2015: Synoptic-scale influences on tropical cyclone formation within the western North Pacific Monsoon Trough. Mon. Wea. Rev.143, 3421-3433.
Zhao, H., X. Jiang, and L. Wu, 2015: Modulation of Northwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Genesis by the Intraseasonal Variability, J. Meteor. Soc. Japan93, 1, DOI:10.2151/ jmsj.2015-006.
Zhao, H., L. Wu, and R. Wang, 2014: Decadal Variations of Intense Tropical Cyclones over the Western North Pacific during 1948–2010. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences31, 57-65.
Liang, J., L. Wu, and H. Zong, 2014: Idealized Numerical Simulations of Tropical Cyclone Formation associated with Monsoon Gyres. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences31, 305-315.
Zhao, H., and L. Wu, 2014:  Inter-decadal Shift of the Prevailing Tropical Cyclone Tracks over the Western North Pacific and its Mechanism Study. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics125, 1-13.
Zhang J., L. Wu, F. Ren and X. Cui, 2013: Changes in Tropical Cyclone Rainfall in China. Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan90, 585-595, 2013.
Wu, L., Z. Ni, J. Duan and H. Zong, 2013:  Sudden Tropical cyclone track changes over western North Pacific: A Composite study. Monthly Weather Review141, 2597–2610.
Wu, L., H. Zong, and J. Liang, 2013: Observational Analysis of Tropical Cyclone Formation Associated with Monsoon Gyres.  Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences,70, 1023–1034.
Wang, C., L. Wu, 2012: Tropical Cyclone Intensity Change in the Western North Pacific: Downscaling from IPCC AR4 Experiments. Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan90, 223-233.
Wang, B., S. Xu, L. Wu, 2012: Intensified Arabian Sea tropical stormsNature489 (7416): E1 DOI: 10.1038/nature11470.
Tao, L., L. Wu, Y. Wang, J. Yang, 2012: Influence of Tropical Indian Ocean Warming and ENSO on Tropical Cyclone Activity over the Western North Pacific. Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan90, 127-144.
Wu, L., and H. Zhao, 2012: Dynamically-Derived Tropical Cyclone Intensity Changes over the Western North Pacific. J. Climate25, 89-98.
Song, J., J. Han,   S. J. Li, Y. Wang, L. Wu, 2011: Re-examination of Trends Related to Tropical Cyclone Activity over the Western North Pacific Basin. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences28, 699-708.
Wu, L., J. Liang, and C.-C. Wu, 2011: Monsoonal Influence on Typhoon Morakot (2009). Part I: Observational Analysis. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences68, 2208-2221.
Liang, J., L. Wu, X. Ge, and C.-C. Wu, 2011: Monsoonal Influence on Typhoon Morakot (2009). Part II: Numerical Simulation. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences68,2222-2235.
Wu, L., H. Zong, and J. Liang, 2011: Observational Analysis of Sudden Tropical Cyclone Track Changes in the Vicinity of the East China Sea. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 68, 3012–3031.
Wang, R., L. Wu, and C. Wang, 2011: Typhoon track changes associated with global warming. J. Climate, 24, 3748-3752.
Zhao, H., L. Wu, and W. Zhou, 2011: Interannual Changes of Tropical Cyclone Intensity in the Western North Pacific. Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan89, 243-254.
Chen, X., L. Wu, and J. Zhang, 2011:  Increasing duration of tropical cyclones over China, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L02708, doi:10.1029/2010GL046137.
Pan, W., L. Wu, and C.-L. Shie, 2011: Influence of Saharan Air Layer on Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Formation during 1-12 September 2003. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences28, 16-32.
Wu, L., L. Tao, and Q. Ding, 2010: Influence of Sea Surface Temperature Warming on Atlantic Tropical Cyclones Formation. Journal of Climate23, 5978-5989.
Zhao, H., L. Wu, and W. Zhou, 2010: Assessing the Influence of ENSO on Tropical Cyclone Prevailing Tracks in the Western North Pacific, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences27,  1-11.
Song, J., Y. Wang and L. Wu, 2010: Trend Discrepancies in Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclones. J. Geophys. Res., 115, D12128, doi:10.1029/2009JD013058.
Wu, L., and L. Tao, 2010: A Mechanism for Long-Term Changes of Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Intensity, Climate DynamicsDOI 10.1007/s00382-010-0768-4.
Zhao, H, L. Wu, and W. Zhou, 2009: Observational Relationship of Climatologic Beta Drift with Large-Scale Environmental Flows. Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L18809, doi:10.1029/2009GL040126.
Wu, L., 2009: Comparison of Atmospheric Infrared Sounder Temperature and Relative Humidity Profiles with NAMMA Dropsonde Observations. J. Geophys. Res., 114, D19205, doi:10.1029/2009JD012083.
Shu, S., and L. Wu, 2009, Analysis of the influence of Saharan air layer on tropical cyclone intensity using AIRS/Aqua data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L09809, doi:10.1029/2009GL037634.
Zhang, Q., L. Wu, and Q. Liu 2009: Tropical Cyclone Damages in China: 1983-2006, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society90, 489-495.
Wang, X., L. Wu, Ren Fumin, Wang Yongmei, and Li Weijing, 2008: Influence of Tropical Cyclones On China During 1965-2004, Advanced in Atmospheric Sciences25,417-426.
Wu, L., Bin Wang, and S. A. Braun, 2008: Implications of tropical cyclone power dissipation index (PDI). International Journal of Climatology28,727-731.
Wu, L., Bin Wang, 2008: What changed the proportion of intense hurricanes in the last 30 years? Journal of Climate, 21, 1434-1441.
Wu, L., 2007: Impact of Saharan Air Layer on hurricane peak intensity. Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L09802, doi:10.1029/2007GL029564.
Braun, S. A., and L. Wu, 2007: A numerical study of Hurricane Erin (2001). Part II: Shear and the organization of eyewall vertical motion. Monthly Weather Review, 135, 1179-1194.
Wu, L. Qiang Zhang and Zhihong Jiang, 2006: Three Gorges Dam affects regional precipitation. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L13806. doi:10.1029/2006GL026780.
Wu, L., S. A. Braun, J. J. Qu, and X. Hao, 2006: Simulating the formation of Hurricane Isabel (2003) with AIRS data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L04804, doi:10.1029/2005GL024665.
Wu, L., S. A. Braun, J. Halverson, and G. Heymsfield, 2006: A numerical study of hurricane Erin (2001). Part I: Model verification and storm Evolution.  Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 63, 65-86 .
Wu, L., B. Wang, and S. Geng, 2005: Growing typhoon influence on East Asia.  Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 32, No. 18, L18703 10.1029/2005GL022937.
Wu, L., Bin Wang, and S. A. Braun, 2005: Impacts of air-sea interaction on tropical cyclone track and intensity. Monthly Weather Review, 133, 3299-3314.
Wu, L., S. A. Braun, 2004: Effects of Environmentally Induced asymmetries on hurricane intensity: A numerical study.  Journal of the Atmospheric Science, 61, 3065-3081.
Wu, L., Bin Wang, 2004: Assessing impacts of global warming on tropical cyclone tracks. Journal of Climate, 17, 1686-1698.
Wu, L., and B. Wang, 2001: Effects of convective heating on movement and vertical coupling of tropical cyclones: A numerical study, Journal of the Atmospheric Science, 58, 3639-3649.
Wu, L., and B. Wang, 2001: Movement and vertical coupling of adiabatic baroclinic tropical cyclones, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 58, 1801-1814.
Wu, L., and B. Wang, 2000: A potential vorticity tendency diagnostic approach for tropical cyclone motion. Monthly Weather Review, 128, 1899-1911.
Wang, B.,  R. L. Elsberry, Y. Wang, and L. Wu, 1998: Dynamics of tropical cyclone motion: A Review. Chinese Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 22, 535-547
Wang, B., and L. Wu, 1997: Subseasonal variations of tropical storm tracks in the western North Pacific, MAUSAM, 48, 189-194.
Wang, B., X. Li, and L. Wu, 1997: Direction of hurricane beta drift horizontally sheared flows, Journal of the Atmosphere Sciences, 54, 1462-1471.
Wu, L., 1993: Influence of vertical shear of basic flow on tropical planetary waves, Journal of Tropical Meteorology, 9, 272-275. 
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