Department of Atmospheric Sciences and NUIST-UH Atmosphere-Ocean Research Center (AORC)
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii
Address: 1680 East-West Rd., POST Bldg. 401, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Tel: (808) 956-2563, Fax: (808) 956-9425
• Ph. D. (1984), Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Florida State University.
• M. S. (1981), Meteorology, University of Science and Technology of China, Beijing.
• B. S. (Equivalent) (1966), Physical Oceanography, Ocean University of China.
• 03/2014 – Prsent: Director of ESMC, NUIST
• 07/2010-01/2014: Chair of Department of Meteorology
• 01/99 – Present: Co-Leader for IPRC Asian-Australian Monsoon Theme
• 07/92 - Present: Professor, Meteorology, University of Hawaii.
• 01/88 - Present: Senior Fellow, JIMAR, NOAA/UH
• 07/89 - 06/92: Associate professor, Meteorology, University of Hawaii.
• 01/87- 06/89: Assistant Professor, Meteorology, University of Hawaii.
• 11/84 - 12/86: Visiting Scientist, GFDP, Princeton University.
• 08/84- 11/84: Research Associate, GFDI, Florida State University.
• 05/81 - 08/84: Research Assistant, Meteorology and GFDI, Florida State University.
• 09/78-04/81: Research Assistant, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
• 02/68-08/78: Meteorologists, Chinese Meteorological Administration/Shangdong Province
I. HONORS, AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
• 2015 Received the Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal, the highest award from American Meteorological Society, in 2015 “for creative insights leading to important advances in the understanding of tropical and monsoonal processes and their predictability”.
• 2015 Received the “You bring charm to the world as most influential Chinese 2014-2015” Award.
• 2013: Elected Fellow, American Geophysical Union.
• 2013: University of Hawaii “Board of Regent’s Medal for Excellence in Research” Award.
• 2012: “Scientist of the Year” Award 2011-2012 ARCS (Achievement Awards for College Scientists) foundation, Honolulu Chapter.
• 2011: Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Republic Korea, Foreign PI of “Global Research Laboratory” on Global Monsoon Climate Change, 2011-2017.
• 2009: Elected Fellow, American Meteorological Society.
• 2004: Visiting Professorship Award, Center of Excellence for Earth-Sun Relation Research, Nagoya University, Japan 2004
• 2000: Visiting Scholar Award, Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship, Chaired by Dr. Yuan-Tseh Lee Nobel Laureate.
• 2001: Visiting Professorship, Center for Climate System Research, University of Tokyo.
• 2000: Visiting Professorship, City University of Hong Kong.
• 1994: Visiting Scientist Fellowship, Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg.
• 1993: Visiting Professorship, National Meteorological Center/Climate Prediction Center
I-2 Keynote /Distinguished lecture
• 2013: Plenary talk on COAA international conference, Hong Kong 8-19 to 22 2013.
• 2012: Keynote, Korean National Academy of Science, 39th international symposium, Oct 19th 2012, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
• 2012: Keynote, Eighth Session of the Forum on Regional Climate Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction for Asia (FOCRAII), 5-7 April 2012, Beijing China.
• 2011: Keynote, APEC Climate Symposium, Sept. 16-19 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii. USA.
• 2009: Keynote, First International Conference on Policy & Research for Global Disaster Management, National Emergency Management Agency, Korea. Nov 11-13 2009. Seoul.
• 2009: Distinguished Lectures, “Beijing Summer School for Atmosphere, Climate and Environment: Climate Dynamics and Physics”, August 10-18 2009, Peking University.
• 2009: Keynote, International Frontier Research Forum on Atmospheric Sciences, April 18-19 2009 Nanjing University, Nanjing. China.
• 2008: Keynote lecture, Conference on Teleconnection in the Atmosphere and Ocean, 17 - 20 November 2008, International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Trieste, Italy.
• 2008: Keynote, WMO Fourth International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM-IV), 20-25 October 2008, Beijing.
• 2008: Keynote, International Workshop on Anthropogenic Impacts on Asian Monsoon, MAIRS, April 21-23, 2008, Nanjing.
• 2007: Keynote, 3dAlexander von Humboldt International Conference on The East Asian Summer Monsoon: Past, present and future, 27-31 August 2007, Beijing.
• 2007: Keynote, International Conference on "Celebrating the Monsoon", June 24-27 2007, Bangalore, India.
• 2007: Key note, Pacific Science Congress/ Symposium on Global Change, Asian Monsoon, and Extreme Weather and Climate, 11-12 June 2007, Taipei.
• 2006: Keynote lecture, International Center for Theoretical Physics, Workshop on Seasonal Climate Prediction August 7-18 2006, Trieste.
• 2006: Keynote lecture, First ECCE summer school of advanced study in climate and environment: Modeling of the Climate System, July 30-August 12, 2006, Beijing.
• 2006: Keynote, WMO/Winter MONEX: A Quarter Century and Beyond, April 4-7 2006, Kuala Lumpur.
• 2006: Keynote lecture, International Center for Theoretical Physics Workshop on Tropical Convection and MJO, March 14-18 2006, Trieste, Italy, (Fundamental processes of the Madden-Julian Oscillation).
• 2005: Keynote, International Symposium on Active Geosphere, November 8-11, 2005, Wuhan, China.
• 2001: Keynote, Asian Monsoons and Global Linkages on Milankovitch and sub-Milankovitch Time Scales. Beijing, May 9-14, 2001.
• 2000: Keynote, International Conference on Ocean and Atmosphere, June 2000, Taipei, Taiwan.
• 1998: Keynote lecture, WMO Commission for Atmospheric Sciences XII session, Skopje, Macedonia.
I-3 Major International/National Boards and Committees
• 2012-Present, Co-Chair, Science Advisory Committee, Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Climate Center.
• 2010-President, Chair, Advisory Board, Research Center for Environmental Changes (RCEC), Academia Sinica. Taiwan.
• 2007-2012, Co-Chair, Science Steering Committee, WCRP/CLIVAR-GEWEX Asian Monsoon Years (2007-2012).
• 2007-Present, Co-Chair, Advisory Committee, WMO (World Meteorological Organization)/ WWRP/TMR Monsoon Panel's Expert Team on Climate Impacts on Monsoon Weather.
• 2007-2014, Co-Chair, IGBP/PAGES Working Group on Global Monsoon and Low Latitude Dynamics
• 2015-present, Member, International Science Advisory Committee, Center for Climate Research Singapore.
• 2009-2013, Member, WCRP (World Climate Research Program)/ CLIVAR Asian-Australian Monsoon Panel (AAMP).
• 2011-Presint: Science Advisory Committee member, College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing Normal University.
• 2006-Present, Science Advisory Committee member, Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Science, USA
• 2006-Present: Science Advisors to National Climate Center of Chinese Meteorological Administration.
• 2003-Present: Science Advisor to Central Weather Bureau, Taiwan.
• 2005-2009, Co-Chair, WCRP(World Climate Research Program)/ CLIVAR Asian-Australian Monsoon Panel (AAMP).
• 2008-2010, National Research Council (NRC), Member, Committee on Assessment of Intraseasonal to Interannual Climate Prediction and Predictability.
• 2007-2009, WCRP/WWRP/YOTC (Year of Tropical Convection), Member, Science Steering Committee.
• 2004-2008, WCRP/CLIVAR Science Steering Group Member.
• 2001-2010, Co-Chair, Academic Committee, National Key Laboratory for Atmospheric Science and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
• 2004-2006, START/ MAIRS (Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study), member, Science Steering Committee, • 2000-2005, American Meteorological Society (AMS)/Committee on Interaction of the Sea and Atmosphere, Member.
• 2005-2009: Editor, Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, American Meteorological Society.
• 2008-2011: Editor, Asian-Pacific J. of Atmos. Sci..
• 2004-2007: Editor, Journal of the Korean Meteorological Society.
• 2001-Present: Associated Editor, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences.
• 2001-Present: Advisory board, World Scientific Publishing Company's Book Series on East Asian Meteorology.
• 1999-Present: Editorial Board Member, Acta Meteorologica Sinica, Chinese Meteorological Society.
• 2001-Present: Editorial Board Member, Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 01/02-present.
I-5 Organizer-International conferences (2007-2013)
• 2015: Organizer, Second International Symposium on Earth System Modeling. Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China. Oct 15-16 2015.
• 2014: Organizer, First International Symposium on Earth System Modeling. Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China. April 2014.
• 2013: Co-organizer, Open Science Meeting of Asian Monsoon Years (200702012), Zhuhai, China. October 25-26, 2013.
• 2012: Co-organizer, Atmospheric Science Section/AOGS (Asian-Oceanic Geophysical Society)-AGU (WPGM) 2012 Assembly, Singapore, Aug 13-17, 2012.
• 2012: Co-organizer, International Workshop on Interdecadal Variability of Global Monsoons, Nanjing, China, 10-12 September 2012.
• 2010: Co-organizer, IGBP/PAGES Second Global Monsoon Symposium, September 13-15, 2010, Shanghai.
• 2009: Co-organizer, Sixth International Workshop on Asian Monsoon Years (2007-2012), November 30-December 1 2009, Kunming, China.
• 2009: Co-organizer, Fifth International Workshop on Asian Monsoon Years (2007-2012), August 12, 2009, Singapore.
• 2008: Co-organizer, WMO Fourth International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM-IV), 20-25 October 2008, Beijing.
• 2008: Co-organizer, IGBP/PAGES First Global Monsoon Symposium, Oct 29-Nov2, 2008, Shanghai.
• 2008, Director, Advanced Institute on “The Asian monsoon system: Prediction of change and variability”, START/AAMP, January 2-12 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii.
• 2007: Co-organizer, Second International workshop on Asian Monsoon Years (2007-2012), September 3-4 2007 Bali, Indonesia.
I-6 Guest Professorship
• 2013-present: Director, Earth System Modeling Center, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology.
• 2011-Present: Oversea Dean and Guest Professor, College of Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology.
• 2001-Present: Guest Professor, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Science.
• 2008-2011: Guest Professor, Peking University.
• 2005-2009: Leader Professor, Ocean University of China/ College of Physical Oceanography and Marine Environment.
• 1992-2001: Guest Professor, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences
• 2002-2008: Guest Professor, National Climate Center of China
II-1 Areas of Expertise
General Fields: Climate Dynamics, Dynamic Meteorology, Tropical Meteorology, and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics.
Specific areas: Global Monsoons, Tropical Intraseasonal Oscillation, El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), Climate Variability, Predictability and Prediction, Climate Changes, Tropical Cyclones, Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction, Atmospheric Waves and Instability.
Research approaches involve theoretical analysis, numerical modeling, and observational analyses. Research efforts focus on understanding of the fundamental physics governing variations of weather and climate.
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H-Index: 83 (Google Scholar); 70 (Web of Science)
Total citation: over 23,000. There are 70 papers cited by more than 100 times (Google Scholar).
II-3 Major scientific contribution
Bin Wang has made seminal contributions to the advancement of scientific understanding of the dynamics and predictability of monsoon and tropical climate. He has shared the wealth of his expertise and depth of his insights through more than 300 scholar publications and pivotal participation in international scientific conferences.
He has made a ground breaking advance in understanding monsoon climate variability and predictability, which reshapes the conventional perception on the physical basis for monsoon seasonal prediction. He has pioneered development of understanding of the essential dynamics of MJO and active-break cycles of the monsoons. He also discovered and interpreted inter-decadal changes of ENSO properties, boreal summer Circum-Global Teleconnection, and the impacts of mean flow on equatorial wave dynamics, which lay foundation for improving extratropical intraseasonal-to-seasonal predictions.
In the following, a number of his key research accomplishments are presented.
(1) Established a monsoon-ocean interaction theory to explain how the positive thermodynamic feedback between moist atmospheric Rossby waves and underlying SST anomaly can extend El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) impacts to upstream midlatitude during ENSO transition phases, affecting East Asian monsoon and western North Pacific (WNP) tropical storms (Wang et al. 2000). They demonstrate that the WNP anticyclone anomalies excited by El Nino during the previous winter can maintain themselves by a positive atmosphere-ocean feedback, i.e., the anomalous anticyclonic winds cool the ocean to the east (stronger wind) through anomalous ocean mixing. This cooling, in turn by suppressing convection, reinforces the anomalous anticyclone by generating atmospheric descent Rossby waves. This Rossby wave-SST cooling feedback represents a fundamental process of monsoon-ocean interaction in the off-equatorial regions of the Indo-Pacific warm pool. The monsoon-warm ocean interaction proves to be one of the primary causes of the interannual variability of the Asian-Australian monsoon system (Wang et al. 2003).
(2) Advanced one of the earliest theories of MJO, the frictionally coupled moist Kelvin-Rossby wave theory, to explain essential dynamics of the MJO (Wang 1988, Wang and Rui 1990b). His theory addressed why MJO possesses mixed Kelvin-Rossby wave structures, how these two types of waves can couple together through joint boundary layer moisture convergence and convection, and why the coupled wave packet selects slow eastward movement and has a planetary zonal circulation scale. This theory finds firm supports in observations.
(3) Discovered the interdecadal changes in the onset, periodicity and spatial structure of ENSO in late 1970s and attributed these changes to the shift in the Pacific mean state (Wang 1995; Wang B. and Y. Wang, 1996, An and Wang 2000). He and his collaborators further proposed a theory to explain why there is a coherent change in frequency, amplitude, spatial structure and propagation, and why the change of El Nino properties has concurred with the extratropical Pacific interdecadal climate shift (Wang and An 2001).
(4) Established the positive monsoon-warm ocean feedback as a source of climate variability and predictability, reshaping the perception on the physical basis for monsoon prediction (Wang et al. 2003, Wang et al. 2004, and Wang et al. 2005). Wang et al. (2003) demonstrate positive monsoon-ocean interaction is one of the primary causes of monsoon interannual variation. Wang et al. (2004) discovered that treating monsoon as a slave to SST forcing results in the failure of the state-of-the-art atmospheric general circulation models in reproducing summer monsoon rainfall during the strongest 1997-98 El Nino of the 20th century, pointing to a strategic weakness of AMIP (Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project), and two-tier approach (predict monsoon anomalies with AGCM forced by predicted SST) for monsoon prediction, as well as reanalysis using atmospheric models alone. With observed data and multi-model seasonal hindcast experiments, Wang et al. (2005) further demonstrate the necessity for using coupled model for summer monsoon prediction, shifting the paradigm of the “boundary-forced predictability” to “coupled monsoon-ocean predictability”.
(5) Established a theory for Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillation (BSISO) that explains the origin of the break-active monsoon cycles. Wang and Xie’s (1997) theory on BSISO highlights how the monsoon vertical wind shear and moist static energy distribution trap moist wave disturbances in the monsoon domain and control their intensity change and sustain active-break monsoon cycles; in particular the mechanisms of the northward propagation due to the effects of monsoonal vertical wind shear (Wang and Xie 1996, Jiang, Li, Wang, 2004), and air-sea coupling (Wang and Xie 1998, Kemball-Cook and Wang 2001, Fu et al. 2003).
(6) Revealed season-dependent MJO amplification/decay, propagation pathway and 3-D circulation structures (Wang and Rui 1990a; Rui and Wang 1990). These findings have recapitulated our perception on MJO (see the review by Madden and Julian 1994) and stimulated numerous succeeding theoretical and modeling studies.
(7) Established a theory on vertical wind shear impacts on equatorial waves. The theory extends Matsuno's (1966) theory to elucidate background flow effects on equatorial waves (Wang and Xie 1996, Xie and Wang 1996), which reveals that (a) westerly (easterly) vertical shear tend to trap equatorial Rossby waves to the upper (lower) troposphere; (b) vertical wind shear enables emanation of heating-induced equatorial Rossby waves into extratropics; and (c) an easterly vertical shear can dramatically change the horizontal structure of equatorial Rossby waves. The theory shed lights on equatorial-extratropical teleconnection, the wave energy accumulation in the equatorial westerly duct, and the equatorially asymmetric structure of an equatorial heating-induced atmospheric response. (8) Discovered boreal summer Circum-Global Teleconnection (Ding and Wang 2005), which is the counterpart of the Pacific-North America teleconnection in winter. This finding lays a foundation for seasonal and intraseasonal predictions of northern summer extratropical climate.
(9) Established coupled instability of the warm pool climate system (Wang and Xie 1998). They demonstrated that the warm pool ocean-atmosphere interaction is conducive to intraseasonal, unstable coupled atmosphere-ocean modes through positive wind-evaporation/entrainment and cloud-radiation feedbacks. The theory explains observed features of the co-variability of MJO and ocean mixed layer variability that is confirmed by GCM experiments.
(10) First define global monsoon domain by using precipitation surrogate (OLR) (Wang 1994) and advanced the concept of global monsoon and the mechanisms driven its interannual-to-multidecadal variability (Wang and Ding 2006, Wang and Ding 2008, Wang et al. 2013a). Its multidecadal oscillation driven by mega-ENSO and AMO, which elucidated the cause of the recent trends in NH monsoon and tropical circulation
(11) Documented fundamental characteristics of the Asian monsoon rainy season (Wang and LinHo 2002) and its interannual variations (Wang et al. 2001; Wang and Fan, 1999). These works have stimulated numerous follow-up studies.
(12) Elucidated the mechanism by which ENSO affect tropical storm activity in WNP (Wang and Chan 2002), which offers a physical basis for seasonal prediction of tropical storms.
(13) Discovered that divergent changes of the global precipitation to solar-volcanic and greenhouses gas forcing, which enlightens fundamental processes governing the climate change of hydrological cycle (Liu, Wang, Cane, Yim, and Lee, 2013, Nature, 493 (7434), 656-659).
(14) Established the predictability of the western Pacific Subtropical High, which paved a new way for seasonal prediction of East Asian rainfall and tropical storms (Wang et al. 2013, PNAS).
(15) Led “Climate Prediction and its Application to Society” project in support of Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Climate Center, which has provided leadership in two international dynamical model experiments: the “Multi-model Seasonal Hindcast Experiment” in 2005-2006 and the “Intraseasonal Variability Hindcast Experiment” in 2009-2010. More than a dozen climate models from around the world participated in each of these experiments.
II-4 Selective publications with citation (Updated to April 2015)
The following is a list of selective publications with categorization and citation analysis based on Google Scholar Citation up to February 28 2014 (as shown by the number in brackets).
1. Monsoon climate dynamics
Wang, B., R. Wu, and X. Fu, 2000: Pacific-East Asia teleconnection: How does ENSO affect East Asian climate? J. Climate, 13, 1517-1536. (1015)
Wang, B., R. Wu, K.-M. Lau, 2001: Interannual variability of Asian summer monsoon: Contrast between the Indian and western North Pacific-East Asian monsoons. J. Climate, 14, 4073-4090.) (506)
Wang, B. and LinHo, 2002: Rainy seasons of the Asian-Pacific monsoon. J. Climate, 15, 386-398. (574)
Wang, B., and Z. Fan, 1999: Choice of South Asian Summer Monsoon Indices. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Sci., 80, 629-638. (420)
Wang, B., R. Wu, T. Li, 2003: Atmosphere-Warm Ocean interaction and its impact on Asian-Australian Monsoon variation. J. Climate, 16, 1195-1211. (343)
Wang, B., and Q. Zhang, 2002: Pacific-East Asian Teleconnection. Part II: How the Philippine Sea anomalous anticyclone is established during El Niño development. J. Climate, 15, 3252-3265. (197)
Wang and Ding 2006: Changes in global monsoon precipitation over the past 56 years, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33 (6), L06711. (133)
Li, T., B. Wang, C. Chang, and Y. Zhang, 2003: A Theory for the Indian Ocean Dipole-Zonal Mode. J. Atmos. Sci., 60, 2119-2135. (173)
Yu, RC, B. Wang and Zhou TJ, 2004: Tropospheric cooling and summer monsoon weakening trend over East Asia, Geophys. Res. Lett. 31 (L22212), 10 (288)
Zhang, Y, T Li, B Wang, 2004: Decadal Change of the Spring Snow Depth over the Tibetan Plateau: The Associated Circulation and Influence on the East Asian Summer Monsoon, J. Climate 17 (14), 2780-2793 (199).
Wang, B, Q Bao, B Hoskins, G Wu, Y Liu, 2008: Tibetan Plateau warming and precipitation changes in East Asia, Geophys. Res. Lett 35 (14), L14702. (167).
Wang, B., and X. Xu, 1997: Northern Hemisphere summer monsoon singularities and climatological intraseasonal oscillation. J. Climate, 10, 1071-1085. (173)
Wu, R., and B. Wang 2002: A contrast of the East Asian summer monsoon-ENSO relationship between 1962-1977 and 1978-1993. J. Climate 15 (22), 3266-3279 (174)
Wang, B, Y. Zhang, Lu M.M., 2004: Definition of South China Sea Monsoon Onset and Commencement of the East Asia Summer Monsoon, J. climate 17 (4), 699-710. (145)
Wang, B, Z Wu, J Li, J Liu, CP Chang, Y Ding, G Wu, 2008: How to measure the strength of the East Asian summer monsoon, J. Climate 21 (17), 4449-4463. (179)
Wang, B., S. C. Clemens, and P. Liu, 2003: Contrasting the Indian and East Asian monsoons: implications on geologic timescales. Marine Geology, 201, 5-21. (155)
Wu, R., and B. Wang, 2000: Interannual variability of summer monsoon onset over the Western North Pacific and the underlying processes. J. Climate, 13, 2483-2501. (127)
2. Madden-Julian Oscillation and Tropical Dynamics
Wang, B., 1988: Dynamics of tropical low frequency waves: An analysis of moist Kelvin waves. J. Atmos. Sci., 45, 2051-2065. (207)
Wang, B., and H. Rui, 1990a: Dynamics of coupled moist Kelvin-Rossby waves on an equatorial beta-plane. J. Atmos. Sci., 47, 397-413. (175)
Wang, B., and H. Rui, 1990b: Synoptic climatology of transient tropical intraseasonal convection anomalies. Meteor. Atmos. Phys., 44(1-4), 43-61. (374)
Rui, H., and B. Wang, 1990: Development characteristics and dynamic structure of tropical intraseasonal convection anomalies. J. Atmos. Sci., 47, 357-379. (229)
Wang, B. and X. Xie, 1997: A model for the boreal summer Intraseasonal Oscillation. J. Atmos. Sci., 54, 72-86. (230)
Wang, B., and X. Xie, 1996: Low-Frequency equatorial waves in vertically shear flow. Part I: Stable waves. J. Atmos. Sci., 53, 449-467. (157)
Wang, B., and X. Xie, 1998: Coupled Modes of the Warm Pool Climate System Part I: The Role of Air-Sea Interaction in Maintaining Madden-Julian Oscillation. J. Climate, 11, 2116-2135. (168)
Kemball-Cook, S. and B. Wang, 2001: Equatorial waves and air-sea interaction in the boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation. J. Climate, 14, 2923-2942. (228)
Jiang, X, T Li, B Wang, 2004: Structures and Mechanisms of the Northward Propagating Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillation, J. Climate. (216)
Fu, X., B. Wang, T. Li, and J. P. McCreary, 2003: Coupling between Northward -propagating, Intraseasonal Oscillations and Sea Surface Temperature in the Indian Ocean. Journal of the atmospheric sciences, 60, 1733-1753. (183)
Wang, B., T Li, 1993: A simple tropical atmosphere model of relevance to short-term climate variations, J. Atmos. Sci. 50 (2). (110)
Wang, B. and Li. T., 1994: Convective interaction with boundary-layer dynamics in the development of a tropical intraseasonal system. J. Atmos. Sci., 51, 1386-1400. (112)
3. ENSO Dynamics
Wang, B., 1995: Interdecadal changes in El Nino onset in the last four decades. J. Climate, 8, 267-258. (545)
Wang, B., and Y. Wang, 1996: Temporal structure of the Southern Oscillation as revealed by waveform and wavelet analysis. J. Climate, 9, 1586-1598 (216)
An, S.-I., and B. Wang, 2000: Interdecadal change of the structure of ENSO mode and its impact on the ENSO frequency. J. Climate, 13, 2044-2055. (310)
Wang, B. and S. -I. An, 2001: Why the properties of El Nino change in the late 1970s? Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 3709-3712. (131)
Wang, B. and S.-I. An, 2002: A mechanism for decadal changes of ENSO behavior: Roles of background wind changes, Climate dynamics 18 (6), 475-486. (100)
Wang, B. and Z. Fang, 1996: Chaotic oscillations of tropical climate: A dynamic system theory for ENSO, J. Atmos. Sci. 53 (19), 2786-2802. (105)
Wang, B., A. Barcilon, and Z. Fang, 1999: Stochastic Dynamics of El Niño-Southern Oscillation, J. Atmos. Sci., 56 (1), 5-23. (99)
Chang, P., B. Wang, T. Li, and L. Ji, 1994: Interaction between seasonal cycle and the Southern Oscillation Frequency entrainment and Chaos in a coupled ocean-atmospheric model. Geophys. Res. Letts., 21, 2817-2820. (134)
4. Climate variability, predictability and change
Wang, B., and J. C. L. Chan, 2002: How strong ENSO events affect tropical storm activity over the Western North Pacific. J. Climate, 15, 1643-1658. (421)
Wang, B., Q. Ding, X. Fu, I.-S. Kang, K. Jin, J. Shukla, and F. Doblas-Reyes, 2005: Fundamental challenges in simulation and prediction of summer monsoon rainfall, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 32, No. 15, L15711,doi: 10.1029/2005GL022734 12. (316)
Ding, Q.H. and B. Wang, 2005: Circurmglobal teleconnection in northern hemisphere summer, J. Climate, 18 3483-3505. (268)
Wang, B., I.-S. Kang, and J.-Y. Lee, 2004: Ensemble Simulations of Asian–Australian Monsoon Variability by 11 AGCMs. J. Climate, 17, 803–818. (267)
Kang, I.-S., K. Jin, B. Wang, and co-authors, 2002: Intercomparison of the Climatological variations of Asian summer monsoon precipitation simulated by 10 GCMs. Climate Dyn., 19, 383-395. (324)
Wang, B., J. Y. Lee, and Coauthors, 2009: Advance and prospectus of seasonal prediction: assessment of the APCC/CliPAS 14-model ensemble retrospective seasonal prediction (1980–2004). Climate Dynamics, 33, 93-117. (184)
Wang, Y., O. Sen, and B. Wang, 2003: A highly resolved regional climate model (IPRC RegCM) and its simulation of the 1998 severe precipitation event over China: Part I: Model description and verification of simulation. J. Climate, 16, 1721-1738. (1809)
Wu, L., B. Wang, and S. Geng, 2005: Growing influence of Typhoon on East Asia. Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol 32, L18703, doi: 10.1029/2005GL022937. (103)
5. Recent papers
Wang, B., S. Xu, and L. Wu, 2012: Intensified Arabian Sea tropical storms, Nature, 489 (7416), doi:10.1038/nature11470.
Liu, J., B. Wang, M. Cane, S.-Y. Yim, and J.Y. Lee, 2013: Divergent global precipitation changes induced by natural versus anthropogenic forcing. Nature, 493 (7434), 656-659; DOI: 10.1038/nature11784.
Wang, B., B. Xiang, and JY Lee, 2013: Subtropical High predictability establishes a promising way for monsoon and tropical storm predictions, PNAS 10.1073/pnas.1212646110.
Wang, B., Liu J., Kim HJ, Webster PJ, Yim SY, and Xiang B., 2013: Northern Hemisphere Summer Monsoon Intensified by Mega-El Nino-Southern Oscillation and Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas. 1219405110. Nature highlight.
Murakami, H., B.Wang, T. Li and A. Kitoh, 2013: Projected increase in tropical cyclones near Hawaii. Nature Clim Change, DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE1890.
Wang, B., Xiang BQ, Li J, Webster PJ, Rajeevan MN, Liu J & Ha KJ (2015): Rethinking Indian monsoon rainfall prediction in the context of recent global warming, Nature Communications, 6:7154 | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8154.
6. Selected Book edited and book chapters
“The Asian Monsoon”, 2006, Ed. B. Wang, Springer/Praxis Publishing Co., New York, pp787.
Hoskins, B., and B. Wang, 2006: Large scale dynamics, in “The Asian Monsoon”, Ed. B. Wang, Springer/Praxis Publishing. New York, pp 357-415.
Wang, B.: Theory, Chapter 10 in Tropical Intraseasonal Oscillation in the Atmosphere and Ocean. Eds. William K.-M. Lau and D. E. Waliser. Praxis Publishing. Second addition, 2011.
II-5 Research Awards (PI only)
Since 2000, total amount of PI grants: ~8.6 million.
o NSF. Title: Understanding Essential Dynamics and Predictability of MJO, PI: Bin Wang, December 1st 2015-November 30th 2018, $500,000.
o APEC Climate Center. Title: Prediction of extreme events using BSISO index in Asian- Pacific region. PI: Bin Wang, June 1st 2015-December 30th 2015, $60,000.
o Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology. Title: Establishing the China-USA Atmosphere-Ocean Research Center (AORC). PI: Bin Wang, October 1 2014 to September 30th 2019, $4,200,000.
o APEC Climate Center. Title: Development of APCC Seamless Prediction System. PI: Bin Wang, August 1 2012- May 31 2015, $750,000.
o NSF. Title: Dynamics of the boreal summer Intraseasonal oscillation: Multi-scale interaction”. PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI: X. Fu and K. Kikuchi. Amount: $597,427. Project Period: 8/15/2010-7/31/2013. Award #: AGS-1005599.
o NOAA/ESSM. Title: Multi-scale Convective Organization and Upper Ocean Feedback in MJO Initiation. PI: Bin Wang Amount: $417,308. Period: Oct 2013-Sept 2016.
o Korean MEST (Ministry of Education, Science and Technology) Title: Global Monsoon Climate Change: Understanding, Prediction, and Adaptation. Foreign PI: Bin Wang, August 2011-July 2017, UH portion of funding: $1,000,000. (Total funding: $3,000,000)
Past PI funding (Major since 2000)
o NOAA/MAPP/CTB. Title: Multi-model ensemble forecasts of Madden-Julian Oscillation. PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI: Duane Waliser. Amount $734, 618. Period: 8/1/2010-7/31/2014.
o NASA Title: Study of tropical cyclone intensity change and genesis with EOS observations and WRF model. PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI: Hui Su/JPL and Brian Kahn/UCLA. Amount funded: $646,197. Period: 3/26/ 2009-4/25/2015.
o APEC Climate Center Title: Climate Prediction and its Application to Society, an international project in support of APEC Climate Center. PI: Bin Wang, May 2011- April 2012, $225,000.
o Pusan National University. Title: East Asian summer monsoon, PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI JY Lee. Amount: $43,518, Period: 4/22/2011 -4/21/2012.
o APEC Climate Center. Title: Improvement of APCC Seasonal Prediction and Assessment of characteristics and forecast of 2009/2010 Climate Anomalies, PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI: JY Lee and X. Fu. Amount: $130,088, period: 5/1/2010 -4/30/2011.
o Pusan National University. Title: Development of a MME System for ISO Prediction and improvement of Coupled Model Initialization, PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI JY Lee, Z. Wu. Amount: $171,136, Period: 4/22/2009 -4/21/2011.
o NSF. Title: Dynamics and moist thermodynamics of the boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation. PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI: T. Li. And X. Fu, Amount founded $525,000. Contract period: 3/1/2007-2/28/2010 Contract Code: ATM06-47995.
o ONR: Title: Dynamical control of rapid tropical cyclone intensification by environmental shears, PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI: Li, T, Y. Wang, Amount founded $598,000. Period: 04/2006-03/2009, Contract Code: N00014-02-0532.
o NOAA/PACIFIC: Title: Biennial and interdecadal variations of the Tropical Pacific Ocean. PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI: S.-I. An. Amount founded, $363,000, Period: Nov. October 2006-2009, Contract code: NA17RJ1230.
o Korea Science Technology Agency: Title: Analysis of climate change in Korea and East Asian area”. PI: Bin Wang (subcontract). Amount funded ~ $250,000, Period: June 1 2004-May 2008.
o APEC/APCC Title: Climate Prediction and its Application to Society (CliPAS), an international project in support of APEC Climate Center. PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI: In-Sik Kang at Seoul National University, J. Shukla, COLA, L. Magaard, ICCS/UH. Amount funded: ~$850,000. Period: 4/1/2005- 12/31/2009,
o NSF. Title: Dynamics of the boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation. PI: Bin Wang. Co-PI: T. Li and X. Fu. Amount funded: $452,166. Period: 10/1/2003-9/30/2006. Award #: ATM03-29531.
o ONR. Title: Dynamical Control of Rapid tropical cyclone intensification by environmental shears. PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI: T. Li and Y. Wang. Amount: $794,658. Period: 1/4/2002-9/30/2005.
o NOAA. Title: Impacts of warm pool and Extratropicla processes on ENSO. PI: Bin Wang. Amount funded: ~$345,000. Period: 3/1/2004-9/30/2006. Award #: GC04-009.
o NSF. Title: “Dynamics of boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation”. PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI: T. Li. Amount funded: $399,536. Period: 7/1/2000-6/30/2003. Award #: ATM00-73023
o NOAA/Pacific. Title: “Interdecadal and biennial variability of ENSO: Impacts of the mean state and tropical-extratropical interaction. PI: Bin Wang, Amount funded: $315,272. Period: 11/1/2000-10/30/2003. Award No GC00-353.
o ONR. Title: Effect of convective heating on tropical cyclone motion. PI: Bin Wang. Amount funded: $223,802. Period: 1/1/2000-12/31/2001. Award #: N00014-06-1-0796.
II-6 Refereed publications (1985-Present)
Books and Book Chapters Three books edited and 18 book chapters published. Books:
“The Asian Monsoon”, Ed. B. Wang, Springer/Praxis Publishing Co., New York, pp787.
“The Global Monsoon System”, Ed. C.-P. Chang, Yihui Ding, G. Lau, R. H. Johnson, B. Wang, T. Yasunari, World Scientific Publishing Co, 2nd edition, pp594, London.
“The Global Monsoon System: Research and Forecast”, Ed. C.-P. Chang, B. Wang, and G. Lau, WMO TD 1266, pp 545.
Reviewed journal publication:
300 refereed paper (lead authored about 85): See Citation list (Google scholar)
II-7 Invited Talks (1999-2007)
• 2007: AGU 2007 Fall meeting, Paleo-oceanography and paleoclimatology, 10-4 Dec. 2007, San Francisco.
• 2007: National Taiwan University, November 5 2007, Taipei.
• 2007: IUGG, Joint IAMAS session11, 2-13 July 2007, Perugia Italy
• 2007: University Alliance Workshop 18-20 June 2007, Beijing
• 2007: First International workshop on Asian Monsoon Year, 23-25 April 2007, Beijing.
• 2007: GEWEX SSG, 22-25 January 2007, Honolulu.
• 2007: IAP/LASG annual meeting, 10-12 January 2007, Beijing.
• 2007: GEWEX/MAHASRI and Asian monsoon year planning meeting 8-10 January 2007, Tokyo.
• 2007: Second Earth System Science Partnership Conference, 9-12 2006, Beijing.
• 2006: The Third Asian Pacific Hydrology and water Cycle Conference, 16-18 APWH Oct 2006 Bangkok.
• 2006: International workshop on Tibetan Plateau water and energy cycle, Lhasa, Tibet, China, September 4-7 2006.
• 2005: Opening Ceremony and Scientific Symposium for APEC Climate Center, Bussan, Korea. November 18-21, 2005.
• 2005: IAMAS’2005, August 2-11, 2005. Beijing, China.
• 2005: IAPSO/IABO/IAG International symposium: Dynamic Earth, Session P1, Aug. 2005, Cairns, Australia.
• 2004: International Symposium on Tropical Weather and Climate, November 8-12, 2004, Guangzhou, China.
• 2004: American Geophysical Union (AGU) Western Pacific Meeting, August 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii.
• 2004: Asia Oceania Geophysical Society (AOGS) meeting, July 5-9 2004, Singapore.
• 2004: International Conference on High-Impact Weather and Climate: Understanding, prediction and Socio-Economic Consequences (ICHWC2004), March 22-26 2004, Seoul, Korea.
• 2003: International workshop on sub-seasonal climate variability, ECMWF, Reading, England, Nov. 3-6 2003.
• 2003: APEC climate network (APCN) Symposium on the Multi-Model Ensemble for Climate Prediction, 7-11 October 2003, Jeju, Korea.
• 2003: IUGG General Assembly, June 30-July 11 2003, Sapporo, Japan.
• 2002: Atmospheric and oceanic processes, dynamics, and climate change, sponsored by SPIE, the International Society of Optical Engineering, Oct. 22-27, 2002, Hangzhou, China.
• 2001: The Thirteen Workshop on Numerical modeling: Understanding the climate of the Australia and the Indo-Pacific region. 14-16th November 2001, Melbourne, Australia.
• 2001: 8th Scientific Assembly of IAMAS, 10 -18 July 2001, Innsbruck, Austria.
• 2001: The Scientific Conference on the South China Sea Monsoon Experiment, April 17-20, 2001. Shanghai, China.
• 2001: Symposium on Global Change Research: New findings and Future Direction, FRSGC, Tokyo, January 2001.
• 2000: The Present and Future of Modeling Global Environmental Change, The 14th Toyota Conference, Oct. 2000, Mikkabi, Japan.
• 2000: Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, June 2000, Tokyo, Japan.
• 2000: Monsoon Symposium and CLIVAR Monsoon Workshop, December 2000, Honolulu, HI, USA.
• 1999: WMO (World Meteorological Organization) International Workshop on Long-Range Weather Forecast (99), Nanjing, China.
• 1999: International Workshop on Frontiers of Science and NSFC Priority Setting (99), Beijing.
• 1999: IUGG 99, Nonlinear Dynamics and Climate Prediction (99), Birmingham, UK.
• 1998: WMO International Tropical Cyclone Workshop (98) Haiko, China.
III-1. COURSES TAUGHT
• MET 450: Synoptic Analysis
• MET 495: Undergraduate Thesis
• MET 650: Advanced theoretical meteorology I
• MET 651: Advanced theoretical meteorology II
• MET 600: Atmospheric dynamics I
• MET 601: Atmospheric dynamics II
• MET 610: Tropical climate and weather
• MET 616: Monsoon Dynamics
• MET 745: Dynamics in Midlatitude
• MET 746: Tropical dynamics
• MET 752: Special topics: Climate Dynamics
• OCN 760: Atmosphere-Ocean interaction and climate
• MET 699: Directed individual studies
• MET 765b: Seminar in meteorology: general
• MET 765c: Seminar in meteorology: research results
• Current: Mentor to 9 postdoctoral fellows and Major Professor to 9 Ph D graduate students
• Advisor to 20 Ph D: Tim Li(1994), Xiaofan Li(1995), Xiaosu Xie(1996), Xiouhua Fu(1999), Renguang Wu(2000), Liguang Wu(2001), Karen Lee Drohblav(2003), Heidi Teng(2004), Zhuo Wang(2005), Bo Yang(2005), Justin Ventham (2007), Qinghua Ding(2008), Zhiwei Wu(2009), Jing Yang (2010), Yuxing Yang(2010), Xiaqiong Zhou(2010), Hong Wang(2011), Baoqiang Xiang (2011). Shibin Xu (2013), Wen Xiong,
• Co-advisor to 3 Ph D graduates: Suhong Ma, Qing Bao, Caiyun Zhang
• Advisor to10 MS graduates: H. Rui, C. Wan, Y. Wang, X. Wang, P. Goda, H. Teng, Z. Wang, C. Orndoff, Q. Ding, Kevin Mallan.
• Mentor to more than 30 Postdoctoral fellows/visiting scientists since 2000.
• Served on 22 Ph. D committees and 15 M. S. committees in the last ten years. Ph D committee since 2007: Chamber, Shin Chang, Pierre Detrieux, Bing Fu, Seon-Tae Kim, Seon-Shan Lee, Kat Scalon, Thien V Le, K.-S. Yun, Chunhua Zhou, Lei Zhang
• More than 30 visiting professor/scientists (longer than one month) have been sponsored for their visits since 1990.
IV. PROFESSIONAL SERVICE (Before 2006)
IV-1 Convener/ Chairs, International Conferences
• Co-Chair, Organizing Committee, Decadal-Centennial Variability of East Asian monsoon, July 7-9 2006, Qingdao, China.
• International Science committee, Winter MONEX: A Quarter Century and Beyond, April 4-7 2006, Kuala Lumpur.
• Session Chair, AMS 14th Conference on Interactions of atmosphere and Sea, January 2006, Atlanta, Georgia.
• Academic committee of organization, International Symposium on Active Geosphere, November 8-11, 2005, Wuhan, China.
• Co-Convener, session C1, IAMAS2005 Conference 2-11 August, Beijing, China.
• Academic Committee, International Symposium on Tropical Weather and Climate, November 8-12, 2004, Guangzhou, China.
• Vice- Chair, WMO 3rd International Workshop on Monsoon (IWM-3), November 1-5, 2004, Hangzhou, China.
• Organizing Committee and Session Chair, AMS 13th Conference on Interactions of the Sea and Atmosphere, August 9-13, 2004, Portland, Maine.
• Session Chair, AGU western Pacific Meeting, August 2004, Honolulu, US.
• Academic Committee, Third International Ocean-Atmosphere Conference, July 14-16, 2004, Beijing, China.
• Organization Committee Chair, International Asian Monsoon Symposium, February 18-20, 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii.
• Discussion Panelist and Session Chair, APCN Symposium on the Multi-Model Ensemble for Climate Prediction, , October 7-11, 2003, Jeju, Korea.
• Session co-convener, IUGG 2003 General Assembly, June 30-July 11, 2003, Sapporo, Japan.
• Organizing Committee and Session Chair, AMS 12th Conference on Interactions of the Sea and Atmosphere, February 9-13, 2003, Long beach, CA, USA.
• Rapporteur, Fifth WMO/ICSU international workshop on tropical cyclones, Dec. 2-13, 2002, Cairns, Australia.
• Organizing Committee and Session Chair, 25th Hurricane and Tropical Meteorology Conference, AMS, April 29-May 3, 2002, San Diego, California, USA.
• Session Chair, IAMAS, 8th Scientific Assembly, 10-18 July 2001 Innsbruck, Austria.
• Session Convener, AMS 11th conference on interaction of air and sea, May 14-18 2001, San Diego.
• Session Chair, Scientific Conference on the South China Sea Monsoon Experiment (SCSMEX), April 17-20, 2001, Shanghai, China.
• Co-Organizer, Workshop on Intraseasonal to Interdecadal variability of the East Asian monsoon, March 17-18, 2001, Taipei, Taiwan.
IV-2 Professional Organizations
• American Meteorological Society
• Royal Meteorological Society
• American Geophysical Union
Served as referees for over 30 professional journals, which include: Science, Nature, PNAS , Nature Geosciences, Nature Climate Change, Nature communication, Nature Science report, J. Atmos. Sci., J. Climate, J. Geophys. Res., Mon. Wea. Rev., Tellus, Climate Dynamics, Meteor. and Atmos. phys., J. Phys. Oceanogr., Bull. A. M. S., Geophys. Res. Let., Deep Sea Research, J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, J. Applied Meteorol., Dynamics. Atmos. Oceans, Weather and Forecasting, Theoret. Appl. Climatol., Atmos. and Oceans, Acta Meteorologica Sinica, Atmosfera, Annales Geophysicae, Advances in Atmos. Sci., Terrestial and Atmos. Sci., Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, Journal of polar research, Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology. Reviewing proposals for NSF, NOAA, NASA, DOE, ONR, FRD. External examiner of Ph D dissertations for universities in Australia, South Africa, China, and Hong Kong.
V. SERVICES AT UH
• Department Chair, Jul 2010-present.
• Search Advisory Committee for the Dean of SOEST, 2004.
• Steering Committee, International Pacific Research Center, 1999-.
• Research Council, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, UH, 1996-2000.
• Chair, Department Personnel Committee, Dept. of Meteorology, 1990-1993, 1997-1998.
• Chair, Department computing committee (2001-2003).
• Chair, Meteorology Graduate Program, UH, 1993-1997.
• Graduate Council Member, University of Hawaii, 1993-1997.
• UH Tenure and Promotion Recommendation Committee member, 1991, 1995.
• SOEST/UH Computing Committee, 1990.
• Chair, SOEST Faculty Searching Committee, 1992-93.
• Associate Director of the Meteorology and Physical Oceanography division, SOEST, 1991.