GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Baoqiang Xiang

Baoqiang XiangProject Scientist I
Princeton University Forrestal Campus
201 Forrestal Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540
Tel: 609-4526573

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Research Interest

  • Weather/Climate Change and prediction
  • Air-sea interaction
  • Coupled model development and Simulation


  • 2007-2011, PhD in Meteorology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
  • 2002-2005, Master in Physical Oceanography, First Institute of Oceanography, China
  • 1998-2002, Bachelor in Physical Oceanography Ocean University of China

Scientific Experiences

  • Project Scientist, UCAR at GFDL, 10/2015-present
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, UCAR at GFDL, 10/2013-9/2015
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, IPRC, University of Hawaii, 1/2012 to 9/2013
  • Research Assistant, Department of Meteorology, University of Hawaii, 2007-2011
  • Assistant Researcher, First Institute of Oceanography, SOA, China, 2005-2007

Academic Services

Review article: Journal of Climate, Climate Dynamics, Scientific Report, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, International Journal of Climatology, Climatic Change, Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences.
Other Experiences
  • Developed an ocean-ice-atmosphere coupled model–POP/CICE-OASIS-ECHAM
    model (POEM)
  • Joined the 22nd Chinese National Antarctic Research Expedition in 2005-2006



24. Xiang, B., M. Zhao, I. M. Held, J.-C. Golaz, Predicting the severity of spurious ‘double ITCZ’ problem in CMIP5 coupled models from AMIP Simulations. Geophys. Res. Lett., 2017.


23. Li, K, Z Li, Y Yang, B. Xiang, Y. Liu, W. Yu, et al., Strong modulations on the Bay of Bengal monsoon onset vortex by the first northward-propagating intra-seasonal oscillation. Climate Dynamics. DOI:10.1007/s00382-015-2826-4, 2015

22. Wang, B., B. Xiang, J. Li, P. J. Webster, M. V. Rajeevan, J. Liu, K.-J. Ha,  Rethinking Indian monsoon rainfall prediction in the context of recent global warming. Nature Communication. doi:10.1038/ncomms8154, 2015

21. Xiang, B., M. Zhao, X. Jiang, S.-J. Lin, X. Fu, T. Li, G. Vecchi, The 3-4 week MJO Prediction skill in a GFDL Coupled Model. J. Climate. doi:, 2015

20. Cao, J., B. Wang, B. Xiang, J. Li, T. Wu, X. Fu, L. Wu, and J. Min, Major modes of short-term climate variability in a newly developed NUIST Earth System Model (NESM). Adv. Atmos. Sci., 2015


19. Su, J., B. Xiang, B. Wang, T. Li, Abrupt termination of the 2012 Pacific warming and its implication on ENSO prediction.Geophys. Res. Lett., 2014.

18. Xiang, B., S.-J. Lin, M. Zhao, S. Zhang, G. Vecchi, T. Li, X. Jiang, L. Harris, J.-H. Chen, Beyond weather time scale prediction for Hurricane Sandy and Super Typhoon Haiyan in a global climate model. Monthly Weather Review. doi:MWR-D-14-00227, 2014

17. Xiang, B., B. Wang, J. Li, M. Zhao, J.-Y. Lee, Understanding the anthropogenically forced change of equatorial Pacific trade winds in coupled climate models. J. Climate., doi: , 2014.

16. Wang, B., J.-Y. Lee, B. Xiang, Asian summer monsoon rainfall predictability: a predictable mode analysis. Clim. Dyn., doi: 10.1007/s00382-014-2218-1, 2014.

15. Zhang, W., L. Wang, B. Xiang, L. Qi, J. He,Impacts of two types of La Nina on the NAO during boreal winter. Clim. Dyn., doi: 10.1007/s00382-014-2155-z., 2014

14. Yun, K.S., K. J. Ha, S. W. Yeh, B. Wang, B. Xiang, Critical role of boreal summer North Pacific subtropical highs in ENSO transition, Clim. Dyn., doi: 10.1007/s00382-014-2193-6, 2014


13. Xiang, B., B. Wang, A. Lauer, J.-Y. Lee, Q. Ding, Upper-tropospheric warming intensifies sea surface warming. Clim. Dyn., doi:10.1007/s00382-013-1928-0, 2013.

12. Xie, S.-P., B. Lu, and B. Xiang, Similar spatial patterns of climate responses to aerosol and greenhouse gas changes. Nature Geosicence, 6,828-832, 2013.

11. Xiang, B., B. Wang, W. Yu, S. Xu, How can western North Pacific subtropical high intensify from early to late summer? Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1002/grl.50431, 2013.

10. Wang, B., J. Liu, H.-J. Kim, P. J. Webster, S.-Y. Yim, and B. Xiang, Northern Hemisphere summer monsoon intensified by mega-El Nino/southern oscillation and Atlantic multidecadal oscillation, PNAS,doi:10.1073/pnas.1219405110, 2013

9. Wang, B., B. Xiang, J-Y. Lee, Subtropical High predictability establishes  a promising way for monsoon and tropical storm predictions. PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1214626110,2013. Highlight in Nature(


8. Xiang, B., B. Wang, Mechanisms for the advanced Asian Summer Monsoon onset since the mid-to-late 1990s. J. Climate. doi:, 2012.

7. Xiang, B., B. Wang, and T. Li, A new paradigm for the predominance of standing Central Pacific Warming after the late 1990s. Clim. Dyn., doi: 10.1007/s00382-012-1427-8, 2012.


6. Xiang, B., B. Wang, Q. Ding, F.-F. Jin, X. Fu, and H.-J. Kim, Reduction of the thermocline feedback associated with mean SST bias in ENSO simulation. Clim. Dyn., doi:10.1007/s00382-011-1164-4,2011.

5. Xiang, B., W. Yu, T. Li and B. Wang, The critical role of boreal summer mean state in the development of the IOD. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, doi:10.1029/2010GL045851, 2011.


4. He J., H. Ma, L. Chen, B. Xiang, X. Zeng, M.Yin, W. Zeng, The investigation on particulate organic carbon fluxes with disequilibria between thorium-234 and uranium-238 in the Prydz Bay, the Southern Ocean. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 27, 21-29, 2008.

3. Pu, S., Z. Dong, W. Yu, B. Xiang, Features and spatial distribution of circumpolar deep water in the southern Indian Ocean and the effects of Antarctic circumpolar current. Chinese Journal of Polar Science., 18, 100-109, 2007.

2. Pu, S., X. Hu, Z. Dong, B. Xiang, and W. Yu, Features of Physical Oceanography in the ocean near Prydz Bay during 1998-1999 Austral summer. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 25, 1-14, 2006.

1. Yu W., B. Xiang, L. Liu and N. Liu, Understanding the origins of interannual thermocline variations in the tropical Indian Ocean. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, doi: 10.1029/2005GL024327, 2005.