GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Baoqiang Xiang

Project Scientist

201 Forrestal Rd. Princeton, NJ 08540
Tel: 609-4526573

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Research Interest

  • Weather/Climate Change and prediction
  • Air-sea interaction
  • 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 I, 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: Nature Communication, Journal of Climate, Climate Dynamics, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 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

Publications (with submitted manuscripts)

27 Wang, B., J. Li, M. A. Cane, J. Liu 4, P. J. Webster, B. Xiang, H.-M. Kim, J. Cao and K.-J. Ha, Towards predicting changes in the land monsoon rainfall a decade in advance. Submitted to Journal of Climate.

26 Jiang, X., B. Xiang, M. Zhao, T. Li, S.-J. Lin, W. Wang, J.-H. Chen, Extended-Range Tropical Cyclogenesis Prediction in a Coupled Global High-
Resolution Model System. Submitted to Journal of Climate.

25 Xiang, B., M. Zhao, Y. Ming, W. Yu, S. M. Kang, Shifting ITCZ position by Radiative Forcing in the Southern Ocean and Southern
Tropics in a GFDL coupled model. Submitted to Journal of Climate.

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.

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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.  (ESI highly cited paper)

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 (ESI highly cited paper)

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 (ESI highly cited paper)

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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 (ESI highly cited paper, top 1% in Geoscience)

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.