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Bing Pu

Bing Pu

Physical Scientist

Atmospheric Physics, Chemistry and Climate Group

Phone: (609)452-5394


My research interest lies in understanding the interactions among the atmosphere, land, and oceans, and how do these processes affect regional to global climate changes using both observational data and climate models.

I’m also interested in understanding how the variations of dust aerosol emission, land cover/land use change may influence climate over the United States in association with drought development and variations of remote sea surface temperatures.

Recent Publications

  • Pu, B., R.E. Dickinson, and R. Fu, 2016: Dynamical connection between low-level winds and interannual variability of Gulf coast precipitation. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmospheres, in revision.
  • Fernando, D.N., K. Mo, R. Fu, B. Pu, A. Bowerman, B.R. Scanlon, R. S. Solis, L. Yin, R. E. Mace, J. R. Mioduszewski, T. Ren, and K. Zhang, 2016:  What caused the spring intensification and winter demise of the 2011 drought over Texas? Clim. Dyn., accepted.
  • Pu, B., R. Fu, R.E. Dickinson, and D. N. Fernando, 2016: Why do summer droughts in the southern Great Plains occur in some La Niña years but not others? J. Geophys. Res.- Atmospheres, in press.
  • Pu, B., and R.E. Dickinson, 2014: Diurnal spatial variability of Great Plains summer precipitation related to the dynamics of the low-level jet, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 71, 1807-1817.
  • Pu, B., and R.E. Dickinson, 2013: Hydrological changes in the climate system from leaf responses to increasing CO2.  Clim. Dyn. doi:10.1007/s00382-013-1781-1.
  • Pu, B., and R.E. Dickinson, 2012: Examining vegetation feedbacks on global warming in the Community Earth System Model. J. Geophys. Res., 117, D20110, doi:10.1029/2012JD017623.
  • Pu, B., E. K. Vizy, and K. H. Cook, 2012: Warm season response over North America to a shutdown of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation and CO2 increases. J. Climate, 25, 6701-6720.
  • Pu, B., and K. H. Cook, 2012: Role of the West African westerly jet in Sahel precipitation variations on interannual and decadal time scales. J. Climate, 25, 2880-2896.

Curriculum Vitae