Skip to content

Dr. Xiaosong Yang

Meteorologist, Seasonal to Decadal Variability and Predictability Division

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA

Princeton University Forrestal Campus

201 Forrestal Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: 609-452-5311, Fax: 609-987-5063, Email: Xiaosong.Yang@noaa.gov

Education

  • Ph.D. in Marine and Atmospheric Science, Stony Brook University,  Stony Brook, 2006
  • M.S. in Atmospheric Dynamics, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2000
  • B.S. in Meteorology, Ocean University of Qingdao, China, 1995

Research Interests

  • Coupled model initialization for climate prediction
  • Seasonal to decadal scale climate predictability and variability
  • Climate extremes: Attribution and prediction
  • Eddy-mean flow interactions and storm track dynamics

Selected papers

  1. Yang, X., T. L., Delworth, L. Jia, N. C. Johnson, F. Lu and C. McHugh, 2022: On the seasonal prediction and predictability of surface temperature swing index over North America, Frontiers in Climate. doi: 10.3389/fclim.2022.972119. 
  2. Jia, L.T. L. DelworthS.B. KapnickX. YangN.C. JohnsonW. F. CookeF. LuM. J. HarrisonA. RosatiF. ZengC. McHughA. T. WittenbergL. ZhangH. Murakami, and K.-C. Tseng, 2022: Skillful seasonal prediction of North American summertime heat extremesJ. Climate35(13), DOI:10.1175/JCLI-D-21-0364.14331-4345.
  3. Yang, X., T. L. Delworth, F. Zeng, L. Zhang, W. F. Cooke, M. J. Harrison, A. Rosati, S. Underwood, G. P. Compo, C. McColl, 2021: On the Development of GFDL’s decadal prediction system: initialization approaches and retrospective forecast assessment, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 13, e2021MS002529. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021MS002529
  4. Lu, F., M. J. HarrisonA. RosatiT. L. Delworth, X. Yang, W. F. CookeL. JiaC. McHugh, N. C. Johnson, M. Bushuk, Y. Zhang, and A. Adcroft, 2020: GFDL’s SPEAR seasonal prediction system: initialization and ocean tendency adjustment (OTA) for coupled model predictions. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems12(12), DOI:10.1029/2020MS002149.
  5. Delworth, T. L.W. F. CookeA. AdcroftM. BushukJ.-H. ChenK. A. DunneP. GinouxR. G. GudgelR. HallbergL. HarrisM. J. HarrisonN. C. JohnsonS. B. KapnickS.-J. LinF. LuS. MalyshevP C D MillyH. MurakamiV. NaikS. PascaleD. J. PaynterA. RosatiM. D. SchwarzkopfE. ShevliakovaS. D. UnderwoodA. T. WittenbergB. XiangX. YangF. Zeng, H. Zhang, L. Zhang, and M. Zhao, 2020: SPEAR – the next generation GFDL modeling system for seasonal to multidecadal prediction and projectionJournal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems12(3), DOI:10.1029/2019MS001895.
  6. Park, J.-Y., C. A. Stock, John P. Dunne, X. Yang, A. Rosati, 2019: Seasonal to multi-annual marine ecosystem prediction with a global Earth system model, Science, 365(6450), DOI:10.1126/science.aav6634. 
  7. Zhang, L.T. L. DelworthW. F. Cooke, and X. Yang, 2019: Natural variability of Southern Ocean convection as a driver of observed climate trends. Nature Climate Change9(1), DOI:10.1038/s41558-018-0350-3.
  8. Yang, X., L. Jia, S. Kapnick, T. L. Delworth, G. A. Vecchi, R. G. Gudgel, Seth Underwood, Fanrong Zeng, 2018: On the seasonal prediction of the western United States  El Niño precipitation during the 2015/16 winter, Climate Dynamics, DOI:10.1007/s00382-018-4109-3
  9.  Kapnick SB, Yang X, Vecchi GA, Delworth TL, Gudgel R, Malyshev S, Milly PCD, Shevliakova E, Underwood S, Margulis S, 2018: Potential for Western United States Seasonal Snowpack Prediction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  doi:10.1073/pnas1716760115
  10. Jia, L., X. Yang, G. A. Vecchi, R. Gudgel, T. Delworth, S. Fueglistaler, P. Lin, A. Scaife, S. Underwood, S.-J. Lin, 2017: Seasonal Prediction Skill of Northern Extratropical Surface Temperature Driven by the Stratosphere, J. Climate, DOI:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0475.1

    Publication Statistics

    GFDL’s Bibliography Page

    CV