Research Interests

Diagnosis of mechanisms controlling atmospheric water vapor using observations and global models; Transport of water vapor and pollutants in the troposphere and lower stratosphere; Stable water isotopes, particularly their utility for diagnosing transport pathways, constraining regional water budgets, and evaluating climate model parameterizations; Interactions between the atmospheric water and energy cycles and large-scale climate dynamics; Evaluation of reanalysis and satellite data sets.


Chapter 2: Description of the Reanalysis Systems (pdf) is available for public download and comment (updated 16 November 2019; previous versions here).
Note: This document is an expanded version of the chapter prepared for the SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project final report. We are making this draft version available for public download and review as the report is finalized. Please contact me with any comments, questions, or corrections.

Congratulations to Xiaolin Jin for being awarded a National Scholarship for 2018–2019, and to Wanru Ge for winning an Outstanding Poster Presentation award at the AGU JING conference in Xi'an!

US CLIVAR research highlight on two recent papers by Xiaolin Jin:
Pacific influences decadal Indian Ocean heat content via two distinct mechanisms

Selected coverage of the paper Rainforest-initiated wet season onset over the southern Amazon:
Science | | Cosmos | Inverse | Inhabitat | 科学网 | NASA Earth Observatory Image of the Day

《新地学人》第一期: 专访Jonathon Wright教授