Xianan Jiang, Ph.D.

Researcher

Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science & Engineering

University of California, Los Angeles

9258 Boelter Hall, Box 957228

Los Angeles, CA 90095

Office & Mailing address:

4800 Oak Grove Drive

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, MS 233-300

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA 91109

Email:

Web:http://climvar.org/jiang

Tel: (818)354-4082; Fax: (818)354-5148


Education

Research Interest

  • Climate dynamics

  • Tropical meteorology

  • Tropical intraseasonal oscillation and monsoon variability

  • Large-scale atmosphere-ocean interaction

  • Atmospheric GCM and coupled GCM modeling

Research Experience

Assistant/Associate/Full Researcher, Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2008-present

Research associate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 2006-2008

Postdoctoral visiting scientist, Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University, 2004-2006

Graduate research assistant and postdoctoral fellow, Department of Meteorology and International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1999-2004

Professional Services

  • Editor, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 2016-present.

  • Program committee, "The American Meteorological Society 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Conference", Ponte Vedra, FL, April 16-20, 2018.

  • Session primary convener, "The Madden-Julian Oscillation" in the "American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting", New Orleans, LA, December 11-15, 2017.

  • Program co-chair, "6th Symposium on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability" in the "American Meteorological Society 2018 Annual Meeting", Austin, Texas, January 7-11, 2018.

  • Organizer, "Workshop on the Madden-Julian Oscillation", University of California, Los Angeles, November 21-22, 2016.

  • Principal Investigator, "A Climate Process Team for Understanding Madden-Julian Oscillation Initiation and Propagation", sponsored by the NOAA Climate Project Office Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program.

  • Session primary convener, "the Madden-Julian Oscillation" in the "American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting", San Francisco , CA, December 12-16, 2016.

  • Session Co-chair, "Tropical Intraseasonal Variability" in the "American Meteorological Society 32nd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology", San Juan, PR, April 17-22, 2016.

  • Session Chair, "Tropical Biases" in the "Workshop on Translating Process Understanding to Improve Climate Models", Princeton, NJ, October 15-16, 2015.

  • Co-organizer, the Global Multi-Model Evaluation Project on Vertical Structure and Diabatic Processes of the MJO, a joint research activity by the WCRP-WWRP/THORPEX MJO Task Force / Year of Tropical Convection (YOTC) and the GEWEX Atmospheric System Study (GASS).

  • Co-organizer, "Workshop on the Vertical Heating and Moistening Process of the Madden-Julian Oscillation", the Centre for Climate Research Singapore, National Environmental Agency, Singapore, June 2013.

  • Member, NOAA Climate Program Office MAPP (Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections) Program CMIP5 Task Force (http://www.cpo.noaa.gov/cpo_pa/mapp/cmip5.html), and Climate Prediction Task Force (http://www.cpo.noaa.gov/cpo_pa/mapp/prediction.html).

  • Peer reviewer for Journal of Climate, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Monthly Weather Review, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, International Journal of Climatology, Geophysical Research Letters, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, Climate Dynamics, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Atmospheric Science Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, Journal of Hydrometeorology

  • Proposal reviewer for US National Science Foundation (NSF), NOAA, NASA, DOE, National Institute for Water Resources (NIWR), French National Research Agency(ANR).

  • Review Panelist for NOAA Climate Project Office, NASA Research Opportunities in Earth and Space Science (ROSES) Program.

  • Judge, Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPA), AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 2014, 2017.

Publications

  • Jiang, X., and coauthors, 2018: Factors regulating the interannual varations in propagation of the Madden-Julian Oscillation. J. Climate, to be submitted.
  • Gonzalez, A., and X. Jiang, 2018: A westward propagation intraseasonal variability mode over the western Pacific. J. Climate, to be submitted.
  • Jiang, X., Baoqiang Xiang, Ming Zhao, Tim Li, Shian-Jiann Lin, Zhuo Wang, and Jan-Huey Chen, 2018: Extended-Range Tropical Cyclogenesis Prediction in a Coupled Global High-Resolution Model System, J. Climate, in revision.( pdf file)
  • Jiang, X., A. F. Adames, M. Zhao, D. Waliser, and E. Maloney, 2018: A Unified Moisture Moist Framework for Seasonality of MJO Propagation. J. Climate, 31, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0671.1.( pdf file).
  • Wang, B., S.-S. Lee, D. E. Waliser, C. Zhang, A. Sobel, E. Maloney, T. Li, X. Jiang, and K.-J. Ha, 2018: Dynamics-Oriented Diagnostics for the Madden-Julian Oscillation. J. Climate, 31,10.1175/jcli-d-17-0332.1,3117-3135.( pdf file).
  • Kim, J., D. E. Waliser, G. V. Cesana, X. Jiang, T. L'Ecuyer, and J. M. Neena, 2018: Cloud and radiative heating profiles associated with the boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation. Climate Dyn., 50, 10.1007/s00382-017-3700-3, 1485-1494.(pdf file)
  • Wang Z., W. Li, M. S. Peng, X. Jiang, R. McTaggart-Cowan, and C. A. Davis, 2018: Predictive Skill and Predictability of North Atlantic Tropical Cyclogenesis in Different Synoptic Flow Regimes. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 75, 361-378, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-17-0094.1.( pdf file)
  • Baranowski D., D. Waliser, X. Jiang, J. Ridout, and M. Flatau, 2018: Contemporary GCM Fidelity In Representing the Diurnal Cycle of Precipitation over the Maritime Continent. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere, under review.
  • Cesana, G., D. Waliser, T. S. L'Ecuyer, X. Jiang, and J-L. F. Li, 2018: How Clouds Affect The Vertical Structure Of Radiative Heating Rates: A Multi-Model Evaluation Using A-Train Satellite Observations. Journal of Climate, under review.
  • Jiang, X., and D. Kim, 2017: Progress and Status of MJO Simulation in Climate Models and Process-Oriented Diagnostics, Chapter in "The Global Monsoon Systems", Sixth International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM-VI), 13-17 November, 2017, Singapore.
  • Gonzalez, A., and X. Jiang, 2017: Winter Mean Lower-Tropospheric Moisture over the Maritime Continent as a Climate Model Diagnostic Metric for the Propagation of the Madden-Julian Oscillation. Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, doi:10.1002/2016GL072430. ( pdf file)
  • Ciesielski, P., R. H. Johnson, X. Jiang, Y. Zhang, and S. Xie, 2017: Relationships Between Radiation, Clouds, and Convection During DYNAMO. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JD025965. ( pdf file). Reported by AGU EOS Research Spotlight (AGU web link)
  • Jiang X., 2017: Key processes for the eastward propagation of the Madden-Julian Oscillation based on multi-model simulations. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JD025955. ( pdf file)
  • Klingaman, N. P., Jiang, X., Xavier, P. K., Petch, J., Waliser, D. and Woolnough, S. J., 2017: Vertical structure and diabatic processes of the Madden-Julian oscillation. In: Chang, C.-P., Kuo, H.-C., Lau, N.-C., Johnson, R. H., Wang, B. and Wheeler, M. C. (eds.) Global Monsoon System: Research and Forecast (3rd Edition). World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate, 9. World Scientific, New Jersey, pp. 161-172. ISBN 9789813200906. ( pdf file)
  • Jiang X., M. Zhao, E. Maloney, and D. E. Waliser, 2016: Convective Moisture Adjustment Time-scale as a Key Factor in Regulating Model Amplitude of the Madden-Julian Oscillation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, doi:10.1002/2016GL070898. ( pdf file)
  • Tao, W.-K., Y. N. Takayabu, S. Lang, S. Shige, W. Olson, A.Hou, X. Jiang, C. Zhang, W. Lau, T. Krishnamurti, D. Waliser, M. Grecu, P. E. Ciesielski, R. H. Johnson, R. Houze, R. Kakar, K. Nakamura, S. Braun, S. Hagos, R. Oki, and A. Bhardwaj, 2016: TRMM Latent Heating Retrieval and Comparisons with Field Campaigns and Large-Scale Analyses, Meteorological Monographs, 56, doi:10.1175/AMSMONOGRAPHS-D-15-0013.1, 2.1-2.34. ( pdf file)
  • Neena, J. M., D. E. Waliser, and X. Jiang, 2016: Model performance metrics and process diagnostics for boreal summer intraseasonal variability, Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3166-8. ( pdf file)
  • Zhao, H.-K., X. Jiang, and L. Wu, 2016: Boreal summer synoptic-scale waves over the western North Pacific in multi-model simulations, J. Climate, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0696. ( pdf file)
  • Li, J.-L. F., W.-L. Lee, D. Waliser, J.-Y. Yu, X. Jiang, T. L'Ecuyer, T. Kubar, and E. Fetzer, 2016: Considering the radiative effects of snow on tropical Pacific Ocean radiative heating profiles in contemporary GCMs using A-Train observations, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere, 121, 1621-1636, doi:10.1002/ 2015JD023587. ( pdf file)
  • Cesana, G., D. Waliser, X. Jiang, and J.-L. Li, 2015: Multi-model evaluation of cloud phase transition using satellite and reanalysis data, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere, 120, 7871-7892, doi:10.1002/2014JD022932. ( pdf file)
  • Oh, J.-H., X. Jiang, D. Waliser, M. Moncrieff, R. Johnson, and Paul Ciesielski, 2015: A Momentum Budget Analysis of Westerly Wind Events Associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation during DYNAMO, J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 3780-3799. ( pdf file)
  • Xiang, B., M. Zhao, X. Jiang, S.-J. Lin, T. Li, X. Fu, and G. Vecchi, 2015: 3-4 week MJO prediction skill in a GFDL Coupled Model, J. Climate, 28, 5351-5364. ( pdf file)
  • Zhao, H.-K., X. Jiang, and L. Wu, 2015: Modulation of Northwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Genesis by the Intraseasonal Variability, J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 93, 1, DOI:10.2151/ jmsj.2015-006. ( pdf file)
  • Klingaman, N. P., X. Jiang, P. K. Xavier, J. Petch, D. Waliser, and S. J. Woolnough, 2015: Vertical structure and diabatic processes of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Synthesis and summary, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere, 120, DOI: 10.1002/2015JD023196, 4671-4689. ( pdf file)
  • Xiang, B., S.-J. Lin, M. Zhao, S. Zhang, G. Vecchi, T. Li, X. Jiang, Lucas Harris, J.-H. Chen, 2015: Beyond weather time scale prediction for Hurricane Sandy and Super Typhoon Haiyan in a global climate model, Monthly Weather Review, 143, 524-535. ( pdf file)
  • Guo, Y, D. E. Waliser, and X. Jiang, 2015: A Systematic Relationship between Activity of Convectively Coupled Equatorial Waves and the Madden-Julian Oscillation in Climate Model Simulations, Journal of Climate, 28, 1881-1904. ( pdf file)
  • Jiang, X., D. E. Waliser, P. K. Xavier, J. Petch, N. P. Klingaman, S. J. Woolnough, Bin Guan, Gilles Bellon, T. Crueger, Charlotte DeMott, C. Hannay, H. Lin, W. Hu, D. Kim, C.-L. Lappen, M.-M. Lu, H.-Y. Ma, T. Miyakawa, J. A. Ridout, S. D. Schubert, J. Scinocca, K.-H. Seo, E. Shindo, X. Song, C. Stan, W.-L. Tseng, W. Wang, T. Wu, X. Wu, K. Wyser, G. J. Zhang, and H. Zhu, 2015: Vertical structure and diabatic processes of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Exploring Key Model Physics in Cimate Simulations, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere, 120, DOI:10.1002/2014JD022375, 4718-4748.( pdf file). Reported by AGU EOS Research Spotlight (AGU web link) ( pdf file).
  • Xavier, P. K., J. C. Petch, N. P. Klingaman, S. J. Woolnough, X. Jiang, D. E. Waliser, M. Caian, S. M. Hagos, C. Hannay, D. Kim, J. Cole, T. Miyakawa, M. Pritchard, R. Roehrig, E. Shindo, F. Vitart, and H. Wang, 2015: Vertical structure and diabatic processes of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Biases and uncertainties at short range, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere, 120, DOI:10.1002/2014JD022718, 4749-4763. ( pdf file)
  • Klingaman, N. P., S. J. Woolnough, X. Jiang, D. Waliser, P. K. Xavier, J. Petch, M. Caian, C. Hannay, D. Kim, H.-Y. Ma, W. J. Merryfield, T. Miyakawa, M. Pritchard, J. A. Ridout, R. Roehrig, E. Shindo, F. Vitart, H. Wang, N. R. Cavanaugh, B. E. Mapes, A. Shelly, and G. Zhang, 2015: Vertical structure and diabatic processes of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Linking hindcast fidelity to simulated diabatic heating and moistening, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere, 120, DOI:10.1002/2014JD022718, 4749-4763. ( pdf file)
  • Sheffield, J., A. Barrett, D. Barrie, S. J. Camargo, E. K. M. Chang, B. Colle, D. N. Fernando, R. Fu, K. L. Geil, Q. Hu, X. Jiang, N. Johnson, K. B. Karnauskas, S. T. Kim, J. Kinter, S. Kumar, B. Langenbrunner, K. Lombardo, L. N. Long, E. Maloney, A. Mariotti, J. E. Meyerson, K. C. Mo, J. D. Neelin, S. Nigam, Z. Pan, T. Ren, A. Ruiz-Barradas, R. Seager, Y. L. Serra, A. Seth, D.-Z. Sun, J. M. Thibeault, J. C. Stroeve, C. Wang, S.-P. Xie, Z. Yang, L. Yin, J.-Y. Yu, T. Zhang, M. Zhao, 2014: Regional Climate Processes and Projections for North American: CMIP3/CMIP5 Difference, Attribution and Outstanding Issues, NOAA Technical Report OAR CPO-2. ( pdf file)
  • Oh, J.-H., X. Jiang, D. Waliser, M. Moncrieff, and R. Johnson, 2015: Convective Momentum Tranport associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation Based on a Reanalysis Dataset, J. Climate, 28, 5763-5782. ( pdf file)
  • Mani, J. N., X. Jiang, D. E. Wailiser, J.-Y. Lee, and B. Wang, 2014: Eastern Pacific Intraseasonal Variability: A predictability perspective, J. Climate, 27, 8869-8883. ( pdf file)
  • Maloney, E., X. Jiang, S.-P. Xie, and J. Benedict, 2014: Process-Oriented Diagnosis of East Pacific Warm Pool Intraseasonal Variability, J. Climate, 27, 6305-6324. ( pdf file)
  • Serra, Y. L., X. Jiang, B. Tian, J. Astua, E. D. Maloney, G. N. Kiladis, 2014: Tropical Intra-seasonal Oscillations and Synoptic Variability, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 39, 189-215. ( pdf file)
  • Wang, S.-Y., and X. Jiang, 2015: Global eastward propagation signals associated with the 4-5 year ENSO cycle in the ocean surface and the atmosphere, Climate Dynamics, 44, 2825-2837. ( pdf file)
  • Jiang, X., T. Kubar, S. Wong, W. S. Olson, and D. E. Waliser, 2014: Modulation of Marine Low Clouds Associated with the Tropical Intraseasonal Variability over the Eastern Pacific, J. Climate, 27, 5560-5574. ( pdf file)
  • Mani, J. N., J.-Y. Lee, D. E. Wailiser, B. Wang, and X. Jiang, 2014: Predictability of the Madden-Julian Oscillation in the Intraseasonal Variability Hindcast Experiment (ISVHE), J. Climate, 27, 4531-4543. ( pdf file)
  • Guo, Y, X. Jiang, and D. E. Waliser, 2014: Modulation of the Convectively Coupled Kelvin Waves over South American and the tropical Atlantic Ocean by the Madden-Julian Oscillation, J. Atmos. Sci., 71, 1371-1288. ( pdf file)
  • Wong, S., T. S. L'Ecuyer, W. S. Olson, X. Jiang, and E. J. Fetzer, 2013: Local Balance and Variability of Atmospheric Heating Budget over Oceans: Observation and Reanalysis-based Estimates, J. Climate, 27, 893-913. ( pdf file)
  • Wang, S.-Y., H.-H. Chia, R. R. Gillies, and X. Jiang, 2013: CFS forecast of the quasi-biweekly mode and its modulation on the diurnal rainfall in Taiwan, Weather Forecast, 28, 981-993. ( pdf file)
  • Sheffield, J., S. J. Camargo, R. Fu, Q. Hu, X. Jiang, N. Johnson, K. B. Karnauskas, J. Kinter, S. Kumar, B. Langenbrunner, E. Maloney, A. Mariotti, J. E. Meyerson, D. Neelin, Z. Pan, A. Ruiz-Barradas, R. Seager, Y. L. Serra, D.-Z. Sun, C. Wang, S.-P. Xie, J.-Y. Yu, T. Zhang, M. Zhao, 2013: North American Climate in CMIP5 Experiments. Part II: Evaluation of 20th Century Intra-Seasonal to Decadal Variability, J. Climate, 26, 9247-9290. ( pdf file)
  • Maloney, E., S. J. Camargo, E. Chang, B. Colle, R. Fu, K. Geil, Q. Hu, X. Jiang, N. Johnson, K. Karnauskas, J. Kinter, B. Kirtman, S. Kumar, B. Langenbrunner, K. Lombardo, L. Long, A. Mariotti, J. Meyerson, K. Mo, D. Neelin, Z. Pan, R. Seager, Y. Serra, A. Seth, J. Sheffield, J. Stroeve, J. Thibeault, S.-P. Xie, C. Wang, B. Wyman, M. Zhao, 2014: North American Climate in CMIP5 Experiments: Part III: Assessment of 21st Century Projections, J. Climate, 27, 2230-2270. ( pdf file)
  • Jiang, X., E. Maloney, J.-L. Li, and D. E. Waliser, 2013: Simulations of the Eastern Pacific Intraseasonal Variability in CMIP5 GCMs, J. Climate,26, 3489-3510. ( pdf file)
  • Lee, J.-E., B. Lintner, J. D. Neelin, X. Jiang, P. Gentine, C. Boyce, J. Fisher, J. Perron, T. Kubar, J. Lee, J. Worden, 2012: Reduction of tropical land region precipitation variability via transpiration, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, doi: 10.1029/2012GL053417. ( pdf file)
  • Santra, A., M. Halder, P. Mukhopadhyay, X. Jiang, and B. Goswami, 2012: Role of Cloud Hydrometeors on Northward Propagation of Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillations, Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1425-x. pdf file)
  • Waliser, D. E., and X. Jiang, 2012: Tropical Meteorology: Intertropical Convergence Zones (ITCZ). Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, Second Edition, Edited by G. North, F. Zhang, J. Pyle. Academic Press, in press. ( pdf file)
  • Kubar, T., D. E. Waliser, J.-L. Li, and X. Jiang, 2012: On the annual cycle, variability, and correlations of oceanic low-topped clouds with large-scale circulation using Aqua MODIS and ECMWF-Interim, J. Climate, 25, 6152-6174. ( pdf file)
  • Jiang, X., M. Zhao, and D. E. Waliser, 2012: Modulation of tropical cyclone activity by the tropical intraseasonal oscillation over the Eastern Pacific in a high resolution GCM, Journal of Climate, 25, 6524-6538. ( pdf file)
  • Jiang, X., D. E. Waliser, D. Kim, M. Zhao, K. R. Sperber, W. Stern, S. D. Schubert, G. J. Zhang, W. Wang, M. Khairoutdinov, R. Neale, and M.-I., Lee, 2011: Simulation of the intraseasonal oscillation over the Eastern Pacific ITCZ in climate models, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-011-1098-x. ( pdf file)
  • Jiang, X., D. E. Waliser, W. S. Olson, W.-K. Tao, T. S. L'Ecuyer, S. Shige, K.-F. Li, Y. L. Yung, S. Lang, and Y. N. Takayabu, 2011: Vertical diabatic heating structure of the MJO: Intercomparison between recent reanalyses and TRMM estimates, Mon. Wea. Rev., 139, 3208-3223. ( pdf file)
  • Petch, J., D. Waliser, X. Jiang, P. Xiavier, and S. Woolnough, 2011: A global model inter-comparison of the physical processes associated with the MJO, GEWEX News, August. ( pdf file)
  • Jiang, X., D. E. Waliser, J.-L Li, and C. Woods, 2011: Vertical structures of cloud water associated with the boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation based on CloudSat observations and ERA-Interim reanalysis, Climate Dynamics,doi: 10.1007/s00382-010-0853-8. (pdf file)
  • Wang, S.-Y., L. E. Hipps, R. R. Gillies, X. Jiang, and A. L. Moller, 2010: Circum-global teleconnection and early summer rainfall in the US intermountain west. Theor. Appl. Climatol., doi: 10.1007/s00704-010-0260-4, 102, 245-252. (pdf file)
  • Waliser, D. E., J.-L. Li, B. Tian, and X. Jiang, 2010: Diagnostics for the tropics: some (cautious) uses of satellite data. Proceedings of Seminar on Diagnosis of Forecasting and Data Assimilation Systems, ECMWF, 7-10 September 2009. (pdf file)
  • Jiang, X., Duane E. Waliser, William S. Olson, Wei-Kuo Tao, Tristan S. L'Ecuyer, Jui-Lin Li, Baijun Tian, Yuk L. Yung, Adrian M. Tompkins, Stephen E. Lang, and Mircea Grecu, 2009: Vertical heating structures associated with the MJO as characterized by TRMM estimates, ECMWF Reanalyses and forecasts: A case study during 1998-99 winter. J. Climate, 22, 6001-6020. pdf file)
  • Jiang, X., and D. E. Waliser, 2009: Two dominant subseasonal variability modes of the eastern Pacific ITCZ, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L04704, doi:10.1029/2008GL036820. ( pdf file)
  • Jiang, X., and D. E. Waliser, 2008: Northward propagation of the subseasonal variability over the Eastern Pacific Warm Pool. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L09814, doi:10.1029/2008GL033723. (pdf file)
  • Jiang, X., D. E. Waliser, M. Wheeler, C. Jones, M.-I. Lee, and S. Schubert, 2008: Assessing the skill of an all-season statistical forecast model for the Madden-Julian Oscillation. Mon. Wea. Rev., 136, 1940-1956. (pdf file)
  • Jiang, X., and N.-C. Lau, 2008: Intraseasonal teleconnection between the North American and western North Pacific Monsoons with a 20-day time scale. J. Climate, 21, 2664-2679. (pdf file)
  • Jiang, X., N.-C. Lau, I. M. Held and J. J. Ploshay, 2007: Mechanisms of the Great-Plains low-level jet as simulated in an AGCM. J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 532-547. (pdf file)
  • Jiang, X., N.-C. Lau, and S. A. Klein, 2006: Role of the eastward propagating convective episodes on the diurnal cycle and seasonal mean of the summertime rainfall over the U.S. Great-Plains. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L19809, doi:10.1029/ 2006GL027022. (pdf file)
  • Klein, S. A., X. Jiang, J. Boyle, S. Malyshev and S. Xie, 2006: Diagnosis of the summertime warm and dry bias over the U. S. Southern Great Plains in the GFDL climate model using a weather forecasting approach. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L18805, doi:10.1029/ 2006GL027567. ( pdf file)
  • Jiang, X. and T. Li, 2005: Reinitiation of the boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation in the tropical Indian Ocean. J. Climate, 18, 3777-3795. (pdf file)
  • Jiang, X., T. Li and B. Wang, 2004: Structures and mechanisms of the northward propagating boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation. J. Climate, 17, 1022-1039. (pdf file)
  • Gu, J., X. Jiang, H. Yin, and Y. Xu, 2000: The operational prediction results of the East China tropical cyclone model and improvement of the model. J. Tropical Meteorology, 16, 55-61 (in Chinese).
  • Gu, J., H. Yin, Y. Xu, X. Jiang, and X. Liang, 2000: The improvement and application of MM5 in numerical prediction of Shanghai Regional Meteorological Center. J. Applied Meteorology, 11, 189-198 (in Chinese).
  • Jiang, X. and Y. Zhu, 1998: A numerical study on factors affecting unusual motion of TC 9414 (Doug). J. Applied Meteorology, 9, 36-47 (in Chinese).
  • Zhang, Q., X. Jiang, and J. He, 1996: Air-sea coupling modes of tropical Pacific SSTA and wind stress fields. J. Tropical Meteorology, 2, 129-136 (in English).
  • Zhang, Q., X. Jiang, and J. He, 1996: Air-sea coupling modes of tropical Pacific SSTA and wind stress fields. J. Tropical Meteorology, 1, 43-50 (in Chinese).

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Funded Projects

  • NOAA/Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) Program: "Influences of the Maritime Continent on the Eastward Propagation of the Madden-Julian Oscillation ". PI: Xianan Jiang, Co-PI: Ming Zhao. 09/01/2017-08/31/2020.
  • NOAA/Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) Program: "A Climate Process Team: Towards an improved understanding of the initiation and propagation of the Madden-Julian Oscillation". PI: Xianan Jiang, Co-PI: Ming Zhao; Co-Is: Duane Waliser, Bin Wang, Richard Johnson, Shian-Jiann Lin; 08/01/2015-07/31/2018.
  • NOAA/Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) Program: "Process-oriented Diagnosis and Metrics Development for the Madden-Julian Oscillation Based on Climate Simulations". PI: Xianan Jiang; Co-PI: Eric Maloney; 08/01/2015-07/31/2018.
  • NOAA/Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) Program: "Modulation of Tropical Cyclone (TC) Activity over the Intra-Americas Sea by Intraseasonal Variability: Implications for Dynamical TC Prediction on Intraseasonal Time Scales";. PI: Xianan Jiang; Co-Is: Ming Zhao, Duane Waliser, Shian-Jiann Lin; 08/01/2012-07/31/2016.
  • National Science Foundation/Climate and Large Scale Dynamics Program: "Understanding the Role of Convective Momentum Transport for the Madden-Julian Oscillation", PI: Xianan Jiang; Co-Is: Duane Waliser, Mitch Moncrieff, Richard Johnson, and Ming Zhao. 07/01/2012-06/30/2016.
  • Office of Naval Research/Marine Meteorology Program: "Leveraging the MJO for predicting envelopes of tropical wave and synoptic activity at multi-week lead times", PI: Duane Waliser; Co-PI: Xianan Jiang. 04/01/2012-03/31/2015.
  • National Science Foundation/Climate and Large Scale Dynamics Program: "Diabatic Processes of the MJO: Enabling and Analyzing an MJO TF and GASS Global Model Evaluation Project", PI: Duane Waliser; Co-PI: Xianan Jiang. 08/01/2012-07/31/2015.
  • NASA/Energy and Water Cycle Study (NEWS) Program: "Characterizing Uncertainties in Large-Scale Atmospheric Heating Distributions Derived from TRMM Observations and Reanalysis Datasets". PI: Bill Olson (UMBC), UCLA PI: Xianan Jiang. 11/01/2012-10/31/2014.
  • NOAA/Climate Prediction Program of the Americas (CPPA): "Two dominant modes of the subseasonal variability of the Eastern Pacific ITCZ: Connections between extreme events, subseasonal and interannual variability". PI: Xianan Jiang; Co-PI(I)s: Duane Waliser, Stephen Lord, Augustin Vintzileos, and Ming Zhao, 08/01/2009-07/31/2012.
  • National Science Foundation/Climate and Large Scale Dynamics Program: "Collaborative research: Vertical heating structure in large-scale coupled tropical waves". PI: Xianan Jiang, Co-I: Duane Waliser; 10/01/2009-09/30/2012.
  • NOAA/Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) Program: "Comparison of Structure and Evolution Characteristics of Boreal Summer and Winter Intraseasonal Oscillations Derived from Reanalysis Products and Satellite Observations". PI: Tim Li (U. Hawaii), UCLA PI: Xianan Jiang; 09/01/2011-08/31/2012.

Professional Affiliation

  • American Geophysical Union

  • American Meteorological Society

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