CV of Li Weiping


Contact Information:

Climate System Modeling Division

National ClimateCenter

China Meteorological Administration (CMA)

NO 46 Zhongguancun Nandajie

Haidian District, Beijing 100081




Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, 1996, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China

M. S., Meteorology, 1992, Peking University, China

B. S., Meteorology, 1989, Peking University, China


Professional Experience

2009      Professor, National Climate Center, CMA, China

20032009  Associate Professor, National Climate Center, CMA, China

20002003  Postdoctoral researcher, UCLA, USA

19972000  Research Associate, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS, China


Research Interests:

Development of snow and frozen soil parameterization schemes in land surface process model, Dynamic vegetation, Terrestrial carbon cycle, Land surface-Atmosphere interactions, Climate modeling, Land surface modeling



National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Improvement of snow cover parameterization schemes in climate models and numerical simulation of snow cover impacts on climate (40975042), 1/1/2010-12/31/2012PI

Major National Scientific Research Project on Global Changes (973), Development and validation of high resolution climate model (2010CB951902), 2010-2014.

National Basic Research Program (973), Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction over the Joining Area of Asia and Indian-PacificOcean (AIPO) and Its Impact on the Short-Term Climate Variation in China (2006CB403600), 2006-2010.

National Basic Research Program (973), Cryospheric processes in China and the mechanism of their impacts on climate, hydrology, ecosystem and adaptation strategies(2007CB411500), 2007-2011.

MOF/MOST Special Research Project for Public Welfare (meteorology), Coordinated Observation and Prediction of the Earth System (COPES) in China, (GYHY200706005), 2008-2010.


1Xia Kun, Luo Yong, Li Weiping, 2011: Simulation of freezing and melting of soil on the northeast Tibetan Plateau, Chinese Science Bulletin, 56 (20), 2145-2155. doi:10.1007/s11434-011-4542-8.

2Xia Kun, Luo Yong, Li Weiping, 2010: Snow depth simulated by BATS-SAST model and its improvement. Science in Cold and Arid Regions, 2(4), 0305-0314.

3Li Chen, Shen Xinyong, Li Weiping, 2010: Diagnostic analysis of soil moisture in Northeast China. Agricultural Science & Technology11(2), 159-163.

4Li Weiping, Sun Shufen, Wang Biao, and Liu Xin, 2009Numerical Simulation of Sensitivities of Snow Melting to Spectral Composition of the Incoming Solar Radiation, Adv. Atmos. Sci, 26(3),403-412.

5. Li Weiping, Liu Xin, Nie Suping et al., 2009: Comparative studies of snow cover fraction parameterization schemes used in climate models, Advances in Earth Science, 24(5),512-522. (in Chinese)

6Wu G. X., Y. Liu, X. Zhu, W. Li, R. Ren, A. Duan, and X. Liang, 2009: Multi-scale forcing and the formation of subtropical desert and monsoon, Annales Geophysicae, 27, 3631-3644.

7Wang Rui, Li Weiping, Liu Xin, Wang Lannin, 2009Simulation of the impacts of spring soilmoisture over the Tibetan Plateau on summer precipitation in China, Plateau Meteorology, 28(6), 1233-1241. (in Chinese)

8Li Weiping, Luo Yong, Xia Kun, Liu Xin, 2008: Simulation of Snow Processes beneath a Boreal Scots Pine Canopy, Adv. Atmos. Sci., 25(3), 348-360.

9Li Weiping, Ji Jinjun, Dong Wenjie, Liu Xin, 2008Diagnosis of global vegetation-atmosphere interactions at the interannual time scale, Chinese J. Atmos. Sci., 32(1), 75-89. (in Chinese)

10Li Weiping, Yongkang Xue, Isabelle Poccard, 2007: Numerical investigation of the impact of vegetation indices on the variability of West African summer monsoon, J. Meteor. Soci. Japan, 85A, 363-383.

11Li Weiping, Shi, Xueli, Dong Wenjie, et al., 2006: Land surface process model development at the BeijingClimateCenter. GEWEX  NEWS, 16(4).

12Xue Y-K., F. Sales, W-P. Li, C. Mechoso, C. Norbe, J-H. Juang, 2006: Role of land surface processes in South American monsoon development, J. Climate, 19, 741-762.

13Liu Xin, Wu Guoxiong, Li Weiping, 2006: The diurnal variation of the atmospheric circulation and diabatic heating over the Tibetan Plateau, Advances in Earth Science, 2112),1273-1282. (in Chinese)

14Li WeipingY-K Xue, 2005: Numerical Simulation of the impact of vegetation index on the interannual variation of summer rainfall in the YellowRiver Basin. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 22(6), 865-876.

15Xue Y-K., F. Sales, W-P. Li et al., 2004: Role of land surface processes in monsoon development: East Asia and West Africa, J. Geophys. Res-Atmos. 109, D03105, doi:10.1029/2003JD003556.

16Li Weiping, T. C. Chineke, Liu Xin, Wu Guoxiong, 2001: Atmospheric diabatic heating and summertime circulation in Asia-Africa Area, Adv. Atmos. Sci., 18(2), 257-269.

17Li Weiping, Wu Guoxiong, Liu Yimin, Liu Xin, 2001: How the surface processes over the Tibetan Plateau affect the summertime Tibetan anticyclone-numerical experiments. Chinese J. Atmos. Sci., 25(6), 809-816. (in Chinese)

18Liu Xin, Wu Guoxiong, Li Weiping, Liu Yimin, 2001: Thermal adaptation of the large-scale circulation to the summer heating over the Tibetan Plateau, Progress in Natural Science, 11(2), 1-7.

19Li Weiping, Wu Guoxiong, Liu Hui, 2000: A numerical simulation study of the impacts of surface albedo on the summertime North Africa subtropical high, Acta Meteor. Sinica, 581),26-39. (in Chinese)

20Li Weiping, 1999: Moisture flux and water balance over the South China Sea during late boreal spring and summer, Theor. Appl. Climatol., 64, 179-187.