Xueli SHI


AddressNo. 46 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian District, Beijing, 100081, China


Fax:       +86-10-68408508




  • Ph.D. 2000, Meteorology, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, Meteorology, China
  • M.S. 1997, Synoptic Dynamics, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, China
  • B.S. 1994, Synoptic Dynamics, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, China



  • Professor, Climate Modeling DivisionNational Climate CenterMay 2010 – present
  • Associated Professor, Climate System Modeling Division, National Climate CenterFeb. 2005-Apr. 2010
  • Senior Research Associate, City University of Hongkong, HK, Aug. 2004 – Jan. 2005
  • Associate Professor, Dynamic Climate Division, National Climate Center, Sept. 2002 – Jul. 2004
  • Senior Research Assistant, City University of Hongkong, City University of Science and Technology, Oct. 2001 – Sept. 2002, HK
  • Assistant Professor,  National Climate Center, Aug. 2000 – Sept. 2001, Beijing


Research Interests

Main interests are the land surface process and climate modeling.

As a member of the land surface modeling group, I’ve been participating in the new generation climate system model development since 2005, focusing on biogeochemical processes, including terrestrial carbon cycle and dynamical vegetation to meet the PCMDI5 experiments requests. Another work is to connect the satellite remote dataset products with climate models, such as land cover mapping and land surface-related parameters (snow, albedo).

The works on regional climate modeling include the parameterization scheme improvement (soil moisture and temperature in RegCM_NCC based on RegCM2, operationalization experiments of RegCM_NCC in short-term climate prediction (during 1997-2004), and coupling of the RegCM with hydrology and crop model, as well as investigations on the impacts of "initial "land surface factors, like the land cover, initial soil moisture, heat flux and snow cover (after 2004).

Additionally, relationship between summer monsoon and rainfall of the South China has been diagnostic studied before 1997.

Work contributed to various key national and natural science foundation projects, including the NSFC, “863”, “973”, Welfare projects, and so on.



Book chapters

1.       Li, W., D. Chen, Z. Zhao, Z. Lin, P. Zhang, Q. Li, X. Shi, C. Sun, 2007: Chapter 9: Seasonal to Interannual Climate Prediction, in "Climate of China", Eds. S. Wang and W. Li, China Meteorological Press, Beijing, 288-322.

2.       Ding Yihui, Shi Xueli, Liu Yiming, and Li Qingquan, Seasonal prediction experiments for 2003 summer using a nested regional climate model. In Final report of GAME/HUBEX-GEWEX Asian Monsoon Experiment/ Huaihe River Basin Experiment, Eds. Y. Fujiyoshi and Y.H. Ding, 2006, GAME/HUBEX project office, 603-610.

3.       Shi Xueli, Ding Yihui, 2000: Coupling experiments of a land-surface processes model with a regional climate model, The national “95” projects office (eds.), Research on short-term climate prediction system Part II: Development of operational dynamical model for short-range climate prediction, Meteorology Press, Beijing, pp243-252 (in Chinese).


Technical Reports

  • Shi Xueli, Hu Guoquan, Liu Yiming, 2003:User’s Guide to RegCM_NCC, Technical report 4.1 of Dynamic Climate Division (DCD), 40pp. (in Chinese)


Selected Journal articles

  • Xueli Shi2009“Initial” Soil Moisture Effects on the Climate in China --- A regional climate model study. Journal of Ocean University of ChinaEnglish Edition, 8(2), DOI 10.1007/s11802-009-0111-z.
  • Xueli Shi, J.C.L. Chan, K.C. Chow and Yihui Ding, 2008: Effects of Upstream Surface Heat Fluxes on the Evolution of the South China Sea Summer Monsoon. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 100, 303-325, DOI: 10.1007/s00703-008-0311-x.
  • Chow K.C., J.C.L. Chan, Xueli Shi, Yiming Liu, Yihui Ding, 2008: Time-lagged effects of spring Tibetan Plateau soil moisture on the monsoon over China in early summer, Int. J. Climatol., 28, 55-67. (DOI: 10.1002/joc.1511)
  • Xueli Shi, Zhenghui Xie, Yiming Liu, and Hongwei Yang, 2007: Implementation of the surface runoff model with Horton and Dunne mechanisms into the regional climate model RegCM_NCC, Adv. Atmos. Sci., 24 (5), 750-764.
  • Ding Y.H., Shi X.L., Liu Y.M., Liu Y., Li Q.Q., Qian Y.F., Miao M.Q., Zhai G.Q., Gao K., 2006: Multi-year simulations and experimental seasonal predictions for rainy seasons in China by using a nested regional climate model (RegCM_NCC). Part I: Sensitivity study. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 23(3), 323-341.
  • Ding, Y.H., Y.M. Liu, Shi X.L., Q.Q. Li, Q.P. Li, and Y. Liu, 2006: Multi-year simulations and experimental seasonal predictions for rainy seasons in China by using a nested regional climate model (RegCM_NCC). Part II: The experimental seasonal prediction. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 23(4), 487-503.
  • Xueli Shi, Johnny Chan, Keith Chow and Yihui Ding, 2005: Effects of the IndoChina Peninsula heat fluxes on the 1998 South China Sea Summer Monsoon, ACTA Meteorologica Sinica, 19(4), 457-468.
  • Yihui DingShi Xueli Sun YingLiu Yiming2004: Simulations and predictions for flooding season in China by using the nested regional climate modelChinese J. Atm. Sci., 28(3): 205-217.
  • Shi Xueli, Ding Yihui, Liu Yiming, 2001: Simulation of eastern China summer climate with a regional climate model. Climate and Environment Research, 6, 249-254 (in Chinese).
  • Shi Xueli, 2001: Land surface processes modeling -- a review, Journal of Applied Meteorology, 12, 102-112 (in Chinese).
  • Shi Xueli, Ding Yihui, 2000: Southern China severe rainfall events and monsoon activity in 1994, Acta Meteorologica Sinica, 58, 666-678 (in Chinese).


Selected Conference presents

  • Xueli Shi, Yanwu Zhang, Weiping Li, Tongwen Wu and Fang Zhang, 2009: Effects of vegetaion classification and plant growth scheme on atmospheric model simulation, GEWEX/iLEAPS conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Xueli Shi, Johnny Chan, Keith Chow and Yihui Ding, 2007: “Upstream” topography effects on the South China Sea Summer Monsoon, IUGG, 2-14, July, Invited presentation, Perugia, Italy.
  • Xueli Shi, Johnny Chan, Keith Chow and Yihui Ding, 2006: Effects of the IndoChina Peninsula heat fluxes on the 1998 South China Sea Summer Monsoon, WPGM, 24-27, July, Beijing.
  • Xueli Shi, Yiming Liu, Zhenghui Xie, Hongwei Yang: 2005: The effects of runoff scheme modification on the regional climate model performance, The fourth workshop on regional climate modeling for Monsoon system, 12-13, August, Beijing
  • Xueli Shi, Yihui Ding and Yiming Liu, 2004"Seasonal Prediction experiments with RegCM_NCC in China National Climate Center", 21-25, June, 1st International CLIVAR Science Conference, Baltimore, USA
  • Xueli Shi and Yihui Ding, 2003: Land-surface process model improvement and its coupling with the regional climate model, Report series in Aerosol Science, No. 62B, in Proceedings of iLEAPS, Volume 2, A. Arneth, H. Korhonen and M. Kulmala, et al., 378-383, Sep.29- Oct. 3, Helsinki, Finland