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Xiaoqing Wu

Associate Professor



Office: 3011 Agronomy Hall

Phone: 515-294-9872






Department: Geological and Atmospheric Sciences

Research Interests: Cloud and climate system modeling, cloud and large-scale dynamics

Brief description of current research:

Dr. Wu's research focuses on the modeling and understanding of midlatitude and tropical cloud systems, the representation of convection, cloud and radiation in general circulation models (GCMs), and the understanding of effects of cloud, radiation and precipitation processes on climate mean state and variability in fully coupled atmosphere-ocean GCMs. He is a Principal Investigator in the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program and the Climate Change Prediction Program (CCPP) of the Department of Energy (DOE).

Recent publications:

Song, X., X. Wu, G.J. Zhang, and R. Arritt, 2008: Dynamical effects of convective momentum transports on global climate simulations. J. Climate, 21, 180-194.

Wu, X., L. Deng, X. Song, G. Vettoretti, W. R. Peltier, and G. J. Zhang, 2007: Impact of a modified convective scheme on the MJO and ENSO in a coupled climate model. Geophys. Res. Lett. 34, L16823, doi:10.1029/2007GL030637.

Wu, X., L. Deng, X. Song, and G.-J. Zhang, 2007: Coupling of convective momentum transport with convective heating in global climate simulations. J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 1334-1349.

Wu, X., and X.-Z. Liang, and S. Park, 2007: Cloud-resolving model simulations over the ARM SGP. Mon. Wea. Rev., 135, 2841-2853.

Wu, X., S. Park, Q. Min, 2007: Seasonal variation of cloud systems over ARM SGP. J. Atmos. Sci., in press.