KE Zongjian

KE Zongjian(柯宗建) Professor / General-Director of Climate Prediction Division

National Climate Center
China Meteorological Administration
No.46 Zhongguangcun Nandajie, Beijing 100081, China


Sept.1996-Jul.2000 B.S. in meteorology, Ocean University of Qingdao, China
Sept.2001-Jul.2004   M.S. in Atmospheric physics and atmospheric environment, Chinese Meteorological Science Academy
Sept.2004-Jul.2007   PhD in meteorology, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Work Experience

Sept.2007-Aug.2009   Engineer, National Climate Center, China Meteorological Administration
Sept.2009-Oct.2018    Senior engineer, National Climate Center, China Meteorological Administration
Nov.2018-Present    Professor, National Climate Center, China Meteorological Administration

Research Fields

Climate diagnosis and prediction

Recent Main Projects

1. “Application study of several multi-model ensemble approaches in seasonal precipitation prediction”, a project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 41005051).
2. “Multi-model super ensemble and regional downscaling approaches”, a project supported by the China Special Fund for Meteorological Research in the Public Interest (Grant No. GYHY201306024)


in English
1. Ke Z., X. Jiang, and Z. Wang (2019). “Southeastern China boreal winter precipitation anomalies are dependent on intensity of El Niño.” Scientific Reports, 9 (1), 17410; DOI: 10.1038/ s41598-019-53496-5.
2. Liu Y., Z. Ke, and Y. Ding (2019). “Predictability of East Asian summer monsoon in seasonal climate forecast models.” Int. J. Clim., DOI: 10.1002/joc.6180.
3. Wei T., W. Song, W. Dong, Z. Ke, and L. Sun (2019). “A skillful prediction scheme for West China autumn precipitation.” Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 135, 183-192;
4. Wang Z., Y. Ding, M. Lu, B. Zhou, S. Yang, X. Jiang, and Z. Ke (2017). “Intraseasonal variability and predictability of the subtropical Asian summer rain band.” Int. J. Climatol., 37, 4119-4130
5. Hua L., L. Zhong, and Z. Ke (2017). “Characteristics of the precipitation recycling ratio and its relationship with regional precipitation in China.” Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 127, 513-531; DOI:10.1007/s00704-015-1645-1
6. Hua L., L. Zhong, Z. Ke (2016). “Precipitation recycling and soil-precipitation interaction across the arid and semi-arid regions of China.” Int. J. Climatol., 36, 3708-3722.
7. Ding T., and Z. Ke (2015). “Characteristics and changes of regional wet and dry heat wave events in China during 1960-2013”. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 122, 651-665.
8. Wang Z., S. Yang, Z. Ke, and X. Jiang (2014). “Large-Scale Atmospheric and Oceanic Conditions for Extensive and Persistent Icing Events in China.” J. Appl.Meteor. Climatol. 53, 2698-2709.
9. Jiang X., S. Yang, Y. Li, Z. Ke, J. Li, and H. Hu (2013). “Dominant Modes of Wintertime Upper-Tropospheric Temperature Variations over Asia and Links to Surface Climate.” J. Climate, 26, 9043-9060.
10. Ding T., and Z. Ke (2013). “A comparison of statistical approaches for seasonal precipitation prediction in Pakistan.” Wea. Forecasting, 28, 1116-1132.
11. Ke Z., P. Zhang, L. Chen, and L. Du (2011). “An experiment of a statistical downscaling forecast model for summer precipitation over China.” Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters, 4 (5), 270-275.
12. Ke Z., P. Zhang, W. Dong, and L. Li (2009). “A new way to improve seasonal prediction by diagnosing and correcting the inter-model systematic errors.” Monthly Weather Review, 137, 1898-1907.
13. Ke Z., W. Dong, P. Zhang, J. Wang, and T. Zhao (2009). “An analysis of the difference between the multiple linear regression approach and the multi-model ensemble mean. ” Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 26 (6), 1157-1168.
14. Ke Z., W. Dong, and P. Zhang (2008). “Multi-model ensemble forecasts for precipitations in China in 1998.” Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 25 (1), 72-82.
15. Wang J., J. Jiang, and Z. Ke. (2005). “An investigation into tropical cyclone moving direction prediction based on OLR data.” Journal of Tropical Meteorology, 11(2), 178-186.

in Chinese
1. Ni M., Z. Ke*, L. Chen, and Y. Ciren (2020). “Large-scale circulation characteristics and influence factors of winter precipitation anomaly in northern Tibet (in Chinese).” Plateau Meteorology, DOI:10.7522/j.issn.1000-0534.2020.00011.
2. Ciren Y., Z. Ke*, L. Chen, M. Ni. (2016). “Intraseasonal variation characteristics of summer precipitation over Tibet and the corresponding large scale circulation anomalies (in Chinese).” Meteorological Monthly, 42(11), 1342-1350.
3. Bai H., Z. Ke*, Z. Wu, L. Du, C. Liu (2016). “The large-scale circulation characteristics of winter freezing rain in Guizhou and the influence from SST anomaly (in Chinese).” Plateau Meteorology, 35 (5), 1224-1232
4. Du L., Z. Ke*, C. Liu, Y. Xiao, L. Liu (2016). “Summer precipitation prediction models based on the clustering regionalization in China (in Chinese).” Meteorological Monthly, 42 (1), 89-96.
5. Ke. Z, L. Hua, L. Zhong, L. Du (2016). “The Influence of Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly on the East Asian Summer Monsoon Strength and Its Precursor (in Chinese)” J. Applied Meteoro. Sci., 26 (5), 536-544.
6. Li Q., and Z. Ke* (2014). “Daily maximum power load prediction in summer in Henan Province (in Chinese).” Meteorological Science and Technology, 42(4), 707-711.
7. Du L., and Z. Ke* (2013). “A verification approach for the assessment of extended-range process event prediction (in Chinese).” J. Applied Meteoro. Sci, 24(6), 686-694.
8. Ke Z., Y. Wang, and Z. Gong (2014). “Review of the Precursor and Its Application in Summer Climate Prediction in 2013 (in Chinese).” Meteorological Monthly, 40(4), 502-509.
9. Ke Z., Y. Wang, X. Jia, H. Gao, and J. Yan (2010). “Predictions of autumn drought and flood in China (in Chinese).” Plateau Meteorology, 29 (5),1345-1350.
10. Ke Z., P. Zhang, W. Dong, and J. Wang (2009). “An Application of Optimal Subset Regression in Seasonal Climate Prediction (in Chinese).” Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 33(5), 994-1002.
11. Ke Z., and J. Tang (2007). “An observation study of the scattering properties of aerosols over Shangdianzi, Beijing (in Chinese).” Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 31, 553-559.
12. Ke Z., J. Tang, B. Wang, and P. Yan (2004). “Primary analysis of application results of integrating Nephelometers in dust storm monitoring network experiment (in Chinese).” Meteorological Science and Technology, 32(4), 258-262.

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