LI Weiping

LI Weiping(李伟平) Team Leader

Climate System Modeling Division
National Climate Center
China Meteorological Administration (CMA)
No. 46 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian District, Beijing 100081, China
Tel: 0086-10-68408576


1996 Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
1992 M. S. in Meteorology, Peking University, China
1989 B. S. in Meteorology, Peking University, China

Work Experience

2009-Present Professor, National Climate Center, CMA, China
2003-2009 Associate Professor, National Climate Center, CMA, China
2000-2003 Postdoctoral Researcher, UCLA, USA
1997-2000 Research Associate, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS, China

Research Fields

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

Recent Main Projects

1. “Improvement of snow cover parameterization schemes in climate models and numerical simulation of snow cover impacts on climate”, a 1 Jan., 2010-31 Dec., 2012 project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (40975042)(PI).
2. “Development and validation of high resolution climate model”, a 2010-2014 major national scientific and research project on global changes supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) (2010CB951902).
3. “Ocean-atmosphere interaction over the joining area of Asia and Indian-Pacific Ocean (AIPO) and its impact on the short-term climate variation in China”, a 2006-2010 project supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) (2006CB403600).
4. “Cryospheric processes in China and the mechanism of their impacts on climate, hydrology, ecosystem and adaptation strategies”, a 2007-2011 project supported by the National Basic Research Program (973) (2007CB411500).
5. “Coordinated observation and prediction of the Earth System (COPES) in China”, a 2008-2010 project supported by MOF/MOST Special Fund for Meteorological Research in the Public Interest (GYHY200706005).


1. Xia Kun, Luo Yong, and 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.
2. Xia Kun, Luo Yong, and Li Weiping (2010). “Snow depth simulated by BATS-SAST model and its improvement.” Science in Cold and Arid Regions, 2 (4), 0305-0314.
3. Li Chen, Shen Xinyong, and Li Weiping (2010). “Diagnostic analysis of soil moisture in Northeast China.” Journal of Anhui Agricultural Sciences,11 (2), 159-163.
4. Li Weiping, Sun Shufen, Wang Biao, and Liu Xin (2009). “Numerical simulation of sensitivities of snow melting to spectral composition of the incoming solar radiation.” Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 26 (3), 403-412.
5. Li Weiping, Liu Xin, Nie Suping, et al. (2009). “Comparative studies of snow cover parameterization schemes used in climate models (in Chinese).” Advances in Earth Science, 24 (5), 512-522.
6. Wu Guoxiong, Liu Yuanqing, Zhu Xieying, Li Weiping, Ren Rongcai, Duan Anmin, and Liang Xiaoyun (2009). “Multi-scale forcing and the formation of subtropical desert and monsoon.” Annales Geophysicae, 27 (9), 3631-3644.
7. Wang Rui, Li Weiping, Liu Xin, and Wang Lanning (2009). “Simulation of the impacts of spring soil moisture over the Tibetan Plateau on summer precipitation in China (in Chinese).” Plateau Meteorology, 28 (6), 1233-1241.
8. Li Weiping, Luo Yong, Xia Kun, and Liu Xin (2008). “Simulation of snow processes beneath a boreal Scots pine canopy.” Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 25 (3), 348-360.
9. Li Weiping, Ji Jinjun, Dong Wenjie, and Liu Xin (2008). “Diagnosis of global vegetation-atmosphere interactions at the interannual time scale (in Chinese).” Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 32 (1), 75-89.
10. Li Weiping, Xue Yongkang, and Isabelle Poccard (2007). “Numerical investigation of the impact of vegetation indices on the variability of West African summer monsoon.” Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 85A, 363-383.
11. Li Weiping, Shi Xueli, Dong Wenjie, et al. (2006). “Land surface process model development at the Beijing Climate Center.” GEWEX NEWS, 16 (4).
12. Xue Yongkang, Fernando De Sales, Li Weiping, Carlos R. Mechoso, Carlos A. Nobre, and Hann-Ming Henry Juang (2006). “Role of land surface processes in South American monsoon development.” Journal of Climate, 19 (5), 741-762.
13. Liu Xin, Wu Guoxiong, and Li Weiping (2006). “The diurnal variation of the atmospheric circulation and diabatic heating over the Tibetan Plateau (in Chinese).” Advances in Earth Science, 21 (12), 1273-1282.
14. Li Weiping, and Xue Yongkang (2005). “Numerical simulation of the impact of vegetation index on the interannual variation of summer rainfall in the Yellow River Basin.” Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 22 (6), 865-876.
15. Xue Yongkang, Hann-Ming Henry Juang, Li Weiping, et al. (2004). “Role of land surface processes in monsoon development: East Asia and West Africa.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 109 (3), D03105; DOI:10.1029/2003JD003556.
16. Li Weiping, Theo Chidiezie Chineke, Liu Xin, Wu Guoxiong (2001). “Atmospheric diabatic heating and summertime circulation in Asia-Africa Area.” Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 18 (2), 257-269.
17. Li Weiping, Wu Guoxiong, Liu Yimin, and Liu Xin (2001). “How the surface processes over the Tibetan Plateau affect the summertime Tibetan anticyclone-numerical experiments (in Chinese).” Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 25 (6), 809-816.
18. Liu Xin, Wu Guoxiong, Li Weiping, and 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.
19. Li Weiping, Wu Guoxiong, and Liu Hui (2000). “A numerical simulation study of the impacts of surface albedo on the summertime North Africa subtropical high (in Chinese).” ACTA Meteorologica Sinica, 58 (1), 26-39.
20. Li Weiping (1999). “Moisture flux and water balance over the South China Sea during late boreal spring and summer.” Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 64, 179-187.

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