XU Hongmei

XU Hongmei(许红梅) Professor



2003.07 Ph.D. at Institute of Resource Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.
2000.07 M.S. at College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China
1997.07 B.S at Department of Geography, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China

Work Experience

Professor in National Climate Center, CMA, since 2013.
Associate Professor in National Climate Center, CMA, 2005 -2013.
Assistant Professor in National Climate Center, CMA, 2003-2005.

2011- till now, Member of Climate Change and Low-Carbon Development Committee, China Meteorological Society.
2018-2020, Member of Technical Support Expert Group on Meteorological Services for the Construction of Ecological Civilization in Jiangxi Province

Research Fields

Prof. Xu’s research focus on development modeling systems required for climate and climate change impact assessment in National Climate Center. Prof. Xu’s research is primarily focused in three areas. 1) Climate change and rapid development on freshwater resources with a specific focus on river discharge and water balance; 2) Multi-scale simulating on terrestrial eco-hydrology system and its response to climate change; 3) Delivery climate information to support impact assessment and decision making.

Recent Main Projects

1.The joint U.S.–China Clean Energy Research Center for Water-Energy Technologies (CERC-WET) project (2016.01-2020.12)
2.Chinese Academy of Engineering Consulting Project: Environment and Sustainable Development in Huaihe River Basin (2011.04-2014.04)
3.The National Basic Research Program of China project: Impacts of Climate Change on Terrestrial Water Cycle and Water Resources Safety in Eastern Monsoon Region of Our Country and Adaptation Object (2010.01-2014.08)
4.China-UK-Swiss Adapting to Climate Change in China (ACCC) Project: Communication Climate Science (2010.01-2013.01)
5.Quantify the uncertainty of climate change impact on water resource in catchments of  arid and humid climate region based on mutil-model funded by NSFC (2010.01-2012.12)
6.Study on the simulation of eco-hydrological process and it’s response to environmental change in arid and semiarid area in northwest China funded by NSFC (2005.01-2007.12)


Xu H., Liu L., Wang Y., Wang S., Hao Y., Ma J., Jiang T.. Assessment of climate change impact and difference on the river runoff in four basins in China under 1.5 °C and 2.0 °C global warming. Hydrology and Earth System Science, 2019, doi:10.5194/hess-23-1-2019.
Qin P., Xu H., * Liu M., Du L., Xiao C., Liu L., Tarroja B. Climate change impacts on Three Gorges Reservoir impoundment and hydropower generation. Journal of Hydrology, 2019, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.123922.
Hao Y., Ma J., Chen J., Wang D., Wang Y. *, Xu H. *. 2018. Assessment of Changes in Water Balance Components under 1.5℃ and 2.0℃ Global Warming in Transitional Climate Basin by Multi-RCPs and Multi-GCMs Approach. Water, 10.1863; doi: 10.3390/w10121863.
Liu L., Tong J., Xu H., Wang Y.. Potential threats from variations of hydrological parameters to the Yellow River and Pearl River Basins in China over the Next 30 Years. Water, 2018, 10, 883; doi:10.3390/w10070883.
Liu L., Xu H. *, Wang Y., et al. Impacts of 1.5 and 2 °C global warming on water availability and extreme hydrological events in Yiluo and Beijiang River catchments in China. Climatic Change,2017, DOI 10.1007/s10584-017-2072-3
Gao Q.Z., Guo Y., Xu H.*, Ganjurjav H., et al. Climate change and its impacts on vegetation distribution and net primary productivity of the alpine ecosystem in the Qinghai-Tibetan Platea.u Science of the Total Environment, 2016, 554-44 :34-41.
Xu H.,Luo Y. Climate change and its impacts on river discharge in two climate regions in China. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 2015, 19:4609-4618.
Xu H., Taylor R.G., Xu Y. Quantifying uncertainty in the impacts of climate change on river discharge in sub-catchments of the River Yangtze and Yellow Basins, China. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 2011, 15:333-344.
Xu H., Taylor R.G., et al. Hydrological modeling of River Xiangxi using SWAT2005: a comparison of model parameterizations using station and grided meteorological observations. Quaternary International, 2010, 10.1016/.quaint.2009.11.037.
Gao Q., Wan Y., Li Y., Qin X., Jiangcun W., Xu H. Spatial and temporal pattern of alpine grassland condition and its response to human activities in Northern Tibet, China. The Rangeland Journal, 2010, 32, 165–173.
Gao Q.Z., Wan Y., Xu H. *, Li Y., et al. Alpine Grassland Degradation and Its Response to Recent Climate Variability in Northern Tibet, China. Quaternary International, 2010 DOI:10.1016/ j.quaint.2009.10.035.

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