ZHANG Cunjie

ZHANG Cunjie(张存杰) Professor / Director of Operational System Development and Maintenance Division

National Climate Center
China Meteorological Administration No. 46 Zhongguangcun Nandajie, Beijing 100081, China
Email: zhangcj@cma.gov.cn


1. Second Prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award
2. Special Government Allowance from the State Council
3. Second Prize of Gansu Science and Technology Progress Award (six awards)
4. Gold Award for Excellent Engineering in China’s Geographic Information Industry


Sept.1985-Jul.1989 B.S. in Weather Dynamics, Beijing Institute of Meteorology
Sept.1993- May1996 M.S. in Weather Dynamics, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology
Sept. 2004-Jun.2009 Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics and Atmospheric Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Work Experience

Jul.1989-Aug.1993 Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture Meteorological Bureau, Gansu Meteorological Bureau
Jun.1996-Nov.1998 Climate Data Center, Gansu Meteorological Bureau
Nov.1998-Jul.2002 Central Weather Station of Lanzhou, Gansu Meteorological Bureau
Jul.2002-May2006 Lanzhou Institute of Arid Meteorology, China Meteorological Administration
Jan.2004-Dec.2004 Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
May2006-May2011 Northwest Regional Climate Center, Gansu Meteorological Bureau
Mar.2008-Apr.2008 Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)
Apr.2010-Jul.2010 National Meteorological Administration, Canadian Environment Agency
May2011-Jun.2016 Climate Change Impact Assessment Division, National Climate Center
Jun.2016-Present Operational System Development and Maintenance Division

Research Fields

1. Study on the law of drought climate change in China.
2. Drought monitoring, early warning and the technology of drought disaster risk assessment.
3. Construction and development of the climate operational systems.

Recent Main Projects

1. Leader of the sixth Project “Agricultural Drought Risk Research in Northern China”, a project supported by China Special Fund for Meteorological Research in the Public Interest (Grant No. GYHY(QX)201506001-6).
2. Main researcher of the National Basic Research and Development (973) Program of China project (2012CB955301-1).
3. “Assessment Report on the Impact of Climate Change in Northwest China”, a Climate Change Special Project.
4. Responsible for the completion of the operational system: “climate change impact assessment and service system”.
5. Responsible for the completion of the operational system: “Improvement and Perfection of CIPAS”.
6. Responsible for the completion of the operational system: “Marine Climate Monitoring and Prediction Sub-system”.


1. Cunjie Zhang, and Huqiang Zhang (2010). Potential impacts of East Asian winter monsoon on climate variability and predictability of the Australian summer monsoon. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 101 (1), 161-177.
2. Zhang Cunjie, C.P.-A. Bourque, Sun Landong (2010). Spatiotemporal modeling of monthly precipitation in the upper Shiyang River watershed in West Central Gansu, Northwest China. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 27(1), 185-194.
3. Zhang Cunjie, Li Dongliang, and Wang Xiaoping (2006). Spatial and temporal variations of rainfall over Northern Asia in the last 100 years and their possible changes in the future. ACTA Meteo. Sinica, 20(Suppl.), 50-59.
4. Gong Shaoqi, Hagan Daniel F. T., Zhang Cunjie* (2019). Analysis on precipitable water vapor over the Tibetan Plateau using FengYun-3A Medium Resolution Spectral Imager products. Journal of Sensors(2.024), Article ID 6078591, 12 pages. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/6078591.
5. Gong Shaoqi, Zhang Cunjie*, Tang Geshi, et al. (2020). Global analysis of atmospheric refractivity profiles from COSMIC GPS radio occultation soundings. Geodetski vestnik, 64 (2), 227-240.
6. Zhang Cunjie, Liao Yaoming, Duan Juqi, et al. (2016). The progresses of dry-wet climate divisional research in China. Climate Change Research,12(4), 261-267.
7. Zhang Cunjie, Song Yanling, et al. National Standard of the People’s Republic of China: Meteorological Drought Grade (GB/T 20481-2017). Beijing: China Standard Press, 2006.
8. Zhang Cunjie, Zhang Jiquan, et al. Research on Drought Monitoring, Early Warning and Disaster Risk Assessment Technology. Beijing: China Meteorological Press, 2020.
9. Chen Xiaoguang, and Zhang Cunjie. Climate Change Assessment Report on Northwest of China. Beijing: China Science and Technology Press, 2013.

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