Xun Jiang - University of Houston
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Xun Jiang

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Xun Jiang

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Atmospheric Science Graduate Advisor
Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science

Ph. D., Environmental Science & Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2006
M.S., Meteorology, Peking University, 2001
B.S., Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, 1998

Office: 432-D SR1
Office Hours: T | 1:30p - 2:30p
Phone: (713) 743-3156
xjiang7@uh.edu

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Research Interests

  • CO2 Similation and Inversion
  • Stratospheric Dynamics
  • Interannual Variability of Ozone and Temperature
  • Solar Influence on Climate
  • Chemistry and Transport Model

Publications in Refereed Journals

  • Jiang, X., D. Crisp, E. T. Olsen, S. Kulawik, C. E. Miller, T. S. Pagano, M. Liang, and Y. L. Yung, CO2 annual and semi-annual cycles from multiple satellite retrievals and models, Earth and Space Science, doi:10.1002/2014EA000045, 2016.
  • Trammell, J. H., X. Jiang, L. Li, A. Kao, G. J. Zhang, E. Chang, and Y. L. Yung, Temporal and spatial variability of precipitation from observation and model, Journal of Climate, 29, 2543-2555, 2016.
  • Souri, A. H., Y. Choi, X. Li, A. Kotsakis, and X. Jiang, A 15-year climatology of wind pattern impacts on surface ozone in Houston, Texas, Atmospheric Research, 174, 124-134, 2016.
  • Newman, S., X. Xu, K. R. Gurney, Y. K. Hsu, K. F. Li, X. Jiang, R. Keeling, S. Feng, D. O’Keefe, R. Patarasuk, K. W. Wong, P. Rao, M. L. Fischer, and Y. L. Yung, Toward consistency between trends in bottom-up CO2 emissions and top-down atmospheric measurements in the Los Angeles megacity, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16, 3843-3863, doi:10.5194/acp-16-3843-2016.
  • Jiang, X., E. T. Olsen, T. S. Pagano, H. Su, and Y. L. Yung, Modulation of mid-tropospheric CO2 by the South Atlantic Circulation, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-14-0340.1, 2015.
  • Trammell, J. H., X. Jiang, L. Li, M. Liang, M. Li, J. Zhou, E. Fetzer, and Y. L. Yung, Investigation of Precipitation Variations over Wet and Dry Areas from Observation and Model, Advances in Meteorology, Art. No. 981092, 2015.
  • Li, L., X. Jiang, H. J. Trammell, Y. Pan, J. Hernandez, B. J. Conrath, P. J. Gierasch, R. K. Achterberg, C. A. Nixon, F. M. Flasar, S. Perez-Hoyos, R. A. West, K. H. Baines, and B. Knowles, Saturn’s giant storm and global radiant energy, Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 2144-2148, 2015.
  • Trammell, H. J., L. Li, X. Jiang, M. Smith, S. Horst, and A. Vasavada, The global vortex analysis of Jupiter and Saturn based on Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem, Icarus, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2014.07.019, 2014.
  • Pagano, T. S., E. T. Olsen, H. Nguyen, A. Ruzmaikin, X. Jiang, and L. Perkins, Global variability of midtropospheric carbon dioxide as measured by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 8, doi:10.1117/1.JRS.8.084984, 2014.
  • Li, L., R. K. Achterberg, B. J. Conrath, P. J. Gierasch, M. A. Smith, A. A. Simon-Miller, C. A. Nixon, G. S. Orton, F. M. Flasar, X. Jiang, K. H. Baines, R. Morales-Juberias, A. P. Ingersoll, A. R. Vasavada, A. D. Del Genio, R. A. West, and S. P. Ewald, Strong temporal variation over one Saturnian year: From Voyager to Cassini, Scientific Reports, doi:10.1038/srep02410, 2013.
  • Jiang, X., J. Wang, E. T. Olsen, T. Pagano, L. L. Chen, and Y. Yung, Influence of Stratospheric Sudden Warming on AIRS mid-tropospheric CO2, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-13-064.1, 2013.
  • Jiang, X., J. Wang, E. T. Olsen, M. Liang, T. S. Pagano, L. Chen, S. J. Licata, and Y. L. Yung, Influence of El Nino on mid-tropospheric CO2 from Atmospheric Infrared Sounder and Model, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-11-0282.1, 2013.
  • Jiang, X., M. T. Chahine, Q. Li, M. Liang, E. T. Olsen, L. Chen, J. Wang, and Y. L. Yung, CO2 semi-annual oscillation in the middle troposphere and at the surface, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26, doi:10.1029/2011GB004118, 2012.
  • Lee, D., J. Wang, X. Jiang, Y. Lee, and K. Jang, Comparison between atmospheric chemistry model and observations utilizing the RAQMS-CMAQ linkage, Atmospheric Environment, 61, 85-93, 2012.
  • Li, L., X. Jiang, A. Ingersoll, A. Del Genio, C. Porco, R. West, A. Vasavada, S. Ewald, B. Conrath, P. Gierasch, A. Simon-Miller, C. Nixon, R. Achterberg, G. Orton, L. Fletcher, K. Baines, Equatorial winds on Saturn and the stratospheric oscillation, Nature-Geosciences, doi:10.1038/NGEO1292, 2011. (It was reported by the UH News entitled “Observations from the Cassini Spacecraft Provide Details of Saturn’s Winds” at http://www.nsm.uh.edu/news-events/stories/2011/1104_liJiang.php.)
  • Wang, J., S. Pawson, B. J. Tian, M. Liang, R. Shia, Y. L. Yung, and X. Jiang, El Niño-Southern Oscillation in tropical and mid-latitude column ozone, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-11-045.1, 2011a.
  • Li, L., C. A. Nixon, R. K. Achterberg, M. A. Smith, N. J. Gorius, X. Jiang, B. J. Conrath, P. J. Gierasch, A. A. Simon-Miller, F. M. Flasar, K. B. Baines, A. P. Ingersoll, R. A. West, A. Vasavada, and S. Ewald, The Global Energy Balance of Titan, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, doi:10.1029/2011GL050053, 2011. (It was selected as the cover page for the Geophysical Research Letters and highlighted by the editor. Please refer to “Evaluating the Global Energy Balance of Titan” at http://www.agu.org/cgi-bin/highlights/highlights.cgi?action=show&doi=10.1029/2011GL050053&jc=gl.)
  • Li, L., X. Jiang, M. T. Chahine, E. T. Olsen, E. Fetzer, L. Chen, and Y. L. Yung, The recycling rate of atmospheric moisture over the past two decades (1988-2009), Environmental Research Letters, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/3/034017, 2011. (It was highlighted by the editor of Environmental Research Letters. Please refer to “Insight: how has the recycling rate of atmospheric moisture changed over the past 20 years? (http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/47247)”.)
  • Wang, J., X. Jiang, M. T. Chahine, M. C. Liang, E. T. Olsen, L. L. Chen, S. Licata, T. Pagano, and Y. L. Yung, The influence of Tropospheric Biennial Oscillation on mid-tropospheric CO2, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, doi:10.1029/2011GL049288, 2011b.
  • Li, L., X. Jiang, M. T. Chahine, J. Wang, and Y. L. Yung, The mechanical energies of the global atmosphere in El Nino and La Nina Years, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 68, 3072-3078, 2011.
  • Pagano, T. S., E. T. Olsen, M. T. Chahine, A. Ruzmaikin, H. Nguyen, and X. Jiang, Monthly Representations of Mid-tropospheric Carbon Dioxide from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, Proc. of SPIE, 8158, doi:10.1117/12.894960, 2011.
  • Jiang, X., M. T. Chahine, E. T. Olsen, L. L. Chen, and Y. L. Yung, Interannual Variability of Mid-tropospheric CO2 from Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, doi: 10.1029/2010GL042823, 2010. (It was listed as Select Scientific Publications on NASA AIRS website http://airs.jpl.nasa.gov/documents/select_publications/.)
  • Yung, Y. L., M. C. Liang, X. Jiang, R. Shia, C. Lee, B. Bezard, and E. Marcq, Evidence for carbonyl sulfide (OCS) conversion to CO in the lower atmosphere of Venus, Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, doi:10.1029/2008JE003094, 2009.
  • Kuai, L., R. Shia, X. Jiang, K. Tung, and Y. Yung, Non-stationary synchronization of equatorial QBO with SAO in observation and model, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 1654-1664, 2009.
  • Kuai, L., R. Shia, X. Jiang, K. Tung, and Y. Yung, Modulation of the period of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation by the solar cycle, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 2418-2428, 2009.
  • Jiang, X., S. Pawson, C. D. Camp, E. Nielsen, R. Shia, T. Liao, V. Limpasuvan, and Y. L. Yung, Interannual variability and trends of extratropical ozone. Part I: Northern hemisphere, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 65, 3013-3029, 2008a.
  • Jiang, X., S. Pawson, C. D. Camp, E. Nielsen, R. Shia, T. Liao, V. Limpasuvan, and Y. L. Yung, Interannual variability and trends of extratropical ozone. Part II: Southern hemisphere, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 65, 3030-3041, 2008b.
  • Jiang, X., Q. Li, M. Liang, R. Shia, M. T. Chahine, E. T. Olsen, L. L. Chen, and Y. L. Yung, Simulation of Upper Troposphere CO2 from chemistry and transport models, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 22, doi:10.1029/2007GB003049, 2008c.
  • Chahine, M. T., L. Chen, P. E. Dimotakis, X. Jiang, Q. Li, E. T. Olsen, T. S. Pagano, J. Randerson, and Y. Yung, Satellite remote sounding of mid-tropospheric CO2, Geophysical Research Letters, 35, doi:10.1029/2008GL035022, 2008.
  • Jiang, X., W. Ku, R. Shia, Q. Li, J. W. Elkins, R. G. Prinn, and Y. L. Yung, Seasonal Cycle of N2O: Analysis of Data, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 21, doi: 10.1029/2006GB002691, 2007.
  • Jiang, X., S. J. Eichelberger, D. L. Hartmann, R. Shia, and Y. L. Yung, Influence of doubled CO2 on ozone via changes in the Brewer-Dobson circulation, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 64, 2751-2755, 2007.
  • Li, L., A. P. Ingersoll, X. Jiang, D. Feldman, and Y. L. Yung, Lorenz energy cycle of the global atmosphere based on reanalysis datasets, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, doi:10.1029/2007GL029985, 2007.
  • Ruzmaikin, A., J. Feynman, X. Jiang, and Y. L. Yung, Extratropical signature of the quasi-biennial oscillation, Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, doi:10.1029/2004JD005382, 2005.
  • Natraj, V., X. Jiang, R. L. Shia, X. L. Huang, J. S. Margolis, and Y. L. Yung, Application of principal component analysis to high spectral resolution radiative transfer: A case study of the O-2 A band, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, 95 (4), 539-556, 2005.
  • Jiang, X., D. B. A. Jones, R. Shia, D. E. Waliser, and Y. L. Yung, Spatial patterns and mechanisms of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation-Annual Beat of ozone, Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, doi:10.1029/2005JD006055, 2005.
  • Ruzmaikin, A., J. Feynman, X. Jiang, D. C. Noone, A. M. Waple, and Y. L. Yung, The pattern of northern hemisphere surface air temperature during prolonged periods of low solar output, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, doi:10.1029/2004GL019955, 2004.
  • Jiang, X., C. D. Camp, R. Shia, D. Noone, C. Walker, and Y. L. Yung, Quasi-biennial oscillation and quasi-biennial oscillation-annual beat in the tropical total column ozone: A two-dimensional model simulation, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 109, doi:10.1029/2003JD004377, 2004.