Xiaofan joined NESDIS in February 2001. Since then, he has been
working on satellite data applications and cloud modeling:
Xiaofan Li conducts a
comparison study between various satellite-retrieved cloud products and
uses radiative transfer model to calculate brightness temperatures and
analyze the error responses to initial perturbations of temperature, water
vapor, and clouds.
Xiaofan Li has been working on
understanding of cloud microphysical processes and precipitation processes
and their links to evolution of environmental circulations, and
improvement of estimate of surface rain rate and precipitation efficiency.
The predictability study of surface rainfall with cloud-resolving model
reveals that in current numerical modeling framework, the model only can
produce quantitative forecast on daily timescale and hundreds of
kilometers spatial scales.
Shen, X., Y. Wang, N. Zhang, and X. Li, 2010: Roles of large-scale
forcing, thermodynamics, and cloud microphysics in tropical precipitation
processes. Atmos. Res., 97, 371-384.
Wang, Y., X. Shen, and X. Li, 2010: Microphysical and radiative effects of
ice clouds on responses of rainfall to the large-scale forcing during pre-
summer heavy rainfall over southern China. Atmos. Res., 97, 35-46.
Gao, S., and X. Li, 2010: Precipitation equations and their applications
to the analysis of diurnal variation of tropical oceanic rainfall. J.
Geophys. Res., 115, D08204, doi:10.1029/2009JD012452.
Yue, C., W. Lu, and X. Li, 2010: A study of the impacts of latent heat
parameterization scheme on prediction skill of ENSO with a simple ocean
–atmosphere coupled model. J. Tropical Meteor., 16, 10-19.
Li, X., and X. Shen, 2010: Sensitivity of cloud-resolving precipitation
simulations to uncertainty of vertical structures of initial conditions.
Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 136, 201-212.
Ping, F., Z. Luo, and X. Li, 2010: Effects of ice microphysics on a
tropical coupling system. Dyn. Atmos. Ocean, 49, 83-95.
Gao, S., and X. Li, 2010: Effects of time-dependent large-scale forcing,
solar zenith angle, and sea surface temperature on time-mean tropical
rainfall processes, Meteor. Atmos. Phys., 106, 95-105.
Wang, D., X. Li, and W.-K. Tao, 2010: Responses of vertical structures in
convective and stratiform regions to large-scale forcing during the
landfall of severe tropical storm Bilis (2006): Adv. Atmos. Sci., 27,
Li, X., 2009: Dominant physical processes associated with phase
differences between surface rainfall and convective available potential
energy, J. Tropical Meteor., 15, 148-154.
Yue, C., S. Shou, and X. Li, 2009: Water vapor, cloud, surface rainfall,
and heat budgets associated with the landfall of Typhoon Krosa (2007): A
cloud-resolving modeling study. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 26, 1198-1208.
Gao, S., X. Cui, and X. Li, 2009: A modeling study of diurnal rainfall
variations during the 21-day period of TOGA COARE., Adv. Atmos. Sci., 26,
Gao, S., and X. Li, 2009: Dependence of the accuracy of precipitation and
cloud simulation on time and spatial scales. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 26, 1108-1114.
Li, X., and C.-Z. Zou, 2009: Effects of sea surface temperature,
radiation, cloud microphysics, and diurnal variations on vertical
structures of tropical tropospheric temperature: A two-dimensional
equilibrium cloud-resolving modeling study. Meteor. Atmos. Phys., doi:
Wang, D., X. Li, W.-K. Tao, and Y. Wang, 2009: Effects of vertical wind
shear on convective development during a landfall of severe tropical
storm Bilis (2006): Atmos. Res., 94, 270-275.
Zeng, X., W.-K. Tao, M. Zhang, A. Y. Hou, S. Xie, S. Lang, X Li, D. O'C
Starr, and X. Li , 2009: A contribution by ice nuclei to global warming.
Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., DOI: 10.1002/qj.449.
Cui, X., and X. Li, 2009: Diurnal responses of tropical convective and
stratiform rainfall to diurnally varying sea surface temperature.
Meteor. Atmos. Phys., 104, 53-61.
Cui, X., and X. Li, 2009: Cloud microphysical and rainfall responses to
zonal perturbations of sea surface temperature: A 2D cloud-resolving
modeling study. Prog. Nat. Sci., 19, 587-594.
Zhou, Y., and X. Li, 2009: Sensitivity of convective and stratiform
rainfall to sea surface temperature. Atmos. Res., 92, 212-219.
Sui, C.-H., X. Li, K.-M. Lau, W.-K. Tao, M.-D. Chou, and M.-J. Yang,
2009: Convective-radiative-mixing processes in the Tropical Ocean-
Atmosphere. Recent Progress in Atmospheric Sciences: Applications to
the Asia-Pacific Region, Ed. K. N. Liou, and M.-D. Chou, World
Scientific, Singapore, 66-88.
Gao, S., X. Cui, and X. Li, 2008: A two-dimensional coupled modeling
study of relation between cloud amount and SST over tropical cloudy
regions. Prog. Nat. Sci., 19, 187-193.
Zeng, X., W.-K. Tao, M. Zhang, A. Y. Hou, S. Xie, S. Lang, X. Li, W.
Wiscombe, D. O'C Starr, X. Li, J. Simpson, 2009: The indirect effect of
ice nuclei on atmospheric radiation. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 41-61.