Dr. Xiaowen Li

Associate Research Scientist, GESTAR/Morgan State University
Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Laboratory (Code 612)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771
E-mail: Xiaowen.Li@nasa.gov
Phone: (301) 614-6319

 


EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Geophysical Sciences, The University of Chicago, 2002
  • M.S. Atmospheric Sciences, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, 1994
  • B.S. Geophysical Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China, 1991

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Research Scientist, Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research Program, Morgan State University, May 2011-present; Goddard Earth Science and Technology Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, April 2010-April 2011
  • Assistant Researcher, Goddard Earth Science and Technology Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, July, 2004-March 2010
  • Research Associate, Goddard Earth Science and Technology Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, July 2002-June 2004
  • Research Assistant, The University of Chicago, Sept., 1996-June, 2002
  • Associate Researcher, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, May, 1994-Aug., 1996
  • Research Assistant, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Sept., 1991-May, 1994

 

 

TEACHING

  • Guest lecture, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University, Washington DC, 2011
  • Teaching Assistant, Dept. Geophysical Sciences, The University of Chicago

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Member, American Geological Union (AGU) since 1998;
  • Session Chair, Organizer, AGU Annual Meeting, 2011;
  • Invited speaker, ESSIC Seminar, University of Maryland, College Park, 2011;
  • Reviewer for professional journals (e.g., Journal of Atmospheric Sciences);
  • Reviewer for funding proposals submitted to NSF and DOE.

 


AWARDS

  • Best Senior Author Publication Award, Laboratory for Atmospheres, NASA/GSFC, 2009
  • Exceptional Scientific Research Award, Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch, NASA/GSFC, 2008
  • Exceptional Science Support Award, Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch, NASA/GSFC, 2005
  • Outstanding thesis award, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, 1994
  • Institutional Scholarship, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Science, 1992
  • Guanghua Award, Peking University, 1991

 

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Xiaowen Li, W.-K. Tao, H. Masunaga, G. Gu and X. Zeng, 2012: Aerosol effect on cumulus contestus over the Tropical Pacific: A cloud-resolving modeling study. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, in revision.
  2. Xiping Zeng, W.-K. Tao, T. Matsui, S. Xie, S. Lang, M. Zhang, D. O’C Starr,and Xiaowen Li, 2011: Estimating the ice crystal enhancement factor in the Tropics. J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 1424-1434.
  3. Xiaowen Li, W.-K. Tao, T. Matsui, C. Liu, and H. Masunaga, 2010: Improving a spectral bin microphysical scheme using long-term TRMM satellite observations. Quart. J. Roy. Meteoro. Soc., 136, 382-399.
  4. Xiaowen Li, W.-K. Tao, A. Khain, J. Simpson, and D. Johnson, 2009: Sensitivity of a cloud-resolving model to the bulk and explicit bin microphysical schemes. Part I. Comparisons. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 3-21.
  5. Xiaowen Li, W.-K. Tao, A. P. Khain, J. Simpson, and D. E. Johnson, 2009: Sensitivity of a cloud-resolving model to the bulk and explicit bin microphysical schemes. Part II: Cloud microphysics and storm dynamics interactions. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 22-40.
  6. Xiping Zeng, W.-K. Tao, M. Zhang, A. Y. Hou, S. Xie, S. Lang, Xiaowen Li, D. Starr, X. Li, and J. Simpson, 2009: An indirect effect of ice nuclei on atmospheric radiation. J. Atmos. Sci, 66, 41-61.
  7. W.-K. Tao, D. Anderson, J. Chern, J. Entin, A. Hou, P. Houser, R. Kakar, S. Lang, W. Lau, C. Peter-Lidard, Xiaowen Li, T. Matsui, M. Rienecker, M. R. Schoeberl, B.-W. Shen, J. J. Shi, and X. Zeng, 2009: A Goddard Multi-Scale Modeling System with unified physics, Annales Geophysicae, 27, 3055-3064.
  8. Xiping Zeng, W.-K. Tao, M. Zhang, A. Hou, S. Xie, S. Lang, Xiaowen Li, D. Starr, and X. Li, 2009: Ice nuclei, Bergeron process, global warming. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 135, 1614-1629.
  9. Huan Guo, Y. Liu, P. H. Daum, X. Zeng, Xiaowen Li, and W.-K. Tao, 2008: Effects of model resolutions on entrainment (inversion heights), cloud-radiation interactions, and cloud radiative forcing. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discussion, 8, 20399-20425.
  10. W.-K. Tao, C. Peters-Lidard, W. Lau, S. Lang, A. Hou, P. Houser, J.-D. Chern, R. Atlas, D. Anderson, R. Kakar S. Kumar, W. Lapenta, Xiaowen Li, T. Matsui, M. Rienecker, B.-W. Shen, J.-J. Shi, J. Simpson, and X. Zeng, 2008: A Goddard multi-scale modeling system with unified physics. GEWEX News, 18 (1), 6-8.
  11. W.-K. Tao, Xiaowen Li, A. P. Khain, T. Matsui, S. Lang, and J. Simpson, 2007: The role of atmospheric aerosol concentration on deep convective precipitation: Cloud-resolving model simulations. J. Geophy. Res., 112, D24S1, doi: 10.1029/2007JD008728.
  12. Jiwen Fan, R. Zhang, G. Li, W.-K. Tao, and Xiaowen Li, 2007: Simulations of cumulus clouds using a spectral microphysics cloud-resolving model. J. Geophys. Res., 112, D04201, doi:10.1029/2006JD007688.
  13. Xiaowen Li, 2002: Simulation of Evaporation in Stratiform Rain and the Application on RADAR Rainfall Measurement. The University of Chicago, Ph.D. dissertation, pp133.
  14. Xiaowen Li and R. C. Srivastava, 2001: An analytical solution for raindrop evaporation and its application to radar rainfall measurements. J. Applied Meteor., Vol. 40, 1607-1616.
  15. Xiaowen Li, Weiliang Li and Xiuji Zhou, 1998: The study of recent 30 years solar radiation of China. Quart. J. Appl. Meteor., Vol. 9, 24-31. (Chinese)
  16. Xiaowen Li, Weiliang Li, Xiuji Zhou and Longxun Chen., 1995: The cooling of Sichuan Province in recent 40 years and its probable mechanism. Acta Meteorologica Sinica, Vol. 9, No. 1, 57-68.
  17. Xiaowen Li, 1994: Data analysis and model simulation on the cooling of Sichuan Province and its mechanisms. Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, MS thesis, pp78.