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

  • Senior Research Scientist, Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research Program, Morgan State University, May 2015-present
  • Associate Research Scientist, Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research Program, Morgan State University, May 2011-April 2015
  • Associate Research Scientist, 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

  • Session Chair, Organizer, AGU Annual Meeting, AMS Annual Meeting;
  • Committe Member, AMS Atmospheric Chemistry Committee, 2016~present;
  • Reviewer for professional journals (e.g., Journal of Atmospheric Sciences);
  • Reviewer for funding proposals submitted to NASA, NSF and DOE.

 
AWARDS

  • Robert H. Goddard Team Award, Goddard Chinese American Club, 2018
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Goddard Mesoscale Dynamics and Modeling Group, 2017
  • Contractor Performance Award, Earth Science Division, NASA/GSFC, 2014
  • Outstanding Scientific Achievement, Mesoscale Atmosphere Processes Lab, NASA/GSFC, 2013
  • 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. Li, Xiaowen, M. Janiga, S. Wang, W.-K. Tao, A. Rowe, W. Xu, C. Liu, T. Matsui, 2018: Evolution of precipitation structure during the November DYNAMO MJO event: Cloud-resolving model inter-comparison and cross-validation using radar observations. J. Geophy. Res.123https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JD027775
  2. Gong, J., X. Zeng, D. L. Wu, and Xiaowen Li, 2018: Diurnal variation of tropical ice cloud microphysics: Evidence from Global Precipitation Measurement Microwave Imager polarimetric measurements. Geo. Res. Lett.,45, 1185-1193. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL075519.
  3. Fridlind, A. M., Xiaowen Li, D. Wu, M. van Lier-Walqui, A. S. Ackerman, W.-K. Tao, G. M. McFarquhar, W. Wu, X. Dong, J. Wang, A. Ryzhkov, P. Zhang, M. R. Poellot, A. Neumann, and J. M. Tomlinson, 2017: Use of an observation-based aerosol profile in simulations of a mid-latitude squall line during MC3E: Similarity of stratiform ice microphysics to tropical conditions, Atmos. Chem. Phys.,17,5947-5972, doi:10.5194/acp-17-5947-2017.
  4. Lolli, S., B. Demoz, P. Di Girolamo, Xiaowen Li, And E. J. Welton, 2017: Rain evaporation rate estimate from multi-wavelength Lidar measurements and intercomparison against a model analytical solution, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech.,34, 829-839, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-16-0146.1.
  5. Tao, W.-K., Xiaowen Li, 2016: The relationship between latent heating, vertical velocity, and precipitation processes: The impact of aerosols on precipitation in organized deep convective systems. J. Geophy. Res.,121, 6299-6320, doi: 10.1002/2015JD024267.
  6. O’Halloran, T. L., J. D. Fuentes, W.-K. Tao, Xiaowen Li, 2015: Sensitivity of convection to observed variation in aerosol size and composition at a rural site in the Southeastern United States. J. Atmos. Chem.,72(3), 441-454, doi: 10.1007/s10874-015-9300-x.
  7. Tao, W.-K., S. Lang, X. Zeng, Xiaowen Li, T. Matsui, K. Mohr, D. Posselt, J. Chern, P. Norris, I.-S. Kang, A. Hou, K.-M. Lau, I. Choi, M. Yang, 2014: The Goddard Cumulus Ensemble (GCE) Model: Improvements and Applications for Studying Precipitation Processes. Atmos. Res.,143, 392-424.
  8. Lang, S. E., W.-K. Tao, J.-D. Chern, D. Wu, and Xiaowen Li, 2014: Benefit of a 4thice class in the simulated radar reflectivities of convective systems using a bulk microphysics scheme. J. Atmos. Sci.,71,3583-3612.
  9. Matsui, T., T. Iguchi, Xiaowen Li, M. Han, W.-K. Tao, W. Petersen, T. L’Ecuyer, R. Meneghini, W. Olson, C. D. Kummerow, A. Y. Hou, M. R. Schwaller, E. F. Stocker, J. Kwiatkowski, 2013: GPM satellite simulator over ground validation sites, Bulletin of American Meteorological Society, 94 (11), 1653-1660.
  10. Xiaowen Li, W.-K. Tao, H. Masunaga, G. Gu and X. Zeng, 2013: Aerosol effect on cumulus contestus over the Tropical Pacific: A cloud-resolving modeling study. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 91(6), 817-883.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Xiaowen Li, 2002: Simulation of Evaporation in Stratiform Rain and the Application on RADAR Rainfall Measurement. The University of Chicago, Ph.D. dissertation, pp133.
  23. 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.
  24. 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)
  25. 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.
  26. 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.