Xuguang SUN




  • Ph.D. in Meteorology (2005) Nanjing University

  • B. Sc. in Atmospheric Sciences (2001) Nanjing University


  • Professor, Nanjing University, 2018 –

  • Visiting Scholar, CAPS, University of Oklahoma, USA, 2013-2014

  • Visiting Scholar, CCSR, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2009-2010

  • Visiting Scholar, IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany, 2009-2009

  • Associate Professor, Nanjing University, 2008-2018

  • Lecturer, Nanjing University, 2005-2008

Research Interests

  • Climate dynamics

  • Climate prediction

  • Air-sea interaction

  • Numerical modeling

Teaching Interests

  • Numerical Weather Prediction

  • Methods for Climate Prediction

  • Climate Dynamics

  • Air-Sea interaction

Selected Publications

1.     Xuguang Sun, Richard J. Greatbatch, Wonsun Park, Mojib Latif, 2010: Two major modes of variability of the East Asian summer monsoon. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 136:649, 829-841. https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.635

2.     Xuguang Sun*, G. Jiang, X. Ren, X.-Q. Yang, 2016: Role of intraseasonal oscillation in the persistent extreme precipitation over Yangtze River basin during June 1998. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 121, 10453-10469. doi: 10.1002/2016JD025077

3.     Xuguang Sun, M. Xue, J. Brotzge, R. A. McPherson, X.-M. Hu, and X.-Q. Yang, 2016: An evaluation of dynamical downscaling of Central Plains summer precipitation using a WRF-based regional climate model at a convection-permitting 4 km resolution. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 121, 13801-13825. doi:10.1002/2016JD024796

4.     Xuguang Sun*, L. Tao, X.-Q. Yang, 2018: The influence of oceanic stochastic forcing on the atmospheric response to midlatitude North Pacific SST anomalies. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(17), 9297-9304. https:// doi.org/10.1029/2018GL078860

5.     Xuguang Sun*, Y. Xu, Z. Zhang, X.-Q. Yang, 2019: The tropical and extratropical-origin summer meridional teleconnections over East Asia. Climate Dynamics, 53(1), 721-735. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-018-04610-2

6.     Wei Xue, Xuguang Sun*, X. Q. Yang, 2022: Boreal summer negative correlation relationship between interannual SST and precipitation anomalies in the tropical and subtropical western North Pacific. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 127, e2021JD035231. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JD035231

7.     Yiming Xu, Xuguang Sun*, X.-Q. Yang, 2022: Boreal summer intraseasonal meridional oscillations over East Asia and their influences on precipitation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 127, e2021JD035779. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JD035779

8.     Zhiqi Zhang, Xuguang Sun*, X.-Q. Yang*, 2018: Understanding the interdecadal variability of East Asian summer monsoon precipitation: Joint influence of three oceanic signals. Journal of Climate, 31, 5485-5506. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0657.1

9.     Lingfeng Tao, Xuguang Sun*, X.-Q. Yang, 2019: The asymmetric atmospheric response to the midlatitude North Pacific SST anomalies. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(16), 9222-9240. doi: 10.1029/2019JD030500.

10.  LingfengTao, Xuguang Sun*, X.-Q. Yang, J. Fang, Z. Zhang, 2023: Effect of oceanic stochastic forcing on wintertime atmospheric decadal variability over midlatitude North Pacific. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 128, e2022JD037594. DOI:10.1029/2022JD037594

Awards, Honors, Positions and Services

  • First prize in Natural Science Award of China’s Ministry of Education, 'El Nino related tropical air-sea interaction mechanism and seasonal climate predictability study', 5/6, 2007.

  • First prizes of Meteorological Science and Technology Achievement Award of Jiangsu Meteorological Society, 1/7, 2021

  • Section Editorial Board member, journal of ‘Sustainability

  • Reviewer Editor, journal of ‘Frontiers in Climate

  • Editorial member of the first Standing Youth Editorial Committee, journal of ‘Plateau Meteorology

  • Member of the first Youth Working Group in the Chinese National Committee for the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS-CNC)

  • Member of the Committee on Tropical and Oceanographic Meteorology in Chinese Meteorological Society

Major Research Grants

1. National Key R&D Program of China (2018YFC1505803), Predictable assessment and predictability study on the extreme weather events at the 10-30-day time scale, 2018.12-2021.11, 3,520,000 yuan, ongoing, PI

2. National Natural Science Foundation of China (Project of Free Application), 41775074, Diversity and mechanism of East Asian Summer precipitation anomalies in El Nino decaying summer, 2018/01-2021/12, 680,000 yuan, ongoing, PI

3. National Natural Science Foundation of China (Project of Free Application), 41275069, Mechanism of impact of South Asian Summer Monsoon precipitation variation on that over East Asia at interannual time scale, 2013/01-2016/12, 760,000 yuan, concluded, PI  

4. National Natural Science Foundation of China (Project for Young Scientists Fund), 40705028, Role of interdecadal Pacific SST change in the relationship between ENSO and East Asian summer monsoon, 2008/01-2010/12, 190,000 yuan, concluded, PI

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