GUO Wei-Dong


Career Overview

Prof. Weidong Guo is a professor of the Schools of Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University. He received his Ph.D. from the Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2000.He also holds concurrent posts of the Deputy Director of JirLATEST (The Joint International Research Laboratory of Atmospheric and Earth System Sciences), the Deputy Director of the management committee of Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center of Climate Change, the Secretary-General of the committee of China of iLEAPS (Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study) and the Deputy Secretary-General of the committee of China of GEWEX (Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment).

His main research interest is climatology, focusing on land-atmosphere interaction. In recent years, he has conducted systematic studies in various fields, including researches on the interaction between terrestrial ecosystems and climate change, regional climate effects of land use and land cover change, as well as land surface processes on the Qinghai Tibet Plateau. Prof. Guo has published over 80 related academic papers and co-authered 4 monographs.

Prof. Guo has formerly served as the chief scientist of project Impacts of large-scale land use/cover change on regional climate (2011CB952000), a National Basic Research Program of China during 2011 to 2015. He has also hosted six projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China. He was supported by the K.C.Wong Education Foundation of the Chinese academy of sciences. In 2011, he was selected as the cultivation object of the 333 High-level Talents Training Project” of Jiangsu Province. And in 2012, he was selected into the New Century Excellent Talent Supporting Project by the Ministry of Education.

Currently, he is teaching Modern Climatology and  Earth System Science for undergraduate students and Earth System Modeling for graduate students. 

 2000Atmospheric Physics, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute,Chinese Academy of Sciences
 1994Atmospheric Sciences, Yunnan University
Work Experience
 2009 - presentProfessor, Nanjing University
 2004 - 2009Associate Professor, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of  Sciences
 2002 - 2004Post Doctor, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
 2000 - 2002Post Doctor, Nanjing University
Research Interests

   Land Surface Processes
   Land-atmosphere Interactions
   Terrestrial Eosystems-Climate Interactions

Teaching Interests

    Modern Climatology
    Earth System Sciences
    Earth System Modeling

Selected Publications
 1.Sha Lu(#), Weidong Guo(*), Jun Ge, Yu Zhang. Impacts of Land Surface Parameterizations on Simulations over the Arid and Semiarid Regions: The Case of the Loess Plateau in China, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 2022,
 2.Xin Miao(#), Weidong Guo(*), Bo Qiu, Sha Lu, Yu Zhang, Yongkang Xue, Shufen Sun. Accounting for topographic effects on snow cover fraction and surface albedo simulations over the Tibetan Plateau in winter. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 2022.
 3.Jun Ge(#)(*), Qi Liu(#), Beilei Zan, Zhiqiang Lin, Sha Lu, Bo Qiu, Weidong Guo(*).  Deforestation intensifies daily temperature variability in the northern extratropics. Nature Communications, 2022, 13: 5955,.
 4.Jun Ge(#), Bo Qiu, Bowen Chu, Duzitian Li, Lingling Jiang, Weidan Zhou, Jianping Tang, and Weidong Guo(*). Evaluation of Coupled Regional Climate Models in Representing the Local Biophysical Effects of Afforestation over Continental China, Journal of Climate,2021,
 5.Jun Ge(#), Bo Qiu, Runqi Wu, Yipeng Cao, Weidan Zhou, Weidong Guo(*), Jianping Tang Does dynamic downscaling modify the projected impacts of stabilized 1.5°C and 2°C warming on hot extremes over China? Geophysical Research Letters, 2021.48, e2021GL092792.
 6.Sha Lu (#), Weidong Guo (*),Yongkang Xue, Fang Huang, Sensitivity of higher resolution WRF model to land surface schemes in simulating boreal summer climate over Central Asia, Climate Dynamics, 2021, DOI: 10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-1877
 7.Zhiqiang Lin(#), Weidong Guo(*), Xiuping Yao, Jun Du, Wenkai Li, and Jun Ge, Tibetan Plateau vortex-associated precipitation and its link with the Tibetan Plateau heating anomaly. International Journal of Climatology, 2021, 1–14. doi: 10.1002/joc.7195
 8.Zhiqiang Lin(#), Weidong Guo (*), La Jia,Xiuping Yao, and Zhenbo Zhou. Climatology of Tibetan Plateau Vortices Derived from Multiple Reanalysis Datasets. Climate Dynamics, 2020, 55, 2237-2252. doi: 10.1007/s00382-020-05380-6
 9.Wenkai Li(#),Weidong Guo(*),Bo Qiu, Yongkang Xue, Pang-Chi Hsu, Jiangfeng Wei. Influence of Tibetan Plateau snow cover on East Asian atmospheric circulation at medium-range time scales, Nature Communications, 2018, 9:4243, doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-06762-5
 10.Weidong Guo(#)(*), Xueqian Wang, Jianning Sun, Aijun Ding, and Jun Zou. Comparison of land-atmosphere interaction at different surface types in the mid- to lower reaches of the Yangtze River valley. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2016,16, 9875-9890. doi:10.5194/acp-16-9875-2016
 11.Bo Qiu(#), Weidong Guo(*),Yongkang Xue, and Qiudan Dai. Implementation and evaluation of a generalized radiative transfer scheme within canopy in the soil-vegetation-atmosphere transfer (SVAT) model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2016,121, doi: 10.1002/ 2016JD025328
 12.Wenkai Li(#), Weidong Guo(*), Yongkang Xue, Congbin Fu, Bo Qiu. Sensitivity of a regional climate model to land surface parameterization schemes for East Asian summer monsoon simulation, Climate Dynamics, 2016, doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2964-8
 13.Weidong Guo(#)(*), Evidence of Aridity Trend in Northern China on Decadal Scales. In Fu C. B. Eds., Aridity Trend in Northern China (Chapter 03). World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate. World Scientific Publishing Company. 2016.(pp 27-66)
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