Xiaoran OUYANG

Research Scientist



        Career Overview

I am a research scientist specializing in cloud physics and aerosol-cloud interaction, My Ph.D. thesis title is 'Effects of Melting and Fall Speed Paramterizations for Ice-phase Particles on Physical Processes in Idealized Convective Clouds: Numerical Studies', which focuses on microphysical processes of ice in cloud modelling. During my visit at Weizmann Institute, I develop my love for cloud morphology and cloud dynamics. Thus, I am working on the physical processes within clouds from the perspectives of satellite observations and numerical simulations.

 2015.09 - 2020.08Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China
 2018.02 - 2019.10Visiting Ph.D. student, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
 2010.09 - 2013.06M.Sc. in Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China
 2006.09 - 2010.06

B.Sc. in Geomatics, Xuzhou Normal University, Xuzhou, China

 2020.11 - nowResearch Scientist, School of Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
 2014.01 - 2015.09Departmental Manager, Department of Meteorology, Nanjing Xinda High- Tech Company, Nanjing, China
 2013.01 - 2015.09

Meteorological Engineer, Department of Meteorology, Nanjing Xinda High-Tech Company, Nanjing, China

Research Interests

   Cloud Physics; Aerosol and Cloud Interaction

       Grants and Proposals

         Effects of Aerosols on the Macro- and Micro- Structures of Mesoscale Cellular Clouds over the Eastern China Seas. (NSFC: 42105086, 2022/01-2024/12, Principle Investigator) 

Selected Publications
 1.Ouyang, X, Yin, Y*, Xiao, H, Guo, F. Possible roles of fall speed parameters of different graupel densities on microphysics and electrification in an idealized thunderstorm. Q J R Meteorol Soc. 2019; 145: 2404– 2424. https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.3569
 2.Huan Liu, Ilan Koren, Orit Altaratz, Reuven H. Heiblum, Xiaoran Ouyang. Oscillations in deep-open-cells during winter Mediterranean cyclones. npj Clim Atmos Sci 4, 12 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41612-021-00168-9

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