Xiaodong Tang




Ph.D.: Meteorology, 2006, Nanjing University, China

B.S.: Atmospheric Physics & Environment, 2001, Nanjing University, China
Research Interests

tropical cyclones, boundary layer dynamics, mountain meteorology, mesoscale dynamics and modeling
Professional Experience
2006 - presentLecturer / Associate Professor / Professor, School of Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University, China
2014 - 2015Visiting Scientist, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Professional Activities
Professional memberships:
Member, American Meteorological Society
2005 - present
Member, Chinese Meteorological Society
Reviewer of articles for the following professional journals:

Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences; Geophysical Research Letters; Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems; Journal of Climate; Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres; Quarterly Journal of Royal Meteorological Society; Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology; Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan; Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans; Climate Dynamics; Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics; Frontiers of Earth Science; Advances in Atmospheric Sciences; Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences; Acta Meteorologica Sinica
Teaching Experience
Courses Taught:

(a) Undergraduate: Techniques of Synoptic Analysis and Weather Forecasting

(b) Undergraduate: Principles of Modern Synoptic Meteorology

(c) Graduate: Mesoscale Dynamics and Modeling
Undergraduate Student Advising:

Advising about 1~2 students in average each year
Funded Projects
Tang, X.-D.: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) project (42275049): “Triggering and feedback mechanisms of radiative effects in the formation of initial vortex and warm core of tropical cyclone”, 2023.01-2026.12
Tang, X.-D.: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) project (41675054): 'Impacts of the diurnal radiation cycle on the formation, intensity and structure of tropical cyclone', 2017.1-2020.12
Tang, X.-D.: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) project (41275056): 'Influencing mechanisms on formation, development and propagation of outer rainbands of landfalling typhoon', 2013.1-2016.12
Tang, X.-D.: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) project (40705018): 'The impact of the structure and intensity of typhoons and environmental flow on their boundary-layer during landfall', 2008.1-2010.12
Awards and Honors
Excellent Article of Chinese Meteorological Society
Team member of National Quality Course: 'Principles of Modern Synoptic Meteorology', China
Scholarship awarded by China Scholarship Council
Teaching Award by Bank of China, Nanjing University, China
Team member of National Quality Course: 'Dynamic Meteorology', China
Selected Publications ('*' denotes corresponding author)
H. Liu, X. Tang*, and J.-F. Gu (2022): Effects of Volcanic Aerosols on the Genesis of Tropical Cyclone Wukong (2018). J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 127, e2022JD036775.
Sun, L., Tang, X.*, Zhuge, X.*, Tan, Z.-M., & Fang, J. (2021). Diurnal variation of overshooting tops in typhoons detected by Himawari-8 satellite. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL095565. (Highlight in EOS)
Ruppert, J. H., Jr., A. A. Wing, X. Tang, and E. L. Duran, 2020: The critical role of cloud–infrared radiation feedback in tropical cyclone development, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 117, 27884-27892. (Highlight in SCIENCE)
Tang, X.*, Cai, Q., Fang, J., and Tan, Z.-M. 2019: Land–sea contrast in the diurnal variation of precipitation from landfalling tropical cyclones. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 124, 12010-12021.
Cai, Q., and Tang, X.* 2019: Effect of the Eyewall Cold Pool on the Inner Rainband of a Tropical Cyclone. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 124, 1292-1306.
Tang, X.*, Tan, Z. M., Fang, J., Munsell, E. B., & Zhang, F. 2019: Impact of the Diurnal Radiation Contrast on the Contraction of Radius of Maximum Wind during Intensification of Hurricane Edouard (2014). J. Atmos. Sci., 76, 421-432.
Tang, X. *, Z. Tan, J. Fang, Y. Sun, and F. Zhang, 2017: Impact of the diurnal radiation cycle on secondary eyewall formation. J. Atmos. Sci., 74, 3079-3098.
Tang, X. *, and F. Zhang, 2016: Impacts of the diurnal radiation cycle on the formation, intensity and structure of Hurricane Edouard (2014), J. Atmos. Sci., 73, 2871-2892.
Tang, X.-D. *, Yang, M.-J., and Z.-M. Tan, 2012: A modeling study of orographic convection and mountain waves in the landfalling typhoon Nari (2001). Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc.,138, 419-438.

Tang, X.-D., and Z.-M. Tan, 2006: Boundary-layer wind structure in a landfalling tropical cyclone, Adv. Atmos. Sci., 23, 737-749.

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