Jianping Huang's Research Group

Prof. Jianping Huang

Dr. Jianping Huang is a Distinguished Professor and Dean of College of Atmospheric Sciences at Lanzhou University. He is also the Director and Chief Scientist of Key Laboratory for Semi-Arid Climate Change, Ministry of Education, China.

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Using historical data to bias-correct CMIP5 projections,we show an increase in dryland expansion rate resulting in the drylands covering half of the global land surface by the end of this century.

Dust and black carbon have been measured in the seasonal snow across Northern China to improve our understanding of the role of absorbing aerosols in the climate system.


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Research Interest & Publications

  • 2015: Accelerated dryland expansion under climate change, Nature Climate Change

  • 2015: Global semi-arid climate change over last 60 years, Climate Dynamics

  • 2014: Climate effects of dust aerosols over East Asian arid and semiarid regions, J. Geophys. Res.

  • 2012: Enhanced cold-season warming in semi-arid regions, Atmos. Chem. Phys.

  • 2011: Dust and Black Carbon in Seasonal Snow across Northern China, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.

  • 2009: Taklimakan dust aerosol radiative heating derived from CALIPSO observations using the Fu-Liou radiation model with CERES constraints, Atmos. Chem. Phys.

  • 2008: Long-range transport and vertical structure of Asian dust from CALIPSO and surface measurements during PACDEX, J. Geophys. Res.

  • 2008: An overview of the Semi-Arid Climate and Environment Research Observatory over the Loess Plateau, Adv. Atmos. Sci.

  • 2007: Summer dust aerosols detected from CALIPSO over the Tibetan Plateau, Geophys. Res. Lett.

  • 2006: Determination of ice water path in ice-over-water cloud systems using combined MODIS and AMSR-E measurements, Geophys. Res. Lett.

  • 2006: Satellite-based assessment of possible dust aerosols semi-direct effect on cloud water path over East Asia, Geophys. Res. Lett.

  • 2006: Possible influences of Asian dust aerosols on cloud properties and radiative forcing observed from MODIS and CERES, Geophys. Res. Lett.

  • 2005: Advanced retrievals of multilayered cloud properties using multispectral measurements, J. Geophys. Res.

  • 1998: The Relationship between the North Atlantic Oscillation and El Niño-Southern Oscillation, Geophys. Res. Lett.

  • 1993: An analogue-dynamical long-range numerical weather prediction system incorporating historical evolution, Q. J. Meteorol. Soc.


    Dust generated in the Taklamakan and Gobi deserts and Asian pollution can become entrained and transported by westerly jets across eastern Asia, the Pacific Ocean, and may even reach North America...

    Semi-Arid Climate and Environment Observatory of Lanzhou University (SACOL) was established in 2005...