Prof. Xin Wang
State Key Laboratory of Tropical Oceanography
South China Sea Institute of Oceanology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Phone: +86 (20) 34134191

Research Areas

Large-scale ocean-atmosphere interaction; ENSO dynamics; Tropical cyclone and monsoon


  • Ph.D., Meteorology, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2007, Chongyin Li (Advisor)
  • M.S., Meteorology, Ocean University of China, 2004, Faxiu Zhou (Advisor)
  • B.S., Meteorology, Ocean University of China, 2001, Jilin Sun (Advisor)


Work Experience

2013 - present       Professor, State Key Laboratory of Tropical Oceanography, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China

2011 - 2013           Senior Research Associate, Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies, University of Miami, Miami, USA

2009 - 2011           Research fellow, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

2007 - 2008           Post-doctoral, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China


1.      Wang, W., W. Zhou, X. Li, X. Wang, and D. Wang, 2016: Synoptic-scale characteristics and atmospheric controls of summer heat waves in China. Clim. Dyn., 46, 2923–2941. doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2741-8

2.      Kim, J.-S, T. Kim, L. Wang, X. Wang, and Y.-I Moon, 2016: Tropical cyclone activity in the northwestern Pacific associated with decaying Central Pacific El Ninos. Stoch Environ Res Risk Assess, 30, 1335-1345, DOI 10.1007/s00477-016-1256-0

3.      Zhang, R., Jian Huang, X. Wang*, J. A. Zhang, F. Huang, 2016: Effects of Precipitation on Sonic Anemometer Measurements of Turbulent Fluxes in the Atmospheric Surface Layer. J. Ocean Univ. China, 15(3), 389-398, DOI 10.1007/s11802-016-2804-4

4.      Tan, W., X. Wang*, W. Wang, C. Wang, and J. Zuo, 2016: Different Responses of Sea Surface Temperature in the South China Sea to Various El Niño Events during Boreal Autumn. J. Climate, 29, 1127–1142. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0338.1

5.      Zhou, W., M. Chen, W. Zhuang, F. Xu, F. Zheng, T. Wu, X. Wang, 2016: Evaluation of the tropical variability from the Beijing Climate Center's real-time operational global Ocean Data Assimilation System. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 33(2), 208-220, doi:10.1007/s00376-015-4282-9.

6.      Shi, R., L. Zeng, X. Wang, D. Sui, D. Wang, 2015: High-frequency variability of latent-heat flux in the South China Sea. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management , 18(4):378-385, DOI: 10.1080/14634988.2015.1116916

7.      Lei Yang, Dongxiao Wang, Jian Huang, Xin Wang, Lili Zeng, Rui Shi, Yunkai He, Qiang Xie, Shengan Wang, Rongyu Chen, Jinnan Yuan, Qiang Wang, Ju Chen, Tingting Zu, Jian Li, Dandan Sui, and Shiqiu Peng, 2015: Toward a Mesoscale Hydrological and Marine Meteorological Observation Network in the South China Sea. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96, 1117–1135.doi:

8.      Wei Tan, Rui Xin Huang, Weiqiang Wang, Xin Wang, 2015: Zonal overturning circulation and heat flux induced by heaving modes in the world oceans. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 34(11), 80-91, doi: 10.1007/s13131-015-0751-3

9.      Jiang, Z., X. Wang, and D. Wang, 2015: Exploring phase strength asymmetry of the North Atlantic Oscillation by using conditional nonlinear optimal perturbation. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 32(5), 671-679, doi: 10.1007/s00376-014-4094-3.

10.   Yang, L., Y. Du, D. Wang, C. Wang, X. Wang, 2015: Impact of Intraseasonal Oscillation on the Tropical Cyclone Track in the South China Sea. Clim. Dyn., 44, 1505-1519, doi: 10.1007/s00382-014-2180-y.

11.   Wang, X., C. Wang, L. Zhang, and X. Wang, 2015: Multidecadal Variability of Tropical Cyclone Rapid Intensification in the Western North Pacific. J. Clim., 28(9), 3806-3820, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00400.1.

12.   Yeh, S.-W., X. Wang, C. Wang, and B. Dewitte, 2015: On the relationship between the North Pacific climate variability and the Central Pacific El Niño. J. Clim., 28, 663-677, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00137.1.

13.   Wang, W., W. Zhou, Y. Li, X. Wang, and D. Wang, 2015: Statistical Modeling and CMIP5 Simulations of Hot Spell Changes in China. Clim. Dyn., 44, 2859-2872, doi: 10.1007/s00382-014-2287-1.

14.   Liu, Q.-Y., D. Wang, X. Wang, Y. Shu, Q. Xie, J. Chen, 2014: Thermal variations in the South China Sea associated with the eastern and central Pacific El Niño events and their mechanisms. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119, 8955-8972, doi:10.1002/2014JC010429.

15.   Li, G., C. Li, Y. Tan, and X. Wang*, 2014: Observed Relationship of Boreal Winter South Pacific Tripole SSTA with Eastern China Rainfall during the Following Boreal Spring. J. Climate, 27, 8094–8106. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00074.1

16.   Wang, X., W. Zhou, C. Li, and D. Wang, 2014: Comparison of the impact of two types of El Niño on tropical cyclone genesis over the South China Sea. Int. J. Climatol., 34, 2651-2660, doi: 10.1002/joc.3865.

17.   Wang, X., and C. Wang, 2014: Different impacts of various El Niño events on the Indian Ocean Dipole. Clim. Dyn., 42, 991-1005, doi: 10.1007/s00382-013-1711-2.

18.   Wang, W., W. Zhou, X. Wang, S. K. Fong, and K. C. Leong, 2013: Summer high temperature extremes in Southeast China associated with the East Asian jet stream and circumglobal teleconnection, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 8306-8319, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50633

19.   Wang, X., C. Wang, W. Zhou, L. Liu, and D. Wang, 2013: Remote Influence of North Atlantic SST on the Equatorial Westerly Wind Anomalies in the Western Pacific for Initiating an El Niño Event: An Atmospheric General Circulation Model Study. Atmos. Sci. Lett., 14, 107-111.

20.   Wang, C., and X. Wang*, 2013: Classifying El Niño Modoki I and II by Different Impacts on Rainfall in Southern China and Typhoon Tracks. J. Climate, 26, 1322–1338, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00107.1

21.   Wang, X., W. Zhou, D. Wang, and C. Wang, 2013: The impacts of the summer Asian Jet Stream biases on surface air temperature in mid-eastern China in IPCC AR4 Models. Int. J. Climatol.,33, 265-276, doi: 10.1002/joc.3419.

22.   Kim, J.-S., W. Zhou, X. Wang, and S. Jain, 2012: El Niño Modoki and the summer precipitation variability over South Korea: A diagnostic study. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 90, 673-684, doi: 10.2151/jmsj.2012-507.

23.   Wang, X., W. Zhou, C. Li, and D. Wang, 2012: Effects of the East Asian summer monsoon on tropical cyclones genesis over the South China Sea on an interdecadal timescales. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 29, 249-262, doi: 10.1007/s00376-011-1080-x.

24.   Wang, X., D. X. Wang, W. Zhou, C. Y. Li, 2012: Interdecadal modulation of the influence of La Niña events on mei-yu rainfall over the Yangtze River Valley. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 29(1), 157-168, doi: 10. 1007/s00376-011-1021-8.

25.   Wang, X., C. Wang, W. Zhou, D. Wang, and J. Song, 2011: Teleconnected influence of North Atlantic sea surface temperature on the El Niño onset. Clim. Dyn., 37, 663-676, doi: 10.1007/s00382-010-0833-z.

26.   Song, J., W. Zhou, X. Wang, and C. Li, 2011: Zonal asymmetry of the annular mode and its downstream subtropical jet: an idealized model study. J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 1946-1973, doi: 10.1175/2011JAS3656.1.

27.   Huang, J., X. Wang, W. Zhou, D. Wang, and F. Zhou, 2010: The characteristics of sea fog with different airflow over the Yellow Sea in boreal spring. Acta Oceanol. Sin., 29, 3-12.

28.   Wang, X., D. Wang, R. Gao, and D. Sun. 2010, Anthropogenic climate change  revealed by coral gray values in the South China Sea. Chin. Sci. Bull., 55, 1304-1310, doi: 10.1007/s11434-009-0534-3.

29.   Wang, X., D. Wang, and W. Zhou, 2009: Decadal variability of twentieth century El Niño and La Niña occurrence from observations and IPCC AR4 coupled models, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L11701, doi: 10.1029/2009GL037929.

30.   Gu, W., C. Li, X. Wang, W. Zhou, and W. Li, 2009: Linkage between mei-yu precipitation and North Atlantic SST on the decadal timescale. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 26, 101-108, doi: 10.1007/s00376-009-0101-5.

31.   Wang, X., C.Y. Li, and W. Zhou, 2007: Interdecadal mode and its propagating characteristics of SSTA in the South Pacific. Meteorol. Atmos. Phys., 98, 115-124, doi: 10.1007/s00703-006-0235-2.

32.   Zhou, W., C. Li, and X. Wang*, 2007: Possible connection between Pacific Oceanic interdecadal pathway and East Asian winter monsoon. Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L01701, doi:  10.1029/2006GL027809.

33.   Zhou W., X. Wang, T. J. Zhou, C. Y. Li, and J. C. L. Chan, 2007: Interdecadal variability of the relationship between the East Asian winter monsoon and ENSO. Meteorol. Atmos. Phys., 98, 283-293, doi: 10.1007/s00703-007-0263-6.

34.   Wang, X., C. Y. Li and W. Zhou, 2006: Interdecadal variation of the relationship between Indian rainfall and SSTA modes in the Indian Ocean. Int. J. Climatol., 26, 595-606.

35.   Li, C. Y., W. Zhou, X.L Jia, and X. Wang, 2006: Decadal/Interdecadal variations of the ocean temperature and its impacts on climate. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 23, 964-981.

36.   Wang, D.-X., W. Zhou, X.-L. Yu, Q. Xie, and X. Wang, 2010: Marine atmospheric boundary layers associated with summer monsoon onset over the South China Sea in 1998. Atmos. Oceanic Sci. Lett., 3, 1-8 (not SCI).

37.   王鑫,黄菲,周发琇,2006:黄海沿海夏季海雾形成的气候特征,海洋学报,2826-34 (Wang, X., F. Huang, F. Zhou, 2006: Climatic characters of sea fog formation of the Huanghai Sea in summer. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 28, 26-34.)

38.   王鑫,黄菲,周发琇等,2005:厦门能见度的准周期变化,热带气象学报,21,420-426 (Wang, X., F. Huang, F. Zhou and Y. Li, 2005: The analysis of meteorological visibility of Xiamen airport. Journal of Tropical Meteorology, 21, 420-426.)

39.   鲍献文,王鑫,孙立谭等, 2005:卫星遥感全天候检测海雾技术与应用,高技术通讯,15101-106 (Bao, X., X. Wang, L. Sun and F. Zhou, 2005: The weatherproof detection system of sea fog by remote sensing and its application. Chinese High Technology Letters, 15, 101-106.)

  40. 周发琇,王鑫,鲍献文. 2004:黄海春季海雾形成的气候特征,海洋学报,26,28-37 (Zhou, F., X. Wang and X. Bao, 2004: Climatic characteristics of sea fog formation of the Huanghai Sea in Spring. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 26, 28-37.)



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