Dr.Wen Chen
Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Telephone: 62551597
Address: Zhongguancun Beiertiao 6 
Postcode: 100190

Research Areas

Monsoon dynamics; Atmospheric circulation and teleconnection patterns; Climate variability and change; Stratosphere-troposphere coupling; Solar cycle impact on climate


  • 1988-1994, Ph.D. in meteorology, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    1984-1988, B.S. in Meteorology, Department of Geophysics, Peking University


2000-present  Professor, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS)
1996-1999    Associate professor, IAP, CAS
1994-1996    Assistant professor, IAP, CAS
2011.11.01-2011.11.30   Visiting Professor at the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
2009.04.08-2008.05.07    Visiting Professor at the School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2006.11.01-2007.01.31   Visiting Professor at the International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA
2002.04.01-2002.10.31   Visiting Professor at the Center for Climate System Research, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2000.04.01-2000.06.30   Visiting Scientist at the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
1996.12.01-1998.03.31    Visiting Post-doctoral at the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

Honors & Distinctions

Distinguished Young Scientist Fund by National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in 2010.
Top 100 Excellent PhD Supervisor Award by Ministry of Education in 2010
“Youth scientific and technological talent award in Chinese meteorology” from the Chinese Meteorology Society and the Chinese Meteorological Administration” in 2006.
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) excellent youth scientists award in 1999.



Selected Peer Reviewed Publications:
Nath, D., W. Chen*, and X. Lan, 2017: Long term trend in potential vorticity intrusion events over the Pacific Ocean: Role of global mean temperature rise. J. Meteor. Res., 31(5), 906-915, doi: 10.1007/s13351-017-7021-6.

Nath, D., W. Chen, H.-F. Graf, X. Lan, and H. Gong, 2017: Contrasting subtropical PV intrusion frequency and their impact on tropospheric Ozone distribution over Pacific Ocean in El-Niño and La-Niña conditions. Sci. Rep., 7: 11987, doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-12278-7.

Wang, L., W. Chen, G. Huang, and G. Zeng, 2017: Changes of the transitional climate zone in East Asia: past and future. Clim. Dyn., 49, 1463-1477, doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3400-4.

Xue, X., W. Chen*, and S. Chen, 2017: The climatology and interannual variability of the South Asia high and its relationship with ENSO in CMIP5 models. Clim. Dyn., 48, 3507-3528, doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3281-6.

Feng, J., W. Chen, and Y. Li, 2017: Asymmetry of the winter extra-tropical teleconnections in the Northern Hemisphere associated with two types of ENSO. Clim. Dyn., 48, 2135-2151, doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3196-2.

Ding, S., W. Chen*, J. Feng, and H. F. Graf, 2017: Combined impacts of PDO and two types of La Niña on climate anomalies in Europe. J. Climate, 30, 3253-3278, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0376.1.

Chen, S., W. Chen*, and B. Yu, 2017: The influence of boreal spring Arctic Oscillation on the subsequent winter ENSO in CMIP5 models. Clim. Dyn., 48, 2949-2965, doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3243-z.

Piao, J. L., W. Chen*, K. Wei, Y. Liu, H.-F. Graf, J.-B. Ahn, and A. Pogoreltsev, 2017: An abrupt rainfall decrease over the Asian inland plateau region around 1999 and the possible underlying mechanism. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 34(4), 456-468, doi: 10.1007/s00376-016-6136-5.

Nath, D., W. Chen*, H.-F. Graf, X. Lan, H. Gong, R. Nath, K. Hu, and L. Wang, 2016: Subtropical potential vorticity intrusion drives increasing tropospheric ozone over the tropical central Pacific. Sci. Rep., 6, 21370, doi: 10.1038/srep21370.
Nath, D., W. Chen, Z. Cai, A. I. Pogoreltsev, and K. Wei, 2016: Dynamics of 2013 sudden stratospheric warming events and its impact on cold weather over Eurasia: Role of planetary wave reflection. Sci. Rep., 6: 24174, doi: 10.1038/srep24174.
Wang, L., W. Chen*, W. Zhou, and G. Huang, 2016: Understanding and detecting super-extreme droughts in Southwest China through an integrated approach and index. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 142, 529-535, DOI: 10.1002/qj.2593.
Xue, X., W. Chen*, S. Chen, and D. Zhou, 2015: Modulation of the connection between boreal winter ENSO and the South Asian High in the following summer by the stratospheric Quasi-biennial Oscillation. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, 7393-7411, doi: 10.1002/2015JD023260.
Nath, D., and W. Chen*, 2016: Impact of planetary wave reflection on tropospheric blocking over the Urals-Siberia region in January 2008. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 33(3), 309-318, doi: 10.1007/s00376-015-5052-4.
Wang, L., W. Chen*, W. Zhou, and G. Huang, 2015: Teleconnected influence of tropical Northwest Pacific sea surface temperature on interannual variability of autumn precipitation in Southwest China. Clim. Dyn., 45: 2527-2539, doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2490-8.
Wei, K.*, M. Takahashi, and W. Chen, 2015: Long-term changes in the relationship between stratospheric circulation and East Asian winter monsoon. Atmospheric Science Letters, 16: 359-365, DOI: 10.1002/asl2.568.
Chen, S., B. Yu, W. Chen*, 2015: An interdecadal change in the influence of the spring Arctic Oscillation on the subsequent ENSO around the early 1970s. Clim. Dyn., 44, 1109-1126, Doi: 10.1007/s00382-014-2152-2.
Chen, S., W. Chen*, and R. Wu, 2015: An interdecadal change in the relationship between boreal spring Arctic Oscillation and the East Asian summer monsoon around the early 1970s. J. Climate, 28, 1527-1542, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00409.1.
Chen, S., R. Wu, and W. Chen, 2015: The changing relationship between interannual variations of the North Atlantic Oscillation and northern tropical Atlantic SST. J. Climate, 28, 485-504.
Chen, Z., R. Wu, and W. Chen, 2015: Effects of northern and southern components of the East Asian winter monsoon variability on SST changes in the western North Pacific. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, 3888-3905, doi: 10.1002/2015JD023149.
Xue, X., W. Chen*, D. Nath, and D. Zhou, 2015: Whether the decadal shift of South Asia High intensity around the late 1970s exists or not? Theor. Appl. Climatol., 120, 673-683, Doi: 10.1007/s00704-014-1200-5.
Gong, H., L. Wang, W. Chen, D. Nath, G. Huang, and W. Tao, 2015: Diverse influences of ENSO on the East Asian-western Pacific winter climate tied to different ENSO properties in CMIP5 models. J. Climate, 28, 2187-2202, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00405.1.
Chen, S., W. Chen*, and B. Yu, 2014: Asymmetric influence of boreal spring Arctic Oscillation on subsequent ENSO. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 11135-11150, doi: 10.1002/2014JD021831.
Chen, S., K. Wei, W. Chen*, and L. Song, 2014: Regional changes in the annual mean Hadley circulation in recent decades. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 7815-7832, doi: 10.1002/2014JD021540.
Chen, S., B. Yu, W. Chen, 2014: An analysis on the physical process of the influence of AO on ENSO. Clim. Dyn., 42, 973-989, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-012-1654-z.
Chen, Z., R. Wu, and W. Chen, 2014: Impacts of autumn Arctic sea ice concentration changes on the East Asian winter monsoon variability. J. Climate, 27, 5433-5450, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00731.1.
Chen, Z., R. Wu, and W. Chen, 2014: Distinguishing interannual variations of the northern and southern modes of the East Asian winter monsoon. J. Climate, 27, 835-851, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00314.1.
Feng, J., and W. Chen, 2014: Influence of the IOD on the relationship between El Niño Modoki and the East Asian-western North Pacific summer monsoon. Int. J. Climatol., 34, 1729-1736, DOI: 10.1002/joc.3790.
Feng, J., L. Wang, and W. Chen, 2014: How does the East Asian summer monsoon behave in the decaying phase of El Niño during different PDO phases? J. Climate, 27, 2682-2698, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00015.1.
Gong, H., L. Wang, W. Chen*, R. Wu, K. Wei, and X. Cui, 2014: The climatology and interannual variability of the East Asian winter monsoon in CMIP5 models. J. Climate, 27, 1659-1678, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00039.1.
Liu, Y. Y., L. Wang*, W. Zhou, and W. Chen*, 2014: Three Eurasian teleconnection patterns: spatial structures, temporal variability, and associated winter climate anomalies. Clim. Dyn., 42: 2817-2839, Doi: 10.1007/s00382-014-2163-z.
Wang, L., W. Chen*, and W. Zhou, 2014: Assessment of future drought in Southwest China based on CMIP5 multimodel projections. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 31(5), 1035-1050, doi: 10.1007/s00376-014-3223-3.
Wang, L., and W. Chen, 2014: An intensity index for the East Asian winter monsoon. J. Climate, 27, 2361-2374, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00086.1.
Wang, L., and W. Chen*, 2014: A CMIP5 multimodel projection of future temperature, precipitation, and climatological drought in China. Int. J. Climatol., 34, 2059-2078, DOI: 10.1002/joc.3822.
Nath, D., W. Chen*, L. Wang, and Y. Ma, 2014: Planetary wave reflection and its impact on tropospheric cold weather over Asia during January 2008. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 31(4), 851-862, doi: 10.1007/s00376-013-3195-8.
Chen, S., W. Chen*, B. Yu, and H.-F. Graf, 2013: Modulation of the seasonal footprinting mechanism by the boreal spring Arctic Oscillation. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 6384-6389, doi:10.1002/2013GL058628.
Zhou, Q., W. Chen*, and W. Zhou, 2013: Solar cycle modulation of the ENSO impact on the winter climate of East Asia. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 5111-5119, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50453.
Yuan, F., and W. Chen*, 2013: Roles of the tropical convective activities over different regions in the earlier onset of the South China Sea summer monsoon after 1993. Theor. Appl. Climatol., 113, 175-185, doi: 10.1007/s00704-012-0776-x.
Chen, W., X. Q. Lan, L. Wang, and Y. Ma, 2013: The combined effects of the ENSO and the Arctic Oscillation on the winter climate anomalies in East Asia. Chin. Sci. Bull., 58, 1355-1362, doi: 10.1007/s11434-012-5654-5.
Chen, W., J. Feng, and R. Wu, 2013: Roles of ENSO and PDO in the link of the East Asian winter monsoon to the following summer monsoon. J. Climate, 26, 622-635.
Cheung, H. N., W. Zhou, Y. Shao, W. Chen, H. Y. Mok, and M. C. Wu, 2013: Observational climatology and characteristics of wintertime atmospheric blocking over Ural-Siberia. Clim. Dyn., 41, 63-79, doi: 10.1007/s00382-012-1587-6.
Chen, W., Q. Zhou, 2012: Modulation of the Arctic Oscillation and the East Asian winter climate relationships by the 11-year solar cycle. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 29(2), 217-226
Yuan, F., W. Chen*, and W. Zhou, 2012: Analysis of the role played by circulation in the persistent precipitation over South China in June 2010. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 29(4), 769-781, doi: 10.1007/s00376-012-2018-7.
Wang, L., and W. Chen, 2010: Downward Arctic Oscillation signal associated with moderate weak stratospheric polar vortex and the cold December 2009. Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L09707, doi:10.1029/2010GL042659.
Feng, J., W. Chen*, C.-Y. Tam, and W. Zhou, 2011: Different impacts of El Niño and El Niño Modoki onChinarainfall in the decaying phases. Int. J. Climatol., 31, 2091-2101, DOI: 10.1002/joc.2217.
Feng, J., L. Wang, W. Chen*, S. K. Fong, and K. C. Leong, 2010: Different impacts of two types of Pacific Ocean warming on Southeast Asian rainfall during boreal winter. J. Geophys. Res., 115, D24122, doi:10.1029/2010JD014761.
Wang, L., W. Chen*, W. Zhou, J. C. L. Chan, D. Barriopedro, and R. Huang, 2010: Effect of the climate shift around mid 1970s on the relationship between wintertime Ural blocking circulation and East Asian climate. Int. J. Climatol., 30, 153-158, DOI: 10.1002/joc.1876.
Chen, W., L. Wang, Y. Xue, and S. Sun, 2009: Variabilities of the spring river runoff system in East China and their relations to precipitation and sea surface temperature. Int. J. Climatol., 29, 1381-1394, DOI: 10.1002/joc.1785.
Wang, L., W. Chen*, W. Zhou, and R. Huang, 2009: Interannual variations of East Asian trough axis at 500 hPa and its association with the East Asian winter monsoon pathway. J. Climate, 22, 600-614.
Chen, W., and K. Wei, 2009: Interannual variability of the winter stratospheric polar vortex in the northern hemisphere and their relations to QBO and ENSO. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 26(5), 855-863, doi:10.1007/s00376-009-8168-6.
Chen, W., D. Q. Zhu, H. Z. Liu, and S. F. Sun, 2009: Land-air interaction over arid/semi-arid areas inChinaand its impact on the East Asian summer monsoon. Part I: Calibration of the Land Surface Model (BATS) using multicriteria methods. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 26(6), 1088-1098, doi: 10.1007/s00376-009-8187-3.
Zhou, W., J. C. L. Chan, W. Chen, J. Ling, J. G. Pinto, and Y. Shao, 2009: Synoptic-scale controls of persistent low temperature and icy weather over southernChinain January 2008. Mon. Wea. Rev., 137, 3978-3991.
Wang, L., W. Chen*, and R. Huang, 2008: Interdecadal modulation of PDO on the impact of ENSO on the East Asian winter monsoon. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L20702, doi: 10.1029/2008GL035287.
Chen, W.*, and T. Li, 2007: Modulation of northern hemisphere wintertime stationary planetary wave activity: East Asian climate relationships by the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation. J. Geophys. Res., 112, D20120, doi: 10.1029/2007JD008611.
Cui, X., H. -F. Graf, B. Langmann, W. Chen, and R. Huang, 2007: Hydrological Impacts of Deforestation on the Southeast Tibetan Plateau. Earth Interactions, 11, 1-18.
Wang, L., W. Chen*, and R. Huang, 2007: Changes in the variability of North Pacific Oscillation around 1975/1976 and its relationship with East Asian winter climate. J. Geophys. Res., 112, D11110, doi: 10.1029/2006JD008054.
Wei, K., W. Chen*, and R. Huang, 2007: Association of tropical Pacific sea surface temperatures with the stratospheric Holton-Tan Oscillation in the Northern Hemisphere winter. Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L16814, doi: 10.1029/2007GL030478.
Wei, K., W. Chen, and R. Huang, 2007: Dynamical diagnosis of the breakup of the stratospheric polar vortex in the Northern Hemisphere. Science inChinaSeries D: Earth Sciences, 50(9): 1369-1379.
Cui, X. F., H.-F. Graf, B. Langmann, W. Chen, and R. Huang, 2006: Climate impacts of anthropogenic land use changes on the Tibetan Plateau. Glob. Planet. Change, 54, 33-56.
Chen, W., S. Yang, R. Huang, 2005: Relationship between stationary planetary wave activity and the East Asian winter monsoon. J. Geophys. Res., 110, D14110, doi: 10.1029/2004JD005669.
Huang, R., W. Chen, B. Yan, and R. Zhang, 2004: Recent advances in studies of the interaction between the East Asian winter and summer monsoon and ENSO cycle. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 21, 407-424.
Chen, W., M. Takahashi, H.-F. Graf, 2003: Interannual variations of stationary planetary wave activity in the northern winter troposphere and stratosphere and their relations to NAM and SST. J. Geophys. Res., 108(D24), 4797, doi: 10.1029/2003JD003834.
Huang, R., L. Zhou, and W. Chen, 2003: The progresses of recent studies on the variabilities of the East Asian monsoon and their causes. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 20, 55-69.
Chen, W., Hans-F. Graf, and M. Takahashi, 2002: Observed interannual oscillations of planetary wave forcing in the Northern Hemisphere winter. Geophys. Res. Lett., 29(22), 2073, doi: 10.1029/2002GL016062.
Chen, W., R. Huang, 2002: The propagation and transport effect of planetary waves in the Northern Hemisphere winter. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 19, 1113-1126.
Chen, W., Hans-F. Graf, and R. Huang, 2000: The interannual variability of East Asian winter monsoon and its relation to the summer monsoon. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 17, 48-60.



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