Research Areas

  1. Ionospheric sounding and diagnosis
  2. Ionospheric radio wave propagation and its application
  3. New techniques, such as network observation, software radio etc. for space environment probing


Bachelor in Electronic Engineering & Information Science, 1981, Wuhan University, China
Master in Space Physics, 1987, Wuhan Institute of Physics, CAS, China
Ph. D in Space Physics, 1993, Wuhan Institute of Physics, CAS, China


Professional Activities
Assistant Professor, 1988-1992, Wuhan Institute of Physics, CAS, China
Associate Professor, 1993-1996, Wuhan Institute of Physics, CAS, China
Professor, 1996-2003, Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, CAS, China
Professor, 2004-, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS, China
1998-1999, Visiting Scientist, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA




  1. Ning, B., G. Li, L. Hu, M. Li, Observations on the field-aligned irregularities using Sanya VHF radar: 1. Ionospheric E-region continuous echoes, Chinese Journal Geophysics, 56(3): 719-730, 2013
  2. Ding, F., W. Wan, B. Ning, B. Zhao, Q. Li, Y. Wang, L. Hu, R. Zhang, and B. Xiong, Observations of poleward-propagating large-scale traveling Discussions ionospheric disturbances in southern China, Ann. Geophys., 31, 377–385, 2013
  3. Li, H., B. Ning, G. Li, Observations on hundred meter- and meter- scale ionospheric irregularity drifts at low latitude, Progress in Geophys., 28(2): 054500553, doi:10.6038/ pg20130203, 2013
  4. Hu, L., B. Ning, G. Li, B. Zhao, B. Wu, X. Hao, Multi-instruments observation of low latitude ionospheric irregularities response to Oct 2010 storm, Chinese Journal Geophysics, 56(2): 365-373, 2013


  1. Ning, B., L. Hu, G. Li, W. Wan and L. Liu, The first time observations of low-latitude ionospheric irregularities by VHF radar in Hainan. Sci China Tech Sci, doi: 10.1007/s11431-012-4800-2, 2012
  2. Li, G., B. Ning, L. Hu, Y.-H. Chu, I. M. Reid, and B. K. Dolman, A comparison of lower thermospheric winds derived from range spread and specular meteor trail echoes, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A03310, doi:10.1029/2011JA016847, 2012
  3. Xiong, J., W. Wan , B. Ning et al. Seasonal variations of night mesopause temperature in Beijing observed by SATI4. Sci China Tech Sci, 55: doi: 10.1007/s11431-012-4779-8, 2012
  4. Shen, J., B. Ning, W. Wan and L. Hu. Research on observing and analyzing phase differences of all-sky meteor radar. Chin. J. Space Sci., 32(1): 75-84, 2012
  5. Li, Q., B. Ning B. Zhao et al. Applications of the CMONC based GNSS data in monitoring and investigation of ionospheric space weather,55(7): 2193 2202, doi:10.6038/j.issn. 0001 5733, 2012.07.006, 2012


  1. Li, G., B. Ning, A. K. Patra, W. Wan, and L. Hu, Investigation of low‐latitude E and valley region irregularities: Their relationship to equatorial plasma bubble bifurcation, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A11319, doi:10.1029/2011JA016895, 2011
  2. Li, G., B. Ning, M. A. Abdu, X. Yue, L. Liu, W. Wan, and L. Hu, On the occurrence of post midnight equatorial F region irregularities during the June solstice, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A04318, doi:10.1029/2010JA016056, 2011


  1. Li, Z., and B. Ning, Planetary-scale wave observations over a low-latitude E region using simultaneous observations of VHF radar and ionosonde over Sanya, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A12325, doi:10.1029/2010JA015816, 2010
  2. Ding, F., W. Wan, B. Ning, L. Liu, H. Le, G. Xu, M. Wang, G. Li, Y. Chen, Z. Ren, B. Xiong, L. Hu, X. Yue, B. Zhao, F. Li, and M. Yang, GPS TEC response to the 22 July 2009 total solar eclipse in East Asia, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A07308, doi:10.1029/2009JA015113, 2010
  3. Li, G., B. Ning, Z. Ren and L. Hu, Statistics of GPS ionospheric scintillation and irregularities over polar regions at solar minimum, GPS Solution, DOI 10.1007/s10291-009-0156-x, 2010
  4. Hong, W., B. Ning,L. Hu et a1.An introduction to the digitalizing conversion of film ionogram.Progress in Geophys., 25(1)169-178, 2010
  5. Yuan, Z., B. Ning and X. Deng, Effects of TADs on the F region of the mid-latitude ionosphere during an intense geomagnetic storm, Advances in Space Research,44, 9, 1013-1018, 2009
  6. Li, G., B. Ning, B. Zhao, L. Liu, W. Wan, F. Ding, J. S. Xu, J. Y. Liu, and K. Yumoto, Characterizing the 10 November 2004 storm-time middle-latitude plasma bubble event in Southeast Asia using multi-instrument observations, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A07304, doi:10.1029/2009JA014057, 2009
  7. Li ,G., B. Ning, B. Zhao, L. Liu, J.Y. Liu, K. Yumoto, Effects of geomagnetic storm on GPS ionospheric scintillations at Sanya, J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Physics, 70(7), 1034-1045, 2008
  8. Li, G., B. Ning, L. Liu, B. Zhao, X. Yue, S.-Y. Su, and S. Venkatraman, Correlative study of plasma bubbles, evening equatorial ionization anomaly and equatorial pre-reversal E×B drifts at solar maximum, Radio Sci., 43, RS4005, doi:10.1029/2007RS003760, 2008
  9. Ding, Z., B. Ning, W. Wan, and L. Liu , Automatic scaling of F2 layer parameters from Ionograms based on the empirical orthogonal function (EOF) analysis of ionospheric electron density, Earth Planets Space, 59, 51-58, 2007
  10. Zhu, Z., B. Ning and W. Wan, Measurement and analysis of ionospheric virtual height with high precision, Chinese Journal of Space Science, 27(3), 204-210, 2007
  11. Zhu, Z. and B. Ning, Study of disturbance observation mode in ionospheric vertical sounding, Chinese Journal of Radio Science, 22(5), 760-766, 2007
  12. Li, G., B. Ning, W. Wan and B. Zhao, Observation of GPS ionospheric scintillation over Wuhan during geomagnetic storms, Ann. Geophysicae, 24(7), 1581-1590, 2006
  13. Liu, L., W. Wan, and B. Ning, A study of the ionogram derived effective scale height around the ionospheric hmF2, Ann. Geophysicae, 24(3), 851-860, 2006
  14. Liu, L., W. Wan, B. Ning, O. M. Pirog, and V. I. Kurkin, Solar activity variations of the ionospheric peak electron density, J. Geophy. Res., 111, doi:10.1029/2006JA011598, 2006
  15. Chen, J. and B. Ning, Observation on meteor velocities of the Quadrantid meteor shower by using Wuhan meteor radar, Chinese Journal of Space Science, 26(2), 118-123, 2006
  16. Li, G., B. Ning and H. Yuan, Design and realization of a real-time GPS ionospheric scintillation monitoring system, Chinese Journal of Radio Science, 20(6), 758-764, 2005