孙继明 男 汉族 博导 大气物理研究所
Telephone: 010-82995480
Address: 北京朝阳区、祁家豁子、华严里40#
Postcode: 100029

Research Areas

Mesoscale Dynamics, Cloud Physics and Lightning Physics


2003 ~ 2008 McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science   

1999 ~ 2002 Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, Nanjing, China, M.S. in Atmospheric Science   

1986~ 1990 Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, Nanjing, China, B.Sc. in Atmospheric Science


2011~present, Professor in Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China  

2010~ 2011, Postdoctoral Research in Department of Meteorology, University of University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

2008~2009, Postdoctoral Research in Canadian Meteorological Centre, Meterological Service of Canada, Canada

1992~1998, Research Meteorologist in Ningxia Meteorological Sciences Research Institute, China
Teaching Experience
Cloud and Precipitation Physics and Numerical Simulation


  Rui Du, Yaling Wang, Jiming Sun, Pengrui Du, Zedong Lu, Zongmin Liang, Ziming Li. Laboratory Study of Effects of Atmospheric Pollutants on Ice Nucleation Activity of Bacteria,Aerosol and Air Quality Research, in press.(Correspondence author).

      Ariya, P. A., G. Kos, R. Mortazavi, E. D. Hudson, V. Kanthasamy, N. Eltouny, J. Sun, and C. Wilde. Bio-Organic Materials in the Atmosphere and Snow: Measurement and Characterization, in Atmospheric and Aerosol Chemistry, V.F. McNeill and P.A. Ariya, Editors. 2014. p. 145-199. 

       J. Sun, J. Fen, and R. K. Ungar. An explicit study of aerosol mass conversion and its parameterization in warm rain formation of cumulus clouds. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 2013. 13, p. 25481-25536.

  Sun, J., H. Leighton, M. K. Yau and P. Ariya, Numerical evidence for cloud droplet nucleation at the cloud-environment interface. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2012. 12(24): p. 12155-12164.

  Sun, J., P. A. Ariya, H. G. Leighton and M. K. Yau, Modeling Study of Ice Formation in Warm-Based Precipitating Shallow Cumulus Clouds. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 2012. 69(11): p. 3315-3335.

  Sun, J., P. A. Ariya, H. G. Leighton and M. K. Yau, Mystery of ice multiplication in warm-based precipitating shallow cumulus clouds. Geophysical Research Letters, 2010. 37.

  Ariya, P. A., Sun, J., Eltouny, N. A., Hudson, E. D., Hayes, C. T., and Kos, G., Physical and chemical characterization of bioaerosols - Implications for nucleation processes. International Reviews in Physical Chemistry, 2009. 28(1): p. 1-32.

  J. Sun and P. A. Ariya, Atmospheric organic and bio-aerosols as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN): A review, Atmospheric Environment 40, 5 795-820, (2006). Hot article, top 25 science direct.

Research Interests

Clouds represent one of the most common weather phenomena. Behind their tremendous variety in color, size and shape lie microphysical and dynamic processes that are needed to be theoretically understood. Explaining cumulus cloud formation is important for understanding warm rain formation and the atmospheric moisture cycling in the Earth’s climate system. Currently, the classical parcel theory and entrainment and mixing mechanisms are still applied to explain the evolution of cumulus cloud droplet spectra . The cloud base is believed to be the main source of cloud droplets and the interface of cloud-clear air is thought to be the sink of them since evaporation is always expected to occur at the cloud-environment interface. Some features of cumulus clouds obtained from observations cannot be explained by the current theory.

  During my doctoral research in McGill University, I established a one-and-a-half dimensional non-hydrostatic convective cloud and aerosol interaction model (NCCAIM) with spectral (bin) microphysics to test complex liquid-phase and ice-phase microphysical processes of cumulus clouds. Using this model, I investigated the impact of perturbation pressures on the cumulus cloud formation. Our studies show that the gradient force of dynamic perturbation pressure induced by the upward movement of cloud air will drive the cloud-free air upwards in the developing stage of cumulus clouds. Fresh nucleation of cloud droplets will occur at the cloud-environment interface.

  Our recent work involves using high resolution numerical models with the supercomputer of Tianhe-1 to simulate the dynamical and microphysical processes of all kinds of weather phenomena with bin/bulk microphysics, and even the lightning processes of thunderstorms. Our work also includes cloud microphysics parameterizations, cumulus cloud parameterizations and model coupling studies for climate models and meso-scale models.  



邓玮  博士研究生  070602-大气物理学与大气环境  

王永庆  博士研究生  070602-大气物理学与大气环境  

杨忆  博士研究生  070602-大气物理学与大气环境  

胡文豪  博士研究生  070602-大气物理学与大气环境  

张军  博士研究生  070602-大气物理学与大气环境  

张天宇  博士研究生  070602-大气物理学与大气环境  


刘坤  硕士研究生  070600-大气科学  

孔瑜  博士研究生  070601-气象学