of Meteorology and
Pacific Research Center
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii
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Ph. D. (1984), Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Florida State University.
M. S. (1981), Meteorology, University of Science and Technology of China, Beijing.
B. S. (Equivalent) (1966), Physical Oceanography, Ocean University of China.
07/10-Present: Chair, Department of Meteorology, university of Hawaii
01/99 - Co-Leader for IPRC Asian-Australian Monsoon Theme
07/92 - Present: Professor, Meteorology, University of Hawaii.
01/88 - Present: Senior Fellow, JIMAR, NOAA/UH
07/89 - 06/92: Associate professor, Meteorology, University of Hawaii.
01/87- 06/89: Assistant Professor, Meteorology, University of Hawaii.
11/84 - 12/86: Visiting Scientist, GFDP, Princeton University.
08/84- 11/84: Research Associate, GFDI, Florida State University.
0581 - 08/84: Research Assistant, Meteorology and GFDI, Florida State University.
10/78-05/81: Assistant researcher, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Fellow, American Meteorological Society, January 2009
Visiting Professorship, Center Of Excellence for Earth-Sun Relation Research, Nagoya University, 2004
Visiting Scholar Award, Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship, Chaired by Dr. Yuan-Tseh Lee Nobel Laureate, 2000-2001.
Distinguished Lecturer, Peking University (2009)
Visiting Professorship, Center for Climate System Research, University of Tokyo, 2001
Visiting professorship, City University of Hong Kong, 2000
Visiting scientist, Max-Planck Institute, Hamburg, 1994
Visiting professorship, National Meteorological Center/Climate Prediction Center, 1993-1994
Visiting Scientist fellowship, GFDP/ Princeton University, 1984-1986.
Chair, Advisory Board, Research Center for Environmental Changes (RCEC), Academia Sinica (2010-President)
Member, National Academy of Science/ Board of Atmospheric Science and Climate/Special Committee on Assessment of climate predictability on seasonal and subseasonal time scales. (2009-2010)
Co-Chair, Science Steering Committee, WCRP/Asian Monsoon Years (2007-2012) 04/2007-present.
Co-Chair, WCRP/ CLIVAR Asian-Australian Monsoon Panel (AAMP) 06/2005-01/2009.
Co-Chair, Advisory Committee on WMO/WWRP/TMR Monsoon Panel's Expert Team on Climate Impacts on Monsoon Weather. July 2007-Present.
Co-Chair, Science Advisory Committee, WMO/East Asian Activity Center 04/2005-present.
Member, WCRP/WWRP/YOTC (Year of Tropical Convection), Science Steering Committee, Oct 2007-Present.
Member, WCRP/CLIVAR Science Steering Group. 06/2004-Dec 2007.
Science Advisory Committee member, RCEC, Academia Sinica, Taipei, 2007-present.
Science Advisory Committee member, APEC Climate Center. 11/2005-present
Science Advisory Committee member, Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Science 02/2006-present
Co-Chair, Academic Committee, National Key Laboratory for Atmospheric Science and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 01/2001-present
Science Steering Committee, START/ MAIRS (Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study) 10/2004-9-2006.
American Meteorological Society (AMS)/Committee on Interaction of the Sea and Atmosphere. 2000-2005
Committee for US- China Joint Ph D Program 2001
Science Steering Committee, AMIP GCM Simulation of East Asian Climate. 1999-present.
First International Conference on Policy & Research for Global Disaster Management, National Emergency Management Agency, Republic of Korea. Nov 11-13 2009. Seoul. Keynote speech.
Distinguished lectures at Beijing University and the “Beijing Summer School for Atmosphere, Climate and Environment: Climate Dynamics and Physics”, August 10-18 2009, Beijing University, Beijing.
International Frontier Research Forum on Atmospheric Sciences, April 18-19 2009 Nanjing University, Nanjing. China. Keynote speech.
International Center for Theoretical Physics, Conf. on Teleconnections in the Atmosphere and Oceans, 17 - 20 November 2008, ICTP, Trieste, Italy. Keynote lecture.
WMO Fourth International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM-IV), 20-25 October 2008, Beijing
International Workshop on Anthropogenic Impacts on Asian Monsoon, MAIRS, April 21-23, 2008, Nanjing. Keynote speech.
IAP/LASG Chinese Academy of Sciences, annual symposium, Beijing, Dec. 27-28 2007. Keynote speech.
3dAlexander von Humboldt International Conference on The East Asian Summer Monsoon: past, present and future, 27-31 August 2007, Beijing. Keynote speech.
International Conference on "Celebrating the Monsoon", June 24-27 2007, Banglore, India. Keynote speech.
Pacific Science Congress/ Symposium on Global Change, Asian Monsoon, and Extreme Weather and Climate, 11-12 June 2007, Taipei. Keynote.
International Center for Theoretical Physics, workshop on Seasonal Climate Prediction August 7-18 2006, Trieste, Keynote lecture.
First ECCE summer school of advanced study in climate and environment: Modeling of the Climate System, July 30-August 12, 2006, Beijing. Keynote lecture.
WMO/Winter MONEX: A Quarter Century and Beyond, April 4-7 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Key note (Dominant modes of Asian-Australian Monsoon interannual variability in Observation and climate prediction models)
International Center for Theoretical Physics Workshop on Tropical Convection and MJO, March 14-18 2006, Trieste, Italy, Keynote lecture. (Fundamental processes of the Madden-Julian Oscillation).
International Symposium on Active Geosphere, November 8-11, 2005, Wuhan, China. Keynote speech.
Distinguished lecture, Nov. 2002, PAOS/Colorado University.
Asian Monsoons and Global linkages on Milankovitch and sub-Milankovitch time scales. Beijing, May 9-14, 2001.
International Conference on Ocean and Atmosphere, June 2000, Taipei, Taiwan, Keynote speech.
WMO Commission for Atmospheric Sciences XII session (1998), Skopje, Macedonia. Keynote lecture.
Editor, Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, American Meteorological Society, 08/05-01/09.
Editor, Asian-Pacific J. of Atmos. Sci., 01/2008-present.
Editor, Journal of the Korean Meteorological Society, 01/04-12/07.
Associated Editor, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 01/02-present.
Member, Editorial Board, Acta Meteorologica Sinica, Chinese Meteorological Society, 01/99-present.
Advisory board, World Scientific Publishing Company's Book Series on East Asian Meteorology, 01/02-present.
Member, Editorial Board, Trends in Atmospheric Science, India.01/98-01/02
Member, Editorial Committee, Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 01/00-present.
Member, Editorial Board, Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 01/02-present.
I-5 Organizer-International conferences (2007-2009)
PAGES Second Global Monsoon Symposium, September 13-15, 2010, Shanghai
Sixth International Workshop on Asian Monsoon Years (2007-2012), November 30-December 1 2009, Kunming, China
Fifth International Workshop on Asian Monsoon Years (2007-2012), August 12, 2009, Singapore
WMO Fourth International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM-IV), 20-25 October 2008, Beijing.
PAGES First Global Monsoon Symposium, Oct 29-Nov2, 2008, Shanghai
Director, Advanced Institute on “The Asian monsoon system: Prediction of change and variability”, START/AAMP, January 2-12 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Third International Workshop on Asian Monsoon Years (2007-2012), January 26-27 2008, Tokyo.
Second International workshop on Asian Monsoon Years (2007-2012), September 3-4 2007 Bali, Indonesia.
Guest Professor, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Science.
Guest Professor, Peking University.
Leader professor, Ocean university of China/ Marine Environmental College.
Guest Professor, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China
Guest Professor, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences
Research interests span Climate Dynamics, Dynamic Meteorology, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, and Tropical Meteorology.
Meteorological and climate research expertise in climate predictability and prediction, atmospheric general circulation, monsoons, ENSO, tropical intraseasonal oscillation, tropical cyclones, interdecadal variability and long-term trends of the climate system, Climate changes, atmosphere-ocean interaction.
Research approaches involve theoretical analysis, numerical modeling, and observational analyses. Research efforts focus on understanding of the fundamental physics governing variations of weather and climate.
Yearly citation counts (based on the Web of Science)
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 5-year Total
Since 2000, total amount of grants as a PI: ~6 million
NSF. Title: Dynamics of the boreal summer Intraseasonal oscillation: Multi-scale interaction”. PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI: X. Fu and K. Kikuchi. Amount: $597,427. Project Period: 8/15/2010-7/31/2013. Award #: AGS-1005599.
NOAA/CTB. Title: Multi-model ensemble forecasts of Madden-Julian Oscillation. PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI: Duane Waliser. Amount $734, 618. Period: 7/1/2010-6/30/2013.
NASA Title: Study of tropical cyclone intensity change and genesis with EOS observations and WRF model. PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI: Hui Su/JPL and Brian Kahn/UCLA. Amount funded: $646,197. Period: 1/1/ 2009-12/31/2012.
APEC Climate Center. Title: Improvement of APCC Seasonal Prediction and Assessment of characteristics and forecast of 2009/2010 Climate Anomalies, PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI: JY Lee and X. Fu. Amount: $130,088, period: 5/1/2010 -4/30/2011.
Pusan National University. Title: Development of a MME System for ISO Prediction and improvement of Coupled Model Initialization, PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI JY Lee, Z. Wu. Amount: $124,784, Period: 4/22/2009 -4/21/2010
NSF. Title: Dynamics and moist thermodynamics of the boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation. PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI: T. Li. And X. Fu, Amount founded $525,000. Contract period: 3/1/2007-2/28/2010 Contract Code: ATM06-47995.
ONR: Title: Dynamical control of rapid tropical cyclone intensification by environmental shears, PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI: Li, T, Y. Wang, Amount founded $598,000. Period: 04/2006-03/2009, Contract Code: N00014-02-0532.
NOAA/PACIFIC: Title: Biennial and interdecadal variations of the Tropical Pacific Ocean. PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI: S.-I. An. Amount founded, $363,000, Period: Nov. October 2006-2009, Contract code: NA17RJ1230.
Korea Science Technology Agency: Title: Analysis of climate change in Korea and East Asian area”. PI: Bin Wang (subcontract). Amount funded ~ $250,000, Period: June 1 2004-May 2008.
APEC/APCC Title: Climate Prediction and its Application to Society (CliPAS), an international project in support of APEC Climate Center. PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI: In-Sik Kang at Seoul National University, J. Shukla, COLA, L. Magaard, ICCS/UH. Amount funded: ~$850,000. Period: 4/1/2005- 12/31/2009,
NSF. Title: Dynamics of the boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation. PI: Bin Wang. Co-PI: T. Li and X. Fu. Amount funded: $452,166. Period: 10/1/2003-9/30/2006. Award #: ATM03-29531.
ONR. Title: Dynamical Control of Rapid tropical cyclone intensification by environmental shears. PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI: T. Li and Y. Wang. Amount: $794,658. Period: 1/4/2002-9/30/2005.
NOAA. Title: Impacts of warm pool and Extratropicla processes on ENSO. PI: Bin Wang. Amount funded: ~$345,000. Period: 3/1/2004-9/30/2006. Award #: GC04-009.
NSF. Title: “Dynamics of boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation”. PI: Bin Wang, Co-PI: T. Li. Amount funded: $399,536. Period: 7/1/2000-6/30/2003. Award #: ATM00-73023
NOAA/Pacific. Title: “Interdecadal and biennial variability of ENSO: Impacts of the mean state and tropical-extratropical interaction. PI: Bin Wang, Amount funded: $315,272. Period: 11/1/2000-10/30/2003. Award No GC00-353.
ONR. Title: Effect of convective heating on tropical cyclone motion. PI: Bin Wang. Amount funded: $223,802. Period: 1/1/2000-12/31/2001. Award #: N00014-06-1-0796.
AGU 2007 Fall meeting, Paleo-oceanography and paleoclimatology, 10-4 Dec. 2007, San Francisco.
National Taiwan University, November 5 2007, Taipei.
IUGG, Joint IAMAS session11, 2-13 July 2007, Perugia Italy
University Alliance Workshop 18-20 June 2007, Beijing
First International workshop on Asian Monsoon Year, 23-25 April 2007, Beijing.
GEWEX SSG, 22-25 January 2007, Honolulu.
IAP/LASG annual meeting, 10-12 January 2007, Beijing.
GEWEX/MAHASRI and Asian monsoon year planning meeting 8-10 January 2007, Tokyo.
Second Earth System Science Partnership Conference, 9-12 2006, Beijing.
The Third Asian Pacific Hydrology and water Cycle Conference, 16-18 APWH 10-16-18 Bangkok.
International workshop on Tibetan Plateau water and energy cycle, Lhasa, Tibet, China, September 4-7 2006.
Opening Ceremony and Scientific Symposium for APEC Climate Center, Bussan, Korea. November 18-21, 2005.
IAMA’2005, August 2-11, 2005. Beijing, China.
IAPSO/IABO/IAG International symposium: Dynamic Earth, Session P1, Aug. 2005, Cairns, Australia.
International Symposium on Tropical Weather and Climate, November 8-12, 2004, Guangzhou, China.
American Geophysical Union (AGU) Western Pacific Meeting, August 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Asia Oceania Geophysical Society (AOGS) meeting, July 5-9 2004, Singapore.
International Conference on High-Impact Weather and Climate: Understanding, prediction and Socio-Economic Consequences (ICHWC2004), March 22-26 2004, Seoul, Korea.
International workshop on sub-seasonal climate variability, ECMWF, Reading, England, Nov. 3-6 2003.
APEC climate network (APCN) Symposium on the Multi-Model Ensemble for Climate Prediction, 7-11 October 2003, Jeju, Korea.
IUGG General Assembly, June 30-July 11 2003, Sapporo, Japan.
Atmospheric and oceanic processes, dynamics, and climate change, sponsored by SPIE, the International Society of Optical Engineering, Oct. 22-27, 2002, Hangzhou, China.
The Thirteen Workshop on Numerical modeling: Understanding the climate of the Australia and the Indo-Pacific region. 14-16th November 2001, Melbourne, Australia.
8th Scientific Assembly of IAMAS, 10 -18 July 2001, Innsbruck, Austria.
The Scientific Conference on the South China Sea Monsoon Experiment, April 17-20, 2001. Shanghai, China.
Symposium on Global Change Research: New findings and Future Direction, FRSGC, Tokyo, January 2001.
The Present and Future of Modeling Global Environmental Change, The 14th Toyota Conference, Oct. 2000, Mikkabi, Japan.
Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, June 2000, Tokyo, Japan.
Monsoon Symposium and CLIVAR Monsoon Workshop, December 2000, Honolulu, HI, USA.
WMO (World Meteorological Organization) International Workshop on Long-Range Weather Forecast (99), Nanjing, China.
International Workshop on Frontiers of Science and NSFC Priority Setting (99), Beijing.
IUGG 99, Nonlinear Dynamics and Climate Prediction (99), Birmingham, UK.
WMO International Tropical Cyclone Workshop (98) Haiko, China.
MET 450: Synoptic Analysis
MET 650: Advanced theoretical meteorology I
MET 651: Advanced theoretical meteorology II
MET 610: Tropical climate and weather
MET 745: Dynamics in midlatitude
MET 746: Tropical dynamics
MET 752: Special topics: Climate Dynamics
OCN 760: Atmosphere-Ocean interaction and climate
MET 699: Directed individual studies
MET 765b: Seminar in meteorology: general
MET 765c: Seminar in meteorology: research results
Advisor to 17 Ph D.: Tim Li, Xiaofan Li, Xiaosu Xie, Xiouhua Fu, Renguang Wu, Liguang Wu, Karen Lee Drohblav, Heidi Teng, Zhuo Wang, Bo Yang, Justin Ventham, Qinghua Ding, Zhiwei Wu, Jing Yang, Yuxing Yang, Xiaqiong Zhou, Hong Wang.
10 MS graduated: H. Rui, C. Wan, Y. Wang, X. Wang, P. Goda, H. Teng, Z. Wang, C. Orndoff, Q. Ding, Kevin Mallan.
Co-Chair, Organizing Committee, Decadal-Centennial Variability of East Asian monsoon, July 7-9 2006, Qingdao, China.
International Science committee, Winter MONEX: A Quarter Century and Beyond, April 4-7 2006, Kuala Lumpur.
Session Chair, AMS 14th Conference on Interactions of atmosphere and Sea, January 2006, Atlanta, Georgia.
Academic committee of organization, International Symposium on Active Geosphere, November 8-11, 2005, Wuhan, China.
Co-Convener, session C1, IAMAS2005 Conference 2-11 August, Beijing, China.
Academic Committee, International Symposium on Tropical Weather and Climate, November 8-12, 2004, Guangzhou, China.
Vice- Chair, WMO 3rd International Workshop on Monsoon (IWM-3), November 1-5, 2004, Hangzhou, China.
Organizing Committee and Session Chair, AMS 13th Conference on Interactions of the Sea and Atmosphere, August 9-13, 2004, Portland, Maine.
Session Chair, AGU western Pacific Meeting, August 2004, Honolulu, US.
Academic Committee, Third International Ocean-Atmosphere Conference, July 14-16, 2004, Beijing, China.
Organization Committee Chair, International Asian Monsoon Symposium, February 18-20, 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Discussion Panelist and Session Chair, APCN Symposium on the Multi-Model Ensemble for Climate Prediction, , October 7-11, 2003, Jeju, Korea.
Session co-convener, IUGG 2003 General Assembly, June 30-July 11, 2003, Sapporo, Japan.
Organizing Committee and Session Chair, AMS 12th Conference on Interactions of the Sea and Atmosphere, February 9-13, 2003, Long beach, CA, USA.
Rapporteur, Fifth WMO/ICSU international workshop on tropical cyclones, Dec. 2-13, 2002, Cairns, Australia.
Organizing Committee and Session Chair, 25th Hurricane and Tropical Meteorology Conference, AMS, April 29-May 3, 2002, San Diego, California, USA.
Session Chair, IAMAS, 8th Scientific Assembly, 10-18 July 2001 Innsbruck, Austria.
Session Convener, AMS 11th conference on interaction of air and sea, May 14-18 2001, San Diego.
Session Chair, Scientific Conference on the South China Sea Monsoon Experiment (SCSMEX), April 17-20, 2001,Shanghai, China.
Co-Organizer, Workshop on Intraseasonal to Interdecadal variability of the East Asian monsoon, March 17-18, 2001, Taipei, Taiwan.
Served as referees for 27 professional journals, which include: Science, Nature, J. Atmos. Sci., J. Climate, J. Geophys. Res., Mon. Wea. Rev., Tellus, Climate Dynamics, Meteor. and Atmos. phys., J. Phys. Oceanogr., Bull. A. M. S., Geophys. Res. Let., Deep Sea Research, J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, J. Applied Meteorol., Dynamics. Atmos. Oceans, Weather and Forecasting, Theoret. Appl. Climatol., Atmos. and Oceans, Acta Meteorologica Sinica, Atmosfera, Annales Geophysicae, Advances in Atmos. Sci., Terrestial and Atmos. Sci., Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, Journal of polar research, Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology. Reviewing proposals for NSF, NOAA, NASA, DOE, ONR, FRD. External examiner of Ph D dissertations for universities in Australia, South Africa, China, and Hong Kong.
Search Advisory Committee for the Dean of SOEST, 2004.
Steering Committee, International Pacific Research Center, 1999-.
Research Council, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, UH, 1996-present.
Chair, Department Personnel Committee, Dept. of Meteorology, 1997-1998.
Chair, Department computing committee (2001-2003).
Chair, Meteorology Graduate Program, UH, 1993-1997.
Graduate Council Member, University of Hawaii, 1993-1997.
Chair, Department Personnel Committee, Dept. of Meteorology, 1990-1993.
Council member of JIMAR UH/NOAA, 1988-present.
UH Tenure and Promotion Recommendation Committee member, 1991, 1995.
SOEST/UH Computing Committee, 1990.
Chair, SOEST Faculty Searching Committee, 1992-93.
Associate Director of the Meteorology and Physical Oceanography division, SOEST, 1991.
Chair, Graduate Curriculum and Examination Committee, Dept. of Meteorology, 1989-1990.