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Li Chongyin

Li Chongyin
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Prof. Li Chongyin, a well-known scientist in atmospheric science and climate dynamics, was born in Daxian, Sichuan Province on 15 April 1940, the Han nationality. After graduation from the Department of Applied Geophysics, University of Science and Technology of China in 1963, he has been engaged in atmospheric science research all along in the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He is vice chairman of Academic Committee at the IAP/CAS (1988- ), chairman of Dynamical Meteorology Committee at the Chinese Meteorology Society (1987- ) and general-secretary of the Chinese Climate Research Committee (1999- ). He was the member of International Commission for Dynamical Meteorology (1991-2002) and the member of CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (1997-1999).


Prof. Li Chongyin has achieved systematic and innovative achievements in the frontier fields of atmospheric science, such as in tropical meteorology, dynamics of atmospheric low frequency oscillation and the ENSO cycle dynamics. Particularly he made outstanding contributions to push the development of tropical meteorology and climatic dynamics. In the studies on atmospheric low frequency oscillation, he systematically demonstrated the characteristics of atmospheric low frequency oscillation, advanced the theory and dynamical mechanism on the atmospheric low frequency teleconnection / low frequency remote response. In the studies on dynamics of the atmospheric intraseasonal oscillation, he advanced and consummated the CISK wave theory of tropical intraseasonal oscillation (MJO). He indicated at first in the world that the convection heating feedback (CISK) is an important mechanism to excite tropical intraseasonal oscillation and then he showed the importance of the CISK-Rossby wave to drive tropical intraseasonal oscillation as well as the CISK-Kelvin wave. In the studies on ENSO cycle dynamics, he not only indicated the important effects of the ENSO on the temperature and precipitation in eastern China, and the activity of typhoon over the western Pacific, but also more important got innovative achievement in the occurrence mechanism of El Nino event. He revealed the important impact of anomalous winter monsoon in East Asia on the occurrence of ENSO. He also indicated that the premonition of an El Nino event is in the equatorial western Pacific region, the subsurface ocean temperature anomaly in the warm pool and its eastward propagation play a key role in occurrence of the ENSO. Thus a new concept on essence of the ENSO is advanced, i.e., ENSO is exactly the cycle of subsurface ocean temperature anomalies in the tropical Pacific driven by zonal wind anomalies over the equatorial center-western Pacific, which mainly results from anomalous East-Asian winter monsoon. In the studies on satellite remote sensing theory, he indicated the problem of infrared remote sensing for atmospheric humidity in the United States and advanced concrete plan to develop meteorological satellite in China. Through some computations, he still discovered the trouble with a certain satellite in China and advanced solving method. He also achieved a series of achievements in the typhoon dynamics and tropical meteorology.

Zeng Qingcun, Li Chongyin, et al.: <>(II),Science press,Beijing,1979, p105.

Li Chongyin, et al.: <>,China Meteor. press,Beijing,,1985, p264.

Ye Duzheng, Li Chongyin and Wang Bikui:<< Dynamical Meteorology >>, Science press,Beijing, 1988,p340; Ming-Wen Publishing, Taibei, 1996, p392.

Li Chongyin: <>, China Meteor. press,Beijing, 1991; 1993, p310.

Li Chongyin, et al.:<>, Science press,Beijing,1992, p247.

Li Chongyin:<>,China Meteor. press,Beijing, 1995,p461.

Ding Yihui and Li Chongyin: <>, China Meteor. press,Beijing, 1999, P423

Li Chongyin: <> (second edition),China Meteor. press,Beijing, 2000, p503.

Mai Wenjian and Li Chongyin: On the overstability convection, Scientia Sinica (series B), 1982, 25, 1326-1340

Li Chongyin: The CISK-overstability convection, Scientia Sinica (series B), 1984, 27, 501-510

Li Chongyin : The scale selectivity of oscillation convection, Kexue Tongbao, 1984, 29, 505-507

Li Chongyin: The influences of environmental field on the genesis and development of typhoo, Acta. Meteor. Sin., 1983, 41,275-283 (in Chinese)

Li Chongyin: On the CISK with shearing basic current, Adv. Atmos. Sci., 1984, 1,256-262

Li Chongyin: Actions of summer monsoon troughs (ridges) and tropical cyclone over South Asia and the moving CISK mode, Scientia Sinica, (B), 1985, 28, 1197-1206

Li Chongyin: El Nino and typhoon action over the western Pacific, Chinese Science Bulletin , 1986, 31, 538-542

Li Chongyin: A Numerical Simulation of the Typhoon Genesis, Advan. Atmos. Sci.,1985, 2,No.1, 72-80

Li Chongyin: Nonlinear influences of horizontal distribution of zonal wind on the large-scale meridional motion in the atmosphere, <>, Aug.10-20, Science Press,1986

Li Chongyin and Hu Ji: A analysis of interaction between the atmospheric circulation over East Asia/Northwest Pacific and El Nino, Chinese J. Atmos. Sci., 1987, 11, 411-420.

Li Chongyin: Actions of typhoon over the western Pacific (including the South China Sea) and El Nino,Advan. Atmos. Sci.,1988, 5,No.1, 107-116

Li Chongyin: Frequent activities of stronger aerotroughs in East Asia in wintertime and the occurrence of the El Nino event, Science in China, (B), 1989, 32, 976-985.

Li Chongyin: On the feedback role of tropical convection,<>,141-146, 1988,A. Deepak Pubishing, USA,

Li Chongyin:Warmer winter in eastern China and El Nino,Chinese Science Bulletin, 1989,34, 1801-1805.

Li Chongyin:An important mechanism producing 30-50 day oscillation in the tropical atmosphere-Feedback of the cumulus convection, , Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Academia Sinica, 8, 33-47, 1989, Science Press.

Li Chongyin, Chen Yuxiang and Yuan Chongguang:Important factor cause of El Nino --the frequent activities of stronger cold waves in East Asia, <>, 156-165, 1989, Allenton Press INC., New York

Li Chongyin:Intraseasonal oscillation in the atmosphere, Chinese J. Atmos. Sci., 1990, 14, 35-52

Li Chongyin: A dynamical study on the 30-50 day oscillation in the tropical atmosphere outside the equator, Chinese J. Atmos. Sci. 1990,14, 101-112.

Li Chongyin: Influences of sensible heating and vertical wind shear on extratropical CISK disturbance, Chinese J. Atmos. Sci., 1990,14, 173-180

Li Chongyin: Interaction between anomalous winter monsoon in East Asia and El Nino events, Adv. Atmos. Sci., 1990,7, 36-46.

Li Chongyin, Wu Peili:An observational study of the 30-50 day atmospheric oscillations. Part I: structure and Propagation, Adv. Atmos. Sci., 1990, 7, 294-304

Li Chongyin, Wu Peili:A further inquiry on 30-60 day oscillation in the trpical atmosphere,Acta Meteor. Sin., 1990,4, 525-535

Li Chongyin:On interaction between anomalous circulation / climate in East Asia and El Nino event, <<Climate Change, Dynamics and Modelling>>, 101-126, 1990, China Meteorological Press,

Li Chongyin, Wu Peili and Zhong Qin: Characteristics of 30-60 day oscillation of general circulation in northern hemisphere, Science in China (B), 1991, 34, 457-468.

Li Chongyin and Long Zengxia: Evolution of QBO and the influence of ENSO, Chinese Science Bulletin, 1991, 36, 1016-1020.

Li Chongyin, Zhou Yaping: An observational study of the 30-50 day atmospheric oscillations, Part II: Temporal evolution and hemispheric interaction across the equator, Advan. Atmos. Sci., 1991, 8, 399-406

Li Chongyin: The Global Characteristics of 30-60 day atmospheric oscillation, Chinese J. Atmos. Sci., 1991, 15, 130-140

Li Chongyin and Xiao Ziniu: The 30-60 day oscillations in the global atmosphere excited by warming in the equatorial eastern Pacific, Chinese Science Bulletin, 1992, 37, 484-489

Li Chongyin, Zhang Qing: Global atmospheric low-frequency teleconnection, Progress in Natural Science, 1991, 1, 447-452.

Li Chongyin and Yan Jinghua: A study of numerical simulation on the development of depressions in the South China Sea, Acta Meteor. Sin., 1992, 6, 265-274.

Li Chongyin and Long Zhenxia: Q uasi-biennial oscillation and its influence on general atmospheric circulation and climate in East Asia, Chinese J. Atmos. Sci., 1992, 16, 70-79

Xiao Ziniu, Li Chongyin: Numerical simulation of the atmospheric low-frequency teleresponse to external forcing, Part I: Anomalous sea surface temperature in the equatorial eastern Pacific ocean, Chinese J. Atmos. Sci., 1992, 16, 372-382.

Li Chongyin, Xiao Ziniu: Numerical simulation of atmospheric low frequency teleresponse to the external forcing, Part II: Response to anomalous "cold wave" over middle-high latitudes in Eurasian Area, Chinese J. Atmos. Sci., 1993, 17, 287-296.

Li Chongyin: A further inquiry on the mechanism of 30-60 day oscillation in the tropical atmosphere, Adv. Atmos. Sci., 1993, 10, 41-53

Li Chongyin, Long Zhenxia, Xiao Ziniu: On low-frequency remote responses in the atmosphere to external forcings and their influences on climate, <>, 177-190, 1993, China Meteor. Press.

Li Chongyin: Some differences of the 30-60 day atmospheric oscillation between mid-high latitudes and tropics , <>, 99-100, 1993, China Meteor. Press

Luo Dehai and Li Chongyin: The resonant interaction of periodic external forced Rossby waves and low- frequency oscillations in the mid-hig latitudes, <>, 111-122, 1993, China Meteor. Press

Li Chongyin, Zhou Yaping: Relationship between Intraseasonal oscillation in the tropical atmosphere and ENSO, Chinese J. Geophysics, 1994, 37, 213-223

Li Chongyin and Yan Jinghua: Numerical simulation study of the occurrence and development of a mid-tropospheric cyclone over the South China Sea, Acta. Meteor. Sin., 1994, 8, 150-160

Li Chongyin and I. Smith: Numerical simulation of the tropical intraseasonal oscillation and the effect of warm SSTs, Acta Meteor. Sin., 1995, 9, 1-12

Li Chongyin, Cao Wenzhong and Li Guilong: Influences of basic flow on unstable excitation of intraseasonal oscillation in mid-high latitudes, Science in China (Series B), 1995, 38, 1135-1145

Liao Qinghai and Li Chongyin: CISK-Rossby wave and the 30-60 day oscillation in the tropics, Adv. Atmos. Sci., 1995, 12, 1-12

Li Chongyin: Westerly anomalies over the equatorial western Pacific and Asian winter monsoon, <>, 557-561,WCRP-91-WMO/TP. No.717, 1995

Li Chongyin: Kinetic energy transfer of tropical atmospheric system associated with the occurrence of El Nino event, <>, 87-90, Pattaya, Thailand, 6-10 March, 1995

Li Chongyin and Li Guilong: A dynamical study of influence of El Nino on intraseasonal oscillation in the tropical atmosphere, Chinese J. Atmos. Sci., 1996, 20, 148-159

Li Chongyin: Further studies on evaporation-wind feedback, J. Tropical Meteorology, 1996, 3,11-17

Li Chongyin: Dynamic mechanism of intraseasonal oscillation in the tropical atmosphere, <>,351-364,1996, China Meteor. Press

Li Chongyin: Quasi-two weeks Oscillation in the tropical atmosphere, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 1996, 55, 121-128

Li Chongyin: A further study on interaction between anomalous winter monsoon in East Asia and El Nino, Acta Meteor. Sin., 1996, 10, 309-320

Li Chongyin: ENSO cycle and anomalous East-Asian winter monsoon, Workshop on El Nino/Southern Oscillation and Monsoon, SMR/930 – 18, ICTP, Trieste

Li Chongyin, Long Zhenxia: Relationship between subtropical high activities over the western Pacific and Quasi Biennial Oscillation in the stratosphere, Chinese J. Atmos. Sci., 1997, 21, 343—352

Li Chongyin and Li Guilong: Evolution of intraseasonal oscillation over the tropical western Pacific/South China Sea and its effect to the summer precipitation in Southern Chin, Advances Atmos., Sci.,1997, 14, 246—254

Li Chongyin and Li Guilong: Activities of quasi-stationary waves in the tropical atmosphere an El Nino/Southern Oscillation, Progress in Natural Science,1998, 8,321— 325

Li Chongyin and Liao Qinghai: The exciting mechanism of tropical intraseasonal oscillation to El Nino event, J. Tropical Meteor.,1998, 4,113—121

Li Chongyin and Mu Mingquan: ENSO cycle and anomalies of winter monsoon in east Asia, <>, 60-73, 1998, Word Scientific, Singapore

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