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Riyu Lu

Riyu Lu
Deputy Director-General of IAP, Director of LASG
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9804, Beijing 100029, China

Education and Professional Experience:


  1982.9-1987.7 B.Sc. Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China

  1987.9-1994 Ph.D. Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

  Professional experience

  1992-present Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences

  2000-present Professor of IAP

  2010-present Director of State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modelling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, IAP

  2014-present Deputy Director-General of IAP



  Riyu Lu’s major field is climate dynamics, especially in the Asian monsoon system. He studies the atmosphere-ocean interaction and tropical-extratropical interaction. He also studies the impacts of the global warming and Atlantic Ocean forcing on the Asian monsoon.  


  •   Su, Q., and R. Lu, Teleconnection between Rainfall over South China and the East European Plain in July and August. Theor. Appl. Climatol., DOI: 10.1007/s00704-013-1058-y, in press. 
  •   Li, C., R. Lu, and B. Dong, 2013: Predictability of the western North Pacific summer climate associated with different ENSO phases by ENSEMBLES multi-model seasonal forecasts. Climate Dyn., DOI: 10.1007/s00382-013-2010-7, in press. 
  •   Lu, R., and S. Lu, 2014: Local and remote factors affecting the SSTPrecipitation relationship over the western North Pacific during summer. J. Climate, 27, 5132-5147. 
  •   Chen, R., and R. Lu*, 2014: Dry tropical nights and wet extreme heat in Beijing: Atypical configuration between high temperature and humidity. Mon. Wea. Rev., 142, 1792–1802. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-13-00289.1  
  •   Chen, R., and R. Lu*, 2014: Large-scale circulation anomalies associated with ‘Tropical Night’ weather in Beijing, China. International Journal of Climatology, 34, 1980–1989, DOI: 10.1002/joc.3815 
  •   Yang, S.-H., C. Li, and R. Lu*, 2014: Predictability of winter rainfall in South China as demonstrated by the coupled models of ENSEMBLES. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 31, 779-786, doi: 10.1007/s00376-013-3172-2.
  •   Chen, W., and R. Lu, 2014: A decadal shift of summer surface air temperature over the Northeast Asia around the mid-1990s. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 31, 735–742, doi: 10.1007/s00376-013-3154-4. 
  •   Chen, W., and R. Lu, 2014: The interannual variation in monthly temperature over Northeast China during summer. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 31, 515–524, doi: 10.1007/s00376-013-3102-3. 
  •   Park J.-K., I.-C. Seong, B.-J. Kim, W.-S. Jung, and R. Y. Lu, 2014: On the characteristics of the precipitation patterns in Korea due to climate change. Journal of Environmental Science International, 23, 25~37.  
  •   Su, Q., R. Y. Lu*, and C. F. Li, 2014: Large-scale circulation anomalies associated with interannual variation in monthly rainfall over South China from May to August. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 31(2), 273–282, doi: 10.1007/s00376-013-3051-x. 
  •   Lu, R.-Y., H.-L. Dong, Q. Su, and H. Ding, 2014: The 30–60-day intraseasonal oscillations over the subtropical western North Pacific during the summer of 1998. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 31, 1-7. doi:10.1007/s00376-013-3019-x. 
  •   Bian, Q., and R. Lu, 2013: Impact of sea surface temperature trend on late summer Asian rainfall in the twentieth century. J. Geophys. Res.: Atmospheres, 118, 4256–4266, DOI: 10.1002/jgrd.50386 
  •   Fu, Y., R. Lu, H. Wang, and X. Yang, 2013: Impact of overestimated ENSO variability in the relationship between ENSO and East Asian summer rainfall. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 6200–6211, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50482.
  •   Cao, J., R. Lu, J. Hu, and H. Wang, 2013: Spring Indian Ocean–western Pacific SST contrast and East Asian summer rainfall anomaly. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 30, 1560-1568, doi: 10.1007/s00376-013-2298-6. 
  •   Park, J.-K., I.-C. Seong, B.-J. Kim, W.-S. Jung, and R. Lu, 2013: On the characteristics of the hourly precipitation intensity variation according to climate change in the Korean Peninsula. Disaster Advances, 6(8), 60-72.  
  •   Dai, Y., and R. Y. Lu*, 2013: Projected change in the relationship between East Asian summer rainfall and upper-tropospheric westerly jet. Chin. Sci. Bull., 58(12), 1436-1442. doi: 10.1007/s11434-012-5540-1 
  •   Dong, B. W., and R. Y. Lu*, 2013: Interdecadal enhancement of the Walker circulation over the tropical Pacific in the late 1990s. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 30, 247–262, doi: 10.1007/s00376-012-2069-9. 
  •   Bian, Q., S. H. Yang, W. Chen, R. Lu*, and B.-J. Kim, 2013: Impact of the global sea surface temperature warming trend on surface air temperature in Asia. Journal of Climate Change & Environment, 1(2), 73-79. 
  •   Lu, R.-Y., C.-F. Li, S.-H. Yang, and B. Dong, 2012: The coupled model predictability of the western North Pacific summer monsoon with different leading times. Atmos. Oceanic Sci. Lett., 5, 219–224. 
  •   Li, C., R. Lu*, and B. Dong, 2012: Predictability of the western North Pacific summer climate demonstrated by the coupled models of ENSEMBLES. Climate Dynamics, 39, 329-346, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-011-1274-z 
  •   Chen, W., J.-K. Park, B. Dong, R. Lu, and W.-S. Jung, 2012: The relationship between El Niño and the western North Pacific summer climate in a coupled GCM: Role of the transition of El Niño decaying phases. J. Geophys. Res., 117, D12111, doi:10.1029/2011JD017385.
  •   Ye, H., and R. Lu*, 2012: Dominant patterns of summer rainfall anomalies in East China during 19512006. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 29, 695-704, doi:10.1007/s00376-012-1153-5. 
  •   Park, J.-K., R. Lu*, C. Li, and E. B. Kim, 2012: Interannual and decadal variation of tropical night occurrence in Beijing and associated large-scale circulation background. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 29, 295-306, doi:10.1007/s00376-011-1141-1. 
  •   Lu, R.-Y., and H. Ye, 2011: Decreasing trend in summer precipitation over the western Sichuan basin since 1950s. Atmos. Oceanic Sci. Lett., 4, 114-117. 
  •   Lu, R., H. Ye, and J.-G. Jhun, 2011: Weakening of interannual variability in the summer East Asian upper-tropospheric westerly jet since the mid-1990s. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 28, 1246-1258. Doi:10.1007/s00376-011-0222-5 
  •   Ye, H., and R. Lu, 2011: Subseasonal variation in ENSO-related East Asian rainfall anomalies during summer and its role in weakening the relationship between the ENSO and summer rainfall in eastern China since the late 1970s. J. Climate, 24, 2271–2284. DOI: 10.1175/2010JCLI3747.1.
  •   Shen B Z, Lin Z D, Lu R Y, and Lian Y, 2011: Circulation anomalies associated with interannual variation of early- and late-summer precipitation in Northeast China. Sci China Earth Sci, 54, doi: 10.1007/s11430-011-4173-6
  •   Yim, S.-Y., J.-G. Jhun, R. Lu, and B. Wang, 2010: Two distinct patterns of spring Eurasian snow cover anomaly and their impacts on the East Asian summer monsoon. J. Geophys. Res., 115, D22113, doi:10.1029/2010JD013996. 
  •   Chen, W., B. Dong, and R. Lu, 2010: Impact of the Atlantic Ocean on the multidecadal fluctuation of El Niño–Southern Oscillation–South Asian monsoon relationship in a coupled general circulation model. J. Geophys. Res., 115, D17109, doi:10.1029/2009JD013596. 
  •   Lin, Z., R. Lu, and W. Zhou, 2010: Change in early-summer meridional teleconnection over the western North Pacific and East Asia around the late 1970s. International Journal of Climatology, 30, 2195–2204, DOI: 10.1002/joc.2038. 
  •   Lu, R., and Y. Fu, 2010: Intensification of East Asian summer rainfall interannual variability in the twenty-first century simulated by 12 CMIP3 coupled models. J. Climate, 23, 3316-3331, DOI: 10.1175/2009JCLI3130.1 
  •   Fu, Y., and R. Lu, 2010: Simulated change in the interannual variability of South Asian summer monsoon in the 21st century. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 27, 992-1002. 
  •   Shi, S., and R. Lu, 2010: Teleconnection patterns along the Asian jet associated with different combinations of convection oscillations over the Indian continent and western North Pacific during summer. Atmos. Oceanic Sci. Lett., 3, 14-18
  •   Hu, K., R. Lu, and D. Wang, 2010: Seasonal climatology of cut-off lows and associated precipitation patterns over Northeast China. Meteorol. Atmos. Phys., 106, 37–48. DOI 10.1007/s00703-009-0049-0 
  •   Lu, R., and Z. Lin, 2009: Role of subtropical precipitation anomalies in maintaining the summertime meridional teleconnection over the western North Pacific and East Asia. J. Climate, 22, 2058-2072. doi: 10.1175/2008JCLI2444.1 
  •   Lin, Z., and R. Lu, 2009: ENSO’s effect on eastern China rainfall in the following early summer. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 26, 333-342, doi:10.1007/s00376-009-0333-4. 
  •   Lu, R., W. Chen, and B. Dong (2008), How does a weakened Atlantic thermohaline circulation lead to an intensification of the ENSO-south Asian summer monsoon interaction?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L08706, doi:10.1029/2008GL033394. 
  •   Lu, R., and B. Dong, 2008: Response of the Asian summer monsoon to weakening of Atlantic thermohaline circulation. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 25, 723-736. 
  •   Lin, Z., and R. Lu, 2008: Abrupt northward jump of the East Asian upper-tropospheric jet stream in mid-summer. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 84(6), 857-866. 
  •   Lu, R., H. Ding, Chan-Su Ryu, Z. Lin, and H. Dong, 2007: Midlatitude westward propagating disturbances preceding intraseasonal oscillations of convection over the subtropical western North Pacific during summer. Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L21702, doi:10.1029/2007GL031277. 
  •   Lu, R., Y. Li, and B. Dong, 2007: Arctic Oscillation and Antarctic Oscillation in internal atmospheric variability with an ensemble AGCM simulation. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 24, 152-162. 
  •   Lu, R., Y. Li, and B. Dong, 2007: East Asian precipitation increase under the global warming. Journal of the Korean Meteorological Society, 43, 267-272. 
  •   Lu, R., Y. Li, and C.-S. Ryu, 2008: Relationship between the zonal displacement of the western Pacific subtropical high and the dominant modes of low-tropospheric circulation in summer. Progress in Natural Science, 18, 161–165. 
  •   Li, Y., R. Lu, and B. Dong, 2007: The ENSO-Asian monsoon interaction in a coupled ocean-atmosphere GCM. J. Climate, 20, 5164-5177. 
  •   Lu, R., B. Dong, and H. Ding, 2006: Impact of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation on the Asian summer monsoon. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L24701, doi:10.1029/2006GL027655. 
  •   Lu, R., Y. Li, and B. Dong, 2006: External and internal summer atmospheric variability in the western North Pacific and East Asia. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 84, 447-462.
  •   Lu, R., B. Ren, and H.-S. Chung, 2005: Differences in annual cycle and 30-60-day oscillations between the summers of strong and weak convection over the tropical western North Pacific. J. Climate, 18, 4649-4659.
  •   Lu, R., and B. Ren, 2005: The influence of ENSO on the seasonal convection evolution and the phase of 30–60-day oscillations during boreal summer. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 83, 1025-1040.
  •   Lu, R. and B. Dong, 2005: Impact of Atlantic SST anomalies on the summer climate in the western North Pacific during 1997-1998. J. Geophys. Res., 110, D16102, doi:10.1029/2004JD005676.
  •   Lu, R., 2005: The impact of Atlantic sea surface temperatures on the warmest global surface air temperature of 1998. J. Geophys. Res., 110, D05103, doi:10.1029/2004JD005203. 
  •   Lu, R., 2005: Interannual variation of North China rainfall in rainy season and SSTs in the equatorial eastern Pacific. Chinese Science Bulletin, 50, 2069-2073. 
  •   Lin, Z., and R. Lu, 2005: Interannual meridional displacement of the East Asian upper-tropospheric jet stream in summer. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 22, 199-211. 
  •   Lu, R., B. Dong, R. D. Cess, and G. L. Potter, 2004: The 1997/98 El Nino: A test for climate models. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L12216, doi:10.1029/2004GL019956. 
  •   Lu, R. and B.-J. Kim, 2004: The climatological Rossby wave source over the STCZs in the summer Northern Hemisphere. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 82, 657-669.
  •   Lu, R., 2004: Associations among the components of the East Asian summer monsoon system in the meridional direction. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 82, 155-165.
  •   Ren, B., R. Lu, and Z. Xiao, 2004: A possible linkage in the interdecadal variability of rainfall over North China and the Sahel. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 21, 699-707. 
  •   Lu, R.-Y., J.-H. Oh and B.-J. Kim, 2002: A teleconnection pattern in upper-level meridional wind over the North African and Eurasian continent in summer. Tellus, 54A, 44-55.
  •   Lu, Riyu, 2002: Association between the surface temperature in Eurasia and the Changma withdrawals. Korean Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 5, 63-70.
  •   Lu, Riyu, Chan-Su Ryu and Buwen Dong, 2002: Associations between the western North Pacific monsoon and the South China Sea monsoon. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 19, 12-24.
  •   Lu, Riyu, 2002: Indexes for the summertime western North Pacific subtropical high. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 19, 1004-1028.
  •   Shaffrey, L.C., B.J. Hoskins and R. Lu, 2002: The relationship between the North American summer monsoon, the Rocky Mountains and the North Pacific subtropical anticyclone in HadAM3. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 128, 2607-2622.
  •   Kim, B.-J., S.-E. Moon, R. Lu and R. H. Kripalani, 2002: Teleconnections: Summer monsoon over Korea and India. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 19, 665-676.
  •   Lu, Riyu, 2002: Precursory SST anomalies associated with the convection over the western Pacific warm pool. Chinese Science Bulletin, 47, 696-699.
  •   Lu, Riyu, 2001: Atmospheric circulations and sea surface temperatures related to the convection over the western Pacific warm pool on the interannual scale. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 18, 270-282.
  •   Lu, R.-Y., 2001: Interannual variability of the summertime North Pacific subtropical high and its relation to atmospheric convection over the Warm Pool. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 79, 771-783.
  •   Lu, Riyu, J.-H. Oh, B.-J. Kim, H.-J. Beak and Ronghui Huang, 2001: Associations with the interannual variations of onset and withdrawal of the Changma. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 18, 1066-1080.
  •   Lu, Riyu, 2001: Some features of the northeastern Asian blocking highs. Chinese J. of Atmos. Sci., 25, 59-71.  
  •   Lu, Riyu and Buwen Dong, 2001: Westward extension of North Pacific subtropical high in summer. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 79, 1229-1241.
  •   Oh, J.-H., R.-Y. Lu, W.-T. Kwon and S.-B. Ryoo, 2001: The 500 hPa geopotential fields in the mid-high latitudes associated with Changma. Korean J. of Atmospheric Sciences. 3, 83-94.
  •   Lu Riyu, 2000: Anomalies in the tropics associated with the heavy rainfall in East Asia during the summer of 1998. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 17, 205-220.
  •   Sung-Euii Moon, Ung-Jun Kim, Baek-Jo Kim, Huang Rong-Hui, Yuan Chong-Guang, Li Xu and Lu Ri-Yu, 1998: Seasonal prediction experiments of the summer drought and flood in East Asia with GCM and atmosphere/Ocean coupled GCM. Korean Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 1, 59-69.
  •   Huang Ronghui, Li Xu, Yuan Chongguang and Lu Riyu, 1998: Seasonal prediction experiments of the summer droughts and floods during the early 1990’s in East Asia with numerical models. Adv. Atmo. Sci., Vol. 15, No. 4, 434-446.
  •   Kim, Baek-Jo, Sung-Euii Moon, Ronghui Huang and Riyu Lu, 1997: Influence of the SST anomalies in the equatorial Pacific on the summertime atmospheric circulation over East Asia and summer rainfall in Korea. J. of Korean Meteor. Soc., 33, 797-805.
  •   Lu Riyu and Huang Ronghui, 1996Numerical simulation of the effect of the SST anomalies in the tropical western Pacific on the blocking highs over the north-eastern Asia. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 13, 411-424.
  •   Lu, R.-Y., Y.-S. Chung and R.-H. Huang, 1995: Interannual variations of the precipitation in Korea and the comparison with those in China and Japan. J. of the Korean Environmental Sciences, 4, 345-356. 

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