Xingchao Chen

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Titles and Affiliations
Assistant Professor, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Xinghao (XC) Chen's primary research interests involve tropical meteorology and data assimilation. In particular, how tropical convection and tropical cyclones interact with the large-scale flow and underlying ocean/land. He approaches these questions with high-resolution numerical models, remote sensing observations, and theoretical analysis tools. A significant component of his research effort is also aimed at developing novel data assimilation techniques to improve the analysis and prediction of tropical convection and tropical cyclones.

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Recent Publications

Improving the Analyses and Forecasts of a Tropical Squall Line Using Upper Tropospheric Infrared Satellite Observations

Chan, M. Y. & Chen, X., May 2022, In: Advances in Atmospheric Sciences. 39, 5, p. 733-746 14 p.

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Crucial Role of Mesoscale Convective Systems in the Vertical Mass, Water, and Energy Transports of the South Asian Summer Monsoon

Chen, X., Leung, L. R., Feng, Z. & Song, F., Jan 1 2022, In: Journal of Climate. 35, 1, p. 91-108 18 p.

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Precipitation-Moisture Coupling Over Tropical Oceans: Sequential Roles of Shallow, Deep, and Mesoscale Convective Systems

Chen, X., Leung, L. R., Feng, Z. & Yang, Q., Apr 16 2022, In: Geophysical Research Letters. 49, 7, e2022GL097836.

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Exploring the Role of Deep Moist Convection in the Wavenumber Spectra of Atmospheric Kinetic Energy and Brightness Temperature

Fan, D., Greybush, S. J., Chen, X., LU, Y., Zhang, F. & Young, G. S., Oct 2022, In: Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 79, 10, p. 2721-2737 17 p.

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Roles of Multi-Scale Orography in Triggering Nocturnal Convection at a Summer Rainfall Hotspot Over the South China Coast: A Case Study

Rao, X., Zhao, K., Chen, X., Huang, A., Hu, S., Hu, D. & Liu, X., Jun 27 2022, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 127, 12, e2022JD036503.

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Mesoscale Gravity Waves and Midlatitude Weather: A Tribute to Fuqing Zhang

Ruppert, J. H., Koch, S. E., Chen, X., Du, Y., Seimon, A., Sun, Y. Q., Wei, J. & Bosart, L. F., Jan 2022, In: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 103, 1, p. E129-E156

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Mesoscale Convective Systems Dominate the Energetics of the South Asian Summer Monsoon Onset

Chen, X., Leung, L. R., Feng, Z., Song, F. & Yang, Q., Sep 16 2021, In: Geophysical Research Letters. 48, 17, e2021GL094873.

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Improving the analysis and forecast of hurricane dorian (2019) with simultaneous assimilation of goes-16 all-sky infrared brightness temperatures and tail doppler radar radial velocities

Hartman, C. M., Chen, X., Clothiaux, E. E. & Chan, M. Y., Jul 2021, In: Monthly Weather Review. 149, 7, p. 2193-2212 20 p.

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Impacts of Urban Expansion on the Diurnal Variations of Summer Monsoon Precipitation Over the South China Coast

Li, Z., Chan, J. C. L., Zhao, K. & Chen, X., Nov 27 2021, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 126, 22, e2021JD035318.

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Potential for new constraints on tropical cyclone surface-exchange coefficients through simultaneous ensemble-based state and parameter estimation

Nystrom, R. G., Greybush, S. J., Chen, X. & Zhang, F., Jul 2021, In: Monthly Weather Review. 149, 7, p. 2213-2230 18 p.

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Crucial Roles of Eastward Propagating Environments in the Summer MCS Initiation Over the U.S. Great Plains

Song, F., Feng, Z., Leung, L. R., Pokharel, B., Wang, S. Y. S., Chen, X., Sakaguchi, K. & Wang, C. C., Aug 27 2021, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 126, 16, e2021JD034991.

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The crucial role of synoptic pattern in determining the spatial distribution and diurnal cycle of heavy rainfall over the south china coast

Wang, C., Zhao, K., Huang, A., Chen, X. & Rao, X., 2021, In: Journal of Climate. 34, 7, p. 2441-2458 18 p.

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Evaluation of microphysics schemes in tropical cyclones using polarimetric radar observations: Convective precipitation in an outer rainband

Wu, D., Zhang, F., Chen, X., Ryzhkov, A., Zhao, K., Kumjian, M. R., Chen, X. & Chan, P. W., 2021, In: Monthly Weather Review. 149, 4, p. 1055-1068 14 p.

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A simple lagrangian parcel model for the initiation of summertime mesoscale convective systems over the Central United States

Yang, Q., Leung, L. R., Feng, Z., Song, F. & Chen, X., Nov 2021, In: Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 78, 11, p. 3537-3558 22 p.

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Ensemble-Based Assimilation of Satellite All-Sky Microwave Radiances Improves Intensity and Rainfall Predictions for Hurricane Harvey (2017)

Zhang, Y., Sieron, S. B., Lu, Y., Chen, X., Nystrom, R. G., Minamide, M., Chan, M. Y., Hartman, C. M., Yao, Z., Ruppert, J. H., Okazaki, A., Greybush, S. J., Clothiaux, E. E. & Zhang, F., Dec 28 2021, In: Geophysical Research Letters. 48, 24, e2021GL096410.

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