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Jian-Hua Qian

Jian-Hua Qian
Jian-Hua QianAssociate Professor

Research Interests

meteorology, climatology, atmospheric science, regional weather and climate modeling

Dr. Jian-Hua (Joshua) Qian is an associate professor in atmospheric and climate sciences in the Department of Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at University of Massachusetts Lowell. He got his bachelor and master degree in atmospheric science from Nanjing University in China in 1983 and 1986, respectively, and his Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the North Carolina State University at Raleigh, U.S.A., in 1996. He has had the privilege to work with some well-known atmospheric scientists (Akira Kasahara, Fredrick Semazzi, Filippo Giorgi, Wei-Kuo Tao, William K.M. Lau, Stephen Zebiak, et al.) on cutting-edge problems in atmospheric and climate sciences in prestigious institutions such as the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at Columbia University.

Qian has research experience and interests in a wide spectrum of atmospheric and climate sciences. Specific areas of his research are listed below: (1) Multi-scale climate process studies; (2) Regional climate downscaling and prediction; (3) Regional climate modeling methodology; (4) Global and regional climate model development; (5) Mesoscale atmospheric modeling of moisture transport, precipitation recycling, and land-atmosphere interaction; (6) Global non-hydrostatic semi-implicit semi-Lagrangian atmospheric model development; (7) Theoretical studies of atmospheric dynamics in non-hydrostatic normal modes; and (8) Applications of climate science in real-world problems such as forest fire and rice production.

Qian taught climate dynamics at Nanjing University, and atmospheric dynamics, methods in meteorology, and atmospheric structure and dynamics at UMass Lowell.

Education

  • Ph D: Atmospheric Science, (1996), North Carolina State University - North Carolina
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: development of an adiabatic global non-hydrostatic semi-implicit semi-Lagrangian atmospheric model
  • MS: Climate, (1986), Nanjing University - China
  • BS: Meteorology, (1983), Nanjing University - Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Biography

Ph.D. in atmospheric science from N.C. State University in 1996. Postdoc at NCAR, Scientist at NASA GSFC, Research Scientist at Columbia University 2000-2011. Associate Professor at UML since 2011.

Publications

  • Roller, C.D., Qian, J., Agel, L., Barlow, M., Moron, V. (2016) "Winter Weather Regimes in the Northeast United States.," Journal of Climate 29:8 pp. 2963 - 2980
  • Agel, L., Barlow, M., Qian, J., Colby, F.P., Douglas, E., Eichler, T. (2015) "Climatology of Daily Precipitation and Extreme Precipitation Events in the Northeast United States," Journal of Hydrometeorology 16:6 pp. 2537–2557
  • Moron, V., Robertson, A., Qian, J., Ghil, M. (2015) "Weather types across the Maritime Continent: from the diurnal cycle to inter annual variation ," Frontiers in Environmental Science 2:65
  • Qian, J., Roller, C., Barlow, M., Agel, L. (2014) "Frequency of Winter Weather Regimes in the US Northeast as an Indicator for National Climate Assessment," AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1: pp. 0421
  • Robertson, A., Moron, V., Qian, J., Ghil, M. (2014) "Weather types across the Maritime Continent: From the diurnal cycle to interannual variations," AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1: pp. 3046
  • Qian, J., Robertson, A.W., Moron, V. (2013) "Diurnal cycle in different weather regimes and rainfall variability over Borneo associated with ENSO," Journal of Climate 26:5 pp. 1772–1790
  • Robertson, A.W., Qian, J., Tippett, M.K., Moron, V., Lucero, A. (2012) "Downscaling of seasonal rainfall over the philippines: Dynamical versus statistical approaches," Monthly Weather Review 140:4 pp. 1204-1218
  • Robertson, A., Moron, V., Qian, J., Chang, C., Tangang, F., Aldrian, E., Koh, T., Juneng, L. (2011) "The maritime continent monsoon," The Global Monsoon System, Research and Forecast 2: pp. 85–98
  • Koide, N., Robertson, A., Qian, J., Ines, A. (2010) "Assessment of Predictability of Philippine Rice Production with Climate Information," AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1: pp. 0929
  • Robertson, A., Qian, J., Moron, V., Tippett, M., Lucero, A. (2010) "How Useful Are Regional Climate Models For Downscaling Seasonal Forecasts?," AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1: pp. 05
  • Qian, J., Robertson, A.W., Moron, V. (2010) "Interactions among ENSO, the Monsoon, and Diurnal Cycle in Rainfall Variability over Java, Indonesia," Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 67:11 pp. 3509-3524
  • Moron, V., Robertson, A.W., Qian, J. (2010) "Local versus regional-scale characteristics of monsoon onset and post-onset rainfall over Indonesia," Climate Dynamics 34:2 pp. 281-299
  • Moron, V., Robertson, A.W., Qian, J. (2010) "Multi-scale interactions during the Indonesian monsoon," 12: pp. 1196
  • Qian, J., Zubair, L. (2010) "The effect of grid spacing and domain size on the quality of ensemble regional climate downscaling over South Asia during the northeasterly monsoon," Monthly Weather Review 138:7 pp. 2780-2802
  • Qian, J., Robertson, A., Moron, V. (2009) "Role of Multi-scale Physical Processes in the Spatial and Temporal Variability of Rainfall over the Maritime Continent," AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1: pp. 0237
  • Ceccato, P., Someshwar, S., Jaya, I.N., Qian, J., Ebrahimian, E. (2008) "Climate forecast, early warning and response to peatland fires in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.,"
  • Qian, J. (2008) "Why precipitation is mostly concentrated over islands in the maritime continent," Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 65:4 pp. 1428-1441
  • Giannini, A., Robertson, A.W., Qian, J. (2007) "A role for tropical tropospheric temperature adjustment to El Ni o-Southern Oscillation in the seasonality of monsoonal Indonesia precipitation predictability," Journal of Geophysical Research D: Atmospheres 112:16
  • Giannini, A., Robertson, A., Qian, J. (2007) "Climate and Dynamics-D16110-A role for tropical tropospheric temperature adjustment to El Nino-Southem Oscillation in the seasonality of monsoonal Indonesia precipitation predictability (DOI 10.," Journal of Geophysical Research-Part D-Atmospheres 112:16
  • Seth, A., Rauscher, S.A., Camargo, S.J., Qian, J., Pal, J.S. (2007) "RegCM3 regional climatologies for South America using reanalysis and ECHAM global model driving fields," Climate Dynamics 28:5 pp. 461-480
  • Rauscher, S.A., Seth, A., Liebmann, B., Qian, J., Camargo, S.J. (2007) "Regional climate model-simulated timing and character of seasonal rains in South America," Monthly Weather Review 135:7 pp. 2642-2657
  • Lu, C.G., Cao, W.D., Qian, J. (2007) "Study of numerical method of Navier-Stokes equations and non-linear evolution of the coherent structure in a boundary layer," Kongqi Donglixue Xuebao/Acta Aerodynamica Sinica 25:3 pp. 345-350
  • Deng, S.S., Ding, Z.M., Qian, J., L?, W.G., Wan, X.Y., Xie, X. (2007) "Study on parental origin of complete hydatidiform mole detected by polymorphisms of microsatellite.," Zhonghua fu chan ke za zhi 42:7 pp. 468-471
  • Qian, J., Liu, L., Wang, D., Xing, J. (2007) "Synthesis of 3,6-bisubstituted phenyl-bi-1,2,4-triazolo[3,4-b]-1,3,4- thiadiazole derivatives," Frontiers of Chemistry in China 2:4 pp. 428-430
  • Lu, C.G., Cao, W.D., Qian, J. (2006) "A study on numerical method of Navier-Stokes equation and non-linear evolution of the coherent structures in a laminar boundary layer," Journal of Hydrodynamics 18:3 pp. 372-377
  • Rauscher, S.A., Seth, A., Qian, J., Camargo, S.J. (2006) "Domain choice in an experimental nested modeling prediction system for South America," Theoretical and Applied Climatology 86:1-4 pp. 229-246
  • Wang, Z.D., Yan, Y.G., Ma, L., Qian, J., Chen, G.Z., Li, Q.F. (2006) "Potential stability of 99.9999% high purity zinc reference electrode," Corrosion and Protection 27:9 pp. 450-453
  • Rauscher, S.A., Seth, A., Qian, J., Camargo, S.J. (2006) "Regional climate model domain choice in the tropics based on process considerations," Theor. Appl. Climatol 86: pp. 229–246
  • Ma, L., Yan, Y.G., Wei, X.Y., Qian, J. (2006) "Resistance to erosion and cavitation - Abrasion of steels 907A and 921A in 3.5%NaCl solution with sand," Corrosion Science and Protection Technology 18:5 pp. 364-366
  • Qian, J., Giannini, A., Moron, V., Li, H., Robertson, A. (2006) "Seasonality of ENSO-related Rainfall Predictability over Indonesia," AGU Spring Meeting Abstracts 1: pp. 06
  • Qian, J., Zhang, J., Li, H., Zhang, Q. (2006) "Special report: Study evaluates viscosity prediction of crude blends," Oil and Gas Journal 104:39 pp. 61-62
  • Qian, J., Liu, L., Wang, D.L., Xing, J.J. (2006) "Synthesis of 3,6-bisubstituted phenyl-bi-1,2,4-triazolo[3,4-b]-1,3,4- thiadiazole derivatives," Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry 26:12 pp. 1720-1722
  • Yu, T.Y., Qian, J. (2006) "The deactivation factor of a ZnNi/HZSM-5 catalyst during aromatization," Petroleum Science and Technology 24:9 pp. 1001-1008
  • Qian, J., Liu, L., Wang, D.L., Xing, J.J. (2006) "The influence of thiadiazole derivative on oil corrosion behavior," Shiyou Huagong Gaodeng Xuexiao Xuebao/Journal of Petrochemical Universities 19:4 pp. 5-7
  • Qian, J., Ye, D.F., Xie, X. (2005) "Clinical analysis of 13 cases of gestational trophoblastic tumor misdiagnosed as ectopic pregnancy," Zhonghua fu chan ke za zhi 40:2 pp. 91-94
  • Chen, Y.X., Shen, Y.M., Qian, J., Xie, X. (2005) "Effects of primary chemotherapy with single methotrexate on low-risk gestational trophoblastic neoplasia and influencing factors thereof," National Medical Journal of China 85:30 pp. 2109-2112
  • Zhang, Y.H., Tian, Y.W., Shao, Z.C., Qian, J. (2005) "Hydrothermal synthesis and characterization of ZnO rod-like crystal," Dongbei Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Northeastern University 26:11 pp. 1096-1098
  • Fan, W., Qian, J., Zhu, R., Nin, P., Xu, Y.J., Zhang, Y. (2004) "125I-interleukin-8 radiolabelling and in vivo distribution," Nuclear Science and Techniques/Hewuli 15:2 pp. 111
  • Qian, J., Chen, B.C. (2004) "An automatig meter reading system based on wireless communication," Power System Technology 28:5 pp. 73-76
  • Seth, A., Rojas, M., Liebmann, B., Qian, J. (2004) "Daily rainfall analysis for South America from a regional climate model and station observations," Geophysical Research Letters 31:7 pp. 0-4
  • Qian, J., Tao, W.K., Lau, K.M. (2004) "Mechanisms for torrential rain associated with the Mei-Yu development during SCSMEX 1998," Monthly Weather Review 132:1 pp. 3-27
  • Liu, L., Zhai, Y., Qian, J., Zhao, Z. (2004) "Research on the inhibitor for silver strip corrosion of jet fuel," Petroleum Processing and Petrochemicals 35:4 pp. 55-57
  • Liu, L., Qian, J., Zhang, B. (2004) "Research on the inhibitor of the silver strip corrosion in jet fuel," Journal of the Chinese Society of Corrosion and Protection 24:6 pp. 376-378
  • Tan, L.Y., Liu, L., Qian, J. (2003) "Analysis of silver strip corrosion of jet fuel," Shiyou Huagong Gaodeng Xuexiao Xuebao/Journal of Petrochemical Universities 16:3 pp. 20
  • Roads, J., Chen, S., Cocke, S., Druyan, L., Fulakeza, M., LaRow, T., Lonergan, P., Qian, J., Zebiak, S. (2003) "International Research Institute/Applied Research Centers (IRI/ARCs) regional model intercomparison over South America," Journal of Geophysical Research D: Atmospheres 108:14 pp. 0-1
  • Qian, J., Kasahara, A. (2003) "Nonhydrostatic atmospheric normal modes on beta-planes," Pure and Applied Geophysics 160:7 pp. 1315-1358
  • Fan, W., Guhlke, S., Qian, J., Zhu, B.X., Biersack, H. (2003) "Reactivity comparison of biological material after radiolabeling with avidin-biotin system," He-Huaxue yu Fangshe Huaxue/Journal of Nuclear and Radiochemistry 25:1 pp. 49
  • Qian, J., Seth, A., Zebiak, S. (2003) "Reinitialized versus continuous simulations for regional climate downscaling," Monthly Weather Review 131:11 pp. 2857-2874
  • Fan, W., Qian, J., Zhu, R., Xu, Y., Zhang, Y., Zhu, B. (2003) "Study of 125I-interleukin-8 distribution in mice," Sheng wu yi xue gong cheng xue za zhi = Journal of biomedical engineering = Shengwu yixue gongchengxue zazhi 20:1 pp. 95-96
  • Yu, H., Wu, J., Qian, J., Huang, G., Chen, G. (2003) "Study on the inhibition behavior of a new kind corrosion inhibitor in seawater," Journal of the Chinese Society of Corrosion and Protection 23:5 pp. 298-302
  • Zhang, B.Y., Hu, J.S., Wang, Y., Qian, J. (2003) "Synthesis and properties of side-chain cholesteric liquid crystalline elastomers containing tetra-vinyl crosslinking units," Polymer Journal 35:6 pp. 476-483
  • Qian, J., Zang, B.Y., Liu, L., Jiang, G.J. (2003) "Synthesis of 2-Isopropyl-3-carbethoxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinol-4-one Derivatives," Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry 23:12 pp. 1432-1434
  • Liu, L., Zhai, Y., Qian, J., He, G. (2002) "Influence of sulfide on silver strip corrosion of jet fuel," Petroleum Refinery Engineering 32:5 pp. 35-36
  • Qian, J., Liu, L., Liu, C.S. (2002) "Synthesis and its kinetics of isooctanol acrylate with SO4 2-/ZrO2 as catalyst," Fushun Shiyou Xueyuan Xuebao/Journal of Fushun Petroleum Institute 22:4 pp. 4
  • Qian, J., Zhang, B.Y., Liu, L., Jiang, G.J. (2002) "Synthesis of 2-isopropyl-1,3-dihydro-4(1H) isoquinolone derivatives," Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry 22:8 pp. 587-589
  • Qian, J., Liu, L., Liu, C.S. (2002) "Synthesis of diisonanmyl glutarate in catalyst from by-production-glutaric acid and its kinetics," Fushun Shiyou Xueyuan Xuebao/Journal of Fushun Petroleum Institute 22:3 pp. 33
  • Qian, J., Liu, L., Zhang, H. (2002) "Synthesis of p-cumylphenol using cationic exchange resin catalyst," Shiyou Huagong/Petrochemical Technology 31:5 pp. 334
  • Qian, J., Zheng, F., Shi, Y. (2001) "Clinical analysis of 25 cases of leiomyoma of the vagina," Zhonghua fu chan ke za zhi 36:3 pp. 156-158
  • Fan, J., Qian, J., He, Q., Ma, W.H., Chen, J.H., Zhou, L., Cai, T. (2001) "Detection of cytomegalovirus infection in recipients of renal transplantation," Zhonghua shi yan he lin chuang bing du xue za zhi = Zhonghua shiyan he linchuang bingduxue zazhi = Chinese journal of experimental and clinical virology 15:3 pp. 262-264
  • Liu, L., Zhai, Y.C., Qian, J., He, G.Q. (2001) "Study on rapid corrosion test method for jet fuel," Shi You Lian Zhi Yu Hua Gong/Petroleum Processing and Petrochemicals 32:4 pp. 49
  • Qian, J., Shi, Y., Chen, X. (2000) "Clinical analysis of 25 cases of malignant transformation of endometriosis of the ovary," Zhonghua fu chan ke za zhi 35:11 pp. 667-669
  • Kasahara, A., Qian, J. (2000) "Normal modes of a global nonhydrostatic atmospheric model," Monthly Weather Review 128:10 pp. 3357-3375
  • Liu, L., Qian, J., Liu, Z.C. (2000) "Preparation of Dispersant SSMA for Conversion of Drilling Fluids to Cement Using Refinery Co-Products C9 Fractions," Petrochemical Technology 29:6 pp. 438-439
  • Qian, J., Liu, L., Jiang, G.J. (2000) "Synthesis of 2-isopropyl-1,3-dihydro-4(1H) isoquinolone derivatives," Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry 20:6 pp. 927-929
  • Qian, J., Giorgi, F., Fox-Rabinovitz, M.S. (1999) "Regional stretched grid generation and its application to the NCAR RegCM," Journal of Geophysical Research D: Atmospheres 104:D6 pp. 6501-6513
  • Qian, J., Semazzi, F.H., Scroggs, J.S. (1998) "A global nonhydrostatic semi-Lagrangian atmospheric model with orography," Monthly Weather Review 126:3 pp. 747-771
  • Wang, L., Zhang, Z., Qian, J. (1998) "Effect of Sancai injection on red blood cell line in mice," Zhongguo zhong xi yi jie he za zhi Zhongguo Zhongxiyi jiehe zazhi = Chinese journal of integrated traditional and Western medicine / Zhongguo Zhong xi yi jie he xue hui, Zhongguo Zhong yi yan jiu yuan zhu ban 18:3 pp. 165-167
  • Qian, J., Azizur Rahman, M. (1993) "Analysis of field oriented control for permanent magnet hysteresis synchronous motors," IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications 29:6 pp. 1156-1163

Presentations

  • lectures on regional climate downscaling and forecast over Indonesia, - Jakarta, Indonesia; Kupang, Indonesia; Palangkaraya, Indonesia
  • - Workshops on the theory and application of regional climate models, - Trieste, Italy
  • Multi-scale climate processes and rainfall variability in Southeast Asia - International Workshop on Southeast Asian Weather and Climate, October 2012 - Yunnan, China
  • Multi-scale climate processes in the Maritime Continent - Conference on Boundary Layer Meteorology and Air-sea Interaction, July 2012 - Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Multi-scale climate processes in the Maritime Continent - Community Earth System Modeling Workshop, June 2012 - Boulder, Colorado, United States
  • Multi-scale climate processes in Southeast Asia - World Delta Summit, November 2011 - Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Multi-scale climate processes and rainfall variability in the Maritime Continent - BMKG (Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi dan Geofisika) Indonesia Seminar, March 2011 - Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Multi-scale climate processes and rainfall variability in the Maritime Continent - Meteorology Colloquium, March 2011 - State College, Pennsylvania
  • - Seminar, March 2011 - Bogor, Indonesia
  • Multi-scale climate processes and SE Asian rainfall - Understanding and Predicting Regional Climate Workshop, March 2011 - Singapore
  • The effects of grid spacing and domain size on ensemble climate downscaling over South Asia during northeast monsoon - Seminar on Indian Northeast Monsoon - Recent Advances and Evolving Concepts (INEMREC-2011), February 2011 - Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • (1) How useful are regional climate models for downscaling seasonal forecasts? (with Robertson et al.). (2) Predictability of rice production in the Philippines with seasonal climate forecasts (with Koide et al.) - AGU 2010 Fall Conference, December 2010 - San Francisco, California, United States
  • Multi-scale climate processes over the Maritime Continent - Seminar, July 2010 - Oxford, England, United Kingdom
  • - Summer Colloquium on Earth System Modeling, July 2010 - Beijing, China
  • Multi-scale climate processes over the Maritime Continent. (also given separately at the Singapore Meteorological Service/ASEAN Specialized Meteorological Cen- tre, Changi Airport) - Seminar, June 2010 - Singapore
  • Role of multi-scale physical processes in the spatial and temporal variability of rainfall over the Maritime Continent - AGU 2009 Fall Conference, 2009 - San Francisco, California, United States
  • Seasonal Climate Forecasts - US Bioeconomy Conference - 2008, 2008 - Ames, Iowa, United States
  • Application of regional climate models in physical process and climate forecast studies - Second International Symposium on Arid Cliamte Change and Sustainable Development (ISACS), September 2007 - Lanzhou, China
  • - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Seasonal-Interannual Climate Prediction and its Applications Workshop, May 2007 - Singapore
  • Regional climate modeling over Southeast Asia by Using RegCM3 - Symposium of Asian Winter Monsoon (WMONEX25), April 2006 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Regional climate modeling over the Philippines - USAID CFA project visit, April 2006 - Quezon City, Philippines
  • (1) IRI seasonal climate outlook, (2) Regional climate modeling in South America and Asia - First Forum on Regional Climate Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction for Asia, 2005 - Beijing, China
  • (1) IRI seasonal climate forecast method, (2) Regional climate downscaling over Southeast Asia - Workshop on Climate Risk Management in Southeast Asia, 2005 - Bangkok, Thailand
  • - Seminars on regional weather and climate modeling over Sri Lanka and South Asia, 2004 - Kandy, Sri Lanka; Colombo, Sri Lanka

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • PENDING - PI: Frequency of winter weather regimes in the US Northeast as an indicator for National Climate Assessment (2012), Grant - NASA ROSES National Climate Assessment
  • Co-PI: The integrated role of snow, orography and dynamical waves in facilitating western US land surface - climate linkages (2005), Grant - NOAA CPPA
  • Frequency of Winter Weather Regimes in the US Northeast as an Indicator for Natio (2013), Grant -
    Qian, J. (Principal)
  • Co-PI: Coorporative agreement of Columbia University and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (2005), Sponsored Research - Columbia University and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration