Dr. Xun Wang

Career progression

  • Since 2021: PostDoc at the Chair of Climatology
  • 03.2018 - 12.2021: research assistant and PhD student at the Chair of Climatology
  • 2015-2018: M.Sc. Meteorology at Free University of Berlin, title of thesis:“Evaluating the effectiveness of strategies to mitigate urban heat island and to improve human thermal comfort (a case study in Berlin using WRF/UCM)“
  • 2011-2015: B.Sc. Atmospheric Science at Nanjing University, China

Research field:

  • Project:
  • Dynamical downscaling with WRF (the Weather Research and Forecasting model)
  • Climate in Central and High Asia

Publications (peer-reviewed):

Botsyun, S., Mutz, S.G., Ehlers, T.A., Koptev, A., Wang, X., Schmidt, B., Appel, E., Scherer, D. (2022):
Influence of large-scale atmospheric dynamics on precipitation seasonality of the Tibetan Plateau and Central Asia in cold and warm climates during the late Cenozoic. JGR: Atmospheres. DOI: 10.1029/2021JD035810

Lin, Q., Chen, J., Chen, D., Wang, X., Li, W., Scherer, D. (2021):
Impacts of Bias-corrected ERA5 Initial Snow Depth on Dynamical Downscaling Simulations for the Tibetan Plateau JGR: Atmospheres. DOI:10.1029/2021JD035625

Schmidt, B.*, Wang, X.*, Otto, M., Ehlers, T.A., Mutz, S.G., Botsyun, S., Scherer, D. (2021):
Sensitivity of water balance in the Qaidam Basin to the mid-Pliocene Climate. JGR: Atmosphere. DOI:10.1029/2020JD033965
*Schmidt, B., and Wang, X. contributed equally to this work

Wang, X., Otto, M., Scherer, D. (2021):
Atmospheric triggering conditions and climatic disposition of landslides in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan at the beginning of the 21st century. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. DOI:10.5194/nhess-2020-418.

Wang, X., Tolksdorf, V., Otto, M., Scherer, D. (2021):
WRF-based Dynamical Downscaling of ERA5 Reanalysis Data for High Mountain Asia: Towards a New Version of the High Asia Refined Analysis. Int. J. Climatol. DOI:10.1002/joc.6686.

Hamm, A., Arndt, A., Kolbe, C., Wang, X., Thies, B., Boyko, O., Reggiani, P., Scherer, D., Bendix, J., Schneider, C. (2020):
Intercomparison of Gridded Precipitation Datasets over a Sub-Region of the Central Himalaya and the Southwestern Tibetan Plateau. Water , 12(11), 3271. DOI:10.3390/w12113271.

Li, H., Zhou, Y., Wang, X., Zhou, X., Zhang, H., Sodoudi, S. (2019):
Quantifying urban heat island intensity and its physical mechanism using WRF/UCM. The Science of the total environment 650 (Pt 2), pp.3110-3119. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.025.

Li, H., Wolter, M., Wang, X., Sodoudi, S. (2018):
Impact of land cover data on the simulation of urban heat island for Berlin using WRF coupled with bulk approach of Noah-LSM. Theor. Appl. Climatol. 134 (1-2), pp. 67-81. DOI:10.1007/s00704-017-2253-z.

Li, H., Zhou, Y., Li, X., Meng, L., Wang, X., Wu, S., Sodoudi, S. (2018):
A new method to quantify surface urban heat isalnd intensity. The Science of the total environment 624, pp. 262-272. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.360.

Data publications:

    Wang, X., Schmidt, B., Scherer, D., Otto, M. (2021):
    WRF dynamical downscaling of present-day and mid-Pliocene atmospheric conditions over High Mountain Asia. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. DOI:10.26050/WDCC/RRA_WRF_simulations

    Conference contributions:

    Wang, X., Tolksdorf, V., Otto, M., Scherer, D. (2019):
    WRF-based Dynamical Downscaling of ERA5 Reanalysis Data for High and Central Asia: a sensitivity study of nesting strategies and physical parameterization schemes. EGU General Assembly 2019, Wien, Austria, 07-12 Apr 2019.

    Wang, X., Tolksdorf, V., Otto, M., Grassmann, D., Scherer, D. (2018):
    WRF-based Dynamical Downscaling of ERA5 Reanalysis Data for High and Central Asia. 37. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Klima der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie, Schloß Schney (Lichtenfels), Germany, 26-28 Oct 2018.

    Wang, X., Sodoudi, S. (2017):
    Evaluating the effectiveness of cool roofs and green roofs as strategies to mitigate urban heat island (A case study of Berlin using WRF/UCM). Cities and climate conference, Potsdam, Germany, 19-21 Sep 2017.

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