Shuaiqi Tang

Staff Scientist
Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division
Phone: +19254224474


  • 2015. PH.D. School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, NY, USA
  • 2010. M.S. Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China
  • 2007. B.S. Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China

Research Interests

  • Cloud physics and dynamics
  • Convection and precipitation
  • Objective analysis of field observations
  • Climate modeling
  • Land-atmosphere-cloud interaction


Tang, Shuaiqi, S. Xie, M. Zhang and S. Endo, (2019). The Impact of Terrain-Following Coordinate to the Large-Scale Forcing and Shallow-Cumulus Simulations at the ARM SGP site. In preparation

Tang, Shuaiqi, S. Xie, H-Y. Ma, et al., (2019). Long-Term Single-Column Model Intercomparison on Diurnal Cycle of Precipitation Over Tropical and Mid-Latitude Land. In preparation

Cheng Tao, Y. Zhang, S. Tang, Q. Tang, H-Y. Ma, S. Xie and M. Zhang (2019). Regional moisture budget and land-atmosphere coupling over the US Southern Great Plains inferred from the ARM long-term observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124.

Shaocheng Xie, Y.-C. Wang, W. Lin, H.-Y. Ma, Q. Tang, S. Tang, X. Zheng, et al. (2019). Improved diurnal cycle of precipitation in E3SM with a revised convective triggering function. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11, 2290– 2310.

Tang, Shuaiqi, Xie, S., Zhang, M., Tang, Q., Zhang, Y., Klein, S. A., et al. (2019). Differences in eddy–correlation and energy–balance surface turbulent heat flux measurements and their impacts on the large-scale forcing fields at the ARM SGP site. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 124, 3301–3318.

Chengzhu Zhang, S. Xie, S. A. Klein, H. MA, S. Tang, K. V. Weverberg, C. Morcrette and J. Petch, 2018: CAUSES: Diagnosis of the Summertime Warm Bias in CMIP5 Climate Models at the ARM Southern Great Plains Site. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123, 2968–2992.

H.-Y. Ma, S. A. Klein, S. Xie, C. Zhang, S. Tang, Q. Tang, C. Morcrette, K. Van Weverberg, J. Petch, M. Ahlgrimm, L. Berg, F. Cheruy, J. Cole, R. Forbes, M. Huang, H.-H. Hsu, W. Gustafson Jr., Y. Liu, W. Merryfield, Y. Qian, and Y.-C. Wang, 2018: CAUSES: On the role of surface energy budget errors to the warm surface air temperature error over the Central U.S.  Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123, 2888–2909.

Yuying Zhang, S. Xie, S. A. Klein, R. Marchand, P. Kollias, E. E. Clothiaux, W. Lin, K. Johnson, D. Swales, A. Bodas-Salcedo, S. Tang, J. Haynes, S. Collis, M. Jensen, N. Bharadwaj, J. Hardin and B. Isom, 2018: The ARM Cloud Radar Simulator for Global Climate Models: A New Tool for Bridging Field Data and Climate Models. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 99, 21–26,

Giangrande, S. E., Feng, Z., Jensen, M. P., Comstock, J., Johnson, K. L., Toto, T., Wang, M., Burleyson, C., Mei, F., Machado, L. A. T., Manzi, A., Xie, S., Tang, S., Silva Dias, M. A. F., de Souza, R. A. F., Schumacher, C., and Martin, S. T. 2017: Cloud Characteristics, Thermodynamic Controls and Radiative Impacts During the Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5) Experiment, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 14519-14541,

Tang, Shuaiqi, M. Zhang, and S. Xie, 2017: Investigating the Dependence of SCM Simulated Precipitation and Clouds on the Spatial Scale of Large-Scale Forcing at SGP. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, doi:10.1002/2017JD026565.

Yunyan Zhang, S. A. Klein, J. Fan, A. Chundra, P. Kollias, S. Xie and S. Tang, 2017: Large-eddy simulation of shallow cumulus clouds over land: A composite case based on ARM long-term observations at its Southern Great Plains site. J. Atmos. Sci., 74(10), 3229-3251, doi: 10.1175/jas-d-16-0317.1.

Tang, Shuaiqi, et al., 2016: Large-Scale Vertical Velocity, Diabatic Heating and Drying Profiles Associated with Seasonal and Diurnal Variations of Convective Systems Observed in the GoAmazon2014/5 Experiment, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16(22), 14249-14264, doi: 10.5194/acp-16-14249-2016.

Tang, Shuaiqi, M. Zhang, and S. Xie, 2016: An ensemble constrained variational analysis of atmospheric forcing data and its application to evaluate clouds in CAM5, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(1), 33-48, doi: 10.1002/2015JD024167.

Tang, Shuaiqi, and M. Zhang, 2015: Three-dimensional constrained variational analysis: Approach and application to analysis of atmospheric diabatic heating and derivative fields during an ARM SGP intensive observational period, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120(15), 7283-7299, doi: 10.1002/2015JD023621.

Weihong Qian, Yafeng Zhu and Shuaiqi Tang, 2011: Reconstructed index of summer monsoon dry-wet modes in East Asia for the last millennium. Chinese Sciences Bulletin, 56: 3019. Doi: 10.1007/s11434-011-4714-6

Weihong Qian and Shuaiqi Tang, 2011: Troughs of Global Monsoon. Journal of tropical meteorology(Chinese), 27(4): 594-600

Weihong Qian and Shuaiqi Tang, 2010: Identifying Global Monsoon Troughs and Global Atmospheric Centers of Action on a Pentad Scale. Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters, 3:1-6. DOI: 10.1080/16742834.2010.11446841

Weihong Qian, Ting Ding and Shuaiqi Tang, 2010: Some Understanding of the Seasonal March of Asian Monsoons. Journal of tropical meteorology (Chinese). Doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1004-4965.2010.01.017

Shuaiqi Tang and Weihong Qian, 2009: Asian-Australian Monsoon Troughs and Monsoon Precipitation Influenced by Regional Land-Sea Heating Contrasts. Journal of tropical meteorology(Chinese). Doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1004-4965.2009.Z1.005