Xue Zheng

Staff Scientist
Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division
Email: zheng7@llnl.gov
Phone: +19254231028


B.S., Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

M.S., Meteorology, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Beijing, China

Ph.D., Meteorology, University of Miami, Miami, Florida


Research Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, 2016 - present

Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, 2014-2016

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, 2012-2014


Marine boundary layer cloud processes

Cloud parameterizations in GCMs

Climate model development and validation


Golaz, J.-C., P. M. Caldwell, …, Zheng, X., 2019: The DOE E3SM coupled model version 1: Overview and evaluation at standard resolution, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2018MS001603

Zheng, X., J.-C. Golaz, S. Xie1, Q. Tang, W. Lin, M. Zhang, H.-Y. Ma, E. L. Roesler, 2019: The Summertime Precipitation Bias in E3SM Atmosphere Model Version 1 (EAMv1) over the Central United States. J. Geophys. Res., in review.

Zheng, X., Klein, S. A., Ma, H.-Y., Caldwell, P., Larson, V. E., Gettelman, A. and Bogenschutz, P., 2017: A cloudy planetary boundary layer oscillation arising from the coupling of turbulence with precipitation in climate simulations. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 9, 1973–1993, doi:10.1002/2017MS00099 

Zheng, X., S. A. Klein, H.-Y. Ma, P. Bogenschutz, A. Gettelman, and V. E. Larson, 2016: Assessment of Marine Boundary Layer Cloud Simulations in the CAM with CLUBB and Updated Microphysics Scheme Based on ARM Observations from the Azores, J. Geophys. Res., 121, 8472–8492, doi: 10.1002/2016JD025274

Ma, H.-Y., C. C. Chuang, S. A. Klein, M.-H. Lo, Y. Zhang, S. Xie, X. Zheng, P.-L. Ma, Y. Zhang, and T. J. Phillips, 2015: An improved hindcast approach for evaluation and diagnosis of physical processes in global climate models, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 7, 1810–1827, doi:10.1002/2015MS000490.

Wang, S., X. Zheng, and Q. Jiang, 2012: Strongly sheared stratocumulus convection: an observationally based large-eddy simulation study. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 5223-5235, doi: 10.5194/acp-12-5223-2012.

Wang, S., L. W. O’Neill, Q. Jiang, S. P. de Szoeke, X. Hong, H. Jin, W. T. Thompson, and X. Zheng, 2011: A regional real-time forecast of marine boundary layers during VOCALS-REx.  Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 421–437, doi: 10.5194/acp-11-421-2011.

Zheng, X., B. A. Albrecht, P. Minnis, K. Ayers, and H. H. Jonsson, 2010: Observed aerosol and liquid water path relationships in marine stratocumulus. Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L17803, doi: 10.1029/2010GL044095.

Bretherton, C. S., R. Wood, R. C. George, D. Leon, G. Allen, and X. Zheng, 2010: Southeast Pacific stratocumulus clouds, precipitation and boundary layer structure samples along 20S during VOCALS-REx. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 10639-10654.

Zheng, X., Y. H. Duan, and H. Yu, 2007: Dynamical effects of environmental vertical wind shear on tropical cyclone motion, structure, and intensity.  Meteorol. Atmos. Phys., 97, 1-4, 207-220.