• Group Leader

  • CAO Long (Zhejiang University)

    Project work: Professor Cao aims to use climate and Earth system models to understand the large scale responses of the climate system to changes in atmospheric CO2 and solar irradiance. This investigation will contribute to the understanding of the underlying physical, dynamical, and biogeochemical processes associated with climate response to carbon dioxide removal and solar geoengineering.

  • Member:

  • GAO Chaochao (Zhejiang University)
    Email: gaocc@zju.edu.cn

    Chaochao Gao's work focus on the Mechanism and Monsoonal Influence of Stratospheric Geoengineering, which takes advantage of reconstruction of historical volcanic eruption and associated radaitive forcing changes to examine the key mechanisms and processes underlying stratosphere-based geoengineering scheme. The work will investigate the effect of aerosol particle size, injection location, season and strategy (intermittent vs. persistent) on the efficacy of stratospheric aerosol geoengineering; design the atmosphere-based geoengineering schemes for model comparison projects, and study the impacts of various geoengineering schemes on monsoon climate.

  • LI Xiaofan (Zhejiang University)
    Email: Xiaofan.Li@noaa.gov

    Research interest: absent

  • LI Yaokun (Beijing Normal University)

    Analyze the mechanism of geoengineering by applying energy balance models and explore the influence of geoengineering on the atmospheric circulation by connecting the energy balance model and atmospheric motion equations.

  • ZHAO Liyun (Beijing Normal University)
    Email: zhaoly69@gmail.com

    Project work: Using modeled atmosphere components in geoengineering scenarios, glacier surface mass balance parameterization and statistical method, investigate the impact of geoengineering on mass loss of high mountain Asia glaciers and ice sheet and their contribution to sea level rise. Design geoengineering approach associated with ice shelves and ocean, use state-of-the-art ocean model and ice flow models to study the ice-ocean interaction and the effect of geoengineering on buttressing the ice shelf, mitigating basal melting of ice shelf, slowing down the ice flow speed of the grounded ice – ice shelf system, and decreasing sea level rise.

  • Students:

  • Michele Chen
    Email: chenly99@foxmail.com

    Project work: Ph.D Student from 2015, Geoengineering group. I will focus on the third topic around global change and social economic effects and will use DICE model and other relevant methods to explore what the global and regional economics and energy system would face under different mitigation scenarios with geoengineering.

  • Wei Cheng
    Email: waynecheng.cn@gmail.com

    Project work: The climate effects of Geoengineering based on desert simulation, analysis and optimization scheme design.

  • Fang Hangsan
    Email: 2235256713@qq.com

    Project work: Major Research Direction: Geoengineering Mechanisms of climate changes

  • Fang Songsong
    Email: fangss90@foxmail.com

    Project work: We use the climate indices defined by the Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices (ETCCDI) to compare the impacts of solar dimming (G1) and stratospheric aerosol injection(G4) on extreme temperature and precipitation, based on daily output of multi-models in GeoMIP and CMIP5.

  • Guo XiaoRan
    Email: xiaoran.guo@foxmail.com

    Project work: ice sheet simulation

  • Hong Yu (Beijing Normal University)

    Project work: Analyze the response of ocean dynamics (temperatures, sea level and AMOC et al.) and the mechanism behind the responses to different Geoengineering strategies based on the multi-Model robust results of GeoMIP experiments.

  • LI Yemeng (Beijing Normal University)

    Project work: Simulate the evolution of small glaciers in Tibetan Plateau using a dynamic ice model Elmer/Ice and participate in ice shelf – ocean coupling work.

  • Wang Qin (Beijing Normal University)


  • Xia Yuwei (Beijing Normal University)

    Project work: Study the application of the coupled ocean-sea ice-ice shelf model in geoengineering, and the interaction between ocean, sea ice and ice shelf.

  • Xiaoyong Yu, PhD candidate

    Supervisor: Prof. Xuefeng Cui and Prof. John Moore
    My research focus on exploring (1) regional climate impact and inequality of geoengineering; (2) teleconnection change under geoengineering and its relation with the change of other important climate variables based on GeoMIP.