• Group Leader

  • CAO Long (Zhejiang University)
    Email:longcao@zju.edu.cn

    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)
    Email:liyaokun@bnu.edu.cn

    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.