Xingchao (XC) Chen

Xingchao (XC) Chen

  • Assistant Professor of Meteorology
601 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802



Research Interests:

My primary research interests involve tropical meteorology and data assimilation. For more information, please check out my website: XC's Website

Recent Publications (after 2018):

  • Chen, X., Pauluis, O. M., Leung, L. R., and Zhang, F. (2020). Significant contribution of mesoscale overturning to tropical mass and energy transport revealed by the ERA5 reanalysis. Geophys. Res. Lett., 47,
  • Nystrom, R. G., Chen, X., Zhang, F., and Davis, C. A. (2020). Nonlinear Impacts of Surface Exchange Coefficient Uncertainty on Tropical Cyclone Intensity and Air-Sea Interactions. Geophys. Res. Lett., 47,
  • Rupert J. and Chen, X. (2020), Island Rainfall Enhancement in the Maritime Continent, Geophys. Res. Lett.
  • Rupert J., Chen, X., and Zhang, F. (2020), Diurnal Gravity Waves and Rectification of Mean Circulation in the Maritime Continent, J. Atmos. Sci.,
  • Chen, X. and Zhang, F. (2019), Development of a Convection-Permitting Air-Sea-Coupled Ensemble Data Assimilation System for Tropical Cyclone Prediction, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11.
  • Chen, X., Zhang, F. and Rupert J. (2019), Modulations of Coastal Rainfall Diurnal Cycle over South China by the Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillation, J. Climate, 32(7), 2089-2108,
  • He, J., Zhang, F., Chen, X., Bao, X., Chen, D., Kim, H. M., et al. (2019), Development and evaluation of an ensemble-based data assimilation system for regional reanalysis over the Tibetan Plateau and surrounding regions. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11,
  • Chen, X. and Zhang, F. (2019), Relative roles of preconditioning moistening and global circumnavigating mode on the MJO convective initiation during DYNAMO, Geophys. Res. Lett.
  • Zhang, F., M. Masashi, R. Nystrom, Chen, X., S.-J. Lin, and L. Harris (2019), Improving Harvey Forecasts with Next-Generation Weather Satellites: Advanced Hurricane Analysis and Prediction with Assimilation of GOES-R All-Sky Radiances, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 100, 1217–1222,
  • Rao, X., Zhao, K., Chen, X., Huang, A., Xue, M., Zhang, Q., & Wang, M. (2019), Influence of synoptic pattern and low-level wind speed on intensity and diurnal variations of orographic convection in summer over Pearl River Delta, South China. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 124, 6157– 6179.
  • Chen, X., Pauluis, O. M., and Zhang, F. (2018), Regional simulation of Indian summer monsoon intraseasonal oscillations at gray-zone resolution, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1003-1022,
  • Chen, X., Pauluis, O. M., and Zhang, F. (2018), Atmospheric Overturning across Multiple Scales of an MJO Event during the CINDY/DYNAMO Campaign. J. Atmos. Sci., 75, 381–399,
  • Chen, X., Pauluis, O. M., L. R. Leung, and Zhang, F. (2018), Multiscale Atmospheric Overturning of Indian Summer Monsoon as Seen through Isentropic Analysis. J. Atmos. Sci.
  • Taraphdar, S., Zhang, F., L.R. Leung, Chen, X., and Pauluis, O. M. (2018), Impacts of MJO on Early to Delayed Monsoon Onset over Indian Region, Geophys. Res. Lett., 45.