Xingchao (XC) Chen

Xingchao (XC) Chen

  • Assistant Professor of Meteorology (starting January 2020)
601 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802


  1. Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University


Research Interests:

My primary research interests involve tropical meteorology and data assimilation. In particular, subseasonal-to-seasonal variability, diurnal cycles, and air-sea interactions of tropical convection and tropical cyclones. A significant component of my research effort is also aimed at developing data assimilation techniques to improve the analysis and prediction of tropical cyclones and convective systems.

Recent Publications:

  • 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, 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.