School of Earth and Environment

Wenshou Tian Prof Wenshou Tian

Visiting Researcher

Telephone number: c/o Martyn Chipperfield
Email address:

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science


Qualifications: BSc Atmospheric Environment and a MSc in Atmospheric Dynamics, Department of Atmospheric Science, Lanzhou University, China. PhD, Dynamic Meteorology, School of the Environment, University of Leeds, UK

Memberships/Fellowships: Member of Chinese Meteorological Society

Research Interests: The stratospheric chemistry and its effects on climate change; Convection and convection triggering by orography; The atmospheric aerosols and its radiative effects on the atmosphere.

Wenshou joined the School of the Environment in October 1999 as a PhD student under the supervision of Dr Doug Parker with a research into the triggering of convection by orography. He then worked for 6 years as a Research Fellow on coupled chemistry-climate modelling in the group of Prof. Martyn Chipperfield. He is now a professor of meterology at Lanzhou University, China. He is a also Visting Professor at ICAS.


  • Eyring V; Waugh DW; Bodeker GE; Chipperfield MP; Tian W (2007) Multimodel projections of stratospheric ozone in the 21st century, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, pp.pp.D16303. doi: 10.1029/2006JD008332
  • Eyring V; Butchart N; Waugh DW; Chipperfield MP; Tian W (2006) Assessment of temperature, trace species, and ozone in chemistry-climate model simulations of the recent past, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, pp.pp.D22308. doi: 10.1029/2006JD007327
  • Tian W; Chipperfield MP (2006) Quasi-biennial oscillation and tracer distributions in a coupled chemistry-climate model, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, pp.pp.D20301. doi: 10.1029/2005JD006871
  • Tian W; Chipperfield MP (2006) Stratospheric water vapor trends in a coupled chemistry-climate model, Geophysical Research Letters, 33, pp.pp.L06819. doi: 10.1029/2005GL024675
  • Tian W; Chipperfield MP (2005) A new coupled chemistry-climate model for the stratosphere: the importance of coupling for future O3-climate predictions, Quarterly Journal of Royal Meteorological Society, 131, pp.281-303.
  • Tian W; Parker DJ; Mobbs SD; Hill MK; Kilburn CAD; Ladd D (2004) Observing coherent boundary layer motions using remote sensing and surface pressure measurement, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 21, pp.1481-1490. doi: 10.1175/1520-0426(2004)021<1481:OCBLMU>2.0.CO;2
  • Tian W; Guo ZH; Yu RC (2004) Treatment of LBCs in 2D simulation of convection over hills, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 21, pp.573-586.
  • Tian W; Parker DJ; Kilburn CAD (2003) Observations and numerical simulation of atmospheric cellular convection over mesoscale topography, Monthly Weather Review, 131, pp.222-235. doi: 10.1175/1520-0493(2003)131<0222:OANSOA>2.0.CO;2
  • Tian W; Parker DJ (2003) A modeling study and scaling analysis of orographic effects on boundary layer shallow convection, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 60, pp.1981-1991. doi: 10.1175/1520-0469(2003)060<1981:AMSASA>2.0.CO;2
  • Tian W; Parker DJ (2002) Two-dimensional simulation of orographic effects on mesoscale boundary-layer convection, Quarterly Journal of Royal Meteorological Society, 128, pp.1929-1952.