Yongkang Xue

Yongkang Xue

Ladder Faculty

Office: 1255 BUNCHE


Phone: 51122


(Ph.D., Utah, 1987) is a Professor with research interests in climatology, atmosphere-land surface modeling and dynamics, regional dynamic downscaling, meteorological prediction, and remote sensing.


1987: Ph. D. – (Meteorology) University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, US.
1981: M. S. – (Atmospheric Physics) Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.


Land surface model (Simplified Simple Biosphere Model, SSiB) development, including biophysical processes, photosynthesis process, cryospheric processes, and dynamic vegetation processes.
Atmosphere-land surface modeling and coupling processes and hydrometeorological prediction, focusing on the impact of land-surface processes, including vegetation biophysical processes, land-cover and land use change, and land-surface parameters and parameterizations, on regional climate and global climate variability and anomalies, with a special emphasis on monsoon systems, and the mechanism involved.
Regional climate downscaling
Remote sensing methodology for atmospheric and land surface variables, and application of remote sensing products in prediction studies.
Areas of active research include East Asian, Continental U.S., West Africa, and South America.

Selected Publications

Please go to the following website: http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/~yxue/ for detail