Minwei Qian

Physical Scientist
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Current research and/or projects

Developing new vsersion of climate model. Coupling GEM dynamics with CCCma physics.

Education and awards

Bachelor: Meteorology, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, 1983
Master: Meteorology, Ins. of Atmospheric Physics, CAS, Beijing China, 1997
Ph.D: Geophysics, University of Genova, Italy, 2001

Key publications

Ralf Döscher, Klaus Wyser, H.E. Markus Meier, Minwei Qian and René Redler, 2010: Quantifying Arctic Contributions to Climate Predictability in a Regional Coupled Ocean-Ice-Atmosphere Model, Climate Dynamics, 34, No 7-8, 1157-1176, DOI:10.1007/s00382-009-0567-y.

Qian, M. W., C. Jones, R. Laprise and D. Caya, 2008: The Influences of NAO and the Hudson Bay sea-ice on the climate of eastern Canada, Climate Dynamics, 31, 169-182, DOI 10.1007/s00382-007-0343-9.

Loglisci, N., M.W. Qian, C. Cassardo, A. Longhetto, R. Purini, N. Rachev and P. Trivero, 2004: Development of an atmosphere-ocean coupled model and its application over the Adriatic Sea during a severe weather event of Bora wind, J. Geophys. Res. 109, D01102, doi:10.1029/2003JD003956

Qian, M. W., C. Giraud, 2000: A preliminary numerical simulation of Bora wind with a Regional Atmospheric Modelling System (RAMS), Il Nuvo Cimento C, 23, 515-523.

Qian, M.W., A. Longhetto, C. Cassardo, G. Giraud, Y. J. Zhao and Z. X. Hong, 2000: Heat energy balance in the convective atmospheric boundary layer (CABL) at Xianghe (Beijing, China), J. Atmos. Sci., 57, 3881-3890.

Qian, M.W., N. Loglisci, C. Cassardo and A. Longhetto, 2000: Evaluation of energy, thermal and hydrologic budgets on Niger desert rainfall season with Land Surface Model, Adv. Atmos. Sci., Vol. 18 (5), 897-909.