Dr. Feng Li

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Dr. Feng Li

  • 301.614.6052
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 614
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Feng Li's research focuses on chemistry-climate interactions. Dr. Li investigates how stratospheric ozone layer evolution affects climate in the troposphere and ocean, and how atmosphere-ocean coupling affects stratosphere. Dr. Li's research interests also include stratospheric dynamics and transport, stratospheric water vapor and chemical feedback, and Antarctic sea ice.

    Current Projects

    Understanding Antarctic Sea Ice Change in a Warming Climate

    This project is supported by NASA Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction (MAP).

    Understanding Stratospheric Water Vapor and Ozone Feedbacks and Their Impacts on Global Warming

    This project is supported by NASA Atmospheric Composition Modeling and Analysis (ACMAP) program.

    Positions/Employment

    10/2018 - Present

    Senior Scientist, Earth Science

    Goddard Earth Science Technology and Research, Universities Space Research Association, Columbia, MD
    5/2011 - 9/2018

    Research Scientist

    Goddard Earth Science Technology and Research, Universities Space Research Association, Columbia, MD
    6/2007 - 5/2011

    Assistant Research Scientist

    Goddard Earth Science and Technology Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
    6/2005 - 5/2007

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Princeton University, NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Labortory, Princeton, NJ
    8/2000 - 5/2005

    Research Assistant

    University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

    Education

    Ph.D. (2005), Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

    M.S. (1996), Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

    B.S. (1993), Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

    Professional Service

    Committee member of the American Meteorological Society Committee on Middle Atmosphere, 2011-2014

    Organizing committee for the 16th AMS Conference on the Middle Atmosphere

    Reviewer for scientific journals: Nature Geoscience, Scientific Reports, Geophysical Research Letter, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, Journal of Climate, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Climate Dynamics, Advance in Space Research, Annales Geophysicae, Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences

    Reviewer for National Science Foundation

    Awards

    Editers' Citations for Excellence in Referring, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2006

    Grants

    07/26/2017 - 07/25/2021 NASA MAP, NASA, NASA NRA #: NNH16ZDA001N-MAP

    Understanding Antarctic Sea Ice Change in a Warming Cimate

    ; Principal Investigator ; 0.4 FTE
    03/01/2017 - 02/28/2020 NASA ACMAP, NASA, NASA NRA #: NNH16ZDA001N

    Understanding Stratospheric Water Vapor and Ozone Feedbacks and Their Impacts on Global Warming

    ; Principal Investigator ; 0.4 FTE
    10/04/2017 - 10/03/2021 NASA MAP, NASA, NASA NRA #: NNH16ZDA001N-MAP

    Global modeling of nitrous oxide and its isotopologues in the GEOS-5 atmosphere-ocean model

    ; Co Investigator ; 0.2 FTE
    07/25/2013 - 01/25/2018 NASA MAP, NASA, NASA NRA #: NNH12ZDA001N

    Investigating the Influences of Antarctic Ozone Depletion and Recovery on Climate Change in the Southern Hemisphere Troposphere ad Southern Ocean Using the Goddard Earth Observing System - Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean-Chemistry Climate Model

    ; Principal Investigator ; 0.5 FTE
    06/30/2013 - 06/29/2017 NASA MAP, NASA, NASA NRA #: NNH12ZDA001N

    Interactions of Stratospheric Ozone with Northern Hemisphere Tropospheric Climate

    ; Co Investigator ; 0.4 FTE
    04/01/2013 - 03/31/2016 NASA ACMAP, NASA, NASA NRA #: NNH12ZDA001N

    Understanding the Role of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in Climate and Stratospheric Modification

    ; Co Investigator

    Publications

    Refereed

    Li, F., P. Newman, S. Pawson, and J. Perlwitz. 2018. "Effects of Greenhouse Gas Increase and Stratospheric Ozone Depletion on Stratospheric Mean Age of Air in 1960-2010." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123 (4): 2098-2110 [10.1002/2017jd027562]

    Garfinkel, C. I., A. Gordon, L. D. Oman, et al. F. Li, S. Davis, and S. Pawson. 2018. "Nonlinear response of tropical lower-stratospheric temperature and water vapor to ENSO." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18 (7): 4597-4615 [10.5194/acp-18-4597-2018]

    Li, F., Y. V. Vikhliaev, P. Newman, et al. S. Pawson, J. Perlwitz, D. W. Waugh, and A. R. Douglass. 2016. "Impacts of Interactive Stratospheric Chemistry on Antarctic and Southern Ocean Climate Change in the Goddard Earth Observing System - Version 5 (GEOS-5)." Journal of Climate, 29 (9): 3199–3218 [10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0572.1]

    Hurwitz, M. M., E. L. Fleming, P. A. Newman, F. Li, and Q. Liang. 2016. "Early action on HFCs mitigates future atmospheric change." Environmental Research Letters, 11 (11): 114019 [10.1088/1748-9326/11/11/114019]

    Orbe, C., P. A. Newman, D. W. Waugh, et al. M. Holzer, L. D. Oman, F. Li, and L. M. Polvani. 2015. "Airmass Origin in the Arctic. Part I: Seasonality." J. Climate, 28 (12): 4997-5014 [10.1175/jcli-d-14-00720.1]

    Hurwitz, M. M., E. L. Fleming, P. A. Newman, et al. F. Li, E. Mlawer, K. Cody-Pereira, and R. Bailey. 2015. "Ozone Depletion by Hydrofluorocarbons." Geophysical Research Letters, 42: [10.1002/2015GL065856]

    Orbe, C., P. A. Newman, D. W. Waugh, et al. M. Holzer, L. D. Oman, F. Li, and L. M. Polvani. 2015. "Air-Mass Origin in the Arctic. Part II: Response to Increases in Greenhouse Gases." J. Climate, 28 (23): 9105–9120 [10.1175/jcli-d-15-0296.1]

    Orbe, C., M. Holzer, L. M. Polvani, et al. D. W. Waugh, F. Li, L. D. Oman, and P. A. Newman. 2014. "Seasonal ventilation of the stratosphere: Robust diagnostics from one-way flux distributions." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119 (1): 293-306 [10.1002/2013JD020213]

    Li, F., D. Waugh, A. R. Douglass, et al. P. A. Newman, S. Pawson, R. S. Stolarski, S. E. Strahan, and J. E. Nielsen. 2012. "Seasonal variations of stratospheric age spectra in the Goddard Earth Observing System Chemistry Climate Model (GEOSCCM)." J. Geophys. Res., 117 (D5): D05134 [10.1029/2011JD016877]

    Li, F., D. W. Waugh, A. R. Douglass, et al. S. E. Strahan, J. Ma, J. E. Nielsen, Q. Liang, and P. Newman. 2012. "Long-term changes in stratospheric age spectra in the 21st century in the Goddard Earth Observing System Chemistry-Climate Model (GEOSCCM)." J Geophys Res, 117 (D20): D20119 [10.1029/2012JD017905]

    Butchart, N., I. Cionni, V. Eyring, et al. T. G. Shepherd, D. W. Waugh, H. Akiyoshi, J. Austin, C. Brühl, M. P. Chipperfield, E. Cordero, M. Dameris, R. Deckert, S. Dhomse, S. M. Frith, R. R. Garcia, A. Gettelman, M. A. Giorgetta, D. E. Kinnison, F. Li, E. Mancini, C. McLandress, S. Pawson, G. Pitari, D. A. Plummer, E. Rozanov, F. Sassi, J. F. Scinocca, K. Shibata, B. Steil, and W. Tian. 2010. "Chemistry–Climate Model Simulations of Twenty-First Century Stratospheric Climate and Circulation Changes." J. Climate, 23 (20): 5349-5374 [10.1175/2010JCLI3404.1]

    Li, F., P. Newman, and R. S. Stolarski. 2010. "Relationships between the Brewer-Dobson circulation and the southern annular mode during austral summer in coupled chemistry-climate model simulations." J Geophys Res, 115 (D15): D15106 [10.1029/2009JD012876]

    Li, F., R. S. Stolarski, S. Pawson, P. Newman, and D. Waugh. 2010. "Narrowing of the upwelling branch of the Brewer-Dobson circulation and Hadley cell in chemistry-climate model simulations of the 21st century." Geophys Res Lett, 37 (13): L13702 [10.1029/2010GL043718]

    Hurwitz, M. M., P. Newman, F. Li, et al. L. D. Oman, O. Morgenstern, P. Braesicke, and J. Pyle. 2010. "Assessment of the breakup of the Antarctic polar vortex in two new chemistry-climate models." J Geophys Res, 115 (D7): D07105 [10.1029/2009JD012788]

    Li, F., P. Newman, and R. S. Stolarski. 2009. "Stratospheric ozone in the post-CFC era." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9 (6): 2207-2213 [10.5194/acp-9-2207-2009]

    Li, F., J. Wilson, and J. Austin. 2008. "The Strength of the Brewer–Dobson Circulation in a Changing Climate: Coupled Chemistry–Climate Model Simulations." J Climate, 21 (1): 40-57 [10.1175/2007JCLI1663.1]

    Yang, Q., H. Vomel, F. Li, et al. A. Gettelman, J. Austin, and Q. Fu. 2008. "Observationally derived and general circulation model simulated tropical stratospheric upward mass fluxes." J Geophy Res, 113 (D00B07, doi:101029/):

    Charlton-Perez, A. J., L. M. Polvani, J. Austin, and F. Li. 2008. "The frequency and dynamics of stratospheric sudden warmings in the 21st century." J. Geophys. Res., 113 (D16): D16116 [10.1029/2007JD009571]

    Li, F., G. R. Swenson, A. Z. Liu, M. Taylor, and Y. Zhao. 2007. "Investigation of a “wall” wave event." Journal of Geophysical Research, 112 (D4): D04104 [10.1029/2006jd007213]

    Austin, J., and F. Li. 2006. "On the relationship between the strength of the Brewer-Dobson circulation and the age of stratospheric air." Geophysical Research Letters, 33 (17): L17807 [10.1029/2006gl026867]

    Li, F., A. Z. Liu, and G. R. Swenson. 2005. "Characteristics of instabilities in the mesopause region over Maui, Hawaii." Journal of Geophysical Research, 110: [10.1029/2004JD005097]

    Li, F., A. Z. Liu, G. R. Swenson, J. H. Hecht, and W. A. Robinson. 2005. "Observations of gravity wave breakdown into ripples associated with dynamical instabilities." Journal of Geophysical Research, 110 (D9): D09S11 [10.1029/2004jd004849]

    Swenson, G., A. Liu, F. Li, and J. Tang. 2003. "High frequency atmospheric gravity wave damping in the mesosphere." Advances in Space Research, 32 (5): 785-793 [10.1016/s0273-1177(03)00399-5]

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Feng Li's research focuses on chemistry-climate interactions. Dr. Li investigates how stratospheric ozone layer evolution affects climate in the troposphere and ocean, and how atmosphere-ocean coupling affects stratosphere. Dr. Li's research interests also include stratospheric dynamics and transport, stratospheric water vapor and chemical feedback, and Antarctic sea ice.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Li, F., P. Newman, S. Pawson, and J. Perlwitz. 2018. "Effects of Greenhouse Gas Increase and Stratospheric Ozone Depletion on Stratospheric Mean Age of Air in 1960-2010." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 123 (4): 2098-2110 [10.1002/2017jd027562]

    Garfinkel, C. I., A. Gordon, L. D. Oman, et al. F. Li, S. Davis, and S. Pawson. 2018. "Nonlinear response of tropical lower-stratospheric temperature and water vapor to ENSO." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18 (7): 4597-4615 [10.5194/acp-18-4597-2018]

    Li, F., Y. V. Vikhliaev, P. Newman, et al. S. Pawson, J. Perlwitz, D. W. Waugh, and A. R. Douglass. 2016. "Impacts of Interactive Stratospheric Chemistry on Antarctic and Southern Ocean Climate Change in the Goddard Earth Observing System - Version 5 (GEOS-5)." Journal of Climate 29 (9): 3199–3218 [10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0572.1]

    Hurwitz, M. M., E. L. Fleming, P. A. Newman, F. Li, and Q. Liang. 2016. "Early action on HFCs mitigates future atmospheric change." Environmental Research Letters 11 (11): 114019 [10.1088/1748-9326/11/11/114019]

    Orbe, C., P. A. Newman, D. W. Waugh, et al. M. Holzer, L. D. Oman, F. Li, and L. M. Polvani. 2015. "Airmass Origin in the Arctic. Part I: Seasonality." J. Climate 28 (12): 4997-5014 [10.1175/jcli-d-14-00720.1]

    Hurwitz, M. M., E. L. Fleming, P. A. Newman, et al. F. Li, E. Mlawer, K. Cody-Pereira, and R. Bailey. 2015. "Ozone Depletion by Hydrofluorocarbons." Geophysical Research Letters 42 [10.1002/2015GL065856]

    Orbe, C., P. A. Newman, D. W. Waugh, et al. M. Holzer, L. D. Oman, F. Li, and L. M. Polvani. 2015. "Air-Mass Origin in the Arctic. Part II: Response to Increases in Greenhouse Gases." J. Climate 28 (23): 9105–9120 [10.1175/jcli-d-15-0296.1]

    Orbe, C., M. Holzer, L. M. Polvani, et al. D. W. Waugh, F. Li, L. D. Oman, and P. A. Newman. 2014. "Seasonal ventilation of the stratosphere: Robust diagnostics from one-way flux distributions." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 119 (1): 293-306 [10.1002/2013JD020213]

    Li, F., D. Waugh, A. R. Douglass, et al. P. A. Newman, S. Pawson, R. S. Stolarski, S. E. Strahan, and J. E. Nielsen. 2012. "Seasonal variations of stratospheric age spectra in the Goddard Earth Observing System Chemistry Climate Model (GEOSCCM)." J. Geophys. Res. 117 (D5): D05134 [10.1029/2011JD016877]

    Li, F., D. W. Waugh, A. R. Douglass, et al. S. E. Strahan, J. Ma, J. E. Nielsen, Q. Liang, and P. Newman. 2012. "Long-term changes in stratospheric age spectra in the 21st century in the Goddard Earth Observing System Chemistry-Climate Model (GEOSCCM)." J Geophys Res 117 (D20): D20119 [10.1029/2012JD017905]

    Butchart, N., I. Cionni, V. Eyring, et al. T. G. Shepherd, D. W. Waugh, H. Akiyoshi, J. Austin, C. Brühl, M. P. Chipperfield, E. Cordero, M. Dameris, R. Deckert, S. Dhomse, S. M. Frith, R. R. Garcia, A. Gettelman, M. A. Giorgetta, D. E. Kinnison, F. Li, E. Mancini, C. McLandress, S. Pawson, G. Pitari, D. A. Plummer, E. Rozanov, F. Sassi, J. F. Scinocca, K. Shibata, B. Steil, and W. Tian. 2010. "Chemistry–Climate Model Simulations of Twenty-First Century Stratospheric Climate and Circulation Changes." J. Climate 23 (20): 5349-5374 [10.1175/2010JCLI3404.1]

    Li, F., P. Newman, and R. S. Stolarski. 2010. "Relationships between the Brewer-Dobson circulation and the southern annular mode during austral summer in coupled chemistry-climate model simulations." J Geophys Res 115 (D15): D15106 [10.1029/2009JD012876]

    Li, F., R. S. Stolarski, S. Pawson, P. Newman, and D. Waugh. 2010. "Narrowing of the upwelling branch of the Brewer-Dobson circulation and Hadley cell in chemistry-climate model simulations of the 21st century." Geophys Res Lett 37 (13): L13702 [10.1029/2010GL043718]

    Hurwitz, M. M., P. Newman, F. Li, et al. L. D. Oman, O. Morgenstern, P. Braesicke, and J. Pyle. 2010. "Assessment of the breakup of the Antarctic polar vortex in two new chemistry-climate models." J Geophys Res 115 (D7): D07105 [10.1029/2009JD012788]

    Li, F., P. Newman, and R. S. Stolarski. 2009. "Stratospheric ozone in the post-CFC era." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 9 (6): 2207-2213 [10.5194/acp-9-2207-2009]

    Li, F., J. Wilson, and J. Austin. 2008. "The Strength of the Brewer–Dobson Circulation in a Changing Climate: Coupled Chemistry–Climate Model Simulations." J Climate 21 (1): 40-57 [10.1175/2007JCLI1663.1]

    Yang, Q., H. Vomel, F. Li, et al. A. Gettelman, J. Austin, and Q. Fu. 2008. "Observationally derived and general circulation model simulated tropical stratospheric upward mass fluxes." J Geophy Res 113 (D00B07, doi:101029/):

    Charlton-Perez, A. J., L. M. Polvani, J. Austin, and F. Li. 2008. "The frequency and dynamics of stratospheric sudden warmings in the 21st century." J. Geophys. Res. 113 (D16): D16116 [10.1029/2007JD009571]

    Li, F., G. R. Swenson, A. Z. Liu, M. Taylor, and Y. Zhao. 2007. "Investigation of a “wall” wave event." Journal of Geophysical Research 112 (D4): D04104 [10.1029/2006jd007213]

    Austin, J., and F. Li. 2006. "On the relationship between the strength of the Brewer-Dobson circulation and the age of stratospheric air." Geophysical Research Letters 33 (17): L17807 [10.1029/2006gl026867]

    Li, F., A. Z. Liu, and G. R. Swenson. 2005. "Characteristics of instabilities in the mesopause region over Maui, Hawaii." Journal of Geophysical Research 110 [10.1029/2004JD005097]

    Li, F., A. Z. Liu, G. R. Swenson, J. H. Hecht, and W. A. Robinson. 2005. "Observations of gravity wave breakdown into ripples associated with dynamical instabilities." Journal of Geophysical Research 110 (D9): D09S11 [10.1029/2004jd004849]

    Swenson, G., A. Liu, F. Li, and J. Tang. 2003. "High frequency atmospheric gravity wave damping in the mesosphere." Advances in Space Research 32 (5): 785-793 [10.1016/s0273-1177(03)00399-5]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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