Jonathan H. Jiang

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1 17-Aug-05 revision (includes incorporation of suggestions from reviewers) geopotential height to improve our understanding of strato-spheric ozone chemistry, the interaction of composition and climate , and pollution in the upper troposphere. All measurements are made simultaneously and continuously, during both day and night. The instrument uses(More)
[1] A global 3-D chemical transport model is used to analyze observations of carbon monoxide (CO) and upper tropospheric clouds from the EOS Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS). MLS observations during 25 August –6 September 2004 reveal elevated CO and dense high clouds in the upper troposphere over the Tibetan plateau and southwest China, collocating with the(More)
Atmospheric aerosols affect weather and global general circulation by modifying cloud and precipitation processes, but the magnitude of cloud adjustment by aerosols remains poorly quantified and represents the largest uncertainty in estimated forcing of climate change. Here we assess the effects of anthropogenic aerosols on the Pacific storm track, using a(More)
[1] The Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding (MIPAS) on board the ENVISAT and the Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver on the Challenging Mini-Satellite Payload (CHAMP) provide temperature profiles by limb-viewing midinfrared emission and radio occultation (RO) measurements, respectively. The MIPAS temperatures retrieved at the(More)
[1] Present-day shortcomings in the representation of upper tropospheric ice clouds in general circulation models (GCMs) lead to errors in weather and climate forecasts as well as account for a source of uncertainty in climate change projections. An ongoing challenge in rectifying these shortcomings has been the availability of adequate, high-quality,(More)
To assess the status of global climate models (GCMs) in simulating upper-tropospheric ice water content (IWC), a new set of IWC measurements from the Earth Observing System's Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) are used. Comparisons are made with ECMWF analyses and simulations from several GCMs, including two with multi-scale-modeling framework. For January 2005(More)