Dr Buwen Dong

Senior Research Scientist (NCAS-Climate)

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My Research: http://www.personal.reading.ac.uk/~sws04bd/


Senior Research Scientist (NCAS-Climate)

Research Interests:

  • Coupled ocean atmosphere interaction
  • Atlantic ocean variability and its impact on global climate
  • The impact of aerosol on regional and global climate
  • Asian monsoon variability and predictability
  • Paleoclimate modelling
  • Detection and attribution of climate change

Research Projects:

  • Analysing Models And Reanalysis to understand Brazilian Environmental Loss and Opportunity (AMARELO)
  • Long Term Undulations versus Secular Change in Chinese Climate (LOTUS)
  • Effects of aerosol on regional climate and near term prediction for East Asia and Europe
  • Global DYnamics of Climate Variability and impacts on East Asia (DYVA)
  • Summer:Testing Influences and Mechanisms for Europe (SummerTIME)
  • Event attribution analyses for China (1 October 2014-31 March 2015)

Postdoctoral & graduate student supervision

  • Dr Fangxing Tian, Co-supervised by Dr Jon Robson and Prof. Rowan Sutton
  • Dr Paul-Arthur Monerie, Co-supervised by Dr Jon Robson
  • Dr Albert Osso, Co-supervised by Prof. Len Shaffrey and Prof. Rowan Sutton
  • Dr Irene Polo (Visitor from Nov. 2011 to June 2013), Co-supervised by Prof. Rowan Sutton
  • PhD student: Jason Webster (2010-2013). Co-supervised by Prof. Rowan Sutton

Other interests

  • Editor of "Advances in Atmospheric Sciences"
  • Editor of "Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters"

Recent Publications:

Publications for b.dong@reading.ac.uk

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Number of items: 61.


Tian, F., Dong, B., Robson, J. and Sutton, R. (2018) Forced decadal changes in the East Asian summer monsoon: the roles of greenhouse gases and anthropogenic aerosols. Climate Dynamics. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-018-4105-7

Li, C., Tian, Q., Yu, R., Zhou, B., Xia, J., Burke, C., Dong, B., Tett, S. F. B., Freychet, N., Lott, F. and Ciavarella, A. (2018) Attribution of extreme precipitation in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River during May 2016. Environmental Research Letters, 13 (1). 014015. ISSN 1748-9326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aa9691

Osso, A., Sutton, R., Shaffrey, L. and Dong, B. (2018) Observational evidence of European summer weather patterns predictable from spring. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115 (1). pp. 59-63. ISSN 0027-8424 doi: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1713146114

Qian, C., Wang, J., Dong, H., Yin, H., Burke, C., Ciavarella, A., Dong, B., Freychet, N., Lott, F. C. and Tett, S. F. B. (2018) Human influence on the record-breaking cold event in January of 2016 in Eastern China. In: Herring, S. C., Christidis, N., Hoell, A., Kossin, J. P., Schreck III, C. J. and Stott, P. A. (eds.) Explaining Extreme Events of 2016 from a Climate Perspective. American Meteorological Society, s118-s122. doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0095.1 (Special supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Vol. 99, No. 1, January 2018)


Monerie, P.-A., Robson, J., Dong, B. and Dunstone, N. (2017) A role of the Atlantic Ocean in predicting summer surface air temperature over North East Asia? Climate Dynamics. pp. 1-19. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-017-3935-z

Liu, H., Liu, X. and Dong, B. (2017) Intraseasonal variability of winter precipitation over Central Asia and the Western Tibetan plateau from 1979 to 2013 and its relationship with the North Atlantic Oscillation. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 79. pp. 31-42. ISSN 0377-0265 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2017.07.001

Dong, B., Sutton, R. T., Shaffrey, L. and Klingaman, N. P. (2017) Attribution of forced decadal climate change in coupled and uncoupled ocean-atmosphere model experiments. Journal of Climate, 30 (16). pp. 6203-6223. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0578.1

Wilcox, L. J., Yiou, P., Hauser, M., Lott, F. C., van Oldenborgh, G. J., Colfescu, I., Dong, B., Hegerl, G., Shaffrey, L. and Sutton, R. (2017) Multiple perspectives on the attribution of the extreme European summer of 2012 to climate change. Climate Dynamics. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-017-3822-7

Dong, B., Sutton, R. T. and Shaffrey, L. (2017) Understanding the rapid summer warming and changes in temperature extremes since the mid-1990s over Western Europe. Climate Dynamics, 48 (5). pp. 1537-1554. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-016-3158-8

Liu, X., Dong, B., Yin, Z.-Y., Smith, R. S. and Guo, Q. (2017) Continental drift and plateau uplift control origination and evolution of Asian and Australian monsoons. Scientific Reports, 7. 40344. ISSN 2045-2322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/srep40344

Monerie, P.-A., Sanchez-Gomez, E., Pohl, B., Robson, J. and Dong, B. (2017) Impact of internal variability on projections of Sahel precipitation change. Environmental Research Letters, 12 (11). 114003. ISSN 1748-9326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aa8cda


Dong, B., Sutton, R., Shaffrey, L. and Wilcox, L. (2016) The 2015 European heat wave. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 97. S57-S62. ISSN 1520-0477 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0140.1

Dong, B., Sutton, R. T., Chen, W., Liu, X., Lu, R. and Sun, Y. (2016) Abrupt summer warming and changes in temperature extremes over Northeast Asia since the mid-1990s: drivers and physical processes. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 33 (9). pp. 1005-1023. ISSN 1861-9533 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00376-016-5247-3

Li, C., Lu, R. and Dong, B. (2016) Interdecadal changes on the seasonal prediction of the western North Pacific summer climate around the late 1970s and early 1990s. Climate Dynamics, 46 (7-8). pp. 2435-2448. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-015-2711-1

Dong, B., Sutton, R. T., Highwood, E. J. and Wilcox, L. J. (2016) Preferred response of the East Asian summer monsoon to local and non-local anthropogenic sulphur dioxide emissions. Climate Dynamics, 46 (5). pp. 1733-1751. ISSN 1432-0894 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-015-2671-5


Wilcox, L., Dong, B., Sutton, R. and Highwood, E. (2015) The 2014 hot, dry summer in Northeast Asia. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96 (12). S105-S110. ISSN 1520-0477 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00123.1

Liu, X., Guo, Q., Guo, Z., Yin, Z.-Y., Dong, B. and Smith, R. (2015) Where were the monsoon regions and arid zones in Asia prior to the Tibetan Plateau uplift? National Science Review, 2 (4). pp. 403-416. ISSN 2053-714X doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/nsr/nwv068

Chen, W., Lee, J.-Y., Lu, R., Dong, B. and Ha, K.-J. (2015) Intensified impact of tropical Atlantic SST on the western North Pacific summer climate under a weakened Atlantic thermohaline circulation. Climate Dynamics, 45 (7-8). pp. 2033-2046. ISSN 1432-0894 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-014-2454-4

Dong, B. and Sutton, R. (2015) Dominant role of greenhouse-gas forcing in the recovery of Sahel rainfall. Nature Climate Change, 5 (8). pp. 757-760. ISSN 1758-678X doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2664

Woollings, T., Franzke, C., Hodson, D. L. R., Dong, B., Barnes, E. A., Raible, C. C. and Pinto, J. G. (2015) Contrasting interannual and multidecadal NAO variability. Climate Dynamics, 45 (1-2). pp. 539-556. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-014-2237-y

Liu, X., Sun, H., Miao, Y., Dong, B. and Yin, Z.-Y. (2015) Impacts of uplift of northern Tibetan Plateau and formation of Asian inland deserts on regional climate and environment. Quaternary Science Reviews, 116. pp. 1-14. ISSN 0277-3791 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.03.010


Chen, W., Lu, R. and Dong, B. (2014) Intensified anticyclonic anomaly over the western North Pacific during El Niño decaying summer under a weakened Atlantic thermohaline circulation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 119 (24). pp. 13637-13650. ISSN 2169-8996 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JD022199

Dong, B., Sutton, R. and Shaffrey, L. (2014) The 2013 hot, dry summer in Western Europe. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 95 (9). S61-S66. ISSN 1520-0477 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0477-95.9.S1.1

Dong, B., Sutton, R. T., Highwood, E. and Wilcox, L. (2014) The impacts of European and Asian anthropogenic sulphur dioxide emissions on Sahel rainfall. Journal of Climate, 27 (18). pp. 7000-7017. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00769.1

Hawkins, E., Dong, B., Robson, J., Sutton, R. and Smith, D. (2014) The interpretation and use of biases in decadal climate predictions. Journal of Climate, 27 (8). pp. 2931-2947. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00473.1

Chen, W., Lu, R. and Dong, B. (2014) Revisiting asymmetry for the decaying phases of El Niño and La Niña. Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters, 7 (4). pp. 275-278. ISSN 1674-2834 doi: https://doi.org/10.3878/j.issn.1674-2834.13.0091


Li, C., Lu, R. and Dong, B. (2013) Predictability of the western North Pacific summer climate associated with different ENSO phases by ENSEMBLES multi-model seasonal forecasts. Climate Dynamics, 43 (7-8). pp. 1829-1845. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-013-2010-7

Liu, X. and Dong, B. (2013) Influence of the Tibetan Plateau uplift on the Asian monsoon-arid environment evolution. Chinese Science Bulletin, 58 (34). pp. 4277-4291. ISSN 1861-9541 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11434-013-5987-8

Dong, B., Sutton, R. T., Woollings, T. and Hodges, K. (2013) Variability of the North Atlantic summer storm track: mechanisms and impacts on European climate. Environmental Research Letters, 8 (3). 034037. ISSN 1748-9326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/034037

Dong, B., Sutton, R. and Woollings, T. (2013) The extreme European summer 2012. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94 (9). s28-s32. ISSN 1520-0477 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00085.1

Polo, I., Dong, B. W. and Sutton, R. T. (2013) Changes in tropical Atlantic interannual variability from a substantial weakening of the meridional overturning circulation. Climate Dynamics, 41 (9-10). pp. 2765-2784. ISSN 1432-0894 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-013-1716-x

Dong, B. and Lu, R. (2013) Interdecadal enhancement of the Walker circulation over the Tropical Pacific in the late 1990s. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 30 (2). pp. 247-262. ISSN 1861-9533 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00376-012-2069-9


Sutton, R. and Dong, B. (2012) Atlantic Ocean influence on a shift in European climate in the 1990s. Nature Geoscience, 5. pp. 788-792. ISSN 1752-0908 doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1595

Li, C., Lu, R. and Dong, B. (2012) Predictability of the western North Pacific summer climate demonstrated by the coupled models of ENSEMBLES. Climate Dynamics, 39 (1-2). pp. 329-346. ISSN 1432-0894 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-011-1274-z

Wu, G., Liu, Y., Dong, B., Liang, X., Duan, A., Bao, Q. and Yu, J. (2012) Revisiting Asian monsoon formation and change associated with Tibetan Plateau forcing: I. Formation. Climate Dynamics, 39 (5). pp. 1169-1181. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-012-1334-z

Liu, Y., Wu, G., Hong, J., Dong, B., Duan, A., Bao, Q. and Zhou, L. (2012) Revisiting Asian monsoon formation and change associated with Tibetan Plateau forcing: II. Change. Climate Dynamics, 39 (5). pp. 1183-1195. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-012-1335-y

Lu, R.-y., Li, C.-F., Yang, S.-H. and Dong, B. (2012) The coupled model predictability of the Western North Pacific summer monsoon with different leading times. Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters, 5 (3). pp. 219-224. ISSN 1674-2834

Chen, W., Park, J.-K., Dong, B., Lu, R. and Jung, W.-S. (2012) The relationship between El Niño and the western North Pacific summer climate in a coupled GCM: role of the transition of El Niño decaying phases. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117 (D12111). ISSN 0148-0227 doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2011JD017385


Dong, B., Sutton, R. T. and Woollings, T. (2011) Changes of interannual NAO variability in response to greenhouse gases forcing. Climate Dynamics, 37 (7-8). pp. 1621-1641. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-010-0936-6


Baker, A. , Asrat, A., Fairchild, I., Leng, M., Thomas, L. , Widmann, M., Jex, C. , Dong, B., Calsteren, P. v. and Bryant, C. (2010) Decadal-scale rainfall variability in Ethiopia recorded in an annually laminated, Holocene-age, stalagmite. Holocene, 20 (6). pp. 827-836. ISSN 0959-6836 doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683610365934

Chen, W., Dong, B. and Lu, R. (2010) Impact of the Atlantic Ocean on the multidecadal fluctuation of El Nino–Southern Oscillation–South Asian monsoon relationship in a coupled general circulation model. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115. D17109. ISSN 0148-0227 doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2009JD013596


Dong, B., Dufresne, J.-L., Gualdi, S., Friedlingstein, P., Keenlyside, N., Maheras, P., Salas, D., Sutton, R. T. and Terray, L. (2009) Understanding the processes governing climate variability and change, climate predictability and the probability of extreme events. In: Summary of research and results from the ENSEMBLES project. Met Office Hadley Centre, Met Office Hadley Centre, FitzRoy Road, Exeter EX1 3PB, UK, pp. 79-93.

Dong, B., Gregory, J. M. and Sutton, R. T. (2009) Understanding land-sea warming contrast in response to increasing greenhouse gases. Part I: Transient adjustment. Journal of Climate, 22 (11). pp. 3079-3097. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/2009JCLI2652.1


Lu, R., Chen, W. and Dong, B. (2008) How does a weakened Atlantic thermohaline circulation lead to an intensification of the ENSO-south Asian summer monsoon interaction? Geophysical Research Letters, 35. L08706. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2008GL033394

Lu, R. and Dong, B. (2008) Response of the Asian summer monsoon to a weakening of Atlantic thermohaline circulation. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 25 (5). pp. 723-736. ISSN 0256-1530 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00376-008-0723-z


Dong, B. and Sutton, R. (2007) Enhancement of ENSO variability by a weakened Atlantic thermohaline circulation in a coupled GCM. Journal of Climate, 20 (19). pp. 4290-4239. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI4284.1

Timmermann, A., Okumura, Y., An, S. -I., Clement, A., Dong, B. -W., Guilyardi, E., Hu, A., Jungclaus, J., Krebs, U., Renold, M., Stocker, T. F., Stouffer, R. J., Sutton, R., Xie, S. -P. and Yin, J. (2007) The influence of a weakening of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation on ENSO. Journal of Climate, 20 (19). pp. 4899-4919. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI4283.1

Sutton, R., Dong, B. and Gregory, J. (2007) Land/sea warming ratio in response to climate change: IPCC AR4 model results and comparison with observations. Geophysical Research Letters, 34. L02701. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2006GL028164

Lu, R., Li, Y. and Dong, B. (2007) Arctic Oscillation and Antarctic Oscillation in internal atmospheric variability. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 24 (1). pp. 152-162. ISSN 0256-1530 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00376-007-0152-4

Parker, D., Folland, C., Scaife, A., Knight, J., Colman, A., Baines, P. and Dong, B. (2007) Decadal to multidecadal variability and the climate change background. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112. D18115. ISSN 0148-0227 doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2007JD008411

Li, Y., Lu, R. and Dong, B. (2007) The ENSO-Asian monsoon interaction in a coupled ocean-atmosphere GCM. Journal of Climate, 20 (20). pp. 5164-5177. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI4289.1

Lu, R., Li, Y. and Dong, B. (2007) East Asian Precipitation Increase under the Global Warming. Journal of the Korean Meteorological Society, 43 (3). pp. 267-272. ISSN 1225-0899


Lu, R. -Y., Li, Y. and Dong, B. W. (2006) External and internal summer atmospheric variability in the western North Pacific and East Asia. Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 84. pp. 447-462.

Lu, R. -Y., Dong, B. W. and Ding, H. (2006) Impact of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation on the Asian summer monsoon. Geophysical Research Letters, 33. doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2006GL027655

Dong, B. W., Sutton, R. T. and Scaife, A. A. (2006) Multidecadal modulation of El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) variance by Atlantic Ocean sea surface temperatures. Geophysical Research Letters, 33 (8). doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2006GL025766

Johns, T. C., Durman, C. F., Banks, H. T., Roberts, M. J., McLaren, A. J., Ridley, J. K., Senior, C. A., Williams, K. D., Jones, A., Rickard, G. J., Cusack, S., Ingram, W. J., Crucifix, M., Sexton, D. M. H., Joshi, M. M., Dong, B. W., Spencer, H., Hill, R. S. R., Gregory, J. M., Keen, A.B., Pardaens, A. K., Lowe, J. A., Bodas-Salcedo, A., Stark, S. and Searl, Y. (2006) The new Hadley Centre climate model HadGEM1: evaluation of coupled simulations. Journal Of Climate, 19. pp. 1327-1353. ISSN 1520-0442


Dong, B. W. (2005) Asymmetry between El Nino and La Nina in a global coupled GCM with an eddy-permitting ocean resolution. Journal Of Climate, 18 (16). pp. 3373-3387. ISSN 1520-0442

Dong, B. W. and Sutton, R. T. (2005) Mechanism of interdecadal thermohaline circulation variability in a coupled ocean-atmosphere GCM. Journal Of Climate, 18 (8). pp. 1117-1135. ISSN 1520-0442

Sutton, R. T., Mathieu, P. P., Collins, M. and Dong, B. (2005) Response to comment by Geert van Oldenburgh on "Predictability of winter climate over the North Atlantic European region during ENSO events". Journal Of Climate, 18 (14). pp. 2773-2774. ISSN 1520-0442


Mathieu, P. P., Sutton, R. T., Dong, B. and Collins, M. (2004) Predictability of winter climate over the North Atlantic European region during ENSO events. Journal Of Climate, 17 (10). pp. 1953-1974. ISSN 1520-0442


Dong, B.W. and Sutton, R.T. (2003) Variability of Atlantic Ocean heat transport and its effects on the atmosphere. Annales Geophysicae, 46. pp. 87-97.

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