Dr. & Prof. Xiangao Xia

Email: xxa@mail.iap.ac.cn
Telephone: 010-82995071
Address: #40, Huayanli, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Postcode: 100029 

Research Areas

Aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions

Remote sensing of Atmospheric pollutants


Ph.D., 1999-2002, Institute of Atmospheric Physics

M.Sc., 1994-1997, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences

B.Sc., 1989-1994, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology


2010-present, Prof., Institute of Atmospheric Physics,

2006-2009, Associate Prof., Institute of Atmospheric Physics,

2002-2015, Assisstent Prof.,Institute of Atmospheric Physics, 

Teaching Experience
2014-present, Atmospheric Measurement, UCAS


  1. Li Z., et al., Aerosol and Monsoon Climate Interactions over Asia, Rev. Geophys., 2016,doi:10.1002/2015RG000500.

  2. Qi B., D. Hu, H. Che, R. Du, Y. Wu, X. Xia, B. Zha, J. Liu, Y. Niu, H. Wang, X. Zhang, G. Shi, Seasonal variation of aerosol optical properteis in an urban siteof the Yangtze delta region of China, AAQR, 2016, 16, 2884-2896. 

  3. Ran L., Z. Deng, P. Wang, X. Xia, Black carbon and wavelength-dependent aerosol absorption in the North China Plain based on two-year aethalometer measurements, Atmos. Environ., 2016, 142, 132-144.

  4. Zou L., A. Lin, L. Wang, X. Xia, W. Gong, H. Zhu, Z. Zhao, Long-term variations of estimated global solar radiation and the influencing factors in Hunan province, China during 1980-2013, Meteo. Atmos. Phy., 2016, 128, 155-165.

  5. Zhu J., X. Xia, H. Che, J. Wang, J. Zhang, Y. Duan, Study of aerosol optical properties at Kunming in sourthwest China and long-range transport of biomass burning aerosols from North Burma, Atmos. Res., 2016, 169, 237-247.

  6. Xia X., et al., Ground based remote sensing aerosol climatology in China: aerosol optical properties, direct radiative effect and its parameterization, Atmos. Environ., 2016, 124, 243-251.

  7. Zhang J., J. Chen, X. Xia, H. Che, X. Fan, Y. Xie, Z. Han, H. Chen, D. Lu, Heavy aerosol loading over the Bohai Bay as revealed by ground and satellite remote sensing, Atmos. Environ., 2016, 124, 252-261.

  8. Wu Y., R. Zhang, P. Tian, J. Tao, S. Hsu, P. Yan, Q. Wang, J. Cao, X. Zhang, X. Xia, Effect of ambient humidity on the light absorption amplification of black carbon in Beijing during January 2013, Atmos. Environ., 2016, 124, 217-223.

  9. Zhang J., et al., Dynamic and thermodynamic features of low and middle clouds derived from AMF radiosonde data at Shouxian, China, Advan. Atmos. Sci., 2016, 33, 21-33.

  10. Zhang Y., et al., Aerosol optical properties over Beijing during the World Athletics Championships and Victory Day Military Parade in August and September 2015, Atmos., 2016, 47, doi:10.3390/atmos7030047.

  11. Xia X., Paramterization of clear-sky surface irradiance and its implications for estimation of aerosol direct radiative effect and aerosol optical depth, Sci. Rep., 2015, 5, 14376

  12. Wang L., W. Gong, R. Singh, X. Xia, H. Che, M. Zhang, H. Lin, Aerosol optical properties over Mount Song, a rural site in central China, AAQR, 2015, 15, 2051-2064.

  13. Che H., H. Zhao, X. Xia, Y. Wu, J. Zhu, Y. Ma, Y. Wang, H. Wang, Y. Wang, X. Zhang, G. Shi, Fine mode aerosol optical properties related to cloud and fog processing over a cluster of cities in Northeast China, AAQR, 2015, 15, 2065-2081

  14. Che H., H. Zhao, Y. Wu, X. Xia, J. Zhu, O. Dubovik, V. Estelles, Y. Ma, Y. Wang, H. Wang, Y. Wang, X. Zhang, G. Shi, Application of aerosol optical properties to estimate aerosol type from ground-based remote sensing observation at urban area of northeastern China, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phy., 2015, 132, 37-47

  15. Yu J., H. Che, Q. Chen, X. Xia, H. Zhao, H. Wang, Y. Wang, X. Zhang, G. Shi, Investigation of aerosol optical depth (AOD) and Angstrom Exponent over the desert region of Northwestern China based on measurements from the China Aerosol Remote Sensing Network (CARSNET), AAQR, 2015, 15, 2024-2036.

  16. Xu X., J. Qiu, X. Xia, L. Sun, and M. Min, Characteristics of atmospheric aerosol optical depth variation in China during 1993-2012, Atmos. Enivorn., 2015, 119, 82-94.

  17. Zhao H. et al., Temporal variability of the visibility, particulate matter mass concentration and aerosol optical properties over an urban site in Northeast China, Atmos. Res., 2015, 166, 204-212.

  18. Che H., et al., Ground-based aerosol climatology of China: aerosol optical depths from the China Aerosol Remote Sensing Network (CARSNET) 2002-2013, Atmos. Chem. Phy., 2015, 15, 7619-7652.

  19. Li X., et al., The role of foehm in the formation of heavy air pollution events in Urumqi, China, J. Geophys. Res., 2015, 120, DOI.10.1002/2014JD022778, 5371-5384.

  20. Sun L., X. Xia, P. Wang, et al., Surface and column-integrated aerosol properties of heavy haze events in January 2013 over the North China Plain, AAQR, 2015, 15, 1514-1524.

  21. Fan X., H. Chen, X. Xia et al., Increase in surface albedo caused by agricultural plastic film, Atmos. Sci. Lett., 2015, 16, 291-296.

  22. Che H., H. Zhao, Y. Wu, X. Xia, J. Zhu, H. Wang, Y. Wang, J. Sun, J. Yu, X. Zhang, G. Shi, Analyses of aerosol optical properties and direct radiative forcing over urban and industrial regions in Northeast China, Meteo. Atmos. Phy., 2015, 27, 345-354.

  23. Gao Y., M. Zhang, Z. Liu, P. Wang, X. Xia., M. Tao, Modeling the feedback between aerosol and meteorological variables in the atmospheric boundary layer during a severe fog-haze event over the North China Plain, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2015, 15, 4279-4295, doi:10.5194/acp-15-4279-2015.

  24. Wu Y., J. Zhu, H. Che, X. Xia, R. Zhang, Column-integrated aerosol optical properties and direct radiative forcing based on sun photometer measurements at a semi-arid rural site in Northeast China, Atmos. Res., 2015, 157, 56-65, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2015.01.021.

  25. Fan X., X. Xia, H. Chen, Comparison of column-integrated aerosol optical and physical properties in an urban and a suburban site on the North China Plain, Adv. Atmos. Sci., 2015, 32, 477-486.

  26. Zhang X., X. Xia, C. Xuan, On the drivers of variability and trend of surface solar radiation in Beijing metropolitan area, Int. J. Climato., doi:10.1002/joc.3994., 2015, 35, 452-461.

  27. Jin, J., Y. Wu, J. Tao, H. Che, X. Xia, X. Zhang, P. Yan, D. Zhao, L. Zhang, Observation and Analysis of Near-surface Atmospheric Aerosol Optical Properties in Urban Beijing, Particuology, DOI:10.1016/j.partic.2013.03.013, 2015, 18, 144-154.

  28. Che H., X. Xia,  J. Zhu, H. Wang, Y. Wang, J. Sun, X. Zhang, G. Shi, Aerosol optical properties under the condition of heavy haze over an urban site of Beijing, China, Environ. Sci. Poll. Res., 2015, 2, 1043-1053.

  29. Wang L., W. Gong, X. Xia et al., Long-term observations of aerosol optical properties at Wuhan, an urban site in Central China, Atmos. Environ., 2015, 101, 94-102.

  30. Zong X., X. Xia, H. Che, Validation of aerosol optical depth and climatology of aerosol vertical distribution in the Taklimakan Desert, Atmos. Poll. Res., 2015, 6, 239-244.

  31. Fei Y., X. Xia, H. Che, Dust aerosol drives long term trend of surface solar radiation during 1980-2009 in the Taklimakan Desert, Atmos. Sci. Lett., 2014, doi:10.1002/asl2.500.

  32. Xia X., A critical assessment of direct radiative effects of different aerosol types on surface global radiation and its components, J. Quan. Spec. Rad. Tran., 2014, 149, 72-80.

  33. Tao J., L. Zhang, J. Cao, S. Hsu, X. Xia, Z. Zhang, Z. Lin, T. Chen and R. Zhang, Characterization and source apportionment of aerosol light extinction in Chengdu, southwest China, Atmos. Environ., 2014, 95, 552-562

  34. Zhu J., H. Che, X. Xia et al. (2014), Column-integrated aerosol optical and physical properties at a regional background atmosphere in North China Plain, Atmos. Environ., 84, 54-64.

  35. Zhang J., Y. Xuan, X. Yang, M. Liu, H. Tian, X. Xia, P. Li, and X. Zheng (2014), Development of IAP ozonesonde and preliminary evaluation of its performance, Advan. Atmos. Sci., 31, 938-947.

  36. Tang J., P. Wang, L. Mickley, X. Xia, H. Liao, X. Yue, L. Sun, J. Xia (2014), Positive relationship between liquid cloud droplet effective radius and aerosol optical depth over Eastern China from satellite data, Atmos. Environ., 84, 244-253.

  37. Che H., X. Xia, J. Zhu, et al. (2014), Column aerosol optical properties and aerosol radiative forcing during a serious pollution month over North China Plain in 2013 based on ground-based sunphotometer measurements, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 2125-2138, doi:10.5194/acp-14-2125-2014

  38. Stavrakou T., J. Muller, M. Bauwens, I. Smedt, M. Roozendael, A. Guenther, M. Wild, X. Xia (2014), Isoprene emissions over Asia 1979-2012: impact of climate and land use changes, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 4587-4605 

  39. Sun L., X. Xia, P. Wang and Y. Fei, Do aerosols impact ground observation of total cover cover over the North China?, Global Planetary Change, 2014, 117, 91-95.

  40. Qiu J., X. Xia, J. Bai, P. Wang, X. Zong and D. Lu, (2014), A new method to calibrate shortwave solar radiation measurements, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 31, 1321-1329.

  41. Zhang J., Y. Xuan, X. Xia, M. Liu, X. Yan, L. Pan, Z. Bai, W. Wan, Performance evaluation of a self-developed ozonesonde and its application in an intensive observational campaign, Atmos. Oce. Sci. Lett., 2014, 7, 175-179.

  42. Xia, X. (2013), Variability and trend of diurnal temperature range in China and their relationship to total cloud cover and sunshine duration, Ann. Geophys., 31, 795-804.

  43. Xia X., H. Chen, P. Goloub, X. Zong, W. Zhang, P. Wang (2013), Climatological aspects of aerosol optical properties in North China Plain based on ground and satellite remote-sensing data, J. Quan. Spec. Rad. Trans., 127, 12-23.

  44. Xia X., X. Zong, and L. Sun (2013), Exceptional active agricultural fire season in mid-easternChina in June 2012 and its impact on the atmospheric environment, J. Geophys. Res., 118, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50770.

  45. Li X., X. Xia, S. Wang, et al. (2012), Validation of MODIS and deep blue AOD products in an arid/semi-arid region of northwest China, Particuology, 10, 132-139.

  46. Xia X., (2012). Significant decreasing cloud cover during 1954-2005 due to more clear-sky days and less overcast days in China and its relation to aerosol, Ann. Geophys., 30, 573-582. 

  47. Han Z., J. Li, X. Xia et al. (2012). Investigation of direct radiative effects of aerosols in dust strom season over East Asia with an online coupled regional climate-chemistry-aerosol model, Atmos. Environ., 54, 688-699.

  48. Li Z., C. Li, H. Chen, S. Tsay, B. Holben, J. Huang, B. Li, H. Maring, Y. Qian, G. Shi, X. Xia, Y. Yin, Y. Zheng, G. Zhuang (2011), East Asian studies of tropospheric aerosols and their impact on regional climate (EAST-AIRC): An overview, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D00K34, doi:10.1029/2010JD015257.

  49. Du H. L. Kong, T. Chen, J. Chen, J. Du, L. Li, X. Xia, C. Leng, G. Huang (2011), Insights into summertime haze pollution events over Shanghai based on online water-soluble ionic composition of aerosols, Atmos. Environ., 29, 5131-5137.

  50. Xia X. et al. (2011), Baseline continental aerosol over the central Tibetan Plateau and a case study of aerosol transport from South Asia, Atmos. Environ., 45, 7370-7378.

  51. Xia X. (2011), Variability of aerosol optical depth and Angstrom wavelength exponent derived from AERONET observations in recent decades, Environ. Res. Lett., doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/4/044011.

  52. Xia, X. (2010), Spatiotemporal changes in sunshine duration and cloud amount as well as their relationship in China during 1954–2005, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D00K06, doi:10.1029/2009JD012879.

  53. Xia X. (2010), A closer looking at dimming and brightening in China during 1961-2005, Ann. Geophys. 28, 1121-1131.

  54. Fan X., H. Chen, X. Xia, Z. Li, and M. Cribb (2010), Aerosol optical properties from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Mobile Facility at ShouxianChina, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D00K33, doi:10.1029/2010JD014650.

  55. Liu J., X. Xia, Z. Li, P. Wang, M. Min, W. Hao, Y. Wang, J. Xin, X. Li, Y. Zheng, and Z. Chen (2010), Validation of multi-angle imaging spectroradiometer aerosol products in China, Tellus, 62B, 117-124.

  56. Xia X., H. Chen, P. Wang, X. Zong, J. Qiu, P. Goloub (2005), Aerosol properties and their spatial and temporal  variations over North China in spring 2001, Tellus, 57B, 28-39.

  57. Liang F., X. Xia (2005), Long-term trends in solar radiation and the associated climatic factors over China for 1961-2000, Ann. Geophys., 23, 2425-2432.

  58. Xia X., H. Chen, P. Wang, W. Zhang, P. Goloub, B. Chatenet, T. Eck, B. Holben (2006), Variation of column-integrated aerosol properties in a Chinese urban region, J. Geophys. Res., D06204, doi:10.1029/2005JD006203.

  59. Xia X., P. Wang, H. Chen, F. Liang (2006), Analysis of downwelling surface solar radiation in Chinafrom National Centers for Environmental Prediction reanalysis, satellite estimates, and surface observations, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2005JD006405.

  60. Xia X. (2006), Significant overestimation of aerosol optical thickness by MODIS over global land, Chinese Sci. Bull., 51, 23, 2905-2912. 

  61. Xia X., H. Chen, P. Goloub, W. Zhang, B. Chatenet, and P. Wang (2007), A compilation of aerosol optical properties and calculation of direct radiative forcing over an urban region in northernChina, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D12203, doi:10.1029/2006JD008119.

  62. Xia X., H. Chen, Z. Li, P. Wang, J. Wang (2007), Significant reduction of surface solar irradiance induced by aerosols in a suburban region in northeastern China, J. Geophys. Res., 112,D22S02,doi:10.1029/2006JD007562. 

  63. Xia X., Z. Li, P. Wang, H. Chen, and M. Cribb (2007), Estimation of aerosol effects on surface irradiance based on measurements and radiative transfer model simulations in northern China, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D22S10, doi:10.1029/2006JD008337.

  64. Xia X., H. Chen, and W. Zhang (2007), Analysis of the dependence of column-integrated aerosol properties on long-range transport of air masses in Beijing, Atmos. Environ., 41, 7739-7750. 

  65. Li, Z., X., Xia, M. Cribb, W. Mi, B. Holben, H. Chen, P. Wang, S.-C. Tsay, T.F. Eck, F. Zhao, E.G. Dutton, R.E. Dickerson (2007), Aerosol optical properties and its radiative effects in northernChina, J. Geophys. Res., 112,D22S01, doi:10.1029/2006JD007382.

  66. Mi W., Z. Li, X. Xia, B. Holben, R. Levy, F. Zhao, H. Chen, M. Cribb (2007), Evaluation of the MODIS aerosol products at two AERONET stations in China, J. Geophys. Res., 112,D22S08, doi:10.1029/2007JD008447. 

  67. Li Z., H. Chen, M. Cribb, R. Dickerson, B. Holban, C. Li, D. Lu, Y. Luo, H. Maring, G. Shi, S.C. Tsay, P. Wang, Y. Wang, X. Xia, F. Zhao (2007), Overview of the East Asian Studies on tropospheric aerosols, an international regional experiment (EAST-AIRE), J. Geophys. Res., 112, D22S00, doi:10.1029/2007JD008853.

  68. Xia X., Z. Li, B. Holben, P. Wang, T. Eck, H. Chen, and M. Cribb, and Y. Zhao (2007), Aerosol optical properties and radiative effects in the Yangtze Delta region of China, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D22S12, doi:10.1029/2007JD008859. 

  69. Liu J., X. Xia, P. Wang, Z. Li, Y. Zheng, M. Cribb and H. Chen (2007), Significant aerosol direct radiative effects during a pollution episode in northern China, Geophys. Res. Letts., 34, L23808, doi:10.1029/2007GL030953.

  70. Xia X., T. Eck, B. Holben, P. Goloub, H. Chen (2008), Analysis of the weekly cycle of aerosol optical depth using AERONET and MODIS data, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 113,D14217, doi:10.1029/2007JD009604.

  71. Xia X., P. Wang, Y. Wang, Z. Li, J. Xin, J. Liu, and H. Chen (2008), Aerosol optical depth over the Tibetan Plateau and its relation to aerosols over the Taklimakan Desert, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L16804, doi:10.1029/2008GL034981.

  72. Xia X., Z. Li, P. Wang, M. Cribb, H. Chen and Y. Zhao (2008), Analysis of photosynthetic photon flux density and its parameterization in Northern China, Agricultural and Forestry Meteorology, 148, 1101-1108. 

  73. Xia X., Z. Li, P. Wang, M. Cribb, H. Chen, and Y. Zhao (2008), Analysis of relationships between ultraviolet radiation (295-385 nm) and aerosols as well as shortwave radiation in North China Plain, Ann. Geophys. 26, 2403-2053.

  74. Xia, X., and X. Zong (2009), Shortwave versus longwave direct radiative forcing by Taklimakandust aerosols, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L07803, doi:10.1029/2009GL037237.



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