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Total Publications: 70 Total Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers: 53 Total Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters: 2 Total Technical Reports and Miscellaneous Papers: 15 First-authored publications: 28 First-authored Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers: 17 First-authored Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters: 2 First-authored Technical Reports and Miscellaneous Papers: 9 WOS H-index: 23 Google Scholar H-index: 26 (As of 07/22/2020)

2020 (3)

  • Tian, B., E. Manning, J. Roman, H. Thrastarson, E. J. Fetzer, and R. Monarrez, 2020: AIRS Version 7 Level 3 Product User Guide. Avaliable online at NASA GES DISC AIRS Documentation Webpage.
  • Ding, F., A. Savtchenko, T. Hearty, J. Wei, M. Theobald, B. Vollmer, B. Tian, and E. J. Fetzer, 2020: Assessing the impacts of two averaging methods on AIRS Level 3 monthly products and multi-year monthly means. J. Atm. Oc. Tech., 37(6), 1027-1050, https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-19-0129.
    Abstract
  • Tian, B. and X. Dong, 2020: The double-ITCZ bias in CMIP3, CMIP5, and CMIP6 models based on annual mean precipitation. Geophys. Res. Lett., 47(8), 11, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL087232.
    Abstract

2019 (3)

  • Gibson, P. B., D. E. Waliser, H. Lee, B. Tian, and E. Massoud, 2019: Climate model evaluation in the presence of observational uncertainty: precipitation indices over the Contiguous United States, J. Climate, 20(7), 1339-1357, https://doi.org/10.1175/jhm-d-18-0230.1.
  • Tian, E. W., H. Su, B. Tian, J. H. Jiang, 2019: Interannual variations of water vapor in the tropical upper troposphere and the lower and middle stratosphere and their connections to ENSO and QBO, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9913-9926, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9913-2019.
    Abstract
  • Tian, B., E. J. Fetzer, and E. M. Manning, 2019: The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder Obs4MIPs version 2 data set, Earth and Space Science, 6(2), 324-333, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018EA000508.
    Abstract

2018 (5)

  • Tian, B., 2018: Atmospheric Infrared Sounder/Advance Microwave Sounding Unit (AIRS/AMSU) Obs4MIPs V2 air temperature description.
    Obs4MIPs
  • Tian, B., 2018: Atmospheric Infrared Sounder/Advance Microwave Sounding Unit (AIRS/AMSU) Obs4MIPs V2 specific humidity description.
    Obs4MIPs
  • Tian, B., 2018: Atmospheric Infrared Sounder/Advance Microwave Sounding Unit (AIRS/AMSU) Obs4MIPs V2 relative humidity description.
    Obs4MIPs
  • Qu, X. A. Hall. A. M. DeAngelis, M. Zelinka, S. Klein, H. Su, B. Tian, and C. Zhai, 2018: On the emergent constraints of climate sensitivity, J. Climate, 31(2), 863-875, https://doi.org/10.1175/jcli-d-17-0482.1.
    Abstract
  • Kim, J., B. Guan, D. Waliser, R. Ferraro, J. Case, Iguchi, E. Kemp, Putnam, W. Wang, D. Wu, and B. Tian, 2018: Winter precipitation characteristics in western US related to atmospheric river landfalls: observations and model evaluations, Climate Dyn., 50(1), 231-248, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-017-3601-5.
    Abstract

2017 (5)

  • Tian, B., H. Lee, D. Waliser, R. Ferraro, J. Kim, J. Case, T. Iguchi, E. Kemp, D. Wu, W. Putnam, and W. Wang, 2017: Development a model performance metric and its application to assess summer precipitation over the US Great Plains in downscaled climate simulations, J. Hydrometeor., 18(10), 2781-2799, https://doi.org/10.1175/jhm-d-17-0045.1.
    Abstract
  • Lee, H., D. Waliser, R. Ferraro, Iguchi, T., C. Peters-Lidard, B. Tian, P. Loikith and D. Wright, 2017: Evaluating hourly rainfall characteristics over the US Great Plains in dynamically downscaled climate model simulations using NASA-Unified WRF (NU-WRF), J. Geophy. Res., 122(14), 7371-7384, https://doi.org/10.1002/2017jd026564.
    Abstract
  • Iguchi, T., W.-K. Tao, D. Wu, C. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, E. Kemp, Y. Tian, J. Case, W. Wang, R. Ferraro, D. Waliser, J. Kim, H. Lee, B. Guan, B. Tian, and P. Loikith, 2017: Sensitivity of CONUS summer rainfall to the selection of cumulus parameterization scheme in NU-WRF climate simulations, J. Hydrometeor., 18(6), 1689-1706, https://doi.org/10.1175/jhm-d-16-0120.1.
    Abstract
  • Tian, B., E. Fetzer and E. Manning, 2017: Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) basic climatology product Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD).
  • Yue, Q., B. Lambrigtsen, B. Tian, and others, 2017: Version 6 AIRS/AMSU infrared and microwave combined and AIRS infrared only retrieval comparison and test report.

2016 (1)

  • Devasthale, A., J. Sedlar, B. H. Kahn, M. Tjernström, E. J. Fetzer, B. Tian, J. Teixeira, and T. S. Pagano, 2016: A decade of spaceborne observations of the Arctic atmosphere: Novel insights from NASA's AIRS instrument. Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc., 97, 2163-2176, https://doi.org/10.1175/bams-d-14-00202.1.
    Abstract

2015 (4)

  • Tian, B., 2015: Spread of model climate sensitivity linked to double-intertropical convergence zone bias. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 4133-4141, https://doi.org/10.1002/2015GL064119.
    Abstract
  • Lee, Y.-G., J. Kim, C.-H. Ho, S.-I. An, H.-K. Cho, R. Mao, B. Tian, D. Wu, J. N. Lee, O. Kalashnikova, Y. Choi, and S.-W. Yeh, 2015: The effects of ENSO under negative AO phase on the spring dust activity over northern China: An observational investigation. Inter. J. Climatology, 35, 935-947, https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.4028.
    Abstract
  • Seo, K.-W., C. Wilson, T. Scambos, B.-M. Kim, D. E. Waliser, B. Tian, B.-H. Kim, and J. Eom, 2015: Surface mass balance contributions to acceleration of Antarctic ice mass loss during 2003-2013. J. Geophys. Res., 120, 3617-3627, https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JB011755.
    Abstract
  • Seo, K.-W., D. E. Waliser, C.-K. Lee, B. Tian, T. Scambos, B.-M. Kim, J. H. van Angelen, and M. R. van den Broeke, 2015: Accelerated mass loss from Greenland ice sheet: Links to atmospheric circulation in the North Atlantic. Global and Planetary Change, 128, 61-71, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2015.02.006.
    Abstract

2014 (7)

  • Liu, C., B. Tian, K.-F. Li, G. L. Manney, N. J. Livesey, Y. L. Yung, and D. E. Waliser, 2014: Northern Hemisphere mid-winter vortex-displacement and vortex-split stratospheric sudden warmings: Influence of the Madden-Julian oscillation and quasi-biennial oscillation. J. Geophys. Res., 119, 12599–12620, https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JD021876.
    Abstract
  • Sun, W., P. Hess, and B. Tian, 2014: The response of the equatorial tropospheric ozone to the Madden-Julian oscillation in TES satellite observations and CAM-chem model simulation. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 11775-11790, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-11775-2014.
    Abstract
  • Serra, Y. L., X. Jiang, B. Tian, J. A. Amador, E. D. Maloney, and G. N. Kiladis, 2014: Tropical intra-seasonal modes of the atmosphere. Annu. Rev. of Environ. Resour., 39, 5.1-5.27, https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-environ-020413-134219.
    Abstract
  • Kim, D., M.-I. Lee, D. Kim, S. D. Schubert, D. E. Waliser, and B. Tian, 2014: Representation of tropical subseasonal variability of precipitation in global reanalyses. Climate Dyn., 43, 517-534, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-013-1890-x.
    Abstract
  • Hearty, T., A. Savtchenko, B. Tian, E. J. Fetzer, Y. L. Yung, M. Theobald, B. Vollmer, E. Fishbein, and Y.-I. Won, 2014: Estimating sampling biases and measurement uncertainties of AIRS/AMSU-A temperature and water vapor observations using MERRA reanalysis. J. Geophys. Res., 119, 2725-2741, https://doi.org/10.1002/2013JD021205.
    Abstract
  • Kahn, B. H., F. W. Irion, V. T. Dang, E. M. Manning, S. L. Nasiri, C. M. Naud, J. Blaisdell, M. M. Schreier, Q. Yue, K. W. Bowman, E. J. Fetzer, G. Hulley, K. N. Liou, D. Lubin, S. C. Ou, J. Susskind, Y. Takano, B. Tian, and J. R. Worden, 2014: The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder version 6 cloud products. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 399-426, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-399-2014.
    Abstract
  • Tian, B., and D. Waliser, 2014: Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO). Ch. 198 in Encyclopedia of Remote Sensing, Edited by E. Njoku, pp. 349-358, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-36699-9_198, Springer New York.
    Book link

2013 (5)

  • Tian, B., E. Manning, E. J. Fetzer, E. Olsen, S. Wong, J. Susskind, L. Iredell, 2013: AIRS/AMSU/HSB Version 6 Level 3 Product User Guide.
    NASA GES DISC
  • Tian, B., & NCAR Research Staff (Eds), 2013: The Climate Data Guide: AIRS and AMSU: Tropospheric air temperature and specific humidity.
    NCAR Climate Data Guide
  • Guo, Y., B. Tian, R. A. Kahn, O. Kalashnikova, S. Wong, and D. E. Waliser, 2013: Tropical Atlantic dust and smoke aerosol variabilities related to the Madden-Julian Oscillation in MODIS and MISR observations. J. Geophys. Res., 118, D50409, 4947-4963, https://doi.org/10.1002/jgrd.50409.
    Abstract
  • Li, K.-F., B. Tian, K.-K. Tung, L. Kai, J. R. Worden, and Y. L. Yung, 2013: A link between tropical intraseasonal variability and Arctic stratospheric ozone. J. Geophys. Res., 118, D50391, 4280-4289, https://doi.org/10.1002/jgrd.50391.
    Abstract
  • Tian, B., E. Fetzer, B. Kahn, J. Teixeira, E. Manning, and T. Hearty, 2013: Evaluating CMIP5 models using AIRS tropospheric air temperature and specific humidity climatology. J. Geophys. Res., 118, D50117, 114-134, https://doi.org/10.1029/2012JD018607.
    Abstract

2012 (7)

  • Tian, B., and D. E. Waliser, 2012: Chemical and biological impacts. Chapter 18 in Intraseasonal Variability of the Atmosphere-Ocean System (2nd Edition), Edited by K.-M. Lau and D. E. Waliser, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 569-585, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13914-7_18.
    Book link
  • Ao, C. O., D. E. Waliser, T. K. Chan, J.-L. Li, B. Tian, F. Xie, and A. J. Mannuci, 2012: Planetary boundary layer heights from GPS radio occultation refractivity and humidity profiles. J. Geophys. Res., 117, D16117, https://doi.org/10.1029/2012JD017598.
    Abstract
  • Tian, B., C. O. Ao, D. E. Waliser, E. J. Fetzer, A. J. Mannucci, and J. Teixeira, 2012: Intraseasonal temperature variability in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere from the GPS radio occultation measurements. J. Geophys. Res., 117, D15110, https://doi.org/10.1029/2012JD017715.
    Abstract
  • Jiang, J. H., H. Su, C. Zhai, V. S. Perun, A. Del Genio, L. S. Nazarenko, L. J. Donner, L. Horowitz, C. Seman, J. Cole, A. Gettelman, M. Ringer, L. Rotstayn, S. Jeffrey, T. Wu, F. Brient, J-L. Dufresne, H. Kawai, T. Koshiro, M. Watanabe, T. L'Ecuyer, E. M. Volodin, T. Iversen, H. Drange, M. Mesquita, W. G. Read, J. W. Waters, B. Tian, J. Teixeira, and G. L. Stephens, 2012: Evaluation of cloud and water vapor simulations in CMIP5 climate models using NASA 'A-Train' satellite observations. J. Geophys. Res., 117, D14105, https://doi.org/10.1029/2011JD017237.
    Abstract
  • Seo, K.-W., D. E. Waliser, B. Tian, B.-M. Kim, S.-C. Park, S. Cocke, B.-J. Sohn, and M. Ishii, 2012: Evidence of last two-decade trend in global fresh water discharge and evapotranspiration revealed by recent reanalysis and satellite observations. Asia-Pacific J. Atmos. Sci., 48, 153-158, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13143-0015-5.
    Abstract
  • Li, K.-F., B. Tian, D. E. Waliser, M. J. Schwartz, J. L. Neu, J. R. Worden, and Y. L. Yung, 2012: Vertical structure of MJO-related subtropical ozone variations from MLS, TES, and SHADOZ data. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 425-436, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-425-2012.
    Abstract
  • Dang, V. T., et al. including B. Tian, 2012, AIRS/AMSU/HSB Version 6 Level 2 Performance and Testing Report.
    NASA GES DISC

2011 (7)

  • Tian, B., 2011, Atmospheric Infrared Sounder/Advance Microwave Sounding Unit (AIRS/AMSU) Air Temperature Description.
    Obs4MIPs
  • Tian, B., 2011, Atmospheric Infrared Sounder/Advance Microwave Sounding Unit (AIRS/AMSU) Specific Humidity Description.
    Obs4MIPs
  • Wong, S., E. J. Fetzer, B. H. Kahn, B. Tian, B. Lambrigtsen, and H.-C. Ye, 2011: Closing the global water vapor budget with AIRS water vapor, MERRA reanalysis, TRMM and GPCP precipitation, and GSSTF evaporation. J. Climate, 24, 6307-6321, https://doi.org/10.1175/2011JCLI4154.1.
    Abstract
  • Wang, J., S. Pawson, B. Tian, M.-C. Liang, R.-L. Shia, Y. L. Yung, and X. Jiang, 2011: El Nino-Southern Oscillation in tropical and mid-latitude column ozone. J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 1911-1921, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-11-045.1.
    Abstract
  • Wong, S., E. J. Fetzer, B. Tian, B. Lambrigtsen, and H.-C. Ye, 2011: The apparent water vapor sinks and heat sources associated with the intraseasonal oscillation of the Indian summer monsoon. J. Climate, 24, 4466-4479, https://doi.org/10.1175/2011JCLI4076.1.
    Abstract
  • Tian, B., D. E. Waliser, R. A. Kahn, and S. Wong, 2011: Modulation of Atlantic aerosols by the Madden-Julian Oscillation. J. Geophys. Res., 116, D15108, https://doi.org/10.1029/2010JD015201.
    Abstract
  • Liang, C. K., A. Eldering, A. Gettelman, B. Tian, S. Wong, E. J. Fetzer, and K.-N. Liou, 2011: Record of tropical interannual variability of temperature and water vapor from a combined AIRS-MLS dataset. J. Geophys. Res., 116, D06103, https://doi.org/10.1029/2010JD014841.
    Abstract

2010 (5)

  • Tian, B., D. E. Waliser, E. J. Fetzer, and Y. L. Yung, 2010: Vertical moist thermodynamic structure of the Madden-Julian Oscillation in Atmospheric Infrared Sounder retrievals: An update and a comparison to ECMWF interim reanalysis. Mon. Wea. Rev., 138, 4576-4582, https://doi.org/10.1175/2010MWR3486.1.
    Abstract
  • Li, K.-F., B. Tian, D. E. Waliser, and Y. L. Yung, 2010: Tropical mid-tropospheric CO2 variability driven by the Madden-Julian Oscillation. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 107, 19171-19175, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1008222107.
    Abstract
  • Seo, K.-W., D. Ryu, B.-M. Kim, D. E. Waliser, B. Tian, and J. Eom, 2010: GRACE and AMSR-E-based estimates of winter season solid precipitation accumulation in the Arctic drainage region. J. Geophys. Res., 115, D20117, https://doi.org/10.1029/2009JD013504.
    Abstract
  • Waliser, D. E., J.-L. Li, B. Tian, and X. Jiang, 2010: Diagnostics for the tropics: some (cautious) uses of satellite data. Proceedings of Seminar on Diagnosis of Forecasting and Data Assimilation Systems, ECMWF, 7 - 10 September 2009, p51-76.
  • Neelin, J. D., B. R. Lintner, B. Tian, Q. Li, L. Zhang, P. K. Patra, M. T. Chahine, and S. N. Stechmann, 2010: Long tails in deep columns of natural and anthropogenic tropospheric tracers. Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L05804, https://doi.org/10.1029/2009GL041726.
    Abstract

2009 (3)

  • Jiang, X., D. E. Waliser, W. S. Olson, W.-K. Tao, T. S. L'Ecuyer, J.-L. Li, B. Tian, Y. L. Yung, A. M. Tompkins, S. E. Lang, and M. Grecu, 2009: Vertical heating structures associated with the MJO as characterized by TRMM estimates, ECMWF reanalyses and forecasts: A case study during 1998-99 winter. J. Climate, 22, 6001-6022, https://doi.org/10.1175/2009JCLI3048.1.
    Abstract
  • Waliser, D. E., B. Tian, M. J. Schwartz, X. Xie, W. T. Liu, and E. J. Fetzer, 2009: How well can satellite data characterize the water cycle of the Madden-Julian Oscillation? Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L21803, https://doi.org/10.1029/2009GL040005.
    Abstract
  • Seo, K.-W., D. E. Waliser, B. Tian, J. Familgietti, and T. Syed, 2009: Evaluation of global land-to-ocean fresh water discharge and evapotranspiration using space-based observations. J. Hydrol., 373, 508-515, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.05.014.
    Abstract

2008 (4)

  • Fetzer, E. J., W. G. Read, D. E. Waliser, B. H. Kahn, B. Tian, H. Vomel, F. W. Irion, H. Su, A. Eldering, M. de la Torre Juarez, J. Jiang, and V. Dang, 2008: Comparison of upper tropospheric water vapor measurements from the Microwave Limber Sounder and Atmospheric Infrared Sounder. J. Geophys. Res., 113, D22306, https://doi.org/10.1029/2008JD010000.
    Abstract
  • Zhang, Y., S. A. Klein, C. T. Liu, B. Tian, R. T. Marchand, J. M. Haynes, R. B. McCoy, Y. Zhang, and T. P. Ackerman, 2008: On the diurnal cycle of deep convection, high clouds and upper tropospheric water vapor in the Multi-scale Modeling Framework. J. Geophys. Res., 113, D16105, https://doi.org/10.1029/2008JD009905.
    Abstract
  • Tian, B., D. E. Waliser, R. A. Kahn, Q. B. Li, Y. L. Yung, T. Tyranowski, I. V. Geogdzhavev, M. I. Mishchenko, O. Torres, and A. Smirnov, 2008: Does the Madden-Julian Oscillation influence aerosol variability?, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D12215, https://doi.org/10.1029/2007JD009372.
    Abstract
  • Schwartz, M. J., D. E. Waliser, B. Tian, D. L. Wu, J. H. Jiang, and W. G. Read, 2008: Characterization of MJO-related upper-tropospheric hydrological processes using MLS. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L08812, https://doi.org/10.1029/2008GL033675.
    Abstract

2007 (2)

  • Tian, B., Y. L. Yung, D. E. Waliser, T. Tyranowski, L. Kuai, E. J. Fetzer, and F. W. Irion, 2007: Intraseasonal variations of the tropical total ozone and their connection to the Madden-Julian Oscillation. Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L08704, https://doi.org/10.1029/2007GL029471.
    Abstract
  • Pagano, T. S., M. T. Chahine, H. H. Aumann, B. Tian, S.-Y. Lee, E. Olsen, B. Lambrigtsen, E. Fetzer, F. W. Irion, X. Fu, W. McMillan, L. Strow, C. Barnet, M. Goldberg, J. Susskind, and J. Blaisdell, 2006: Climate research with the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder. Proc. Soc. Photo-opt. Inst. Eng., 6362, 63621K, https://doi.org/10.1117/12.689148.
    Abstract

2006 (2)

  • Tian, B., D. E. Waliser, and E. J. Fetzer, 2006: Modulation of the diurnal cycle of tropical deep convective clouds by the MJO. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L20704, https://doi.org/10.1029/2006GL027752.
    Abstract
  • Tian, B., D. E. Waliser, E. J. Fetzer, B. H. Lambrigtsen, Y. Yung, and B. Wang, 2006: Vertical moist thermodynamic structure and spatial-temporal evolution of the MJO in AIRS observations. J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 2462-2485, https://doi.org/10.1175/jas3782.1.
    Abstract

2005 and Before (7)

  • Tian, B., I. M. Held, N.-C. Lau, and B. J. Soden, 2005: Diurnal cycle of summertime deep convection over North America: A satellite perspective. J. Geophys. Res., 110, D08108, https://doi.org/10.1029/2004JD005275.
    Abstract
  • Tian, B., B. J. Soden, and X. Wu, 2004: Diurnal cycle of convection, clouds, and water vapor in the tropical upper troposphere: Satellites versus a general circulation model. J. Geophys. Res., 109, D10101, https://doi.org/10.1029/2003JD004117.
    Abstract
  • Tian, B., and V. Ramanathan, 2003: A simple moist tropical atmosphere model: The role of cloud radiative forcing. J. Climate, 16, 2086-2092, https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0442(2003)016<2086:ASMTAM>2.0.CO;2.
    Abstract
  • Tian, B., and V. Ramanathan, 2002: Role of tropical clouds in surface and atmospheric energy budget. J. Climate, 15, 296-305, https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0442(2002)015<0296:ROTCIS>2.0.CO;2.
    Abstract
  • Tian, B., G. J. Zhang, and V. Ramanathan, 2001: Heat balance in the Pacific warm pool atmosphere during TOGA COARE and CEPEX. J. Climate, 14, 1881-1894, https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0442(2001)014<1881:HBITPW>2.0.CO;2.
    Abstract
  • Tao, Z.-Y., H.-Q. Wang, W. Huang, and B. Tian, 1995: Structure evolution of typhoon No. 9216 after landing, Q. J. Appl. Meteor., 6, 146-152.
  • Tao, Z.-Y., B. Tian, and W. Huang, 1994: Asymmetry structure and torrential rain of landing typhoon 9216, Q. J. Trop. Meteor., 10, 69-77.

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