Jie Song

Research Emphases

Observe and Model Biosphere-Atmosphere Interaction

Specific Research Endeavors

Modeling physical and dynamic interactions between the land surface and atmosphere using numerical models to advance our understanding of land use change due to urbanization and intensive farming on regional weather/ climate; Simulating potential climate change and its impact due to natural variability and human activities (greenhouse gases, air pollution, large-scale land use change);  

Conducting field measurement and modeling to examine variations in water cycle as well as biogeophysical characteristics and processes of the crops in the corn belt;  Studying carbon, water and nitrogen budgets for potential bioenergy plants to understand potential soil carbon sequestration.

Frequently Taught Courses

GEOG 105/106: Introduction to the Atmospher 
GEOG M410/M510: Weather Dynamics I 
GEOG M411: Weather Dynamics II 
GEOG M430: Micrometeorology 
GEOG M485: Atmospheric Physics 

Representative Publications

Drewniak, B., Song, J., Prell, J., Kotamarthi, V. R., and Jacob, R. 2013: Modeling agriculture in the Community Land Model, Geosci. Model Dev., 6, 495-515, doi:10.5194/gmd-6-495-2013.  

Shao, Haiyan,Jie Songand Hongyun Ma, 2013: “Sensitivity of the East Asian Summer Monsoon Circulation and Precipitation to an Idealized Large-Scale Urban Expansion,” Journal of Meteorological Society of Japan, 91: 163-177.  

Shao, Haiyan,Jie Songand Hongyun Ma, 2013: “Modeling effect of large-scale urban land use on summer precipitation in East China--The 1994 and 1998 case,”. Journal of Tropical Meteorology, Vol, 29, No. 1, 61-67.

Sun, Shanlei, Haishan Chen, Weimin Ju,Jie Song,Jie Sun, Yujie Fang, 2012: “Effects of climate change on annual streamflow using climate elasticity in Poyang Lake Basin, China,”. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, DOI 10.1007/s00704-12-0714-y 

Sun, Shanlei, Haishan Chen, Weimin Ju, Jie Song,Jinjian Li, Yongjian Ren, Ji Sun, 2012: “Past and future changes of streamflow in Poyang Lake Basin, Southeastern China. ”. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16, 2006-2020. 

Zhihong Jiang, Jie Song,Laurent Li, Weilin Chen, Ji Wang, Zhifu Wang, 2012: “Extreme climate events in China: IPCC-AR4 model evaluation and projection”. Climatic Change, vol. 110, No.1-2, 385-401.

SUN Shanlei, ZHOU Suo quan, SONG Jie, SHI Jianhong, GU Renying5, and HUANG Jue, 2011, Discussion on the Variation Characteristics of the Total Solar Radiation in Jiangxi Province Utilizing Penman Equation. Climatic and Environmental Research (published in Chinese Journal, refereed), 16 (5): 630-640

Shanlei Sun, Suoquan Zhou, Jie Song, Jianhong Shi, Renying Gu, Fengmin Ma, 2010, Change in pan evaporation and its driving factors in Jiangxi Province, Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering. 26 (9): 59-65. 

Renying Gu, Suoquan Zhou, Jie Song, Shanlei Sun, Jianhong Shi, Yang Luo, 2010: Variation analysis on Pan Evaporation and Its influence factors in Jangxi Province for the last 46 years. Chinese Journal of Agrometeorology. 31(3): 388-394. 

Xuesong Zhang, Shuanghe Shen, Jie Song, Xiaodong Zhou, Yongxiu Li, 2010: Diurnal variation of the vertically distributed sunlit and shaded leaves and contribution to photosynthesis in the cotton field, Journal of Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, 33(2): 180-185 

Ma, Hongyun, Guo, Pinwen, and Song, Jie,  2009: “Simulation of ‘2007.7’ heavy rainfall case in the Changjiang-Huaihe valley using the WRF model with different land surface schemes”, Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences (in Chinese), 33(3): 557-567. 

Zhang, Xuesong, Shen, Shuanghe, Song, Jie, 2009: “ The vertical distribution of cotton leaf nitrogen content and photosynthetic characteristics in the north China plain”. Acta Ecologica Sinica [Chinese Journal of Eco-Agriculture], 29(4): 1893-1898. 

Jiang, Zhihong, Chen, Welin, Song, Jie, Wang, Ji, 2009: “Projection and Evaluation of the Annual Precipitation Extremes Indices over China using Seven IPCC AR4 AOGCMs,” Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 33(1): 109-120.  

Wang, Ji, Jiang, Zhihong, Song, Jie, Ding, Yu Guo, 2008,“Evaluating the Simulation Ability of the IPCC-AR4 GCMS on the Extreme Temperature Indices in China,” Acta Geographica Sinica (Chinese Journal of Geophysics), 63(3): 227-236. 

Song, J., Wesely, M.L., Holdridge, D.J., and Cook, D.R., 2006: Estimating the Long-term Hydrological Budget over Heterogeneous Surfaces. Journal of Hydrometeorology , Vol. 7, No. 1, 203–214. 

Shankman, D., Keim, B. and Song, J., 2006: Flood frequency in China 's Poyan lake region: trends and teleconnections. International Journal of Climatology , 26: 1255-1266.  

Song, J., Liao, K., Coulter, R.L., and Lesht B.M., 2005: Climatology of the low-level jet at the southern Great Plains Atmospheric Boundary Layer Experiments site. Journal of Applied Meteorology, Vol. 44, No. 10, 1593–1606.  

Miller, N.L., A. W. King, M. A. Miller, E. P. Springer, M. L. Wesely, K. E. Bashford and M. E. Conrad, K. Costigan, P. N. Foster, H. K. Gibbs, J. Jin, J. Klazura and B. M. Lesht, M. V. Machavaram, F. Pan, J. Song , D. Troyan, R. A. Washington-Allen, 2005: The DOE Water Cycle Pilot Study. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society , 86 , 359-374.

Grossman, R., Yates, D., LeMone, M., Wesely, M.L., and Song, J., 2005: Observed effects of horizontal surface temperature variations on the atmosphere over a Mid-west watershed during CASES 97. Journal of Geophysica l Research 110, No.6, D06117, doi:10.1029/2004JD004542

Lu, D. and J. Song, 2004, “A simplified atmospheric correction procedure for estimating surface temperature from AVHRR thermal data”, GIScience & Remote Sensing, 41:81-94 

Song, J. 2003, "Radiation Measurements." book Chapter for "Phenology: An Integrative Environmental Science", edited by Mark D. Schwartz, October 2003, 592 pp. Book Series: TASKS FOR VEGETATION SCIENCE : Volume 39, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.  

Song, J. and M.L. Wesely, 2003, "On comparison of modeled surface flux variations to aircraft observations". Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 117:159-171.  

Song, J., D. Lu, M.L. Wesely, 2003, "On simplified atmospheric correction procedures for shortwave bands of satellite images", Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 69, no. 5: 521-529.  

M.L. Wesely, J. Song, R.T. McMillen, and T.P. Meyers, 2001, "Effects of soil moisture variation on deposition velocities above vegetation." Water, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus, 1, No. 5-6, 5-15.  

Song J., M.L. Wesely, R.L. Coulter, and E.A. Brandes, 2000, "Estimating watershed evapotranspiration with PASS. Part I: inferring root-zone moisture conditions using satellite data." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 1: 447-461. 

Song J., M.L. Wesely, M.A. LeMone, and R.L. Grossman, 2000, "Estimating watershed evapotranspiration with PASS. Part II: moisture budgets during drydown periods." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 1: 462-473. 

Song, J., 2000, "Changes in Dryness/wetness in China during the last 529 years." International Journal of Climatology, 20: 1003-1015.

Song, J. and W. Gao, 1999, "An Improved Method to Derive Surface Albedo from Narrowband AVHRR Satellite Data: Narrowband to Broadband Conversion," Journal of Applied Meteorology, 38, 239-249.  

Song, J., 1999, "Phenological Influences on the Albedo of Prairie Grassland and Crop Fields." International Journal of Biometeorology, 42, 153-157.

Jie Song


Office: Davis Hall 219B


Ph.D., University of Delaware

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