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Qiaohong Sun

Post-Doctoral Scientist

Qiaohong Sun is a Post-Doctoral Scientist with PCIC. She is conducting research on the physical processes affecting precipitation extremes for short (sub‐daily) accumulation periods and their possible changes. Qiaohong’s research interests include the uncertainty of climate observations, the detection and attribution of hydrologic and climatic extremes, and the influences of air-sea interactions.
Qiaohong gained her PhD (2018) and MSc (2015) from Beijing Normal University. In 2016, She visited University of California, Irvine as a joint PhD. student.

  • PhD, Global Environmental Change, Beijing Normal University, China
  • MSc, Global Environmental Change, Beijing Normal University, China
Selected Publications: 
  • Sun, Q., X. Zhang, F. W. Zwiers, S. Westra, and L.V. Alexander, 2021: A global, continental and regional analysis of changes in extreme precipitation, Journal of Climate, 34: 243–258; doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0892.1.
  • Sun, Q., F. W. Zwiers, X. Zhang, and G. Li, 2020: A comparison of intra‐annual and long-term trend scaling of extreme precipitation with temperature in a large-ensemble regional climate simulation, Journal of Climate, 33 (21): 9233–9245, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0920.1.
  • Sun, Q., Miao C.Y., AghaKouchak A., Mallakpour I., Ji D.Y., and Duan Q.Y., 2020: Possible Increased frequency of ENSO-related dry and wet conditions over some major watersheds in a warming climate, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 101(4): 409-426, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0258.1.
  • Sun, Q., Miao C.Y., Hanel M., Borthwick A.G.L., Duan Q.Y., Ji D.Y., Li H., 2019: Global heat stress on health, wildfires, and agricultural crops under different levels of climate warming, Environment International, 128: 125-136, doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.04.025.
  • Sun Q., Miao C., Duan Q., Ashouri H., Sorooshian S., Hsu K., A review of global precipitation datasets: data sources, estimation, and intercomparisons. Reviews of Geophysics, 2017, doi: 10.1002/2017RG000574.
  • Sun Q., Miao C., Duan Q., Changes in the Spatial Heterogeneity and Annual Distribution of Observed Precipitation across China. Journal of Climate, 2017, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0045.1.
  • Sun Q., Miao C., AghaKouchak A., Duan Q., Unraveling anthropogenic influence on the changing risk of heat waves in China. Geophysical Research Letters, 2017, doi: 10.1002/2017GL073531. (AGU highlight)
  • Sun Q., Miao C., Qiao Y., Duan Q., The nonstationary impact of local temperature changes and ENSO on extreme precipitation at the global scale. Climate Dynamics, 2017, doi: 10.1007/s00382-017-3586-0.
  • Sun Q., Miao C., AghaKouchak A., Duan Q., Century-scale causal relationships between global dry/wet conditions and the state of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Geophysical Research Letters, 2016, doi: 10.1002/2016GL069628.
  • Sun Q., Miao C., Duan Q., Comparative analysis of CMIP3 and CMIP5 global climate models for simulating the daily mean, maximum and minimum temperature and precipitation over China. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 2015, doi:10.1002/2014JD022994.
  • Sun Q., Miao C., Duan Q., Temperature and precipitation changes over the Loess Plateau between 1961 and 2011, based on high-density gauge observations. Global and Planetary Change, 2015, doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2015.05.011.
  • Sun Q., Miao C., Duan Q., Kong D., Ye A., Di Z., Gong W., Would the “real” observed dataset stand up? A critical examination of eight observed gridded climate datasets for China. Environmental Research Letters, 2014, 9: 015001, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/1/015001.