1. Peer-Reviewed Papers

Over 240 peer-reviewed papers are available from Google Scholar (in order of citation numbers or years).


2. Major Advisory Reports

Zeng, X., L. Alves, A. Cherchi, T. Horinouchi, J. Huang, T. Meloth, S. Pryor, S.P. Sobolowski , P. Zuidema, 2022: White Paper on WCRP Global Precipitation Experiment. 16 pages with one appendix. Submitted to WCRP JSC on 9/12/2022.


Colman, B, S. Glenn, and co-authors (including X. Zeng as a task team member), 2021: A Report on Priorities for Weather Research, submitted to the NOAA Administrator and Congress (as a NOAA Science Advisory Board Report), pp. 119, December 2021.


Russell, J., and co-authors (including X. Zeng), 2021: Advancing Earth System Predictions, CWG/EISWG Joint White Paper submitted to the NOAA Science Advisory Board and NOAA leadership, pp. 24, March 2021.


Teixeira, J., J.R. Piepmeier, A.R. Nehrir, C.O. Ao, S.S. Chen, C.A. Clayson, A.M. Fridlind, M. Lebsock, W. McCarty, H. Salmun, J.A. Santanello, D.D. Turner, Z. Wang, X. Zeng, 2021: Toward a Global Planetary Boundary Layer Observing System – The NASA PBL Incubation Study Team Report. Submitted to NASA Earth Science Division, pp. 134, April 2021.


Xubin Zeng testified at the congressional hearing on “Climate and Energy Science Research at the Department of Energy”, held by the Subcommittee on Energy of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on May 4, 2021 at 11:00am EDT (


Zeng, X., and coauthors, 2019: Use of Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) at NOAA. Submitted to the NOAA Scientific Advisory Board, 7 pages with 17 pages of supplementary materials. Briefed NOAA Administrator and the report was also submitted to the U.S. Congress.


National Academies, 2018: Thriving on Our Changing Planet: A Decadal Strategy for Earth Observation from Space. National Academies Press, 700 pp. X. Zeng is a co-author of Chapter 7: Weather and Air Quality: Minutes to Subseasonal, 57 pp.


Zeng, X., S. Ackerman, R.D. Ferraro, J.J. Murray, S. Pawson, C. Reynolds, and J. Teixeira, 2015: Workshop Report on Scientific Challenges and Opportunities in the NASA Weather Focus Area, submitted to NASA Earth Science:


Smith, R.B., R.E. Carbone, and X. Zeng, 2013: Final Report of The Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities Workshop - Meeting the Challenges of Climate System Science (on 18-19 June 2012, Boulder, Colorado, USA), 11 June 2013. 44 pp (submitted to NSF AGS).


Snow, J. T., X. Zeng, P. Klein, J. M. Shepherd, S. Sarnat, and E. M. Stanley, Sr., 2012: NRC Report on “Urban Meteorology: Forecasting, Monitoring, and Meeting End Users' Needs”, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., 190 pp.


Dabberdt, W.F., R. Carbone, S.S. Chen, G. Forbes, E.Foufoula-Georgiou, R. Morss, J.T. Snow, and X. Zeng, 2010: NRC Report on “When Weather Matters: Science and Service to Meet Critical Societal Needs,” National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., 146 pp.


Robinson, D.A., 12 other coauthors, and X. Zeng, 2007: NRC Report on Principles and Guidelines for Archiving Environmental and Geospatial Data at NOAA. National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., 116 pp.


Asner, G., 10 other coauthors, and X. Zeng, 2007: Final Report of the 2007 NASA Earth Science Senior Review (36 pages, submitted to the NASA Earth Science Division).


Robinson, D.A., 12 other coauthors, and  X. Zeng, 2006: NRC Report on Preliminary Principles and Guidelines for Archiving Environmental and Geospatial Data at NOAA: Interim Report. National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., 25 pp.


3. Book Chapters, Reviewed Technical Reports, and Book Review

Zeng, X., 2022: Silicon Valley, Entrepreneurship, and Scientific Innovation (A Commentary), 32 (2), 2, GEWEX Quarterly, 2nd quarter.

Zeng, X., J. Polcher, J.E.J. Reeves Eyre, P.J. van Oevelen, T. Schneider, T. L’Ecuyer, and L.R. Leung, 2022: How much does it rain and evapotranspire over the Amazon River basin? 32 (2), 6-8, GEWEX Quarterly, 2nd quarter.

Zeng, X., J. Polcher, and P.J. van Oevelen, 2022: Highlights of the GEWEX SSG-34, 32 (3), 13-14, GEWEX Quarterly, 3rd quarter.

Shen, B.-W., R.A. Pielke Sr., X. Zeng,J. Cui,  S. Faghih-Naini, W. Paxson, and R. Atlas, 2022: Three Kinds of Butterfly Effects Within Lorenz Models, Encyclopedia - Earth Sciences, 2(3), 1250-1259;

Shen, BW,  R. A. Pielke Sr., X. Zeng, J.-J. Baik, S. Faghih-Naini, J. Cui, R. Atlas, T.A. Reyes, (2021) Is Weather Chaotic? Coexisting Chaotic and Non-chaotic Attractors Within Lorenz Models. In: Skiadas C.H., Dimotikalis Y. (eds) 13th Chaotic Modeling and Simulation International Conference. CHAOS 2020. Springer Proceedings in Complexity. Springer, Cham.

Galarneau, T. and X. Zeng, 2021: Influence of Midlatitude Soil Moisture Conditions on Upstream Subtropical Circulation, GEWEX Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 1, p. 6-7.

Zeng, X., 2020: Land-Atmosphere Interactions at Different Time Scales–The Role of GEWEX. Invited Commentary, GEWEX Quarterly, May 2020 issue, p. 2.

Broxton, P., X. Zeng, and N. Dawson, 2019: A 35 Year Dataset for Climatological Snow Studies over the Conterminous US. GEWEX News, 2nd Quarter, 2019, p. 4-5 (featured on cover).

Ek, M. and X. Zeng, 2019: What is the role of GEWEX in R2O and O2R? GEWEX News, 1st Quarter, 2019, p. 3-4.

Broxton, P., X. Zeng, and N. Dawson, 2019: A 35-Year dataset for climatological snow studies over the conterminous U.S. GEWEX News, 2nd Quarter, 2019, p. 4-5 (featured on cover).


Volkmann, T.H.M., co-authors, X. Zeng, ad P.A. Troch, 2018: Controlled Experiments of Hillslope Coevolution at the Biosphere 2 Landscape Evolution Observatory: Toward Prediction of Coupled Hydrological, Biogeochemical, and Ecological Change. Chapter 2 in the book "Hydrology of Artificial and Controlled Experiments", doi: 10.5772/intechopen.72325.


Zeng, X. and D. Klocke, 2017: A new vision for GEWEX Global Atmospheric System Stuides (GASS) Panel, GEWEX News, 27, 4-5, August 2017 issue.


Sengupta, A., L. A. Pangle, T. H. M. Volkmann, K. Dontsova, P. A. Troch, A. A. Meira, J. W. Neilson, E. A. Hunt, J. Chorover, X. Zeng, J. van Haren, G. A. Barron-Gafford, A. Bugaj, N. Abramson, M. Sibayan, T. Huxman, 2017: Advancing understanding of hydrological and biogeochemical interactions in evolving landscapes through controlled experimentation and monitoring at the Landscape Evolution Observatory. In: Chabbi, A., and  Loescher, H., editors, Terrestrial ecosystem research infrastructures: Challenges and opportunities. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, p. 576.


Yang, Z., F. Dominguez, H. Gupta, X. Zeng, and L. Norman, 2017: Potential impacts of the continuing urbanization on regional climate: The developing Phoenix-Tucson "Sun Corridor". Chapter 11 (p. 179-193) of the book "Water Bankruptcy In The Land Of Plenty: Steps towards a transatlantic and transdisciplinary assessment of water scarcity in Southern Arizona" edited by F. Poupeau, H. Gupta, A. Serrat-Capdevilla, M.A. Sans-Fuentes, S. Harris, and L. G. Hayde, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, p. 437.


Zeng, X., and A. Wang, 2014: Global Hourly Land Surface Air Temperature Data Sets Covering 61 Years Now Available. GEWEX News, Vol. 24, No. 3, pages 6-7, August 2014 issue.


Niu, G.Y., and X. Zeng, 2012: The Earth System Model, Modeling the land component of. Book Chapter of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, R.A. Meyers, Ed., doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0851-3.


Zreda, M., X. Zeng, J. Shuttleworth, C. Zweck, T. Ferre, T. Franz, R. Rosolem, D. Desilets, S. Desilets, and G. Womack, 2011: Cosmic-Ray Neutrons, An Innovative Method for Measuring Area-Average Soil Moisture. GEWEX News, 21 (3), 6-10 (plus front and back covers), August 2011 Issue.


Shuttleworth, W.J., Zreda, M., Zeng, X., Zweck, C., and  Ferre, P.A., 2010: The COsmic-ray Soil Moisture Observing System (COSMOS): a non-invasive, intermediate scale soil moisture measurement network. Proceedings of the British Hydrological Society Third International Symposium: "Role of Hydrology in Managing Consequences of a Changing Global Environment", Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom, 19-23 July 2010. ISBN: 1 903741 17 3, p. 757-763.


AMS Council (including X. Zeng), 2010: The 2009 AMS member Survey – A summary of findings and response to members. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 91, 657-673.


Zeng, Q.-C., X.D. Zeng, A.H. Wang, R.E. Dickinson, X. Zeng, and S.S.P. Shen, 2005: Models and numerical simulations of atmosphere-vegetaion-soil interactions and ecosystem dynamics. In Computational Physics: Proceedings of the Joint Conference of ICCP6 and CCP 2003, X.G. Zhao, S. Jiang, and X.J. Yu, Eds., Rinton Press, 98-109.


Oleson, K. W., D. M. Lawrence, G. B. Bonan,  M.G. Flanner, E. Kluzek, P.J. Lawrence, S. Levis, S.C. Swenson, P.E. Thornton, A. Dai, M. Decker, R. Dickinson, J. Feddema, C. Heald, F. Hoffman, J.-F. Lamarque, N. Mahowald, G.-Y. Niu, T. Qian, J. Randerson, S. Running, K. Sakaguchi, A. Slater, R. Stockli, A. Wang, Z.-L. Yang, X.D. Zeng, and X. Zeng, 2010:  Technical Description of version 4.0 of the Community Land Model (CLM), NCAR Technical Note (NCAR/TN-478+STR), pp. 257.


Zeng, X., 2004: Review of two-volume books “Large-Scale Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics I and II”, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 85, 282-284.


Oleson, K. W., Y. Dai, G. Bonan, M. Bosilovich, R. Dickinson, P. Dirmeyer, F. Hoffman, P. Houser, S. Levis, G.-Y. Niu, P. Thornton, M. Vertenstein, Z.-L. Yang, and X. Zeng, 2004: Technical Description of the Community Land Model (CLM), NCAR Technical Note (NCAR/TN-461+STR), pp. 174.


Claussen, M., P. M. Cox, X. Zeng, P. Viterbo, A. C. M. Beljaars, R. A. Betts, H.-J. Bolle, T. Chase, and R. Koster, 2004: The global climate. Chapter A4 in Vegetation, Water, Humans and the Climate, P. Kabat, and nine co-editors, Eds., Springer, 38-72.


Zeng, X., and Y. He, 2001: Observational and modeling study on the relationship between sea surface temperature and evaporation over the tropical Pacific. In monograph Dynamics of Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulation and Climate, China Meteorological Press, 508-520.


Pielke, R. A., G. Dalu, J. Eastman, P. L. Vidale, and X. Zeng, 1998: Boundary layer processes and land surface interactions on the mesoscale. Chapter 7 of Clear and Cloudy Boundary Layers, Eds., A. A. M. Holtslag and P. G. Duynkerke, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, 155-176.


Pielke, R., M. E. Nicholls, T. A. Nygaard, R. L.Walko, and X. Zeng, 1997: Several unresolved issues in numerical modeling of geophysical flows. In: Numerical Methods in Atmospheric and Oceanic Modeling, The Andre J. Robert Memorial Volume, C. A. Lin, R. Laprise, and H. Ritchie, Eds., 557-581.


Pielke, R. A., J. Baron, T. Chase, J. Copeland, T. G. F. Kittel, T. J. Lee, R. Walko, and X. Zeng, 1996: Use of mesoscale models for simulation of seasonal weather and climate change for the Rocky Mountain States. Chapter 19 of GIS and Environmental Modeling: Progress and Research Issues, Ed., M.F. Goodchild, GIS World, 99-103.


Pielke, R. A., J. L. Eastman, L. D. Grasso, J. B. Knowles, M. E. Nicholls, R. L. Walko, and X. Zeng, 1995: Atmospheric Vortices. Fluid Vortices, Ed. S.I. Green, Kluwer Academic Publishing, 617-650.