Haibin Li

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Haibin Li
Postdoctoral Fellow

Rutgers University
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Wright Lab, Rm209
610 Taylor Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854 U.S.A.

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Education

  • B.S., Peking University, P. R. China, 1999
  • M.S., Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China, 2002
  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2007

Honors and Awards

  • Global Change Scholarship, American Meteorological Society, 2006
  • Graduate Student Travel Support, New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute, 2005
  • Conference Travel Award, Rutgers University, 2005
  • Alberts Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2002-2003
  • Excellent graduate scholarship, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2000

Research Interests

Climate modeling and diagnosis, impacts of climate change on hydroclimates (with an emphasis on anthropogenic contributions), land surface hydrology, land-atmosphere interactions, hydrologic forecasting, data mining

Research Experience

  • Research Associate, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Rutgers, University,
    • Feb, 2010 - current
    • Assessing Future Water Resource Situations for the U.S., Climate change and Hydrology,
    • Water Table Depth Simulation
  • Research Associate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, June, 2007-Feb, 2010
  • Hydrologic nowcasting and forecasting, climate downscaling and bias-correction for hydrological application, satellite precipitation error analysis in the context of surface hydrology
  • Post-doc, Center for Environmental Prediction, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, Jan, 2007- May, 2007
    • Modeling wetland distribution for the North America
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Environmental Prediction, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, 2003-2006
    • Global Soil Moisture Data Bank, evaluation of reanalysis soil moisture,evaluation of the IPCC AR4 soil moisture simulations, attribution study for the observed soil moisture increase for Eurasia
  • Voluntary Work, UCAR, 2003 - 2010
    • Oklahoma Mesonet Soil Moisture and Soil Temperature
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China, 1999-2002
    • A GIS-based ecosystem water demand analysis framework

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

    • Aloysius, N.R., J. Sheffield, James E. Saiers, Haibin Li, Eric F. Wood. 2013: Global Bias-corected and Downscaled Climate Grids for the 20th and 21st Centuries Based on CMIP5: Application to the Congo Basins, Journal of Climate (submitted)
    • Fan, Ying, Haibin Li, Gonzalo Miguez-Macho. 2013: Global Patterns of Groundwater Table Depth, Science, 339 (6122): 940-943, doi:     10.1126/science.1229881.
    • Li, Bin, L. Li, H. Li, L. Liang, J. Li, Y Liu, H. Zen. 2011: Changes in Precipitation Extremes in Lancang River Basin, 1960-2005. Progress in Geography, 30(3), 290-298.
    • Li Bin, L. Li, H. Li, L. Liang, J. Li, Y. Liu, H. Zen. 2011: Spatial and temporal variability of droughts in the Lancang River basin, Transactions of the CASE, 27(5), 87-92.
    • Li, Haibin, Justing Sheffield, Erid F. Wood. 2010: Bias Correction of Monthly Precipitation and Temperature Fields from the IPCC ARC Models Using Equidistant Quantile Matching. J. Geophys. Res., 115, D10101, doi:10.1029/2009JD012882.
    • Pan, Ming, Haibin Li, and Eric F. Wood. 2010: Assessing the Predictive Skill of Satellite-based Precipitation Estimates in Hydrologic Applications. Water Resources Research, 46, W09535, doi:10.1029/2009WR008290
    • Li, Haibin, Lifeng Luo, Eric F. Wood, John Schaake. 2009: The Role of Initial Conditions and Forcing Uncertainties in Seasonal Hydrologic Forecasting. J. Geophys. Res., 114, D04114, doi:10.1029/2008JD010969.
    • Li, Haibin, Lifeng Luo, Eric F. Wood. 2008: Seasonal Hydrologic Predictions of Low-flow Conditions over eastern USA during the 2007 drought, Atmospheric Science Letters, 9(2), 61-66.
    • Miguez-Macho, Gonzalo, Haibin Li, and Ying Fan. 2007: Simulated Water Table and Soil Moisture Climatology over North America,  Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 89, 663-672.
    • Li, Haibin, Alan Robock, Martin Wild, 2006: Evaluation of IPCC AR4 Soil Moisture Simulations for the Second Half of the 20th Century, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D06106, doi:10.1029/2006JD007455.
    • Robock, Alan and Haibin Li 2006: Solar dimming and CO2 effects on soil moisture trends, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L20708, doi:10.1029/2006GL027585.
    • Li, Haibin, Alan Robock, Suxia Liu, Xingguo Mo, Pedro Viterbo, 2005: Evaluation of reanalysis soil moisture simulations using updated Chinese soil moisture observations, J. Hydrometeorol., 6, 180-193
    • Lin, Zhonghui, Xingguo Mo, Hongjuan Li, Haibin Li, 2002: Comparison of Three Spatial interpolation Methods for Climate Variables in China, Acta Geographica Sinica, 57 (1), 47-56.
    • Li, Lijuan, Haibin Li, Juan Wang, 2002: Analysis on Hydrological and Water Quality Character and Their Spatial and Temporal Distribution in Lancangjiang River. Scientia Geographica Sinica, 22 (1), 49-56.
    • Li, Lijuan, Haibin Li, Juan Wang, 2002: Study on the water requirements outside riverways in Haihe River Basin, Haihe Water Resources, 4, 9-11.
    • Li, Lijuan, Juan Wang, Haibin Li, 2002: Analysis of the spatial variability of rainfall in Wuding River Basin, Geographical Research, 21 (4), 434-440.
    • Liu, Suxia, Xingguo Mo, Haibin Li, GongBing Peng, Alan Robock, 2001:Spatial variation of Soil Moisture in China: Geostatistical Characterization, Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 79, 555-574.
    • Li, Haibin, Zhonghui Lin, Suxia Liu, 2001: Application of Kriging Technique in estimating soil moisture in China, Geographical Research, 20 (4), 446-452.
Conference Presentations/Posters
    • High-resolution simulation of Hydroclimatic conditions for the conterminous U.S. over the past 30 years (With Ying Fan and Miguez-Macho Gonzalo, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec 4 - 9, 2011)
    • Future risk of global drought from downscaled, bias corrected climate projections (with Justin Sheffield and Eric F. Wood, Vienna, Austria, EGU General Assembly, May 2-7 2010)
    • Assessing the predictive skill of satellite-based precipitation estimates in hydrologic applications (with Eric F. Wood, Ming Pan, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Australia, Apr 19 -24, 2009)
    • The Role of Initial Conditions and Forcing Uncertainties in Seasonal Hydrologic Forecasting (with Lifeng Luo, Eric F. Wood, and John Schaake, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec 15 - Dec 19, 2008)
    • Predicting Historical Droughts in the US With a Multi-model Seasonal Hydrologic Prediction System (with Lifeng Luo, Ming Pan, Eric Wood, and Justin Sheffield, 2008 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec 15 - Dec 19, 2008)
    • Toward a global drought monitoring and prediction capability (Invited, with Lifeng Luo, Justin Sheffield, and Eric F. Wood, NOAA¡¯s 33rd Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop/CLIVAR Drought Workshop, Lincoln Nebraska, October 20-24, 2008) 
    • (2008), Developing realtime drought monitoring and seasonal forecasting capability over Africa and China (with Lifeng Luo, Justin Sheffield, Eric F. Wood International workshop on Development of Regional Earth System Model and Its Applications,Kunming, China, September 17-19, 2008)
    • Assessing the Predictive Skill of Satellite-based Precipitation Estimates in Hydrologic Applications (with Ming Pan and Eric Wood, NASA Precipitation Measurement Mission Science Team Meeting, Fort Collins, CO, Aug 4-7, 2008)
    • Simulated Soil Moisture Climatology in North America: Does the Water Table Matter? (with Gonzalo Miguez-Macho and Ying Fan. 2007 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec 10 - Dec 14, 2007)
    • Merging Multiple Climate Model Forecasts For Seasonal Hydrologic Predictions(invited talk,with Lifeng Luo, Eric F Wood and Ming Pan. 2007 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California,Dec 10 - Dec 14, 2007)
    • Drought Monitoring And Forecasting For The U.S. Using Climate Model Seasonal Forecast.(with Lifeng Luo, Justin Sheffield and Eric F Wood.2007 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California,Dec 10 - Dec 14, 2007)
    • Effects of solar dimming on soil moisture (with Alan Robock, AMS 86th Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, Jan 29 - Feb 2, 2006)
    • Evaluation of IPCC AR4 Soil Moisture Simulations for the Second Half of the 20th Century (with Alan Robock and Martin Wild, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec 5 - Dec 9, 2005)
    • Effects of Aerosols on the Carbon Cycle and on Soil Moisture (invited talk, with A. Robock. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec 5 - Dec 9, 2005)
    • From Solar Dimming to Solar Brightening: Observations, Modeling, Impacts (invited talk, with M. Wild, A. Ohmura, J. Feichter, P. Stier and A. Robock. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec 5 - Dec 9, 2005)
    • The Global Soil Moisture Data Bank - Benchmark Soil Moisture Observations (with A. Robock and K. Vinnikov, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec 5 - Dec 9, 2005)
    • Evaluation of Reanalysis Soil Moisture Simulations Using Newly Updated Soil Moisture Observations from the Ukraine and China (invited talk, with A. Robock, M. Mu, K. Vinnikov, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 24-29, 2005.)
    • Evaluation of IPCC Soil Moisture Simulations Using Observations for the Second Half of the 20th Century (with Alan Robock. Workshop on Analyses of Climate Model Simulations for the IPCC AR4, Honolulu, Hawaii, Mar 1 - Mar 4, 2005)
    • Evaluation of ERA40 and NCEP/DOE Reanalysis II (R2) Using Soil Moisture Observations from China for 1981-1999 (with Alan Robock, Suxia Liu, Xingguo Mo, Pedro Viterbo. 84th AMS annual meeting, Seattle, Washington, Jan 11-Jan 15, 2004)
Professional Membership
  • Member, American Geophysical Union
Professional Services
  • Journal Reviewer for Journal of Climate, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Water Resources Research, International Journal of Climatology, theoretical and applied climatology, Journal of hydrometeorology, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Hydrology, Hydrological Research Letters, Climate Dynamics, HESS
  • Grant Reviewer for Natural Environmental Research Council of the United Kingdom