Mingfang Ting

Lamont Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Ocean and Climate Physics
Adjunct Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Associate Director - Ocean and Climate Physics
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
104C Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
(845) 365-8374
(845) 365-8157
Fields of interest: 
Impact of global climate change on regional scales in terms of atmospheric stationary waves and precipitation extremes; Dynamics of the naturally occuring and anthropogenically-forced climate changes, droughts and floods circulation; Regional climate modeling, Asian and North American monsoons.
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Princeton University
Peking University
Peking University
Honors & Awards: 
• Helen Corley Petit Professorship, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois, 1998-1999
• Outstanding Overseas Chinese Young Scientists Award, Chinese National Science Foundation, China, 1998
• The National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1995
Lamont/DEES Student List: 
Ms. Yutian Wu, Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University
Mr. Stefan Sobolowski, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University
Referenced in the Following News Items: 
Selected Publications: 
Forced and Internal 20th Century SST Trends in the North Atlantic, Ting, M.; Kushnir, Y.; Seager, R.; Li, C. , Journal of Climate, March/2009, Volume 22, Issue 6, p.13, (2009), 10.1175/2008JCLI2561.1

The Effect of Topography on Storm-Track Intensity in a Relatively Simple General Circulation Model, Son, S.-W.; Ting, M.; Polvani, L. M. , Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, February/2009, Volume 66, Issue 2, p.19, (2009), 10.1175/2008JAS2742.1

Would advance knowledge of 1930s SSTs have allowed prediction of the Dust Bowl drought?, Seager, R.;Kushnir, Y.;Ting, M.F.;Cane, M.A.;Naik, N.;Velez(Nakamura), J. , Journal of Climate, Volume 21, p.3261-3281. DOI: 10.1175/2007JCLI2134.1, (2008)

Model projections of an imminent transition to a more arid climate in southwestern North America, Seager, R.; Ting, M. F.; Held, I.; Kushnir, Y.; Lu, J.; Vecchi, G.; Huang, H. P.; Harnik, N.; Leetmaa, A.; Lau, N. C.; Li, C. H.; Velez, J.; Naik, N. , Science, May 25, Volume 316, Issue 5828, p.1181-1184, (2007), DOI 10.1126/science.1139601

Northern hemisphere winter climate variability: Response to North American snow cover anomalies and orography, Sobolowski, S.; Gong, G.; Ting, M. , Geophysical Research Letters, Aug 31, Volume 34, Issue 16, p.-, (2007), Doi 10.1029/2007gl030573

Impact of atmospheric moisture storage on precipitation recycling, Dominguez, F.; Kumar, P.; Liang, X. Z.; Ting, M. F. , Journal of Climate, Apr 15, Volume 19, Issue 8, p.1513-1530, (2006)

The role of the north American topography on the maintenance of the great plains summer low-level jet, Ting, M. F.; Wang, H. L. , Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Mar, Volume 63, Issue 3, p.1056-1068, (2006)

Mechanisms of ENSO-forcing of hemispherically symmetric precipitation variability, Seager, R.; Harnik, N.; Robinson, W. A.; Kushnir, Y.; Ting, M.; Huang, H. P.; Velez, J. , Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Apr, Volume 131, Issue 608, p.1501-1527, (2005), Doi 10.1256/Qj.04.96

The global stationary wave response to climate change in a coupled GCM, Joseph, R.; Ting, M. F.; Kushner, P. J. , Journal of Climate, Feb, Volume 17, Issue 3, p.540-556, (2004)

Regional climate model simulation of US precipitation during 1982-2002. Part I: Annual cycle, Liang, X. Z.; Li, L.; Kunkel, K. E.; Ting, M. F.; Wang, J. X. L. , Journal of Climate, Sep, Volume 17, Issue 18, p.3510-3529, (2004)