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Name   Chen, Xuelong Home Page     
Highest Education      Ph.D Office      Building 3,Courtyard 16, Lin Cui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101P.R. China
Phone      Zip Code      100101
Fax      010-8409 7079 Email      x.chen@itpcas.ac.cn

Education and Appointments:
  • 2017-present, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2014- 2017, Researcher at Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • 2013- 2014, Post-doc at Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • 2009- 2013, PhD researcher at Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • 2006- 2011, PhD student at Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2003- 2006 Research assistant, College of Atmospheric Science, Lanzhou University (‘985’), China
  • 1999- 2003 Undergraduate at Department of Atmospheric Science, Lanzhou University, China

Research Interest:

land-air interaction coupling and its parameterization

Public Services:

Journal Referee- Remote Sensing of Environment (4), Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS) (8), Journal of Geophysical Research–Atmospheres (3), Journal of Hydrometeorology (2), Journal of Hydrology (1), Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology (3), Earth-Science Review (ESR)(1), Theoretical and Applied Climatology (TAAC) (5), PLOS ONE (2), Journal of Earth System Science (JESS) (1), International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation (IJAEOG) (1), Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan (2), Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters (1), Atmospheric Science Letters (1), Remote sensing (3), Environmental Earth Sciences (1), Acta Geophysica (1).
Editorial Board Member: The Open Atmospheric Science Journal

  • 2011, Outstanding Graduate of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2011, Netherlands candidates for the ‘Professor Dr Vilho Vaisala Awards’ 2012
  • 2009,Scholarship-CAS-KNAW Joint PhD
Selected Publications:
  1. Chen, X., Su Z., Ma Y., Cleverly J., Liddell M., 2017: An accurate estimate of monthly mean land surface temperatures from MODIS clear-sky retrievals. J. Hydrometeor., https://doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-17-0009.1
  2. Chen X., Bojan S., Rotach M., Añel JA, Su Z., Ma, Y. Li M., 2016: Reasons for the Extremely High-Ranging Planetary Boundary Layer over the Western Tibetan Plateau in Winter, Journal of Atmospheric Science, 73, 2021–2038.
  3. Chen, X., Su, Z., Ma, Y., Liu, S., Yu, Q., and Xu, Z., 2014: Development of a 10 year (2001–2010) 0.1° dataset of land-surface energy balance for mainland China, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 13097–13117, doi:10.5194/acp-14-13097-2014.
  4. Chen X, Añel JA, Su Z, de la Torre L, Kelder H, et al., 2013: The Deep Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Its Significance to the Stratosphere and Troposphere Exchange over the Tibetan Plateau. PLoS ONE 8(2): e56909. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.005690
  5. Chen, X., Su, Z., Ma, Y., Yang, K., and Wang, B., 2013: Estimation of surface energy fluxes under complex terrain of Mt. Qomolangma over the Tibetan Plateau, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17, 1607-1618,doi:10.5194/hess-17-1607-2013.
  6. Chen X., Su, Z., Ma, Y. , et. al., 2012: An Improvement of Roughness Height Parameterization of the Surface Energy Balance System (SEBS) over the Tibetan Plateau, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology,52(3): 623-633.
  7. Chen X., Su, Z., Ma, Y. M., Sun, F.L., 2012, Analysis of land-atmosphere interactions over the north region of Mt. Qomolangma (Mt. Everest), Arctic Antarctic and Alpine Research 44(4): 412-422.
  8. Chen X., Ma Y., H. Kelder, Su Z., and Yang K., 2011: On the behaviour of the tropopause folding events over the Tibetan Plateau, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 5113–5122, doi:10.5194/acp-11-5113-2011


  1. Han, C., Ma, Y., Chen, X. and Su, Z. , 2017, Trends of land surface heat fluxes on the Tibetan Plateau from 2001 to 2012. Int. J. Climatol. doi:10.1002/joc.5119
  2. J. Peng, A. Loew, Chen X., Y. Ma, and Z. Su, 2016: Comparison of satellite based evapotranspiration estimates over the Tibetan Plateau, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20, 3167-3182,doi:10.5194/hess-20-3167-2016,2016.
  3. Wang B., Ma Y., Chen X., et al., 2015: Observation and simulation of lake-air heat and water transfer processes in a high-altitude shallow lake on the Tibetan Plateau, Journal of geophysical research : Atmospheres, DOI: 10.1002/2015JD023863
  4. Han, C., Ma Y., Chen X, Su Z., 2015: Estimates of land surface heat fluxes of the Mt. Everest region over the Tibetan Plateau utilizing ASTER data, Atmospheric Research, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2015.09.012
  5. Tian, X., van der Tol, C., Su, Z., Li, Z., Chen, E., Li, X., Yan, M., Chen, X., et al., 2015: Simulation of forest evapotranspiration using time - series parameterization of the surface energy balance system (SEBS) over the Qilian Mountains, Remote Sensing, 7 (2015)12 pp. 15822-15843.
  6. Han C., Ma Y., Su Z., Chen X., et. al., 2014: Estimates of effective aerodynamic roughness length over mountainous areas of the Tibetan Plateau, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 141, 689,1457-1465.
  7. Li M., Babel W., Chen X., Zhang L., Sun F., et al., 2014: A 3-yr data set of sensible and latent heat fluxes on the Tibetan Plateau derived by eddy-covariance measurements, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 1-13.
  8. Su, Z., Fernández, D., Timmermans, J., Chen, X., et.al., 2014: First results of the earth observation Water Cycle Multi-mission Observation Strategy (WACMOS), International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation,26:270-285.
  9. Timmermans, W., Christiaan V. der T., Timmermans, J., Ucer M., Chen X. et al. , 2014: An overview of the Regional Experiments for Land-atmosphere Exchanges 2012 (REFLEX 2012) Campaign, Acta Geophysica, DOI: 10.2478/s11600-014-0254-1
  10. Biermann, T, Babel, W, Ma, W, Chen, X, et al., 2013: Turbulent flux observations and modelling over a shallow lake and a wet grassland in the Nam Co basin, Tibetan Plateau, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 1-16.
  11. Ma, Y., L. Zhong, B. Wang, W. Ma, Chen X., and M. Li, 2011: Determination of land surface heat fluxes over heterogeneous landscape of the Tibetan Plateau by using the MODIS and in-situ data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 10461–10469.
  12. Ma Y., Wang Y., Wu R., Hu Z., Yang K., Li M., W. Ma, L. Zhong, F. Sun, Chen X., Z. Zhu, S. Wang, and H. Ishikawa, 2009: Recent advances on the study of atmosphere-land interaction observations on the Tibetan Plateau, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 13, 1103-1111.
  13. González M. P., Chen X., et al., 2017: Evolution of evapotranspiration and water stress of oak savanna vegetation in the Iberian Peninsula (2001-2015), Spanish Journal of Remote Sensing, 2017(50): 10.
  14. MaoShan Li, ZhongBo Su, YaoMing Ma; XueLong Chen; Lang Zhang; ZeYong Hu, 2016: Characteristics of land-atmosphere energy and turbulent fluxes over the plateau steppe in central Tibetan Plateau, Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions, 02: 103~115

Supported Projects:
  1. CAS-KNAW Phd Training Programme, 50 000 EU;
  2. KNAW-China Exchange Programme, 59 000 EU;
  3. European 7th Framework Programme: CORE-CLIMAX,11 000 EU;

Msc theses supervised

  1. Estimate hourly and daily evapotranspiration using remote sensing technology For Haihe River Basin, Jing Zhao, 2016;
  2. Scaling up Sardon catchment groundwater recharge into Dehesa (Montado) Hard Rocks of Iberian Peninsula, Yonas Welday Tekle, 2016;
  3. Drought monitoring and assessment using remote sensing data, Muiruri Peter Maina, 2017;