Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Feng Li

(ASSISTANT RESEARACH SCIENTIST)

 feng.li-1@nasa.gov

 301.614.6052

Org Code: 614

NASA/GSFC
Mail Code: 614
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE CO

Brief Bio


Dr. Feng Li's research focuses on chemistry-climate interactions. Dr. Li investigates how stratospheric ozone layer evolution affects climate in the troposphere and ocean, and how atmosphere-ocean coupling affects stratosphere. Dr. Li's research interests also include stratospheric dynamics and transport, stratospheric water vapor and chemical feedback, and Antarctic sea ice.

Current Projects


Impact of Stratospheric Polar Vortex and Interactive Ozone on Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Forecasts and Atmospheric and Oceanic Variability


Understanding Antarctic Sea Ice Change in a Warming Climate

Sea Ice

This project is supported by NASA Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction (MAP).


Understanding Stratospheric Water Vapor and Ozone Feedbacks and Their Impacts on Global Warming

Atmospheres

This project is supported by NASA Atmospheric Composition Modeling and Analysis (ACMAP) program.

Positions/Employment


Senior Research Scientist

University of Maryland Baltimore County - Baltimore, MD

December 2021 - Present


Senior Scientist, Earth Science

Goddard Earth Science Technology and Research, Universities Space Research Association - Columbia, MD

October 2018 - November 2021


Research Scientist

Goddard Earth Science Technology and Research, Universities Space Research Association - Columbia, MD

May 2011 - September 2018


Assistant Research Scientist

Goddard Earth Science and Technology Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore County - Baltimore, MD

June 2007 - May 2011


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Princeton University, NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Labortory - Princeton, NJ

June 2005 - May 2007


Research Assistant

University of Illinois - Urbana, IL

August 2000 - May 2005

Education


Ph.D. (2005), Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

M.S. (1996), Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

B.S. (1993), Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Professional Service


Committee member of the American Meteorological Society Committee on Middle Atmosphere, 2011-2014

Organizing committee for the 16th AMS Conference on the Middle Atmosphere

Reviewer for scientific journals: Nature Geoscience, Scientific Reports, Geophysical Research Letter, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, Journal of Climate, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Climate Dynamics, Advance in Space Research, Annales Geophysicae, Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences

Reviewer for National Science Foundation

Awards


Editers' Citations for Excellence in Referring, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2006

Grants


Impact of Stratospheric Polar Vortex and Interactive Ozone on Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Forecasts and Atmospheric and Oceanic Variability

MAP - NASA - Awarded: 2021-06-16


Dates:  - 


Understanding Antarctic Sea Ice Change in a Warming Cimate

NASA MAP - NASA (NNH16ZDA001N-MAP) - Awarded: 2017-07-26


Dates: 2017-07-26  - 2021-07-25

Coverage: 0.4


Understanding Stratospheric Water Vapor and Ozone Feedbacks and Their Impacts on Global Warming

NASA ACMAP - NASA (NNH16ZDA001N) - Awarded: 2017-01-26


Dates: 2017-03-01  - 2020-02-28

Coverage: 0.4


Global modeling of nitrous oxide and its isotopologues in the GEOS-5 atmosphere-ocean model

NASA MAP - NASA (NNH16ZDA001N-MAP) - Awarded: 2017-10-04


Dates: 2017-10-04  - 2021-10-03

Coverage: 0.2


Investigating the Influences of Antarctic Ozone Depletion and Recovery on Climate Change in the Southern Hemisphere Troposphere ad Southern Ocean Using the Goddard Earth Observing System - Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean-Chemistry Climate Model

NASA MAP - NASA (NNH12ZDA001N) - Awarded: 2012-07-26


Dates: 2013-07-25  - 2018-01-25

Coverage: 0.5


Interactions of Stratospheric Ozone with Northern Hemisphere Tropospheric Climate

NASA MAP - NASA (NNH12ZDA001N) - Awarded: 2013-06-30


Dates: 2013-06-30  - 2017-06-29

Coverage: 0.4


Understanding the Role of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in Climate and Stratospheric Modification

NASA ACMAP - NASA (NNH12ZDA001N) - Awarded: 2013-04-01


Dates: 2013-04-01  - 2016-03-31

Publications


Refereed

Li, F., P. A. Newman, and D. W. Waugh. 2023. Impacts of Stratospheric Ozone Recovery on Southern Ocean Temperature and Heat Budget Geophysical Research Letters 50 (18): [10.1029/2023gl103951]

Li, F., and P. A. Newman. 2022. Prescribing stratospheric chemistry overestimates southern hemisphere climate change during austral spring in response to quadrupled CO2 Climate Dynamics [10.1007/s00382-022-06588-4]

Tweedy, O. V., L. D. Oman, D. W. Waugh, et al. M. R. Schoeberl, A. R. Douglass, and F. Li. 2021. Response of the Upper‐Level Monsoon Anticyclones and Ozone to Abrupt CO <sub>2</sub> Changes Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 126 (21): [10.1029/2021jd034903]

Aquila, V., C. Baldwin, N. Mukherjee, et al. E. Hackert, F. Li, J. Marshak, A. Molod, and S. Pawson. 2021. Impacts of the Eruption of Mount Pinatubo on Surface Temperatures and Precipitation Forecasts With the NASA GEOS Subseasonal‐to‐Seasonal System Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 126 (16): [10.1029/2021jd034830]

Fleming, E. L., Q. Liang, L. D. Oman, et al. P. A. Newman, F. Li, and M. M. Hurwitz. 2021. Stratospheric impacts of continuing CFC‐11 emissions simulated in a chemistry‐climate model Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres [10.1029/2020jd033656]

Li, F., and P. Newman. 2020. Stratospheric water vapor feedback and its climate impacts in the coupled atmosphere–ocean Goddard Earth Observing System Chemistry-Climate Model Climate Dynamics 55 (5-6): 1585-1595 [10.1007/s00382-020-05348-6]

Garfinkel, C. I., A. Gordon, L. D. Oman, et al. F. Li, S. Davis, and S. Pawson. 2018. Nonlinear response of tropical lower-stratospheric temperature and water vapor to ENSO Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18 (7): 4597-4615 [10.5194/acp-18-4597-2018]

Li, F., P. Newman, S. Pawson, and J. Perlwitz. 2018. Effects of Greenhouse Gas Increase and Stratospheric Ozone Depletion on Stratospheric Mean Age of Air in 1960-2010 Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 123 (4): 2098-2110 [10.1002/2017jd027562]

Hurwitz, M. M., E. L. Fleming, P. A. Newman, F. Li, and Q. Liang. 2016. Early action on HFCs mitigates future atmospheric change Environmental Research Letters 11 (11): 114019 [10.1088/1748-9326/11/11/114019]

Li, F., Y. V. Vikhliaev, P. Newman, et al. S. Pawson, J. Perlwitz, D. W. Waugh, and A. R. Douglass. 2016. Impacts of Interactive Stratospheric Chemistry on Antarctic and Southern Ocean Climate Change in the Goddard Earth Observing System - Version 5 (GEOS-5) Journal of Climate 29 (9): 3199–3218 [10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0572.1]

Orbe, C., P. A. Newman, D. W. Waugh, et al. M. Holzer, L. D. Oman, F. Li, and L. M. Polvani. 2015. Air-Mass Origin in the Arctic. Part II: Response to Increases in Greenhouse Gases J. Climate 28 (23): 9105–9120 [10.1175/jcli-d-15-0296.1]

Hurwitz, M. M., E. L. Fleming, P. A. Newman, et al. F. Li, E. Mlawer, K. Cody-Pereira, and R. Bailey. 2015. Ozone Depletion by Hydrofluorocarbons Geophysical Research Letters 42 [10.1002/2015GL065856]

Orbe, C., P. A. Newman, D. W. Waugh, et al. M. Holzer, L. D. Oman, F. Li, and L. M. Polvani. 2015. Airmass Origin in the Arctic. Part I: Seasonality J. Climate 28 (12): 4997-5014 [10.1175/jcli-d-14-00720.1]

Orbe, C., M. Holzer, L. M. Polvani, et al. D. W. Waugh, F. Li, L. D. Oman, and P. A. Newman. 2014. Seasonal ventilation of the stratosphere: Robust diagnostics from one-way flux distributions J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 119 (1): 293-306 [10.1002/2013JD020213]

Li, F., D. Waugh, A. R. Douglass, et al. P. A. Newman, S. Pawson, R. S. Stolarski, S. E. Strahan, and J. E. Nielsen. 2012. Seasonal variations of stratospheric age spectra in the Goddard Earth Observing System Chemistry Climate Model (GEOSCCM) J. Geophys. Res. 117 (D5): D05134 [10.1029/2011JD016877]

Li, F., D. W. Waugh, A. R. Douglass, et al. S. E. Strahan, J. Ma, J. E. Nielsen, Q. Liang, and P. Newman. 2012. Long-term changes in stratospheric age spectra in the 21st century in the Goddard Earth Observing System Chemistry-Climate Model (GEOSCCM) J Geophys Res 117 (D20): D20119 [10.1029/2012JD017905]

Butchart, N., I. Cionni, V. Eyring, et al. T. G. Shepherd, D. W. Waugh, H. Akiyoshi, J. Austin, C. Brühl, M. P. Chipperfield, E. Cordero, M. Dameris, R. Deckert, S. Dhomse, S. M. Frith, R. R. Garcia, A. Gettelman, M. A. Giorgetta, D. E. Kinnison, F. Li, E. Mancini, C. McLandress, S. Pawson, G. Pitari, D. A. Plummer, E. Rozanov, F. Sassi, J. F. Scinocca, K. Shibata, B. Steil, and W. Tian. 2010. Chemistry–Climate Model Simulations of Twenty-First Century Stratospheric Climate and Circulation Changes J. Climate 23 (20): 5349-5374 [10.1175/2010JCLI3404.1]

Li, F., P. Newman, and R. S. Stolarski. 2010. Relationships between the Brewer-Dobson circulation and the southern annular mode during austral summer in coupled chemistry-climate model simulations J Geophys Res 115 (D15): D15106 [10.1029/2009JD012876]

Li, F., R. S. Stolarski, S. Pawson, P. Newman, and D. Waugh. 2010. Narrowing of the upwelling branch of the Brewer-Dobson circulation and Hadley cell in chemistry-climate model simulations of the 21st century Geophys Res Lett 37 (13): L13702 [10.1029/2010GL043718]

Hurwitz, M. M., P. Newman, F. Li, et al. L. D. Oman, O. Morgenstern, P. Braesicke, and J. Pyle. 2010. Assessment of the breakup of the Antarctic polar vortex in two new chemistry-climate models J Geophys Res 115 (D7): D07105 [10.1029/2009JD012788]

Li, F., P. Newman, and R. S. Stolarski. 2009. Stratospheric ozone in the post-CFC era Atmos. Chem. Phys. 9 (6): 2207-2213 [10.5194/acp-9-2207-2009]

Li, F., J. Wilson, and J. Austin. 2008. The Strength of the Brewer–Dobson Circulation in a Changing Climate: Coupled Chemistry–Climate Model Simulations J Climate 21 (1): 40-57 [10.1175/2007JCLI1663.1]

Charlton-Perez, A. J., L. M. Polvani, J. Austin, and F. Li. 2008. The frequency and dynamics of stratospheric sudden warmings in the 21st century J. Geophys. Res. 113 (D16): D16116 [10.1029/2007JD009571]

Yang, Q., H. Vomel, F. Li, et al. A. Gettelman, J. Austin, and Q. Fu. 2008. Observationally derived and general circulation model simulated tropical stratospheric upward mass fluxes J Geophy Res 113 (D00B07, doi:101029/):

Li, F., G. R. Swenson, A. Z. Liu, M. Taylor, and Y. Zhao. 2007. Investigation of a “wall” wave event Journal of Geophysical Research 112 (D4): D04104 [10.1029/2006jd007213]

Austin, J., and F. Li. 2006. On the relationship between the strength of the Brewer-Dobson circulation and the age of stratospheric air Geophysical Research Letters 33 (17): L17807 [10.1029/2006gl026867]

Li, F., A. Z. Liu, G. R. Swenson, J. H. Hecht, and W. A. Robinson. 2005. Observations of gravity wave breakdown into ripples associated with dynamical instabilities Journal of Geophysical Research 110 (D9): D09S11 [10.1029/2004jd004849]

Li, F., A. Z. Liu, and G. R. Swenson. 2005. Characteristics of instabilities in the mesopause region over Maui, Hawaii Journal of Geophysical Research 110 [10.1029/2004JD005097]

Swenson, G., A. Liu, F. Li, and J. Tang. 2003. High frequency atmospheric gravity wave damping in the mesosphere Advances in Space Research 32 (5): 785-793 [10.1016/s0273-1177(03)00399-5]