Chang, Ping individual record

Chang's expertise is on climate dynamics and climate prediction, as well as global and regional climate modeling. He leads a research group in global and regional climate modeling studies at Texas A&M and has developed research collaborations with many institutions in the US and other countries. Chang's research involves the understanding of climate variability and predictability, including El Ni?o-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), Tropical Atlantic Variability (TAV) and Atlantic Multidecadal Variability (AMV). He co-chaired the International CLIVAR Atlantic Research Panel ( and was a contributing author to three chapters in the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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Academic Articles174
  • Hsu, C., Kim, J., Chang, P., & DiMarco, S. F. (2022). Impact of Different Wind Representations on Resonant Ocean Near-inertial Motions in the Gulf of Mexico. Ocean Science Journal. 57(1), 25-36.
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  • Guo, X., Gao, Y., Zhang, S., Wu, L., Chang, P., Cai, W., ... Gao, H. (2022). Threat by marine heatwaves to adaptive large marine ecosystems in an eddy-resolving model.. Nat Clim Chang. 12(2), 179-186.
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  • Wang, S., Ma, X., Xu, G., Zhou, S., Chang, P., & Wu, L. (2022). A Comparison between the Kuroshio Extension and Pineapple Express Atmospheric Rivers Affecting the West Coast of North America. Journal of Climate. (12), 3905-3925.
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  • Hu, H., Shen, C., Chiang, J., Trouet, V., Michel, V., Tsai, H., ... Korty, R. (2022). Author Correction: Split westerlies over Europe in the early Little Ice Age.. Nat Commun. (1), 5978.
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  • Wang, S., Jing, Z., Wu, L., Cai, W., Chang, P., Wang, H., ... Yang, H. (2022). El Nio/Southern Oscillation inhibited by submesoscale ocean eddies. Nature Geoscience. (2), 112-117.
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  • Lin, I., Camargo, S. J., Patricola, C. M., Boucharel, J., Chand, S., Klotzbach, P., ... Jin, F. (2020). ENSO and Tropical Cyclones. El Nio Southern Oscillation in a Changing Climate. 377-408. Wiley.
  • Saravanan, R., & Chang, P. (2019). Midlatitude Mesoscale Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction and Its Relevance to S2S Prediction. Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Prediction. 183-200. Elsevier.
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  • RICHTER, I., DOI, T., CHANG, P., XU, Z., KATAOKA, T., TOZUKA, T., ... DE SZOEKE, S. P. (2016). AN OVERVIEW OF COUPLED GCM BIASES IN THE TROPICS. World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate. Indo-Pacific Climate Variability and Predictability. 213-263. World Scientific.
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  • Chang, P., & Zebiak, S. E. (2015). TROPICAL METEOROLOGY & CLIMATE | El Nio and the Southern Oscillation. Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences. 97-101. Elsevier.
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  • Christensen, J. H., Kanikicharla, K. K., Aldrian, E., An, S. I., Albuquerque Cavalcanti, I. F., de Castro, M., ... Zou, L. (2014). Climate Phenomena and their Relevance for Future Regional Climate Change. Climate Change 2013 The Physical Science Basis. 1217-1308. Cambridge University Press.
Conference Papers5
  • Kushnir, Y., Robinson, W. A., Chang, P., & Robertson, A. W. (2006). The Physical Basis for Predicting Atlantic Sector Seasonal-to-Interannual Climate Variability*. Journal of Climate. 19(23), 5949-5970.
  • Chang, P., Yamagata, T., Schopf, P., Behera, S. K., Carton, J., Kessler, W. S., ... Xie, S. (2006). Climate Fluctuations of Tropical Coupled SystemsThe Role of Ocean Dynamics. Journal of Climate. 19(20), 5122-5174.
  • Giannini, A., Saravanan, R., & Chang, P. (2003). The Preconditioning Role of the Tropical Atlantic in the El Nio/Southern Oscillation's Impact on Northeast Brazil Rainfall Variability. World Water & Environmental Resources Congress 2003, World Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2003. 1-9.
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  • Saravanan, R., & Chang, P. (2003). Thermodynamic coupling and predictability of tropical sea surface temperature. 14TH CONFERENCE ON ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC FLUID DYNAMICS. 170-173.
  • Chang, P., Ji, L., Li, H., & Flgel, M. (1996). Chaotic dynamics versus stochastic processes in El Nio-Southern Oscillation in coupled ocean-atmosphere models. Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena. 98(2-4), 301-320.
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Repository Documents / Preprints9
  • Xu, G., Chang, P., Ramachandran, S., Danabasoglu, G., Yeager, S., Small, J., ... Wu, L. (2022). Impacts of Model Horizontal Resolution on Mean Sea-Surface Temperature Biases in the Community Earth System Model.
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  • Liu, S., Chang, P., Wan, X., Yeager, S., & Richter, I. (2022). Role of the Maritime Continent in the remote influence of Atlantic Nio on the Pacific.
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  • Shen, C., Chiang, J., Trouet, V., Michel, V., Tsai, H., Valensi, P., ... Hu, H. (2022). Split northern westerlies during the Little Ice Age.
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  • Yeager, S., Castruccio, F., Chang, P., Danabasoglu, G., Maroon, E., Small, J., ... Zhang, S. (2022). An Outsized Role for the Labrador Sea in the Multidecadal Variability of the Atlantic Overturning Circulation.
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Texas A&M University; Oceanography; 3146 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3146