Jiawei Bao

I am a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. I study convection and how they interact with large-scale circulation.

Current projects:

1) Understanding the thermal structure in the tropics (Are the horizontal temperatures in the tropical free troposphere homogeneous? Is the lapse rate moist-adiabatic?)

2) Convective organization in global storm-resolving simulations (impacts on precipitation extremes; interactions between convective organization and environments in larger-scales)

Besides the above, I am also interested in questions related to tropical convection (e.g. cold pools, ITCZ), clouds and climate sensitivity (pattern effect).


2019 - now       Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany

2015 - 2019      Ph.D. in Climate Science, University of New South Wales, Australia
2012 - 2015      M.S. in Global Environment Change, Beijing Normal University, China
2008 - 2012      B.S. in Atmospheric Science,  Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China


Contact details

email: jiawei.bao[at]mpimet.mpg.de
Phone: +49-40-41173-317
Room: 417

Mailing address
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology 
Bundesstr. 53
D-20146 Hamburg

Atmosphere in the Earth System

Research Group
Global Circulation and Climate