MIT EAPS Directory

Qinjian Jin

Postdoctoral Associate

Research Description

Direct and indirect effects of mineral dust and anthropogenic aerosols on clouds and climate; especially dust aerosols and their impacts on Asian monsoon.


Wei, J., Jin, Q., Yang, Z.-L., and Dirmeyer, P. A. (2016) Role of ocean evaporation in California droughts and flood, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, doi: 10.1002/2016GL069386

Jin, Q, Yang, Z.-L., and Wei, J. (2016) Seasonal Responses of Indian Summer Monsoon to Dust Aerosols in the Middle East, India, and China, Journal of Climate, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0622.1

Jin, Q, Yang, Z.-L., and Wei, J. (2016) High sensitivity of Indian summer monsoon to Middle East dust absorptive properties, Sci. Rep., 6, 30690, doi: 10.1038/srep30690

Jin, Q., Wei, J., Yang, Z.-L., Pu, B., and Huang, J. (2015) Consistent response of Indian summer monsoon to Middle East dust in observations and simulations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 9897-9915, doi:10.5194/acp-15-9897-2015

Jin, Q., Wei, J., and Yang, Z. L. (2014) Positive response of Indian summer rainfall to Middle East dust, Geophys Res Lett, 41(11), 4068-4074, doi:10.1002/2014gl059980


The Graduate Student Advanced Study Program, NCAR, May–August 2012 1st Place of Early-Career Graduate Best Poster Award in the First Annual Jackson School of Geosciences Research Symposium, The University of Texas at Austin, February 2012

Contact Information

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Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, TX, 2010–2015
B.A., Electronic Engineering and Computer Sciences, Lanzhou University, China, 2005–2009