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1999 Ph.D. Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geoceyology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China, Research Emphases: Stable isotopic hydrology and climate change;

1994 M.S. Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Research Emphases: Spatial variations of oxygen isotope of precipitation on the Tibetan Plateau;

1991 B.S. Department of Geography, Lanzhou University, Major: Geography

Professional Experience
2017.1- present         Professor,  Institute of International Rivers and Eco-Security, Yunnan University

12/2003-2016           Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing;

2002-2003                Associate Professor, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China

2001-2002                 Visiting Scholar, Stable Isotope Laboratory, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, the United States

2000-2001                 Associate Professor, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China

1994-1999                Research Fellow, Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China

Research Interests
  1. Stable isotopes hydrological in the Indian monsoon region;

  2. Glacier dynamic and recent changes with climate change;

  3. Ice core record and paleoclimate and paleoenvironment;


Zhongyin Cai, Lide Tian*, Gabriel J Bowen. ENSO variability reflected in precipitation oxygen isotopes across the Asian Summer Monsoon region. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 2017 (on-line)

Xiaoyu Guo, Lide Tian*, Lei Wang, Wusheng Yu, Dongmei Qu. River recharge sources and the partitioning of catchment evapotranspiration fluxes as revealed by stable isotope signals in a typical high-elevation arid catchment. Journal of Hydrology, 2017, 549: 616630

Tian, L., T. Yao, Y. Gao, L. Thompson, E. Mosley-Thompson, S. Muhammad, J. Zong, C. Wang, S. Jin & Z. Li. et al. Two glaciers collapse in western Tibet. Journal of Glaciology, 2017, 63(237): 194-197

Xiaoyu Guo, Lide Tian, RongWen, Wusheng Yu, Dongmei Qu. Controls of precipitation δ18O on the northwestern Tibetan Plateau: A case study at Ngari station. Atmospheric Research, 2017, 189: 141–151.

Lili Shao, Lide Tian*, Zhongyin Cai, Jiangpeng Cui, Dayun Zhu, Yanhui Chen, László Palcsu. Driver of the interannual variations of isotope in ice core from the middle of Tibetan Plateau. Atmospheric Research, 2017, 188 : 4854

Cui Jiagpeng, Lide Tian*, Trent W. Biggs, Rong Wen. et al. Deuterium-excess determination of evaporation to inflow ratios of an alpine lake: Implications for water balance and modelling. Hydrological Processes, 2017 (on-line). DOI 10.1002/hyp.11085

Jiangpeng Cui, Lide Tian*, Cynthia Gerlein-Safdi and Dongmei Qu. The influence of memory, sample size effects, and filter paper material on online laser-based plant and soil water isotope measurements. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 2017, 31, 509522

Xiaoyu Guo, Lei Wang, Lide Tian, et al. Elevation-dependent reductions in wind speed over and around the Tibetan Plateau. International Journal of Climatology, 2017, 37(2), 1117-1126, doi:10.1002/joc.4727.

Li, Y., L. Tian, Y. Yi, J.C. Moore, S. Sun and L. Zhao. Simulating the Evolution of Qiangtang No. 1 Glacier in the Central Tibetan Plateau to 2050. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 2017, 49(1): 1-12.

Cai, Zhongyain, Tian, Lide*, Atmospheric controls on seasonal and interannual variations in the precipitation isotope in the East Asian Monsoon region. Journal of Climate, 2016. 29(4): 1339-1352

Cai, Zhongyain, Tian, Lide*, Processes governing water vapor isotope composition in the Indo-Pacific region: convection and water vapor transport. Journal of Climate, 2016. 29(?): 8535-8546

Wenhao Dong, Yanluan Lin, Jonathon Wright, Yi Ming, Yuanyu Xie, Bin Wang, Yong Luo, Wenyu Huang, Jianbin Huang, Lei Wang, Lide Tian, Yiran Peng, and Fanghua Xu. Summer rainfall over the southwestern Tibetan Plateau controlled by deep convection over the Indian subcontinent. Nature Communications, 2016, 7,7:10925

Zhiguo Li, Lide Tian, Hongbo Wu, Weicai Wang, Shuhong Zhang, Jingjing Zhang,Xuexin Li. Glacial evolution in the Ayilariju region, Western Himalaya, China: 19802011. Environmental Earth Sciences, 2016, 75:460

Zhiguo Li, Lide Tian, Hongbo Wu, Weicai Wang, Shuhong Zhang, Jingjing Zhang, and Xuexin Li. Changes in glacier extent and surface elevations in the Depuchangdake region of northwestern Tibet, China, Quaternary Research, 2016, 85 (1), 25-33.

Rong Wen, LideTian, Fengjing Liu, DongmeiQu, Lake water isotope variation linked with the in-lake water cycle of the alpine BangongCo, arid western Tibetan Plateau, Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 2016, 48(3): 563-580

Sher Muhammad, Lide Tian*. Changes in the ablation zones of glaciers in the western Himalaya and the Karakoram between 1972 and 2015. Remote Sensing of Environment. 2016, 187: 505-512

Yu W, Tian L, Risi C, Yao T, Ma Y, Zhao H, Zhu H, He Y, Xu B, Zhang H, Qu D.δ18O records in water vapor and an ice core from the eastern Pamir Plateau: Implications for paleoclimate reconstructions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2016, 456:146-156.

Li, Z., Fang, H., Tian, L., Dai, Y., Zong, J., Changes in the glacier extent and surface elevation in Xiongcaigangri region, Southern Karakoram Mountains, China. Quaternary International 2015, 371, 67-75.

Li, Z., Fan, K., Tian, L., Shi, B., Zhang, S., Zhang, J., Response of Glacier and Lake Dynamics in Four Inland Basins to Climate Change at the Transition Zone between the Karakorum And Himalayas. PLoS One 2015, 10, e0144696.

Guo, X; Wang, L; Tian, L, Spatio-temporal variability of vertical gradients of major meteorological observations around the Tibetan Plateau. International Journal of Climatology, 2016, 36: 1901–1916

Wusheng Yu, Feili Wei, Yaoming Ma, Wenjie Liu, Yingyan Zhang, Lun Luo, Lide Tian, Baiqing Xu, Dongmei Qu. Stable isotope variations in precipitation over Deqin on the southeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau during different seasons related to various meteorological factors and moisture sources. Atmospheric Research, 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2015.11.013.

Wusheng Yu, Lide Tian, Yaoming Ma, Baiqing Xu, Dongmei Qu. Simultaneous monitoring of stable oxygen isotope composition in water vapour and precipitation over the central Tibetan Plateau. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2015, 15: 1025110262.

Wusheng Yu, Tandong Yao, Lide Tian, Yaoming Ma, Rong Wen, Lochan P. Devkota, Weicai Wang, Dongmei Qu, Tek B. Chhetri. Short-term variability in the dates of the Indian monsoon onset and retreat on the southern and northern slopes of the central Himalayas as determined by precipitation stable isotopes. Climate Dynamics, 2015, DOI 10.1007/s00382-015-2829-1.

Ping Gong · X.-P. Wang · Y.-G. Xue · J.-J. Sheng · S.-P. Gao · L.-D. Tian · T.-D. Yao. Influence of atmospheric circulation on the long-range transport of organochlorine pesticides to the western Tibetan Plateau. Atmospheric Research, 2015, 166 : 157164

Dambaru Kattel, Tandong Yao,Wei Yang,Yang Gao, Lide Tian. Comparison of temperature lapse rates from the northern to the southern slopes of the Himalayas. International Journal of Climatology, 2015,

Fan Zhang, Hongbo Zhang, Scott C. Hagen, Ming Ye, Dingbao Wang, Dongwei Gui, Chen Zeng, Lide Tian, Jingshi Liu. Snow cover and runoff modelling in a high mountain catchment with scarce data: Effects of temperature and precipitation parameters. Hydrological Processes. 2015, 29: 5265

Tian Lide, Zong Jibiao, Yao Tandong, Ma Linglong, Pu Jianchen, Zhu Dayun. Direct measurement of glacier thinning on the southern Tibetan Plateau (Gurenhekou, Kangwure and NaimonaNyi glaciers). Journal of Glaciology, 2014, 60(223) : 879-887 doi: 10.3189/2014JoG14J022

Zhao Liyun, Tian Lide, Zwinger Thomas, Ding Ran, Zong Jibiao, Ye Qinghua, Moore C. John. Numerical simulations of Gurenhekou glacier on the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Glaciology, 2014, 60(219),71-82 doi: 10.3189/2014JoG13J126

Liu Q., L.D. Tian*, J.L.Wang, R.Wen, Y.B.Weng, Y.P. Shen, M. Vladislav d, E. Kanaev. A study of longitudinal and altitudinal variations in surface water stable isotopes in West Pamir, Tajikistan. Atmospheric Research, 153, 2014, 1018

Yanbin Lei, Lide Tian, Broxton W Bird, Juzhi Hou, Lin Ding,Ilhomjon Oimahmadov and Mustafo Gadoev. A 2540-year record of moisture variations derived from lacustrine sediment (Sasikul Lake) on the Pamir Plateau, The Holocene, 2014, 24 (7): 761-770

Shi, X., F. Zhang, L. Tian, D.R. Joswiak, C. Zeng, D. Qu,. Tracing contributions to hydro-isotopic differences between two adjacent lakes in the southern Tibetan Plateau. Hydrological Processes. 2014,28(22):5503-5512.

Dayun Zhu, Lide Tian*, Jianli Wang, Yong Wang. "Rapid glacier retreat in the NaimonaNyi region, western Himalayas, between 2003 and 2013," J. Appl. Remote Sens., 8(1), 083508 (2014). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.8.083508.

Tek Chhetri, Tandong Yao, Wusheng Yu, Li Ding, Daniel Joswiak, Lide Tian, Lochan Prasad Devkota, Dongmei Qu. Stable isotopic compositions of precipitation events from Kathmandu, southern slope of the Himalayas. Chinese Science Bulletin. 2014, 59(34): 48384846

Wusheng Yu, Baiqing Xu, ChunTa Lai, Yaoming Ma, Lide Tian, Dongmei Qu, Zhiyong Zhu, Influences of relative humidity and Indian monsoon precipitation on leaf water stable isotopes from the southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Geophysical Research Letters, 2014, 7746-7753

Chen Y., X.-K. Li , J. Si, G.-J. Wu, L.-D. Tian, S.-R. Xiang. Influence of aeolian activities on the distribution of microbial abundance in glacier ice. Biogeosciences Discussions, 2014, 11(10): 14531-14549

Tandong Yao, Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Jing Gao, Wusheng Yu, Xiaoxin Yang, Camille Risi, Christophe Sturm, Martin Werner, Huabiao Zhao, You He, Wei Ren, Lide Tian, Chunming Shi, Shugui Hou. A review of climatic controls on δ18O in precipitation over the Tibetan Plateau: Observations and simulations. Rev. Geophys. 2013, 51: 525-548

Yanbin Lei, Kun Yang, Bin Wang, Yongwei Sheng, Broxton W. Bird, Guoqing Zhang, Lide Tian. Response of inland lake dynamics over the Tibetan Plateau to climate change. Climatic Change, 2014, 125(2): 125:281290

Liu, Y., J.C. Priscu, T. Yao, T.J. Vick-Majors, A.B. Michaud, N. Jiao, J. Hou, L. Tian, A. Hu and Z.-Q. Chen 2014. A comparison of pelagic, littoral, and riverine bacterial assemblages in Lake Bangongco, Tibetan Plateau. FEMS Microbiology Ecology,. 89(2 special issue): 211-221

Binod, D., E. R. Liang, L. D. Tian, L. P. Devkota, T. D. Yao, 2013. Pre-monsoon precipitation signal in tree rings of timberline Betula utilis in the central Himalayas. Quaternary International. 283(14): 7277

Daniel Joswiak, Tandong Yao, Guangjian Wu, Lide Tian, Baiqing Xu. Ice core evidence of westerly and monsoon moisture contributions in the central Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Glaciology 59(213), 5666, 2013.

Yu Wusheng, Yao Tandong, Stephen Lewis, Lide Tian, Yaoming Ma, Baiqing Xu, Dongmei Qu. Stable oxygen isotope differences between the areas north and south of Qinling Mountains in China reveal various moisture sources. International Journal of Climatology. 2013, DOI: 10.1002/joc.3799

Zhang C, Wu G, Gao S, Zhao Z, Zhang X, Tian L, Mu Y, Joswiak D (2013) Distribution of major elements between the dissolved and insoluble fractions in surface snow at Urumqi Glacier No. 1, Eastern Tien Shan. Atmospheric Research 132133(0):299-308 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2013.05.009

Kattel D. B.,T. D. Yao, K. Yang, L. D. Tian, G. Yang, D. Joswiak. Temperature lapse rate in complex mountain terrain on the southern slope of the central Himalayas. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 2013, 2013, 113: 671-682

B.-L. Xue, L. Wang, K. Yang, L. Tian, J. Qin, Y. Chen, L. Zhao, Y. Ma, T. Koike, Z. Hu, and X.-P. Li (2013), Modeling the land surface water and energy cycle of a mesoscale watershed in the central Tibetan Plateau with a distributed hydrological model, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 118, 88578868, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50696.

Jiujiang Sheng, Xiao-Ping Wang, Gong Ping, Daniel R Joswiak, Lide Tian, Yao Tandong, Kevin C Jones. Monsoon-Driven Transport of Organochlorine Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls to the Tibetan Plateau: Three Year Atmospheric Monitoring Study. Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, 2013, 47, 31993208

Youliang Su, Xing Gao, Qingsong Liu, Junbo Wang, Torsten Haberzettl, Liping Zhu, Jinhua Li, Zongqi Duan, Lide Tian. Mineral magnetic study of lacustrine sediments from Lake Pumoyum Co, southern Tibet, over the last 19ka and paleoenvironmental significance. Tectonophysics, 2013, 588: 209221

Wen Rong, Tian Lide, Weng Yongbiao, Liu Zhongfang and Zhao Zhongping. 2012. The altitude effect of δ18O in precipitation and river water in the Southern Himalayas. Chinese Science Bulletin, 57 (14): 1693-1698.

Jiujiang Sheng, Xiaoping Wang, Ping Gong, Lide Tian, Tandong Yao. Heavy metals of the Tibetan top soils: Level, source, spatial distribution, temporal variation and risk assessment. Environmental Science and Pollution,2012, 19:33623370

Gao, Jing, V. Masson-Delmotte, T. Yao, L. Tian, C. Risi, G. Hoffmann. Precipitation Water Stable Isotopes in the South Tibetan Plateau: Observations and Modeling. J. Climate, 2011,24, 31613178. doi: 10.1175/2010JCLI3736.1

Huabiao Zhao, Baiqing Xu, Tandong Yao, Lide Tian, and Zhen Li. Records of sulfate and nitrate in an ice core from Mt. Muztagata, Central Asia, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2011, 116, D13304, doi: 10.1029/2011JD015735.

Li Shenghai, Yao Tandong, Tian Lide, et al. Seasonal transition characteristics of the westerly jet: Study based on field observations at an altitude of 6900 m on the Mt. Xixiabangma Dasuopu glacier. Chinese Sci Bull, 2011, 56: 19121920, doi: 10.1007/s11434-011-4508-x

Yongqin Liu, Tandong Yao, Nianzhi Jiao, Lide Tian, Anyi Hu, Wusheng Yu, Shenghai Li. Microbial diversity in the snow, a moraine lake and a stream in Himalayan glacier. Extremophiles, Extremophiles, 2011,15(3):411-21

Zhongfang Liu, Lide Tian*, Tandong Yao and Wusheng Yu. Characterization of precipitation δ18O variation in Nagqu, central Tibetan Plateau and its climatic controlsTheoretical and Applied Climatology.2010, 99(1-2), 95-104, DOI: 10.1007/s00704-009-0125-x

Ma Linglong, Tian Lide*, Pu Jianchen & Wang Pengling. Recent area and ice volume change of Kangwure Glacier in the middle of Himalayas. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2010. 55 (20): 2088-2096

Guangjian Wu, Chenglong Zhang, Xuelei Zhang, Lide Tian, Tandong Yao, 2010. Sr and Nd isotopic composition of dust in Dunde ice core, Northern China: implications for source tracing and use as an analogue of long-range transported Asian dust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 299, 409416.

Guangjian Wu, Tandong Yao, Baiqing Xu, Lide Tian, Chenglong Zhang, Xuelei Zhang, 2010. Dust concentration and flux in ice cores from the Tibetan Plateau over the past few decades. Tellus 62B, 197206.

An L., Chen Y., Xiang S.-R., Shang T.-C., L. -De Tian. Differences in community composition of bacteria in four deep ice sheets in western China. Biogeosciences Discussions. 2010, 7, 11671199

Gao Jing, Lide Tian, Yongqin. Liu, and Tongliang Gong. 2009. Oxygen isotope variation in the water cycle of the Yamzho lake Basin in southern Tibetan Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin 54 (16):2758-2765.

Guangjian Wu, Tandong Yao, Baiqing Xu, Lide Tian, Chenglong Zhang, Xuelei Zhang, 2009. Volume-size distribution of microparticles in ice cores from the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Glaciology 55(193), 859868

Guangjian Wu, Chenglong Zhang, Shaopeng Gao, Tandong Yao, Lide Tian, Dunsheng Xia, 2009. Element composition of dust from a shallow Dunde ice core, Northern China. Global and Planetary Change 67, 186192.

Lide Tian, Zhongfang Liu, Tongliang Gong, Changliang Yin, Wusheng Yu, Tandong Yao. Isotopic variation in the lake water balance at the Yamdruk-tso Basin, southern Tibetan Plateau. Hydrological Processes, 2008, 22(17): 33863392

Tian Lide, Ma Linglong, Yu Wusheng, Liu Zhongfang, Yin Changliang, Zhao Zhongping, Tang Wei, Wang Yu. Seasonal variations of stable isotope in precipitation and moisture transport at Yushu, eastern Tibetan Plateau. Science in China (D), 2008, 51 (8): 1121-1128

Zhongfang Liu, Lide Tian*, Xurong Chai,, Tandong Yao, A model-based determination of spatial variation of precipitation δ18O over China . Chemical Geology. 249(1-2), 2008: 203-212

Zhao Zhongping, Tian Lide*, Fische Emily, Li Zhongqin, Jiao Keqin. Study of chemical composition of precipitation at an alpine site and a rural site in the Urumqi River Valley, Eastern Tien Shan, China. Atmospheric Environment, 2008, 42 (39): 8934-8942

Zhongfang Liu, Lide Tian*Tandong Yao, Wusheng Yu. Seasonal deuterium excess in Nagqu precipitation: Influence of moisture transport and recycling in the middle of Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Geology, 2008, 55(7): 1501-1506

Yin Changliang, Yao Tandong, Tian Lide, Liu Dongnian, Yu Wusheng, Qu Dongmei. Temporal variations of 18O of atmospheric watervapor at Delingha. Science in China (D). 2008, 51( 7): 966-975

Wang Xiaoping, Yao Tandong, Wang Pengling, Yang Wei, Tian Lide. The recent deposition of persistent organic pollutants and mercury to the Dasuopu glacier, Mt. Xixiabangma, central Himalayas. Science of the Total Environment. 2008, 394: 134-143

Yu Wusheng, Yao Tandong, Tian Lide, Ma Yaoming, Ichiyanagi Kimpei, Wang Yu, Sun Weizhen. Relationships between δ18O in precipitation and air temperature and moisture origin on a south-north transect of the Tibetan Plateau. Atmospheric Research, 2008, 87, 158-169doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2007.08.004.

Liu Zhongfang, Tian Lide, Yao Tandong, Gong Tongliang, Yin Changliang. Influence of moisture transport on stable isotope in precipitation in Yarlungzangbo River basin. Frontiers of Earth Science in China. 2008, 2(1): 49-57

Guangjian Wu, Tandong Yao, Baiqing Xu, Lide Tian, Zhen Li, Keqin Duan, 2008. Seasonal variations of dust record in the Muztagata ice cores. Chinese Science Bulletin 53(16), 25062512.

Zhang Xinfang, T. D. Yao, L. D. Tian, S. J. Xu, L. Z. An. 2008. Phylogenetic and Physiological Diversity of Bacteria Isolated from Puruogangri Ice Core. Microb Ecol.55: 476488.

Wang PL, Yao TD, Tian LD, Wu GJ, Li Z, Yang W. Recent high-resolution glaciochemical record from a Dasuopu firn core of middle Himalayas. Chinese Sciences Bulletin, 2008, 53(3):418-425.

Jianchen Pu, Tandong Yao, Meixue Yang, Lide Tian, Ninlian Wang, Yutaka Ageta, Koji Fujita. Rapid decrease of mass balance observed in the Xiao (Lesser) Dongkemadi Glacier, in the central Tibetan Plateau. Hydrological Processes, 2008, 22(16):2953 - 2958

Yaoming Ma, Shichang Kang, Liping Zhu, Baiquing Xu, Lide Tian, Tandong Yao. Roof of the World: Tibetan observation and research platform. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 2008, 89(10):1487

Lide Tian, Tandong Yao, Kenneth MacClune, James White, Analisa Schilla, Bruce Vaughn, Ryan Vachon, Kimpei Ichiyanagi. Stable isotopic variations in West China: A consideration of moisture sources. , J. Geophys. Res., 2007, 112, D10, D10112, doi: 10.1029/2006JD007718

Tian Lide, Yao Tandong, Wu Guangjian, Li Zhen, Li Yuefang, Xu Baiqing. Chernobyl nuclear accident revealed from the 7010m Muztagata ice core record. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2007, 52(10): 1436-1439

Wen L, Yao T, Li D, Tian L and Ma W. 2007. The relationship between Indian monsoon precipitation along the Qinghai-Tibet Highway and differences in sensible heat flux. 21(3) : 379-386. doi:10.1002/hyp.6241

Yu Wusheng, Yao Tandong, Tian Lide, Ma Yaoming, Kurita Naoyuki, Ichiyanagi Kimpei, Wang Yu, Sun Weizhen. Stable isotope variations in precipitation and moisture trajectories on the western Tibetan Plateau, China. Arctic Antarctic and Alpine Research, 2007, 39(4), 688-693.

Yao Tandong, Duan Keqin, L.G. Thompson, Wang Ninglian, Tian Lide, X.U. Baiqing, Wang Youqing,· Y.U. Wusheng. Temperature variations over the past millennium on the Tibetan Plateau revealed by four ice cores. Annals of Glaciology, 2007, 46(1):362-366

Liu Zhongfang, Tian Lide, Yao Tandong, Gong Tongliang, Yin Changliang, Yu Wushen. Temporal and spatial variations of δ18O in Precipitation of the Yarlung Zangbo River Basin. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2007. 17(3): 317-326

Tian, L., T. Yao, Z. Li, K. MacClune, G. Wu, B. Xu, Y. Li, A. Lu, and Y. Shen. Recent rapid warming trend revealed from the isotopic record in Muztagata ice core, eastern Pamirs. J. Geophys. Res., 2006. 111, D13103, doi: 10.1029/2005JD006249.

Tandong Yao, Zexia Li, Lonnie G. Thompson, Ellen Mosley-Thompson, Youqing Wang, Lide Tian, Ninglian Wang, Keqin Duan. δ18O records from Tibetan ice cores reveal differences in climatic changes. Annuals of Glaciology. 2006, 43: 1-7

Xinfang Zhang, Tandong Yao, Lizhe An, Lide Tian, Shijian Xu. 2006. Study on Vertical profile of Bacterial DNA Structure in Puruogangri Ice Core by Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis. Annals of Glaciology, 43: 160-166.

Zhang Xinfang, Tandong Yao, Lizhe An, Lide Tian Shijian XU, A study on the vertical profile of bacterial DNA structure in the Puruogangri (Tibetan Plateau) ice core using denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis. Annuals of Glaciology. 2006, 43: 160-166

Meixue Yang, Tandong Yao, Huijun Wang, Lide Tian , Xiaohua Gou, Estimating the criterion for determining water vapour sources of summer precipitation on the northern Tibetan Plateau. Hydrological processes, 2006, 20 (3): 505-513

Yu Wusheng, Yao Tandong, Tian Lide, Li Zhen, Sun Weizhen, Wang Yu. Relationships of δ18O in summer precipitation and temperature and moisture trajectories at Muztagata, western China. Science in China (Series D), 2006, 49(1):27-35.

Yu Wusheng, Yao Tandong, Tian Lide, Wang Yu, Li Zexia, Sun Weizhen. Oxygen-18 isotopes in precipitation on the eastern Tibetan Plateau. Annuals of Glaciology. 2006. 43: 263 268

Li Yuefang, Yao Tandong, Wang Ninglian, Li Zhen, Tian Lide, Xu Baiqing, Wu Guangjian. Recent changes of atmospheric heavy metals in a high-elevation ice core from Muztagh Ata, east Pamirs: initial results. Annuals of Glaciology. 2006. 43:154 159

Wu Guangjian, Yao Tandong, Xu Baiqin, Li Zheng, Tian Lide, Duan Keqin, Wen Linke. Grain size record of microparticles in the Muztagata ice core. Science in China (Series D) 2006 , 49 (1): 10-17

Li Zhen, YaoTandong,Tian Lide, Xu Baiqing, Wu Guangjian. Variations of δ18O in precipitation from the Muztagata Glacier, East Pamirs. Science in China (Series D) 2006 , 49 (1): 36-42

Li Zhen, Yao Tandong, Tian Lide, Xu Baiqing & Li Yuefang. Atmospheric Pb variations in Central Asia since 1955 from Muztagata ice core record, eastern Pamirs. Chinese Science Bulletin. 2006, 51(16): 1996-2000 (DOI: 10.1007/s11434-006-2061-9).

Liu Yongqin, Yao Tandong, Tian Lide, Xu Baiqing, Wu Guanjian. Glaciochemical records from NaimonaNyi ice core in the Himalayas. Journal of Geographical Sciences. 2006, 4: 465-471

Tian LideYao TandongJ W C WhiteYu Wusheng and Wang Ninglian. 2005. Westerly moisture transport to the middle of Himalayas revealed from the high deuterium excess. Chinese Science Bulletin, 50(10): 1026-1030

Zhang XinpingLiu JingmiaoHe YuanqingTian Lideand Yao Tandong. 2005. Humidity effect and its influence on the seasonal distribution of precipitation δ18O in monsoon regions. Advances in atmosphere sciences22(2):271-277

Yu Wusheng, Yao Tandong, Tian Lide, Wang Yu, Yin Changing. Isotopic composition of atmospheric water vapor before and after the monsoons end in the Nagqu River Basin. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2005, 50(23): 2755-2760.

Zhang Xinping, Tian Lide, Liu Jingmiao, 2005. Fractionation mechanism of stable isotope in evaporating water body. Journal of Geographical Sciences. 15(3): 375-384.

Zhang Xinping, Liu Jingmiao and Tian Lide et al, 2004. Variations of d18O in Precipitation along Vapor Transport Paths. Advance in Atmospheric Science, 21(4): 562-572.

Tian L, T Yao, P F. Schuster, J W C White, K Ichiyanagi, E Pendall, J Pu, W Yu. Oxygen-18 concentrations in recent precipitation and ice cores on the Tibetan Plateau. J. Geophys. Res. (D) 2003, 108, D9, 4293, doi:10.1029/2002JD002173

Tian Lide, Tandong Yao, A. Numaguti, M. Tsujimura. Stable Isotope Variation in Hydrological Cycle in the Middle of the Tibetan Plateau. In: The Second Tibetan Plateau Experiment of Atmospheric Science (Ed. by Tao Shiyan et al.). China Meteorological Press: Beijing, 2002, 92-95

Yao Tandong, L. G. Thompson, Duan Keqin, Xu Baiqing, Wang Ninglian, Pu Jianchen, Tian Lide, Sun Weizhen, Kang Shichang, Qin Xiang. Temperature and methane records over the last 2 ka in Dasuopu ice core. Science in China Series D -Earth Sciences, 2002, 45(12): 1068-1074

Tian, L, Masson-Delmotte V, Stievenard M ,Yao T , Jouzel J. Tibetan Plateau summer monsoon northward extent revealed by measurements of water stable isotopes. J. Geophys. Res. 2001. Vol. 106 , No. D22 : 28,081-28,088

Lide Tian, Tandong Yao, Atusi. Numaguti, Weizhen Sun. Stable isotope variations in monsoon precipitation on the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Meteorological Society of Japan. 2001, 79(5): 959-966.

Tian LideYao Tandong, Sun WeizhengM. Stievenard , J. Jouzel. Relationship between δD and δ18O in precipitation from north to south of the Tibetan Plateau and moisture cycling. Science in China, 2001, 44(9): 789-796

Tian Lide, Yao Tandong, A Numaguti, Duan Keqin. Relation between stable isotope in monsoon precipitation in southern Tibetan Plateau and moisture transport history. Science in China (Series D, Supp.), 2001, 267-274

Maki Tsujimura, Atusi Numaguti, Lide Tian, Shigemasa Hashimoto, Atsuko Sugimoto, Masayoshi Nakawo, Behavior of Subsurface Water Revealed by Stable Isotope and Tensiometric Observation in the Tibetan Plateau, J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 2001, 79 (1b), 599-605

Yang Meixue, Yao Tandong, and Tian Lide. 2000. Comparison of summer monsoon precipitation between northern and southern slope of Tanggula Mountain over the Tibetan Plateau. Quarterly Journal of Applied meteorology. 11(2): 199-204

Tian Lide, Yao Tandong, M. Stievenard, J. Jouzel. Deuterium in precipitation and relevant climate in West China. J. Glacio. & Geocryo 1999, 21(4): 357361

Yao Tandong. Pu Jianchen. Wang Ninlian and Tian Lide. A new type of ice formation zone found in the Himalayas. Chinese Science Bulletin, 1999, 5: 469-474

Xu Baiqing, Yao Tandong, Tian Lide and Chappellaz. Variarion of CH4 concentrations recorded in Dunde ice core bubbles. Chinese Science Bulletin, 1999, 44(4): 383-384

Tian Lide, Yao Tandong, Yang Zhihong and Pu Jianchen. A 4-years study on oxygen isotope in precipitation at Tuotuohe Meteorological Station, Tibetan Plateau.J. Glacio. & Geocryo. 1998, 20( 4): 438-443

Huang Cuilan. Yao Tandong. Pu Jianchen. Duan Keqin. Wang Ninglian and Tian Lide. Environmental information recorded in shallow ice core of Dasuopu glacier in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin, 1998, 43(22): 1935-1936

Tian Lide, Yao Tandong, Yang Zhihong, Pu Jianchen. 1997. A 4-years study of stable isotope in precipitation on the Tibetan Plateau. Cryosphere, 3: 32-36

Yao Tandong, L.G. Thompson, Shi Yafeng, Qin Dahe, Jiao Keqin, Yang Zhihong, Tian Lide, Ellen, Mosley-Thomposn. The climatic variation since the Last Interglaciation recorded in the Guliya ice core, Science in China (series D), 1997, 40(6): 662-668

Yao Tandong, Shi Yafeng, Qin Dahe, Tian Lide. Variations in temperature and precipitation in the past 2000 years on the Tibetan plateau-Guliya Ice core record. Science in China. 1997, 39, 425-433

Tian Lide, Yao Tandong, Yang Zhihong. δ18O in precipitation and moisture sources upon the Tibetan Plateau. Cryosphere . 1996, 33-39

Tian Lide, Yao Tandong, Zhang Yinsheng, Pu Jianchen, Yang Zhihong. Characteristics of δ18O in precipitation and glacial meltwater in the late summer of 1993. Cryosphere, 1996, 40-45

Yao Tandong, Jiao Keqin, Tian Lide, Yang Zhihong, Shi Weilin, 1996. Climatic variations since the Little Ice Age recorded in the Guliya Ice Core. Science in China, 39(6): 588-596

Zhang Xinping, Yao Tandong and Tian Lide, 1996. A study of spatial and temporal distribution of δ18 O in precipitation in the Tibetan Plateau, Cryosphere, 1, 27-32.

Yao Tandong, Jiao Keqin, Tian Lide, Li Zhongqin, Shi Weilin Li Yuefang, Liu Jingshou, Huang Cuilan, Xie Chao, L.G. Thompson, E.M. Thompson, 1995, Climatic and Environmental Records in Guliya Ice Cap, Science in China (Series B), 38(2): 228-237

Zhang Xinping, Yao Tandong and Tian Lide, 1995. Preliminary study on spatial-temporal distribution of δ18O in modern precipitation in Tibetan Plateau. Cryosphere, 1(1): 27-31

Awards and Recognition

2006 First-class Science and Technology award of Gansu Province for the study on ice core and climate change

2007 Award the prize of the Excellent Young Scientist on the Tibetan Plateau Research by the Chinese Tibetan Plateau Research Union

2010 Award the “Distinguished Young Scientist” Founding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

2014 2014 National Science and Technology Award “High resolution climatic and environmental record from Tibetan Plateau ice cores” (Class 2) by Ministry of Science and Technology of China

Academic Conference and Activities

Third-party funded key projects within the last five years

2018-2021 “Land surface evapotranspiration and stable isotope hydrological cycle on the Tibetan Plateau” from NSFC (Grant No. 41771043) (2018-2021 with budget of 700,000 RMB) , PI

2016-2020 “Glacier ice volume change and its effect on hydrology in west Tibetan Plateau”, from NSFC (Grant No. 41530748) (2016-2020 with budget of 3500,000 RMB) , PI

2015-2017 “Water isotopes and large-scale hydrological cycle on the Tibetan Plateau” from NSFC (Grant No. 91437110)(2015-2017 with budget of 1000,000 RMB), PI

2012-2017 “Spatial variations of Tibetan Plateau ice core records and the signature of Indian monsoon”. Strategic Priority Research Program (B)’’ of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant XDB03030100) (2012-2016 with budget of 4000,000 RMB)

2011-2014 Stable isotopes in hydrology on the Tibetan Plateau”.

“Distinguished Young Scientist” Founding from Chinese National Science Foundation. (Grand No.41025002) (2011-2014 with budget of 2000,000 RMB), PI

2010-2014 Multi-sphere interaction and its impact on climatic system over the Tibetan Plateau region. The Ministry of Science and Technology of China. (Grand No. 2010CB951702) (2012-2016 with budget of 11690,000 RMB), PI

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