Bing Pu

Bing Pu
  • Assistant Professor

Contact Info

Lindley Hall, room #320C
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, Kansas 66045


Bing Pu got her B.S. degree from Nanjing Institute of Meteorology and M.S. degree from Peking University, China. She received her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University in 2011. Bing Pu conducted her postdoctoral research at the University of Texas at Austin and worked as a Research Associate at Princeton University/NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory before joining KU as a faculty member in 2019.


Research interests:

  • Regional climate change, Dust variability, Dust-climate interactions, Climate modeling

Selected Publications

1. Pu B, Jin Q. A record-breaking trans-Atlantic African dust plume associated with atmospheric circulation extremes in June 2020. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 2021. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-21-0014.1
1. Jin Q, Wei J, Lau W, Pu B, Wang C. Interactions of Asian mineral dust with Indian summer monsoon: Recent advances and challenges. Earth-Science Reviews. 2021. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103562
1. Pu B, Ginoux P, Guo H, Hsu C, Kimball J, Marticorena B, Malyshev S, Naik V, O’Neill NT, Pérez García-Pando C, et al. Retrieving the global distribution of the threshold of wind erosion from satellite data and implementing it into the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory land–atmosphere model (GFDL AM4.0/LM4.0). Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2020. doi:10.5194/acp-20-55-2020
1. Pu B, Ginoux P, Kapnick SB, Yang X. Seasonal prediction potential for springtime dustiness in the United States. Geophysical Research Letters. 2019;46:9163–9173. doi:10.1029/2019GL083703
1. Pu B, Ginoux P. Climatic factors contributing to long-term variations in surface fine dust concentration in the United States. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS. 2018;18(6):4201–4215. doi:10.5194/acp-18-4201-2018
1. Pu B, Ginoux P. How reliable are CMIP5 models in simulating dust optical depth? ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS. 2018;18(16):12491–12510. doi:10.5194/acp-18-12491-2018
1. Pu B, Ginoux P. Projection of American dustiness in the late 21(st) century due to climate change. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. 2017;7. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-05431-9
1. Pu B, Dickinson RE, Fu R. Dynamical connection between Great Plains low-level winds and variability of central Gulf States precipitation. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES. 2016;121(7):3421–3434. doi:10.1002/2015JD024045
1. Pu B, Ginoux P. The impact of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation on springtime dust activity in Syria. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS. 2016;16(21):13431–13448. doi:10.5194/acp-16-13431-2016
1. Pu B, Fu R, Dickinson RE, Fernando DN. Why do summer droughts in the Southern Great Plains occur in some La Nina years but not others? JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES. 2016;121(3):1120–1137. doi:10.1002/2015JD023508
1. Pu B, Dickinson RE. Diurnal spatial variability of Great Plains summer precipitation related to the dynamics of the low-level jet. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 2014;71:1807–1817.