Academic Journals

Ziwei Li and Paul O’Gorman, 2021: A conceptual model for tropical convective organization, in prep.

Ziwei Li, Paul O’Gorman, and Dan Rothman, 2021: Tropical precipitation clusters as islands on a rough water-vapor topography, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, accepted. (Arxiv preprint available at

Ziwei Li and Sai Ravela, 2021: Neural networks as geometric chaotic maps, IEEE Transactions of Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Supplemental material. Press coverage by MIT EAPS. (Arxiv preprint available at

Yakun Liu, Earle Williams, Ziwei Li, Anirban Guha, Jeff Lapierre, Micheal Stock, Stan Heckman, Yijun Zhang, and Elizabeth DiGangi, 2021: Lightning enhancement in moist convection with smoke-laden air advected from Australian wildfires, Geophysical Research Letters, Supplemental material. Press coverage in Science.

Paul O’Gorman, Ziwei Li, William R. Boos, and Janni Yuval, 2021: Response of extreme precipitation to climate warming in quasi-global aquaplanet simulations at high resolution, Philosophical Transactions A, doi:10.1098/rsta.2019.0543. Supplemental material.

Ziwei Li and Paul A. O’Gorman, 2020: Response of vertical velocities in extratropical precipitation extremes to climate change, Journal of Climate, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0766.1. Supplemental material.


Ziwei Li, 2021: Understanding the Characteristics of Precipitation and Their Response to Climate Change, Ph.D. Thesis.

Ziwei Li, 2016: Zonal Jet Migration in a 2D Quasi-Geostrophic Model (准地转模型中的纬向急流迁移), Bachelor Thesis.