Hou, M., G. Zhuang, J. Ji, S. Xiang, W. Kong, X. Cui, M. Wu, and M. Hren, 2020. Profiling interactions between the Westerlies and Asian summer monsoons since 45 ka: Insights from biomarker, isotope, and numerical modeling studies in the Qaidam Basin. GSA Bulletin. | online.

Kong and Chiang, 2020. Southward Shift of Westerlies Intensifies the East Asian Early Summer Rainband Following El Niño. Geophys. Res. Lett., 47(17), e2020GL088631. | PDF, supplement, online.

Chiang, J. C. H., W. Kong, C. - H. Wu, and D. Battisti, 2020. Origins of the East Asian Summer Monsoon seasonality. Journal of Climate., 33(18), 945-7965, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0888.1. | PDF, supplement, online | data.

Friedman, A. R., G. C. Hegerl, A. Schurer, S.Y. Lee, W. Kong, W. Cheng, and J. C. H. Chiang, 2020. Forced and unforced decadal behavior of the interhemispheric SST contrast during the instrumental period (1881-2012): contextualizing the abrupt shift around 1970. Journal of Climate., 33(9), 3487-3509, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0102.1. | PDF, online.

Kong, W., and J. C. H. Chiang, 2020. Interaction of the westerlies with the Tibetan Plateau in determining the mei-yu termination. Journal of Climate., 33, 339-363, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0319.1. | PDF, online | data.


Chiang, J. C. H., J. Fischer, W. Kong, and M. J. Herman, 2019. Intensification of the Pre-Meiyu Rainband in the Late 21st Century. Geophys. Res. Lett., 46 (13), 7536-7545, doi:10.1029/2019GL083383. | PDF, supplement, online | data.


Zhang, H., M. L. Griffiths, J. C. H. Chiang, W. Kong, S. Wu, A. Atwood, J. Huang, H. Cheng, Y. Ning and S. Xie, 2018. East Asian hydroclimate modulated by the position of the westerlies during Termination I. Science, 362, 580-583, doi:10.1126/science.aat9393. | PDF, supplement, online | Perspective by Dr. David McGee: Shifting summer rains.


Chiang, J. C. H., L.M.Swenson, and W. Kong, 2017. Role of Seasonal Transitions and the Westerlies in the Interannual Variability of the East Asian Summer Monsoon Precipitation. Geophys. Res. Lett., 44 (8), 3788-3795, doi:10.1002/2017GL072739. | PDF, supplement, online | Research Spotlight in EOS.

Kong, W., L. M. Swenson, and J. C. H. Chiang, 2017. Seasonal Transitions and the Westerly Jet in the Holocene East Asian Summer Monsoon. Journal of Climate. 30, 3343-3365, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0087.1. | PDF, online | data.


Kong, W., and Y. Hu, 2014. The influence of stratospheric NAM anomalies on the Ural blocking high (in Chinese, with English abstract). Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 50(3), 445-455, doi:10.13209/j.0479-8023.2014.082. | PDF, online.