Bing Pu

Bing Pu
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Geography & Atmospheric Science


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.


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

Selected Publications

Pu, B., Q. Jin, P. Ginoux, and Y. Yu, 2022: Compound heat wave, drought, and dust events in California, Journal of Climate,

Hu, Z., Q. Jin, Y. Ma, B. Pu, Z. Ji, Y. Wang, and W. Dong, 2021: Temporal evolution of aerosols and their extreme events in polluted Asian regions during Terra's 20-year observations, Remote Sensing of Environment,

Q. Jin, J. Wei, W. K.M. Lau, B. Pu, and C. Wang, 2021: Interactions of Asian mineral dust with Indian summer monsoon: recent advances and challenges, Earth-Science Reviews

Pu, B., P. Ginoux, and Coauthors, 2020: 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, 20, 55-81.

Pu, B., P. Ginoux, S. B. Kapnick, X. Yang, 2019: Seasonal prediction potential for springtime dustiness in the United States. Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 9163-9173,

Pu, B., and P. Ginoux, 2018b: How reliable are CMIP5 models in simulating dust optical depth? Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics,18,12491-12510,

Pu, B., and P. Ginoux, 2018a: Climatic factors contributing to long-term variations in surface fine dust concentration in the United States, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18, 4201-4215,

Pu, B., and P. Ginoux, 2017: Projection of American dustiness in the late 21st century due to climate change. Scientific Reports, 7:5553, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-05431-9.

Pu, B.,and P. Ginoux, 2016: The impact of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation on springtime dust activity in Syria.  Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16, 13431-13448, doi:10.5194/acp-16-13431-2016.