Dr. Song Feng

Dr. Song Feng
Associate Professor of Geography
228 Gearhart Hall
Department of Geosciences
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-4748
FAX: 479-575-3469
Degrees Ph.D. Lanzhou Institute of Plateau Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1999
  M.S. Lanzhou Institute of Plateau Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1996
  B.S. Yunnan University, 1993
Research Interersts
Dr. Feng’s research interests encompass past, present and future climate changes and impacts using global and regional climate models and advanced statistical methods. More specifically, his research can be summarized in the following areas:
Climate change and physical mechanisms on regional and continental scales
Climate change and its impacts on water sustainability and agriculture
Selected Publications and  Presentations from the last 10 years
Feng S., Q. Hu, F. Chen, C.-H. Ho, R. Li, and Z. Tang (2013). Projected climate shift under future global warming from multi-model, multi-scenario, CMIP5 simulations. Global and Planetary Change (in review).
Feng S. and Q. Fu (2013). Expansion of global drylands under a warming climate. Atmos. Chem. Phys. (in press).
Li R, N. di Virgilio, Q. Guan, S. Feng and G.M. Richter (2013). Modeling land availabilities and dynamics for biofuel crops in the United States and European Union: Past, present and future. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining (in press).
Huang W., F. H. Chen, S. Feng, J. H. Chen and X. J. Zhang (2013). Interannual precipitation variations in the mid-latitude Asia and their association with large scale atmospheric circulation. Chinese Science Bulletin (in press).
Van Liew M.W., S. Feng and T.B. Pathak (2013). Assessing climate change impact on runoff and water quality at the field scale for four locations in the Heartland. Transaction of ASABE, 56, 883-900.
Feng S.,Q. Hu, Q. Wu and M.E. Mann (2013). A gridded reconstruction of warm season precipitation in Asia spanning the past half millennium. J. Climate, 25, 2192-2204, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00099.1
Xia Y., M. Ek, J. Sheffield, B. Livneh, H. Wei, S. Feng, L. Luo, J. Meng, and E. Wood (2013). Validation of model-simulated soil temperature in the North American Land Data Assimilation System Phase 2. J. Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 52, 455-471, DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-12-033.1.
Jeong S.J., C.-H. Ho, B.-M. Kim, S. Feng and D. Medvigy (2013). Non-linear response of vegetation to coherent warming over northern high latitudes. Remote Sensing Letters, 4, 123-130, DOI:10.1080/2150704X.2012.703790.
Mao R., C-H. Ho, S. Feng, D. Gong and Y. Shao (2013). Influence of vegetation variation on northeast Asian dust activities for 1982-2006 using the Integrated Wind Erosion Modeling System. Asia-Pacific journal of atmospheric sciences, 49, 87-94.
Hu Q., and S. Feng (2012). AMO- and ENSO-Driven Summertime Circulation and Precipitation Variations in North America. J. Climate, 25, 6477-6495.
Feng S., C-H. Ho, Q. Hu, R. J. Oglesby and S-J. Jeong (2012). Evaluating observed and projected future climate changes for the Arctic using the Koppen-Trewartha climate classification. Climate Dynamics, 38, 1359-1373, DOI 10.1007/s00382-011-1020-6. [This paper was also highlighted by NSF Science 360 as breaking news, environmental research web, earth times, Alaska Dispatch and local TV in Nebraska].
Park C-E., C-H. Ho, S-J. Jeong, J. Kim and S. Feng (2012). The impact of vegetation feedback on alleviating the climatic aridity over the United States associated with a 2xCO2 climate condition. Climate Dynamics, 38, 1489-1500, DOI 10.1007/s00382-011-1150-x.
Oglesby R.J, S. Feng, Q. Hu and C. Rowe (2012). The role of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation on Medieval drought in North America: synthesizing results from proxy data and climate models. Global and Planetary Change, 84, 56-65.
Van Liew M.W., S. Feng and T.B. Pathak (2012). Climate Change Impacts on Streamflow, Water Quality, and Best Management Practices for the Shell and Logan CreekWatersheds in Nebraska. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 5,13-34.
Guo H., Q. Hu, Q. Zhang and S. Feng (2012). Effects of the Three-Gorge Dam on Yangtze River flow and its interaction with the Poyang Lake in China. J. Hydrology, 416, 19-27.
Hu Q., S. Feng and R.J. Oglesby (2011). Variations in North American summer precipitation driven by the Atlantic multidecadal oscillation. J. Climate, 24, 5555-5570.
Feng S., Q. Hu, and R.J. Oglesby (2011). Influence of Atlantic sea surface temperature on persistent drought in the North America. Climate Dynamics, 37, 569-586, DOI 10.1007/s00382-010-0835-x.
Lin G. and S. Feng (2011). Understanding weather, climate, and birthweight: Findings from the U.S. Natility Data Files 1969–78. Water Resource and Environmental Protection (ISWREP), vol.4, 2639-2642, doi: 10.1109/ISWREP.2011.5893420.
Feng S., F. Salvagiotti, M.R. Schmer, A.B. Wingeyer and A. Weiss (2010). Evaluating a hybrid soil temperature model in a corn-soybean agroecosystem and a tallgrass prairie in the Great Plains. Great Plains Research, 20, 249-260.
Hu Q. and, S. Feng (2010). Influence of Arctic Oscillation on central United States summer rainfall. J. Geophys. Res. 115, D01102, doi:10.1029/2009JD011805.
Feng S., Q. Hu, and R. J. Oglesby (2009). AMO-like variations of Holocene sea surface temperature in the North Atlantic Ocean. Climate of the Past Discussion, 5: 2465-2496.
Feng S. and Q. Hu (2008). How the North Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation may have influenced the Indian summer monsoon during the past two millennia? Geophys. Res. Lett. 35, L01707, doi:10.1029/2007GL032484.
Feng S., R.J. Oglesby, C. Rowe, D. Loope and Q. Hu (2008). Atlantic and Pacific SST influences on Medieval drought in North America simulated by the Community Atmospheric Model. J. Geophys. Res. 113, D11101, doi:10.1029/2007JD009347.
Hu Q. andS. Feng (2008). Variation of North American summer monsoon regimes and the Atlantic multidecadal oscillation. J. Climate 21: 2371-2383.
Hu Q., S. Feng, H. Guo, G. Chen and T. Jiang (2007). Interactions of the Yangtze River flow and hydrologic processes of the Poyang Lake, China. J. Hydrology 347: 90-100.
Feng S., S. Nadarajah and Q. Hu (2007). Modeling annual extreme precipitation in China using generalized extreme value distribution. J. Meteorol. Soc. Japan, 85: 599-613.
Hu Q., and S. Feng (2007). Decadal variations of the Southwest U.S. summer monsoon circulation and rainfall in a regional model. Journal of Climate, 20: 4702-4716.
Feng S., and Q. Hu (2007). Changes in winter snowfall/precipitation ratio in the contiguous United States. J. Geophys. Res. 112, D15109, doi:10.19/2007JD008397.
Shiau J-T, S. Feng, and S. Nadarajah (2007). Assessment of Hydrological droughts for the Yellow River, China, using Copulas. Hydrological Processes, 21: 2157-2163.
Hu Q., A. Weiss, S. Feng and S. Baenziger (2006). Earlier winter wheat heading dates and warmer spring in the Great Plains of the United States. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 135: 284-290.
Hu Q. and S. Feng (2005). How have soil temperatures been affected by the surface air temperature and precipitation in the Eurasian Continent? Geophys. Res. Lett., 2005GL023469.
Feng, S., and Q. Hu (2005). Regulation of Tibetan Plateau heating on variation of Indian summer monsoon in the last two millennia. Geophys. Res. Letters. 2004GL021246.
Feng, S., and Q. Hu (2004). Variation in teleconnection of ENSO and summer rainfall in northern China: A role of the Indian summer monsoon. J. Climate 17: 4871-4881.
Feng, S., Q. Hu, and W. Qian (2004). Quality control of daily meteorological data in China 1951-2000: A new dataset. Int. J. Climatol. 24: 853-870.
Feng, S. and Q. Hu (2004). Changes in the agro-meteorological indicators in the contiguous United States: 1951-2000. Theor. Appl. Climatol. 78: 247-264.
Hu, Q. and S. Feng (2004). U.S. soil temperature and its variation. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 85, 29-31.
Hu, Q. and S. Feng (2004). Why has the land memory changed? J. Climate 17: 3236-3243.
Hu, Q. and S. Feng (2004). A role of the soil enthalpy in land memory. J. Climate 17: 3632-3642.
Hu, Q., Y. Tawaye, and S. Feng (2004). Variations of the Northern Hemisphere atmospheric energetics: 1948-2000. J. Climate 17:1975-1986.
Wang Z., S. Feng, and M. Tang (2003). A relationship between solar activity and frequency of natural disasters in China. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 20: 934-939.
Hu Q., and S. Feng (2003) A daily soil temperature dataset and soil temperature climatology of the contiguous United States. J. Appl. Meteorol., 42, 1139-1136. Paleoclimate change and variability