Xiaomao Lin

Assistant Professor

Department of Agronomy Kansas State University 
2108 Throckmorton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506 
(786) 532-​6816

Dr. Lin serves as the Kansas State Climatologist. His research involves dynamic climate modeling, statistical climate modeling, advanced data analysis and visualizations, and bio-​atmospheric measurements and instrumentation.

His research team’s projects include:

  • Dynamic climate downscaling through mesoscale climate modeling
  • Field- to large-​scale evapotranspiration estimates and uncertainties
  • Drought mechanism and drought impacts
  • Climate impacts on crop yields
  • Climate change and climate extremes


Kansas Climate
Kansas State University

Selected Publications

Lin, X., R. A. Pielke Sr, R. Mahmood, C. A. Fiebrich, and R. Aiken, 2016: Observational evidence of temperature trends at two levels in the surface layer. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16,827-841.

Liu, Z., X. Yang, X. Lin, K. G. Hubbard, S. Lv, and J. Wang, 2016: Maize yield gaps caused by non-​controllable, agronomic, and socioeconomic factors in a changing climate of Northeast China. Science of The Total Environment, 541, 756-764.

Zhang, T., and X. Lin, 2016: Assessing future drought impacts on yields based on historical irrigation reaction to drought for four major crops in Kansas. Science of the Total Environment, 550, 851-860.

Liu, Z., X. Yang, X. Lin, K. G. Hubbard, S. Lv, and J. Wang, 2016: Narrowing the agronomic yield gaps of maize by improved soil, cultivar, and agricultural managements in different
climate zones. Earth Interactions, 20, 1-​18. DOI: 10.1175/EI-D-15-0032.1.

Lv, S., X. Yang, X. Lin, Z. Liu, J. Zhao, K. Li, et al., 2015: Yield gap simulations using ten maize cultivars commonly planted in Northeast China during the past five decades. Agric. Forest Meteorology, 205, 1-10. 

Yang, X., F. Chen, X. Lin, Z. Liu, H. Zhang, J. Zhao, et al., 2015: Potential benefits of climate change for crop productivity in China. Agric. Forest Meteorology, 208, 76-​84. doi/:10.1016/j.agrfomet.2015.02.008.

Zhao, J., X. Yang, X. Lin, G. F. Sassenrath, S. Dai, S. Lv, X. Chen, F. Chen, and G. Mi, 2015: Radiation interception and use efficiency contributes to higher yields of newer maize hybrids in Northeast China. Agronomy Journal, 107, 8. doi:10.2134/agronj14.0510.

Zhang, T., X. Lin, D. H. Rogers, and F. R. Lamm, 2015: Adapation of irrigation infrastture on irrigation demands under future drought in the USA. Earth Interations. 19, 1-​13. doi:10.1175/EI-D-14-0035.1.

McDermid, S., and Coauthors, 2015: The AgMIP Coordinated Climate-​Crop Modeling Project (C3MP): Methods and Protocols. Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP)-Integrated Crop and Economic Assessments. Edited by: Cynthia Rosenzweig (Columbia University, USA), Daniel Hillel (Columbia University).

Lin, X., K. G. Hubbard, R. Mahmood, and G. F. Sassenrath, 2014: Assessing satellite-​based start-​of-​season trends in the US High Plains. Environ. Res. Lett., 9, 104016.doi:10.1088/1748/326/9/10/104016.

Zhang T., X. Lin, and G. F. Sassenrath, 2014: Current irrigation practices in the central United States reduce drought and extreme heat impacts for maize and soybean, but not for wheat. Science of The Total Environment. 508, 331-342.

Xu, L., X. Lin, J. Amen, K. Welding, and D. McDermitt, 2014: Impact of changes in barometric pressure on landfill methane emission. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 28, 679-​695. doi:10.1002/2013GB004571.

Liu, Z., K. G. Hubbard, X. Lin, and X. Yang, 2013: Negative effects of climate warming on maize yield are reversed by changing of sowing date and cultivar selection in Northeast China. Global Change Biol.,19, 3481-​3492. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12324.

Liu, Z., X. Yang. K. G. Hubbard, and X. Lin, 2012: Maize potential yields and yield gaps in the changing climate of Northeast China. Global Change Biol., 18, 3441-​3454. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02774.x.

White, A. M., K. M. de Beurs, K. Didan, D. W. Inouye, A. D. Richardson, O. P. Jensen, J. Magnuson, J. O’Keefe, G. Zhang, R. R. Nemani, W. J. D. van Leeuwen, J. F. Brown, A. de Wit, M. Schaepman, X. Lin, M. Dettinger, A. Bailey, J. Kimball, M. D. Schwartz, D. D. Baldocchi, J. T. Lee, and W. K. Lauenroth, 2009: Intercomparison, interpretation, and assessment of spring phenology in North America estimated from remote sensing for 1982 to 2006. Global Change Biol., 15, 2335-​2359. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01910.x.

Pielke R. A. Sr., C. Davey, D. Niyogi, S. Fall, J. Steinweg-​Woods, K. Hubbard, X. Lin, M. Cai, Y.K. Lim, H. Li, J. Nielsen-​Gammon, K. Gallo, R. Hale, R. Mahmood, S. Foster, R. T. McNider, and P. Blanken, 2009: Reply to comment by David E. Parker, Phil Jones, Thomas C. Peterson, and John Kennedy on “Unresolved issues with the assessment of multi-​decadal global land surface temperature trends. J. Geophys. Res.,114, D05105. doi:10.1029/2008JD010938.

Lin, X. and K. G. Hubbard, 2008: What are maximum and minimum temperatures in observed climatology? Int. J. Climatol., 28, 283-​294. doi:10.1002/joc.1536.

Lin, X., R. A. Pielke, Sr., K. G. Hubbard, K. C. Crawford, M. A. Shafer, and T. Matsui, 2007: An examination of 1997-​2007 surface layer temperature trends at two heights in Oklahoma. Geophys. Res. Lett.,34, L24705. doi:10.1029/2007GL031652.

Pielke, R. A. Sr., C. Davey, D. Niyogi, K. G. Hubbard, X. Lin, M. Cai, Y. K. Lim, H. Li, J. Neilsen-​Gammon, K. P. Gallo, R. Hale, J. Angel, R. Mahmood, S. Foster, R. T. McNider, and P. Blanken, 2007: Unresolved Issues with the Assessment of Global Surface Temperature Trends. J. Geophys. Res.,112, D24S08. doi:10.1029/2006JD008229.

Pielke, R. A. Sr., J. Nielsen-​Gammon, C. Davey, J. Angel, O. Bliss, N. Doesken, M. Cai, S. Fall, D. Niyogi, K. Gallo, R. Hale, K. G. Hubbard, X. Lin, H. Li, and S. Raman, 2007: Documentation of uncertainties and biases associated with surface temperature measurement sites for climate change assessment. Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 88, 913-928.

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