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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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4800 Oakgrove Drive
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Yuan Wang

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, Texas (2013)
  • B. S. in Computer Sciences, Fudan University, P.R. China (2007)

Research Interests
  • Aerosol-cloud interactions and their climate implication
  • Meso-scale and global climate modeling
  • Cloud physics and chemistry

Professional Experience
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (2013 - Present)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Texas A&M University (2007 - 2013)
  • Visiting Scholar, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (2011 - 2011)

Selected Awards
  • International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences Early Career Scientist Medal (2015)
  • Texas A&M University Distinguished Graduate Student Award (2014)
  • COAA-Springer Excellent Doctorate Theses Award (2014)
  • AGU Editor's Citation Award for Excellence in Scientific Refereeing (2013)
  • AMS Best Student Oral Presentation Award, Robert A. Duce Symposium (2013)
  • NASA Earth and Space Science Graduate Student Fellowship (2009 - 2012)

Selected Publications
  1. Wang, Y., M. Wang, R. Zhang, S.J. Ghan, Y. Lin, J. Hu, B. Pan, M. Levy, J. Jiang, M.J. Molina, Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Aerosols on Pacific Storm Track Using A Multi-Scale Global Climate Model, Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA, 111(19), 6894-6899 (2014).
  2. Wang, Y., R. Zhang, R. Saravanan, Climatically modulated mid-latitude cyclones by Asian pollution from hierarchical modeling and observational analysis, Nature. Comm., 5, 3098 (2014).
  3. Wang, Y., K.-H. Lee, Y. Lin, M. Levy, R. Zhang, Distinct Effects of Anthropogenic Aerosols on Tropical Cyclones, Nature. Clim. Change 4(5), 368–373 (2014)
  4. M. Levy, R. Zhang, J. Zheng, A. Zhang, W. Xu, M. Gomez, Y. Wang, E. Olaguer, Measurements of nitrous acid (HONO) using ion drift-chemical ionization mass spectrometry during the 2009 SHARP field campaign, Atmos. Environ., 94, 231-240 (2014)
  5. M. Levy, R. Zhang, J. Zheng, H. Tan, Y. Wang, L. Molina, S. Takahama, L.M. Russell, G. Li, Measurements of submicron aerosols at the California-Mexico border during the Cal-Mex 2010 field campaign, Atmos. Environ., 88, 308-319 (2014)
  6. M. Levy, R. Zhang, A. Khalizov, J Zheng, D. Collins, C. Glen, Y. Wang, X. Yu, W. Luke, J. Jayne, E. Olaguer, Measurements of submicron aerosols in Houston, Texas during the 2009 SHARP field campaign, J. Geophys. Res., 118(18), 10518-10534 (2013)
  7. Wang, Y., A. Khalizov, M. Levy , R. Zhang, New Directions: Light Absorbing Aerosols and Their Atmospheric Impacts, Atmos. Environ. 81, 713-715 (2013)
  8. Wang, Y., J. Fan, R. Zhang, R. Leung, C. Franklin, Improving Bulk Microphysics Parameterizations in Simulations of Aerosol Indirect Effects, J. Geophys. Res. 118, 1-19 (2013)
  9. Fan, J., L. Leung , Z. Li , H. Morrison , H. Chen , Y. Zhou , Y. Qian , Y. Wang, Aerosol impacts on clouds and precipitation in eastern China-results from bin and bulk microphysics, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D00K36 (2012)
  10. Wang, Y., Q. Wan, W. Meng, F. Liao, H. Tan, R. Zhang, Long-term impacts of aerosols on precipitation and lightning over the Pearl River Delta megacity area in China, Atmo. Chem. Phys., 11(23), 12421-12436 (2011)
  11. Li, G., Y. Wang, K.-H. Lee, Y. Diao, R. Zhang, The effects of aerosols on development and precipitation of a mesoscale squall line, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D17205 (2009)
  12. Li, G., Y. Wang, K.-H. Lee, Y. Diao, R. Zhang, Increased winter precipitation over the North Pacific from 1984-1994 to 1995-2005 inferred from the Global Precipitation Climatology Project. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L13821 (2008)
  13. Li, G., Y. Wang, R. Zhang, Implementation of a two-moment bulk microphysics scheme to the WRF model to investigate aerosol-cloud interaction, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D15211 (2008)

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