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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
  • Mesoscale cloud modeling and global climate modeling
  • Cloud microphysics

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)

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 (2013)
  • NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (2009 - 2012)

Selected Publications
  1. Wang, Y. P.-L. Ma, J. Jiang, H. Su and P. Rasch, Towards Reconciling the Influence of Atmospheric Aerosols and Greenhouse Gases on Light Precipitation Changes in Eastern China, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. (2016)
  2. Peng, J., M. Hu, S. Guo, Z. Du, J. Zheng, D. Shang, M. Zamora, L. Zeng, M. Shao, Y. Wu, J. Zheng, Y. Wang, C. Glen, D. Collins, M.J. Molina, R. Zhang, Markedly enhanced direct radiative forcing of black carbon particles under polluted urban environments, Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA, 113(16), 4266-4271 (2016)
  3. Wang, Y., J. Jiang, H. Su, Atmospheric Responses to the Redistribution of Anthropogenic Aerosols, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120(18), 9625-9641 (2015)
  4. Wang, Y., Aerosol-Cloud Interactions from Urban, Regional, to Global Scales, Springer, ISSN: 2190-5053 (2015).
  5. Wang, Y., Air Pollution or Global Warming: Attribution of Extreme Precipitation Changes in Eastern China, Adv. Atmos. Sci., 32(10), 1444-1446 (2015).
  6. Zhang, R., G. Wang, S. Guo, M. Zamora, Y. Lin, W. Wang, M. Hu, Y. Wang, Formation of urban fine particulate matter, Chem. Rev. 115(10), 3803-3855 (2015).
  7. 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).
  8. 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).
  9. 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)
  10. 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)
  11. 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)
  12. 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)
  13. Wang, Y., A. Khalizov, M. Levy , R. Zhang, New Directions: Light Absorbing Aerosols and Their Atmospheric Impacts, Atmos. Environ. 81, 713-715 (2013)
  14. 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)
  15. 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)
  16. 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)
  17. 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)
  18. 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)
  19. 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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