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Curriculum Vitae:

Lei Huang

  • Ph.D., Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, TX (2013)
  • Master of Science, Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, School of Physics, Peking University, China (2007)
  • Bachelor of Science, Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, School of Physics, Peking University, China (2004)

Research Interests
  • Pollution transport to the UTLS
  • Aerosol-cloud-precipitation-climate interaction
  • Aerosol impacts on air quality and human health
  • Multiple satellite data collocation and analysis

Professional Experience
  • Assistant Researcher, Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE), UCLA, CA (2016- present)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (2013-2016)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (2008-2013)
  • Graduate summer internship, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Graduate Fellowship Program (JPLGF) (05/2012-08/2012, 06/2009-08/2009)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (2007-2008)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China (2004-2007)
  • Teaching Assistant, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China (2005-2006)

Selected Awards
  • COAA-Springer Excellent Ph.D. Dissertation Award (2014)
  • Ronald K. DeFord Field Scholarship (2012)
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory Graduate Fellowship (2012)
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory Graduate Fellowship (2009)
  • School of Physics Assistantship, Peking University (2004-2006)

Selected Publications
  1. Choi, Y.S., Park, D. R., Ok, J., Su, H., Jiang, J. H., Huang, L., and Limpasuvan, T., 2017: Arctic midsummer clouds as a regulator of sea ice melting, Nature Communications, in review.
  2. Zhao B., Liou, K., Gu, Y., Jiang, J. H., Li, Q., Fu, R., Huang, L., Liu, X., Shi, X., Su, H., and He, C., 2017: A water vapor modulated aerosol impact on ice crystal size, Geophys. Res. Lett., in review.
  3. Wang Y., Jiang, J. H., Su, H., Choi, Y.S., Huang, L., and Yung, Y. L., 2017: Elucidating the role of anthropogenic aerosols in the Arctic sea ice variations, J. Climate, in review.
  4. Wei W., Li, W., Deng, Y., Yang, S., Jiang, J. H., Huang, L., and Liu, W. T., 2017: Dynamical and thermodynamical coupling between the North Atlantic subtropical high and the marine boundary layer clouds in boreal summer, Clim. Dynam., in press.
  5. Choi, Y.S., Kim, W., Yeh, S., Masunaga, H., Kwon, M., Jo, H., and Huang, L., 2017: Reconciling the iris effect of tropical cirrus clouds with TRMM and A-train satellites, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., in press
  6. Su, H., Jiang, J. H., Neelin, J. D., Shen, T. J., Zhai, C., Yue, Q., Wang, Z., Huang, L, Choi, Y.S., Stephens, G. L., and Yung, Y. L., 2017: Tightening of tropical ascent and high clouds key to precipitation change in a warmer climate, Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/ncomms15771.
  7. Zhao, B., Jiang, J. H., Gu, Y, Diner, D., Worden, J., Liou, K., Su, H., Xing, J., Garay, M., and Huang, L., 2017: Decadal-scale trends in regional aerosol particle properties and their linkage to emission changes, Environ. Res. Lett., 12(5), 054021.
  8. Massie, S. T., Delanoë, J., Bardeen, C. G., Jiang, J. H., and Huang, L., 2016: Changes in the shape of cloud ice water content vertical structure due to aerosol variations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6091-6105, doi:10.5194/acp-16-6091-2016.
  9. Hu, Z., Zhao, C., Huang, J. , Leung, L. R. , Qian, Y., Yu, H., Huang, L., and Kalashnikova, O.V., 2016: Trans-Pacific transport and evolution of aerosols: evaluation of quasi-global WRF-Chem simulation with multiple observations, Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1725–1746, doi:10.5194/gmd-9-1725-2016.
  10. Huang, L., Jiang, J. H., Murray, L. T., Damon, M. R., Su, H., and Livesey, N. J., 2016: Evaluation of UTLS carbon monoxide simulations in GMI and GEOS-Chem chemical transport models using Aura MLS observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5641–5663, doi:10.5194/acp-16-5641-2016.
  11. Huang, L., Jiang, J. H., Wang, Z., Su, H., Deng, M., and Massie, S., 2015: Climatology of Cloud Water Content Associated with Different Cloud Types Observed by A-Train Satellites, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, 4196–4212. doi: 10.1002/2014JD022779.
  12. Huang, L., Fu, R., and Jiang, J. H., 2014: Impacts of fire emissions and transport pathways on the interannual variation of CO in the tropical upper troposphere, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 4087–4099, doi:10.5194/acp-14-4087-2014.
  13. Fu, R., Yin, L., Li, W. H., Arias, P. A., Dickinson, R. E., Huang, L., Chakraborty, S., Fernandes, K., Liebmann, B., Fisher, R., and Myneni, R. B., 2013: Increased dry-season length over southern Amazonia in recent decades and its implication for future climate projection, P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 110(45), 18110–18115, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1302584110.
  14. Huang, L., Jiang, J. H., Tackett, J. L., Su, H., and Fu, R., 2013: Seasonal and diurnal variations of aerosol extinction profile and type distribution from CALIPSO 5-year observations, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 4572–4596, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50407.
  15. Huang, L., Fu, R., Jiang, J. H., Wright, J. S., and Luo, M., 2012: Geographic and seasonal distributions of CO transport pathways and their roles in determining CO centers in the upper troposphere, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 4683–4698, doi:10.5194/acp-12-4683-2012, 2012.
  16. Huang, L., Lv, S. H., Zhang, Y., Wang, H. Q., 2008: Geometric Method for Determining Cloud-Top Height from Stereoscopic Observation. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis. 44(1), 129–134.

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