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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


The Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) instrument is currently in development

Professional Experience
  • Staff Scientist, California Institute of Technology (2016 - Present)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (2013 - 2016)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Texas A&M University (2007 - 2013)
  • Visiting Scholar, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (2011)

Community Service
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 2017-present
  • Guest Editor, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Environmental Pollution, 2016-present

Selected Awards
  • AGU James R. Holton Junior Scientist Award (2016)
  • 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., J. Jiang, H. Su, S. Choi, L. Huang, J. Guo and Y. Yung, "Elucidating the Influence of Anthropogenic Aerosols On the Arctic Sea Ice", J. Climate 31(1), 99-114 (2018)
  2. Wang, Y., P. Ma, J. Peng, R. Zhang, J. Jiang, R. Easter and Y. Yung, "Constraining Aging Processes of Black Carbon in the Community Atmosphere Model Using Environmental Chamber Measurements", J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst. 10, doi:10.1029/2018MS001387 (2018)
  3. Wang, Y., J. M. Vogel, Y. Lin, B. Pan, J. Hu, Y. Liu, X. Dong, J. Jiang, Y. Yung, and R. Zhang, "Aerosol Microphysical and Radiative Effects on Continental Cloud Ensembles", Adv. Atmo. Sci. 35(2), 234-247 (2018)
  4. Wang, Y., H. Su, J. Jiang, N. Livesey, M. Santee, L. Froidevaux, W. Read and J. Anderson, "The Linkage between Stratospheric Water Vapor and Surface Temperature In An Observation-Constrained Coupled General Circulation Model", Clim. Dyns. 48(7), 2671-2683 (2017)
  5. 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. 121(10), 5878-5887 (2016)
  6. Wang, Y., J. Jiang, H. Su, "Atmospheric Responses to the Redistribution of Anthropogenic Aerosols", J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120(18), 9625-9641 (2015)
  7. Wang, Y., "Air Pollution or Global Warming: Attribution of Extreme Precipitation Changes in Eastern China", Adv. Atmos. Sci., 32(10), 1444-1446 (2015)
  8. Wang, Y., Aerosol-Cloud Interactions from Urban, Regional, to Global Scales, Springer, ISSN: 2190-5053 (2015)
  9. 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)
  10. Wang, Y., K.-H. Lee, Y. Lin, M. Levy, R. Zhang, "Distinct Effects of Anthropogenic Aerosols on Tropical Cyclones", Nature. Clim. Change, 4, 368-373 (2014)
  11. Wang, Y., R. Zhang, R. Saravanan, "Asian pollution climatically modulates mid-latitude cyclones following hierarchical modelling and observational analysis", Nature Comm., 5, 3098 (2014)
  12. Wang, Y., A. Khalizov, M. Levy, R. Zhang, "New Directions: Light Absorbing Aerosols and Their Atmospheric Impacts", Atmos. Environ., 81, 713-715 (2013)
  13. 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)
  14. 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)

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