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Longtao Wu

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4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 183-724



Curriculum Vitae:

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  • Ph.D., Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2009)
  • M.S., Atmospheric Sciences, Beijing University (2004)
  • B.S., Atmospheric Sciences, Beijing University (2001)

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Researcher, Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering, UCLA, CA (2012- present)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (2010-2011)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin -Madison, Madison, WI (2004-2009)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China (2001-2004)

Research Interests

  • Mesoscale modeling
  • Aerosol impact on water vapor, cloud, precipitation and climate
  • Tropical cyclone and polar low
  • Water vapor, cloud and precipitation processes
  • Satellite data analysis

Selected Publications

  1. Wu, L., H. Su and J. H. Jiang, 2012: Regional simulations of aerosol impacts on summer monsoon precipitation over China. To be submitted to J. Geophys. Res.
  2. Wu, L. , H. Su, R.G. Fovell, B. Wang, J.T. Shen, B.H. Kahn, S.M. Hristova-Veleva, B.H. Lambrigtsen, E.J. Fetzer and J.H. Jiang, 2012: Relationship of environmental relative humidity with North Atlantic tropical cyclone intensity and intensification rate. Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2012GL053546, in press.
  3. Wu, L. , Su, H., Jiang, J. H., and Read, W. G., 2012: Hydration or dehydration: competing effects of upper tropospheric cloud radiation on the TTL water vapor, Atmos. Chem. Phys.., 12, 4655-4678, doi:10.5194/acpd-12-4655-2012, 2012.
  4. Hu, X.-M., F. Zhang, G. Yu, J. D. Fuentes, and L. Wu, 2011: Contribution of mixed-phase boundary layer clouds to the termination of ozone depletion events in the Arctic. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L21801, doi:10.1029/2011GL049229.
  5. Wu, L. , H. Su and J. H. Jiang, 2011: Regional simulations of deep convection and biomass burning over South America. 1. Model evaluations using multiple satellite datasets. J. Geophys. Res., 116, D17208, doi:10.1029/2011JD016105.
  6. Wu, L. , H. Su and J. H. Jiang, 2011: Regional simulations of deep convection and biomass burning over South America. 2. Biomass burning aerosol effects on clouds and precipitation. J. Geophys. Res., 116, D17209, doi:10.1029/2011JD016106.
  7. Wu, L. , Martin, J. E. and Petty, G. W., 2011: Piecewise potential vorticity diagnosis of the development of a polar low over the Sea of Japan. Tellus A, 63:198-211. doi: 10.1111/j.1600- 0870.2011.00511.x .
  8. Wu, L. and G. W. Petty, 2010: Intercomparison of Bulk Microphysics Schemes in Simulations of Polar lows. Mon. Wea. Rev., 138, 2211-2228. doi: 10.1175/2010MWR3122.1.
  9. Wu L., H. Wu, L. Sun etc., 2006: Retrieval of Sea Ice in the Bohai Sea from MODIS Data, Periodical of Ocean University of China, Vol. 36, No. 2, 173~179.
  10. Wu L., H. Wu, W. Li, etc., 2005: Sea Ice Drifts in Response to Winds in the Bohai Sea, Acta Oceanologica Sinica, No. 5, 15~21.
  11. Li W., L. Wu, C. Zhang, J.-Y. Yu, 2003: Retrieval of Atmospheric Vertical Temperature Profile above Sea Level with Satellite Remote Sensing, Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, Vol.39, No.5, 656~665.