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Yuxuan Wang

Yuxuan Wang

Yuxuan Wang

Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry

Ph.D., 2005, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
B.E., 2000, Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
B.E., 2000, (minor), Computer Technology and Application, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Office: 426 SR1
Phone: (713) 743-9049

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Research Interests

  • Air pollution and air quality
  • Modeling of atmospheric chemistry, transport, and emissions
  • Interactions between atmospheric chemistry and climate
  • Prediction and forecast of extreme pollution events

Selected Publications:

     (Underline indicates student supervised, *indicates Dr. Wang as corresponding author)

  1. Lin, Y. Wang*, Y. Zhang, K. Yang, A large decline of tropospheric NO2 in China observed from space by SNPP OMPS, Sci Total Environ, 675, 337-342, 2019
  2. Xie, Y., Wang*, W. Dong, J.S. Wright, L. Shen, Z. Zhao, Evaluating the response of sulfate to hydroclimate variations in the GEOS-Chem model: role of meteorological inputs, J. Geophys. Res., 124, 1662-1679, 2019
  3. Xie, Y., Wang*, M. Bilal, W. Dong, Mapping daily PM2.5 at 500 m resolution over Beijing with improved hazy day performance, Sci Total Environ, 659, 410-418, 2019
  4. Zhao, Z., Wang*, M. Qin, Y. Hu, Y. Xie, A.G. Russell, Drought Impacts on Secondary Organic Aerosol: a case study in the Southeast United States, Environ. Sci. Technol., 53(1), 242-250, 2019
  5. Lei, R., R. Talbot, Y. Wang, S. Wang, M. Estes, Surface MDA8 ozone variability during cold front events over the contiguous United States during 2003–2017, Environ., 213, 359-366, 2019
  6. Ge, W., Y. Yin, J. S. Wright, W. Huang, B. Jia, Wang, Z. Yang, Links between the large-scale circulation and daily air quality over central--eastern China during winter, J. Geophys. Res., 124, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JD030154, 2019
  7. Liu, S., C. Zhu, H. Tian, Wang, K. Zhang, B. Wu, X. Liu, Y. Hao, X. Bai, S. Lin, Y. Wu, P. Shao, and H. Liu, Spatiotemporal Variations of Ambient Concentrations of Trace Elements in a Highly Polluted Region of China, J. Geophys. Res., 123, https://doi.org/ 10.1029/2018JD029562, 2019
  8. Song S., M. Gao, W. Xu, Y. Sun, D. Worsnop, J. Jayne, Y. Zhang, L. Zhu, M. Li, Z. Zhou, C. Cheng, Y. Lv, Y. Wang, W. Peng, X. Xu, N. Lin, Wang, S. Wang, J. W. Munger, D. Jacob, and M. B. McElroy, Possible heterogeneous hydroxymethanesulfonate (HMS) chemistry in northern China winter haze and implications for rapid sulfate formation, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1357-1371, 2019
  9. Wang, S.-C., Wang*, M. Estes, R. Lei, R. Talbot, L. Zhu, and P. Hou, Transport of Central American Fire Emissions to the U.S. Gulf Coast: Climatological pathways and impacts on ozone and PM2.5, J. Geophys. Res., 123, 8344–8361, 2018
  10. Jia, B., Wang*, S. Huang, Y. Nan, X. Zhou, Variations of Siberian High Position under climate change: impacts on winter pollution over North China, Atmos. Environ., 189, 227–234, 2018
  11. Nan, Y. and *Wang, Y., De-coupling interannual variations of vertical dust extinction over the Taklimakan Desert during 2007–2016 using CALIOP, Sci Total Environ, 633, 608–617, 2018
  12. Nan, Y. and *Wang, Y., Observational evidence for direct uptake of ozone in China by Asian dust in springtime, Environ, 186, 45-55, 2018
  13. Shen, L., Jacob, D. J., Mickley, L. J., Wang, Y., and Zhang, Q.: Insignificant effect of climate change on winter haze pollution in Beijing, Chem. Phys., 18, 17489-17496, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17489-2018, 2018
  14. Lei, R., R. Talbot, Wang, S. Wang, M. Estes, Influence of cold fronts on variability of daily surface O3 over the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Area in Texas USA during 2003–2016, Atmosphere, 9, 159; doi:10.3390/atmos9050159, 2018
  15. Zhang, X, Y. Chu, Wang, K. Zhang, Predicting daily PM2.5 concentrations in Texas using high-resolution satellite aerosol optical depth, Sci Total Environ, 631, 904-911, 2018
  16. Song, S., M. Gao, W. Xu, W., J. Shao, G. Shi, S. Wang, Wang, Y. Sun, and M.B. McElroy, Fine particle pH for Beijing winter haze as inferred from different thermodynamic equilibrium models, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 7423-7438, 2018
  17. Zhang, Q., Q. Ma, B. Zhao, X. Liu, Wang, B. Jia, and X. Zhang, Winter haze over North China Plain from 2009 to 2016: Influence of emission and meteorology, Environmental Pollution, 242, 1308-1318, 2018
  18. Cai, S., Q. Ma, S. Wang, B. Zhao, M. Brauer, A. Cohen, R.V. Martin, Q. Zhang, Q. Li, Wang, J. Hao, J. Frostad, M. Forouzanfar, R. Burnett. Impact of air pollution control policies on future PM2.5 concentrations and their source contributions in China, Journal of Environmental Management, 227, 124-133, 2018
  19. Wang, Y., Y. Xie, W. Dong, Y. Ming, J. Wang, L. Shen, Adverse effects of increasing drought on air quality via natural processes, Chem. Phys., 17, 12827–12843, doi:10.5194/acp-2017-234, 2017
  20. Zhao, Z. and *Wang Y., Influence of the West Pacific subtropical high on surface ozone daily variability in summertime over Eastern China, Environ, 170, 197-204, 2017
  21. Warner, J. X., R. R. Dickerson, Z. Wei, L. L. Strow, Wang, and Q. Liang, Increased atmospheric ammonia over the world's major agricultural areas detected from space, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, doi:10.1002/2016GL072305, 2017
  22. Gao, M., P. E. Saide, J. Xin, Y. Wang, Z. Liu, Wang, Z. Wang, M. Pagowski, S. K. Guttikunda, and G. R. Carmichael, Estimates of health impacts and radiative forcing in winter haze in eastern China through constraints of surface PM2.5 predictions, Environ. Sci. Technol., 51 (4), 2178-2185, 2017
  23. Li, Xin, Q. Zhang, Y. Zhang, L. Zhang, Wang, Q. Zhang, Q., M. Li, Y. Zheng, G. Geng, T.J. Wallington, and W. Han, Attribution of PM2.5 exposure in Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei region to emissions: implication to control strategies, Science Bulletin, 2095-9273, 2017
  24. Qi, Q., M. Zhao, S. Wang, X. Ma, Wang, Y. Gao, Q. Lin, X. Li, B. Gu, G. Li, J. Zhou, and Y. Yang, The biogeographic pattern of microbial functional genes along an altitudinal gradient of the Tibetan pasture. Frontiers in microbiology, 8, p.976, 2017
  25. Wang, Y., B. Jia, S.-C. Wang, M. Estes, L. Shen, Y. Xie, Influence of the Bermuda High on interannual variability of summertime ozone in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria region, Chem. Phys., 16, 15265–15276, doi:10.5194/acp-16-15265-2016, 2016
  26. Wang, Y., J. Wang, X. Xu, D. Henze, Wang, and Z. Qu. A new approach for monthly updates of anthropogenic sulfur dioxide emissions from space: Application to China and implications for air quality forecasts, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, doi:10.1002/2016GL070204, 9931–9938, 2016
  27. Wang Y., Xie, L. Chai, W. Dong, Q. Zhang, and L. Zhang, Impact of the 2011 southern US drought on ground-level fine aerosol concentration in summertime, J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 1075–1093, 2015
  28. Xie, Y., Wang*, K. Zhang, W. Dong, B. Lv, Y. Bai, Daily estimation of ground-level PM2.5 concentrations over Beijing using 3 km resolution MODIS AOD, Environ. Sci. Technol., 49, 12280−12288, 2015 (ES&T Cover Article and ACS Editors’ Choice)
  29. Jia, B., Wang*, Y. Yao, Y. Xie, A new indicator on the impact of large-scale circulation patterns on wintertime particulate matter pollution over China, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 11919–11929, 2015
  30. Zhang, L., L. Liu, Y. Zhao, S. Gong, X. Zhang, D. Henze, S. Capps, T. Fu, Q. Zhang, Wang, Source attribution of particulate matter pollution over North China with the adjoint method, Environ. Res. Lett., 10, 084011, 2015
  31. Jiang, Z., D. B. A. Jones, J. R. Worden, H. M. Worden, D. K. Henze, and Wang, Regional data assimilation of multi-spectral MOPITT observations of CO over North America, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 6801-6814, 2015
  32. Zhang, Q.Q., Wang*, Q. Ma, Y. Xie, K. He, Regional differences in Chinese SO2 emission control efficiency and policy implications, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 6521-6533, 2015
  33. Zhang, B., Wang*, J. Hao, Simulating aerosol-radiation-cloud feedbacks on meteorology and air quality over eastern China under severe haze conditions in winter, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 2387-2404, 2015
  34. Xu, J-W., R. V. Martin, A. van Donkelaar, J. Kim, M. Choi, Q. Zhang, G. Geng, Y. Liu, Z. Ma, L. Huang, Wang, H. Chen, H. Che, P. Lin, and N. Lin. Estimating ground-level PM2.5 in eastern China using aerosol optical depth determined from the GOCI satellite instrument. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13133-13144, 2015