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Dr. Jin Huang

Research Scientist, Center for Global Change Science
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Research Interests:
Dr. Huang's research involves modeling the atmospheric lifetime and transport of various greenhouse and ozone depleting gases, and the optimal estimation of trace gas emissions using inverse methods including Kalman filtering. Her recent work has focused on estimating the regional distributions of nitrous oxide, and investigation of the possible polar sources of methyl chloroform. She is also investigating the possible causes of global trends in the sources and sinks of the hydroxyl radical, OH. She is an active participant of the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE).

Selected Publications:

Huang, J., A. Adams, C. Wang and C. Zhang, 2009: Black Carbon and West African Monsoon Precipitation: Observations and Simulations, Annals Geophysicae, 27: 4171–4181

Huang, J., A. Golombek, R. Prinn, R. Weiss, P. Fraser, P. Simmonds, et al. , 2008: Estimation of regional emissions of nitrous oxide from 1997 to 2005 using multi-network measurements, a chemical transport model, and an inverse method, J. Geophysical Research, 113, D17313, doi: 10.1029/2007JD009381

Prinn, R.G., J. Huang, R. Weiss, D. Cunnold, P. Fraser, P. Simmonds, A. McCulloch, C. Harth, S. Reimann, P. Salameh, S. O'Doherty, R.H.J. Wang, L. Porter, B.R. Miller and P. Krummel, 2005: Evidence for variability of atmospheric hydroxyl radicals over the past quarter century, Geophysical Research Letters, 32: L07809

Contact Information

t: 617-253-6783


B.S., Atmospheric Environment, Nanjing University, China, 1991
M.S., Atmospheric Environment, Nanjing University, China, 1993
Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, MIT, 2000