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Dr. Chien Wang

Research Affiliate, CGCS



Research Interests:
Dr. Wang's research interests include aerosol physics and chemistry, cloud dynamics, microphysics, and chemistry, interaction between cloud-scale and large-scale processes, aerosol-cloud-climate interactions, and atmospheric chemistry. He and his group have developed a three-dimensional cloud-resolving model to simulate the dynamical, microphysical, and chemical processes of clouds, especially of deep convective clouds. They have also developed a three-dimensional global aerosol-climate model to study the roles of atmospheric aerosols as well as aerosol-cloud interaction in climate processes. He is also working on a global interactive chemistry and climate model and using this model to study the sensitivity of climate change to atmospheric chemical processes. 

Selected Publications:

Grandey, B. S., H.-H. Lee, and C. Wang, 2016: Radiative effects of inter-annually varying versus inter-annually invariant aerosol emissions from fires, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 14495-14513, doi:10.5194/acp-16-14495-2016, 2016.

Snider, G., et al., 2016: Variation in global chemical composition of PM2.5: emerging results from SPARTAN, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 9629-9653, doi:10.5194/acp-16-9629-2016.

Alvarado, M. J, et al., 2016: Evaluating model parameterizations of submicron aerosol scattering and absorption with in situ data from ARCTAS 2008, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 9435-9455, doi:10.5194/acp-2015-935.

Grandey, B., H. Cheng, and C. Wang, 2016: Transient climate impacts for scenarios of aerosol emissions from Asia: a story of coal versus gas. J. Climate, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0555.1.

Rothenberg, D., and C. Wang, 2016: Metamodeling of droplet activation for global climate models. J. Atmos. Sci., 73, 1255-1272, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-15-0223.1.

Wang, C., 2015: Anthropogenic aerosols and the distribution of past large-scale precipitation change, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 10,876–10,884, doi: 10.1002/2015GL066416.

Lee, S.-Y., and C. Wang, 2015: The response of the South Asian summer monsoon to temporal and spatial variations in absorbing aerosol radiative forcing, J. Climate, 28, 6626-6646, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00609.1.

Grandey, B. S., and C. Wang, 2015: Enhanced marine sulphur emissions offset global warming and impact rainfall, NatureScientific Reports, 5, Article number: 13055 (2015), doi:10.1038/srep13055.

Kim, D., C. Wang, A. M. L. Ekman, M. C. Barth, and D.-I. Lee, 2014: The responses of cloudiness to the direct radiative effect of sulfate and carbonaceous aerosols, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 1172-1185, doi:10.1002/2013JD020529.

Wang, C., 2013: Impact of anthropogenic absorbing aerosols on clouds and precipitation: A review of recent progresses, Atmos. Res., 122, 237-249.

Lee, S.-Y., H.-J. Shin, and C. Wang, 2013: Nonlinear effects of coexisting surface and atmospheric forcing by anthropogenic absorbing aerosols: Impact on the South Asian monsoon onset, J. Climate, 26, 5594–5607

Cohen, J. B., and C. Wang, 2013: Estimating global black carbon emissions using a top-down Kalman filter approach, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 307-323, doi:10.1002/2013JD019912.

Wang, C., 2013: Impact of anthropogenic absorbing aerosols on clouds and precipitation: A review of recent progresses, Atmospheric Research, 122: 237-249

Wang, C. and R.G. Prinn, 2011: Potential climatic impacts and reliability of large-scale offshore wind farms. Environmental Research Letters, 6(2): 025101

Jeong, G.-R. and C. Wang, 2010: Climate effects of seasonally varying Biomass Burning emitted Carbonaceous Aerosols (BBCA). Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 8373-8389

Wang, C., and R.G. Prinn, 2010: Potential climatic impacts and reliability of very large-scale wind farms, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10, 2053-2061

Wang, C., D. Kim, A.M.L. Ekman, M. C. Barth, and P. Rasch, 2009: The impact of anthropogenic aerosols on Indian summer monsoon, Geophysical Research Letters, 36(21): L21704

Huang, J., A. Adams, C. Zhang, and C. Wang, 2009: Black Carbon and West African Monsoon precipitation: observations and simulations, Annales Geophysicae, 27: 4171-4181

Wang, C., 2009: The sensitivity of tropical convective precipitation to the direct radiative forcings of black carbon aerosols emitted from major regions. Ann. Geophys, 27, 3705-3711

Wang, C., G.-R. Jeong, and N. Mahowald, 2009: Particulate absorption of solar radiation: anthropogenic aerosols vs. dust. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 9(12): 3935-3945

Engström, A., Ekman, A. M. L., Krejci, R., DeReus, M., Ström, J., Wang, C., 2008: Observational and modelling evidence of tropical deep convective clouds as a source of mid-tropospheric accumulation mode aerosols. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L23813


B.Sc., Atmospheric Physics, Peking University, 1982
M.S., Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, and Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, 1985
Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, State University of New York, 1992