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Yuxuan Wang


Yuxuan Wang

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry

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

Office: 426 SR1
Phone: (713) 743-9049

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 Research Interests

Atmospheric chemistry, air quality, chemical transport models, climate change, long-range transport of pollution, and renewable energy

Selected Publications

( Name indicates supervised students/post-docs)

  • Wang, Y., Xie, W. Dong, Y. Ming, J. Wang, L. Shen, Adverse Effects of increasing drought on air quality via natural processes, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 12827–12843, doi:10.5194/acp-2017-234, 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gao, M., P. E. Saide, J. Xin, Wang, Z. Liu, Y. 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
  • Wang, Y., B. Jia, S. Wang, M. Estes, L. Shen, Y. Xie, Influence of the Bermuda High on interannual variability of summertime ozone in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria region, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 15265–15276, doi:10.5194/acp-16-15265-2016, 2016
  • Xie, Y., Y. Wang, K. Zhang, W. Dong, B. Lv, Y. Bai, Daily estimation of ground-level PM 2.5 concentrations over Beijing using 3 km resolution MODIS AOD, Environ. Sci. Technol., 49, 12280−12288, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01413, 2015 (ES&T Cover Article and ACS Editors’ Choice)
  • Jia, B., Y. 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
  • Zhang, Q.Q., Y. Wang, Q. Ma, Y. Xie, K. He, Regional differences in Chinese SO 2 emission control efficiency and policy implications, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 6521-6533, 2015
  • Zhang, B., Y. 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
  • Wang Y., 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
  • Wang Y., Q.Q. Zhang, J. Jiang, W. Zhou, B. Wang, K. He, F. Duan, Q. Zhang, S. Philip, and Y. Xie, Enhanced sulfate formation during China’s severe winter haze episode in January 2013 missing from current models, J. Geophys. Res., 119, doi:10.1002/2013JD021426, 2014
  • Li, M., Y Wang, WM Ju, Effects of a remotely sensed land cover dataset with higher spatial resolution on secondary air pollutants simulation over China using the nested-grid GEOS-Chem chemical transport model, Advances Atmos. Sci. , 31(1), 179–187, doi: 10.1007/s00376-013-2290-1, 2014
  • Wang, Y., M. Li, L. Shen, Accelerating carbon uptake in the Northern Hemisphere: evidence from the interhemispheric difference of atmospheric CO 2 concentrations, Tellus B, 65, 20334, http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/tellusb.v65i0.20334, 2013
  • Wang, Y., L. Shen, S. Wu, L.J. Mickley, J. He, and J. Hao, Sensitivity of surface ozone over China to 2000-2050 global changes of climate and emissions, Atmos. Environ., 75, 374-382, 2013
  • Wang, X., Y. Wang, J. Hao, Y. Kondo, M. Irwin, J. W. Munger, Y. Zhao, Top-down estimate of China's black carbon emissions using surface observations: sensitivity to observation representativeness and transport model error, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 5781–5795, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50397, 2013
  • Wang, Y., Q.Q. Zhang, K.B. He, Q. Zhang, and L.B. Chai, Sulfate-nitrate-ammonium aerosols over China: response to 2000-2015 emission changes of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and ammonia, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13 (5), 2635–2652, 2013
  • He, J., Y. Wang, J.M. Hao, L.L. Shen, L. Wang, Variations of surface O 3 in August at a rural site near Shanghai: Influences from the West Pacific Subtropical High and anthropogenic emissions, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, doi:10.1007/s11356-012-0970-5, 2012
  • Shen, L. and Wang, Y., Changes in tropospheric ozone levels over three representative regions of China observed from space by the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES), 2005-2010, Chinese Science Bulletin, 57: 1-4, doi: 10.1007/s11434-012-5099-x, 2012
  • Wang, Y. and Sun, T. Y., Life cycle assessment of CO 2 emissions from wind power Plants: methodology and case studies, Renewable Energy, 43, 30-36, doi:10.1016/j.renene.2011.12.017, 2012
  • Wang, Y., X. Wang, Y. Kondo, M. Kajino, J. W. Munger, J. Hao, Measurements of black carbon and its correlation with trace gases at a rural site in Beijing: implications for bottom-up emissions,  J. Geophys. Res., 116, D24304, doi:10.1029/2011JD016575, 2011
  • Wang, Y., Y.Q. Zhang, J.M. Hao and M. Luo, Seasonal and spatial variability of surface ozone over China: contributions from background and domestic pollution, Atmos. Chem. Phys ., 11, 3511–3525, 2011
  • Wang, Y., J.W. Munger, S.C. Xu, M. B. McElroy, J.M. Hao, C.P. Nielsen, and M. Hong,  CO 2 and its correlation with CO at a rural site near Beijing: implications for combustion efficiency in China, Atmos. Chem. Phys. , 10, 8881–8897, 2010
  • Wang, Y., J.M. Hao, M. B. McElroy, J.W. Munger, M. Hong, and C.P. Nielsen, Year round measurements of O 3 and CO at a rural site near Beijing: seasonal variations and relationships, Tellus, 62B, 228-241, 2010
  • Wang, Y., Y.Q. Zhang, and J.M. Hao, Review on the applications of Tropospheric Emissions Spectrometer to air quality research: perspectives for China, Front. Environ. Sci. Engin. China, 4(1), 12-19, DOI: 10.1007/s11783-010-0012-9, 2010
  • McElroy, M.B., X. Lu, C.P. Nielsen, and Y.X. Wang, Potential for wind generated electricity in China, Science, 325, 1378, DOI: 10.1126/science.1175706, 2009
  • Wang, Y., J.M. Hao, M. B. McElroy, J.W. Munger, M. Hong, D. Chen and C.P. Nielsen, Ozone air quality during the 2008 Beijing Olympics – effectiveness of emission restrictions, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 5237-5251, 2009
  • Chen, D., Y. Wang, M.B. McElroy, K. He, R. M. Yantosca, and P. Le Sager, Regional CO pollution in China simulated by the high-resolution nested-grid GEOS-Chem model, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 3825-3839, 2009
  • Wang, Y.X., M. B. McElroy, J.W. Munger, J.M. Hao, C.P. Nielsen, M. Hong, and C.Y. Shen, Variations of O 3 and CO in summertime at a rural site near Beijing, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 6355-6363, 2008
  • Wang, Y., M. B. McElroy, K.F. Boersma, H.J. Eskes, and J.P. Veefkind, Traffic restrictions associated with the Sino-African Summit: reductions of NO x detected from space, Geophys. Res. Lett.,34, L08814, doi:10.1029/2007GL029326, 2007
  • Fu, T.-M., D. J. Jacob, P. I. Palmer, K. Chance, Y. Wang, B. Barletta, D. R. Blake, J. C. Stanton, and M. J. Pilling, Space-based formaldehyde measurements as constraints on volatile organic compound emissions in East and South Asia , J. Geophys. Res.,112, D06312, doi:10.1029/2006JD007853, 2007
  • Wang, Y., M. B. McElroy, R. V. Martin, D. G. Streets, Q. Zhang, and T. M. Fu, Seasonal variability of NO x emissions over east China constrained by satellite observations: Implications for combustion and microbial sources, J. Geophys. Res.,112, D06301, doi:10.1029/2006JD007538, 2007
  • McElroy, M.B. and Wang, Y. Human and animal wastes: implications for atmospheric N 2O and NO x, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 19, GB2008, doi:10.1029/2004GB002429, 2005
  • Wang, Y., M. B. McElroy, T. Wang, and P. I. Palmer, Asian emissions of CO and NO x: constraints from aircraft and Chinese station data, J. Geophys. Res., 109, D24304, doi:10.1029/2004JD005250, 2004
  • Wang, Y., M. B. McElroy, D. J. Jacob, and R. M. Yantosca, A nested grid formulation for chemical transport over Asia: Applications to CO, J. Geophys. Res., 109, D22307, doi:10.1029/2004JD005237, 2004