Chien Wang

Chien Wang
Senior Research Scientist
617.253.5432
E19-439K
Education
Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, 1992, State University of New York (Albany, New York)
Bio and Interests

Physics and Chemistry of Aerosols and Clouds • Tropospheric Chemistry • Aerosol-Climate and Chemistry-Climate Interactions 

Dr. Wang's recent researches include cloud dynamics and microphysics, interaction between cloud-scale and large-scale processes, aerosol-cloud-precipitaion connection, and atmospheric chemistry. He has developed a three-dimensional modeling system to simulate the dynamical, microphysical, and chemical processes of clouds, especially of deep convective clouds. He is also working on a global-scale chemistry and climate model and use this model to study the sensitivity of climate change to atmospheric chemical processes. Another research focus of Dr. Wang and his group is to understand the role of aerosols in climate system. He and his group have developed an interactive aerosol-climate model and used this model, aided by observational and retrieval data, to study the climate impacts of anthropogenic absorbing aerosols particularly on critical precipitation systems such as the monsoons. They are also trying to understand how aerosols emitted from biomass burning can affect regional and global climate.

Dr. Wang's research interests include cloud dynamics and microphysics, interactions between cloud-scale and large-scale processes, and atmospheric chemistry. He has developed a three-dimensional modeling system to simulate the dynamical, microphysical, and chemical processes of clouds, especially of deep convective clouds. He is also working on a global-scale interactive chemistry and climate model and using this model to study the sensitivity of climate change to atmospheric chemical processes.

Publications
Author(s)
Wang, C., and R.G. Prinn (2011)
Journal Citation
Environ. Res. Lett., 6, 025101, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/2/025101
Author(s)
Cohen, J.B., R.G. Prinn, and C. Wang, (2011)
Journal Citation
Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L20808, doi:10.1029/2011GL047417
Author(s)
Wang, C., D. Kim, A. M. L. Ekman, M. C. Barth, and P. Rasch, (2009)
Journal Citation
Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L21704, doi:10.1029/2009GL040114
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