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Siteng Fan

Graduate student at Caltech

About me

Welcome to my site! My name is Siteng Fan and I am a fifth year graduate stuedent in Planetary Science at Caltech. I am working with Prof. Yuk L. Yung on planetary atmospheres. My current research focuses on photochemistry and haze formation in the atmospheres of Titan and Pluto, using observations from instruments onboard Cassini and New Horizons spacecraft. I also work on benchmark analysis for exoplanet observations using the Earth as the gound truth.

Curriculum Vitae

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Publications

Siteng Fan is the author of 10 peer-reviewed publications. Among them, 5 are first-authored, covering spectroscopy of planetary atmospheres, photochemistry and aerosols, benchmark analysis of exoplanet observations, planetary orbital dynamics and coronal mass ejections.

First-authored

[6] S. Fan P. Gao, X. Zhang, N. W. Kutsop, C. J. Bierson, C. Liu, L. A. Young and Y. L. Yung (2020). Haze Morphology in Pluto’s Atmosphere. In prep.

[5] S. Fan and Yuk L. Yung (2019). Surface Mapping of Earth-like Exoplanets using Single Point Light Curves. Journal of Visualized Experiments 159, e60951. [JoVE]

[4] S. Fan, C. Li, J. –Z. Li, S. Bartlett, J. H. Jiang, V. Natraj, D. Crisp and Yuk L. Yung (2019). Earth as an Exoplanet: A Two-dimensional Alien Map. Astrophysical Journal Letters 882, L1. [IOPScience]

[3] S. Fan, D. E. Shemansky, C. Li, P. Gao, L. Wan and Y. L. Yung (2019). Retrievals of Abundances of Hydrocarbons and Nitrile Species in Titan’s upper Atmosphere. Earth and Space Science 6, 1057. [AGUPublications]

[2] S. Fan, J. He, L. Yan, S. Tomczyk, H. Tian, H. Song, L. Wang and L. Zhang (2018). Turbulence and Heating in the Flank and Wake Regions of a Coronal Mass Ejection. Solar Physics 293, 6. [Springer]

[1] S. Fan and K. Batygin (2017). Simulations of the Solar System's Early Dynamical Evolution with a Self-gravitating Planetesimal Disk. Astrophysical Journal Letters 851, L37. [IOPScience]

Co-authored

[5] M. Aizawa, H. Kawahara and S. Fan (2020). Global Mapping of an Exo-Earth Using Sparse Modeling. Astrophysical Journal 896, 22. [IOPScience]

[4] Y. L. Yung, J. Long, J. H. Jiang, S. Fan, X. Jiang and R. –L. Shia (2019). Effect of the Quasi-biennial Oscillation on Carbon Monoxide in the Stratosphere. Earth and Space Science 6, 1273. [AGUPublications]

[3] J. –Z. Li, S. Fan, P. Kopparla, C. Liu, J. H. Jiang, V. Natraj and Y. L. Yung (2019). Study of Terrestrial Glints Based on DSCOVR Observations. Earth and Space Science 6, 166. [AGUPublications]

[2] P. Gao, S. Fan, M. L. Wong, M. –C. Liang, R. –L. Shia, J. A. Kammer, Y. L. Yung, M. E. Summers, G. R. Gladstone., L. A. Young, C. B. Olkin, K. Ennico, H. A. Weaver, S. A. Stern, and the New Horizons Science Team (2017). Constraints on the Microphysics of Pluto’s Photochemical Haze from New Horizons Observations. Icarus 287, 116. [ScienceDirect]

[1] M. L. Wong, S. Fan, P. Gao, M. –C. Liang, R. –L. Shia, J. A. Kammer, Y. L. Yung, M. E. Summers, G. R. Gladstone., L. A. Young, C. B. Olkin, K. Ennico, H. A. Weaver, S. A. Stern, and the New Horizons Science Team (2017). The Photochemistry of Pluto’s Atmosphere as Illuminated by New Horizons. Icarus 287, 110. [ScienceDirect]

Media

[2] Earth may look like this to aliens. Aug 21, 2019. [Reference News] (in Chinese)

[1] Here’s what Earth might look like to aliens. Aug 16, 2019. [Science]

Conference Proceedings and Invited Talks

[18] Haze in Pluto’s Atmosphere. Sun Yat-sen University. Dec. 30th, 2019.

[17] Earth as an Exoplanet: A Two-dimensional Alien Map. Tsinghua University. Dec. 26th, 2019.

[16] Haze in Pluto’s Atmosphere. Peking University. Dec. 25th, 2019.

[15] Detectability of Biosignatures from One-Point Photometric Light Curves. Peking University. Dec. 24th, 2019.

[14] Detectability of Biosignatures from One-Point Photometric Light Curves. University of Science and Technology of China. Dec. 17th, 2019.

[13] DSCOVR/EPIC Observations as a Baseline for Reconstructing the Surface Features of Earth-like Exoplanets. AGU 53, P53A-02 (2019).

[12] Earth as an Exoplanet: A Two-dimensional Alien Map. University of California, Santa Cruz. Oct. 21st, 2019.

[11] Global Retrieval of Pluto’s Haze. DPS 51, 724 (2019).

[10] Retrieval of Haze Properties in Pluto’s Atmosphere from New Horizons Observations. DPS 50, 502.03 (2018).

[9] Profiles of Titan’s High-altitude Haze from Multiple Occultations. COSPAR 42, C3.1-0018-18 (2018).

[8] Hydrocarbon and Nitrile Species in Titan’s Upper Atmosphere from Multiple Occultations. AOGS 15, PS06-A028 (2018).

[7] Retrievals of Abundances of Hydrocarbons and Nitrile Species in Titan’s upper Atmosphere. ISPAT, Peking University. Feb. 28th, 2018. [Link]

[6] Retrieval of Haze Properties in Pluto’s Atmosphere from New Horizons Observations. AGU 51, P43E-2926 (2017).

[5] Simulations of the Solar System's Early Dynamical Evolution with a Self-Gravitating Planetesimal Disk. DPS 49, 405.10 (2017).

[4] Hydrocarbon and HCN Condensation in the Atmosphere of Pluto. AGU 50, P53B-2200 (2016).

[3] Retrievals of the Abundances of Acetylene and other Hydrocarbons in Titan’s Upper Atmosphere, DPS 48/EPSC 11, 509.02 (2016).

[2] Retrievals of Aerosol Abundances in the Atmosphere of Titan from Cassini UVIS Stellar Occultation Measurements. DPS 47, 205.09 (2015).

[1] Turbulence and Heating in the Side and Wake Regions of Coronal Mass Ejection in the Low Corona. AGU 48, SH12A-06 (2014).

Contact

Siteng Fan
Email: stfan@gps.caltech.edu

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1200 E. California Blvd.
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