Book Publication

  • Wang, Y., Aerosol-Cloud Interactions from Urban, Regional, to Global Scales, Springer, ISSN: 2190-5053 (2015) Link

Journal Publications
( * corresponding author, † co-first author )


  • Le, T., Y. Wang*, L. Liu, J. Yang, Y. Yung, G. Li, J. H. Seinfeld, “Unexpected air pollution with marked emission reductions during the COVID-19 outbreak in China”, Science (6504) 702-706, (2020)
    Link Caltech Phys World C&EN VOA
  • Wang, Y.*, T. Le, G. Chen, Y.L. Yung, H. Su, J.H. Seinfeld, J.H. Jiang, "Reduced European aerosol emissions suppress winter extremes over northern Eurasia", Nat. Climate Change, 10, 225–230 (2020) Link Caltech NSF Guardian EOS
  • Wang, Y.*, H. Su, J. H. Jiang, F. Xu, Y. Yung “Impact of Cloud Ice Particle Size Uncertainty in A Climate Model and Implications for Future Satellite Missions”, J. Geophys. Res. 125(6),(2020) Link
  • Wang, Y.*, X. Zheng, X. Dong, B. Xi, P. Wu, T. Logan, Y. L. Yung, “Impacts of Long-range Transport of Aerosols on Marine Boundary Layer Clouds in the Eastern North Atlantic”, Atmo. Chem. Phys. 20 (2020) Link
  • Pan, B., Y. Wang*, T. Logan, J.-S. Hsieh, J. Jiang, R. Zhang, “Determinant Role of Aerosols from Industrial Sources in Hurricane Harvey’s Catastrophe”, Geophys. Res. Lett. 47 (23) (2020)
    Link EOS
  • Zhang, F., Y. Wang, et al., “An unexpected catalyst dominates formation and radiative forcing of regional haze”, Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA. 117(8) 3960-3966 (2020) Link Science
  • Rooney, B. Y. Wang*, J.H. Jiang, B. Zhao, Z.-C. Zeng, and J. H. Seinfeld., “Air Quality Impact of the Northern California Camp Fire of November 2018”, Atmo. Chem. Phys. 20, 14597–14616 (2020) Link
  • Zhang, R., Y. Li, A. Zhang, Y. Wang, M. Molina, “Identifying airborne transmission as the dominant route for the spread of COVID-19”, Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 117(26) 14857-14863, (2020)
    Link CNN
  • Liu, Z., et al., “Near-real-time monitoring of global CO2 emissions reveals the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic”, Nature Comm. 11, 5172 (2020) Link
  • Wu, J., N. Bei, B. Hu, S. Liu, Y. Wang, et al., “Aerosol-photolysis interactions reduce particulate pollution during haze events”, Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 117(18) 9755-9761 (2020) Link
  • Zeng, Z., Y. Wang, T. Pongetti, F. Gong, S. Newman, Y. Li, V. Natraj, J. Yang, R.-L. Shia, Y. Yung, S. Sander, “Tracking the Atmospheric Pulse of a North American Megacity from a Mountain-top Remote Sensing Observatory”, Remote Sens. Env. (2020) Link
  • Guo, S., et al., “Remarkable nucleation and growth of ultrafine particles from vehicular exhaust”, Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 117(7) 3427-3432 (2020) Link
  • Zheng, X., B. Xi, X. Dong, T. Logan, Y. Wang, P. Wu, "Investigation of Aerosol-Cloud Interactions under Different Absorptive Aerosol Regimes using ARM SGP Ground-Based Measurements ", Atmo. Chem. Phys. 20, 3483-3501 (2020) Link
  • Teng, S., C. Liu, Z. Zhang, Y. Wang, B. Sohn, Y. Yung “Retrieval of Ice-Over-Water Cloud Microphysical and Optical Properties Using Passive Radiometers”, Geophys. Res. Lett. 47(16) (2020) Link
  • Zhao, L., C. Zhao, Y. Wang, Y. Wang, K. Yang, “Evaluation of Cloud Microphysical Properties Derived from MODIS and Himawari-8 Using In-Situ Aircraft Measurements over the Southern Ocean”, Earth Space Sci. 7 (2020) Link
  • Su, Y., C. Zhao, Y. Wang, Z. Ma, “Spatiotemporal variations of precipitation in China using surface gauge observations from 1961 to 2016”, Atmosphere 11, 330 (2020) Link
  • Ji, Y., Q. Shi, Y. Li, T. An, J. Zheng, J. Peng, Gao, G., J. Chen, Y. Li, Y. Wang, F. Zhang, A. L. Zhang, J. Zhao, M. J. Molina, R. Zhang, “Carbenium ion-mediated oligomerization of methylglyoxal for secondary organic aerosol and brown carbon formation”, Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 117(24), 13294-13299, (2020) Link
  • Logan, T., X. Dong, B. Xi, X. Zheng, Y. Wang, P. Wu, E. Marlow, and J. Maddux, “Quantifying long-term seasonal and regional impacts of North American fire activity on continental boundary layer aerosols and cloud condensation nuclei”, Earth Space Sci. 7, e2020EA001113 (2020) Link


  • Zhao, B., Y. Wang*†, Y. Gu, K.N. Liou, J. Jiang, J. Fan, X. Liu, L. Huang, Y.L. Yung, "Ice nucleation by aerosols from anthropogenic pollution", Nat. Geoscience 12, 602-607 (2019) PDF
  • Li, Z., Y. Wang*, J. Guo, et al., "East Asian Study of Tropospheric Aerosols and Impact on Regional Cloud, Precipitation, and Climate (EAST-AIRCPC)", J. Geophys. Res. 124(23), 13026-13054,(2019) PDF EOS
  • Zhao, C., Y. Wang*, X. Shi, D. Zhang, C. Wang, J.H. Jiang, Q. Zhang, H. Fan, "Estimating the contribution of local primary emissions to PM2.5 using high-density station observations", J. Geophys. Res. 124(3), 1648-1661 (2019) PDF
  • Schiro, K., H. Su, Y. Wang, B. Langenbrunner, J. Jiang, and J. D. Neelin, "Relationships between tropical ascent and high cloud fraction changes with warming revealed by perturbation physics experiments in CESM", Geophys. Res. Lett. 46(16), 10112-10121 (2019) PDF
  • Hwang, J., Y.-S. Choi, C. Yoo, Y. Wang, J. Jiang, and H. Su, "Interpretation of Top of the Atmosphere Energy Flux for Future Arctic Warming", Sci. Rep. 9, 13059 (2019) PDF
  • Rooney, B., R. Zhao, Y. Wang, K. Bates, A. Pillarisetti, S. Sharma, S. Kundu, T. Bond, N. Lam, B. Ozaltun, L. Xu, V. Goel, L. Fleming, R. Weltman, S. Meinardi, D. Blake, S. Nizkorodov, R. Edwards, A. Yadav, N. Arora, K. Smith, and J. Seinfeld, "Impacts of Household Sources on Air Pollution at Village and Regional Scales in India", Atmo. Chem. Phys. 19, 7719-7742 (2019) PDF
  • Li, A., Y. Wang, Y. Yung, "Inducing Factors and Impacts of the October 2017 California Wildfires", Earth and Space Sci. 6(8), 1480-1488 (2019) PDF
  • Zhang, Y., Y. Li, J. Guo, Y. Wang, D. Chen, H. Chen, "The climatology and trend of black carbon in China from 12-year ground observations", Clim. Dyn. 53, 5881-5892 (2019) PDF
  • Liu, H., J. Guo, I. Koren, O. Altaratz, G. Dagan, Y. Wang, J. Jiang, P. Zhai, Y. Yung, "Non-Monotonic Aerosol Effect on Precipitation in Convective Clouds over Tropical Oceans", Sci. Rep. 9, 7809 (2019) PDF
  • Zeng, C., C. Liu, J. Li, B. Zhu, Y. Yin, Y. Wang, "Optical properties and radiative forcing of aged BC due to hygroscopic growth: Effects of the aggregate structure", J. Geophys. Res. 124(8), 4620-4633, (2019) PDF
  • Xue, W., J. Guo, Y. Zhang, S. Zhou, Y. Wang, et al., "Declining diurnal temperature range in the North China Plain related to environmental changes", Clim. Dyn. 52(10), 6109–6119 (2019) PDF
  • Shi, H., et al., "Modeling study of the air quality impact of record-breaking Southern California wildfires in December 2017", J. Geophys. Res. 124(12), 6554-6570, (2019) PDF
  • Lin, Y., Y. Ji, Y. Li, J. Secrest, W. Xu, F. Xu, Y. Wang, T. An, R. Zhang, "Interaction between Dicarboxylic Acid and Sulfuric Acid-Base Clusters Enhances New Particle Formation", Atmo. Chem. Phys. 19, 8003-8019, (2019) PDF
  • Huang, L., W. Lin, F. Li, Y. Wang, B. Jiang, "Climate Impacts of the Biomass Burning in Indochina on Atmospheric Conditions over Southern China", Aero. Air Qual. Res. 19(12), 2707-2720 (2019) PDF
  • Marrero-Ortiz, W. et al., "Formation and optical properties of brown carbon from small α-dicarbonyls and amines", Environ. Sci. Tech. 53(1), 117-126 (2019) PDF


  • Wang*, Y., J.H. Jiang, H. Su, S. Choi, L. Huang, J. Guo and Y. Yung, "Elucidating the Role of Anthropogenic Aerosols In Arctic Sea Ice Variations", J. Climate 31(1), 99-114 (2018) PDF
  • Wang*, Y., P. Ma, J. Peng, R. Zhang, J.H. Jiang, R. Easter and Y. Yung, "Constraining Aging Processes of Black Carbon in the Community Atmosphere Model Using Environmental Chamber Measurements", J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst. 10(10), 2514-2526 (2018) PDF
  • Wang*, Y., J. M. Vogel, Y. Lin, B. Pan, J. Hu, Y. Liu, X. Dong, J. Jiang, Y. Yung, and R. Zhang, "Aerosol Microphysical and Radiative Effects on Continental Cloud Ensembles", Adv. Atmo. Sci. 35(2), 234-247 (2018) PDF
  • Pan, B., Y. Wang*, J. Hu, Y. Lin, J.-S. Hsieh, T. Logan, X. Feng. J. Jiang, Y. Yung, and R. Zhang, "Impacts of Saharan Dust on Atlantic Regional Climate and Implications for Tropical Cyclones", J. Climate 31(8), 7621-7644 (2018) PDF
  • Tian, P., L. Zhang, J. Ma, K. Tang, L. Xu, Y. Wang*, X. Cao, J. Liang, Y. Ji, J. Jiang, Y. Yung, R. Zhang, "Radiative absorption enhancement of dust mixed with anthropogenic pollution over East Asia", Atmo. Chem. Phys. 18, 7815-7825 (2018) PDF
  • Aumann, H., A. Behrangi, and Y. Wang, "Increased Frequency of Extreme Tropical Deep Convection: AIRS Observations and Climate Model Predictions", Geophys. Res. Lett. 45(24), 13530-13537 (2018)  PDF
  • Jiang, J., H. Su, L. Huang, Y. Wang, S. Massie, B. Zhao, Z. Wang, and O. Ali, "Contrasting Effects on Deep Convective Clouds by Different Types of Aerosols", Nat. Communications 9(3874), (2018) PDF
  • Zhao, B, H. Zheng, S. Wang, K.R. Smith, X. Lu, K. Aunan, Y. Gu, Y. Wang, et al. "Change in household fuels dominates the decrease in PM2.5 exposure and premature mortality in China in 2005–2015", Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA. (49), 12401-12406 (2018) PDF
  • Zhao, C, Y. Lin, F. Wu, Y. Wang, Z. Li, D. Rosenfeld, and Y. Wang, "Enlarging rainfall area of tropical cyclones by atmospheric aerosols", Geophys. Res. Lett. 45(16), 8604–8611 (2018) PDF
  • Zhao, B., Y. Gu, K.-N. Liou, Y. Wang, X. Liu, L. Huang, J. Jiang, and H. Su, "Type‐dependent responses of ice cloud properties to aerosols from satellite retrievals", Geophys. Res. Lett. 45, 3297–3306 (2018) PDF
  • Ma, Z., Q. Liu., C. Zhao, X. Shen, Y. Wang, J. Jiang, Z. Li, and Y. Yung, "Application and Evaluation of an Explicit Prognostic Cloud Cover Scheme in GRAPES Global Forecast System", J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst. 10(3), 652-667 (2018) PDF
  • Wang, G. et al., "Particle acidity and sulfate production during severe haze events in China cannot be reliably inferred by assuming a mixture of inorganic salts", Atmo. Chem. Phys. 18, 10123-10132 (2018) PDF
  • Guo, H., S. Kota, K. Chen, S. Sahu, J. Hu, Q. Ying, Y. Wang, and H. Zhang, "Source contributions and potential reductions to health effects of particulate matter in India", Atmo. Chem. Phys. 18(20), 15219-15229 (2018) PDF
  • Kota, S., H. Guo, L. Myllyvirta, J. Hu, S. Sahu, R. Garaga, Q. Ying, A. Gao, S. Dahiya, Y. Wang, and H. Zhang, "Year-long simulation of gaseous and particulate air pollutants in India", Atmo. Environ. 180, 244-255 (2018) PDF


  • Xu, H., J. Guo, Y. Wang, C. Zhao, Z. Zhang, M. Min, Y. Miao, H. Liu, J. He, S. Zhou, and P. Zhai, "Warming effect of dust aerosols modulated by overlapping clouds below", Atmo. Environ. 166, 393-402 (2017) PDF
  • Fan, J., B. Han, A. Varble, H. Morrison, K. North, P. Kollias, B. Chen, X. Dong, S. E. Giangrande, A. Khain, Y. Lin, T. Mansell, J. Milbrandt, R. Stenz, G. Thompson, Y. Wang, "Cloud-Resolving Model Intercomparison of an MC3E Squall Line Case: Part I – Convective Updrafts", J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 122(17), 9351–9378 (2017) PDF
  • Liu, H., J. He, J. Guo, Y. Miao, J. Yin, Y. Wang, H. Xu, H. Liu, Y. Yan, Y. Li, P. Zhai, "The blue skies in Beijing during APEC 2014: A quantitative assessment of emission control efficiency and meteorological influence", Atmo. Environ. 167, 235-244 (2017) PDF
  • Ji, Y., J. Zhao, H. Terazono, K. Misawa, N. P. Levitt, Y. Li, Y. Lin, J. Peng, Y. Wang, L. Duan, B. Pan, F. Zhang, X. Feng, T. An, W. Marrero-Ortiz, J. Secrest, A. L. Zhang, K. Shibuya, M. J. Molina, R. Zhang, "Reassessing the atmospheric oxidation mechanism of toluene", Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA. 113(31), 8169-8174 (2017) PDF
  • Guo, J., M. Lou, Y. Miao, Y. Wang, Z. Zeng, H. Liu, J. He, H. Xu, F. Wang, M. Min, and P. Zhai, "Trans-Pacific transport of dust aerosols from East Asia: Insights gained from multiple observations and modeling", Env. Pollu. 230(11), 1030–1039 (2017) PDF
  • Wang*, Y., H. Su, J. Jiang, N. Livesey, M. Santee, L. Froidevaux, W. Read and J. Anderson, "The Linkage between Stratospheric Water Vapor and Surface Temperature In An Observation-Constrained Coupled General Circulation Model", Clim. Dyns. 48(7), 2671-2683 (2017) PDF
  • Tian, P., X. Cao, L. Zhang, N. Sun, L. Sun, T. Logan, J. Shi, Y. Wang, Y. Ji, Y. Lin, Z. Huang, T. Zhou, Y. Shi, and R. Zhang, "Aerosol vertical distribution and optical properties over China from long-term satellite and ground-based remote sensing", Atmo. Chem. Phys. 17, 2509-2523 (2017) PDF


  • Wang*, Y., P.-L. Ma, J. Jiang, H. Su and P. Rasch, "Towards Reconciling the Influence of Atmospheric Aerosols and Greenhouse Gases on Light Precipitation Changes in Eastern China", J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 121(10), 5878–5887 (2016) PDF DOE News
  • Fan, J., Y. Wang, D. Rosenfeld, X. Liu, "Review of Aerosol-Cloud Interactions: Mechanisms, Significance and Challenges", J. Atmo. Sci. 73(11), 4221-4252 (2016) PDF
  • Wang, G., et al., "Persistent sulfate formation from London Fog to Chinese Haze", Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 113, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1616540113 (2016) PDF NPR
  • Lin, Y., Y. Wang, B. Pan, J. Hu, Y. Liu, R. Zhang, "Distinct Impacts of Aerosols on an Evolving Continental Cloud Complex during the RACORO Field Campaign", J. Atmo. Sci. 73(9), 3681-3700 (2016) PDF
  • Li, Z., W.K. Lau, V. Ramanathan, G. Wu, Y. Ding, M.G. Manoj, Y. Qian, J. Li, T. Zhou, J. Fan, D. Rosenfeld, Y. Ming, Y. Wang, J. Huang, B. Wang, X. Xu, S.-S. Lee, M. Cribb, F. Zhang, X. Yang, C. Zhao, T. Takemura, K. Wang, X. Xia, Y. Yin, H. Zhang, J. Guo, P. M. Zhai, N. Sugimoto, S. S. Babu, and G. P. Brasseur, "Aerosol and Monsoon Climate Interaction over Asia", Rev. Geophys., 57 (2016) PDF
  • Zhang, R., J. Peng, Y. Wang, and M. Hu, "Rate and timescale of black carbon aging regulate direct radiative forcing", Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA, 113(35), 5094-5096 (2016) PDF
  • Peng, J., M. Hu, S. Guo, Z. Du, J. Zheng, D. Shang, M. Zamora, L. Zeng, M. Shao, Y. Wu, J. Zheng, Y. Wang, C. Glen, D. Collins, M.J. Molina, R. Zhang, "Markedly enhanced direct radiative forcing of black carbon particles under polluted urban environments", Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA, 113(16), 4266-4271 (2016) PDF


  • Wang*, Y., J. Jiang, H. Su, "Atmospheric Responses to the Redistribution of Anthropogenic Aerosols", J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120(18), 9625-9641 (2015) PDF
  • Wang*, Y., "Air Pollution or Global Warming: Attribution of Extreme Precipitation Changes in Eastern China", Adv. Atmos. Sci., 32(10), 1444-1446 (2015) PDF
  • Zhang, R., G. Wang, S. Guo, M. Zamora, Y. Lin, W. Wang, M. Hu, Y. Wang, "Formation of urban fine particulate matter", Chem. Rev. 115(10), 3803-3855 (2015) PDF


  • Wang, Y., M. Wang, R. Zhang, S.J. Ghan, Y. Lin, J. Hu, B. Pan, M. Levy, J. Jiang, M.J. Molina, "Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Aerosols on Pacific Storm Track Using A Multi-Scale Global Climate Model", Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA, 111(19), 6894-6899 (2014) PDF BBC CNN
  • Wang*, Y., R. Zhang, R. Saravanan, "Asian pollution climatically modulates mid-latitude cyclones following hierarchical modelling and observational analysis", Nature Comm., 5, 3098 (2014) Sci. Daily PDF
  • Wang*, Y., K.-H. Lee, Y. Lin, M. Levy, R. Zhang, "Distinct Effects of Anthropogenic Aerosols on Tropical Cyclones", Nature. Clim. Change, 4, 368–373 (2014) PDF
  • Levy, M., R. Zhang, J. Zheng, H. Tan, Y. Wang, L. Molina, S. Takahama, L.M. Russell, G. Li, "Measurements of submicron aerosols at the California–Mexico border during the Cal–Mex 2010 field campaign", Atmos. Environ. 88, 308-319 (2014) PDF
  • Levy, M., R. Zhang, J. Zheng, A. Zhang, W. Xu, M. Gomez-Hernandez, Y. Wang, E. Olaguer, "Measurements of Nitrous Acid (HONO) Using Ion Drift - Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry during the 2009 SHARP Field Campaign", Atmos. Environ., 94, 231-240 (2014). PDF

2013 and earlier

  • Wang, Y., A. Khalizov, M. Levy, R. Zhang, "New Directions: Light Absorbing Aerosols and Their Atmospheric Impacts", Atmos. Environ., 81, 713-715 (2013) PDF
  • Levy, M., R. Zhang, A. Khalizov, J. Zheng, D. Collins, C. Glen, Y. Wang, X. Yu, W. Luke, J. Jayne, E. Olaguer, "Measurements of submicron aerosols in Houston, Texas during the 2009 SHARP field campaign", J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118 (2013) PDF
  • Wang, Y., J. Fan, R. Zhang, R. Leung, C. Franklin, "Improving Bulk Microphysics Parameterizations in Simulations of Aerosol Indirect Effects", J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 1-19, (2013) PDF
  • Fan, J., L. Leung , Z. Li , H. Morrison , H. Chen , Y. Zhou , Y. Qian , Y. Wang, "Aerosol impacts on clouds and precipitation in eastern China-results from bin and bulk microphysics", J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 117, D00K36, (2012) PDF
  • Wang, Y., Q. Wan, W. Meng, F. Liao, H. Tan, R. Zhang, "Long-term impacts of aerosols on precipitation and lightning over the Pearl River Delta megacity area in China", Atmo. Chem. Phys., 11(23), 12421-12436, (2011) PDF
  • Li, G., Y. Wang, K.-H. Lee, Y. Diao, R. Zhang, "The effects of aerosols on development and precipitation of a mesoscale squall line", J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 114, D17205, (2009) PDF
  • Li, G., Y. Wang, K.-H. Lee, Y. Diao, R. Zhang, "Increased winter precipitation over the North Pacific from 1984–1994 to 1995–2005 inferred from the Global Precipitation Climatology Project". Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L13821, (2008) PDF
  • Li, G., Y. Wang, R. Zhang, "Implementation of a two-moment bulk microphysics scheme to the WRF model to investigate aerosol-cloud interaction", J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 113, D15211, (2008) PDF