Jun Wang

Associate Professor

Ph.D., 2006, Alabama-Huntsville

Mesoscale processes, Remote sensing, Atmospheric radiative transfer, Climate change and variability, Microphysics & precipitation processes

Contact Information

303 Bessey Hall

Dr. Jun Wang joined the University of Nebraska – Lincoln as an assistant professor in 2007. He received his Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2005 and his postdoctoral training from Harvard University in 2005 – 2007. He also worked as a visiting faculty in Lab for Atmospheres, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Jan - Aug 2008, and as a visiting scientist in Climate and Dynamics division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Apr. - Aug. 2009. His research interests are the impacts of aerosol pollution on air quality, weather, and climate. His research approaches include satellite remote sensing, meteorology-chemistry coupled modeling, data assimilation, and integration of these elements. He is an author of ~65 research articles in peer-reviewed journals since 2003, and a reviewer for 20+ research journals. The hornors Dr. Wang receveid include NCAR visiting faculty fellowship (2009), NASA Earth Science New Investigator Award (2008), NASA GSFC Yoram Kaufman Visiting Fellowship (2008), NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship (2005-2007), NASA Earth System Science Graduate Student Fellowship (2004 - 2005), and the best student poster award from American Meteorological Society (2003). Jun Wang has been a science team member of four NASA’s satellite missions (Glory, NPP, TEMPO, Aura, DSCOVR, and CLARREO), and is a science working group member and the co-lead of aerosol working group for the NASA’s GEO-CAPE mission. He has served various panels for NASA and NOAA’s proposal review, and is one of the recipients for the NASA’s group achievement award for TEMPO in 2013, and SNPP in 2014. He is a steering committee member for the GEOS-Chem model, and sits in “Atmospheric Environment” editorial advisory board as a section editor for its “New Directions” column. In 2009, he received “academic star” award from UNL for “taking the art of mentoring to new heights”. He has supervised and (through research grants) sponsored 11 graduate students, ~15 undergraduate students, and 4 postdoctoral researchers.

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Selected Publications

  • Wang, J., X. Xu, K. Henze, J. Zeng, Q. Ji, S-C Tsay, J. Huang, 2012, Top-Down Estimate of Dust Emissions through Integration of MODIS and MISR Aerosol Retrievals with the GEOS-Chem adjoint model, Geophys. Res. Lett. , 39, L08802, doi:10.1029/2012GL051136, http://www.eas.unl.edu/~jwang/docs/publication/paper_pdf/2012/Wang_Dust_adjoint_GRL_2012.pdf.

  • Spurr, R., J. Wang, J. Zeng, and M. Mishchenko, 2012, Linearized T-matrix and Mie scattering computations, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer., 113, 425-439.

  • Wang, J., X. Xu, R. Spurr, Y. Wang, and E. Drury, 2010, Improved algorithm for MODIS satellite retrievals of aerosol optical thickness over land in dusty atmosphere:Implications for air quality monitoring in China, Remote Sensing of Environment, 114, 2575-2583.

  • Wang, J., S. C. van den Heever, and J. Reid, , 2009, A conceptual model for the link between Central American biomass burning aerosols and severe weather over the south central United States, Environ. Res. Lett., 4, 015003, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/4/1/015003, http://www.geosciences.unl.edu/~jwang/docs/publication/paper_pdf/2009/Smoke_severe_weather_WANG,Jun-.

  • Wang, J. A. A. Hoffmann R. Park D. J. Jacob S. T. Martin, 2008, Global distribution of solid and aqueous sulfate aerosols: effect of the hysteresis of particle phase transitions, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D11206, doi:10.1029/2007JD009367, http://www.geosciences.unl.edu/~jwang/docs/publication/paper_pdf/2008/phase_modeling_final.pdf.

  • Zeng, J., Han, Q.Y. and Wang, J., 2008, High-spectral resolution simulation of polarization of skylight: sensitivity to aerosol vertical profile, Geophys. Res. Letters, 35, L20801 , doi:10.1029/2008GL035645.

  • Wang, J., A.A. Hoffmann, R. Park, D.J. Jacob, and S.T. Martin, 2007, Global distribution of solid and aqueous sulfate aerosols: effect of the hysteresis of particle phase transitions, J. Geophys. Res., submitted.

  • Wang, J., and S.A. Christopher, 2006, Mesoscale modeling of central American smoke transport to the United States, 2: Smoke regional radiative impacts on surface energy budget and boundary layer evolution, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D14S92, doi:10.1029/2005JD006720.

  • Wang, J., S.A. Christopher, U.S. Nair, J.S. Reid, E.M. Prins, J. Szykman, and J.L. Hand, 2006, Mesoscale modeling of Central American smoke transport to the United States, 1: 'top-down' assessment of emission strength and diurnal variation impacts, J. Geophys. Res., 11, D05S17, doi:10.1029/2005jd006416.

  • Wang, J., U. Nair, and S.A. Christopher, 2004, GOES-8 Aerosol Optical thickness assimilation in a mesoscale model: Online integration of aerosol radiative effects, J. Geophys. Res., 109, D23203, doi:10.1029/2004JD004827.

  • Wang, J., and S.A. Christopher, 2003, Intercomparison between satellite-derived aerosol optical thickness and PM2.5 mass: Implication for air quality studies, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, 2095, doi:10.1029/2003GL018174.

  • Wang, J., S.A. Christopher, F. Brechtel, J. Kim, B. Schmid, J. Redemann, P.B. Russell, P. Quinn, and B.N. Holben, 2003, Geostationary satellite retrievals of aerosol optical thickness during ACE-Asia, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 8657, doi:10.1029/2003JD003580.

  • Wang, J., X. Liu, S.A. Christopher, J.S. Reid, E.A. Reid, and H. Maring, 2003, The effects of non-sphericity on geostationary satellite retrievals of dust aerosols, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, 2293, doi:10.1029/2003GL018697.