Environmental Science Division (EVS) a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
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Yan Feng
Assistant Computational Atmospheric Scientist
Modeling and Air Quality Assessment Team
Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2005.
Current Role
Computational Atmospheric Modeler, Atmospheric Science and Climate Research; member of the Center for Geospatial Analysis (remote sensing area).
Global/regional modeling of atmospheric aerosols and their radiative effects on global climate; multi-scale numerical modeling of cloud microphysics and cloud-precipitation processes; chemical transport modeling of aerosol influences on the marine biogeochemical cycle; applying remote sensing data in global/regional climate models.
Career Highlights
  • Principal investigator: Argonne project on cloud processes and uncertainty modeling in next-generation high-resolution climate models.
  • Science team member: National Science Foundation (NSF) — Cloud Aerosol Radiative Forcing Dynamics Experiment (CARDEX).
  • Co-investigator: NSF projects on Pacific dust and cloud-climate feedbacks due to extra-tropical cloud systems; key player in the California Air Resources Board project on black carbon and regional climate.
  • Contributor: International Panel on Climate Change Third Assessment Report, chapter on aerosol effects.
  • Co-author: United Nations Environment Program regional climate assessment report on brown clouds over Asia.