An energetic approach to study aerosol effects on precipitation
I studied Atmospheric Science at Nanjing University for my undergraduate and master degree. In my master project I quantified the cloud lifetime effect of aerosols into different dynamic regimes and estimated the variability of aerosol-cloud-interactions within dynamic regimes in 10 Aerocom participating GCMs.
In my DPhil project I will investigate the aerosol effects on precipitation from an energetic perspective, helping to improve simulation of precipitation in climate models.
Zhang S, M Wang, SJ Ghan, A Ding, H Wang, K Zhang, D Neubauer, U Lohmann, S Ferrachat, T Takeamura, A Gettelman, H Morrison, YH Lee, DT Shindell, D Partridge, P Stier, Z Kipling, and C Fu. 2016. On the characteristics of aerosol indirect effect based on dynamic regimes in global climate models. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 16(5):2765-2783. doi:10.5194/acp-16-2765-2016
Ghan SJ, M Wang, S Zhang, S Ferrachat, A Gettelman, J Griesfeller, Z Kipling, U Lohmann, H Morrison, D Neubauer, D Partridge, P Stier, T Takemura, H Wang, and K Zhang. 2016. Challenges in Constraining Anthropogenic Aerosol Effects on Cloud Radiative Forcing Using Present-day Spatiotemporal Variability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113(21):5804�5811. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1514036113