Yan Wang

Yan Wang

  • Post Doctoral Scholar
622 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: yxw5582@psu.edu


  1. Post-Doc, Tsinghua University (2018-2020)
  2. Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2012-2017)
  3. B.S. in Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (2008-2012)


Research Interests:
      Public Health, Climate modeling, Convection process, Orographic precipitation, Turbulent topographic drag parameterization, GPS meteorology, South Asia Monsoon


[1] Wang, Y., Yang, K., Zhou, X., Chen, D., Lu, H., Ouyang, L., Chen, Y., Lazhu, Wang, B.,et al. (2019). Synergy of orographic drag parameterization and high resolution greatly reduces biases of WRF-simulated precipitation in central Himalaya. Climate Dynamics.https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-019-05080-w

[2] Wang, Y., Yang, K., Zhou, X., Wang, B., Chen, D., Lu, H., et al. (2019). The formation of a dry‐belt in the north side of central Himalaya Mountains. Geophysical Research Letters, 46. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL081061

[3] Wang, Y., Yang, K., Pan, Z., Qin, J., Chen, D., Lin, C., Chen Y., Lazhu, Tang W., Han M., Lu, N., and Wu H. (2017). Evaluation of precipitable water vapor from four satellite products and four reanalysis datasets against GPS measurements on the Southern Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Climate, 30(15), 5699-5713. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0630.1

[4] Zhou, X., Yang, K., and Wang, Y. (2018). Implementation of a turbulent orographic form drag scheme in WRF and its application to the Tibetan Plateau. Climate Dynamics, 1-13. doi: 10.1007/s00382-017-3677-y

[5] Zhou X., Beljaars A., Wang Y., Huang B., Lin C., Chen Y., and Wu H. (2017). Evaluation of WRF Simulations with Different Selections of Sub-grid Orographic Drag over the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres , doi:10.1002/2017JD027212