Chao Wei

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Hahn-Meitner-Weg 1, B.1.47
55128 Mainz
Telefon: +49(6131)305-7303

EDUCATION

  •  Ph.D., Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (2001 - 2010), The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
  • Graduate student, Atmospheric Physics and Environment (1998 - 2001), Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China 
  • B.S., Atmospheric Physics and Environment (09.1993 - 07.1997), Dept. of Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Model development and support, especially for aerosol modules in 3-D models.
  • The impact of aerosols on air quality and climate.
  • Aerosol hygroscopicity and interactions of aerosol particles with clouds
  • Use of satellite observations to improve emission inventories and model performance.
  • The effects of emission changes on regional and global air quality and climate.

WORK EXPERIENCES

  • Post-doc Researcher (2014 – now), Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany
  • NRC Resident Research Associateship (2011 2014), US EPA/NERL/AMAD, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
  • Research Assistant (2010 – 2011), Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA.
  • Assistant Engineer (1997 – 1998), Sinosteel Wuhan Safety & Environmental Protection Research Institute, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

PUBLICATIONS 

  • Xing J, Mathur R, Pleim J, Hogrefe C, Gan C, Wong DC, Wei C, Wang JD, (2015) Air pollution and climate response to aerosol direct radiative effects: A modeling study of decadal trends across the northern hemisphere, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 109(23), 12221-12236, doi:10.1002/2015JD023933.
  • Gan C, Pleim J, Mathur R, Hogrefe C, Long CN, Xing J, Wong DC, Gilliam R, Wei C, (2015) Assessment of multi-decadal WRF-CMAQ simulations for understanding direct aerosol effects on radiation "brightening" in the United States, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 12193-12209, doi:10.5194/acp-15-12193-2015.
  • Xing J, Mathur R, Pleim J, Hogrefe C, Gan C, Wong DC, Wei, C. (2015) Can a coupled meteorology-chemistry model reproduce the historical trend in aerosol direct radiative effects over the Northern Hemisphere?, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 9997-10018, doi:10.5194/acp-15-9997-2015.
  • Xing J, Mathur R, Pleim J, Hogrefe C, Gan C, Wong DC, Wei C, Gilliam R, Pouliot G. (2015) Observations and modeling of air quality trends over 1990-2010 across the Northern Hemisphere: China, the United States and Europe, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 2723-2747, doi:10.5194/acp-15-2723-2015.
  • Kulkarni S, Sobhani N, Miller-Schulze JP, Shafer MM, Schauer JJ, Solomon PA, Saide PE, Spake SN, Cheng YF, Denier van der Gon HAC, Lu Z, Streets DG, Janssens-Maenhout G, Wiedenmuer C, Lantz J, Artamonova M, Chen B, Imashev, Sverdlik L, Deminter JT, Adhikary B, D’Allura A, Wei C, Carmichael GR. (2015) Source sector and regional contributions to BC and PM2.5 in Central Asia, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 1683-1705, doi:10.5194/acp-15/1683-2015.
  • Gan C, Pleim J, Mathur R, Hogrefe C, Long CN, Xing J, Roselle S, Wei C. (2014) Assessment of the effect of air pollution controls on trends in shortwave radition over the United States from 1995 through 2010 from multiple observation networks, Atmos. Chem. Phys.,  14, 1701-1715, doi:10.5194/acp-14-1701-2014. 
  • Xing J, Pleim J, Mathur R, Pouliot G, Hogrefe C, Gan C, Wei C. (2013) Historical gaseous and primary aerosol emissions in the United States from 1990-2010, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 7531-7549, doi:10.5194/acp-13-7531-2013.
  • D’Allura A, Kulkarni S, Carmichael GR, Finardi S, Adhikary B, Wei C, Streets D, Zhang Q, Pierce RB, Al-Saadi JA, Diskin G, Wennber P. (2011) Meteorological and air quality forecasting using the WRF-STEM model during the 2008 ARCTAS field campaign, Atmospheric Environment, 45(38), 6901-6910.
  • Huang M, Carmichael GR, Spak SN, Adhikary B, Kulkarni S, Cheng Y, Wei C, Tang Y, D'Allura A, Wennberg PO, Huey GL, Dibb JE, Jimenez JL, Cubison MJ, Weinheimer AJ, Kaduwela A, Cai C, Wong M, Pierce B, Al-Saadi JA, Streets DG, Zhang Q. (2010) Multi-scale modeling study of the source contributions to near-surface ozone and sulfur oxides levels over California during the ARCTAS-CARB period, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 3173-3194, doi:10.5194/acp-11-3173-2011.
  • Huang M, Carmichael GR, Adhikary B, Spak SN, Kulkarni S, Cheng YF, Wei C, Tang Y, Parrish DD, Oltmans SJ, D'Allura A, Kaduwela A, Cai C, Weinheimer AJ, Wong M, Pierce RB, Al-Saadi JA, Streets DG, Zhang Q. (2010), Impacts of transported background ozone on California air quality during the ARCTAS-CARB period – a multi-scale modeling study, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10(14), 6947-6968, doi:10.5194/acp-10-6947-2010.
  • Lu Z, Streets D, Zhang Q, Wang S, Carmichael G, Cheng Y, Wei C, Chin M, Diehl T, Tan Q. (2010), Sulfur dioxide emissions in China and sulfur trends in East Asia since 2000, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10(13), 6311-6331, doi:10.5194/acp-10-6311-2010.
  • Adhikary B, Carmichael GR, Kulkarni S, Wei C, Tang Y, D'Allura A, Mena-Carrasco M, Streets DG, Zhang Q, Pierce RB, Al-Saadi JA, Emmons LK, Pfister GG, Avery MA, Barrick JD, Blake DR, Brune WH, Cohen RC, Dibb JE, Fried A, Heikes BG, Huey LG, O'Sullivan DW, Sachse GW, Shetter RE, Singh HB, Campos TL, Cantrell CA, Flocke FM, Dunlea EJ, Jimenez JL, Weinheimer AJ, Crounse JD, Wennberg PO, Schauer JJ, Stone EA, Jaffe DA, Reidmiller DR. (2010), A regional scale modeling analysis of aerosol and trace gas distributions over the eastern Pacific during the INTEX-B field campaign, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10(5), 2091–2115.
  • Tang Y, Carmichael G, Kurata G, Uno I, Weber R, Song C, Guttikunda S, Woo J, Streets D, Wei C, Clarke A, Huebert B, Anderson T. (2004), Impacts of dust on regional tropospheric chemistry during the ACE-Asia experiment: A model study with observations, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 109(D19), D19S21, doi:10.1029/2003JD003806.
  • Xie H, Wang G, Ren L, Wei C (2001), Study on chemical composition of the atmospheric fine aerosol in Beijing city, China Environmental Science, 5, doi:CNKI:SUN:ZGHJ.0.2001-05-014.
  • Zhou Z, Liang Z and Wei C (1998), Research on flue gas control of coal-slime boiler, Proceedings of the 7th National Conference on Atmospheric Environment, pp.711-716.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 

  • Wei C, Su H, Cheng YF. (2016) Radiative effects of tropospheric aerosols on the evolution of the atmospheric boundary layer and its feedback on the haze formation, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, April 2016.
  • Wei C, Xing J, Pleim J, Mathur R, Wong D, Gan C, Binkowski FS. (2015) Investigation of Multi-decadal Trends in Aerosol Direct Radiative Effect from Anthropogenic Emission Changes over North America by Using the Multi-scale Two-way Coupled WRF-CMAQ Model, European Aerosol Conference 2015, Milan, Italy, September 2015.
  • Wei C, Pleim J, Mathur R, Wong D, Xing J, Gan C, Rao ST, Binkowski FS. (2013) Investigation of Multi-decadal Trends in Aerosol Direct Radiative Effect from Anthropogenic Emission Changes over North America and Their effects on Air Quality by Using a Two-way Coupled Meteorology-chemistry Model, American Meteorological Society (AMS) 2013 Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, January 2013.
  • Wei C, Carmichael GR, Adhikary B, Cheng Y, Kulkarni S, Tang Y, Zhang Q, Streets D, Hatch C, Grassian VH, Sandu A. (2010) Modeling The Effects of Heterogeneous Reactions On Atmospheric Chemistry And Aerosol Properties During INTEX-B Field Campaign, American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2010 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 2010.
  • Wei C, Carmichael GR, Adhikary B, D’Allura A, Cheng Y, Tang Y, Zhang Q, Streets D, Pierce B, Al-Saadi JA, Flowers BA, Dubey MK, Krotkov NA, Pickering KE, Ramanathan V. (2009) Modeling study on the factors affecting air quality during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, AGU 2009 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 2009.
  • Wei, C., and Carmichael GR. (2007) Modeling the Effects of Heterogeneous Reactions on Aerosol Optical Properties  and Atmospheric Chemistry, AGU 2007 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 2007.
  • Wei, C., and Carmichael GR. (2007) A New Aerosol Model for Analyzing the Effects of Heterogeneous Reactions on Atmospheric Chemistry, International Aerosol Modelling Algorithms (IAMA) Conference 2007, Davis, California, December 2007.
  • Wei, C., and Carmichael GR. (2005) Modeling Heterogeneous Reactions on Mineral Aerosol with Detailed Schemes for the Surface Processes, Atmospheric Sciences and Air Quality Conference (ASAAQ) 2005, San Francisco, California, April 2005.