Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

CLaSP Seminar Series - Professor Jun Wang

Date: November 2, 2017
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: SRB Auditorium, room 2246

Our guest for this week's CLaSP Seminar Series will be Professor Jun Wang, of the University of Iowa College of Engineering. Please join us! 

Title: "Recent Advances in Satellite Remote Sensing of Aerosols and Fires"

Abstract: Since 1999 when NASA launched Terra, the first satellite as part of its Earth Observation System (EOS), many new techniques have been developed to measure properties of aerosols and fires from space, thereby providing much-needed information for air quality and climate research. In this talk, I will provide a brief overview of the progresses we made in this area. A few examples from my research group will be provided, including: (a) MODIS retrieval of aerosols over the coastal turbid water, (b) EPIC retrieval of aerosol plume height from O2 A and B bands, and (c) VIIRS retrieval of fires at night using visible light measured by its Day-Night-Band. Lastly, I shall give an outlook of using satellite observations to constrain the aerosol and fire emissions toward better forecast of air quality.

Biography: Jun Wang is a Professor in the University of Iowa (UI), with joint appointments in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and the Iowa Informatics Initiative, and secondary affiliation with the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Studies and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research focuses on the integration of satellite remote sensing and chemistry transport model to study air quality, wildfires, aerosol-cloud interaction, and land-air interaction. He also enjoys interdisciplinary research and has worked in in areas related to public health, agriculture, climate change, renewable (solar and wind) energy, supercomputing, visualization, data mining, and education in Earth Science. Jun Wang has authored or co-authored 100+ citable works in the peer-reviewed literature, and has been a science team member of several NASA missions. In 2005, he received his Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric Sciences from University of Alabama –Huntsville. In 2005-2007, he was a postdoctoral researcher in Harvard University. Prior to joining UIowa, he was a faculty in University of Nebraska – Lincoln. More about his research team’s work can be found at:


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