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Atmospheric Science

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Zhien Wang, Associate Professor

Templeton Faculty Fellow

Room 6076, Engineering Building
Office Phone: (307) 766-5356

Dr. Wang's personal website


  • B.S., Anhui Normal University, China, Physics (1990)
  • M.S., AIOFM, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Optics (1994)
  • Ph.D., University of Utah, Meteorology (2000)

Research Interests:

My group focuses on using active and passive remote sensing data to study cloud macrophysical and microphysical properties. Current topics include the ice and mixed-phase cloud microphysical property retrieval based on ground-based, airborne, and satellite-based measurements. Clouds play an essential role in the Earth's climate and weather systems. Advanced understanding cloud properties and improved cloud representations in general circulation models are necessary to improve our capability to better predicate the future climate change. My past and current studies have explored the new capability of cloud remote sensing by combining multiple remote sensors or developing new technique. Recent research has been supported by DOE ARM Program, NASA CloudSat Project, NASA AIRS validation.

Teaching Interests

  • Current
    • Physical Meteorology
  • Others
    • ATSC 5210: Cloud and Precipitation System

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