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Atmospheric Science

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Hunter Brown, PhD Student

Room 60XX, Engineering Building


Dr. Xiaohong Liu

Research Topic:

My thesis topic addresses the implementation of absorbing organic carbon (also known as brown carbon) in the Community Earth System Model. The purpose of this implementation is to drive the model closer to observations. In addition to quantifying the radiative effects of brown carbon in an Earth System Model, this study strives to improve aerosol optical representation in biomass burning regions by looking at how changes in other aerosol properties affect model agreement with observations.


  • B.S., Environmental Science, University of Alaska Southeast, 2015
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming, 2017


  • Wang, L., X. Liu, and H. Y. Brown. “Prediction of the Impacts of Climate Change on Energy Consumption for a Medium-Size Office Building with Two Climate Models.” Energy and Buildings, January 2017.
  • Wu, C., Z. Lin, J. He, M. Zhang, X. Liu, R. Zhang, and H. Y. Brown . “A Process-Oriented Evaluation of Dust Emission Parameterizations in CESM: Simulation of a Typical Severe Dust Storm in East Asia” Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 8, no. 3: 1432–52, 2016.

Conference Presentations:

  • Brown, H. Y., X. Liu, Z. Lu, S. Murphy, R. Pokhrel, Y. Feng, and Y. Jiang. Incorporation of Brown Carbon into the CESM1 CAM5.4 and Model Comparison to Laboratory Optical Measurements (poster). AMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, January 2017.
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