Professor Yuhang Wang talks about Winter Haze in China
Air quality issues have plagued China for years but gained broader attention in the Winter of 2013 when the U.S. embassy recorded extremely high levels of PM 2.5 particles. Data analysis suggests that the cause of this long-lasting pollution may be due to climate change. Yuhang Wang, researcher at Georgia Institute of Technology explained, “This is partly climate-driven now, so it probably won’t get much better in the winter. Emissions are no longer the only driver of these conditions.”
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Dr. Wang is a high profile scientist who is an expert in using both regional and global models of atmospheric chemistry. He applies his modeling expertise to a variety of problems ranging from air quality in China and its link to climate change to halogen chemistry in the remote atmosphere. Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Chemistry from Harvard University 1997 and soon began his career at Georgia Tech as a research scientist. Since being promoted to full professor in 2010, Dr. Wang has published more than 25 paper and has generated more than $3,000,000 in funding from a variety of source.