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Address: 260 Panama Street, Stanford, CA, 94305

Email: yyfang-at-stanford.edu


2010, Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University

2005, M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, Peking University

2002, B.S. in Environmental Sciences, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology     

Honors and Awards

ACCESS XII (Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists) Scholar, 2013

NCAR/ASP (National Center for Atmospheric Research Advanced Study Program) Summer Colloquium, 2013

Princeton Fellowship in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP), Princeton University, 2010-2012   

Gordon Conference Travel Award, Gordon Conference of Atmospheric Chemistry, 2011             

Young Scientist Best Presentation Prize, IGAC and CACGP, 2010

Dean's Fund for Scholarly Travel, Princeton University, 2010

Outstanding Student Paper Award, American Geosciences Union, 2008

Science and Engineering Fellowship, Princeton University, 2006

CANON Scholarship, Peking University, 2005

ZHANG JIJIA Prize, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, 2001   


  • Co-Investigator, "Multi-scale Synthesis and Terrestrial Model Intercomparison Project - MsTMIP Phase II", NASA-ROSES (2015-2017)
  • Collaborator, “Combining Empirical Orthogonal Function and Extreme Value Theory Methods to Characterize Observed and Future Changes in Extreme U.S. Air Pollution Events”, EPA STAR (2012-2015)
Professional Services
  • Grant Review
    • EPA STAR grant reviewer (panelist)
    • NOAA AC4 grant reviewer
  • Journal Review
    • Journal of Geophysical Research -Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
    • Biogeosciences
    • Geophysical Research Letters
    • Atmospheric Environment
    • Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems
  • Other Services
    • Committee, Data Observation Network for Earth (DataOne) Scientific Data Exploration, Visualization and Analysis (EVA) working group, 2014
    • Chair of Discussion, “Health Impacts of Air Quality and Climate in Asia” Workshop, supported by NCAR, NSF and Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, Apr 2012 
    • Associate Chair, AGU Fall Meeting Tropospheric Gaseous Composition in the Regional and Global Perspective Session, Dec 2008
  • Member
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
    • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
    • European Geoscience Union (EGU)
    • Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN)


  1. Fang, Y., A. Michalak, Y. Shiga, V. Yadav (2014),Using atmospheric observations to evaluate the spatiotemporal variability of CO2 fluxes simulated by terrestrial biospheric models, Biogeosciences Discuss., 11, 9215-9247, doi:10.5194/bgd-11-9215-2014
  2. Fang Y., Y. Qin, D. Mauzerall, et al. (2014), Impacts of Regional and Sectoral Black Carbon Emissions on Air Quality, Human Mortality and Deposition on Glaciers, to be submitted to Atmospheric Environment
  3. Fang, Y., A. Michalak (2014), Assessing the capability of terrestrial biospheric model in simulating the relationship between carbon fluxes and major environmental drivers, in prep for Global Biogeochemical Cycle
  1. Fang, Y., D. Mauzerall, J. Liu, et al. (2013), Impacts of 21st century climate change on global air pollution-related premature mortality, Climatic Change, DOI 10.1007/s10584-013-0847-8 
  2. Fang, Y., Naik, V., Horowitz, L. W., and Mauzerall, D. L. (2013): Air pollution and associated human mortality: the role of air pollutant emissions, climate change and methane concentration increases from the preindustrial period to present, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 1377-1394, doi:10.5194/acp-13-1377-2013 
  3. Fang Y.A. M. Fiore, JF Lamarque, L. W. Horowitz. and M. Lin (2013), Using synthetic tracers as a proxy for summertime PM2.5 air quality over the Northeastern United States in physical climate models, Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/grl.50162
  4. Harald E. Rieder, A. M. Fiore, L. M. Polvani, J-F Lamarque and Y. Fang (2013), Changes in the frequency and return level of extreme ozone events over the Eastern United States following changes in National Ambient Air Quality Standards, Environ. Res. Lett. 8 014012, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/014012  
  1. Fang, Y.A. M. FioreL. W. HorowitzA. GnanadesikanI. HeldG. ChenG. Vecchi, and H. Levy (2011), The impacts of changing transport and precipitation on pollutant distributions in a future climateJ. Geophys. Res.116, D18303, doi:10.1029/2011JD015642
  2. Fang Y. (2011)Warmer and wetter climate, more pollutants?, Newsletter of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project, Issues No. 44, 2011 
  1. Fiore, A. M., H. Levy II, Y. Ming, Y. Fang, et al., Interactions between climate and air quality (2010), Conference Proceedings from the 30th NATO SPS ITM on Air Pollution Modeling and its Application Xx, Pages: 481-489
  2. Fang, Y.A. M. FioreL. W. HorowitzH. Levy IIY. Hu, and A. G. Russell (2010), Sensitivity of the NOy budget over the United States to anthropogenic and lightning NOx in summerJ. Geophys. Res.,115, D18312, doi:10.1029/2010JD014079.
  1. Fang, Y.A. M. FioreL. W. HorowitzA. GnanadesikanH. Levy IIY. Hu, and A. G. Russell (2009), Estimating the contribution of strong daily export events to total pollutant export from the United States in summerJ. Geophys. Res.114, D23302, doi:10.1029/2008JD010946
  1. Zhao C. S., L. Peng, X. X. Tie, Y. P. Lin, C. C. Li, X. D. Zheng and Y. Y. Fang (2007), A high CO episode of long-range transport detected by MOPITT, Water Air Soil Pollution, 178, 207-216, doi: 10.1007/s11270-006-9191-1
  2. Lin, Y.P.,  Zhao, C.S.,  Peng, Li, Y. Fang (2007), A new method to calculate monthly CO emissions using MOPITT satellite data, Chinese Science Bulletin, Vol. 52, Issue 18, 2551-2558, doi: 10.1007/s11434-007-0349-z
  3. C.S. Zhao, Y. Fang, J. Tang et al. (2007), Distribution of Carbon Monoxide from MOPITT of 2000-2004 and Comparisons with Surface Measurements in Mt. Waliguan Station, Journal of Applied Meteorological Science, Vol.18, No.1, P.36-4
  4. Y. Li, C.S. Zhao, Y. Fang, et al. (2007), Analysis of Distribution and Seasonal Change of Tropospheric Ozone Residual in Recent 20 Years Using Satellite Data, Journal of Applied Meteorological Science, Vol.18 No.2 P.181-186
  1. Fang. Y., C.S. Zhao, C.C. Li (2005), Distribution Characteristics of Carbon Monoxide Concentration in 2002, Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 29(3), 363-371, doi:10.3878/j.issn.1006-9895.2005.03.04
  2. Fang. Y., C.S. Zhao, C.C. Li (2005), Analysis of the distribution of carbon monoxide from MOPITT over East Asia in 2002, Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Science (English version), 29(4), 407– 41
  • Fang Y. (2010), The impacts of emissions, meteorology and climate change on pollution transport, Ph.D. thesis, Princeton University, 188 pp., Publication Number: AAT 3435956; ISBN: 9781124348865
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