S.-Y. Simon Wang

Associate Professor of Climate

Utah State University, USA

A meteorologist by training, Simon's research involves climate dynamics and diagnostics, with emphasis on climate variability, extreme events, and predictability, as shown in the publications link at the top bar.

Most Recent Publications


  • Coumou, D., G. Di Capua, S. Vavrus, L. Wang, and S.-Y. Wang (alphabetic), 2018: The influence of Arctic Amplification on mid-latitude summer circulation. Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05256-8 (PDF)


  • Wu, C.-H., W.-R. Huang, and S.-Y. Wang, 2018: Role of Indochina Peninsula Topography in Precipitation Seasonality over East Asia, Atmosphere (Special Issue on Monsoons), 9, 255; DOI: 10.3390/atmos9070255.


  • Sun, Y., S.-Y. Wang, R. Li, B. Buckley, R. Gillies, and K. Hansen, 2018: Feasibility of Predicting Vietnam’s Autumn Rainfall Regime Based on Tree Ring Record and Decadal Variability. Climate (Special issue on Decadal Variability and Predictability of Climate), DOI:10.3390/cli6020042. (PDF)


  • Lin, Y.-H., and S.-Y. Wang, 2018: Multidecadal variability in the subseasonal peak of low-level convergence over the Pacific warm pool. Atmosphere (Special Issue on Monsoons), doi:10.3390/atmos9050158 (PDF).


  • Wang, S.-Y., L. Zhao, J.-H. Yoon, P. Klotzbach, and R. R. Gillies, 2018: Attribution of climate effects on Hurricane Harvey’s extreme rainfall in Texas. Environmental Research Letters, DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aabb85 (PDF).


  • Yoon, J.-H., S.-Y. Wang, M.-H. Lo, and W.-Y. Wu, 2018: Concurrent increases in wet and dry extremes projected in Texas and combined effects on groundwater. Environmental Research Letters, DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aab96b (PDF).


  • Fosu, B., S.-Y. Wang, K. Pegion, 2018: Synoptic and Climate Attributions of the December 2015 Extreme Flooding in Missouri, USA. Water, 10(4), 350; doi: 10.3390/w10040350 (PDF).


  • Wang, S.-Y., R. R. Gillies, O.-Y. Chung, and C. Shen, 2018: Cross-Basin Decadal Climate Regime connecting the Colorado River and the Great Salt Lake. Journal of Hydrometeorology, DOI:10.1175/JHM-D-17-0081.1 (PDF).


  • Li, R., S.-Y. Wang, R. R. Gillies, B. Buckley, J.-H. Yoon, and C. Cho, 2018: Regional trends in early-monsoon rainfall over Vietnam and CCSM4 attribution. Climate Dynamics, in press (PDF).


  • Wu, C.-H., S.-Y. Wang, and H.-H. Hsu, 2017: Large-Scale Control of the Arabian Sea Monsoon Inversion in August. Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-017-4029-7 (PDF).


  • Zhao, L., S.-Y. Wang, and J. D.D. Meyer, 2017: Inter-Decadal Climate Variations Controlling the Water Level of Lake Qinghai over the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Hydrometeorology, DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-17-0071.1 (PDF)



  • Wang, S.-Y., J.-H. Yoon, E. Becker, and R. R. Gillies, 2017: California from drought to deluge. Nature Climate Change, 7, 465-468. (PDF)


  • Promchote, P., S.-Y. Wang, Y. Shen, P. G. Johnson, and M.-H. Yao, 2017: A seasonal prediction for the wet-cold spells leading to winter crop damage in northwestern Taiwan with a combined empirical-dynamical approach. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.5194 (PDF).


  • Barandiaran, D., S.-Y. Wang, and R. J. DeRose, 2017: Gridded Snow Water Equivalent Reconstruction for Utah using Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Tree-Ring Data. Water, 9(6), 403; doi:10.3390/w9060403 (PDF).


  • Huang, W.-R., S.-Y. Wang, and B. Guan, 2017: Decadal fluctuations in the western Pacific recorded by long precipitation records in Taiwan. Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-017-3707-9 (PDF)


  • Wang, S.-Y., Y.-H. Lin, M.-Y. Lee, J.-H. Yoon, J. D.D. Meyer, and P. J. Rasch, 2017: Accelerated increase in the Arctic tropospheric warming events surpassing stratospheric warming events during winter, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2017GL073012 (PDF)


  • Fosu, B., S.-Y. Wang, S.-H. Wang, R. R. Gillies, and L. Zhao, 2017: Greenhouse Gases Stabilizing Winter Atmosphere in the Indo-Gangetic Plains May Increase Aerosol Loading. Atmospheric Sciences Letters, DOI:10.1002/asl.739 (PDF)


  • Sun, Y., M. Bekker, J. R. DeRose, R. Kjelgren, and S.-Y. Wang, 2017: Statistical treatment for the wet bias in tree-ring chronologies - a case study from the Interior West, USA. Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 24, 131–150, DOI:10.1007/s10651-016-0363-x (PDF).


☛ Papers before 2017