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S.-Y. Simon Wang

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Plants, Soils, and Climate

Professor, Climate Dynamics

Professor

Contact Information

Go toOffice Location: AGRS 111D
DialPhone: 435-757-3121
SendEmail: simon.wang@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Meteorology, (progressive MCSs), Iowa State University, 2008
MS, Meteorology, Iowa State University, 2004
MS, Atmospheric Sciences, National Central University (Taiwan), 1999
BS, Atmospheric Sciences, National Central University (Taiwan), 1997

Biography

Dr. Wang studies climate variability, weather-climate interaction, extreme events attribution, and climate prediction. His research has appeared in Nature Climate Change, Nature Communications, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Journal of Climate, Climate Dynamics, Geophysical Research Letters, and other scientific journals, with over 110 publications. He edited the first monograph on Climate Extremes (American Geophysical Union, 2017). He is also the Associate Director of Utah Climate Center leading its research and development. In former lives, he was an air force weather officer and freelance photographer.


Teaching Interests

Climate Data Analysis; Climate Dynamics and Prediction; Interdisciplinary Climate Study

Research Interests

Climate diagnostics and prediction; weather processes and extremes; tropical and monsoon meteorology; applied meteorology and climatology

Awards

International Professor of the Year, 2019

College

Graduate Mentor of the Year, 2018

College

Book: The PROSE Awards, 2018

The Association of American Publishers

Robins Award: Faculty Researcher of The Year, 2016

University

Faculty Researcher of the Year, 2015

College

Alumni Award - National Central University, Taiwan, 2014

Department of Atmospheric Sciences, NCU

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Books

    • Wang, S., Yoon, J., Funk, C., Gillies, R.R, (2017). Climate Extremes: Patterns & Mechanisms. AGU / Wiley
    • Wang, S., Gillies, R.R, (2012). Modern Climatology. InTech
    • Gillies, R.R, Wang, S., (2011). Climate Change. Kendall Hunt
    • Book Chapters

    • Wang, S., (2017). Fourteen to Sixteen Centuries AD: The Case of Angkor and Monsoon Extremes in Southeast Asia: Megadrought and Collapse: From Early Agriculture to Angkor. Oxford University Press
    • Wang, S., Gillies, R.R, (2017). The California Drought: Trends and Impacts: Climate Extremes: Patterns and Mechanisms. Ameri. Geophy. Union
    • Jin, J., Wang, S., Gillies, R.R, (2011). An Improved Dynamical Downscaling for the Western United States: Climate Change / Book 2. InTech
    • Wang, S., Gillies, R.R, Climatology of the U.S. Intermountain West: Climatology. InTech

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

              Research Reports

            • Wang, S., (2017). 2017 US CLIVAR Summit Report, Report. US CLIVAR Project Office
            • DeRose, J., Wang, S., Shaw, J., (2012). Investigating Forest Inventory and Analysis-collected tree-ring data from Utah as a proxy for historical climate. Gen. Tech. Rep

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            Publications - Translations & Transcripts

              Publications - Other

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              Scheduled Teaching

              PSC 6123 - Climate Data Analysis, Fall 2018

              NCHU: Agrometeorological Datamining, Fall 2018

              PSC 6900 - Special Problems (Climate Dynamics), Spring 2018

              PSC 6123 - Climate Data Analysis, Fall 2017

              PSC 4810, 6810 - Climate and Climate Change, Spring 2017

              PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Spring 2017

              PSC 4810 - 4810 - Online - Climate & Climate Change, Fall 2016

              PSC 6123 - Climate Data Analysis, Fall 2016

              PSC 6123 - Climate Data Analysis, Fall 2016

              PSC 4810, 6810 - Climate and Climate Change, Spring 2016

              PSC 6900 - Climate Dynamics Study, Spring 2016

              PSC 6900 - Climate Data Analysis, Fall 2015

              PSC, WATS 6900 - Environmental Modeling, Fall 2015

              PSC 3820 - Climate and Climate Change, Spring 2015

              PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Spring 2015

              PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Fall 2014

              PSC 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Summer 2014

              PSC 3820 - Climate and Climate Change, Spring 2014

              PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Fall 2013

              PSC,WATS 3820 - Climate and Climate Change, Spring 2013

              PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Fall 2012

              PSC 3820 - Climate & Climate Change, Spring 2012

              PSC,WATS 3820 - Climate and Climate Change, Spring 2012

              PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Fall 2011


              Graduate Students Mentored

              Krishna Borhara, Plants, Soils, and Climate, July 2019
              Henrik Panosyan, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2018
              Jacob Stuivenvolt Allen, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2018
              Avik Mukherjee, Plants, Soils, and Climate, January 2015 - August 2019
              Brennan Bean, Mathematics & Statistics, August 2014 - August 2019
              Yu-Tang (Tonia) Chieh, Plants, Soils, and Climate, January 2018 - August 2019
              Parichart (Noi) Promchote, Plants, Soils, and Climate, September 2014 - May 2019
              Boniface Fosu, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2014 - August 2018
              Yen-Heng (Henry) Lin, Plants, Soils, and Climate, July 2014 - August 2018
              Martin Schroeder, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2013 - May 2016
              Danny Barandirran, , Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2012 - January 2016
              Bimal Gyawali, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2014 2015
              Jason Phelps, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2013 - June 2015
              Kirsti Hakala, Plants, Soils, and Climate, January 2013 - June 2014
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