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Shih-Yu (Simon) Wang

Shih-Yu (Simon) Wang

Assistant Professor-Climate
Climate Dynamics, Prediction & Extremes
Employee Type: Faculty, Climate Center
Location:  AGRS 342
Office Phone:  435-757-3121
Fax:  435-797-3376
4820 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-4820, USA

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Books

·      Wang, S.-Y., and R. R. Gillies (Editors), 2012: Modern Climatology, InTech, Vienna, Austria [ISBN 979-953-307-337-7] 

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·      Gillies, R. R., and Wang, S.-Y., 2011: Climate & Climate Change, Kendall Hunt, U.S.A [ISBN-978-0-7575-8695-8] 

 

Journal Papers

(2014)
·      Wang, S.-Y.X. Jiang, and B. Fosu, 2014: Global eastward propagation signals associated with the 4-5-year ENSO cycle. Climate Dynamics (in press / DOI:10.1007/s00382-014-2422-z) - PDF.
·      Wang, S.-Y., D. Barandiaran, K. Hilburn, P. Houser, et al., 2014: Could the 2012 drought in central U.S. have been anticipated? - A review of NASA working group research. J. Earth Sci. Engineering, 4, 428-437 (PDF). [ invited review ]
·     Li, R., J. Jin, S.-Y. Wang, and R. R. Gillies, 2014: Significant impacts of radiation physics in the WRF model on the precipitation and dynamics of the West African Monsoon. Climate DynamicsDOI: 10.1007/s00382-014-2294-2 - PDF.
·      Wang, S.-Y., L. Hipps, R. R. Gillies, and J.-H. Yoon, 2014: Probable causes of the abnormal ridge accompanying the 2013-14 California drought: ENSO precursor and anthropogenic warming footprint. Geophysical Research Letters.  DOI: 10.1002/2014GL059748 [open access]
         [ AP Release / Blogs 1, 2, 3 / News 1, 2, 3 / Mashable / Discovery ]
·     Buckley, B. M., R. Fletcher, S.-Y. Wang, B. Zottoli, and C. Pottier, 2014: Monsoon extremes and society over the past millennium on mainland Southeast Asia. Quaternary Science Reviews, 95, 1-19
·     DeRose, J. R., S.-Y. Wang, B. M. Buckley, and M. Bekker, 2014: Tree-ring reconstruction of the Great Salt Lake level. The Holocene. DOI: 10.1177/0959683614530441

·     Zhao, L., Wang, S.-Y., J. Jin and A. J. Clark, 2014: Weather Research and Forecasting model simulations of a rare springtime bow echo near the Great Salt Lake. Meteorological Applications (Royal Met. Soc.),(PDFDOI: 10.1002/met.1455. 
·      Wang, S.-Y., K. Hakala, R. R. Gillies, and W. J. Capehart, 2014: The Pacific Quasi-Decadal Oscillation (QDO) - An important precursor towards anticipating major flood events in the Missouri River Basin? Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 991-997 (link). 
·     Huang, W.-R., S.-Y. Wang, 2014: Impact of Land-Sea Breezes at Different Scales on the Diurnal Rainfall in Taiwan. Climate Dynamics (in press10.1007/s00382-013-2018-z
·      Wang, S.-Y., R. R. Gillies, and H. van den Dool, 2014: On the yearly phase delay of winter intraseasonal mode in the western United States. Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-013-1784-y
(2013)
·     Barandiaran, D., S.-Y. Wang, and K. Hilburn, 2013: Observed trends in the Great Plains low-level jet and associated precipitation changes in relation to recent droughts. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 6247–6251.
·     Wang, S.-Y., R. E. Davies, and R. R. Gillies, 2013: Identification of extreme precipitation threat across midlatitude regions based on short-wave circulations. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 11059-11074 (pdf).
      [ News / Climate Central 
·     Barandiaran, D. and S.-Y. Wang, 2013: The Missing Teleconnection Between the North Atlantic and Sahel Precipitation in CFSv2. Atmospheric Science Letters (RMS)DOI: 10.1002/asl2.457.
·      Wang, S.-Y., J.-H. Yoon, R. R. Gillies, and C. Cho, 2013: What caused the winter drought in western Nepal during recent years? Journal of Climate. 26, 8241-8256 (pdf).
·      Wang, S.-Y., B. Buckley, J.-H. Yoon and B. Fosu, 2013: Intensification of pre-monsoon tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal and its impacts on Myanmar. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 1-12doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50396.
·      Wang, S.-Y., H.-H. Chia, R. R. Gillies, and X. Jiang, 2013: Quasi-biweekly mode and its modulation on the diurnal rainfall in Taiwan forecasted by the CFS. Weather and Forecasting. 28, 981-993 (pdf).
·      Wang, S.-Y., M. L’Heureux, and J.-H. Yoon, 2013: Are greenhouse gases changing ENSO precursors in the Western North Pacific? Journal of Climate, 26, 6409-6322. (PDF).
·     DeRose, R. J., S.-Y. Wang, J. D. Shaw, 2013: Feasibility of high-density climate reconstruction based on the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) tree-ring data. Journal of Hydrometeorology14, 375–381. (pdf).
·      Wang, S.-Y., and R. R. Gillies, 2013: Influence of the Pacific quasi-decadal oscillation on the monsoon precipitation in Nepal. Climate Dynamics, 40, 95-107. Erratum ]
·      Gillies, R. R., S.-Y. Wang, Y. Sun, and O.-Y. Chung, 2013: Supportive empirical modeling for the forecast of monsoon precipitation in Nepal. International Journal of Climatology, 33, 3047-3054. DOI: 10.1002/joc.3649.
·      Wen, L., N. Nagabhatla, S. Lv, and S.-Y. Wang, 2013: Impact of rain snow threshold (RST) temperature on snow depth simulation in land surface model and regional climate model. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 30, 1449-1460 doi: 10.1007/s00376-012-2192-7
(2012)
·       Wang, S.-Y., M. L’Heureux, and H-H Chia, 2012: ENSO prediction one year in advance using Western North Pacific sea surface temperatures. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L05702 (pdf).
·       Wang, S.-Y., R. R. Gillies, and T. Reichler, 2012: Multi-decadal drought cycles in the Great Basin recorded by the Great Salt Lake: Modulation from a transition-phase teleconnection. Journal of Climate, 25, 1711-1721. 
·       Meyer, J. D. D., J. Jin, and S.-Y. Wang, 2012: Systematic Patterns of the Inconsistency Between Snow Water Equivalent and Accumulated Precipitation as Reported by the Snowpack Telemetry Network. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 13, 1970–1976 (pdf).
·       Zhao, L., J. Jin, and S.-Y. Wang, 2012: Integration of remote-sensing data with WRF to improve lake effect precipitation simulations over the Great Lakes region. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, D09102 (pdf).
·       Gillies, R. R., S.-Y. Wang, and M. R. Booth, 2012: Observational and synoptic analyses of the winter precipitation regime change over Utah. Journal of Climate, 254679-4698.
·       Wang, S.-Y., R. R. Gillies, R. Martin, R. E. Davies, and M. R. Booth, 2012: Connecting subseasonal movements of the winter ridge in western North America to inversion climatology in Cache Valley, Utah. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 51, 617-627. (pdf)
·       Gillies, R. R., S.-Y. Wang, and W.-R. Huang, 2012: Observational and supportive modeling analyses of winter precipitation change in China over the last half century. International Journal of Climatology, 32, 747-758.
·       Huang, W.-R., T.-C. Chen, and S.-Y. Wang, 2012: Co-variability of poleward propagating atmospheric energy with tropical and higher-latitude climate oscillations. Climate Dynamics, 39, 1905-1912.
(2011)
·       Huang, W.-R., S.-Y. Wang, and J. C.-L. Chan, 2011: Discrepancies between global reanalyses and observations in the interdecadal variations of Southeast Asian cold surge. Int. J. Climatology, 31, 2272–2280.
·       Wang, S.-Y., and R. R. Gillies, 2011: Observed change in Sahel rainfall, circulations, African easterly waves, and Atlantic hurricanes since 1979. Int. J. Geophysics (Special Issue), #259529, doi:10.1155/2011/259529.
·       Wang, S.-Y., R. E. Davies, W.-R. Huang, and R. R. Gillies, 2011: Pakistan’s two-stage monsoon and links with the recent climate change. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116D16114.
·       Wang, S.-Y., and A. J. Clark, 2011: Quasi-decadal spectral peaks of tropical Western Pacific SSTs as a precursor for tropical cyclone threat. Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L21810
·       Gillies, R. R., O.-Y. Chung, S.-Y. Wang, and P. Kokoszka, 2011: Incorporation of Pacific SSTs in a time series model towards a longer-term forecast for the Great Salt Lake elevation. J. Hydrometeorology, 12, 474-480.
·       Wang, S.-Y., R. R. Gillies, L. E. Hipps, and J. Jin, 2011: A transition-phase teleconnection of the Pacific quasi-decadal oscillation, Clim Dynamics, 36, 681-693.  [open access]
·       Wang, S.-Y., T.-C. Chen, and J. Correia, 2011: Climatology of summer midtropospheric perturbations in the U.S. Northern Plains. Part I: Influence on northwest flow severe weather outbreaks. Clim Dynamics, 36, 793-810.
·       Wang, S.-Y., T.-C. Chen, and E. S. Takle, 2011: Climatology of summer midtropospheric perturbations in the U.S. Northern Plains. Part II: Large-scale effects of the Rocky Mountains on genesis. Clim Dynamics, 36, 1221-1237.
(2010)
·       Wang, S.-Y., L. E. Hipps, R. R. Gillies, X. Jiang, and A. L. Moller, 2010: Circumglobal teleconnection and early summer rainfall in the U.S. Intermountain West. Theor. Appl. Climatol., 102, 245-252.
·       Huang, W.-R., J. C-L Chan, S.-Y.Wang, 2010: A planetary-scale land–sea breeze circulation in East Asiaand the western North Pacific. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 136, 1543-1553.
·       Wang, S.-Y., and A. J. Clark, 2010: NAM model forecasts of warm season quasi-stationary frontal environments in the central U.S. Wea. Forecasting, 25, 1281–1292.
·       Gillies, R. R., S.-Y. Wang, and M. R. Booth, 2010: Atmospheric scale interaction on wintertime Intermountain West low-level inversions. Wea. Forecasting, 25, 1196–1210.
·       Gillies, R. R., S.-Y. Wang, J.-H. Yoon, and S. Weaver, 2010: CFS prediction of winter persistent inversions in the Intermountain Region. Wea. Forecasting, 25, 1211–1218.
·       Wang, S.-Y.,R. R. Gillies, J. Jin, and L. E. Hipps, 2010: Coherence between the Great Salt Lake level and the Pacific quasi-decadal oscillation, J. Climate, 23, 2161–2177.
·       Chen, T.-C., S.-Y. Wang, M.-C. Yen, A. J. Clark, and J.-D. Tsay, 2010: Sudden surface warming/drying events caused by typhoon passages across Taiwan. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 49, 234-252.
(2009)
·       Wang, S.-Y., R. R. Gillies, E. S. Takle, and W. J. Gutowski Jr., 2009: Evaluation of precipitation in the Intermountain Region simulated by the NARCCAP regional climate models. Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L11704.
·       Wang, S.-Y., R. R. Gillies, J. Jin, and L. E. Hipps, 2009: Recent rainfall cycle in the Intermountain Region as a quadrature amplitude modulation from the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L02705.
·       Wang, S.-Y., T.-C. Chen, and S. E. Taylor, 2009: Evaluations of NAM forecasts on midtropospheric perturbation-induced convective storms over the U.S. northern plains. Wea. Forecasting, 24, 1309–1333.
·       Wang, S.-Y., and T.-C. Chen, 2009: The late spring maximum of rainfall over the U.S. Central Plains and the role of the low-level jet. J. Climate, 22, 4696–4709.
·       Chen, T.-C., S.-Y. Wang, M.-C. Yen, and A. J. Clark, 2009: Impact of the intraseasonal variability of large-scale circulation over the Western North Pacific on the characteristics of tropical cyclone track. Wea. Forecasting, 24, 646–666.
(2008 & Earlier)
·       Chen, T.-C., S.-Y. Wang, and A. J. Clark, 2008: North Atlantic hurricanes contributed by African easterly waves north of the African easterly jet. J. Climate. 21, 6767–6776.
·       Wang, S.-Y., and T.-C. Chen, 2008: Measuring East Asian summer monsoon rainfall contributions by different weather systems over Taiwan. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 47, 2068–2080.
·       Chen, T.-C., S.-Y. Wang, M.-C. Yen, and A. J. Clark, 2008: Are tropical cyclones less effectively formed by easterly waves in the Western North Pacific than in the North Atlantic? Mon. Wea. Rev., 136, 4527–4540.
·       Chen, T.-C., S.-Y. Wang, and M.-C. Yen, 2007: Enhancement of afternoon thunderstorm activity by urbanization in a valley: Taipei. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 46, 1324–1340.
·       Chen, T.-C., M.-C. Yen, and S.-Y. Wang, 2007: Summer monsoon rainfall in East Asia and Taiwan. Atmospheric Sciences, 35, 305-352. (http://www.ceps.com.tw)
·       Chen, T.-C., M.-C. Yen, and S.-Y. Wang, 2006: Variation of atmospheric pressure viewed from the Yu-Shan meteorological station. Atmospheric Sciences, 34, 291-308. (http://www.ceps.com.tw)
·       Chen, T.-C., S.-Y. Wang, and M.-C. Yen, 2006: Interannual variation of the tropical cyclone activity over the Western North Pacific. J. Climate, 19, 5709–5720.
·       Chen, T.-C., J.-H. Yoon, and S.-Y. Wang, 2005: Westward propagation of the Indian monsoon depression. Tellus, 57A,758-769.
·       Chen, T.-C., S.-Y. Wang, W.-R. Huang, and M.-C. Yen, 2004: Variation of the East Asian summer monsoon rainfall. J. Climate, 17, 744–762.
·       Chen, T.-C., S.-Y. Wang, M.-C. Yen, and W. A. Gallus, 2004: Role of the monsoon gyre in the interannual variation of tropical cyclone formation over the Western North Pacific. Wea. Forecasting, 19, 776–785.
·       Chen, T.-C., M.-C. Yen, G.-R. Liu, and S.-Y. Wang, 2001: Summer upper–level vortex over the North Pacific. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 82, 1991–2006.
·       Chen, T.-C., M.-C. Yen, S.-Y. Wang, and R. W. Arritt, 1999: Roll clouds associated with an East Asian cold front. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 80, 2199-2208
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Peer-review:       

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Invited Chapters

·       Wang, S.-Y., and R. R. Gillies, 2012: Climatology of the U.S. Intermountain West. In Modern Climatology, S.-Y. Wang and R. R. Gillies (Ed.), InTech, Vienna, Austria [ISBN 979-953-307-337-7]
·       Wang, S.-Y., Gillies, R. R. (2011). Dynamic Linkage between the Sahel Greening and Intense Atlantic Hurricanes, in J. Zhao & W. Higgins (Ed.), NOAA NWS Science and Technology Infusion Climate Bulletin. pp. 166-174.
·       Wang, S.-Y., Davies, R., Gillies, R. R., Jin, J. (2011). Changing Monsoon Extremes and Dynamics: Example in Pakistan, in J. Zhao & W. Higgins (Ed.), NOAA NWS, Science & Technology Infusion Climate Bulletin. pp. 61-68.
·       Jin, J., S.-Y. Wang, and R. R. Gillies, 2011: An Improved Dynamical Downscaling for the Western United States. In Climate Change / Book 2, R. Pignatello Ed., InTech, Rijeka, Croatia [ISBN 979-953-307-277-6]
·       Wang, S.-Y., R. R. Gillies, M. Booth, J.-H. Yoon, and S. Weaver, 2010: Prediction of Winter Persistent Inversions in the Intermountain Region. NOAA National Weather Service, Science & Technology Infusion Climate Bulletin, December 2010.
·       Wang, S.-Y., and R. R. Gillies, 2009: The Pacific QDO as a natural predictor for the Great Salt Lake elevation.”  NOAA National Weather Service, Science & Technology Infusion Climate Bulletin, December 2009.
 

  COURSES TAUGHT:

PSC/WATS 3820 “Climate & Climate Change” – Spring Semester.
 
PSC 6900 “Climate Data Analysis” – Fall Semester.  

 

Invited Talks:

"Resident's view of the climate variability in the Intermountain West" @ Earth Science Colloquium, Columbia University, New York, November 9, 2012.
"ENSO precursors in the warming climate: The CESM story" @ Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, August 21, 2012.
"Research towards short-term and longer-term climate prediction: For the U.S. West & the Western Pacific" @ Central Weather Bureau, Taipei, Taiwan. November 18, 2011.
“Climate Without Borders.” @ Faculty Seminar Series, Global Academy Program, Utah State University. July 26, 2011. 
“Unique Climate Regimes of the Intermountain West.” @ Dendrochronology Workshop, Logan, Utah, March 28.
“Multiple-scale interactions.” @ Seasonal to Year-Two Colorado River Streamflow Prediction Workshop (UCAR sponsored), Salt Lake City, Utah, March 21-22, 2011.
“Research of the Utah Climate Center.” @ NOAA Climate Program Office/NOAA Headquaters, Silver Springs, Maryland, March 16, 2011.
“Climate in the Intermountain West.” @ NOAA Climate Prediction Center, Camp Springs, Maryland, March 14, 2011.
“Transitional climate regimes of the Intermountain West.” @ University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 23, 2011.
Transition-phase climate regimes and teleconnection.” @ Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, October 29, 2010.
“Precipitation variability of the Intermountain West: Observation and simulation.” @ Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, September 13, 2010.
“Transition phases of climate variability: A US example.” @ National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, April 8, 2010 (and National Central University, Chung-Li, Taiwan, April 12, 2010.)
“Bias of NAM Model Forecasts of Summer Rainfall over Central U.S., and Impact of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Observations on GFS Predictions in the Northern Hemisphere.” Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, Camp Springs, MD, 3 June, 2008.
 

Conference Presentations:

·     Wang, S.-Y., M. L’Heureux, and J.-H. Yoon, 2012: Are Greenhouse Gases enhancing ENSO precursors in the Western North Pacific? AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 3-7, 2012. (poster)  
·    Schroeder, M., S.-Y. Wang, and R. R. Gillies, 2012:  Trends and Variability of Pineapple Express Events Depicted by Seven Reanalysis Datasets.  37th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, Fort Collins, CO, October 22-25, 2012.
·   Barandiaran, D., and S.-Y. Wang, 2012: The missing CFS skill in the Sahel region. 37th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, Fort Collins, CO, October 22-25, 2012.
·    Meyer, J., J. Jin, and S.-Y. Wang, 2012: Systematic Patterns of the Inconsistency Between Snow Water Equivalent and Accumulated Precipitation as Reported by the Snowpack Telemetry Network. 37th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, Fort Collins, CO, October 22-25, 2012. (poster)
·    Wang, S.-Y., R. R. Gillies, H. van den Dool, 2012: Yearly phase delay of winter intraseasonal mode in western North America and its link with the NAO, 37th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, Fort Collins, CO, October 22-25, 2012. (poster) 
·    Wang, S.-Y., M. L’Heureux, and J.-H. Yoon, 2012: Is Global Warming enhancing ENSO precursors in the Western North Pacific? 37th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, Fort Collins, CO, October 22-25, 2012.  
·   Zobell, D., and S.-Y. Wang, 2012 (invited): Sustainability of Livestock Production and Climate Change. International Conference on the Impact of Climate Change on Food Sovereignty and Community Welfare in Semi Arid Regions,  Kupang, Indonesia, Sept 28-29, 2012.
·    Gillies, R. R., S.-Y. Wang, and J.-H. Yoon, 2012: Climate Vulnerability of Nepal and Links to Decadal Variability and Teleconnection (AS40-A014), AOGS - AGU (WPGM) Joint Assembly, Singapore, 13-17 August, 2012.
·    Wang, S.-Y., R. E. Davies, R. R. Gillies, J. Jin, 2012: Changing Monsoon Dynamics and Extremes: Example of the Pakistan Flood (AS16-42-A008). AOGS - AGU (WPGM) Joint Assembly, Singapore, 13-17 August, 2012.
·   Schroeder, M., S.-Y. Wang, R. Gillies, 2012: Depiction of the Trend and Variability of Pineapple Express Events by Seven Global Reanalysis Datasets. Spring RunoffConference, Logan, Utah, April 3-4, 2012. 4th WCRP International Conference on Reanalyses. Silver Spring, MD, May 7-11, 2012.
·   Hui, T, J. Jin, S.-Y. Wang, R. Gillies, 2012: Projection of Drought Conditions in the Colorado River Basin: A Study Based on the NARCCAP Regional Climate Models. Spring Runoff Conference, Logan, Utah, April 3-4, 2012
·   Schroeder, M., S.-Y. Wang, R. Gillies, 2012: Depiction of the Trend and Variability of Pineapple Express Events by Seven Global Reanalysis Datasets. Spring RunoffConference, Logan, Utah, April 3-4, 2012.
·   Booth, M., S.-Y. Wang, M. Schroeder, R. Gillies, 2012: Utah Freeze Date Prediction Utilizing Weather Station Climatology and the Climate Forecast System Model. Spring Runoff Conference, Logan, Utah, April 3-4, 2012.
·   Wang, S.-Y., R. Gillies, 2012: - Decadal and Paleo-climate Research Leading to Longer-term Prediction for the Great Salt Lake Hydrological Cycle. Spring RunoffConference, Logan, Utah, April 3-4, 2012.
·    Gillies, R. R., Wang, S.-Y., "A comprehensive data & information webpage of the Utah Climate Center", 10th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop, NOAA, Miami, FL. March 13-15, 2012.
·     Wang, S.-Y., Gillies, R. R., "Decadal climate research leading to longer-term prediction for the Great Salt Lake hydrological cycle", 10th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop, NOAA, Miami, FL. March 13-15, 2012.
·     Wang, S.-Y., Gillies, R. R., Hipps, L. E., Jin, J., "Connecting the Pacific to Regional Climate for Decadal Prediction: A Successful Case in the Western U.S.", 92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, American Meteorological Society, New Orleans, LA. Jan 22-26, 2012.
·     Wang, S.-Y., Davies, R., Huang, W.-R., Gillies, R. R., "Changes in Monsoon Extremes Affecting Climate Prediction—Example of the 2010 Pakistan Floods", 92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, American Meteorological Society, New Orleans, LA. January 22-26, 2012.
·     Jin, J., McCoy, R. C., Wang, S.-Y., Hawkins, C. P., Tarboton, D. G., "Advancements of Climate Modeling and Forecasts for the Contingent United States", American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. December 5-9, 2011.
·     Gillies, R. R., Wang, S.-Y., Booth, M. E., "Observational and synoptic analyses of winter precipitation regime change over Utah", WCRP Open Science Conference, Denver, CO. October 24-28, 2011.
·     Wang, S.-Y., Davies, R. E., Huang, W. R., Gillies, R. R., "Pakistan's extreme floods and the role of climate change", WCRP Open Science Conference, Denver, CO. October 24-28, 2011.
·     Wang, S.-Y., Gillies, R. R., "Transition-phase teleconnection of Pacific climate oscillations", WCRP Open Science Conference, Denver, CO. October 24-28, 2011.
·     Wang, S.-Y., Davies, R. E., Huang, H. -R., Gillies, R. R., "The Changing Monsoon Extremes and Dynamics: Example in Pakistan", 36th Climate Diagnostic and Prediction Workshop, Ft. Worth, TX. October 3-6, 2011.
·     Wang, S.-Y., Gillies, R. R., "Dynamic Linkage between the Sahel Greening and Intense Atlantic Hurricanes", 36th Climate Diagnostic and Prediction Workshop, Ft. Worth, TX. October 3-6, 2011.
·     Gillies, R. R., O.-Y. Chung, S.-Y. Wang, and P. Kokoszka, 2011: Incorporation of Pacific SSTs in a time series model towards a longer-term forecast for the Great Salt Lake elevation. 19th Conference on Applied Climatology. Asheville, North Carolina, 18–20 July 2011.
·     McCoy, R., J. Jin, S.-Y. Wang, C. Hawkins, and D. Tarboton, 2011: Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Biases in WRF as a Result of CCSM Forcing Data (7A.3). 12th Annual WRF Users' Workshop. Boulder, Colorado, June 20-24, 2011.
·     Zhao, L., J. Jin, and S.-Y. Wang, 2011: Integration of Remote-Sensing Data with WRF to Improve Lake-Effect Precipitation Simulations over the Great Lakes Region (P70). 12th Annual WRF Users' Workshop. Boulder, Colorado, June 20-24, 2011.
·     Wang, S.-Y., R. E. Davies, W.-R. Huang, and R. R. Gillies, 2011: Pakistan’s Two-Stage Monsoon, the 2010 Floods, and the Recent Climate Change (CS8). Spring Runoff Conference, Logan, UT, April 29-30, 2011.
·     Gillies, R. R., S.-Y. Wang, and W.-R. Huang, 2011: Observational and Synoptic Analyses of Winter Precipitation Regime Change Over Utah (CS12). Spring Runoff Conference, Logan, UT, April 29-30, 2011.
·     McCoy, R., J. Jin, H. Gu, C. Hawkins, and D. Tarboton, S.-Y. Wang, and R. Gillies, 2011: Simulated Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Patterns in WRF for the Western United States (CS11). Spring Runoff Conference, Logan, UT, April 29-30, 2011.
·     Wang, S.-Y., and R. R. Gillies, 2010: Evaluation of precipitation in the Intermountain Region simulated by the NARCCAP regional climate models (GC43F-1021). AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December 13-17, 2010.
·     Gillies, R. R., S.-Y. Wang, and M. R. Booth, 2010: Observed and Projected Changes in Precipitation Regime over Utah (GC13C-0718).AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December 13-17, 2010.
·     McCoy, R. C., J. Jin, H. Gu, S.-Y. Wang, C. Hawkins, D. G. Tarboton, and R. R. Gillies, 2010: Regional Climate Simulations with WRF: Application of a Regression Model to Correct Biases in CCSM Forcing Data (A21G-0198). AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December 13-17, 2010.
·     Wang, S.-Y., Transition-phase climate regimes and teleconnections. Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, October 29, 2010.
·     Gillies, R. R., S.-Y. Wang, and M. Booth, CFS Prediction of Winter Persistent Inversions in the Intermountain Region (6.6).35th Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, Raleigh, NC, October 4-7, 2010.
·     Wang, S.-Y., L. E. Hipps, R. R. Gillies, X. Jiang, and A. L. Moller, 2010: Circumglobal teleconnection and early summer rainfall in the U.S. Intermountain West. 35th Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, Raleigh, NC, October 4-7, 2010.
·     Gillies, R. R., S.-Y. Wang, and M. Booth, CFS Prediction for Intermountain West winter inversions (11.7).14th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, Lake Tahoe, CA, 30 August-3 September, 2010.
·     Wang, S.-Y., R. R. Gillies, The Pacific QDO as a natural predictor for the Great Salt Lake elevation (12.2). 14th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, Lake Tahoe, CA, 30 Aug-3 Sep, 2010.
·     Gillies, R. R., S.-Y. Wang, and W.-R. Huang, Changes of winter precipitation regime in China over the past half century (A44A-04).AGU Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, Taipei, Taiwan, 22-25June, 2010.
·     McCoy, R., J. Jin, and S.-Y. Wang: Evaluation of a coupled WRF-CLM model over the western United States. 11th WRF Users' Workshop, Boulder, CO, June 21 - 25, 2010.
·     Wang, S.-Y., R. R. Gillies, J. Jin, and L. E. Hipps, Coherence between the Great Salt Lake and the Pacific quasi-decadaloscillation. Spring Runoff Conference, Logan, UT, 20-21 April, 2010.
·     Wang, S.-Y., R. R. Gillies, J. Jin, and L. E. Hipps, The mysterious coherence between the Great Salt Lake and the Pacificquasi-decadal oscillation. NOAA's 34th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, Monterey, CA, October 26-30, 2009.
·     Wang, S.-Y., R. R. Gillies, and E. S. Takle, Evaluation of precipitation in the Intermountain Region simulated by the NARCCAP regional climate models. 6th International Scientific Conference on the Global Energy and Water Cycle, Melbourne, Australia, 24-28 August 2009.
·     Gillies, R. R., and S.-Y. Wang, Estimated changes in the winter precipitation regime over Utah. 6th International Scientific Conference on the Global Energy and Water Cycle, Melbourne, Australia, 24-28 August 2009.
·     Wang, S.-Y., R. R. Gillies, J. Jin, and L. E. Hipps, Coherence between the Great Salt Lake and the Pacific quasi-decadal oscillation. 64th Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Hydrologic Research Center, Boulder, CO, October 9, 2009.
·     Wang, S.-Y., Summer midtropospheric perturbations over the U.S. northern plains: Climatology and forecasts. 13th Conference on Mesoscale Processes, Salt Lake City, UT, 17-20 August, 2009.
·     Wang, S.-Y., and T.-C. Chen, Measuring East Asian dummer monsoon rainfall contributions by different weather systems over Taiwan. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria, 19-24 April 2009.
·     Wang, S.-Y., R. R. Gillies, E. S. Takle, and W. J. Gutowski, Evaluation of precipitation in the Intermountain Region simulated by the NARCCAP regional climate models, Spring Runoff Conference, Logan, UT, 3-4 April, 2009.
·     Wang, S.-Y., R. R. Gillies, J. Jin, and L. E. Hipps, Recent rainfall cycle in the Intermountain Region as a quadrature amplitude modulation from the Pacific decadal oscillation. Spring Runoff Conference, Logan, UT, 3-4 April, 2009.
·     Chen, T.-C., and S.-Y. Wang, 2007: Interannual variation of the Sahel rainfall. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9, 11206, European Geosciences Union. SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU2007-A-11206.