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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Wei Min M. Hao

Team Leader
5775 Highway 10 West
Missoula
Montana
United States
59808

Phone: 406-329-4838
Fax: 406-329-4867
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Current Research

My current research projects extend on past accomplishments, one of which was developing the spatial (1 km x 1 km) distribution of daily emissions of atmospheric pollutants and greenhouse gases from fires in North America and Northern Eurasia from 2002 to 2014. My research also involves comparing the fire emission sources with the industrial sources for greenhouse gases and air pollutants seasonally and annually in different regions of North America. I also developed the air quality forecasting model, WRF-Smoke Dispersion Model, to quantify the atmospheric pollutant concentrations downwind from large fires. My work also involves studying the smoke plume dynamics and the optical properties of smoke particles using the most advanced scanning lidar.

Research Interests

Atmospheric chemistry, climate change, air pollution, fire and associated trace gas and aerosol emissions, Interaction of climate-landscape-fire-emissions

Past Research

I conducted research on emissions of atmospheric pollutants and greenhouse gases from fossil combustion and tropical soil.

Why This Research is Important

The research is critical in understanding the impacts of fires on climate, air quality, and public health.

Education

  • Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan, B.S. Chemistry 1976
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S. Geochemistry 1981
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S. Toxicology 1981
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Ph.D. Atmospheric chemistry 1986

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Last updated on : 09/16/2019