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Prof. Shaocai Yu

North Carolina State University, USA


Qualifications

1999 Ph.D., in Atmospheric Science, North Carolina State University, USA

1996 M.Sc., in Atmospheric Science, North Carolina State University, USA

1988 M.Sc., in Atmospheric Chemistry, Peking University, China

1985 B.Sc., in Chemistry, Peking University, China


Publications (Selected

  1. Huiming Bao, Shaocai Yu, Daniel Tong, 2010. Massive volcanic SO2 oxidation and sulphate aerosol deposition in Cenozoic North America, Nature, 465, 909-912, doi:10.1038/nature09100, 2010.
  2. Yu, Shaocai, Rohit Mathur, Jonathan Pleim, George Pouliot, Brian Eder, Kenneth Schere, David Wong, Rob Gilliam, 2010. Comparative evaluation of the impact of WRF/NMM and WRF/ARW meteorology on CMAQ simulations during the 2006 TexAQS/GoMACCS study I: O3. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (in submission, 2010).
  3. Yu, Shaocai, Rohit Mathur, Jonathan Pleim, George Pouliot, Brian Eder, Kenneth Schere, David Wong, Rob Gilliam, 2010. Comparative evaluation of the impact of WRF/NMM and WRF/ARW meteorology on CMAQ simulations during the 2006 TexAQS/GoMACCS study II: PM2.5. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (in submission, 2010).
  4. Ping Liu and Yang Zhang, Shaocai Yu, and Kenneth L. Schere, 2010. Use of a Process Analysis Tool for Diagnostic Study on Fine Particulate Matter Predictions in the U.S. Part II: Process Analysis and Sensitivity Simulations. Atmos. Environ. (in review, 2010).
  5. Yang Zhang, Ping Liu, X.-H. Liu, Mark Z. Jacobson, P. H. McMurry, F. Yu, Shaocai Yu, Ken L. Schere, 2010. A Comparative Study of Homogeneous Nucleation Parameterizations, Part II. 3-D Model Simulations and Evaluation. Journal of Geophysical Research (in review, 2010).
  6. Yu, Shaocai, R. Mathur, G. Sarwar, D. Kang, D. Tong, G. Pouliot, and J. Pleim, 2010. Comparison of three photochemical mechanisms (CB4, CB05, SAPRC99) for the Eta-CMAQ air quality forecast model for O3 during the 2004 ICARTT study, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 3001-3025.
  7. Eder, B., Kang, D., Rao, S.T, Mathur, R., Yu, Shaocai, Otte, T., Schere, K., Wayland, R., Jackson, S., Davidson, P., McQueen, J., 2010. A demonstration of the use of national air quality forecast guidance for developing local air quality index forecasts. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 91, 313-326. Doi: 10.1175/2009BAMS2734.1.
  8. D.Q. Tong, Shaocai Yu, and Haidong Kan, 2009. Ozone exposure and mortality. New England Journal of Medicine, 360: 2788, 2009.
  9. Yu, Shaocai, Rohit Mathur, Kenneth Schere, Daiwen Kang, and Daniel Tong, 2009. A study of the ozone formation by ensemble back trajectory-process analysis using the Eta-CMAQ forecast model over the northeastern U.S. during the 2004 ICARTT period, Atmos. Environ. Doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.09.079.
  10. Eder, B., Kang, D., Mathur, R., Pleim, J., Yu, Shaocai, Tanya Otte, George Pouliot. 2009. A performance evaluation of the national air quality forecast capability for the summer of 2007. Atmos. Environ. 43, 2312–2320.
  11. D.Q. Tong, Rohit Mathur, Daiwen Kang, Shaocai Yu, Kenneth L. Schere, and George Pouliot, 2009. Vegetation exposure to ozone over the continental United States: Assessment of exposure indices by the Eta-CMAQ air quality forecast model. Atmos. Environ. Doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.09.084.
  12. Pius Lee, You-Hua Tang, Daiwen Kang, Jeff McQueen, Marina Tsidulko, Mary Hart, Hsin-Mu Lin, Shaocai Yu, Geoff DiMego, and Paula Davidson, 2009. Impact of consistent boundary layer mixing approaches between NAM and CMAQ. Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 9: 23–42. DOI: 10.1007/s10652-008-9089-0.
  13. Y. Tang, P. Lee, M. Tsidulko, H. Huang, J.T. McQueen, G.J. DiMego, L. K. Emmons, R. B. Pierce, H. Lin, D. Kang, D. Tong, Shaocai Yu, R. Mathur, J. E. Pleim, T. L. Otte, G. Pouliot, J. O. Young, K. L. Schere. P.M. Davidson. 2009. The Impact of Chemical Lateral Boundary Conditions on CMAQ Predictions of Tropospheric Ozone over the Continental United States. Environmental Fluid Mechanics. Doi: 10.1007/s10652-008-9092-5.
  14. Daiwen Kang, Rohit Mathur, S. Trivikrama Rao, and Shaocai Yu, 2008. Study on bias adjustment techniques and its application to the Eta-CMAQ air quality forecasts of ozone, Journal of Geophysical Research. Doi: 10.1029/2008JD010151.
  15. Yu, Shaocai, Rohit Mathur, Kenneth Schere, Daiwen Kang, Jonathan Pleim, Jeffrey Young, Daniel Tong, Stuart A. McKeen, and S.T. Rao, 2008 Evaluation of real-time PM2.5 forecasts and process analysis for PM2.5 formation over the eastern U.S. using the Eta-CMAQ forecast model during the 2004 ICARTT Study. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, D06204. Doi: 10.1029/2007JD009226.
  16. Rohit Mathur, Shaocai Yu, Daiwen Kang, and Kenneth L. Schere, 2008. Assessment of the Winter-time Performance of Developmental Particulate Matter Forecasts with the Eta-CMAQ Modeling System, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, D02303. Doi: 10.1029/2007JD008580.
  17. Qian, Y., Q. Song, S. Menon, Shaocai Yu, S.C. Liu, G. Shi, R. Leung, and Y. Luo, 2008: Impacts of atmospheric sulfate and black carbon aerosols on the regional climate of East Asia. In “Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study on Global Change” Vol. 1: Changes in the Human-Monsoon System of East Asia in the Context of Global Change, edited by Congbin Fu, J R Freney & J W B Stewart. Published by World Scientific.
  18. Daniel Tong, Rohit Mathur, Kenneth Schere, Daiwen Kang and Shaocai Yu, 2007. The use of air quality forecasts to assess impacts of air pollution on crops: A case study of assessing soybean yield losses from ozone in the United States. Atmospheric Environment, 41, 8772–8784.
  19. Yu, Shaocai, Prakash V. Bhave, Robin L. Dennis, and Rohit Mathur, 2007. Seasonal and regional variations of primary and secondary organic aerosols over the continental United States: Observation-based estimates and Model evaluation. Environmental Science & Technology, 41, 4690-4697.
  20. Yu, Shaocai, Rohit Mathur, Kenneth Schere, Daiwen Kang, Jonathan Pleim, and Tanya L. Otte, 2007. A comprehensive evaluation of the Eta-CMAQ forecast model performance for O3, its related precursors, and meteorological parameters during the 2004 ICARTT study. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, D12S14. Doi: 10.1029/2006JD007715.
  21. S. McKeen, S. H. Chung, J. Wilczak, G. Grell, I, Djalalova, S, Peckham, W. Gong,V. Bouchet, R. Moffet, Y. Tang, G. R. Carmichael, R. Mathur, Shaocai Yu, 2007, The evaluation of several PM2.5 forecast models using data collected during the ICARTT/NEAQS 2004 field study. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, D10S20. Doi: 10.1029/2006JD007608.
  22. Daiwen Kang, Rohit Mathur, Kenneth Schere, Shaocai Yu, and Brian Eder, 2007. New categorical metrics for air quality model evaluation, journal of Applied Meteorology. 46 (4), 549–555.
  23. Yu, Shaocai, Brian Eder, Robin Dennis, Shao-hang Chu, Stephen Schwartz, 2006. New unbiased symmetric metrics for evaluation of air quality models. Atmospheric Science Letter, 7, 26-34.
  24. Yu, Shaocai, Rohit Mathur, Daiwen Kang, Kenneth Schere, Brian Eder, Jonathan Pleim, 2006. Performance and diagnostic evaluations of a real-time ozone forecast by the Eta-CMAQ model suite during the 2002 New England Air Quality Study (NEAQS). Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 56:1459-1471.
  25. Brian Eder, Daiwen Kang, Rohit Mathur, Shaocai Yu and Kenneth Schere, 2006. An operational evaluation of the Eta-CMAQ air quality forecast model, Atmospheric Environment, 40: 4894-4905.
  26. Eder, B., and Shaocai, Yu, 2006. An evaluation of model performance of EPA models-3/CMAQ. Atmospheric Environment, 40: 4811-4824.
  27. Yu, Shaocai, Robin Dennis, Shawn Roselle Athanasios Nenes, John Walker, Brian Eder, Kenneth Schere, Jenise Swall, Wayne Robarge, 2005. An assessment of the ability of 3-D air quality models with current thermodynamic equilibrium models to predict aerosol NO3- Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, D07S13. Doi: 10.1029/2004JD004718.
  28. Yu, Shaocai, 2005. Comments on “Instantaneous secondary organic aerosol yields and their comparison with overall aerosol yields for aromatic and biogenic hydrocarbons” (Atmospheric Environment 37 (2003) 5439-5444). Atmospheric Environment, 39, 7920-7922.