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Climate and Atmospheric Science


General Project Information for Dr. Junming Wang


Dr. Junming Wang and his staff conduct integrated research with professionals in a variety of fields, including hydrology, soil science, environmental science, geospatial information science, agricultural/biological sciences, agricultural engineering, and computer science.

We conduct basic and applied research (online tools development) in boundary meteorology/climatology using remote sensing and ground-based measurements as well as modeling methods. The topics include:

  1. Measurement and modeling of evapotranspiration, irrigation and fertilization, and plant growth using eddy covariance, scintillometer, and satellite instruments. The modeling includes an online tool (RSET, Remote Sensing of ET) for rapid integration of data from various Internet sources, such as automated weather stations, forecast model data, satellite measurements, land cover, topography, hydrography, etc, as model input at scales from meters to megameters.
  2. Air quality issues resulting from agricultural activities including measuring and modeling of particulate matter and chemicals emission, dispersion and deposition. The instruments used in these activities include point samplers, LIDAR, aircraft, and satellites;
  3. Gas exchange between the land surface and atmospheric surface-layer (e.g., H2O, CO2, CO, and N2O. This includes a new technology consisting of a state-of-the-art 10 Hz, N2O analyzer (quantum cascade laser system for continuous detection of N2O), which makes eddy-covariance measurements of N2O, emissions possible;
  4. Measurement and modeling of atmospheric gene flow including pollen and seed emission, dispersion, deposition and outcrossing.

     

Recent areas of study include:


Contact Dr. Wang:

Junming Wang, PhD
Atmospheric Scientist

Illinois State Water Survey
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2204 Griffith Dr., Room 644
Champaign, IL 61820-7463

Tel: (217) 300-2529
FAX: (217) 244-0220

wangjim@illinois.edu

Illinois State Water Survey

2204 Griffith Dr., MC-674
Champaign, IL 61820-7463
217-244-5459
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