Huiqun (Helen) Wang

physicist - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory


Email:  hwang@cfa.harvard.edu

Ph.D. - Planetary Sciences - California Institute of Technology, 2004.

minor - Applied and Computational Mathematics - California Institute of Technology, 2004.

B.S. - Atmospheric Sciences - University of Science and Technology of China 1997.

Research Interests:

  • MGS/MOC Mars Daily Global Maps

  • MRO/MARCI Mars Daily Global Maps


  • Publications:
  • Wang, H., Liu, X., Chance, K., Gonzalez Abad, G. and Chan Miller, C., 2014. Water vapor retrieval from OMI visible spectra, AMTD, 7, 1-27, www.atmos-meas-tech-discuss.net/7/1/2014/, doi:10.5194/amtd-7-1-2014.
  • Wang, H., and Richardson, M.I., 2013. The origin, evolution, and trajectory of large dust storms on Mars during Mars years 24-30 (1999-2011) , Icarus.
  • Wang, H., M.I. Richardson, A.D. Toigo, and C.E. Newman, 2013.Zonal wavenumber three traveling waves in the northern hemisphere of Mars simulated with a general circulation model. Icarus, 223, 2, 654-676, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2013.01.004. PDF
  • Hinson, D.P., H. Wang, and M.D. Smith, 2012.A multi-year survey of dynamics near the surface in the northern hemisphere of Mars: Short-period baroclinic waves and dust storms.Icarus, 219, 307-320, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2012.03.001.PDF
  • Wang, H., A.D. Toigo and M.I. Richardson, 2011.Curvilinear features in the southern hemisphere observed by Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera. Icarus, 215, 242-252, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2011.06.029.PDF
  • Hinson, D.P., H. Wang, 2010. Further observations of regional dust storms and baroclinic eddies in the northern hemisphere of Mars Icarus, 206, 1, 290-305, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2009.08.019.
  • Wofsy, S.C., the HIPPO Science Team and Cooperating Modellers and Satellite Teams, 2011. HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observations (HIPPO): fine-grained, global-scale measurements of climatically important atmospheric gases and aerosols. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A - Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 369, 1943, 2073-2086, doi:10.1098/rsta.2010/0313. PDF
  • McConnochie, T.H., J. F. III Bell, D. Savransky, M.J. Wolff, A.D. Toigo, H. Wang, M.I. Richardson, P.R. Christensen, 2010. THEMIS-VIS observations of clouds in the martian mesosphere: Altitudes, wind speeds, and decameter-scale morphology. Icarus, 210, 2, 545-565, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2010.07.021.
  • Wang, H., D.J. Jacob, M.Kopacz, D.B.A. Jones, P. Suntharalingam, J.A. Fisher, R. Nassar, S. Pawson, and J.E. Nielsen, 2009. Error correlation between CO2 and CO as constraint for CO2 flux inversions using satellite data. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 7313-7323. PDF
  • Hinson, D.P. and H. Wang, 2009. Further observations of regional dust storms and baroclinic eddies in the northern hemisphere of Mars. Icarus,206, 290-305, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2009.08.019. PDF
  • Wang, H. and J.A. Fisher, 2009. North polar frontal clouds and dust storms on Mars during spring and summer. Icarus, 204, 1, 103-113. Doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2009.05.028. PDF
  • Wang, H., D.J. Jacob, M. Kopacz, D.B.A. Jones, P. Suntharalingam, J.A. Fisher, R. Nassar, S. Pawson, and J.E. Nielsen, 2009. Error correlation between CO2 and CO as constraint for CO2 flux inversions using satellite data. ACPD, 9, 11783-11810. PDF
  • Wang, H., D.J. Jacob, P. Le Sager, D.G. Streets, R.J. Park, A.B. Gilliland, and A. van Donkelaar, 2009. Surface ozone background in the United States: Canadian and Mexican pollution influences.Atmos. Environ., 43, 6, 1310-1319. Doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.11.036. PDF . Interview of Daniel Jacob about this paper on Environmental Research Web.
  • Hendricks, E.A., W.H. Schubert, R.K. Taft, H. Wang, J.P. Kossin, 2009. Lifecycles of Hurricane-like potential vorticity rings. JAS, 66 (3), 705-722. Doi:10.1175/2008JAS2820.1. PDF
  • Inada, A., M.I. Richardson, T.H. McConnochie, M.J. Strausberg, H. Wang, J.F. Bell, 2007. High-resolution atmospheric observations by the Mars Odyssey Thermal Emission Imaging system. Icarus. 192, (2), 378-395. Doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2007.07.020. PDF
  • Wang, H., 2007. Dust storms originating in the northern hemisphere during the third mapping year of Mars Global Surveyor, Icarus, 189, (2), 325-343. Doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2007.01.014. PDF
  • Wang, H., R. W. Zurek, and M. I. Richardson, 2005. The Relationship between Frontal Dust Storms and Transient Eddy Activity in the Northern hemisphere of Mars as Observed by Mars Global Surveyor, JGR-Planets, 110, E7, E07005. Doi: 10.1029/2005JE002423. PDF
  • Strausberg, M. J., H. Wang, M. I. Richardson, S. P. Ewald amd A. D. Toigo, 2005. Observations of the initiation and evolution of the 2001 Mars global dust storm, JGR-Planets, 110, E2, E02006. Doi:10.1029/2004JE002361. PDF
  • Wang, H., and A. P. Ingersoll, 2003. Cloud-tracked winds for the first Mars Global Surveyor mapping year, JGR-Planets, 108, E9, 5110. Doi: 10.1029/2003JE002107. PDF
  • Wang, H., M. I. Richardson, R. J. Wilson, A. P. Ingersoll, and R. W. Zurek, 2003. Cyclones, Tides, and the Origin of Major Dust Storms on Mars. GRL, 30, 9, 1488. Doi:10.1029/2002GL016828. PDF
  • Wang, H., and A. P. Ingersoll, 2002. Martian clouds observed by Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera. JGR_planets, 107, E10, 5078. Doi:10.1029/2001JE001815. PDF
  • Toigo, A. D., M. I. Richardson, R. J. Wilson, H. Wang and A. P. Ingersoll, 2002. A first look at dust lifting and dust storms near the south pole of Mars with a mesoscale model. JGR-Planets, 107, E7, 5050. Doi:10.1029/2001JE001592. PDF
  • Wang, H., 2002. Rearrangement of annular rings of high vorticity, Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst. Tech. Rept. for 2002 program of study in geophysical fluid dynamics Bounds on turbulent transport.