Huiqun (Helen) Wang

Research Physicist - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory


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 Areas:

Planetary Atmospheres, Remote Sensing, Air Quality

Data Analysis, Numerical Simulations, Image Processing

  • Harvard Dataverse Archive of MGS/MOC MDGMs V1.0

  • Harvard Dataverse Archive of MRO/MARCI MDGMs V1.0


  • Harvard Dataverse Mars Dust Activity Database (MDAD)

  • Publications:

  • Battalio, M. and Wang, H., 2021. The Mars Dust Activity Database (MDAD): A comprehensive statistical study of dust storm sequences. Icarus, 354, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2020.114059.
  • Vaquero-Martines, J., Anton, M., Roman, R., Cachorro, V. E., Wang, H., Gonzalez Abad, G., and Ritter, C., 2020. Water vapor satellite products in European Arctic: an inter-comparison against GNSS data, STOTEN-D-20-07098R2, in press.
  • Souri, A. H., Wang, H., Gonzalez Abad, G., Liu, X., and Chance, K., 2020. Quantifying the impact of excess moisture from transpiration from crops on an extreme heat wave event in the midwestern U.S.: A top-down constraint from MODIS water vapor retrieval. J. Geophys. Res. Atmospheres, doi:10.1029/2019JD031941, in press.
  • Torri, G., Adams, D. K., Wang, H., and Kuang, Z., 2019. On the diurnal cycle of GPS-derived precipitable water vapor over Sumatra. J. Atmos. Sci., 76 (11), 3529-3552.
  • Battalio, M. and Wang, H., 2020. Eddy evolution during large dust storms. Icarus, 338, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2019.113507.
  • Wang, H., Souri, A. H., Gonzalez Abad, G., Liu, X. and Chance, K., 2019. Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) Total Column Water Vapor version 4 validation and applications , Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 5183-5199,
  • Gonzalez Abad, G., Souri, A. H., Bak, J., Chance, K., Flynn, L. E., Krotkov, N. A., Lamsal, L., Li., C., Liu, X., Chan Miller, C., Nowlan, C. R., Suleiman, R. and Wang, H., 2019. Five decades observing Earth's atmospheric trace gases using ultraviolet and visible backscatter solar radiation from space. J. Quant. Spectro. Radiative Trans., 238, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2019/04/030.

  • Battalio, M. and Wang, H., 2019. The Aonia-Solis-Valles dust storm track in the southern hemisphere of Mars Icarus, 321, 367-378, doi:10.1016/j.icarus/2018.10.026.

  • Wang, H., 2018. Cross-equatorial flushing dust storms and northern hemisphere transient eddies - An analysis for Mars Year 24. J. Geophys. Res., 123, 1732-1745, doi:10.1029/2018JE005623.

  • Levelt, P.F., Joiner, J., Tamminen, J., Veefkind, J.P., et al., 2018. The Ozone Monitoring Instrument: overview of 14 years in space. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5699-5745, doi:10.5194/acp-18-5699-2018.

  • Vaquero-Martinez, J., Anton, M., Pablo Ortiz de Galisteo, J., Cachorro, V.E., Alvarez-Zapatero, P., Roman, R., Loyola, D., Joao Costa, M., Wang, H., Gonzalez Abad, G., Noel, S., 2017. Inter-comparison of integrated water vapor from satellite instruments using reference GPS data at the Iberian Peninsula. Remote Sensing of Environment,204, 729-740, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2017.09.028.

  • Wang, H., 2017. Major dust storms and westward traveling waves on Mars. GRL, 44, 3493-3501, doi:10.1002/2017GL072894.

  • Guzewich, S.D., Toigo, A.D., and Wang, H., 2017. An investigation of dust storms observed with the Mars Color Imager, Icarus, 289, 199-213, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2017.02.020.

  • Vaquero-Martinez, J., Anton M., Ortiz de Galisteo, J.P., Cachorro, V.E., Wang, H., Gonzalez Abad, G., Roman, R., Joao Costa, M., 2017. Validation of integrated water vapor from OMI satellite instrument against reference GPS data at the Iberian Peninsula. Science of the Total Environment, 580, 857-864, doi:10.1016/j_scitotenv.2016.12.032.

  • Kulowski, L., Wang, H., Toigo, A.D., 2017. The seasonal and spatial distribution of textured dust storms observed by Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera. Adv. Space Res.,59, 715-721, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2016.10.028.

  • Wang, H., Gonzalez Abad, A., Liu, X., and Chance, K., 2016. Validation and update of OMI Total Column Water Vapor product. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 11379-11393, doi:10.5194/acp-16-11379-2016.

  • Zoogman, P., Liu, X., Suleiman, R., et al., 2017. Tropospheric emissions: Monitoring of pollution (TEMPO) J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer,

  • Wang, H. and Toigo, A.D., 2016. The variability, structure and energy conversion of the northern hemisphere traveling waves simulated in a Mars general circulation model. Icarus, 271, 207-221,

  • Guzewich, S.D., Toigo, A.D., Kulowski, L., Wang, H., 2015. Mars Orbiter Camera Climatology of Textured Dust Storms, Icarus, 258, 1-13, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2015.06.023. CFA Science Update about this article.

  • Wang, H., and Richardson, M.I., 2015. The origin, evolution, and trajectory of large dust storms on Mars during Mars years 24-30 (1999-2011) , Icarus, 251, 112-127, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2013.10.033.

  • Gonzalez Abad, G., Liu, X., Chance, K., Wang, H., Kurosu, T.P. and Suleiman, R., 2015. Updated Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Ozone Monitoring Instrument (SAO OMI) formaldehyde retrieval, AMT, 8, 19-32, doi:10.5194/amt-8-19-2015

  • Chan Miller, C., Gonzalez Abad, G., Wang, H., Liu, X., Kurosu, T., Jacob, D.J., and Chance, K., 2014. Glyoxal retrieval from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 3891-3907. doi:10.5194/amt-7-3891-2014.

  • Wang, H., Liu, X., Chance, K., Gonzalez Abad, G. and Chan Miller, C., 2014. Water vapor retrieval from OMI visible spectra, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 1901-1913, doi:10.5194/amt-7-1901-2014. PDF

  • Wang, H., Richardson, M.I., Toigo, A.D. and Newman, C.E., 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.

  • Hinson, D.P., Wang, H. and Smith, M.D., 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.

  • Wang, H., Toigo A.D. and Richardson, M.I., 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.

  • 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.

  • McConnochie, T.H., Bell, J.F. III, Savransky, D., Wolff, M.J., Toigo, A.D. Wang, H., Richardson, M.I. and Christensen, P.R., 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., Jacob, D.J., Kopacz, M., Jones, D.B.A., Suntharalingam, P., Fisher, J.A., Nassar, R., Pawson, S. and Nielsen, J.E., 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 Wang, H., 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.

  • Wang, H. and Fisher, J.A., 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.

  • Wang, H., Jacob, D.J., Kopacz, M., Jones, D.B.A., Suntharalingam, P., Fisher, J.A., Nassar, R., Pawson, S. and Nielsen, J.E., 2009. Error correlation between CO2 and CO as constraint for CO2 flux inversions using satellite data. ACP, 9, 19, 11783-11810, doi:10.5194/acp-9-7313-2009. PDF

  • Wang, H., Jacob, D.J., Le Sager, P., Streets, D.G., Park, R.J., Gilliland, A.B. and van Donkelaar, A., 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., Schubert, W.H., Taft, R.K., Wang, H. and Kossin, J.P., 2009. Lifecycles of Hurricane-like potential vorticity rings. JAS, 66 (3), 705-722. Doi:10.1175/2008JAS2820.1.

  • Inada, A., Richardson, M.I., McConnochie, T.H., Strausberg, M.J., Wang, H. and Bell, J.F., 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.

  • 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.

  • Wang, H., Zurek, R.W. and Richardson, M.I., 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.

  • Strausberg, M. J., Wang, H., Richardson, M.I., Ewald S.P. and Toigo, A.D., 2005. Observations of the initiation and evolution of the 2001 Mars global dust storm, JGR-Planets, 110, E2, E02006. Doi:10.1029/2004JE002361.

  • Wang, H., and Ingersoll, A.P., 2003. Cloud-tracked winds for the first Mars Global Surveyor mapping year, JGR-Planets, 108, E9, 5110. Doi: 10.1029/2003JE002107.

  • Wang, H., Richardson, M.I., Wilson, R.J., Ingersoll, A.P. and Zurek, R.W., 2003. Cyclones, Tides, and the Origin of Major Dust Storms on Mars. GRL, 30, 9, 1488. Doi:10.1029/2002GL016828.

  • Wang, H., and Ingersoll, A.P., 2002. Martian clouds observed by Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera. JGR_planets, 107, E10, 5078. Doi:10.1029/2001JE001815.

  • Toigo, A.D., Richardson, M.I., Wilson, R.J., Wang, H. and Ingersoll, A.P., 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.

  • 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.