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Yang Ou

Human-Earth Sys Sci: Decisions
Earth Scientist

PNNL Publications


  • Gao P., Y. Gao, Y. Ou, H.C. McJeon, X. Zhang, S. Ye, and Y. Wang, et al. 2023. "Fulfilling global climate pledges can lead to major increase in forest land on Tibetan Plateau." iScience 26, no. 4:Art. No. 106364. PNNL-ACT-SA-10687. doi:10.1016/j.isci.2023.106364


  • Binsted M.T., G.C. Iyer, P.L. Patel, N.T. Graham, Y. Ou, Z. Khan, and N. Kholod, et al. 2022. "GCAM-USA v5.3_water_dispatch: Integrated modeling of subnational US energy, water, and land systems within a global framework." Geoscientific Model Development 15, no. 6:25332559. PNNL-SA-162677. doi:10.5194/gmd-15-2533-2022
  • Iyer G.C., Y. Ou, J.A. Edmonds, A.A. Fawcett, N. Hultman, J. McFarland, and J.G. Fuhrman, et al. 2022. "Ratcheting of climate pledges needed to limit peak global warming." Nature Climate Change 12, no. 12:1129 - 1135. PNNL-SA-172425. doi:10.1038/s41558-022-01508-0
  • Ou Y., G.C. Iyer, A.A. Fawcett, N.E. Hultman, H.C. McJeon, S. Ragnauth, and S.J. Smith, et al. 2022. "Role of non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions in limiting global warming." One Earth 5, no. 12:1312-1315. PNNL-ACT-SA-10703. doi:10.1016/j.oneear.2022.11.012
  • Peng W., and Y. Ou. 2022. "Integrating air quality and health considerations into power sector decarbonization strategies." Environmental Research Letters 17, no. 8:Art. No. 81002. PNNL-SA-171976. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ac8361


  • Fuhrman J.G., A.F. Clarens, H.C. McJeon, P.L. Patel, Y. Ou, S. Doney, and W. Shobe, et al. 2021. "The role of negative emissions in meeting China’s 2060 carbon neutrality goal." Oxford Open Climate Change 1, no. 1:kgab004. PNNL-ACT-SA-10518. doi:10.1093/oxfclm/kgab004
  • Ou Y., C.W. Roney, J. Alsalam, K.V. Calvin, J. Creason, J.A. Edmonds, and A.A. Fawcett, et al. 2021. "Deep mitigation of CO2 and non-CO2 greenhouse gases toward 1.5°C and 2°C futures." Nature Communications 12, no. 1:Art. No. 6245. PNNL-SA-158423. doi:10.1038/s41467-021-26509-z
  • Ou Y., G.C. Iyer, L. Clarke, J.A. Edmonds, A.A. Fawcett, N. Hultman, and J. McFarland, et al. 2021. "Can updated climate pledges limit warming well below 2°C? Increased ambition and implementation are essential." Science 374, no. 6568:693-695. PNNL-SA-163608. doi:10.1126/science.abl8976
  • Ou Y., M.T. Binsted, G.C. Iyer, P.L. Patel, and M.A. Wise. 2021. "US state-level capacity expansion pathways with improved modeling of the power sector dynamics within a multisector model." Energy Strategy Reviews 38. PNNL-SA-161771. doi:10.1016/j.esr.2021.100739
  • Ou Y., N. Kittner, S. Babaee, S.J. Smith, C.G. Nolte, and D.H. Loughlin. 2021. "Evaluating long-term emission impacts of large-scale electric vehicle deployment in the US using a human-Earth systems model." Applied Energy 300. PNNL-SA-156329. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.117364


  • Xing J., X. Lu, S. Wang, T. Wang, D. Ding, S. Yu, and D. Shindell, et al. 2020. "The quest for improved air quality may push China to continue its CO2 reduction beyond the Paris Commitment." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 117, no. 47:29535-29542. PNNL-ACT-SA-10507. doi:10.1073/pnas.2013297117

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