Qiu Yang, a Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Earth scientist, was named an associate editor of the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (JAS). Yang’s one-year term runs from September 2022-August 2023.
JAS publishes basic science research related to “the physics, dynamics, and chemistry of the atmosphere of Earth and other planets, with emphasis on the quantitative and deductive aspects of the subject.” JAS includes full original research articles, reviews, comments, and relevant reply exchanges. The journal is part of the American Meteorological Society publication portfolio.
“I’m excited to work with JAS,” said Yang. “It’s an opportunity to see new research on atmospheric modeling and provide valuable feedback to a range of authors.”
In his role, Yang will review articles, discuss editorial decisions with other board members, and contribute his technical expertise in tropical meteorology, geophysical fluid dynamics, and applied mathematics.
An Earth scientist at PNNL since September 2020, Yang received a PhD in atmospheric & oceanic sciences from New York University. His primary expertise lies in the theoretical modeling for atmospheric science problems. He has produced several new results on the multi-scale organization of tropical convection. Yang developed a multi-scale theoretical framework for tropical convection, theoretically concluded the barrier effect of the daily cycle on Madden-Julian Oscillation propagation, and designed a novel mathematical representation to improve simulations of the Madden-Julian Oscillation in climate models. He has published 10 first-author and 5 co-authored papers. His research at PNNL focuses on developing new theoretical models for mesoscale convective systems and improving key components of the Department of Energy’s Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM).