Laboratory Fellow, Earth Scientist
Laboratory Fellow, Earth Scientist


Dr. Jiwen Fan's research encompasses atmospheric chemistry and aerosols, cloud physics, convective systems, severe weather, and aerosol-cloud-precipitation-climate interactions. Her work has advanced the fundamental mechanisms for aerosol impacts on deep convective storms, precipitation, and climate, and for impacts of urbanization and wildfires on severe convective storms and weather hazards. Her accomplishments have transformed previous views on impacts of nanometer- to micrometer-sized atmospheric aerosols on convective storms and related weather phenomena.

Beyond moving the fundamental atmospheric science forward, Dr. Fan has advanced model capabilities for simulating clouds, aerosols, aerosol-cloud interactions, and wildfires. Over the years she has developed or improved several modeling tools aiming at better predicting weather and climate or improving scientific understanding. She has played a leading role in cloud microphysics developments for models ranging from very fine-scale large-eddy simulations to coarse-resolution global climate models, and currently leads the development of a new cloud microphysics scheme for DOE’s Energy and Exascale Earth System Model.

She has published over 110 peer-reviewed publications including the high-impact journals such as Science, Nature Geoscience, Nature Communications, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, and Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Fourteen of her publications were widely covered by the media/news outlets. Currently she holds 9 Highly-Cited in Geosciences field with 3 first-authored.

Research Interest

  • Aerosol-cloud-precipitation-climate interactions
  • Cloud microphysics
  • Land-atmosphere interaction
  • Severe convective storms and weather hazards
  • Mesoscale convective systems
  • Atmospheric aerosols


  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2007
  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, 2002
  • M.S., Environmental Science, China University of Mining & Technology (Beijing Campus), 1999
  • B.S., Chemistry, Hunan University of Science & Technology, Hunan, China, 1996

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA), lifetime member.

Awards and Recognitions

Selected major awards

  • American Meteorological Society Scientific and Technological Activities Commission (STAC) Outstanding Service Award, 2018
  • Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Research award, 2017
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) ASCENT award for exceptional mid-career scientists, 2015
  • PNNL Ronald L. Brodzinski Award for Early Career Exceptional Achievement, 2014

Selected major recognitions

  • Editor of Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES), 2021 -
  • Science Advisory Board for Climate, 2021 -
  • Editor of Climate, 2015-2020
  • Chair of AMS Atmospheric Chemistry Committee, 2013-2017
  • Chair of the Editor-in-Chief Search Committee for J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 2014
  • Chair of the Editor-in-Chief Search Committee for Review of Geophysics, 2013



  • Fan J., and A. Khain. 2021. "Comments on 'Do ultrafine cloud condensation nuclei invigorate deep convection?'." Journal of Atmospheric Sciences 78, no. 1:329-339. PNNL-SA-155536. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-20-0218.1
  • Griffies S., E. Blyth, J. Fan, R.M. Pincus, and T. Schneider. 2021. "Concerning the Aims and Scope for JAMES." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 13, no. 5:e2021MS002567. PNNL-SA-164653. doi:10.1029/2021MS002567
  • Jeong J., J. Fan, and C.R. Homeyer. 2021. "Spatial and temporal trends and variabilities of hailstones in the United States Northern Great Plains and their possible attributions." Journal of Climate 34, no. 16:6819-6840. PNNL-SA-152765. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-20-0245.1
  • Li X., Q. Zhang, J. Fan, and F. Zhang. 2021. "Notable Contributions of Aerosols to the Predictability of Hail Precipitation." Geophysical Research Letters 48, no. 11:e2020GL091712. PNNL-SA-157777. doi:10.1029/2020GL091712
  • Lin Y., J. Fan, J. Jeong, Y. Zhang, C.R. Homeyer, and J. Wang. 2021. "Urbanization-induced land and aerosol impacts on storm propagation and hail characteristics." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 78, no. 3:925-947. PNNL-SA-152768. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-20-0106.1
  • Marinescu P.J., S. Van Den Heever, M. Heikenfeld, A.I. Barrett, C. Barthlott, C. Hoose, and J. Fan, et al. 2021. "Impacts of Varying Concentrations of Cloud Condensation Nuclei On Deep Convective Cloud Updrafts - A Multimodel Assessment." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 78, no. 4:1147-1172. PNNL-SA-159349. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-20-0200.1
  • Wang J., J. Fan, R.A. Houze, S. Brodzik, K. Zhang, G.J. Zhang, and P. Ma. 2021. "Using radar observations to evaluate 3-D radar echo structure simulated by the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) version 1." Geoscientific Model Development 14, no. 2:719-734. PNNL-SA-152787. doi:10.5194/gmd-14-719-2021
  • Zhang Y., J. Fan, Z. Li, and D. Rosenfeld. 2021. "Impacts of Cloud Microphysics Parameterizations on Simulated Aerosol-Cloud-Interactions for Deep Convective Clouds over Houston." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 21, no. 4:2363-2381. PNNL-SA-152954. doi:10.5194/acp-21-2363-2021


  • Chen Q., J. Fan, Y. Yin, and B. Han. 2020. "Aerosol Impacts on Mesoscale Convective Systems Forming under Different Vertical Wind Shear Conditions." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 125, no. 3:Article No. e2018JD030027. PNNL-SA-140094. doi:10.1029/2018JD030027
  • Cui W., X. Dong, B. Xi, Z. Feng, and J. Fan. 2020. "Can the GPM IMERG Final product accurately represent MCSs’ precipitation characteristics over the Central and Eastern United States?." Journal of Hydrometeorology 21, no. 1:39-57. PNNL-SA-149317. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-19-0123.1
  • Fan J., Y. Zhang, Z. Li, J. Hu, and D. Rosenfeld. 2020. "Urbanization-induced land and aerosol impacts on sea-breeze circulation and convective precipitation." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 20, no. 22:14163-14182. PNNL-SA-152955. doi:10.5194/acp-20-14163-2020
  • Han W., Z. Li, F. Wu, Y. Zhang, J. Guo, T. Su, and M. Cribb, et al. 2020. "The Mechanisms and Seasonal Differences of the Impact of Aerosols on Daytime Surface Urban Heat Island Effect." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 20, no. 11:6479-6493. PNNL-SA-153006. doi:10.5194/acp-20-6479-2020
  • Jeong J., J. Fan, C.R. Homeyer, and Z. Hou. 2020. "Understanding Hailstone Temporal Variability and Contributing Factors over the U.S. Southern Great Plains." Journal of Climate 33, no. 10:3947-3966. PNNL-SA-151306. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0606.1
  • Liu Y., P. Di, S. Chen, X. Chen, J. Fan, J. DaMassa, and J. Avise. 2020. "Climatology of Diablo Winds in Northern California and their Relationships with Large-Scale Climate Variabilities." Climate Dynamics 56. PNNL-SA-158326. doi:10.1007/s00382-020-05535-5
  • Mei F., J. Wang, J.M. Comstock, R. Weigel, M. Kramer, C. Mahnke, and J.E. Shilling, et al. 2020. "Comparison of aircraft measurements during GoAmazon2014/5 and ACRIDICON-CHUVA." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 13, no. 2:661-684. PNNL-SA-151169. doi:10.5194/amt-13-661-2020
  • Ni X., A.D. Muehlbauer, A.J. Terrence, Q. Zhang, and J. Fan. 2020. "A Climatology and Extreme Value Analysis of Large Hail in China." Monthly Weather Review 148, no. 4:1431-1447. PNNL-SA-151504. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-19-0276.1
  • Zhao B., M.B. Shrivastava, N.M. Donahue, H. Gordon, M. Schervish, J.E. Shilling, and R.A. Zaveri, et al. 2020. "High concentration of ultrafine particles in the Amazon free troposphere produced by organic new particle formation." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 117, no. 41:25344-25351. PNNL-SA-155827. doi:10.1073/pnas.2006716117


  • Cui W., X. Dong, B. Xi, J. Fan, J. Tian, J. Wang, and T. McHardy. 2019. "Understanding ice cloud-precipitation properties of three modes of mesoscale convective systems during PECAN." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 124, no. 7:4121-4140. PNNL-SA-142727. doi:10.1029/2019JD030330
  • Gasparini B., P.N. Blossey, D.L. Hartmann, G. Lin, and J. Fan. 2019. "What drives the lifecycle of tropical anvil clouds?." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 11, no. 8:2586-2605. PNNL-SA-145805. doi:10.1029/2019MS001736
  • Han B., J. Fan, A.C. Varble, H. Morrison, C.R. Williams, B. Chen, and X. Dong, et al. 2019. "Cloud-Resolving Model Intercomparison of an MC3E Squall Line Case: Part II Stratiform Precipitation Properties." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 124, no. 2:1090-1117. PNNL-SA-140585. doi:10.1029/2018JD029596
  • Houze R.A., J. Wang, J. Fan, S. Brodzik, and Z. Feng. 2019. "Extreme convective storms over high latitude continental areas where maximum warming is occurring." Geophysical Research Letters 46, no. 7:4059-4065. PNNL-SA-142559. doi:10.1029/2019GL082414
  • Li Z., Y. Wang, J. Guo, C. Zhao, M. Cribb, X. Dong, and J. Fan, et al. 2019. "East Asian Study of Tropospheric Aerosols and their Impact on Regional Clouds, Precipitation, and Climate (EAST-AIRCPC)." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 124, no. 23:13026-13054. PNNL-SA-148782. doi:10.1029/2019JD030758
  • Lin G., J. Fan, Z. Feng, W.I. Gustafson, P. Ma, and K. Zhang. 2019. "Can the Multiscale Modeling Framework (MMF) simulate the MCS-associated precipitation over the Central United States?." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 11, no. 12:4669-4686. PNNL-SA-150185. doi:10.1029/2019MS001849
  • Paukert M., J. Fan, P.J. Rasch, H. Morrison, J. Milbrandt, K. Shpund, and A. Khain. 2019. "Three-Moment Representation of Rain in a Bulk Microphysics Model." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 11, no. 1:257-277. PNNL-SA-138435. doi:10.1029/2018MS001512
  • Shpund K., A. Khain, B. Lynn, J. Fan, B. Han, A. Ryzhkov, and J. Snyder, et al. 2019. "Simulating a Mesoscale Convective System Using WRF with a New Spectral Bin Microphysics: Part 1: Hail vs Graupel." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 124, no. 24:14072-14101. PNNL-SA-150009. doi:10.1029/2019JD030576
  • Wang J., R.A. Houze, J. Fan, S. Brodzik, Z. Feng, and J.C. Hardin. 2019. "The Detection of Mesoscale Convective Systems by the GPM Ku-band Spaceborne Radar." Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan 97, no. 6:1059-1073. PNNL-SA-142728. doi:10.2151/jmsj.2019-058
  • Zhang Y., J. Fan, T. Logan, Z. Li, and C.R. Homeyer. 2019. "Wildfire impact on environmental thermodynamics and severe convective storms." Geophysical Research Letters 46, no. 16:10082-10093. PNNL-SA-143254. doi:10.1029/2019GL084534
  • Zhao B., Y. Wang, Y. Gu, K.N. Liou, J. Jiang, J. Fan, and X. Liu, et al. 2019. "Ice nucleation by aerosols from anthropogenic pollution." Nature Geoscience 12, no. 8:602-607. PNNL-SA-143283. doi:10.1038/s41561-019-0389-4


  • Fan J., D. Rosenfeld, Y. Zhang, S. Giangrande, Z. Li, L. Machado, and S.T. Martin, et al. 2018. "Substantial Convection and Precipitation Enhancements by Ultrafine Aerosol Particles." Science 359, no. 6374:411-418. PNNL-SA-126490. doi:10.1126/science.aan8461
  • Feng Z., L. Leung, R.A. Houze, S.M. Hagos, J.C. Hardin, Q. Yang, and B. Han, et al. 2018. "Structure and Evolution of Mesoscale Convective Systems: Sensitivity to Cloud Microphysics in Convection-Permitting Simulations over the United States." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 10, no. 7:1470-1494. PNNL-SA-133754. doi:10.1029/2018MS001305
  • Gibbons M., Q. Min, and J. Fan. 2018. "Investigating the Impacts of Saharan Dust on Tropical Deep Convection Using Spectral Bin Microphysics." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18, no. 16:12161-12184. PNNL-SA-134455. doi:10.5194/acp-18-12161-2018
  • Lin G., S.J. Ghan, M. Wang, P. Ma, R.C. Easter, M. Ovchinnikov, and J. Fan, et al. 2018. "Development and evaluation of an explicit treatment of aerosol processes at cloud scale within a multi-scale modeling framework (MMF)." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 10, no. 7:1663-1679. PNNL-SA-136107. doi:10.1029/2018MS001287
  • Liu Y., J. Fan, K. Xu, and G. Zhang. 2018. "Analysis of Cloud-Resolving Model Simulations for Scale Dependence of Convective Momentum Transport." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 75, no. 7:2445-2472. PNNL-SA-119826. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-18-0019.1
  • Machado L., A. Calheiros, T. Biscaro, S. Giangrande, M.F. Silva Dias, M.A. Cecchini, and R. Albrecht, et al. 2018. "Overview: Precipitation Characteristics and Sensitivities to Environmental Conditions during GoAmazon2014/5 and ACRIDICON-CHUVA." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18, no. 9:6461-6482. PNNL-SA-134180. doi:10.5194/acp-18-6461-2018
  • Wang K., Y. Zhang, X. Zhang, J. Fan, L. Leung, B. Zheng, and Q. Zhang, et al. 2018. "Fine-scale application of WRF-CAM5 during a dust storm episode over East Asia: Sensitivity to grid resolutions and aerosol activation parameterizations." Atmospheric Environment 176. PNNL-SA-135177. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.12.014


  • Fan J., B. Han, A. Varble, H. Morrison, K. North, P. Kollias, and B. Chen, et al. 2017. "Cloud-Resolving Model Intercomparison of a MC3E Squall Line Case: Part 1 - Convective Updrafts." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 122, no. 17:9351-9378. PNNL-SA-121397. doi:10.1002/2017JD026622
  • Lebo Z.J., B. Shipway, J. Fan, I. Geresdi, A. Hill, A. Miltenberger, and H. Morrison, et al. 2017. "Challenges for cloud modeling in the context of aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 89, no. 8:1749-1755. PNNL-SA-124469. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0291.1
  • Li Z., D. Rosenfeld, and J. Fan. 2017. "Aerosols and their Impact on Radiation, Clouds, Precipitation & Severe Weather Events." In Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Environmental Science. Oxford:Oxford University Press. PNNL-SA-124900. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199389414.013.126
  • Martin S.T., S.T. Martin, P. Artaxo, L. Machado, A. Manzi, R. Augusto Ferreira de Souza, and C. Schumacher, et al. 2017. "The Green Ocean Amazon Experiement (GoAmazon2014/5) Observes Pollution Affecting Gases, Aerosols, Clouds and Rainfall over the Rain Forest." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 98, no. 5:981-980. PNNL-SA-121695. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00221.1
  • Shrivastava M.B., C. Cappa, J. Fan, A.H. Goldstein, A.B. Guenther, J.L. Jimenez, and C. Kuang, et al. 2017. "Recent advances in understanding secondary organic aerosol: implications for global climate forcing." Reviews of Geophysics 55, no. 2:509-559. PNNL-SA-121416. doi:10.1002/2016RG000540
  • Xue L., J. Fan, Z.J. Lebo, W. Wu, H. Morrison, W.W. Grabowski, and X. Chu, et al. 2017. "Idealized simulations of a squall line from the MC3E field campaign applying three bin microphysics schemes: Dynamic and thermodynamic structure." Monthly Weather Review 145, no. 12:4789-4812. PNNL-SA-129639. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-16-0385.1
  • Yun Y., J. Fan, H. Xiao, G. Zhang, S.J. Ghan, K. Xu, and P. Ma, et al. 2017. "Assessing the Resolution Adaptability of the Zhang-McFarlane Cumulus Parameterization with Spatial and Temporal Averaging." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 9, no. 7:2753-2770. PNNL-SA-125729. doi:10.1002/2017MS001035
  • Zhang Y., S.A. Klein, J. Fan, A. Chandra, P. Kollias, S. Xie, and S. Tang. 2017. "Large-eddy simulation of shallow cumulus over land: A composite case based on ARM long-term observations at its Southern Great Plains site." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 74, no. 10:3229-3251. PNNL-SA-127650. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-16-0317.1


  • Cecchini M.A., L.T. Machado, J.M. Comstock, F. Mei, J. Wang, J. Fan, and J.M. Tomlinson, et al. 2016. "Impacts of the Manaus pollution plume on the microphysical properties of Amazonian warm-phase clouds in the wet season." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 16, no. 11:7029-7041. PNNL-SA-119093. doi:10.5194/acp-16-7029-2016
  • Fan J., Y. Wang, D. Rosenfeld, and X. Liu. 2016. "Review of Aerosol-Cloud Interactions: Mechanisms, Significance and Challenges." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 73, no. 11:4221-4252. PNNL-SA-115661. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-16-0037.1
  • Gao W., C. Sui, J. Fan, Z. Hu, and L. Zhong. 2016. "A study of cloud microphysics and precipitation over the Tibetan Plateau by radar observations and cloud-resolving model simulations." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 121, no. 22:13,735-13,752. PNNL-SA-121180. doi:10.1002/2015JD024196
  • Gao W., J. Fan, R.C. Easter, Q. Yang, C. Zhao, and S.J. Ghan. 2016. "Coupling Spectral-bin Cloud Microphysics with the MOSAIC Aerosol Model in WRF-Chem: Methodology and Results for Marine Stratocumulus Clouds." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 8, no. 3:1289-1309. PNNL-SA-119369. doi:10.1002/2016MS000676
  • Li Z., W. Lau, V. Ramanathan, G. Wu, Y. Ding, M. Manoj, and J. Liu, et al. 2016. "Aerosol and Monsoon Climate Interactions over Asia." Reviews of Geophysics 54, no. 4:866-929. PNNL-SA-122179. doi:10.1002/2015RG000500
  • Martin S.T., S.T. Martin, P. Artaxo, L.T. Machado, A. Manzi, R.A. Souza, and C. Schumacher, et al. 2016. "Introduction: Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5)." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 16, no. 8:4785-4797. PNNL-SA-113962. doi:10.5194/acp-16-4785-2016
  • Tian J., X. Dong, B. Xi, J. Wang, C.R. Homeyer, G. McFarquhar, and J. Fan. 2016. "Retrievals of Ice Cloud Microphysical Properties of Deep Convective Systems using Radar Measurements." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 121, no. 18:10,820-10,839. PNNL-SA-115663. doi:10.1002/2015JD024686


  • Chen Q., J. Fan, S.M. Hagos, W.I. Gustafson, and L.K. Berg. 2015. "Roles of Wind Shear at Different Vertical Levels: Cloud System Organization and Properties." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 120, no. 13:6551-6574. PNNL-SA-98941. doi:10.1002/2015JD023253
  • Fan J., Y. Liu, K. Xu, K. North, S.M. Collis, X. Dong, and G.J. Zhang, et al. 2015. "Improving Representation of Convective Transport for Scale-Aware Parameterization - Part I: Convection and Cloud Properties Simulated with Spectral Bin and Bulk Microphysics." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 120. PNNL-SA-107883. doi:10.1002/2014JD022142
  • Liu Y., J. Fan, G.J. Zhang, K. Xu, and S.J. Ghan. 2015. "Improving Representation of Convective Transport for Scale-Aware Parameterization, Part II: Analysis of Cloud-Resolving Model Simulations." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 120. PNNL-SA-107884. doi:10.1002/2014JD022145
  • Yang Q., R.C. Easter, P. Campuzano-Jost, J.L. Jimenez, J.D. Fast, S.J. Ghan, and H. Wang, et al. 2015. "Aerosol transport and wet scavenging in deep convective clouds: a case study and model evaluation using a multiple passive tracer analysis approach." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 120, no. 16:8448-8468. PNNL-SA-109663. doi:10.1002/2015JD023647
  • Zhang G., J. Fan, and K. Xu. 2015. "Comments on “A Unified Representation of Deep Moist Convection in Numerical Modeling of the Atmosphere. Part I”." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 72. PNNL-SA-105106. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-14-0246.1


  • Guo J., M. Deng, J. Fan, Z. Li, Q. Chen, P. Zhai, and Z. Dai, et al. 2014. "Precipitation and Air Pollution at Mountain and Plain Stations in Northern China: Insights Gained from Observations and Modeling." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 119, no. 8:4793-4807. PNNL-SA-102521. doi:10.1002/2013JD021161
  • Ovchinnikov M., A. Ackerman, A. Avramov, A. Cheng, J. Fan, A. Fridlind, and S.J. Ghan, et al. 2014. "Intercomparison of Large-eddy Simulations of Arctic Mixed-phase Clouds: Importance of Ice Size Distribution Assumptions." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 6, no. 1:223-248. PNNL-SA-99231. doi:10.1002/2013MS000282
  • Varble A., E.J. Zipser, A. Fridlind, P. Zhu, A. Ackerman, J. Chaboureau, and J. Fan, et al. 2014. "Evaluation of Cloud-resolving and Limited Area Model Intercomparison Simulations using TWP-ICE Observations: 2. Precipitation Microphysics." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 119, no. 24:13,919-13,945. PNNL-SA-102851. doi:10.1002/2013JD021372
  • Varble A.C., E.J. Zipser, A. Fridlind, P. Zhu, A. Ackerman, J. Chaboureau, and S.M. Collis, et al. 2014. "Evaluation of Cloud-resolving and Limited Area Model Intercomparison Simulations using TWP-ICE Observations. Part 1: Deep Convective Updraft Properties." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 119, no. 24:13,891-13,918. PNNL-SA-102850. doi:10.1002/2013JD021371
  • Zhang D., Z. Wang, A.J. Heymsfield, J. Fan, and T. Luo. 2014. "Ice Concentration Retrieval in Stratiform Mixed-phase Clouds Using Cloud Radar Reflectivity Measurements and 1D Ice Growth Model Simulations." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 71, no. 10:3613-3635. PNNL-SA-102852. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-13-0354.1


  • Fridlind A.M., A. Ackerman, J. Chaboureau, J. Fan, W.W. Grabowski, A. Hill, and T.R. Jones, et al. 2012. "A Comparison of TWP-ICE Observational Data with Cloud-Resolving Model Results." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 117. PNNL-SA-81571. doi:10.1029/2011JD016595
  • Kulkarni G.R., J. Fan, J.M. Comstock, X. Liu, and M. Ovchinnikov. 2012. "Laboratory Measurements and Model Sensitivity Studies of Dust Deposition Ice Nucleation." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 12, no. 16:7295-7308. PNNL-SA-83107. doi:10.5194/acp-12-7295-2012
  • Mrowiec A.A., C. Rio, A. Fridlind, A. Ackerman, A.D. Del Genio, O. Pauluis, and A. Varble, et al. 2012. "Analysis of Cloud-resolving Simulations of a Tropical Mesoscale Convective System Observed during TWP-ICE: Vertical Fluxes and Draft Properties in Convective and Stratiform Regions." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 117. PNNL-SA-91861. doi:10.1029/2012JD017759
  • Zhang D., Z. Wang, A.J. Heymsfield, J. Fan, D. Liu, and M. Zhao. 2012. "Quantifying the Impact of Dust on Heterogeneous Ice Generation in Midlevel Supercooled Stratiform Clouds." Geophysical Research Letters 39. PNNL-SA-91083. doi:10.1029/2012GL052831


  • Fan J., S.J. Ghan, M. Ovchinnikov, X. Liu, P.J. Rasch, and A. Korolev. 2011. "Representation of Arctic Mixed-Phase clouds and the Wegener-Bergeron-Findeisen Process in Climate Models: Perspectives from a Cloud-Resolving Study." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 116. PNNL-SA-76847. doi:10.1029/2010JD015375
  • Larson V.E., B.J. Nielsen, J. Fan, and M. Ovchinnikov. 2011. "Parameterizing correlations between hydrometeor species in mixed-phase Arctic clouds." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 116. PNNL-SA-77762. doi:10.1029/2010JD015570
  • Li Z., F. Niu, J. Fan, Y. Liu, D. Rosenfeld, and Y. Ding. 2011. "Long-term impacts of aerosols on the vertical development of clouds and precipitation." Nature Geoscience 4, no. 12:888-894. PNNL-SA-77756. doi:10.1038/NGEO1313
  • McFarquhar G., S.J. Ghan, J. Verlinde, A. Korolev, J.W. Strapp, B. Schmid, and J.M. Tomlinson, et al. 2011. "Indirect and Semi-Direct Aerosol Campaign: The Impact of Arctic Aerosols on Clouds." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 92, no. 2:183 - 201. PNNL-SA-70645. doi:10.1175/2010BAMS2935.1
  • Morrison H., P. Zuidema, A. Ackerman, A. Avramov, G. de Boer, J. Fan, and A. Fridlind, et al. 2011. "Intercomparison of cloud model simulations of Arctic mixed-phase boundary layer clouds observed during SHEBA/FIRE-ACE." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 3. PNNL-SA-77793.
  • Ovchinnikov M., A. Korolev, and J. Fan. 2011. "Effects of ice number concentration on dynamics of a shallow mixed-phase stratiform cloud." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 116. PNNL-SA-78113. doi:10.1029/2011JD015888
  • Varble A.C., A. Fridlind, E. Zipser, A. Ackerman, J. Chaboureau, J. Fan, and A. Hill, et al. 2011. "Evaluation of Cloud-Resolving Model Intercomparison Simulations Using TWP-ICE Observations: Precipitation and Cloud Structure." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 116. PNNL-SA-75764. doi:10.1029/2010JD015180


  • Fan J., J.M. Comstock, and M. Ovchinnikov. 2010. "The cloud condensation nuclei and ice nuclei effects on tropical anvil characteristics and water vapor of the tropical tropopause layer." Environmental Research Letters 5, no. 4:Article No. 044005. PNNL-SA-73529. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/5/4/044005
  • Fan J., J.M. Comstock, M. Ovchinnikov, S.A. McFarlane, G. McFarquhar, and G. Allen. 2010. "Tropical anvil characteristics and water vapor of the tropical tropopause layer: Impact of heterogeneous and homogeneous freezing parameterizations." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 115. PNNL-SA-67055. doi:10.1029/2009JD012696


  • Fan J., M. Ovtchinnikov, J.M. Comstock, S.A. McFarlane, and A. Khain. 2009. "Ice Formation in Arctic Mixed-Phase Clouds: Insights from a 3-D Cloud-Resolving Model with Size-Resolved Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 114, no. D04205. PNNL-SA-60423. doi:10.1029/2008JD010782


  • Fan J., and R. Zhang. 2008. "Density Functional Theory Study on OH-Initiated Atmospheric Oxidation of m-Xylene." Journal of Physical Chemistry A 18, no. 112:4314-4323. PNNL-SA-61054. doi:10.1021/jp077648j
  • Fan J., R. Zhang, W. Tao, and K.I. Mohr. 2008. "Effects of aerosol optical properties on deep convective clouds and radiative forcing." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 113, no. D8:Art. No. D08209. PNNL-SA-60545. doi:10.1029/2007JD009257
  • Yuan T., Z. Li, R. Zhang, and J. Fan. 2008. "Increase of Cloud Droplet Size with Aerosol Optical Depth: An Observational and Modeling Study." Journal of Geophysical Research. D. (Atmospheres) 113. PNNL-SA-58844. doi:10.1029/2007JD008632

Selected Publications


  • Fan J and R Zhang.  2008.  "Density Functional Theory Study on OH-Initiated Atmospheric Oxidation of M-Xylene."  The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 112(18):  4314-4323, DOI:  10.1021/jp077648j.

  • Fan J, R Zhang, W-K Tao, and K Mohr.  2008.  "Effects of Aerosol Optical Properties on Deep Convective Clouds and Radiative Forcing."  Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 113(D08):  Art. No. D08209, DOI:  10.1029/2007JD009257.

  • Yuan T, Z Li, R Zhang, and J Fan.  (2008).  "Increase of Cloud Droplet Size with Aerosol Optical Depth:  An Observation and Modeling Study."  Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 113(D04):  Art. No. D04201, DOI:  10.1029/2007JD008632.


  • Fan J, R Zhang, G Li, and W-K Tao. 2007.  "Effects of Aerosols and Relative Humidity on Cumulus Clouds."  Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 112(D14):  Art. No. D14204, DOI:  10.1029/2006JD008136.

  • Fan J, R Zhang, G Li, W-K Tao, and X Li.  2007.  Simulations of Cumulus Clouds Using a Spectral Microphysics Cloud-Resolving Model."  Journal of Geophysical Research 112(D04):  Art. No. D04201, DOI:  10.1029/2006JD007688.

  • Li G, R Zhang, J Fan, and X Tie.  2007.  "Impacts of Biogenic Emissions on Photochemical Ozone Production in Houston, Texas."  Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 112(D10):  Art. No. D10309, DOI:  10.1029/2006JD007924. 

  • Zhang R, G Li, J Fan, DL Wu, and MJ Molina.  2007.  "Intensification of Pacific Storm Track Linked to Asian Pollution."  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 104(13):  5295-5299.