Texas Tech University

Dr. Yonggang Wang

Research Assistant Professor
Atmospheric Science

Email: yonggang.wang@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-2721

Fax: (806) 742-1738

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Address: Department of Geosciences, Mail Stop 1053, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053

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Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Yonggang Wang


  • B.Eng., Thermal Power Engineering, Hebei University of Technology, China, 1999
  • M.Eng., Thermal Power Engineering, Hebei University of Technology, China, 2002
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming, 2007
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming, 2012


  • Mesoscale dynamics and precipitation systems
  • Cloud physics
  • Climate variability and change
  • Data assimilation
  • Numerical weather prediction

My research covers a broad range of topics including cloud physics and precipitation, climate variability and change, and data assimilation. More specifically, I work on the Arctic boundary layer convection and precipitation, regional impacts of climate change on precipitation patterns, and entrainment and detrainment processes in convective clouds. I have worked with ground-based and airborne radar and in-situ observations of clouds from diverse observational platforms, and employed numerical weather prediction and cloud simulations in my studies, including at the large eddy scale. I have also used two 30-year convection-permitting regional climate simulations to study the impact of climate variability and projected global warming on precipitation, snowpack dynamics, and streamflow in the Western United States.