S.-Y. Simon Wang

Professor, Climate Dynamics


S-Y Simon  Wang

Contact Information

Office Location: AGRS 342
Phone: 435-757-3121
Email: simon.wang@usu.edu
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/usu-climate-simon-wang

Educational Background

PhD, Meteorology, (progressive MCSs), Iowa State University, 2008
MS, Meteorology, Iowa State University, 2004
MS, Atmospheric Sciences, National Central University (Taiwan), 1999
BS, Atmospheric Sciences, National Central University (Taiwan), 1997

Biography

Dr. Wang studies climate variability, weather process, extreme events, and climate prediction. His research has appeared in scientific journals such as Nature Climate Change, Science, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Journal of Climate, Geophysical Research Letters, etc. with over 140 publications. He edited the first monograph on Climate Extremes with the American Geophysical Union (2017). He is also the Associate Director of the Utah Climate Center, leading its research and development. In former lives, he was an air force weather officer and a freelance photographer.

Teaching Interests

Climate Data Analysis; Climate Dynamics and Prediction; Interdisciplinary Climate Study

Research Interests

Climate diagnostics and prediction; weather processes and extremes; tropical and monsoon meteorology; applied meteorology and climatology

Awards

International Professor of the Year, 2019

College

Graduate Mentor of the Year, 2018

College

Book: The PROSE Awards, 2018

The Association of American Publishers

Robins Award: Faculty Researcher of The Year, 2016

University

Faculty Researcher of the Year, 2015

College

Alumni Award - National Central University, Taiwan, 2014

Department of Atmospheric Sciences, NCU


Publications | Abstracts

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Books

      Publications | Book Chapters

    • Wang, S., (2017). Fourteen to Sixteen Centuries AD: The Case of Angkor and Monsoon Extremes in Southeast Asia: Megadrought and Collapse: From Early Agriculture to Angkor. Oxford University Press
    • Wang, S., Gillies, R.R, (2017). The California Drought: Trends and Impacts: Climate Extremes: Patterns and Mechanisms. Ameri. Geophy. Union
    • Jin, J., Wang, S., Gillies, R.R, (2011). An Improved Dynamical Downscaling for the Western United States: Climate Change / Book 2. InTech
    • Wang, S., Gillies, R.R, Climatology of the U.S. Intermountain West: Climatology. InTech

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Journal Articles

    Academic Journal

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Technical Reports

    Research Reports

    • Wang, S., (2017). 2017 US CLIVAR Summit Report, Report. US CLIVAR Project Office
    • DeRose, J., Wang, S., Shaw, J., (2012). Investigating Forest Inventory and Analysis-collected tree-ring data from Utah as a proxy for historical climate. Gen. Tech. Rep

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Other

    Bulletins

    Newsletter

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Teaching

    PSC 6123 - Climate Data Analysis, Fall 2020
    PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Fall 2020
    PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Fall 2020
    CAS 6003 - Climate Adaptation Science Studio II, Spring 2020
    CAS 6002 - Climate Adaptation Science Studio I, Fall 2019
    PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Fall 2019
    PSC 6123 - Climate Data Analysis, Fall 2018
    NCHU: Agrometeorological Datamining, Fall 2018
    PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Spring 2018
    PSC 6123 - Climate Data Analysis, Fall 2017
    PSC 4810, 6810 - Climate and Climate Change, Spring 2017
    PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Spring 2017
    PSC 4810 - 4810 - Online - Climate & Climate Change, Fall 2016
    PSC 6123 - Climate Data Analysis, Fall 2016
    PSC 6123 - Climate Data Analysis, Fall 2016
    PSC 4810, 6810 - Climate and Climate Change, Spring 2016
    PSC 6900 - Climate Dynamics Study, Spring 2016
    PSC 6900 - Climate Data Analysis, Fall 2015
    PSC, WATS 6900 - Environmental Modeling, Fall 2015
    PSC 3820 - Climate and Climate Change, Spring 2015
    PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Spring 2015
    PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Fall 2014
    PSC 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Summer 2014
    PSC 3820 - Climate and Climate Change, Spring 2014
    PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Fall 2013
    PSC,WATS 3820 - Climate and Climate Change, Spring 2013
    PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Fall 2012
    PSC 3820 - Climate & Climate Change, Spring 2012
    PSC,WATS 3820 - Climate and Climate Change, Spring 2012
    PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Fall 2011

    Graduate Students Mentored

    Siiri Bigalke, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2020
    Matthew LaPlante, August 2019
    Krishna Borhara, Plants, Soils, and Climate, July 2019
    Jacob Stuivenvolt Allen, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2018
    Henrik Panosyan, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2018 - August 2020
    Avik Mukherjee, Plants, Soils, and Climate, January 2015 - August 2019
    Brennan Bean, Mathematics & Statistics, August 2014 - August 2019
    Yu-Tang (Tonia) Chieh, Plants, Soils, and Climate, January 2018 - August 2019
    Parichart (Noi) Promchote, Plants, Soils, and Climate, September 2014 - May 2019
    Boniface Fosu, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2014 - August 2018
    Yen-Heng (Henry) Lin, Plants, Soils, and Climate, July 2014 - August 2018
    Martin Schroeder, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2013 - May 2016
    Danny Barandirran, , Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2012 - January 2016
    Bimal Gyawali, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2014 2015
    Jason Phelps, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2013 - June 2015
    Kirsti Hakala, Plants, Soils, and Climate, January 2013 - June 2014