Researcher Profile





Curriculum Vitae



Yongtao Hu

Senior Research Scientist
Environmental Engineering

ES&T 3230
404.385.4558
yh29@mail.gatech.edu

BIOGRAPHY

  • Ph.D., Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2000
  • B.S., Atmospheric Physics & Atmospheric Environmental Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, 1992

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Air pollution meteorology and atmospheric chemistry
  • Air quality modeling and forecasting: urban and regional scales
  • Emissions estimation and air pollutants control strategy assessment
  • Atmospheric composition data assimilation and inverse modeling

HONORS & AWARDS

RECENT PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

ARTICLES
  • Garcia-Menendez, F., Hu, Y. and Odman, M.T. (2014), “Simulating smoke transport from wildland fires with a regional-scale air quality model: sensitivity to spatiotemporal allocation of fire emissions”, The Science of the Total Environment, vol. 493, pp.544-553, DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.05.108.
  • Stone Jr., B., Vargo, J., Liu, P., Habeeb, D., Delucia, A., Trail, M., Hu, Y., and Russell, A.G. (2014), "Avoided heat-related mortality through climate adaptation strategies in three US cities", PLOS One, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0100852.
  • Trail, M., Tsimpidi, A.P., Liu, P., Tsigaridis, K., Rudokas J., Miller P., Nenes, A., Hu, Y. and Russell, A. G. (2014), "Sensitivity of air quality to potential future climate change and emissions in the United States and major cities", Atmospheric Environment, vol. 94, pp. 552-563, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.05.079.
  • Hu, Y., Balachandran, S., Pachon, J.E., Baek, J., Ivey, C., Holmes, H., Odman, M.T., Mulholland, J.A., and Russell, A.G. (2014), "Fine Particulate Matter Source Apportionment Using a Hybrid Chemical Transport and Receptor Model Approach", Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14, 5415-5431,doi:10.5194/acp-14-5145-2014.
  • Wang, Y., Chen, C., Li, L., Huang, C., Huang, H., Feng, J., Wang, H., Zheng, G., Zhou, M., Chen, P., Wu, M., Sheng, G., Fu, J., Hu, Y., and Russell, A. G. (2014), "Source Apportionment of Fine Particulate Matter during Autumn Haze Episodes in Shanghai, China", Journal of Geophysics Research - Atmospheres, vol. 119, no. 4, pp. 1903-1914, DOI: 10.1002/2013JD019630.
BOOKS
  • Russell A., Holmes, H, Frieberg, M., Ivey, S., Hu, Y., Balachandran, S., Mulholland, J., Tolbert, P., Sarnat, J. Sarnat, S. Strickland, M., Chang, H., and Liu, Y. (2014) “Use of Air Quality Modeling Results in Health Effects Research”, in Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XXIII (D. Steyn and R. Mathur eds.), p 1-5, Springer International DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-04379-1_1
  • Odman, M.T., Hu, Y., Russell, A.G. and Chang, M.E., "Forecasting Ozone and PM2.5 in Southeastern U.S.," Chapter in Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XVIII, pp. 220-229 (C. Borrego and E. Renner, Eds.), Amsterdam: Elsevier (2007). ISBN-13: 978-0-444-52987-9.
  • Cohan, D.S., Hu, Y. and Russell, A.G., "Alternative approaches to diagnosing ozone production regime." Chapter in Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XVII, pp. 140-148 (C. Borrego and A.-L. Norman, Eds.), New York: Springer (2007). ISBN-13: 978-0-387-28255-8, DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-68854-1_16.
  • Odman, M.T. and Hu, Y., "A variable time-step algorithm for air quality models." Chapter in Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XVII, pp. 411-420 (C. Borrego and A.-L. Norman, Eds.), New York: Springer (2007). ISBN-13: 978-0-387-28255-8, DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-68854-1_45.
  • Kindap, T., Unal, A., Chen, S.-H., Hu, Y., Odman, M.T. and Karaca, M., "Study of Air Pollutant Transport in Northern and Western Turkey." Chapter in Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XVII, pp. 656-658 (C. Borrego and A.-L. Norman, Eds.), New York: Springer (2007). ISBN-13: 978-0-387-28255-8, DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-68854-1_70.
PRESENTATIONS
  • Hu, Y., Odman, M.T., Chang, M.E. and Russell, A.G., “Continued improvements of air quality forecasting through emission adjustments using surface and satellite data”, 13th Annual Community Modeling & Analysis System (CMAS) Conference, October 27-29, 2014, Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Hu, Y., Odman, M.T., Russell, A.G., Zhang X., Kondragunta S., Yu H., Bian H., Munchak L.A., Mattoo S. and Remer L.A., "Quantifying wildfire impacts on air quality during the ARCTAS-CARB campaign: Contribution of fire emissions to NAAQS exceedances", American Geophysics Union (AGU) 2012 Fall Meeting, December 3-7, 2012, San Francisco, CA.
  • Hu, Y., Odman, M.T., Russell, A.G., Zhang X., Kondragunta S., Yu H., Bian H., Munchak L.A., Mattoo S. and Remer L.A., "Modeling wildfire impacts on air quality during the ARCTAS-CARB campaign: evaluation using surface, airborne and satellite measurements", 11th Annual Community Modeling & Analysis System (CMAS) Conference, October 15-17, 2012, Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Hu, Y., Odman, M.T., Chang, M.E. and Russell, A.G., "Operational air quality and source contribution forecasting in Georgia", 10th Annual Community Modeling & Analysis System (CMAS) Conference, October 24-26, 2011, Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Hu, Y., Balachandran, S., Pachon, J., Baek, J., Odman, M.T., Mulholland J.A. and Russell, A.G., "A hybrid method for particulate matter source apportionment: a combined chemical transport and receptor model approach", 10th Annual Community Modeling & Analysis System (CMAS) Conference, October 24-26, 2011, Chapel Hill, NC.