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Xianda GONG, Ph.D.
Lab of Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions (LACCI)
“In the Face of Climate Change, We Must Act So That We Can Feel Hopeful.”
Xianda Gong received his Bachelor’s degree from Northwest University in 2013 and Master’s degree from Fudan University in 2016, both in Environmental Science. Xianda received his Ph.D. degree in Meteorology from Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (Leipzig University, Germany) in 2020. He then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Washington University in St. Louis. He will join Westlake University as a principle investigator in 2023.
Aerosol-cloud interactions contribute to the largest uncertainties to estimate the Earth’s changing energy budget. The research focus of Gong’s group is to quantify the effects of atmospheric aerosols on radiation, clouds, and climate in remote marine environments and polar regions. This includes understanding the abundance and sources of cloud condensation nuclei and ice-nucleating particles, and the perturbation on cloud properties. Dr. Gong has so far published 17 peer-reviewed papers on these topics in journals such as Bulletin of American Meteorology Society, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, JGR Atmospheres, and Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.
Future research directions include: (1) Using explainable deep learning algorithms to understand the controlling factors of cloud condensation nuclei and ice-nucleating particles in extreme environments, such as the Arctic, Antarctic, and third poles; (2) Ice nucleating particles, especially the biological ice nuclei, in coastal and remote marine regions; (3) Blowing snow contribution to cloud condensation nuclei, ice-nucleating particles, and climate effect in polar regions.
Full publication list in Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.hk/citations?user=pdw-z0sAAAAJ&hl=zh-CN&oi=ao
1. Gong, X*., Radenz, M., Wex, H., Seifert, P., Ataei, F., Henning, S., Baars, H., Barja, B., Ansmann, A., and Stratmann, F.: Significant continental source of ice-nucleating particles at the tip of Chile’s southernmost Patagonia region, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 10505–10525, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp- 22-10505-2022, 2022.
2. Gong, X.*, Wex, H., Müller, T., and Stratmann, F.: Understanding aerosol microphysical properties from 10 years of data collected at Cabo Verde based on an unsupervised machine learning classification, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 5175–5194, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-5175-2022, 2022.
3. Gong, X.*, Wex, H., van Pinxteren, M., Triesch, N., Fomba, K. W., Lubitz, J., Stolle, C., Robinson, T.-B., Müller, T., Herrmann, H., and Stratmann, F.: Characterization of aerosol particles at Cabo Verde close to sea level and at the cloud level – Part 2: Ice-nucleating particles in air, cloud and seawater, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1451-1468, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1451-2020, 2020.
4. Gong, X.*, Wex, H., Voigtländer, J., Fomba, K. W., Weinhold, K., van Pinxteren, M., Henning, S., Müller, T., Herrmann, H., and Stratmann, F.: Characterization of aerosol particles at Cabo Verde close to sea level and at the cloud level – Part 1: Particle number size distribution, cloud condensation nuclei and their origins , Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1431–1449, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1431-2020, 2020.
5. Gong, X.*, Wex, H., Müller, T., Wiedensohler, A., Höhler, K., Kandler, K., Ma, N., Dietel, B., Schiebel, T., Möhler, O., and Stratmann, F.: Characterization of aerosol properties at Cyprus, focusing on cloud condensation nuclei and ice-nucleating particles, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 10883–10900, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-10883-2019, 2019.
6. Gong, X., Zhang, C., Chen, H., Nizkorodov, S. A., Chen, J., and Yang, X.*: Size distribution and mixing state of black carbon particles during a heavy air pollution episode in Shanghai, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5399-5411, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-5399-2016, 2016.
7. Hartmann, M.*, Gong, X., Kecorius, S., van Pinxteren, M., Vogl, T., Welti, A., Wex, H., Zeppenfeld, S., Herrmann, H., Wiedensohler, A., and Stratmann, F.: Terrestrial or marine – indications towards the origin of ice-nucleating particles during melt season in the European Arctic up to 83.7° N, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11613–11636, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11613-2021, 2021.
8. Welti, A.*, Bigg, E. K., DeMott, P. J., Gong, X., Hartmann, M., Harvey, M., Henning, S., Herenz, P., Hill, T. C. J., Hornblow, B., Leck, C., Löffler, M., McCluskey, C. S., Rauker, A. M., Schmale, J., Tatzelt, C., van Pinxteren, M., and Stratmann, F.: Ship-based measurements of ice nuclei concentrations over the Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific and Southern oceans, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15191–15206, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-15191-2020, 2020.
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