Yuanyu Xie

Associate Research Scholar

My research interest is on the interactions between atmospheric chemistry, climate, and land biosphere, with implications on the co-benefits of greenhouse gas and pollution mitigation policy. My current research focuses on understanding surface air pollution over East Asia under present day and in a changing climate. I also examine the impacts of increasing wildfires on fine particulate pollution means and extremes over the western US. My previous studies investigate pollution monitoring using high-resolution satellite retrievals and assessments of population exposure.

Selected Publications

Xie, Y., Lin, M., & Horowitz, L. W. (2020). Summer PM2. 5 pollution extremes caused by wildfires over the western United States during 2017–2018. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(16), e2020GL089429.  

Lin, M., Horowitz, L. W., Xie, Y., Paulot, F., Malyshev, S., Shevliakova, E., et al. (2020). Vegetation feedbacks during drought exacerbate ozone air pollution extremes in Europe. Nature Climate Change, 10(5), 444-451.  

Xie, Y., Wang, Y., Bilal, M., & Dong, W. (2019). Mapping daily PM2. 5 at 500 m resolution over Beijing with improved hazy day performance. Science of The Total Environment, 659, 410-418.  

Xie, Y., Wang, Y., Dong, W., Wright, J. S., Shen, L., & Zhao, Z. (2019). Evaluating the response of summertime surface sulfate to hydroclimate variations in the continental United States: Role of meteorological inputs in the GEOS‐Chem model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(3), 1662-1679.  

Wang, Y., Xie, Y., Dong, W., Ming, Y., Wang, J., & Shen, L. (2017). Adverse effects of increasing drought on air quality via natural processes. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17(20), 12827-12843.  

Xie, Y., Wang, Y., Zhang, K., Dong, W., Lv, B., & Bai, Y. (2015). Daily estimation of ground-level PM2. 5 concentrations over Beijing using 3 km resolution MODIS AOD. Environmental science & technology, 49(20), 12280-12288.  

Wang, Y., Xie, Y., Cai, L., Dong, W., Zhang, Q., & Zhang, L. (2015). Impact of the 2011 Southern US drought on ground-level fine aerosol concentration in summertime. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 72(3), 1075-1093.