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Yu Yan wins WMO Research Award for Young Scientists
Jun 20, 2023
Peking University, June 20, 2023: Recently, at the seventy-seventh session of the Executive Council (EC-77) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) held in Geneva, Switzerland, Yu Yan, an assistant professor and researcher from Peking University's Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, emerged as the recipient of the esteemed WMO Research Award for Young Scientists.

Yu Yan was recognized for her outstanding contribution to the field of meteorology through her research paper titled "Enhanced dust emission following large wildfires due to vegetation disturbance," co-authored with Paul Ginoux, a renowned researcher from the United States.

With a primary focus on the intricate interactions between the land and atmosphere, including the exchange of mass and energy, greenhouse gas emissions, and aerosol transport, Yu's work explores how these factors impact regional and global climate, ecosystems, and overall habitability. Her groundbreaking research has garnered international recognition, with her being the first author of nearly 20 papers published in esteemed journals such as Nature Geoscience, Nature Communications, and the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS).

The WMO Research Award for Young Scientists, established in 1967, has consistently honored exceptional scientific research in the field of meteorology. The award aims to inspire and encourage young scientists, particularly those from developing countries, to pursue groundbreaking research in all aspects of meteorology and hydrology. Yu Yan joins the ranks of ten distinguished Chinese scientists who have received this prestigious recognition.

A huge congratulations to Yu Yan for her remarkable achievement and the well-deserved recognition of her contributions to meteorological research.

Edited by: Dennis Meng
Source: School of Physics