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Hongli Wang
Research Scientist
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305-3328


Hongli Wang

My current work focuses on improving skills of weather and air quality prediction through data assimilation and information blending for FV3 and Community Multi-scale Air Quality Model (CMAQ)  models. 

Research Interests

  • 3/4D Variational/Ensemble data assimilation techniques
  • Targeted data, radar and satellite observation assimilation
  • Adjoint and ensemble-based study for adaptive observations, forecast and observations impact
  • Atmospheric predictability study 


  • 2010   Ph. D. in Meteorology
    • Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • 2004  M. S. in Meteorology
    • Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, China
  • 2001  B. S. in Atmospheric dynamics
    • Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, China

Personal Website


Membership and service on professional, technical, or scientific societies and journals

  • Editor: Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters (10/2015-present)
  • Reviewer: 
    • Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
    • Monthly Weather Review
    • Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
    • Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics
    • Advances in Atmospheric Sciences

Service on NOAA Boards, committees, and projects

  • 2020-present: PI: Assimilation of Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) in the CAM-CMAQ Model. Founding source: NOAA. 
  • 2014-2016 Co-PI: "NOAA’s Observing System Experiments and Observing System Simulation Experiments in support of the “Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology” (SHOUT) Program - Development and Testing of Sampling Strategies for Unmanned Aerial Systems”. Founding source: NOAA. 
  • 2014-2016 Co-PI: "CIRA Participation in the Establishment of a NOAA Laboratory Activity for Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs)”. NOAA.