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Dié Wang

Research Associate

Dr. Wang has a Ph.D in Physics from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie and began her postdoctoral research assistant at Brookhaven National Laboratory from Feb. 2017. Her Ph.D work focuses on the preparation of the exploitation of the Ice Cloud Imager (ICI) to be flown on the next generation of the European operational meteorological satellites (MetOp-SG). A main part of her work was related to the analysis of the scattering by the frozen phase and microphysical processes in the clouds, at microwaves to sub-millimeter waves and to the development of retrieval algorithms for the detection and quantification of the cloud properties for the ICI instruments. She also participated in an airborne campaign of the International SubMillimeter Airborne Radiometer (ISMAR) and analyzed the resulting observations in the frequency domain from 89 to 664 GHz, with the objective of deriving the surface emissivity over diverse surfaces (ocean, sea and continental ices) in this frequency range. Since coming to BNL, her research interests have been focused primarily on the applications of radar technology and its insights for the improvement of regional to global climate modeling capabilities.


  • Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France, Ph. D, Physics.
  • Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China, Master, Meteorology.

Areas of Interest

  • Cloud and Precipitation Microphysics
  • Radar Meteorology
  • Satellite and Airborne Remote Sensing
  • Synoptic-dynamic and Mesoscale Meteorology


  • Research Assistant, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Feb. 2017-Present
  • Ph. D, Paris Observatory, Oct. 2013-Nov. 2016.

Selected Publications

Wang, D., Giangrande, S. E., Schiro, K. A., Jensen, M. P., and Houze Jr, R. A. The Characteristics of Tropical and Midlatitude Mesoscale Convective Systems as Revealed by Radar Wind Profilers. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., accepted, doi:10.1029/2018JD030087 (2019).

Wang, D., Giangrande, S. E., Bartholomew, M. J., Hardin, J., Feng, Z., Thalman, R., and Machado, L. A. The Green Ocean: Precipitation Insights from the GoAmazon2014/5 Experiment. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 18, in press, doi:10.5194/acp-18-1-2018 (2018).

V. S. Galligani, D. Wang, M. I. Alvarez, P. Salio, C. Prigent (2017), Analysis and evaluation of WRF microphysical schemes for deep moist convection over Southeastern South America (SESA) using microwave satellite observations and radiative transfer simulations. Atmos. Meas. Tech.,, in review.

D. Wang, C. Prigent, L. Kilic, S. Fox, C. Harlow, C. Jiménez, F. Aires, C. Grassotti, F. Karbou (2017), Surface emissivity at microwaves to millimeter waves over polar regions: parameterization and evaluation with aircraft experiments. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 34, 1039-1059, doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-16-0188.1.

C. Prigent, F. Aires, D. Wang (2017), Sea surface emissivity parameterization from microwaves to millimeter waves. Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc., 143: 596-605. doi:10.1002/qj.2953

D. Wang, C. Prigent, F. Aires, C. Jiménez (2016), Development of ice water path retrievals at millimeter and sub-millimeter wavelengths for the Ice Cloud Imager preparation. IEEE, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2016.2625742, 2016.

D. Wang, J. F. Miao, D.-L. Zhang (2015), Numerical Simulations of Local Circulation and Its Response to Land Cover Changes over the Yellow Mountains of China. J. Meteor. Res., 29(4): 667-681.

D. Wang, J. F. Miao, Z. M. Tan (2013), Impacts of Topography and Land Cover Change on Thunderstorm over the Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) Area of China. Natural Hazards, 67(2): 675-699.

Q. H. Xu, J. F. Miao, Y. K. Liu, L. P. Huang, D. Wang (2013), Response of sea and land breeze characteristics to urban heat island over the west coast of Bohai Bay. Journal of the Meteorological Sciences, 33(4): 408-417, 2013.