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Dié Wang

Scientist, EE Cloud Process, Environmental and Climate Sciences Department

Dié Wang

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Environmental and Climate Sciences Department
Bldg. 490D, Room 2-1
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-7476

Dr. Wang’s research focuses on observational and modeling studies to better understand the lifecycle of convective cloud systems and the role they play in the Earth’s energy balance and water cycle. Recent research activities have also aimed at understanding the aerosol impacts on deep convective cloud kinematics using advanced instrumentation, machine learning techniques, and high-resolution modeling. She is actively involved with the DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) facility and the Atmospheric System Research program. She has served as the instrument mentor for the rain gauges and disdrometers operated by ARM facility for three years and now she is one of the ARM science translator. She is the co-principal investigator for the DOE Eastern Pacific Cloud Aerosol Precipitation Experiment (EPCAPE) in 2023. She received DOE Early Career Research Program funding in 2021.

Expertise | Research | Education | Appointments | Publications | Highlights | Awards


  • Convective Cloud Systems
  • Convection-Aerosol Interaction
  • Atmospheric Radiative Transfer

Research Activities

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, Research Scientist, Jul 2020 - present
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, Research Associate, Feb 2017 - Jul 2020
  • Observatoire de Paris, Research Assistant, Oct 2013 - Dec 2016
  • Key Laboratory of Meteorological Disaster, Ministry of Education, Research Assistant, Sep 2010 - Jun 2013


  • Ph.D, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Physics, 2016
  • M.S., Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Meteorology, 2013
  • B.S., Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Atmospheric Science, 2010

Professional Appointments

  • ARM science translator, 2024-present
  • ARM nstrument mentor (rain gauges and disdrometers), 2020-2023
  • ASR convective processes working group chair, 2023-present
  • Proposal reviewer, BNL LDRD proposals, 2023, 2024 
  • Proposal reviewer, ASR FOA, 2020, 2021, 2024
  • Proposal reviewer, ROSES CALIPSO/CloudSat Science Team, 2022
  • Proposal reviewer, DOE Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, 2022, 2024
  • Proposal reviewer, SciPy conference, 2021
  • AMS session chair, Aerosol-Cloud Interactions in Deep Convective Clouds, 2022-2024
  • AGU session chair, Convection Processes and Their Environmental and Aerosol Interactions: Theory, Observation, and Modeling, 2021, 2022
  • Committee member, BNL Environmental and Climate Sciences Department seminar, 2020-2022

Selected Publications

  • Xie X, Liu X, Shi Z, et al, Wang D, Liu Y, (2024) Sharp decline of dust events induces regional wetting over arid and semi-arid Northwest China in the NCAR Community atmosphere model. Environmental Research Letters 19:014061.
  • Wang Y, Bagya Ramesh C, Giangrande S, et al., Wang D, (2023) Examining the vertical heterogeneity of aerosols over the Southern Great Plains.
  • Ramos-Valle AN, Prein AF, Ge M, Wang D, Giangrande SE (2023) Grid Spacing Sensitivities of Simulated Mid-Latitude and Tropical Mesoscale Convective Systems in the Convective Gray Zone. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 128:.
  • Wang D, Prein AF, Giangrande SE, et al (2022) Convective Updraft and Downdraft Characteristics of Continental Mesoscale Convective Systems in the Model Gray Zone. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 127:.
  • Prein AF, Ge M, Valle AR, Wang D, Giangrande SE (2022) Towards a Unified Setup to Simulate Mid-Latitude and Tropical Mesoscale Convective Systems at Kilometer-Scales. Earth and Space Science.
  • Wang D, Jensen MP, Taylor D, et al (2022) Linking Synoptic Patterns to Cloud Properties and Local Circulations Over Southeastern Texas. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 127:.
  • Jensen MP, Ghate VP, Wang D, et al (2021) Contrasting characteristics of open- and closed- cellularstratocumulus cloud in the Eastern North Atlantic.
  • Wu M, Lee J -E., Wang D, Salameh M (2021) Suppressed Daytime Convection Over the Amazon River. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 126:.
  • Lin L, Fu Q, Liu X, et al (2021) Improved Convective Ice Microphysics Parameterization in the NCAR CAM Model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 126:.
  • Prein AF, Rasmussen RM, Wang D, Giangrande SE (2021) Sensitivity of organized convective storms to model grid spacing in current and future climates. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 379:20190546.
  • Galligani VS, Wang D, Corrales PB, Prigent C (2021) A Parameterization of the Cloud Scattering Polarization Signal Derived From GPM Observations for Microwave Fast Radative Transfer Models. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 59:8968–8977.
  • Jeyaratnam J, Luo ZJ, Giangrande SE, Wang D, et al (2021) A Satellite-Based Estimate of Convective Vertical Velocity and Convective Mass Flux: Global Survey and Comparison With Radar Wind Profiler Observations. Geophysical Research Letters 48:.
  • Jackson R, Collis S, Louf V, Protat A, Wang D, et al (2021) The development of rainfall retrievals from radar at Darwin. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 14:53–69.
  • Wang D, Jensen MP, D'Iorio JA, et al (2020) An Observational Comparison of Level of Neutral Buoyancy and Level of Maximum Detrainment in Tropical Deep Convective Clouds. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 125:.
  • Giangrande SE, Wang D, Mechem DB (2020) Cloud regimes over the Amazon Basin: perspectives from the GoAmazon2014/5 campaign. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 20:7489–7507.
  • Oue M, Tatarevic A, Kollias P, Wang D, et al (2020) The Cloud-resolving model Radar SIMulator (CR-SIM) Version 3.3: description and applications of a virtual observatory. Geoscientific Model Development 13:1975–1998.
  • Wang D, Giangrande SE, Feng Z, et al (2020) Updraft and Downdraft Core Size and Intensity as Revealed by Radar Wind Profilers: MCS Observations and Idealized Model Comparisons. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 125:.
  • Wang D, Giangrande SE, Schiro KA, et al (2019) The Characteristics of Tropical and Midlatitude Mesoscale Convective Systems as Revealed by Radar Wind Profilers. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 124:4601–4619.
  • Giangrande SE, Wang D, Bartholomew MJ, et al (2019) Midlatitude Oceanic Cloud and Precipitation Properties as Sampled by the ARM Eastern North Atlantic Observatory. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 124:4741–4760.
  • Wang D, Giangrande SE, Bartholomew MJ, et al (2018) The Green Ocean: precipitation insights from the GoAmazon2014/5 experiment. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18:9121–9145.
  • Wang D, Prigent C, Kilic L, et al (2017) Surface Emissivity at Microwaves to Millimeter Waves over Polar Regions: Parameterization and Evaluation with Aircraft Experiments. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 34:1039–1059.
  • Galligani VS, Wang D, Alvarez Imaz M, et al (2017) Analysis and evaluation of WRF microphysical schemes for deep moist convection over south-eastern South America (SESA) using microwave satellite observations and radiative transfer simulations. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 10:3627–3649.
  • Wang D, Prigent C, Aires F, Jimenez C (2017) A Statistical Retrieval of Cloud Parameters for the Millimeter Wave Ice Cloud Imager on Board MetOp-SG. IEEE Access 5:4057–4076.
  • Prigent C, Aires F, Wang D, et al (2016) Sea-surface emissivity parametrization from microwaves to millimetre waves. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 143:596–605.
  • Wang D, Miao J, Zhang D-L (2015) Numerical simulations of local circulation and its response to land cover changes over the Yellow Mountains of China. Journal of Meteorological Research 29:667–681.
  • Wang D, Miao J, Tan Z (2013) Impacts of topography and land cover change on thunderstorm over the Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) area of China. Natural Hazards 67:675–699.

Research Highlights

Awards & Recognition

  • DOE Early Career Award, 2021
  • BNL SPOTLIGHT Award for exceptional service, 2021
  • NCAR Early Career Scientist Assembly Visitor Award, 2020, 2023
  • Centre National D’Etudes Spatiales / French Airbus Scholarship, 2013-2016
  • Outstanding Graduate Student of NUIST, 2013
  • NUIST Scholarship, 2008-2013