Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Hua Song



Org Code: 613

Mail Code: 613
Greenbelt, MD 20771



Senior Scientific Programmer

Science Systems and Applications, Inc. - NASA GSFC

2023 - Present

Scientific Programmer

Science Systems and Applications, Inc. - NASA GSFC

2018 - 2023

Postdoctoral research associate

JCET - University of Maryland - Baltimore County

2016 - 2018

Research associate

Environmental & Climate Sciences Department - Brookhaven National Laboratory

2010 - 2014


2009,  Ph.D.,  Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University
2003,  M.S.,    Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, China
2000,  B.S.,     Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, China



Geiss, A., M. W. Christensen, A. C. Varble, T. Yuan, and H. Song. 2024. Self-Supervised Cloud Classification Artificial Intelligence for the Earth Systems 3 (1): [10.1175/aies-d-23-0036.1]

Wilcox, E. M., T. Yuan, and H. Song. 2023. Deep convective cloud system size and structure across the global tropics and subtropics Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 16 (21): 5387-5401 [10.5194/amt-16-5387-2023]

Yuan, T., H. Song, R. Wood, et al. L. Oreopoulos, S. Platnick, C. Wang, H. Yu, K. Meyer, and E. Wilcox. 2023. Observational evidence of strong forcing from aerosol effect on low cloud coverage Science Advances 9 (45): eadh7716 [10.1126/sciadv.adh7716]

Yuan, T., H. Song, R. Wood, et al. C. Wang, L. Oreopoulos, S. E. Platnick, S. von Hippel, K. Meyer, S. Light, and E. Wilcox. 2022. Global reduction in ship-tracks from sulfur regulations for shipping fuel Science Advances 8 (29): [10.1126/sciadv.abn7988]

Ma, P.-L., B. E. Harrop, V. E. Larson, et al. R. B. Neale, A. Gettelman, H. Morrison, H. Wang, K. Zhang, S. A. Klein, M. D. Zelinka, Y. Zhang, Y. Qian, J.-H. Yoon, C. R. Jones, M. Huang, S.-L. Tai, B. Singh, P. A. Bogenschutz, X. Zheng, W. Lin, J. Quaas, H. Chepfer, M. A. Brunke, X. Zeng, J. Mülmenstädt, S. Hagos, Z. Zhang, H. Song, X. Liu, M. S. Pritchard, H. Wan, J. Wang, Q. Tang, P. M. Caldwell, J. Fan, L. K. Berg, J. D. Fast, M. A. Taylor, J.-C. Golaz, S. Xie, P. J. Rasch, and L. R. Leung. 2022. Better calibration of cloud parameterizations and subgrid effects increases the fidelity of the E3SM Atmosphere Model version 1 Geoscientific Model Development 15 (7): 2881-2916 [10.5194/gmd-15-2881-2022]

Mohrmann, J., R. Wood, T. Yuan, et al. H. Song, R. Eastman, and L. Oreopoulos. 2021. Identifying meteorological influences on marine low-cloud mesoscale morphology using satellite classifications Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 21 (12): 9629-9642 [10.5194/acp-21-9629-2021]

Yuan, T., H. Song, R. Wood, et al. J. Mohrmann, K. Meyer, L. Oreopoulos, and S. Platnick. 2020. Applying deep learning to NASA MODIS data to create a community record of marine low-cloud mesoscale morphology Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 13 (12): 6989-6997 [10.5194/amt-13-6989-2020]

Song, H., J. Tian, J. Huang, et al. P. Guo, Z. Zhang, and J. Wang. 2019. Hybrid Causality Analysis of ENSO’s Global Impacts on Climate Variables Based on Data-Driven Analytics and Climate Model Simulation Frontiers in Earth Science 7 [10.3389/feart.2019.00233]

Yuan, T., C. Wang, H. Song, et al. S. Platnick, K. Meyer, and L. Oreopoulos. 2019. Automatically Finding Ship-tracks to Enable Large-scale Analysis of Aerosol-Cloud Interactions Geophysical Research Letters [10.1029/2019gl083441]

Zhang, Z., H. Song, P.-L. Ma, et al. V. E. Larson, M. Wang, X. Dong, and J. Wang. 2019. Subgrid variations of the cloud water and droplet number concentration over the tropical ocean: satellite observations and implications for warm rain simulations in climate models Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 19 (2): 1077-1096 [10.5194/acp-19-1077-2019]

Song, H., Z. Zhang, P.-L. Ma, S. Ghan, and M. Wang. 2018. The importance of considering sub-grid cloud variability when using satellite observations to evaluate the cloud and precipitation simulations in climate models Geoscientific Model Development 11 (8): 3147-3158 [10.5194/gmd-11-3147-2018]

Song, H., Z. Zhang, P.-L. Ma, S. J. Ghan, and M. Wang. 2018. An Evaluation of Marine Boundary Layer Cloud Property Simulations in the Community Atmosphere Model Using Satellite Observations: Conventional Subgrid Parameterization versus CLUBB Journal of Climate 31 (6): 2299-2320 [10.1175/jcli-d-17-0277.1]

Zhang, Z., X. Dong, B. Xi, et al. H. Song, P.-L. Ma, S. J. Ghan, S. Platnick, and P. Minnis. 2017. Intercomparisons of marine boundary layer cloud properties from the ARM CAP-MBL campaign and two MODIS cloud products Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 122 (4): 2351-2365 [10.1002/2016jd025763]

Lin, W., Y. Liu, A. M. Vogelmann, et al. A. Fridlind, S. Endo, H. Song, S. Feng, T. Toto, Z. Li, and M. Zhang. 2015. RACORO continental boundary layer cloud investigations: 3. Separation of parameterization biases single-column model CAM5 simulations of shallow cumulus J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 120 (12): 6015-6033 [10.1002/2014jd022524]

Song, H., W. Lin, Y. Lin, et al. A. B. Wolf, L. J. Donner, A. D. Del Genio, R. Neggers, S. Endo, and Y. Liu. 2014. Evaluation of cloud fraction simulated by seven SCMs against the ARM observations at the SGP site J. Climate 27 (17): 6698-6719 [doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00555.1]

Song, H., W. Lin, Y. Lin, et al. A. B. Wolf, R. Neggers, L. J. Donner, A. D. Del Genio, and Y. Liu. 2013. Evaluation of Precipitation Simulated by Seven SCMs against the ARM Observations at the SGP Site J. Climate 26 (15): 5467-5492 [10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00263.1]

Song, H., and M. Zhang. 2007. Changes of the Boreal Winter Hadley Circulation in the NCEP–NCAR and ECMWF Reanalyses: A Comparative Study Journal of Climate 20 (20): 5191-5200 [10.1175/jcli4260.1]

Zhang, M., and H. Song. 2006. Evidence of deceleration of atmospheric vertical overturning circulation over the tropical Pacific Geophysical Research Letters 33 (12): L12701 [10.1029/2006gl025942]