Xiaohua Pan

Xiaohua Pan

  • SCIENTIFIC SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
  • 301.614.6002
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 610.2
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: ADNET SYSTEMS INC
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Pan joined Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) at NASA GSFC in 2020 as a senior scientific software developer, working on data services including curating NASA's earth data (e.g., MERRA-2 and hydrology data such as GLDAS, NLDAS, and FLDAS) and developing software. She also actively writes scientific articles and data recipes, and interacts with data user communities. She had worked on understanding the interaction of air pollution with climate using models and satellite observations in the NASA GSFC Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory as a research scientist during 2009-2020, and as a NASA NPP postdoc fellow during 2013-2015. Dr. Pan received her Ph.D. majoring in Climate Dynamics in 2009 from George Mason University.

    Education

    • Ph.D. Climate Dynamics

    Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences, George Mason University, Virginia
    Dissertation: The impact of mean climate on ENSO simulation and prediction
    Advisor: Jagadish Shukla and Bohua Huang

    • M.Sc. Meteorology

    Chinese Academy of Meteorological Science, Beijing, China,
    Thesis: The study on the temperature and precipitation extremes for 1951-1999 in China
    Advisor: Panmao Zhai

    • B.Sc. Meteorology

    Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, Nanjing, China

    Research Interests

    Including but not limited to

    • Study extreme events and their impacts on society
    • Data findability
    • Study the climate-fire-drought-land use change-air pollution interaction;
    • Improve fire emission (source strength and plume height);
    • Improve regional and global aerosol model simulation;
    • Study Asian aerosol-monsoon interaction;
    • Study the impact of absorbing aerosol on sea ice melting;
    • Study Air-sea interaction (e.g., El Nino and Indian Ocean Dipole);Study climate Variability and Prediction (e.g., El Nino);

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union (AGU) , 2009 - Present
    Aerosol Comparison between observations and models (AeroCom) , 2009 - Present
    Atmospheric Composition and the Asian Monsoon (ACAM) , 2015 - Present
    Co-lead of the modeling and analysis working group
    American Meteorological Society (AMS), 2002 - Present

    Professional Service

    • Topic Editor for Journal of Remote Sensing (2021-present)
    • Board member of Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA)(2018-2021)
    • Reviewer of journals including Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP), Remote Sensing, Geoscientific Model Development (GMD), Scientific Report –Nature, Climate Dynamics, Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR), Geophysical Research Letters (GRL), Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, remote sensing, and Climate (2009-present)
    • Judge of AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award

    Awards

    • Best Paper Award, University of Maryland, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), 2019
    • Senior Author Publication Award, NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Division Atmospheres, 2019
    • NASA NPP postdoc fellow, NASA, 2013-2015
    • Travel award for attending NOAA’s 33rd Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop/CLIVAR Drought Workshop, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2008
    • The Best Thesis Award, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, 2002
    • Honor Student Award, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, Nanjing, China 1999 

    Current Projects

    Past and Current

    • NASA AURA: 2020-2023 (PI: Mian Chin)

    Effects of the Asian summer monsoon dynamics on aerosol composition and interannual variability in the upper troposphere/lower stratosphere

    • NASA MAP: 2017-2021 (PI: Mian Chin)

    Aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions in a changing climate: Processes, multidecadal variations, and effects on surface radiation trends

    • NASA Carbon Cycle: 2018-2019 (PI: Tomohiro Oda)

    A Fine-Scale Global Fossil Fuel and Biomass Burning Emissions Using Suomi-NPP VIIRS Satellite Data

    • NASA ACMAP: 2014-2017 (PI: Mian Chin)

    Interactions between Asian air pollution and monsoon system – a multi-scale modeling and analysis

    • NASA ESDRUA: 2011-2016 (PI: Charles Ichoku)

    Coherent uncertainty analysis of aerosol data products from multiple satellites

    • NASA NPP project: 2013-2015 (PI: Xiaohua Pan)

    Improving aerosol simulation over South Asia for climate and air quality studies

    • NASA MAP project: 2009-2012 (PI: Huisheng Bian)

    A global modeling of nitrate and ammonium at present day and the year 2050: implication for atmospheric radiation, chemistry, and ecosystems

    Publications

    Refereed

    Pan, X., C. Ichoku, M. Chin, et al. H. Bian, A. Darmenov, P. Colarco, L. Ellison, T. Kucsera, A. da Silva, J. Wang, T. Oda, and G. Cui. 2020. "Six Global Biomass Burning Emission Datasets: Inter-comparison and Application in one Global Aerosol Model." Atmos. Chem. Phys, 20 (2): 969–994 [10.5194/acp-20-969-2020]

    Kim, D., M. Chin, H. Yu, et al. X. Pan, H. Bian, Q. Tan, R. A. Kahn, K. Tsigaridis, S. E. Bauer, T. Takemura, L. Pozzoli, N. Bellouin, and M. Schulz. 2019. "Asian and Trans‐Pacific Dust: A Multimodel and Multiremote Sensing Observation Analysis." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2019JD030822 [10.1029/2019jd030822]

    Liang, C.-K., J. J. West, R. A. Silva, et al. H. Bian, M. Chin, F. J. Dentener, Y. Davila, L. Emmons, G. Folberth, J. Flemming, D. Henze, U. Im, J. E. Jonson, T. Kucsera, T. J. Keating, M. T. Lund, A. Lenzen, M. Lin, R. B. Pierce, R. J. Park, X. Pan, T. Sekiya, K. Sudo, and T. Takemura. 2018. "HTAP2 multi-model estimates of premature human mortalitydue to intercontinental transport of air pollution." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 1-35 [10.5194/acp-18-10497-2018]

    Pan, X., M. Chin, C. M. Ichoku, and R. Field. 2018. "Connecting Indonesian fires and drought with the type of El Niño and phase of the Indian Ocean Dipole during 1979-2016." Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, [10.1029/2018JD028402]

    Bian, H., M. Chin, D. A. Hauglustaine, et al. M. Schulz, G. Myhre, S. E. Bauer, M. T. Lund, V. A. Karydis, T. L. Kucsera, X. Pan, A. Pozzer, R. B. Skeie, S. D. Steenrod, K. Sudo, K. Tsigaridis, A. P. Tsimpidi, and S. G. Tsyro. 2017. "Investigation of global particulate nitrate from the AeroCom phase III experiment." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17 (21): 12911-12940 [10.5194/acp-17-12911-2017]

    Chin, M., H. Bian, T. Kucsera, et al. T. Diehl, Z. Tao, D. Kim, and X. Pan. 2017. "Connection Between East Asian Air Pollution and Monsoon System." Air Pollution in Eastern Asia: An Integrated Perspective, 87-103 [10.1007/978-3-319-59489-7_5]

    Randles, C. A., A. M. Da Silva, V. J. Buchard, et al. A. S. Darmenov, P. R. Colarco, V. Aquila, H. Bian, E. P. Nowottnick, X. Pan, H. Yu, and R. C. Govindaraju. 2016. "The MERRA-2 Aerosol Assimilation." Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation, 45:

    Pan, X., M. Chin, R. Gautam, et al. H. Bian, D. Kim, P. R. Colarco, T. L. Diehl, T. Takemura, L. Pozzoli, K. Tsigaridis, S. E. Bauer, and N. Bellouin. 2015. "A multi-model evaluation of aerosols over South Asia: common problems and possible causes." Atmos. Chem. Phys. , 15: 5903-5928 [10.5194/acp-15-5903-2015]

    Chin, M., T. L. Diehl, Q. Tan, et al. J. M. Prospero, R. A. Kahn, L. A. Remer, H. Yu, A. M. Sayer, H. Bian, I. V. Geogdzhayev, B. N. Holben, S. G. Howell, B. J. Huebert, N.-Y. C. Hsu, D. Kim, T. L. Kucsera, R. C. Levy, M. I. Mishchenko, X. Pan, P. K. Quinn, G. L. Schuster, D. G. Streets, S. A. Strode, O. Torres, and W. Zhao. 2014. "Multi-decadal aerosol variations from 1980 to 2009: a perspective from observations and a global model." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14 (7): 3657-3690 [10.5194/acp-14-3657-2014]

    Bian, H., P. R. Colarco, M. Chin, et al. G. Chen, J. M. Rodriguez, Q. Liang, D. Blake, D.-C. A. Chu, A. M. Da Silva, A. S. Darmenov, G. Diskin, H. E. Fuelberg, G. Huey, Y. Kondo, J. E. Nielsen, X. Pan, and A. Wisthaler. 2013. "Source attributions of pollution to the Western Arctic during the NASA ARCTAS field campaign." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13 (9): 4707-4721 [10.5194/acp-13-4707-2013]

    Diehl, T., A. Heil, M. Chin, et al. X. Pan, D. Streets, M. Schultz, and S. Kinne. 2012. "Anthropogenic, biomass burning, and volcanic emissions of black carbon, organic carbon, and SO2 from 1980 to 2010 for hindcast model experiments." Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12 (9): 24895-24954 [10.5194/acpd-12-24895-2012]

    Pan, X., B. Huang, and J. Shukla. 2011. "Sensitivity of the tropical Pacific seasonal cycle and ENSO to changes in mean state induced by a surface heat flux adjustment in CCSM3." Climate Dynamics, 37 (1-2): 325-341 [10.1007/s00382-010-0923-y]

    Zhai, P., X. Zhang, H. Wan, and X. Pan. 2005. "Trends in Total Precipitation and Frequency of Daily Precipitation Extremes over China." J. Climate, 18 (7): 1096–1108 [10.1175/JCLI-3318.1]

    Zhai, P., and X. Pan. 2003. "Change in Extreme Temperature and Precipitation over Northern China During the Second Half of the 20th Century." Acta Geographica Sinica, 58: 1-10.

    Zhai, P., and X. Pan. 2003. "Trends in temperature extremes during 1951–1999 in China." Geophysical Research Letters, 30 (17): 1913 [10.1029/2003GL018004]

    Pan, X., and P. Zhai. 2002. "Analyses of surface air temperature extremes." Meteoro. Monthly, 28: 28-31.

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Pan joined Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) at NASA GSFC in 2020 as a senior scientific software developer, working on data services including curating NASA's earth data (e.g., MERRA-2 and hydrology data such as GLDAS, NLDAS, and FLDAS) and developing software. She also actively writes scientific articles and data recipes, and interacts with data user communities. She had worked on understanding the interaction of air pollution with climate using models and satellite observations in the NASA GSFC Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory as a research scientist during 2009-2020, and as a NASA NPP postdoc fellow during 2013-2015. Dr. Pan received her Ph.D. majoring in Climate Dynamics in 2009 from George Mason University.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Pan, X., C. Ichoku, M. Chin, et al. H. Bian, A. Darmenov, P. Colarco, L. Ellison, T. Kucsera, A. da Silva, J. Wang, T. Oda, and G. Cui. 2020. "Six Global Biomass Burning Emission Datasets: Inter-comparison and Application in one Global Aerosol Model." Atmos. Chem. Phys 20 (2): 969–994 [10.5194/acp-20-969-2020]

    Kim, D., M. Chin, H. Yu, et al. X. Pan, H. Bian, Q. Tan, R. A. Kahn, K. Tsigaridis, S. E. Bauer, T. Takemura, L. Pozzoli, N. Bellouin, and M. Schulz. 2019. "Asian and Trans‐Pacific Dust: A Multimodel and Multiremote Sensing Observation Analysis." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 2019JD030822 [10.1029/2019jd030822]

    Liang, C.-K., J. J. West, R. A. Silva, et al. H. Bian, M. Chin, F. J. Dentener, Y. Davila, L. Emmons, G. Folberth, J. Flemming, D. Henze, U. Im, J. E. Jonson, T. Kucsera, T. J. Keating, M. T. Lund, A. Lenzen, M. Lin, R. B. Pierce, R. J. Park, X. Pan, T. Sekiya, K. Sudo, and T. Takemura. 2018. "HTAP2 multi-model estimates of premature human mortalitydue to intercontinental transport of air pollution." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 1-35 [10.5194/acp-18-10497-2018]

    Pan, X., M. Chin, C. M. Ichoku, and R. Field. 2018. "Connecting Indonesian fires and drought with the type of El Niño and phase of the Indian Ocean Dipole during 1979-2016." Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres [10.1029/2018JD028402]

    Bian, H., M. Chin, D. A. Hauglustaine, et al. M. Schulz, G. Myhre, S. E. Bauer, M. T. Lund, V. A. Karydis, T. L. Kucsera, X. Pan, A. Pozzer, R. B. Skeie, S. D. Steenrod, K. Sudo, K. Tsigaridis, A. P. Tsimpidi, and S. G. Tsyro. 2017. "Investigation of global particulate nitrate from the AeroCom phase III experiment." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17 (21): 12911-12940 [10.5194/acp-17-12911-2017]

    Chin, M., H. Bian, T. Kucsera, et al. T. Diehl, Z. Tao, D. Kim, and X. Pan. 2017. "Connection Between East Asian Air Pollution and Monsoon System." Air Pollution in Eastern Asia: An Integrated Perspective 87-103 [10.1007/978-3-319-59489-7_5]

    Randles, C. A., A. M. Da Silva, V. J. Buchard, et al. A. S. Darmenov, P. R. Colarco, V. Aquila, H. Bian, E. P. Nowottnick, X. Pan, H. Yu, and R. C. Govindaraju. 2016. "The MERRA-2 Aerosol Assimilation." Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation 45

    Pan, X., M. Chin, R. Gautam, et al. H. Bian, D. Kim, P. R. Colarco, T. L. Diehl, T. Takemura, L. Pozzoli, K. Tsigaridis, S. E. Bauer, and N. Bellouin. 2015. "A multi-model evaluation of aerosols over South Asia: common problems and possible causes." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 15 5903-5928 [10.5194/acp-15-5903-2015]

    Chin, M., T. L. Diehl, Q. Tan, et al. J. M. Prospero, R. A. Kahn, L. A. Remer, H. Yu, A. M. Sayer, H. Bian, I. V. Geogdzhayev, B. N. Holben, S. G. Howell, B. J. Huebert, N.-Y. C. Hsu, D. Kim, T. L. Kucsera, R. C. Levy, M. I. Mishchenko, X. Pan, P. K. Quinn, G. L. Schuster, D. G. Streets, S. A. Strode, O. Torres, and W. Zhao. 2014. "Multi-decadal aerosol variations from 1980 to 2009: a perspective from observations and a global model." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 14 (7): 3657-3690 [10.5194/acp-14-3657-2014]

    Bian, H., P. R. Colarco, M. Chin, et al. G. Chen, J. M. Rodriguez, Q. Liang, D. Blake, D.-C. A. Chu, A. M. Da Silva, A. S. Darmenov, G. Diskin, H. E. Fuelberg, G. Huey, Y. Kondo, J. E. Nielsen, X. Pan, and A. Wisthaler. 2013. "Source attributions of pollution to the Western Arctic during the NASA ARCTAS field campaign." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 13 (9): 4707-4721 [10.5194/acp-13-4707-2013]

    Diehl, T., A. Heil, M. Chin, et al. X. Pan, D. Streets, M. Schultz, and S. Kinne. 2012. "Anthropogenic, biomass burning, and volcanic emissions of black carbon, organic carbon, and SO2 from 1980 to 2010 for hindcast model experiments." Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 12 (9): 24895-24954 [10.5194/acpd-12-24895-2012]

    Pan, X., B. Huang, and J. Shukla. 2011. "Sensitivity of the tropical Pacific seasonal cycle and ENSO to changes in mean state induced by a surface heat flux adjustment in CCSM3." Climate Dynamics 37 (1-2): 325-341 [10.1007/s00382-010-0923-y]

    Zhai, P., X. Zhang, H. Wan, and X. Pan. 2005. "Trends in Total Precipitation and Frequency of Daily Precipitation Extremes over China." J. Climate 18 (7): 1096–1108 [10.1175/JCLI-3318.1]

    Zhai, P., and X. Pan. 2003. "Change in Extreme Temperature and Precipitation over Northern China During the Second Half of the 20th Century." Acta Geographica Sinica 58 1-10

    Zhai, P., and X. Pan. 2003. "Trends in temperature extremes during 1951–1999 in China." Geophysical Research Letters 30 (17): 1913 [10.1029/2003GL018004]

    Pan, X., and P. Zhai. 2002. "Analyses of surface air temperature extremes." Meteoro. Monthly 28 28-31

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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