Gan Luo

Size-resolved aerosol microphysics and its impact on atmospheric chemistry, cloud properties, and global changing.

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Gan Luo

College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Atmospheric Sciences Research Center




Ph.D. in Atmospheric physics and environment, Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2008.
Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric science, Nanjing University, 2003.

Research Interests

Size-resolved aerosol microphysics and its impact on atmospheric chemistry, cloud properties, and global changing.


1. Luo, G. & Wang, Z. A Global Environmental Atmospheric Transport Model (GEATM):Model Description and Validation. Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences 30, 504 -518 (2006).

2. Yu, F., Wang, Z., Luo, G. & Turco, R. Ion-mediated nucleation as an important global source of tropospheric aerosols. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS 8, 2537 -2554 (2008).

3. Yu, F. & Luo, G. Simulation of particle size distribution with a global aerosol model: contribution of nucleation to aerosol and CCN number concentrations. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS 9, 7691 -7710 (2009).

4. Luo, G., Yu, F. & Wang, Z. Impact of aerosol on sea surface temperature over the subtropical Atlantic Ocean: A potential trigger factor of the NAO phase conversion? GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 36, (2009).

5. Luo, G. & Yu, F. A numerical evaluation of global oceanic emissions of alpha-pinene and isoprene. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS 10, 2007 -2015 (2010).

6. Yu, F., Luo, G., Bates, T. S., Anderson, B., Clarke, A., Kapustin, V., Wang, Y. & Wu, S. Spatial distributions of particle number concentrations in the global troposphere: Simulations, observations, and implications for nucleation mechanisms. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES 115, (2010).

7. Yu, F. & Luo, G. Oceanic Dimethyl Sulfide Emission and New Particle Formation around the Coast of Antarctica: A Modeling Study of Seasonal Variations and Comparison with Measurements. Atmosphere 1, 34 -50 (2010).

8. Luo, G. & Yu, F. Sensitivity of global cloud condensation nuclei concentrations to primary sulfate emission parameterizations. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS 11, 1949 -1959 (2011).

9. Luo, G. & Yu, F. Simulation of particle formation and number concentration over the Eastern United States with the WRF-Chem plus APM model. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS 11, 11521 -11533 (2011).

10. Ma, X., Yu, F. & Luo, G. Aerosol direct radiative forcing based on GEOS-Chem-APM and uncertainties. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS 12, 5563 -5581 (2012).

11. Yu, F., Luo, G. & Ma, X. Regional and global modeling of aerosol optical properties with a size, composition, and mixing state resolved particle microphysics model. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS 12, 5719 -5736 (2012).

12. Yu, F., Luo, G., Turco, R. P., Ogren, J. A. & Yantosca, R. M. Decreasing particle number concentrations in a warming atmosphere and implications. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS 12, 2399 -2408 (2012).

13. Li, J., Wang, Z., Luo, G., Sun, Y. & Wang, Q. Mixing of Asian mineral dust with anthropogenic pollutants over East Asia: a model case study of a super-duststorm in March 2010. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 12, 7591 -7607 (2012).

14. Yu, F. Luo, G., Liu, X., Easter, R. C., Ma, X. & Ghan, S. J. Indirect radiative forcing by ion-mediated nucleation of aerosol. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 12, 11451 -11463 (2012).

15. Myhre, G., Samset, B. H., Schulz, M., Balkanski, Y., Bauer, S., Berntsen, T. K., Bian, H., Bellouin, N., Chin, M., Diehl, T., Easter, R. C., Feichter, J., Ghan, S. J., Hauglustaine, D., Iversen, T., Kinne, S., Kirkevåg, A., Lamarque, J.-F., Lin, G., Liu, X., Lund, M. T., Luo, G., Ma, X., van Noije, T., Penner, J. E., Rasch, P. J., Ruiz, A., Seland, Ø., Skeie, R. B., Stier, P., Takemura, T., Tsigaridis, K., Wang, P., Wang, Z., Xu, L., Yu, H., Yu, F., Yoon, J.-H., Zhang, K., Zhang, H., and Zhou, C.: Radiative forcing of the direct aerosol effect from AeroCom Phase II simulations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 1853-1877, doi:10.5194/acp-13-1853-2013, 2013.

16. Yu, F., Ma, X. & Luo, G. Anthropogenic contribution to cloud condensation nuclei and the first aerosol indirect climate effect. Environ. Res. Lett. 8, 024029 (2013).

17. Yu, F., and G. Luo, Effect of solar variations on particle formation and cloud condensation nuclei, Environ. Res. Lett., 9, 045004, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/4/045004, 2014.

18. Yu, F., and G. Luo, Modelling of gaseous dimethylamine in the global atmosphere: Impacts of oxidation and aerosol uptake, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 12455-12464, doi:10.5194/acp-14-12455-2014, 2014.

19. Mann, G. W., Carslaw, K. S., Reddington, C. L., Pringle, K. J., Schulz, M., Asmi, A., Spracklen, D. V., Ridley, D. A., Woodhouse, M. T., Lee, L. A., Zhang, K., Ghan, S. J., Easter, R. C., Liu, X., Stier, P., Lee, Y. H., Adams, P. J., Tost, H., Lelieveld, J., Bauer, S. E., Tsigaridis, K., van Noije, T. P. C., Strunk, A., Vignati, E., Bellouin, N., Dalvi, M., Johnson, C. E., Bergman, T., Kokkola, H., von Salzen, K., Yu, F., Luo, G., Petzold, A., Heintzenberg, J., Clarke, A., Ogren, J. A., Gras, J., Baltensperger, U., Kaminski, U., Jennings, S. G., O'Dowd, C. D., Harrison, R. M., Beddows, D. C. S., Kulmala, M., Viisanen, Y., Ulevicius, V., Mihalopoulos, N., Zdimal, V., Fiebig, M., Hansson, H.-C., Swietlicki, E., and Henzing, J. S.: Intercomparison and evaluation of global aerosol microphysical properties among AeroCom models of a range of complexity, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 4679-4713, doi:10.5194/acp-14-4679-2014, 2014.