Department Home Atmospheric Science Geology and Geophysics Geography

Dr. Yonggang Wang

  Research Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Sciences
Office: 1113 Media and Communications
Phone: (806) 834-2721
Fax: (806) 742-1738

Department of Geosciences, Atmospheric Science Group,
Texas Tech University, Box 41053, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053
Google Scholar Curriculum Vitae


  • B.Eng., Thermal Power Engineering, Hebei University of Technology, China, 1999
  • M.Eng., Thermal Power Engineering, Hebei University of Technology, China, 2002
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming, 2007
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming, 2012


  • Mesoscale dynamics and precipitation systems
  • Cloud physics
  • Climate variability and change
  • Data assimilation
  • Numerical weather prediction

My research covers a broad range of topics including cloud physics and precipitation, climate variability and change, and data assimilation. More specifically, I work on the Arctic boundary layer convection and precipitation, regional impacts of climate change on precipitation patterns, and entrainment and detrainment processes in convective clouds. I have worked with ground-based and airborne radar and in-situ observations of clouds from diverse observational platforms, and employed numerical weather prediction and cloud simulations in my studies, including at the large eddy scale. I have also used two 30-year convection-permitting regional climate simulations to study the impact of climate variability and projected global warming on precipitation, snowpack dynamics, and streamflow in the Western United States.