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Name:Xin Wan
Title & Affiliation:Associate Professor
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Address:Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences,Building 3, Courtyard 16, Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China, 100101

Education and Appointments

Educational Background

2011.09-2018.01              PhD in Physical Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2007.09-2011.06              Bachelor in Geographical Science, Qufu Normal University


2021.10-Present         Associate Professor/ Special Research Assistant, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2018.02-2021.09        Postdoc Researcher/ Special Research Assistant, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2018.10-2019.10       Visiting Scholar, Norwegian Institute of Atmospheric Research


Research Interest

Atmospheric Environment in Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau 

Selected Publications

First/Corresponding author papers

1. Li, F.*, Wan, X.*, Wang, H.J., Orsolini, Y.J., Cong, Z.Y., Gao, Y.Q., and Kang, S.C.: Arctic sea-ice loss intensifies aerosol transport to the Tibetan Plateau. Nature Climate Change, 2020, 10, 1037-1044.

2.Wan, X., Kang, S.C., Rupakheti, M., Zhang, Q.G., Tripathee, L., Guo, J.M., Chen, P.F., Rupakheti, D., Panday, A.K., Lawrence, M.G., Kawamura, K., Cong, Z.Y.*, Molecular characterization of organic aerosols in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: insights into primary and secondary sources, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2019, 19: 2725-2747.

3.Wan, X., Kawamura, K., Ram, K., Kang, S. C., Loewen, M., Gao, S.P., Wu, G.M., Fu, P.Q., Zhang, Y.L., Bhattarai, H., Cong, Z.Y.*, Aromatic acids as biomass-burning tracers in atmospheric aerosols and ice cores: A review, Environmental Pollution, 2019, 247, 216-228.

4.Wan, X., Kang, S.C.*, Li, Q.L., Rupakheti, D., Zhang, Q,G., Guo, J.M., Chen, P.F., Tripathee, L., Rupakheti, M., Panday, A.K., Wang, W., Kawamura, K., Gao, S.P., Wu, G.M., Cong, Z.Y.*, Organic molecular tracers in the atmospheric aerosols from Lumbini, Nepal, in the northern Indo-Gangetic Plain: influence of biomass burning. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2017, 17(14): 8867-8885.

5.Wan X., Kang, S.C., Wang, Y.S., Xin, J.Y., Liu, B., Guo, Y.H., Wen, T.X., Zhang, G.S., Cong, Z.Y.*, Size distribution of carbonaceous aerosols at a high-altitude site on the central Tibetan Plateau (Nam Co Station, 4730 m a.s.l.). Atmospheric Research, 2015, 153, 155-164.

6.Wan, X., Kang, S.C., Xin, J. Y., Liu, B., Wen, T. X., Wang, P. L., Wang, Y. S. *, Cong, Z.Y.*, Chemical composition of size-segregated aerosols in Lhasa City, Tibetan Plateau. Atmospheric Research, 2016, 172-173, 142–150.

7.Wan, X., Build up a glacier chamber! Science (Letter), 2015 350, 6256, 30-31, doi:10.1126/science.350.6256.30.

8.Wan, X., Kang, S. C., Li, Y. F., Chen, F., Cong, Z. Y., Zhang, G. S., Temporal and spatial variations of snow cover and its effect factors in the Nam Co basin, Tibetan Plateau, 2007-2011, Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology, 2013, 35(6): 1400-1409. (In Chinese with English abstract)

Co-author papers

1. Pei, Q. M., Saikawa, E., Kaspari, S., Widory, David., Zhao, C. F., Wu, G. M., Loewen, M., Wan X., Kang, S. C., Wang, X. P., Zhang, Y. L., Cong, Z. Y.*, (2021). Sulfur aerosols in the Arctic, Antarctic, and Tibetan Plateau: Current knowledge and future perspectives, Earth-Science Reviews, 220, 103753. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103753

2. Yin, X. F., Kang, S. C., Foy, B. D., Rupakheti, D., Rupakheti, M., Cong, Z. Y., Wan, X., Zhang, G. S., Zhang, Q. G.*. Impacts of Indian summer monsoon and stratospheric intrusion on airpollutants in the inland Tibetan Plateau, Geoscience Frontiers, 2021, 12(6), 101255.

3. Xiang, Y., Zhang, T. S., Liu, J. G., Wan, X., Loewen, M., Chen, X., Kang, S. C., Fu, Y. B., Lv, L. H., Liu, W. Q., Cong, Z. Y.*. Vertical profile of aerosols in the Himalayas revealed by lidar: New insights into their seasonal/diurnal patterns, sources, and transport. Environmental Pollution, 2021, 285, 117686.

4. Yttri, K. E.*, Canonaco, F., Eckhardt, S., Evangeliou, N., Fiebig, M., Gundersen, H., Hjellbrekke, A.-G., Lund Myhre, C., Platt, S. M., Prév?t, A. S. H., Simpson, D., Solberg, S., Surratt, J., T?rseth, K., Uggerud, H., Vadset, M., Wan, X., Aas, W.. Trends, composition, and sources of carbonaceous aerosol at the Birkenes Observatory, northern Europe, 2001–2018, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2021, 21, 7149–7170.

5. Gao, S. P., Xu, B. Q., Zheng, X. Y., Wan, X., Zhang, X. L., Wu, G. M., Cong, Z. Y.*. Developing an analytical method for free amino acids in atmospheric precipitation using gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry, Atmospheric Research, 2021, 105579.

6. Yuan, Q., Xu, J.Z., Liu, L., Zhang, A.X., Liu, Y.M., Zhang, J., Wan, X., Li, M.M., Qin, K., Cong, Z.Y., Wang, Y.H., Kang, S.C., Shi, Z.B., Pósfai, M., and Li, W.J.: Evidence for Large Amounts of Brown Carbonaceous Tarballs in the Himalayan Atmosphere, 2020, Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 2021, 8, 1, 16–23.

7. Wu, G.M., Fu, P.Q., Ram, K., Song, J.Z., Chen, Q.C., Kawamura, K., Wan, X., Kang, S.C., Wang, X.P., Laskin, A., and Cong, Z.Y.*, Fluorescence characteristics of water-soluble organic carbon in atmospheric aerosol, Environmental Pollution, 2021, 268, 115906.

8. Wu, G.M., Wan, X., Ram, K., Li, P.L., Liu, B., Yin, Y.G., Fu, P.Q., Loewen, M., Gao, S.P., Kang, S.C., Kawamura, K., Cong Z.Y.*, Light absorption, fluorescence properties and sources of brown carbon aerosols in the Southeast Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Pollution, 2020, 257: 113616.

9. Yuan, Q., Wan, X., Cong, Z.Y., Li, M.M., Liu, L., Shu, S.J., Liu, R., Xu, L., Zhang, J., Ding, X.K., and Li, W.J.*, In Situ Observations of Light-Absorbing Carbonaceous Aerosols at Himalaya: Analysis of the South Asian Sources and Trans-Himalayan Valleys Transport Pathways. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2020, 125, e2020JD032615.

10. Bhattarai, H., Saikawa, E., Wan, X., Zhu, H. X., Ram, K., Gao, S. P., Kang, S. C., Zhang, Q. G., Zhang, Y. L., Wu, G. M., Wang, X. P., Kawamura, K., Fu, P. Q., Cong, Z. Y.*, Levoglucosan as a tracer of biomass burning: Recent progress and perspectives, Atmospheric Research, 2019, 220, 20-33.

11. Bhattarai, H., Zhang, Y. L., Pavuluri, C. M., Wan, X., Wu, G. M., Li, P. L., Cao, F., Zhang, W. Q., Wang, Y. J., Kang, S. C., Ram, K., Kawamura, K., Ji, Z. M., Widory, D., Cong, Z. Y.*. Nitrogen Speciation and Isotopic Composition of Aerosols Collected at Himalayan Forest (3326 m a.s.l.): Seasonality, Sources, and Implications. Environmental Science & Technology, 2019, 53(21): 12247-12256.

12. Chen, P. F., Kang, S. C.*, Li, C. L., Zhang, Q. G., Guo, J. M., Tripathee, L., Zhang, Y. L., Li, G., Gul, C., Cong, Z. Y., Wan, X., Niu, H. W., Panday, A. K., Rupakheti, M., Ji, Z. M., Carbonaceous aerosol characteristics on the Third Pole: A primary study based on the Atmospheric Pollution and Cryospheric Change (APCC) network, Environmental Pollution, 2019, 253, 49-60.

13. Pokharel, M., Guang, J., Liu, B., Kang, S., Ma, Y. M., Holben, B. N., Xia, X. A., Xin, J. Y., Ram, K., Rupakheti, D., Wan, X., Wu, G. M., Bhattarai, H., Zhao, C. F., Cong, Z. Y.*. Aerosol properties over Tibetan Plateau from a decade of AERONET measurements: baseline, types, and influencing factors. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2019, 124(23), 13357-13374.

14. Li, Q. L.*, Wang, N. L., Barbante, C., Kang, S. C., Callegaro, A., Battistel, D., Argiriadis, E., Wan, X., Yao, P., Pu, T., Wu, X. B., Han, Y., Huai, Y. P., Biomass burning source identification through molecular markers in cryoconites over the Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Pollution, 2019, 244, 209-217.

15. Wu, G. M., Ram, K., Fu, P. Q., Wang, W., Zhang, Y. L., Liu, X. Y., Stone, E. A., Pradhan, B. B., Dangol, P. M., Panday, A. K, Wan, X., Bai, Z. P., Kang, S. C., Zhang, Q. G., Cong, Z.Y.*. Water-Soluble Brown Carbon in Atmospheric Aerosols from Godavari (Nepal), a Regional Representative of South Asia. Environmental Science & Technology, 2019, 53(7): 3471-3479.

16. Wu, G. M., Wan, X., Gao, S. P., Fu, P. Q., Yin, Y. G., Li, G., Zhang, G. S., Kang, S. C., Ram, K., Cong, Z. Y.*, Humic-like substances (HULIS) in aerosols of central Tibetan Plateau (Nam Co, 4730 m a.s.l): Abundance, light absorption properties and sources. Environmental Science & Technology, 2018, 52, 72037211.

17. Gao, S. P., Xu, B. Q., Dong, X. L., Zheng, X. Y., Wan, X., Kang, S. C., Song, Q. Y., Kawamura, K., Cong, Z. Y.*, Biomass-burning derived aromatic acids in NIST standard reference material 1649b and the environmental implications. Atmospheric Environment, 2018,185, 180-185.

18. Li, Q. L.*, Wang, N. L., Barbante, C., Kang, S. C., Yao, P., Wan, X., Barbaro, E., del Carmen, V. H. M, Gambaro, A., Li, C. L., Niu, H. W., Dong, Z. W., Wu, X. B., Levels and spatial distributions of levoglucosan and dissolved organic carbon in snowpits over the Tibetan Plateau glaciers. Science of the Total Environment, 2018, 612: 1340-1347.

19. Liu, B., Cong, Z. Y.*, Wang, Y. S., Xin, J. Y., Wan, X., Pan, Y. P., Liu, Z. R., Wang, Y. H., Zhang, G. S., Wang, Z. Y., Wang, Y. J., Kang, S. C.*, Background aerosol over the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau: observed characteristics of aerosol mass loading. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2017, 17(1), 449-463.

20. Wu, G. M., Cong, Z. Y.*, Kang, S. C., Kawamura, K., Fu, P. Q., Zhang, Y. L., Wan, X., Gao, S. P., Liu, B., Brown carbon in the cryosphere: Current knowledge and perspective. Advances in Climate Change Research, 2016, 7(1): 82-89.

21. Liu, Z. R, Wang, Y. S.*, Hu, B., Ji, D. S., Zhang, J. K., Wu, F. K., Wan, X., Wang, Y. H., Source appointment of fine particle number and volume concentration during severe haze pollution in Beijing in January 2013. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2015, 1-16.

22. Cong, Z. Y., Kang, S. C.*, Kawamura, K.*, Liu, B., Wan, X., Wang, Z. Y., Gao, S. P., Fu, P. Q., Carbonaceous aerosols on the south edge of the Tibetan Plateau: concentrations, seasonality and sources. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2015, 15, 1573-1584.

23. Cong, Z. Y., Kang, S. C.*, Zhang, Y. L., Gao, S. P., Wang, Z. Y., Liu, B., Wan, X., New insights into trace element wet deposition in the Himalayas: amounts, seasonal patterns, and implications. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2015, 22(4), 2735-2744.

24. Liu, B., Kang, S. C., Sun, J. M., Wan, X., Wang, Y. J., Gao, S. P., Cong, Z. Y.*, Low-molecular-weight organic acids in the Tibetan Plateau: Results from one-year of precipitation samples at the SET station. Atmospheric Environment, 2014, 86, 68-73.

25. Li, F., Gao, Y. Q., Wan, X., Li, Q., Guo, D. L., Wang, P. L., Li, H. X., Earth’s three-poles climate change under climate warming, Transactions of Atmospheric Sciences, 2021, 44(1):1-11. (In Chinese with English abstract)

26. Li, P. L., Fu, P. Q., Kang, S. C., Wan, X., Liu, B., Wu, G. J., Cong, Z. Y., Research progress on nitrogen in atmospheric aerosols:Chemical speciation and isotopic characteristics, Environmental Chemistry, 2016, 35(1): 1-10. (In Chinese with English abstract)