Talent details

Name:Zhiyuan Cong
Title & Affiliation:Ph.D, Professor
Homepage in Chinese:http://sourcedb.itpcas.cas.cn/cn/expert/201011/t20101117_3019733.html
Address:Building 3, Courtyard 16, Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China

Education and Appointments

Ph.D. in Natural Geopraphy, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2008
M.S. in Geochemistry, China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing), China, 2004 
B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Anhui University of Science and Technology, China, 2001
2016-present Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China     
2010-2016 Associate Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS 
2008-2010 Research Assistant, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS

Research Interest

Research Interests: Atmospheric aerosols in Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau; Snow/Ice chemistry; Long-range transport of pollutants
Research Fields: Atmospheric Environment, Atmospheric Aerosols, Climate change

Selected Publications

Publications in the recent 5 years (2016-2020) (* corresponding author; # joint first authors; Including books and book chapters)

Part 1: 5 representative publications

1. Pokharel, M.,  Guang, J.,  Liu, B.,  Kang, S.C.,  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.*, 2019.  Aerosol properties over Tibetan Plateau from a decade of AERONET measurements: baseline, types, and influencing factors. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 124,  13357– 13374.

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., and Cong, Z.Y.*,2019. Molecular characterization of organic aerosols in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: insights into primary and secondary sources. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19, 2725–2747.

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

4. Bhattarai H, Zhang YL, Pavuluri CM, 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.*, 2019. Nitrogen Speciation and Isotopic Composition of Aerosols Collected at Himalayan Forest (3326 m a.s.l.): Seasonality, Sources, and Implications. Environmental Science & Technology 53(21): 12247-12256.

5. Cong, Z.Y., Gao, S.P., Zhao, W.C., Wang, X., Wu, G.M., Zhang, Y.L., Kang, S.C. *, Liu, Y.Q., and Ji, J.F., 2018. Iron oxides in the cryoconite of glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau: abundance, speciation and implications. The Cryosphere 12: 3177-3186.

Part 2: all other publications (exclude part 1)

1. 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, 268, 115906.(in press)

2. 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.*, 2020. Light absorption, fluorescence properties and sources of brown carbon aerosols in the Southeast Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Pollution 257: 113616.

3. Sun, X.J., Zhang, Q.G., Li, M.Y., Kandel, K., Rawat, B., Pandey, A., Guo, J.M., Kang, S.C., Pant, R.R., Cong, Z., and Zhang, F.: Mercury variation and export in trans-Himalayan rivers: Insights from field observations in the Koshi River, 2020, Science of The Total Environment, 738, 139836.

4. 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, 2020, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125, e2020JD032615.

5. 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, in press.

6. Zhang, M., Zhao, C., Cong, Z., Du, Q., Xu, M., Chen, Y., Chen, M., Li, R., Fu, Y., Zhong, L., Kang, S., Zhao, D., and Yang, Y.: Impact of topography on black carbon transport to the southern Tibetan Plateau during the pre-monsoon season and its climatic implication, 2020, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20, 5923-5943.

7. 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, 2020, Nature Climate Change, 10, 1037-1044.

8. Zhu, J., Xia, X., Che, H., Wang, J., Cong, Z., Zhao, T., Kang, S., Zhang, X., Yu, X., and Zhang, Y.: Spatiotemporal variation of aerosol and potential long-range transport impact over the Tibetan Plateau, China, 2019, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19, 14637-14656.

9. 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., and Cong, Z.Y.*, 2019. Aromatic acids as biomass-burning tracers in atmospheric aerosols and ice cores: A review. Environmental Pollution 247, 216-228.

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.*, 2019. Levoglucosan as a tracer of biomass burning: Recent progress and perspectives. Atmospheric Research 220: 20–33.

11. Zhang, Q.G., Sun, X.J., Sun, S.W., Yin, X.F., Huang, J., Cong, Z.Y., and Kang, S.C.: Understanding Mercury Cycling in Tibetan Glacierized Mountain Environment: Recent Progress and Remaining Gaps, 2019, Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 102, 672–678.

12. Saikawa, E., Panday, A.K., Kang, S.C., Gautam, R., Zusman, E., Cong, Z.Y., Somanathan, E., and Adhikary, B.: Air Pollution in the Hindu Kush Himalaya, in: The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People, edited by: Wester, P., Mishra, A., Mukherji, A., and Shrestha, A. B., 2019, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 339-387.

13. 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.*, 2018. Humic-Like Substances (HULIS) in Aerosols of Central Tibetan Plateau (Nam Co, 4730 m asl): Abundance, Light Absorption Properties, and Sources. Environmental Science & Technology 52: 7203-7211.

14. Chen, X.T., Kang, S.C., Cong, Z.Y., Yang, J.H., and Ma, Y.M.: Concentration, temporal variation, and sources of black carbon in the Mt. Everest region retrieved by real-time observation and simulation, 2018, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18, 12859-12875.

15. Gao, S., Cong, Z.Y., Yu, H., Sun, Y.L., Mao, J., Zhang, H., Ma, Z.X., Azzi, M., Yang, W., Jiang, Y., Chen, L., and Bai, Z.P.: Estimation of background concentration of PM in Beijing using a statistical integrated approach, 2018, Atmospheric Pollution Research, 10(3), 858-867.

16. Gao, S., Yang, W., Zhang, H., Sun, Y., Mao, J., Ma, Z.X., Cong, Z.Y., Zhang, X., Tian, S.S., Azzi, M., Chen, L., and Bai, Z.P.: Estimating representative background PM2.5 concentration in heavily polluted areas using baseline separation technique and chemical mass balance model, 2018, Atmospheric Environment, 174, 180-187.

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.*, 2018. Biomass-burning derived aromatic acids in NIST standard reference material 1649b and the environmental implications. Atmospheric Environment 185: 180-185.

18. Li, Y.L., Gao, K., Duo, B., Zhang, G.S., Cong, Z.Y., Gao, Y., Fu, J.J., Zhang, A.Q., and Jiang, G.B.: Analysis of a broad range of perfluoroalkyl acids in accipiter feathers: method optimization and their occurrence in Nam Co Basin, Tibetan Plateau, 2018, Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 40, 1877-1886.

19. Liu, Z.R., Gao, W.K., Yu, Y.C., Hu, B., Xin, J.Y., Sun, Y., Wang, L.L., Wang, G.H., Bi, X.H., Zhang, G.H., Xu, H.H., Cong, Z.Y., He, J., Xu, J.S., and Wang, Y.S.: Characteristics of PM2.5 mass concentrations and chemical species in urban and background areas of China: emerging results from the CARE-China network, 2018, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18, 8849-8871.

20. Rupakheti, D., Kang, S.C., Cong, Z.Y., Rupakheti, M., Tripathee, L., Panday, A.K., and Holben, B.: Study of Aerosol Optical Properties Over Two Sites in the Foothills of the Central Himalayas, 2018, ISPRS-International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 1493-1497.

21. Rupakheti, D., Kang, S.C., Rupakheti, M., Cong, Z.Y., Tripathee, L., Panday, A.K., and Holben, B.N.: Observation of optical properties and sources of aerosols at Buddha’s birthplace, Lumbini, Nepal: environmental implications, 2018, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25, 14868-14881.

22. Zhang, Y.L., Kang, S.C., Sprenger, M., Cong, Z.Y., Gao, T.G., Li, C.L., Tao, S., Li, X.F., Zhong, X.Y., Xu, M., Meng, W.J., Neupane, B., Qin, X., and Sillanp, M.: Black carbon and mineral dust in snow cover on the Tibetan Plateau, 2018, The Cryosphere, 12, 413-431.

23. Yan, J.P., Wang, X.P., Gong, P., Wang, C.F., and Cong, Z.Y.: Review of brown carbon aerosols: Recent progress and perspectives, 2018, Science of The Total Environment, 634, 1475-1485.

24. Sun, X.J., Zhang, Q.G., Kang, S.C., Guo, J.M., Li, X.F., Yu, Z.L., Zhang, G.S., Qu, D.M., Huang, J., Cong, Z.Y., and Wu, G.J.: Mercury speciation and distribution in a glacierized mountain environment and their relevance to environmental risks in the inland Tibetan Plateau, 2018, Science of The Total Environment, 631-632, 270-278.

25. Shi, F.L., Xin, J.Y., Yang, L.K., Cong, Z.Y., Liu, R.X., Ma, Y.N., Wang, Y.S., Lu, X.F., and Zhao, L.: The first validation of the precipitable water vapor of multisensor satellites over the typical regions in China, 2018, Remote Sensing of Environment, 206, 107-122.

26. 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., Wang, W., Kawamura,K., Gao, S.P., Wu, G.M., Cong, Z.Y.*, 2017. Organic molecular tracers in the atmospheric aerosols from Lumbini, Nepal, in the northern Indo-Gangetic Plain: Influence of biomass burning. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17: 8867–8885.

27. 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.*, 2017. Background aerosol over the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau: observed characteristics of aerosol mass loading. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17 (1): 449-463.

28. Yin, X.F., Kang, S.C., De Foy, B., Cong, Z.Y., Luo, J., Zhang, L., Ma, Y.M., Zhang, G.S., Rupakheti, D., and Zhang, Q.G.: Surface ozone at Nam Co in the inland Tibetan Plateau: variation, synthesis comparison and regional representativeness, 2017, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17, 11293-11311.

29. Sun, X.J., Wang, K., Kang, S.C., Guo, J.M., Zhang, G.S., Huang, J., Cong, Z.Y., Sun, S.W., and Zhang, Q.G.: The role of melting alpine glaciers in mercury export and transport: An intensive sampling campaign in the Qugaqie Basin, inland Tibetan Plateau, 2017, Environmental Pollution, 220, 936-945.

30. Tripathee, L., Kang, S.C., Rupakheti, D., Cong, Z.Y., Zhang, Q.G., and Huang, J.: Chemical characteristics of soluble aerosols over the central Himalayas: insights into spatiotemporal variations and sources, 2017, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24, 24454-24472.

31. Zhang, Q.G., Zhang, F., Kang, S.C., and Cong, Z.Y.: Melting glaciers: Hidden hazards, 2017, Science, 356, 495-495.

32. Zhang, Y.L., Kang, S.C., Cong, Z.Y., Schmale, J., Sprenger, M., Li, C.L., Yang, W., Gao, T.G., Sillanp, M., Li, X.F., Liu, Y.J., Chen, P.F., and Zhang, X.L.: Light-absorbing impurities enhance glacier albedo reduction in the southeastern Tibetan plateau, 2017, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122, 6915-6933.

33. Zhang, Y.L., Kang, S.C., Li, C.L., Gao, T.G., Cong, Z., Sprenger, M., Liu, Y.J., Li, X.F., Guo, J.M., Sillanp, M., Wang, K., Chen, J.Z., Li, Y., and Sun, S.W.: Characteristics of black carbon in snow from Laohugou No. 12 glacier on the northern Tibetan Plateau, 2017, Science of The Total Environment, 607-608, 1237-1249.

34. Zhang, Y.L., Kang, S.C., Xu, M., Sprenger, M., Gao, T.G., Cong, Z.Y., Li, C.L., Guo, J.M., Xu, Z.Q., Li, Y., Li, G., Li, X.F., Liu, Y.J., and Han, H.D.: Light-absorbing impurities on Keqikaer Glacier in western Tien Shan: concentrations and potential impact on albedo reduction, 2017, Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions, 9, 97-111.

35. Zhou, Y., Wang, X., Wu, X., Cong, Z.Y., Wu, G.M., and Ji, M.X.: Quantifying Light Absorption of Iron Oxides and Carbonaceous Aerosol in Seasonal Snow across Northern China, 2017, Atmosphere, 8, 63.

36. Wan, X.,Kang, S.C., Xin, J.Y., Liu, B., Wen, T.X., Wang, P.L., Wang, Y.S., Cong, Z.Y.*, 2016. Chemical composition of size-segregated aerosols in Lhasa city, Tibetan Plateau. Atmospheric Research 174-175: 142-150.

37. Huang, J., Kang, S.C., Guo, J.M., Zhang, Q.G., Cong, Z.Y., Sillanp, M., Zhang, G.S., Sun, S.W., and Tripathee, L.: Atmospheric particulate mercury in Lhasa city, Tibetan Plateau, 2016, Atmospheric Environment, 142, 433-441.

38. Huang, J., Kang, S.C., Tian, L.D., Guo, J.M., Zhang, Q.G., Cong, Z.Y., Sillanp, M., Sun, S.W., and Tripathee, L.: Influence of long-range transboundary transport on atmospheric water vapor mercury collected at the largest city of Tibet, 2016, Science of The Total Environment, 566-567, 1215-1222.

39. Ji, Z.M., Kang, S.C., Zhang, Q.G., Cong, Z.Y., Chen, P.F., and Sillanp, M.: Investigation of mineral aerosols radiative effects over High Mountain Asia in 1990–2009 using a regional climate model, 2016, Atmospheric Research, 178-179, 484-496.

40. Kang, S., Chen, P.F., Li, C.L., Liu, B., and Cong, Z.Y.: Atmospheric Aerosol Elements over the Inland Tibetan Plateau: Concentration, Seasonality, and Transport, 2016, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 16, 789–800.

41. Kang, S.C., and Cong, Z.Y.: Atmospheric black carbon and its effects on cryosphere, 2016, Advances in Climate Change Research, 3, 113-114.

42. Li, C.L., Bosch, C., Kang, S.C., Andersson, A., Chen, P., Zhang, Q.G., Cong, Z.Y., Chen, B., Qin, D.H., and Gustafsson.: Sources of black carbon to the Himalayan–Tibetan Plateau glaciers, 2016, Nature Communications, 7, 12574.

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

44. Xia, X.A., Che, H.Z., Zhu, J., Chen, H.B., Cong, Z.Y., Deng, X.J., Fan, X.H., Fu, Y.F., Goloub, P., Jiang, H., Liu, Q., Mai, B.R., Wang, P.C., Wu, Y.F., Zhang, J.Q., Zhang, R.J., and Zhang, X.Y.: Ground-based remote sensing of aerosol climatology in China: Aerosol optical properties, direct radiative effect and its parameterization, 2016, Atmospheric Environment, 124, 243-251.

45. Xin, J.Y., Gong, C.S., Liu, Z.R., Cong, Z.Y., Gao, W.K., Song, T., Pan, Y.P., Sun, Y., Ji, D.S., Wang, L.L., Tang, G.Q., and Wang, Y.S.: The observation-based relationships between PM2.5 and AOD over China, 2016, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121, 10,701-710,716.

46. Zhang, Y.L., Kang, S.C., Grigholm, B., Zhang, Y.J., Kaspari, S., Morgenstern, U., Ren, J.W., Qin, D.H., Mayewski, P.A., Zhang, Q.G., Cong, Z.Y., Sillanp, M., Schwikowski, M., and Chen, F.: Twentieth-century warming preserved in a Geladaindong mountain ice core, central Tibetan Plateau, 2016, Annals of Glaciology, 57, 70-80.

Patents (2016-2020)

1. Gao, S.P., Xu, B.Q., Cong, Z.Y., Li, J.L., 2020. A reaction device for correcting the concentration of biomass burning indicator in snow and ice. Utility Model Patent: ZL 2019 2 0956677.0.

2. Gao, S.P., Cong, Z.Y., Xu, B.Q., Li, J.L., 2019. A sampling processing device for snow and ice samples and the related measuring device. Utility Model Patent: ZL 2019 2 0222167.0

3. Gao, S.P., Cong, Z.Y., Xu, B.Q., Li, J.L., 2019. A bag used for gas sampling and testing. Utility Model Patent: ZL 2019 2 0222077.1.

4. Gao, S.P., Cong, Z.Y., Xu, B.Q., Li, J.L., Wan, X., 2019. A reaction device and a method for correcting the concentration of biomass burning indicators in snow and ice. Invention Patent: CN201910551811.3, Under review.

5. Gao, S.P., Xu, B.Q., Li, J.L., Wang, M., Cong, Z.Y., 2019. A method for measuring black carbon concentration and its mixed state in snow and ice. Invention Patent: CN201910131296.3, Under review.