You are here

Hao, Wei Min

Position: 
Supervisory Research Chemist
Focus Area/Association: 
Employee Role: 
Research Scientist
Phone Number: 
(406) 329-4838
Address: 

RMRS Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory
5775 US Hwy 10 West
Missoula, MT 59808

Photo: Wei Min Hao
Education: 
  • Ph.D., Harvard University
Research topics: 
  • spatial distribution of daily emissions of atmospheric pollutants and greenhouse gases
  • comparing fire emission sources with industrial sources of greenhouse gases and air pollutants
  • quantify atmospheric pollutant concentrations downwind from large fires.
  • smoke plume dynamics and optical properties of smoke particles
Personal Summary: 

Wei Min Hao is an Atmospheric Chemist in the Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program.

Research includes:

  1. Developing a spatial distribution of daily emissions of atmospheric pollutants and greenhouse gases from fires in North America from 2001 to 2008.
  2. Comparing fire emission sources with industrial sources of greenhouse gases and air pollutants seasonally and annually in different regions of North America.
  3. Developing an air quality forecasting model, the WRF-Smoke Dispersion Model, to quantify atmospheric pollutant concentrations downwind from large fires.
  4. Studying the smoke plume dynamics and optical properties of smoke particles using the most advanced scanning lidar.

Acknowlegements:

  • “You Bring Charm to the World as an Influential Chinese” award for 2007 in Beijing, China.
  • The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, awarded as a contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
  • NASA North American Carbon Program Science Team, 2004-present.
  • NASA Earth Observing System Validation Team, 2000-2003.
  • NASA Land Cover and Land Use Science Team, 2000-2003.
  • Chair, Session of "Remote Sensing on Fire: Science and Application", SPIE International Symposium on Optical Engineering + Applications, 10-14 August 2008, San Diego, CA
Affiliation: 
RMRS-FFS
Modified: Dec 06, 2016

Select Publications & Products

Wei Min Hao has authored or co-authored more than 70 publications in refereed journals. His publications are widely cited by leading institutions and universities worldwide.