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