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Dr. Jia Yue

Research Associate Professor

Dr. Jia Yue received the BS from Shanghai Jiao-Tong University in 2002, the MS from University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2004, the PhD from Colorado State University in 2009, all in Electrical and Computer Engineering. After 3 years of Advanced Study Program postdoctoral research associate at National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), High Altitude Observatory, in Boulder, he joined the research faculty at Hampton University in 2012. In the fall of 2011, he served as an adjunct professor at Hampton University to teach a graduate level course, being supported by the Diversity Fund from NCAR. He is also an Affiliate Faculty with George Mason University and a Research Associate Professor with ESSIC of University of Maryland at College Park.

Dr. Yue's research has focused on the theoretical, numerical and experimental investigations of the dynamical, electrodynamical and energetic coupling processes between Earth's lower and upper atmosphere. He tries to answer the critical question: how the space environment is influenced by the meteorological perturbations. He specializes in fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and electrodynamics applied to the upper atmosphere. He also specializes in optical remote sensing techniques (lidars and airglow imagers) to design, develop, deploy and apply the instruments to upper atmosphere researches. He has worked with several global circulation models, such as TIME-GCM and WACCM, to characterize the impacts of gravity waves, planetary waves and tides in the upper atmosphere. He is also interested in satellite remote sensing and data analysis with TIMED and AIM, weather forecast model and data assimilation.

He has been invited to deliver presentations in numerous scientific meetings. He has served as a PI or Co-PI on a number of NSF and NASA grants. He is a frequent reviewer for scientific journals such as JGR, GRL, JASTP and panelist for NASA and NSF. He received the SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics) Distinguished Young Scientist Award in 2014.

Teaching Experience: Atmospheric Remote Sensing, Optics and Electronics Lab

Research Interests: Atmospheric Science, Optics, Remote Sensing, Wave Dynamics, Numerical Modeling and Data analysis.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Dr. Yue has authored or co-authored more than 80 peer reviewed journal papers.


  • Yue J., S. Vadas , C.-Y. She , T. Nakamura , S. Reising ,H. Liu , P. Stamus, D. Krueger, W. Lyons, and T. Li (2009), Concentric gravity waves in the mesosphere generated by deep convective plumes in the lower atmosphere near Fort Collins, Colorado, Geophys. Res. Atmosphere, 114, D06104, doi:10.1029/2008JD011244.
  • Yue J., C.-Y. She, B. P. Williams, J. D. Vance, P. E. Acott, and T. D. Kawahara (2009), Continuous-wave sodium D2 resonance radiation generated in single-pass sum-frequency generation with periodically poled lithium niobate, Lett. 34, 1093-1095, doi: 10.1364/OL.34.001093.
  • Yue J., C.-Y. She, and H.-L. Liu, Large wind shears and stabilities in the mesopause region observed by Na lidar at midlatitude (2010), Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 115, A10307, doi:10.1029/2009JA014864.
  • Yue J. and H.-L. Liu (2010), Fast meridional transport in the lower thermosphere by planetary-scale waves, Atmos. Solar Terra. Physics, 72, 18, 1372-1378, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2010.10.001.
  • Yue J., H.-L. Liu, and L. C. Chang (2012), Numerical investigation of quasi 2 day waves in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere, Geophys. Res. Atmos., 117, D05111, doi:10.1029/2011JD016574.
  • Yue J., W. Wang, A. D. Richmond, and H.-L. Liu (2012), Quasi-two-day wave coupling of the mesosphere and lower thermosphere-ionosphere in the TIME-GCM: Two-day oscillations in the ionosphere, Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 117, A07305, doi:10.1029/2012JA017815.
  • Yue J., L. Hoffmann, and M.J. Alexander (2013), Simultaneous observations of convective gravity waves from a ground-based airglow imager and the AIRS satellite experiment, Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 3178-3191, doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50341.
  • Yue J., W. Wang, A. D. Richmond, H.-L. Liu, and L. C. Chang (2013), Wavenumber broadening of the quasi 2 day planetary wave in the ionosphere, Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, 3515-3526, DOI: 10.1002/jgra.50307.
  • Yue J. and W. Wang (2014), Changes of thermospheric composition and ionospheric density caused by quasi 2 day wave dissipation, Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, 2069-2078, doi:10.1002/2013JA019725.
  • Yue, J., B. Thurairajah, L. Hoffmann, M. J. Alexander, A. Chandran, M. J. Taylor, J. M. Russell III, C. E. Randall, and S. M. Bailey (2014), Concentric gravity waves in polar mesosphere clouds from the Cloud Imaging and Particle Size experiment, Geophys. Res. Atmosphere, 119, 5115-5127, doi:10.1002/2013JD021385.
  • Yue J. and Lyons W. A. (2015), Structured elves: Modulation by convectively generated gravity waves, Res. Lett., 42, 1004-1011, doi:10.1002/2014GL062612.
  • Yue J., J. Russell III, Y. Jian, L. Rezac, R. Garcia, M. Lopez-Puertas, and M. G. Mlynczak (2015), Increasing carbon dioxide concentration in the upper atmosphere observed by SABER, Res. Lett, 42, 7194-7199, doi: 10.1002/2015GL064696. (Featured by Nature, GRL cover article, NASA media report)
  • Yue J., W. Wang, H. Ruan, L. C. Chang, and J. Lei (2016), Impact of the interaction between the quasi-2 day wave and tides on the ionosphere and thermosphere, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, 3555-3563, doi:10.1002/2016JA022444.