Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Houjun Wang

Research Interests

Applications of advanced high-order numerical methods, such as spectral element (SE) and discontinuous Galerkin (DG) methods, in atmosphere, ionosphere and plasmasphere modeling

Grid generation for ionosphere-plasmasphere modeling

Data assimilation

Current Research

Development of a discontinuous Galerking (DG) ionosphere-plasmasphere model

Grid generation for ionosphere-plasmasphere modeling



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  • John, PB and HJ Wang. (APR 2017). Convergent Power Series for Boundary Value Problems and Eigenproblems with Application to Atmospheric and Oceanic Tides. AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL MONTHLY, 124(4), 306-323. 10.4169/amer.math.monthly.124.4.306
  • Fuller-Rowell, TJ, TW Fang, HJ Wang, V Matthias, P Hoffmann, K Hocke and S Studer. (2017). Impact of Migrating Tides on Electrodynamics During the January 2009 Sudden Stratospheric Warming. IONOSPHERIC SPACE WEATHER: LONGITUDE AND HEMISPHERIC DEPENDENCES AND LOWER ATMOSPHERE FORCING, 220, 165-174.
  • Fang, TW, RA Akmaev, RA Stoneback, T Fuller-Rowell, H Wang and F Wu. (MAY 2016). Impact of midnight thermosphere dynamics on the equatorial ionospheric vertical drifts. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 121(5), 4858-4868. 10.1002/2015JA022282
  • Wang, HJ, JP Boyd and RA Akmaev. (2016). On computation of Hough functions. GEOSCIENTIFIC MODEL DEVELOPMENT, 9(4), 1477-1488. 10.5194/gmd-9-1477-2016
  • Fang, TW, T Fuller-Rowell, HJ Wang, R Akmaev and F Wu. (SEP 2014). Ionospheric response to sudden stratospheric warming events at low and high solar activity. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 119(9). 10.1002/2014JA020142
  • Wang, H, RA Akmaev, TW Fang, TJ Fuller-Rowell, F Wu, N Maruyama and MD Iredell. (MAR 2014). First forecast of a sudden stratospheric warming with a coupled whole-atmosphere/ionosphere model IDEA. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 119(3), 2079-2089. 10.1002/2013JA019481
  • Pedatella, NM, T Fuller-Rowell, H Wang, H Jin, Y Miyoshi, H Fujiwara, H Shinagawa, HL Liu, F Sassi, H Schmidt, V Matthias and L Goncharenko. (FEB 2014). The neutral dynamics during the 2009 sudden stratosphere warming simulated by different whole atmospheremodels. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 119(2), 1306-1324. 10.1002/2013JA019421
  • Fang, TW, T Fuller-Rowell, R Akmaev, F Wu, HJ Wang and D Anderson. (20-Mar 2012). Longitudinal variation of ionospheric vertical drifts during the 2009 sudden stratospheric warming. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 117. 10.1029/2011JA017348
  • Wang, H, TJ Fuller-Rowell, RA Akmaev, M Hu, DT Kleist and MD Iredell. (22-Dec 2011). First simulations with a whole atmosphere data assimilation and forecast system: The January 2009 major sudden stratospheric warming. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 116. 10.1029/2011JA017081
  • Fuller-Rowell, T, R Akmaev, F Wu, M Fedrizzi, RA Viereck and HJ Wang. (21-Sep 2011). Did the January 2009 sudden stratospheric warming cool or warm the thermosphere?. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 38. 10.1029/2011GL048985
  • Fuller-Rowell, T, HJ Wang, R Akmaev, F Wu, TW Fang, M Iredell and A Richmond. (9-Jul 2011). Forecasting the dynamic and electrodynamic response to the January 2009 sudden stratospheric warming. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 38. 10.1029/2011GL047732
  • Akmaev, RA, F Wu, TJ Fuller-Rowell, H Wang and MD Iredell. (28-Aug 2010). Midnight density and temperature maxima, and thermospheric dynamics in Whole Atmosphere Model simulations. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 115. 10.1029/2010JA015651
  • Baer, F, HJ Wang, JJ Tribbia and A Fournier. (DEC 2006). Climate modeling with spectral elements. Mon. Weather Rev., 134(12), 3610-3624.
  • Zhang, GJ and HJ Wang. (23-Mar 2006). Toward mitigating the double ITCZ problem in NCAR CCSM3. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33(6).