Ping Yang, professor and department head in Atmospheric Sciences in the College of Geosciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. The election recognizes Yang's outstanding and sustained contributions to the atmospheric sciences over a substantial period of years.
Only two-tenths of one percent of the AMS membership is elected Fellow.
Yang, who has a joint appointment in physics and astronomy in the College of Science, also holds the David Bullock Harris Chair in Geosciences. He was named a Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2010.
Yang researches the radiative budget of the atmosphere, including the scattering and absorption of cloud and aerosol particles, the transfer of solar radiation and terrestrial thermal emission, and remote sensing of cloud properties.
In addition to being a Fellow in two professional societies, Yang's other honors include recognition for his research from the National Science Foundation, NASA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
In addition to nearly 200 peer-reviewed articles, he is co-author of Theory of Atmospheric Radiative Transfer, and he is writing books on light scattering by ice crystals and an introduction to satellite meteorology and atmospheric remote sensing.
Yang and other new Fellows will be recognized at a banquet in their honor at the AMS 93rd annual meeting, Jan. 6, in Austin.
Oct. 8, 2012
Dr. Ping Yang
Department Head, Professor and Holder of the David Bullock Harris Chair in Geosciences