Department: Environmental Science
Research interests: Atmospheric environment and climate effects
Tel/fax: 86-10-62755343


Ph.D., Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Sciences and Technology, 1998
M.S., Center for Environmental Sciences, Peking Univeresity, 1995
B.S., Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Wuhan University, 1992


2009–present, Professor, Peking University
2002–2008, Associate Professor, Peking University
1999–2001, Assistant Professor, Peking University


Graduate course: Atmospheric environmental modeling



Agricultural Emissions in China, Climate Effects


1. Xin Huang, Yu Song,* Mengmeng Li, Jianfeng Li and Tong Zhu, Harvest season, high polluted season in East China, Environ. Res. Lett. 2012, 7, 044033 (7pp).
2. Xin Huang, Yu Song,* Mengmeng Li, Jianfeng Li, Qing Huo, Xuhui Cai, Tong Zhu,Min Hu and Hongsheng Zhang, A high-resolution ammonia emission inventory in China, GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES, 2012, 26, GB1030, doi:10.1029/2011GB004161.
3. Xin Huang, Mengmeng Li, Jianfeng Li, Yu Song,* A high-resolution emission inventory of crop burning in fields in China based on MODIS Thermal Anomalies/Fire products, Atmospheric Environment, 2012, 50, 9-15.
4. Yu Song,* Di Chang, Bing Liu, Weijie Miao, Lei Zhu and Yuanhang Zhang, A new emission inventory for nonagricultural open fires in Asia from 2000 to 2009, Environ. Res. Lett. 2010, 5, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/5/1/014014.
5. Yu Song,* Bing Liu, Weijie Miao, Di Chang and Yuanhang Zhang, Spatiotemporal variation in nonagricultural open fire emissions in China from 2000 to 2007, GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES, 2009, 23, GB2008, doi:10.1029/2008GB003344.
6. Di Chang and Yu Song,* Estimates of biomass burning emissions in tropical Asia based on satellite-derived data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2010, 10, 2335–2351.
7. Di Chang and Yu Song,* Comparison of L3JRC and MODIS global burned area products from 2000 to 2007, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, 2009, 114, D16106, doi:10.1029/2008JD011361.
8. Yu Song,* Yuanhang Zhang, Shaodong Xie, Limin Zeng, Mei Zheng, Lynn G. Salmon, Min Shao, Sjaak Slanina, Source apportionment of PM2.5 in Beijing by positive matrix factorization, Atmospheric Environment, 2006, 40, 1526–1537.
9. Yu Song,* Min Shao, Ying Liu, Sihua Lu, William Kuster, Paul Goldan and Shaodong Xie, Source Apportionment of Ambient Volatile Organic Compounds in Beijing, Environ. Sci. Technol. 2007, 41, 4348-4353.
10. Yu Song,* Tong Zhu, Xuhui Cai, Weili Lin and Ling Kang, Glacier winds in the Rongbuk Valley, north of Mount Everest: 1. Meteorological modeling with remote sensing data, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, 2007, 112, D11101, doi:10.1029/2006JD007867.


His research focuses on air pollution and aerosol radiative forcing in China with modeling. His team developed an emission inventory for biomass burning (both forest fire and crop residual fire) in China based on remote sensing. The new dataset with 1 km and daily resolution well reflects the burning activities in the study area. His team also developed an ammonia emission inventory in China with 1 km resolution. Now, his team is trying to answer the question “how much is the contribution from agricultural emissions to air pollution and aerosol radiative forcing in China”.