Yong Ming Han

Dr. Yongming Han is currently a full professor of the Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interests are related to geochemistry, particulate matter pollution, environmental and climate change, the linkage between the very short atmospheric time series and longer sedimentary records of various pollutants, especially black carbon and combustion products. He is particularly interested in black carbon in different compartments (atmosphere, soils and sediments), including its methodology, origins, transport, deposition, and fate. He seeks to reconstruct past wildfire history and understands the inherent mechanisms regarding biomass burning emissions and climate change. Recently, his research focuses on the interaction between human activities and natural forcing during the Anthropocene period. Dr. Han's research has been funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Chinese Academy of Science, and Ministry of Science and Technology of the People´s Republic of China etc.

Fields of Interest

Carbonaceous Aerosol; Wildfire; Biomass burning emissions; Air pollution; Environmental Change; Anthropocene environment; Sedimentology; Geochemistry; Human impacts


  • 2003-2006 Ph.D. Geoscience University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2000-2003 M.S. Geochemistry Chang’an University
  • 1988-1992. B.S. Geoscience Chengdu University of Geosciences

Honors & Awards

  • NSFC's Outstanding Youth project
  • Member of Anthropocene Working Group
  • Editorial Board of journal Atmosphere

1.    Wei, C.; Bandowe, B.; Han, Y.; Cao, J.; Watson, J. G; Chow, J. C.; Wilcke, W., Polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAHs, oxygenated PAHs, nitrated PAHs, and azaarenes) in air from four climate zones of China: Occurrence, gas/particle partitioning, and health risks. Science of The Total Environment, doi/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147234.

2.    Wilcke, W.; Bigalke, M.; Wei, C,; Han, Y.; Bandowe, B., Global distribution of oxygenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (OPAHs) in mineral topsoils. Journal of Environmental Quality, doi/10.1002/jeq2.20224.

3.    Wang, Q.; Liu, H.; Wang, P.; Dai, W., Zhang, T., Zhao, Y., Tian, J.; Zhang, W.; Han, Y.; Cao, J., Optical source apportionment and radiative effect of light-absorbing carbonaceous aerosols in a tropical marine monsoon climate zone: the importance of ship emissions, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 2020, 20(24):15537-15549.

4.    Han, Y.; Bandowe, B.; Schneider, T.; Pongpiachan, S.; Ho, S. S. H.; Wei, C.; Wang, Q.; Xing, L.; Wilcke, W., A 150-year record of black carbon (soot and char) and polycyclic aromatic compounds deposition in Lake Phayao, north Thailand. Environmental Pollution 2020, 269.

5.    Choochuay, C.; Pongpiachan, S.; Tipmanee, D.; Deelaman, W.; Suttinun, O.; Wang, Q.; Xing, L.; Li, G.; Han, Y.; Palakun, J.; Poshyachinda, S.; Aukkaravittayapun, S.; Surapipith, V.; Cao, J., Long-range Transboundary Atmospheric Transport of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Carbonaceous Compositions, and Water-soluble Ionic Species in Southern Thailand. Aerosol and Air Quality Research 2020, 20(7).

6.    Choochuay, C.; Pongpiachan, S.; Tipmanee, D.; Suttinun, O.; Deelaman, W.; Wang, Q.; Xing, L.; Li, G.; Han, Y.; Palakun, J.; Cao, J., Impacts of PM2.5 sources on variations in particulate chemical compounds in ambient air of Bangkok, Thailand. Atmospheric Pollution Research 2020,11(9).

7.    Choochuay, C.; Pongpiachan, S.; Tipmanee, D.; Deelaman, W.; Iadtemet, N.; Suttinun, O.; Wang, Q.; Xing, L.; Li, G.; Han, Y.; Hashmi, M. Z.; Palakun, J.; Poshyachinda, S.; Aukkaravittayapun, S.; Surapipith, V.; Cao, J., Effects of Agricultural Waste Burning on PM2.5-Bound Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Carbonaceous Compositions, and Water-Soluble Ionic Species in the Ambient Air of Chiang-Mai, Thailand. Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds. Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, doi/10.1080/10406638.2020.1750436.

8.    Hao, Y.; Han, Y.; An, Z.;. Burr, G. S.,Climatic control of orbital time-scale wildfire occurrences since the late MIS 3 at Qinghai Lake, monsoon marginal zone. Quaternary International, 2020, 550.

9.    Han, Y.; An, Z.; Marlon, J. R.; Bradley, R. S.; Zhan, C.; Arimoto, R.; Sun, Y.; Zhou, W.; Wu, F.; Wang, Q.; Burr, G. S.; Cao, J., 2020. Asian inland wildfires driven by glacial-interglacial climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2020, 117(10): 201822035.

10.    Xing, L.; Li, G.; Pongpiachan, S.; Wang, Q.; Han, Y.; Cao, J.; Tipmanee, D.; Palakun, J.; Aukkaravittayapun, S.; Surapipith, V.; Poshyachinda, S., Quantifying the contributions of local emissions and regional transport to elemental carbon in Thailand. Environmental pollution 2020, 262, 114272.

11.    Deelaman, W.; Pongpiachan, S.; Tipmanee, D.; Choochuay, C.; Iadtem, N.; Suttinun, O.; Wang, Q.; Xing, L.; Li, G.; Han, Y.; Hashmi, M. Z.; Cao, J., Source Identification of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Terrestrial Soils in Chile. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 2020, 102514.

12.    Yuan, W.; Yang, L.; Guo, J.; Chen, Z.; Duan, J.; Wang, M.; Wang, T.; Ni, H.; Han, Y.; Li, Y.; Chen, Q.; Chen, Y.; Hoffmann, T.; amp; apos; Dowd, C., Characterization of the light absorbing properties, chromophores composition and sources of brown carbon aerosol in Xi'an, Northwest China. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2019.

13.    Tian, J.; Wang, Q.; Han, Y.; Ye, J.; Wang, P.; Pongpiachan, S.; Ni, H.; Zhou, Y. Q.; Wang, M.; Zhao, Y.; Cao, J., Contributions of aerosol composition and sources to particulate optical properties in a southern coastal city of China. Atmospheric Research 2019, 235, 104744.

14.    Zhao, Z.; Wang, Q.; Li, L.; Han, Y.; Ye, Z.; Pongpiachan, S.; Zhang, Y.; Liu, S.; Tian, R.; Cao, J., Characteristics of PM2.5 at a High-Altitude Remote Site in the Southeastern Margin of the Tibetan Plateau in Premonsoon Season. Atmosphere 2019, 10, (11).

15.    Wang, T.; Tan, L.; Xu, H.; Zang, J.; Li, D.; Lan, J.; Han, Y.; Li, L., The selection of a primary marker for the Anthropocene. Science Bulletin 2019, 64.

16.    An, Z.; Zhang, R.; Tie, X.; Li, G.; Cao, J.; Zhou, W.; Shi, Z.; Han, Y.; Gu, Z.; Ji, Y., Severe haze in northern China: A synergy of anthropogenic emissions and atmospheric processes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2019, 116, 8657-8666.

17.    Wang, Q.; Han, Y.; Ye, J.; Liu, S.; Pongpiachan, S.; Zhang, N.; Han, Y.; Tian, J.; Wu, C.; Long, X.; Zhang, Q.; Zhang, W.; Zhao, Z.; Cao, J., High Contribution of Secondary Brown Carbon to Aerosol Light Absorption in the Southeastern Margin of Tibetan Plateau. Geophysical Research Letters 2019, 46, 4962-4970.

18.    Li, L.; Wang, Q.; Zhang, X.; She, Y.; Zhou, J.; Chen, Y.; Wang, P.; Liu, S.; Zhang, T.; Dai, W.; Han, Y.; Cao, J., Characteristics of single atmospheric particles in a heavily polluted urban area of China: size distributions and mixing states. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2019.

19.    Wang, Q.; Liu, S.; Li, N.; Dai, W.; Wu, Y.; Tian, J.; Zhou, Y. Q.; Wang, M.; Ho, S. S. H.; Chen, Y.; Zhang, R.; Zhao, S.; Zhu, C.-S.; Han, Y.; Tie, X.; Cao, J., Impacts of short-term mitigation measures on PM<sub>2.5</sub> and radiative effects: a case study at a regional background site near Beijing, China. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 2019, 19, 1881-1899.

20.    Pongpiachan, S.; Wang, Q.; Xing, L.; Li, G.; Han, Y.; Cao, J., Data Relating to Carbonaceous Components in Songkhla Lake Sediments, Thailand. Data in Brief 2019, 22.

21.    Tian, J.; Wang, Q.; Ni, H.; Wang, M.; Zhou, Y. Q.; Han, Y.; Shen, Z.; Pongpiachan, S.; Zhang, N.; Zhao, Z.; Zhang, Q.; Zhang, Y.; Long, X.; Cao, J., Emission Characteristics of Primary Brown Carbon Absorption From Biomass and Coal Burning: Development of an Optical Emission Inventory for China. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 2019.

22.    Pongpiachan, S.; Tipmanee, D.; Choochuay, C.; Hattayanone, M.; Deelaman, W.; Iadtem, N.; Bunsomboonsakul, S.; Palakun, J.; Poshyachinda, S.; Leckngam, A.; Somboonpon, P.; Panyaphirawat, T.; Aukkaravittayapun, S.; Wang, Q.; Xing, L.; Li, G.; Han, Y.; Cao, J., Vertical profile of organic and elemental carbon in sediments of Songkhla Lake, Thailand. Limnology 2019.

23.    Zhan, C.; Wan, D.; Han, Y.; Zhang, J., Historical variation of black carbon and PAHs over the last ~200 years in central North China: Evidence from lake sediment records. Science of The Total Environment 2019, 690, 891-899.

24.    Musa Bandowe, B. A.; Wei, C.; Han, Y.; Cao, J.; Zhan, C.; Wilcke, W., Polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAHs, oxygenated PAHs, nitrated PAHs and azaarenes) in soils from China and their relationship with geographic location, land use and soil carbon fractions. Science of The Total Environment 2019, 690, 1268-1276.

25.    Chuang, H.-C.; Sun, J.; Ni, H.; Tian, J.; Lui, K. H.; Han, Y.; Cao, J.; Huang, R.-J.; Shen, Z.; Ho, K.-F., Characterization of the chemical components and bioreactivity of fine particulate matter produced during crop-residue burning in China. Environmental Pollution 2018.

26.    Bandowe, B.; Nkansah, M.; Leimer, S.; Fischer, D.; Lammel, G.; Han, Y., Chemical (C, N, S, black carbon, soot and char) and stable carbon isotope composition of street dusts from a major West African metropolis: Implications for source apportionment and exposure. Science of The Total Environment 2018, 655.

27.    Li, C.; Han, X.; Kang, S.; Yan, F.; Chen, P.; Hu, Z.; Yang, J.; Ciren, D.; Gao, S.; Sillanpää, M.; Han, Y.; Liu, S.; Smith, K., Heavy near-surface PM2.5 pollution in Lhasa, China during a relatively static winter period. Chemosphere 2018, 214.

28.    Tian, J.; Ni, H.; Han, Y.; Shen, Z.; Wang, Q.; Long, X.; Zhang, Y.; Cao, J., Primary PM 2.5 and trace gases emissions from residential coal combustion: Assessing semi-coke briquette for emission reduction in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, China. Atmospheric Environment 2018, 191.

29.    Can Wu, Gehui Wang, Cong Cao, Jianjun Li, Jin Li, Feng Wu, Rujin Huang, Junji Cao, Yongmin Han, Shuangshuang Ge, Yuning Xie, Guoyan Xue, and Xinpei Wang. 2019. Chemical characteristics of airborne particles in Xi'an, inland China during dust storm episodes: Implications for heterogeneous formation of ammonium nitrate and enhancement of N-deposition. Environmental Pollution, 244: 877-84.

30.    Tan, Z.; Mao, L.; Han, Y.; Mo, D.; Gu, H.; Liu, Z.; Long, Y.; An, Z., Black carbon and charcoal records of fire and human land use over the past 1300 years at the Tongguan Kiln archaeological site, China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 2018, 504, 162-169.

31.    Wang, Q.; Cao, J.; Han, Y.; Tian, J.; Zhang, Y.; Pongpiachan, S.; Zhang, Y.; Li, L.; Niu, X.; Shen, Z.; Zhao, Z.; Tipmanee, D.; Bunsomboonsakul, S.; Chen, Y.; Sun, J., Enhanced light absorption due to the mixing state of black carbon in fresh biomass burning emissions. Atmospheric Environment 2018, 180, 184-191.

32.    Tan, Z.; Han, Y.; Cao, J.; Chang Huang, C.; Mao, L.; Liu, Z.; An, Z., The linkages with fires, vegetation composition and human activity in response to climate changes in the Chinese Loess Plateau during the Holocene. Quaternary International 2018, 488, 18-29.

33.    Wang, Q.; Cao, J.; Han, Y.; Tian, J.; Zhu, C.; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, N.; Shen, Z.; Ni, H.; Zhao, S.; Wu, J., Sources and physicochemical characteristics of black carbon aerosol from the southeastern Tibetan Plateau: internal mixing enhances light absorption. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 2018, 18 (7), 4639-4656.

34.    Han, Y.; An Z.S., Cao J.J., 2018. The Anthropocene - a potential stratigraphic definition based on black carbon, char, and soot records. In DellaSala D. and Goldstein M (ed.): Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.10001-6

35.    Zhang, Y.-L.; El-Haddad, I.; Huang, R.-J.; Ho, K.-F.; Cao, J.-J.; Han, Y.; Zotter, P.; Bozzetti, C.; Daellenbach, K. R.; Slowik, J. G.; Salazar, G.; Prevot, A. S. H.; Szidat, S., Large contribution of fossil fuel derived secondary organic carbon to water soluble organic aerosols in winter haze in China. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 2018, 18 (6), 4005-4017.

36.    Hawthorne, D.; Mustaphi, C. J. C.; Aleman, J. C.; Blarquez, O.; Colombaroli, D.; Daniau, A.-L.; Marlon, J. R.; Power, M.; Vanniere, B.; Han, Y.; Hantson, S.; Kehrwald, N.; Magi, B.; Yue, X.; Carcaillet, C.; Marchant, R.; Ogunkoya, A.; Githumbi, E. N.; Muriuki, R. M., Global Modern Charcoal Dataset (GMCD): A tool for exploring proxy-fire linkages and spatial patterns of biomass burning. Quaternary International 2018, 488, 3-17.

37.    Qiyuan Wang, Zhuzi Zhao, Jie Tian, Chongshu Zhu, Haiyan Ni, Yonggang Zhang, Ningning Zhang, Zhenxing Shen, Yongming Han, Junji Cao, 2017. Seasonal Transport and Dry Deposition of Black Carbon Aerosol in the Southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Aerosol Science and Engineering. In press. 

38.    Wang, Qiyuan; Huang, Rujin; Zhao, Zhuzi; Cao, Junji; Ni, Haiyan; Tie, Xuexi; Zhu, Chongshu; Shen, Zhenxing; Wang, Meng; Dai, Wenting; Han, Yongming; Zhang, Ningning; Prevot, Andre. 2017. Effects of photochemical oxidation on the mixing state and light absorption of black carbon in the urban atmosphere of China. Environmental Research Letters, 12, 044012

39.    Tian, J., Ni, H., Cao, J., Han, Y., Wang, Q., Wang, X., Chen, L.W.A., Chow, J.C., Watson, J.G., Wei, C., Sun, J., Zhang, T., Huang, R., 2017. Characteristics of carbonaceous particles from residential coal combustion and agricultural biomass burning in China. Atmospheric Pollution Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apr.2016.12.006

40.    Jian Sun; Zhenxing Shen; Junji Cao; Leiming Zhang; Tingting Wu; Qian Zhang; Xiuli Yin; Yali Lei; Yu  Huang; R-J  Huang; Suixin Liu; Yongming  Han; Hongmei  Xu; Chunli  Zheng; Pingping  Liu, 2017. Particulate matters emitted from maize straw burning for winter heating in rural areas in Guanzhong Plain, China: current emission and future reduction. Atmospheric Research. 184,66-76

41.    Qiyuan  Wang, Ru-Jin  Huang, Zhuzi  Zhao, Junji  Cao, Haiyan  Ni,  Xuexi  Tie, Shuyu  Zhao, Xiaoli  Su, Yongming  Han, Zhenxing  Shen, Yichen  Wang, Ningning Zhang, Yaqing Zhou, Joel C. Corbin, 2016. Physicochemical characteristics of the black carbon aerosol and its radiative impact in a polluted urban area of China. JGR-atmosphere. 

42.    Wang, J. Z.; Ho, S. S. H.; Huang, R. J.; Gao, M. L.; Liu, S. X.; Zhao, S. Y.; Cao, J. J.; Wang, G. H.; Shen, Z. X.; Han, Y. M., Characterization of parent and oxygenated-polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Xi'an, China during heating period: An investigation of spatial distribution and transformation. Chemosphere 2016, 159, 367-377.

43.    Wang, Jingzhi; Cao, Junji; Dong, Zhibao; Guinot, Benjamin; Gao, Meiling; Huang, Rujin; Han, Yongming; Huang, Yu; Ho, Steven Sai Hang; Shen, Zhenxing, 2017. Seasonal variation, spatial distribution and source apportionment for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) at nineteen communities in Xi'an, China: The effects of suburban scattered emissions in winter. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, 231,(2),1330-1343

44.    Wang, Q. Y.; Huang, R. J.; Cao, J. J.; Tie, X. X.; Shen, Z. X.; Zhao, S. Y.; Han, Y. M.; Li, G. H.; Li, Z. Q.; Ni, H. Y.; Zhou, Y. Q.; Wang, M.; Chen, Y.; Su, X. L., Contribution of regional transport to the black carbon aerosol during winter haze period in Beijing. Atmos. Environ. 2016, 132, 11-18.

45.    Wang, Q. Y.; Huang, R. J.; Zhao, Z. Z.; Zhang, N. N.; Wang, Y. C.; Ni, H. Y.; Tie, X. X.; Han, Y. M.; Zhuang, M. Z.; Wang, M.; Zhang, J. R.; Zhang, X. M.; Dusek, U.; Cao, J. J., Size distribution and mixing state of refractory black carbon aerosol from a coastal city in South China. Atmos. Res. 2016, 181, 163-171.

46.    Han Y.M., Chen L.-W.A., Huang R.J., Chow J.C., Watson J.G., Ni H.Y., Liu S.X., Fung K.K., Shen Z.X., Wei C., Wang Q.Y., Tian J., Zhao Z.Z., Prevot A.S.H., Cao J.J., 2016. Carbonaceous aerosols in megacity Xi'an, China: Implications of thermal/optical protocols comparison. Atmospheric Environment, 132, 58-68.

47.    Han Y.M., Peteet D., Arimoto R., Cao J.J., An Z.S., Sritrairat S., Yan B.Z. Climate and fuel controls on North American paleofires: Smoldering to flaming in the Late-glacial-Holocene Transition. Sci. Rep., In press. 

48.    Han, Y. M.; Wei, C.; Huang, R.-J.; Bandowe, B. A. M.; Ho, S. S. H.; Cao, J. J.; Jin, Z. D.; Xu, B. Q.; Gao, S. P.; Tie, X. X.; An, Z. S.; Wilcke, W., Reconstruction of atmospheric soot history in inland regions from lake sediments over the past 150 years. Scientific Reports 2016, Doi: 10.1038/srep19151.

49.    Wang, J.; Ho, S. S. H.; Ma, S.; Cao, J.; Dai, W.; Liu, S.; Shen, Z.; Huang, R.; Wang, G.; Han, Y., Characterization of PM2.5 in Guangzhou, China: uses of organic markers for supporting source apportionment. Sci. Total Environ. 2016, 550, 961-971.

50.    Zhu, C.-S.; Cao, J.-J.; Xu, B.-Q.; Huang, R.-J.; Wang, P.; Ho, K.-F.; Shen, Z.-X.; Liu, S.-X.; Han, Y.-M.; Tie, X.-X.; Zhao, Z.-Z.; Chen, L. W. A., 2016. Black Carbon Aerosols at Mt. Muztagh Ata, a High-Altitude Location in the Western Tibetan Plateau. J. Aero. Air Qual. Res., 16 (3), 752-763.

51.    Cao, J.J.; Zhu, C.S.; Ho, K.F.; Han, Y.M.; Shen, Z.X.; Zhan, C.L.; Zhang, J.Q., Light attenuation cross-section of black carbon in an urban atmosphere in northern China, PARTICUOLOGY, 2016, 18, 89-95, 10.1016/j.partic.2014.04.011.

52.    Ho, K.-F.; Han, Y.-M.; 2015. Chemical composition and bioreactivity of PM2.5 during 2013 haze events in China, Atmospheric Environment, 

53.    Chuang, H.-C.; Ho, K.-F.; Cao, J.-J.; Chuang, K.-J.; Ho, S. S. H.; Feng, P.-H.; Tian, L.; Lee, C.-H.; Han, Y.-M.; Lee, C.-N., Effects of non-protein-type amino acids of fine particulate matter on E-cadherin and inflammatory responses in mice. Toxicology letters 2015, 237 , 174-180. 

54.    Wang J.Z., Ho S.S.H., Cao J.J., Huang R.J., Zhou J.M., Zhao Y.Z., Xu H.M., Liu S.X., Wang G.H., Shen Z.X., Han Y.M. 2015. Characteristics and major sources of carbonaceous aerosols in PM2.5 from Sanya, China. Science of The Total Environment, 530, 110-119

55.    Wang, Q.Y., Huang, R.J., Cao, J.J., Tie, X.X., Ni, H.Y., Zhou, Y.Q., Han, Y.M., Hu, T.F., Zhu, C.S, Feng, T., Li, N., Li, J.D., 2015. Black carbon aerosol in winter northeastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China: the effects from South Asia pollution, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13059–13069.

56.    Ni, H.; Han, Y.; Cao, J.; Chen, L. W. A.; Tian, J.; Wang, X.; Chow, J. C.; Watson, J. G.; Wang, Q.; Wang, P.; Li, H.; Huang, R.-J., 2015. Emission characteristics of carbonaceous particles and trace gases from open burning of crop residues in China. Atmos. Environ.  123, 399-406. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.05.007. 

57.    Tian, J., Chow, J. C., Cao, J., Han, Y., Ni, H., Chen, L., Wang, X., Huang, R., and Watson, J. G.: A Biomass Combustion Chamber: Design, Evaluation, and a Case Study of Wheat Straw Combustion Emission Tests, doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2015.03.0167, 2015. 

58.    Han Y.M., Wei C., Bandowe B.A.M., Wilcke, W., Cao J.J., Xu B.Q., Gao, S.P., Tie X.X., Li G.H., Jin, Z.D., An Z.S., 2015. Elemental carbon and polycyclic aromatic compounds in a 150-yr sediment core from Lake Qinghai, Tibetan Plateau, China: Influence of regional and local sources and transport pathways. Environmental Science & Technology, 49 (7), 4176–4183.

59.    Lee K.Y., Cao J.J., Lee C.H., Hsiao T.C., Yeh C.T., Huynh T.T., Han Y.M., Li X.D., Chuang K.J., Tian L.W., Ho K.F., Chuang H.C., 2015. Inhibition of the WNT/β-catenin pathway by fine particulate matter in haze: Roles of metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Atmospheric Environment, accepted.

60.    Wang Q.Y., Liu S.X., Zhou Y.Q., Cao J.J., Han Y.M., Ni H.Y., Zhang N.N., Huang R.J., 2015. Characteristics of Black Carbon Aerosol during the Chinese Lunar Year and Weekdays in Xi’an, China. Atmosphere, 6(2), 195-208.

61.    Zhan C.L., Cao J.J., Han Y.M., Wang P., Huang R.J., Wei C., Hu W.G., Zhang J.Q. 2015. Spatial patterns, storages and occurrences of black carbon in soils from the catchment of Qinghai Lake, China. European Journal of Soil Science, Doi: 10.1111/ejss.12236.

62.    Y.-L. Zhang, R.-J. Huang, I. El Haddad, K.-F. Ho, J.-J. Cao, Y. Han, et al., 2014. Fossil vs. non-fossil sources of fine carbonaceous aerosols in four Chinese cities during the extreme winter haze episode of 2013. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 1299–1312.

63.    Wang, P., Cao, J.J., Shen, Z.X., Han, Y.M., Lee, S.C., Huang, Y., Zhu, C.S., Wang, Q.Y., Xu, H.M., Huang, R.J., 2015. Spatial and seasonal variations of PM2.5 mass and chemical species during 2010 in Xi’An, China. Science of Total Environment, 508, 477-487.

64.    Wang, P., Cao, J.J., Han, Y.M., Jin, Z.D, Wu, F., Zhang, F., 2014. Elemental distribution in the topsoil of the Lake Qinghai catchment, NE Tibetan Plateau, and the implications for weathering in semi-arid areas. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2014.12.008. 

65.    Wei, C.; Han, Y.; Bandowe, B. A. M.; Cao, J.; Huang, R.; Ni, H.; Tian, J.; Wilcke, W., 2015. Occurrence, gas/particle partitioning and carcinogenic risk of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and their oxygen and nitrogen containing derivatives in Xi’an, central China. Science of Total Environment, 505, 814-822. 

66.    Wei, C.; Bandowe, B. A. M.; Han, Y.; Cao, J.; Zhan, C.; Wilcke, W., Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their derivatives (alkyl-PAHs, oxygenated-PAHs, nitrated-PAHs and azaarenes) in urban road dusts from Xi’an, Central China. Chemosphere, 2015,134, 512-520. 

67.    Tan Z.H. Han Y.M., Huang C.C., Cao J.J., An Z.S., 2015. Holocene wildfire history and human activity from high-resolution charcoal and Elemental black carbon records in the Guanzhong Basin of the Loess Plateau, China. Quaternary Science Reviews, 109, 76-87.

68.    Huang R.-J., Zhang Y., Bozzetti C., Ho K.-F., Cao J.-J., Han Y. et al., 2014. High secondary aerosol contribution to particulate pollution during haze events in China. Nature, 514, 218-222. 

69.    Zhang T., Cao J.-J., Chow J.C., Shen Z.-X., Ho K.-F., Ho S.S.H., Liu S.-X., Han Y.-M., Watson J.G., Wang G.-H., Huang R.-J., 2014. Characterization and seasonal variations of levoglucosan in fine particulate matter in Xi'an, China. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 64, 1317-1327.

70.    Wang, Q., Huang, R.J., Cao, J., Han, Y., Wang, G., Li, G., Wang, Y., Dai, W., Zhang, R., Zhou, Y., 2014. Mixing State of Black Carbon Aerosol in a Heavily Polluted Urban Area of China: Implications for Light Absorption Enhancement. Aerosol Sci. Tech., 48, 689-697.

71.    Cao, J., Zhu, C., Ho, K., Han, Y., Shen, Z., Zhan, C., Zhang, J., 2014. Light attenuation cross-section of black carbon in an urban atmosphere in northern China. Particuology, DOI: 10.1016/j.partic.2014.04.011, In Press.

72.    Xiao, S., Wang, Q.Y., Cao, J.J., Huang, R.J., Chen, W.D., Han, Y.M., Xu, H.M., Liu, S.X., Zhou, Y.Q., Wang, P., 2014. Long-term trends in visibility and impacts of aerosol composition on visibility impairment in Baoji, China. Atmos. Res. 149, 88-95.

73.    Lee, K.-Y., Wong, C.K.-C., Chuang, K.-J., Bien, M.-Y., Cao, J.-J., Han, Y.-M., Tian, L., Chang, C.-C., Feng, P.-H., Ho, K.-F., Chuang, H.-C., 2014. Methionine oxidation in albumin by fine haze particulate matter: an in vitro and in vivo study. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 274, 384–391.

74.    Han Y.M., Bandowe B.A.M., Wei C., Cao J.J., Wilcke W., Wang G.H., Ni H.Y., Jin Z.D., An Z.S., Yan B.Z., 2015. Stronger association of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with soot than with char in soils and sediments. Chemosphere, 119, 1335-1345.

75.    Zhang X., Han Y., Sun Y., Cao J., An Z., 2014. Asian Dust, Eolian Iron and Black Carbon - Connections to Climate Changes. In: An Z. (Ed.). Late Cenozoic Climate Change in Asia. Springer, pp. 339-433.

76.    Wang Q., Schwarz J.P., Cao J., Gao R., Fahey D.W., Hu T., Huang R.J., Han Y., Shen Z., 2014. Black carbon aerosol characterization in a remote area of Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, western China. Science of Total Environment, 479-480, 151-158. 

77.    Chen Y. Cao J.J., Zhao J., Xu H., Arimoto R., Wang G.H., Han Y.M., Shen Z.X., Li G.H, 2014. n-Alkanes and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Total Suspended Particulates from the Southeastern Tibetan Plateau: Concentrations, Seasonal Variations, and Sources. Science of Total Environment, 470-471, 9-18.

78.    Zhang R., Cao J., Tang Y., Arimoto R., Shen Z., Wu F., Han Y., Wang G., Zhang J., Li G., 2014. Elemental profiles and signatures of fugitive dusts from Chinese deserts. Science of Total Environment, 472C:1121-1129. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.11.011.

79.    Zhu C.S., Cao J.J., Tsai C.J., Shen Z.X., Han Y.M., Liu S.X., Zhao Z.Z., 2014. Comparison and implications of PM2.5 carbon fractions in different environments. Science of Total Environment, 466-467, 203–209. 

80.    Han Y., Chen A., Cao J., Fung K., Ho F., Yan B., Zhan C., Liu S., Wei C., An Z., 2013. Thermal/Optical Methods for Elemental Carbon Quantification in Soils and Urban Dusts: Equivalence of Different Analysis Protocols. PLoS ONE, 8(12): e83462. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083462.  

81.    Zhao Z., Cao J., Shen Z., Xu B., Zhu C., Chen L.W.A., Su X., Liu S., Han Y., Wang, G., Ho, K., 2013. Aerosol particles at a high-altitude site on the Southeast Tibetan Plateau, China: Implications for pollution transport from South Asia. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118, 11,360-11,375. 

82.    Jin Z., Li X., Zhang B., Han Y., Zheng G., 2013. Geochemical records in Holocene lake sediments of northern China: Implication for natural and anthropogenic inputs. Quaternary International, 304, 200-208. 

83.    Zhan, C., Cao, J., Han, Y., Huang, S., Tu, X., Wang, P., An, Z., 2013. Spatial distributions and sequestrations of organic carbon and black carbon in soils from the Chinese loess plateau. Science of Total Environment, 456, 255–266. 

84.    Zhan, C., Han, Y., Cao, J., Wei, C., Zhang, J., An, Z., 2013. Validation and application of a thermal-optical reflectance (TOR) method for measuring black carbon in loess sediments. Chemosphere, 91, 1462–1470. 

85.    Xu, H.M., Tao, J., Ho, S.S.H., Ho, K.F., Cao, J.J., Li, N., Chow, J.C., Wang, G.H., Han, Y.M., Zhang, R.J., Watson, J.G., Zhang, J.Q., 2013. Characteristics of fine particulate non-polar organic compounds in Guangzhou during the 16th Asian Games: Effectiveness of air pollution controls. Atmospheric Environment, 76, 94-101. 

86.    Cao, J.J., Zhu, C.S., Tie, X.X., Geng, F.H., Xu, H.M., Ho, S.S.H., Wang, G.H., Han, Y.M., Ho, K.F., 2013. Characteristics and sources of carbonaceous aerosols from Shanghai, China. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, 803-817.  

87.    Han Y.M., Marlon J., Cao J.J., Jin Z.D. and An Z.S., 2012. Holocene linkages between char, soot, biomass burning and climate from Lake Daihai, China. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26, GB4017, doi:10.1029/2011GB004197.  

88.    Han Y.M., Cao J.J., Wu F., Zhang B.C., Zhan C.L., Wei C., Zhao Z.Z.. 2012. Geochemistry and environmental assessment of major and trace elements in the surface sediments of the Wei River, China. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 14, 2762-2771.   

89.    Cao J.-J., Shen Z.-X., Chow J.C., Watson J.G., Lee S.-C., Tie X.-X., Ho K.-F., Wang G.-H., Han Y.-M., 2012. Winter and Summer PM2.5 Chemical Compositions in Fourteen Chinese Cities. Journal of Air Waste Management, 62, 1214-1226.  

90.    Fu, T.M., Cao, J.J., Zhang, X.Y., Lee, S.C., Zhang, Q., Han, Y.M., Qu, W.J., Han, Z., Zhang, R., Wang, Y.X., Chen, D., Henze, D.K., 2012. Carbonaceous aerosols in China: top-down constraints on primary sources and estimation of secondary contribution. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 2725-2746. 

91.    Xu H.M., Cao J.J., Ho K.F., Ding H., Han Y.M., Wang G.H., Chow J.C., Watson J.G., Khol S.D., Qiang J., Li W.T., 2012. Lead concentrations in fine particulate matter after the phasing out of leaded gasoline in Xi’an, China. Atmospheric Environment, 217-224. 

92.    Cheng Y., Zou S.C., Lee S.C., Chow J.C., Ho K.F., Watson J.G., Han Y.M., Zhang R.J., Zhang F., Yau P.S., Huang Y., Bai Y. and Wu W.J., 2011. Characteristics and source apportionment of PM1 emissions at a roadside station. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 195, 82-91.   

93.    Zhang T., Cao J.J., Tie X.X., Shen Z.X., Liu S.X., Ding H., Han Y.M., Wang G.H., Ho K.F., Qiang J., Li W.T., 2011. Water-soluble ions in atmospheric aerosols measured in Xi'an, China: Seasonal variations and sources. Atmospheric Research, 102, 110-119.   

94.    Han Y.M., Cao J.J., Yan, B. Kenna T.C., Jin Z.D., Cheng Y., Chow J.C., An Z.S., 2011. Comparison of elemental carbon in lake sediments measured by three different methods and 150-year pollution history in eastern China. Environmental Science & Technology, 45, 5287-5293.  

95.    Han Y.M., Cao J.J., Kenna T.C., Yan, B. Jin Z.D., Wu F., An Z.S., 2011. Distribution and ecotoxicological significance of trace element contamination in a ~150 yr record of sediments in Lake Chaohu, eastern China. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 13, 743-752.  

96.    Cao J.J., Chow J.C., Tao J., Lee S.C., Watson J.G., Ho K.F., Wang G.H., Zhu C.S., Han Y.M., 2011. Stable carbon isotopes in aerosols from Chinese cities: influence of fossil fuels. Atmospheric Environment, 45, 1359-1363.  

97.    Han Y.M., Cao J.J., Lee S.C., Ho K.F., An Z.S., 2010. Different characteristics of char and soot in the atmosphere and their ratio as an indicator for source identification in Xi’an, China. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10, 595-607. 

98.    Jin Z.D., Han Y.M., Chen L., 2010. Past atmospheric Pb deposition in Lake Qinghai, northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Paleolimnology, 43, 551-563. 

99.    Yan, B., Han, Y., Peteet, D., 2010. Reconstruction of biomass combustion history using black carbon and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 74 (12), A1170-A1170. (会议论文)

100.    Han Y.M., Lee S.C., Cao J.J., Ho K.F., An Z.S., 2009. Spatial distribution and seasonal variation of char-EC and soot-EC in the atmosphere over China. Atmospheric Environment, 43, 6066-6073.  

101.    Han Y.M., Cao J.J., Chow J.C., Watson J.G., An Z.S., Liu S.X., 2009. Elemental carbon in urban soils and road dusts in Xi'an, China and its implication for air pollution. Atmospheric Environment, 43, 2464-2470. 

102.    Han Y.M., Cao J.J., Posmentier E.S., Chow J.C., Watson J.G., Fung K., Jin Z.D., Liu S.X., An Z.S., 2009. The effect of acidification on the determination of elemental carbon, char-, and soot-elemental carbon in soils and sediments. Chemosphere, 75, 92-99. 

103.    Han Y.M., Cao J.J., Jin Z.D., An Z.S., 2009. Elemental composition of aerosols in Daihai, a rural area in the front boundary of the summer Asian monsoon. Atmospheric Research, 92, 229-235.   

104.    Cao J.-J. Xu B.-Q., He J.-Q., Liu X.-Q., Han Y.-M., Wang G.-H., Zhu C.-S., 2009. Concentrations, seasonal variations, and transport of carbonaceous aerosols at a remote Mountainous region in western China. Atmospheric Environment, 43, 4444-4452.  

105.    Cao J.-J. Zhu C.-S., Chow J.C., Watson J.G., Han Y.-M., Wang G.-H., Shen Z.-X., An Z.-S., 2009. Black carbon relationships with emissions and meteorology in Xi'an, China. Atmospheric Research, 94, 194-202.   

106.    Han Y.M., Han Z.W., Cao J.J., Chow J.C., Watson J.G., An Z.S., Liu S.X., Zhang R.J., 2008. Distribution and origin of carbonaceous aerosol over a rural high-mountain lake area, Northern China and its transport significance. Atmospheric Environment, 42, 2405-2414. 

107.    Han Y.M., Cao J.J., Posmentier E.S., Fung K., Tian H., An Z.S., 2008. Particulate-associated potentially harmful elements in urban road dusts in Xi’an, China. Applied Geochemistry, 23, 835-845. 

108.    Cao J.J., Zhu, C.S., Chow J.C., Liu W.G., Han Y.M., Watson J.G., 2008. Stable carbon and oxygen isotopic composition of carbonate in fugitive dust in the Chinese Loess Plateau. Atmospheric Environment, 42, 9118-9122.  

109.    Li X.X., Cao J.J., Chow J., Han Y.M., Lee S.C., Watson J., 2008. Chemical Characteristics of Carbonaceous Aerosols during Dust Storms over Xi’an in China. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 25, 847-855.  

110.    Cao J.J., Chow J.C., Watson J.G., Wu F., Han Y.M., Jin Z.D., Shen Z.X., An Z.S., 2008. Size-differentiated source profiles for fugitive dust in the Chinese Loess Plateau. Atmospheric Environment, 42, 2261-2275. 

111.    Han Y.M., Cao J.J., An Z.S., Chow J.C., Waston J.G., Jin Z.D., Fung K., Liu S.X., 2007. Evaluation of the thermal/optical reflectance method for quantification of elemental carbon in sediments. Chemosphere 69, 526-533. 

112.    Han Y.M., Cao J.J., Chow J.C., Watson J.G., Fung K., Jin Z.D., Liu S.X., An Z.S., 2007. Evaluation of the thermal/optical reflectance method for discrimination between char- and soot-EC. Chemosphere 69, 569-574.  

113.    Han Y.M., Jin Z.D., Cao J.J., Posmentier E.S., An Z.S., 2007. Atmospheric Cu and Pb deposition and transport in lake sediments in a remote mountain area, Northern China. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 179, 167-181. 

114.    Han Y.M., Du P.X., Cao J.J., Posmentier E.S., 2006. Multivariate analysis of heavy metal contamination in urban dusts of Xi’an, Central China. Science of the Total Environment, 355, 176-186.