Dr. Nicky Lam is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Energy and Environment in City University of Hong Kong. Before he joined CityU, he was a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in the U.S.A. He has been a trainer for climate and air quality models in the past few years for various government agencies, including Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department (HKEPD) and Asia Center for Air Pollution Research (ACAP). He involved a variety of air quality researches including ambient air quality sampling, permitting, emission inventory development and future climate change modeling.
Dr. Lam has published several peer-reviewed publications with focuses on long-range transport of air pollutants, and regional climate and air quality modeling in 2010-2011.
Regional/local air pollution modeling
Use state-of-the-art air quality models, CMAQ and CAMx, to assess air quality in PRD/Hong Kong.
Resolve emerging issue in air quality through advanced modeling.
Tropospheric outflow of air pollution through monsoon climates
- Investigate transport of air pollutants using GEOS-Chem global chemistry model.
Intercontinental long-range transport of air pollution
- Examine effects of long-range transport of air pollutants and its source and sink under HTAP scenarios.
Impacts of stratospheric intrusion on surface ozone
- Study ozone intrusion mechanism and how it contributes to overall background ozone on the surface.
Effects of future climate change on energy production, water supply and air quality using dynamical and statistical downscaling approaches
- Apply advanced climate and air quality models (i.e., CESM and WRF) to investigate the impacts of climate change for government policy support.
Air quality impacts on alternative energy scenarios in Asia
- Develop emission estimation and emission inventory for alternative energy scenarios.
Conference Presentations Since 2008
- Hoomehr, S. J. S. Schwartz, Y-F Lam, J. S. Fu (2011). Potential Changes in Rainfall Erosivity under Climate Change from Multi-Scenario Projections in Southern Appalachian Region. Proceedings for the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Palm Springs, May 22-26.
- Fu, J. S., Y. F. Lam, Y. Gao, (2011). Recent study of U.S. ozone background concentrations using GEOS-Chem, 5th International GEOS-Chem Meeting, Cambridge, MA, May 2-5.
- Lam, Y. F., J. S. Fu, D. J. Jacob, J. Jang, P. Dolwick (2011). 2005-2008 inter-annual and inter-season simulations of North Hemisphere by GEOS-Chem, 5th International GEOS-Chem Meeting, Cambridge, MA, May 2-5.
- Lam, Y-F., J. S. Fu, D. J. Jacob, J. Jang, P. Dolwick (2010). 2006-2008 GEOS-Chem Simulations for CMAQ Initial and Boundary Conditions. 9th Annual CMAS Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, October 11-13.
- Li, J., J. S. Fu, Y. Gao, Y-F Lam, K. Huang, G. Zhuang (2010). Dynamical Downscaling of CCSM Using WRF/CMAQ. 9th Annual CMAS Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, October 11-13.
- Gao, Y., J. S. Fu, Y-F Lam, J. Drake, K. Evans (2010). Dynamical Downscaling of CCSM Using WRF/CMAQ. 9th Annual CMAS Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, October 11-13.
- Du, Y., Y-F Lam, J. S. Fu (2009). 2006 Updated Asian Emission Inputs for CMAQ Fine Resolution Simulation. A&WMA's 101th Annual Conference, Detroit, Michigan, June 16-19.
- Lam, Y-F., J. S. Fu, L. J. Mickley, S. Wu, D. J. Jacob, D. Rind, D. G. Streets (2009). Investigating downscaling techniques for the linkage of GEOS-Chem and CMAQ. 4th GEOS-Chem Meeting, Harvard, Massachusetts, April 7-9.
- Gao, Y., J. S. Fu, Y-F Lam, R. Park, D. J. Jacob and Y. Li (2009). Impact of Intercontinental Long Range Transport and Local Emissions on Ozone. A&WMA's 101th Annual Conference, Detroit, Michigan, June 16-19.
- Lam, Y-F., J. S. Fu, L. J. Mickley, S. Wu, D. J. Jacob, D. Rind, D. G. Streets (2008). Downscaling effects of GEOS-Chem as CMAQ Initial and Boundary Conditions: "Tropopause effect". 7th Annual CMAS Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, October 6-8.
- Fu, J. S., Y-F Lam, L. J. Mickley, S. Wu, D. J. Jacob, D. Rind, D. G. Streets (2008). Effects of 2000- 2050 Global Change Ozone Air Quality in the United States Using Models-3/CMAQ System. 7th Annual CMAS Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, October 6-8.
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