Sha Feng

Sha Feng

  • Assistant Research Professor
  • Member of the Graduate Faculty
  • Mentor of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in Climate Science
405 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-8320


  1. Ph.D., Geophysics, University of Science and Technology of China, China (2012)
  2. Dissertation Topic: Clouds and precipitation in Subtropical Highs and overshooting convection in Tropics and Subtropics
  3. Visiting Scholar, Data Assimilation, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, (2010-2012)
  4. B. S., Atmospheric Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, China (2007)


 Selected Journal Publications

(Student lead authors supervised by Feng are indicated with asterisks) 

  • 2019:

Feng, T. Lauvuax, K. Klaus, K. Davis, P. Rayner, T. Oda, K. Gurney, 2019: A road map for improving the treatment of uncertainties in high-resolution regional carbon flux estimates. Geophys. Res. Lett.,46.

Feng, T. Lauvaux, K. Davis, K. Keller, Y. Zhou, C. Williams, A. Schuh, J. Liu, I. Baker, 2019: Seasonal characteristics of model uncertainties from biogenic fluxes, transport, and large-scale boundary inflow in atmospheric CO2 simulations over North America. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos.,

Barkley, K. Davis, S. Feng, N. Balashov, A. Fried, J. DiGangi, Y. Choi, H. Halliday, Forward modeling and optimization of methane emissions in the United States Gulf using aircraft transects across frontal boundaries. Geophys. Res. Lett.,46.

Baier, C. Sweeney, Y. Choi, K. Davis, J. DiGangi, S. Feng, A. Fried, H. Halliday, J. Higgs, T. Lauvaux, B. R. Miller, S. A. Montzka, T. Newberger, J. B. Nowak, P. Patra, D. Richter, J. Walega, P. Weibring. Multi-species assessment of factors influencing regional CO2 and Ch4 enhancements during the wintertime ACT-America campaign. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos.,

Zhou, C. Williams, T. Lauvaux, K. Davis, S. Feng, I. Baker, S. Denning, Y. Wei. A multi-year gridded data ensemble of surface biogenic carbon fluxes for North America: evaluation and analysis of results. J. Geophys. Res.-Bi geosciences,

Chen, F. Zhang, T. Lauvaux, K. Davis, S. Feng, M. P. Butler, R. B. Alley, 2019: Characterization of regional‐scale CO2 transport uncertainties in an ensemble with flow‐dependent transport errors. Geophys. Res. Lett.,46.

Butler, T. Lauvaux, S. Feng, J. Liu, K. Bowman, K. Davis, 2018: Mass-conserving coupling of total column CO2 (XCO2) from global to mesoscale models: Case study with CMS-Flux inversion system and WRF-Chem (v3.6.1). Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss.,

Pal, K. Davis, T. Lauvaux, E. Browell, B. Gaudet, D. Stauffer, M. Obland, Y. Choi, J. DiGangi, S. Feng, B. Lin, N. Miles, R. Pauly, S. Richardson, F. Zhang. Greenhouse gas changes across summer frontal boundaries in the eastern United States. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., under review

Yin, B. Bryne, J. Liu, P. Wennberg, P. Koehler, L. He, R. Jeyaram, V. Humprey, T. Magney, K. J. Davis, T. Gerken, S. Feng, J. P. Digangi, S. Frankenberg, 2019: Cropland carbon uptake delayed by 2019 Midwest floods. AGU Advances, under review

Ye, T. Lauvaux, E. Kort, T. Oda, S. Feng, J. Lin, E. Yang, D. Wu. Constraining fossil fuel CO2 emissions from urban area using OCO-2 observations of total column CO2. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., under review

  • 2018:

Park, C. Gerbig, S. Newman, R. Ahmadov, S. Feng, K. R Gurney, G. R. Carmichael, S. Park, H. Lee, M. Goulden, J. Stutz, J. Peischl, T. Ryerson, 2018: CO2 transport, variability and budget over the Southern California Air Basin using high resolution WRF-VPRM model during CalNex 2010 Campaign, J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol.,

  • 2017:

Hedelius, J., S. Feng, C. Roehl, D. Wunch, P. W. Hillyard, J. R. Podolske, L. T. Iraci, R. Patarasuk, P. Rao, D. O’Keeffe, K. R. Gurney, T. Lauvaux, P. Wennberg, 2017: Emissions and topography effects on column CO2 (Xco2) variations, with a focus on the Southern California megacity, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 10.1002/2017JD026455

  • 2016:

Feng, Lauvaux, T., Newman, S., Rao, P., Ahmadov, R., Deng, A., Díaz-Isaac, L. I., Duren, R. M., Fischer, M. L., Gerbig, C., Gurney, K. R., Huang, J., Jeong, S., Li, Z., Miller, C. E., O'Keeffe, D., Patarasuk, R., Sander, S. P., Song, Y., Wong, K. W., and Yung, Y. L., 2016: Los Angeles megacity: a high-resolution land–atmosphere modelling system for urban CO2emissions, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 9019-9045, doi:10.5194/acp-16-9019-2016

  • 2015:

Newman, X. Xu, K. Gurney, Y. Hsu, K. Li, X. Jiang, R. Keeling, S. Feng, D. O’Keefe, R. Patarasuk, K.W. Wong, P. Rao, M. L. Fisher, and Y.L. Yung, 2015: Toward consistency between bottom-up CO2 emissions trends and top-down atmospheric measurements in the Los Angeles megacity. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3843-3863, 2016

Feng, Z. Li, Y. Liu, W. Lin, M. Zhang, A. M. Vogelmann, T. Toto, and S. Endo, 2015: Fine-Resolution Analyses and Expanded Properties of Large-Scale Forcing. Part II: Scale-Awareness and Application to Single-Column Model Experiments. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 10.1002/2014JD022245

Li, Z., S. Feng, Y. Liu, W. Lin, M. Zhang, A. M. Vogelmann, T. Toto, and S. Endo, 2015: Fine-Resolution Analyses and Expanded Properties of Large-Scale Forcing. Part I: Methodology and Evaluations. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., doi: 10.1002/2014JD022245

  • 2014:

Feng, Z. Li, W. Lin, Y. Liu, M. Zhang, A. M. Vogelmann, T. Toto, and S. Endo, 2014: Fine-Resolution Analyses and Expanded Properties of Large-Scale Forcing. Part III: Hydrometeor forcing and Application to Single-Column Model Experiments. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. (special issue), under review

  • 2012:

 Feng, Y. Fu, and Q. Xiao, 2012: Trends in the thickness of tropopause layer revealed by radiosonde. Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1029/2012GL053460

  • 2011:

Feng, Y. Fu, and Q. Xiao, 2011: Is the tropopause higher over the Tibetan Plateau? Observational evidence from COSMIC Data. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., doi:10.1029/2011JD016140

  • 2010:

Feng, Q. Liu, and Y. Fu, 2010: Cloud variations under subtropical high conditions, Adv. Atmos. Sci. doi: 10.1007/s00376-010-9194-0

  • 2009:

Feng, and Y. Fu, 2009: Seasonal characteristics of precipitation occurrences in the core area of the subtropical high. J. Meteor. Res., 23(6), 681-690, and 2008, 66(6), 932-941

Feng, Q. Liu, and Y. Fu, 2009: Precipitation under subtropical high conditions: Evidence and implications, Atmos. Oceanic Sci. Lett., 2(4): 244-249