Cheng Gong works as the postdoctroal fellow at Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany. His research interests include global biogeochemistry C-N cycles, atmosphere-biosphere interactions and atmospheric chemistry. He uses the atmospheric chemistry tranpsort model (GEOS-Chem), earth system model (ModelE2-YIBs) and terrestrial land model (QUINCY, ICON-L) to better understand the complex biogeochemical cycles globally and their impacts on climate.
PhD in Atmospheric Physics and Atmospheric Environment, 2021
Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
BSc in Atmosphere Sciences, 2016
Ground-level ozone and vegetation have complex interactions. On the on hand, vegetation acts as both of the sources (BVOCs emissions) and sinks (stomatal dry deposition) for ozone; On the other hand, ozone exposure would lead to detrimental effects on vegetation and suppress plant growth.
The summertime ozone (O3) in eastern China has kept increasing in recent years, accompanying with more frequent persistent O3 pollution episodes (OPEs) in North China. In this project, we analyzed observed O3 data over 2014-2018 to identify a typical weather pattern for OPEs in North China, and further quantified the contributions of regional O3 transports on OPEs.