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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts2019 - Present

PhD student in Climate Science
Advisor: Dr. Susan Solomon


University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin2015 - 2019

B.S. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
B.S. in Applied Mathematics
Certificate in Computer Science
Advisor: Dr. Tracey Holloway
Thesis: Satellite Observations to Quantify Natural Emissions of Air Pollutants




Undergraduate Research AssistantSept 2016 - May 2019

Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI


Summer Student FellowMay 2018 - Aug 2018

Department of Physical Oceanography
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA


CS Teaching AssistantJan 2017 - Dec 2017

Department of Computer Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison




UW-Madison Theodore Herfurth Award for Initiative and EfficiencyApr 2019

Phi Beta Kappa Membership Apr 2019

2019 UW-Madison University Book Store Academic Excellence AwardApr 2019

HeldFest Scholarship awarded Aug 2018

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Summer Student Fellow Travel Award Sept 2018

Horn Scholarship Award Apr 2018

Honorable Mention in 2018 Mathematical Contest In Modeling (MCM), COMAP Apr 2018

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Summer Student Fellowship Mar 2018

2nd Place in 2017 AOSS Photo Contest May 2017

Undergraduate Winner in AOSS Community Poster Session Apr 2017

2017-2018 Wisconsin Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship Apr 2017

Honorable Mention in 2017 Interdisciplinary Contest In Modeling (ICM), COMAP Apr 2017




Computer Science:    Python    Java    Matlab    NCL    HTML    Linux/Unix
Editing:    LaTex    Microsoft Word    Microsoft Excel    Microsoft PowerPoint
Design:    Adobe Photoshop    Adobe Illustrator




Peidong Wang and Tracey Holloway. GFDL AM3/AM4 Model Evaluation of the 2014 Holuhraun Eruption. Report to GFDL.

Peidong Wang, Tracey Holloway, and Monica Harkey. Ambient Formaldehyde over the United States from Ground-based and Satellite Observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (In revision).




“Synthesis of Tree-Ring Records and Coupled Climate Model Simulations to Understand North Atlantic Hydroclimate Responses to Volcanic Eruptions in the Last Millennium”. Poster Presentation. 2018 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington D.C., Dec. 2018.

“The Role of Volcanic Forcing in the North Atlantic Hydroclimate Over the Last Millennium”. Poster Presentation. Understanding and Modeling the Earth’s Climate: A symposium in honor of Isaac Held, Princeton University, NJ, Oct. 2018.

“Linking Atmospheric Chemistry to Climate Change”. Oral Presentation. AOS Deparement Seminar, UW- Madison, WI, Sept. 2018.

“North Atlantic Hydroclimate Responses to Volcanic Eruptions”. Oral Presentation. Department of Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA, Aug. 2018.

“Air Quality And Boundary Layer Undergraduate Experiment”. Oral Presentation. AOS 404 Class Final Presentation, UW- Madison, WI, May 2018.

“Ambient Formaldehyde over the United States from Ground-based and Satellite Observations”. Oral Presentation. 2018 Annual Undergraduate Symposium, UW- Madison, WI, Apr. 2018.

“Satellite Observations of Ambient Formaldehyde and Comparisons to Ground Measurements”. Oral Presentation. Climate, People, and Environment Program (CPEP) seminar, Madison, WI, Feb. 2018

“Formaldehyde Trend Analysis from Satellite Observations and Ground Measurements”. Poster. NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (HAQAST) - 3 Meeting, Columbia University, NY, Nov. 2017

“Characterizing Ambient Formaldehyde over the United States”. Poster. 11th Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference: Hope and Renewal in the Age of Apocalypse, Madison, WI, Apr. 2017

“Characterizing Ambient Formaldehyde over the United States”. Poster. AOSS (Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences) Poster Reception, Madison, WI, Apr. 2017




Member of American Geophysical Union (AGU)Dec 2017 - Present

Member of American Meteorology Society (AMS)Dec 2016 - Present

Member of UW-Madison Fishing TeamSept 2015 - Feb 2017