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Wei Yong
Highest Education  
Subject Categories  
  Space Physics
Zip Code  
  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
  • 1999-2003   Bachelor degree. School of Electronic Information, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.
  • 2003-2008   PhD degree. Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China.
  • 2005-2006  Visiting scholar, Prairie View A&M University, USA.
  • 2008-2010   Post-doctor. Peking University, Beijing, China.           
  • 2009.4-2009.5 Visiting scholar, Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Irkutsk, Russia.
  • 2010-2013  Post-doctor. Max-Planck Institute for solar system research.
  • 2013-       Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China.

Research Interests:
  1. Comparative planetary space environment. 
  2. Planetary magnetic field and habitability. 
  3. Planetary ionospheric particle escape. 
  4. Planetary magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling.
Public Services:

  • 2013 Outstanding Young Scientist Award by European Geosciences Union.
  • 2022 AOGS Distinguished Lecture

Supported Projects:


Full lists 

  1. Wei, Y., Z. Pu, Q. Zong, W. Wan, Z. Ren, M. Fraenz, E. Dubinin, F. Tian, Q. Shi, S. Fu, M. Hong (2014), Oxygen escape from the Earth during geomagnetic reversals: implications to mass extinction. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 394: 94-98. Doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.03.018
  2. Wei, Y., M. Fraenz, E. Dubinin, M. He, Z. Ren, B. Zhao, J. Liu, W. Wan, K. Yumoto, S. Watari, S. Alex (2013), Can a nightside geomagnetic delta-H observed at equator manifest a penetration electric field? J. Geophys. Res., 118, 1-11, doi: 10.1002/jgra.50174. 
  3. Wei, Y., M. Fraenz, E. Dubinin, J. Woch, H. Lühr, W. Wan, Q. Zong, T. Zhang, Z. Pu, S. Fu, S. Barabash, R. Lundin, I. Dandouras (2012), Enhanced atmospheric oxygen outflow on Earth and Mars driven by a corotating interaction region, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A03208, doi: 10.1029/2011JA017340.
    European Space Agency "Top Story":
  4. Wei, Y., M. Fraenz, E. Dubinin, A. Coates, T. Zhang, W. Wan, L. Feng, A. Angsmann, A. Opitz, J. Woch, S. Barabash, R. Lundin (2012), A teardrop-shaped ionosphere at Venus in tenuous solar wind, Planet. Space Sci., V.73, 254-61, doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2012.08.024.
    European Space Agency "Top Story":
  5. Wei, Y., W. Wan, B. Zhao, M. Hong, A. Ridley, Z. Ren, M. Fraenz, E. Dubinin, M. He (2012), Solar wind density controlling penetration electric field at the equatorial ionosphere during a saturation of cross polar cap potential, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A09308, doi: 10.1029/2012JA017597. 
  6. Wei, Y., Q. Zong, Z. Pu, W. Wan, J. Liu, S. Fu, Q. Shi (2011) Enhanced anti-sunward flow near local noon during a period of horizontal IMF and high solar wind velocity VY. Chinese Sci Bull, 2011, 56: 1117?1122, doi: 10.1007/s11434-011-4353-y. 
  7. Wei, Y., W. Wan, Z. Pu, M. Hong, Q. Zong, J. Guo, B. Zhao, Z. Ren (2011), The transition to overshielding after sharp and gradual interplanetary magnetic field northward turning, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A01211, doi: 10.1029/2010JA015985. 
  8. Wei, Y., M. Hong, Z. Pu, Q. Zong, T. Nagai, X. Cao, J. Wang, S. Fu, L. Xie, J. Guo, X. Liu (2011), Responses of the ionospheric electric field to the sheath region of ICME: A case study, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 73, 123-129, doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2010.03.004. 
  9. Wei, Y., Z. Pu, M. Hong, Q. Zong, J. Liu, J. Guo, A. Ridley, W. Wan (2010), Long‐lasting goodshielding at the equatorial ionosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A12256, doi: 10.1029/2010JA015786. 
  10. Wei, Y., Z. Pu, M. Hong, Q. Zong, Z. Ren, S. Fu, L. Xie, S. Alex, X. Cao, J. Wang, X. Chu (2009), Westward ionospheric electric field perturbations on the dayside associated with substorm processes, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A12209, doi: 10.1029/2009JA014445. 
  11. Wei, Y., M. Hong, W. Wan, A. Du, J. Lei, B. Zhao, W. Wang, Z. Ren, X. Yue (2008), Unusually long lasting multiple penetration of interplanetary electric field to equatorial ionosphere under oscillating IMF Bz, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L02102, doi: 10.1029/2007GL032305. 
  12. Wei, Y., M. Hong, W. Wan, A. Du, Z. Pu, M. Thomsen, Z. Ren, G. Reeves (2008), Coordinated observations of magnetospheric reconfiguration during an overshielding event, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L15109, doi: 10.1029/2008GL033972. 
  13. Wei, Y., M. Hong, W. Wan, A. Du, (2008), A modeling study of interplanetary-equatorial electric field penetration efficiency, Chinese J. Geophys., 51(5), 909-915. 
  14. Wei, Y., et al. (2005), A further study of multiple flux rope events at the magnetopause observed by TC-1 on 18 March 2004, Chinese J. Geophys., 49(3), 825-831.
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