Dr. Shih-Chieh Hsu
   Research Interests │ Ongoing and cooperated studies │ Publications 中文
Dr. Shih-Chieh Hsu

Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica
Title: Research Fellow
Address:128 Sec. 2, Academia Rd., Nankang Taipei 115, Taiwan
TEL:(02)2653-9885 ext:530
Website:Trace Element Laboratory

  Ph.D. : Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, 1998
  M.S. : Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, 1992

03/2014 ~ present, Research Fellow, Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica
07/2010 ~ 03/2014, Associate Research Fellow, Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica
06/2006 ~ 07/2010, Assistant Research Fellow, Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica
  01/2005 ~ 05/2006, Distinguished postdoc, Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica. (Funded by National   Science Council, R.O.C.)
  04/2001 ~ 12/2004, Postdoctoral research fellow, Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica.
  (07/1999 ~ 02/2001: Military service)
  10/1998 ~ 07/1999: Short-term researcher, Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University (Sponsored by National Youth
  Commission, ROC)

Research Interests Top
  Physicochemical characteristics of aerosol particles
  Identification of Asian dust aerosols
  Rainwater compositions and atmospheric deposition of chemicals
  Biogeochemistry of trace metals in the oceans
  Distribution and sources of trace metals over river watersheds
  Bioaccumulation of trace metals
  Paleo-environmental and climate changes retrieved from diverse sample archives
  Applications of Pb isotope ratios to environmental pollution

Ongoing and cooperated studies Top
  Metal compositions of ambient aerosols over Taiwan  and China coastal areas
  Physicochemical characterizations of marine aerosols from the East (Pengchiayu Island) and South (Dongsha Atoll) China Seas
  Atmospheric deposition to Taiwan and the surrounding seas and its impacts on the biogeochemistry
  Intensive measurements of rainwater compositions during extreme rain events
  Chemical validation of cloud seeding rain
  Nano particles in the ambient air
  Temporal and spatial distribution of trace elements in the Keya River
  Biogeochemistry of trace elements in the Feitshui Reservoir

Publications Top

  1. Yang, J.Y.T., Hsu, S.C., Dai, M., Hsiao, S.S.Y., Kao, S.J.* (2014), Isotopic composition of water-soluble nitrate in bulk atmospheric deposition at Dongsha Island: sources and implications of external N supply to the northern South China Sea. Biogeosciences11, 1833-1846.
  2. Hsiao, S.S.Y., Hsu, T.C., Liu, J.W., Xie, X., Zhang, Y., Lin, J., Wang, H., Yang, J.Y.T., Hsu, S.C., Dai, M., Kao, S.J.* (2014). Nitrification and its oxygen consumption along the turbid Changjiang River plume Biogeosciences 11, 2083-2098.
  3. Tsai F*, Tu JY, Hsu SC, Chen WN (2014), Case study of the Asian dust and pollutant event in spring 2006: Source, transport, and contribution to Taiwan. Science of the Total Environment 478, 163–174.
  4. Hsu, S.C.*, Tsai, F., Lin, F.J., Chen, W.N., Shiah, F.K., Huang, J.C., Chan, C.Y., Chen, C.C., Liu, T.H., Chen, H.Y., Tseng, C.M., Huang, G.W., Huang, C.H., Lin, S.H., Huang, Y.T. (2013). A super Asian dust storm observed over the East and South China Seas: Disproportionate dust deposition. Journal of Geophysical Research -Atmosphere 118, 7169-7181, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50405.
  5. Hsu, S.C.*, Lin, F.J., Liu, T.H., Lin, S.H., Kao, S.J. Tseng, C.M., Huang, C.H. (2013). Short time dissolution kinetics of refractory elements Fe, Al, and Ti in Asian outflow impacted marine aerosols and implications. Atmospheric Environment 79, 93-100, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.06.037.
  6. Zhang, R., Jing, J., Tao, J., Hsu, S.C.*, Wang, G., Cao, J., Lee, C.S.L., Zhu, L., Chen, Z., Zhao, Y., Shen, Z. (2013), Chemical characterization and source apportionment of PM2.5 in Beijing: Seasonal perspective, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 13, 7053–7074. (Corresponding author)
  7. Morton, P.L., Landing, W.M.*, Hsu, S.C., Milne, A., Aguilar-Islas, A.M., Baker, A.R., Bowie, A.R., Buck, C.S., Gao, Y., Gichuki, S., Hastings, M.G., Hatta, M., Johansen, A.M., Losno, R., Mead, C., Patey, M.D., Swarr, G., Vandermark, A., Zamora, L.M. (2013) INTERCAL: Results from the 2008 GEOTRACES aerosol intercalibration study, Limnology & Oceanography: Methods 11, 62-78.
  8. Lin, Y.C., Huh, C.A., Hsu, S.C., Lin, C.Y., Lin, P.H. (2013). Observations of ozone in the subtropical free troposphere over Taiwan: seasonal variation of stratospheric ozone intrusion and its contribution to surface ozone. JGR-Atmosphere 119, doi:10.1002/2013JD020736.
  9. Hung, C.C.*, Tseng, C.W., Gong, G.C., Chen, K.S., Chen, M.H., Hsu, S.C. (2013). Behavior and fluxes of particulate organic carbon in the East China Sea. Biogeosciences, 10, 4271–4302
  10. Tseng, C.M., Lamborg C.H.*, Hsu S.C.  (2013). A unique seasonal pattern in dissolved elemental mercury in the South China Sea, a tropical and monsoon-dominated marginal sea. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 167–172, doi:10.1029/2012GL054457
  11. Huh, C.A.*, Lin, C.Y., Hsu, S.C. (2013), Regional dispersal of Fukushima-derived fission nuclides by East Asia monsoon: A review and synthesis, Aerosol and Air Quality Research 13, 537-544.
  12. Chi, K.H.*, Lin, C.Y., Ou Yang, C.F., Hsu, S.C., Chen, Y.F., Luo, S., Kao, S.J. (2013), Evaluation of environmental fate and sinks of PCDD/Fs during specific extreme weather events in Taiwan. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 83, 745-752.
  13. Chen, S.C., Hsu, S.C., Tsai, C.J.*, Chou, C.C.K., Lin, N.H., Lee, C.T., Roam, G.D., Pui, D.Y.H. (2013), Dynamic variations of ultrafine, fine and coarse particles at the Lu-Lin background site in East Asia, Atmospheric Environment 78, 154-162.
  14. Chen, H.F.*, Yeh, P.Y., Song, S.R., Hsu, S.C., Yang, T.N., Wang, Y., Chi, Z., Lee, T.Q., Chen, M.T., Cheng, C.L., Zou, J., Chang, Y.P. (2013). The Ti/Al molar ratio as a new proxy for tracing sediment transportation processes and its application in aeolian events and sea level change in East Asia. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 73, 31-38
  15. Hsu, S.C.*, Huh, C.A., Chan, C.Y., Lin, S.H., Lin, F.J., Liu, S.C. (2012), Hemispheric dispersion of radioactive plume laced with fission nuclides from the Fukushima nuclear event. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L00G22, doi:10.1029/2011GL049986L.
  16. Hsu, S.C., Huh, C.A.*, Lin, C.Y., Chen, W.N., Mahowald, N.M., Liu, S.C., Chou, C.C.K., Liang, M.C., Tsai, C.J., Lin, F.J., Chen, J.P., Huang, Y.T. (2012) Dust transport from non-East Asian sources to the North Pacific, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L12804, doi:10.1029/2012GL051962.
  17. Huh, C.A.*, Hsu, S.C., and Lin, C.Y. (2012) Fukushima-derived fission nuclides monitored around Taiwan: Free tropospheric versus boundary layer transport. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 319-320, 9–14.
  18. Huang, J.C.*, Lee T.Y., Kao S.J., Hsu S.C., Lin H.J., and Peng T.R. (2012), Land use effect and hydrological control on nitrate yield in subtropical mountainous watersheds, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 699-714.
  19. Chen, H.F.,* Wen, S.Y., Song, S.R., Yang, T.N., Lee, T.Q., Lin, S.F., Hsu, S.C., Wei, K.Y., Chang, P.Y. (2012), Strengthening of paleo-typhoon and autumn rainfall in Taiwan corresponding to the Southern Oscillation at late Holocene, Journal of Quaternary Science 27, 964-972.
  20. Huang, J.C.*, Lin, C.C., Chan, S.C., Lee, T.Y., Hsu, S.C., Lee, C.T., Lin, J.C. (2012). Stream discharge characteristics through urbanization gradient in Danshui River, Taiwan: perspectives from observation and simulation. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 184, 5689-5703.
  21. Wu, C.F.*, Li, Y.R., Kuo, I.C., Hsu, S.C., Lin, L.Y., Su, T.C. (2012), Investigating the association of cardiovascular effects with personal exposure to particle components and sources, Science of the Total Environment 431, 176–182.
  22. Lin, C.Y.*, Chou, C.C.K., Wang, Z.F., Lung, S.C., Lee, C.T., Yuan, C.S., Chen, W.N., Chang, S.Y., Hsu, S.C., Chen, W.C., Liu, S.C. (2012). Impact of different transport mechanisms of Asian dust and anthropogenic pollutants to Taiwan. Atmospheric Environment 60, 403-418.
  23. Gugamsetty, B., Wei, H., Liu, C.N., Awasthi, A., Hsu, S.C., Tsai, C.J.*, Roam, J.G., Wu, Y.C., Chen, C.F. (2012), Source Characterization and Apportionment of PM10, PM2.5, PM0.1 by Using Positive Matrix Factorization in Shinjung Station, Taiwan, Aerosol and Air Quality Research 12, 476–491.
  24. Tsai, J.H., Huang, K.L., Lin, N.H., Chen, S.J.*, Lin, T.C., Chen, S.C., Lin, C.C., Hsu, S.C., Lin, W.Y. (2012). Influence of an Asian Dust Storm and Southeast Asian Biomass Burning on the Characteristics of Seashore Atmospheric Aerosols in Southern Taiwan. Aerosol and Air Quality Research 12, 1105-1115.
  25. Hsu, S.C., Hsieh, H.L.*, Chen, C.P., Tseng, C.M., Huang, S.C., Huang, C.H., Radashevsky, V., Huang, Y.T. (2011), Tungsten and other heavy metal pollution in a river receiving wastewater effluents from a science park dominated by semiconductor companies. Journal of Hazardous Materials 189, 193-202.
  26. Gong, G.C.*, Liu, K.K., Chiang, K.P., Hsiung, T.M., Chang, J., Chen, C.C., Hung, C.C., Chou, W.C., Chung, C.C., Chen, H.Y., Shiah, F.K., Tsai, A.Y., Hsieh, C.H., Shiao, J.C., Tseng, C.M., Hsu, S.C., Lee, H.J., Lee, M.A., Lin I.I., and Tsai, F. (2011), Yangtze River Devastating Floods Elevate Coastal Ocean Productivity, Geophysical Research Letters 38, L13603, doi:10.1029/2011GL047519.
  27. Chi, K.H.*, Hsu, S.C., Lin, CY, Kao, S.J., Lee, T.Y. (2011), Deposition fluxes of PCDD/Fs in a reservoir system in northern Taiwan. Chemosphere 83, 745-752.
  28. Chung, C.C.*, Chang, J., Gong, G.C., Hsu, S.C., Chiang, K.P., Liao, C.W. (2011), Effects of Asian dust storms on Synechococcus populations in the subtropical Kuroshio Current. Marine Biotechnology 13, 751-763.
  29. George, R.*, Hsu, S.C.; Nair, S.M., Martin, G.D., Nair, K.K.C. (2011). Trace Metal Dynamics in Marine Shrimps from the Southwest Coast of India. Environmental Forensics, 12, 162–172.
  30. #Hsu, S.C.*, Liu, S.C., Arimoto, R., Shiah, F.K., Gong, G.C., Huang, Y.T., Kao, S.J., Chen, J.P. Lin, F.J., Lin, C.Y., Huang, J.C., Tsai, F., Lung, S.C.C., (2010) Effects of acidic processing, transport history, and dust and sea salt loadings on the dissolution of iron from Asian dust. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, D19313, doi:10.1029/2009JD013442.
  31. Hsu, S.C.*, Wong, T.F.G., Gong, G.C., Shiah, F.K., Huang, Y.T., Kao, S.J., Tsai, F., Lung, C.S.C., Lin, F.J., Lin, I.I., Hung, C.C. Tseng, C.M. (2010), Source, solubility and dry deposition of aerosol trace elements over the East China Sea. Marine Chemistry 120, 116-127.
  32. Hsu, S.C.*, Lin, F.J. (2010), Elemental compositions of suspended particulate matter over the Yangtze estuary during the 1998 flood. Journal of Marine Systems 81, 323-334.
  33. Hsu, S.C.*, Huang, Y.T., Huang, J.C., Tu, J.Y., Engling, G., Lin, C.Y., Lin, F.J., Huang, C.H. (2010), Evaluating Real-Time Air Quality Data as Earthquake Indicator. Science of the Total Environment 408, 2299-2304.
  34. Hsu, S.C.*, Liu, S.C., Tsai, F., Engling G., Lin, I.I., Chou, C.K.C., Kao, S.J., Lung, S.C.C., Chan, C.Y., Lin S.C., Huang, J.C., Chi, K.H., Chen, W.N., Lin, F.J., Huang, C.H., Kuo C.L., Wu, T.C., Huang, Y.T. (2010), High Wintertime PM Pollution over an Offshore Island (Kinmen) off Southeastern China: An Overview. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, D17309, doi:10.1029/2009JD013641.
  35. Christian, T.J., Yokelson, R.J.*, Cárdenas, B., Molina, L.T., Engling, G., Hsu, S.C. (2010), Trace gas and particle emissions from domestic and industrial biofuel use and garbage burning in central Mexico. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10, 565-584.
  36. Wu, C.F.*, Kuo, I.C., Su, T.C., Li, Y.R., Lin, L.Y., Chan, C.C., Hsu, S.C. (2010), Effects of Personal Exposure to Particulate Matter and Ozone on Arterial Stiffness and Heart Rate Variability in Healthy Adults. American Journal of Epidemiology, 171, 1299-1309.  
  37. Chou, C.C.K.*, Lee C.T., Cheng M.T., Yuan C. S., Chen S.J., Wu Y.L., Hsu W.C., Lung S.C., Hsu S.C., Lin C.Y., Liu S.C. (2010), Seasonal variations and spatial distribution of carbonaceous aerosols in Taiwan. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10, 9563-9578.
  38. Hsu, S.C.*, Liu, S.C., Huang, Y.T., Chou, C.C.K., Lung, S.C.C., Liu, T.H., Tu, J.Y., Tsai, F. (2009) Long-range southeastward transport of Asian biosmoke pollution: Signature detected by aerosol potassium in Northern Taiwan, Journal of Geophysical Research 114, D14301, doi:10.1029/2009JD011725.
  39. Hsu S.C.*, Liu S.C., Arimoto, R., Liu T.H., Huang Y.T., Tsai F., Lin, F.J. Kao, S.J. (2009). Dust deposition to northern Taiwan and its biogeochemical implications in the East China Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research 114, D15304, doi:10.1029/2008JD011223.
  40. Liu, T.H., Tsai, F.*, Hsu, S.C., Hsu, C.C., Shiu, C.J., Chen, W.N., Tu, J.T. (2009), Southeastward Transport of Asian Dust: Source, Transport and its Contributions to Taiwan. Atmospheric Environment 43, 458-467.
  41. Chi, K.H.*, Luo, S., Hsu, S.C., Kao, S.J., Chang, M.B. (2009). Historical trends of dioxin-like compounds and metal in sediments buried in a reservoir in central Taiwan, Chemosphere 76, 286-292.
  42. Hsu, S.C.*, Liu, S.C., Huang, Y.T., Lung, C.S.C., Kao, S.J., Tsai F., Tu, J.Y. (2008), A criterion for identifying Asian dust events based on Al concentration data collected from northern Taiwan between 2002 and early 2007, Journal of Geophysical Research 113, D18306, doi:10.1029/2007JD009574.
  43. Chi, K.H.*, Hsu, S.C. Wang, S.H., Chang, M.B. (2008), Evaluation of Dioxin-like Compounds in Atmosphere during Asian Dust Storm Episode in Northern Taiwan, Science of the Total Environment 401, 100-108.
  44. Kao, S.J.*, Jan, S., Hsu, S.C., Lee, T.Y., Dai, M.H. (2008) Mud budget imbalance in the Taiwan Strait with high fluvial sediment inputs from mountainous rivers. Terr. Atmos. Ocean. Sci., 19, 525-546.
  45. Chou, C.C.K.*, Lee, C.T., Yuan, C.S., Hsu, W.C., Lin, C.Y., Hsu, S.C., Liu, S.C. (2008), Implications of the chemical transformation of Asian outflow aerosols for the long-range transport of inorganic nitrogen species. Atmospheric Environment 42, 7508–7519.
  46. Zehetner, F.*, Vemuri, N.L., Huh, C.A., Kao, S.J., Hsu, S.C., Huang, J.C., Chen, Z.S., (2008), Soil and nutrient redistribution along a hillside tea plantation in a reservoir watershed of northern Taiwan. Soil Science & Plant Nutrition 54, 618-626.
  47. Kao, S.J.*, Liu, K.K., Hsu, S.C., Chang, Y.P., Dai, M. (2008). North Pacific-wide spreading of isotopically heavy nitrogen from intensified denitrification during the last deglaciation. Biogeosciences 5, 1641-1650.
  48. Cheng, M.T.*, Chou, W.C., Chio, C.P., Hsu, S.C., Su, Y.R., Kuo, P.H., Tsuang, B.J., Lin, S.H., Chou, C.K. (2008), Compositions and Source Apportionments of Atmospheric Aerosol during Asian Dust Storm and Local Pollution in Central Taiwan, J. Atmos. Chem. 61:155–173, DOI 10.1007/s10874-009-9131-8.
  49. Hsu, S.C.*, Liu, S.C., Kao, S.J., Jeng, W.L., Huang, Y.T., Tseng, C.M., Tsai, F., Tu, J.Y., Yang, Y. (2007), Water soluble species in the marine aerosol from the northern South China Sea: High chloride depletion related to air pollution, Journal of Geophysical Research 112, D19304, doi:10.1029/2007JD008844.
  50. Hsu, S.C.*, Kao, S.J., Jeng, W.L. (2006). Quantitative links between fluvial sediment discharge, trapped terrigenous flux and sediment accumulation, and implications for temporal and spatial distributions of sediment fluxes. Deep-Sea Research, Part I, 53, 241-252.
  51. Hsu, S.C.*, Liu, S.C., Jeng, W.L., Chou, C.C.K., Hsu, R.T., Hung, Y.T., Chen, Y.W. (2006). Lead isotope ratios in ambient aerosols from Taipei, Taiwan: assessing the impacts of long-range transport from the Yangtze Delta. Atmospheric Environment 40, 5393-5404.
  52. Kao, S.J.*, Roberts, A.P., Hsu, S.C., Chang, Y.P., Lyons, W.B., Chen. M. T. (2006). Monsoon forcing, hydrodynamics of the Kuroshio Current, and tectonic effects on sedimentary carbon and sulfur cycling in the Okinawa Trough since 90 ka. Geophysical Research Letters 33, L05610, doi:10.1029/2005GL025154.
  53. Hsu, S.C.*, Liu, S.C., Jeng, W.L., Lin, F.J., Huang, Y.T. Lung S.C.C., Liu, T.H., Tu, J.Y. (2005). Variations of Cd/Pb and Zn/Pb ratios in Taipei aerosols reflecting long-range transport or local pollution emissions. Science of the Total Environment 347, 111-121.
  54. Hsu, S.C.*, Lin, F.J., Jeng, W.L. (2005). Seawater solubility of natural and anthropogenic metals within ambient aerosols collected from Taiwan coastal sites. Atmospheric Environment39, 3989-4001.
  55. Kao, S.J.*, Horng, C.S., Hsu. S.C., Wei, K.Y., Chen, J., Lin, Y.S. (2005). Enhanced deepwater circulation and shift of sedimentary organic matter oxidation pathway in the Okinawa Trough since the Holocene. Geophysical Research Letters 32, L15609, doi:10.1029/2005GL023139.
  56. Hsu, S.C.*, Lin, F.J., Jeng, W.L., Chung, Y., Shaw, L.M., Hung, K.W. (2004). Observed sediment fluxes of the southwesternmost Okinawa Trough enhanced by episodic events: flood runoff from northeastern Taiwan river and great earthquakes. Deep-Sea Res. Part ? 51, 979-997.
  57. Hsu, S.C.*, Liu, S.C., Lin, C.Y., Hsu, R.T., Huang, Y.T., Chen, Y.W. (2004). Metal Compositions and Characterizations of PM10 and PM2.5 Aerosols in Taipei during the Springtime, 2002. Terr. Atmos. Ocean. Sci., 15, 925-948.
  58. Chou, C.C.K.*, Lin, C.Y., Chen, T.K., Hsu, S.C., Lung, S.C., Liu, S.C., Young, C.Y. (2004). Influence of long-range transported dust particles on local air quality: Case study of the Asian dust episodes in Taipei during the spring of 2002. Terr. Atmos. Ocean. Sci., 15, 881-899.
  59. Hsu, S.C.*, Lin, F.J., Jeng, W.L. and Tang, T.Y. (2003). Spatial distributions of cadmium over a cyclonic eddy in the southern East China Sea. J. Mar. Syst. 39, 153-166.
  60. Hsu, S.C.*, Lin, F.J., Jeng, W.L., Chung, Y., Shaw, L.M. 2003. Hydrothermal signatures in the southern Okinawa Trough detected by the sequential extraction of settling particles. Mar. Chem. 84, 49-66.
  61. Lin, F.J., Hsu, S.C., Jeng, W.L.* (2000). Lead in the southern East China Sea. Mar. Environ. Res. 49, 329-342.
  62. Hsu, S.C., Lin, F.J., Jeng, W.L.*, Tang, T.Y. (1998). The effect of a cyclonic eddy on the distribution of lithogenic particles in the southern East China Sea. J. Mar. Res. 56, 813-832.