Sciences and Exploration Directorate



DONG L WU's Contact Card & Information.
Phone: 301.614.5784
Org Code: 613
Mail Code 613
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Missions & Projects

Brief Bio

Dr. Dong L. Wu is the Project Scientist of NASA’s Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS) mission managed by Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and the Depute PI of the Earth Venture Instrument-6 (EVI-6) mission for Polarized Submillimeter Ice-cloud Radiometer (PolSIR). He also serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) of GNSS-RO for NASA's CSDA program. Dr. Wu received his Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from the University of Michigan. He was a principal research scientist and group supervisor at JPL, prior to joining Goddard in 2011. He has worked on a number of NASA’s projects including UARS/HRDI, MLS, CloudSat, and MISR. He was the PI of GSFC’s IceCube project, the first spaceflight demonstration of an 883-GHz cloud radiometer on a 3U CubeSat. Dr. Wu has a wide breadth of experience in satellite observing techniques and their science applications, ranging from planetary boundary layer (PBL) to the ionosphere and lower thermosphere. He is a recipient of NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal (twice) and JPL Ed Stone award for Outstanding Research Paper, and has authored/coauthored more than 200 publications (h-index = 49;

Current Projects

TSIS: Project Scientist

Solar Radiation

NASA's missions to observe and study solar radiation and its impacts on Earth climate, and maintain continuity of solar irradiance climate record:

SORCE (Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment) and TSIS (Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor)

Electrojet Zeeman Imaging Explorer (EZIE): Co-I

Remote Sensing

To study the auroral electrojet in Earth’s atmosphere perturbed by geomagnetic storms using three CubeSats with mm-wave polarimeter arrays

GNSS Radio Occultation for PBL and Ionosphere: PI (2021-present)

Remote Sensing

This research explores remote sensing capabilities of the GNSS RO technique for planetary boundary layer (PBL) water vapor and ionospheric E-region electron density observations.

Earth Venture Instrument-6 (EVI-6): Polarized Submillimeter Ice-cloud Radiometer (PolSIR)

Remote Sensing

PolSIR will help better understand Earth’s cloud variability and their impact on climate by observing upper-tropospheric cloud ice n tropical and sub-tropical regions. It will fly two 12-U CubeSats to cover the full diurnal cycle of cloud variations over a period of two years, and measure cloud ice with polarized radiometry techniques at 325 and 684 GHz. The mission is led by PI Ralf Bennartz of Vanderbilt University. NASA Goddard will provide the project management and the submm-wave instruments. Science operations will be conducted by the SSEC at University of Wisconsin. The spacecraft will be built by Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) in Lafayette, Colorado.


Project Scientist

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center - Greenbelt, MD

July 2011 - Present


Principal Research Scientist and Group Supervisor

Jet Propulsion Lab, California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, California

September 1994 - July 2011



1994 Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1993 M.S. in Electrical Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1989 M.S. in Physics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Professional Societies


1992 - Present


2001 - Present

Professional Service

  • 2006-present    NASA Postdoc Program (NPP) advisor.
  • 2014-2020       CGMS-ICWG rapporteur
  • 2009-2015       Science Advisory Group (SAG) member of Korean Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer (GEMS) mission
  • 2010-2012       AGU Revelle Medal Committee
  • 2008-2011       JPL Science Visitor Colloquium Program (SVCP) coordinator
  • 2006-2008       Associate Editor – Journal of Geophysical ResearchAtmosphere.


  • NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, 2022, “For exceptional scientific and technological leaps that have paved the way for improved space-based observations of ice clouds"
  • Robert H. Goddard Award (Science), 2019
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, 2018, “For outstanding technical expertise leading to a successful launch of the Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS-1) mission on the International Space Station”
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, 2014, “For the outstanding skill and dedication in extending the successful operation and science achievements of the Earth Observing System Microwave Limb Sounder instrument”
  • NASA Tech Brief Award, 2010, For “EOS MLS Level 2 Data Processing Software, version 3” 
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, 2009, For coordinated team efforts to win Aura Science Team proposals for science analysis with four different Aura instrument measurements.
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, 2009, For outstanding achievements in atmospheric sciences during the Tropical Composition, Cloud and Climate Coupling (TC4) Mission in Costa Rica and Panama in 2007.
  • NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, 2008, For pioneering the observation of cloud ice in Earth's atmosphere using microwave limb sounding methods, leading to major improvements in climate & weather forecasting models.
  • GSFC Group Achievement Award, 2007, In recognition of the UARS Team accomplishments that have provided a heightened understanding of the natural and human-made influences on the middle atmosphere.
  • JPL Ed Stone Award, 2006, for Outstanding Research Paper, entitled “UARS MLS Cloud Ice Measurements and Implications for H2O Transport near the Tropopause” in J. Atmos. Sci., 62 (2): 518-530 FEB 2005.
  • NASA Board Award, 2005, In recognition of contribution to the National Space Program and to the mission of JPL. NTR no. 35188
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, 2005, In recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the development of the ground data system for the MLS instrument for EOS Aura mission.
  • GSFC Group Achievement Award, 2005, For the design, development and launch of the Aura satellite, which is producing astounding data for the atmospheric science community.
  • NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, 2001, For innovative analyses of UARS MLS data to produce a global climatology of gravity wave activity in the stratosphere, and temperature measurements in the mesosphere.
  • JPL Award for Excellence, 1997, For producing gravity wave variances and cloud ice from the MLS data.

Other Professional Information

Complete list of publications:


Selected Publications


2023. "Seasonality of the Migrating Semidiurnal Tide in the Tropical Upper Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere and its Thermodynamic and Momentum Budget." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 128 (2): e2022JA031035 [10.1029/2022JA031035] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "A Demonstration of Three-Satellite Stereo Winds." Remote Sensing 14 (21): 5290 [10.3390/rs14215290] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "A Comprehensive Machine Learning Study to Classify Precipitation Type over Land from Global Precipitation Measurement Microwave Imager (GPM-GMI) Measurements." Remote Sensing 14 (15): 3631 [10.3390/rs14153631] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Impact of the Arctic Oscillation from March on summertime sea ice." Environmental Research: Climate 1 021001 [10.1088/2752-5295/ac91e8] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Non‐Gaussian Distributions of TOA SW Flux as Observed by MISR and CERES." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 127 (14): [10.1029/2022jd036636] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "GNSS-RO Deep Refraction Signals from Moist Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer (MABL)." Atmosphere 13 (6): 953 [10.3390/atmos13060953] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Compact thermal imager: a flight demonstration of infrared technology for Earth observations." Applied Optics 61 (14): 4215 [10.1364/ao.450442] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Reduction of Spectral Radiance Reflectance During the Annular Solar Eclipse of 21 June 2020 Observed by EPIC." Frontiers in Remote Sensing 3 [10.3389/frsen.2022.777314] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Interhemispheric Asymmetries in Ionospheric Electron Density Responses During Geomagnetic Storms: A Study Using Space‐Based and Ground‐Based GNSS and AMPERE Observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 127 (5): [10.1029/2021ja030247] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Stereo Plume Height and Motion Retrievals for the Record‐Setting Hunga Tonga‐Hunga Ha'apai Eruption of 15 January 2022." Geophysical Research Letters 49 (9): [10.1029/2022gl098131] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Global GNSS-RO Electron Density in the Lower Ionosphere." Remote Sensing 14 (7): 1577 [10.3390/rs14071577] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "The Radiative Effect on Cloud Microphysics from the Arctic to the Tropics." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society [10.1175/bams-d-21-0039.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Compact Midwave Imaging System: Results from an Airborne Demonstration." Remote Sensing 14 (4): 834 [10.3390/rs14040834] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Aura/MLS observes, and SD-WACCM-X simulates the seasonality, quasi-biennial oscillation and El Nino Southern Oscillation of the migrating diurnal tide driving upper mesospheric CO primarily through vertical advection." Atmos. Chem. Phys. [] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "The first global 883 GHz cloud ice survey: IceCube Level 1 data calibration, processing and analysis." Earth System Science Data [10.5194/essd-13-5369-2021] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Remote temperature sensing by the compact thermal imager from the International Space Station." Applied Optics 60 (33): 10390 [10.1364/ao.440611] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Compact Thermal Imager (CTI) for Atmospheric Remote Sensing." Remote Sensing 13 (22): 4578 [10.3390/rs13224578] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "An investigation on seasonal and diurnal cycles of TOA shortwave radiations from DSCOVR/EPIC, CERES, MERRA-2, and ERA5." Remote Sensing 13 (21): 4595 [10.3390/rs13224595] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Geometric estimation of volcanic eruption column height from GOES-R near-limb imagery – Part 2: Case studies." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 21 (16): 12207-12226 [10.5194/acp-21-12207-2021] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Geometric estimation of volcanic eruption column height from GOES-R near-limb imagery – Part 1: Methodology." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 21 (16): 12189-12206 [10.5194/acp-21-12189-2021] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "UV linear stokes imaging of optically thin clouds." Polarization Science and Remote Sensing X 11833 1 - 7 [10.1117/12.2595161] [Proceedings]

2021. "Direct Influence of Solar Spectral Irradiance on the High-Latitude Surface Climate." Journal of Climate 34 (10): 4145-4158 [10.1175/jcli-d-20-0743.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Long‐term observations of upper‐tropospheric cloud ice from the MLS." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres [10.1029/2020jd034058] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Sensing Horizontally Oriented Frozen Particles With Polarimetric Radio Occultations Aboard PAZ: Validation Using GMI Coincident Observations and Cloudsat a Priori Information." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 1-13 [10.1109/tgrs.2021.3065119] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Modeling the Radiative Effect on Microphysics in Cirrus Clouds against Satellite Observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres [10.1029/2020jd033923] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "GEO–GEO Stereo-Tracking of Atmospheric Motion Vectors (AMVs) from the Geostationary Ring." Remote Sensing 12 (22): 3779 [10.3390/rs12223779] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Linkage among Ice Crystal Microphysics, Mesoscale Dynamics and Cloud and Precipitation Structures Revealed by Collocated Microwave Radiometer and Multi-frequency Radar Observations." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics [10.5194/acp-20-12633-2020] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Inter-calibration of nine UV sensing instruments over Antarctica and Greenland since 1980." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 13 (10): 5715-5723 [10.5194/amt-13-5715-2020] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Changes in the surface broadband shortwave radiation budget during the 2017 eclipse." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 20 (17): 10477-10491 [10.5194/acp-20-10477-2020] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Ionospheric S4 Scintillations from GNSS Radio Occultation (RO) at Slant Path." Remote Sensing 12 (15): 2373 [10.3390/rs12152373] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Sensitivity Analyses for the Retrievals of Ice Cloud Properties From Radiometric and Polarimetric Measurements in Sub‐mm/mm and Infrared Bands." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 125 (13): [10.1029/2019jd031422] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "A Long-Term Cloud Albedo Data Record Since 1980 from UV Satellite Sensors." Remote Sensing 12 (12): 1982 [10.3390/rs12121982] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Linear Stokes measurement of thermal targets using compact LWIR spectropolarimeter." Proc. SPIE 11412, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XIV 114120H [10.1117/12.2557887] [Proceedings]

2020. "Interannual Variations of TOA Albedo over the Arctic, Antarctic and Tibetan Plateau in 2000–2019." Remote Sensing 12 (9): 1460 [10.3390/rs12091460] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Solar cycle modulation of nighttime ozone near the mesopause as observed by MLS." Earth and Space Science e2019EA001063 [10.1029/2019ea001063] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Space‐Based Observations for Understanding Changes in the Arctic‐Boreal Zone." Reviews of Geophysics 58 (1): 2019RG000652 [10.1029/2019rg000652] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Evolution of an Atmospheric Kármán Vortex Street From High‐Resolution Satellite Winds: Guadalupe Island Case Study." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 125 (4): [10.1029/2019jd032121] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "Modeling Quiet Solar Luminosity Variability from TSI Satellite Measurements and Proxy Models during 1980–2018." Remote Sensing 11 (21): 2569 [10.3390/rs11212569] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "Joint 3D-Wind Retrievals with Stereoscopic Views from MODIS and GOES." Remote Sensing 11 (18): 2100 [10.3390/rs11182100] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "A Relationship between Blue and Near‐IR Global Spectral Reflectance and the Response of Global Average Reflectance to Change in Cloud Cover Observed from DSCOVR EPIC." Earth and Space Science 6 1416-1429 [10.1029/2019ea000664] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "Tropopause Laminar Cirrus and Its Role in the Lower Stratosphere Total Water Budget." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 2018JD029845 [10.1029/2018jd029845] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "Annual and Semiannual Oscillations of Thermospheric Composition in TIMED/GUVI Limb Measurements." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 2019JA026544 [10.1029/2019ja026544] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "MISR-GOES 3D Winds: Implications for Future LEO-GEO and LEO-LEO Winds." Remote Sensing 10 (12): 1885 [10.3390/rs10121885] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "MISR Radiance Anomalies Induced by Stratospheric Volcanic Aerosols." Remote Sensing 10 (12): 1875 [10.3390/rs10121875] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "Solar Cycle Response of CO2 Over the Austral Winter Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere Region." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics [10.1029/2018ja025575] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. " Intercomparison of Surface Temperatures from AIRS, MERRA, and MERRA-2, with NOAA and GC-Net Weather Stations at Summit, Greenland. ." J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol. 57 (5): 1231-1245 [10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0216.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "Solar Cycle Variations in Mesospheric Carbon Monoxide." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics [] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "Diurnal Variation of Tropical Ice Cloud Microphysics: Evidence from Global Precipitation Measurement Microwave Imager (GPM-GMI) Polarimetric Measurements." Geophysical Research Letters [10.1002/2017gl075519] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "Variations of global gravity waves derived from 14 years of SABER temperature observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 122 (12): 6231-6249 [10.1002/2017jd026604] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "Climate responses to SATIRE and SIM-based spectral solar forcing in a 3D atmosphere-ocean coupled GCM." Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate 7 A11 [10.1051/swsc/2017009] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "Microphysical Properties of Frozen Particles Inferred from Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Microwave Imager (GMI) Polarimetric Measurements." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17 2741-2757 [10.5194/acp-17-2741-2017] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Toward Global Harmonization of Derived Cloud Products." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 98 (2): ES49-ES52 [10.1175/bams-d-16-0234.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "The open-ocean sensible heat flux and its significance for Arctic boundarylayer mixing during early fall." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 16 (20): 13173-13184 [10.5194/acp-16-13173-2016] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "A 2 THz Schottky solid-state heterodyne receiver for atmospheric studies." Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII [10.1117/12.2233744] [Proceedings]

2016. "Sensitivity study of ice crystal optical properties in the 874GHz submillimeter band." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 178 416-421 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2015.12.008] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "THz limb sounder (TLS) for lower thermospheric wind, oxygen density, and temperature." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 121 (7): 7301-7315 [10.1002/2015ja022314] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "New insight of Arctic cloud parameterization from regional climate model simulations, satellite-based and drifting station data." Geophysical Research Letters [10.1002/2015gl067530] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Solar Rotational Modulations of Spectral Irradiance and Correlations with the Variability of Total Solar Irradiance." J. Space Weather Space Climate 6 (A33): [] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "An investigation of the Arctic inversion using COSMIC RO observations." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos 120 (18): 9338-9351 [10.1002/2015JD023058] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "Increasing evaporation amounts seen in the Arctic between 2003 and 2013 from AIRS data." J. Geophy Res. - Atmos 120 (14): 6865-6881 [doi:10.1002/2015JD023258] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "The 27-Day Rotational Variations in Total Solar Irradiance Observations: from SORCE/TIM, ACRIM III, and SOHO/VIRGO ." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics (132): 64-73 [10.1016/j.jastp.2015.07.001] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "Horizontal winds derived from the polar mesospheric cloud images as observed by the CIPS instrument on the AIM satellite." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 120 (11): 5564-5584 [10.1002/2014JD022813] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "Meridionally tilted ice cloud structures in the tropical Upper Troposphere as seen by CloudSat." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 15 6271-6281 [10.5194/acp-15-6271-2015] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "Global survey of concentric gravity waves in AIRS images and ECMWF analysis." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos 120 2210-2228 [10.1002/2014JD022527] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "Verification of air/surface humidity differences from AIRS and ERA-Interim in support of turbulent flux estimation in the Arctic." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 120 (3): 945–963 [10.1002/2014JD021666] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "CloudSat-constrained cloud ice water path and cloud top height retrievals from MHS 157 and 183.3 GHz radiances." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 7 (6): 1873-1890 [10.5194/amt-7-1873-2014] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "The effects of ENSO under negative AO phase on spring dust activity over northern China: an observational investigation." Int. J. Climatol. early view [10.1002/joc.4028] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "Improvement of aerosol optical depth retrieval over Hong Kong from a geostationary meteorological satellite using critical reflectance with background optical depth correction." Remote Sens. Environ. 142 176-187 [10.1016/j.rse.2013.12.003] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "Patterns of carbon monoxide in the middle atmosphere and effects of solar variability." Advances in Space Research 54 320-326 [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "First satellite-detected perturbations of outgoing longwave radiation associated with blowing snow events over Antarctica." Geophys. Res. Lett 41 (2): 730-735 [10.1002/2013GL058932] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "MLS and CALIOP Cloud Ice Measurements in the Upper Troposphere: A Constraint from Microwave on Cloud Microphysics." J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol. 53 (1): 157-165 [10.1175/JAMC-D-13-041.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2013. "View-angle-dependent AIRS cloudiness and radiance variance: Analysis and interpretation." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118 (5): 2327-2339 [10.1002/jgrd.50120] [Journal Article/Letter]

2013. "SMILES ice cloud products." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118 (12): 6468-6477 [10.1002/jgrd.50322] [Journal Article/Letter]

2013. "Variability in the speed of the Brewer–Dobson circulation as observed by Aura/MLS." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 13 (9): 4563-4575 [10.5194/acp-13-4563-2013] [Journal Article/Letter]

2013. "Interannual variations of MLS carbon monoxide induced by solar cycle." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 102 99-104 [10.1016/j.jastp.2013.05.012] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "Comparison of gravity wave temperature variances from ray-based spectral parameterization of convective gravity wave drag with AIRS observations." J. Geophys. Res. 117 (D5): D05115 [10.1029/2011JD016900] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "Satellite detection of orographic gravity-wave activity in the winter subtropical stratosphere over Australia and Africa." Geophysical Research Letters 39 (21): L21807 [10.1029/2012GL053791] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "Arctic low cloud changes as observed by MISR and CALIOP: Implication for the enhanced autumnal warming and sea ice loss." J. Geophys. Res. 117 (D7): D07107 [10.1029/2011JD017050] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "Gravity wave variances and propagation derived from AIRS radiances." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 12 (4): 1701-1720 [10.5194/acp-12-1701-2012] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "Determination of ice cloud models using MODIS and MISR data." International Journal of Remote Sensing 33 (13): 4219-4253 [10.1080/01431161.2011.642323] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "Advances and limitations of atmospheric boundary layer observations with GPS occultation over southeast Pacific Ocean." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 12 (2): 903-918 [10.5194/acp-12-903-2012] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "Correlation among cirrus ice content, water vapor and temperature in the TTL as observed by CALIPSO and Aura/MLS." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 12 (2): 683-691 [10.5194/acp-12-683-2012] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "A-train CALIOP and MLS observations of early winter Antarctic polar stratospheric clouds and nitric acid in 2008." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 12 (6): 2899-2931 [10.5194/acp-12-2899-2012] [Journal Article/Letter]

2011. "View-angle dependent AIRS cloud radiances: Implications for tropical anvil structures." Geophysical Research Letters 38 (14): L14802 [10.1029/2011GL047910] [Journal Article/Letter]

2011. "Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Observations of the Polar Middle Atmosphere: Dynamics and Transport of H2O and CO." J Geophy Res 116 (D5): D05110 [10.1029/2010JD014608] [Journal Article/Letter]

2011. "The role of tropical deep convective clouds on temperature, water vapor, and dehydration in the tropical tropopause layer (TTL)." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11 (8): 3811-3821 [10.5194/acp-11-3811-2011] [Journal Article/Letter]

2011. "Characteristics of CALIOP attenuated backscatter noise: implication for cloud/aerosol detection." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11 (6): 2641-2654 [10.5194/acp-11-2641-2011] [Journal Article/Letter]

2010. "Atmospheric diurnal variations observed with GPS radio occultation soundings." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10 (14): 6889-6899 [10.5194/acp-10-6889-2010] [Journal Article/Letter]

2009. "Aura Microwave Limb Sounder observations of the Northern Annular Mode in the Mesosphere through the Upper Troposphere." Geophys Res Lett 36 (20): L20807 [10.1029/2009GL040678] [Journal Article/Letter]

2009. "Cloud ice: A climate model challenge with signs and expectations of progress." J. Geophys. Res. 114 D00A21 [10.1029/2008JD010015] [Journal Article/Letter]

2008. "Validation of the Aura Microwave Limb Sounder temperature and geopotential height measurements." J. Geophys. Res. 113 (D15): D15S11 [10.1029/2007JD008783] [Journal Article/Letter]

2007. "Stratospheric gravity wave simulation over Greenland during 24 January 2005." J. Geophys. Res. 112 (D10): D10115 [10.1029/2006JD007823] [Journal Article/Letter]

2007. "A three-dimensional mountain wave imaged in satellite radiance throughout the stratosphere: Evidence of the effects of directional wind shear." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. 133 (629): 1959-1975 [10.1002/qj.187] [Journal Article/Letter]

2006. "Remote sounding of atmospheric gravity waves with satellite limb and nadir techniques." Advances in Space Research 37 (12): 2269-2277 [10.1016/j.asr.2005.07.031] [Journal Article/Letter]

2005. "Comparisons of EOS MLS cloud ice measurements with ECMWF analyses and GCM simulations: Initial results." Geophysical Research Letters 32 (18): L18710 [10.1029/2005GL023788] [Journal Article/Letter]

Talks, Presentations and Posters


Invited Talks and Seminars


  • 2022/01 Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute (S3VI), IceCube: A Pathfinder of Submillimeter-Wave Remote Sensing on a CubeSat
  • 2017/05 GSFC, Mesospheric and Thermospheric Doppler Winds with Passive Microwave Limb Techniques
  • 2015/10 Ewha Woman’s Univ., What Melting Greenland Ice Sheet?
  • 2015/05 Univ. of Arizona, Stereoscopic cloud imaging for future 3-D wind constellation
  • 2014/08 AWI, Potsdam, Germany, Responses and feedbacks of the atmosphere and clouds to rapid climate changes in the Arctic
  • 2013/04 Taxes A&M Univ. Corpus Christi, Remote sensing of atmospheric and surface
  • 2013/02 Hampton University, Arctic clouds
  • 2013/02 University of Maryland, College Park, The Arctic warming
  • 2012/10 Ewha Woman’s Univ., Climate changes by mother nature and human
  • 2012/05 GSFC, What’s missing in the Arctic warming?
  • 2012/02 Penn State, Clouds & Climate: A Long-Standing Challenge for Remote Sensing from Space
  • 2011/10 Stony Brook Univ., New challenges in cloud remote sensing from space
  • 2011/09 Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, Gravity wave, cloud and H2O in the upper trop.
  • 2010/11 Keck Institute for Space Study (KISS), Caltech. Multiangle Remote Sensing for PBL
  • 2010/10 GSFC, New Challenges in Probing Cloud Properties from Space
  • 2010/02 Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, Advances and Challenges in Cloud Remote Sensing: For a Better Understanding of Climate and Weather
  • 2009/10 UC, Irvine, Challenges to observe cloud properties and processes
  • 2009/09 Keck Institute for Space Study (KISS), Caltech, Cloud properties and processes from A-Train
  • 2009/06 Yonsei Univ., Korea, Roles of clouds in a changing climate
  • 2009/06 Univ. of Tokyo, Japan, What have we learned from CloudSat and MLS?
  • 2008/02 Univ. of Michigan, Understanding atmospheric dynamics and clouds
  • 2007/10 Kyoto, Japan, Toward global atlas of atmospheric gravity waves
  • 2007/02 Yonsei Univ., Seoul, Korea, Atmospheric gravity waves
  • 2006/08 JPL Award Lecture: Understanding climate change
  • 2006/06 NCAR Observing gravity waves with satellite limb and nadir techniques
  • 2006/03 Univ. of Wisconsin: Aura MLS cloud ice observations
  • 2005/04 NCAR: Understanding gravity wave sources and properties
  • 2004/09 Texas A&M University: Observations of atmospheric gravity waves from space
  • 2003/10 UCLA, Satellite limb and nadir techniques with passive microwave sensors
  • 1997/04 NATO meeting, Observations of gravity waves with the UARS MLS
  • 1996/04 Caltech, Wind remote sensing with HRDI