Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Brief Bio

Dr. Dong L. Wu is the Project Scientist of NASA’s Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) and Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS) missions at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). He 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 160 publications (h-index = 44;

Current Projects

SORCE and TSIS: Project Scientist

Solar Atmosphere

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), TSIS (Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor)

Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR): Co-I (2008-present)

Remote Sensing

NASA/JPL instrument to study atmospheric cloud, aerosol and Earth surface using multi-angular multi-spectral imaging techniques on Terra

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.

SWIRP (PI): Compact Submm-Wave and LWIR Polarimeters for Cirrus Ice Properties (2016-2022)

Remote Sensing

Design and develop a compact, highly-integrated conical-scanning mm/submm-wave and LWIR cloud polarimeter and radiometer for future observations of cloud ice and its microphysical properties from space.

IceCube: PI (2014-2018)

Remote Sensing

Spaceflight demonstration of 883-GHz cloud radiometer technology on 3-U CubeSat


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


Salinas, C. C., D. Wu, J. N. Lee, et al. L. Chang, L. Qian, and H.-L. Liu. 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]

Carr, J. L., J. Daniels, D. L. Wu, W. Bresky, and B. Tan. 2022. A Demonstration of Three-Satellite Stereo Winds Remote Sensing 14 (21): 5290 [10.3390/rs14215290]

Das, S., Y. Wang, J. Gong, et al. L. Ding, S. J. Munchak, C. Wang, D. L. Wu, L. Liao, W. S. Olson, and D. O. Barahona. 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]

Lim, Y.-K., D. L. Wu, K.-M. Kim, and J. N. Lee. 2022. Impact of the Arctic Oscillation from March on summertime sea ice Environmental Research: Climate 1 021001 [10.1088/2752-5295/ac91e8]

Lee, J. N., and D. L. Wu. 2022. Non‐Gaussian Distributions of TOA SW Flux as Observed by MISR and CERES Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 127 (14): [10.1029/2022jd036636]

Wu, D. L., J. Gong, and M. Ganeshan. 2022. GNSS-RO Deep Refraction Signals from Moist Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer (MABL) Atmosphere 13 (6): 953 [10.3390/atmos13060953]

Jennings, D. E., M. D. Jhabvala, C. J. Tucker, et al. A. W. Lunsford, A. T. La, T. P. Flatley, K. K. Choi, D. L. Wu, D. C. Morton, T. R. Holmes, Y. Fitts, P. G. Cappelaere, A. N. Cillis, K. A. Turck, and T. Hewagama. 2022. Compact thermal imager: a flight demonstration of infrared technology for Earth observations Applied Optics 61 (14): 4215 [10.1364/ao.450442]

Wen, G., A. Marshak, J. Herman, and D. Wu. 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]

Swarnalingam, N., D. L. Wu, and N. Gopalswamy. 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]

Carr, J. L., Á. Horváth, D. L. Wu, and M. D. Friberg. 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]

Wu, D. L., D. J. Emmons, and N. Swarnalingam. 2022. Global GNSS-RO Electron Density in the Lower Ionosphere Remote Sensing 14 (7): 1577 [10.3390/rs14071577]

Zeng, X., A. J. Heymsfield, Z. Ulanowski, et al. R. R. Neely, X. Li, J. Gong, and D. L. Wu. 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]

Kelly, M. A., J. L. Carr, D. L. Wu, et al. A. C. Goldberg, I. Papusha, and R. T. Meinhold. 2022. Compact Midwave Imaging System: Results from an Airborne Demonstration Remote Sensing 14 (4): 834 [10.3390/rs14040834]

Salinas, C. C., D. L. Wu, J. N. Lee, et al. L. C. Chang, L. Qian, and H. Liu. 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. []

Gong, J., D. L. Wu, and P. Eriksson. 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]

Choi, K.-K., M. Jhabvala, D. Jennings, et al. K. Turck, A. La, D. Wu, T. Hewagama, T. Holmes, T. Flatley, A. Cillis, Y. Fitts, and D. Morton. 2021. Remote temperature sensing by the compact thermal imager from the International Space Station Applied Optics 60 (33): 10390 [10.1364/ao.440611]

Wu, D. L., D. E. Jennings, K.-K. Choi, et al. M. D. Jhabvala, J. A. Limbacher, T. Flatley, K.-M. Kim, A. T. La, R. J. Salawitch, L. D. Oman, J. Gong, T. R. Holmes, D. C. Morton, T. Hewagama, and R. J. Swap. 2021. Compact Thermal Imager (CTI) for Atmospheric Remote Sensing Remote Sensing 13 (22): 4578 [10.3390/rs13224578]

Lim, Y.-K., D. L. Wu, K.-M. Kim, and J. N. Lee. 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]

Horváth, Á., O. A. Girina, J. L. Carr, et al. D. L. Wu, A. A. Bril, A. A. Mazurov, D. V. Melnikov, G. A. Hoshyaripour, and S. A. Buehler. 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]

Horváth, Á., J. L. Carr, O. A. Girina, et al. D. L. Wu, A. A. Bril, A. A. Mazurov, D. V. Melnikov, G. A. Hoshyaripour, and S. A. Buehler. 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]

DeLeon, C. M., J. Heath, W. R. Espinosa, D. Wu, and M. Kupinski. 2021. UV linear stokes imaging of optically thin clouds Polarization Science and Remote Sensing X 11833 1 - 7 [10.1117/12.2595161]

Jing, X., X. Huang, X. Chen, et al. D. L. Wu, P. Pilewskie, O. Coddington, and E. Richard. 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]

Wang, T., D. L. Wu, J. Gong, and C. Wang. 2021. Long‐term observations of upper‐tropospheric cloud ice from the MLS Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres [10.1029/2020jd034058]

Padulles, R., E. Cardellach, F. J. Turk, et al. C. O. Ao, M. de la Torre Juarez, J. Gong, and D. L. Wu. 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]

Zeng, X., J. Gong, X. Li, and D. L. Wu. 2021. Modeling the Radiative Effect on Microphysics in Cirrus Clouds against Satellite Observations Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres [10.1029/2020jd033923]

Carr, J. L., D. L. Wu, J. Daniels, et al. M. D. Friberg, W. Bresky, and H. Madani. 2020. GEO–GEO Stereo-Tracking of Atmospheric Motion Vectors (AMVs) from the Geostationary Ring Remote Sensing 12 (22): 3779 [10.3390/rs12223779]

Gong, J., X. Zeng, D. L. Wu, et al. S. J. Munchak, X. Li, S. Kneifel, D. Ori, L. Liao, and D. Barahona. 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]

Weaver, C. J., P. K. Bhartia, D. L. Wu, G. J. Labow, and D. E. Haffner. 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]

Wen, G., A. Marshak, S.-C. Tsay, et al. J. Herman, U. Jeong, N. Abuhassan, R. Swap, and D. Wu. 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]

Wu, D. L. 2020. Ionospheric S4 Scintillations from GNSS Radio Occultation (RO) at Slant Path Remote Sensing 12 (15): 2373 [10.3390/rs12152373]

Coy, J. J., A. Bell, P. Yang, and D. L. Wu. 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]

Weaver, C. J., D. L. Wu, P. K. Bhartia, G. J. Labow, and D. P. Haffner. 2020. A Long-Term Cloud Albedo Data Record Since 1980 from UV Satellite Sensors Remote Sensing 12 (12): 1982 [10.3390/rs12121982]

Hart, K. A., M. Kupinski, D. L. Wu, and R. A. Chipman. 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]

Wu, D. L., J. N. Lee, K.-M. Kim, and Y.-K. Lim. 2020. Interannual Variations of TOA Albedo over the Arctic, Antarctic and Tibetan Plateau in 2000–2019 Remote Sensing 12 (9): 1460 [10.3390/rs12091460]

Lee, J. N., and D. L. Wu. 2020. Solar cycle modulation of nighttime ozone near the mesopause as observed by MLS Earth and Space Science e2019EA001063 [10.1029/2019ea001063]

Duncan, B. N., L. E. Ott, J. B. Abshire, et al. L. Brucker, M. L. Carroll, J. Carton, J. C. Comiso, E. P. Dinnat, B. C. Forbes, A. Gonsamo, W. W. Gregg, D. K. Hall, I. Ialongo, R. Jandt, R. A. Kahn, A. Karpechko, S. R. Kawa, S. Kato, T. Kumpula, E. Kyrölä, T. V. Loboda, K. C. McDonald, P. M. Montesano, R. Nassar, C. S. Neigh, C. L. Parkinson, B. Poulter, J. Pulliainen, K. Rautiainen, B. M. Rogers, C. S. Rousseaux, A. J. Soja, N. Steiner, J. Tamminen, P. C. Taylor, M. A. Tzortziou, H. Virta, J. S. Wang, J. D. Watts, D. M. Winker, and D. L. Wu. 2020. Space‐Based Observations for Understanding Changes in the Arctic‐Boreal Zone Reviews of Geophysics 58 (1): 2019RG000652 [10.1029/2019rg000652]

Horváth, Á., W. Bresky, J. Daniels, et al. J. Vogelzang, A. Stoffelen, J. L. Carr, D. L. Wu, C. Seethala, T. Günther, and S. A. Buehler. 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]

Scafetta, N., R. C. Willson, J. N. Lee, and D. L. Wu. 2019. Modeling Quiet Solar Luminosity Variability from TSI Satellite Measurements and Proxy Models during 1980–2018 Remote Sensing 11 (21): 2569 [10.3390/rs11212569]

Carr, J. L., D. L. Wu, R. E. Wolfe, et al. H. Madani, G. (. Lin, and B. Tan. 2019. Joint 3D-Wind Retrievals with Stereoscopic Views from MODIS and GOES Remote Sensing 11 (18): 2100 [10.3390/rs11182100]

Wen, G., A. Marshak, W. Song, et al. Y. Knyazikhin, M. Mõttus, and D. Wu. 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]

Wang, T., D. L. Wu, J. Gong, and V. Tsai. 2019. Tropopause Laminar Cirrus and Its Role in the Lower Stratosphere Total Water Budget Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 2018JD029845 [10.1029/2018jd029845]

Yue, J., Y. Jian, W. Wang, et al. R. Meier, A. Burns, L. Qian, M. Jones, D. L. Wu, and M. Mlynczak. 2019. Annual and Semiannual Oscillations of Thermospheric Composition in TIMED/GUVI Limb Measurements Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 2019JA026544 [10.1029/2019ja026544]

L. Carr, J., D. L. Wu, M. A. Kelly, and J. Gong. 2018. MISR-GOES 3D Winds: Implications for Future LEO-GEO and LEO-LEO Winds Remote Sensing 10 (12): 1885 [10.3390/rs10121885]

Wu, D., T. Wang, T. Várnai, et al. J. Limbacher, R. Kahn, G. Taha, J. Lee, J. Gong, and T. Yuan. 2018. MISR Radiance Anomalies Induced by Stratospheric Volcanic Aerosols Remote Sensing 10 (12): 1875 [10.3390/rs10121875]

Salinas, C. C., L. C. Chang, M.-C. Liang, et al. L. Qian, J. Yue, J. N. Lee, J. Russell, M. Mlynczak, and D. L. Wu. 2018. Solar Cycle Response of CO2 Over the Austral Winter Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere Region Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics [10.1029/2018ja025575]

Hearty, T. J., J. N. Lee, D. Wu, et al. R. I. Cullather, J. M. Blaisdell, J. Susskind, and S. M. Nowicki. 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]

Lee, J. N., D. Wu, A. Ruzmaikin, and J. Fontenla. 2018. Solar Cycle Variations in Mesospheric Carbon Monoxide Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics []

Gong, J., X. Zeng, D. L. Wu, and X. Li. 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]

Liu, X., J. Yue, J. Xu, et al. R. R. Garcia, J. M. Russell, M. Mlynczak, D. L. Wu, and T. Nakamura. 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]

Wen, G., R. F. Cahalan, D. Rind, et al. J. Jonas, P. Pilewskie, D. L. Wu, and N. A. Krivova. 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]

Gong, J., and D. L. Wu. 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]

Wu, D. L., B. A. Baum, Y.-S. Choi, et al. M. J. Foster, K.-G. Karlsson, A. Heidinger, C. Poulsen, M. Pavolonis, J. Riedi, R. Roebeling, S. Sherwood, A. Thoss, and P. Watts. 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]

Ganeshan, M., and D. L. Wu. 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]

Treuttel, J., E. Schlecht, J. Siles, et al. C. Lee, R. Lin, B. Thomas, D. Gonzalez-Olvero, J.-H. Yee, D. Wu, and I. Mehdi. 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]

Tang, G., P. Yang, and D. L. Wu. 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]

Wu, D. L., J.-H. Yee, E. Schlecht, et al. I. Mehdi, J. Siles, and B. J. Drouin. 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]

Klaus, D., K. Dethloff, W. Dorn, A. Rinke, and D. L. Wu. 2016. New insight of Arctic cloud parameterization from regional climate model simulations, satellite-based and drifting station data Geophysical Research Letters [10.1002/2015gl067530]

Lee, J. N., R. F. Cahalan, and D. Wu. 2016. Solar Rotational Modulations of Spectral Irradiance and Correlations with the Variability of Total Solar Irradiance J. Space Weather Space Climate 6 (A33): []

Ganeshan, M., and D. L. Wu. 2015. An investigation of the Arctic inversion using COSMIC RO observations J. Geophys. Res. Atmos 120 (18): 9338-9351 [10.1002/2015JD023058]

Boisvert, L. N., D. L. Wu, and C.-L. Shie. 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]

Lee, J. N., R. F. Cahalan, and D. L. Wu. 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]

Rong, P. P., J. Yue, J. M. Russell III, et al. J. D. Lumpe, J. Gong, D. L. Wu, and C. E. Randall. 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]

Gong, J., D. L. Wu, and V. Limpasuvan. 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]

Gong, J., J. Yue, and D. L. Wu. 2015. Global survey of concentric gravity waves in AIRS images and ECMWF analysis J. Geophys. Res. Atmos 120 2210-2228 [10.1002/2014JD022527]

Boisvert, L. N., D. L. Wu, T. Vihma, and J. Susskind. 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]

Gong, J., and D. Wu. 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]

Lee, Y. G., J. Kim, C.-H. Ho, et al. S.-I. An, H.-K. Cho, R. Mao, B. Tian, D. Wu, J. N. Lee, O. Kalashnikova, Y. Choi, and S.-W. Yeh. 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]

Kim, M., J. Kim, M. S. Wong, et al. J. Yoon, J. Lee, D. L. Wu, P. W. Chan, J. E. Nichol, C.-Y. Chung, and M.-L. Ou. 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]

Ruzmaikin, A., J. N. Lee, and D. L. Wu. 2014. Patterns of carbon monoxide in the middle atmosphere and effects of solar variability Advances in Space Research 54 320-326

Yang, Y., S. P. Palm, A. Marshak, et al. D. L. Wu, H. Yu, and Q. Fu. 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]

Wu, D., A. Lambert, W. G. Read, P. Eriksson, and J. Gong. 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]

Gong, J., and D. Wu. 2013. View-angle-dependent AIRS cloudiness and radiance variance: Analysis and interpretation J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118 (5): 2327-2339 [10.1002/jgrd.50120]

Millán, L., W. Read, Y. Kasai, et al. A. Lambert, N. Livesey, J. Mendrok, H. Sagawa, T. Sano, M. Shiotani, and D. Wu. 2013. SMILES ice cloud products J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118 (12): 6468-6477 [10.1002/jgrd.50322]

Flury, T., D. Wu, and W. G. Read. 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]

Lee, J. N., D. Wu, and A. Ruzmaikin. 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]

Choi, H.-J., H.-Y. Chun, J. Gong, and D. Wu. 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]

Eckermann, S. D., and D. Wu. 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]

Wu, D., and J. N. Lee. 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]

Gong, J., D. Wu, and S. D. Eckermann. 2012. Gravity wave variances and propagation derived from AIRS radiances Atmos. Chem. Phys. 12 (4): 1701-1720 [10.5194/acp-12-1701-2012]

Xie, Y., P. Yang, G. Kattawar, et al. P. Minnis, Y. Hu, and D. L. Wu. 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]

Xie, F., D. L. Wu, C. Ao, A. Mannucci, and E. Kursinski. 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]

Flury, T., D. L. Wu, and W. Read. 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]

Lambert, A., M. Santee, D. L. Wu, and J. Chae. 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]

Gong, J., and D. Wu. 2011. View-angle dependent AIRS cloud radiances: Implications for tropical anvil structures Geophysical Research Letters 38 (14): L14802 [10.1029/2011GL047910]

Lee, J. N., D. L. Wu, G. Manney, et al. M. Schwartz, A. Lambert, N. Livesey, H. Pumphrey, and W. Read. 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]

Chae, J., D. L. Wu, W. Read, and S. Sherwood. 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]

Wu, D. L., J. Chae, A. Lambert, and F. Zhang. 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]

Xie, F., D. L. Wu, C. Ao, and A. Mannucci. 2010. Atmospheric diurnal variations observed with GPS radio occultation soundings Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10 (14): 6889-6899 [10.5194/acp-10-6889-2010]

Lee, J. N., D. L. Wu, G. Manney, and M. Schwartz. 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]

Waliser, D. E., J. Li, C. P. Woods, et al. R. T. Austin, J. Bacmeister, J. Chern, A. Del Genio, J. H. Jiang, Z. Kuang, H. Meng, P. Minnis, S. E. Platnick, W. B. Rossow, G. L. Stephens, S. Sun-Mack, W.-K. Tao, A. M. Tompkins, D. G. Vane, C. Walker, and D. Wu. 2009. Cloud ice: A climate model challenge with signs and expectations of progress J. Geophys. Res. 114 D00A21 [10.1029/2008JD010015]

Schwartz, M. J., A. Lambert, G. L. Manney, et al. W. G. Read, N. J. Livesey, L. Froidevaux, C. O. Ao, P. F. Bernath, C. D. Boone, R. E. Cofield, W. H. Daffer, B. J. Drouin, E. J. Fetzer, R. A. Fuller, R. F. Jarnot, J. H. Jiang, B. W. Knosp, K. Krueger, J.-L. F. Li, M. G. Mlynczak, S. Pawson, J. M. Russell III, M. L. Santee, W. V. Snyder, P. C. Stek, R. P. Thurstans, A. M. Tompkins, P. A. Wagner, K. A. Walker, J. W. Waters, and D. L. Wu. 2008. Validation of the Aura Microwave Limb Sounder temperature and geopotential height measurements J. Geophys. Res. 113 (D15): D15S11 [10.1029/2007JD008783]

Limpasuvan, V., D. L. Wu, M. J. Alexander, et al. M. Hu, M. Xue, S. Pawson, and J. R. Perkins. 2007. Stratospheric gravity wave simulation over Greenland during 24 January 2005 J. Geophys. Res. 112 (D10): D10115 [10.1029/2006JD007823]

Eckermann, S., M. Jun, D. L. Wu, and B. Dave. 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]

Wu, D. L., P. Preusse, S. D. Eckermann, et al. J. H. Jiang, M. D. Juarez, L. Coy, and D. Y. Wang. 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]

Li, J.-L., D. E. Waliser, J. H. Jiang, et al. D. L. Wu, W. Read, J. W. Waters, A. M. Tompkins, L. J. Donner, J.-D. Chern, W.-K. Tao, R. Atlas, Y. Gu, K. N. Liou, A. Del Genio, M. Khairoutdinov, and A. Gettelman. 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]

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