Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Guoyong Wen


Guoyong Wen's Contact Card & Information.
Phone: 301.614.6220
Org Code: 613
Mail Code 613
Greenbelt, MD 20771


Ph.D. 1992 Atmospheric Science, The University of Chicago

M.S. 1987 Atmospheric Science, Purdue University

B.S. 1982 Space Physics, Peking University

Professional Societies

American Geophysical Union


1992 - Present


Best Author Publication Award, Laboratory for Atmospheres, NASA/GSFC 2000

Scientific Leadership Award, Climate and Radiation Laboratory, NASA/GSFC 2020



2023. "Effect of scattering angle on DSCOVR/EPIC observations." Frontiers in Remote Sensing 4 [10.3389/frsen.2023.1188056] [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]

2021. "Aerosol properties in cloudy environments from remote sensing observations: a review of the current state of knowledge." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 1-57 [10.1175/bams-d-20-0225.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Precipitable Water Vapor Variation in the Clear-Cloud Transition Zone From the ARM Shortwave Spectrometer." IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 1-5 [10.1109/lgrs.2021.3064334] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "Cloud Edge Properties Measured by the ARM Shortwave Spectrometer Over Ocean and Land." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 2019JD030622 [10.1029/2019jd030622] [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]

2018. "Implications of Whole-Disc DSCOVR EPIC Spectral Observations for Estimating Earth’s Spectral Reflectivity Based on Low-Earth-Orbiting and Geostationary Observations." Remote Sensing 10 (10): 1594 [10.3390/rs10101594] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "Reduction in 317–780 nm radiance reflected from the sunlit Earth during the eclipse of 21 August 2017." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 11 (7): 4373-4388 [10.5194/amt-11-4373-2018] [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]

2016. "Testing the Two-Layer Model for Correcting Near Cloud Reflectance Enhancement Using LES/SHDOM Simulated Radiances ." J. Geophys. Res., Atmos. (121): 9661–9674 [10.1002/2016JD025021] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "Extending 3D near-cloud corrections from shorter to longer wavelengths." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 147 79-85 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2014.05.022] [Journal Article/Letter]

2013. "Correction of MODIS aerosol retrieval for 3D radiative effects in broken cloud fields." AIP Conference Proceedings 1531 (1): [10.1063/1.4804761] [Proceedings]

2013. "Spectral solar UV radiation and its variability and climate responses." [10.1063/1.4804888] [Proceedings]

2013. "Reconciliation of modeled climate responses to spectral solar forcing." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118 (12): 6281–6289 [10.1002/jgrd.50506] [Journal Article/Letter]

2013. "Improvement of MODIS aerosol retrievals near clouds." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118 (16): 9168-9181 [10.1002/jgrd.50617] [Journal Article/Letter]

2011. "Spectral solar irradiance and its entropic effect on Earth's climate." Earth System Dynamics Discussions 2 (1): 45-70 [10.5194/esdd-2-45-2011] [Journal Article/Letter]

2010. "Temperature responses to spectral solar variability on decadal time scales." Geophysical Research Letters 37 (7): [10.1029/2009gl041898] [Journal Article/Letter]

2008. "Importance of molecular Rayleigh scattering in the enhancement of clear sky radiance in the vicinity of boundary layer cumulus clouds." J. Geophys. Res. 113 [10.1029/2008JD010592] [Journal Article/Letter]

2008. "Deriving historical total solar irradiance from lunar borehole temperatures." Geophys. Res. Lett. 35 [10.1029/2007GL032171] [Journal Article/Letter]

2008. "A simple model for the cloud adjacency effect and the apparent bluing of aerosols near clouds." J. Geophys. Res. 113 [10.1029/2007JD009196] [Journal Article/Letter]

2007. "3D aerosol-cloud radiative interaction observed in collocated MODIS and ASTER images of cumulus cloud fields." J. Geophys. Res. 112 [10.1029/2005JD006686] [Journal Article/Letter]

2006. "Impact of three-dimensional radiative effects on satellite retrievals of cloud droplet sizes." J. Geophys. Res. 111 (D9): D09207 [10.1029/2005JD006686] [Journal Article/Letter]

2006. "Impact of 3D Clouds on Clear Sky Reflectance and Aerosol Retrieval in a Biomass Burning Region of Brazil." IEEE Geo Rem Sens Lett 3 169-172 [10.1109/LGRS.2005.861386] [Journal Article/Letter]

2005. "The International Intercomparison of 3D Radiation Codes (I3RC): Bringing together the most advanced radiative transfer tools for cloudy atmospheres." Bull Amer Meteor Soc 86 (9): 1275-1293 [10.1175/BAMS-86-9-1275] [Journal Article/Letter]

2003. "Limitations of ground-based solar irradiance estimates due to atmospheric variations." J. Geophys. Res. 108 [10.1029/2003JD003431] [Journal Article/Letter]

2001. "Cloud characterization and clear sky correction from Landsat 7." Remote Sens Environ 78 (1-2): 83-98 [10.1016/S0034-4257(01)00251-6] [Journal Article/Letter]

2001. "Impact of cumulus cloud spacing on Landsat atmospheric correction and aerosol retrieval." J. Geophys. Res. 106 (D11): 12129-12138 [10.1029/2001JD900159] [Journal Article/Letter]

2000. "A new normalized difference cloud retrieval technique applied to Landsat radiances over the Oklahoma ARM Site." J Appl Meteor 39 (12): 2305-2320 [10.1175/1520-0450(2000)039<2305:ANNDCR>2.0.CO;2] [Journal Article/Letter]

2000. "Cloud three-dimensional effects evidenced in Landsat spatial power spectra and autocorrelation functions." J Geophys Res 105 (D11): 14777-14788 [10.1029/2000JD900153] [Journal Article/Letter]

1999. "Path radiance technique for retrieving aerosol optical thickness over land." J. Geophys. Res. 104 (D24): 31321-31332 [10.1029/1999JD900964] [Journal Article/Letter]

1996. "A new approach to the characterization of long-term changes in total atmospheric ozone: Determination and application of frequency distributions." Atmospheric Environment 30 (14): 2627-2636 [10.1016/1352-2310(95)00316-9] [Journal Article/Letter]

1995. "Pinatubo aerosols and the behavior of ozone inferred from backscatter ultraviolet measurements on the space shuttle." Journal of Geophysical Research 100 (D9): 18855 [10.1029/95jd01839] [Journal Article/Letter]

1995. "The effects of horizontally extended clouds on backscattered ultraviolet sunlight." Journal of Geophysical Research 100 (D8): 16387 [10.1029/95jd01753] [Journal Article/Letter]

1994. "Ozone within the El Chichón aerosol cloud inferred from solar backscatter ultraviolet continuous-scan measurements." Journal of Geophysical Research 99 (D1): 1263 [10.1029/93jd02661] [Journal Article/Letter]