Chenxi Wang

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Chenxi Wang

  • RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
  • 301.614.6187
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 613
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Chenxi Wang is an assistant research scientist of the University of Maryland. Dr. Wang received his BS (2005) and MS (2009) in Nanjing University, China. He received his Ph.D degree in department of atmospheric sciences from Texas A&M University in 2013, focusing on developing infrared and shortwave fast radiative transfer models and cloud retrievals.

    Research Interests

    Radiative Transfer Models

    Dr. Wang developed multiple fast radiative transfer models that simulate satellite/ground-based observations in cloudy and polluted atmospheres.

    Cloud Retrievals

    Education

    • 2013 Ph.D. Texas A&M University, College Station, in Atmospheric Sciences
    • 2009 M.S. Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, in Atmospheric Sciences
    • 2005 B.S. Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, in Atmospheric Sciences

    Grants

    03/01/2018 The Science of TERRA, AQUA, and SUOMI NPP (ROSES 2017), NASA

    Refinement of the MODIS cloud optical product in synergy with continued development of a full suite of EOS-SNPP cloud continuity algorithms + atmosphere discipline team leads.

    ; Co-I
    05/01/2018 NASA ROSES (2017) New Investigator Program in Earth Science., NASA

    Developing an advanced algorithm to retrieve ice water path and cloud-top height for ice cloud using combined passive infrared and microwave observations.

    ; PI
    05/01/2019 CloudSat and CALIPSO Science Team Recompete (NNH18ZDA001N-CCST), NASA

    Reconstructing the Floating Snow Diurnal Cycle and Ice Production Rate from Passive Microwave Measurements Using CloudSat-CALIPSO as the Baseline.

    ; Co-I

    Publications

    Refereed

    Xie, Y., M. Sengupta, and C. Wang. 2019. "A Fast All-sky Radiation Model for Solar applications with Narrowband Irradiances on Tilted surfaces (FARMS-NIT): Part II. The cloudy-sky model." Solar Energy, 188: 799-812 [10.1016/j.solener.2019.06.058]

    Yuan, T., C. Wang, H. Song, et al. S. Platnick, K. Meyer, and L. Oreopoulos. 2019. "Automatically Finding Ship-tracks to Enable Large-scale Analysis of Aerosol-Cloud Interactions." Geophysical Research Letters, [10.1029/2019gl083441]

    Wang, C., S. Platnick, T. Fauchez, et al. K. Meyer, Z. Zhang, H. Iwabuchi, and B. H. Kahn. 2019. "An Assessment of the Impacts of Cloud Vertical Heterogeneity on Global Ice Cloud Data Records From Passive Satellite Retrievals." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, [10.1029/2018jd029681]

    Fauchez, T., S. Platnick, O. Sourdeval, et al. C. Wang, K. Meyer, C. Cornet, and F. Szczap. 2018. "Cirrus Horizontal Heterogeneity and 3-D Radiative Effects on Cloud Optical Property Retrievals From MODIS Near to Thermal Infrared Channels as a Function of Spatial Resolution." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123 (19): 11,141-11,153 [10.1029/2018jd028726]

    Wang, C., S. Platnick, Z. Zhang, K. Meyer, and P. Yang. 2016. "Retrieval of ice cloud properties using an optimal estimation algorithm and MODIS infrared observations: 1. Forward model, error analysis, and information content." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121 (10): 5809-5826 [10.1002/2015jd024526]

    Holz, R. E., S. E. Platnick, K. G. Meyer, et al. M. Vaughan, A. Heidinger, P. Yang, G. Wind, S. Dutcher, S. Ackerman, N. Amarasinghe, F. Nagle, and C. Wang. 2016. "Resolving ice cloud optical thickness biases between CALIOP and MODIS using infrared retrievals." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16 (8): 5075-5090 [10.5194/acp-16-5075-2016]

    Wang, C., S. E. Platnick, Z. Zhang, et al. K. G. Meyer, G. Wind, and P. Yang. 2016. "Retrieval of ice cloud properties using an optimal estimation algorithm and MODIS infrared observations: 2. Retrieval evaluation." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121: [10.1002/2015jd024528]

    Meyer, K. G., S. E. Platnick, G. T. Arnold, et al. R. E. Holz, P. Veglio, J. E. Yorks, and C. Wang. 2016. "Cirrus cloud optical and microphysical property retrievals from eMAS during SEAC4RS using bi-spectral reflectance measurements within the 1.88  µm water vapor absorption band." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9 (4): 1743-1753 [10.5194/amt-9-1743-2016]

    Kahn, B. H., M. M. Schreier, Q. Yue, et al. E. J. Fetzer, F. W. Irion, S. Platnick, C. Wang, S. L. Nasiri, and T. S. L'Ecuyer. 2015. "Pixel-scale assessment and uncertainty analysis of AIRS and MODIS ice cloud optical thickness and effective radius." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120 (22): 11,669-11,689 [10.1002/2015jd023950]

    Wang, C., P. Yang, and X. Liu. 2015. "A High-Spectral-Resolution Radiative Transfer Model for Simulating Multilayered Clouds and Aerosols in the Infrared Spectral Region." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 72 (2): 926-942 [10.1175/jas-d-14-0046.1]

    Liu, C., P. Yang, S. L. Nasiri, et al. S. Platnick, K. G. Meyer, C. Wang, and S. Ding. 2015. "A fast Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite simulator for cloudy atmospheres." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120 (1): 240-255 [10.1002/2014jd022443]

    Baum, B. A., P. Yang, A. J. Heymsfield, et al. A. Bansemer, B. H. Cole, A. Merrelli, C. Schmitt, and C. Wang. 2014. "Ice cloud single-scattering property models with the full phase matrix at wavelengths from 0.2 to 100µm." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 146: 123-139 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2014.02.029]

    Wang, C., P. Yang, A. Dessler, B. A. Baum, and Y. Hu. 2014. "Estimation of the cirrus cloud scattering phase function from satellite observations." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 138: 36-49 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2014.02.001]

    Wang, C., P. Yang, S. L. Nasiri, et al. S. Platnick, B. A. Baum, A. K. Heidinger, and X. Liu. 2013. "A fast radiative transfer model for visible through shortwave infrared spectral reflectances in clear and cloudy atmospheres." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 116: 122-131 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2012.10.012]

    Wang, C., P. Yang, S. Platnick, et al. A. K. Heidinger, B. A. Baum, T. Greenwald, Zhang, and R. E. Holz. 2013. "Retrieval of Ice Cloud Properties from AIRS and MODIS Observations Based on a Fast High-Spectral-Resolution Radiative Transfer Model." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 52 (3): 710-726 [10.1175/JAMC-D-12-020.1]

    Wang, C., S. Ding, P. Yang, B. Baum, and A. E. Dessler. 2012. "A new approach to retrieving cirrus cloud height with a combination of MODIS 1.24‐ and 1.38‐ μ m channels." Geophysical Research Letters, 39 (24): 2012GL053854 [10.1029/2012gl053854]

    Wang, C., P. Yang, B. A. Baum, et al. S. Platnick, A. K. Heidinger, Y. Hu, and R. E. Holz. 2011. "Retrieval of Ice Cloud Optical Thickness and Effective Particle Size Using a Fast Infrared Radiative Transfer Model." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 50 (11): 2283-2297 [10.1175/jamc-d-11-067.1]

    Zhang, C., F. Yu, C. Wang, and J. Yang. 2011. "Three-dimensional extension of the unit-feature spatial classification method for cloud type." Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 28 (3): 601-611 [10.1007/s00376-010-9056-9]

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Chenxi Wang is an assistant research scientist of the University of Maryland. Dr. Wang received his BS (2005) and MS (2009) in Nanjing University, China. He received his Ph.D degree in department of atmospheric sciences from Texas A&M University in 2013, focusing on developing infrared and shortwave fast radiative transfer models and cloud retrievals.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Xie, Y., M. Sengupta, and C. Wang. 2019. "A Fast All-sky Radiation Model for Solar applications with Narrowband Irradiances on Tilted surfaces (FARMS-NIT): Part II. The cloudy-sky model." Solar Energy 188 799-812 [10.1016/j.solener.2019.06.058]

    Yuan, T., C. Wang, H. Song, et al. S. Platnick, K. Meyer, and L. Oreopoulos. 2019. "Automatically Finding Ship-tracks to Enable Large-scale Analysis of Aerosol-Cloud Interactions." Geophysical Research Letters [10.1029/2019gl083441]

    Wang, C., S. Platnick, T. Fauchez, et al. K. Meyer, Z. Zhang, H. Iwabuchi, and B. H. Kahn. 2019. "An Assessment of the Impacts of Cloud Vertical Heterogeneity on Global Ice Cloud Data Records From Passive Satellite Retrievals." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres [10.1029/2018jd029681]

    Fauchez, T., S. Platnick, O. Sourdeval, et al. C. Wang, K. Meyer, C. Cornet, and F. Szczap. 2018. "Cirrus Horizontal Heterogeneity and 3-D Radiative Effects on Cloud Optical Property Retrievals From MODIS Near to Thermal Infrared Channels as a Function of Spatial Resolution." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 123 (19): 11,141-11,153 [10.1029/2018jd028726]

    Wang, C., S. Platnick, Z. Zhang, K. Meyer, and P. Yang. 2016. "Retrieval of ice cloud properties using an optimal estimation algorithm and MODIS infrared observations: 1. Forward model, error analysis, and information content." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 121 (10): 5809-5826 [10.1002/2015jd024526]

    Holz, R. E., S. E. Platnick, K. G. Meyer, et al. M. Vaughan, A. Heidinger, P. Yang, G. Wind, S. Dutcher, S. Ackerman, N. Amarasinghe, F. Nagle, and C. Wang. 2016. "Resolving ice cloud optical thickness biases between CALIOP and MODIS using infrared retrievals." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16 (8): 5075-5090 [10.5194/acp-16-5075-2016]

    Wang, C., S. E. Platnick, Z. Zhang, et al. K. G. Meyer, G. Wind, and P. Yang. 2016. "Retrieval of ice cloud properties using an optimal estimation algorithm and MODIS infrared observations: 2. Retrieval evaluation." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 121 [10.1002/2015jd024528]

    Meyer, K. G., S. E. Platnick, G. T. Arnold, et al. R. E. Holz, P. Veglio, J. E. Yorks, and C. Wang. 2016. "Cirrus cloud optical and microphysical property retrievals from eMAS during SEAC4RS using bi-spectral reflectance measurements within the 1.88  µm water vapor absorption band." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 9 (4): 1743-1753 [10.5194/amt-9-1743-2016]

    Kahn, B. H., M. M. Schreier, Q. Yue, et al. E. J. Fetzer, F. W. Irion, S. Platnick, C. Wang, S. L. Nasiri, and T. S. L'Ecuyer. 2015. "Pixel-scale assessment and uncertainty analysis of AIRS and MODIS ice cloud optical thickness and effective radius." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 120 (22): 11,669-11,689 [10.1002/2015jd023950]

    Wang, C., P. Yang, and X. Liu. 2015. "A High-Spectral-Resolution Radiative Transfer Model for Simulating Multilayered Clouds and Aerosols in the Infrared Spectral Region." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 72 (2): 926-942 [10.1175/jas-d-14-0046.1]

    Liu, C., P. Yang, S. L. Nasiri, et al. S. Platnick, K. G. Meyer, C. Wang, and S. Ding. 2015. "A fast Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite simulator for cloudy atmospheres." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 120 (1): 240-255 [10.1002/2014jd022443]

    Baum, B. A., P. Yang, A. J. Heymsfield, et al. A. Bansemer, B. H. Cole, A. Merrelli, C. Schmitt, and C. Wang. 2014. "Ice cloud single-scattering property models with the full phase matrix at wavelengths from 0.2 to 100µm." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 146 123-139 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2014.02.029]

    Wang, C., P. Yang, A. Dessler, B. A. Baum, and Y. Hu. 2014. "Estimation of the cirrus cloud scattering phase function from satellite observations." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 138 36-49 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2014.02.001]

    Wang, C., P. Yang, S. L. Nasiri, et al. S. Platnick, B. A. Baum, A. K. Heidinger, and X. Liu. 2013. "A fast radiative transfer model for visible through shortwave infrared spectral reflectances in clear and cloudy atmospheres." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 116 122-131 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2012.10.012]

    Wang, C., P. Yang, S. Platnick, et al. A. K. Heidinger, B. A. Baum, T. Greenwald, Zhang, and R. E. Holz. 2013. "Retrieval of Ice Cloud Properties from AIRS and MODIS Observations Based on a Fast High-Spectral-Resolution Radiative Transfer Model." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 52 (3): 710-726 [10.1175/JAMC-D-12-020.1]

    Wang, C., S. Ding, P. Yang, B. Baum, and A. E. Dessler. 2012. "A new approach to retrieving cirrus cloud height with a combination of MODIS 1.24‐ and 1.38‐ μ m channels." Geophysical Research Letters 39 (24): 2012GL053854 [10.1029/2012gl053854]

    Wang, C., P. Yang, B. A. Baum, et al. S. Platnick, A. K. Heidinger, Y. Hu, and R. E. Holz. 2011. "Retrieval of Ice Cloud Optical Thickness and Effective Particle Size Using a Fast Infrared Radiative Transfer Model." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 50 (11): 2283-2297 [10.1175/jamc-d-11-067.1]

    Zhang, C., F. Yu, C. Wang, and J. Yang. 2011. "Three-dimensional extension of the unit-feature spatial classification method for cloud type." Advances in Atmospheric Sciences 28 (3): 601-611 [10.1007/s00376-010-9056-9]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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