Dr. DONG L WU

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Dr. DONG L WU

  • (AST, EARTH SCI REMOTE SENSING)
  • 301.614.5784
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 613
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Dong L. Wu is a NASA scientist at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). He is the Project Scientist of NASA’s Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) and Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS) missions. His research is focused on remote sensing of clouds from space and better understanding of sun-climate connection, primarily in mm- and submm-wave remote sensing of ice clouds, stereo imaging for cloud-track winds, precision radiometry for atmospheric gravity waves. Other research includes radio occultation techniques for E-region electron density, and 2 THz techniques for thermospheric winds and oxygen density.

    He is also involved in the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS), serving as the rapporteur of the CGMS International Cloud Working Group (ICWG). Prior to joining GSFC, he was a principal research scientist and group supervisor at Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). He was a recipient of NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal (twice) and JPL Ed Stone award for Outstanding Research Paper. He is a fan of sailplanes and advised the Perlan-I Project to take advantage of mountain waves over the Andes where co-pilots Steve Fossett and Einar Enevoldson broke glider height and range records.

    Research Interests

    Cloud remote sensing with mm- and submm-wave radiometry; Remote sensing of atmospheric winds; Atmospheric/Ionospheric gravity and planetary waves; Sun-climate connection.

     

    Current Projects

    SORCE and TSIS: Project Scientist

    NASA's missions to study solar radiation and its impacts on Earth climate and space weather

    IceCube: PI

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

    MISR: Co-I

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

    SWIRP: Compact Submm-Wave and LWIR Polarimeters for Cirrus Ice Properties

    Design and develop miniaturized conical-scanning mm/submm-wave and LWIR cloud polarimeters for measuring ice microphysical properties from space.
     

    Positions/Employment

    7/2011 - Present

    Research Scientist

    NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD  
    9/1994 - 7/2011

    Principal Research Scientist

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

    Education

    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
    1985 B.S. in Space Physics, Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China.

    Awards

    • 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

    • 2014-present CGMS-ICWG rapporteur

    • 2006-present NASA Postdoc Program (NPP) advisor (https://apps.orau.gov/NPDoc/Catalog/18646)
    • 2012 Reviewer for Swedish National Space Board
    • 2011 Reviewer for Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
    • 2010-2012 AGU Revelle Medal Committee
    • 2008-2011 JPL Science Visitor Colloquium Program (SVCP) coordinator
    • 2006-2008 Associate Editor – Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmosphere.
    • 2006 Reviewer for NASA “Exploration Architecture: Natural Environment Definition for Design”
    • 1998 Convener of SPIE symposium on remote sensing, Beijing, China.

    Publications

    Refereed

    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, [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2018.02.001]

    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): [http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/swsc/2016028]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Dong L. Wu is a NASA scientist at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). He is the Project Scientist of NASA’s Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) and Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS) missions. His research is focused on remote sensing of clouds from space and better understanding of sun-climate connection, primarily in mm- and submm-wave remote sensing of ice clouds, stereo imaging for cloud-track winds, precision radiometry for atmospheric gravity waves. Other research includes radio occultation techniques for E-region electron density, and 2 THz techniques for thermospheric winds and oxygen density.

    He is also involved in the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS), serving as the rapporteur of the CGMS International Cloud Working Group (ICWG). Prior to joining GSFC, he was a principal research scientist and group supervisor at Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). He was a recipient of NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal (twice) and JPL Ed Stone award for Outstanding Research Paper. He is a fan of sailplanes and advised the Perlan-I Project to take advantage of mountain waves over the Andes where co-pilots Steve Fossett and Einar Enevoldson broke glider height and range records.

    Publications

    Refereed

    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 [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2018.02.001]

    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]

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    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]

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    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]

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    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]

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    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]

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    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]

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    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]

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