Dr. Xiaoxiong Xiong

Dr. Xiaoxiong Xiong

  • (AST, OPTICAL PHYSICS)
  • 301.614.5957
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 618
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong is an optical physicist in the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, currently supporting Terra, Aqua, S-NPP, and JPSS projects/missions on sensor calibration and characterization. He has served as the Technical Lead for the MODIS Characterization Support Team (MCST) since 2003, Technical Lead for the VIIRS Characterization Support Team (VCST) since 2004, and MODIS Project Scientist for instrument operation and calibration since 2005. He is also a member of CLARREO Science Definition Team (SDT) and CLARREO Pathfinder Team. He received a B.S. degree in optical engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology and a Ph.D degree in physics from University of Maryland. Before joining the NASA/GSFC, he had also worked in the fields of optical instrumentation, nonlinear optics, laser and atomic spectroscopy, and resonance ionization mass spectrometry at the University of Maryland, College Park and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland.


    Research Interests
    - Sensor Calibration and Characterization
    - Calibration Traceability and Uncertainty Analysis
    - Cross-sensor Calibration an Inter-comparisons
    - Optical Instrument and Remote Sensing Sensor Design and Testing
    - Nonlinear Optics and Laser Spectroscopy
    - Resonance Ionization and Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry


    Current Projects
    - Calibration Scientist for EOS Terra and Aqua MODIS
    - Calibration Scientist for S-NPP and JPSS VIIRS
    - Member of CLARREO Science Definition Team and CLARREO Pathfinder Team


    Positions/Employment
    - Optical Physicist (2003-present)
      Sciences and Exploration Directorate, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
    - Senior Staff Engineer (1997-2002)
      Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI), 10210 Greenbelt Road, Suite 600, Lanham, MD
    - Guest Research Scientist (1988-1998)
      Physical Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD
    - Instrument Scientist (1996 - 1997)
      Optical Technology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
    - Research Physicist and Technical Manager (1993-1996)
      Eastern Analytical, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD
    - Optical Engineer (1990-1993)
      Eastern Analytical, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD
    - Faculty (1982-1984)
      Optical Engineering Department, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China


    Teaching Experience
    - Adjunct Professor (1996-2002)
      Computer and Mathematical Science Department, University of Maryland, University College (UMUC)
    - Instructor (1982-1984)
      Optical Engineering Department, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China


    Education
    - Ph.D in Physics, 1991, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    - M.S. in Physics, 1986, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA
    - B.S. in Optical Engineering, 1982, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China


    Professional Service
    - Member of the Infrared and Visible Optical Sensors (IVOS) Subgroup of CEOS Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV), 2004-present
    - Chair of SPIE Optics & Photonics Conference on Earth Observing System, 2006-present
    - Member of WMO Global Spacebased InterCalibration System (GSICS) Research Working Group, 2007-present
    - Member of Organizing Committee and Session Chair for SPIE Europe Remote Sensing Conference on Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites, 2009-present
    - Chair of SPIE Asia Pacific Remote Sensing Conference on Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization, 2010-present


    Editorship
    - Associate Editor for SPIE Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS), 2009-2014
    - Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS), 2011-2013
    - Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS) Special Issues on Intercalibration of Satellite Instruments, 2013
    - Editor for Comprehensive Remote Sensing, Volume 1: Missions and Sensors, 2016-2017


    Awards
    - NASA GSFC Performance Award (2004-2016)
    - NASA Group Achievement Award to EOS Aqua and AMSR Instrument Recovery Team (July, 2013)
    - NASA Exceptional Service Medal (August, 2012)
    - NASA Group Achievement Award to Suomi NPP Mission Development Team (August, 2012)
    - NASA Group Achievement Award to MODIS NDVI Anomaly Team (August 2012)
    - NASA Group Achievement Award to VIIRS On-orbit Anomaly Team (August 2012)
    - NASA Group Achievement Award to MODIS NDVI Anomaly Team (August 2012)
    - NASA Group Achievement Award to EOS Aqua Mission Team (August 2003)
    - NASA Group Achievement Award to MODIS Support Team (2001)

    - SPIE Certificate of Appreciation (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
    - NOAA and NASA JPSS Program Certificate of Recognition for Successful completion of JPSS ‘Key Decision Point-I and Key Decision Point-C milestone (December 2013)
    - NOAA and NASA JPSS Program Certificate of Recognition for Successfully launch and commission of SNPP Satellite System (December 2012)
    - SPIE Certificate of Appreciation (October 2012)
    - NASA ESTO Certificate of Recognition for Valuable Contributions and Outstanding Support to the IIP and NASA Earth Science Technology Office (2006)
    - NASA Certificate of Recognition for L1B Algorithm and Software for MODIS Data Processing (2003)

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Angal, A., X. Xiong, Q. Mu, et al. D. R. Doelling, R. Bhatt, and A. Wu. 2018. "Results From the Deep Convective Clouds-Based Response Versus Scan-Angle Characterization for the MODIS Reflective Solar Bands." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 56 (2): 1115-1128 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2759660]

    Chang, T., X. Xiong, G. R. Keller, and X. Wu. 2018. "GEO-LEO reflective band intercomparison with bidirectional reflectance distribution function and atmospheric scattering corrections." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 12 (01): 1 [10.1117/1.jrs.12.014002]

    Angal, A., X. Xiong, A. Wu, X. Geng, and H. Chen. 2018. "Improvements in the On-Orbit Response Versus Scan Angle Characterization of the Aqua MODIS Reflective Solar Bands." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 56 (3): 1728-1738 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2767206]

    Pahlevan, N., S. Sarkar, S. Devadiga, et al. R. E. Wolfe, M. Roman, E. Vermote, G. Lin, and X. Xiong. 2017. "Impact of Spatial Sampling on Continuity of MODIS–VIIRS Land Surface Reflectance Products: A Simulation Approach." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 55 (1): 183-196 [10.1109/tgrs.2016.2604214]

    Bhatt, R., D. R. Doelling, A. Angal, et al. X. Xiong, B. Scarino, A. Gopalan, C. Haney, and A. Wu. 2017. "Characterizing response versus scan-angle for MODIS reflective solar bands using deep convective clouds." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 11 (1): 016014 [10.1117/1.jrs.11.016014]

    Angal, A., X. Xiong, and A. Wu. 2017. "Monitoring the On-Orbit Calibration of Terra MODIS Reflective Solar Bands Using Simultaneous Terra MISR Observations." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 55 (3): 1648-1659 [10.1109/tgrs.2016.2628704]

    Chang, T., X. Xiong, A. Angal, A. Wu, and X. Geng. 2017. "Aqua and Terra MODIS RSB Calibration Comparison Using BRDF Modeled Reflectance." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 55 (4): 2288-2298 [10.1109/tgrs.2016.2641258]

    Wu, A., X. Geng, A. Wald, A. Angal, and X. Xiong. 2017. "Assessment of Terra MODIS On-Orbit Polarization Sensitivity Using Pseudoinvariant Desert Sites." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 55 (7): 4168-4176 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2689719]

    Wang, Z., X. Xiong, J. Fulbright, and N. Lei. 2017. "VIIRS day/night band radiometric calibration stability monitoring using the Moon." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122 (11): 5616-5624 [10.1002/2016jd026372]

    Mu, Q., A. Wu, X. Xiong, et al. D. Doelling, A. Angal, T. Chang, and R. Bhatt. 2017. "Optimization of a Deep Convective Cloud Technique in Evaluating the Long-Term Radiometric Stability of MODIS Reflective Solar Bands." Remote Sensing, 9 (6): 535 [10.3390/rs9060535]

    Wilson, T., A. Wu, A. Shrestha, et al. X. Geng, Z. Wang, C. Moeller, R. Frey, and X. Xiong. 2017. "Development and Implementation of an Electronic Crosstalk Correction for Bands 27–30 in Terra MODIS Collection 6." Remote Sensing, 9 (6): 569 [10.3390/rs9060569]

    Chen, H., X. Xiong, C. Sun, X. Chen, and K. Chiang. 2017. "Suomi-NPP VIIRS day–night band on-orbit calibration and performance." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 11 (03): 1 [10.1117/1.jrs.11.036019]

    Lei, N., X. Xiong, and J. Mcintire. 2017. "Suomi NPP VIIRS solar diffuser screen transmittance model and its applications." Applied Optics, 56 (31): 8676 [10.1364/ao.56.008676]

    Chen, H., X. Xiong, A. Angal, and K. A. Twedt. 2017. "On-Orbit Characterization of the MODIS SDSM Screen for Solar Diffuser Degradation Estimation." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 55 (11): 6456-6467 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2728520]

    Wu, A., X. Xiong, and K. Chiang. 2017. "Postlaunch assessment of the response versus scan angle for the thermal emissive bands of visible infrared imaging radiometer suite on-board the Suomi national polar-orbiting partnership satellite." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 11 (04): 1 [10.1117/1.jrs.11.044002]

    McIntire, J., D. Moyer, T. Chang, H. Oudrari, and X. Xiong. 2017. "Pre-Launch JPSS-2 VIIRS Response versus Scan Angle Characterization." Remote Sensing, 9 (12): 1300 [10.3390/rs9121300]

    Li, Y., X. Xiong, J. McIntire, and A. Wu. 2017. "Impact of Blackbody Warm-Up Cool-Down Cycle on the Calibration of Aqua MODIS and S-NPP VIIRS Thermal Emissive Bands." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 56 (4): 2377-2386 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2779105]

    Oudrari, H., J. McIntire, X. Xiong, et al. J. Butler, Q. Ji, T. Schwarting, S. Lee, and B. Efremova. 2016. "JPSS-1 VIIRS Radiometric Characterization and Calibration Based on Pre-Launch Testing." Remote Sensing, 8 (1): 41 [10.3390/rs8010041]

    McIntire, J., D. Moyer, H. Oudrari, and X. Xiong. 2016. "Pre-Launch Radiometric Characterization of JPSS-1 VIIRS Thermal Emissive Bands." Remote Sensing, 8 (1): 47 [10.3390/rs8010047]

    Li, Y., A. Wu, and X. Xiong. 2016. "Inter-Comparison of S-NPP VIIRS and Aqua MODIS Thermal Emissive Bands Using Hyperspectral Infrared Sounder Measurements as a Transfer Reference." Remote Sensing, 8 (1): 72 [10.3390/rs8010072]

    Xiong, X., J. Sun, J. Fulbright, Z. Wang, and J. J. Butler. 2016. "Lunar Calibration and Performance for S-NPP VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing,

    Xiong, X., J. Butler, K. Chiang, et al. B. Efremova, J. Fulbright, N. Lei, J. McIntire, H. Oudrari, Z. Wang, and A. Wu. 2016. "Assessment of S-NPP VIIRS On-Orbit Radiometric Calibration and Performance." Remote Sensing, 8 (2): 84 [10.3390/rs8020084]

    Fulbright, J., Ning Lei, B. Efremova, and Xiaoxiong Xiong. 2016. "Suomi-NPP VIIRS Solar Diffuser Stability Monitor Performance." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 54 (2): 631-639 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2441558]

    Moyer, D., J. McIntire, H. Oudrari, et al. J. McCarthy, X. Xiong, and F. De Luccia. 2016. "JPSS-1 VIIRS Pre-Launch Response Versus Scan Angle Testing and Performance." Remote Sensing, 8 (2): 141 [10.3390/rs8020141]

    Madhavan, S., J. Brinkmann, B. Wenny, A. Wu, and X. Xiong. 2016. "Evaluation of VIIRS and MODIS Thermal Emissive Band Calibration Stability Using Ground Target." Remote Sensing, 8 (2): 158 [10.3390/rs8020158]

    Lei, N., X. Chen, and X. Xiong. 2016. "Determination of the SNPP VIIRS SDSM Screen Relative Transmittance From Both Yaw Maneuver and Regular On-Orbit Data." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 54 (3): 1390-1398 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2480039]

    Wu, A., X. Xiong, C. Cao, and K.-F. Chiang. 2016. "Assessment of SNPP VIIRS VIS/NIR Radiometric Calibration Stability Using Aqua MODIS and Invariant Surface Targets." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 54 (5): 2918-2924 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2508379]

    Chang, T., X. J. Xiong, A. Angal, and Q. Mu. 2016. "Assessment of MODIS RSB detector uniformity using deep convective clouds." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121 (9): 4783-4796 [10.1002/2015jd024652]

    Madhavan, S., X. Xiong, A. Wu, et al. B. N. Wenny, K. Chiang, N. Chen, Z. Wang, and Y. Li. 2016. "Noise Characterization and Performance of MODIS Thermal Emissive Bands." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 54 (6): 3221-3234 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2514061]

    Chen, H., X. Xiong, A. Angal, X. Geng, and A. Wu. 2016. "Alternative method of on-orbit response-versus-scan-angle characterization for MODIS reflective solar bands." J. Appl. Remote Sens, 10 (2): 024004 [10.1117/1.jrs.10.024004]

    Chang, T., X. Xiong, and Q. Mu. 2016. "VIIRS Reflective Solar Band Radiometric and Stability Evaluation Using Deep Convective Clouds." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 54 (12): 7009-7017 [10.1109/tgrs.2016.2594029]

    McIntire, J., D. Moyer, S. W. Brown, et al. K. R. Lykke, E. Waluschka, H. Oudrari, and X. Xiong. 2016. "Monochromatic measurements of the JPSS-1 VIIRS polarization sensitivity." Applied Optics, 55 (27): 7444 [10.1364/ao.55.007444]

    Sun, J., X. Xiong, E. Waluschka, and M. Wang. 2016. "Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite polarization sensitivity analysis." Applied Optics, 55 (27): 7645 [10.1364/ao.55.007645]

    Jongeward, A. R., Z. Li, H. He, and X. Xiong. 2016. "Natural and Anthropogenic Aerosol Trends from Satellite and Surface Observations and Model Simulations over the North Atlantic Ocean from 2002 to 2012." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 73 (11): 4469-4485 [10.1175/jas-d-15-0308.1]

    Chen, X., A. Wu, X. Xiong, et al. N. Lei, Z. Wang, and K. Chiang. 2016. "Using Ground Targets to Validate S-NPP VIIRS Day-Night Band Calibration." Remote Sensing, 8 (12): 984 [10.3390/rs8120984]

    Shihyan Lee, J. McIntire, H. Oudrari, T. Schwarting, and Xiaoxiong Xiong. 2015. "A New Method for Suomi-NPP VIIRS Day–Night Band On-Orbit Radiometric Calibration." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53 (1): 324-334 [10.1109/tgrs.2014.2321835]

    Lei, N., X. Xiong, and B. Guenther. 2015. "Modeling the Detector Radiometric Gains of the Suomi NPP VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53 (3): 1565-1573 [10.1109/tgrs.2014.2345481]

    Oudrari, H., J. McIntire, X. Xiong, et al. J. J. Butler, S. Lee, N. Lei, T. Schwarting, and J. Sun. 2015. "Pre-launch Radiometric Characterization and Calibration of the S-NPP VIIRS Sensor." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53: 2195-2210 [10.1109/TGRS.2014.2357678]

    Mcintire, J. W., D. Moyer, B. Efremova, H. Oudrari, and X. Xiong. 2015. "On-Orbit Characterization of S-NPP VIIRS Transmission Functions." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53 (5): 2354-2365 [10.1109/tgrs.2014.2358935]

    Bancroft, D., J. J. Butler, R. Datla, et al. C. Cao, M. Greenman, S. Hansen, H. Latvakoski, M. Mlynczak, T. Murdock, J. Peterson, D. Pollack, R. Russell, D. Scott, J. Seamons, T. Stone, J. Tansock, K. J. Thome, A. Thurgood, R. Williams, H. Yoon, and X. Xiong. 2015. "Guidelines for Radiometric Calibration of Electo-optical Instruments for Remote Sensing." NIST HB, 157: [10.6028/NIST.HB.157]

    Doelling, D. R., A. Wu, X. Xiong, et al. B. R. Scarino, R. Bhatt, C. O. Haney, D. Morstad, and A. Gopalan. 2015. "The Radiometric Stability and Scaling of Collection 6 Terra- and Aqua-MODIS VIS, NIR, and SWIR Spectral Bands." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53 (8): 4520-4535 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2400928]

    Wu, A., X. Xiong, Z. Jin, et al. C. Lukashin, B. N. Wenny, and J. J. Butler. 2015. "Sensitivity of Inter-calibration Uncertainty of the CLARREO Reflected Solar Spectrometer Features." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53 (9): 4741-4751 [10.1109/TGRS.2015.2409030]

    Xiong, X., J. Sun, J. P. Fulbright, Z. Wang, and J. J. Butler. 2015. "Lunar Calibration and Performance for S-NPP VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 54 (2): 1052 - 1061 [10.1109/TGRS.2015.2473665]

    Junqiang Sun, S. Madhavan, Xiaoxiong Xiong, and Menghua Wang. 2015. "Investigation of the Electronic Crosstalk in Terra MODIS Band 28." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53 (10): 5722-5733 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2428212]

    Zhipeng Wang, Xiaoxiong Xiong, and Yonghong Li. 2015. "Update of VIIRS On-Orbit Spatial Parameters Characterized With the Moon." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53 (10): 5486-5494 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2423633]

    Xiong, X., Aisheng Wu, B. N. Wenny, et al. S. Madhavan, Zhipeng Wang, Yonghong Li, Na Chen, W. Barnes, and V. V. Salomonson. 2015. "Terra and Aqua MODIS Thermal Emissive Bands On-Orbit Calibration and Performance." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53 (10): 5709-5721 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2428198]

    Angal, A., X. Xiong, J. Sun, and X. Geng. 2015. "On-orbit noise characterization of MODIS reflective solar bands." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 9 (1): 094092 [10.1117/1.jrs.9.094092]

    Lei, N., Z. Wang, and X. Xiong. 2015. "On-Orbit Radiometric Calibration of Suomi NPP VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands Through Observations of a Sunlit Solar Diffuser Panel." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53 (11): 5983-5990 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2430814]

    Xiong, X., M. D. King, V. V. Salomonson, et al. W. L. Barnes, B. N. Wenny, A. Angal, A. Wu, S. Madhavan, and D. O. Link. 2015. "Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on Terra and Aqua Missions." Qian/Optical Payloads for Space Missions, 53-89 [10.1002/9781118945179.ch3]

    Wang, Z., X. Xiong, and Y. Li. 2015. "Improved Band-to-Band Registration Characterization for VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands Based on Lunar Observations." Remote Sensing, 8 (1): 27 [10.3390/rs8010027]

    Lyapustin, A. I., Y. Wang, X. Xiong, et al. G. Meister, S. E. Platnick, R. C. Levy, B. A. Franz, S. Korkin, T. Hilker, C. J. Tucker, F. G. Hall, P. J. Sellers, A. Wu, and A. A. Angal. 2014. "Scientific impact of MODIS C5 calibration degradation and C6+ improvements." Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7: 4353-4365 [10.5194/amt-7-4353-2014]

    Xiong, X., J. J. Butler, K. Chiang, et al. B. Efremova, J. Fulbright, N. Lei, J. McIntire, H. Oudrari, J. Sun, Z. Wang, and A. Wu. 2014. "VIIRS on-orbit calibration methodology and performance." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119 (9): 5065-5078 [10.1002/2013JD020423]

    Bhatt, R., D. Doelling, A. Wu, et al. J. Xiong, B. Scarino, C. Haney, and A. Gopalan. 2014. "Initial Stability Assessment of S-NPP VIIRS Reflective Solar Band Calibration Using Invariant Desert and Deep Convective Cloud Targets." Remote Sensing, 6 (4): 2809-2826 [10.3390/rs6042809]

    Choi, T., J. Xiong, A. Angal, G. Chander, and J. Que. 2014. "Assessment of the spectral stability of Libya 4, Libya 1, and Mauritania 2 sites using Earth Observing One Hyperion." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 8 (1): 083618 [10.1117/1.JRS.8.083618]

    Choi, T., X. Xiong, and Z. Wang. 2014. "On-Orbit Lunar Modulation Transfer Function Measurements for the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer." Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on , 52 (1): 270 - 277 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2238545]

    Cao, C., F. DeLuccia, X. Xiong, R. E. Wolfe, and F. Weng. 2014. "Early On-Orbit Performance of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite Onboard the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) Satellite." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 52 (2): 1142-1156 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2247768]

    Mishra, N., D. Helder, A. A. Angal, J. Choi, and X. Xiong. 2014. "Absolute Calibration of Optical Satellite Sensors Using Libya 4 Pseudo Invariant Calibration Site." Remote Sens., 6 (2): 1327-1346 [10.3390/rs6021327]

    Sun, J., X. Xiong, S. Madhavan, and B. N. Wenny. 2014. "Terra MODIS Band 27 Electronic Crosstalk Effect and Its Removal." Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, 52 (3): 1551-1561 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2252180]

    Wang, Z., and X. Xiong. 2014. "VIIRS On-Orbit Spatial Characterization Using the Moon." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE, 11 (6): 1116 - 1120 [10.1109/LGRS.2013.2287791]

    Sun, J., X. Xiong, A. A. Angal, H. Chen, and X. Geng. 2014. "Time-Dependent Response Versus Scan Angle for MODIS Reflective Solar Bands." Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on , 52 (6): 3159-3174 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2271448]

    Wang, Z., X. Xiong, T. Choi, and D. O. Link. 2014. "On-Orbit Characterization of MODIS Modulation Transfer Function Using the Moon." Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on , 52 (7): 4112-4121 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2279610]

    Sun, J., X. Xiong, Y. Li, et al. S. Madhavan, A. Wu, and B. N. Wenny. 2014. "Evaluation of Radiometric Improvements With Electronic Crosstalk Correction for Terra MODIS Band 27." Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, 52 (10): 6497 - 6507 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2296747]

    Xiong, X., A. Angal, J. Sun, T. Choi, and E. Johnson. 2014. "On-orbit performance of MODIS solar diffuser stability monitor." J. Appl. Remote Sens, 8 (1): 083514 [10.1117/1.jrs.8.083514]

    Chander, G., T. Hewison, N. Fox, et al. X. Wu, J. Xiong, and W. J. Blackwell. 2013. "Overview of Intercalibration of Satellite Instruments." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51 (3): 1056-1080 [10.1109/TGRS.2012.2228654]

    Chander, G., A. Angal, T. Choi, and J. Xiong. 2013. "Radiometric Cross-Calibration of EO-1 ALI With L7 ETM+ and Terra MODIS Sensors Using Near-Simultaneous Desert Observations." IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Observations Remote Sensing, 6 (2): 386-399 [10.1109/JSTARS.2013.2251999]

    Wu, A., J. Xiong, and A. Angal. 2013. "Derive a MODIS-Based Calibration for the AVHRR Reflective Solar Channels of the NOAA KLM Operational Satellites." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 51 (3): 1405-1413 [10.1109/TGRS.2012.2220780]

    Angal, A., J. Xiong, T. Choi, et al. G. Chander, N. Mishra, and D. L. Helder. 2013. "Impact of Terra MODIS Collection 6 on long-term trending comparisons with Landsat 7 ETM+ reflective solar bands." Remote Sensing Letters, 4 (9): 873-881 [10.1080/2150704X.2013.809496]

    Wu, A., J. Xiong, D. R. Doelling, et al. D. Morstad, A. Angal, and R. Bhatt. 2013. "Characterization of Terra and Aqua MODIS VIS, NIR, and SWIR Spectral Bands' Calibration Stability." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 51 (7): 4330-4338 [10.1109/TGRS.2012.2226588]

    Chander, G., N. Mishra, D. L. Helder, et al. D. B. Aaron, A. A. Angal, T. Choi, X. Xiong, and D. R. Doelling. 2013. "Applications of Spectral Band Adjustment Factors (SBAF) for Cross-Calibration." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 51 (3): 1267-1281 [10.1109/TGRS.2012.2228007]

    Henry, P., G. Chander, B. Fougnie, C. Thomas, and X. Xiong. 2013. "Assessment of Spectral Band Impact on Intercalibration Over Desert Sites Using Simulation Based on EO-1 Hyperion Data." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51 (3): 1297-1308 [10.1109/TGRS.2012.2228210]

    Helder, D., K. J. Thome, N. Mishra, et al. G. Chander, X. Xiong, A. A. Angal, and T. Choi. 2013. "Absolute Radiometric Calibration of Landsat Using a Pseudo Invariant Calibration Site." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51 (3): 1360-1369 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2243738]

    Toller, G., J. Xiong, J. Sun, et al. B. Wenny, X. Geng, J. Kuyper, A. Angal, H. Chen, S. Madhavan, and A. Wu. 2013. "Terra and Aqua moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer collection 6 level 1B algorithm." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 7 (1): 073557 [10.1117/1.JRS.7.073557]

    Angal, A. A., J. Xiong, A. C. Wu, G. Chander, and T. Choi. 2013. "Multitemporal Cross-Calibration of the Terra MODIS and Landsat 7 ETM+ Reflective Solar Bands." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51 (4): 1870-1882 [10.1109/TGRS.2012.2235448]

    Wielicki, B. A., D. F. Young, M. G. Mlynczak, et al. K. J. Thome, S. Leroy, J. M. Corliss, J. G. Anderson, C. O. Ao, R. J. Bantges, F. A. Best, K. W. Bowman, H. E. Brindley, J. J. Butler, W. D. Collins, D. R. Doelling, J. Dykema, D. R. Feldman, N. Fox, R. E. Holz, X. Huang, Y. Huang, D. E. Jennings, Z. Jin, D. G. Johnson, K. W. Jucks, S. Kato, D. B. Kirk-Davidoff, R. Knuteson, G. Kopp, D. P. Kratz, X. Liu, C. Lukashin, A. J. Mannucci, N. Phojanamongkolkij, P. Pilewski, V. Ramaswamy, H. Revercomb, J. Rice, Y. Roberts, C. M. Rothmayr, F. G. Rose, S. Sandford, E. Shirley, W. L. Smith, B. Soden, P. W. Speth, W. Sun, P. Taylor, D. Tobin, and X. Xiong. 2013. "Achieving Climate Change Absolute Accuracy in Orbit." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94 (10): 1519-1539 [10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00149.1]

    Wang, D., D. Morton, J. Masek, et al. A. Wu, J. Nagol, J. Xiong, R. Levy, E. Vermote, and R. Wolfe. 2012. "Impact of sensor degradation on the MODIS NDVI time series." Remote Sensing of Environment, 119: 55-61 [10.1016/j.rse.2011.12.001]

    Angal, A., G. Chander, X. Xiong, T. Choi, and A. Wu. 2011. "Characterization of the Sonoran desert as a radiometric calibration target for Earth observing sensors." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 5 (1): 059502-059502-6 [10.1117/1.3613963]

    Xiong, J., R. E. Wolfe, W. Barnes, et al. B. Guenther, E. Vermote, and V. V. Salomonson. 2011. "Terra and Aqua MODIS Design, Radiometry, and Geometry in Support of Land Remote Sensing." Land Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change, 11: Springer Science + Business Media, 133-164 [10.1007/978-1-4419-6749-7_7]

    Wu, A., X. Xiong, A. Angal, and W. Barnes. 2011. "Evaluation of detector-to-detector and mirror side differences for Terra MODIS reflective solar bands using simultaneous MISR observations." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32 (2): 299-312 [10.1080/01431160903464138]

    Datla, R. U., J. P. Rice, K. Lykke, et al. B. C. Johnson, J. J. Butler, and X. Xiong. 2011. "Best practice guidelines for pre-launch characterization and calibration of instruments for passive optical remote sensing." Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, 116 (2): 621-646 [10.6028/jres.116.009]

    Chander, G., X. Xiong, T. Choi, and A. A. Angal. 2010. "Monitoring on-orbit calibration stability of the Terra MODIS and Landsat 7 ETM+ sensors using pseudo-invariant test sites." Remote Sensing of Environment, 114 (4): 925-939 [10.1016/j.rse.2009.12.003]

    Xiong, J., S. Junqiang, X. Xiaobo, W. Barnes, and V. Salomonson. 2010. "On-Orbit Calibration and Performance of Aqua MODIS Reflective Solar Bands." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 48 (1): 535-546 [10.1109/TGRS.2009.2024307]

    Xiong, X. (., C. Cao, and G. Chander. 2010. "An overview of sensor calibration inter-comparison and applications." Frontiers of Earth Science in China, 4 (2): 237-252 [10.1007/s11707-010-0002-z]

    Angal, A. A., X. Xiong, T. Choi, and G. Chander. 2010. "Using the Sonoran and Libyan Desert test sites to monitor the temporal stability of reflective solar bands for Landsat 7 enhanced thematic mapper plus and Terra moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer sensors." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, [10.1117/1.3424910]

    Xiong, X. (., A. Wu, B. Wenny, J. Choi, and A. Angal. 2010. "Progress and lessons from MODIS calibration intercomparison using ground test sites." Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 36 (5): 540-552 [10.5589/m10-082]

    Xiong, J., B. Wenny, A. Wu, and W. Barnes. 2009. "MODIS Onboard Blackbody Function and Performance." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 47 (12): 4210-4222 [10.1109/TGRS.2009.2023317]

    Xiong, X., B. N. Wenny, A. Wu, W. L. Barnes, and V. V. Salomonson. 2009. "Aqua MODIS Thermal Emissive Band On-Orbit Calibration, Characterization, and Performance." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 47 (3): 803-814 [10.1109/TGRS.2008.2005109]

    Xiong, X., A. W. , and B. Wenny. 2009. "Using Dome C for moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer calibration stability and consistency." J. Appl. Remote Sens, 3 (1): 033520 [10.1117/1.3116663]

    Toller, G., X. Xiong, V. Chiang, et al. J. R. Kuyper, J. Sun, L. Tan, and W. Barnes. 2008. "Status of earth observing system Terra and Aqua moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer level 1B algorithm." J Appl Remote Sens, 2 (023505): 10.1117/1.2839442.

    Wu, A., X. Xiong, and C. Cao. 2008. "Terra and Aqua MODIS inter‐comparison of three reflective solar bands using AVHRR onboard the NOAA‐KLM satellites." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29 (7): 1997-2010 [10.1080/01431160701355272]

    Wenny, B., and X. Xiong. 2008. "Using a Cold Earth Surface Target to Characterize Long-Term Stability of the MODIS Thermal Emissive Bands." IEEE Geosci. Remote Sensing Lett., 5 (2): 162-165 [10.1109/LGRS.2008.915603]

    Xiong, X., K. Chiang, A. Wu, et al. W. Barnes, B. Guenther, and V. V. Salomonson. 2008. "Multiyear On-Orbit Calibration and Performance of Terra MODIS Thermal Emissive Bands." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 46 (6): 1790-1803 [10.1109/TGRS.2008.916217]

    Xiong, X., K. Chiang, J. Sun, et al. W. Barnes, B. Guenther, and V. V. Salomonson. 2008. "NASA EOS Terra and Aqua MODIS on-orbit performance." Advances in Space Research, 43 (3): 413-422 [10.1016/j.asr.2008.04.008]

    Xiong, X., A. Wu, and C. Cao. 2008. "On‐orbit calibration and inter‐comparison of Terra and Aqua MODIS surface temperature spectral bands." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29 (17-18): 5347-5359 [10.1080/01431160802036300]

    Xie, Y., X. Xiong, J. Qu, N. Che, and L. Wang. 2008. "MODIS On-Orbit Spatial Characterization Using Ground Targets." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 46 (9): 2666-2674 [10.1109/TGRS.2008.917269]

    Xiong, X., J. Sun, and W. Barnes. 2008. "Intercomparison of On-Orbit Calibration Consistency Between Terra and Aqua MODIS Reflective Solar Bands Using the Moon." IEEE Geosci. Remote Sensing Lett., 5 (4): 778-782 [10.1109/LGRS.2008.2005591]

    Cao, C., X. Xiong, A. Wu, and X. Wu. 2008. "Assessing the consistency of AVHRR and MODIS L1B reflectance for generating Fundamental Climate Data Records." J Geophys Res Atmosp, 113 (D9): D09114 [10.1029/2007JD009363]

    Xie, X., and X. Xiong. 2008. "Characterization of earthshine impacts on Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer reflective solar bands calibration." J Appl Remote Sens, 2 (1): 023507 [10.1117/1.2898223]

    Kwiatkowska, E., B. A. Franz, G. Meister, C. R. Mcclain, and X. Xiong. 2008. "Cross calibration of ocean-color bands from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on Terra platform." Appl Opt, 47 (36): 6796-6810 [10.1364/AO.47.006796]

    Gao, B., R. Li, and X. Xiong. 2007. "Possible enhancement to specifications of several Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradimeter visible and near-IR channels." J Appl Remote Sens, 1: 7 pp.

    Xie, Y., J. Qu, X. Xiong, et al. X. Hao, N. Che, and W. Sommers. 2007. "Smoke plume detection in the eastern United States using MODIS." Int J Remote Sens, 28 (10): 2367-2374.

    Sun, J., X. Xiong, W. Barnes, and B. Guenther. 2007. "MODIS Reflective Solar Bands On-Orbit Lunar Calibration." IEEE Trans Geosci Remote Sens, 45 (7): 2383-2393.

    Xiong, X., J. Sun, W. Barnes, et al. V. V. Salomonson, J. Esposito, H. Erives, and B. Guenther. 2007. "Multiyear On-Orbit Calibration and Performance of Terra MODIS Reflective Solar Bands." IEEE Trans Geosci Remote Sens, 45 (4): 879-889.

    Sun, J., and X. Xiong. 2007. "MODIS Polarization-Sensitivity Analysis." IEEE Trans Geosci Remote Sens, 45 (9): 2875-2885.

    Gao, B., X. Xiong, R. Li, and D. Wang. 2007. "Evaluation of the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer special 3.95-µm fire channel and implications on fire channel selections for future satellite instruments." J Appl Remote Sens, 1: 8 pp.

    Wang, L., X. Xiong, J. Qu, et al. Y. Xie, X. Hao, and N. Che. 2007. "Impact assessment of Aqua MODIS band-to-band misregistration on snow index." J Appl Remote Sens, 1 (013531): 11 pp.

    Lyapustin, A. I., Y. Wang, R. Kahn, et al. X. Xiong, A. Ignatov, R. E. Wolfe, A. Wu, B. N. Holben, and C. Bruegge. 2007. "Analysis of MODIS–MISR calibration differences using surface albedo around AERONET sites and cloud reflectance." Remote Sensing of Environment, 107 (1-2): 12-21 [10.1016/j.rse.2006.09.028]

    Ohring, G., J. J. Butler, X. Xiong, and S. Ungar. 2007. "Achieving Satellite Instrument Calibration for Climate Change." Eos, Trans AGU, 88 (11): 136 [10.1029/2007EO110015]

    Fri, J.-Q., and X. Xiong. 2007. "MODIS Polarization-Sensitivity Analysis." IEEE Trans Geosci Remote Sens, 45 (9): 2875-2885.

    Sat, J.-Q., X. Xiong, W. L. Barnes, and B. Guenther. 2007. "MODIS Reflective Solar Bands On-Orbit Lunar Calibration." IEEE Trans Geosci Remote Sens, 45 (7): 2383-2393.

    Barnes, W., X. Xiong, R. E. Eplee, J. Sun, and C.-H. Lyu. 2006. "Use of the Moon for Calibration and Characterization of MODIS, SeaWiFS, and VIRS." Earth Science Satellite Remote Sensing, 2: 98-119, ISBN: 978-3-540-35630. [10.1007/978-3-540-37294-3_6]

    Xiong, X., N. Che, and W. Barnes. 2006. "Terra MODIS On-Orbit Spectral Characterization and Performance." IEEE Trans Geosci Remote Sens, 44 (8): 2198-2206.

    Xiong, X., and W. L. Barnes. 2006. "An Overview of MODIS Radiometric Calibration and Characterization." Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 23 (1): Beijing, China, 69-79 [10.1007/s00376-006-0008-3 ]

    Xiong, X., and W. L. Barnes. 2006. "MODIS Calibration and Characterization." Earth Science Satellite Remote Sensing: Data, Computational Processing, and Tools, 2 (5): 77-97.

    Xiong, X., A. Isaacman, and W. L. Barnes. 2006. "MODIS Level-1B Products." Earth Science Satellite Remote Sensing: Data, Computational Processing, and Tools, 1 (2): 33-49.

    Wang, L., J. Qu, X. Xiong, et al. X. Hao, Y. Xie, and N. Che. 2006. "A New Method for Retrieving Band 6 of Aqua MODIS." IEEE Geosci Remote Sens Lett, 3 (2): 267-270 [10.1109/LGRS.2006.869966]

    Chu, D. A., L. A. Remer, Y. J. Kaufman, et al. B. Schmid, J. Redemann, K. Knobelspiesse, J. D. Chern, J. Livingston, P. B. Russell, X. Xiong, and W. Ridgway. 2005. "Evaluation of aerosol properties over ocean from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) during ACE-Asia." J. Geophys. Res., 110 (D7): D07308 [10.1029/2004JD005208]

    Xiong, X., N. Che, and W. Barnes. 2005. "Terra MODIS On-Orbit Spatial Characterization and Performance." IEEE Trans Geosci Remote Sens, 43 (2): 355-365.

    Sun, J.-Q., X. Xiong, and W. L. Barnes. 2005. "MODIS Solar Diffuser Stability Monitor Sun View Modeling." IEEE Trans Geosci Remote Sens, 43 (8): 1845-1854.

    Xiong, X., K. Chiang, J. Esposito, B. Guenther, and W. Barnes. 2003. "MODIS On-orbit Calibration and Characterization." Metrologia, 40: 89-92.

    Mon, J., X. Xiong, B. Guenther, and W. Barnes. 2003. "Radiometric Stability Monitoring of the MODIS Reflective Solar Bands Using the Moon." Metrologia, 40: 85-88.

    Guenther, B., X. Xiong, V. V. Salomonson, W. L. Barnes, and J. Young. 2002. "On-orbit performance of the Earth Observing System Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer: first year of data." Remote Sens Environment, 83: 16-30.

    Xiong, X., J. Hutchinson, K. Hess, J. Fassett, and T. Lucatorto. 1996. "A novel approach to resonance ionization mass spectrometry employing a glow discharge atom source." Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, 51 (12): 1463-1472 [10.1016/0584-8547(96)01540-6]

    Non-Refereed

    Xiong, X., J. Sun, J. Esposito, B. Guenther, and W. Barnes. 2003. "MODIS Reflective Solar Bands Calibration Algorithm and On-orbit Performance." Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng 4891: Hangzhou, China, 95-104.

    Brief Bio

    Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong is an optical physicist in the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, currently supporting Terra, Aqua, S-NPP, and JPSS projects/missions on sensor calibration and characterization. He has served as the Technical Lead for the MODIS Characterization Support Team (MCST) since 2003, Technical Lead for the VIIRS Characterization Support Team (VCST) since 2004, and MODIS Project Scientist for instrument operation and calibration since 2005. He is also a member of CLARREO Science Definition Team (SDT) and CLARREO Pathfinder Team. He received a B.S. degree in optical engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology and a Ph.D degree in physics from University of Maryland. Before joining the NASA/GSFC, he had also worked in the fields of optical instrumentation, nonlinear optics, laser and atomic spectroscopy, and resonance ionization mass spectrometry at the University of Maryland, College Park and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland.


    Research Interests
    - Sensor Calibration and Characterization
    - Calibration Traceability and Uncertainty Analysis
    - Cross-sensor Calibration an Inter-comparisons
    - Optical Instrument and Remote Sensing Sensor Design and Testing
    - Nonlinear Optics and Laser Spectroscopy
    - Resonance Ionization and Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry


    Current Projects
    - Calibration Scientist for EOS Terra and Aqua MODIS
    - Calibration Scientist for S-NPP and JPSS VIIRS
    - Member of CLARREO Science Definition Team and CLARREO Pathfinder Team


    Positions/Employment
    - Optical Physicist (2003-present)
      Sciences and Exploration Directorate, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
    - Senior Staff Engineer (1997-2002)
      Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI), 10210 Greenbelt Road, Suite 600, Lanham, MD
    - Guest Research Scientist (1988-1998)
      Physical Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD
    - Instrument Scientist (1996 - 1997)
      Optical Technology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
    - Research Physicist and Technical Manager (1993-1996)
      Eastern Analytical, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD
    - Optical Engineer (1990-1993)
      Eastern Analytical, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD
    - Faculty (1982-1984)
      Optical Engineering Department, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China


    Teaching Experience
    - Adjunct Professor (1996-2002)
      Computer and Mathematical Science Department, University of Maryland, University College (UMUC)
    - Instructor (1982-1984)
      Optical Engineering Department, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China


    Education
    - Ph.D in Physics, 1991, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    - M.S. in Physics, 1986, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA
    - B.S. in Optical Engineering, 1982, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China


    Professional Service
    - Member of the Infrared and Visible Optical Sensors (IVOS) Subgroup of CEOS Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV), 2004-present
    - Chair of SPIE Optics & Photonics Conference on Earth Observing System, 2006-present
    - Member of WMO Global Spacebased InterCalibration System (GSICS) Research Working Group, 2007-present
    - Member of Organizing Committee and Session Chair for SPIE Europe Remote Sensing Conference on Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites, 2009-present
    - Chair of SPIE Asia Pacific Remote Sensing Conference on Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization, 2010-present


    Editorship
    - Associate Editor for SPIE Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS), 2009-2014
    - Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS), 2011-2013
    - Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS) Special Issues on Intercalibration of Satellite Instruments, 2013
    - Editor for Comprehensive Remote Sensing, Volume 1: Missions and Sensors, 2016-2017


    Awards
    - NASA GSFC Performance Award (2004-2016)
    - NASA Group Achievement Award to EOS Aqua and AMSR Instrument Recovery Team (July, 2013)
    - NASA Exceptional Service Medal (August, 2012)
    - NASA Group Achievement Award to Suomi NPP Mission Development Team (August, 2012)
    - NASA Group Achievement Award to MODIS NDVI Anomaly Team (August 2012)
    - NASA Group Achievement Award to VIIRS On-orbit Anomaly Team (August 2012)
    - NASA Group Achievement Award to MODIS NDVI Anomaly Team (August 2012)
    - NASA Group Achievement Award to EOS Aqua Mission Team (August 2003)
    - NASA Group Achievement Award to MODIS Support Team (2001)

    - SPIE Certificate of Appreciation (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
    - NOAA and NASA JPSS Program Certificate of Recognition for Successful completion of JPSS ‘Key Decision Point-I and Key Decision Point-C milestone (December 2013)
    - NOAA and NASA JPSS Program Certificate of Recognition for Successfully launch and commission of SNPP Satellite System (December 2012)
    - SPIE Certificate of Appreciation (October 2012)
    - NASA ESTO Certificate of Recognition for Valuable Contributions and Outstanding Support to the IIP and NASA Earth Science Technology Office (2006)
    - NASA Certificate of Recognition for L1B Algorithm and Software for MODIS Data Processing (2003)

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Angal, A., X. Xiong, Q. Mu, et al. D. R. Doelling, R. Bhatt, and A. Wu. 2018. "Results From the Deep Convective Clouds-Based Response Versus Scan-Angle Characterization for the MODIS Reflective Solar Bands." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 56 (2): 1115-1128 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2759660]

    Chang, T., X. Xiong, G. R. Keller, and X. Wu. 2018. "GEO-LEO reflective band intercomparison with bidirectional reflectance distribution function and atmospheric scattering corrections." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 12 (01): 1 [10.1117/1.jrs.12.014002]

    Angal, A., X. Xiong, A. Wu, X. Geng, and H. Chen. 2018. "Improvements in the On-Orbit Response Versus Scan Angle Characterization of the Aqua MODIS Reflective Solar Bands." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 56 (3): 1728-1738 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2767206]

    Pahlevan, N., S. Sarkar, S. Devadiga, et al. R. E. Wolfe, M. Roman, E. Vermote, G. Lin, and X. Xiong. 2017. "Impact of Spatial Sampling on Continuity of MODIS–VIIRS Land Surface Reflectance Products: A Simulation Approach." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 55 (1): 183-196 [10.1109/tgrs.2016.2604214]

    Bhatt, R., D. R. Doelling, A. Angal, et al. X. Xiong, B. Scarino, A. Gopalan, C. Haney, and A. Wu. 2017. "Characterizing response versus scan-angle for MODIS reflective solar bands using deep convective clouds." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 11 (1): 016014 [10.1117/1.jrs.11.016014]

    Angal, A., X. Xiong, and A. Wu. 2017. "Monitoring the On-Orbit Calibration of Terra MODIS Reflective Solar Bands Using Simultaneous Terra MISR Observations." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 55 (3): 1648-1659 [10.1109/tgrs.2016.2628704]

    Chang, T., X. Xiong, A. Angal, A. Wu, and X. Geng. 2017. "Aqua and Terra MODIS RSB Calibration Comparison Using BRDF Modeled Reflectance." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 55 (4): 2288-2298 [10.1109/tgrs.2016.2641258]

    Wu, A., X. Geng, A. Wald, A. Angal, and X. Xiong. 2017. "Assessment of Terra MODIS On-Orbit Polarization Sensitivity Using Pseudoinvariant Desert Sites." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 55 (7): 4168-4176 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2689719]

    Wang, Z., X. Xiong, J. Fulbright, and N. Lei. 2017. "VIIRS day/night band radiometric calibration stability monitoring using the Moon." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 122 (11): 5616-5624 [10.1002/2016jd026372]

    Mu, Q., A. Wu, X. Xiong, et al. D. Doelling, A. Angal, T. Chang, and R. Bhatt. 2017. "Optimization of a Deep Convective Cloud Technique in Evaluating the Long-Term Radiometric Stability of MODIS Reflective Solar Bands." Remote Sensing 9 (6): 535 [10.3390/rs9060535]

    Wilson, T., A. Wu, A. Shrestha, et al. X. Geng, Z. Wang, C. Moeller, R. Frey, and X. Xiong. 2017. "Development and Implementation of an Electronic Crosstalk Correction for Bands 27–30 in Terra MODIS Collection 6." Remote Sensing 9 (6): 569 [10.3390/rs9060569]

    Chen, H., X. Xiong, C. Sun, X. Chen, and K. Chiang. 2017. "Suomi-NPP VIIRS day–night band on-orbit calibration and performance." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 11 (03): 1 [10.1117/1.jrs.11.036019]

    Lei, N., X. Xiong, and J. Mcintire. 2017. "Suomi NPP VIIRS solar diffuser screen transmittance model and its applications." Applied Optics 56 (31): 8676 [10.1364/ao.56.008676]

    Chen, H., X. Xiong, A. Angal, and K. A. Twedt. 2017. "On-Orbit Characterization of the MODIS SDSM Screen for Solar Diffuser Degradation Estimation." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 55 (11): 6456-6467 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2728520]

    Wu, A., X. Xiong, and K. Chiang. 2017. "Postlaunch assessment of the response versus scan angle for the thermal emissive bands of visible infrared imaging radiometer suite on-board the Suomi national polar-orbiting partnership satellite." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 11 (04): 1 [10.1117/1.jrs.11.044002]

    McIntire, J., D. Moyer, T. Chang, H. Oudrari, and X. Xiong. 2017. "Pre-Launch JPSS-2 VIIRS Response versus Scan Angle Characterization." Remote Sensing 9 (12): 1300 [10.3390/rs9121300]

    Li, Y., X. Xiong, J. McIntire, and A. Wu. 2017. "Impact of Blackbody Warm-Up Cool-Down Cycle on the Calibration of Aqua MODIS and S-NPP VIIRS Thermal Emissive Bands." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 56 (4): 2377-2386 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2779105]

    Oudrari, H., J. McIntire, X. Xiong, et al. J. Butler, Q. Ji, T. Schwarting, S. Lee, and B. Efremova. 2016. "JPSS-1 VIIRS Radiometric Characterization and Calibration Based on Pre-Launch Testing." Remote Sensing 8 (1): 41 [10.3390/rs8010041]

    McIntire, J., D. Moyer, H. Oudrari, and X. Xiong. 2016. "Pre-Launch Radiometric Characterization of JPSS-1 VIIRS Thermal Emissive Bands." Remote Sensing 8 (1): 47 [10.3390/rs8010047]

    Li, Y., A. Wu, and X. Xiong. 2016. "Inter-Comparison of S-NPP VIIRS and Aqua MODIS Thermal Emissive Bands Using Hyperspectral Infrared Sounder Measurements as a Transfer Reference." Remote Sensing 8 (1): 72 [10.3390/rs8010072]

    Xiong, X., J. Sun, J. Fulbright, Z. Wang, and J. J. Butler. 2016. "Lunar Calibration and Performance for S-NPP VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

    Xiong, X., J. Butler, K. Chiang, et al. B. Efremova, J. Fulbright, N. Lei, J. McIntire, H. Oudrari, Z. Wang, and A. Wu. 2016. "Assessment of S-NPP VIIRS On-Orbit Radiometric Calibration and Performance." Remote Sensing 8 (2): 84 [10.3390/rs8020084]

    Fulbright, J., Ning Lei, B. Efremova, and Xiaoxiong Xiong. 2016. "Suomi-NPP VIIRS Solar Diffuser Stability Monitor Performance." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 54 (2): 631-639 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2441558]

    Moyer, D., J. McIntire, H. Oudrari, et al. J. McCarthy, X. Xiong, and F. De Luccia. 2016. "JPSS-1 VIIRS Pre-Launch Response Versus Scan Angle Testing and Performance." Remote Sensing 8 (2): 141 [10.3390/rs8020141]

    Madhavan, S., J. Brinkmann, B. Wenny, A. Wu, and X. Xiong. 2016. "Evaluation of VIIRS and MODIS Thermal Emissive Band Calibration Stability Using Ground Target." Remote Sensing 8 (2): 158 [10.3390/rs8020158]

    Lei, N., X. Chen, and X. Xiong. 2016. "Determination of the SNPP VIIRS SDSM Screen Relative Transmittance From Both Yaw Maneuver and Regular On-Orbit Data." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 54 (3): 1390-1398 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2480039]

    Wu, A., X. Xiong, C. Cao, and K.-F. Chiang. 2016. "Assessment of SNPP VIIRS VIS/NIR Radiometric Calibration Stability Using Aqua MODIS and Invariant Surface Targets." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 54 (5): 2918-2924 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2508379]

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    Non-Refereed

    Xiong, X., J. Sun, J. Esposito, B. Guenther, and W. Barnes. 2003. "MODIS Reflective Solar Bands Calibration Algorithm and On-orbit Performance." Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng 4891 95-104

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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