Yuekui Yang

Yuekui Yang

  • Rsch AST, Climate and Radiation Std
  • 301.614.6313
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 613
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Yuekui Yang is a Research Physical Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. His research includes studies of cloud and blowing snow over ice sheets, polar radiation budget, atmospheric effects on ice sheet altimetry, polar boundary layer properties and satellite cloud property retrievals. The NASA missions he has been working on include: the Ice, Cloud,and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) mission as a Science Definition Team member (PI, 2014-2020), the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) mission as a member of the Science Team and the lead of the cloud products team (PI, 2014--), and the CloudSat/CALIPSO mission as a member of the Science Team (PI, 2016--) etc.

    Dr. Yang started working at the Climate and Radiation Laboratory, Goddard Space Flight Center in 2007. Prior joining the NASA civil service in 2016, he worked as a Research Scientist and Group Lead (Manager II) at the Universities Space Research Association, where his affiliation began in 2011. From 2007 to 2011, Dr. Yang was associated with the University of Maryland at Baltimore County.

    Dr. Yang received his Ph.D. from the Unversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Atmospheric Sciences. He had 10 years of pre-doctoral working experience, holding positions from a researcher in atmospheric sciences, a meteorological radar software engineer, to a software project manager.

    Research Interests

    Active and Passive Remote Sensing; Atmospheric Radiative Transfer; Polar Radiation Budget, Planetary Boundary Layer

    Current Projects

    Ice, Cloud,and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2)

    Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR)

    CloudSat/CALIPSO Science Team

    Awards

    • 2020, NASA Agency Group Achievement Award for ICESat-2 Launch and Commissioning: “For significant launch and commissioning preparations and achievements enabling the success of the ICESat-2 mission”.
    • 2019, NASA Honor Award, Silver Achievement Medal - Group, ICESat-2 Project Team.
    • 2019, NASA Honor Award, Group Achievement, ICESat-2 Team.
    • 2018, ICESat-2 mission recognition, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: “in recognition and appreciation of your outstanding contribution to the successful development, launch and activation of the Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat-2)”.
    • 2016, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Earth Science Division – Atmospheres Award for Outstanding Performance – Outreach: “For contributions to generating enhanced DSCOVR/EPIC RGB images”.
    • 2015, NASA Agency Group Achievement Award for the DSCOVR Ground System Development and Test Team: “For outstanding effort in developing and testing the DSCOVR ground system under extenuating circumstances with limited resources and time”.
    • 2015, DSCOVR mission recognition, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: “in recognition and appreciation of your outstanding contribution to the successful launch of the Deep Space Climate Observatory, enabling continued space weather forecasting and unique Earth science observations”.
    • 2009, 2012, Best Paper Award,Climate and Radiation Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
    • 2008, Ogura Research Paper Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: “in recognition of exceptional research resulting in an outstanding published paper”.

    Grants

    10/01/2019 - 09/30/2022 CloudSat and CALIPSO Science Team, NASA

    The Sources and Sinks of Antarctic Blowing Snow

    ; PI
    03/01/2019 - 02/28/2022 DSCOVR Science Team, NASA

    Improvement and Assessment of the EPIC Cloud Products

    ; PI
    02/01/2015 - 09/30/2019 ICESat-2 Science Definition Team, NASA

    “A Holistic Approach to Improve ICESAT-2 Daytime Cloud Retrievals and Reduce Uncertainty in Surface Elevation Measurements”

    ; PI
    10/01/2016 - 09/30/2019 CloudSat and CALIPSO Science Team, NASA

    "Study of Longwave Radiative Effects of Antarctic Blowing Snow: a Synergy among CALIPSO, CERES, MODIS and Model Data"

    ; PI
    10/01/2014 - 09/30/2017 DSCOVR Earth Science Algorithms, NASA

    "EPIC Cloud Algorithms"

    ; PI
    01/01/2014 - 12/31/2016 Cryospheric Science Program, NASA

    “Blowing Snow Over Antarctica: Implications for Ice Sheet Mass Balance, Sea Ice Thickness and Laser Altimetry”

    ; Co-I

    Special Experience

    Cloud Products for the DSCOVR EPIC Mission

    Yang, Y., K. Meyer, G. Wind, Y. Zhou, A. Marshak, S. Platnick, Q. Min, A.B, Davis et al., 2018. DSCOVR EPIC cloud products, https://doi.org/10.5067/EPIC/DSCOVR/L2_CLOUD_01

    Atmospheric Products for the ICESat-2 Mission

    Palm, S. P., Y. Yang, U. C. Herzfeld, D. Hancock, K. A. Barbieri, J. Wimert, and the ICESat-2 Science Team. 2019. ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Calibrated Backscatter Profiles and Atmospheric Layer Characteristics, Version 1. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. https://doi.org/10.5067/ATLAS/ATL09.001.

    Enhance Color Image for the DSCOVR EPIC Mission

    Yang, Y., and A. Marshak, et al. 2016. DSCOVR EPIC enhanced RGB images. https://epic.gsfc.nasa.gov/enhanced

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Yin, B., Q. Min, E. Morgan, et al. Y. Yang, A. Marshak, and A. B. Davis. 2020. "Cloud-top pressure retrieval with DSCOVR EPIC oxygen A- and B-band observations." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 13 (10): 5259-5275 [10.5194/amt-13-5259-2020]

    Lu, X., Y. Hu, Y. Yang, et al. P. Bontempi, A. Omar, and R. Baize. 2020. "Antarctic spring ice-edge blooms observed from space by ICESat-2." Remote Sensing of Environment, 245: 111827 [10.1016/j.rse.2020.111827]

    Delgado‐Bonal, A., A. Marshak, Y. Yang, and L. Oreopoulos. 2020. "Daytime Variability of Cloud Fraction From DSCOVR/EPIC Observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125 (10): [10.1029/2019jd031488]

    Zhou, Y., Y. Yang, M. Gao, and P.-W. Zhai. 2020. "Cloud detection over snow and ice with oxygen A- and B-band observations from the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC)." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 13 (3): 1575-1591 [10.5194/amt-13-1575-2020]

    Delgado-Bonal, A., A. Marshak, Y. Yang, and D. Holdaway. 2020. "Analyzing changes in the complexity of climate in the last four decades using MERRA-2 radiation data." Scientific Reports, 10 (1): 922 [10.1038/s41598-020-57917-8]

    Ganeshan, M., and Y. Yang. 2019. "Evaluation of the Antarctic boundary layer thermodynamic structure in MERRA2 using dropsonde observations from the Concordiasi campaign." Earth and Space Science, (6): 2397-2409 [10.1029/2019ea000890]

    Magruder, L., T. Neumann, H. Fricker, et al. S. Farrell, K. Brunt, A. Gardner, D. Hancock, K. Harbeck, M. Jasinski, R. Kwok, N. Kurtz, J. Lee, T. Markus, J. Morison, A. Neuenschwander, S. Palm, S. Popescu, B. Smith, and Y. Yang. 2019. "New Earth Orbiter Provides a Sharper Look at a Changing Planet." Eos, 100: [10.1029/2019eo133233]

    Gao, M., P.-W. Zhai, Y. Yang, and Y. Hu. 2019. "Cloud remote sensing with EPIC/DSCOVR observations: A sensitivity study with radiative transfer simulations." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 230: 56-60 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2019.03.022]

    Yang, Y., K. Meyer, G. Wind, et al. Y. Zhou, A. Marshak, S. Platnick, Q. Min, A. B. Davis, J. Joiner, A. Vasilkov, D. Duda, and W. Su. 2019. "Cloud products from the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC): algorithms and initial evaluation." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 12 (3): 2019-2031 [10.5194/amt-12-2019-2019]

    Gao, B.-C., R.-R. Li, and Y. Yang. 2019. "Remote Sensing of Daytime Water Leaving Reflectances of Oceans and Large Inland Lakes from EPIC onboard the DSCOVR Spacecraft at Lagrange-1 Point." Sensors, 19 (5): 1243 [10.3390/s19051243]

    Palm, S. P., Y. Yang, V. Kayetha, and J. P. Nicolas. 2018. "Insight into the Thermodynamic Structure of Blowing-Snow Layers in Antarctica from Dropsonde and CALIPSO Measurements." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 57 (12): 2733-2748 [10.1175/jamc-d-18-0082.1]

    Davis, A. B., N. Ferlay, Q. Libois, et al. A. Marshak, Y. Yang, and Q. Min. 2018. "Cloud information content in EPIC/DSCOVR’s oxygen A- and B-band channels: A physics-based approach." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 220: 84-96 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.09.006]

    Ganeshan, M., and Y. Yang. 2018. "A Regional Analysis of Factors Affecting the Antarctic Boundary Layer During the Concordiasi Campaign." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, [10.1029/2018jd028629]

    Marshak, A., J. Herman, A. Szabo, et al. K. Blank, S. Carn, A. Cede, I. Geogdzhayev, D. Huang, L.-K. Huang, Y. Knyazikhin, M. Kowalewski, N. Krotkov, A. Lyapustin, R. McPeters, K. Meyer, O. Torres, and Y. Yang. 2018. "Earth Observations from DSCOVR/EPIC Instrument." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, BAMS-D-17-0223.1 [10.1175/bams-d-17-0223.1]

    Palm, S. P., V. Kayetha, and Y. Yang. 2018. "Toward a Satellite-Derived Climatology of Blowing Snow Over Antarctica." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, [10.1029/2018jd028632]

    Davis, A. B., G. Merlin, C. Cornet, et al. L. C. Labonnote, J. Riédi, N. Ferlay, P. Dubuisson, Q. Min, Y. Yang, and A. Marshak. 2018. "Cloud information content in EPIC/DSCOVR’s oxygen A- and B-band channels: An optimal estimation approach." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 216: 6-16 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.05.007]

    Lu, X., Y. Hu, Y. Yang, et al. M. Vaughan, Z. Liu, S. Rodier, W. Hunt, K. Powell, P. Lucker, and C. Trepte. 2018. "Laser pulse bidirectional reflectance from CALIPSO mission." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 11 (6): 3281-3296 [10.5194/amt-11-3281-2018]

    Palm, S. P., V. Kayetha, Y. Yang, and R. Pauly. 2017. "Blowing snow sublimation and transport over Antarctica from 11 years of CALIPSO observations." The Cryosphere, 11 (6): 2555-2569 [10.5194/tc-11-2555-2017]

    Xu, X., J. Wang, Y. Wang, et al. J. Zeng, O. Torres, Y. Yang, A. Marshak, J. Reid, and S. Miller. 2017. "Passive remote sensing of altitude and optical depth of dust plumes using the oxygen A and B bands: First results from EPIC/DSCOVR at Lagrange-1 point." Geophysical Research Letters, 44 (14): 7544-7554 [10.1002/2017gl073939]

    Yang, Y., A. Marshak, M. Han, S. P. Palm, and D. J. Harding. 2017. "Snow grain size retrieval over the polar ice sheets with the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) observations." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.03.033]

    Markus, T., T. Neumann, A. Martino, et al. W. Abdalati, K. Brunt, B. Csatho, S. Farrell, H. Fricker, A. Gardner, D. Harding, M. Jasinski, R. Kwok, L. Magruder, D. Lubin, S. B. Luthcke, J. Morison, R. Nelson, A. Neuenschwander, S. Palm, S. Popescu, C. Shum, B. E. Schutz, B. Smith, Y. Yang, and J. Zwally. 2017. "The Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2): Science requirements, concept, and implementation." Remote Sensing of Environment, 190: 260-273 [10.1016/j.rse.2016.12.029]

    Holdaway, D., and Y. Yang. 2016. "Study of the Effect of Temporal Sampling Frequency on DSCOVR Observations Using the GEOS-5 Nature Run Results (Part II): Cloud Coverage." Remote Sensing, 8 (5): [10.3390/rs8050431]

    Meyer, K., Y. Yang, and S. Platnick. 2016. "Uncertainties in cloud phase and optical thickness retrievals from the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC)." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9 (4): 1785-1797 [10.5194/amt-9-1785-2016]

    Holdaway, D., and Y. Yang. 2016. "Study of the Effect of Temporal Sampling Frequency on DSCOVR Observations Using the GEOS-5 Nature Run Results (Part I): Earth’s Radiation Budget." Remote Sens., 8 (2): 98 [10.3390/rs8020098]

    Yu, H., M. Chin, T. L. Yuan, et al. H. Bian, L. A. Remer, J. M. Prospero, A. Omar, D. Winker, Y. Yang, Y. Zhang, Z. Zhang, and C. Zhao. 2015. "The fertilizing role of African dust in the Amazon rainforest: A first multiyear assessment based on data from Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations." Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (6): 1984-1991 [10.1002/2015GL063040]

    Yu, H., M. Chin, H. Bian, et al. T. L. Yuan, J. M. Prospero, A. H. Omar, L. A. Remer, D. M. Winker, Y. Yang, Y. Zhang, and Z. Zhang. 2015. "Quantification of Trans-Atlantic Dust Transport from Seven-year (2007-2013) Record of CALIPSO Lidar Measurements." Remote Sens. Environ, 159: 232-249 [10.1016/j.rse.2014.12.010]

    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]

    Yang, Y., A. Marshak, J. Mao, A. I. Lyapustin, and J. R. Herman. 2013. "A method of retrieving cloud top height and cloud geometrical thickness with oxygen A and B bands for the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) mission: Radiative transfer simulations." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 122: 141-149 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2012.09.017]

    Yang, Y., A. Marshak, S. P. Palm, Z. Wang, and C. Schaaf. 2013. "Assessment of Cloud Screening With Apparent Surface Reflectance in Support of the ICESat-2 Mission." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 51 (2): 1037-1045 [10.1109/TGRS.2012.2204066]

    Yu, H., Y. Zhang, M. Chin, et al. Z. Liu, A. Omar, L. A. Remer, Y. Yang, T. L. Yuan, and Z. Jianglong. 2012. "An integrated analysis of aerosol above clouds from A-Train multi-sensor measurements." Remote Sens Environ, 121: 125-131 [10.1016/j.rse.2012.01.011]

    Palm, S. P., Y. Yang, J. D. Spinhirne, and A. Marshak. 2011. "Satellite remote sensing of blowing snow properties over Antarctica." Journal of Geophysical Research, 116 (D16): D16123 [10.1029/2011jd015828]

    Yang, Y., A. Marshak, S. P. Palm, T. Varnai, and W. J. Wiscombe. 2011. "Cloud Impact on Surface Altimetry From a Spaceborne 532-nm Micropulse Photon-Counting Lidar: System Modeling for Cloudy and Clear Atmospheres." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 49 (12): 4910-4919 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1109/TGRS.2011.2153860]

    Yang, Y., A. Marshak, T. Varnai, W. J. Wiscombe, and P. Yang. 2010. "Uncertainties in Ice-Sheet Altimetry From a Spaceborne 1064-nm Single-Channel Lidar Due to Undetected Thin Clouds." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 48 (1): 250-259 [10.1109/TGRS.2009.2028335]

    Yang, Y., and L. Di Girolamo. 2008. "Impacts of 3-D radiative effects on satellite cloud detection and their consequences on cloud fraction and aerosol optical depth retrievals." Journal of Geophysical Research, 113 (D4): D04213 [10.1029/2007jd009095]

    Yang, Y., A. Marshak, J. Chiu, et al. W. Wiscombe, S. Palm, A. Davis, D. Spangenberg, L. Nguyen, J. Spinhirne, and P. Minnis. 2008. "Retrievals of Thick Cloud Optical Depth from the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) by Calibration of Solar Background Signal." J. Atmos. Sci., 65 (11): 3513-3526 [10.1175/2008JAS2744.1]

    Yang, Y., L. Di Girolamo, and D. Mazzoni. 2007. "Selection of the automated thresholding algorithm for the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer Radiometric Camera-by-Camera Cloud Mask over land." Remote Sensing of Environment, 107 (1-2): 159-171 [10.1016/j.rse.2006.05.020]

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Yuekui Yang is a Research Physical Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. His research includes studies of cloud and blowing snow over ice sheets, polar radiation budget, atmospheric effects on ice sheet altimetry, polar boundary layer properties and satellite cloud property retrievals. The NASA missions he has been working on include: the Ice, Cloud,and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) mission as a Science Definition Team member (PI, 2014-2020), the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) mission as a member of the Science Team and the lead of the cloud products team (PI, 2014--), and the CloudSat/CALIPSO mission as a member of the Science Team (PI, 2016--) etc.

    Dr. Yang started working at the Climate and Radiation Laboratory, Goddard Space Flight Center in 2007. Prior joining the NASA civil service in 2016, he worked as a Research Scientist and Group Lead (Manager II) at the Universities Space Research Association, where his affiliation began in 2011. From 2007 to 2011, Dr. Yang was associated with the University of Maryland at Baltimore County.

    Dr. Yang received his Ph.D. from the Unversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Atmospheric Sciences. He had 10 years of pre-doctoral working experience, holding positions from a researcher in atmospheric sciences, a meteorological radar software engineer, to a software project manager.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Yin, B., Q. Min, E. Morgan, et al. Y. Yang, A. Marshak, and A. B. Davis. 2020. "Cloud-top pressure retrieval with DSCOVR EPIC oxygen A- and B-band observations." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 13 (10): 5259-5275 [10.5194/amt-13-5259-2020]

    Lu, X., Y. Hu, Y. Yang, et al. P. Bontempi, A. Omar, and R. Baize. 2020. "Antarctic spring ice-edge blooms observed from space by ICESat-2." Remote Sensing of Environment 245 111827 [10.1016/j.rse.2020.111827]

    Delgado‐Bonal, A., A. Marshak, Y. Yang, and L. Oreopoulos. 2020. "Daytime Variability of Cloud Fraction From DSCOVR/EPIC Observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 125 (10): [10.1029/2019jd031488]

    Zhou, Y., Y. Yang, M. Gao, and P.-W. Zhai. 2020. "Cloud detection over snow and ice with oxygen A- and B-band observations from the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC)." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 13 (3): 1575-1591 [10.5194/amt-13-1575-2020]

    Delgado-Bonal, A., A. Marshak, Y. Yang, and D. Holdaway. 2020. "Analyzing changes in the complexity of climate in the last four decades using MERRA-2 radiation data." Scientific Reports 10 (1): 922 [10.1038/s41598-020-57917-8]

    Ganeshan, M., and Y. Yang. 2019. "Evaluation of the Antarctic boundary layer thermodynamic structure in MERRA2 using dropsonde observations from the Concordiasi campaign." Earth and Space Science 2397-2409 [10.1029/2019ea000890]

    Magruder, L., T. Neumann, H. Fricker, et al. S. Farrell, K. Brunt, A. Gardner, D. Hancock, K. Harbeck, M. Jasinski, R. Kwok, N. Kurtz, J. Lee, T. Markus, J. Morison, A. Neuenschwander, S. Palm, S. Popescu, B. Smith, and Y. Yang. 2019. "New Earth Orbiter Provides a Sharper Look at a Changing Planet." Eos 100 [10.1029/2019eo133233]

    Gao, M., P.-W. Zhai, Y. Yang, and Y. Hu. 2019. "Cloud remote sensing with EPIC/DSCOVR observations: A sensitivity study with radiative transfer simulations." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 230 56-60 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2019.03.022]

    Yang, Y., K. Meyer, G. Wind, et al. Y. Zhou, A. Marshak, S. Platnick, Q. Min, A. B. Davis, J. Joiner, A. Vasilkov, D. Duda, and W. Su. 2019. "Cloud products from the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC): algorithms and initial evaluation." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 12 (3): 2019-2031 [10.5194/amt-12-2019-2019]

    Gao, B.-C., R.-R. Li, and Y. Yang. 2019. "Remote Sensing of Daytime Water Leaving Reflectances of Oceans and Large Inland Lakes from EPIC onboard the DSCOVR Spacecraft at Lagrange-1 Point." Sensors 19 (5): 1243 [10.3390/s19051243]

    Palm, S. P., Y. Yang, V. Kayetha, and J. P. Nicolas. 2018. "Insight into the Thermodynamic Structure of Blowing-Snow Layers in Antarctica from Dropsonde and CALIPSO Measurements." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 57 (12): 2733-2748 [10.1175/jamc-d-18-0082.1]

    Davis, A. B., N. Ferlay, Q. Libois, et al. A. Marshak, Y. Yang, and Q. Min. 2018. "Cloud information content in EPIC/DSCOVR’s oxygen A- and B-band channels: A physics-based approach." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 220 84-96 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.09.006]

    Ganeshan, M., and Y. Yang. 2018. "A Regional Analysis of Factors Affecting the Antarctic Boundary Layer During the Concordiasi Campaign." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres [10.1029/2018jd028629]

    Marshak, A., J. Herman, A. Szabo, et al. K. Blank, S. Carn, A. Cede, I. Geogdzhayev, D. Huang, L.-K. Huang, Y. Knyazikhin, M. Kowalewski, N. Krotkov, A. Lyapustin, R. McPeters, K. Meyer, O. Torres, and Y. Yang. 2018. "Earth Observations from DSCOVR/EPIC Instrument." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society BAMS-D-17-0223.1 [10.1175/bams-d-17-0223.1]

    Palm, S. P., V. Kayetha, and Y. Yang. 2018. "Toward a Satellite-Derived Climatology of Blowing Snow Over Antarctica." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres [10.1029/2018jd028632]

    Davis, A. B., G. Merlin, C. Cornet, et al. L. C. Labonnote, J. Riédi, N. Ferlay, P. Dubuisson, Q. Min, Y. Yang, and A. Marshak. 2018. "Cloud information content in EPIC/DSCOVR’s oxygen A- and B-band channels: An optimal estimation approach." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 216 6-16 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.05.007]

    Lu, X., Y. Hu, Y. Yang, et al. M. Vaughan, Z. Liu, S. Rodier, W. Hunt, K. Powell, P. Lucker, and C. Trepte. 2018. "Laser pulse bidirectional reflectance from CALIPSO mission." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 11 (6): 3281-3296 [10.5194/amt-11-3281-2018]

    Palm, S. P., V. Kayetha, Y. Yang, and R. Pauly. 2017. "Blowing snow sublimation and transport over Antarctica from 11 years of CALIPSO observations." The Cryosphere 11 (6): 2555-2569 [10.5194/tc-11-2555-2017]

    Xu, X., J. Wang, Y. Wang, et al. J. Zeng, O. Torres, Y. Yang, A. Marshak, J. Reid, and S. Miller. 2017. "Passive remote sensing of altitude and optical depth of dust plumes using the oxygen A and B bands: First results from EPIC/DSCOVR at Lagrange-1 point." Geophysical Research Letters 44 (14): 7544-7554 [10.1002/2017gl073939]

    Yang, Y., A. Marshak, M. Han, S. P. Palm, and D. J. Harding. 2017. "Snow grain size retrieval over the polar ice sheets with the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) observations." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.03.033]

    Markus, T., T. Neumann, A. Martino, et al. W. Abdalati, K. Brunt, B. Csatho, S. Farrell, H. Fricker, A. Gardner, D. Harding, M. Jasinski, R. Kwok, L. Magruder, D. Lubin, S. B. Luthcke, J. Morison, R. Nelson, A. Neuenschwander, S. Palm, S. Popescu, C. Shum, B. E. Schutz, B. Smith, Y. Yang, and J. Zwally. 2017. "The Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2): Science requirements, concept, and implementation." Remote Sensing of Environment 190 260-273 [10.1016/j.rse.2016.12.029]

    Holdaway, D., and Y. Yang. 2016. "Study of the Effect of Temporal Sampling Frequency on DSCOVR Observations Using the GEOS-5 Nature Run Results (Part II): Cloud Coverage." Remote Sensing 8 (5): [10.3390/rs8050431]

    Meyer, K., Y. Yang, and S. Platnick. 2016. "Uncertainties in cloud phase and optical thickness retrievals from the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC)." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 9 (4): 1785-1797 [10.5194/amt-9-1785-2016]

    Holdaway, D., and Y. Yang. 2016. "Study of the Effect of Temporal Sampling Frequency on DSCOVR Observations Using the GEOS-5 Nature Run Results (Part I): Earth’s Radiation Budget." Remote Sens. 8 (2): 98 [10.3390/rs8020098]

    Yu, H., M. Chin, T. L. Yuan, et al. H. Bian, L. A. Remer, J. M. Prospero, A. Omar, D. Winker, Y. Yang, Y. Zhang, Z. Zhang, and C. Zhao. 2015. "The fertilizing role of African dust in the Amazon rainforest: A first multiyear assessment based on data from Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations." Geophysical Research Letters 42 (6): 1984-1991 [10.1002/2015GL063040]

    Yu, H., M. Chin, H. Bian, et al. T. L. Yuan, J. M. Prospero, A. H. Omar, L. A. Remer, D. M. Winker, Y. Yang, Y. Zhang, and Z. Zhang. 2015. "Quantification of Trans-Atlantic Dust Transport from Seven-year (2007-2013) Record of CALIPSO Lidar Measurements." Remote Sens. Environ 159 232-249 [10.1016/j.rse.2014.12.010]

    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]

    Yang, Y., A. Marshak, J. Mao, A. I. Lyapustin, and J. R. Herman. 2013. "A method of retrieving cloud top height and cloud geometrical thickness with oxygen A and B bands for the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) mission: Radiative transfer simulations." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 122 141-149 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2012.09.017]

    Yang, Y., A. Marshak, S. P. Palm, Z. Wang, and C. Schaaf. 2013. "Assessment of Cloud Screening With Apparent Surface Reflectance in Support of the ICESat-2 Mission." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 51 (2): 1037-1045 [10.1109/TGRS.2012.2204066]

    Yu, H., Y. Zhang, M. Chin, et al. Z. Liu, A. Omar, L. A. Remer, Y. Yang, T. L. Yuan, and Z. Jianglong. 2012. "An integrated analysis of aerosol above clouds from A-Train multi-sensor measurements." Remote Sens Environ 121 125-131 [10.1016/j.rse.2012.01.011]

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