Profile for Si-Chee Tsay

Title: Research Physical Scientist
Contact: E-mail
Code 613
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Office Phone: 301-614-6188
Fax: 301-614-6307


Brief Bio

B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from the National Taiwan University (Taipei, Taiwan) in 1977, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Alaska in 1982 and 1986, respectively. Joined Goddard Space Flight Center as a Physical Scientist in the Climate and Radiation Laboratory since 1994. Visiting Scientist in the Universities Space Research Association, Goddard Space Flight Center, between 1990 and 1994, and Research Scientist in the Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado) from 1986 to 1990. Appointed Adjunct Associate Professor at the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, 1992-1998, and Adjunct Professor at the Earth Systems Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, 2002-2012. Awarded NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal in 2002 and NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal in 2008, among numerous achievement awards. Served as member in various Science Teams for many federal research agencies, and the NASA EOS/Terra deputy project scientist since 2000. For more details please download his CV here.

Dr. Tsay authored/coauthored over 27 papers published in refereed scientific journals, in addition to many scientific/technical reports and book chapters. One paper/code (DisORT), the 1988 “theoretical radiative transfer algorithm in multiple scattering and emitting layered media”, was featured as the most cited article (1,444 as of 6 January 2012) in the 50th anniversary celebration of Applied Optics. DisORT is freely distributed through NASA and widely used by the scientific communities. More details of publications and citation metrics can be found here.

Besides theoretical developments in radiative transfer, research experience includes science planning and operating remote-sensing sensors and in-situ probes from suborbital and ground-based platforms in field experiments to study aerosol, cloud and surface properties, and to aid in the development of atmospheric and land remote sensing and retrieval algorithms under NASA’s Earth System Science projects. Building and deploying a suite of surface remote-sensing and in-situ instrumentation (SMART, COMMIT, and ACHIEVE mobile laboratories, to compare and validate satellite measurements.

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Updates to our publications records have been put on hold until a new storage and delivery system has been put in place. As a result, this information is currently out of date and does not include the most recent publications. For a more complete listing of publications, please visit the Sciences and Exporation Directorate.

Hansell, R., S.C. Tsay, P. Pantina, J.R. Lewis, Q. Ji, and J.R. Herman (2014). Spectral Derivative Analysis of Solar Spectroradiometric Measurements: Quantifying Sub-visual/Thin Cirrus Biases in Ground-Based Aerosol Retrievals. J. Geophys. Res., (In Press).

Huang, J., N. Hsu, S. Tsay, C. Zhang, M.J. Jeong, R. Gautam, C. Bettenhausen, A. Sayer, R. Hansell, X. Liu, and J.H. Jiang (2014). Large-Scale Covariability between Aerosol and Precipitation Over the 7-SEAS Region: Observations and Simulations. Atmos. Environ., (Submitted).

Bell, S., R. Hansell, J.C. Chow, S. Tsay, Hsu, N., Lin, N., C. Wang, Q. Ji, C. Li, J.G. Watson, and A. Khlystov (2013). Constraining aerosol optical models using ground-based, collocated particle size and mass measurements in variable air mass regimes during the 7-SEAS/Dongsha Experiment Atmos. Environ. (Special Issue), 78, 163-173

Gautam, R., N. Hsu, T.F. Eck, B.N. Holben, S. Janjai, T. Jantarach, S. Tsay, and W. Lau (2013). Characterization of aerosols over the Indochina peninsula from satellite-surface observations during biomass burning pre-monsoon season Atmos. Environ., 78, 51-59

Hsu, N., M.J. Jeong, C. Bettenhausen, A.M. Sayer, R. Hansell, C.S. Seftor, J. Huang, and S.C. Tsay (2013). Enhanced Deep Blue Aerosol Retrieval Algorithm: The 2nd Generation J. Geophy., Res.,-Atmos, 118(1-20).

Huang, J., N.C. Hsu, S.-C. Tsay, Z. Liu, M.J. Jeong, R.A. Hansell, and J. Lee (2013). Use of spaceborne lidar for the evaluation of thin cirrus contamination and screening in the Aqua-MODIS collection 5 aerosol products J. Geophy., Res, 118.

Lin, N.H., S.C. Tsay, H.B. Maring, M.C. Yen, G.R. Sheu, S-H. Wang, K.H. Chi, M.T. Chuang, C.F. Ou-Yang, J.S. Fu, J.S. Reid, C.T. Lee, L.C. Wang, J.L. Wang, N. Hsu, A.M. Sayer, B.N. Holben, Y.C. Chu, X.A. Nguyen, K. Sopajaree, S.J. Chen, M.T. Cheng, B.J. Tsuang, C.J. Tsai, C.M. Peng, R.C. Schnell, T. Conway, C.T. Chang, K.S. Lin, Y.I. Tsai, W.J. Lee, S.C. Chang, J.J. Liu, W.L. Chiang, S.J. Huang, T.H. Lin, and G.R. Liu (2013). An overview of regional experiments on biomass burning aerosols and related pollutants in Southeast Asia: From BASE-ASIA and the Dongsha Experiment to 7-SEAS Atmos. Env, 78, 1-19

Tsay, S., N.C. Hsu, W.K.-M. Lau, C. Li, P.M. Gabriel, Q. Ji, B.N. Holben, E.J. Welton, A.X Nguyen, S. Janjai, N-H. Lin, J.S. Reid, J. Boonjawat, S.G. Howell, B.J. Huebert, J.S. Fu, R.A. Hansell, A.M. Sayer, R. Gautam, S-H. Wang, C.S. Goodloe, L.R. Miko, P.K. Shu, A.M. Loftus, J. Huang, J.Y. Kim, M.-J. Jeong, and P. Pantina (2013). From BASE-ASIA toward 7-SEAS: A satellite-surface perspective of boreal spring biomass-burning aerosols and clouds in Southeast Asia Atmos. Env, 78, 20-34

Atwood, S., J.S. Reid, S.M. Kreidenweis, S.S. Cliff, Y. Zhao, J.H. Lin, S. Tsay, Y.C. Chu, and D.L. Westphal (2012). Size resolved measurements of springtime aerosol particles over the Northern South China Sea Atmos. Env, 78 (Special Issue).

Hansell, R., S. Tsay, N. Hsu, Q. Ji, S. Bell, B.N. Holben, E.J. Welton, T.L. Roush, W. Zhang, Z. Li, and H. Chen (2012). An Assessment of the Surface Longwave Direct Radiative Effect of Airborne Dust in Zhangye China during the Asian Monsoon Year Field Experiment (2008). J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 117.

Hsu, N., R. Gautam, A. M. Sayer, C. Bettenhausen, C. Li, M. J. Jeong, S.-C. Tsay, and B. N. Holben (2012). Global and Regional Trends of Aerosol Optical Depth over Land and Ocean Using SeaWiFS Measurements from 1997 to 2010. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 8037-8053

Hsu, N.C., C. Li, N.A. Krotkov, Q. Liang, K. Yang, and S. Tsay (2012). Rapid Transpacific Transport in Autumn Observed by the A-Train Satellites. J. Geophy. Res., 117, D06312.

Huang, J., N.C. Hsu, S-C Tsay, B. N. Holben, E.J. Welton, A. Smirnov, M.J. Jeong, R. Hansell, T. Berkoff, Z. Liu, G.R. Liu, J.R. Campbell, S.C. Liew, and J.E. Barnes (2012). Evaluations of cirrus contamination and screening in ground aerosol observations using collocated lidar systems. J. Geophy. Res., 117.

Li, C., S. Tsay, N. Hsu, J.Y. Kim, S.G. Howell, B.J. Huebert, Q. Ji, M.J. Jeong, C. Wang, R. Hansell, and S. Bell (2012). Characteristics and Composition of Atmospheric Aerosols in Phimai, Central Thailand during BASE-ASIA Atmospheric Environment, 78, 60-71

Li, C., N. Hsu, N.A. Krotkov, Q. Liang, K. Yang, and S. Tsay (2012). Rapid Transpacific Transport in Autumn Observed by the A-train Satellites J. Geophys. Res., 117(D6).

Tsay, S., N.C. Hsu, K.M. Lau, C. Li, P.M. Gabriel, Q. Ji, B.N. Holben, E.J. Welton, X.A. Nguyen, S. Janjai, N.H. Lin, J.S. Reid, J. Boonjawat, S.G. Howell, B. Huebert, J.S. Fu, R.A. Hansell, A.M. Sayer, R. Gautam, S.-H. Wang, C.S. Goodloe, L.R. Miko, P.K. Shu, A.M. Loftus, J. Huang, J.Y. Kim, M.J. Jeong, and P. Pantina (2012). Origin, Transport and Vertical Distribution of Atmospheric Pollutants over the northern South China Sea during 7-SEAS/Dongsha Experiment Atmos. Env, 78 (Special Issue).

Wang, Sheng-Hsiang, N. Hsu, S. Tsay, N.H. Lin, A. Sayer, S.-J. Huang, and W. Lau (2012). Can Asian dust trigger phytoplankton blooms in the oligotrophic northern South China Sea? Geophys. Res. Lett, 39, L05811.

Feng, Q., N. Hsu, P. Yang, and S. Tsay (2011). Effect of Thin Cirrus Clouds on Dust Optical Depth Retrievals from MODIS Observations IEEE TGRS, 49, 2819-2827

Fu, J., N. Hsu, Y. Gao, K. Huang, C. Li, N.-H. Lin, and S. Tsay (2011). Evaluating the Influences of Biomass Burning during 2006 BASE-ASIA: A Regional Chemical Transport Modeling Atmos. Chem. Phys., Disc, 11, 32205-32243

Gautam, R., N. Hsu, S. Tsay, W. Lau, B. Holben, S. Bell, A. Smirnov, C. Li, R. Hansell, Q. Ji, S. Payra, D. Aryal, R. Kayastha, and K. Kim (2011). Accumulation of Aerosols over the Indo-Gangetic Plains and Southern Slopes of the Himalayas: Distribution, Properties and Radiative Effects during the 2009 Pre-monsoon Season Atmos. Chem. Phys, 11, 12841-12863

Huang, J., N. Hsu, S. Tsay, M.J. Jeong, B.N. Holben, T.A. Berkoff, and E.J. Welton (2011). Susceptibility Of Aerosol Optical Thickness Retrievals To Thin Cirrus Contamination During The Base-Asia Campaign J. Geophys. Res, 116, D08214.

Ji, Q., S. Tsay, W. Lau, R. Hansell, J.J. Butler, and J.W. Cooper (2011). A novel non-intrusive method to resolve the thermal-dome-effect of pyranometers: Radiometric calibration and implications J. Geophy., Res., Atmos, 116, D24105.

Li, C., N. Hsu, and S. Tsay (2011). A study on the potential applications of satellite data in air quality monitoring and forecasting Atmospheric Environment, 45, 3663-3675

Li, Z., C. Li, H. Chen, S. Tsay, B. Holben, J. Huang, B. Li, H. Maring, Y. Qian, G. Shi, X. Xia, Y. yin, Y. Zheng, and G. Zhuang (2011). East Asian Studies of Tropospheric Aerosols and Impact on Regional Climate (EAST-AIRC) J. Geophys. Res, 116, D00K34.

Lin T. -H., N.C. Hsu, S.-C. Tsay, and S. -J. Huang (2011). Weather Categorization of Asian Dust Storms from Surface and Satellite Observations I. J. Rem. Sens, 32, 153-170
doi: 10.1080/01431160903439932

Queface, A.J., S.J. Piketh, T.F. Eck, S. Tsay, and A.F. Mavume (2011). Climatology of Aerosol Optical Properties in Southern Africa Atmospheric Environment, 45, 2910-2921

Wang, Sheng-Hsiang, S. Tsay, N.-H. Lin, N. Hsu, S. Bell, C. Li, Q. Ji, M. Jeong, R. Hansell, E.J. Welton, B.N. Holben, G.-R. Sheyu, Y.-C. Chu, S.-C. Chang, J.-J. Lou, and W.-L. Chiang (2011). First detailed observations of long-range transported dust over the northern South China Sea Atmospheric Environment, 45, Issue 27, 4804-4808

Yi, B., N. Hsu, P. Yang, and S. Tsay (2011). Radiative Transfer Simulation of Dust-like Aerosols: Uncertainties from Particle Shape and Refractive Index J. Aerosol Sci, 42, 631-644

Feng Q., P. Yang, G. W. Kattawar, N.C. Hsu, S.C. Tsay, and I. Laszlo (2010). Effects of Particle Nonsphericity and Radiation Polarization on Retrieving Dust properties from Satellite Observations J. Aerosol Sci., 40(9), 776-789

Hansell R.A., S.C. Tsay, Q. Ji, N.C. Hsu, M.J. Jeong, S. H. Wang, J. S. Reid, K. N. Liou, and S. C. Ou (2010). An Assessment of Surface Longwave Direct Radiative Effect of Airborne Saharan Dust during the NAMMA field campaign J. Atmos. Sci., 67(4 ), 1048-1065

Hansell R.A., J. S. Reid, S.C. Tsay, T. L. Roush, and O. V. Kalashnikova (2010). A Sensitivity Study on the Effects of Particle Chemistry, Asphericity and Size on the Mass Extinction Efficiency of Mineral Dust in the Terrestrial Atmosphere: From the Near to Thermal IR J. Atmos. Chem. Phys, 11, 1527-1547

Huang Z., J. Huang, J. Bi, G. Wang, W. Wang, Q. Fu, Z. Li, S.-C. Tsay, and J. Shi (2010). Dust Aerosol Vertical Structure Measurements using three MPL Lidars during 2008 China-US Joint Dust Field Experiment J. Geophys. Res., 115, D00K15.

Ji Q., and S. Tsay (2010). A Novel Nonintrusive Method to Resolve the Thermal Dome Effect of Pyranometers: Instrumentation and Observational Basis J. Geophys. Res., 115, D00K21.

Li C., T. Wen, Z. Li, R. R. Dickerson, Y. Zhao, Y. Wang, and S.-C. Tsay (2010). Concentrations and Origins of Atmospheric Lead and Other Trace Species at a Rural Site in Northern China J. Geophys. Res., 115.

Li C., S.-C. Tsay, J. Fu, Q. Ji, S. Bell, Y. Gao, W. Zhang, J. Huang, Z. Li, and H. Chen (2010). Anthropogenic Air Pollution Observed near Dust Source Regions in Northwestern China during Springtime 2008 J. Geophys. Res., D00K22, 115.

Li Can, Q. Zhang, N.A. Krotkov, D. G. Streets, K. He, S.-C. Tsay, and J.F. Gleason (2010). Recent large reduction in sulfur dioxide emissions from Chinese power plants observed by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L08807.

Wang S. -H., N. -H. Lin, M. -D. Chou, S.-C. Tsay, D. Giles, E.J. Welton, and B. Holben (2010). Profiling Transboundary Aerosols over Taiwan and Assessing their Radiative Effects J. Geophys. Res., D00K31, 115.

Gautam R., N.C. Hsu, K. M. Lau, S.C. Tsay, and M. Kafatos (2009). Enhanced Pre-Monsoon Warming over the Himalayan-Gangetic Region from 1979 to 2007 Geophys. Res. Lett., 36(L07704).

Imhoff M. L., R. Wolfe, D. J. Diner, M. Chopping, R. Kahn, V. Salomonson, J. Gille, J. Drummond, D. Edwards, N. Loeb, B. Wielicki, M. Abrams, B. Eng, S.-C. Tsay, and K. J. Ranson (2009). An overview of Terra mission results related to the carbon cycle Geog. Compass, 3(2), 536-559

Tsay S.-C., G. -R. Liu, N.C. Hsu, W. -Y. Sun, and et. al. (2009). Outbreaks of Asian dust storms: An overview from satellite and surface perspectives Recent Progress in Atmospheric Sciences: Applications to the Asia Pacific Region, World Scientific, 373-401

Zipser E. J., C. H. Twohy, S.C. Tsay, K. L. Thornhill, S. Tanelli, R. Ross, T. N. Krishnamurti, Q. Ji, G. Jenkins, S. Ismail, N.C. Hsu, R. Hood, G.M. Heymsfield, A. Heymsfield, J. Halverson, M. W. Goodman, R. Ferrare, J. P. Dunion, M. Douglas, and et al. (2009). The Saharan Air Layer and the Fate of African Easterly Waves: NASA’s AMMA 2006 Field Program to Study Tropical Cyclogenesis: NAMMA Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 90, 1137-1156

Chaudhry Z., J. V. Martins, Z. Li, S.C. Tsay, H. Chen, W. Nan, T. Wen, C. Li, and R. D. Dickerson (2008). In Situ Measurements of Aerosol Mass Concentration and Radiative Properties in Xianghe, SE of Beijing J. Geophys. Res, 112(D23S90).

Eck T. F., B. N. Holben, J. S. Reid, A. Sinyuk, O. Dubovik, A. Smirnov, D. Giles, ONeill N. T., S.C. Tsay, Q. Ji, A. AlMandoos, M. R. Khan, E. A. Reid, J. S. Schafer, and others (2008). Spatial and temporal variability of column-integrated aerosol optical properties in the southern Arabian Gulf and United Arab Emirates in summer J. Geophys. Res., 15 January 2008, 113.
doi:10.1029/2007 D01204JD008944

Hansell R.A., K. N. Liou, S. C. Ou, S.C. Tsay, Q. Ji, and J. S. Reid (2008). Remote sensing of mineral dust aerosol using AERI during the UAE2: A modeling and sensitivity study J. Geophys. Res., D18202, 113.

Jeong M.-J., S.-C. Tsay, Q. Ji, N.C. Hsu, R.A. Hansell, and J. Lee (2008). Ground-based measurements of airborne Saharan dust in marine environment during the NAMMA field experiment Geophys. Res. Lett., L20805, 35.

Lau, W., V. Ramanathan, G. -X. Wu, Z. Li, S.C. Tsay, N.C. Hsu, R. Sikka, B. Holben, D. Lu, G. Tartari, M. Chin, P. Koudelova, H. Chen, Y. Ma, J. Huang, K. Taniguchi, and R. Zhang (2008). The Joint Aerosol-Monsoon Experiment: A New Challenge for Monsoon Climate Research Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 89(3).

Reid J. S., S. J. Piketh, R. P. Burger, K. E. Ross, A. L. Walker, R. T. Bruintjes, B. N. Holben, C. Hsu, T. L. Jensen, R.A. Kahn, A. P. Kuciauskas, A. AlMandoos, A. AlMangoosh, S. D. Miller, J. N. Porter, S.-C. Tsay, and D. L. Westphal (2008). An overview of UAE2 flight operations: Observations of Summertime Atmospheric Thermodynamic and Aerosol Profiles of the Southern Arabian Gulf J. Geophys. Res., 113(D14213).

Reid J. S., E. A. Reid, A. L. Walker, S. J. Piketh, S. Cliff, A. AlMandoos, S.C. Tsay, and T. F. Eck (2008). Dynamics of Southwest Asian Dust Particle Size Characteristics with Implications for Global Dust Research J. Geophys. Res., 113(D14212).

Tsay, S. (2008). Outbreaks of Asian Dust Storms: An Overview from Satellite and Surface Perspectives. (700). Recent Progress in Atmospheric Sciences: Applications to the Asia-Pacific Region, K. N. Liou and M. D. Chou, (Eds.), World Scientific Publishing.

Chaudhry Z., J. V. Martins, Z. Li, S.C. Tsay, H. Chen, P. Wang, T. Wen, C. Li, and R. R. Dickerson (2007). In-Situ Measurements of Aerosol Mass Concentration and Radiative Properties in Xianghe, Southeast of Beijing J. Geophys. Res., D23S90, 112.

Gautam R., N.C. Hsu, M. Kafatos, and S.C. Tsay (2007). Influences of Winter Haze on Fog/Low Clouds over the Indo-Gangetic Plains J. Geophys. Res., D05207, 112.

Hansell R.A., S. C. Ou, K. N. Liou, J. K. Roskovensky, S.C. Tsay, N.C. Hsu, and Q. Ji (2007). Simultaneous Detection/Separation of Mineral Dust and Cirrus Clouds Using MODIS Thermal Infrared Window Data Geophys. Res. Lett. , L11808, 34.

Hansell R.A., S. C. Ou, K. N. Liou, J. K. Roskovensky, S.C. Tsay, C. Hsu, and Q. Ji (2007). Correction to Geophys. Res. Lett., L13802, 34.

Hsu N.C., S.C. Tsay, M.D. King, and D. J. Diner (2007). Dust in the Wind. (56-60). Our Changing Planet: The View from Space; M. D. King, C. L. Parkinson, K. C. Partington, and R. G. Williams, Eds., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Jeong M.J., Z. Li, E. Andrews, and S.C. Tsay (2007). Effect of Aerosol Humidification on the Column Aerosol Optical Thickness over the ARM Southern Great Plains Site J. Geophys. Res, 112, D10202.

Li Z., X. Xia, M. Cribb, W. Mi, B. Holben, P. Wang, H. Chen, S.C. Tsay, T. F. Eck, F. Zhao, E. G. Dutton, and R. R. Dickerson (2007). Aerosol Optical Properties and their Radiative Effects in Northern China J. Geophys. Res., D22S01, 112.

Li Z., H. Chen, M. Cribb, R. R. Dickerson, B. Holben, C. Li, D. Lu, Y. Luo, H. Maring, G. Shi, S.C. Tsay, P. Wang, Y. Wang, X. Xia, Y. Zheng, T. Yuan, and F. Zhao (2007). Preface to special section on East Asian Studies of Tropospheric Aerosols: An International Regional Experiment (EAST-AIRE) J. Geophys. Res., D22S00, 112.

Liang S., T. Zheng, D. Wang, K. Wang, R. Liu, S.C. Tsay, S. Running, and J. Townshend (2007). Mapping High-Resolution Incident Photosynthetically Active Radiation over Land from Polar-Orbiting and Geostationary Satellite Data Photogram. Eng. Remote Sens., 1085-1089

Zhang K., W. Li, K. Stamnes, H. Eide, R. Spurr, and S.C. Tsay (2007). Assessment of the MODIS Algorithm for Retrieval of Aerosol Parameters over the Ocean Appl. Opt. (9), 46, 1562-1534

Hsu N.C., S.C. Tsay, M.D. King, and J.R. Herman (2006). Deep blue retrievals of Asian aerosol properties during ACE-Asia IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 44, 3180-3195

Liang S., T. Zheng, R. Liu, H. Fang, S.C. Tsay, S. Running, and J. R. G. Townshend (2006). Estimation of Incident Photosynthetically Active Radiation from MODIS Data J. Geophys. Res., D15208, 111.

Wang J., D. Collins, D. Covert, R. Elleman, R. A. Ferrare, R. Gasparini, H. Jonsson, J. Ogren, P. Sheridan, and S.C. Tsay (2006). Temporal Variation of Aerosol Properties at a Rural Continental Site and Study of Aerosol Evolution through Growth Law Analysis J. Geophys. Res., D18203, 111.

Eck T. F., B. N. Holben, O. Dubovik, A. Smirnov, P. Goloub, H.B. Chen, B. Chatenet, L. Gomes, X. -Y. Zhang, S.C. Tsay, Q. Ji, D. Giles, and I. Slutsker (2005). Columnar Aerosol Optical Properties at AERONET Sites in Central Eastern Asia and Aerosol Transport to the Tropical Mid-Pacific J. Geophys. Res., 110, D06202.

Guo G., Q. Ji, P. Yang, and S.C. Tsay (2005). Remote Sensing of Cirrus Optical and Microphysical Properties from Ground-based Infrared Radiometric Measurements. Part II: Retrievals from CRYSTAL-FACE Measurements IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 2, 132-135

Jeong M.J., Z. Li, D. A. Chu, and S.C. Tsay (2005). Quality and Compatibility Analyses of Global Aerosol Products Derived from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer J. Geophys. Res., 110, D10S09.

Yang P., S.C. Tsay, H. Wei, G. Guo, and Q. Ji (2005). Remote Sensing of Cirrus Optical and Microphysical Properties from Ground-based Infrared Radiometric Measurements. Part I: A New Retrieval Method Based on Microwindow Spectral Signature IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 2, 128-131

Hsu N.C., S.C. Tsay, M.D. King, and J.R. Herman (2004). Aerosol properties over bright-reflecting source regions IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 42, 557-569

Zhang Z., P. Yang, G. W. Kattawar, S.C. Tsay, B. A. Baum, Y. Hu, A. J. Heymsfield, and J. Reichardt (2004). Geometrical-optics solution to light scattering by droxtal ice crystals Applied Optics, No. 12, 43, 2490-2499

Campbell J. R., E.J. Welton, J. D. Spinhirne, Q. Ji, S.C. Tsay, S. J. Piketh, M. Barenbrug, and B. N. Holben (2003). Lidar observations of tropospheric aerosols over northeastern South Africa during the ARREX and SAFARI-2000 dry season experiments J. Geophys. Res. (D13), 8497, 108.

Christopher S. A., J. Wang, Q. Ji, and S.C. Tsay (2003). Estimation of diurnal shortwave dust aerosol radiative forcing during PRIDE J. Geophys. Res. (D19), 8596, 108.

Hansell R., S.C. Tsay, Q. Ji, K. N. Liou, and S. C. Ou (2003). Surface aerosol radiative forcing derived from collocated ground-based radiometric observations during PRIDE, SAFARI, and ACE-Asia Appl. Opt., 42, 5533-5544

Hsu N.C., J.R. Herman, and S.C. Tsay (2003). Radiative impacts from biomass burning in the presence of clouds during boreal spring in Southeast Asia Geophys. Res. Lett., 1224, 30.

Pilewskie P., J. Pommier, R. Bergstrom, W. Gore, S. Howard, M. Rabbette, B. Schmid, P. V. Hobbs, and S.C. Tsay (2003). Solar spectral radiative forcing during the Southern African Regional Science Initiative J. Geophys. Res., 108, D13.

Reid J. S., H. H. Jonsson, H. B. Maring, A. A. Smirnov, D. L. Savoie, S. S. Cliff, E. A. Reid, J. M. Livingston, M. M. Meier, O. Dubovik, and S.C. Tsay (2003). Comparison of size and morphological measurements of coarse mode dust particles from Africa J. Geophys. Res. (D19), 8593, 108.

Reid J. S., J. E. Kinney, D. L. Westphal, B. N. Holben, E.J. Welton, S.C. Tsay, D. P. Eleuterio, J. R. Campbell, S. A. Christopher, P.R. Colarco, H. H. Jonsson, J. M. Livingston, H. B. Maring, M. M. Meier, P. Pilewskie, J. M. Prospero, E. A. Reid, L.A. Remer, P. B. Russell, D. L. Savoie, A. Smirnov, and D. Tanre (2003). Analysis of measurements of Saharan dust by airborne and ground-based remote sensing methods during the Puerto Rico Dust Experiment (PRIDE) J. Geophys. Res., 108, D19, 8586.

Stamnes K., B. Yan, W. Li, J. Stamnes, and S.C. Tsay (2003). Pitfalls in atmospheric correction of ocean color imagery: How should aerosol optical properties be computed? Reply to comment Appl. Opt., 42, 545-549

Yang P., B. A. Baum, A. J. Heymsfield, Y. X. Hu, H. L. Huang, S.C. Tsay, and S. Ackerman (2003). Single-scattering properties of droxtals J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 79, 1159-1169

Arnold G. T., S.C. Tsay, M.D. King, J. Y. Li, and P. F. Soulen (2002). Airborne spectral measurements of surface-atmosphere anisotropy for Arctic sea ice and tundra International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23, 3763-3781

Lin P. H., M. D. Chou, Q. Ji, and S.C. Tsay (2002). Clear-sky surface solar radiation during South China Sea Monsoon Experiment Terrestrial Atmos. and Ocean Sci., 13, 185-195

Yan B., K. Stamnes, W. Li, B. Chen, J. J. Stamnes, and S.C. Tsay (2002). Pitfalls in atmospheric correction of ocean color imagery: How should aerosol optical properties be computed? Appl. Opt., 41, 412-423

Yang P., B. C. Gao, W.J. Wiscombe, M. I. Mishchenko, S.E. Platnick, H. L. Huang, B. A. Baum, Y. X. Hu, D. Winker, S.C. Tsay, and S. K. Park (2002). Inherent amd apparent scattering properties of coated or uncoated spheres embedded in an absorbing host medium Appl. Opt., 41, 2740-2759

Cahalan R.F., L. Oreopoulos, G. Wen, A. Marshak, S.C. Tsay, and T. P. DeFelice (2001). Cloud characterization and clear sky correction from Landsat 7 Remote Sens. Environ., 78, 83-98

Gatebe C.K., M.D. King, S.C. Tsay, Q. Ji, G. T. Arnold, and J. Y. Li (2001). Sensitivity of off-nadir zenith angles to correlation between visible and near-infrared reflectance for use in remote sensing of aerosol over land IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 39, 805-819

Yang P., B. C. Gao, B. A. Baum, Y. X. Hu, W.J. Wiscombe, S.C. Tsay, D. M. Winker, and S. L. Nasiri (2001). Radiative properties of cirrus clouds in the infrared (8-13 microns) spectral region J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Trans., 70, 473-504

Baum B. A., D. P. Kratz, P. Yang, S. C. Ou, Y. Hu, P. Soulen, and S.C. Tsay (2000). Remote sensing of cloud properties using MODIS Airborne Simulator imagery during SUCCESS: I. Data and models J. Geophys. Res., 105, 11767-11780

Hu Y. X., B. Wielicki, B. Lin, G. Gibson, S.C. Tsay, K. Stamnes, and T. Wong (2000). d-Fit: A fast and accurate treatment of particle scattering phase functions with weighted singular-value decomposition least-squares fitting J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Trans., 65, 681-690

Ji Q., and S.C. Tsay (2000). On the dome effect of Eppley pyrgeometers and pyranometers Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 971-974

Lau, K.-M., Y. Ding, J.T. Wang, R. Johnson, T. Keenan, R. Cifelli, J. Gerlach, O. Thiele, T. Rickenbach, S.C. Tsay, and P. H. Lin (2000). A report of the field operations and early results of the South China Sea Monsoon Experiment (SCSMEX) Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 81, 1261-1270

Platnick S., P. A. Durkee, K. Nielson, J. P. Taylor, S.C. Tsay, M.D. King, R. J. Ferek, P. V. Hobbs, and J. W. Rottman (2000). The role of background cloud microphysics in the radiative formation of ship tracks J. Atmos. Sci., 57, 2607-2624

Rolland P., K. N. Liou, M.D. King, S.C. Tsay, and G. M. McFarquhar (2000). Remote sensing of optical and microphysical properties of cirrus clouds using MODIS channels: Methodology and sensitivity to assumptions J. Geophys. Res. (Atmos.), 105, 11721-11738

Soulen P. F., M.D. King, S.C. Tsay, G. T. Arnold, and J. Y. Li (2000). Airborne spectral measurements of surface-atmosphere anisotropy during the SCAR-A, Kuwait oil fire, and TARFOX experiments J. Geophys. Res. (Atmos.), 105, 10203-10218

Chou M. D., K. T. Lee, S.C. Tsay, and Q. Fu (1999). Parameterization for cloud longwave scattering for use in atmospheric models J. Climate, 12, 159-169

Ou S. C., K. N. Liou, M.D. King, and S.C. Tsay (1999). Remote sensing of cirrus cloud parameters based on a 0.63-3.7 µm radiance correlation technique applied to AVHRR data J. Geophys. Res. (Atmos.), 26, 2437-2440

Wen G., S.C. Tsay, R. Cahalan, and L. Oreopoulos (1999). Path radiance technique for retrieving aerosol optical thickness over land J. Geophys. Res. - Atmos., 104, 31321-31332

Ackerman S. A., C. C. Moeller, K. I. Strabala, H. E. Gerber, L. E. Gumley, W. P. Menzel, and S.C. Tsay (1998). Retrieval of effective microphysical properties of clouds: A wave cloud case study Geophys. Res. Lett., 25, 1121-1124

Gao B. C., W. Han, S.C. Tsay, and N. F. Larsen (1998). Cloud detection over Arctic using airborne imaging spectrometer data during the daytime J. Appl. Meteor., 37, 1421-1429

King M.D., S.C. Tsay, S. A. Ackerman, and N. F. Larsen (1998). Discriminating heavy aerosol, clouds, and fires during SCAR-B: Application of airborne multispectral MAS data J. Geophys. Res. (Atmos.), 103, 31989-31999

Tsay S.C., M.D. King, G. T. Arnold, and J. Y. Li (1998). Airborne spectral measurements of surface anisotropy during SCAR-B J. Geophys. Res. (Atmos.), 103, 31943-31953

King M.D., W. P. Menzel, P. S. Grant, J. S. Myers, G. T. Arnold, S. Platnick, L. E. Gumley, S.C. Tsay, C. C. Moeller, M. Fitzgerald, K. S. Brown, and F. G. Osterwisch (1996). Airborne scanning spectrometer for remote sensing of cloud, aerosol, water vapor and surface properties J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 13, 777-794

Tsay S.C., P. M. Gabriel, M.D. King, and G. L. Stephens (1996). Spectral reflectance and atmospheric energetics in cirrus-like clouds. Part II: Applications of a Fourier-riccati approach to radiative transfer J. Atmos. Sci., 53, 3450-3467

King M.D., S.C. Tsay, and S. Platnick (1995). In situ observations of the indirect effects of aerosol on clouds. (227-248). Aerosol Forcing of Climate, R. J. Charlson and J. E. Heintzenberg, Eds., John Wiley and Sons.

Kylling A., K. Stamnes, and S.C. Tsay (1995). A reliable and efficient two-stream algorithm for spherical radiative transfer: Documentation of accuracy in realistic layered media J. Atmos. Chem., 21, 115-150

Schmidt E. O., R. F. Arduini, B. A. Wielicki, R. S. Stone, and S.C. Tsay (1995). Considerations for modeling thin cirrus effects via brightness temperature differences J. Appl. Meteor., 34, 447-459

Baum B. A., R. F. Arduini, B. A. Wielicki, P. Minnis, and S.C. Tsay (1994). Multilevel cloud retrieval using multispectral HIRS and AVHRR data: Nighttime oceanic analysis J. Geophys. Res., 99, 5499-5514

Jin Z., K. Stamnes, W. F. Weeks, and S.C. Tsay (1994). The effect of sea ice on the solar energy budget in the atmosphere-sea ice-ocean system: A model study J. Geophys. Res., 99, 25281-25294

Gabriel P. M., S.C. Tsay, and G. L. Stephens (1993). A Fourier-Ricatti approach to radiative transfer. Part I: Foundations J. Atmos. Sci., 50, 3125-3147

Tsay S.C., and K. Stamnes (1992). UV radiation in the Arctic: The impact of potential ozone depletions J. Geophys. Res., 97, 7829-7840

Stephens G. L., P. M. Gabriel, and S.C. Tsay (1991). Statistical radiative transport in one-dimensional media and its application to the terrestrial atmosphere Transport Theory Statis. Phys., 20, 139-175

Tsay S.C., G. L. Stephens, and T. J. Greenwald (1991). An investigation of aerosol microstructure on visual air quality Atmos. Environ., A, 25, 1039-1053

Stamnes K., and S.C. Tsay (1990). Optimum spectral resolution for computing atmospheric heating and photodissociation rates Planet. Space Sci., 38, 807-820

Stephens G. L., and S.C. Tsay (1990). On the cloud absorption anomaly Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 116, 671-704

Stephens G. L., S.C. Tsay, P. W. Stackhouse, and P. J. Flatau (1990). The relevance of the microphysical and radiative properties of cirrus clouds to climate and climatic feedback J. Atmos. Sci., 47, 1742-1753

Tsay S.C., K. Stamnes, and K. Jayaweera (1990). Radiative transfer in planetary atmospheres: Development and verification of a unified model J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 43, 133-148

Tsay S.C., K. Stamnes, and K. Jayaweera (1989). Radiative energy balance in the cloudy and hazy Arctic J. Atmos. Sci., 46, 1002-1018

Stamnes K., S.C. Tsay, and T. Nakajima (1988). Computation of eigenvalues and eigenvectors for the Discrete Ordinate and Matrix Operator Methods in radiative transfer J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Trans., 39, 415-419

Stamnes K., S.C. Tsay, W. Wiscombe, and K. Jayaweera (1988). Numerically stable algorithm for Discrete-Ordinate-Method radiative transfer in multiple scattering and emitting layered media Appl. Opt., 27, 2502-2509

Tsay S.C., and K. Jayaweera (1984). Physical characteristics of Arctic stratus clouds J. Climate Appl. Meteor., 23, 584-596

Tsay S.C., K. Jayaweera, and K. Stamnes (1983). Dependence of radiative properties of Arctic stratus clouds on cloud microstructure Geophys. Res. Lett., 10, 1188-1191