Profile for Dong Wu
|Title:||Research Physical Scientist|
|Affiliation:||NASA Civil Service|
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Office Phone: 301-614-5784
Dr. Dong L. Wu is a research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). His research interests include remote sensing of atmospheric dynamics and clouds, and sun-climate connection. Dr. Wu received a B.S. degree in space physics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1985, and M.S. and Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Michigan in 1993 and 1994. He worked as a Principal Research Scientist and the supervisor of Aerosol and Cloud Group at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California Institute of Technology during 1994-2011 before joining GSFC. Dr. Wu has been the principal investigator (PI), co-investigator (Co-I) and team member of numerous NASA projects, including High Resolution Doppler Imager (HRDI) in 1991-1994, Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) in 1994-2008, CloudSat in 2006-2010, Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) since 2008, and NASA’s Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) since 2007. He has been actively involved in the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) since 2008 through his work in satellite wind and cloud observations, serving as the rapporteur of the CGMS International Cloud Working Group (ICWG). He authored and co-authored 120+ papers on peer-reviewed journals, and won a number of awards, including NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal in 2001 and 2008, and JPL Ed Stone award for Outstanding Research Paper in 2006.
Remote sensing of clouds and winds, Atmospheric/ionospheric gravity waves, Radiative transfer and retrieval algorithms
- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (2011-present)
- Co-I, Terra Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR)
- Investigation of cloud ice with AMSU-B, MLS and AIRS
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1994-2011)
- Co-I, Terra Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR)
- Co-I, Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS)
- NASA GNSS science team member (Small-scale analysis)
- CloudSat science team member (Radar and passive microwave cloud ice)
- Group Supervisor, Cloud and Aerosol Group, JPL
- Coordinator, JPL Science Visitor Colloquium Program (SVCP)
- Lead, Mars instrument concept: Microwave Doppler Array Sounder (MIDAS), JPL
- The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1990-1994)
UARS High Resolution Doppler Imager (HRDI) Project
Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1994
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1993
M.S. in Physics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1989
B.S. in Space Physics, Univ. of Sci. and Tech. of China, Hefei, Anhui, China, 1985
- NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal (2001, 2008)
- JPL Ed Stone Award, (2006)
- NASA Board Award (2005)
- NASA Tech Brief Award (2010)
- NASA Group Achievement Award (2005, 2006, 2009)
- GSFC Group Achievement Award (2005, 2007)
- JPL Award for Excellence (1997)
Service and Professional activity
- 2010-present AGU Revelle Medal Committee
- 2008-2011 JPL Science Visitor Colloquium Program (SVCP) coordinator
- 2006-present NASA Postdoc Program (NPP) advisor.
- 2006-2008 Associate Editor – Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmosphere.
- 2006 Reviewer, “Exploration Architecture: Natural Environment Definition for Design”
- 1998 Convener of SPIE symposium on remote sensing, Beijing, China.
- 1987-1990 Teaching assistant, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.
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.
Kim, M., J. Kim, M. S. Wong, J. Yoon, J. Lee, D.L. Wu, P. W. Chan, J. E. Nichol, C.-Y. Chung, and M.-L. Ou (2014). Improvement of aerosol optical depth retrieval over Hong Kong from a geostationary meteorological satellite using critical reflectance with background optical depth correction Rem. Sens. Environ, 142, 176-187
Lee, Y.G., J. Kim, C.-H. Ho, S.I. An, R. Mao, H.-K. Cho, B. Tian, D.L. Wu, J.N. Lee, O. Kalashnikova, and Y. Choi (2014). Combined effects of AO and ENSO on the occurrence of spring dust over northeast 1 Asia: An observational investigation. Geophys. Res. Lett., (Submitted).
Wu, L., A. Lambert, W. G. Read, P. Eriksson, and J. Gong (2014). MLS and CALIOP cloud ice measurements in the upper troposphere: A constraint from microwave on cloud microphysics J. App. Met. Clim, (In Press).
Yang, Y., S. P. Palm, A. Marshak, 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
Millan, L., W. Read, Y. Kasai, A. Lambert, N. Livesey, J. Mendrok, H. Sagawa, T. Santo, M. Shiotani, and D.L. Wu (2013). SMILES Ice Cloud Products J. Geophy., Res.,-Atmos, 118(12), 6468-6477
Choi, H-J., H.-Y. Chun, J. Gong, and D.L. Wu (2012). Comparison of Gravity Wave Temperature Variances from Ray-based Spectral Parameterization of Convective Gravity Wave Drag with AIRS Observations. J. Geophys. Res., 117, D05115.
Eckermann, S., and D.L. Wu (2012). Satellite detection of orographic gravity-wave activity in the winter subtropical stratosphere over Australia and Africa. J. Geophy. Res., 39, L21807.
Flury, T., D.L. Wu, and W.G. Read (2012). Correlation among cirrus ice content, water vapor and temperature in the TTL as observed by CALIPSO and Aura/MLS. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 683-691
Lambert A., M.L. Santee, D.L. Wu, and J.H. Chae (2012). A-train CALIPSO and MLS observations of early winter Antarctic polar stratospheric clouds and nitric acid in 2008. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Dis., 12, 2899-2931
Xie, F., D.L. Wu, C.O. Ao, A.J. Mannucci, and E.R. Kursinski (2012). Advances and limitations of atmospheric boundary layer observations with GPS occultation over Southeast Pacific Ocean Atmos. Chem. Phys, 12, 903-918
Chae, J.H., D.L. Wu, Read, W.G., and Sherwood, S.C. (2011). The role of tropical deep convective clouds on temperature, water vapor, and dehydration in the tropical tropopause layer (TTL) Atmos. Chem. Phys, 11, 3811-3821
Lee, J., D. L. Wu, G. L. Manney, M. J. Schwartz, A. Lambert, N. J. Livesey, H. C. Pumphrey, and W. G. Read (2011). Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Observations of the Polar Middle Atmosphere: Dynamics and Transport of H2O and CO J. Geophy., Res, 116, D05110.
Lee, J.N., D.L. Wu, G.L. Manney, M.J. Schwartz, A. Lambert, N.J. Livesey, K.R. Minschwaner, H.C. Pumphrey, and W.G. Read (2011). Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Observations of the Polar Middle Atmosphere: Dynamics and Transport of CO and H2O J. Geophys. Res, 116, D05110.
Limpasuvan, V., M.J. Alexander, Y.J. Orsolini, D.L. Wu, M. Xue, J.H. Richter, and C. Yamashita (2011). Mesoscale simulations of gravity waves during the 2008–2009 major stratospheric sudden warming J. Geophys. Res, 116(D17104).
Wu, D.L., J.H. Chae, A. Lambert, and F.F. Zhang (2011). Characteristics of CALIOP attenuated backscatter noise: Implication for cloud/aerosol detection Atmos. Chem. Phys, 11, 2641-2654
Jiang, J.H., Hui Su, Steven Pawson, Hui0-Chun Liu, William G. Read, Joe W. Waters, Michelle L. Santee, D.L. Wu, Michael J. Schwartz, Nathanial J. Livesey, Alyn Lambert, Ryan A. Fuller, and Jae N. Lee (2010). Five year (2004–2009) observations of upper tropospheric water vapor and cloud ice from MLS and comparisons with GEOS‐5 analyses J. Geophys. Res, 115, D15103.
Li, T., T. Leblanc, D.L. Wu, X. Dou, and S. Wang (2010). Seasonal and interannual variability of gravity wave activity revealed by long‐term lidar observations over Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii J. Geophys. Res, 115, D13103.
Wu, D.L., David J. Diner, Michael J. Garay, Veljko M. Jovanovic, Jae N. Lee, Catherine M. Moroney, Kevin J. Mueller, and David L. Nelson (2010). MISR CMVs and multiangular views of tropical cyclone inner-core dynamics Proceeding of The 10th International Wind Workshop (IWW10), Tokyo, Japan
Xie, F., D.L. Wu, C.O. Ao, E.R. Kursinski, A.J. Mannucci, and S. Syndergaard (2010). Super-refraction effects on GPS radio occultation refractivity in marine boundary layers Geophys. Res. Lett, 37, L11805.
Eckermann, S.D., L. Hoffmann, M. Hopfner, D.L. Wu, and M.J. Alexander (2009). Antarctic NAT PSC belt of June 2003: Observational validation of the mountain wave seeding hypothesis J. Geophys. Res, 36, L02807.
Eckermann, S.D., Jun Ma, D.L. Wu, and Dave Broutman (2009). A Three-Dimensional Mountain Wave Imaged in Satellite Radiance Throughout the Stratosphere: Evidence of the Effects of Directional Wind Shear Q.J.R. Meteo. Soc, 133(629), 1959-1975
Kim, S.-Y., H.-Y. Chun, and D.L. Wu (2009). A study on stratospheric gravity waves generated by Typhoon Ewiniar: Numerical simulations and observations J. Geophys. Res, 114, D22104.
Lee, J., D.L. Wu, G. L. Manney, and M. J. Schwartz (2009). Aura Microwave Limb Sounder observations of the Northern Annular Mode in the Mesosphere through the Upper Troposphere Geophys. Res. Lett, 36, L20807.
Lee, J.N., D.L. Wu, G.L. Manney, and M.J. Schwartz (2009). Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Observations of the Northern Annular Mode: From the Mesosphere to the Upper Troposphere Geophys. Res. Lett, 36, L20807.
Waliser, D.E., Frank Li, C. Woods, R. Austin, J. Bacmeister, J. Chern, A. Del Genio, J.Jiang, Z. Kuang, H. Meng, P. Minnis, S.E. Platnick, W.B. Rossow, G. Stephens, S. Sun-Mack, W.K. Tao, A. Tompkins, D. Vane, C. Walker, and D.L. Wu (2009). Cloud Ice: A Climate Model Challenge With Signs and Expectations of Progress J. Geophys. Res, 114, D00A21.
Wu, D.L., S.A. Ackerman, R. Davies, D.J. Diner, M.J. Garay, B.H. Kahn, B.C. Maddux, C.M. Moroney, G.L. Stephens, J.P. Veefkind, and M.A. Vaughan (2009). Vertical Distributions and Relationships of Cloud Occurrence Frequency as Observed by MISR, AIRS, MODIS, OMI, CALIPSO, and CloudSat Geophys. Res. Lett, 36, L09821.
Wu, D.L., R.T. Austin, M. Deng, S.L. Durden, A.J. Heymsfield, J.H. Jiang, A. Lambert, J.-L. Li, N.J. Livesey, G.M. McFarquhar, J.V. Pittman, G.L. Stephens, S. Tanelli, D.G. Vane, and D.E. Waliser (2009). Comparisons of global cloud ice from MLS, CloudSat, and other correlative data sets J. Geophys. Res, 114, D00A24.