Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Xiuhong Chen

Xiuhong Chen

Assistant Research Scientist

Phone: 7346477687


PhD, AIOFM, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2011

MS, AIOFM, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2005

Specializations and Research Interests

Atmospheric radiative transfer

Remote sensing of clouds and atmosphere

Diagnostic analysis of satellite observations and climate simulations

Evaluation of climate models


a. Peer-reviewed Publications in English

[1] Wei, H. L., X. H. Chen, R. Z. Rao, et al. A moderate-spectral-resolution transmittance model based on fitting the line-by-line calculations. OPTICS EXPRESS, 15, 8360-8370, 2007.

[2] Chen, X. H., and H. L. Wei. A combined atmospheric radiative transfer model (CART): A review and applications. Journal of the Optical Society of KOREA, 14(3), 190-198, 2010.  

[3] Chen, X. H., H. L. Wei, P. Yang, Z. H. Jin, and B. A. Baum. An efficient method for computing atmospheric radiances in clear-sky and cloudy conditions. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 112(1), 109-118, 2011.  

[4] Huang, X. L., H. W. Chuang, A. Dessler, X. H. Chen, K. Minschwaner, Y. Ming, V. Ramaswamy, A radiative–convective equilibrium perspective of weakening of the tropical Walker circulation in response to global warming. Journal of Climate, 26(5), 1643-1653, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00288.1, 2013.  

[5] Chen, X. H., X. L. Huang, N. G. Loeb, H. L. Wei. Comparisons of clear-sky outgoing far-IR flux inferred from satellite observations and computed from three most recent reanalysis products. Journal of Climate, 26(2), 478-494, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00212.1, 2013.  

[6] Chen, X. H., X. L. Huang, X. Liu. Non-negligible effects of cloud vertical overlapping assumptions on longwave spectral fingerprinting studies. JGR-Atmospheres, 118, 7309-7320, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50562, 2013. [AGU research spotlight on this article: AGU EOS, Volume 94, Issue 34, page 304, 20 August 2013].   

[7] Chen, X. H. and X. L. Huang, Usage of differential absorption method in the thermal IR: a case study of quick estimate of clear-sky column water vapor. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 104, 99-106, 2014.  

[8] Wang, C. P., Z. Luo, X. H. Chen, X. P. Zeng, W.-K. Tao, and X. L. Huang, A physically based algorithm for non-blackbody correction of cloud top temperature and application to convection study. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 53, 1844-1857. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0331.1, 2014.  

[9] Huang, X. L., X. H. Chen, G. L. Potter, L. Oreopoulos, J. N.S. Cole, D.M. Lee, N. G. Loeb, A global climatology of outgoing longwave spectral cloud radiative effect and associated effective cloud properties. Journal of Climate, 27, 7475-7492, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00663.1, 2014.  

[10] Chen, X. H., X. L. Huang, M. G. Flanner. Sensitivity of modeled far-IR radiation budgets in polar continents to treatments of snow surface and ice cloud radiative properties. Geophysical Research Letters, 41, doi:10.1002/ 2014GL061216, 2014.  

[11] Feldman, D. R., W. D. Collins, R. Pincus, X. L. Huang, X. H. Chen, The role of far-infrared surface emissivity in climate, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1413640111, 2014.  

[12] Huang, X. L., X. H. Chen, B. J. Soden, X. Liu, The spectral dimension of longwave feedbacks in the CMIP3 and CMIP5 experiments. Geophysical Research Letters, 41, doi:10.1002/2014GL061938, 2014.  

[13] Yue, Q., E. J. Fetzer, B. H. Kahn, M. Schreier, S. Wong, X. H. Chen, and X. L. Huang. Observation-based longwave cloud radiative kernels derived from the A-Train. Journal of Climate, 29, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0257.1, 2016.

[14] Bantges, R., H. Brindley, X. H. Chen, X. H. Huang, J. Harries, J. Murray. On the detection of robust multi-decadal changes in the Earth's outgoing longwave radiation spectrum. Journal of Climate, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0713.1,2016.

[15] Cheng, H. Z., X. H. Chen and X. L. Huang. Quantification of the errors associated with the representation of surface emissivity in the RRTMG_LW. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 180,167-176, 2016.

[16] Huang, X. L., X. H. Chen, D. Zhou, X. Liu. An observationally based global band-by-band surface emissivity dataset for climate and weather simulations. Journal of Atmospheric Science, 73, 3541-3555, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-15-0355.1, 2016.

[17] Chen, X. H. and X. L. Huang. Deriving clear-sky longwave spectral flux solely from hyperspectral radiance: a case study with AIRS observations. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9, 6013-6023, doi:10.5194/amt-9-6013-2016, 2016 .

[18] ChenX. H., X. L. Huang, C. Y. Jiao, M. G. Flanner, T. Raeker and B. Palen. Running climate model on a commercial cloud computing environment: A case study using Community Earth System Model (CESM) on Amazon AWS. Computers & Geosciences,, 98, 21-25, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2016.09.14, 2017. [This work is highlighted by Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering]. 

 b. Submitted

[1] Liu, X., W. Wu, B. A. Wielicki, Q. G. Yang, S. H. Kizer, X. L. Huang, X. H. Chen, S. Kato, Y. L. Shea, and M. G. Mlynczak, Spectrally Dependent CLARREO Infrared Spectrometer Calibration Requirement for Climate Change Detection. Submitted to Journal of Climate.

c. Peer-reviewed Publications in Chinese (only list first-authored papers)

[1] Chen, X. H., H. L. Wei, and Q. S. Xu. The development of infrared atmospheric transmittance calculating software. Infrared and Laser Engineering, 40(5), 811-816, 2011.

[2] Chen, X. H., H. L. Wei, W. Y. Lv, W. Y. Zhu. Comparison of infrared atmospheric transmittance calculated by CART software with measured values. LASER & INFRARED, 39(4), 403-406, 2009.

[3] Chen, X. H., H. L. Wei, X. B. Li, C. D. Xu, Q. S. Xu. Calculating model for aerosol extinction from visible to far infrared wavelength. High Power Laser and Particle Beams, 21(2), 183-189, 2009.

[4] Chen, X. H., H. L. Wei, K. Yu, Y. Q. Tian. Analysis of the contrast of star to sky background during daytime for star sensor. Journal of Atmospheric and Environmental Optics, 3(1), 28-35, 2008.

[5] Chen, X. H., H. L. Wei. Variation of infrared atmospheric transmittance based on atmospheric models in typical regions of China. Laser & Infrared, 38(11), 1090-1093, 2008.

[6] Chen, X. H., H. L. Wei. Transplantation of LBLRTM from workstation to PC. Journal of Atmospheric and Environmental Optics, 2(2), 99-103, 2007.

[7] Chen, X. H., Q. Liu, H. L. Wei. The treatment of scattering phase function in the multi-scattering radiative transfer calculation. Journal of Light Scattering, 19(3), 283-289, 2007.

[8] Chen, X. H., H. L. Wei, R. Z. Rao. Statistical characteristics of cloud distribution in Hefei and southeast areas of China. Journal of Atmospheric and Environmental Optics, 2(6), 434-439, 2007.

Updated: 2017-02-04