Xiuhing Chen

Xiuhong Chen

Application Programmer/Senior Analyst


Climate & Space Research Building
2455 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143

Primary Website


  • PhD, AIOFM, the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • MS, AIOFM, the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • BS, Gannan Normal University

Professional Service

Peer Reviewing Services:

Peer reviewer for Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyJournal of ClimateJGR-AtmosphereJournal of the Atmospheric SciencesRemote SensingRemote Sensing of Environment, Theoretical and Applied ClimatologyJournal of Atmospheric and Oceanic TechnologyJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative TransferEnergiesAdvances in Atmospheric Sciences, and Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans

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

[33] Chen, Y.-H., X. L. Huang, P. Yang, C.-P. Cha, X. H. Chen, Seasonal Dependent Impact of Ice-Cloud Longwave Scattering on the Polar Climate. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(23), e2020GL090534, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL090534, 2020.

[32] Murray, J., H. Brindley, S. Fox, C. Bellisario, J. Pickering, C. Fox, R. C. Harlow, M. Smith, D. Anderson, X. L. Huang, X. H. Chen, A. Last, R. Bantges, Retrievals of high latitude surface emissivity across the infrared from high altitude aircraft flights. JGR-Atmospheres, 125(22), e2020JD033672, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JD033672, 2020.

[31] Chen, X. H., X. L. Huang, and L. L. Strow, Near-global CFC-11 Trends as Observed by Atmospheric Infrared Sounder from 2003 to 2018, JGR-Atmospheres, 125(22), e2020JD033051, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JD033051, 2020.

[30] Chen, X. H., X. Huang, Y. Cai, H. Shen, and J. Lu,  Intra-day forecast of ground horizontal irradiance using long short-term memory network (LSTM). J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 98, https://doi.org/10.2151/jmsj.2020-048, 2020.

[29] Peterson, C., X. H. Chen, Q. Yue, X.L. Huang, The Spectral Dimension of Arctic Outgoing Longwave Radiation and Greenhouse Efficiency Trends from 2003-2016. JGR-Atmospheres, 124, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JD030428, 2019.

[28] Chen, Y.-H., X.L. Huang, X. H. Chen, M. G. Flanner, The Effects of Surface Longwave Spectral Emissivity on Atmospheric Circulation and Convection over the Sahara and Sahel. J. Climate, 32(15), 4873-4890, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0615.1, 2019.

[27] Huang, X. L., X. H. Chen, Q. Yue, Band-by-band contributions to the longwave cloud radiative feedbacks. Geophysical Research Letters, 46, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL083466, 2019.

[26] Chen, X. H., X. L. Huang, X. Dong, B. Xi, E. K. Dolinar, N. G. Loeb, S. Kato, P. W. Stackhouse, M. G. Bosilovich, Using AIRS and ARM SGP clear-sky observations to evaluate meteorological reanalyses: A hyperspectral radiance closure approach. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JD028850, 2018.

[25] Aumann, H. H., X. H. Chen, E. Fishbein, A. Geer, S. Havemann, X. L. Huang, X. Liu, G. Liuzzi, S. DeSouza‐Machado, E. M. Manning, G. Masiello, M. Matricardi, I. Moradi, V. Natrai, C. Serio, L. L. Strow, J. Vidot, R. C. Wilson, W. Wu, Q. G. Yang, Y. L. Yung, Evaluation of Radiative Transfer Models with Clouds. Journal of Geophsyical Research-Atmospheres, https://doi.org/10.1029/2017JD028063, 2018.

[24] Flanner, M. G., X. L. Huang, X. H. Chen and G. Krinner, Climate response to negative greenhouse gas radiative forcing in polar winter. Geophysical Research Letters, 45,1997–2004, https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL076668, 2018.

[23] Huang, X. L., X. H. Chen, M. G. Flanner, P. Yang, D. Feldman, C. Kuo, Improved representations of surface spectral emissivities in the global climate model and its impact on the simulated climate. Journal of Climate, 31(9), 3711-3727, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0125, 2018.

[22] Kuo, C., D. Feldman, X. L. Huang, M.G. Flanner, P. Yang, and X. H. Chen, Time-dependent cryospheric longwave surface emissivity feedback in the Community Earth System Model. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere, 122, https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JD027595, 2018.

[21] DeSouza-Machado, S., L. L. Strow, A. Tangborn, X. L. Huang, X. H. Chen, X. Liu, W. Wu, Q. G. Yang, Single Footprint Retrievals for AIRS using a Fast Two Slab Cloud-Representation Model and All-Sky Radiative Transfer Algorithm. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 11, 529-550, 2018.

[20] Bellisario, C., H. E. Brindley, J. E. Murray, A. Last, J. Pickering, C. Harlow, S. Fox, C. Fox, M. Smith, D. Anderson, X. L. Huang, X. H. Chen, Retrievals of the Far Infrared emissivity of snow over the Greenland Plateau using the Tropospheric Airborne Fourier Transform Spectrometer (TAFTS). Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere, 122, https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JD027328, 2017.

[19] 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.  Journal of Climate, 30, 3979-3998, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-1600704.1, 2017.

[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, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2016.09.14, 2017. [This work is highlighted by Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering]. 

[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, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-6013-2016, 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, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-15-0355.1, 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.

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

[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, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0257.1, 2016.

[12] Huang, X. L., X. H. Chen, B. J. Soden, X. Liu, The spectral dimension of longwave feedbacks in the CMIP3 and CMIP5 experimentsGeophysical Research Letters, 41, https://doi.org/10.1002/2014GL061938, 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, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1413640111, 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, https://doi.org/10.1002/ 2014GL061216, 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, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00663.1, 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. https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0331.1, 2014.  

[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. 

[6] Chen, X. H., X. L. Huang, X. Liu, Non-negligible effects of cloud vertical overlapping assumptions on longwave spectral fingerprinting studiesJGR-Atmospheres, 118, 7309-7320, https://doi.org/10.1002/jgrd.50562, 2013. [AGU research spotlight on this article: AGU EOS, Volume 94, Issue 34, page 304, 20 August 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 productsJournal of Climate, 26(2), 478-494, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00212.1, 2013.  

[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.  

[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. 

[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.  

[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.

b. Submitted

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

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

[7] ChenX. 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] ChenX. 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.