Author Bibliographies

Publications by Yuanchong Zhang

This citation list includes papers published while the author has been on staff at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. It may include some papers based on research conducted prior to their having joined the institute.

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Zhang, Y., and Z. Jin, 2020: Calculation of top-of-atmosphere, surface and atmospheric cloud radiative kernels based on ISCCP-H datasets: 1. Methodology and validation. J. Clim., submitted.


Jin, Z., Y.-C. Zhang, A. Del Genio, G. Schmidt, and M. Kelley, 2019: Cloud scattering impact on thermal radiative transfer and global longwave radiation. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 239, 106669, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2019.106669.


Rossow, W.B., Y.-C. Zhang, and G. Tselioudis, 2016: Atmospheric diabatic heating in different weather states and the general circulation. J. Climate, 29, no. 3, 1059-1065, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0760.1.


Li, J., B.E. Carlson, W.B. Rossow, A.A. Lacis, and Y.-C. Zhang, 2015: An intercomparison of the spatio-temporal variability of satellite- and ground-based cloud datasets using spectral analysis techniques. J. Climate, 28, no. 14, 5716-5736, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00537.1.


Tselioudis, G., W. Rossow, Y.-C. Zhang, and D. Konsta, 2013: Global weather states and their properties from passive and active satellite cloud retrievals. J. Climate, 26, 7734-7746, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00024.1.


Oreopoulos, L., E.J. Mlawer, J.S. Delamere, T. Shippert, J. Cole, B. Fomin, M.J. Iacono, Z. Jin, J. Li, J. Manners, P. Räisänen, F.G. Rose, Y.-C. Zhang, M.J. Wilson, and W.B. Rossow, 2012: The Continual Intercomparison of Radiation Codes: Results from Phase I. J. Geophys. Res., 117, no. D6, D06117, doi:10.1029/2011JD016821.


Rossow, W.B., and Y.-C. Zhang, 2010: Evaluation of a statistical model of cloud vertical structure using combined CloudSat and CALIPSO cloud layer profiles. J. Climate, 23, 6641-6653, doi:10.1175/2010JCLI3734.1.

Zhang, Y.-C., C.N. Long, W.B. Rossow, and E.G. Dutton, 2010: Exploiting diurnal variations to evaluate the ISCCP-FD flux calculations and radiative-flux-analysis-processed surface observations from BSRN, ARM and SURFRAD. J. Geophys. Res., 115, D15105, doi:10.1029/2009JD012743.


Betts, A.K., M. Köhler, and Y.-C. Zhang, 2009: Comparison of river basin hydrometeorology in ERA-Interim and ERA-40 reanalyses with observations. J. Geophys. Res., 114, D02101, doi:10.1029/2008JD010761.


Tsuang, B.-J., M.-D. Chou, Y.-C. Zhang, and A. Roesch, 2008: Evaluations of land-Ocean skin temperatures of the ISCCP satellite retrievals and the NCEP and ERA reanalyses. J. Climate, 21, 308-330, doi:10.1175/2007JCLI1502.1.

Yang, K., R.T. Pinker, Y. Ma, T. Koike, M.M. Wonsick, S.J. Cox, Y.-C. Zhang, and P. Stackhouse, 2008: Evaluation of satellite estimates of downward shortwave radiation over the Tibetan Plateau. J. Geophys. Res., 113, D17204, doi:10.1029/2007JD009736.


Romanou, A., B. Liepert, G.A. Schmidt, W.B. Rossow, R.A. Ruedy, and Y.-C. Zhang, 2007: 20th Century changes in surface solar irradiance in simulations and observations. Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L05713, doi:10.1029/2006GL028356.

Zhang, Y.-C., W.B. Rossow, and P.W. Stackhouse, Jr., 2007: Comparison of different global information sources used in surface radiative flux calculation: Radiative properties of the surface. J. Geophys. Res., 112, D01102, doi:10.1029/2005JD007008.

Zhang, Y.-C., W.B. Rossow, P.W. Stackhouse, A. Romanou, and B.A. Wielicki, 2007: Decadal variations of global energy and ocean heat budget and meridional energy transports inferred from recent global data sets. J. Geophys. Res., 112, D22101, doi:10.1029/2007JD008435.


Zhang, Y.-C., W.B. Rossow, and P.W. Stackhouse, Jr., 2006: Comparison of different global information sources used in surface radiative flux calculation: Radiative properties of the near-surface atmosphere. J. Geophys. Res., 111, D13106, doi:10.1029/2005JD006873.


Raschke, E., A. Ohmura, W.B. Rossow, B.E. Carlson, Y.-C. Zhang, C. Stubenrauch, M. Kottek, and M. Wild, 2005: Cloud effects on the radiation budget based on ISCCP data (1991 to 1995). Int. J. Climatol., 25, 1103-1125, doi:10.1002/joc.1157.

Rossow, W.B., Y.-C. Zhang, and J. Wang, 2005: A statistical model of cloud vertical structure based on reconciling cloud layer amounts inferred from satellites and radiosonde humidity profiles. J. Climate, 18, 3587-3605, doi:10.1175/JCLI3479.1.


Zhang, Y.-C., W.B. Rossow, A.A. Lacis, V. Oinas, and M.I. Mishchenko, 2004: Calculation of radiative fluxes from the surface to top of atmosphere based on ISCCP and other global data sets: Refinements of the radiative transfer model and the input data. J. Geophys. Res., 109, D19105, doi:10.1029/2003JD004457.


Betts, A.K., J.H. Ball, M. Bosilovich, P. Viterbo, Y.-C. Zhang, and W.B. Rossow, 2003: Intercomparison of water and energy budgets for five Mississippi subbasins between ECMWF reanalysis (ERA-40) and NASA Data Assimilation Office fvGCM for 1990-1999. J. Geophys. Res., 108, no. D16, 8618, doi:10.1029/2002JD003127.


Chen, T., W.B. Rossow, and Y.-C. Zhang, 2000: Radiative effects of cloud-type variations. J. Climate, 13, 264-286, doi:10.1175/1520-0442(2000)013<0264:REOCTV>2.0.CO;2.

Chen, T., Y.-C. Zhang, and W.B. Rossow, 2000: Sensitivity of atmospheric radiative heating rate profiles to variations of cloud layer overlap. J. Climate, 13, 2941-2959, doi:10.1175/1520-0442(2000)013<2941:SOARHR>2.0.CO;2.

Tselioudis, G., Y.-C. Zhang, and W.R. Rossow, 2000: Cloud and radiation variations associated with northern midlatitude low and high sea level pressure regimes. J. Climate, 13, 312-327, doi:10.1175/1520-0442(2000)013<0312:CARVAW>2.0.CO;2.

Wang, J., W.B. Rossow, and Y.-C. Zhang, 2000: Cloud vertical structure and its variations from a 20-year global rawinsonde dataset. J. Climate, 13, 3041-3056, doi:10.1175/1520-0442(2000)013<3041:CVSAIV>2.0.CO;2.


Curry, J.A., C.A. Clayson, W.B. Rossow, R. Reeder, Y.-C. Zhang, P.J. Webster, G. Liu, and R.-S. Sheu, 1999: High-resolution satellite-derived dataset of the surface fluxes of heat, freshwater, and momentum for the TOGA COARE IOP. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 80, 2059-2080, doi:10.1175/1520-0477(1999)080<2059:HRSDDO>2.0.CO;2.


Zhang, Y.-C., and W. Rossow, 1997: Estimating meridional energy transports by the atmospheric and oceanic general circulations using boundary flux data. J. Climate, 10, 2358-2373, doi:10.1175/1520-0442(1997)010<2358:EMETBT>2.0.CO;2.


Rossow, W.B., and Y.-C. Zhang, 1995: Calculation of surface and top-of-atmosphere radiative fluxes from physical quantities based on ISCCP datasets: 2. Validation and first results. J. Geophys. Res., 100, 1167-1197, doi:10.1029/94JD02746.

Zhang, Y.-C., W.B. Rossow, and A.A. Lacis, 1995: Calculation of surface and top-of-atmosphere radiative fluxes from physical quantities based on ISCCP datasets: 1. Method and sensitivity to input data uncertainties. J. Geophys. Res., 100, 1149-1165, doi:10.1029/94JD02747.

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