Dr. Jun Qin

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QIN, Jun


Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Building 3, Courtyard 16, Lin Cui Rd., Chaoyang District
Beijing 100101, P.R. China

Tel: (86) 10-84097059
Fax: (86) 10-84097079

Education and Appointment

Dr. Jun Qin obtained his bachelor degree in 2001 from Nanjing Institute of Meteorology and PhD in 2006 from Beijing Normal University. After this, he worked as a research scientist at Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2008, he began to work as an associate professor at Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interests include quantitative remote sensing, land surface data assimilation, and their applications in hydrometeorology. He has published more than 10 articles as the first author in the ISI-indexed journals.

Research Interests

Quantative remote sensing
Data assimilation
Remote sensing application in Hydrometeorology

Selected Publications

Invited newsletter and book chapter
  1. Liang, S. and J. Qin, 2008: Data assimilation methods for land surface variable estimation. In Advances in Land Remote Sensing: System, Modeling, Inversion and applications: Springer, (ed. Liang, S.), pp. 319-339.[learn more]
Journal papers
  1. Chen, Y., K. Yang, J. Qin, Q. Cui, H. Lu, Lazhu, M. Han, and W. Tang, 2017: Evaluation of SMAP, SMOS, and AMSR2 soil moisture retrievals against observations from two networks on the Tibetan Plateau, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122(11), 5780-5792, doi:10.1002/2016JD026388.[learn more]
  2. Ouyang, L., K. Yang, J. Qin, Y. Wang, and H. Lu, 2017: 喜马拉雅山区降水研究进展与展望, Plateau Meteorology, 36(5), NULL, doi:10.7522/j.issn.1000-0534.2016.00111.[learn more]
  3. Tang, W., K. Yang, J. Qin, X. Niu, C. Lin, and X. Jing, 2017: A revisit to decadal change of aerosol optical depth and its impact on global radiation over China, Atmos. Env., 150, 106-115, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.11.043.[learn more]
  4. Tang, W., J. Qin, K. Yang, X. Niu, M. Min, and S. Liang, 2017: An efficient algorithm for calculating photosynthetically active radiation with MODIS products, Remote Sens. Environ, 194, 146-154, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2017.03.028.[learn more]
  5. Tang, W., K. Yang, Z. Sun, J. Qin, and X. Niu, 2017: Global Performance of a Fast Parameterization Scheme for Estimating Surface Solar Radiation From MODIS Data, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens, 55(6), 3558-3571, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2017.2676164.[learn more]
  6. Wang, Y., K. Yang, Z. Pan, J. Qin, D. Chen, C. Lin, Y. Chen, Lazhu, W. Tang, M. Han, N. Lu, and H. Wu, 2017: Evaluation of Precipitable Water Vapor from Four Satellite Products and Four Reanalysis Datasets against GPS Measurements on the Southern Tibetan Plateau, J. Climate, 30(15), 5699-5713, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0630.1.[learn more]
  7. Lazhu, K. Yang, J. Wang, Y. Lei, Y. Chen, L. Zhu, B. Ding, and J. Qin, 2016: Quantifying evaporation and its decadal change for Lake Nam Co, central Tibetan Plateau, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121(16), 7578-7591, doi:10.1002/2015JD024523.[learn more]
  8. Tang, W., J. Qin, K. Yang, S. Liu, N. Lu, and X. Niu, 2016: Retrieving high-resolution surface solar radiation with cloud parameters derived by combining MODIS and MTSAT data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2543-2557, doi:10.5194/acp-16-2543-2016.[learn more]
  9. Yang, K., Lazhu, Y. Chen, L. Zhao, J. Qin, H. Lu, W. Tang, M. Han, B. Ding, and N. Fang, 2016: Land surface model calibration through microwave data assimilation for improving soil moisture simulations, J. Hydrol., 533, 266–276, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.12.018.[learn more]
  10. Han, M., K. Yang, J. Qin, R. Jin, Y. Ma, J. Wen, Y. Chen, L. Zhao, Lazhu, and W. Tang, 2015: An algorithm based on the standard deviation of passive microwave brightness temperatures for monitoring soil surface freeze/thaw state on the Tibetan Plateau, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 53(5), 2775-2783, doi:10.11-09/TGRS.2014.2364823.[learn more]
  11. Lin, C., K. Yang, J. Huang, W. Tang, J. Qin, X. Niu, Y. Chen, D. Chen, N. Lu, and R. Fu, 2015: Impacts of wind stilling on solar radiation variability in China, Sci. Rep., 5, 15135, doi:10.1038/srep15135.[learn more]
  12. Lu, N., J. Qin, Y. Gao, K. Yang, K.E. Trenberth, M. Gehne, and Y. Zhu, 2015: Trends and variability in atmospheric precipitable water over the Tibetan Plateau for 2000–2010, Int. J. Climatol., 35(7), 1394-1404, doi:10.1002/joc.4064.[learn more]
  13. Lu, H., K. Yang, T. Koike, L. Zhao, and J. Qin, 2015: An Improvement of the Radiative Transfer Model Component of a Land Data Assimilation System and Its Validation on Different Land Characteristics, Remote Sens., 7(5), 6358-6379, doi:10.3390/rs70506358.[learn more]
  14. Lu, N., K.E. Trenberth, J. Qin, K. Yang, and L. Yao, 2015: Detecting Long-Term Trends in Precipitable Water over the Tibetan Plateau by Synthesis of Station and MODIS Observations, J. Climate, 28(4), 1707-1722, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00303.1.[learn more]
  15. Qin, J., W. Tang, K. Yang, N. Lu, X. Niu, and S. Liang, 2015: An efficient physically based parameterization to derive surface solar irradiance based on satellite atmospheric products, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, 4975-4988, doi:10.1002/2015JD023097.[learn more]
  16. Qin, J., L. Zhao, Y. Chen, K. Yang, Y. Yang, Z. Chen, and H. Lu, 2015: Inter-comparison of spatial upscaling methods for evaluation of satellite-based soil moisture, J. Hydrol., 523, 170-178, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.01.061.[learn more]
  17. Ding, B., K. Yang, J. Qin, L. Wang, Y. Chen, and X. He, 2014: The dependence of precipitation types on surface elevation and meteorological conditions and its parameterization, J. Hydrol., 513, 154-163, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.03.038.[learn more]
  18. Yang, K., H. Wu, J. Qin, C. Lin, W. Tang, and Y. Chen, 2014: Recent climate changes over the Tibetan Plateau and their impacts on energy and water cycle: A review, Global Planet. Change, 112, 79-91, doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2013.12.001.[learn more]
  19. Yang, K., H. Wu, Y. Chen, J. Qin, and L. Wang, 2014: Toward a satellite-based observation of atmospheric heat source over land, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119(6), 3124-3133, doi:10.1002/2013JD021091.[learn more]
  20. Zhao, L., K. Yang, J. Qin, Y. Chen, W. Tang, H. Lu, and Z. Yang, 2014: The scale-dependence of SMOS soil moisture accuracy and its improvement through land data assimilation in the central Tibetan Plateau, Remote Sens. Environ., 152, 345-355, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.07.005.[learn more]
  21. Chen, Y., K. Yang, J. Qin, L. Zhao, W. Tang, and M. Han, 2013: Evaluation of AMSR-E retrievals and GLDAS simulations against observations of a soil moisture network on the central Tibetan Plateau, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118(10), 4466-4475, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50301.[learn more]
  22. Lin, C., K. Yang, J. Qin, and R. Fu, 2013: Observed coherent trends of surface and upper-air wind speed over China since 1960, J. Clim., 26(9), 2891-2903, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00093.1.[learn more]
  23. Qin, J., K. Yang, N. Lu, Y. Chen, L. Zhao, and M. Han, 2013: Spatial upscaling of in-situ soil moisture measurements based on MODIS-derived apparent thermal inertia, Remote Sens. Environ., 138, 1-9, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.07.003.[learn more]
  24. Tang, W., J. Qin, K. Yang, X. Niu, X. Zhang, Y. Yu, and X. Zhu, 2013: Reconstruction of Daily Photosynthetically Active Radiation and its Trends over China, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118(23), 13,292-13,302, doi:10.1002/2013JD020527.[learn more]
  25. Tang, W., K. Yang, J. Qin, and M. Min, 2013: Development of a 50-year daily surface solar radiation dataset over China, Sci. China Ser. D, 56(9), 1555-1565, doi:10.1007/s11430-012-4542-9.[learn more]
  26. Xue, B., L. Wang, K. Yang, L. Tian, J. Qin, Y. Chen, L. Zhao, Y. Ma, T. Koike, Z. Hu, and X. Li, 2013: Modeling the land surface water and energy cycles of a mesoscale watershed in the central Tibetan Plateau during summer with a distributed hydrological model, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118(16), 8857-8868, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50696.[learn more]
  27. Yang, K., J. Qin, L. Zhao, Y. Chen, W. Tang, M. Han, Lazhu, Z. Chen, N. Lu, B. Ding, H. Wu, and C. Lin, 2013: A Multi-Scale Soil Moisture and Freeze-Thaw Monitoring Network on the Third Pole, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94(12), 1907–1916, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00203.1.[learn more]
  28. Zhao, L., K. Yang, J. Qin, and Y. Chen, 2013: Optimal Exploitation of AMSR-E Signals for Improving Soil Moisture Estimation Through Land Data Assimilation, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 51(1), 399-410, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2012.2198483.[learn more]
  29. Zhao, L., K. Yang, J. Qin, Y. Chen, W. Tang, C. Montzka, H. Wu, C. Lin, M. Han, and H. Vereecken., 2013: Spatiotemporal analysis of soil moisture observations within a Tibetan mesoscale area and its implication to regional soil moisture measurements, J. Hydrol., 482, 92-104, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.12.033.[learn more]
  30. Chen, Y., K. Yang, W. Tang, J. Qin, and L. Zhao, 2012: Parameterizing soil organic carbon's impacts on soil porosity and thermal parameters for Eastern Tibet grasslands, Sci. China Ser. D, 55(6), 1001-1011, doi:10.1007/s11430-012-4433-0.[learn more]
  31. Qin, J., K. Yang, S. Liang, and W. Tang, 2012: Estimation of daily photosynthetically active radiation under all-sky conditions from sunshine duration data, J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 51(1), 150-160, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-10-05018.1.[learn more]
  32. Qin, J., K. Yang, T. Koike, H. Lu, Y. Ma, and X. Xu, 2012: Evaluation of AIRS Precipitable Water Vapor against Ground-based GPS Measurements over the Tibetan Plateau and Its Surroundings, J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 90C, 87-98, doi:10.2151/jmsj.2012-C06.[learn more]
  33. Yang, K., B. Ding, J. Qin, W. Tang, N. Lu, and C. Lin, 2012: Can aerosol loading explain the solar dimming over the Tibetan Plateau?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L20710, doi:10.1029/2012GL053733.[learn more]
  34. Chen, Y., K. Yang, J. He, J. Qin, J. Shi, J. Du, and Q. He, 2011: Improving land surface temperature modeling for dry land of China, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 116, D20104, doi:10.1029/2011JD015921.[learn more]
  35. Lu, N., J. Qin, K. Yang, and J. Sun, 2011: A simple and efficient algorithm to estimate daily global solar radiation from geostationary satellite data, Energy, 36(5), 3179-3188, doi:10.1016/[learn more]
  36. Lu, N., J. Qin, K. Yang, Y. Gao, X. Xu, and T. Koike, 2011: On the use of GPS measurements for MODIS precipitable water vapor evaluation over southern Tibet, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 116, D23117, doi:10.1029/2011JD016160.[learn more]
  37. Qin, J., Z. Chen, K. Yang, S. Liang, and W. Tang, 2011: Estimation of monthly mean daily global solar radiation based on MODIS and TRMM products over the Tibetan Plateau and its surroundings, Appl. Energy, 88(7), 2480-2489, doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2011.01.018.[learn more]
  38. Qin, J., K. Yang, S. Liang, H. Zhang, Y. Ma, X. Guo, and Z. Chen, 2011: Evaluation of surface albedo in GEWEX-SRB and ISCCP-FD data against validated MODIS product over the Tibetan Plateau, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 116, D24116, doi:10.1029/2011JD015823.[learn more]
  39. Tang, W., K. Yang, J. Qin, C. Cheng, and J. He, 2011: Solar radiation trend across China in recent decades: a revisit with quality-controlled data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 393-406, doi:10.5194/acp-11-393-2011.[learn more]
  40. Xu, T., S. Liu, S. Liang, and J. Qin, 2011: Improving Predictions of Water and Heat Fluxes by Assimilating MODIS Land Surface Temperature Products into the Common Land Model, J. Hydrometeorol., 12(2), 227-244, doi:10.1175/2010JHM1300.1.[learn more]
  41. Yang, K., B. Ye, D. Zhou, B. Wu, T. Foken, J. Qin, and Z. Zhou, 2011: Response of hydrological cycle to recent climate changes in the Tibetan Plateau, Clim. Change, 109(3-4), 517-534, doi:10.1007/s10584-011-0099-4.[learn more]
  42. Yang, K., X. Guo, J. He, J. Qin, and T. Koike, 2011: On the Climatology and Trend of the Atmospheric Heat Source over the Tibetan Plateau: An Experiments-Supported Revisit, J. Clim., 24(5), 1525-1541, doi:10.1175/2010JCLI3848.1.[learn more]
  43. Chen, Y., K. Yang, D. Zhou, J. Qin, and X. Guo, 2010: Improving the Noah Land Surface Model in Arid Regions with an Appropriate Parameterization of the Thermal Roughness Length, J. Hydrometeorol., 54(6), 989-1006, doi:10.1175/2010JHM1185.1.[learn more]
  44. Tang, W., K. Yang, J. He, and J. Qin, 2010: Quality control and estimation of global solar radiation in China, Sol. Energy, 84(3), 466-475, doi:10.1016/j.solener.2010.01.006.[learn more]
  45. Yang, K., J. He, W. Tang, J. Qin, and C. Cheng, 2010: On downward shortwave and longwave radiations over high altitude regions: Observation and modeling in the Tibetan Plateau, Agric. For. Meteorol., 150(1), 38-46, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2009.08.004.[learn more]
  46. Qin, J., K. Yang, S. Liang, and X. Guo, 2009: The altitudinal dependence of recent rapid warming over the Tibetan Plateau, Clim. Change, 97(1-2), 321-327, doi:10.1007/s10584-009-9733-9.[learn more]
  47. Qin, J., S. Liang, K. Yang, I. Kaihotsu, R. Liu, and T. Koike, 2009: Simultaneous estimation of both soil moisture and model parameters using particle filtering method through the assimilation of microwave signal, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 114, D15103, doi:10.1029/2008JD011358.[learn more]
  48. Yang, K., Y. Chen, and J. Qin, 2009: Some practical notes on the land surface modeling in the Tibetan Plateau, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 687-701, doi:10.5194/hess-13-687-2009.[learn more]
  49. Yang, K., J. Qin, X. Guo, D. Zhou, and Y. Ma, 2009: Method Development for Estimating Sensible Heat Flux over the Tibetan Plateau from CMA Data, J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 48(12), 2474-2486, doi:10.1175/2009JAMC2167.1.[learn more]
  50. Yang, K., T. Koike, I. Kaihotsu, and J. Qin, 2009: Validation of a Dual-Pass Microwave Land Data Assimilation System for Estimating Surface Soil Moisture in Semiarid Regions, J. Hydrometeorol., 10(3), 780-793, doi:10.1175/2008JHM1065.1.[learn more]
  51. Qin, J., S. Liang, X. Li, and J. Wang, 2008: Development of the Adjoint Model of a Canopy Radiative Transfer Model for Sensitivity Study and Inversion of Leaf Area Index, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 46(7), 2028-2037, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2008.916637.[learn more]
  52. Li, A., S. Liang, A. Wang, and J. Qin, 2007: Estimating Crop Yield from Multi-temporal Satellite Data Using Multivariate Regression and Neural Network Techniques, Photogramm. Eng. Remote Sens., 73(10), 1149-1157.[learn more]
  53. Qin, J., S. Liang, R. Liu, H. Zhang, and B. Hu, 2007: A Weak-Constraint Based Data Assimilation Scheme for Estimating Surface Turbulent Fluxes, IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 4(4), 649-653, doi:10.1109/LGRS.2007.904004.[learn more]
  54. Qin, J., R. Liu, S. Liang, H. Zhang, and B. Hu, 2007: A new method based on remote sensing observations and data assimilation for estimation of evapotranspiration over field crops, N. Z. J. Agric. Res., 50(5), 997-1004, doi:10.1080/00288230709510378.[learn more]
  55. Qin, J., G. Yan, S. Liu, S. Liang, H. Zhang, J. Wang, and X. Li, 2006: Application of Ensemble Kalman Filter to remote sensing inversion of land surface parameters, Sci. China Ser. D, 49(6), 632-640, doi:10.1007/s11430-006-0632-x.[learn more]

Supported Projects

NSFC funding
"863" project
"973" project