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Dr. Wenjun Tang

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TANG, Wenjun

Associate Professor

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

Email: tangwj@itpcas.ac.cn



Education and Appointment

Dr. Wenjun Tang received his bachelor degree in Applied Meteorology from Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology in 2006, and the Ph. D. in physical geography from Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2012. He finished his postdoc program in 2014 at Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and is presently serving as Associate Professor in this institute. His research interests include surface energy balance and climate change, and quantitative remote sensing. He has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals.


Research Interests

Surface energy balance and climate change
Quantitative remote sensing


Selected Publications

ISI-indexed journal papers
  1. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  5. 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]
  6. 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]
  7. 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]
  8. 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]
  9. 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]
  10. 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]
  11. 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]
  12. 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]
  13. 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]
  14. 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]
  15. 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]
  16. 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]
  17. 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]
  18. 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]
  19. 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]
  20. 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]
  21. 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]



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