Dr. Xiaolei Niu

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NIU, Xiaolei

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

Tel: (86)10-84097033

Education and Appointment

Dr. Xiaolei Niu received her bachelor degree in 2002 from Sun Yat-sen University, master degree in 2005 from Peking University, and PhD in 2011 from University of Maryland-College Park, USA. In 2012, she returned China and joined Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences as an associate professor. Her research interests include satellite remote sensing and radiation and the applications in the hydrological cycle and energy budgets. Currently, the focus of her work has been on the model development of remote sensing inference schemes for deriving information on surface-atmosphere radiative fluxes. She has published 3 articles as the first author in the ISI-indexed journals during her PhD study.

Research Interests

Satellite remote sensing and radiation


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. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  5. 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]
  6. Niu, X. and R. Pinker, 2015: An improved methodology for deriving high-resolution surface shortwave radiative fluxes from MODIS in the Arctic region, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, 2382-2393, doi:10.1002/2014JD022151.[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. Wu, H., K. Yang, X. Niu, and Y. Chen, 2015: The role of cloud height and warming in the decadal weakening of atmospheric heat source over the Tibetan Plateau, Sci. China Ser. D., 58(3), 395–403, doi:10.1007/s11430-014-4973-6.[learn more]
  9. Pinker, R., X. Niu, and Y. Ma, 2014: Solar heating of the Arctic Ocean in the context of ice-albedo feedback, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 2014(119), 8395-8409, doi:10.1002/2014JC010232.[learn more]
  10. 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]
  11. Niu, X. and R. Pinker, 2012: Revisiting satellite radiative flux computations at the top of the atmosphere, Int. J. Remote Sens., 33(5), 1383-1399, doi:10.1080/01431161.2011.571298.[learn more]
  12. Niu, X. and R. Pinker, 2011: Radiative fluxes at Barrow, Alaska: a satellite view, J. Clim., 24(21), 5494-5505, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00062.1.[learn more]
  13. Niu, X., R. Pinker, and M. Cronin, 2010: Radiative fluxes at high latitudes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L20811, doi:10.1029/2010GL044606.[learn more]