Bing Lin (NASA)
Title: Physical Scientist
Technical Focus Areas: Climate Science, Flight Projects, Airborne Science
Missions/Projects: ACT-America, ASCENDS, CERES
Study Topics: Remote sensing of the atmosphere, ocean and land: atmospheric radiation, radiative forcing, climate feedbacks, retrievals of cloud, water vapor and precipitation properties, combined visible-infrared-microwave data analysis, remote sensing technology development, CO2 measurements, air-sea interaction, land surface properties, radiative transfer
Dr. Lin is a senior research scientist in the Science Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center. He is/was a PI and Co-I for many NASA and other agency’s projects such as CERES and an integration team member for the NASA Energy and Water Cycle Study program. He has served as the project scientist for NASA ACT-America and Langley ASCENDS missions. His interests include remote sensing of the atmosphere, ocean and land with expertise on atmospheric radiation, radiative forcing, climate feedbacks, retrievals of cloud, water vapor and precipitation properties, combined visible-infrared-microwave data analysis, remote sensing technology development, CO2 measurements, air-sea interaction, land surface properties, and radiative transfer. He authored/co-authored 80+ peer-reviewed journal articles and has multiple US patents. Dr. Lin received the NASA Langley James D. Lawrence Award for most outstanding atmospheric science publication and the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal in 2003. Lin received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from Columbia University in 1995. Finishing his graduate program, he became a postdoctoral research associate at College of William and Mary/NASA Langley for about two years. Then, he worked as an assistant research professor at Hampton University/NASA Langley in studies of satellite remote sensing before joining NASA Langley as a research scientist in 2000.
- Lin, B., and Q. Min, Optimal frequency selection of multi-channel O2-band differential absorption barometric radar for air pressure measurements, JQSRT, 188, 188–191, 2017. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.06.019).
- Lin et al., Modeling of Intensity-Modulated Continuous-Wave Laser Absorption Spectrometer Systems for Atmospheric CO2 Column Measurements, Applied Optics, 52, 7062-7077, 2013. Lin et al., Can climate sensitivity be estimated from short-term relationships of top-of-atmosphere net radiation and surface temperature? 112, 177-181, JQSRT, 2011.
- Lin, B., et al.: Estimations of climate sensitivity based on top-of-atmosphere radiation imbalance, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 1923–1930, 2010. Lin, B., B.A. Wielicki, P. Minnis, L. Chambers, K.-M. Xu, Y. Hu, and A. Fan, The effect of environmental conditions on tropical deep convective systems observed from the TRMM satellite, J. Climate, 19, 5745-5761, 2006.
- Lin, B. and Y. Hu, Numerical Simulations of Radar Surface Air Pressure Measurements at O2 Bands, IEEE Geoscience and Rem. Sen. Letters, 2, 324-328, 2005. Lin, B., B. Wielicki, L. Chambers, Y. Hu, and K. Xu, The Iris hypothesis: A negative or positive cloud feedback? J. Climate, 15, 3-7, 2002.
- Lin, B., S. Katzberg, J. Garrison, B. Wielicki, The relationship between the GPS signals reflected from sea surfaces and the surface winds: Modeling results and comparisons with aircraft measurements, JGR-Oceans, 104, 20713-20727, 1999.
- Lin et al., Estimation of water cloud properties from satellite microwave and optical measurements in oceanic environments. II: Results, JGR, 103, 3887-3905, 1998b. Lin, B., and W.B. Rossow, Precipitation water path and rainfall rate estimates over oceans using SSM/I and ISCCP data, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 9359-9374, 1997.
NASA Langley James D. Lawrence Award for most outstanding atmospheric science publication
NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal (2003)
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