Qilong Min

Climate change alters the radiation, temperature, sea surface pressure, and precipitation distributions and also forces terrestrial vegetation and ecological systems to adapt.

The World Within Reach
Qilong Min

Department: Atmospheric Sciences Research Center


251 Fuller Road, Albany
New York 12203

518-437-8758 (fax)
Personal Pages: http://www.asrc.albany.edu/people/faculty/min/index.html


Research Interests

Climate change is a phenomenon with wide ranging effects on the environment, such as changes to radiation, temperature, sea surface pressure, and precipitation distribution. Terrestrial vegetation and the underlying ecological systems are then forced to adapt to these changes. Uncertainties relating to climate feedback limit the accuracy of predicting the Earth's climate response to increases in atmospheric CO2, with the role of aerosols as a climate forcing mechanism being the greatest source of uncertainty amongst all known forcing mechanisms. The large uncertainties related to indirect aerosol impacts on cloud microphysics and atmospheric radiation balance have provoked great interest in research leading to a greater understanding of the effects of aerosols on the environment. In addition, key physical and dynamical processes related to severe weather events, such as hurricanes and tornados, are neither fully understood nor characterized. Therefore, measurements contributing to the successful forecasting of such events are a great priority within the research community. To address key issues such as these, my group works on problems relating to atmospheric physics, ranging from the ionosphere to the Earth's surface, by means of both numerical modeling and remote sensing (active and passive), from multiple platforms (satellite, airborne, and surface-based). My research efforts involve:

  1. Developing and improving radiative transfer models for the atmosphere, driven by the needs of Global Climate Models (GCMs) to predict changes in the energy budget and surface ultraviolet irradiances driven by anthropogenic trace gas emissions;
  2. Developing remote sensing techniques by synergizing visible, infrared, and microwave measurements in order to better understand global climate, including retrievals of aerosol and cloud optical properties, terrestrial vegetation state and evaportranspiration, precipitation distribution, and latent heat;
  3. Improving various forecasting and climate models; integrating multi-platform observation and model simulations for greater understanding of feedback mechanisms associated with water, energy, and carbon cycles, such as hurricane forecasting; aerosol-cloud-precipitation interaction; and atmosphere-terrestrial ecosystem exchange;
  4. Developing various instruments, such as multi-scan spectral radiometers, a high-resolution oxygen A-band and water vapor band spectrometer (HAWS), a polarized high-resolution oxygen A-band spectrometer(HABS), and a DIfferential Absorption Radar for Barometry (DIAR-Bar)

The Past and Current Projects:

  • Photon path length distributions from high-resolution measurements of the Oxygen A-band (NSF)
  • A regional climatology of cloud and aerosol for forest-atmosphere exchange (NIGEC/DOE)
  • CloudSat Oxygen A-band retrieval algorithm development and calibration (CloudSat/NASA)
  • The orbiting carbon observatory (OCO) level-2 retrieval algorithm development (OCO/NASA)
  • Investigation of the Aerosol Indirect Effect at the Southern Great Plains and ARM Mobile Facility Using Ground Based Remote Sensors (NOAA&DOE, co-PI)
  • NOAA Center for Atmospheric sciences at Howard University (EPP/NOAA)
  • Development of high-resolution oxygen A-band spectrometer (ARM/DOE)
  • Understanding and Improving CRM and GCM Simulations of Cloud Systems with ARM Observations (ARM/DOE, co-PI)
  • Studying aerosol indirect effects on clouds using multi-platform measurements (BNL/DOE)
  • Howard University Beltsville center for climate system observation (NASA)
  • Impact and feasibility study of combined barometric pressure and wind profile measurements (LaRC/NASA)
  • Retrievals of cloud optical properties and photon path length distribution using existing ARM data stream (ARM/DOE)
  • Impact of Mineral Dust Layer on Convective Cloud Development and Precipitation over the Tropical Eastern Atlantic Ocean (NSF)
  • Satellite observation and its applications for renewable energy (CEPRI/State Grid)
  • Improving Cloud and Aerosol Treatment in MODTRAN (NGA)
  • Improving Cloud Microphysics and Their Interactions with Aerosols in the NCEP Global Models (MAPP-CTB/NOAA)
  • EPIC Cloud Algorithms (DSCOVR/NASA)
  • 4E Network: Investigation of Multi-scale Water Cycle Processes in the Hudson River Watershed in Support of DOE Energy-Water Nexus Initiative (SUNY-RF)
  • Building Extreme Weather Resiliency Through Improved Weather and Climate Prediction & Public Response Strategies (NSF/PIRE, co-PI)



  1. J. Yang, Q. Min*, W. Lu, Y. Ma, W. Yao, T. Lu, J. Du, G. Liu, A total sky cloud detection method using real clear sky background, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss. 2015.
  2. Zengxin Pan , Wei Gong , Feiyue Mao, Jun Li , Wei Wang , Chen Li , Qilong Min, Macrophysical and optical properties of clouds over East Asia measured by CALIPSO, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., in press, 2015.
  3. Li et al., Nonlinear physical segmentation algorithm for determining the layer boundary from lidar signal, Optical Express, in press, 2015
  4. Mao F.,W. Wang, Q. Min, W. Gong , De-noising and retrieving algorithm of Mie lidar data based on the particle filter and the Fernald method, Optical Express, in press, 2015
  5. J. Yang, Q. Min*, W. Lu, W. Yao, Y. Ma, J. Du, T. Lu, and G. Liu, An automated cloud detection method based on the green channel of total-sky visible images, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4671–4679, 2015.
  6. Rui Li, Jingchao Guo, Yunfei Fu, Qilong Min, Yu Wang , Xiaoming Gao and Xue Dong, Estimating the vertical profiles of cloud water content in warm rain clouds, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., in press, 2015.
  7. Li, J., Q. Min, Y. Peng, Z. Sun, and J.-Q. Zhao (2015), Accounting for dust aerosol size distribution in radiative transfer, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, 6537–6550, doi:10.1002/2015JD023078.
  8. Yang J, Min Q*. A passive and active microwave-vector radiative transfer (PAM-VRT) model. J Quant Spectrosc Radiat Transfer (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2015.06.028i.
  9.  Lanxi Min, Wei Gong, Guangyi Liu, and Qilong Min*, Understanding the synoptic variability of stratocumulus cloud liquid water path over the Southeastern Pacific, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00703-015-0392-2
  10. Mao F.,W. Wang, Q. Min, W. Gong, Approach for selecting boundary value to retrieve Mie-scattering lidar data based on segmentation and two-component fitting methods, optical express, 23,, A604-A613 (2015) •doi: 10.1364/OE.23.00A604
  11. Huo, Y. F., M. Z. Duan, W. S. Tian, and Q. L. Min, 2015: A differential optical absorption spectroscopy method for XCO2retrieval from ground-based fourier transform spectrometers measurements of the direct solar beam. Adv. Atmos. Sci.,doi: 10.1007/s00376-015-4213-9, in press.
  12. Bangsheng Yin, Siwei Li, Rui Li, Qilong Min*, Minzheng Duan, Interannual variation of cloud optical properties at ACRF Manus and Nauru sites from MFRSR measurements, J Quant Spectrosc Radiat Transfer (2014), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016 /j.jqsrt.2014.11.003
  13. Qilong Min, Wei Gong, Bing Lin and Yongxiang Hu, Application of Surface Pressure Measurements from O2-band Differential Absorption Radar System in Three-Dimensional Data Assimilation on Hurricane: Part I — An Observing System Simulation Experiments Study, J Quant Spectrosc Radiat Transfer (2014), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2014.08.027.
  14. Qilong Min, Wei Gong, Bing Lin and Yongxiang Hu, Application of Surface Pressure Measurements from O2-band Differential Absorption Radar System in Three-Dimensional Data Assimilation on Hurricane: Part II — A quasi-observational study, J Quant Spectrosc Radiat Transfer (2014), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2014.08.0276 .
  15. Bangsheng Yin, Qilong Min*, Everette Joseph, Retrievals and uncertainties of aerosol single scattering albedo from MFRSR measurements, J Quant Spectrosc Radiat Transfer (2014), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2014.08.012 .
  16. Robert Wood, Matthew Wyant, Christopher S. Bretherton, Jasmine Rémillard, Pavlos Kollias, Jennifer Fletcher, Jayson Stemmler, S. deSzoeke, Sandra Yuter, Matthew Miller, David Mechem, George Tselioudis, Christine Chiu, Julian Mann, Ewan O’Connor, Robin Hogan, Xiquan Dong, Mark Miller, Virendra Ghate, Anne Jefferson, Qilong Min, Patrick Minnis, Rabindra Palinkonda, Bruce Albrecht, Ed Luke, Cecile Hannay, Yanluan Lin, Clouds, Aerosol, and Precipitation in the Marine Boundary Layer: An ARM Mobile Facility Deployment, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 2014, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00180.1.
  17. Xie, Y., Y. Liu, C. N. Long, and Q. Min (2014), Retrievals of cloud fraction and cloud albedo from surface-based shortwave radiation measurements: A comparison of 16 year measurements, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, doi:10.1002/2014JD021705.
  18. Q. Min, B. Yin, S. Li, J. Berndt, L. Harrison, E. Joseph, M. Duan, and P. Kiedron, A high-resolution oxygen A-band spectrometer (HABS) and its radiation closure, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 1711–1722, 2014.
  19. Li, R., H. Cai, Y. Fu, Y. Wang, Q. Min, J. Guo, and X. Dong (2014), The optical properties and longwave radiative forcing in the lateral boundary of cirrus cloud, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 3666–3675, doi:10.1002/2014GL059432.
  20. Harikishan, G., B. Padmakumari, R. S. Maheskumar, G. Pandithurai, and Q. L. Min (2014), Macrophysical and microphysical properties of monsoon clouds over a rain shadow region in India from ground-based radiometric measurements, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 4736–4749, doi:10.1002/2013JD020872.
  21. Min, Q.-L., R. Li, B. Lin, E. Joseph, V. Morris, Y. Hu, S. W., Li, and S. Wang, Impacts of mineral dust on ice clouds in tropical deep convection systems, Atmospheric Research 143 (2014) 64–72, 2014.
  22. Mateos, D., G. Pace, D. Meloni, J. Bilbao, A. di Sarra, A. de Miguel, G. Casasanta, and Q. Min (2014), Observed influence of liquid cloud microphysical properties on ultraviolet surface radiation, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, doi:10.1002/2013JD020309.
  23. Yin, B., and Q. Min, Climatology of aerosol and cloud optical properties at the ACRF Barrow and Atqasuk sites, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., in press, 2014
  24. Fan, J., Leung, L. R., DeMott, P. J., Comstock, J. M., Singh, B., Rosenfeld, D., Tomlinson, J. M., White, A., Prather, K. A., Minnis, P., Ayers, J. K., and Min, Q.: Aerosol impacts on California winter clouds and precipitation during CalWater 2011: local pollution vs. long-range transported dust, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 81–101, 2014
  25. Du, J., L. Huang, Q. Min, and L. Zhu (2013), The influence of water vapor absorption in the 290–350 nm region on solar radiance: Laboratory studies and model simulation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, doi:10.1002/grl.50935
  26. Yin, B., and Q. Min (2013), Climatology of aerosol optical properties at ACRF sites in the tropical warm pool region, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 2620–2628, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50234.
  27. Rui Li, and Qilong Min, Dynamic response of microwave land surface properties to precipitation in Amazon rainforest, Remote Sensing of Environment 133 (2013) 183–192.
  28. Li, S., and Q. Min (2013), Retrievals of vertical profiles of stratus cloud properties from combined oxygen Aband and radar observations, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 769–778, doi:10.1029/2012JD018282.
  29. Qilong Min, Rui Li, Xiaoqing Wu, and Yunfei Fu, Retrieving Latent Heating Vertical Structure from Cloud and Precipitation Profiles – Part I: Warm Rain Processes, J Quant Spectrosc Radiat Transfer (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.jqsrt.2012.11.030.
  30. Rui Li, Qilong Min, Xiaoqing Wu, and Yunfei Fu, Retrieving Latent Heating Vertical Structure from Cloud and Precipitation Profiles – Part II: Deep Convective and Stratiform Rain Processes, J Quant Spectrosc Radiat Transfer (2013), http://dx.doi. org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2012.11.029.
  31. Li S, Min Q. Wavelength registration of high resolution oxygen A-band spectral measurements. J Quant Spectrosc Radiat Transfer (2012), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2012.10.024
  32. Yoo-Jun Kim, Byung-Gon Kim, Mark Miller, Qilong Min, and Chang-Keun Song, Enhanced Aerosol-Cloud Relationships in More Stable and Adiabatic Clouds, Asia-Pacific J. Atmos. Sci., 48(3), 283-293, 2012, DOI:10.1007/s13143-012-0028-0.
  33. Min, Q., E. Joseph, Y. Lin, L. Min, B. Yin, P. H. Daum, L. I. Kleinman, J. Wang, and Y.-N. Lee, Comparison of MODIS cloud microphysical Properties with in situ measurements over the Southeast Pacific, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 11261-11273, 2012 www.atmos-chem-phys.net/12/11261/2012/doi:10.5194/acp-12-11261-2012
  34. L. I. Kleinman, P. H. Daum, Y.-N. Lee, E. R. Lewis, A. J. Sedlacek III, G. I. Senum, S. R. Springston, J.Wang, J. Hubbe, J. Jayne, Q. Min, S. S. Yum, and G. Allen, Aerosol concentration and size distribution measured below, in, and above cloud from the DOE G-1 during VOCALS-Rex, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 207–223, 2012
  35. Medina, R., R. Fitzgarrod, Q. Min, Retrieval of the single scattering albedo in the El Paso-Juarez Airshed using the TUV model and a UV-MFRSR radiometer, Atmospheric Environment (2011), doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.09.028
  36. Yin, B., Q. Min, M. Duan, M. J. Bartholomew, A. M. Vogelmann, and D. D. Turner (2011), Retrievals of cloud optical depth and effective radius from Thin-Cloud Rotating Shadowband Radiometer measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D23208, doi:10.1029/2011JD016192.
  37. Min, Q., and L. Wu (2011), Factors controlling CO2 exchange in a middle latitude forest, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D21301, doi:10.1029/2010JD015428.
  38. Y. Lin, Q. Min, G. Zhuang, Z.Wang, W. Gong, and R. Li, Spatial features of rain frequency change and pollution and associated aerosols, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 7715–7726, 2011.
  39. M. J. Bartholomew, R. M. Reynolds, A. M. Vogelmann, Q. Min, R. Edwards, and S. Smith, Design of a Shadowband Spectral Radiometer for the Retrieval of Thin Cloud Optical Depth, Liquid Water Path, and the Effective Radius, in Press, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, November 2011, Vol. 28, No. 11 : pp. 1458-1465, (doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-11-00039.1)
  40. Li, Rui, Qilong Min, Yunfei Fu, 2011: 1997/98 El Niño–Induced Changes in Rainfall Vertical Structure in the East Pacific. J. Climate, 24, 6373–6391. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00002.1
  41. Mace, Gerald G., Stephanie Houser, Sally Benson, Stephen A. Klein, Qilong Min, 2011: Critical Evaluation of the ISCCP Simulator Using Ground-Based Remote Sensing Data. J. Climate, 24, 1598–1612. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2010JCLI3517.1
  42. Song L, and Q. Min. Cloud 3D effects on broadband heating rate profiles: I. Model simulation. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer 112 (2011) 292–303, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2010.06.020
  43. Li, S., and Q. Min (2010), Diagnosis of multilayer clouds using photon path length distributions, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D20202, doi:10.1029/2009JD013774.
  44. Joseph E., K. Sanchez, D. Doughty, D. Venable, J. Fuentes, R. Connell, Q. Min, and B. Demoz, Studying Boundary Layer and Air Quality Processes in a Suburban Environment, AGU-AS, Vol 5, Issue 3, 2011
  45. Bing Lin, Qilong Min, Wenbo Sun, Yongxiang Hu, and Tai-Fang Fan, Can climate sensitivity be estimated from short-term relationships of top-of-atmosphere net radiation and surface temperature? Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Vol. 112, No. 2. (27 January 2011), pp. 177-181. doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2010.03.012
  46. Yanfen Lin, Qilong Min, Guoshun Zhuang, Zuwu Wang, Wei Gong, and Rui Li, Spatial features of rain frequency change induced by pollution and associated aerosols, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 10, 14495–14511, 2010.
  47. Gong W., Q. Min, R. Li, A. Teller, E. Joseph, and V. Morris, Detailed cloud resolving model simulations of the impacts of Saharan air layer dust on tropical deep convection – Part 1: Dust acts as ice nuclei, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 10, 1–46, 2010, www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/10/1/2010/ doi:10.5194/acpd-10-1-2010
  48. Kokhanovsky AA, et al. Benchmark results in vector atmospheric radiative transfer. JQSRT (2010), doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2010.03.005
  49. Duan Minzheng, Qilong Min, Knut Stamnes, Impact of vertical stratification of inherent optical properties on radiative transfer in a plane-parallel turbid medium, Optical Express, Vol. 18, No. 6 / OPTICS EXPRESS 5629-5638, 2010.
  50. Qilong, and Li, R., Longwave indirect effect of mineral dusts on ice clouds, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10, 7753-7761, 2010
  51. Li Rui, Q.-L.Min, and L. Harrison., A Case Study: the Indirect Aerosol Effects of Mineral Dust on Warm Clouds, J. Atmos. Sci., vol 67, 805-816, 2010. DOI: 10.1175/2009JAS3235.1
  52. Li, R., and Q.‐L. Min (2010), Impacts of mineral dust on the vertical structure of precipitation, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D09203, doi:10.1029/2009JD011925.
  53. Duan, M. Z., Q. L. Min, and D. R. Lu, 2010: A polarized radiative transfer model based on successive order of scattering. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 27(4), 891{900, doi: 10.1007/s00376-009-9049-8.
  54. Min Qilong, Bing Lin, and Rui Li, Remote sensing vegetation hydrological states using passive microwave measurements, IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 3, NO. 1, 124-131, 2010, doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2009.2032557
  55. B. Lin, L. Chambers, P. Stackhouse Jr., B. Wielicki, Y. Hu, P. Minnis, N. Loeb, W. Sun, G. Potter, Q. Min, G.
  56. Rui Li, Qilong Min, Bing Lin, Estimation of evapotranspiration in a mid-latitude forest using the Microwave Emissivity Difference Vegetation Index (EDVI), Remote Sensing of Environment 113 (2009) 2011–2018.
  57. Min, Q.-L., Li, R., Lin, B., Joseph, E., Wang, S., Hu, Y., Morris, V., and Chang, F.: Evidence of mineral dust altering cloud microphysics and precipitation, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 3223–3231, 2009.
  58. McComiskey, A., G. Feingold, A. S. Frisch, D. D. Turner, M. A. Miller, J. C. Chiu, Q. Min, and J. A. Ogren (2009), An assessment of aerosol-cloud interactions in marine stratus clouds based on surface remote sensing, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D09203, doi:10.1029/2008JD011006.
  59. Nzeffe, F., E. Joseph, and Q. Min (2008), Surface-based observation of aerosol indirect effect in the Mid-Atlantic region, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L22814, doi:10.1029/2008GL036064.
  60. Min, Q., T. Wang, C. N. Long, and M. Duan (2008), Estimating fractional sky cover from spectral measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D20208, doi:10.1029/2008JD010278.
  61. Wang, T., and Q. Min (2008), Retrieving optical depths of optically thin and mixed-phase clouds from MFRSR measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D19203, doi:10.1029/2008JD009958..
  62. Min, Q., and S. Wang (2008), Clouds modulate terrestrial carbon uptake in a midlatitude hardwood forest, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L02406, doi:10.1029/2007GL032398
  63. Lin, B., W. Sun, Q. Min and Y. Hu, 2008: “Numerical studies of scattering properties of leaves and leaf moisture influences on the scattering at microwave wavelengths”. IEEE TGRS, 46, 353-360, 2008.
  64. Kim B.-G., M. A. Miller, S. E. Schwartz, Y. Liu, Q. Min (2008), The role of adiabaticity in the aerosol first indirect effect, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D05210, doi:10.1029/2007JD008961.
  65. Wu Xiaoqing, Sunwook Park, Qilong Min, Seasonal Variation of Cloud Systems over ARM SGP, 65, 2107-2129, J. Atmo. Sci., 2008.
  66. Turner D.D. et al, Thin Liquid Water Clouds: Their Importance and Our Challenge, BAMS, 117, 2007
  67. Morris, V., T.-W. Yu, E. Joseph, R. Armstrong, R. Fitzgerald, R. Karim, X.-Z. Liang, and Q.-l., Min, The NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS): Programs and Achievements, BAMS, 142, 2007
  68. Min, Q., and B. Lin, Determination of spring onset and growing season duration using satellite measurements, Remote Sensing of Environment, 104, 96-102, 2006.
  69. Mace, Gerald G., Sally Benson, Karen L. Sonntag, Seiji Kato, Qilong Min, Patrick Minnis, Cynthia Twohy, Michael Poellot, Charles Long, Cloud Radiative Forcing at the ARM Climate Research Facility: Part 1. Technique, Validation, and Comparison to Satellite-Derived Diagnostic Quantities, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D11S90, doi:10.1029/2005JD005921.
  70. Feingold, G., R. Furrer, P. Pilewskie, L. A. Remer, Q. Min, and H. Jonsson (2006), Aerosol indirect effect studies at Southern Great Plains during the May 2003 Intensive Operations Period, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D05S14, doi:10.1029/2004JD005648,2006.
  71. Min, Q.-L., and B. Lin, Remote sensing of evapotranspiration and carbon uptake at Harvard Forest, Remote Sensing of Environment, 100 , 379 – 387, 2006
  72. Min, Q.-L., and M. Duan (2005), Simultaneously retrieving cloud optical depth and effective radius for optically thin clouds, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D21201, doi:10.1029/2005JD006136.
  73. Min, Q. (2005), Impacts of aerosols and clouds on forest-atmosphere carbon exchange, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D06203,doi:10.1029/2004JD004858.
  74. Liang, X.-Z, X. Min, G. Wei, K. Kenneth, J. Slusser, Y. Dai, Q-L., Min, P. R. Houser, M. Rodell,, C. B. Schaaf, and F. Gao, Development of land surface albedo parameterization based on Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D11107, doi:10.1029/2004JD005579, 2005.
  75. Duan, M., Q. Min, and J. Li (2005), A fast radiative transfer model for simulating high-resolution absorption bands, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D15201, doi:10.1029/2004JD005590.
  76. Duan, M. and Q.-L., Min, A semi-analytic technique to speed up successive order of scattering model for optically thick media, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiative transfer, 95, 21-32, 2005.
  77. Li, J. S. Dobbies, P..R. Paisanen, Q.-L., Min, Accounting for Unresolved Clouds in a 1D Solar Radiative Transfer Model, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc. (2005), 131, 1607–1629.
  78. Min, Q., P. Minnis, and M. Khaiyer, Comparison of cirrus optical depths derived from GOES 8 and surface measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 109, D15207, doi:10.1029/2003JD004390, 2004c
  79. Min, Q.-L., and L. C. Harrison, Retrieval of atmospheric optical depth profiles from downward-looking high-resolution O2 A-band measurements: optically thin conditions, J. Atmos. Sci,,61, 2469-2478, 2004’
  80. Min, Q.-L., and M. Duan, A successive order of scattering model for solving vector radiative transfer in the atmosphere, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiative transfer 87, 243-259, 2004.
  81. Min, Q.-L., L. C. Harrison, P. Kiedron, J. Berndt, and E. Joseph, A high-resolution oxygen A-band and water vapor band spectrometer, J. Geophys. Res., 109, D02202, doi:10.1029/2003JD003540, 2004a.
  82. Min, Q., E. Joseph, and M. Duan (2004), Retrievals of thin cloud optical depth from a multifilter rotating shadowband radiometer, J. Geophys. Res., 109, D02201, doi:10.1029/2003JD003964, 2004b.
  83. Kim, B.-G., S. E. Schwartz, M. A. Miller, and Q. Min, Effective radius of cloud droplets by ground-based remote sensing: Relationship to aerosol, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D23), 4740, doi:10.1029/2003JD003721, 2003.
  84. Min, Q.-L., and E. E. Clothiaux, Photon path length distributions inferred from rotating shadowband spectrometer measurements at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurements Program Southern Great Plains site, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D15), 4465, doi:10.1029/2002JD002963, 2003.
  85. Min, Q.-L., M. Duan, and R. Marchand, Validation of surface retrieved cloud optical properties with in situ measurementsat the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) South Great Plains site, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D17), 4547,doi:10.1029/2003JD003385, 2003a.
  86. Joseph, E., and Q.-L. Min, Assessment of multiple scattering and horizontal inhomogeneity in IR radiative transfer calculations of observed thin cirrus clouds, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D13), 4380, doi:10.1029/2002JD002831, 2003.
  87. Michalsky, J., Q.-L. Min, J. Barnard, R. Marchand, and P. Pilewskie, Simultaneous spectral albedo measurements near the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Southern Great Plains (ARM SGP) central facility, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D8), 4254, doi:10.1029/2002JD002906, 2003.
  88. Sengupta .M., E. E. Clothiaux, T. P. Ackermany, S. Kato and Q.-L. Min, Importance of Accurate Liquid Water Path for Estimation of Solar Radiation in Warm Boundary Layer Clouds: An Observational Study, J. Climate, 16, 2997-3010, 2003.
  89. J. Li, and Q. -L. Min, Parameterization of the Optical Properties of Sulfate Aerosols in the Infrared, J. Atoms. Sci, 59, 3130-3140, 2002.
  90. Min, Q.-L., L. C. Harrison, and E. Clothiaux, Joint statistics of photon pathlength and cloud optical depth: case studies, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 7375-7386, 2001.
  91. Michalsky, J. J, Q.-L., Min, P. W. Kiedron, D. W. Slater and J. C. Barnar, A differential technique to retrieve column water vapor using sun radiometry, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 17433-17442, 2001.
  92. Min, Q.-L., and L. C. Harrison, Joint statistics of photon pathlength and cloud optical depth, Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 1425-1428, 1999.
  93. Harrison, L. C., M. Beauharnois, J. Berndt, P. Kierdron, J. Michalsky, and Q.-L. Min, The rotating shadowband spectroradiometer (RSS) at the Southern Great Plains (SGP), Geophys. Res. Lett., 16, 1715-1718, 1999.
  94. Michalsky, J., M. Beauharnois, J. Berndt, P. Kierdron, L. Harrison, and Q.-L. Min, O2 - O2 absorption band identification based on optical depth spectra of the visible and near-infrared, Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 1581-1584, 1999.
  95. Min, Q.-L., and L. C. Harrison, Synthetic Spectra for Terrestrial Ultraviolet from Discrete Measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 17033, 1998.
  96. Harrison, L., and Q.-L., Min, Photon Pathlength Distributions in Cloudy Atmospheres From Ground-based High-resolution O2 A-band Spectroscopy, in IRS'96: Current Problems in Atmospheric Radiation, Eds. W. L. Smith and K. Stamnes, Deepak Publ., Hampton, 594, 1997.
  97. Min, Q.-L., and L. C. Harrison, Cloud Properties Derived From Surface MFRSR Measurements and Comparison With GOES Results at the ARM SGP Site, Geophys. Res. Lett., 23, 1641, 1996.
  98. Min, Q.-L., and L. C. Harrison, An Adjoint Formulation of the Radiative Transfer Method, J. Geophys. Res. 101, 1634-1640, 1996.
  99. Min, Q.-L., and B. J. Watkins, Determination of Auroral Heat Fluxes and Thermal Ion out Flows Using a Numerical Ionospheric Model and Incoherent-scatter Radar Data, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 251, 1995.
  100. Min, Q.-L., A Self-consistent Time Varying Auroral Model, Ph.D Thesis, University of Alaska, 1993.
  101. Min, Q.-L., D. Lummerzheim, M. H. Rees, and K.Stamnes, The Effects of a Parallel Electric Field and the Geomagnetic Field in the Topside Ionosphere on Auroral and Photoelectron Energy Distributions, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 19,223, 1993.

Book Chapters:

Liang, X.-Z., M. Xu, W. Gao, K.E. Kunkel, J. Slusser, Y. Dai, and Q. Min, 2004: New land surface albedo parameterization based on MODIS data: A preliminary result. In Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability. W. Gao and D. Shaw (Eds.), Vol. 5544, SPIE Press (Bellingham, WA) pp. 55-60.

Roland Lawrence, Bin Lin, Steve Harrah and Qilong Min (2012). Differential Absorption Microwave Radar Measurements for Remote Sensing of Barometric Pressure, Remote Sensing - Advanced Techniques and Platforms, Dr. Boris Escalante (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0652-4, InTech, Available from: