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SMCD shieldXingMing Liang

Satellite Meteorology and Climatology Division

Satellite Calibration and Data Assimilation Branch
Visiting Scientist

photo of XingMing Liang

Professional Experience

  • 2010 - present: Research Scientist 2, NOAA/NESDIS & CSU/CIRA
  • 2007-2010: Postdoc, Visiting Scientist, NOAA/NESDIS & CSU/CIRA
  • 2005-2007: Postdoc, Lector, Institute of Ocean Energy (IOES), Saga University (SU), Japan
  • 2003-2005: COE Researcher, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
  • 1995-1999: Chief, Software Division, JIALI International, Hong Kong
  • 1992-1995: Programmer, SM machinery Co. Ltd, China


  • Saga University/Saga, Japan, 2005, Ph.D. (Remote Sensing)
  • Saga University/Saga, Japan, 2002, M.Sc. (Information science)
  • Jilin University (the former Jilin University of Technology)/ Changchun, China, 1992, B.Sc. (Engineering Machinery)

Research Interests

  • Radiative Transfer in the Ocean/Land/Atmosphere
  • Remote Sensing and Atmospheric correction
  • Aerosol Optical Properties and Ground-based Observation
  • Cal/Val/QC of Radiation Measurement


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Current Projects


  • Recipient of a 2014 First Annual STAR Award for Technology. The SOCD Sea Surface Temperature Team (Yury Kihai, John Stroup, Boris Petrenko, and Xingming Liang) was honored for their efforts in the development of the Advanced Clear-Sky Processor for Ocean (ACSPO) System.
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) Research and Service Initiative Award. 2011.
  • Research funding by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Sep 2003 - Mar 2005.
  • Research funding by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Apr 2006 - Mar 2007.
photo: SST Team, 2014 STAR Technology Award

SOCD Sea Surface Team Wins 2014 STAR Technology Award: Yury Kihai, John Stroup, Boris Petrenko, and Xingming Liang