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Dr. Wenge Ni-Meister

Department of Geology and Geography, Hunter College

The City University of New York, USA

Associate Professor

Email: wnimeist@hunter.cuny.edu


1997 Ph.D., Boston University, Remote Sensing

1994 M.S., The University of Connecticut, Land-Atmosphere Interactions

1992 M.S., Chinese Academy of Sciences, Climatology

1988 B.A., Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, Meteorology

Publications (selected)

  1. Zhao, F., A. H. Strahler, C. L. Schaaf, T. Yao, X. Yang, Z. Wang, M. A. Schull, M. O. Román, C. E. Woodcock, P. Olofsson, W. Ni-Meister, D. L.B. Jupp, J. L. Lovell, D. S. Culvenor, G. J. Newnham: Measuring gap fraction, element clumping index and LAI in Sierra Forest stands using a full-waveform ground-based lidar. Remote Sensing of Environment, 135:73-79.
  2. Ni-Meister, W., Soil Moisture Data Assimilation for State Initialization of Seasonal Climate Prediction, Land Surface Observation, Modeling and Data Assimilation (Editors: S. Liang, X. Li, X. Xie, & J. Shi)
  3. Widlowski, J.-L., B. Pinty, M. Clerici, Y. Dai, M. De. Kauwe, K. de Ridder, A. Kallel, H. Kobayashi, T. Lavergne, W. Ni-Meister, A. Olchev, T. Quaife, S. Wang, W. Yang, Y. Yang, and H. Yuan, RAMI4PILPS: An intercomparison of formulations for the partitioning of solar radiation in land surface models, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116:G02019, doi: 10.1029/2010JG001511.
  4. Ni-Meister, W. and H. Gao: Assessing the impacts of vegetation heterogeneity on energy fluxes and snowmelt in boreal forests, Journal of Plant Ecology, 4:37-47.
  5. Dong, J. and W. Ni-Meister: Analysis of diurnal boundary layer development in boreal forests: measurements and simulations, Journal of Plant Ecology, doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtr00:1-15.
  6. Yang, W., W. Ni-Meister, and S. Lee: Assessment of the impacts of surface topography, off-nadir pointing and vegetation structure on vegetation lidar waveforms using an extended geometric optical and radiative transfer model, Remote Sensing of Environment, 15(11):2810-2822.
  7. Lee, S., W. Ni-Meister, W. Yang: Physically based vertical vegetation structure retrieval from ICESat data: Validation using airborne data in White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire, USA, Remote Sensing of Environment, 115(11):2776-2785.
  8. Zhao, F., X. Yang, M. Schull, M. Roman-Colon, T. Yao, Z. Wang, Q. Zhang, D. Jupp, D. Culvenor, G. Newnham, W. Ni-Meister, C. Schaaf, C. Woodcock, and A. Strahler: Measuring leaf area index, foliage profile, and stand height in New England forest stands using ground-based lidar. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115(11):2954-2964.
  9. Yao, T., X. Yang, F. Gao, Z. Wang, Q. Zhang, D. Jupp, D. Culvenor, G. Newnham, W. Ni-Meister, C.B. Schaaf, C. Woodcock, and A. Strahler: Estimation of forest structure parameter and biomass New England forest stands using Echidna ground-based lidar. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115(11):2965-2974.
  10. Ni-Meister, W., W. Yang, and N. Kiang: A clumped-foliage canopy radiative transfer model for a global dynamic terrestrial ecosystem model I: Theory, Agriculture and Forest Meteorology, 150(7-8):881-894, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2010.02.009.
  11. Yang, W., W. Ni-Meister, N. Kiang, P. R. Moorcroft, A. H. Strahler and A. Oliphant:A clumped-foliage canopy radiative transfer model for a global dynamic terrestrial ecosystem model I: Validation, Agriculture and Forest Meteorology, 150(7-8):895907, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2010.02.008.
  12. Ni-Meister, W., S. Lee, A. H. Strahler, C. E. Woodcock,C. Schaaf, J. Ranson, G.Sun, and J. B. Blair: Assessing general relationships between above-ground biomass and vegetation structure parameters for improved carbon estimate from vegetation lidar, Journal of Geophysical Research, VOL. 115, G00E11, doi:10.1029/2009JG000936.
  13. Lee, S., W. Ni-Meister, D. Toll, J. Nigro, A. L. Gutierrez-Magness and T. Engman: Assessing the hydrologic performance of the EPA’s nonpoint source water quality assessment decision support tool using North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) products, Journal of Hydrology, 387(3-4):212-220, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.04.009.
  14. Nigro, J., D. Toll, E. Partington, W. Ni-Meister, S. Lee, A. Gutierrez-Magnesse, T. Engman, and K. Arsenault: NASA-modified precipitation products to improve EPA nonpoint source water quality modeling for the Chesapeake Bay, Journal of Environmental Quality, 39: 4: 1388-1401, doi:10.2134/jeq2009.0161.
  15. Ni-Meister, W., A. H. Strahler, C. E. Woodcock, C. Schaaf, D. L. B. Jupp, T. Yao, F. Zhao, and X. Yang: Modeling the hemispherical scanning, below-canopy lidar and vegetation structure characteristics with a geometric optical and radiative transfer model, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(Suppl. 2): S385-S397.
  16. Strahler, A. H, D. L. B. Jupp, C. E. Woodcock, C. B. Schaaf, T. Yao, F. Zhao, X. Yang, J. Lovell, D. Culvenor, G. Newnham, W. Ni-Meister, and W. Boykin-Morris: Retrieval of forest structural parameters using a ground-based lidar instrument (Echidna@) Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing,34(Suppl. 2):S426-S440.
  17. Ni-Meister, W.: Recent advances on soil moisture data assimilation, Physical Geography, 29(1):19-37.
  18. Dong, J., W. Ni-Meister, and P. R. Houser: Impacts of vegetation and cold season processes on soil moisture -- climate relationships over Eurasia, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 112,D09106, doi:10.1029/2006JF007774.
  19. Lee, S. and W. Ni-Meister: Monitoring coastal estuary water clarity using landsat multispectral data, Middle States Geographer, 39:43-51.
  20. Ni-Meister, W., P. Houser, and J. Walker: Soil moisture initialization for climate prediction: Assimilation of SMMR soil moisture data into a land surface model, Journal of Geophysical Research Vol.111, D20102, doi:10.1029/2006JD007190.
  21. Ni-Meister, W., J. Walker, and P. Houser: Soil moisture initialization for climate prediction: Characterization of model observation errors, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol.110, D13111,doi:10.1029/2004JD005745.
  22. Pereira, J., B. Mota, J. L. Privette, K. K. Caylor, J. M.N. Silva, A. C.L. Sá, and W. Ni-Meister: A simulation analysis of the detectability of understory burns in miombo woodlands, Remote Sensing of Environment, 96(3): 296-310.
  23. Pinty B., J. Widlowski, M. Taberner, N. Gobron, M. Verstraete, M. Disney, F. Gascon, J. Gastellu, L. Jiang, A. Kuusk, P. Lewis, X. Li, W. Ni-Meister, T. Nilson, P. North, W. Qin, L. Su, S. Tang, R. Thompson, W. Verhoef, H. Wang, G. Yan, H.
  24. Zang: The Radiation transfer Model Intercomparison (RAMI) Exercise: Results from the second phase, Journal of Geophysics Research, 109, D06210, 10.1029/2003JD004252.
  25. Geiger B. and W. Ni. Directional reflection properties of heterogeneous surfaces, book chapter in Bidirectional Properties of Land Surfaces edited by M. Schoenermarck, publisher: Wissenschaft & Technik Verlag, Pages 147-172.

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