Quingyuan Han, PhD

Associate Professor,Atmospheric Science Department Atmospheric Science Department


  • Ph.D., Atmos. Sci. Columbia University, New York, NY, 1992
  • M. Ph. Atmos. Sci. Columbia University, New York, NY, 1990
  • M.S., Atmos. Sci. Peking University, PRC, 1982
  • B.S., B.S. Meteorology Peking University, PRC, 1980

Classes Taught


  • GACP
  • GLI, NASDA, Japan
  • POLDER, CNES, France
  • TRMM


  • Han, Q., 2010: Comment on “Metrics to describe the dynamical evolution of atmospheric moisture: Intercomparison of model (NARR) and observations (ISCCP)” by Tao and Barro. J. Geophys. Res., 115, D14124, doi:10.1029/2009JD011984.
  • Han, Q., J.-L. Brenguier, K.-S. Kuo, and A. Naeger, 2009: A New IR Technique for Monitoring Low-Cloud Process Using Geostationary Satellite Data. Atmos. Sci. Letts., 10, 115-121.
  • Zeng, J., Q. Han, and J. Wang, 2008: High-spectral resolution simulation of polarization of skylight: Sensitivity to aerosol vertical profile, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L20801, doi:10.1029/2008GL035645.
  • Welch, R., J. Zeng, Q. Han, U. Nair, and R. Lawton, 2008: Biogeography of tropical montane cloud forests: 1: Remote sensing of cloud base heights. J. Appl. Meteor. & Clim., 47, 960-975.
  • Han, Q., J. Zeng, K.-S. Kuo, H. Chen, and E. Smith, 2005, Effect of particle size distributions on the retrieval of ice cloud properties, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L13818, doi:10.1029/2005GL022659.
  • Ray, D. K., U. S. Nair, R. M. Welch, Q. Han, J. Zeng, W. Su, T. Kikuchi, and T. J. Lyons, Effects of land use in Southwest Australia: 1. Observations of cumulus cloudiness and energy fluxes, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D14), 4414, doi:10.1029/2002JD002654, 2003.
  • Han, Q. Y., W. B. Rossow, J. Zeng, and R. M. Welch, 2002: Three different behaviors of liquid water path of water clouds in aerosol-cloud interactions. J. Atmos. Sci., 59, 726-735. (view pdf)
  • Han, Q.Y., W.B.Rossow, Joyce Chou, and R.M.Welch, 2000a: Near-global Survey of Clouds Column Susceptibilities Using ISCCP Data. Geophys. Res. Letts., 27, 3221-3224 (view pdf)
  • Han, Q. Y., W. B. Rossow, J. Chou, and R. M. Welch, 2000b: ISCCP Data used to address a key IPCC climate issue: An approach for estimating the aerosol indirect effect globally. GEWEX News, 10, 3-5.
  • Han, Q. Y., W. B. Rossow, J. Chou, K. Kuo, and R. M. Welch, 1999: The effects of aspect ratio and surface roughness on satellite retrievals of ice-cloud properties. J. Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 63, (1999) 559-583 (view pdf)
  • Han, Q. Y., W. B. Rossow, J. Chou, and R. M. Welch, 1998a: Global survey of the relationship of cloud albedo and liquid water path with droplet size using ISCCP. J. Climate, 11, 1516-1528. (view pdf)
  • Han, Q. Y., W. B. Rossow, J. Chou, and R. M. Welch, 1998b: Global Variation of Column Droplet Concentration in Low-level Clouds. J. Geophys. Letts., 25, 1419-1422. (view pdf)
  • Mishchenko, M. I., L. D. Travis, W. B. Rossow, B. Cairns, B. E. Carlson, and Q. Y. Han, 1997: Retrieving CCN column density from single-channel measurements of reflected sunlight over the ocean: A sensitivity study. Geophys. Res. Letts., 24, 2655-265 8 (view pdf)
  • Han, Q. Y., W. B. Rossow, R. W. Welch, A. White, and J. Chou, 1995: Validation of satellite retrievals of cloud microphysics and liquid water path using observations from FIRE. J. Atmos. Sci., 52, 3936-3948. (view pdf)
  • Han, Q. Y., W. B. Rossow, and A. A. Lacis, 1994: Near-global survey of effective droplet radii in liquid water clouds using ISCCP data. J. Climate, 7, 465-497. (view pdf)