Journal Articles and Book Chapters/Reports:

 

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·  Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

·  Book Chapters

·  Reports

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Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

 

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, 2012:  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.

 

Ni-Meister, W. 2012: 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)

 

Ni-Meister, W. and H. Gao, 2011: Assessing the impacts of vegetation heterogeneity on energy fluxes and snowmelt in boreal forests, Journal of Plant Ecology. 4: 37-47.

 

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.

 

Dong, J. and W. Ni-Meister, 2011: Analysis of diurnal boundary layer development in boreal forests: measurements and simulations, Journal of Plant Ecology. Doi:10.1093/jpe/rtr001:1-15.  

 

Yang, W., W. Ni-Meister, and S. Lee, 2011: 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.

 

Lee, S., W. Ni-Meister, W. Yang, 2011: 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, 15(11):2810-2822.

 

Zhao, F., M. Schull, M. Roman-Colon, T. Yao, X. Yang, Z. Wang, Q. Zhang, D. Jupp, D. Culvenor, G. Newnham, W. Ni-Meister, C. Schaaf, C. Woodcock, and A. Strahler, 2011:  Comparison of leaf area index and foliage profile retrievals from the Echidna® ground-based lidar, digital hemispherical photography, and LAI-2000 for New England forest sites.  Remote Sensing of Environment, 115(11):2954-2964.

 

Yao, T., X. Yang, F. Gao, Z. Wang, Q. Zhang, D. Jupp, D. Culvenor, G. Newnham, W. Ni-Meister, C. Schaaf, C. Woodcock, and A. Strahler, 2011: Estimation of forest structure parameters using the Echidna® ground-based lidar at New England forest sites. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115(11):2965-2974.

 

Ni-Meister, W., W. Yang, and N. Kiang, 2010: 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.

 

Yang, W., W. Ni-Meister, N. Kiang, P. R. Moorcroft, A. H. Strahler and A. Oliphant, 2010: A clumped-foliage canopy radiative transfer model for a global dynamic terrestrial ecosystem model I: Validation, Agriculture and Forest Meteorology, 150(7-8):895-907, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2010.02.008.

 

Ni-Meister, W., S. Lee, A. H. Strahler, C. E. Woodcock,C. Schaaf, J. Ranson, G.Sun, and J. B. Blair, 2010: 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.

 

Lee, S., W. Ni-Meister, D. Toll, J. Nigro, A. L. Gutierrez-Magness and T. Engman,2010: 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.

 

Nigro, J., D. Toll, E. Partington, W. Ni-Meister, S. Lee, A. Gutierrez-Magnesse, T. Engman, and K. Arsenault, 2010:  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.

 

Ni-Meister, W., A. H. Strahler, C. E. Woodcock, C. Schaaf, D. L. B. Jupp, T. Yao, F. Zhao, and X. Yang, 2008: 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

 

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, 2008:  Retrieval of  forest structural parameters using a ground-based lidar instrument (Echidna@) Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing,34(Suppl. 2):S426-S440.

 

Ni-Meister, W.,2008: Recent advances on soil moisture data assimilation, Physical Geography, 29(1):19-37.

 

Dong, J., W. Ni-Meister, and P. R. Houser, 2007: 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.

 

Ni-Meister, W., P. Houser and, J. Walker, 2006: 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.

 

Ni-Meister, W., J. Walker, and P. Houser, 2005: Soil moisture initialization for climate prediction: Characterization of Model Observation Errors, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol.110, D13111,doi:10.1029/2004JD005745.

 

Dong, J., W. Ni-Meister and P. R. Houser, 2007: 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.

 

Pereira, J., B. Mota, J. L. Privette, K. K. Caylor, J. M.N. Silva, A. C.L. , and W. Ni-Meister, 2004: A simulation analysis of the detectability of understory burns in miombo woodlands. Remote Sensing of Environment, 96(3): 296-310.

 

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. Zang, 2004: The Radiation transfer Model Intercomparison (RAMI) Exercise: Results from the second phase. J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 109, No. D6, D06210, 10.1029/2003JD004252

 

Ni-Meister, W., D.L.B. Jupp and, R. Dubayah, 2001: Modeling Lidar Waveforms in Heterogeneous and Discrete Canopies. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 39(9):1943-1958.

 

Yang, R., M.A. Friedl, and W. Ni, 2001: Parameterization of shortwave radiation fluxes for nonuniform vegetation canopies in land surface models. Journal of Geophysical Research, 106(D13):14275-14286.

 

Gao, X., A.R. Huete, W. Ni and, T. Miura, 2001: Optical-biophysical relationships of pure vegetation spectral without background contamination. Remote Sensing of  Environment, 74:609-620.

 

Ni, W. and C.E. Woodcock, 2000: Effect of canopy structure and the presence of snow on the albedo of boreal conifer forest. Journal of Geophysical Research, 105(D9): 11879-11888.

 

Ni, W., and D.L.B. Jupp, 2000: Spatial Variance in directional remote sensing imagery – recent developments and future perspectives. Remote Sensing Review, 18(2-4):441-479.

 

Ni, W. and X.Li, 2000: A coupled vegetation – soil bidirectional reflectance model for a semi-arid landscape. Remote Sensing of Environment, 74:113-124.

 

Ni, W., X. Li, C.E. Woodcock, M. Caetano and A.H. Strahler, 2000: An analytical model of bidirectional reflectance over discontinuous plant canopies. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 37(2):987-999.

 

Ni, W., C.E. Woodcock, and D.L.B. Jupp, 1999: Variance in bidirectional reflectance over discontinuous plant canopies. Remote Sensing of Environment, 69(1): 1-15.

 

Hardy, J.P., R.E. Davis, R. Jordan, W. Ni, and C.E. Woodcock, 1998: Snow ablation modeling in conifer and deciduous stands of the boreal forest. Hydrological Processes, 12:1763-1778.

 

Ni, W., X., Li, C.E. Woodcock, J.L. Roujean, and R. Davis, 1997: Transmission of solar radiation in boreal conifer forests: measurements and models. Journal of Geophysical Research, 102(D24): 29555-29566.

 

Ni, W., 1997: A coupled transilient model for turbulent air flow in plant canopy and planetary boundary layer. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 86: 77-105.

 

Davis, R.E., J. Hardy, W. Ni, C.E. Woodcock, C. McKenzie, R. Jordan, and X. Li, 1997: Variation of snow cover ablation in the boreal forest: a sensitivity study on the effects of conifer canopy. Journal of Geophysical Research, 102(D24): 29389-29396.

 

Hardy, J.P., R. Davis, R. Jordan, X. Li, C. Woodcock, W. Ni, and J. McKenzie, 1997: Snow ablation modeling at the stand scale in a boreal jack pine forest, Journal of geophysical Research. 102(D24):29397-29406.

 

Li, X., W. Ni, B. Hu, C.E. Woodcock and A.H. Strahler, 1996: Decoupling path-scattering of light in a homogeneous layer and multiple bouncing at its non-Lambertian bottom. Science in China, (series E), 39(6): 656-669.

 

Li, X., W. Ni, B. Hu, A.H. Strahler, and C.E. Woodcock, 1996: Path-scattering of light in a homogeneous layer and multiple bouncing at its Non-Lambertian bottom. China Science, (seriesE) (In Chinese), 26(5): 457-466.

 

Zhang, X., D. Yang, and W. Ni,  1993, PE (Potential Evaportranspiration ) index and vegetation-climate classification-major methods and PEP programs. Acta Phytoecological ET Geobotanica Sinica (in Chinese), Vol. 17, Feb.

 

 

  Book Chapters:

 

Geiger B. and W. Ni. 2003, Directional reflection properties of heterogeneous surfaces, book chapter in Bidirectional Properties of Land Surfaces edited by M. Schoenermarck, publisher: Wissenschaft & Technik Verlag.

 

Meister, G., K. Tornow, and W. Ni, 2003, Geometrical Optical BRDF Models, book chapter in Bidirectional Properties of Land Surfaces edited by M. Schoenermarck, publisher: Wissenschaft & Technik Verlag.

 

  Reports:

 

1999   Ni, W., Atmospheric correction over land for Visible/Infrared Image Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS), Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document, Raytheon ITSS Internal Report.