Kai-Wei Chang

PhD Candidate
PhD Topic: 
Multi-sensor Ice Cloud Retrievals
Completed in 2013
MS Topic: 
Temperature and humidity retrievals from AIRS and COSMIC
Completed in 2011
BS Major: 
Atmospheric science
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Room 1345
1225 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53706
Student Bio: 

Since Fall 2014 I have been working with Prof. L'Ecuyer on satellite retrievals of ice cloud properties. We seek to utilize the suite of active radar/lidar and passive radiometer observations along the A-Train constellation to characterize ice clouds in as much detail as possible. Currently we are testing which cloud paramters can possibly be retrieved through analyzing the Shannon information content of these observations. Following the analysis, our goal is to develop a joint retrieval algorithm using AIRS, MODIS, CloudSat CPR, and CALIPSO. 


Chang K.- W., T. L'Ecuyer, V. Natraj, and B.H. Kahn, 2017: Information Content of Visible and Mid-Infrared Radiances for Retrieving Tropical Ice Cloud Properties. J. Geophys. Res., 122, doi:10.1002/2016JD026357.

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