Institute of Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Director: Academician Xu Jianmin
Deputy director: Professor Zhang Shuwen; Research Fellow Guo Ni
Atmospheric remote sensing refers to make indirect observation on atmospheric elements (include parameters of earth’s surface) by detection means such as meteorological satellites and weather radar, which was characterized by wide coverage and high space resolution. As one of the fastest developed disciplines since 1960s and a critical technique support for the development of atmospheric science, it made supplements to normal meteorological observation. It was not only a product which closely combined modern physics, sensors and computer information technology, atmospheric physics, but also an outcome which combined high technology and fundamental research and relied on the research which fulfills the demand of its application. Its applied theory basis is the mathematical physics models of atmospheric remote sensing or land surface which established on the understanding of physical and bio-chemical processes of atmosphere and land surface. This kind of models include not only direct models which can reflect the quantitative relationship between accepted radiation dose or fluctuations and atmospheric or land surface parameters, but also indirect remote sensing models which cannot directly establish remote sensing relationships but took the quantitative relationships among parameters as constraint conditions and thus gained atmospheric or land surface parameters. Due to ill-posed problems which often occurred in inversion problems, all solutions to these ill-posed problems proposed high demands even challenges to mathematical physics methods.
Academician Xu Jianmin of the Chinese Academy of Engineering leads as the director of the institute and there are 3 professors (includes one chairman professor of overseas Cuiying project), 4 associate professors, 1 lecture and many part-time professors and associate professors. The research direction of our institute mainly focuses on the quantitative application of remote sensing products in aspects of weather and climate prediction, which includes analysis and data assimilation of atmospheric information, inversion of terrestrial parameters and land surface data assimilation, application of meteorological satellites products, exploration and application of environmental remote sensing products. In particular, methods of atmospheric information assimilation and research of theories and methods of Doppler radar information reversion are all in the cutting-edge of the international academy. Research staff and graduates from our institute can be seen in conferences related to the data assimilation both domestic and abroad. Our graduates are very popular in the job market.