Wei Li

Building: Burchard
Room: 620
Phone: 201.216.5580
Fax: 201.216.5638
Email: wli4@stevens.edu

1985 M.Sc., Space physics, Institute of Space Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

1982 B.Sc., Space physics, the University of Science and Technology of China.


Radiative transfer and related modeling.

Satellite remote sensing of the coupled atmosphere-snow/ice-ocean system and the effect of surface bi-directional reflectance.

Remote sensing for simultaneous retrieval of aerosol, snow and ocean properties.

Machine learning technique in remote sensing.

General Information
  • 1985 - 1997: Research Associate Professor, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  • 1997 – 2000: Research Associate, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

  • 2000 -  present: Research Associate Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology.

Selected Publications
  1. Z. Lin, N. chen, Y. Fan, W. Li, S. Stamnes, and K. Stamnes. (2017). "New treatment of strongly anisotropic scattering phase function: The Delta-M+ method", Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, submitted.
  2. X. He, K. Stamnes, Y. Bai, W. Li, and D. Wang. (2017). "Effects of Earth curvature on atmospheric correction for ocean color remote sensing", Remote sensing of Environment, submitted.
  3. Chen, N., Li, W., Tanikawa, T., Hori, M., Shimada, R., Aoki, T., Stamnes, K.. (2017). "Fast yet accurate computation of radiances in shortwave infrared satellite remote sensing channels", Optics Express. Vol.25(16), https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.25.00A649. A649-A664.
  4. Fan, Y., Li, W., Gatebe, C.K., Jamet, C., Zibordi, G., Schroeder, T., and Stamnes, K.. (2017). "Atmospheric correction and aerosol retrieval over coastal waters using multilayer neural networks", RSE, 199, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.07.016. 218-240.
  5. Z. Lin, W. Li, C. Gatebe, R. Poudyal, and K. Stamnes. (2016). "Radiative transfer simulations of the two-dimensional ocean glint reflectance and determination of the sea surface roughness", Appl. Opt., 55(6), 12061215.
  6. T. Tanikawa, W. Li, K, Kuchiki, T. Aoki, M. Hori, and K. Stamnes. (2015). "Retrieval of snow physical parameters by neural networks and optimal estimation: case study for ground-based spectral radiometer system", Optics Express 23(24), DOI: 10.1364/OE.23.0A1442.
  7. Y. Fan, W. Li, K. J. Voss, C.K. Gatebe, and K. Stamnes. (2015). "A neural network method to correct bidirectional effects in water-leaving radiance", Appl. Opt., 55(1), DOI: 10.1364/AO.55.000010.
  8. Fan, Y., Li, W., Calzado, V.S., Trees, C., Stamnes, S., Fournier, G., Mckee, D., and Stamnes, K.. (2015). "Inferring inherent optical properties and water constituent profiles from apparent optical properties", Optics Express, 23(15), DOI: 10.1364/OE.23.00A987. A987-A1009.
  9. L. Fan, W. Li, A. Dahlback, J. J. Stamnes, S. Stamnes, and K. Stamnes. (2015). "Long-term comparisons of UV index values derived from a NILU-UV instrument, NWS, and OMI in the New York area", Applied Optics, 54(8), 1945-1951.
  10. N. Chen, W. Li, T. Tanikawa, M. Hori, T. Aoki, and K. Stamnes. (2014). "Cloud mask over snow/ice covered areas for the GCOM-C1/SGLI cryosphere mission: Validations over Greenland", J. Geophys. Res., 119, 12,287- 12,300.
  11. L. Fan, W. Li, A. Dahlback, J. J. Stamnes, S. Stamnes, and K. Stamnes. (2014). "New neural-network-based method to infer total ozone column amounts and cloud effects from multi-channel, moderate bandwidth filter instruments", Opt. Express 22, 1959519609.
  12. L. Fan, W. Li, A. Dahlback, J. J. Stamnes, S. Englehardt, S. Stamnes, and K. Stamnes. (2014). "Comparisons of three NILU-UV instruments deployed at the same site in the New York area", Appl. Opt. 53, 35983606.
  13. W. Li, K. Stamnes, R. Spurr, and J. J. Stamnes. (2008). "Simultaneous retrieval of aerosol and ocean properties by optimal estimation: SeaWiFS case studies for the Santa Barbara Channel", International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29:19, 5689-5698.
  14. Ottaviani, M., R. Spurr, K. Stamnes, W. Li, W. Su, and W. J. Wiscombe. (2008). "Improving the description of sunglint for accurate prediction of remotely-sensed radiances", J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiative Transfer, 109, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2008.05.012. 2364-2375.
  15. K. Stamnes, W. Li, H. Eide, T. Aoki, M. Hori, and R. Storvold. (2007). "ADEOS-II/GLI Snow/Ice Products - Part I: Scientific Basis", Remote Sensing Enviornment, 111, 258-273.
  16. W. Li, K. Stamnes, H. Eide, and R. Spurr. (2007). "Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) of Snow: Corrections for the Lambertian Assumption in Remote Sensing Applications", Optical Engineering, 46(6), DOI: 10.1117/12.757891.
  17. K. Zhang, W. Li, K. Stamnes, H. Eide, R. Spurr, and S-C. Tsay. (2007). "Assessment of the Moderate- Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer algorithm for retrieval of aerosol parameters over the ocean", Appl. Opt. 46, 1525-1534.
  18. Zhang, K., W. Li, H. Eide, and K. Stamnes. (2007). "A Bio-optical model suitable for use in forward and inverse coupled atmosphere-ocean radiative transfer models", J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 103, 411-423.
  19. Aoki, Te., M. Hori, H. Motoyohi, T. Tanikawa, A. Hachikubo, K. Sugiura, T. Yasunari, R. Storvold, H. A. Eide, K. Stamnes, W. Li, J. Nieke, Y. Nakajoma, and F. Takahashi. (2007). "ADEOS-II/GLI snow/ice products - Part II: Validation Results", Remote Sensing of Environment, 111, 320-336.
  20. Hori, M., Te. Aoki, K. Stamnes, and W. Li. (2007). "ADEOS-II/GLI snow/ice products - Part III: Retrieved Results", Remote Sensing of Environment, 111, 274-319.
  21. Spurr, R., K. Stamnes, H. Eide, W. Li, K. Zhang, and J. Stamnes. (2007). "Simultaneous retrieval of aerosol and ocean color: A classic inverse modeling approach: I. Analytic Jacobians from the linearized CAO-DISORT model", J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiative Transfer, 104, 428-449.
  22. K. Stamnes, W. Li, H. Eide and J. J. Stamnes. (2005). "Challenges in atmospheric correction of satellite imagery", Opt. Eng., 44(4), 41003-41011.
  23. Li, W., K.Stamnes, B.Chen, and X.Xiong. (2001). "Snow grain size retrieved from near-infrared radiances at multiple wavelengths", Geophys. Res. Lett., 28 (9), 1699-1702.
  24. Jiang, S., K. Stamnes, W. Li and B. Hamre. (2005). "Enhanced Solar Irradiance Across the Atmosphere-Sea Ice Interface: A Quantitative Numerical Study", Applied Optics, 44, 2613-2625.
  25. Stamnes, K., W. Li, B. Yan, H. Eide, A. Barnard, W. S. Pegau and J. J. Stamnes. (2003). "Accurate and self-consistent ocean color algorithm: simultaneous retrieval of aerosol optical properties and chlorophyll concentrations", Applied Optics, 42, 939-951.
  26. Stamnes, K., B. Yan, W. Li, J. J. Stamnes and S. C. Tsay. (2003). "Pitfalls in atmospheric correction of ocean color imagery: how should aerosol optical properties be computed?", Applied Optics, 42, 545-549.
  27. Yan, B., K. Stamnes, W. Li, B. Chen, J. J. Stamnes, and S. C. Tsay. (2002). "Pitfalls in atmospheric correction of ocean color imagery: How should aerosol optical properties be computed? ", Applied Optics, 41, 412-423.
  28. Xiong, X., D. Lubin, W. Li, and K. Stamnes. (2002). "A Critical Examination of Satellite Cloud Retrieval from AVHRR in the Arctic Using SHEBA Data", J. Appl. Met., 41, 1195-1209.
  29. Yan, B., K. Stamnes, M. Toratani, W. Li, and J. J. Stamnes. (2002). "Evaluation of a reflectance model used in the SeaWiFS ocean color algorithm: Implications for chlorophyll concentration retrievals", Applied Optics, 41, 6243-6259.
  30. Xiong, X., W. Li, D. Lubin, and K. Stamnes. (2002). "Evaluating the principles of cloud remote sensing with AVHRR and MAS Imagery over SHEBA", J. Geophys. Res, doi:10.1029/2000JC000424.
  31. Lubin, D., W. Li, P. Dustan, C. H. Mazel, and K. Stamnes. (2001). "Remote sensing of coral reefs from space: Spectral signatures and band optimization", Remote Sensing of the Environment, 75, 127-137.