Jie Gong, Senior Scientist, Earth Sciences

Jie Gong

Contact Info

Building 33, Room A310
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Phone: 301-614-6154
Email: Jie.Gong@nasa.gov

Research Interests

• Satellite remote sensing of ice cloud properties
• Atmospheric gravity waves
• Dynamic coupling between the troposphere and stratosphere through clouds and waves


Dr. Jie Gong received her B.S. degree from Peking University in 2005, and her Ph.D. degree in atmospheric science from State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2009. Her Ph.D. work was to study atmospheric gravity waves and their impact on general circulations. After finishing her Ph.D. work, she joined NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a postdoc, working on gravity waves and clouds observed from various satellite measurements. Her research interests spans from atmospheric dynamics to satellite remote sensing. She joined GESTAR in March 2012, working on ice cloud/snow microphysics retrieval from combined use of passive and active microwave, sub-millimeter and infrared techniques, 3D atmospheric motion vectors, and UTLS cloud/water vapor.

Postdoctoral researcher, Caltech-JPL, 2010-2012
Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, 2005-2009
B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, Peking University, 2001-2005

- Robert H. Goddard Award in Engineering as one IceCube team member, May 2019
- Best Senior Author Paper Award from 610 AT (Earth Science Division: Atmospheres), GSFC, September 2017
- Best First-authored Paper Award from Climate and Radiation Lab, GSFC, January 2017
- GESTAR Mission Achievement Award, May 2013

- PI, NASA-ROSES-RRNES, 08/2019-08/2020
Making IceCube Data Scientifically Usable to the Community: Calibration, Delivery and Analysis of IceCube Level 1 Data
- PI, NASA-ROSES-CCST, 10/2019-10/2022
Reconstructing the Floating Snow Diurnal Cycle and Ice Production Rate from Passive Microwave Measurements Using CloudSat-CALIPSO as the Baseline
- Co-I, NASA-ROSES-ACMAP, 04/2017-04/2020
Investigation of Laminar Cirrus and its Roles in TTL Water Vapor
- Co-I, NASA-ROSES-CCST, 07/2016-11/2019
Use of CloudSat and CALIPSO Data to Improve Cloud Anvil Modeling

(18) Wang, T., D. L. Wu, J. Gong, and V. Tsai. 2019. "Tropopause Laminar Cirrus and Its Role in the Lower Stratosphere Total Water Budget." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2018JD029845 [10.1029/2018jd029845]
(17) L. Carr, J., D. L. Wu, M. A. Kelly, and J. Gong. 2018. "MISR-GOES 3D Winds: Implications for Future LEO-GEO and LEO-LEO Winds." Remote Sensing, 10 (12): 1885 [10.3390/rs10121885]
(16) Wu, D., T. Wang, T. Várnai, et al. 2018. "MISR Radiance Anomalies Induced by Stratospheric Volcanic Aerosols." Remote Sensing, 10 (12): 1875 [10.3390/rs10121875]
(15) Gong, J., X. Zeng, D. L. Wu, and X. Li. 2017. "Diurnal Variation of Tropical Ice Cloud Microphysics: Evidence from Global Precipitation Measurement Microwave Imager (GPM-GMI) Polarimetric Measurements." Geophysical Research Letters, [10.1002/2017gl075519]
(14) Gong, J., and D. L. Wu. 2017. "Microphysical Properties of Frozen Particles Inferred from Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Microwave Imager (GMI) Polarimetric Measurements." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17: 2741-2757 [10.5194/acp-17-2741-2017]
(13) Lu, X., C. Cao, W. Huang, et al. 2015. "A Coordinated Study of 1-h Mesoscale Gravity Waves Propagating from Logan to Boulder with CRRL Na Doppler Lidars and Temperature Mapper." Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere, 120 (19): 10,006–10,021 [10.1002/2015JD023604]
(12) Rong, P. P., J. Yue, J. M. Russell III, et al. 2015. "Horizontal winds derived from the polar mesospheric cloud images as observed by the CIPS instrument on the AIM satellite." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120 (11): 5564-5584 [10.1002/2014JD022813]
(11) Gong, J., D. L. Wu, and V. Limpasuvan. 2015. "Meridionally tilted ice cloud structures in the tropical Upper Troposphere as seen by CloudSat." Atmos. Chem. Phys. , 15: 6271-6281 [10.5194/acp-15-6271-2015]
(10) Gong, J., J. Yue, and D. L. Wu. 2015. "Global survey of concentric gravity waves in AIRS images and ECMWF analysis." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos, 120: 2210-2228 [10.1002/2014JD022527]
(9) Gong, J., and D. Wu. 2014. "CloudSat-constrained cloud ice water path and cloud top height retrievals from MHS 157 and 183.3 GHz radiances." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 7 (6): 1873-1890 [10.5194/amt-7-1873-2014]
(8) Wu, D., A. Lambert, W. G. Read, P. Eriksson, and J. Gong. 2014. "MLS and CALIOP Cloud Ice Measurements in the Upper Troposphere: A Constraint from Microwave on Cloud Microphysics." J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 53 (1): 157-165 [10.1175/JAMC-D-13-041.1]
(7) Gong, J., and D. Wu. 2013. "View-angle-dependent AIRS cloudiness and radiance variance: Analysis and interpretation." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118 (5): 2327-2339 [10.1002/jgrd.50120]
(6) Choi, H.-J., H.-Y. Chun, J. Gong, and D. Wu. 2012. "Comparison of gravity wave temperature variances from ray-based spectral parameterization of convective gravity wave drag with AIRS observations." J. Geophys. Res., 117 (D5): D05115 [10.1029/2011JD016900]
(5) Gong, J., D. Wu, and S. D. Eckermann. 2012. "Gravity wave variances and propagation derived from AIRS radiances." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12 (4): 1701-1720 [10.5194/acp-12-1701-2012]
(4) Gong, J., and D. Wu. 2011. "View-angle dependent AIRS cloud radiances: Implications for tropical anvil structures." Geophysical Research Letters, 38 (14): L14802 [10.1029/2011GL047910]
(3) Gong, J., and M. A. Geller. 2010. "Vertical fluctuation energy in United States high vertical resolution radiosonde data as an indicator of convective gravity wave sources." J. Geophys. Res., 115 (D11): D11110 [10.1029/2009JD012265]
(2) Geller, M. A., and J. Gong. 2010. "Gravity wave kinetic, potential, and vertical fluctuation energies as indicators of different frequency gravity waves." J Geophys Res, 115 (D11): D11111 [10.1029/2009JD012266]
(1) Gong, J., M. A. Geller, and L. Wang. 2008. "Source spectra information derived from U.S. high-resolution radiosonde data." J. Geophys. Res., 113 (D10): D10106 [10.1029/2007JD009252]