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Yixin ‘Berry’  Wen's Picture
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Yixin ‘Berry’ Wen

  1. Ph.D. Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, US (2015)
  2. M.S. Geoinformatics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, US (2012)
  3. B.S. Ecology, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China (2006)

Research Interests
  • Radar meteorology and polarimetry
  • Long-term climate data analysis
  • Satellite remote sensing
  • Developing and evaluating methods for improved QPE
  • Hydrological modeling

Professional Experience
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2015 – Present)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, CIMMS, NOAA/University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute, Norman, OK, USA (2015 – 2015)
  • Research Assistant, National Weather Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA (2009 – 2015)
  • Visiting Researcher, Department of Microbiology & Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA (2007 - 2009
  • Teaching Assistant, School of Life Science, Fudan University, Shanghai, China (2006 - 2007)

Selected Awards
  • ARRC (Advanced Radar Research Center) Student Paper Award, 2011, 2013, and 2015
  • The Graduate College International Travel Scholarship, University of Oklahoma, 2014
  • University of Oklahoma Women’s Association Scholarship, University of Oklahoma, 2014
  • Betty Baum and Norman Hirschifield Award, University of Oklahoma, 2013
  • Sooner Heritage Scholarship, University of Oklahoma, 2013
  • Tommy C. Craighead Award for Best Paper in Radar Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, 2011
  • Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium/NASA EPSCOR Travel Grant, 2010
  • Travel Award fro

Selected Publications
  1. Y. Wen, Y. Hong, G. Zhang, T. J. Schuur, J. J. Gourley, Z. L. Flamig, K. R. Morris, and Q. Cao, 2011: Cross validation of spaceborne radar and ground polarimetric radar aided by polarimetric echo classification of hydrometeor types.  J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 50, 1389-1402, doi: 10.1175/2011JAMC2622.1.
  2. Q. Cao Y. Hong, J.J. Gourley, Y. Qi, J. Zhang, Y. Wen, and P. Kirstetter, 2012: Statistical and Physical Analysis of Vertical Structure of Precipitation in Mountainous West Region of US using 11+ Year Spaceborne TRMM PR Observations, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, doi:
  3. Y. Wen, Q. Cao, P.-E. Kirstetter, Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, J. Zhang, G. Zhang, B. Yong, 2013: Incorporating NASA Spaceborne Radar Data into NOAA National Mosaic QPE System for Improved Precipitation Measurement: A Physically Based VPR Identification and Enhancement Method. J. Hydrometeor, 14, 1293–1307. doi:
  4. Q. Cao, Y. Wen, Y. Hong, J.J. Gourley, and P. Kirstetter, 2013: Enhancing Quantitative Precipitation Estimation (QPE) over Continental United States (CONUS) using a Physically-based Multi-sensor Integration Approach. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 11(7), 1305-1309. doi:10.1109/LGRS.2013.2295768.
  5. Q. Cao, Y. Hong, Y. Qi, Y. Wen, J. Zhang, J. J. Gourley, and L. Liao, 2013: Empirical conversion of the vertical profile of reflectivity from Ku-band to S-band frequency. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 118:4, 1814-1825.
  6. Yong, B., L. Ren, Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, Y. Tian, G. J. Huffman, X. Chen, W. Wang, and Y. Wen, 2013: First evaluation of the climatological calibration algorithm in the real-time TMPA precipitation estimates over two basins at high and low latitudes, Water Resour. Res., 49, 2461–2472, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20246.
  7. Y. Wen, P.E. Kirstetter, Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, Q. Cao, J. Zhang, Z. Flamig and X. Xue, 2014: Evaluation of a method to enhance real-time ground radar-based rainfall estimates using climatological profiles of reflectivity from space. (In press).
  8. Y. Wen, P.E. Kirstetter, J.J. Gourley, Y. Hong, A. Behrangi, and Z. Flamig, 2016: Evaluation of MRMS snowfall products using SNOTEL measurements over western United States. (To be submitted to Journal of Hydrometeorology)

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