Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Xinzhao Chu

Xinzhao Chu

Research Interests

My research goal is to explore unknowns in the atmosphere, space, and beyond. My group works to explore advanced spectroscopy principles and develop new lidar technologies to push detection limits and make new discoveries. By making measurements with unprecedented accuracy, resolution, and coverage, we study the fundamental physical and chemical processes that govern the structures and dynamics of the whole atmosphere, and advance the understanding of the universal processes in the Earth’s space-atmosphere interaction region and how they shape the atmospheres of Earth-like planets. In our quest to develop whole-atmosphere lidar and to explore the unmapped, we also aim to realize the full potential of lidar, making practical use of it to serve the world. 

Current Research

Lidar marathons in Antarctica and plasma-neutral atmosphere coupling

Discoveries of thermospheric neutral iron (Fe) layers (Chu et al., Geophys. Res. Lett., 2011), solar effects on Fe layer bottomside (Yu et al., J. Geophys. Res., 2012), persistent inertia-gravity waves (Chen et al., J. Geophys. Res., 2013), and super-exponential growth of thermal tide amplitude above 100 kilometers (Fong et al., J. Geophys. Res., 2014) by lidar observations in Antarctica are challenging our understanding of electrodynamics, neutral dynamics, chemistry, composition, and energetics in Earth’s geospace environment. CIRES students Zhibin Yu and Weichun Fong in the Chu research group are developing numerical models to study the mechanisms. We achieved initial success, having successfully modeled the thermospheric Fe layers after carefully considering the neutral-plasma coupling and the influences of polar electric field, vertical wind, and aurora activity (see figure). These science discoveries are motivating the atmosphere and space science community with a new initiative, Observatory for Atmosphere Space Interaction Studies (OASIS).

This also has been a year of setting records. The CIRES lidar team set a historic record for lidar observations: a continuous 174 hours of observations from Dec. 29, 2013, to Jan. 6, 2014, in Antarctica. CIRES student Cao Chen set new records, making continuous, sole-operator, 53- and 65-hour lidar observations in the harsh Antarctic winter. CIRES student John Smith and CIRES researcher Wentao Huang achieved lidar signal levels of 2,400 counts per shot at Boulder, Colorado. These long and very high-resolution data sets are invaluable in pushing the envelope of upper atmosphere sciences. Another unprecedented record: CIRES students in the Chu group have won prizes every year from 2009 to 2014 in the Coupling, Energetic, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) Student Poster Competition— most recently Zhibin Yu in 2013 and Weichun Fong in 2014. CIRES researcher Xian Lu won a CEDAR grant as the principal investigator for the first time. Congratulations to these creative students and researchers!



Thermospheric iron (Fe) layers (top) discovered by lidar observations on May 28, 2011, at McMurdo, Antarctica (Chu et al., Geophys. Res. Lett., 2011) have been successfully modeled with a new thermospheric Fe/Fe+ model (middle and bottom) through the coupling between Fe+ and Fe layers in the polar geospace (Yu and Chu, J. Geophys. Res., 2014).

"Members" of the lidar team (from left to right: Cao Chen, Xinzhao Chu, and Jian Zhao) deployed in the summer of 2013–2014 at McMurdo, Antarctica.

CIRES Ph.D. students Cao Chen and Jian Zhao jump up at Arrival Heights Lidar Observatory near McMurdo, Antarctica, to celebrate an extremely successful summer season and Chen's qualification to winter-over in 2014.

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation
  • Director, Consortium Technology Center for the Consortium of Resonance and Rayleigh Lidars, National Science Foundation

View Publications

  • Chen, C; Chu, XZ (2017), Two-dimensional Morlet wavelet transform and its application to wave recognition methodology of automatically extracting two-dimensional wave packets from lidar observations in Antarctica. J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phys. Version: 1 12th Workshop on Layered Phenomena in the Mesopause Region (LPMR) 162 28-47, Univ Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, AUG 10-13, 2015, issn: 1364-6826, ids: FI5PO, doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2016.10.016
  • Lu, X; Chu, XZ; Li, HY; Chen, C; Smith, JA; Vadas, SL (2017), Statistical characterization of high-to-medium frequency mesoscale gravity waves by lidar-measured vertical winds and temperatures in the MLT. J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phys. Version: 1 12th Workshop on Layered Phenomena in the Mesopause Region (LPMR) 162 3-15, Univ Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, AUG 10-13, 2015, issn: 1364-6826, ids: FI5PO, doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2016.10.009
  • Chu, XZ; Yu, ZB (2017), Formation mechanisms of neutral Fe layers in the thermosphere at Antarctica studied with a thermosphere-ionosphere Fe/Fe+ (TIFe) model. J. Geophys. Res-Space Phys. Version: 1 122 (6) 6812-6848, issn: 2169-9380, ids: FA6DZ, doi: 10.1002/2016JA023773
  • Ningombam, SS, S Kathiravan, PS Parihar, EJL Larson, S Mohanan, D Angchuk, S Jorphel, KE Rangarajan and K Prabhu (2017), Astronomical site survey report on dust measurement, wind profile, optical turbulence, and their correlation with seeing over IAO-Hanle. Exp. Astron. Version: 1 43 (2) 145-165, issn: 0922-6435, ids: ER0PX, doi: 10.1007/s10686-017-9525-6
  • Shim, JS, L Rastatter, M Kuznetsova, D Bilitza, M Codrescu, AJ Coster, BA Emery, M Fedrizzi, M Forster, TJ Fuller-Rowell, LC Gardner, L Goncharenko, J Huba, SE McDonald, AJ Mannucci, AA Namgaladze, X Pi, BE Prokhorov, AJ Ridley, L Scherliess, RW Schunk, JJ Sojka and L Zhu (2017), CEDAR-GEM Challenge for Systematic Assessment of Ionosphere/Thermosphere Models in Predicting TEC During the 2006 December Storm Event. Space Weather Version: 1 15 (10) 1238-1256, issn: 1542-7390, ids: FN1IZ, doi: 10.1002/2017SW001649
  • Chu, XZ; Marsh, DR (2017), Preface to special issue: Layered Phenomena in the Mesopause Region Preface. J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phys. Version: 1 162 1-2, issn: 1364-6826, ids: FI5PO, doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2017.08.032
  • Lu, X; Chu, XZ; Chen, C; Nguyen, V; Smith, AK (2017), First Observations of Short-Period Eastward Propagating Planetary Waves From the Stratosphere to the Lower Thermosphere (110 km) in Winter Antarctica. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 44 (20) 10744-10753, issn: 0094-8276, ids: FO3UW, doi: 10.1002/2017GL075641
  • Zhao, J; Chu, XZ; Chen, C; Lu, X; Fong, WC; Yu, ZB; Jones, RM; Roberts, BR; Dornbrack, A (2017), Lidar observations of stratospheric gravity waves from 2011 to 2015 at McMurdo (77.84 degrees S, 166.69 degrees E), Antarctica: 1. Vertical wavelengths, periods, and frequency and vertical wave number spectra. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 122 (10) 5041-5062, issn: 2169-897X, ids: EY6YT, doi: 10.1002/2016JD026368
  • Chen, C; Chu, XZ; Zhao, J; Roberts, BR; Yu, ZB; Fong, WC; Lu, X; Smith, JA (2016), Lidar observations of persistent gravity waves with periods of 3-10h in the Antarctic middle and upper atmosphere at McMurdo (77.83 degrees S, 166.67 degrees E). J. Geophys. Res-Space Phys. Version: 1 121 (2) 1483-1502, issn: 2169-9380, ids: DH7VN, doi: 10.1002/2015JA022127
  • Smith, JA; Chu, XZ (2016), Investigation of a field-widened Mach-Zehnder receiver to extend Fe Doppler lidar wind measurements from the thermosphere to the ground. Appl. Optics Version: 1 55 (6) 1366-1380, issn: 1559-128X, ids: DE2GP, doi: 10.1364/AO.55.001366, PubMed ID: 26906590
  • Fong, WC; Chu, XZ; Lu, X; Fuller-Rowell, TJ; Codrescu, M; Richmond, AD; Yu, ZB; Roberts, B; Chen, C (2016), WINTER TEMPERATURE AND TIDAL STRUCTURES FROM 2011 TO 2014 AT MCMURDO STATION: OBSERVATIONS FROM FE BOLTZMANN TEMPERATURE AND RAYLEIGH LIDAR. Version: 1 27TH INTERNATIONAL LASER RADAR CONFERENCE (ILRC 27) 27th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC) 119 , Natl Ocean & Atmospher Adm, Cooperat Remote Sensing Sci & Technol Ctr, New York City, NY, JUL 05-10, 2015, Ed. Gross, B; Moshary, F; Arend, M, Art. No. UNSP 12003, issn: 2100-014X, ids: BG1GC, doi: 10.1051/epjeonf1201611912003
  • Barry, IF; Huang, WT; Smith, JA; Chu, XZ (2016), EMPIRICAL DETERMINATION OF OPTIMAL PARAMETERS FOR SODIUM DOUBLE-EDGE MAGNETO-OPTIC FILTERS. Version: 1 27TH INTERNATIONAL LASER RADAR CONFERENCE (ILRC 27) 27th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC) 119 , Natl Ocean & Atmospher Adm, Cooperat Remote Sensing Sci & Technol Ctr, New York City, NY, JUL 05-10, 2015, Ed. Gross, B; Moshary, F; Arend, M, Art. No. UNSP 17012, issn: 2100-014X, ids: BG1GC, doi: 10.1051/epjconf/201611917012
  • Smith, JA; Chu, XZ (2016), EXPLORATION OF WHOLE ATMOSPHERE LIDAR: MACH-ZEHNDER RECEIVER TO EXTEND FE DOPPLER LIDAR WIND MEASUREMENTS FROM THE THERMOSPHERE TO THE GROUND. Version: 1 27TH INTERNATIONAL LASER RADAR CONFERENCE (ILRC 27) 27th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC) 119 , Natl Ocean & Atmospher Adm, Cooperat Remote Sensing Sci & Technol Ctr, New York City, NY, JUL 05-10, 2015, Ed. Gross, B; Moshary, F; Arend, M, Art. No. UNSP 12004, issn: 2100-014X, ids: BG1GC, doi: 10.1051/epjconf/201611912004
  • Chen, C; Chu, XZ; Fong, WC; Lu, X; McDonald, AJ; Pautet, D; Taylor, M (2016), ANTARCTIC WAVE DYNAMICS MYSTERY DISCOVERED BY LIDAR, RADAR AND IMAGER. Version: 1 27TH INTERNATIONAL LASER RADAR CONFERENCE (ILRC 27) 27th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC) 119 , Natl Ocean & Atmospher Adm, Cooperat Remote Sensing Sci & Technol Ctr, New York City, NY, JUL 05-10, 2015, Ed. Gross, B; Moshary, F; Arend, M, Art. No. UNSP 13004, issn: 2100-014X, ids: BG1GC, doi: 10.1051/epjconf/201611913004
  • Abari, CF; Chu, XZ; Mann, J; Spuler, S (2016), A micropulse eye-safe all-fiber molecular backscatter coherent temperature lidar. Version: 1 27TH INTERNATIONAL LASER RADAR CONFERENCE (ILRC 27) 27th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC) 119 , Natl Ocean & Atmospher Adm, Cooperat Remote Sensing Sci & Technol Ctr, New York City, NY, JUL 05-10, 2015, Ed. Gross, B; Moshary, F; Arend, M, Art. No. UNSP 25005, issn: 2100-014X, ids: BG1GC, doi: 10.1051/epjconf/201611925005
  • Lu, X; Chen, C; Huang, WT; Smith, JA; Zhao, J; Chu, XZ; Yuan, T; Pautet, PD; Taylor, MJ (2016), Simultaneous Observations of Mesoscale Gravity Waves Over the Central US with CRRL Na Doppler Lidars and USU Temperature Mapper. Version: 1 27TH INTERNATIONAL LASER RADAR CONFERENCE (ILRC 27) 27th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC) 119 , Natl Ocean & Atmospher Adm, Cooperat Remote Sensing Sci & Technol Ctr, New York City, NY, JUL 05-10, 2015, Ed. Gross, B; Moshary, F; Arend, M, Art. No. UNSP 13003, issn: 2100-014X, ids: BG1GC, doi: 10.1051/epjconf/201611913003
  • Chu, XZ; Yu, ZB; Fong, WC; Chen, C; Zhao, J; Barry, IF; Smith, JA; Lu, X; Huang, WT; Gardner, CS (2016), FROM ANTARCTICA LIDAR DISCOVERIES TO OASIS EXPLORATION. Version: 1 27TH INTERNATIONAL LASER RADAR CONFERENCE (ILRC 27) 27th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC) 119 , Natl Ocean & Atmospher Adm, Cooperat Remote Sensing Sci & Technol Ctr, New York City, NY, JUL 05-10, 2015, Ed. Gross, B; Moshary, F; Arend, M, Art. No. UNSP 12001, issn: 2100-014X, ids: BG1GC, doi: 10.1051/epjconf/201611912001
  • Smith, JA; Chu, XZ (2015), High-efficiency receiver architecture for resonance-fluorescence and Doppler lidars. Appl. Optics Version: 1 54 (11) 3173-3184, issn: 1559-128X, ids: CG4FP, doi: 10.1364/AO.54.003173, PubMed ID: 25967301
  • Huang, WT; Chu, XZ; Gardner, CS; Carrillo-Sanchez, JD; Feng, WH; Plane, JMC; Nesvorny, D (2015), Measurements of the vertical fluxes of atomic Fe and Na at the mesopause: Implications for the velocity of cosmic dust entering the atmosphere. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 42 (1) 169-175, issn: 0094-8276, ids: CA6PE, doi: 10.1002/2014GL062390
  • Lu, X; Chu, XZ; Fong, WC; Chen, C; Yu, ZB; Roberts, BR; McDonald, AJ (2015), Vertical evolution of potential energy density and vertical wave number spectrum of Antarctic gravity waves from 35 to 105km at McMurdo (77.8 degrees S, 166.7 degrees E). J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 120 (7) 2719-2737, issn: 2169-897X, ids: CG6LY, doi: 10.1002/2014JD022751
  • Tsuda, TT, X Chu, T Nakamura, MK Ejiri, TD Kawahara, AS Yukimatu and K Hosokawa (2015), A thermospheric Na layer event observed up to 140km over Syowa Station (69.0 degrees S, 39.6 degrees E) in Antarctica. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 42 (10) 3647-3653, issn: 0094-8276, ids: CL0KJ, doi: 10.1002/2015GL064101
  • Fong, WC; Chu, XZ; Lu, X; Chen, C; Fuller-Rowell, TJ; Codrescu, M; Richmond, AD (2015), Lidar and CTIPe model studies of the fast amplitude growth with altitude of the diurnal temperature "tides" in the Antarctic winter lower thermosphere and dependence on geomagnetic activity. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 42 (3) 697-704, issn: 0094-8276, ids: CD8OT, doi: 10.1002/2014GL062784
  • Gao, Q; Chu, XZ; Xue, XH; Dou, XK; Chen, TD; Chen, JS (2015), Lidar observations of thermospheric Na layers up to 170km with a descending tidal phase at Lijiang (26.7 degrees N, 100.0 degrees E), China. J. Geophys. Res-Space Phys. Version: 1 120 (10) 9213-9220, issn: 2169-9380, ids: CY0ZI, doi: 10.1002/2015JA021808
  • Lu, X; Chen, C; Huang, WT; Smith, JA; Chu, XZ; Yuan, T; Pautet, PD; Taylor, MJ; Gong, JE; Cullens, CY (2015), A coordinated study of 1 h mesoscale gravity waves propagating from Logan to Boulder with CRRL Na Doppler lidars and temperature mapper. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 120 (19) 10006-10021, issn: 2169-897X, ids: V45WR, doi: 10.1002/2015JD023604
  • Abari, CF; Chu, XZ; Hardesty, RM; Mann, J (2015), A reconfigurable all-fiber polarization-diversity coherent Doppler lidar: principles and numerical simulations. Appl. Optics Version: 1 54 (30) 8999-9009, issn: 1559-128X, ids: CU1VZ, doi: 10.1364/AO.54.008999, PubMed ID: 26560390
  • Fong, WC; Lu, X; Chu, XZ; Fuller-Rowell, TJ; Yu, ZB; Roberts, BR; Chen, C; Gardner, CS; McDonald, AJ (2014), Winter temperature tides from 30 to 110 km at McMurdo (77.8 degrees S, 166.7 degrees E), Antarctica: Lidar observations and comparisons with WAM. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 119 (6) 2846-2863, issn: 2169-897X, ids: AH3SV, doi: 10.1002/2013JD020784
  • Chen, C; Chu, XZ; McDonald, AJ; Vadas, SL; Yu, ZB; Fong, WC; Lu, X (2013), Inertia-gravity waves in Antarctica: A case study using simultaneous lidar and radar measurements at McMurdo/Scott Base (77.8 degrees S, 166.7 degrees E). J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 118 (7) 2794-2808, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 153QT, doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50318
  • Lu, X; Chu, XZ; Fuller-Rowell, T; Chang, LR; Fong, WC; Yu, ZB (2013), Eastward propagating planetary waves with periods of 1-5 days in the winter Antarctic stratosphere as revealed by MERRA and lidar. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 118 (17) 9565-9578, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 232JH, doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50717
  • Huang, WT; Chu, XZ; Gardner, CS; Wang, ZJ; Fong, WC; Smith, JA; Roberts, BR (2013), Simultaneous, common-volume lidar observations and theoretical studies of correlations among Fe/Na layers and temperatures in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere at Boulder Table Mountain (40 degrees N, 105 degrees W), Colorado. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 118 (15) 8748-8759, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 213DA, doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50670
  • Friedman, JS; Chu, XZ; Brum, CGM; Lu, X (2013), Observation of a thermospheric descending layer of neutral K over Arecibo. J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phys. Version: 1 104 253-259, issn: 1364-6826, ids: 255IH, doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2013.03.002
  • Yu, ZB; Chu, XZ; Huang, WT; Fong, WC; Roberts, BR (2012), Diurnal variations of the Fe layer in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere: Four season variability and solar effects on the layer bottomside at McMurdo (77.8 degrees S, 166.7 degrees E), Antarctica. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 117 , Art. No. D22303, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 043RF, doi: 10.1029/2012JD018079
  • Tan, B; Chu, XZ; Liu, HL; Yamashita, C; Russell, JM (2012), Zonal-mean global teleconnection from 15 to 110 km derived from SABER and WACCM. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 117 , Art. No. D10106, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 945GC, doi: 10.1029/2011JD016750
  • Friedman, JS; Maldonado-Nieves, D; Gonzalez, I; Lautenbach, J; Chu, XZ; Smith, JA; Huang, WT (2012), High spectral resolution test and calibration of an ultra-narrowband Faraday anomalous dispersion optical filter for use in daytime mesospheric resonance Doppler lidar. J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phys. Version: 1 80 187-194, issn: 1364-6826, ids: 953SR, doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2012.01.017
  • Chu, XZ; Huang, WT; Fong, WC; Yu, ZB; Wang, ZJ; Smith, JA; Gardner, CS (2011), First lidar observations of polar mesospheric clouds and Fe temperatures at McMurdo (77.8 degrees S, 166.7 degrees E), Antarctica. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 38 , Art. No. L16810, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 813LQ, doi: 10.1029/2011GL048373
  • Chu, XZ; Yu, ZB; Gardner, CS; Chen, C; Fong, WC (2011), Lidar observations of neutral Fe layers and fast gravity waves in the thermosphere (110-155 km) at McMurdo (77.8 degrees S, 166.7 degrees E), Antarctica. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 38 , Art. No. L23807, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 864TA, doi: 10.1029/2011GL050016
  • Gardner, CS; Chu, XZ; Espy, PJ; Plane, JMC; Marsh, DR; Janches, D (2011), Seasonal variations of the mesospheric Fe layer at Rothera, Antarctica (67.5 degrees S, 68.0 degrees W). J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 116 , Art. No. D02304, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 710OC, doi: 10.1029/2010JD014655
  • Xu, L; Hu, XO; Cheng, YQ; Guo, SY; Yan, ZA; Chu, XZ (2010), Simulation of echo-photon counts of a Sodium Doppler Lidar and retrievals of atmospheric parameters. Chinese J. Geophys.-Chinese Ed. Version: 1 53 (7) 1520-1528, issn: 0001-5733, ids: 632NK, doi: 10.3969/j.issn.0001-5733.2010.07.003
  • Wang, ZJ; Liu, ZS; Liu, LP; Wu, SH; Liu, BY; Li, ZG; Chu, XZ (2010), Iodine-filter-based mobile Doppler lidar to make continuous and full-azimuth-scanned wind measurements: data acquisition and analysis system, data retrieval methods, and error analysis. Appl. Optics Version: 1 49 (36) 6960-6978, issn: 1559-128X, ids: 697FZ, doi: 10.1364/AO.49.006960, PubMed ID: 21173831
  • McDonald, AJ; Tan, B; Chu, XZ (2010), Role of gravity waves in the spatial and temporal variability of stratospheric temperature measured by COSMIC/FORMOSAT-3 and Rayleigh lidar observations. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 115 , Art. No. D19128, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 666BU, doi: 10.1029/2009JD013658
  • Yamashita, C; Liu, HL; Chu, XZ (2010), Responses of mesosphere and lower thermosphere temperatures to gravity wave forcing during stratospheric sudden warming. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 37 , Art. No. L09803, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 593RM, doi: 10.1029/2009GL042351
  • Yamashita, C; Liu, HL; Chu, XZ (2010), Gravity wave variations during the 2009 stratospheric sudden warming as revealed by ECMWF-T799 and observations. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 37 , Art. No. L22806, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 683ML, doi: 10.1029/2010GL045437
  • Huang, WT; Chu, XZ; Williams, BP; Harrell, SD; Wiig, J; She, CY (2009), Na double-edge magneto-optic filter for Na lidar profiling of wind and temperature in the lower atmosphere. Opt. Lett. Version: 1 34 (2) 199-201, issn: 0146-9592, ids: 405IX, doi: 10.1364/OL.34.000199, PubMed ID: 19148254
  • Chu, XZ; Yamashita, C; Espy, PJ; Nott, GJ; Jensen, EJ; Liu, HL; Huang, WT; Thayer, JP (2009), Responses of polar mesospheric cloud brightness to stratospheric gravity waves at the South Pole and Rothera, Antarctica. J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phys. Version: 1 8th International Workshop on Layered Phenomena in the Mesopause Region (LPMR-8) 71 (4-Mar) 434-445, Univ Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, AUG 20-23, 2007, issn: 1364-6826, ids: 433UQ, doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2008.10.002
  • Huang, WT; Chu, XZ; Wiig, J; Tan, B; Yamashita, C; Yuan, T; Yue, J; Harrell, SD; She, CY; Williams, BP; Friedman, JS; Hardesty, RM (2009), Field demonstration of simultaneous wind and temperature measurements from 5 to 50 km with a Na double-edge magneto-optic filter in a multi-frequency Doppler lidar. Opt. Lett. Version: 1 34 (10) 1552-1554, issn: 0146-9592, ids: 458YB, doi: 10.1364/OL.34.001552, PubMed ID: 19448818
  • Friedman, JS; Zhang, XL; Chu, XZ; Forbes, JM (2009), Longitude variations of the solar semidiurnal tides in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere at low latitudes observed from ground and space. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 114 , Art. No. D11114, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 458FU, doi: 10.1029/2009JD011763
  • Smith, JA; Chu, XZ; Huang, WT; Tan, B (2009), Applications of spectral analysis and filter design in laser frequency locking for Na Doppler lidars. Opt. Eng. Version: 1 48 (10) , Art. No. 104301, issn: 0091-3286, ids: 519DW, doi: 10.1117/1.3251080
  • Yamashita, C; Chu, XZ; Liu, HL; Espy, PJ; Nott, GJ; Huang, WT (2009), Stratospheric gravity wave characteristics and seasonal variations observed by lidar at the South Pole and Rothera, Antarctica. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 114 , Art. No. D12101, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 460KP, doi: 10.1029/2008JD011472
  • Smith, JA; Chu, XZ; Huang, WT; Wiig, J; Brown, AT (2008), LabVIEW-based laser frequency stabilization system with phase-sensitive detection servo loop for Doppler LIDAR applications. Opt. Eng. Version: 1 47 (11) , Art. No. 114201, issn: 0091-3286, ids: 377RH, doi: 10.1117/1.3013257
  • Friedman, JS; Chu, XZ (2007), Nocturnal temperature structure in the mesopause region over the Arecibo Observatory (18.35 degrees N, 66.75 degrees W): Seasonal variations. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 112 (D14) , Art. No. D14107, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 198AM, doi: 10.1029/2006JD8220
  • Chu, XZ; Espy, PJ; Nott, GJ; Diettrich, JC; Gardner, CS (2006), Polar mesospheric clouds observed by an iron Boltzmann lidar at Rothera (67.5 degrees S, 68.0 degrees W), Antarctica from 2002 to 2005: Properties and implications. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 111 (D20) , Art. No. D20213, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 103DP, doi: 10.1029/2006JD007086
  • Diettrich, JC; Nott, GJ; Espy, PJ; Chu, XZ; Riggin, D (2006), Statistics of sporadic iron layers and relation to atmospheric dynamics. J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phys. Version: 1 International Workshop on Layered Phenomena in the Mesosphere 68 (1) 102-113, Cambridge, ENGLAND, SEP, 2004, issn: 1364-6826, ids: 002TQ, doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2005.08.008
  • Zhao, Y, MJ Taylor and X Chu (2005), Comparison of simultaneous Na lidar and mesospheric nightglow temperature measurements and the effects of tides on the emission layer heights. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 110 (D9) , Art. No. D09S07
  • Franke, SJ, X Chu, AZ Liu and WK Hocking (2005), "Comparison of meteor radar and Na Doppler lidar measurements of winds in the mesopause region above Maui, Hawaii. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 110 (D9) , Art. No. D09S02
  • Diettrich, JC, GJ Nott, PJ Espy, GR Swenson, X Chu, MJ Taylor, DM Riggin and DC Fritts (2005), High frequency atmospheric gravity-wave properties using Fe-lidar and OH-imager observations. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 32 (9) , Art. No. L09801, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 926TF, doi: 10.1029/2004GL021944
  • Stevens, MH, RR Meier, XZ Chu, MT DeLand and JMC Plane (2005), Antarctic mesospheric clouds formed from space shuttle exhaust. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 32 (13) , Art. No. L13810, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 947JL, doi: 10.1029/2005GL023054
  • Gardner, CS, JMC Plane, WL Pan, T Vondrak, BJ Murray and XZ Chu (2005), Seasonal variations of the Na and Fe layers at the South Pole and their implications for the chemistry and general circulation of the polar mesosphere. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 110 (D10) , Art. No. D10302, issn: 0148-0227, ids: 932WK, doi: 10.1029/2004JD005670
  • Chu, XZ, CS Gardner and SJ Franke (2005), Nocturnal thermal structure of the mesosphere and lower thermosphere region at Maui, Hawaii (20.7 degrees N), and Starfire Optical Range, New Mexico (35 degrees N). J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 110 (D9) , Art. No. D09S03, issn: 0148-0227, ids: 892YD, doi: 10.1029/2004JD004891
  • Plane, JMC, BJ Murray, XZ Chu and CS Gardner (2004), Removal of meteoric iron on polar mesospheric clouds. Science Version: 1 304 (5669) 426-428, issn: 0036-8075, ids: 812NE, doi: 10.1126/science.1093236
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