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Tansock, J., D. Bancroft, J. Butler, C. Cao, R. Datla, S. Hansen, D. Helder, R. Kacker, H. Latvakoski, M. Mlynczak, T. Murdock, J. Peterson, D. Pollock, R. Russell, D. Scott, J.n Seamons, T. Stone, A. Thurgood, R. Williams, X. (Jack) Xiong, H. Yoon, 2015, National Institute of Standards and Techonlogy (NIST) publication, NISTHB 157.

Cao, C., F. Deluccia, X. Xiong, R. Wolfe, and F. Weng, 2013a, Early On-orbit Performance of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) onboard the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi-NPP) Satellite, IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, DOI:10.1109/TGRS.2013.2247768, Volume: 52, Issue: 2, Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 1142 - 1156

Cao, C., X. Shao, S. Uprety, (2013b), Detecting Light Outages After Severe Storms Using the Suomi-NPP/VIIRS Day Night Band Radiances, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2013.2262258, in press.

Liao. L.B., S. Weiss, S. Mills, B. Hauss (2013), Suomi NPP VIIRS Day-Night-Band (DNB) On-Orbit Performance, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere, DOI: 10.1002/2013JD020475.

Wolfe, R., G. Lin, M. Nishihama, K. P. Tewari, J. C. Tilton, A. R. Isaacman et al., 2013, Suomi NPP VIIRS prelaunch and on-orbit geometric calibration and characterization, DOI: 10.1002/jgrd.50873, JGR special issue , in press.

Rausch, K. et al., VIIRS RSB Autocal, JGR special issue , in press.

Xiong, X., J. Butler, K. Chiang, B. Efremova, J. Fulbright, N. Lei, J. McIntire, H. Oudrari, J. Sun, Z. Wang, A. Wu (2013), VIIRS On-orbit Calibration Methodology and Performance, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere, DOI: 10.1002/2013JD020423.

Uprety, S., C. Cao, X. Xiong, S. Blonski, A. Wu, and X. Shao, 2013, Radiometric Inter-comparison between Suomi NPP VIIRS and Aqua MODIS Reflective Solar Bands using Simultaneous Nadir Overpass in the Low Latitudes, JTech , doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00071.1.

Cao, C., X. Shao, X. Xiong, S. Blonski, Q. Liu, S. Uprety, X. Shao, Y. Bai, F. Weng, 2013, Suomi NPP VIIRS sensor data record verification, validation, and long-term performance monitoring, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, DOI: 10.1002/2013JD020418

Chen, R., and C. Cao, 2011, Physical analysis and recalibration of MetOp HIRS using IASI for cloud studies, Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2011JD016427, in press

Wang, L., M. Goldberg, X. Wu, C. Cao, R. Iacovazzi, F. Yu, and Y. Li, 2011, Consistency assessment of Atmospheric Infrared Sounder and Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer radiances: Double differences versus simultaneous nadir overpasses, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 116

Cao, C., R. Chen, and L. Miller, 2011, Monitoring the Jason-2/AMR Stability Using SNO Observations from AMSU on MetOp-A, Marine Geodesy, 34:3-4, 431-446

Goldberg, M., G. Ohring, J. Butler, C. Cao, R. Datla, D. Doelling, V. Gartner, T. Hewison, R. Iacovazzi, D. Kin, T. Kurino, J. Laeuille, P. Minnis, D. Renaut, J. Schmetz, D. Tobin, L. Wang, F. Weng, X. Wu, F. Yu, P. Zhang, and T. Zhu, 2011, THE GLOBAL SPACE-BASED INTER-CALIBRATION SYSTEM, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 92:4 467-475

Wang, L., X. Wu, X. Li, M. Goldber, S. Sohn, and C. Cao, 2010, Comparison of AIRS and IASI Radiances Using GOES Imagers as Transfer Radiometers toward Climate Data Records, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 49:3 478-492

Cao, C., S. Uprety, J. Xiong, A. Wu, P. Jing, D. Smith, G. Chander, N. Fox, and S. Ungar, 2010, Establishing the Antarctic Dome C community reference standard site towards consistent measurements from Earth observation satellites, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 36:5 498-513

Iacovazzi, R., C. Cao, and S. Boukabara, 2009, Analysis of Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite NOAA-14 MSU and NOAA-15 AMSU-A relative measurement biases for climate change detection, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 114

Wang, L., C. Cao, and M. Goldberg, 2009, Intercalibration of GOES-11 and GOES-12 Water Vapor Channels with MetOp IASI Hyperspectral Measurements, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 26:9 1843-1855

Cao, C., and M. Goldberg, 2009, Spectral Bias Estimation of Historical HIRS Using IASI Observations for Improved Fundamental Climate Data Records, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 26:7 1378-1387

Wu, A., X. Xiong, and C. Cao, 2009, Tracking the calibration stability and consistency of the 3.7, 11.0 and 12.0 mu m channels of the NOAA-KLM AVHRR with MODIS, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30:22 5901-5917

Cao, C., E. Vermote, and X. Xiong, 2009, Using AVHRR lunar observations for NDVI long-term climate change detection, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 114

Cao, C., X. Xiong, A. Wu, and X. Wu, 2008, Assessing the consistency of AVHRR and MODIS L1B reflectance for generating fundamental climate data records, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 113:D9

Xiong, X., A. Wu, and C. Cao, 2008, On-orbit calibration and inter-comparison of Terra and Aqua MODIS surface temperature spectral bands, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29:17-18 5347-5359

Wang, L., and C. Cao, 2008, On-Orbit Calibration Assessment of AVHRR Longwave Channels on MetOp-A Using IASI, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 46:12 4005-4013

Iacovazzi, R., C. Cao, and S. Boukabara, 2008, Reducing uncertainties of SNO-estimated intersatellite AMSU-A brightness temperature biases for surface-sensitive channels, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 25:6 1048-1054

Shi, L., J. Bates, and C. Cao, 2008, Scene Radiance-Dependent Intersatellite Biases of HIRS Longwave Channels, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 25:12 2219-2229

Zhao, T., I. Laszlo, W. Guo, A. Heidinger, C. Cao, A. Jelenak, D. Tarpley, and J. Sullivan , 2008, Study of long-term trend in aerosol optical thickness observed from operational AVHRR satellite instrument, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 113:D7

Wu, A., X. Xiong, and C. Cao, 2008, Terra and Aqua MODIS inter-comparison of three reflective solar bands using AVHRR onboard the NOAA-KLM satellites, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29:7 1997-2010

Cao, C., K. Jarva, and P. Ciren, 2007, An improved algorithm for the operational calibration of the high-resolution infrared radiation sounder, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology,24:2 169-181

Wang, L., C. Cao, and P. Ciren, 2007, Assessing NOAA-16 HIRS radiance accuracy using simultaneous nadir overpass observations from AIRS, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 24:9 1546-1561

Iacovazzi, R., and C. Cao, 2007, Quantifying EOS Aqua and NOAA POES AMSU-A brightness temperature biases for weather and climate applications utilizing the SNO method, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 24:11 1895-1909

Zou, C., M. Goldberg, Z. Cheng, N. Grody, J. Sullivan, C. Cao, and D. Tarpley, 2006, Recalibration of microwave sounding unit for climate studies using simultaneous nadir overpasses, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 111:D19

Wu, X., and C. Cao, 2006, Sensor calibration in support for NOAA's satellite mission, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 23:1 80-90

Cao, C., H. Xu, J. Sullivan, L. McMillin, P. Ciren, and Y. Hou, 2005, Intersatellite radiance biases for the High-Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounders (HIRS) on board NOAA-15,-16, and-17 from simultaneous nadir observations, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 22:4 381-395

Cao, C., 2005, Simultaneous nadir overpasses for NOAA-6 to NOAA-17 satellites from 1980 to 2003 for the intersatellite calibration of radiometers, NOAA technical report NESDIS 118 74 p.

Ignatov, A., C. Cao, J. Sullivan, R. Levin, X. Wu, and R. Galvin, 2005, The usefulness of in-flight measurements of space count to improve calibration of the AVHRR solar reflectance bands, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 22:2 180-200

Cao, C., M. Weinreb, and H. Xu, 2004, Predicting simultaneous nadir overpasses among polar-orbiting meteorological satellites for the intersatellite calibration of radiometers, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 21:4 537-542

Cao, C., J. Sulivan, E. Maturi, and J. Sapper, 2004, The effect of orbit drift on the calibration of the 3.7 mu m channel of the AVHRR onboard NOAA-14 and its impact on night-time sea surface temperature retrievals, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 25:5 975-986

Rao, C., C. Cao, and N. Zhang, 2003, Inter-calibration of the Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer and the AlongTrack Scanning Radiometer-2, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 24:9 1913-1924

Heidinger, A., C. Cao, and J. Sullivan, 2002, Using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) to calibrate advanced very high resolution radiometer reflectance channels, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 107:D23

Cao, C., M. Weinreb, and J. Sullivan, 2001, Solar contamination effects on the infrared channels of the advanced very high resolution radiometer (AVHRR), Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 106:D24 33463-33469

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