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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
  • 1999-2003 Central China Normal UniversityBachelor 
  • 2003-2008 Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of SciencesPhD 
  • 2009-2011 University Corporation for Atmospheric ResearchResearch Scientist 
  • 2011-2013 University Corporation for Atmospheric ResearchProject Scientist 1 
  • 2013-2015 University Corporation for Atmospheric ResearchProject Scientist 2 
  • 2015.12-now: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of SciencesProfessor

Research Interests:
  1. GNSSRadio Occultation 
  2. Ionosphere 
  3. Data Assimilation 
  4. Space Weather Effects
Public Services:

  1. Presidential Excellence Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences 
  2. Excellent PhD thesis of CAS Nomination Award

Supported Projects:

Selected Publication:


  1. Yue, X., W. S. Schreiner, N. M. Pedatella, and Y.-H. Kuo, 2016: Characterizing GPS radio occultation loss of lock due to ionospheric weather, Space Weather, 14, doi:10.1002/2015SW001340. 
  2. Yue, X., Y.-H. Kuo, Z. Zeng, and W. Wan, 2016: GNSS radio occultation technique for near-Earth space environment detection, Chinese J. Geophys. (in Chinese), 59(4): 1161-1188, doi:10.6038/cjg20160401.  
  3. Liu, J.,W.Wang, A. Burns, X. Yue, S. Zhang, Y. Zhang, and C. Huang , 2016: Profiles of ionospheric storm-enhanced density during the 17 March 2015 great storm, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, 727–744, doi:10.1002/2015JA021832. 


  1. Yue,X., W. S. Schreiner, Y.-H. Kuo, and J. Lei, 2015: Ionosphere equatorial ionization anomaly observed by GPS radio occultations during 2006–2014, J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phys., 129: 30-40, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2015.04.004. 
  2. Yue, X., W. S. Schreiner, Z. Zeng, Y.-H.Kuo, and X. Xue, 2015: Case study on complex sporadic E layers observed by GPS radio occultations.  Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 225-236, doi:10.5194/amt-8-225-2015. 
  3. Su, F., W. Wang, A. G. Burns, X. Yue, and F. Zhu (2015), The correlation between electron temperature and density in the topside ionosphere during 2006–2009, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, 10,724–10,739, doi:10.1002/2015JA021303
  4. Pedatella, N. M., X. Yue, and W. S. Schreiner (2015), Comparison between GPS radio occultation electron densities and in situ satellite observations, Radio Sci., 50, 518–525. doi:10.1002/2015RS005677. 
  5. Pedatella, N. M., X. Yue, and W. S. Schreiner (2015), An improved inversion for FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC ionosphere electron density profiles, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, 8942–8953, doi:10.1002/2015JA021704
  6. Burns, A. G., S. C. Solomon, W. Wang, L. Qian, Y. Zhang, L. J. Paxton, X. Yue, J. P. Thayer, and H. L. Liu (2015), Explaining solar cycle effects on composition as it relates to the winter anomaly, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 5890–5898, doi:10.1002/2015JA021220. 
  7. Sun, L., J. Xu, W. Wang, X. Yue, W. Yuan, B. Ning, D. Zhang, and F. C. de Meneses (2015), Mesoscale field-aligned irregularity structures (FAIs) of airglow associated with medium-scale traveling ionospheric disturbances (MSTIDs), J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120,9839-9858,  doi:10.1002/2014JA020944
  8. Zhong, J., J. Lei, X. Dou, and X. Yue (2015), Assessment of vertical TEC mapping functions for space-based GNSS observations, GPS Solut., doi:10.1007/s10291-015-0444-6. 
  9. Zhong, J., J. Lei, X. Dou, and X. Yue (2015), Is the long-term variation of the estimated GPS differential code biases associated with ionospheric variability?, GPS Solut., doi:10.1007/s10291-015-0437-5. 
  10. Lin, J., and X. Yue (2015), Estimation and analysis of GPS satellite DCB based on LEO observations, GPS Solut., doi:10.1007/s10291-014-0433-1. 
  11. Luan, X., W. Wang, X. Dou, A. Burns, and X. Yue (2015), Longitudinal variations of the nighttime Elayer electron density in the auroral zone, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 825–833, doi:10.1002/2014JA020610. 
  12. Yu, X., C. She, W. Zhen, N. Bruno, D. Liu, X. Yue, M. Ou, and J. Xu, 2015: Ionospheric correction based on ingestion of Global Ionospheric Maps into the NeQuick 2 model. The Scientific World Journal, Article ID 376702, 11 pages, doi:10.1155/2015/376702. 
  13. Chen, Y., Wang, W., Burns, A. G., Liu, S., Gong, J., Yue, X., Jiang, G. and Coster, A. (2015),Ionospheric response to CIR-induced recurrent geomagnetic activity during the declining phase of solar cycle 23. J. Geophys. Res., 120: 1394–1418. doi: 10.1002/2014JA020657. 
  14. Zhao, B., J. Zhu, B. Xiong, X. Yue, M. Zhang, M. Wang, and W. Wan (2015), An empirical model of the occurrence of an additional layer in the ionosphere from the occultation technique: Preliminary results, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 10,204–10,218, doi:10.1002/2014JA020220. 


  1. Yue, X., W. S. Schreiner, N. Pedatella, R. A. Anthes, A. J. Mannucci, P. R. Straus, and J.-Y. Liu, 2014: Space Weather Observations by GNSS Radio Occultation: From FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC to FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2, Space Weather, 12, doi:10.1002/2014SW001133. 
  2. Yue, X., W. S. Schreiner, Y.-H. Kuo, J. J. Braun, Y.-C. Lin, and W. Wan, 2014: Observing System Simulation Experiment Study on Imaging the Ionosphere by Assimilating ground GNSS, LEO based Radio Occultation and Ocean Reflection, and Cross Link, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 52(7), 3759-3773, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2013.2275753. 
  3. Lin, J., X. Yue, Z. Zeng, Y. Lou, X. Shen, Y. Wu, W. S. Schreiner, and Y.-H. Kuo (2014), Empirical orthogonal function analysis and modeling of the ionospheric peak height during the years 2002–2011, J. Geophys. Res., 119, doi:10.1002/2013JA019626. 
  4. Lei, J., W. Wang, A. G. Burns, X. Yue, X. Dou, X. Luan, S. C. Solomon, and Y. C.-M. Liu (2014), New aspects of the ionospheric response to the October 2003 superstorms from multiple-satellite observations, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 2298–2317, doi:10.1002/2013JA019575. 
  5. Sheng, C., Y. Deng, X. Yue, and Y. Huang, 2014: Height-integrated Pedersen conductivity in both E and F regions from COSMIC observations. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics (2014), 115-116: 79-86, 
  6. Li, G., B. Ning, W. Wan, I. M. Reid, L. Hu, X. Yue, J. P. Younger, and B. K. Dolman (2014),Observational evidence of high-altitude meteor trail from radar interferometer, Geophys. Res. Lett.,41, doi:10.1002/2014GL061478. 
  7. Burns, A. G., W. Wang, L. Qian, S. C. Solomon, Y. Zhang, L. J. Paxton, and X. Yue (2014), On the solar cycle variation of the winter anomaly, J. Geophys. Res., 119, doi:10.1002/2013JA019552. 
  8. Sun, L., B. Zhao, X. Yue, T. Mao (2014), Comparison between ionospheric character parameters retrieved from FORMOSAT3 measurement and ionosonde observation over China. Chinese Journal Geophysics, 57(11): 3625-3632,doi: 10.6038/cjg20141116.  


  1. Yue, X., et al., 2013: The effect of the solar radio bursts on the GNSS radio occultation signals. J. Geophys. Res., 118, 5906–5918, doi:10.1002/jgra.50525. 
  2. Yue, X., W. S. Schreiner, and Y.-H. Kuo, 2013: Evaluating the effect of the global ionospheric map on aiding retrieval of radio occultation electron density profiles. GPS Solutions, 17(3), 327-335, doi:10.1007/s10291-012-0281-9. 
  3. Yue, X., W. S. Schreiner,Y.-H. Kuo, Q. Wu, Y. Deng, and W. Wang, 2013: GNSS radio occultation derived electron density quality in high latitude and polar region: NCAR-TIEGCM simulation and real data evaluation. J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phys., 98: 39-49, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2013.03.009. 
  4. Yue, X., W. S. Schreiner, C. Rocken, and Y.-H. Kuo, 2013: Validate the IRI2007 model by the COSMIC slant TEC data during the extremely solar minimum of 2008. Adv. Spa. Res., 51, 647-653, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2011.08.011. 
  5. Yue, X., W. S. Schreiner, Y.-H. Kuo, and C. Rocken (2013), GNSS radio occultation technique and space weather monitoring, Proceedings of the 26th International Technical Meeting of The Satellite Division (IONGNSS2013), Nashville, TN, 2508-2522. 
  6. Ho, S.-P., X. Yue, Z. Zeng, A. Chi, C.-Y. Huang, E. R. Kursinski, and Y.-H. Kuo (2013), Applications of COSMIC Radio Occultation Data from the Troposphere to Ionosphere and Potential Impacts of COSMIC-2 Data, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 95, ES18–ES22, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00035.1. 
  7. Zhao, B., M. Wang, Y. Wang, Z. Ren, X. Yue, J. Zhu, W. Wan, B. Ning, J. Liu, and B. Xiong (2013), East-west differences in F-region electron density at midlatitude: Evidence from the Far East region, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 542-553, doi:10.1029/2012JA018235. 


  1. Yue, X., W. S. Schreiner,Y.-H. Kuo, D. Hunt , W. Wang, S. Solomon , A. Burns , D. Bilitza , J. Y. Liu , W. Wan , and J. Wickert, 2012: Global 3-D Ionospheric Electron Density Reanalysis based on Multi-Source Data Assimilation. J. Geophys. Res., 117, A09325, doi:10.1029/2012JA017968. 
  2. Yue, X., W. S. Schreiner,and Y.-H. Kuo, 2012: A feasibility study of the radio occultation electron density retrieval aided by a global ionospheric data assimilation model. J. Geophys. Res.,117, A08301, doi:10.1029/2011JA017446. 
  3. Yue, X., W. S. Schreiner, C. Rocken, Y.-H. Kuo, and J. Lei, 2012: Artificial ionospheric Wave Number 4 structure below the F2 region due to the Abel retrieval of Radio Occultation measurements. GPS Solutions, 16(1), 1-7, doi:10.1007/s10291-010-0201-9. 


  1. Yue, X., W. S. Schreiner, C. Rocken, and Y.-H. Kuo, 2011: Evaluation of the orbit altitude electron density estimation and its effect on the Abel inversion from radio occultation measurements. Radio Sci., 46, RS1013, doi:10.1029/2010RS004514. 
  2. Yue, X., W. S. Schreiner, D. Hunt, C. Rocken, and Y.-H. Kuo, 2011: Quantitative evaluation of the low Earth orbit satellite based slant total electron content determination, Space Weather, 9, S09001, doi:10.1029/2011SW000687. 
  3. Yue, X., W. S. Schreiner, Y.-C. Lin, C. Rocken, Y.-H. Kuo, and B. Zhao, 2011: Data assimilation retrieval of electron density profiles from radio occultation measurements. J. Geophys. Res., 116, A03317, doi:10.1029/2010JA015980. 
  4. Liu, L., H. Le, Y. Chen, M. He, W. Wan, and X. Yue, 2011: Features of the middle- and low-latitude ionosphere during solar minimum as revealed from COSMIC radio occultation measurements. J. Geophys. Res., 116, A09307, doi:10.1029/2011JA016691. 
  5. Zhao, B., W. Wan, X. Yue, L. Liu, Z. Ren, M. He, and J. Liu, 2011: Global characteristics of occurrence of an additional layer in the ionosphere observed by COSMIC/ FORMOSAT-3. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L02101, doi:10.1029/2010GL045744. 
  6. Li, G., B. Ning, M. A. Abdu, X. Yue, L. Liu, W. Wan, and L. Hu, 2011: On the occurrence of postmidnight equatorial F region irregularities during the June solstice. J. Geophys. Res., 116, A04318, doi:10.1029/2010JA016056. 
  7. Zhao, B., W. Wan, B. Reinisch, X. Yue, H. Le, J. Liu, and B. Xiong, 2011: Features of the F3 layer in the low-latitude ionosphere at sunset. J. Geophys. Res., 116, A01313, doi:10.1029/2010JA016111. 


  1. Yue, X., W. S. Schreiner, J. Lei, C. Rocken, D. C. Hunt, Y.-H. Kuo, and W. Wan, 2010: Global ionospheric response observed by COSMIC satellites during the January 2009 stratospheric sudden warming event. J. Geophys. Res., 115, A00G09, doi:10.1029/2010JA015466. 
  2. Yue, X., W. S. Schreiner, J. Lei, S. V. Sokolovskiy, C. Rocken, D. C. Hunt, and Y.-H. Kuo, 2010: Error analysis of Abel retrieved electron density profiles from radio occultation measurements. Ann. Geophys., 28(1), 217–222, doi:10.5194/angeo-28-217-2010. 
  3. Yue, X., W. S. Schreiner, J. Lei, C. Rocken, Y.-H. Kuo, and W. Wan, 2010: Climatology of ionospheric upper transition height derived from COSMIC satellites during the solar minimum of 2008. J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phys., 72(17), 1270-1274, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2010.08.018. 
  4. Yue, X., W. Wan, L. Liu, B. Ning, B. Zhao, G. Li, and B. Xiong (2010), Development of an ionospheric numerical assimilation nowcast and forecast system based on Gauss-Markov kalman filter-An observation system simulation experiment taking example for China and its surrounding area, Chinese J. Geophys., 53(4), 787-795, doi:10.3969/j.issn.0001-5733.2010.04.003.  
  5. Lei, J., X. Yue, and W. S. Schreiner, 2010: Comment on “A new aspect of ionospheric E region electron density morphology” by Yen-Hsyang Chu, Kong-Hong Wu, and Ching-Lun Su. J. Geophys. Res., 115, A07313, doi:10.1029/2009JA015234. 
  6. Ding, F., W. Wan, B. Ning, L. Liu, H. Le, G. Xu, M. Wang, G. Li, Y. Chen, Z. Ren, B. Xiong, L. Hu, X. Yue, B. Zhao, F. Li, and M. Yang (2010), GPS TEC response to the 22 July 2009 total solar eclipse in East Asia, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A07308, doi:10.1029/2009JA015113. 
  7. Liu, L., M. He, X. Yue, B. Ning, and W. Wan (2010), Ionosphere around equinoxes during low solar activity, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A09307, doi:10.1029/2010JA015318. 
  8. Liu, L., W. Wan, B. Ning, M. Zhang, M. He, and X. Yue (2010), Longitudinal behaviors of the IRI-B parameters of the equatorial electron density profiles retrieved from FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC radio occultation measurements, Adv. Space Res., 46, 1064-1069, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2010.06.005. 
  9. Wan, W., J. Xiong, Z. Ren, L. Liu, M. L. Zhang, F. Ding, B. Ning, B. Zhao, and X. Yue (2010), Correlation between the ionospheric WN4 signature and the upper atmospheric DE3 tide, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A11303, doi:10.1029/2010JA015527. 
  10. Wen, J., W. Wan, F. Ding, X. Yue, C. She, and L. Liu (2010), Experimental observation and statistical analysis of the vertical TEC mapping function, Chinese J. Geophys., 53 (1), 22-29, doi:10.3969/j.issn.0001-5733.2010.01.003. 
  11. Li, G., B. Ning, L. Hu, L. Liu, X. Yue, and et al. (2010), Longitudinal development of low-latitude ionospheric irregularities during the geomagnetic storms of July 2004, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A04304, doi:10.1029/2009JA014830. 


  1. Ren, Z., W. Wan, L. Liu, R. A. Heelis, B. Zhao, Y. Wei, and X. Yue (2009), Influences of geomagnetic fields on longitudinal variations of vertical plasma drifts in the presunset equatorial topside ionosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A03305, doi:10.1029/2008JA013675. 
  2. Le, H., L. Liu, X. Yue, and W. Wan (2009), The ionospheric behavior in conjugate hemispheres during the 3 October 2005 solar eclipse, Ann. Geophys., 27, 179 – 184. 
  3. Le, H., L. Liu, X. Yue, W. Wan, and B. Ning (2009), Latitudinal dependence of the ionospheric response to solar eclipses, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A07308, doi:10.1029/2009JA014072. 
  4. Chen, Y., L. Liu, W. Wan, X. Yue, and S.-Y. Su (2009), Solar activity dependence of the topside ionosphere at low latitudes, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A08306, doi:10.1029/2008JA013957. 
  5. He, M., L. Liu, W. Wan, B. Ning, B. Zhao, J. Wen, X. Yue, and H. Le (2009), A study of the Weddell Sea Anomaly observed by FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A12309, doi:10.1029/2009JA014175. 


  1. Yue, X., W. Wan, L. Liu, H. Le, Y. Chen, and T. Yu (2008), Development of a middle and low latitude theoretical ionospheric model and an observation system data assimilation experiment, Chin. Sci. Bull., 53(1), 94-101.  
  2. Yue, X., W. Wan, L. Liu, B. Ning, B. Zhao, and M.-L. Zhang (2008), TIME-IGGCAS model validation: Comparisons with empirical models and observations, Sci. China Ser. E-Tec. Sci., 51(3), 308-322.  
  3. Yue, X., W. Wan, J. Lei, and L. Liu (2008), Modeling the relationship between E × B vertical drift and the time rate of change of hmF2 (ΔhmF2/Δt) over the magnetic equator, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L05104, doi:10.1029/2007GL033051. 
  4. Yue, X., L. Liu, W. Wan, Y. Wei, and Z. Ren (2008), Modeling the effects of secular variation of geomagnetic field orientation on the ionospheric long term trend over the past century, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A10301, doi:10.1029/2007JA012995. 
  5. La?tovi?ka, J., X. Yue, and W.Wan (2008), Long-term trends in foF2: Their estimating and origin, Ann. Geophys., 26, 593-598. 
  6. Le, H., L. Liu, X. Yue, and W. Wan (2008), The ionospheric responses to the 11 August 1999 solar eclipse: observations and modeling, Ann. Geophys., 26, 107-116. 
  7. Mao, T., W. Wan, X. Yue, L. Sun, and B. Zhao (2008), An empirical orthogonal function model of total electron content over China, Radio Sci., 43, RS2009, doi:10.1029/2007RS003629. 
  8. Li, G., B. Ning, L. Liu, B. Zhao, X. Yue, S.-Y. Su, and S. Venkatraman (2008), Correlative study of plasma bubbles, evening equatorial ionization anomaly, and equatorial prereversal E _ B drifts at solar maximum, Radio Sci., 43, RS4005, doi:10.1029/2007RS003760. 
  9. Ren, Z., W. Wan, L. Liu, B. Zhao, Y. Wei, X. Yue, and R. A. Heelis (2008), Longitudinal variations of electron temperature and total ion density in the sunset equatorial topside ionosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L05108, doi:10.1029/2007GL032998. 
  10. Le, H., L. Liu, X. Yue, and W. Wan (2008), The midlatitude F2 layer during solar eclipses: Observations and modeling, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A08309, doi:10.1029/2007JA013012. 


  1. Yue, X., W. Wan, L. Liu, and T. Mao (2007), Statistical analysis on spatial correlation of ionospheric day-to-day variability by using GPS and Incoherent Scatter Radar observations, Ann. Geophys., 25, 1815–1825. 
  2. Yue, X., W. Wan, L. Liu, F. Zheng, J. Lei, B. Zhao, G. Xu, S. Zhang, and J. Zhu (2007), Data assimilation of incoherent scatter radar observation into a one-dimensional midlatitude ionospheric model by applying ensemble Kalman filter, Radio Sci., 42, RS6006, doi:10.1029/2007RS003631. 
  3. Yu, X., W. Wan, L. Liu, X. Yue, and G. Xu (2007), A sudy of correlation distance of the day-to-day variability of F2-layer peak electron density over Europe, Chinese J. Geophys., 50(5), 1283-1288. 
  4. Liu, L., W. Wan, X. Yue, B. Zhao B. Ning, and M. Zhang (2007), The dependence of plasma density in the topside ionosphere on the solar activity level, Ann. Geophys., 25, 1337-1343. 
  5. Liu, L., B. Zhao, W. Wan, S. Venkatraman, M. Zhang, and X. Yue (2007), Yearly variations of global plasma densities in the topside ionosphere at middle and low latitudes, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A07303, doi:10.1029/2007JA012283. 
  6. Le, H., L. Liu, B. Chen, J. Liu, X. Yue, and W. Wan(2007), Modeling the responses of the middle latitude ionosphere to solar flares, J. Atoms. Solar-Terres. Phys., 69, 1587-1598. 
  7. Wei, Y., M. Hong, W. Wan, A. Du, J. Lei, B. Zhao, W. Wang, Z. Ren, and X. Yue (2007), Unusually Long Lasting Impulsive Penetration of IEF to Equatorial Ionosphere under Oscillating IMF Bz, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L02102, doi:10.1029/2007GL032305. 


  1. Yue, X., W. Wan, L. Liu, and B. Ning (2006), An empirical model of ionospheric foE over Wuhan, Earth Planets Space, 58, 323-330. 
  2. Yue, X., W. Wan, L. Liu, B. Ning, and B. Zhao (2006), Applying artificial neural network to derive long-term foF2 trends in the Asia/Pacific sector from ionosonde observations, J. Geophys. Res., VOL. 111, A10303, doi:10.1029/2005JA011577. 


  1. Zhao, B., W. Wan, L. Liu, X. Yue, and S. Venkatraman (2005), Statistical characteristics of the total ion density in the topside ionosphere during the period 1996–2004 using empirical orthogonal function (EOF) analysis, Ann. Geophys., 23, 3615-3631.
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