Xinyi Shen (沈心一) Ph.D.

Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing Laboratory/
Rm.5310, National Weather Center (NWC)

Mailing Address:
120 David L. Boren Blvd, Rm. 4610,
Norman OK 73072


2007–2012, Peking University (Remote Sensing and GIS Institute) — Ph.D. degree

2003–2007, Wuhan University (Remote Sensing School) — B.S. degree

Research Interests

Microwave Remote Sensing, i.e., forward and inversion modelling

Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar

surface soil moisture retrieval

Radiative Transfer Theory

Computational Electromagnetics



Chinese(native), English


Xinyi Shen, Yang Hong* Qiming Qin, Jeffrey Basara and Kebiao Mao, “A Semi-Physical Microwave Surface Emission Model for Soil Moisture Retrieval”,IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (Accepted).


Shen X., K. Mao, Y. Hong, Q. Qin and G. Zhang . “Bare surface soil moisture estimation using double-angle and dual-polarization L-band radar data”, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, VOL. 51(7), JULY 2013.


Shen, X.,  Q. Qin, Y Hong and G. Zhang, (2012).  “A matrix inversion approach of computing T-matrix for axially symmetrical particles of extreme shape and dielectrically large dimension”, Radio Science vol. 47(5) pp. RS5005 doi:10.1029/2011RS004906.

Mao, K., Y. Ma, X.Shen, B. Li, C. Li, Z. Li.(2012) Estimation of Broadband Emissivity (8-12um) from ASTER Data by Using RM-NN, Optics Express , 20(18): 20096-20101.


Shen X., Y. Hong, Q. Qin, W. Yuan, S. Chen, T. Grout, and S. Zhao, (2011). “Orientation angle calibration for bare soil moisture estimation using fully polarimetric SAR data”, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol.49(12), pp. 4987-4996.


ZHAO Shao-hua, Qin qi-ming, SHEN Xin-yi, et.,al.. “Review of microwave remote sensing on soil moisture monitoring”, Journal of Microwave, vol. 26(2), pp. 90-96 (in Chinese).

YU Fan, ZHAO Ying-shi, and SHEN Xin-yi, “Research on microwave two-scale scattering model for conducting random rough surface”, Journal of China University of Mining & Technology, Vol. 39(3), pp.459-464 (in Chinese).

YAO Yun-jun, QIN  Qi-ming, ZHAO Shao-hua, SHEN Xin-yi and SUI Xin-xin. “New index for soil moisture monitoring based on ∆Ts-albedo spectral information”, Spectroscopy and Spectral Analysis, Vol.31(6), pp.1557-1561 (in Chinese).

Conference Proceedings

Xinyi Shen, Qiming Qin and Haijian Ma, (2008). “DSM generation of buildings based on corresponding object constraint”, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2008. IEEE International vol. (3), pp.III-1292-III-1295.
Xinyi Shen, Qiming Qin, Yang Hong, et. al (2010). “An enhanced microwave backscattering canopy scattering model based on mimics”, American Geophysical Union 2010 Fall Meeting. (San Francisco, Dec.12-17, 2010) (oral presentation).


Qin Qi-ming, SHEN Xin-yi and Zhao Shao-hua,A roughness pin-meter” (applied in 2009, authorized in 2012). CN101776448A, China Invention Model Patent.

Cao Shui, SHEN Xin-yi and Han-ping Deng, “Implement of object oriented image segmentation algorithm” (applied in 2007), China National Defensive Patent (under revision).

Personal Interests

Playing Instruments, table tennis and badminton