• Journal Papers

Total: >70 peer-reviewed SCI papers; Feng as first and corresponding author for 42 papers. Cited times: 2758 (data from Google Scholar). (as of 03/01/2021). Underlined are students or post-docs.


  1. Feng, L.*, Dai, Y., Hou, X., Liu, J., & Zheng, C. (2021). Concerns on phytoplankton bloom trends in global lakes. Nature. 590, E35–E47
  2. 冯炼.卫星遥感解译湖泊蓝藻水华的几个关键问题探讨. 湖泊科学, 2021, 33(3). DOI: 10.18307/2021.0301
  3. Zhou, Q., Wang, J., Tian, L., Feng, L., Li, J., & Xing, Q. (2021). Remotely sensed water turbidity dynamics and its potential driving factors in an urbanizing city. Journal of Hydrology, 593, 125893


  1. Hou, X., Feng, L.*, Tang, J., Song, X., Liu, J., Zhang, Y., Wang, J., Xu, Y., Dai, Y., Zheng, Y., Zheng, C., & Bryan, B. (2020). Anthropogenic transformation of Yangtze Plain freshwater lakes: patterns, drivers and impacts. Remote Sensing of Environment, 248, 14
  2. Guan, Q., Feng, L.*, Hou, X., Schurgers, G., Zheng, Y., & Tang, J. (2020). Eutrophication changes in fifty large lakes on the Yangtze Plain of China derived from MERIS and OLCI observations. Remote Sensing of Environment, 246, 17
  3. Qi, W., Feng, L.*, Liu, J., & Yang, H. (2020). Snow as an Important Natural Reservoir for Runoff and Soil Moisture in Northeast China. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 125, 15
  4. Pi, X., Feng, L.*, Li, W., Zhao, D., Kuang, X., & Li, J. (2020). Water clarity changes in 64 large alpine lakes on the Tibetan Plateau and the potential responses to lake expansion. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 170, 192-204
  5. Wang, Y.,Feng, L.*, Liu, J., Hou, X., & Chen, D. (2020). Changes of inundation area and water turbidity of Tonle Sap Lake: responses to climate changes or upstream dam construction? Environmental Research Letters, 15, 0940a0941
  6. Tong, Y., Feng, L.*, Sun, K., & Tang, J. (2020). Assessment of the Representativeness of MODIS Aerosol Optical Depth Products at Different Temporal Scales Using Global AERONET Measurements. Remote Sensing, 12, 2330
  7. Zhao, D.,& Feng, L.* (2020). Assessment of the Number of Valid Observations and Diurnal Changes in Chl-a for GOCI: Highlights for Geostationary Ocean Color Missions. Sensors, 20, 3377
  8. Xu, Y., Feng, L.*, Zhao, D., & Lu, J. (2020). Assessment of Landsat atmospheric correction methods for water color applications using global AERONET-OC data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 93, 11
  9. Wang, J., Chen, J.*, Feng, L.*, Xu, J., & Zhang, F. (2020). Redefining the Directional-Hemispherical Reflectance and Transmittance of Needle-Shaped Leaves to Address Issues in Their Existing Measurement Methods. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 86, 627-641
  10. Hu, C., Feng, L., & Guan, Q. (in press). A Machine Learning Approach to Estimate Surface Chlorophyll a Concentrations in Global Oceans From Satellite Measurements. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  11. Wang, S., Li, J., Zhang, B., Lee, Z., Spyrakos, E., Feng, L., Liu, C., Zhao, H., Wu, Y., Zhu, L., Jia, L., Wan, W., Zhang, F., Shen, Q., Tyler, A., & Zhang, X.(2020). Changes of water clarity in large lakes and reservoirs across China observed from long-term MODIS. Remote Sensing of Environment, 247, 17
  12. Liu, Y., Ye, Q., Huang, W., Feng, L., Wang, Y., Xie, Z., Yong, S., Zhang, S., Jiang, B., Zheng, Y., & Wang, J. (2020). Spectroscopic and molecular-level characteristics of dissolved organic matter in the Pearl River Estuary, South China. Science of The Total Environment, 710, 11
  13. Qi, W., Liu, J., Yang, H., Zhu, X., Tian, Y., Jiang, X., Huang, X., & Feng, L. (2020). Large Uncertainties in Runoff Estimations of GLDAS Versions 2.0 and 2.1 in China. Earth and Space Science, 7, 11
  14. Hu, C., Barnes, B., Feng, L., Wang, M., & Jiang, L. (2020). On the Interplay Between Ocean Color Data Quality and Data Quantity: Impacts of Quality Control Flags. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 17, 745-749


  1. Dai, Y., Feng, L.*, Hou, X., Choi, C., Liu, J., Cai, X., Shi, L., Zhang, Y., & Gibson, L. (2019). Policy-driven changes in enclosure fisheries of large lakes in the Yangtze Plain: Evidence from satellite imagery. Science of The Total Environment, 688, 1286-1297
  2. Feng, L., Liv, J., Ali, T., Li, J., Li, J., & Kuang, X. (2019). Impacts of the decreased freeze-up period on primary production in Qinghai Lake. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 83, 10
  3. Zhou, Y., Ma, J., Zhang, Y., Li, J., Feng, L., Zhang, Y., Shi, K., Brookes, J., & Jeppesen, E. (2019). Influence of the three Gorges Reservoir on the shrinkage of China's two largest freshwater lakes. Global and Planetary Change, 177, 45-55
  4. Li, J., Gao, M., Feng, L.*, Zhao, H., Shen, Q.*, Zhang, F., Wang, S., & Zhang, B. (2019). Estimation of Chlorophyll-a Concentrations in a Highly Turbid Eutrophic Lake Using a Classification-Based MODIS Land-Band Algorithm.IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 12, 3769-3783
  5. Feng, L.*, Hou, X., & Zheng, Y. (2019). Monitoring and understanding the water transparency changes of fifty large lakes on the Yangtze Plain based on long-term MODIS observations. Remote Sensing of Environment, 221, 675-686
  6. Hu, C., Feng, L., Lee, Z., Franz, B., Bailey, S., Werdell, P., & Proctor, C. (2019). Improving Satellite Global Chlorophyll a Data Products Through Algorithm Refinement and Data Recovery. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 124, 1524-1543
  7. Hou, X., Chen, X., Liu, W., Feng, L., & Ali, T. (2019). Changes in the wetland vegetation growth patterns in large lakes on the Yangtze Plain. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 40, 4290-4301


  1. Feng, L., Hou, X., Li, J., & Zheng, Y. (2018). Exploring the potential of Rayleigh-corrected reflectance in coastal and inland water applications: A simple aerosol correction method and its merits.ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 146, 52-64
  2. Feng, L., C. Hu, & Li, (2018). Can MODIS Land Reflectance Products be Used for Estuarine and Inland Waters? Water Resources Research, 54, 3583-3601. (Cover paper)
  3. Han, X., Feng, L.*, Hu, C., & Chen, X.(2018). Wetland changes of China's largest freshwater lake and their linkage with the Three Gorges Dam. Remote Sensing of Environment, 204, 799-811
  4. Hou, X., Feng, L.*, Chen, X., & Zhang, Y. (2018). Dynamics of the wetland vegetation in large lakes of the Yangtze Plain in response to both fertilizer consumption and climatic changes. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 141, 148-160
  5. Liu, H., Yin, J., & Feng, L.*(2018). The Dynamic Changes in the Storage of the Danjiangkou Reservoir and the Influence of the South-North Water Transfer Project. Scientific reports, 8, 12
  6. Han, X., Feng, L.,Hu, C., & Kramer, P. (2018). Hurricane‐Induced Changes in the Everglades National Park Mangrove Forest: Landsat Observations between 1985 and 2017. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 123, 3470-3488
  7. Hu, C., Feng, L., Holmes, J., Swayze, G., Leifer, I., Melton, C., Garcia, O., MacDonald, I., Hess, M., Muller-Karger, F., Graettinger, G., & Green, R.(2018). Remote sensing estimation of surface oil volume during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil blowout in the Gulf of Mexico: scaling up AVIRIS observations with MODIS measurements. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 12, 44


  1. Feng, L., & Hu, C. (2017). Land adjacency effects on MODIS Aqua top-of-atmosphere radiance in the shortwave infrared: Statistical assessment and correction. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 122, 4802-4818
  2. Hou, X., Feng, L.*, Duan, H., Chen, X., Sun, D., & Shi, K. (2017). Fifteen-year monitoring of the turbidity dynamics in large lakes and reservoirs in the middle and lower basin of the Yangtze River, China. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 107-121 (highlighted by IOCCG Newsletter)
  3. Shi, Y., Feng, L.*, & Gong, J. (2017). Four decades of the morphological dynamics of the lakes in the Jianghan Plain using Landsat observations. Water and Environment Journal, 31, 353-359
  4. Li, J., Hu, C., Shen, Q., Barnes, B., Murch, B., Feng, L., Zhang, M., & Zhang, B. (2017). Recovering low quality MODIS-Terra data over highly turbid waters through noise reduction and regional vicarious calibration adjustment: A case study in Taihu Lake. Remote Sensing of Environment, 197, 72-84
  5. Cao, Z., Duan, H., Feng, L., Ma, R., & Xue, K. (2017). Climate- and human-induced changes in suspended particulate matter over Lake Hongze on short and long timescales. Remote Sensing of Environment, 192, 98-113
  6. Song, Z., Liang, S., Feng, L., He, T., Song, X., & Zhang, L. (2017). Temperature changes in Three Gorges Reservoir Area and linkage with Three Gorges Project. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 122, 4866-4879
  7. Feng, L., Hu, C., Barnes, B., Mannino, A., Heidinger, A., Strabala, K., & Iraci, L. (2017). Cloud and Sun-glint statistics derived from GOES and MODIS observations over the Intra-Americas Sea for GEO-CAPE mission planning. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 122, 1725-1745


  1. Feng, L., Han, X., Hu, C., & Chen, X. (2016). Four decades of wetland changes of the largest freshwater lake in China: Possible linkage to the Three Gorges Dam? Remote Sensing of Environment, 176, 43-55
  2. Feng, L., & Hu, C. (2016). Cloud adjacency effects on top-of-atmosphere radiance and ocean color data products: A statistical assessment. Remote Sensing of Environment, 174, 301-313
  3. Feng, L., Li, J., Gong, W., Zhao, X., Chen, X., & Pang, X. (2016). Radiometric cross-calibration of Gaofen-1 WFV cameras using Landsat-8 OLI images: A solution for large view angle associated problems. Remote Sensing of Environment, 174, 56-68
  4. Cai, X., Feng, L.*, Hou, X., & Chen, X. (2016). Remote Sensing of the Water Storage Dynamics of Large Lakes and Reservoirs in the Yangtze River Basin from 2000 to 2014. Scientific Reports, 6, 9
  5. Li, J., Feng, L.*, Pang, X., Gong, W., & Zhao, X. (2016). Radiometric cross Calibration of Gaofen-1 WFV Cameras Using Landsat-8 OLI Images: A Simple Image-Based Method. Remote Sensing, 8, 19
  6. Hu, C., & Feng, L.(2016). Modified MODIS fluorescence line height data product to improve image interpretation for red tide monitoring in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 11, 14
  7. Hu, C., Hardy, R., Ruder, E., Geggel, A., Feng, L., Powers, S., Hernandez, F., Graettinger, G., Bodnar, J., & McDonald, T. (2016). Sargassum coverage in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico during 2010 from Landsat and airborne observations: Implications for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill impact assessment. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 107, 15-21
  8. Sun, S., Hu, C., Feng, L., Swayze, G., Holmes, J., Graettinger, G., MacDonald, I., Garcia, O., & Leifer, I. (2016). Oil slick morphology derived from AVIRIS measurements of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Implications-for spatial resolution requirements of remote sensors. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 103, 276-285
  9. Feng, L.*, & Hu, C. (2016). Comparison of Valid Ocean Observations Between MODIS Terra and Aqua Over the Global Oceans. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and remote sensing, 54, 1575-1585


  1. Han, X., Chen, X., & Feng, L.*(2015). Four decades of winter wetland changes in Poyang Lake based on Landsat observations between 1973 and 2013. Remote Sensing of Environment, 156, 426-437
  2. Chen, X., Han, X., & Feng, L.*(2015). Towards a practical remote-sensing model of suspended sediment concentrations in turbid waters using MERIS measurements. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36, 3875-3889
  3. Cai, X., Feng, L.*, Wang, Y., & Chen, X. (2015). Influence of the Three Gorges Project on the Water Resource Components of Poyang Lake Watershed: Observations from TRMM and GRACE. Advances in Meteorology, 2015, 1-7
  4. Hu, C., Feng, L., Hardy, R., & Hochberg, E. (2015). Spectral and spatial requirements of remote measurements of pelagic Sargassum macroalgae. Remote Sensing of Environment, 167, 229-246
  5. MacDonald, I., Garcia-Pineda, O., Beet, A., Asl, S., Feng, L., Graettinger, G., French-McCay, D., Holmes, J., Hu, C., Huffer, F., Leifer, I., Muller-Karger, F., Solow, A., Silva, M., & Swayze, G. (2015). Natural and unnatural oil slicks in the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 120, 8364-8380
  6. Li, J., Chen, X., Tian, L., Huang, J., & Feng, L.(2015). Improved capabilities of the Chinese high-resolution remote sensing satellite GF-1 for monitoring suspended particulate matter (SPM) in inland waters: Radiometric and spatial considerations. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 106, 145-156
  7. Zhang, P., Lu, J., Feng, L., Chen, X., Zhang, L., Xiao, X., & Liu, H. (2015). Hydrodynamic and Inundation Modeling of China's Largest Freshwater Lake Aided by Remote Sensing Data. Remote Sensing, 7, 4858-4879
  8. Li, J., Chen, X., Tian, L., & Feng, L.(2015). Tracking radiometric responsivity of optical sensors without on-board calibration systems-case of the Chinese HJ-1A/1B CCD sensors. Optics Express, 23, 1829-1847
  9. Duan, H., Loiselle, S., Zhu, L., Feng, L., Zhang, Y., & Ma, R. (2015). Distribution and incidence of algal blooms in Lake Taihu. Aquatic Sciences, 77, 9-16


  1. Feng, L., Hu, C., Chen, X., & Song, Q. (2014). Influence of the Three Gorges Dam on total suspended matters in the Yangtze Estuary and its adjacent coastal waters: Observations from MODIS. Remote Sensing of Environment, 140, 779-788
  2. Feng, L., Hu, C., & Chen, X. (2014). Dramatic Inundation Changes of China's Two Largest Freshwater Lakes: Natural Process or Influenced by the Three Gorges Dam? A Revisit. Environmental Science & Technology, 48, 2088-2089
  3. Feng, L., Hu, C., Han, X., Chen, X., & Qi, L. (2014). Long-Term Distribution Patterns of Chlorophyll-a Concentration in China's Largest Freshwater Lake: MERIS Full-Resolution Observations with a Practical Approach. Remote Sensing, 7, 275-299
  4. Han, X., Feng, L.*, Chen, X., & Yesou, H. (2014). MERIS observations of chlorophyll-a dynamics in Erhai Lake between 2003 and 2009. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35, 8309-8322
  5. Hu, C., & Feng, L.*(2014). GOES Imager Shows Diurnal Changes of a Trichodesmium erythraeum Bloom on the West Florida Shelf. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 11, 1428-1432
  6. Tian, L., Wai, O. W., Chen, X., Liu, Y., Feng, L., Li, J., & Huang, J. (2014). Assessment of Total Suspended Sediment Distribution under Varying Tidal Conditions in Deep Bay: Initial Results from HJ-1A/1B Satellite CCD Images. Remote Sensing, 6, 9911-9929
  7. Duan, H., Feng, L., Ma, R., Zhang, Y., & Loiselle, S. (2014). Variability of particulate organic carbon in inland waters observed from MODIS Aqua imagery. Environmental Research Letters, 9, 10
  8. Zhao, X., Stein, A., Zhang, X., Feng, L., & Chen, X. (2014). Variation analysis of lake extension in space and time from MODIS images using random sets. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 30, 86-97
  9. Li, J., Tian, L., Chen, X., Li, X., Huang, J., Lu, J., & Feng, L.(2014). Remote-sensing monitoring for spatio-temporal dynamics of sand dredging activities at Poyang Lake in China. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35, 6004-6022
  10. Huang, J., Chen, L., Chen, X., Tian, L., Feng, L., Yesou, H., & Li, F. (2014). Modification and validation of a quasi-analytical algorithm for inherent optical properties in the turbid waters of Poyang Lake, China. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 8, 16
  11. Lu, J., Chen, X., Cai, X., & Feng, L.(2014). Geomatics-based water capacity monitoring for Quake Lake and its web service implementation. Desalination and Water Treatment, 52, 2700-2708


  1. Feng, L., Hu, C., Chen, X., & Zhao, X. (2013). Dramatic Inundation Changes of China's Two Largest Freshwater Lakes Linked to the Three Gorges Dam. Environmental Science & Technology, 47, 9628-9634
  2. Hu, C., Feng, L., & Lee, Z. (2013). Uncertainties of SeaWiFS and MODIS remote sensing reflectance: Implications from clear water measurements. Remote Sensing of Environment, 133, 168-182
  3. Le, C., Hu, C., English, D., Cannizzaro, J., Chen, Z., Feng, L., Boler, R., & Kovach, C. (2013). Towards a long-term chlorophyll-a data record in a turbid estuary using MODIS observations. Progress in Oceanography, 109, 90-103


  1. Feng, L., Hu, C., Chen, X., Cai, X., Tian, L., & Gan, W. (2012). Assessment of inundation changes of Poyang Lake using MODIS observations between 2000 and 2010. Remote Sensing of Environment, 121, 80-92 (highlighted by NASA)
  2. Feng, L., Hu, C., Chen, X., Tian, L., & Chen, L. (2012). Human induced turbidity changes in Poyang Lake between 2000 and 2010: Observations from MODIS. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 117, 19
  3. Feng, L., Hu, C., & Chen, X. (2012). Satellites Capture the Drought Severity Around China's Largest Freshwater Lake. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 5, 1266-1271
  4. Hu, C., Feng, L., Lee, Z., Davis, C., Mannino, A., McClain, C., & Franz, B. (2012). Dynamic range and sensitivity requirements of satellite ocean color sensors: learning from the past. Applied Optics, 51, 6045-6062 (Editor highlighted paper)
  5. Hu, C., Feng, L., & Lee, Z. (2012). Evaluation of GOCI Sensitivity for At-Sensor Radiance and GDPS-Retrieved Chlorophyll-a Products. Ocean Science Journal, 47, 279-285
  6. Yu, Z., Chen, X., Zhou, B., Tian, L., Yuan, X., & Feng, L.(2012). Assessment of total suspended sediment concentrations in Poyang Lake using HJ-1A/1B CCD imagery. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 30, 295-304


  1. Feng, L., Hu, C., Chen, X., Li, R., Tian, L., & Murch, B. (2011). MODIS observations of the bottom topography and its inter-annual variability of Poyang Lake. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 2729-2741 (highlighted by IOCCG Newsletter)
  2. Feng, L., Hu, C., Chen, X., & Li, R. (2011). Satellite observations make it possible to estimate Poyang Lake's water budget. Environmental Research Letters, 6, 7


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