Youtong Zheng is a doctoral student in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science. He graduated from Nanjing University of Information, Science and technology with a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science. His main research interests are satellite remote sensing of clouds and aerosols, aerosol-cloud interactions, and boundary-layer dynamics. He is currently working with Drs. Zhanqing Li from University of Maryland and Daniel Rosenfeld from Hebrew University on topics related to retrieving the height and updraft speed of cloud-base for convective clouds and boundary-layer moisture from NPP/VIIRS.