Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Jorge Enrique Pinzon


Jorge Enrique Pinzon's Contact Card & Information.
Phone: 301.614.6685
Org Code: 618
Mail Code 618
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Brief Bio

An applied research mathematician with interest in: a) feature extraction from large geophysical temporal, multi- and hyper-spectral data; b) uncertainty quantification, quality assurance, and calibration of geophysical observations; c) image analysis, image compression, image classification, Bayes analysis; d) remote sensing applications for monitoring eco-climatic conditions associated with emerging infectious diseases.

Teaching Experience

1984-1986: Lecturer, Departamento de Matemáticas, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.
1986-1991: Assistant professor, Facultad de Computación, Universidad Autónoma de Manizales, Manizales, Colombia. Coordinator Area of Problem Solving and Scientific Computation. Computational methodologies  for modeling of scientific problems and problem solving.

Professional Societies

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

1992 - Present


 Earl C. Anthony Fellowship (Fall/95, Winter/96, Spring/96, Fall/96), Department of Applied Mathematics, University of California, Davis, CA.



2022. "The Arctic." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 103 (8): S257-S306 [10.1175/bams-d-22-0082.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Climate drivers of Arctic tundra variability and change using an indicators framework." Environmental Research Letters 16 (5): 055019 [10.1088/1748-9326/abe676] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "Changing seasonality of panarctic tundra vegetation in relationship to climatic variables." Environmental Research Letters 12 (5): 055003 [10.1088/1748-9326/aa6b0b] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "Climate drivers linked to changing seasonality of Alaska coastal tundra vegetation productivity." Earth Interact. 151016095240009 [10.1175/ei-d-15-0013.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "A non-stationary 1981-2012 AVHRR NDVI3g time series." Remote Sensing 6 (8): 6929-6960 [10.3390/rs6086929] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "Human Land-Use Practices Lead to Global Long-Term Increases in Photosynthetic Capacity." Remote Sensing 6 (6): 5717-5731 [10.3390/rs6065717] [Journal Article/Letter]

2013. "Temperature and vegetation seasonality diminishment over northern lands." Nature Climate Change 3 581-586 [doi:10.1038/nclimate1836] [Journal Article/Letter]

2013. "Evaluating and Quantifying the Climate-Driven Interannual Variability in Global Inventory Modeling and Mapping Studies (GIMMS) Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI3g) at Global Scales." Remote Sensing 5 (8): 3918-3950 [10.3390/rs5083918] [Journal Article/Letter]

2013. "Recent Declines in Warming and Vegetation Greening Trends over Pan-Arctic Tundra." Remote Sensing 5 (9): 4229-4254 [10.3390/rs5094229] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "Vector-borne infectious diseases and influenza." [Article in Book]

2012. "Dynamics of aboveground phytomass of the circumpolar Arctic tundra during the past three decades." Environmental Research Letters 7 (1): 1-12 [doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/1/015506] [Journal Article/Letter]

2011. "Recent change of vegetation growth trend in China." Environ. Res. Lett. 6 (4): 044027 [10.1088/1748-9326/6/4/044027] [Journal Article/Letter]

2010. "Short-term propagation of rainfall perturbations on terrestrial ecosystems in central California." Applied Vegetation Science 13 (2): 146-162 [10.1111/j.1654-109X.2009.01057.x] [Journal Article/Letter]

2010. "Circumpolar Arctic Tundra Vegetation Change Is Linked to Sea Ice Decline." Earth Interactions 14 (8): 1-20 [10.1175/2010EI315.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2009. "Reductions of noise and uncertainty in annual global surface temperature anomaly data." Advances in Adaptive Data Analysis 1 (3): 447-460 [10.1142/S1793536909000151] [Journal Article/Letter]

2008. "Book Review: Hyperspectral Data Exploitation: Theory and Applications, Wiley-Interscience Hoboken NJ (2007)." Computers & Geosciences 34 (12): 1970-1971 [10.1016/j.cageo.2007.10.015] [Journal Article/Letter]

2007. "The changing carbon cycle at Mauna Loa Observatory." PNAS 104 (11): 4249-4254 [Journal Article/Letter]

2007. "Satellite Monitoring of Ebola Virus Hemorrhagic Fever Epidemics." Our Changing Planet: The View from Space 104-109 [Article in Book]

2006. "Evaluation of the consistency of long-term NDVI time series derived from AVHRR,SPOT-vegetation, SeaWiFS, MODIS, and Landsat ETM+ sensors." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 44 (7): 1787-1793 [10.1109/TGRS.2005.860205] [Journal Article/Letter]

2006. "The Sensitivity of Millet Prices to Vegetation Dynamics in the Informal Markets of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger." Climatic Change 78 181-202 [Journal Article/Letter]

2005. "EMD Correction of Orbital Drift Artifacts in Satellite Data Stream." in Hilbert-Huang Transform and its Applications, E. N.E. Huang and S.S. Shen 167-186 [Article in Book]

2005. "Climate-based health monitoring systems for eco-climatic conditions associated with infectious diseases." Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique 98 (3): 239-243 [Journal Article/Letter]

2005. "Drier summers cancel out the CO2 uptake enhancement induced by warmer springs." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102 (31): 10823-10827 [10.1073/pnas.0501647102] [Journal Article/Letter]

2005. "An extended AVHRR 8-km NDVI dataset compatible with MODIS and SPOT vegetation NDVI data." International Journal of Remote Sensing 26 (20): 4485-4498 [10.1080/01431160500168686] [Journal Article/Letter]

2004. "Trigger events: Enviroclimatic coupling of Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreaks." American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 71 (5): 664-674 [Journal Article/Letter]

2004. "New Vegetation Index Dataset Available to Monitor Global Change." Transactions of the American Geophysical Union 85 565-569 [Journal Article/Letter]

2003. "The effect of vegetation on surface temperature: A statistical analysis of NDVI and climate data." J. Geophysical Research Letters 30 2147-2152 [Journal Article/Letter]

2003. "Northern hemisphere photosynthetic trends 1982-1999." Global Change Biology 9 1-15 [Journal Article/Letter]

2001. "Higher northern latitude normalized difference vegetation index and growing season trends from 1982 to 1999." Int. J. Biometeorology 45 184-190 [Journal Article/Letter]

2001. "Evaluating coherence of natural images by smoothness membership in Besov spaces." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 39 (9): 1879-1889 [10.1109/36.951078] [Journal Article/Letter]

1998. "Investigation of Leaf Biochemistry by Hierarchical Foreground and Background Analysis." IEEE TGARS 36 (6): 1913-1927 [Journal Article/Letter]

1995. "Multifractal analysis of Lidar measured water vapor." Boundary-Layer Meteorology 76 323-347 [Journal Article/Letter]


2012. "Chapter 6: Data Discovery, Access and Retrieval ." Environmental Tracking for Public Health Surveillance 229-291 [10.1201/b12680-10] [Article in Book]