Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Michael F Jasinski

(RSCH AST, EARTH SCIENCES REMOTE SENS)

Michael F Jasinski's Contact Card & Information.
Email: michael.f.jasinski@nasa.gov
Phone: 301.614.5782
Org Code: 617
Address:
NASA/GSFC
Mail Code 617
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Employer:
NASA

Research Interests


Positions/Employment


Research Hydrologist

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - Greenbelt, Maryland

1989 - Present


Assistant Chief for Science Research, Hydrological Sciences Laboratory

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - Greenbelt, MD

June 2016 - Present


Program Manager, Terrestrial Hydrology Program

NASA Headquarters - Washington DC

2000 - 2002


Research Assistant

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, Massachusetts

1984 - 1989



Hydrologic Engineer

Harza Engineering Company - Chicago, Illinois

1978 - 1984



Water Resources Engineer

United States Peace Corps - The Gambia, West Africa

1976 - 1978


Research & Teaching Assistant

Cornell University - Ithaca NY

1975 - 1976

Education


Sc.D. in Civil Engineering, 1989, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.S. in Hydrology, 1976, Cornell University

B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1974, Cornell University

École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d'Aérotechnique, 1973, Poitiers, France

Professional Societies


American Geophysical Union

1987 - 2023


American Meteorological Society

2008 - 2023

Professional Service


Recent Program and Committee Chairmanships and Memberships

  • ICESat-2 Science Team, 2008 - present
  • ICESat-2 Science Team, Hydrology Lead, 2018-2024 (post launch)
  • ICESat-2 Science Definition Team, Hydrology Lead, 2008-2018 (pre-launch)
  • Principal Investigator, ICESat-2 Inland Surface Water Data Product, 2013-2023
  • IWG on Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IWG-OCM), Subtask on Satellite Derived Bathymetry, 2017-present
  • IWG on Ocean Exploration and Characterization (IWG-OEC), 2019 - present
  • NASA Appointment: Task Force for Presidential Memorandum on Ocean Mapping of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone and the Shoreline and Nearshore Alaska, November 2019-2020
  • ICESat-2 Science Team Liaison for Applied Sciences Applications, 2008-2020
  • Principal Investigator, National Climate Assessment Land Data Assimilation System (NCA-LDAS), 2014-present
  • GRACE-FO Mission, Deputy Program Applications Lead, 2016-2019
  • GSFC representative for Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) Mission, 2016-2019
  • Co-Investigator, ICESat-2 Global Vegetation Roughness Length for Momentum, 2020-present
  • Co-Investigator, NASA ROSES Satellite Estimation of Stream Discharge in Alaska, Lead for ICESat-2 Lidar altimetry, 2019-21
  • Co-Investigator, Landslide Probability Estimation for the Pacific Northwest, 2016-2018

 

 

Awards


  • NASA Honor Award, Early Adopter Pathfinders, 2024
  • NASA GSFC Earth Sciences Peer Award for Scientific Achievement, 2020
  • NASA Honor Award, Silver Achievement Medal - Group, ICESat-2 Project Team, 2019
  • NASA Honor Award, Group Achievement, ICESat-2 Launch and Commissioning, 2019
  • NASA Honor Award, Group Achievement, ICESat-2 Team, 2019
  • Scientific Achievement, NASA GSFC Earth Sciences Division Award, 2014
  • NASA Honor Award, Group Achievement, Goddard Applied Sciences Team, 2008
  • Outstanding Publication, GSFC Hydrospheric and Biospheric Processes Sciences Lab, 2006
  • NASA GSFC Performance Award: 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • NASA Special Thanks and Recognition Award, 2005, 2020

 

Grants


National Climate Assessment Land Data Assimilation System (NCA-LDAS), 2014-present - NASA - Awarded: 0000-00-00


Dates:  - 


Shallow Water Bathymetry Products and Analysis for Near-Shore Coastal and Inland Waters, 2021-2024 - NASA - Awarded: 0000-00-00


Dates:  - 


ICESat-2 Inland Water Science Team (post launch), 2018 - present - NASA - Awarded: 0000-00-00


Dates:  - 


NASA ROSES Satellite Estimation of Stream Discharge in Alaska, Lead for ICESat-2 Lidar altimetry, 2019-2021 - NASA - Awarded: 0000-00-00


Dates:  - 


ICESat-2 Global Vegetation Roughness Length for Momentum, 2020-2023 - NASA - Awarded: 0000-00-00


Dates:  - 


ICESat-2 Science Team Liaison for Applied Sciences Applications, 2008-2020 - NASA Applied Sciences - Awarded: 0000-00-00


Dates:  - 


GRACE-FO Mission, 2016-2019 - NASA Applied Sciences - Awarded: 0000-00-00


Dates:  - 


Landslide Probability Estimation for the Pacific Northwest, 2016-2018 - NASA - Awarded: 0000-00-00


Dates:  - 

Publications


Refereed

2023. "US crop yield losses from hydroclimatic hazards." Environmental Research Letters 18 [Full Text] [10.1088/1748-9326/ad0c87] [Journal Article/Letter]

2023. "Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) for Along Track Inland Surface Water Data ATL13 Release 006 ." NSIDC Release 6 179 [Full Text] [10.5067/03JYGZ0758UL] [Report]

2023. "Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) for Mean Inland Surface Water Data ATL22 Release 003." NSIDC Release 3 42 [Full Text] [DOI: 10.5067/5AALHPWLMJ4D] [Report]

2022. "ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Along Track Inland Surface Water Data Quick Look, Quick Look Version 5." NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center Ver 5 [Full Text] [https://doi.org/10.5067/ATLAS/ATL13QL.005] [Dataset]

2021. "Very High-Resolution Satellite-Derived Bathymetry and Habitat Mapping Using Pleiades-1 and ICESat-2." Remote Sensing 14 (1): 133 [10.3390/rs14010133] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) for Ocean Surface Height Ver 5." NASA Snow and Ice Data Center ver 5 153 [Full Text] [https://doi.org/10.5067/ATLAS/ATL12.005] [Report]

2021. "ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3B Mean Inland Surface Water Data, Version 2." NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt MD (Release 2): [10.5067/ATLAS/ATL22.002] [Dataset]

2021. "Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) for Mean Inland Surface Water Data ATL22 ." National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder Co. Release 2 40 pp. [10.5067/T5E9DIITUDN4] [Report]

2021. "ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Along Track Inland Surface Water Surface Data Products, ATL13, Version 5." NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center, Boulder CO Version 5 [10.5067/ATLAS/ATL13.005] [Dataset]

2021. "Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) for Along Track Inland Surface Water Data Products, ATL13 ." NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD Version 5 124 [Full Text] [10.5067/RI5QTGTSVHRZ] [Report]

2021. "ATL13 Along Track Surface Water Data, Release 005 Algorithm Notes and Known Issues." National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder CO [Full Text] [Dataset]

2021. "A semi-empirical scheme for bathymetric mapping in shallow water by ICESat-2 and Sentinel-2: A case study in the South China Sea." ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 178 1-19 [10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2021.05.012] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Development and evaluation of 0.05° terrestrial water storage estimates using CABLE land surface model and assimilation of GRACE data." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences [10.5194/hess-25-4185-2021] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "ICESat-2 Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) for Along Track Inland Surface Water Data, ATL13, Version 4." National Snow and Ice Data Center (Version 4): 103 [10.5067/RNI05Y2CJ9FV] [Report]

2021. "Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) for Ocean Surface Height, Release 4." NASA Goddard Space Flight Center [Full Text] [Report]

2021. "Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for Ocean Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing the United States Exclusive Economic Zone." NOAA [Full Text] [Report]

2020. "ICESat‐2 melt depth retrievals: application to surface melt on Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica." Geophysical Research Letters [10.1029/2020gl090550] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR MAPPING, EXPLORING, AND CHARACTERIZING THE UNITED STATES EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE." NOAA Ocean Exploration Technology Board 20 [Full Text] [Report]

2020. "Building a landslide hazard indicator with machine learning and land surface models." Environmental Modelling & Software 129 104692 [10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104692] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) for Inland Water Data Products, ATL13, Version 3." NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. 112 [Full Text] [https://doi.org:10.5067/L870NVUK02YA] [Report]

2020. "ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Inland Water Surface Height Data Product, ATL13, Version 3." NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center, Boulder CO 89 [10.5067/ATLAS/ATL13.003] [Dataset]

2019. "Deriving High-Resolution Reservoir Bathymetry from ICESat-2 Prototype Photon-counting Lidar and Landsat Imagery." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 57 (10): 7883-7893 [10.1109/TGRS.2019.2917012] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "New Earth Orbiter Provides a Sharper Look at a Changing Planet." Eos 100 [10.1029/2019eo133233] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "NCA-LDAS Noah-3.3 Land Surface Model L4 Trends 0.125 x 0.125 degree V2.0, Annual Trends Data Product." Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) v 2.0 [10.5067/QFZZBKCO5YJG] [Dataset]

2019. "Quantifying water storage change and land subsidence induced by reservoir impoundment using GRACE, Landsat, and GPS data." Remote Sensing of Environment 233 [10.1016/j.rse.2019.111385] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "NCA-LDAS: Overview and analysis of hydrologic trends for the National Climate Assessment." J. Hydrometeor. 20 1595-1617 [10.1175/JHM-D-17-0234.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "NCA-LDAS land analysis: Development and performance of a multisensor, multivariate land data assimilation system for the National Climate Assessment." J. Hydrometeor. 20 1571-1593 [10.1175/JHM-D-17-0125.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "Validation of ICESat-2 ATLAS Bathymetry and Analysis of ATLAS’s Bathymetric Mapping Performance." Remote Sensing 11 (14): 1634 [10.3390/rs11141634] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) for Ocean Surface Height, Version 2." ICESat-2 Data Products https://icesat-2.gsfc.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/page_files/ICESat2ATL13ATBDr002mj12202019.pdf 129 [Full Text] [10.5067/O0KKOL752IM8] [Report]

2018. "Decadal Shift of NAO-Linked Interannual Sea Level Variability along the US Northeast Coast." Journal of Climate JCLI-D-17-0403.1 [10.1175/jcli-d-17-0403.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "NCA-LDAS Noah-3.3 Land Surface Model L4 Daily 0.125 x 0.125 degree V2.0, Daily Data." Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC), Greenbelt, Maryland, USA Version 2.0 [10.5067/7V3N5DO04MAS] [Dataset]

2017. "The Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2): Science requirements, concept, and implementation." Remote Sensing of Environment 190 260-273 [10.1016/j.rse.2016.12.029] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Inland and Near Shore Water Profiles Derived from the High Altitude, Multiple Altimeter Beam Experimental Lidar (MABEL)." Journal of Coastal Research (Special Issue 76): 44-55 [10.2112/SI76-005] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Applications for ICESat-2 Data: From NASA's Early Adopter Program." IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine 4 (4): 24-37 [10.1109/mgrs.2016.2560759] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Assimilation of gridded GRACE terrestrial water storage estimates in the North American Land Data Assimilation System." J. Hydrometeor. 17 (7): 1951-1972 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0157.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "Evaluating the utility of satellite soil moisture retrievals over irrigated areas and the ability of land data assimilation methods to correct for unmodeled processes." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 19 (11): 4463-4478 [10.5194/hess-19-4463-2015] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "Deriving snow-cover depletion curves for different spatial scales from remote sensing and snow telemetry data." Hydrological Processes [10.1002/hyp.10730] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "Sensitivity of a Floodplain Hydrodynamic Model to DEM Scale and Accuracy: Case Study – The Atchafalaya Basin." Remote Sensing 7 7938-7958 [10.3390/rs70607938] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "Equations for the Drag Force and Aerodynamic Roughness Length of Urban Areas with Random Building Heights." Boundary-Layer Meteorology 145 (3): 423-437 [10.1007/s10546-012-9747-0] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "Calibration of two-dimensional floodplain modeling in the central Atchafalaya Basin Floodway System using SAR interferometry." Water Resour. Res. 48 (7): W07511 [10.1029/2012WR011951] [Journal Article/Letter]

2011. "Sensitivity of Depth-Integrated Satellite Lidar to Subaqueous Scattering." Remote Sensing 3 (7): 1492-1515 [10.3390/rs3071492] [Journal Article/Letter]

2009. "Effective interpolation of incomplete satellite-derived leaf-area index time series for the continental United States." Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 149 (2): 320-332 [10.1016/j.agrformet.2008.08.017] [Journal Article/Letter]

2007. "Soil Moisture: A Critical Underlying Role." Our Changing Planet: The View from Space 124-128 [Article in Book]

2005. "Bulk surface momentum parameters for satellite-derived vegetation fields." Agric For Meteorol 133 (1-4): 55-68 [10.1016/j.agrformet.2005.07.017] [Journal Article/Letter]

2005. "Time series vegetation aerodynamic roughness fields estimated from modis observations." Agric For Meteorol 135 252-268 [Journal Article/Letter]

2003. "Regional Scale Modeling at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Recent Research Developments in Atmospheric Science." Research Signpost 2 1-52 [Full Text] [Journal Article/Letter]

2002. "Surface water dynamics in the Amazon Basin: Application of satellite radar altimetry." Journal of Geophysical Research 107 (D20): 8059 [10.1029/2001jd000609] [Journal Article/Letter]

2000. "Interpolating sparse surface measurements for calibration and validation of satellite-derived snow water equivalent in Russian Siberia." Remote Sensing and Hydrology 2000; A Selection of Papers Presented at the Conference on Remote Sensing and Hydrology 2000 (267): 93-98 [Article in Book]

1999. "Estimation of vegetation aerodynamic roughness of natural regions using frontal area density determined from satellite imagery." Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 94 (1): 65-77 [10.1016/s0168-1923(98)00129-4] [Journal Article/Letter]

1996. "Estimation of subpixel vegetation density of natural regions using satellite multispectral imagery." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 34 (3): 804-813 [10.1109/36.499785] [Journal Article/Letter]

1990. "Functional relation among subpixel canopy cover, ground shadow, and illuminated ground at large sampling scales." Remote Sensing of the Biosphere 1300 48-58 [10.1117/12.21389] [Proceedings]

1990. "Bidirectional measurements of surface reflectance for view angle corrections of oblique imagery." Remote Sensing of Environment 32 (2-3): 189-202 [10.1016/0034-4257(90)90017-g] [Journal Article/Letter]

1990. "Sensitivity of the normalized difference vegetation index to subpixel canopy cover, soil albedo, and pixel scale." Remote Sensing of Environment 32 (2-3): 169-187 [10.1016/0034-4257(90)90016-f] [Journal Article/Letter]

1990. "Estimation of subpixel vegetation cover using red-infrared scattergrams." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 28 (2): 253-267 [10.1109/36.46705] [Journal Article/Letter]

1989. "Physically-based parameterization of spatially variable soil and vegetation using satellite multispectral data." NASA-CR-185957, NAS 1.26:185957, R89-22, MIT-324 261 [Full Text] [Report]

1989. "The structure of red-infrared scattergrams of semivegetated landscapes." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 27 (4): 441-451 [10.1109/36.29564] [Journal Article/Letter]

Non-Refereed

2022. "ICESat-2 Bathymetry: Advances in Methods and Science." OCEANS 2022, Hampton Roads [Full Text] [10.1109/oceans47191.2022.9977206] [Proceedings]

2016. "Applications Plan for the Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment (GRACE) Missions: GRACE, GRACE-FO, and Future Missions." GRACE Tellus 15 [Full Text] [Report]

2013. "Improved Prediction of Momentum and Scalar Fluxes Using MODIS Imagery." NASA Technical Reports Server [Full Text] [Report]

2013. "ICE, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite 2 (ICESat-2) Applications Plan." NASA Goddard Space Flight Center [Full Text] [Report]

2012. "Spatio-temporal variability of snowpack properties: Comparing operational, field, and ICESat remote sensing data over Northern Colorado, United States." 2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2 [Full Text] [doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6351094] [Proceedings]

2012. "Integrating NASA Earth Science Capabilities into the Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center for Improvements in Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion Modeling." Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, LLNL-TR-596732 56 [Full Text] [Report]

2011. "MEASURING RESERVOIR HEIGHTS VIA SATELLITE ALTIMETRY PRODUCTS FOR GLOBAL FLOOD MODELING ." Pecora 18 - ASPRS 8 [Full Text] [Proceedings]

2011. "Numerical Model Sensitivity to Heterogeneous Satellite Derived Vegetation Roughness." NASA Technical Reports Server [Full Text] [Report]

2007. "Evaluation of a Potential for Enhancing the Decision Support System of the Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center with NASA Earth Science Research Results." NASA NTRS 18 [Full Text] [Report]

2006. "Use of Satellite-Derived Aerodynamic Roughness for Improved Meteorological and Atmospheric Transport Modeling." 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing [10.1109/igarss.2006.114] [Proceedings]

2004. "Use of data assimilation products for water resources management." Proceedings. 2005 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2005. IGARSS '05. [10.1109/igarss.2005.1525643] [Proceedings]

2003. "Predictability of Malaria Transmission Intensity in the Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, Using Land Surface Climatology and Autoregressive Analysis." NASA Technical Reports Server 23 [Full Text] [Report]

1995. "Implementation of PLACE Land Surface Hydrology in MM5." citeseerx.ist.psu.edu 8 [Full Text] [Proceedings]

1984. "Plan directeur du développement agricole de la Basse Casamance Phase II: Etudes de factibilité; Ressources en Terre; Ressources en Eau." Harza Engineering Company International 116 [Full Text] [Report]

1983. "Hydrology in relation to development in the Gambia River Basin, Vols 1 and 2." University of Michigan 59 [Full Text] [Report]

1976. "An Investigation of Actual Regional Evapotranspiration in the Upper Niger River Basin." M.S. Thesis, Cornell University 137 [Full Text] [Report]