Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Minwei Zhang

(SENIOR SCIENTIST)

 minwei.zhang@nasa.gov

 301.286.5792

Org Code: 616

NASA/GSFC
Mail Code: 616.2
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: Science Application International Corp.

Brief Bio


Minwei Zhang is currently a senior scientist with SAIC in the Ocean Ecology Lab (616) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, in support of the atmospheric correction of satellite ocean color data.

Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. degree in cartography and geography information system from the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009. His dissertation focused on the atmospheric correction of ocean color data from MODIS, MERIS and the 3-dimensional underwater radiative transfer simulation using Monte Carlo method.

Awards


NASA HBG Peer Awards for Scientific/Technical Support (2022)

Publications


Refereed

Zhang, M., A. Ibrahim, B. A. Franz, Z. Ahmad, and A. M. Sayer. 2022. Estimating pixel-level uncertainty in ocean color retrievals from MODIS Optics Express 30 (17): 31415 [10.1364/oe.460735]

Ibrahim, A., B. Franz, A. Sayer, et al. K. Knobelspiesse, M. Zhang, S. Bailey, L. McKinna, M. Gao, and P. J. Werdell. 2022. Optimal Estimation Framework for Ocean Color Atmospheric Correction and Pixel-level Uncertainty Quantification Applied Optics Vol. 61 No. 20 [10.1364/ao.461861]

Zhang, M., and C. Hu. 2020. Evaluation of Remote Sensing Reflectance Derived From the Sentinel-2 Multispectral Instrument Observations Using POLYMER Atmospheric Correction IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 58 (8): 5764-5771 [10.1109/tgrs.2020.2969900]

Zhang, M., C. Hu, and B. B. Barnes. 2019. Performance of POLYMER Atmospheric Correction of Ocean Color Imagery in the Presence of Absorbing Aerosols IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 1-9 [10.1109/tgrs.2019.2907884]

Shi, J., J. Jiao, Y. Lu, et al. M. Zhang, Z. Mao, and Y. Liu. 2018. Determining spectral groups to distinguish oil emulsions from Sargassum over the Gulf of Mexico using an airborne imaging spectrometer ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 146 251-259 [10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2018.09.017]

Zhang, M., C. Hu, J. Cannizzaro, et al. D. English, B. B. Barnes, P. Carlson, and L. Yarbro. 2018. Comparison of two atmospheric correction approaches applied to MODIS measurements over North American waters Remote Sensing of Environment 216 442-455 [10.1016/j.rse.2018.07.012]

Wen, Y., M. Wang, Y. Lu, et al. S. Sun, M. Zhang, Z. Mao, J. Shi, and Y. Liu. 2018. An alternative approach to determine critical angle of contrast reversal and surface roughness of oil slicks under sunglint International Journal of Digital Earth 11 (9): 972-979 [10.1080/17538947.2018.1470687]

Zhang, M., C. Hu, M. G. Kowalewski, and S. J. Janz. 2018. Atmospheric Correction of Hyperspectral GCAS Airborne Measurements Over the North Atlantic Ocean and Louisiana Shelf IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 56 (1): 168-179 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2744323]

Zhang, M., C. Hu, J. Cannizzaro, M. G. Kowalewski, and S. J. Janz. 2018. Diurnal changes of remote sensing reflectance over Chesapeake Bay: Observations from the Airborne Compact Atmospheric Mapper Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 200 181-193 [10.1016/j.ecss.2017.10.021]

Zhang, M., I. Leifer, and C. Hu. 2017. Challenges in Methane Column Retrievals from AVIRIS-NG Imagery over Spectrally Cluttered Surfaces: A Sensitivity Analysis Remote Sensing 9 (8): 835 [10.3390/rs9080835]

Lu, Y., Y. Zhou, Y. Liu, et al. Z. Mao, W. Qian, M. Wang, M. Zhang, J. Xu, S. Sun, and P. Du. 2017. Using remote sensing to detect the polarized sunglint reflected from oil slicks beyond the critical angle Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 122 (8): 6342-6354 [10.1002/2017jc012793]

Li, J., C. Hu, Q. Shen, et al. B. B. Barnes, B. Murch, L. Feng, M. Zhang, and B. Zhang. 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 [10.1016/j.rse.2017.05.027]

Zhang, M., C. Hu, M. G. Kowalewski, et al. S. J. Janz, Z. Lee, and J. Wei. 2017. Atmospheric correction of hyperspectral airborne GCAS measurements over the Louisiana Shelf using a cloud shadow approach International Journal of Remote Sensing 38 (4): 1162-1179 [10.1080/01431161.2017.1280633]

Zhang, Y., R. Ma, H. Duan, et al. S. Loiselle, M. Zhang, and J. Xu. 2016. A novel MODIS algorithm to estimate chlorophyll a concentration in eutrophic turbid lakes Ecological Indicators 69 138-151 [10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.04.020]

Lu, Y., L. Li, C. Hu, et al. L. Li, M. Zhang, S. Sun, and C. Lv. 2016. Sunlight induced chlorophyll fluorescence in the near-infrared spectral region in natural waters: Interpretation of the narrow reflectance peak around 761 nm Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 121 (7): 5017-5029 [10.1002/2016jc011797]

Zhang, M., D. English, C. Hu, et al. P. Carlson, F. E. Muller-Karger, G. Toro-Farmer, and S. R. Herwitz. 2016. Short-term changes of remote sensing reflectancein a shallow-water environment: observations from repeated airborne hyperspectral measurements International Journal of Remote Sensing 37 (7): 1620-1638 [10.1080/01431161.2016.1159746]

Lu, Y., S. Sun, M. Zhang, B. Murch, and C. Hu. 2016. Refinement of the critical angle calculation for the contrast reversal of oil slicks under sunglint Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 121 (1): 148-161 [10.1002/2015jc011001]

Xue, K., Y. Zhang, H. Duan, et al. R. Ma, S. Loiselle, and M. Zhang. 2015. A Remote Sensing Approach to Estimate Vertical Profile Classes of Phytoplankton in a Eutrophic Lake Remote Sensing 7 (11): 14403-14427 [10.3390/rs71114403]

Zhang, M., C. Hu, D. English, et al. P. Carlson, F. E. Muller-Karger, G. Toro-Farmer, and S. R. Herwitz. 2015. Atmospheric Correction of AISA Measurements Over the Florida Keys Optically Shallow Waters: Challenges in Radiometric Calibration and Aerosol Selection IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 8 (8): 4189-4196 [10.1109/jstars.2015.2437326]

Zhang, M., Q. Dong, T. Cui, and J. Ding. 2015. Remote Sensing of Spatiotemporal Variation of Apparent Optical Properties in Bohai Sea IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 8 (3): 1176-1183 [10.1109/jstars.2014.2380785]

Minwei Zhang, Ronghua Ma, Junsheng Li, Bing Zhang, and Hongtao Duan. 2014. A Validation Study of an Improved SWIR Iterative Atmospheric Correction Algorithm for MODIS-Aqua Measurements in Lake Taihu, China IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 52 (8): 4686-4695 [10.1109/tgrs.2013.2283523]

Zhang, M., Q. Dong, T. Cui, C. Xue, and S. Zhang. 2014. Suspended sediment monitoring and assessment for Yellow River estuary from Landsat TM and ETM+ imagery Remote Sensing of Environment 146 136-147 [10.1016/j.rse.2013.09.033]

Zhang, M., J. Tang, Q. Dong, H. Duan, and Q. Shen. 2014. Atmospheric correction of HJ-1 CCD imagery over turbid lake waters Optics Express 22 (7): 7906 [10.1364/oe.22.007906]

Zhang, M., J. Tang, Q. Dong, and Q. Song. 2013. A Real 3-D Monte Carlo Model for the Simulation of Radiative Transfer in Waters IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 51 (1): 28-37 [10.1109/tgrs.2012.2202397]

Zhang, M., J. Tang, Q. Song, and Q. Dong. 2010. Backscattering ratio variation and its implications for studying particle composition: A case study in Yellow and East China seas Journal of Geophysical Research 115 (C12): C12014 [10.1029/2010jc006098]

Zhang, M., Q. Dong, J. Tang, and Q. Song. 2010. Evaluation of the retrieval of total suspended matter concentration in Taihu Lake, China from CBERS-02B CCD Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology 28 (6): 1316-1322 [10.1007/s00343-010-9948-7]

Zhang, M., J. Tang, Q. Dong, Q. Song, and J. Ding. 2010. Retrieval of total suspended matter concentration in the Yellow and East China Seas from MODIS imagery Remote Sensing of Environment 114 (2): 392-403 [10.1016/j.rse.2009.09.016]