Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Minwei Zhang


Minwei Zhang's Contact Card & Information.
Phone: 301.286.5792
Org Code: 616
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.


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



2024. "Spectral correlation in MODIS water-leaving reflectance retrieval uncertainty." Optics Express 32 (2): 2490 [10.1364/oe.502561] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Estimating pixel-level uncertainty in ocean color retrievals from MODIS." Optics Express 30 (17): 31415 [10.1364/oe.460735] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Optimal Estimation Framework for Ocean Color Atmospheric Correction and Pixel-level Uncertainty Quantification." Applied Optics Vol. 61 No. 20 [10.1364/ao.461861] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "Atmospheric correction of HJ-1 CCD imagery over turbid lake waters." Optics Express 22 (7): 7906 [10.1364/oe.22.007906] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]

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] [Journal Article/Letter]