Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Sergey Vladimirovich Korkin

(RESEARCH SCHOLAR)

 sergey.v.korkin@nasa.gov

 301.614.5153

Org Code: 613

NASA/GSFC
Mail Code: 613
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE CO

Brief Bio


EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Electro optical systems (radiative transfer), Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Technical University), Moscow, Russia, 2009.

M.Sc., Engineering and technology in electronics and microelectonics, Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Technical University), Moscow, Russia, 2006.

B.Sc., Engineering and technology in electronics and microelectonics, Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Technical University), Moscow, Russia, 2004.

EMPLOYMENT:

Senior Research Scientist. University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD, USA), 2021 - Present.

Senior Scientist, Earth Sciences. Universities Space Research Association (Columbia, MD, USA), 2019 - 2021.

Scientist, Earth Sciences. Universities Space Research Association (Columbia, MD, USA), 2011 - 2019.

Research Associate. University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD, USA), 2010 – 2011.

Lead Engineer. Avicon Technologies (Moscow, Russia), 2007 – 2009.

Engineer. Light Engineering Department of Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Technical University) (Moscow, Russia), 2006 – 2009.

Research Interests


Light scattering in atmospheres and ocean

Earth Science: Theory & Modeling


Scientific software development and application

Earth Science: Remote Sensing

Professional Service


Reviewer
• Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (JQSRT);
• Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (JAS);
• Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT);
• Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR);
• Optics Express (Opt. Exp.)

Awards


SELECTED AWARDS:

• 2022 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Climate and Radiation Laboratory Scientific Achievement Award – Best First-Authored Paper: “For a review paper of great clarity and utility describing the principles of building a radiative transfer code for Earth Science applications”.

• 2021: NASA GSFC Climate and Radiation Laboratory Scientific Achievement Award “For advancing polarized spherical-shell radiative transfer in support of MAIAC algorithm implementation on MODIS, VIIRS, EPIC, and geostationary sensors”

• 2018: The NASA Goddard 610AT “Noteworthy Contribution Group” Award “For development of code MAIAC and release of MODIS Collection 6 operational data product MCD19” (A.Lyapustin, Y.Wang, and S.Korkin)

• 2018: Recognized by Elsevier among Most Valued Reviewers for Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (JQSRT) in 2017 (link).

• 2017 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Climate and Radiation Laboratory Special Award for an Act of Exceptional Merit for “development of the polarized radiative transfer code SORD, and its integration into the AERONET v3 processing algorithm”.

• The 2016 Elsevier/JQSRT Richard M. Goody Award for “Atmospheric Radiation and Remote Sensing”.

• 2016 Universities Space Research Association (USRA) Goddard Earth Science Technology and Research (GESTAR Annual Excellence Award for “contribution in radiative transfer modeling and his successful development and application of SORD and IPOL models”.

• Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (JQSRT) 2016 Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing in recognition of the significant contributions made to the quality of the journal.

Publications


Refereed

Korkin, S., and A. Lyapustin. 2023. Radiative interaction of atmosphere and surface: Write-up with elements of code Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 309 108663 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2023.108663]

Lyapustin, A., M. Choi, Y. Wang, et al. X. Xiong, A. Angal, A. Wu, D. R. Doelling, R. Bhatt, S. Go, S. V. Korkin, B. A. Franz, G. Meister, A. M. Sayer, M. O. Román, R. E. Holz, K. G. Meyer, J. F. Gleason, and R. C. Levy. 2023. Calibration of the SNPP and NOAA 20 VIIRS sensors for continuity of the MODIS climate data records Remote Sensing of Environment 295 113717 [10.1016/j.rse.2023.113717]

Sayer, A. M., L. Lelli, B. Cairns, et al. B. van Diedenhoven, A. Ibrahim, K. D. Knobelspiesse, S. Korkin, and P. J. Werdell. 2023. The CHROMA cloud-top pressure retrieval algorithm for the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) satellite mission Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 16 (4): 969-996 [10.5194/amt-16-969-2023]

Spurr, R., V. Natraj, S. Colosimo, et al. J. Stutz, M. Christi, and S. Korkin. 2022. VLIDORT-QS: A quasi-spherical vector radiative transfer model Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 291 108341 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2022.108341]

Korkin, S., E.-S. Yang, R. Spurr, et al. C. Emde, P. Zhai, N. Krotkov, A. Vasilkov, and A. Lyapustin. 2022. Numerical Results for Polarized Light Scattering in a Spherical Atmosphere Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 287 108194 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2022.108194]

Korkin, S., A. Sayer, A. Ibrahim, and A. Lyapustin. 2021. A practical guide to writing a radiative transfer code Computer Physics Communications 271 108198 [10.1016/j.cpc.2021.108198]

Lyapustin, A., Y. Wang, S. Go, et al. M. Choi, S. Korkin, D. Huang, Y. Knyazikhin, K. Blank, and A. Marshak. 2021. Atmospheric Correction of DSCOVR EPIC: Version 2 MAIAC Algorithm Frontiers in Remote Sensing 2 [10.3389/frsen.2021.748362]

Lyapustin, A., S. Go, S. Korkin, et al. Y. Wang, O. Torres, H. Jethva, and A. Marshak. 2021. Retrievals of Aerosol Optical Depth and Spectral Absorption From DSCOVR EPIC Frontiers in Remote Sensing 2 [10.3389/frsen.2021.645794]

Korkin, S., E.-S. Yang, R. Spurr, et al. C. Emde, N. Krotkov, A. Vasilkov, D. Haffner, J. Mok, and A. Lyapustin. 2020. Revised and extended benchmark results for Rayleigh scattering of sunlight in spherical atmospheres Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 254 107181 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2020.107181]

Sinyuk, A., B. N. Holben, T. F. Eck, et al. D. M. Giles, I. Slutsker, S. Korkin, J. S. Schafer, A. Smirnov, M. Sorokin, and A. Lyapustin. 2020. The AERONET Version 3 aerosol retrieval algorithm, associated uncertainties and comparisons to Version 2 Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 13 (6): 3375-3411 [10.5194/amt-13-3375-2020]

Lyapustin, A., Y. Wang, S. Korkin, R. Kahn, and D. Winker. 2019. MAIAC Thermal Technique for Smoke Injection Height From MODIS IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 1-5; [10.1109/lgrs.2019.2936332]

Korkin, S., and A. Lyapustin. 2019. Matrix exponential in C/C++ version of vector radiative transfer code IPOL Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 227 106-110 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2019.02.009]

Giles, D. M., A. Sinyuk, M. G. Sorokin, et al. J. S. Schafer, A. Smirnov, I. Slutsker, T. F. Eck, B. N. Holben, J. R. Lewis, J. R. Campbell, E. J. Welton, S. V. Korkin, and A. I. Lyapustin. 2019. Advancements in the Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) Version 3 database – automated near-real-time quality control algorithm with improved cloud screening for Sun photometer aerosol optical depth (AOD) measurements Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 12 (1): 169-209 [10.5194/amt-12-169-2019]

Lyapustin, A., Y. Wang, S. Korkin, and D. Huang. 2018. MODIS Collection 6 MAIAC algorithm Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 11 (10): 5741-5765 [10.5194/amt-11-5741-2018]

Korkin, S., A. Lyapustin, A. Sinyuk, B. Holben, and A. Kokhanovsky. 2017. Vector radiative transfer code SORD: Performance analysis and quick start guide Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 200 295-310 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2017.04.035]

Korkin, S., A. Lyapustin, A. Sinyuk, and B. Holben. 2016. A new code SORD for simulation of polarized light scattering in the Earth atmosphere Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XII [10.1117/12.2223423]

Emde, C., V. Barlakas, C.-E. Cornet, et al. K. F. Evans, S. V. Korkin, Y. Ota, L. C. Labonnote, A. I. Lyapustin, A. Macke, B. Mayer, and M. Wendisch. 2015. IPRT polarized radiative transfer model intercomparison project - phase A J. Quant. Spect. Rad. Trans 164 8-36 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2015.05.007]

Lyapustin, A. I., Y. Wang, X. Xiong, et al. G. Meister, S. E. Platnick, R. C. Levy, B. A. Franz, S. Korkin, T. Hilker, C. J. Tucker, F. G. Hall, P. J. Sellers, A. Wu, and A. A. Angal. 2014. Scientific impact of MODIS C5 calibration degradation and C6+ improvements Atmos. Meas. Tech. 7 4353-4365 [10.5194/amt-7-4353-2014]

Korkin, S. V., A. I. Lyapustin, and V. V. Rozanov. 2013. APC: A new code for Atmospheric Polarization Computations Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 127 1-11 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2013.06.019]

Lyapustin, A. I., Y. Wang, I. Laszlo, et al. T. Hilker, F. G. Hall, P. J. Sellers, C. J. Tucker, and S. V. Korkin. 2012. Multi-angle implementation of atmospheric correction for MODIS (MAIAC): 3. Atmospheric correction Rem. Sens. Env 127 385-393 [10.1016/j.rse.2012.09.002]

Lyapustin, A. I., Y. Wang, I. Laszio, and S. V. Korkin. 2012. Improved cloud and snow screening in MAIAC aerosol retrievals using spectral and spatial analysis Atmos. Meas. Tech. 5 (4): 843-850 [10.5194/amt-5-843-2012]

Korkin, S., A. I. Lyapustin, and V. V. Rozanov. 2012. Modifications of discrete ordinate method for computations with high scattering anisotropy: Comparative analysis J. Quan. Spec. Rad. Trans 113 (16): 2040-2048 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2012.07.022]

Korkin, S. V., A. I. Lyapustin, and A. Marshak. 2011. On the accuracy of double scattering approximation for atmospheric polarization computations J. Quant. Spec. Rad. Trans 113 (2): 172-181 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2011.10.008]

Lyapustin, A. I., A. Smirnov, B. N. Holben, et al. M. Chin, D. G. Streets, Z. Lu, R. A. Kahn, I. Slutsker, I. Laszlo, S. Kondragunta, D. Tanre, O. Dubovik, P. Golooub, H.-B. Chen, A. Sinyuk, Y. Wang, and S. Korkin. 2011. Reduction of aerosol absorption in Beijing since 2007 from MODIS and AERONET Geophysical Research Letters 38 (10): L10803 [10.1029/2011GL047306]

Lyapustin, A. I., Y. Wang, I. Laszlo, et al. R. A. Kahn, S. Korkin, L. A. Remer, R. C. Levy, and J. Reid. 2011. Multiangle implementation of atmospheric correction (MAIAC): 2. Aerosol algorithm J. Geophys. Res. 116 (D3): D03211 [10.1029/2010JD014986]

Korkin, S., A. Lyapustin, and V. Rozanov. 2011. Analysis of the radiative transfer equation with highly assymetric phase function J Quan Spec Rad Tran 112 (10): 1595-1608 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2011.03.016]