Can Li

Can Li

  • RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
  • 301.614.5616
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 614
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
  • Positions/Employment

    2019 - Present

    Research Scientist

    University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    2015 - 2019

    Associate Research Scientist

    University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    2011 - 2015

    Assistant Research Scientist

    University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    2008 - 2011

    Research Associate

    University of Maryland, College Park, MD

    Education

    Ph.D., 2008, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

    M.S., 2003, Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China

    B.S., 2000, Chemistry, Peking University, Beijing, China

    Professional Service

    Member, the international Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (iCACGP), 2019-present

    Associate Editor, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 2020-present


    Awards

    Robert H. Goddard Award – Science, NASA GSFC, 2021

    Best Research Faculty Paper Award, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, 2018

    Best Senior Author Publication, Earth Science Division, NASA GSFC2018

    NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Medal, 2015

    Best Senior Author Publication, Earth Science Division, NASA GSFC2015

    NASA Earth Science New (Early Career) Investigator, 2014

    Outstanding Performance – Software Development, Earth Science Division (610AT), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 2014

    Best Research Faculty Paper Award, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, 2011

    Outstanding Performance Award - Science, Laboratory for Atmospheres, NASA GSFC, 2010

    Performance Award in Technical Support/Scientific Research, Climate and Radiation Branch, NASA GSFC, 2010

    Grants

    03/23/2018 - 03/23/2021 Extending NASA’s EOS SO2 and NO2 data records from Aura/OMI to Suomi NPP/OMPS, NASA, NASA NRA #: NNH17ZDA001N-TASNP
    PI
    07/18/2017 - 07/17/2020 Advancing NASA OMI SO2 Product: Enabling New Science Analyses, Applications, and Long-Term, Multi-Satellite Monitoring, NASA, NASA NRA #: NNH16ZDA001N-ACMAP
    PI
    08/29/2016 - 08/28/2019 Producing Consistent Trace Gas Retrievals through Inter-Calibration of Hyperspectral UV Measurements from OMI and GOME-2A, NASA, NASA NRA #: NNH15ZDA001N-SCIS
    PI
    04/28/2014 - 04/27/2017 Systematic multi-satellite study of recent changes in global anthropogenic SO2 pollution, NASA, NASA NRA #: NNH13ZDA001N-NIP
    PI
    10/20/2021 - 10/19/2024 Continuing and Enhancing NASA Standard OMPS SO2 and Cloud Data Records from SNPP and JPSS Satellites, NASA
    PI

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Gorkavyi, N., N. Krotkov, C. Li, et al. L. Lait, P. Colarco, S. Carn, M. DeLand, P. Newman, M. Schoeberl, G. Taha, O. Torres, A. Vasilkov, and J. Joiner. 2021. "Tracking aerosols and SO2 clouds from the Raikoke eruption: 3D view from satellite observations." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 14 (12): 7545-7563 [10.5194/amt-14-7545-2021]

    Theys, N., V. Fioletov, C. Li, et al. I. De Smedt, C. Lerot, C. McLinden, N. Krotkov, D. Griffin, L. Clarisse, P. Hedelt, D. Loyola, T. Wagner, V. Kumar, A. Innes, R. Ribas, F. Hendrick, J. Vlietinck, H. Brenot, and M. Van Roozendael. 2021. "A sulfur dioxide Covariance-Based Retrieval Algorithm (COBRA): application to TROPOMI reveals new emission sources." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 21 (22): 16727-16744 [10.5194/acp-21-16727-2021]

    Krotkov, N., V. Realmuto, C. Li, et al. C. Seftor, J. Li, K. Brentzel, M. Stuefer, J. Cable, C. Dierking, J. Delamere, D. Schneider, J. Tamminen, S. Hassinen, T. Ryyppö, J. Murray, S. Carn, J. Osiensky, N. Eckstein, G. Layne, and J. Kirkendall. 2021. "Day–Night Monitoring of Volcanic SO2 and Ash Clouds for Aviation Avoidance at Northern Polar Latitudes." Remote Sensing, 13 (19): 4003 [10.3390/rs13194003]

    Li, C., N. A. Krotkov, P. J. Leonard, et al. S. Carn, J. Joiner, R. J. Spurr, and A. Vasilkov. 2020. "Version 2 Ozone Monitoring Instrument SO2 product (OMSO2 V2): new anthropogenic SO2 vertical column density dataset." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 13 (11): 6175-6191 [10.5194/amt-13-6175-2020]

    Fedkin, N. M., C. Li, R. R. Dickerson, T. Canty, and N. A. Krotkov. 2019. "Linking improvements in sulfur dioxide emissions to decreasing sulfate wet deposition by combining satellite and surface observations with trajectory analysis." Atmospheric Environment, 199: 210-223 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.11.039]

    Li, C., C. McLinden, V. Fioletov, et al. N. Krotkov, S. Carn, J. Joiner, D. Streets, H. He, X. Ren, Z. Li, and R. R. Dickerson. 2017. "India Is Overtaking China as the World’s Largest Emitter of Anthropogenic Sulfur Dioxide." Scientific Reports, 7 (1): 14304 [10.1038/s41598-017-14639-8]

    Zhang, Y., C. Li, N. A. Krotkov, et al. J. Joiner, V. Fioletov, and C. McLinden. 2017. "Continuation of long-term global SO2 pollution monitoring from OMI to OMPS." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 10 (4): 1495-1509 [10.5194/amt-10-1495-2017]

    Carn, S. A., V. E. Fioletov, C. A. McLinden, C. Li, and N. A. Krotkov. 2017. "A decade of global volcanic SO2 emissions measured from space." Scientific Reports, 7: 44095 [10.1038/srep44095]

    Li, C., N. A. Krotkov, S. Carn, et al. Y. Zhang, R. J. Spurr, and J. Joiner. 2017. "New-generation NASA Aura Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) volcanic SO2 dataset: algorithm description, initial results, and continuation with the Suomi-NPP Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS)." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 10 (2): 445-458 [10.5194/amt-10-445-2017]

    McLinden, C. A., V. Fioletov, M. W. Shephard, et al. N. Krotkov, C. Li, R. V. Martin, M. D. Moran, and J. Joiner. 2016. "Space-based detection of missing sulfur dioxide sources of global air pollution." Nature Geosci, 9: 496–500 [10.1038/ngeo2724]

    Krotkov, N. A., C. A. McLinden, C. Li, et al. L. N. Lamsal, E. A. Celarier, S. V. Marchenko, W. H. Swartz, E. J. Bucsela, J. Joiner, B. N. Duncan, K. F. Boersma, J. P. Veefkind, P. F. Levelt, V. E. Fioletov, R. R. Dickerson, H. He, Z. Lu, and D. G. Streets. 2016. "Aura OMI observations of regional SO2 and NO2 pollution changes from 2005 to 2015." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16 (7): 4605-4629 [10.5194/acp-16-4605-2016]

    Li, C., N. C. Hsu, A. M. Sayer, et al. N. A. Krotkov, J. S. Fu, L. N. Lamsal, J. Lee, and S.-C. Tsay. 2016. "Satellite observation of pollutant emissions from gas flaring activities near the Arctic." Atmospheric Environment, 133: 1-11 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.03.019]

    Krotkov, N. A., C. A. McLinden, C. Li, et al. L. N. Lamsal, E. A. Celarier, S. V. Marchenko, W. H. Swartz, E. J. Bucsela, J. Joiner, B. N. Duncan, K. F. Boersma, J. P. Veefkind, P. F. Levelt, V. E. Fioletov, R. R. Dickerson, H. He, Z. Lu, and D. G. Streets. 2015. "Aura OMI observations of regional SO2 and NO2 pollution changes from 2005 to 2014." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16: 4605-4629 [10.5194/acp-16-4605-2016]

    Li, C., J. Joiner, N. A. Krotkov, and L. Dunlap. 2015. "A new method for global retrievals of HCHO total columns from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite." Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (7): 2515-2522 [10.1002/2015gl063204]

    Li, C., J. Joiner, N. A. Krotkov, and P. K. Bhartia. 2013. "A fast and sensitive new satellite SO2 retrieval algorithm based on principal component analysis: Application to the ozone monitoring instrument." Geophysical Research Letters, 40 (23): 6314-6318 [10.1002/2013gl058134]

    Li, C., S.-C. Tsay, N.-Y. C. Hsu, et al. J. Y. Kim, S. G. Howell, B. J. Huebert, Q. Ji, M.-J. Jeong, S.-H. Wang, R. A. Hansell, and S. W. Bell. 2013. "Characteristics and composition of atmospheric aerosols in Phimai, central Thailand during BASE-ASIA." Atmospheric Environment, 78: 60-71 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.04.003]

    Li, C., N.-Y. C. Hsu, and S.-C. Tsay. 2011. "A study on the potential applications of satellite data in air quality monitoring and forecasting." Atmospheric Environment, 45 (22): 3663-3675 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.04.032]

    Li, C., T. Wen, Z. Li, et al. R. R. Dickerson, Y. Yang, Y. Zhao, Y. Wang, and S.-C. Tsay. 2010. "Concentrations and origins of atmospheric lead and other trace species at a rural site in northern China." J. Geophys. Res., 115 (D7): D00K23 [10.1029/2009JD013639]

    Li, C., S.-C. Tsay, J. Fu, et al. Q. Ji, S. Bell, Y. Gao, W. Zhang, J. Huang, Z. Li, and H. Chen. 2010. "Anthropogenic air pollution observed near dust source regions in northwestern China during springtime 2008." J. Geophys. Res., 115 (D7): D00K22 [10.1029/2009JD013659]

    Li, C., N. A. Krotkov, D. Streets, et al. K. He, S.-C. Tsay, and J. F. Gleason. 2010. "Recent large reduction in sulfur dioxide emissions from Chinese power plants observed by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument." Geophysical Research Letters, 37 (8): L08807 [10.1029/2010GL042594]

    Li, C., N. A. Krotkov, R. R. Dickerson, et al. Z. Li, K. Yang, and M. Chin. 2010. "Transport and evolution of a pollution plume from northern China: A satellite-based case study." J Geophys Res, 115 (D7): D00K03 [10.1029/2009JD012245]

    Dickerson, R. R., C. Li, Z. Li, et al. L. T. Marufu, J. W. Stehr, B. McClure, N. Krotkov, H. Chen, P. Wang, X. Xia, X. Ban, F. Gong, J. Yuan, and J. Yang. 2007. "Aircraft observations of dust and pollutants over northeast China: Insight into the meteorological mechanisms of transport." Journal of Geophysical Research, 112 (D24): D24S90 [10.1029/2007jd008999]

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Gorkavyi, N., N. Krotkov, C. Li, et al. L. Lait, P. Colarco, S. Carn, M. DeLand, P. Newman, M. Schoeberl, G. Taha, O. Torres, A. Vasilkov, and J. Joiner. 2021. "Tracking aerosols and SO2 clouds from the Raikoke eruption: 3D view from satellite observations." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 14 (12): 7545-7563 [10.5194/amt-14-7545-2021]

    Theys, N., V. Fioletov, C. Li, et al. I. De Smedt, C. Lerot, C. McLinden, N. Krotkov, D. Griffin, L. Clarisse, P. Hedelt, D. Loyola, T. Wagner, V. Kumar, A. Innes, R. Ribas, F. Hendrick, J. Vlietinck, H. Brenot, and M. Van Roozendael. 2021. "A sulfur dioxide Covariance-Based Retrieval Algorithm (COBRA): application to TROPOMI reveals new emission sources." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 21 (22): 16727-16744 [10.5194/acp-21-16727-2021]

    Krotkov, N., V. Realmuto, C. Li, et al. C. Seftor, J. Li, K. Brentzel, M. Stuefer, J. Cable, C. Dierking, J. Delamere, D. Schneider, J. Tamminen, S. Hassinen, T. Ryyppö, J. Murray, S. Carn, J. Osiensky, N. Eckstein, G. Layne, and J. Kirkendall. 2021. "Day–Night Monitoring of Volcanic SO2 and Ash Clouds for Aviation Avoidance at Northern Polar Latitudes." Remote Sensing 13 (19): 4003 [10.3390/rs13194003]

    Li, C., N. A. Krotkov, P. J. Leonard, et al. S. Carn, J. Joiner, R. J. Spurr, and A. Vasilkov. 2020. "Version 2 Ozone Monitoring Instrument SO2 product (OMSO2 V2): new anthropogenic SO2 vertical column density dataset." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 13 (11): 6175-6191 [10.5194/amt-13-6175-2020]

    Fedkin, N. M., C. Li, R. R. Dickerson, T. Canty, and N. A. Krotkov. 2019. "Linking improvements in sulfur dioxide emissions to decreasing sulfate wet deposition by combining satellite and surface observations with trajectory analysis." Atmospheric Environment 199 210-223 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.11.039]

    Li, C., C. McLinden, V. Fioletov, et al. N. Krotkov, S. Carn, J. Joiner, D. Streets, H. He, X. Ren, Z. Li, and R. R. Dickerson. 2017. "India Is Overtaking China as the World’s Largest Emitter of Anthropogenic Sulfur Dioxide." Scientific Reports 7 (1): 14304 [10.1038/s41598-017-14639-8]

    Zhang, Y., C. Li, N. A. Krotkov, et al. J. Joiner, V. Fioletov, and C. McLinden. 2017. "Continuation of long-term global SO2 pollution monitoring from OMI to OMPS." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 10 (4): 1495-1509 [10.5194/amt-10-1495-2017]

    Carn, S. A., V. E. Fioletov, C. A. McLinden, C. Li, and N. A. Krotkov. 2017. "A decade of global volcanic SO2 emissions measured from space." Scientific Reports 7 44095 [10.1038/srep44095]

    Li, C., N. A. Krotkov, S. Carn, et al. Y. Zhang, R. J. Spurr, and J. Joiner. 2017. "New-generation NASA Aura Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) volcanic SO2 dataset: algorithm description, initial results, and continuation with the Suomi-NPP Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS)." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 10 (2): 445-458 [10.5194/amt-10-445-2017]

    McLinden, C. A., V. Fioletov, M. W. Shephard, et al. N. Krotkov, C. Li, R. V. Martin, M. D. Moran, and J. Joiner. 2016. "Space-based detection of missing sulfur dioxide sources of global air pollution." Nature Geosci 9 496–500 [10.1038/ngeo2724]

    Krotkov, N. A., C. A. McLinden, C. Li, et al. L. N. Lamsal, E. A. Celarier, S. V. Marchenko, W. H. Swartz, E. J. Bucsela, J. Joiner, B. N. Duncan, K. F. Boersma, J. P. Veefkind, P. F. Levelt, V. E. Fioletov, R. R. Dickerson, H. He, Z. Lu, and D. G. Streets. 2016. "Aura OMI observations of regional SO2 and NO2 pollution changes from 2005 to 2015." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16 (7): 4605-4629 [10.5194/acp-16-4605-2016]

    Li, C., N. C. Hsu, A. M. Sayer, et al. N. A. Krotkov, J. S. Fu, L. N. Lamsal, J. Lee, and S.-C. Tsay. 2016. "Satellite observation of pollutant emissions from gas flaring activities near the Arctic." Atmospheric Environment 133 1-11 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.03.019]

    Krotkov, N. A., C. A. McLinden, C. Li, et al. L. N. Lamsal, E. A. Celarier, S. V. Marchenko, W. H. Swartz, E. J. Bucsela, J. Joiner, B. N. Duncan, K. F. Boersma, J. P. Veefkind, P. F. Levelt, V. E. Fioletov, R. R. Dickerson, H. He, Z. Lu, and D. G. Streets. 2015. "Aura OMI observations of regional SO2 and NO2 pollution changes from 2005 to 2014." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16 4605-4629 [10.5194/acp-16-4605-2016]

    Li, C., J. Joiner, N. A. Krotkov, and L. Dunlap. 2015. "A new method for global retrievals of HCHO total columns from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite." Geophysical Research Letters 42 (7): 2515-2522 [10.1002/2015gl063204]

    Li, C., J. Joiner, N. A. Krotkov, and P. K. Bhartia. 2013. "A fast and sensitive new satellite SO2 retrieval algorithm based on principal component analysis: Application to the ozone monitoring instrument." Geophysical Research Letters 40 (23): 6314-6318 [10.1002/2013gl058134]

    Li, C., S.-C. Tsay, N.-Y. C. Hsu, et al. J. Y. Kim, S. G. Howell, B. J. Huebert, Q. Ji, M.-J. Jeong, S.-H. Wang, R. A. Hansell, and S. W. Bell. 2013. "Characteristics and composition of atmospheric aerosols in Phimai, central Thailand during BASE-ASIA." Atmospheric Environment 78 60-71 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.04.003]

    Li, C., N.-Y. C. Hsu, and S.-C. Tsay. 2011. "A study on the potential applications of satellite data in air quality monitoring and forecasting." Atmospheric Environment 45 (22): 3663-3675 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.04.032]

    Li, C., T. Wen, Z. Li, et al. R. R. Dickerson, Y. Yang, Y. Zhao, Y. Wang, and S.-C. Tsay. 2010. "Concentrations and origins of atmospheric lead and other trace species at a rural site in northern China." J. Geophys. Res. 115 (D7): D00K23 [10.1029/2009JD013639]

    Li, C., S.-C. Tsay, J. Fu, et al. Q. Ji, S. Bell, Y. Gao, W. Zhang, J. Huang, Z. Li, and H. Chen. 2010. "Anthropogenic air pollution observed near dust source regions in northwestern China during springtime 2008." J. Geophys. Res. 115 (D7): D00K22 [10.1029/2009JD013659]

    Li, C., N. A. Krotkov, D. Streets, et al. K. He, S.-C. Tsay, and J. F. Gleason. 2010. "Recent large reduction in sulfur dioxide emissions from Chinese power plants observed by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument." Geophysical Research Letters 37 (8): L08807 [10.1029/2010GL042594]

    Li, C., N. A. Krotkov, R. R. Dickerson, et al. Z. Li, K. Yang, and M. Chin. 2010. "Transport and evolution of a pollution plume from northern China: A satellite-based case study." J Geophys Res 115 (D7): D00K03 [10.1029/2009JD012245]

    Dickerson, R. R., C. Li, Z. Li, et al. L. T. Marufu, J. W. Stehr, B. McClure, N. Krotkov, H. Chen, P. Wang, X. Xia, X. Ban, F. Gong, J. Yuan, and J. Yang. 2007. "Aircraft observations of dust and pollutants over northeast China: Insight into the meteorological mechanisms of transport." Journal of Geophysical Research 112 (D24): D24S90 [10.1029/2007jd008999]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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