Dr. CHANDANA GANGODAGAMAGE

Dr. CHANDANA GANGODAGAMAGE

  • Assistant Research Scientist
  • 301.614.6814
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 617
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
  • Positions/Employment

    1/2018 - Present

    Assis. Research Scientist

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    5/2015 - 12/2017

    Scientist

    NOAA National Water Center/OWP, Tuscaloosa, AL
    8/2011 - 12/2015

    Post doctoral Research Scientist

    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

    Education

    PhD -University of Minnesota, MN, USA 2010

    MSc-University of Minnesota, MN, USA 2008

    PG Dip-Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, India 2000

    BSc-University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 1997

    Awards


    NASA Senior Fellowship (offered for candidates who has held the doctoral degree for five or more years), Selected by a competitive peer-review process, to advance NASA’s missions in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and space operations, and astrobiology.


    Cover page: Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, Volume 119, Issue 10, pages i–iii, October 2014, COVER:doi: 10.1002/jgrf.20225 (2015)


    Featured article in AGU journals – Featured articles are selected by all AGU journal editors for significance to the geosciences. This article was also a Most Popular Article for Water Resources Research and a Top 5 Weekly Download across all AGU journals in August 2011. I was the only student in the ten-year National Center For Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED) program to publish, as first author, an AGU featured article (2011)

    Research highlights, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota and Los Alamos National Laboratory – For a paper that introduced a new river network-ordering system (2011)

    Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota – The most prestigious UM fellowship awarded on a competitive basis across all UM departments. (2008)

    Tsai travel award – For noteworthy graduate work at Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota. (2008)

    Graduate Fellowship, National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED) – for graduate studies at the University of Minnesota. (2004)

    Selected Paper Award – 22nd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, 5-9 November 2001, Singapore. (2001)


    ANTON award (Third prize) – For a technical paper on water related infrastructure, scientists under 35 years of age, Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka. (2001)

    Fellowship, The Colombo Plan – to study remote sensing and GIS at the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing. (2000)

    Research grant, Department of Space, Government of India – for postgraduate research work at lower Himalaya, Dehradun, India. (2000)

    Other Professional Information

    https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6511-1711

     

    Publications

    Refereed

    Rowland, J. C., E. Shelef, P. A. Pope, et al. J. Muss, C. Gangodagamage, S. P. Brumby, and C. J. Wilson. 2016. "A morphology independent methodology for quantifying planview river change and characteristics from remotely sensed imagery." Remote Sensing of Environment, 184: 212-228 [10.1016/j.rse.2016.07.005]

    Gangodagamage, C., E. Foufoula-Georgiou, S. P. Brumby, et al. R. Chartrand, A. Koltunov, D. Liu, M. Cai, and S. L. Ustin. 2016. "Wavelet-Compressed Representation of Landscapes for Hydrologic and Geomorphologic Applications." IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 13 (4): 480-484 [10.1109/lgrs.2015.2513011]

    McDowell, N. G., N. C. Coops, P. S. Beck, et al. J. Q. Chambers, C. Gangodagamage, J. A. Hicke, C.-Y. Huang, R. Kennedy, D. J. Krofcheck, M. Litvak, A. J. Meddens, J. Muss, R. Negrón-Juarez, C. Peng, A. M. Schwantes, J. J. Swenson, L. J. Vernon, A. P. Williams, C. Xu, M. Zhao, S. W. Running, and C. D. Allen. 2015. "Global satellite monitoring of climate-induced vegetation disturbances." Trends in Plant Science, 20 (2): 114-123 [10.1016/j.tplants.2014.10.008]

    Gangodagamage, C., E. Foufoula-Georgiou, and P. Belmont. 2014. "River basin organization around the main stem: Scale invariance in tributary branching and the incremental area function." Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 119 (10): 2174-2193 [10.1002/2014jf003304]

    Gangodagamage, C., J. C. Rowland, S. S. Hubbard, et al. S. P. Brumby, A. K. Liljedahl, H. Wainwright, C. J. Wilson, G. L. Altmann, B. Dafflon, J. Peterson, C. Ulrich, C. E. Tweedie, and S. D. Wullschleger. 2014. "Extrapolating active layer thickness measurements across Arctic polygonal terrain using LiDAR andNDVIdata sets." Water Resources Research, 50 (8): 6339-6357 [10.1002/2013wr014283]

    Skurikhin, A. N., C. Gangodagamage, J. C. Rowland, and C. J. Wilson. 2013. "Arctic tundra ice-wedge landscape characterization by active contours without edges and structural analysis using high-resolution satellite imagery." Remote Sensing Letters, 4 (11): 1077-1086 [10.1080/2150704x.2013.840404]

    Garrity, S. R., C. D. Allen, S. P. Brumby, et al. C. Gangodagamage, N. G. McDowell, and D. M. Cai. 2013. "Quantifying tree mortality in a mixed species woodland using multitemporal high spatial resolution satellite imagery." Remote Sensing of Environment, 129: 54-65 [10.1016/j.rse.2012.10.029]

    Hubbard, S. S., C. Gangodagamage, B. Dafflon, et al. H. Wainwright, J. Peterson, A. Gusmeroli, C. Ulrich, Y. Wu, C. Wilson, J. Rowland, C. Tweedie, and S. D. Wullschleger. 2012. "Quantifying and relating land-surface and subsurface variability in permafrost environments using LiDAR and surface geophysical datasets." Hydrogeology Journal, 21 (1): 149-169 [10.1007/s10040-012-0939-y]

    Park Williams, A., C. D. Allen, A. K. Macalady, et al. D. Griffin, C. A. Woodhouse, D. M. Meko, T. W. Swetnam, S. A. Rauscher, R. Seager, H. D. Grissino-Mayer, J. S. Dean, E. R. Cook, C. Gangodagamage, M. Cai, and N. G. McDowell. 2012. "Temperature as a potent driver of regional forest drought stress and tree mortality." Nature Climate Change, 3 (3): 292-297 [10.1038/nclimate1693]

    Gangodagamage, C., P. Belmont, and E. Foufoula-Georgiou. 2011. "Revisiting scaling laws in river basins: New considerations across hillslope and fluvial regimes." Water Resources Research, 47 (7): [10.1029/2010wr009252]

    Gangodagamage, C., X. Zhou, and H. Lin. 2008. "Autocorrelation, Spatial." Encyclopedia of GIS, 32-37 [10.1007/978-0-387-35973-1_83]

    Gangodagamage, C., E. Barnes, and E. Foufoula-Georgiou. 2007. "Scaling in river corridor widths depicts organization in valley morphology." Geomorphology, 91 (3-4): 198-215 [10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.04.014]

    Publications

    Refereed

    Rowland, J. C., E. Shelef, P. A. Pope, et al. J. Muss, C. Gangodagamage, S. P. Brumby, and C. J. Wilson. 2016. "A morphology independent methodology for quantifying planview river change and characteristics from remotely sensed imagery." Remote Sensing of Environment 184 212-228 [10.1016/j.rse.2016.07.005]

    Gangodagamage, C., E. Foufoula-Georgiou, S. P. Brumby, et al. R. Chartrand, A. Koltunov, D. Liu, M. Cai, and S. L. Ustin. 2016. "Wavelet-Compressed Representation of Landscapes for Hydrologic and Geomorphologic Applications." IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 13 (4): 480-484 [10.1109/lgrs.2015.2513011]

    McDowell, N. G., N. C. Coops, P. S. Beck, et al. J. Q. Chambers, C. Gangodagamage, J. A. Hicke, C.-Y. Huang, R. Kennedy, D. J. Krofcheck, M. Litvak, A. J. Meddens, J. Muss, R. Negrón-Juarez, C. Peng, A. M. Schwantes, J. J. Swenson, L. J. Vernon, A. P. Williams, C. Xu, M. Zhao, S. W. Running, and C. D. Allen. 2015. "Global satellite monitoring of climate-induced vegetation disturbances." Trends in Plant Science 20 (2): 114-123 [10.1016/j.tplants.2014.10.008]

    Gangodagamage, C., E. Foufoula-Georgiou, and P. Belmont. 2014. "River basin organization around the main stem: Scale invariance in tributary branching and the incremental area function." Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 119 (10): 2174-2193 [10.1002/2014jf003304]

    Gangodagamage, C., J. C. Rowland, S. S. Hubbard, et al. S. P. Brumby, A. K. Liljedahl, H. Wainwright, C. J. Wilson, G. L. Altmann, B. Dafflon, J. Peterson, C. Ulrich, C. E. Tweedie, and S. D. Wullschleger. 2014. "Extrapolating active layer thickness measurements across Arctic polygonal terrain using LiDAR andNDVIdata sets." Water Resources Research 50 (8): 6339-6357 [10.1002/2013wr014283]

    Skurikhin, A. N., C. Gangodagamage, J. C. Rowland, and C. J. Wilson. 2013. "Arctic tundra ice-wedge landscape characterization by active contours without edges and structural analysis using high-resolution satellite imagery." Remote Sensing Letters 4 (11): 1077-1086 [10.1080/2150704x.2013.840404]

    Garrity, S. R., C. D. Allen, S. P. Brumby, et al. C. Gangodagamage, N. G. McDowell, and D. M. Cai. 2013. "Quantifying tree mortality in a mixed species woodland using multitemporal high spatial resolution satellite imagery." Remote Sensing of Environment 129 54-65 [10.1016/j.rse.2012.10.029]

    Hubbard, S. S., C. Gangodagamage, B. Dafflon, et al. H. Wainwright, J. Peterson, A. Gusmeroli, C. Ulrich, Y. Wu, C. Wilson, J. Rowland, C. Tweedie, and S. D. Wullschleger. 2012. "Quantifying and relating land-surface and subsurface variability in permafrost environments using LiDAR and surface geophysical datasets." Hydrogeology Journal 21 (1): 149-169 [10.1007/s10040-012-0939-y]

    Park Williams, A., C. D. Allen, A. K. Macalady, et al. D. Griffin, C. A. Woodhouse, D. M. Meko, T. W. Swetnam, S. A. Rauscher, R. Seager, H. D. Grissino-Mayer, J. S. Dean, E. R. Cook, C. Gangodagamage, M. Cai, and N. G. McDowell. 2012. "Temperature as a potent driver of regional forest drought stress and tree mortality." Nature Climate Change 3 (3): 292-297 [10.1038/nclimate1693]

    Gangodagamage, C., P. Belmont, and E. Foufoula-Georgiou. 2011. "Revisiting scaling laws in river basins: New considerations across hillslope and fluvial regimes." Water Resources Research 47 (7): [10.1029/2010wr009252]

    Gangodagamage, C., X. Zhou, and H. Lin. 2008. "Autocorrelation, Spatial." Encyclopedia of GIS 32-37 [10.1007/978-0-387-35973-1_83]

    Gangodagamage, C., E. Barnes, and E. Foufoula-Georgiou. 2007. "Scaling in river corridor widths depicts organization in valley morphology." Geomorphology 91 (3-4): 198-215 [10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.04.014]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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