David M Le Vine

David M Le Vine

  • (AST, EARTH SCI REMOTE SENSING)
  • 301.614.5640 | 301.614.5558
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 615
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    David Le Vine's  research has focused on passive remote sensing at L-band with applications to monitoring parameters such as soil moisture and sea surface salinity. An example of this work is the development of the synthetic aperture radiometer, ESTAR, and its successor, 2D-STAR. He is currently Deputy Principal Investigator for AQUARIUS, the NASA Earth System Science Pathfinder (ESSP) mission launched in June 2011 to measure sea surface salinity. He also is a member of the science Quality Working Group for ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission and a member of the SMAP science team. Dr. Le Vine’s background is electrical engineering with specialization in electromagnetic theory and physics. He has also done work on scattering from rough surfaces, propagation through random media, and radiation from lightning. He has also been active in protecting spectrum for remote sensing from RFI and is a member of the National Academy of Science Committee for Radio Frequency (CORF).

    David Le Vine received the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and also earned a Master’s degree in electrical engineering and a Master of Science degree in physics from the University of Michigan. His work experience includes research at the Radiation Laboratory, University of Michigan and teaching in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland and at The George Washington University.

    Dr. Le Vine is a fellow of the IEEE and a member of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS). He is currently a member of the GRSS Administrative Committee (AdCom). In addition, Dr. Le Vine is affiliated with the Antennas and Propagation Society. He is a member of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI, Commissions B, E and F) and the American Geophysical Union. His service to the community includes the IEEE Fellows committee, the IEEE Committee for Engineering Accreditation Activities (CEAA), IEEE representative to the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, and many years as a visitor for accreditation of electrical engineering programs. He served as an officer in the local IEEE chapter and on the organizing committee or technical program commitee for many professional meetings.

    Research Interests

    Microwave remote sensing physics


    Development of microwave sensors and applications


    Synthetic aperture radiometry


    Current Projects

    Aquarius

    Deputy PI of mission to measure sea surface salinity

    SMAP Science Team

    Remote Sensing of soil moisture

    Teaching Experience

    University of Maryland, Department of Electrical Engineering
    The George Washington University, Electrical Engineering

    Education

    BSEE Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    MS Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    MS Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    Ph-D Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


    Professional Societies

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1980 - Present
    Fellow
    International Society of Radio Scientists (URSI), 1980 - Present
    Commissios B,E and F
    American Geophysical Union (AGU), 1980 - Present

    Professional Service

    IEEE Program Visitor for Accreditation of Electrical Engineering programs
    Advisory Board, ECE Department, George Washington University, Washington, DC
    IEEE Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society, Administrative Committee.
    Committee on Radio Frequency (CORF), National Academy of Science
    Quality Working Group, European Space Agency, SMOS mission
    Science Team for NASA SMAP mission
    Deputy PI for NASA Aquarius mission

    Awards

    ASEE Faculty Fellowship
    Plenary Session Lecture, National Radio Science Meeting (1972)
    Best Paper Award, IEEE Internat. Conf on EMC (1972)
    NASA/GSFC performance awards (1985, 1990, 1994, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013,2015)
    Best Poster Award, Microrad, Florence (2008)
    IEEE GRSS Distinguished Lecturer
    Best Poster Award, Aquarius/SAC-D Science Team meeting (2003)
    IEEE Fellow (1995)
    Outstanding Publication Award, GSFC (2008)
    Plenary Session Lecture, URSI General Assembly (2015)
    Golden Florin Award (IEEE/GRSS and The Center for Microwave Remote Sensing) (2014)
    Group Achievement Award, Aquarius Radiometer Team, NASA (2009)
    Group Achievement Award, Aquarius/SAC-D Mission, NASA (2013)
    Distinguished Achivement Award, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (2016)

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Le Vine, D. M., S. Abraham, and J. Peng. 2016. "Faraday Rotation Correction for the SMAP Radiometer." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 54 (4): 2070-2081 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2495168]

    Le Vine, D. M., E. P. Dinnat, T. Meissner, et al. S. H. Yueh, F. J. Wentz, S. E. Torrusio, and G. Lagerloef. 2015. "Status of Aquarius/SAC-D and Aquarius Salinity Retrievals." IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Observations Remote Sensing, PP (99): 1-15 [10.1109/jstars.2015.2427159]

    Le Vine, D. M., P. de Matthaeis, C. Ruf, and D. Chen. 2014. "Aquarius RFI Detection and Mitigation Algorithm: Assessment and Examples." IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52 (8): 4574-4584 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2282595]

    Utku, C., and D. M. Le Vine. 2014. "Topographic Signatures in Aquarius Radiometer and Scatterometer Response." IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52 (7): 4141-4154 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2280015]

    Le Vine, D., S. Abraham, C. Utku, and E. P. Dinnat. 2013. "Aquarius Third Stokes Parameter Measurements: Initial Results." IEEE Geosci. Remote Sensing Lett., 10 (3): 520-524 [10.1109/LGRS.2012.2211994]

    Le Vine, D. M., E. P. Dinnat, S. D. Jacob, S. Abraham, and P. de Matthaies. 2011. "Impact of Antenna Pattern on Measurement of the Third Stokes Parameter From Space at L-Band." IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 49 (1): 406-414 [10.1109/TGRS.2010.2051953]

    Le Vine, D. M., E. P. Dinnat, S. Abraham, P. Matthaeis, and F. Wentz. 2011. "The Aquarius Simulator and Cold-Sky Calibration." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 49 (9): 3198-3210 [10.1109/TGRS.2011.2161481]

    Le Vine, D. M., G. S. Lagerloef, and S. Torrusio. 2010. "Aquarius and Remote Sensing of Sea Surface Salinity from Space." Proc. IEEE, 98 (5): 688-703 [10.1109/JPROC.2010.2040550]

    Le Vine, D. M., and C. Utku. 2009. "Comment on Modified Stokes Parameters." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 47 (8): 2707-2713 [10.1109/TGRS.2009.2015875]

    Willett, J. C., D. M. Le Vine, and V. P. Idone. 2008. "Lightning return stroke current waveforms aloft from measured field change, current, and channel geometry." Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 113 (D7): DO7305 [10.1029/2006JD008116]

    Le Vine, D. M., G. S. Lagerloef, R. Colomb, S. Yueh, and F. Pellerano. 2007. "Aquarius: An Instrument to Monitor Sea Surface Salinity From Space." IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 45 (7): 2040-2050 [10.1109/TGRS.2007.898092]

    Brief Bio

    David Le Vine's  research has focused on passive remote sensing at L-band with applications to monitoring parameters such as soil moisture and sea surface salinity. An example of this work is the development of the synthetic aperture radiometer, ESTAR, and its successor, 2D-STAR. He is currently Deputy Principal Investigator for AQUARIUS, the NASA Earth System Science Pathfinder (ESSP) mission launched in June 2011 to measure sea surface salinity. He also is a member of the science Quality Working Group for ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission and a member of the SMAP science team. Dr. Le Vine’s background is electrical engineering with specialization in electromagnetic theory and physics. He has also done work on scattering from rough surfaces, propagation through random media, and radiation from lightning. He has also been active in protecting spectrum for remote sensing from RFI and is a member of the National Academy of Science Committee for Radio Frequency (CORF).

    David Le Vine received the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and also earned a Master’s degree in electrical engineering and a Master of Science degree in physics from the University of Michigan. His work experience includes research at the Radiation Laboratory, University of Michigan and teaching in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland and at The George Washington University.

    Dr. Le Vine is a fellow of the IEEE and a member of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS). He is currently a member of the GRSS Administrative Committee (AdCom). In addition, Dr. Le Vine is affiliated with the Antennas and Propagation Society. He is a member of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI, Commissions B, E and F) and the American Geophysical Union. His service to the community includes the IEEE Fellows committee, the IEEE Committee for Engineering Accreditation Activities (CEAA), IEEE representative to the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, and many years as a visitor for accreditation of electrical engineering programs. He served as an officer in the local IEEE chapter and on the organizing committee or technical program commitee for many professional meetings.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Le Vine, D. M., S. Abraham, and J. Peng. 2016. "Faraday Rotation Correction for the SMAP Radiometer." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 54 (4): 2070-2081 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2495168]

    Le Vine, D. M., E. P. Dinnat, T. Meissner, et al. S. H. Yueh, F. J. Wentz, S. E. Torrusio, and G. Lagerloef. 2015. "Status of Aquarius/SAC-D and Aquarius Salinity Retrievals." IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Observations Remote Sensing PP (99): 1-15 [10.1109/jstars.2015.2427159]

    Le Vine, D. M., P. de Matthaeis, C. Ruf, and D. Chen. 2014. "Aquarius RFI Detection and Mitigation Algorithm: Assessment and Examples." IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing 52 (8): 4574-4584 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2282595]

    Utku, C., and D. M. Le Vine. 2014. "Topographic Signatures in Aquarius Radiometer and Scatterometer Response." IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing 52 (7): 4141-4154 [10.1109/TGRS.2013.2280015]

    Le Vine, D., S. Abraham, C. Utku, and E. P. Dinnat. 2013. "Aquarius Third Stokes Parameter Measurements: Initial Results." IEEE Geosci. Remote Sensing Lett. 10 (3): 520-524 [10.1109/LGRS.2012.2211994]

    Le Vine, D. M., E. P. Dinnat, S. D. Jacob, S. Abraham, and P. de Matthaies. 2011. "Impact of Antenna Pattern on Measurement of the Third Stokes Parameter From Space at L-Band." IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing 49 (1): 406-414 [10.1109/TGRS.2010.2051953]

    Le Vine, D. M., E. P. Dinnat, S. Abraham, P. Matthaeis, and F. Wentz. 2011. "The Aquarius Simulator and Cold-Sky Calibration." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 49 (9): 3198-3210 [10.1109/TGRS.2011.2161481]

    Le Vine, D. M., G. S. Lagerloef, and S. Torrusio. 2010. "Aquarius and Remote Sensing of Sea Surface Salinity from Space." Proc. IEEE 98 (5): 688-703 [10.1109/JPROC.2010.2040550]

    Le Vine, D. M., and C. Utku. 2009. "Comment on Modified Stokes Parameters." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 47 (8): 2707-2713 [10.1109/TGRS.2009.2015875]

    Willett, J. C., D. M. Le Vine, and V. P. Idone. 2008. "Lightning return stroke current waveforms aloft from measured field change, current, and channel geometry." Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 113 (D7): DO7305 [10.1029/2006JD008116]

    Le Vine, D. M., G. S. Lagerloef, R. Colomb, S. Yueh, and F. Pellerano. 2007. "Aquarius: An Instrument to Monitor Sea Surface Salinity From Space." IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing 45 (7): 2040-2050 [10.1109/TGRS.2007.898092]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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