Donghui Yi

Donghui Yi

  • CHIEF SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.5877
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 615
  • GREENBELT , MD 20771
  • Employer: SGT, INC
  • Positions/Employment

    5/2006 - Present

    Chief Scientist

    SGT Inc. , Code 615, Goddard Space Flight Center
    2/2005 - 4/2006

    Principal Scientist

    SGT Inc., Code 615, Goddard Space Flight Center
    7/1998 - 1/2005

    Principal Scientist

    Raytheon, Code 615, Goddard Space Flight Center
    9/1997 - 6/1998

    Senior Scientist

    Raytheon, Code 615, Goddard Space Flight Center
    9/1996 - 8/1997

    Research Associate

    University of California-San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California-San Diego

    Education

    Ph.D.  Geophysics 1996, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    M.S.  Atmospheric Physics 1989, Peking University

    B.S.  Geophysics 1986, Peking University

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Sun, X., J. B. Abshire, A. A. Borsa, et al. H. A. Fricker, D. Yi, J. P. Dimarzio, F. S. Paolo, K. M. Brunt, D. J. Harding, and G. A. Neumann. 2017. "ICESAT/GLAS Altimetry Measurements: Received Signal Dynamic Range and Saturation Correction." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 1-15 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2702126]

    Zwally, H. J., J. Li, J. W. Robbins, et al. J. L. Saba, D. Yi, and A. C. Brenner. 2015. "Mass gains of the Antarctic ice sheet exceed losses." Journal of Glaciology, 61 (230): 1019-1036 [10.3189/2015jog15j071]

    Yi, D., and H. J. Zwally. 2014. "Arctic Sea Ice Freeboard and Thickness." National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, Colorado, USA, [Full Text (Link)]

    Yi, D., J. P. Harbeck, S. S. Manizade, et al. N. T. Kurtz, M. Studinger, and M. A. Hofton. 2014. "Arctic sea ice freeboard retrieval with waveform characteristics for NASA's Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) and Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS)." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53 (3): 1403-1410 [10.1109/TGRS.2014.2339737]

    McAdoo, D., S. Farrell, S. Laxon, et al. A. Ridout, H. Zwally, and D. Yi. 2013. "Gravity of the Arctic Ocean from satellite data with validations using airborne gravimetry: Oceanographic implications." Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118 (2): 917-930 [10.1002/jgrc.20080]

    Xie, H., A. E. Tekeli, S. F. Ackley, D. Yi, and H. J. Zwally. 2013. "Sea ice thickness estimations from ICESat Altimetry over the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas, 2003–2009." Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118 (5): 2438–2453 [10.1002/jgrc.20179]

    Ozsoy-Cicek, B., S. Ackley, H. Xie, D. Yi, and H. J. Zwally. 2013. "Sea ice thickness retrieval algorithms based on in situ surface elevation and thickness values for application to altimetry." Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118 (8): 3807-3822 [10.1002/jgrc.20252]

    Shepherd, A., E. Ivins, G. A, et al. V. Barletta, M. Bentley, S. Bettadpur, K. Briggs, D. Bromwich, R. Forsberg, N. Galin, M. Horwath, S. Jacobs, I. Joughin, M. King, J. Lenaerts, J. Li, S. Ligtenberg, A. Luckman, S. B. Luthcke, M. McMillan, R. Meister, G. Milne, J. Mouginot, A. Muir, J. Nicolas, J. Paden, A. Payne, H. Rott, H. Pritchard, E. Rignot, L. Sørensen, T. Scambos, B. Scheuchl, E. Schrama, B. Smith, A. Sundal, J. Angelen, W. van de Berg, M. van den Broeke, D. Vaughan, I. Velicogna, J. Wahr, P. Whitehouse, D. Wingham, D. Yi, D. Young, and H. J. Zwally. 2012. "A Reconciled Estimate of Ice-Sheet Mass Balance." Science, 338 (6111): 1183-1189 [10.1126/science.1228102]

    Farrell, S., D. McAdoo, S. Laxon, et al. H. Zwally, D. Yi, A. Ridout, and K. Giles. 2012. "Mean dynamic topography of the Arctic Ocean." Geophysical Research Letters, 39 (1): L01601 [10.1029/2011GL050052]

    Zhang, G., H. Xie, S. Duan, M. Tian, and D. Yi. 2011. "Monitoring water level variation of Lake Qinghai using ICESat altimetry data coupled with in-situ measurements." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 5:

    Huang, X., H. Xie, T. Liang, and D. Yi. 2011. "Estimating vertical error of SRTM and map-based DEMs using ICESat altimetry data in the eastern Tibetan Plateau ." International Journal of Remote Sensing, [10.1080/01431161.2010.495092]

    Xie, H., S. F. Ackley, D. Yi, et al. H. J. Zwally, P. Wagner, B. Weissling, M. Lewis, and K. Ye. 2011. "Sea-ice thickness distribution of the Bellingshausen Sea from surface measurements and ICESat altimetry." Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 58 (9-10): 1039-1051 [10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.10.038]

    Worby, A. P., A. Steer, J. L. Lieser, et al. P. Heil, D. Yi, T. Markus, I. Allison, R. A. Massom, N. Galin, and H. J. Zwally. 2011. "Regional-scale sea-ice and snow thickness distributions from in situ and satellite measurements over East Antarctica during SIPEX 2007." Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 58 (9-10): 1125-1136 [10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.12.001]

    Zwally, H. J., J. Li, A. C. Brenner, et al. M. Beckley, H. G. Cornejo, J. P. Dimarzio, M. B. Giovnetto, T. A. Neumann, J. Robbins, J. L. Saba, D. Yi, and W. Wang. 2011. "Greenland ice sheet mass balance: distribution of increased mass loss with climate warming 2003-2007 versus 1992-2002." Journal of Glaciology, [Full Text (Link)]

    Yi, D., H. J. Zwally, and J. W. Robbins. 2011. "ICESat observations of seasonal and interannual variations of sea-ice freeboard and estimated thickness in the Weddell Sea (2003-2009)." Annals of Glaciology, 43-51.

    Zhang, G., H. Xie, S. Kang, D. Yi, and S. Ackley. 2011. "Monitoring lake level changes on the Tibetan Plateau using ICESat altimetry data (2003-2009)." Remote Sensing of Environment, 115: 1733–1742.

    Kwok, R., G. F. Cunningham, M. Wensnahan, et al. I. Rigor, H. J. Zwally, and D. Yi. 2009. "Thinning and volume loss of the Arctic Ocean sea ice cover: 2003–2008." J. Geophys. Res., 114 (C7): C07005 [10.1029/2009JC005312]

    Farrell, S., S. Laxon, D. McAdoo, D. Yi, and H. J. Zwally. 2009. "Five years of Arctic sea ice freeboard measurements from the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite." J. Geophys. Res., 114 (C4): C04008 [10.1029/2008JC005074]

    McAdoo, D., S. Farrell, S. Laxon, et al. H. Zwally, D. Yi, and A. Ridout. 2008. "Arctic Ocean gravity field derived from ICESat and ERS-2 altimetry: Tectonic implications." J Geophys Res, 113 (B5): B05408 [10.1029/2007JB005217]

    Zwally, H. J., D. Yi, R. Kwok, and Y. Zhao. 2008. "ICESat measurements of sea ice freeboard and estimates of sea ice thickness in the Weddell Sea." J Geophys Res, 113 (C2): C02S15 [10.1029/2007JC004284]

    Maslanik, J., C. Fowler, J. Stroeve, et al. S. Drobot, H. J. Zwally, D. Yi, and W. Emery. 2007. "A younger, thinner Arctic ice cover: Increased potential for rapid, extensive sea-ice loss." Geophys Res Lett, 34 (24): L24501 [10.1029/2007GL032043]

    Kwok, R., G. F. Cunningham, H. J. Zwally, and D. Yi. 2007. "Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) over Arctic sea ice: Retrieval of freeboard." J. Geophys. Res., 112 (C12): C12013 [10.1029/2006JC003978]

    Kwok, R., G. Cunningham, H. J. Zwally, and D. Yi. 2006. "ICESat over Arctic sea ice: Interpretation of altimetric and reflectivity profiles." J. Geophys. Res., 111 (C6): C06006 [10.1029/2005JC003175]

    Yi, D., H. J. Zwally, and X. Sun. 2005. "ICESat Measurement of Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Slope and Roughness." Annals of Glaciology, 42: 83-89.

    Abshire, J. B., X. Sun, H. Riris, et al. J. M. Sirota, J. F. McGarry, S. Palm, D. Yi, and P. Liiva. 2005. "Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) on the ICESat Mission: On-orbit measurement performance." Geophysical Research Letters, 32 (21): L21S02 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2005GL024028]

    Zwally, H. J., M. Giovinetto, J. Li, et al. H. Cornejo, M. Beckley, A. C. Brenner, J. Saba, and D. Yi. 2005. "Mass changes of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets and shelves and contributions to sea-level rise: 19922002." J Glaciol, 51 (175): 509-527.

    Kwok, R., H. J. Zwally, and D. Yi. 2004. "ICESat Observations of Arctic Sea Ice: A First Look. Geophysical Research Letters. 31, L16401, doi: 10.1029/2004GL020309." Geophysical Research Letters, 31 (L16401): [10.1029/2004GL020309]

    Li, J. J., H. J. Zwally, H. G. Cornejo, and D. Yi. 2003. "Seasonal variation of snow-surface elevation in North Greenland as modeled and detected by satellite radar altimetry." Annals of Glaciology, 37: 233-238.

    Yi, D., J. B. Minster, and C. R. Bentley. 2000. "The Effect of Ocean Tidal Loading on Satellite Altimetry Over Antarctica." Antarctic Science, 12 (1): 119-124.

    Yi, D., and C. R. Bentley. 1999. "Geoscience Laser Altimeter System Waveform Simulation and its Applications." Annals of Glaciology, 29: 279-285.

    Yi, D., C. R. Bentley, and M. D. Stenoien. 1997. "Seasonal Variation in the Apparent Height of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet." Annals of Glaciology, 24: 191-198.

    Yi, D., and C. R. Bentley. 1996. "A Retracking Algorithm for Satellite Radar Altimetry Over an Ice Sheet and its Applications." U.S Army Corps of Engineers Cold Region Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), Special Report 96-27 (October):

    Yi, D., and C. R. Bentley. 1994. "Analysis of Satellite Radar-Altimeter Return Waveforms over The East Antarctic Ice Sheet." Annals of Glaciology, 20: 137-142.

    Non-Refereed

    Yi, D., N. T. Kurtz, J. P. Harbeck, et al. S. S. Manizade, M. A. Hofton, H. G. Cornejo, H. J. Zwally, and J. W. Robbins. 2016. "Antarctic sea-ice freeboard and estimated thickness from NASA's ICESAT and ICEBRIDGE observations." 2016 IEEE INTERNATIONAL GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING SYMPOSIUM (IGARSS), Beijing, China, 10-15 July 2016 7682-7685, ISBN: 978-1-5090-3332-4 . [10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7731003]

    Brenner, A. C., H. J. Zwally, C. R. Bentley, et al. B. M. Csatho, M. A. Hofton, J.-B. Minster, L.-A. Roberts, J. L. Saba, R. H. Thomas, and D. Yi. 2012. "The Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for the Derivation of Range and Range Distributions from Laser Pulse Waveform Analysis for Surface Elevations, Roughness, Slope, and Vegetation Heights." NASA/TM-2012-208641/Vol 7 134 pp [Full Text (Link)]

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Sun, X., J. B. Abshire, A. A. Borsa, et al. H. A. Fricker, D. Yi, J. P. Dimarzio, F. S. Paolo, K. M. Brunt, D. J. Harding, and G. A. Neumann. 2017. "ICESAT/GLAS Altimetry Measurements: Received Signal Dynamic Range and Saturation Correction." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 1-15 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2702126]

    Zwally, H. J., J. Li, J. W. Robbins, et al. J. L. Saba, D. Yi, and A. C. Brenner. 2015. "Mass gains of the Antarctic ice sheet exceed losses." Journal of Glaciology 61 (230): 1019-1036 [10.3189/2015jog15j071]

    Yi, D., and H. J. Zwally. 2014. "Arctic Sea Ice Freeboard and Thickness." National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, Colorado, USA [Full Text (Link)]

    Yi, D., J. P. Harbeck, S. S. Manizade, et al. N. T. Kurtz, M. Studinger, and M. A. Hofton. 2014. "Arctic sea ice freeboard retrieval with waveform characteristics for NASA's Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) and Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS)." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 53 (3): 1403-1410 [10.1109/TGRS.2014.2339737]

    McAdoo, D., S. Farrell, S. Laxon, et al. A. Ridout, H. Zwally, and D. Yi. 2013. "Gravity of the Arctic Ocean from satellite data with validations using airborne gravimetry: Oceanographic implications." Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 118 (2): 917-930 [10.1002/jgrc.20080]

    Xie, H., A. E. Tekeli, S. F. Ackley, D. Yi, and H. J. Zwally. 2013. "Sea ice thickness estimations from ICESat Altimetry over the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas, 2003–2009." Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 118 (5): 2438–2453 [10.1002/jgrc.20179]

    Ozsoy-Cicek, B., S. Ackley, H. Xie, D. Yi, and H. J. Zwally. 2013. "Sea ice thickness retrieval algorithms based on in situ surface elevation and thickness values for application to altimetry." Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 118 (8): 3807-3822 [10.1002/jgrc.20252]

    Shepherd, A., E. Ivins, G. A, et al. V. Barletta, M. Bentley, S. Bettadpur, K. Briggs, D. Bromwich, R. Forsberg, N. Galin, M. Horwath, S. Jacobs, I. Joughin, M. King, J. Lenaerts, J. Li, S. Ligtenberg, A. Luckman, S. B. Luthcke, M. McMillan, R. Meister, G. Milne, J. Mouginot, A. Muir, J. Nicolas, J. Paden, A. Payne, H. Rott, H. Pritchard, E. Rignot, L. Sørensen, T. Scambos, B. Scheuchl, E. Schrama, B. Smith, A. Sundal, J. Angelen, W. van de Berg, M. van den Broeke, D. Vaughan, I. Velicogna, J. Wahr, P. Whitehouse, D. Wingham, D. Yi, D. Young, and H. J. Zwally. 2012. "A Reconciled Estimate of Ice-Sheet Mass Balance." Science 338 (6111): 1183-1189 [10.1126/science.1228102]

    Farrell, S., D. McAdoo, S. Laxon, et al. H. Zwally, D. Yi, A. Ridout, and K. Giles. 2012. "Mean dynamic topography of the Arctic Ocean." Geophysical Research Letters 39 (1): L01601 [10.1029/2011GL050052]

    Zhang, G., H. Xie, S. Duan, M. Tian, and D. Yi. 2011. "Monitoring water level variation of Lake Qinghai using ICESat altimetry data coupled with in-situ measurements." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 5

    Huang, X., H. Xie, T. Liang, and D. Yi. 2011. "Estimating vertical error of SRTM and map-based DEMs using ICESat altimetry data in the eastern Tibetan Plateau ." International Journal of Remote Sensing [10.1080/01431161.2010.495092]

    Xie, H., S. F. Ackley, D. Yi, et al. H. J. Zwally, P. Wagner, B. Weissling, M. Lewis, and K. Ye. 2011. "Sea-ice thickness distribution of the Bellingshausen Sea from surface measurements and ICESat altimetry." Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 58 (9-10): 1039-1051 [10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.10.038]

    Worby, A. P., A. Steer, J. L. Lieser, et al. P. Heil, D. Yi, T. Markus, I. Allison, R. A. Massom, N. Galin, and H. J. Zwally. 2011. "Regional-scale sea-ice and snow thickness distributions from in situ and satellite measurements over East Antarctica during SIPEX 2007." Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 58 (9-10): 1125-1136 [10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.12.001]

    Zwally, H. J., J. Li, A. C. Brenner, et al. M. Beckley, H. G. Cornejo, J. P. Dimarzio, M. B. Giovnetto, T. A. Neumann, J. Robbins, J. L. Saba, D. Yi, and W. Wang. 2011. "Greenland ice sheet mass balance: distribution of increased mass loss with climate warming 2003-2007 versus 1992-2002." Journal of Glaciology [Full Text (Link)]

    Yi, D., H. J. Zwally, and J. W. Robbins. 2011. "ICESat observations of seasonal and interannual variations of sea-ice freeboard and estimated thickness in the Weddell Sea (2003-2009)." Annals of Glaciology 43-51

    Zhang, G., H. Xie, S. Kang, D. Yi, and S. Ackley. 2011. "Monitoring lake level changes on the Tibetan Plateau using ICESat altimetry data (2003-2009)." Remote Sensing of Environment 115 1733–1742

    Kwok, R., G. F. Cunningham, M. Wensnahan, et al. I. Rigor, H. J. Zwally, and D. Yi. 2009. "Thinning and volume loss of the Arctic Ocean sea ice cover: 2003–2008." J. Geophys. Res. 114 (C7): C07005 [10.1029/2009JC005312]

    Farrell, S., S. Laxon, D. McAdoo, D. Yi, and H. J. Zwally. 2009. "Five years of Arctic sea ice freeboard measurements from the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite." J. Geophys. Res. 114 (C4): C04008 [10.1029/2008JC005074]

    McAdoo, D., S. Farrell, S. Laxon, et al. H. Zwally, D. Yi, and A. Ridout. 2008. "Arctic Ocean gravity field derived from ICESat and ERS-2 altimetry: Tectonic implications." J Geophys Res 113 (B5): B05408 [10.1029/2007JB005217]

    Zwally, H. J., D. Yi, R. Kwok, and Y. Zhao. 2008. "ICESat measurements of sea ice freeboard and estimates of sea ice thickness in the Weddell Sea." J Geophys Res 113 (C2): C02S15 [10.1029/2007JC004284]

    Maslanik, J., C. Fowler, J. Stroeve, et al. S. Drobot, H. J. Zwally, D. Yi, and W. Emery. 2007. "A younger, thinner Arctic ice cover: Increased potential for rapid, extensive sea-ice loss." Geophys Res Lett 34 (24): L24501 [10.1029/2007GL032043]

    Kwok, R., G. F. Cunningham, H. J. Zwally, and D. Yi. 2007. "Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) over Arctic sea ice: Retrieval of freeboard." J. Geophys. Res. 112 (C12): C12013 [10.1029/2006JC003978]

    Kwok, R., G. Cunningham, H. J. Zwally, and D. Yi. 2006. "ICESat over Arctic sea ice: Interpretation of altimetric and reflectivity profiles." J. Geophys. Res. 111 (C6): C06006 [10.1029/2005JC003175]

    Yi, D., H. J. Zwally, and X. Sun. 2005. "ICESat Measurement of Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Slope and Roughness." Annals of Glaciology 42 83-89

    Abshire, J. B., X. Sun, H. Riris, et al. J. M. Sirota, J. F. McGarry, S. Palm, D. Yi, and P. Liiva. 2005. "Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) on the ICESat Mission: On-orbit measurement performance." Geophysical Research Letters 32 (21): L21S02 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2005GL024028]

    Zwally, H. J., M. Giovinetto, J. Li, et al. H. Cornejo, M. Beckley, A. C. Brenner, J. Saba, and D. Yi. 2005. "Mass changes of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets and shelves and contributions to sea-level rise: 19922002." J Glaciol 51 (175): 509-527

    Kwok, R., H. J. Zwally, and D. Yi. 2004. "ICESat Observations of Arctic Sea Ice: A First Look. Geophysical Research Letters. 31, L16401, doi: 10.1029/2004GL020309." Geophysical Research Letters 31 (L16401): [10.1029/2004GL020309]

    Li, J. J., H. J. Zwally, H. G. Cornejo, and D. Yi. 2003. "Seasonal variation of snow-surface elevation in North Greenland as modeled and detected by satellite radar altimetry." Annals of Glaciology 37 233-238

    Yi, D., J. B. Minster, and C. R. Bentley. 2000. "The Effect of Ocean Tidal Loading on Satellite Altimetry Over Antarctica." Antarctic Science 12 (1): 119-124

    Yi, D., and C. R. Bentley. 1999. "Geoscience Laser Altimeter System Waveform Simulation and its Applications." Annals of Glaciology 29 279-285

    Yi, D., C. R. Bentley, and M. D. Stenoien. 1997. "Seasonal Variation in the Apparent Height of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet." Annals of Glaciology 24 191-198

    Yi, D., and C. R. Bentley. 1996. "A Retracking Algorithm for Satellite Radar Altimetry Over an Ice Sheet and its Applications." U.S Army Corps of Engineers Cold Region Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) Special Report 96-27 (October):

    Yi, D., and C. R. Bentley. 1994. "Analysis of Satellite Radar-Altimeter Return Waveforms over The East Antarctic Ice Sheet." Annals of Glaciology 20 137-142

    Non-Refereed

    Yi, D., N. T. Kurtz, J. P. Harbeck, et al. S. S. Manizade, M. A. Hofton, H. G. Cornejo, H. J. Zwally, and J. W. Robbins. 2016. "Antarctic sea-ice freeboard and estimated thickness from NASA's ICESAT and ICEBRIDGE observations." 2016 IEEE INTERNATIONAL GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING SYMPOSIUM (IGARSS), Beijing, China, 10-15 July 2016 7682-7685 [10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7731003]

    Brenner, A. C., H. J. Zwally, C. R. Bentley, et al. B. M. Csatho, M. A. Hofton, J.-B. Minster, L.-A. Roberts, J. L. Saba, R. H. Thomas, and D. Yi. 2012. "The Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for the Derivation of Range and Range Distributions from Laser Pulse Waveform Analysis for Surface Elevations, Roughness, Slope, and Vegetation Heights." NASA/TM-2012-208641/Vol 7 134 pp [Full Text (Link)]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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