Meng Gao

Meng Gao

  • SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMER/ANALYST
  • 301.286.2760
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 616
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: SCIENCE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS INC
  • Positions/Employment

    2019 - Present

    Scientific Programmer/Analyst

    Science Systems and Applications, Inc., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    2016 - 2018

    Research Associate

    JCET/Department of Physics, University of Maryland - Baltimore County
    2014 - 2016

    Research Geophysicist

    CGG, Beijing/Singapore
    2014 - 2014

    Assistant Research Scientist

    Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University
    2013 - 2013

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University

    Education

    2012      Ph. D., Physics, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA

    2007      M. S.,  Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China

    2004      B. S.,  Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China

    Awards

    2012    U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship

    2010    Honorable Mention for Best Student Paper:  “Understanding Cephalopod Camouflage by Use of a Novel 3D Vector Radiative Transfer Code” , Ocean Optics XX conference , Anchorage, Alaska.
     

    Grants

    10/01/2017 Remote Sensing of Water Quality, NASA, NASA NRA #: NNH16ZDA001N-RSWQ

    Atmospheric correction for complex scenes using co-located polarimetric and ocean color observations

    ; Co-I

    Publications

    Refereed

    Gao, M., P.-W. Zhai, B. A. Franz, et al. Y. Hu, K. Knobelspiesse, P. J. Werdell, A. Ibrahim, B. Cairns, and A. Chase. 2019. "Inversion of multi-angular polarimetric measurements over open and coastal ocean waters: a joint retrieval algorithm for aerosol and water leaving radiance properties." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions, 1-31 [10.5194/amt-2019-67]

    Gao, M., P.-W. Zhai, Y. Yang, and Y. Hu. 2019. "Cloud remote sensing with EPIC/DSCOVR observations: A sensitivity study with radiative transfer simulations." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 230: 56-60 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2019.03.022]

    Jamet, C., A. Ibrahim, Z. Ahmad, et al. F. Angelini, M. Babin, M. J. Behrenfeld, E. Boss, B. Cairns, J. Churnside, J. Chowdhary, A. B. Davis, D. Dionisi, L. Duforêt-Gaurier, B. Franz, R. Frouin, M. Gao, D. Gray, O. Hasekamp, X. He, C. Hostetler, O. V. Kalashnikova, K. Knobelspiesse, L. Lacour, H. Loisel, V. Martins, E. Rehm, L. Remer, I. Sanhaj, K. Stamnes, S. Stamnes, S. Victori, J. Werdell, and P.-W. Zhai. 2019. "Going Beyond Standard Ocean Color Observations: Lidar and Polarimetry." Frontiers in Marine Science, 6: [10.3389/fmars.2019.00251]

    Gao, M., P.-W. Zhai, B. Franz, et al. Y. Hu, K. Knobelspiesse, P. J. Werdell, A. Ibrahim, F. Xu, and B. Cairns. 2018. "Retrieval of aerosol properties and water-leaving reflectance from multi-angular polarimetric measurements over coastal waters." Optics Express, 26 (7): 8968 [10.1364/oe.26.008968]

    Zhai, P.-W., K. Knobelspiesse, A. Ibrahim, et al. B. A. Franz, Y. Hu, M. Gao, and R. Frouin. 2017. "Water-leaving contribution to polarized radiation field over ocean." Optics Express, 25 (16): A689 [10.1364/oe.25.00a689]

    Brady, P. C., A. A. Gilerson, G. W. Kattawar, et al. J. M. Sullivan, M. S. Twardowski, H. M. Dierssen, M. Gao, K. Travis, R. I. Etheredge, A. Tonizzo, A. Ibrahim, C. Carrizo, Y. Gu, B. J. Russell, K. Mislinski, S. Zhao, and M. E. Cummings. 2015. "Open-ocean fish reveal an omnidirectional solution to camouflage in polarized environments." Science, 350 (6263): 965-969 [10.1126/science.aad5284]

    Zhao, S., P. C. Brady, M. Gao, et al. R. I. Etheredge, G. W. Kattawar, and M. E. Cummings. 2015. "Broadband and polarization reflectors in the lookdown, Selene vomer." Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 12 (104): 20141390-20141390 [10.1098/rsif.2014.1390]

    Bell, G. R., L. M. Mäthger, M. Gao, et al. S. L. Senft, A. M. Kuzirian, G. W. Kattawar, and R. T. Hanlon. 2014. "Diffuse White Structural Coloration from Multilayer Reflectors in a Squid." Advanced Materials, 26 (25): 4352-4356 [10.1002/adma.201400383]

    Gao, M., P. Yang, and G. W. Kattawar. 2013. "Polarized extinction properties of plates with large aspect ratios." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 131: 72-81 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2013.03.010]

    Gao, M., X. Huang, P. Yang, and G. W. Kattawar. 2013. "Angular distribution of diffuse reflectance from incoherent multiple scattering in turbid media." Applied Optics, 52 (24): 5869 [10.1364/ao.52.005869]

    Gao, M., P. Yang, D. McKee, and G. W. Kattawar. 2013. "Mueller matrix holographic method for small particle characterization: theory and numerical studies." Applied Optics, 52 (21): 5289 [10.1364/ao.52.005289]

    Gao, M., Y. You, P. Yang, and G. W. Kattawar. 2012. "Backscattering properties of small layered plates: a model for iridosomes." Optics Express, 20 (22): 25111 [10.1364/oe.20.025111]

    Jiang, C.-W., X. Zhou, Z. Lin, et al. R.-H. Xie, F.-L. Li, M. Gao, and R. E. Allen. 2011. "Semiclassical simulations in materials science." physica status solidi (b), [10.1002/pssb.201147141]

    Publications

    Refereed

    Gao, M., P.-W. Zhai, B. A. Franz, et al. Y. Hu, K. Knobelspiesse, P. J. Werdell, A. Ibrahim, B. Cairns, and A. Chase. 2019. "Inversion of multi-angular polarimetric measurements over open and coastal ocean waters: a joint retrieval algorithm for aerosol and water leaving radiance properties." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions 1-31 [10.5194/amt-2019-67]

    Gao, M., P.-W. Zhai, Y. Yang, and Y. Hu. 2019. "Cloud remote sensing with EPIC/DSCOVR observations: A sensitivity study with radiative transfer simulations." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 230 56-60 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2019.03.022]

    Jamet, C., A. Ibrahim, Z. Ahmad, et al. F. Angelini, M. Babin, M. J. Behrenfeld, E. Boss, B. Cairns, J. Churnside, J. Chowdhary, A. B. Davis, D. Dionisi, L. Duforêt-Gaurier, B. Franz, R. Frouin, M. Gao, D. Gray, O. Hasekamp, X. He, C. Hostetler, O. V. Kalashnikova, K. Knobelspiesse, L. Lacour, H. Loisel, V. Martins, E. Rehm, L. Remer, I. Sanhaj, K. Stamnes, S. Stamnes, S. Victori, J. Werdell, and P.-W. Zhai. 2019. "Going Beyond Standard Ocean Color Observations: Lidar and Polarimetry." Frontiers in Marine Science 6 [10.3389/fmars.2019.00251]

    Gao, M., P.-W. Zhai, B. Franz, et al. Y. Hu, K. Knobelspiesse, P. J. Werdell, A. Ibrahim, F. Xu, and B. Cairns. 2018. "Retrieval of aerosol properties and water-leaving reflectance from multi-angular polarimetric measurements over coastal waters." Optics Express 26 (7): 8968 [10.1364/oe.26.008968]

    Zhai, P.-W., K. Knobelspiesse, A. Ibrahim, et al. B. A. Franz, Y. Hu, M. Gao, and R. Frouin. 2017. "Water-leaving contribution to polarized radiation field over ocean." Optics Express 25 (16): A689 [10.1364/oe.25.00a689]

    Brady, P. C., A. A. Gilerson, G. W. Kattawar, et al. J. M. Sullivan, M. S. Twardowski, H. M. Dierssen, M. Gao, K. Travis, R. I. Etheredge, A. Tonizzo, A. Ibrahim, C. Carrizo, Y. Gu, B. J. Russell, K. Mislinski, S. Zhao, and M. E. Cummings. 2015. "Open-ocean fish reveal an omnidirectional solution to camouflage in polarized environments." Science 350 (6263): 965-969 [10.1126/science.aad5284]

    Zhao, S., P. C. Brady, M. Gao, et al. R. I. Etheredge, G. W. Kattawar, and M. E. Cummings. 2015. "Broadband and polarization reflectors in the lookdown, Selene vomer." Journal of The Royal Society Interface 12 (104): 20141390-20141390 [10.1098/rsif.2014.1390]

    Bell, G. R., L. M. Mäthger, M. Gao, et al. S. L. Senft, A. M. Kuzirian, G. W. Kattawar, and R. T. Hanlon. 2014. "Diffuse White Structural Coloration from Multilayer Reflectors in a Squid." Advanced Materials 26 (25): 4352-4356 [10.1002/adma.201400383]

    Gao, M., P. Yang, and G. W. Kattawar. 2013. "Polarized extinction properties of plates with large aspect ratios." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 131 72-81 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2013.03.010]

    Gao, M., X. Huang, P. Yang, and G. W. Kattawar. 2013. "Angular distribution of diffuse reflectance from incoherent multiple scattering in turbid media." Applied Optics 52 (24): 5869 [10.1364/ao.52.005869]

    Gao, M., P. Yang, D. McKee, and G. W. Kattawar. 2013. "Mueller matrix holographic method for small particle characterization: theory and numerical studies." Applied Optics 52 (21): 5289 [10.1364/ao.52.005289]

    Gao, M., Y. You, P. Yang, and G. W. Kattawar. 2012. "Backscattering properties of small layered plates: a model for iridosomes." Optics Express 20 (22): 25111 [10.1364/oe.20.025111]

    Jiang, C.-W., X. Zhou, Z. Lin, et al. R.-H. Xie, F.-L. Li, M. Gao, and R. E. Allen. 2011. "Semiclassical simulations in materials science." physica status solidi (b) [10.1002/pssb.201147141]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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