Michael F Jasinski

Michael F Jasinski

  • RSCH AST, EARTH SCIENCES REMOTE SENS
  • 301.614.5782 | 301.614.5808
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 617
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Research Interests

    Satellite remote sensing of terrestrial physics

    Surface water hydrodynamic modeling using satellite altimetry

    National Climate Assessment

    Positions/Employment

    1989 - Present

    Research Hydrologist

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
    6/2016 - Present

    Assistant Chief for Science Research, Hydrological Sciences Laboratory

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    2000 - 2002

    Manager, Terrestrial Hydrology Program

    NASA Headquarters, Washington DC
    1984 - 1989

    Research Assistant

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    1978 - 1984

    Hydrologic Engineer

    Harza Engineering Company, Chicago, Illinois
    1976 - 1978

    Water Resources Engineer

    United States Peace Corps, The Gambia, West Africa

    Education

    Sc.D. in Hydrology, 1989, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    M.S. in Hydrology, 1976, Cornell University
    B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1974, Cornell University

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union, 1987 - Present
    American Meteorological Society, 2008 - Present

    Professional Service

    Recent Program and Committee Chairmanships and Memberships

    • ICESat-2 Science Definition Team 2008-present, Lead for Inland Water Retrieval Algorithm
    • ICESat-2 Liaison for Applied Sciences Applications
    • GRACE Mission, Deputy Program Applications Lead
    • GSFC representative for Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) Mission

     

     

    Awards

    • Scientific Achievement, NASA GSFC Earth Sciences Division Award, 2014
    • Outstanding Publication 2006, GSFC Hydrospheric and Biospheric Processes Sciences Lab
    • NASA Special Thanks and Recognition Award, 2005
    • NASA Performance Award, July 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011

    Publications

    Refereed

    Kumar, S. V., M. F. Jasinski, D. M. Mocko, et al. M. Rodell, J. S. Borak, B. Li, H. K. Beaudoing, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2018. "NCA-LDAS land analysis: Development and performance of a multisensor, multivariate land data assimilation system for the National Climate Assessment." J. Hydrometeor., (Accepted) [10.1175/JHM-D-17-0125.1]

    Kenigson, J. S., W. Han, B. Rajagopalan, M. Yanto, and M. Jasinski. 2018. "Decadal Shift of NAO-Linked Interannual Sea Level Variability along the US Northeast Coast." Journal of Climate, JCLI-D-17-0403.1 [10.1175/jcli-d-17-0403.1]

    Markus, T., T. Neumann, A. Martino, et al. W. Abdalati, K. Brunt, B. Csatho, S. Farrell, H. Fricker, A. Gardner, D. Harding, M. Jasinski, R. Kwok, L. Magruder, D. Lubin, S. B. Luthcke, J. Morison, R. Nelson, A. Neuenschwander, S. Palm, S. Popescu, C. Shum, B. E. Schutz, B. Smith, Y. Yang, and J. Zwally. 2017. "The Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2): Science requirements, concept, and implementation." Remote Sensing of Environment, 190: 260-273 [10.1016/j.rse.2016.12.029]

    Kumar, S. V., B. F. Zaitchik, C. D. Peters-Lidard, et al. M. Rodell, R. H. Reichle, B. Li, M. F. Jasinski, D. M. Mocko, A. Getirana, G. J. De Lannoy, M. H. Cosh, C. R. Hain, M. Anderson, K. R. Arsenault, Y. Xia, and M. Ek. 2016. "Assimilation of gridded GRACE terrestrial water storage estimates in the North American Land Data Assimilation System." J. Hydrometeor., 17 (7): 1951-1972 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0157.1]

    Brown, M. E., S. Delgado Arias, T. Neumann, et al. M. F. Jasinski, P. Posey, G. Babonis, N. F. Glenn, C. M. Birkett, V. M. Escobar, and T. Markus. 2016. "Applications for ICESat-2 Data: From NASA's Early Adopter Program." IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine, 4 (4): 24-37 [10.1109/mgrs.2016.2560759]

    Jasinski, M., J. Stoll, W. Cook, et al. M. Ondrusek, E. Stengel, and K. Brunt. 2016. "Inland and Near Shore Water Profiles Derived from the High Altitude, Multiple Altimeter Beam Experimental Lidar (MABEL)." Journal of Coastal Research, (Special Issue 76): 44-55 [10.2112/SI76-005 ]

    Jung, H., and M. F. Jasinski. 2015. "Sensitivity of a Floodplain Hydrodynamic Model to DEM Scale and Accuracy: Case Study – The Atchafalaya Basin." Remote Sensing , 7: 7938-7958 [10.3390/rs70607938]

    Fassnacht, S. R., G. A. Sexstone, A. H. Kashipazha, et al. J. I. López-Moreno, M. F. Jasinski, S. K. Kampf, and B. C. Von Thaden. 2015. "Deriving snow-cover depletion curves for different spatial scales from remote sensing and snow telemetry data." Hydrological Processes, [10.1002/hyp.10730]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, et al. R. H. Reichle, C. S. Draper, R. D. Koster, G. Nearing, and M. F. Jasinski. 2015. "Evaluating the utility of satellite soil moisture retrievals over irrigated areas and the ability of land data assimilation methods to correct for unmodeled processes." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19 (11): 4463-4478 [10.5194/hess-19-4463-2015]

    Jung, H., M. F. Jasinski, J.-W. Kim, et al. C. K. Shum, P. Bates, J. Neal, H. Lee, and D. Alsdorf. 2012. "Calibration of two-dimensional floodplain modeling in the central Atchafalaya Basin Floodway System using SAR interferometry." Water Resour. Res., 48 (7): W07511 [10.1029/2012WR011951]

    Crago, R. D., W. Okello, and M. F. Jasinski. 2012. "Equations for the Drag Force and Aerodynamic Roughness Length of Urban Areas with Random Building Heights." Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 145 (3): 423-437 [10.1007/s10546-012-9747-0]

    Barton, J., and M. Jasinski. 2011. "Sensitivity of Depth-Integrated Satellite Lidar to Subaqueous Scattering." Remote Sensing, 3 (7): 1492-1515 [10.3390/rs3071492]

    Borak, J. S., and M. Jasinski. 2009. "Effective interpolation of incomplete satellite-derived leaf-area index time series for the continental United States." Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 149 (2): 320-332 [10.1016/j.agrformet.2008.08.017]

    Jasinski, M., T. J. Jackson, M. Owe, and B. A. Cosgrove. 2007. "Soil Moisture: A Critical Underlying Role." Our Changing Planet: The View from Space, Cambridge, UK: 124-128.

    Borak, J. S., M. Jasinski, and R. Crago. 2005. "Time series vegetation aerodynamic roughness fields estimated from modis observations." Agric For Meteorol, 135: 252-268.

    Jasinski, M., J. S. Borak, and R. Crago. 2005. "Bulk surface momentum parameters for satellite-derived vegetation fields." Agric For Meteorol, 133 (1-4): 55-68 [10.1016/j.agrformet.2005.07.017]

    Tao, W., R. F. Adler, D. Baker, et al. S. A. Braun, M. Chou, M. Jasinski, Y. Jia, R. Kakar, M. Karyampudi, S. E. Lang, W. K. Lau, B. Lynn, Z. Pu, M. Shepherd, J. Simpson, D. O. Starr, Y. Wang, W. Weinman, and P. Wetzel. 2003. "Regional Scale Modeling at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Recent Research Developments in Atmospheric Science." Research Signpost, 2: 1-52.

    Birkett, C., L. Mertes, T. Dunne, M. Costa, and M. Jasinski. 2002. "Surface water dynamics in the Amazon Basin: Application of satellite radar altimetry." Journal of Geophysical Research, 107 (D20): 8059 [10.1029/2001jd000609]

    Brubaker, K., M. Jasinski, A. Chang, and E. Josberger. 2000. "Interpolating sparse surface measurements for calibration and validation of satellite-derived snow water equivalent in Russian Siberia." Remote Sensing and Hydrology 2000; A Selection of Papers Presented at the Conference on Remote Sensing and Hydrology 2000, (267): Oxfordshire, UK: 93-98, ISBN: 1-901502-46-5.

    Jasinski, M. F., and R. D. Crago. 1999. "Estimation of vegetation aerodynamic roughness of natural regions using frontal area density determined from satellite imagery." Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 94 (1): 65-77 [10.1016/s0168-1923(98)00129-4]

    Jasinski, M. 1996. "Estimation of subpixel vegetation density of natural regions using satellite multispectral imagery." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 34 (3): 804-813 [10.1109/36.499785]

    Jasinski, M., and P. Eagleson. 1990. "Estimation of subpixel vegetation cover using red-infrared scattergrams." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 28 (2): 253-267 [10.1109/36.46705]

    Jasinski, M. F. 1990. "Sensitivity of the normalized difference vegetation index to subpixel canopy cover, soil albedo, and pixel scale." Remote Sensing of Environment, 32 (2-3): 169-187 [10.1016/0034-4257(90)90016-f]

    Publications

    Refereed

    Kumar, S. V., M. F. Jasinski, D. M. Mocko, et al. M. Rodell, J. S. Borak, B. Li, H. K. Beaudoing, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2018. "NCA-LDAS land analysis: Development and performance of a multisensor, multivariate land data assimilation system for the National Climate Assessment." J. Hydrometeor. (Accepted) [10.1175/JHM-D-17-0125.1]

    Kenigson, J. S., W. Han, B. Rajagopalan, M. Yanto, and M. Jasinski. 2018. "Decadal Shift of NAO-Linked Interannual Sea Level Variability along the US Northeast Coast." Journal of Climate JCLI-D-17-0403.1 [10.1175/jcli-d-17-0403.1]

    Markus, T., T. Neumann, A. Martino, et al. W. Abdalati, K. Brunt, B. Csatho, S. Farrell, H. Fricker, A. Gardner, D. Harding, M. Jasinski, R. Kwok, L. Magruder, D. Lubin, S. B. Luthcke, J. Morison, R. Nelson, A. Neuenschwander, S. Palm, S. Popescu, C. Shum, B. E. Schutz, B. Smith, Y. Yang, and J. Zwally. 2017. "The Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2): Science requirements, concept, and implementation." Remote Sensing of Environment 190 260-273 [10.1016/j.rse.2016.12.029]

    Kumar, S. V., B. F. Zaitchik, C. D. Peters-Lidard, et al. M. Rodell, R. H. Reichle, B. Li, M. F. Jasinski, D. M. Mocko, A. Getirana, G. J. De Lannoy, M. H. Cosh, C. R. Hain, M. Anderson, K. R. Arsenault, Y. Xia, and M. Ek. 2016. "Assimilation of gridded GRACE terrestrial water storage estimates in the North American Land Data Assimilation System." J. Hydrometeor. 17 (7): 1951-1972 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0157.1]

    Brown, M. E., S. Delgado Arias, T. Neumann, et al. M. F. Jasinski, P. Posey, G. Babonis, N. F. Glenn, C. M. Birkett, V. M. Escobar, and T. Markus. 2016. "Applications for ICESat-2 Data: From NASA's Early Adopter Program." IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine 4 (4): 24-37 [10.1109/mgrs.2016.2560759]

    Jasinski, M., J. Stoll, W. Cook, et al. M. Ondrusek, E. Stengel, and K. Brunt. 2016. "Inland and Near Shore Water Profiles Derived from the High Altitude, Multiple Altimeter Beam Experimental Lidar (MABEL)." Journal of Coastal Research 44-55 [10.2112/SI76-005 ]

    Jung, H., and M. F. Jasinski. 2015. "Sensitivity of a Floodplain Hydrodynamic Model to DEM Scale and Accuracy: Case Study – The Atchafalaya Basin." Remote Sensing 7 7938-7958 [10.3390/rs70607938]

    Fassnacht, S. R., G. A. Sexstone, A. H. Kashipazha, et al. J. I. López-Moreno, M. F. Jasinski, S. K. Kampf, and B. C. Von Thaden. 2015. "Deriving snow-cover depletion curves for different spatial scales from remote sensing and snow telemetry data." Hydrological Processes [10.1002/hyp.10730]

    Kumar, S. V., C. D. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, et al. R. H. Reichle, C. S. Draper, R. D. Koster, G. Nearing, and M. F. Jasinski. 2015. "Evaluating the utility of satellite soil moisture retrievals over irrigated areas and the ability of land data assimilation methods to correct for unmodeled processes." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 19 (11): 4463-4478 [10.5194/hess-19-4463-2015]

    Jung, H., M. F. Jasinski, J.-W. Kim, et al. C. K. Shum, P. Bates, J. Neal, H. Lee, and D. Alsdorf. 2012. "Calibration of two-dimensional floodplain modeling in the central Atchafalaya Basin Floodway System using SAR interferometry." Water Resour. Res. 48 (7): W07511 [10.1029/2012WR011951]

    Crago, R. D., W. Okello, and M. F. Jasinski. 2012. "Equations for the Drag Force and Aerodynamic Roughness Length of Urban Areas with Random Building Heights." Boundary-Layer Meteorology 145 (3): 423-437 [10.1007/s10546-012-9747-0]

    Barton, J., and M. Jasinski. 2011. "Sensitivity of Depth-Integrated Satellite Lidar to Subaqueous Scattering." Remote Sensing 3 (7): 1492-1515 [10.3390/rs3071492]

    Borak, J. S., and M. Jasinski. 2009. "Effective interpolation of incomplete satellite-derived leaf-area index time series for the continental United States." Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 149 (2): 320-332 [10.1016/j.agrformet.2008.08.017]

    Jasinski, M., T. J. Jackson, M. Owe, and B. A. Cosgrove. 2007. "Soil Moisture: A Critical Underlying Role." Our Changing Planet: The View from Space 124-128

    Borak, J. S., M. Jasinski, and R. Crago. 2005. "Time series vegetation aerodynamic roughness fields estimated from modis observations." Agric For Meteorol 135 252-268

    Jasinski, M., J. S. Borak, and R. Crago. 2005. "Bulk surface momentum parameters for satellite-derived vegetation fields." Agric For Meteorol 133 (1-4): 55-68 [10.1016/j.agrformet.2005.07.017]

    Tao, W., R. F. Adler, D. Baker, et al. S. A. Braun, M. Chou, M. Jasinski, Y. Jia, R. Kakar, M. Karyampudi, S. E. Lang, W. K. Lau, B. Lynn, Z. Pu, M. Shepherd, J. Simpson, D. O. Starr, Y. Wang, W. Weinman, and P. Wetzel. 2003. "Regional Scale Modeling at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Recent Research Developments in Atmospheric Science." Research Signpost 2 1-52

    Birkett, C., L. Mertes, T. Dunne, M. Costa, and M. Jasinski. 2002. "Surface water dynamics in the Amazon Basin: Application of satellite radar altimetry." Journal of Geophysical Research 107 (D20): 8059 [10.1029/2001jd000609]

    Brubaker, K., M. Jasinski, A. Chang, and E. Josberger. 2000. "Interpolating sparse surface measurements for calibration and validation of satellite-derived snow water equivalent in Russian Siberia." Remote Sensing and Hydrology 2000; A Selection of Papers Presented at the Conference on Remote Sensing and Hydrology 2000 93-98

    Jasinski, M. F., and R. D. Crago. 1999. "Estimation of vegetation aerodynamic roughness of natural regions using frontal area density determined from satellite imagery." Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 94 (1): 65-77 [10.1016/s0168-1923(98)00129-4]

    Jasinski, M. 1996. "Estimation of subpixel vegetation density of natural regions using satellite multispectral imagery." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 34 (3): 804-813 [10.1109/36.499785]

    Jasinski, M., and P. Eagleson. 1990. "Estimation of subpixel vegetation cover using red-infrared scattergrams." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 28 (2): 253-267 [10.1109/36.46705]

    Jasinski, M. F. 1990. "Sensitivity of the normalized difference vegetation index to subpixel canopy cover, soil albedo, and pixel scale." Remote Sensing of Environment 32 (2-3): 169-187 [10.1016/0034-4257(90)90016-f]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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