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-FO Mission, Deputy Program Applications Lead
    • GSFC representative for Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) Mission
    • Int’l Working Group on Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IWG-OCM) Satellite Derived Bathymetry

     

     

    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, 2018

     

    Publications

    Refereed

    Tangdamrongsub, N., S.-C. Han, M. F. Jasinski, and M. Sprlak. 2019. "Quantifying water storage change and land subsidence induced by reservoir impoundment using GRACE, Landsat, and GPS data." Remote Sensing of Environment, 233: [10.1016/j.rse.2019.111385]

    Jasinski, M. F., J. S. Borak, S. V. Kumar, et al. D. M. Mocko, C. D. Peters-Lidard, M. Rodell, H. Rui, H. K. Beaudoing, B. E. Vollmer, K. R. Arsenault, B. Li, J. D. Bolten, and N. Tangdamrongsub. 2019. "NCA-LDAS: Overview and analysis of hydrologic trends for the National Climate Assessment." J. Hydrometeor., [10.1175/JHM-D-17-0234.1]

    Parrish, C. E., L. A. Magruder, A. L. Neuenschwander, et al. N. Forfinski-Sarkozi, M. Alonzo, and M. Jasinski. 2019. "Validation of ICESat-2 ATLAS Bathymetry and Analysis of ATLAS’s Bathymetric Mapping Performance." Remote Sensing, 11 (14): 1634 [10.3390/rs11141634]

    Jasinski, M. F., J. D. Stoll, D. W. Hancock, J. W. Robbins, and J. Nattala. 2019. "ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Inland Water Surface Height, Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATL13)." NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center, Boulder CO, (Version 1): 89 [10.5067/ATLAS/ATL13.001]

    Li, Y., H. Gao, M. F. Jasinski, S. Zhang, and J. Stoll. 2019. "Deriving High-Resolution Reservoir Bathymetry from ICESat-2 Prototype Photon-counting Lidar and Landsat Imagery." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, [ 10.1109/TGRS.2019.2917012]

    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]

    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., [10.1175/JHM-D-17-0125.1]

    Jasinski, M. F., S. V. Kumar, J. S. Borak, et al. D. M. Mocko, C. D. Peters-Lidard, M. Rodell, H. Rui, H. K. Beaudoing, K. R. Arsenault, B. Li, and J. D. Bolten. 2018. "NCA-LDAS Noah-3.3 Land Surface Model L4 Daily 0.125 x 0.125 degree V2.0." Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC), Greenbelt, Maryland, USA, Version 2.0: [10.5067/7V3N5DO04MAS]

    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]

    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 ]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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.

    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]

    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.

    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. M., 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. F. 1990. "Functional relation among subpixel canopy cover, ground shadow, and illuminated ground at large sampling scales." Remote Sensing of the Biosphere, 1300: 48-58 [10.1117/12.21389]

    Jackson, R., P. Teillet, P. Slater, et al. G. Fedosejevs, M. Jasinski, J. Aase, and M. Moran. 1990. "Bidirectional measurements of surface reflectance for view angle corrections of oblique imagery." Remote Sensing of Environment, 32 (2-3): 189-202 [10.1016/0034-4257(90)90017-g]

    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]

    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., and P. Eagleson. 1989. "The structure of red-infrared scattergrams of semivegetated landscapes." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 27 (4): 441-451 [10.1109/36.29564]

    Publications

    Refereed

    Tangdamrongsub, N., S.-C. Han, M. F. Jasinski, and M. Sprlak. 2019. "Quantifying water storage change and land subsidence induced by reservoir impoundment using GRACE, Landsat, and GPS data." Remote Sensing of Environment 233 [10.1016/j.rse.2019.111385]

    Jasinski, M. F., J. S. Borak, S. V. Kumar, et al. D. M. Mocko, C. D. Peters-Lidard, M. Rodell, H. Rui, H. K. Beaudoing, B. E. Vollmer, K. R. Arsenault, B. Li, J. D. Bolten, and N. Tangdamrongsub. 2019. "NCA-LDAS: Overview and analysis of hydrologic trends for the National Climate Assessment." J. Hydrometeor. [10.1175/JHM-D-17-0234.1]

    Parrish, C. E., L. A. Magruder, A. L. Neuenschwander, et al. N. Forfinski-Sarkozi, M. Alonzo, and M. Jasinski. 2019. "Validation of ICESat-2 ATLAS Bathymetry and Analysis of ATLAS’s Bathymetric Mapping Performance." Remote Sensing 11 (14): 1634 [10.3390/rs11141634]

    Jasinski, M. F., J. D. Stoll, D. W. Hancock, J. W. Robbins, and J. Nattala. 2019. "ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Inland Water Surface Height, Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATL13)." NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center, Boulder CO 89 [10.5067/ATLAS/ATL13.001]

    Li, Y., H. Gao, M. F. Jasinski, S. Zhang, and J. Stoll. 2019. "Deriving High-Resolution Reservoir Bathymetry from ICESat-2 Prototype Photon-counting Lidar and Landsat Imagery." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing [ 10.1109/TGRS.2019.2917012]

    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]

    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. [10.1175/JHM-D-17-0125.1]

    Jasinski, M. F., S. V. Kumar, J. S. Borak, et al. D. M. Mocko, C. D. Peters-Lidard, M. Rodell, H. Rui, H. K. Beaudoing, K. R. Arsenault, B. Li, and J. D. Bolten. 2018. "NCA-LDAS Noah-3.3 Land Surface Model L4 Daily 0.125 x 0.125 degree V2.0." Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC), Greenbelt, Maryland, USA Version 2.0 [10.5067/7V3N5DO04MAS]

    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]

    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 ]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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

    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]

    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

    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. M., 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. F. 1990. "Functional relation among subpixel canopy cover, ground shadow, and illuminated ground at large sampling scales." Remote Sensing of the Biosphere 1300 48-58 [10.1117/12.21389]

    Jackson, R., P. Teillet, P. Slater, et al. G. Fedosejevs, M. Jasinski, J. Aase, and M. Moran. 1990. "Bidirectional measurements of surface reflectance for view angle corrections of oblique imagery." Remote Sensing of Environment 32 (2-3): 189-202 [10.1016/0034-4257(90)90017-g]

    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]

    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., and P. Eagleson. 1989. "The structure of red-infrared scattergrams of semivegetated landscapes." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 27 (4): 441-451 [10.1109/36.29564]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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