Michael Geza Novak

Michael Geza Novak

  • RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
  • 301.286.9320
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 616.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: SCIENCE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS INC
  • Brief Bio

    Mike Novak is a research scientist that began working at Goddard in 2008 to support the CLiVEC research project. Between 2008 and 2012 he participated in eight seasonal research cruises of approximatley 20 days durations that covered coastal and offshore waters of the mid Atlantic bight and Gulf of Maine. An extensive biogeochemical data set was collected, measured, and archived in the SeaBASS dataset to use for satellite algorithm development and validation. Mike is now supported by the Ocean Ecology Laboratory and continues to go to sea to participate in various field campaigns.

    Research Interests

    CDOM

     Mike began working with Liquid Waveguide Capillary Cells (LWCC) to measure chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) absorption while doing his undergraduate work at the University of New Hampshire.  At Goddard he continues these efforts and has developed protocols for the collection and measurment of CDOM using different types of LWCC technology.  His research is tied closely to carbon distributions and biogeochemical cycling in marine ecosystems

    Current Projects

    Field Support Office

    Mike manages a lab in the Ocean Ecology Branch and is part of the Field Support Office.  He spends much of his time at sea collecting biogeochemical samples and aids in the collection of bio-optical data

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Novak, M. G., I. Cetinić, J. E. Chaves, and A. Mannino. 2018. "The adsorption of dissolved organic carbon onto glass fiber filters and its effect on the measurement of particulate organic carbon: A laboratory and modeling exercise." Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, [10.1002/lom3.10248]

    Mannino, A., S. R. Signorini, M. G. Novak, et al. J. Wilkin, M. A. Friedrichs, and R. G. Najjar. 2016. "Dissolved organic carbon fluxes in the Middle Atlantic Bight: An integrated approach based on satellite data and ocean model products." J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 121 (2): 312-336 [10.1002/2015jg003031]

    Mannino, A., M. G. Novak, S. B. Hooker, K. Hyde, and D. Aurin. 2014. "Algorithm development and validation of CDOM properties for estuarine and continental shelf waters along the northeastern U.S. coast." Remote Sensing of Environment, 152: 576–602 [10.1016/j.rse.2014.06.027]

    Brief Bio

    Mike Novak is a research scientist that began working at Goddard in 2008 to support the CLiVEC research project. Between 2008 and 2012 he participated in eight seasonal research cruises of approximatley 20 days durations that covered coastal and offshore waters of the mid Atlantic bight and Gulf of Maine. An extensive biogeochemical data set was collected, measured, and archived in the SeaBASS dataset to use for satellite algorithm development and validation. Mike is now supported by the Ocean Ecology Laboratory and continues to go to sea to participate in various field campaigns.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Novak, M. G., I. Cetinić, J. E. Chaves, and A. Mannino. 2018. "The adsorption of dissolved organic carbon onto glass fiber filters and its effect on the measurement of particulate organic carbon: A laboratory and modeling exercise." Limnology and Oceanography: Methods [10.1002/lom3.10248]

    Mannino, A., S. R. Signorini, M. G. Novak, et al. J. Wilkin, M. A. Friedrichs, and R. G. Najjar. 2016. "Dissolved organic carbon fluxes in the Middle Atlantic Bight: An integrated approach based on satellite data and ocean model products." J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci. 121 (2): 312-336 [10.1002/2015jg003031]

    Mannino, A., M. G. Novak, S. B. Hooker, K. Hyde, and D. Aurin. 2014. "Algorithm development and validation of CDOM properties for estuarine and continental shelf waters along the northeastern U.S. coast." Remote Sensing of Environment 152 576–602 [10.1016/j.rse.2014.06.027]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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