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 duration 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 including two CLIVAR/GO-SHIP trans Pacific field expeditons in 2014 and 2017. These extensive data sets of discrete and radiomentric data continue to be analyzed and updated for ocean color protocol development and algorithm validation.  More recenlty he carried out several field expeditions in 2018 and 2019 in the Yukon River Delta and Norton Sound of Alaska.  His interests are centered around biogeochemical cycling in the coastal and offshore ocean and developing models that can be applied to remotely sensed data.

    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

    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 duration 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 including two CLIVAR/GO-SHIP trans Pacific field expeditons in 2014 and 2017. These extensive data sets of discrete and radiomentric data continue to be analyzed and updated for ocean color protocol development and algorithm validation.  More recenlty he carried out several field expeditions in 2018 and 2019 in the Yukon River Delta and Norton Sound of Alaska.  His interests are centered around biogeochemical cycling in the coastal and offshore ocean and developing models that can be applied to remotely sensed 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]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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