Ning Lei

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Ning Lei

  • SUPPORT SCIENTIST
  • 301.867.2066
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 618
  • LANHAM , MD 20706
  • Employer: SCIENCE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS INC
  • Education

    Ph.D.: Physics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 1993
    B. S.: physics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China 1984

    Positions/Employment

    2014 - Present

    Lead Research Scientist

    SSAI, Greenbelt, MD

    NASA VIIRS calibration and support team

    • Developed core algorithms related to the SNPP VIIRS on-orbit radiometric calibrations of its reflective solar bands
    • Generated on regular basis Look-up-tables for the SNPP VIIRS reflective solar bands on-orbit radiometric calibrations
    2010 - 2014

    Principal Support Scientist

    SSAI, Greenbelt, MD

    NASA VIIRS calibration and support team

    • Developed a mathematical model to describe the Suomi NPP VIIRS telescope mirror reflectance degradation due to exposure to solar radiation and used the model to project future sensor’s radiometric response for the reflective solar bands
    • Developed core algorithms related to the SNPP VIIRS on-orbit radiometric calibrations of its reflective solar bands
    • Generated on regular basis Look-up-tables for the SNPP VIIRS reflective solar bands on-orbit radiometric calibrations

    Publications

    Refereed

    Xiong, X., J. Butler, K. Chiang, et al. B. Efremova, J. Fulbright, N. Lei, J. McIntire, H. Oudrari, Z. Wang, and A. Wu. 2016. "Assessment of S-NPP VIIRS On-Orbit Radiometric Calibration and Performance." Remote Sensing, 8 (2): 84 [10.3390/rs8020084]

    Fulbright, J., Ning Lei, B. Efremova, and Xiaoxiong Xiong. 2016. "Suomi-NPP VIIRS Solar Diffuser Stability Monitor Performance." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 54 (2): 631-639 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2441558]

    Lei, N., X. Chen, and X. Xiong. 2016. "Determination of the SNPP VIIRS SDSM Screen Relative Transmittance From Both Yaw Maneuver and Regular On-Orbit Data." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 54 (3): 1390-1398 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2480039]

    Chen, X., A. Wu, X. Xiong, et al. N. Lei, Z. Wang, and K. Chiang. 2016. "Using Ground Targets to Validate S-NPP VIIRS Day-Night Band Calibration." Remote Sensing, 8 (12): 984 [10.3390/rs8120984]

    Lei, N., X. Xiong, and B. Guenther. 2015. "Modeling the Detector Radiometric Gains of the Suomi NPP VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53 (3): 1565-1573 [10.1109/tgrs.2014.2345481]

    Chen, X., A. Wu, X. Xiong, et al. N. Lei, Z. Wang, and K. Chiang. 2015. "Validation of S-NPP VIIRS Day-Night band and M bands performance using ground reference targets of Libya 4 and Dome C." Earth Observing Systems XX, [10.1117/12.2187131]

    Lei, N., Z. Wang, and X. Xiong. 2015. "On-Orbit Radiometric Calibration of Suomi NPP VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands Through Observations of a Sunlit Solar Diffuser Panel." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53 (11): 5983-5990 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2430814]

    Xiong, X., J. J. Butler, K. Chiang, et al. B. Efremova, J. Fulbright, N. Lei, J. McIntire, H. Oudrari, J. Sun, Z. Wang, and A. Wu. 2014. "VIIRS on-orbit calibration methodology and performance." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119 (9): 5065-5078 [10.1002/2013JD020423]

    Lei, N., Z. Wang, J. Fulbright, and J. Xiong. 2013. "Effect of the SDSM detector relative spectral response in determining the degradation coefficient of the SNPP VIIRS solar diffuser reflectance." Proc. SPIE 8866, Earth Observing Systems XVIII, 8866: 88661I [10.1117/12.2024415]

    Lei, N., Z. Wang, and J. Xiong. 2013. "Modeling SNPP VIIRS reflective solar bands optical throughput degradation and its impacts on the relative spectral response." Proc. SPIE 8866, Earth Observing Systems XVIII, 8866: 88661H [10.1117/12.2024351]

    Xiong, J., H. Oudrari, K. Chiang, et al. J. McIntire, J. Fulbright, A. Wu, N. Lei, J. Sun, B. Efremova, Z. Wang, S. Lee, T. Schwarting, and J. Butler. 2013. "VIIRS early on-orbit calibration activities and performance." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), IEEE International: [Full Text (Link)]

    Publications

    Refereed

    Xiong, X., J. Butler, K. Chiang, et al. B. Efremova, J. Fulbright, N. Lei, J. McIntire, H. Oudrari, Z. Wang, and A. Wu. 2016. "Assessment of S-NPP VIIRS On-Orbit Radiometric Calibration and Performance." Remote Sensing 8 (2): 84 [10.3390/rs8020084]

    Fulbright, J., Ning Lei, B. Efremova, and Xiaoxiong Xiong. 2016. "Suomi-NPP VIIRS Solar Diffuser Stability Monitor Performance." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 54 (2): 631-639 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2441558]

    Lei, N., X. Chen, and X. Xiong. 2016. "Determination of the SNPP VIIRS SDSM Screen Relative Transmittance From Both Yaw Maneuver and Regular On-Orbit Data." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 54 (3): 1390-1398 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2480039]

    Chen, X., A. Wu, X. Xiong, et al. N. Lei, Z. Wang, and K. Chiang. 2016. "Using Ground Targets to Validate S-NPP VIIRS Day-Night Band Calibration." Remote Sensing 8 (12): 984 [10.3390/rs8120984]

    Lei, N., X. Xiong, and B. Guenther. 2015. "Modeling the Detector Radiometric Gains of the Suomi NPP VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 53 (3): 1565-1573 [10.1109/tgrs.2014.2345481]

    Chen, X., A. Wu, X. Xiong, et al. N. Lei, Z. Wang, and K. Chiang. 2015. "Validation of S-NPP VIIRS Day-Night band and M bands performance using ground reference targets of Libya 4 and Dome C." Earth Observing Systems XX [10.1117/12.2187131]

    Lei, N., Z. Wang, and X. Xiong. 2015. "On-Orbit Radiometric Calibration of Suomi NPP VIIRS Reflective Solar Bands Through Observations of a Sunlit Solar Diffuser Panel." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 53 (11): 5983-5990 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2430814]

    Xiong, X., J. J. Butler, K. Chiang, et al. B. Efremova, J. Fulbright, N. Lei, J. McIntire, H. Oudrari, J. Sun, Z. Wang, and A. Wu. 2014. "VIIRS on-orbit calibration methodology and performance." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 119 (9): 5065-5078 [10.1002/2013JD020423]

    Lei, N., Z. Wang, J. Fulbright, and J. Xiong. 2013. "Effect of the SDSM detector relative spectral response in determining the degradation coefficient of the SNPP VIIRS solar diffuser reflectance." Proc. SPIE 8866, Earth Observing Systems XVIII 8866 88661I [10.1117/12.2024415]

    Lei, N., Z. Wang, and J. Xiong. 2013. "Modeling SNPP VIIRS reflective solar bands optical throughput degradation and its impacts on the relative spectral response." Proc. SPIE 8866, Earth Observing Systems XVIII 8866 88661H [10.1117/12.2024351]

    Xiong, J., H. Oudrari, K. Chiang, et al. J. McIntire, J. Fulbright, A. Wu, N. Lei, J. Sun, B. Efremova, Z. Wang, S. Lee, T. Schwarting, and J. Butler. 2013. "VIIRS early on-orbit calibration activities and performance." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) IEEE International [Full Text (Link)]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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