Qingsong Sun

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Qingsong Sun

  • Support Scientist
  • 301.614.5888
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 619
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: SCIENCE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS INC
  • Positions/Employment

    9/2014 - 11/2017

    Research Fellow

    University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA

    Education

    2014, PhD, Geography (Remote Sensing), Boston University.

    2010, M.S., Cartography and GIS, Beijing Normal University.

    2006, B.S., Envir. and Rural Planning, Qingdao Technological University.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Klosterman, S., E. Melaas, J. A. Wang, et al. A. Martinez, S. Frederick, J. O’Keefe, D. A. Orwig, Z. Wang, Q. Sun, C. Schaaf, M. Friedl, and A. D. Richardson. 2018. "Fine-scale perspectives on landscape phenology from unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) photography." Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 248: 397-407 [10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.10.015]

    Wang, Z., C. B. Schaaf, Q. Sun, Y. Shuai, and M. O. Román. 2018. "Capturing rapid land surface dynamics with Collection V006 MODIS BRDF/NBAR/Albedo (MCD43) products." Remote Sensing of Environment, 207: 50-64 [10.1016/j.rse.2018.02.001]

    Wang, Z., M. O. Román, Q. Sun, et al. A. L. Molthan, L. A. Schultz, and V. L. Kalb. 2018. "MONITORING DISASTER-RELATED POWER OUTAGES USING NASA BLACK MARBLE NIGHTTIME LIGHT PRODUCT." ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLII-3: 1853-1856 [10.5194/isprs-archives-xlii-3-1853-2018]

    Román, M. O., Z. Wang, Q. Sun, et al. V. Kalb, S. D. Miller, A. Molthan, L. Schultz, J. Bell, E. C. Stokes, B. Pandey, K. C. Seto, D. Hall, T. Oda, R. E. Wolfe, G. Lin, N. Golpayegani, S. Devadiga, C. Davidson, S. Sarkar, C. Praderas, J. Schmaltz, R. Boller, J. Stevens, O. M. Ramos González, E. Padilla, J. Alonso, Y. Detrés, R. Armstrong, I. Miranda, Y. Conte, N. Marrero, K. MacManus, T. Esch, and E. J. Masuoka. 2018. "NASA's Black Marble nighttime lights product suite." Remote Sensing of Environment, 210: 113-143 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.rse.2018.03.017]

    Hill, M. J., Q. Zhou, Q. Sun, C. B. Schaaf, and M. Palace. 2017. "Relationships between vegetation indices, fractional cover retrievals and the structure and composition of Brazilian Cerrado natural vegetation." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 38 (3): 874--905.

    Sun, Q., Z. Wang, Z. Li, A. Erb, and C. B. Schaaf. 2017. "Evaluation of the global MODIS 30 arc-second spatially and temporally complete snow-free land surface albedo and reflectance anisotropy dataset." International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 58: 36-49 [10.1016/j.jag.2017.01.011]

    Wang, Z., C. B. Schaaf, Q. Sun, et al. J. Kim, A. M. Erb, F. Gao, M. O. Román, Y. Yang, S. Petroy, J. R. Taylor, J. G. Masek, J. T. Morisette, X. Zhang, and S. A. Papuga. 2017. "Monitoring land surface albedo and vegetation dynamics using high spatial and temporal resolution synthetic time series from Landsat and the MODIS BRDF/NBAR/albedo product." International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 59: 104-117 [10.1016/j.jag.2017.03.008]

    Liu, Y., Z. Wang, Q. Sun, et al. A. M. Erb, Z. Li, C. B. Schaaf, X. Zhang, M. O. Román, R. L. Scott, Q. Zhang, K. A. Novick, M. Syndonia Bret-Harte, S. Petroy, and M. SanClements. 2017. "Evaluation of the VIIRS BRDF, Albedo and NBAR products suite and an assessment of continuity with the long term MODIS record." Remote Sensing of Environment, 201: 256-274 [10.1016/j.rse.2017.09.020]

    Campagnolo, M. L., Q. Sun, Y. Liu, et al. C. Schaaf, Z. Wang, and M. O. Román. 2016. "Estimating the effective spatial resolution of the operational BRDF, albedo, and nadir reflectance products from MODIS and VIIRS." Remote Sensing of Environment, 175: 52-64 [10.1016/j.rse.2015.12.033]

    Wang, Z., A. M. Erb, C. B. Schaaf, et al. Q. Sun, Y. Liu, Y. Yang, Y. Shuai, K. A. Casey, and M. O. Román. 2016. "Early spring post-fire snow albedo dynamics in high latitude boreal forests using Landsat-8 OLI data." Remote Sensing of Environment, [10.1016/j.rse.2016.02.059]

    Hill, M. J., Q. Zhou, Q. Sun, et al. C. B. Schaaf, J. Southworth, N. B. Mishra, C. Gibbes, E. Bunting, T. B. Christiansen, and K. A. Crews. 2016. "Dynamics of the relationship between NDVI and SWIR32 vegetation indices in southern Africa: implications for retrieval of fractional cover from MODIS data." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 37 (6): 1476--1503.

    Zhou, Q., M. J. Hill, Q. Sun, and C. B. Schaaf. 2016. "Retrieving understorey dynamics in the Australian tropical savannah from time series decomposition and linear unmixing of MODIS data." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 37 (6): 1445--1475.

    Roy, D., H. Zhang, J. Ju, et al. J. Gomez-Dans, P. Lewis, C. Schaaf, Q. Sun, J. Li, H. Huang, and V. Kovalskyy. 2016. "A general method to normalize Landsat reflectance data to nadir BRDF adjusted reflectance." Remote Sensing of Environment, 176: 255--271.

    Pahlevan, N., P. Sheldon, F. Peri, et al. J. Wei, Z. Shang, Q. Sun, R. F. Chen, Z. Lee, C. B. Schaaf, J. R. Schott, and T. Loveland. 2016. "CALIBRATION/VALIDATION OF LANDSAT-DERIVED OCEAN COLOUR PRODUCTS IN BOSTON HARBOUR." ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLI-B8: 1165-1168 [10.5194/isprsarchives-xli-b8-1165-2016]

    Zoogman, P., X. Liu, K. Chance, et al. Q. Sun, C. Schaaf, T. Mahr, and T. Wagner. 2016. "A climatology of visible surface reflectance spectra." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 180: 39--46.

    S., C. Schaaf, S. , et al. Q. Sun, H. , C. Neuhaus, and S. Wunderle. 2015. "Albedo and reflectance anisotropy retrieval from AVHRR operated onboard NOAA and MetOp satellites: Algorithm performance and accuracy assessment for Europe." Remote sensing of environment, 168: 163--176.

    Kala, J., J. P. Evans, A. J. Pitman, et al. C. B. Schaaf, M. Decker, C. Carouge, D. M. Mocko, and Q. Sun. 2014. "Implementation of a soil albedo scheme in the CABLEv1.4b land surface model and evaluation against MODIS estimates over Australia." Geosci. Model Dev., 7 (5): 2121-2140 [10.5194/gmd-7-2121-2014]

    Publications

    Refereed

    Klosterman, S., E. Melaas, J. A. Wang, et al. A. Martinez, S. Frederick, J. O’Keefe, D. A. Orwig, Z. Wang, Q. Sun, C. Schaaf, M. Friedl, and A. D. Richardson. 2018. "Fine-scale perspectives on landscape phenology from unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) photography." Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 248 397-407 [10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.10.015]

    Wang, Z., C. B. Schaaf, Q. Sun, Y. Shuai, and M. O. Román. 2018. "Capturing rapid land surface dynamics with Collection V006 MODIS BRDF/NBAR/Albedo (MCD43) products." Remote Sensing of Environment 207 50-64 [10.1016/j.rse.2018.02.001]

    Wang, Z., M. O. Román, Q. Sun, et al. A. L. Molthan, L. A. Schultz, and V. L. Kalb. 2018. "MONITORING DISASTER-RELATED POWER OUTAGES USING NASA BLACK MARBLE NIGHTTIME LIGHT PRODUCT." ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences XLII-3 1853-1856 [10.5194/isprs-archives-xlii-3-1853-2018]

    Román, M. O., Z. Wang, Q. Sun, et al. V. Kalb, S. D. Miller, A. Molthan, L. Schultz, J. Bell, E. C. Stokes, B. Pandey, K. C. Seto, D. Hall, T. Oda, R. E. Wolfe, G. Lin, N. Golpayegani, S. Devadiga, C. Davidson, S. Sarkar, C. Praderas, J. Schmaltz, R. Boller, J. Stevens, O. M. Ramos González, E. Padilla, J. Alonso, Y. Detrés, R. Armstrong, I. Miranda, Y. Conte, N. Marrero, K. MacManus, T. Esch, and E. J. Masuoka. 2018. "NASA's Black Marble nighttime lights product suite." Remote Sensing of Environment 210 113-143 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.rse.2018.03.017]

    Hill, M. J., Q. Zhou, Q. Sun, C. B. Schaaf, and M. Palace. 2017. "Relationships between vegetation indices, fractional cover retrievals and the structure and composition of Brazilian Cerrado natural vegetation." International Journal of Remote Sensing 38 (3): 874--905

    Sun, Q., Z. Wang, Z. Li, A. Erb, and C. B. Schaaf. 2017. "Evaluation of the global MODIS 30 arc-second spatially and temporally complete snow-free land surface albedo and reflectance anisotropy dataset." International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 58 36-49 [10.1016/j.jag.2017.01.011]

    Wang, Z., C. B. Schaaf, Q. Sun, et al. J. Kim, A. M. Erb, F. Gao, M. O. Román, Y. Yang, S. Petroy, J. R. Taylor, J. G. Masek, J. T. Morisette, X. Zhang, and S. A. Papuga. 2017. "Monitoring land surface albedo and vegetation dynamics using high spatial and temporal resolution synthetic time series from Landsat and the MODIS BRDF/NBAR/albedo product." International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 59 104-117 [10.1016/j.jag.2017.03.008]

    Liu, Y., Z. Wang, Q. Sun, et al. A. M. Erb, Z. Li, C. B. Schaaf, X. Zhang, M. O. Román, R. L. Scott, Q. Zhang, K. A. Novick, M. Syndonia Bret-Harte, S. Petroy, and M. SanClements. 2017. "Evaluation of the VIIRS BRDF, Albedo and NBAR products suite and an assessment of continuity with the long term MODIS record." Remote Sensing of Environment 201 256-274 [10.1016/j.rse.2017.09.020]

    Campagnolo, M. L., Q. Sun, Y. Liu, et al. C. Schaaf, Z. Wang, and M. O. Román. 2016. "Estimating the effective spatial resolution of the operational BRDF, albedo, and nadir reflectance products from MODIS and VIIRS." Remote Sensing of Environment 175 52-64 [10.1016/j.rse.2015.12.033]

    Wang, Z., A. M. Erb, C. B. Schaaf, et al. Q. Sun, Y. Liu, Y. Yang, Y. Shuai, K. A. Casey, and M. O. Román. 2016. "Early spring post-fire snow albedo dynamics in high latitude boreal forests using Landsat-8 OLI data." Remote Sensing of Environment [10.1016/j.rse.2016.02.059]

    Hill, M. J., Q. Zhou, Q. Sun, et al. C. B. Schaaf, J. Southworth, N. B. Mishra, C. Gibbes, E. Bunting, T. B. Christiansen, and K. A. Crews. 2016. "Dynamics of the relationship between NDVI and SWIR32 vegetation indices in southern Africa: implications for retrieval of fractional cover from MODIS data." International Journal of Remote Sensing 37 (6): 1476--1503

    Zhou, Q., M. J. Hill, Q. Sun, and C. B. Schaaf. 2016. "Retrieving understorey dynamics in the Australian tropical savannah from time series decomposition and linear unmixing of MODIS data." International Journal of Remote Sensing 37 (6): 1445--1475

    Roy, D., H. Zhang, J. Ju, et al. J. Gomez-Dans, P. Lewis, C. Schaaf, Q. Sun, J. Li, H. Huang, and V. Kovalskyy. 2016. "A general method to normalize Landsat reflectance data to nadir BRDF adjusted reflectance." Remote Sensing of Environment 176 255--271

    Pahlevan, N., P. Sheldon, F. Peri, et al. J. Wei, Z. Shang, Q. Sun, R. F. Chen, Z. Lee, C. B. Schaaf, J. R. Schott, and T. Loveland. 2016. "CALIBRATION/VALIDATION OF LANDSAT-DERIVED OCEAN COLOUR PRODUCTS IN BOSTON HARBOUR." ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences XLI-B8 1165-1168 [10.5194/isprsarchives-xli-b8-1165-2016]

    Zoogman, P., X. Liu, K. Chance, et al. Q. Sun, C. Schaaf, T. Mahr, and T. Wagner. 2016. "A climatology of visible surface reflectance spectra." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 180 39--46

    S., C. Schaaf, S. , et al. Q. Sun, H. , C. Neuhaus, and S. Wunderle. 2015. "Albedo and reflectance anisotropy retrieval from AVHRR operated onboard NOAA and MetOp satellites: Algorithm performance and accuracy assessment for Europe." Remote sensing of environment 168 163--176

    Kala, J., J. P. Evans, A. J. Pitman, et al. C. B. Schaaf, M. Decker, C. Carouge, D. M. Mocko, and Q. Sun. 2014. "Implementation of a soil albedo scheme in the CABLEv1.4b land surface model and evaluation against MODIS estimates over Australia." Geosci. Model Dev. 7 (5): 2121-2140 [10.5194/gmd-7-2121-2014]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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