Yingxi Rona Shi

Yingxi Rona Shi

  • RESEARCH SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.5835
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 613
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Yingxi Shi is an Assitant Research Scientist working at JCET UMBC and NASA GSFC Climate and Radiation Laboratory. Her current research interests include retrieving and characterizing global aerosol properties, with a primary focus on quantifying heavy aerosol loading and properties and aerosol interactions with environment. She has experience in developing and evaluating of satellite aerosol products and applying them in aerosol data assimilation. She joined JCET in 2018 and was in USRA as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist after earning her PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of North Dakota in December 2015.

    Research Interests

    Aerosol remote sensing

    Aerosol impacts on climate and ecosystem

    Artificial Intelligence and its application on Earth observations.

    Awards

    2017 Scientific Leadership Award, GSFC Climate and Radiation Laboratory
    2016 Best Dissertation Award, Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA)
    2010-2013 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF)
    2010 Outstanding Student Paper Award, AGU 2010 Fall Meeting
    2009 Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award, University of North Dakota
    2000-2001 Academic Scholarship Recipient, Sun Yat-Sen University
     

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Shi, Y. R., R. C. Levy, T. F. Eck, et al. B. Fisher, S. Mattoo, L. A. Remer, I. Slutsker, and J. Zhang. 2019. "Characterizing the 2015 Indonesia fire event using modified MODIS aerosol retrievals." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19 (1): 259-274 [10.5194/acp-19-259-2019]

    Levy, R. C., S. Mattoo, V. Sawyer, et al. Y. Shi, P. R. Colarco, A. I. Lyapustin, Y. Wang, and L. A. Remer. 2018. "Exploring systematic offsets between aerosol products from the two MODIS sensors." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 11: 4073-4092 [https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4073-2018]

    Lynch, P., J. S. Reid, D. L. Westphal, et al. J. Zhang, T. F. Hogan, E. J. Hyer, C. A. Curtis, D. A. Hegg, Y. Shi, J. R. Campbell, J. I. Rubin, W. R. Sessions, F. J. Turk, and A. L. Walker. 2016. "An 11-year global gridded aerosol optical thickness reanalysis (v1.0) for atmospheric and climate sciences." Geoscientific Model Development, 9 (4): 1489-1522 [10.5194/gmd-9-1489-2016]

    Shi, Y., J. Zhang, J. S. Reid, B. Liu, and E. J. Hyer. 2014. "Critical evaluation of cloud contamination in the MISR aerosol products using MODIS cloud mask products." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 7 (6): 1791-1801 [10.5194/amt-7-1791-2014]

    Shi, Y., J. Zhang, J. S. Reid, E. J. Hyer, and N.-Y. C. Hsu. 2013. "Critical evaluation of the MODIS Deep Blue aerosol optical depth product for data assimilation over North Africa." Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6 (4): 949-969 [10.5194/amt-6-949-2013]

    Toth, T., J. Zhang, J. R. Campbell, et al. J. S. Reid, Y. Shi, R. S. Johnson, A. Smirnov, M. A. Vaughan, and D. M. Winker. 2013. "Investigating enhanced Aqua MODIS aerosol optical depth retrievals over the mid-to-high latitude Southern Oceans through intercomparison with co-located CALIOP, MAN, and AERONET data sets." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118 (10): 4700-4714 [10.1002/jgrd.50311]

    Shi, Y., J. Zhang, J. S. Reid, et al. B. Holben, E. J. Hyer, and C. Curtis. 2011. "An analysis of the collection 5 MODIS over-ocean aerosol optical depth product for its implication in aerosol assimilation." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11 (2): 557-565 [10.5194/acp-11-557-2011]

    Shi, Y., J. Zhang, J. S. Reid, et al. E. J. Hyer, T. F. Eck, B. N. Holben, and R. A. Kahn. 2011. "A critical examination of spatial biases between MODIS and MISR aerosol products – application for potential AERONET deployment." Atmos. Meas. Tech., 4 (12): 2823-2836 [10.5194/amt-4-2823-2011]

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Yingxi Shi is an Assitant Research Scientist working at JCET UMBC and NASA GSFC Climate and Radiation Laboratory. Her current research interests include retrieving and characterizing global aerosol properties, with a primary focus on quantifying heavy aerosol loading and properties and aerosol interactions with environment. She has experience in developing and evaluating of satellite aerosol products and applying them in aerosol data assimilation. She joined JCET in 2018 and was in USRA as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist after earning her PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of North Dakota in December 2015.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Shi, Y. R., R. C. Levy, T. F. Eck, et al. B. Fisher, S. Mattoo, L. A. Remer, I. Slutsker, and J. Zhang. 2019. "Characterizing the 2015 Indonesia fire event using modified MODIS aerosol retrievals." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 19 (1): 259-274 [10.5194/acp-19-259-2019]

    Levy, R. C., S. Mattoo, V. Sawyer, et al. Y. Shi, P. R. Colarco, A. I. Lyapustin, Y. Wang, and L. A. Remer. 2018. "Exploring systematic offsets between aerosol products from the two MODIS sensors." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 11 4073-4092 [https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4073-2018]

    Lynch, P., J. S. Reid, D. L. Westphal, et al. J. Zhang, T. F. Hogan, E. J. Hyer, C. A. Curtis, D. A. Hegg, Y. Shi, J. R. Campbell, J. I. Rubin, W. R. Sessions, F. J. Turk, and A. L. Walker. 2016. "An 11-year global gridded aerosol optical thickness reanalysis (v1.0) for atmospheric and climate sciences." Geoscientific Model Development 9 (4): 1489-1522 [10.5194/gmd-9-1489-2016]

    Shi, Y., J. Zhang, J. S. Reid, B. Liu, and E. J. Hyer. 2014. "Critical evaluation of cloud contamination in the MISR aerosol products using MODIS cloud mask products." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 7 (6): 1791-1801 [10.5194/amt-7-1791-2014]

    Shi, Y., J. Zhang, J. S. Reid, E. J. Hyer, and N.-Y. C. Hsu. 2013. "Critical evaluation of the MODIS Deep Blue aerosol optical depth product for data assimilation over North Africa." Atmos. Meas. Tech. 6 (4): 949-969 [10.5194/amt-6-949-2013]

    Toth, T., J. Zhang, J. R. Campbell, et al. J. S. Reid, Y. Shi, R. S. Johnson, A. Smirnov, M. A. Vaughan, and D. M. Winker. 2013. "Investigating enhanced Aqua MODIS aerosol optical depth retrievals over the mid-to-high latitude Southern Oceans through intercomparison with co-located CALIOP, MAN, and AERONET data sets." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118 (10): 4700-4714 [10.1002/jgrd.50311]

    Shi, Y., J. Zhang, J. S. Reid, et al. B. Holben, E. J. Hyer, and C. Curtis. 2011. "An analysis of the collection 5 MODIS over-ocean aerosol optical depth product for its implication in aerosol assimilation." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 11 (2): 557-565 [10.5194/acp-11-557-2011]

    Shi, Y., J. Zhang, J. S. Reid, et al. E. J. Hyer, T. F. Eck, B. N. Holben, and R. A. Kahn. 2011. "A critical examination of spatial biases between MODIS and MISR aerosol products – application for potential AERONET deployment." Atmos. Meas. Tech. 4 (12): 2823-2836 [10.5194/amt-4-2823-2011]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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