Zachary K Erickson

Zachary K Erickson

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  • 301.286.8079
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 616
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
  • Research Interests

    Marine primary productivity and carbon export

    Remote sensing of marine pigments and chlorophyll fluorescence

    Ocean surface instabilities and their impact on marine biology

    Current Projects

    PACE

    I develop Bayesian hyperspectral algorithms for marine properties such as phytoplankton concentration and community composition.

    EXPORTS

    I am involved in calibrating backscatter measurements and understanding the spatiotemporal variability of physical and biological parameters.

    Education

    Ph.D., 2019. Oceanography, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), "Physical processes leading to export of fixed carbon out of the surface ocean"

     

    B.A., 2012. Chemistry and Music, St. Olaf College

    Publications

    Refereed

    Lange, P. K., P. Jeremy Werdell, Z. K. Erickson, et al. G. Dall’Olmo, R. J. Brewin, M. V. Zubkov, G. A. Tarran, H. A. Bouman, W. H. Slade, S. E. Craig, N. J. Poulton, A. Bracher, M. W. Lomas, and I. Cetinić. 2020. "Radiometric approach for the detection of picophytoplankton assemblages across oceanic fronts." Optics Express, 28 (18): 25682 [10.1364/oe.398127]

    Erickson, Z. K., P. J. Werdell, and I. Cetinić. 2020. "Bayesian retrieval of optically relevant properties from hyperspectral water-leaving reflectances." Applied Optics, 59 (23): 6902 [10.1364/ao.398043]

    Erickson, Z. K., A. F. Thompson, J. Callies, et al. X. Yu, A. N. Garabato, and P. Klein. 2020. "The Vertical Structure of Open-Ocean Submesoscale Variability during a Full Seasonal Cycle." Journal of Physical Oceanography, 50 (1): 145-160 [10.1175/jpo-d-19-0030.1]

    Thompson, D. R., K. Cawse-Nicholson, Z. Erickson, et al. C. G. Fichot, C. Frankenberg, B.-C. Gao, M. M. Gierach, R. O. Green, D. Jensen, V. Natraj, and A. Thompson. 2019. "A unified approach to estimate land and water reflectances with uncertainties for coastal imaging spectroscopy." Remote Sensing of Environment, 231: 111198 [10.1016/j.rse.2019.05.017]

    Erickson, Z. K., C. Frankenberg, D. R. Thompson, A. F. Thompson, and M. Gierach. 2019. "Remote Sensing of Chlorophyll Fluorescence in the Ocean Using Imaging Spectrometry: Toward a Vertical Profile of Fluorescence." Geophysical Research Letters, 46 (3): 1571-1579 [10.1029/2018gl081273]

    Erickson, Z. K., and A. F. Thompson. 2018. "The Seasonality of Physically Driven Export at Submesoscales in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean." Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32: 1144 [10.1029/2018gb005927]

    Arrigo, K. R., G. L. van Dijken, A.-C. Alderkamp, et al. Z. K. Erickson, K. M. Lewis, K. E. Lowry, H. L. Joy-Warren, R. Middag, J. E. Nash-Arrigo, V. Selz, and W. van de Poll. 2017. "Early Spring Phytoplankton Dynamics in the Western Antarctic Peninsula." Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122 (12): 9350-9369 [10.1002/2017jc013281]

    Thompson, A., Y. Chao, S. Chien, et al. J. Kinsey, M. M. Flexas, Z. K. Erickson, J. Farrara, D. Fratantoni, A. Branch, S. Chu, M. Troesch, B. Claus, and J. Kepper. 2017. "Satellites to Seafloor: Toward Fully Autonomous Ocean Sampling." Oceanography, 30 (2): 160-168 [10.5670/oceanog.2017.238]

    Erickson, Z. K., A. F. Thompson, N. Cassar, J. Sprintall, and M. R. Mazloff. 2016. "An advective mechanism for deep chlorophyll maxima formation in southern Drake Passage." Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (20): 10,846-10,855 [10.1002/2016gl070565]

    Publications

    Refereed

    Lange, P. K., P. Jeremy Werdell, Z. K. Erickson, et al. G. Dall’Olmo, R. J. Brewin, M. V. Zubkov, G. A. Tarran, H. A. Bouman, W. H. Slade, S. E. Craig, N. J. Poulton, A. Bracher, M. W. Lomas, and I. Cetinić. 2020. "Radiometric approach for the detection of picophytoplankton assemblages across oceanic fronts." Optics Express 28 (18): 25682 [10.1364/oe.398127]

    Erickson, Z. K., P. J. Werdell, and I. Cetinić. 2020. "Bayesian retrieval of optically relevant properties from hyperspectral water-leaving reflectances." Applied Optics 59 (23): 6902 [10.1364/ao.398043]

    Erickson, Z. K., A. F. Thompson, J. Callies, et al. X. Yu, A. N. Garabato, and P. Klein. 2020. "The Vertical Structure of Open-Ocean Submesoscale Variability during a Full Seasonal Cycle." Journal of Physical Oceanography 50 (1): 145-160 [10.1175/jpo-d-19-0030.1]

    Thompson, D. R., K. Cawse-Nicholson, Z. Erickson, et al. C. G. Fichot, C. Frankenberg, B.-C. Gao, M. M. Gierach, R. O. Green, D. Jensen, V. Natraj, and A. Thompson. 2019. "A unified approach to estimate land and water reflectances with uncertainties for coastal imaging spectroscopy." Remote Sensing of Environment 231 111198 [10.1016/j.rse.2019.05.017]

    Erickson, Z. K., C. Frankenberg, D. R. Thompson, A. F. Thompson, and M. Gierach. 2019. "Remote Sensing of Chlorophyll Fluorescence in the Ocean Using Imaging Spectrometry: Toward a Vertical Profile of Fluorescence." Geophysical Research Letters 46 (3): 1571-1579 [10.1029/2018gl081273]

    Erickson, Z. K., and A. F. Thompson. 2018. "The Seasonality of Physically Driven Export at Submesoscales in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 32 1144 [10.1029/2018gb005927]

    Arrigo, K. R., G. L. van Dijken, A.-C. Alderkamp, et al. Z. K. Erickson, K. M. Lewis, K. E. Lowry, H. L. Joy-Warren, R. Middag, J. E. Nash-Arrigo, V. Selz, and W. van de Poll. 2017. "Early Spring Phytoplankton Dynamics in the Western Antarctic Peninsula." Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 122 (12): 9350-9369 [10.1002/2017jc013281]

    Thompson, A., Y. Chao, S. Chien, et al. J. Kinsey, M. M. Flexas, Z. K. Erickson, J. Farrara, D. Fratantoni, A. Branch, S. Chu, M. Troesch, B. Claus, and J. Kepper. 2017. "Satellites to Seafloor: Toward Fully Autonomous Ocean Sampling." Oceanography 30 (2): 160-168 [10.5670/oceanog.2017.238]

    Erickson, Z. K., A. F. Thompson, N. Cassar, J. Sprintall, and M. R. Mazloff. 2016. "An advective mechanism for deep chlorophyll maxima formation in southern Drake Passage." Geophysical Research Letters 43 (20): 10,846-10,855 [10.1002/2016gl070565]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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