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Wei Shi

Satellite Oceanography & Climatology Division

Marine Ecosystems & Climate Branch

Visiting Scientist


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Wei Shi photoDr. Wei Shi received the B.E. degree from Ocean University of Qingdao, P. R. China. He got his M.S. degree in 1999, and Ph.D. degree in 2002 with NASA Earth System Science Fellowship, both in physical oceanography from NC State University. His research experience includes algorithm development and application of ocean color remote sensing, calibration and validation of ocean color retrievals, satellite altimetry and ocean dynamics, regional and global study of ocean processes with multiple satellite remote sensors.

From 2002 to 2004, he worked on Global Imager (GLI) ocean color data processing at NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD as a contractor from SES, Inc. In 2004, he briefly worked at NASA MODIS characterization Support Team (MCST). He joined the JCET (Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology) of UMBC as research associate in September of 2004, first working at NASA GSFC Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG), and then working at Center for Research and Application (STAR) of NOAA NESDIS. Since 2007, he has been a visiting scientist of NESDIS STAR, affiliated with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Atmosphere (CIRA) of Colorado State University.

Conference Papers (non peer-reviewed)

X. Liu, M. Wang, and W. Shi, Satellite observation and model simulation of water turbidity in the Chesapeake Bay, Conference of Ocean Remote Sensing: Methods and Applications, SPIE, San Diego, CA, doi: 10.1117/12.828652, 2009.

Wang M. and W. Shi, Detection of Ice and Mixed Ice-Water Pixels for MODIS Ocean Color Data Processing, Ocean Optics Optics XIX, Italy, October, 2008.

Wang, M. and W. Shi, Ocean color Products in the China East Coast Regions Derived from MODIS Measurements, Ocean Optics Optics XVIII, Montreal, Canada, October, 2006.

Ruddick, K., B. Nechad, M. Wang and W. Shi, Quality Control of Atmospherically Corrected Data for Turbid Waters and Variability of the Near Infrared Water Reflectance Ratio, Ocean Optics Optics XVIII, Montreal, Canada, October, 2006.

B. Subrahmanya, Shi,W. and J. M. Morrison, Near real-time temperature and salinity profiles in the Indian Ocean from TOPEX/POSEIDON Altimetry, chapter of WMO blue book series, 2005.

Shi, W. and J. M. Morrison, On the Accuracy of Pathfinder SST retrieval in the northern Indian Ocean, Proceedings of the 5th Pacific Ocean Remote Sensing Conference, 2000.