Areas of Interest

  • Remote Sensing
  • Earth's Energy budget
  • Climate Change
  • Surface Reflectance and Albedo


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Geographical Information Sciences, University of Maryland, 2019
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Global Environment Change, Beijing Normal University, 2014
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Remote Sensing Science and Technology, Wuhan University, 2011


  • 2018-05-01
    Jingli Yang Geographical Sciences Summer Research Fellowship
  • 2018-11-01
    AI for Earth Microsoft Azure Compute Grant


  • AGU Fall meeting 2018, Session Primary Convener and Chiar, GC44D and GC31I: High-Resolution Solar Energy Monitoring and Forecast from Satellite Observations and Model Forecasts
  • Evaluation of the NOAA GOES-R ABI Land Surface Albedo and Reflectance Product Suite, AGU fall meeting 2017
  • Estimation of all-sky instantaneous photosynthetically active radiation from visible infrared imaging radiometer suite data using optimization method. Agro- Geoinformatics, 2017 6th International Conference 2017
  • He, T., Zhang, Y., Liang, S., Yu, Y. and Daniels, J., GOES-R ABI Land Surface Albedo: Algorithm, Validation and Inter-comparison, NOAA satellite conference 2017

Research Topics

  • Geospatial-Information Science and Remote Sensing
  • Land Cover - Land Use Change
  • Campus
    BSOS Dean’s Graduate Student Advisory Council (DGSAC)
  • Campus
    Panelist at the Earth and Environmental Science Careers Panel, University Career Center
  • National
    AGU Fall meeting 2018, Session Primary Convener and Chiar, GC44D and GC31I
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