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Curriculum Vitae:

Dejian Fu

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Chemistry, Chemistry Department, University of Waterloo, Sept. 2003 - Oct. 2007
  • M.Sc. in Geography, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, Sept. 2000 - July 2003
  • B.Eng. in Optoelectronics, Physics Department, East China Normal University, Sept.1996 - July 2000

Research Interests
  • Developments of measurement strategy and retrieval algorithms for monitoring atmospheric composition using advanced remote sensing techniques, such as hyperspectral UV-Visible-NIR-TIR interferometry and polarimetry from multiple platforms (ground station, balloon, aircraft, and satellites)
  • Analysis of regional and global satellite data to access quantitative description on the changes of atmospheric composition, and their roles’ in atmospheric chemistry and carbon cycles in the past and future climate states
  • Design, test, and deploy instruments for probing atmospheric composition


Megacities Carbon Project Icon Megacities Carbon Project
The Megacities Carbon Project is being established for the megacities of Los Angeles and Paris.

TES (Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer) is one of four science instruments aboard NASA's Aura satellite, which was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on July 15, 2004.

OCO-2 - Orbiting Carbon Observatory Icon OCO-2 - Orbiting Carbon Observatory
The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) is a mission designed to make precise, time-dependent global measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) from an Earth orbiting satellite.

Professional Experience
  • [2010–present] Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    • Orbing Carbon Observatory-3 (OCO-3) team member [2016–present]
    • Orbing Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) team member [2013–present]
    • Airborne Tropical TRopopause Experiment (ATTREX) team member [Fall 2011]
    • Aura team member [2010–present]
  • [2008–2010] Postdoctoral Scholar, Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (UCLA and JPL)
    • California Research at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change (CalNex) team member [2010]
    • Study of Houston Atmospheric Radical Precursors (SHARP) team member [2009]
  • [2007–2008] Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Waterloo
    • Canadian SCISAT-1 team member [2003-2008]
  • [2003–2007] Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Waterloo
    • Middle Atmosphere Nitrogen TRend Assessment (MANTRA) team member [2004]

Community Service

  • Journal article review: Atmospheric Measurement Technique, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Atmosphere
  • Proposal panel review:
    • NASA COLDTECH Program 2016
    • NASA SBIR Program 2016
    • NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship program 2016
    • JPL Flight Project Senior review proposal for AIRS 2015
    • NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship program 2013

Selected Awards
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, the OCO-2 Science Algorithm Team, (2016)
  • Voyager Award, JPL (2016)
  • JPL Group Achievement Award, OCO-2 Algorithm Development (2015)
  • JPL Group Achievement Award, OCO-2 Algorithm Development (2014)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, the Aura Project, (2014)
  • Bruker BioSpin Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo, (2007)
  • Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo, September (2003–2007)
  • International Doctoral Student Award, University of Waterloo, (2003–2006)

Selected Publications
  1. Fu D., Kulawik S.S., Miyazaki K., Bowman K.W., Worden J.R., Eldering A., Livesey N.J., Herman R.L., Irion F.W., “Retrievals of Tropospheric Ozone Profiles from the Synergic Observation of AIRS and OMI: Methodology and Validation” submitted to Atmos., Meas. Tech., 2018.
  2. Miyazaki K., Sekiya T., Fu D., Bowman K.W., Kulawik S.S., Sudo K., Walker T., Kanaya Y., Takigawa M., Ogochi K., Eskes H., Boersam F., Gaubert B., Barre J., and Emmons L., and KORUS-AQ team, “Evaluation of a multi-constituent chemical reanalysis during KORUS-AQ: Role of dynamics and emissions” submit to Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2018.
  3. Levelt P., Joiner J., Tamminen J., Veefkind P., Duncan B., Eskes H., Torres O., DeLand M., Marchenko S., Kleipool Q., Pickering K., Apituley A., Zweers D.S., Carn S., van der A R., Ialongo I., Arola A., Hassinen S., Hakkarainen J., McPeters R., Ziemke J., Boersma F., Krotkov N., Fu D., Liu X., Abad G.G., Chance K., Suileman R., Li C., and Bhartia P., “The Ozone Monitoring Instrument: Overview of twelve years in space,” Atmos. Chem. Phys., in press, 2017.
  4. Herman R.L., Ray E.A., Rosenlof K.H., Bedka K.M., Schwartz M.J., Read W.G., Troy R.F., Chin K., Christensen L.E., Fu D., Stachnik R.A., Bui T.P., and Dean-Day J. M., “Enhanced stratospheric water vapor over the summertime continental United States and the role of overshooting convection,” Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6,113 – 6,124, 2017.
  5. Irion F., Kahn B., Schreier M., Fetzer E., Fishbein E., Fu D., Kalmus P., Wilson R.C., Wong S., and Yue Q., "Single-footprint retrievals of temperature, water vapor and cloud properties from AIRS", Atmos., Meas. Tech., 11, 971 – 995, 2018.
  6. Crisp D., Pollock H.R., Rosenberg R., Chapsky L., Lee R.A.M., Oyafuso F.A., Frankenberg C., O'Dell C.W., Bruegge C.J., Doran G.B., Eldering A., Fisher B.M., Fu D., Gunson M.R., Mandrake L., Osterman G.B., Schwandner F.M., Sun K., Taylor T.E., Wennberg P.O., and Wunch D., “The On-Orbit Performance of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) Instrument and its Radiometrically Calibrated Products”, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 59-81, 2017.
  7. Eldering A., O'Dell C. W., Wennberg P. O., Crisp D., Gunson M. R., Viatte C., Avis C., Braverman A., Castano R., Chang A., Chapsky L., Cheng C., Connor B., Dang L., Doran G., Fisher B., Frankenberg C., Fu D., Granat R., Hobbs J., Lee R.A.M., Mandrake L., McDuffie J., Miller C.E., Myers V., Natraj V., O'Brien D., Osterman G. B., Oyafuso F., Payne V.H., Pollock H.R., Polonsky I., Roehl C.M., Rosenberg R., Schwandner F., Smyth M., Tang V., Taylor T.E., To C., Wunch D., and Yoshimizu J., “The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2: First 18 months of Science Data Products”, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 549 – 563, 2017.
  8. Griffin D., Walker K.A., Conway S., Kolonjari F., Strong K., Batchelor R., Boone C.D., Dan L., Drummond J.R., Fu D., Lindenmaier R., Manney G.L., Sung K., and Weaver D., “Multi-year comparisons of ground-based and space-borne Fourier Transform Spectrometers in the high Arctic between 2006 and 2013”, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3,273 – 3,294, 2017.
  9. Fu D., Bowman K.W., Worden H., Natraj V., Yu S., Worden J.R., Veefkind P., Aben I., Landgraf J., Strow L., Han Y., “High resolution tropospheric carbon monoxide profiles retrieved from CrIS and TROPOMI”, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2,567 – 2,579, 2016.
  10. Zeng Z.-C., Zhang Q., Margolis J., Shia R.-L., Newman S., Fu D., et al., “Aerosol scattering effects on water vapor retrievals over the Los Angeles Basin,” Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 2,495 – 2,508, 2017.
  11. Connor B., Bösch H., McDuffie J., Taylor T., Fu D., et al., “Quantification of Uncertainties in OCO-2 Measurements of XCO2: Simulations and Linear Error Analysis”, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5,227 – 5,238, 2016.
  12. Zhang Q., Natraj V., Li K-F, Shia R-L, Fu D., Pongetti T.J., et al., “Accounting for aerosol scattering in the CLARS retrieval of column averaged CO2 mixing ratios”, J. Geophys. Rev., 120(14), 7,205 – 7,218, 2015.
  13. Wong K.W., Fu D., Pongetti T. J., Newman S., Kort E.A., Duren R., Hsu Y.-K. , Miller C.E., Yung Y.L., and Sander S.P., “Mapping CH4:CO2 ratios in Los Angeles with CLARS-FTS from Mount Wilson, California”, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 241 – 252, 2015.
  14. Bella D., Culpepper J., Khaimova J., Ahmed N., Belkalai A., Arroyo I., Andrews J., Gentle S., Emmanuel S., Lahmouh M., Ealy J., King Z., Jenkins O., Fu D., Choi Y., Osterman G., Gruszczynski J., Skeete D., Blaszczak-Boxe C.S., “Characterization of pollution transport into Texas using OMI and TES satellite, GIS and in situ data, and HYSPLIT back trajectory analyses: implications for TCEQ State Implementation Plans”, Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health, 1 – 20, 2015.
  15. Fu D., Pongetti T.J., Blavier J-F L., Crawford T.J., Manatt K.S., Toon G.C., Wong C., Sander S.P., “Near-infrared remote sensing of Los Angeles trace gas distributions from a mountaintop site”, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7,713 – 7,729, 2014.
  16. Fu D., Worden J.R., Liu X., Kulawik S.S., Bowman K.W., Natraj V., “Characterization of ozone profiles derived from Aura TES and OMI radiances”, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 3,445–3,462, 2013.
  17. Worden H.M., Edwards D.P., Deeter M.N., Fu D., Kulawik S.S., Worden J.R., Arellano A., “Averaging kernel prediction from atmospheric and surface state parameters based on multiple regression for nadir-viewing satellite measurements of carbon monoxide and ozone” Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 1,633–1,646, 2013.
  18. Bekker D.L., Blavier J.L., Fu D., Key R.W., Manatt K.S., McKinney C., Rider D.M., Sander S.P., Werne T.A., Wu A.C., Wu Y.H., “Command and data handling system for the panchromatic Fourier transform spectrometer”, Aerospace Conference, IEEE, 1–10, 2012.
  19. Fu D., Bernath P.F., Sung K., Walker K.A., Strong K., Mittermeier R. and Fast H., “Simultaneous trace gas measurements using two Fourier transform spectrometers at Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) during Spring 2006”, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11, 5,383–5,405, 2011.
  20. Fu D., Boone C.D., Bernath P.F., Weisenstein D.K., Rinsland C.P., Manney G.L. and Walker K.A., “First global observations of atmospheric COClF from the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment mission”, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Rad. Trans. 110, 974–985, 2009.
  21. Allen N.D.C., Bernath P.F., Boone C.D., Chipperfield M.P., Fu D., Manney G.L., Oram D.E., Toon G.C., Weisenstein D.K., “Global carbon tetrachloride distributions obtained from the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE)”, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9(19), 7,449‐7,459, 2009.
  22. Fu D., Sung K., Boone C.D., Walker K.A., and Bernath P.F., “Ground-based solar absorption studies for the Carbon Cycle science by Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (CC-FTS)”, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Rad. Trans., doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2008.02.003, 2008.
  23. Fu D., Boone C.D., Bernath P.F., Walker K.A., Nassar R., Manney G.L. and McLeod S.D., “Global phosgene observations from the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) mission”, Geophys. Res. Lett. 34, L17815, doi:10.1029/2007GL029942, 2007.
  24. Fu D., Walker K.A., Sung K., Boone C.D., Soucy M.-A. and Bernath P.F., “The Portable Atmospheric Research Interferometric Spectrometer for the Infrared, PARIS-IR”, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Rad. Trans. 103, 362–370, 2007.
  25. Fraser A. Bernath P.F., Blatherwick R.D., Drummond J.R., Fogal P.F., Fu D., et al., “Intercomparison of ground-based ozone and NO2 measurements during the MANTRA 2004 campaign”, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 7, 5,489–5,499, 2007.
  26. Sung K., Skelton R., Walker K.A, Boone C.D., Fu D., Bernath P.F., “N2O and O3 Arctic Column Amounts from PARIS-IR Observations: Retrievals, Characterization and Error Analysis”, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Rad. Trans., 107, 385 – 406, 2007.
  27. Wunch D., Taylor J., Fu D., Bernath P.F., Drummond J.R., et al., “Simutaneous ground-based observations of O3, HCl, N2O and CH4 over Toronto using three Fourier transform spectrometers with different resolutions”, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 7, 1,275–1,292, 2006.
  28. Yu S., Fu D., Shayesteh A., Gordon I.E., Appadoo D.R.T. and Bernath P.F., “Infrared and near infrared emission spectra of SbH and SbD”, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 229(2), 257–265, 2005.
  29. Yu S., Shayesteh A., Fu D., and Bernath P.F., “The vibration-rotation emission spectrum of gaseous HZnCl”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 109(18), 4,092–4,094, 2005.
  30. Yu S., Shayesteh A., Fu D., and Bernath P.F., “Infrared and near infrared emission spectra of TeH and TeD”, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 230(2), 105–116, 2005.
  31. Fu D., Zhu J., Shen H., “The effects from the shapes of river mouth on the formation of the turbidity maximum zone”, J. East China Normal University (Nature Science), 4, 72–78, 2004.
  32. Zhu J., Fu D., Wu H. and Qi D., “Dynamical model and numerical experiments on the formation cause of the turbidity maximum zone”, Ocean Engineering, 22, 83–90, 2004.
  33. Zhu J. and Fu D., “Open boundary condition considered residual current and tidal current simultaneously in ocean model”, Journal of East China Normal University (Nature Science), 1, 81 – 85, 2003.

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