Jianwei Wei, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
School for the Environment, University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
Email: Jianwei.Wei@umb.edu



Ocean color remote sensing
Aquatic optics
Carbon cycle and climate change


2013       Ph.D.      Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
2001       M.Sc.      First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, Qingdao, China
1998       B.Sc.       Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China


2017-               Research Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston
2015-2016       Research Associate, University of Massachusetts Boston
2013-2014       PostDoc Research Fellow, University of Massachusetts Boston
2006-2012       PhD student researcher, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada


2012           Best Student Paper Award, Ocean Optics XXI
2011           Canada MITACS Accelerate PhD Fellowship
2006-2012  Dalhousie Postgraduate Fellowship


Wei J., Z. P. Lee, and S. Shang (2016). A system to measure the data quality of spectral remote sensing reflectance of aquatic environments. Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JC012126 (PDF reprint) (Matlab code download)

Wei J., Z. P. Lee, M. Ondrusek, A. Mannino, M. Tzortziou, and R. Armstrong (2016). Spectral slopes of the absorption coefficient of colored dissolved and detrital material inverted from UV-visible remote sensing reflectance. Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JC011415. [PDF reprint] [data]

Wei J. , Z. P. Lee, M. Lewis, N. Pahlevan, M. Ondrusek, and R. Armstrong (2015). Radiance transmittance measured at the ocean surface. Optics Express, 23(9), 11826-11837 (PDF reprint)

Wei J., and Z. P. Lee (2015). Retrieval of phytoplankton and color detrital matter coefficients with remote sensing reflectance in an ultraviolet band. Applied Optics, 54(4), 636-649 (PDF reprint)

Lee Z. P., J. Wei, K. Voss, M. Lewis, A. Bricaud, Y. Huot (2015). Hyperspectral absorption coefficient of “pure” seawater in the 350-550 nm range inverted from remote-sensing reflectance. Applied Optics, 54(3), 546-558 (PDF reprint)

Pahlevan N., Z. P. Lee, J. Wei, C. B. Schaaf, and J. R. Schott (2014). On-orbit radiometric calibration of OLI (Landsat 8) for applications in aquatic remote sensing. Remote Sensing of Environments, 154, 272-284, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.08.001 (PDF reprint)

Wei J., Z. P. Lee, N. Pahlevan, and M. Lewis (2014). Transmittance of upwelling radiance at the sea surface measured in the field, Proc. SPIE 9261, 926105 (PDF reprint)

Lee Z. P., S. Shang, K. Du, J. Wei, R. Arnone (2014). Usable solar radiation and its attenuation in the upper water column. Journal of Geophysical Research- Oceans, 119(2), 1488–1497, doi: 10.1029/2013JC009507 (PDF reprint)

Wei J., M. R. Lewis, R. Van Dommelen, C. J. Zappa, and M. S. Twardowski (2014). Wave-induced light field fluctuations in measured irradiance depth profiles: a wavelet analysis. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 119(2), 1344-1364, doi: 10.1029/2013JC009572. (PDF reprint)

Wei J., and Z. P. Lee (2013). Model of the attenuation coefficient of daily photosynthetically available radiation in the upper ocean. Methods in Oceanography, 8, 56-74, doi: 10.1016/J.MIO.2013.12.001 (PDF reprint)

Wei J., R. Van Dommelen, M. R. Lewis, S. McLean, K. J. Voss (2012). A new instrument for measuring the high dynamic range radiance distribution in near-surface sea water. Optics Express, 20(24), 27024-27038 (PDF reprint)

Lewis M. R., J. Wei, R. Van Dommelen, K.J. Voss (2011). Quantitative estimation of the underwater radiance distributionJournal of Geophysical Research, 116(C7), doi: 10.1029/2011JC007275 (PDF reprint)

You Y., G. Kattawar, K. J. Voss, P. Bhandari, J. Wei, M. R. Lewis, C.J. Zappa, H. Schultz (2011). Polarized light field under dynamic ocean surfaces: numerical modeling compared with measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116(C7), doi:10.1029/2011JC007278 (PDF reprint)

Zhao S., J. Wei, H. Yue, et al (2010). Picophytoplankton abundance and community structure in the Philippine Sea, Western Pacific. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 28(1), 88-95 (PDF reprint)

Wei J., X. Shi, X. Fang,et al (2007). Measurements of the suspended particulate matters with laser in-situ scattering and transmissometry in Jiaozhou Bay, Qingdao, China. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 26(1), 55-65 (PDF reprint)

Wei J., X. Shi, et al (2003). Clay mineral distributions and their significance in the Yellow SeaChinese Science Bulletin, 48, Supp., 7-11 (PDF reprint)