Profile for Alexei Lyapustin

Title: Research Physical Scientist
Affiliation: NASA
Contact: E-mail
Code 613
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Office Phone: 301-614-5998
Fax: 301-614-6307

Brief Bio

Dr. Alexei Lyapustin is a Physical Research Scientist at the Climate and Radiation Laboratory. He has been at GSFC since 1997, initially with USRA (1997-1999), then with JCET and GEST UMBC (1999-2011), and as a civil servant since 2011. Alexei 's research interests focus on remote sensing of atmospheric aerosol and land surface environmental parameters (bidirectional reflectance and albedo; snow properties including grain size, albedo and sub-pixel snow fraction) from polar-orbiting and geostationary sensors, analysis of field campaign data, and 1D and 3D radiative transfer theory with gaseous absorption and polarization. Alexei is a member of MODIS and JPSS VIIRS Science Teams, as well as a member of GeoCAPE aerosol working group.

Dr. Lyapustin holds a M. Sc. in Physics from the Moscow State University, Russia, and Ph. D. degree in Aerospace Remote Sensing from Space Research Institute, Moscow, Russia. For more details please download his CV. Web of Science publications and citation metrics can be found here.


Updates to our publications records have been put on hold until a new storage and delivery system has been put in place. As a result, this information is currently out of date and does not include the most recent publications. For a more complete listing of publications, please visit the Sciences and Exporation Directorate.

Hu, X., L. A. Waller, A. Lyapustin, Y. Wang, and Y. Liu (2014). 10 yr spatial and temporal trends of PM2.5 concentrations in the southeastern US estimated using high-resolution satellite data Atmos. Chem. Phys, 14, 6301-6314

Kloog, I., A.A. Chudnovsky, A.C. Just, F. Nordio, P. Koutrakis, B.A. Coull, A. Lyapustin, Y. Wang, and J. Schwartz (2014). A new hybrid spatio-temporal model for estimating daily multi-year PM2.5 concentrations across northeastern USA using high resolution aerosol optical depth data Atmos. Env, 95, 581-590

Lyapustin, A., M.J. Alexander, L. Ott, A. Molod, B. Holben, J. Susskind, and Y. Wang (2014). Observation of Mountain Lee Waves with MODIS NIR Column Water Vapor Geophys. Res. Lett, 41.

Ceamanos, X., S. Doute, J. Fernando, F. Schmidt, P. Pinet, and A. Lyapustin (2013). Surface reflectance of Mars observed by CRISM/MRO: 1. Multi-angle Approach for Retrieval of Surface Reflectance from CRISM observations (MARS-ReCO) J. Geophy., Res, 118, 1-20

Chudnovsky, A., C. Tang, A .Lyapustin, Y. Wang, J. Schwartz, and and P. Koutrakis (2013). A critical assessment of high-resolution aerosol optical depth retrievals for fine particulate matter predictions Atmos. Chem. Phys, 13, 1-11

Hilker, T., E. Natsagdorj, R.H. Waring, A. Lyapustin, and Y. Wang (2013). Satellite observed widespread decline in Mongolian grasslands largely due to overgrazing Global Change Biology.

Hu, X., L. A. Waller, A. Lyapustin, Y. Wang, M.Z. Al-Hamdan, W.L. Crosson, M.G. Estes Jr., S.M. Estes, D.A. Quattrochi, S.J. Puttaswamy, and Y. Liu (2013). Estimating Ground-Level PM2.5 Concentrations in the Southeastern United States Using MAIAC AOD Retrievals and a Two-Stage Model Rem. Sens. Environ, 140, 220-232

Justice, C.O., M.O. Roman, I. Csiszar, E.F. Vermote, R.E. Wolfe, S.J. Hook, M. Friedl, Z. Wang, C.B. Schaaf, T. Miura, M. Tschudi, G. Riggs, D.K. Hall, A. Lyapustin, S. Devadiga, C. Davidson, and E.J. Masuoka (2013). Land and cryosphere products from Suomi NPP VIIRS: Overview and status J. Geophy., Res.,-Atmos, 118, 1-13

Knyazikhin, Y., P. Lewis, M.I. Disney, P. Stenberg, M. Mottus, M. Rautiainen, R. K. Kaufmann, A. Marshak, M. A. Schull, P. L. Carmona, V. Vanderbilt, A.B. Davis, F. Baret, S. Jacquemoud, A. Lyapustin, Y. Yanga, and R. B. Myneni (2013). Reply to Townsend et al: Decoupling contributions from canopy structure and leaf optics is critical for remote sensing leaf biochemistry Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., Online March 5, 2013.

Knyazikhin, Y., M.A. Schull, Y. Yang, P. Stenberg, M. Mottus, M. Rautiainen, A. Marshak, P.L. Carmona, R. Kaufmann, P. Lewis, V. Vanderbilt, A.B. Davis, F. Baret, S. Jacquemoud, A. Lyapustin, and R.B. Myneni (2013). Reply to Ollinger et al.: Remote sensing of leaf nitrogen and emergent ecosystem properties. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci, Online May 13, 2013.

Korkin, V., A. Lyapustin, and V.V. Rozanov (2013). APC: A new code for Atmospheric Polarization Computations J. Quant. Spec. Rad. Trans., 127.

Yang, Y., A. Marshak, J. Mao, A. Lyapustin, and J. Herman (2013). A Method of Retrieving Cloud Top Height and Cloud Geometrical Thickness with Oxygen A and B bands for the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) Mission: Radiative Transfer Simulations J. Quan. Spec. Rad. Trans.

Zhang, H., R. Hoff, S. Kondragunta, I. Laszlo, and A. Lyapustin (2013). Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) Retrieval using GOES-East and GOES-West Reflected Radiances over the Western United States Atmos. Meas. Tech, 6, 471-486

Chudnovsky, A., A. Kostinski, A. Lyapustin, and P. Koutrakis (2012). Spatial scales of pollution from variable resolution satellite imaging. Environm. Pollut., 172, 131-138

Hilker, T., A. I. Lyapustin, C. J. Tucker, P. J. Sellers, F. G. Hall, and Y. Wang (2012). Remote Sensing of Tropical Ecosystems: Atmospheric Correction and Cloud Masking Matter. Rem. Sens. Environ., 127, 370-384

Knyazikhin, Y., M.A. Schull, Y. Yang, P. Stenberg, M. Mottus, M. Rautiainen, A. Marshak, P.L. Carmona, R.Kaufmann, P. Lewis, V. Vanderbilt, A.B. Davis, F. Baret, S. Jacquemoud, A. Lyapustin, and R.B. Mynen (2012). Hyperspectral remote sensing of foliar nitrogen content. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci..

Korkin, S., A.I. Lyapustin, and V.V. Rozanov (2012). Modifications Of Discrete Ordinate Method For Computations With High Scattering Anisotropy: Comparative Analysis. J. Quan. Spec. Rad. Trans., 113(16), 2040-2048

Lyapustin, A., Y. Wang, I. Laszlo, and S.V. Korkin (2012). Improved Cloud Screening in MAIAC Aerosol Retrievals Using Spectral and Spatial Analysis Atmos. Meas. Tech, 5.

Lyapustin, A., Y. Wang, I. Laszlo, T. Hilker, F. Hall, P. Sellers, J. Tucker, and S.V. Korkin (2012). Multi-Angle Implementation of Atmospheric Correction for MODIS (MAIAC). Part 3: Atmospheric Correction Rem. Sens. Environ, 127, 385-393

Emili, E., A. Lyapustin, Y. Wang, C. Popp, S. Korkin, M. Zebisch, S. Wunderle, and M. Petitta (2011). High spatial resolution aerosol retrieval with MAIAC: application to mountain regions J. Geophy., Res., Atmos, 116(D23211).

Korkin, Sergey V., A. Lyapustin, and V. V. Rozanov (2011). Analysis of the radiative transfer equation with highly asymetric phase function J. Quan. Spec. Rad. Tran, 112(10), 1595-1608

Lyapustin, A., J. Martonchik, Y.J. Wang, I. Laszlo, and S. Korkin (2011). Multiangle implementation of atmospheric correction (MAIAC): 1. Radiative transfer basis and look-up tables J. Geophys. Res. Atmos, 116(D03210).

Lyapustin A., Y. Wang, I. Laszlo, R. Kahn, S. Korkin, L. Remer, R. Levy, and J. Reid (2011). Multi-Angle implementation of atmospheric correction (MAIAC): Part 2. Aerosol algorithm J. Geophys. Res., 116(D03211).

Lyapustin, A., A. Smirnov, B. Holben, M. Chin, D.G. Streets, Z. Lu, R. Kahn, I. Slutsker, I. Laszlo, S. Kondragunta, D. Tanre, O. Dubovik, P. Golooub, H.-B. Chen, A. Sinyuk, Y. Wang, and S. Korkin (2011). Reduction of aerosol absorption in Beijing since 2007 from MODIS and AERONET Geophys. Res. Lett, 38, L10803.

Wang Y., J. Czapla-Myers, A. Lyapustin, K. Thome, and E. G. Dutton (2011). AERONET-based surface reflectance validation network (ASRVN) data evaluation: Case study for railroad valley calibration site Rem. Sens. Environ, 115(10), 2710-2717

Lyapustin, A., C.K. Gatebe, R. Kahn, R. Brandt, J. Redemann, P. Russell, M.D. King, C. A. Pedersen, S. Gerland, R. Poudyal, A. Marshak, Y. Wang, C. Schaaf, D. Hall, and A. Kokhanovsky (2010). Analysis of snow bidirectional reflectance from ARCTAS Spring-2008 campaign Atmos. Chem. Phys, 10, 4359-4375