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Shi, Wei

Dr. Wei Shi

Research Scientist/Scholar III

Mailing Address:
Dr. Wei Shi

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Colorado State University

1375 Campus Delivery

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1375
  • 301-763-8102 x193
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About Me:

Dr. Wei Shi received the B.E. degree from Ocean University of Qingdao, P. R. China, in ocean engineering, in 1988, the M.S. degree in 1998, and Ph.D. degree in 2002, both in physical oceanography from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. In 1999, he was awarded 3-year NASA Earth System Science Fellowship with the research on “Water, Heat and Salt Budgets in the Indian Ocean”. Before he focused his research on ocean color in 2004, he first-authored 5 peer-reviewed publications, covering the research from basin-wide ocean process study to mesoscale atmospheric processes, ocean processes and ecosystem processes and their interactions using satellite remote sensing and in-situ measurements. His research experience includes algorithm development and application of ocean color remote sensing, calibration and validation of ocean color retrievals, satellite altimetry, regional and global study of ocean processes with multiple satellite remote sensors.


From 2002 to 2004, he was an employee of System Engineering and Security, Inc. (SES) working as scientist/analyst at NOAA/NESDIS. During the period of May – August of 2004, he worked at NASA MODIS characterization Support Team (MCST), affiliated with GSO/Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He joined the JCET (Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology) of University of Maryland, Baltimore County 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. He is currently with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Atmosphere (CIRA) of Colorado State University, and working in Center for Research and Application (STAR) of NOAA National Environmental Satellite Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), Camp Springs, MD.