Jingjing Li

Jingjing Li
College of Natural and Social Sciences
Department of Geosciences and Environment
Office Location: KH D4045
Phone: (323) 343-2224 Email: jli104@calstatela.edu

**DIRECT-STEM program funded by NASA, including research training and summer internship with stipends. Any interested Graduate or Undergraduate students please contact me through emails** 

 

TEACHING INTERESTS

Dr. Li teaches GEOL 1580 Natural Disasters, GEOG 2820 Spatial Measurement and Elementary Statistics, GEOG 3690 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems, GEOG 4820 Multivariate Statistics in Geography, GEOG/GEOL 5210 Advanced Watershed Modeling, and GEOG/GEOL 5220 Hydrologic Remote Sensing. She teaches various softwares and technical computing languages including ArcGIS, MATLAB, R and Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS) in different classes.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr. Li's research interests focus on bridging Water Resources/Hydrology and Remote Sensing to improve the understanding of hydrologic variables. She is interested in the application of satellite data, Geographic Information System(GIS), and information technologies in hydrology and water resources. Her current research activities focus on the utilization of remote sensing data to study the hydrologic responses of watersheds and soil moisture-precipitation interaction, and to evaluate the spatial variability of precipitation using geostatistical and image processing techniques. Current research projects include:

  • Evaluation of Satellite-based Precipitation Estimations 

Funded by NASA Data Intensive Research and Education Center in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (DIRECT-STEM) 

The NASA DIRECT-STEM is recruiting both undergraduate and graduate students with paid stipend, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) summer internship and University of California at Irvine (UCI) internship opportunities.

         Collaborator: Dr. Kuo-lin Hsu and Dr. Soroosh Sorooshian at University of California Irvine

  • Interaction between Soil Moisture and Precipitation

         Collaborator: Dr. JT Reager at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

  • Change Detections of Mangrove and Coral Reef Ecosystem using Remote Sensing Data

         Collaborator: Dr. Hesham El-Askary at Chapman University

**Graduate students or Undergraduate students that are interested in the projects listed below please contact me through emails**

 

PUBLICATIONS

Title Date

Sehler, R., Li, J., Reager, JT, Ye, H., 2019, Investigating the Relationships Between Soil Moisture and Precipitation using the Remote Sensing Products, Journal for Contemporary Water Research and Education, 168, 106-118.

2019

Li, J., Zhang, X., 2019, Beach Pollution Effects on Health and Productivity in California, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(11), 1987, doi:10.3390/ijerph16111987

2019

Yang, T., Liu, X., Wang, L., Bai, P., Li, J., 2019, Simulating Hydropower Discharge using Multiple Decision Tree Methods and a Dynamical Model Merging Technique, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 146 (2).

2019

Li, W., El-Askary, H., Qurban, M., Li, J., ManiKandan, K., Piechota, T., 2019, Using Multi-indices approach to Quantify Mangrove Changes over the Western Arabian Gulf along Saudi Arabia Coast, Ecological Indicators, 102: 734-745.

2019

El-Askary, H., Li, J., Li, W., Piechota, T., Ta, T., Jong, A., Zhang, X., Yang, T., 2018, Impacts of Aerosols on the Retreat of the Sierra Nevada Glaciers in California, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 18: 1317-1330.

2018

Liu, Z., Cheng, L., Hao, Z., Li, J., Thorstensen, A., Gao, H., 2018, A Framework for Exploring Joint Effects of Conditional Factors on Compound Floods, Water Resources Research, 54.

2018

Yang, T., Tao, Y., Li, J., Zhu, Q., Su, L., Zhang, X., 2018, Multi-criterion Model Ensemble of CMIP5 Surface Air Temperature over China, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 132, 1057-1072. 

2018

Li, J., Hsu, K., AghaKouchak, A., Sorooshian, S., 2016, Object-Based Assessment of Satellite Precipitation Products, Remote Sensing, 8, 547. 

2016

Li, J., Hsu, K., AghaKouchak, A., Sorooshian, S., 2015, An Object-based Approach for Verification of Precipitation Estimation, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36(2), 513-529. doi: 10.1080/01431161.2014.999170 

2015

El-Askary, H., Abd El-Mawla, S.H., Li, J., El-Hattab, M.M., El-Raey, M., 2014, Change Detection of Coral Reef Habitat Using Landsat-5 TM, Landsat-7 ETM+ and Landsat-8 OLI Data in the Red Sea (Hurghada, Egypt), International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(6), 2327-2346. doi: 10.1080/01431161.2014.894656

2014

AghaKouchak, A., Nasrollahi, N., Li, J., Imam, B., Sorooshian, S., 2011, Geometrical Characterization of Precipitation Patterns, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 12(2), 274-285, doi10.1175/2010JHM1298.1

2011

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND ABSTRACTS

Title Date

Ayad, M., Li, J., Holt, B., Lee, C. M., 2020, Remote Sensing Analysis and Classification of Stormwater and Sewage Runoff in the Tijuana River, Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020, Abs. with programs, p. CP14D-1113.

2020

Li, J., Sehler, R., Reager, J.T., Ye, H., 2019, Using Satellite-based Observations to Investigate the Soil Moisture - Precipitation Relationship, 2019 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Abs. with programs, p. H53K-1910.

2019

Ayad, M., Li, J., Holt, B., Lee, C. M., 2019, Remote Sensing Analysis and Classification of Stormwater & Sewage Runoff in the Tijuana River, 2019 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Abs. with programs, p. H33O-2208.

2019

Salguero, J., Li, J., Farahmand, A., Reager, J.T., 2019, Wildfire Trends over 30+ years and its relation to climate indices in the Western United States, 2019 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Abs. with programs, p. GC11F-1154.

2019

Enriquez, A., Reager, J.T., Meyer, V., Li, J., 2019, Impact of Deforestation and Peatland Drainage on Borneo on Carbon and Water Resources using Remote Sensing Products, 2019 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Abs. with programs, p. H13K-1851.

2019

Johnson, S., Fetzer, E., Yue, Q., Ye, H., Li, J., 2019, Relationship between AIRS and SSM/I Water Vapor and TRMM Precipitation, 2019 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Abs. with programs, p. A41Q-2887.

2019

Nanding, N., Huang, Z., Wu, H., Adler, R., Alfieri, L., Li, J., Zhan, X., 2019, Evaluation of the Impacts of Precipitation Uncertainties on Flood Magnitude and Timing, 2019 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Abs. with programs, p. H11M-1694.

2019

Piechota, T., Li, W., El-Askary H., Li, J., Impacts of Aerosols on Snowfall and its Melting Process over Sierra Nevada Glaciers in California, 12th International Precipitation Conference, Irvine, CA, Jun. 19, 2019.

2019

Ayad, M., Li, J., Holt, B., 2019, Identifying Stormwater Runoff Plumes in Tijuana River using Remote Sensing Observations, First Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium, College Park, MD, Jun. 17-20, 2019.

2019

Salguero, J., Li, J., Farahmand, A., Reager, J.T., 2019, Investigating Wildfire Trends in California over 32 years, 2019 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference, Snowbird, UT, Jun. 11, 2019.

2019

Li, J., Aguilar, B., 2019, Assessing Global Precipitation Measurement over the High-latitude Region, 2019 California Geographical Society.

2019

Lopez, T., Li, J., Ye, H., 2019, Validating Global Precipitation Measurement against Ground Observations over Alaska, 2019 Annual Meeting of American Association of Geographers. 

2019

Li, J., 2018, Evaluating Satellite Precipitation Measurements: From Current-generation TRMM to Next-generation GPM, 2018 Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain/Cordilleran Joint Section Meeting, Abs. with programs, p. 37-4.

2018

Li, J., Liu, H., 2016, Comprehensive Evaluation of GPM and TRMM: A Case Study of the Winter 2015-2016 over California, 2016 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Abs. with programs, p. H23F-1647.

2016

Xu, P., Li, J., 2016, Assessment of Satellite Precipitation Products through Hydrologic Simulation, 2016 UCOWR/NIWR conference proceedings, p. 72.

2016

 

Li, J., Xu, P., 2015, Object-based Evaluation of Satellite Precipitation Retrievals: A Case Study of the Summer Season over CONUS, 2015 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Abs. with programs, p. H21I-1498.

2015

Li, J.Ding, Y., 2015, Intercomparison of Satellite Precipitation Products Using an Object-based Evaluation Approach, 2015 Universities Council on Water Resources conference proceedings, p. 132-136.

2015

El-Askary, H., Li, J., 2015, Impacts of Aerosols on the Retreat of the Sierra Nevada Glaciers in California, 2015 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Abs. with programs, p. C13A-0795.

2015

Li, J.El-Askary, H., El-Mawla, S.H.A., El-Hattab, M.M., El-Raey, M., 2014, Coral Reef Habitat Change Detection Using Landsats 5, 7 and 8: A Case Study in the Red Sea (Hurghada, Egypt), 2014 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Abstract with programs, p. EP11A-3485.

2014

Banh, Thomas, Li, J., El-Askary, H., 2013, Mapping the Progression of Phytophthora Ramorum, 2013 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Abstract with programs, p. B43C-0512. 

2013

Li, J.Hsu K., AghaKouchak A., Sorooshian S., Evaluation of satellite-based precipitation estimates in winter season using an object-based approach, 2012 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Abstract with programs, p. H41H-1259

2012

Li, J.Hsu, K., AghaKouchak, A., Sorooshian, S., 2011, A Hybrid Framework for Verification of Satellite Precipitation Products, 2011 Fall Meeting of American Geophysical Union, Abstract with programs, p. H41G-1133

2011

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D Civil Engineering 2012

  • University of California, Irvine, CA

M.S. Environmental Engineering 2008

  • University of California, Irvine, CA

B.S. Environmental Engineering 2007

  • Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, China


CURRENT STUDENTS AND ALUMNI

Claire    Claire Villanueva-Weeks, Graduate Student in Environmental Science

   Research Topic: Validation of SMAP Soil Moisture Measurements in Agricultural Regions 

 

Jonathan   Jonathan VellanowethGraduate Student in Environmental Science

  Research Topic: Impact of Thermal Pollution on the Coastal Environment

 

Angie

 Angelica EnriquezGraduate Student in Environmental Sciences

  Research Topic: Impact of Deforestation and Peatland Drainage on Borneo on Water Resources using Remote Sensing Products 

 

 

Mariam Ayad

 Mariam AyadMS in Environmental Sciences (2020), will pursue Ph.D. at UC Santa Cruz
 

  Research Topic: Remote Sensing Analysis and Classification of Stormwater and Sewage Runoff in the Tijuana River

 

John Salguero

 John SalgueroMS in Environmental Sciences (2020)

  Research Topic: Disentanglement of Wildfire Trends over the Contiguous U.S. using Remote Sensing Observations and Geopolitical Boundaries 

 

 

Jose Jose DiegoMS in Geology (2020)

 Research Topic: Seasonal Evaluation of SMAP Soil Moisture Measurements under Different Climate Regmies in the Western U.S.

 

Sara Johnson

  Sara JohnsonMA in Geography (2020), will pursue Ph.D. at Ohio State University

  Research Topic: Evaluating the Relationship between AIRS Water Vapor and TRMM Precipitation

  Co-adivising with Dr. Hengchun Ye

 

Jessica    Jessica FernandezMS in Environmental Science (2019)
 

    Project Topic: The Effects of Small-scale Gold Mining and Excessive Recreation on the East Fork River in the Angeles National Forest

 

Ana Nguyen

  Ana NguyenMS in Environmental Science (2019), currently works as a Teacher at PUC Excel Charter Academy, Los Angeles

  Project Topic: A Microbial Water Quality Analysis of the Recreational Zones in the Los Angeles River of Elysian Valley, CA

 

 

Marilyn Zepeda

 Marilyn Zepeda, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2019), currently works as a Data Entry Clerk at Eravant

 Research Topic: Evaluating AIRS measurement of Near Surface Temperature against Ground Observation in South Pole, Antarctica

 

 

Beatriz Aguilar, MA student

  Beatriz Molina Aguilar, MA in Geogarphy (2018).

  Research Topic: Evaluating Global Precipitation Measurement Mission: A Case Study in Central Canada

 

Brady Ross

 Brady Ross, MA in Geogarphy (2018), currently works as a ArcGIS Analyst at ESRI, CA

 Research Topic: validating AIRS satellite data with ground-based stations in Arctic regions

 

Robin Sehler

 Robin Sehler, MS in Environmental Science (2018), currently enrolled in a PhD program in University of Minnesota

  Research Topic: Validation of SMAP Soil Moisture Data with TRMM Precipitation Data

 

jinny

 Jinny Lee, MS in Geology (2016), currently enrolled in a PhD program in University of Califorina, Irvine

  Thesis Title: Seasonal Evaluation of TRMM and GPM Products Over the Continental United States

 

Peggy

 Peixin Xu, MS in Geology (2016), currently works as a Data Analysis Engineer at I-Talent LLC, CA 

  Thesis Title: Hydrologic Evaluation of Two Satellite-based Precipitation Data, PERSIANN and TMPA, Using Sacramento Soil Moisture Accounting Model