Jessica Fayne

Biography

Radar, Hydrology, Altimetry, Electromagnetic Scattering, Remote Sensing

Education

BA Political Science, Hampton University (2010)

M.Cert. International Relations, American University (2011)

MS Geographic and Cartographic Sciences (remote sensing), George Mason University (2015)

PhD Geography, UCLA (in progress)

Selected Publications

* Fayne JV, Smith LC, Pitcher LH, Kyzivat ED, Cooley SW, Denbina MW, Chen AC, Chen CW, Pavelsky TM. 2020 “Airborne Observations of Arctic-Boreal Water Surface Elevations from AirSWOT Ka-band InSAR and LVIS LiDAR” Environmental Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abadcc

* Hashemi, H, Fayne JV, Lakshmi V, Huffman G. 2020 “High-resolution monthly satellite precipitation product over the conterminous United States” Scientific Data  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0411-0

* Tran, C, Mora, O, Fayne, JV. 2019 “Unsupervised Classification for Landslide Detection from Airborne Laser Scanning”,  Geosciences https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9050221

* Fayne, JV, Ahamed, A, Roberts-Pierel, J, Rumsey, A. 2019 “Automated Satellite-Based Landslide Identification Product for Nepal” Earth Interactions https://doi.org/10.1175/EI-D-17-0022.1

* Lakshmi, V, Fayne, JV, Bolten, JD. 2018 “A comparative study of available water in the major river basins of the world” Journal of Hydrology https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.10.038

* Fayne JV, Bolten  JD, Lakshmi  V, Ahamed A. 2016 “Optical and Physical Methods for Mapping Flooding with Satellite Imagery”, Remote Sensing of Hydrological Extremes ISBN: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43744-6_5

* Fayne JV, Bolten JD, Doyle CS, Fuhrmann S, Rice MT, Houser Paul, R, Lakshmi V. 2016. “Flood mapping in the lower Mekong River Basin using daily MODIS observations.” International Journal of Remote Sensing. https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2017.1285503

* Fayne JV, Fuhrmann S, Rice MT, and Rice RM. 2015. “Exploring Alternative Map Products To Enhance Transportation Option Awareness.” Cartography And Geographic Information Science 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/15230406.2015.1053826.

 

PUBLISHED DATA

* Fayne JV, Hashemi H 2019, “High Resolution Altitude Corrected Precipitation based on TMPA and other sources L4 Monthly 1 km x 1 km V1”, Edited by David Silberstein, Greenbelt, MD, Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC), https://doi.org/10.5067/8115OXI2F5SB

* Fayne, JV, Smith LC, Pitcher LH, and Pavelsky TM. 2019. “ABoVE: AirSWOT Ka-band Radar over Surface Waters of Alaska and Canada, 2017”. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1646

Grants & Awards

Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST formerly NESSF), Summer, 2019– Tuition and Stipend for 3 years of study: Analysis of Ka-band Radar for SWOT Hydrology

AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA), February 2019 –$200 – Surface Water Detection and Elevation Retrieval from AirSWOT

Earth Science Information Partners Research Incubator, July 2018 –$5k Funding for research equipment to build a traveling ground station for measuring water elevation/water roughness

John Mather Nobel NASA Scholarship Award, July 2014 & 2017—$3k ($6k total) Travel allowance to present research at conferences

Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship, February 2017 –Tuition and Stipend at UCLA for 1st and 4th Year of study.

Advisors

Dr. Laurence C. Smith (now at Brown University)

Dr. Dennis Lettenmaier (Geography + CEE)

Dr. Yongwei Sheng (Geography)

Dr. Steven Margulis (CEE)

Dr. Curtis Chen (NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory)