Doctoral Candidate
Shaojie Sun
Shaojie Sun


08/2013 — present, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida (Ph. D Candidate)

09/2010 — 06/2013, M.S., Cartography and Geography Information System, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.

09/2006 — 07/2010, B.Sc., Geographical Information Science, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, China.


02/2010 — 08/2010, First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, P. R. China, Qingdao, China. (Intern)

Research Interests:

Optical properties and remote sensing of oil spills

Selected Publications:

Liu, Y., C. Hu, C. Sun, W. Zhan, S. Sun, B. Xu, and Y. Dong (2018). Assessment of offshore oil/gas platform status in the northern Gulf of Mexico using multi-source satellite time-series images. Remote Sensing of Environment, 208, 63-81, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2018.02.003.

Lu, Y., Y. Zhou, Y. Liu, Z. Mao, W. Qian, M. Wang, M. Zhang, J. Xu, S. Sun, and P. Du (2017). Using remote sensing to detect the polarized sunglint reflected from oil slicks beyond the critical angle. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122(8), 6342-6354, doi:10.1002/2017JC012793.

Lu, Y., L. Li, C. Hu, L. Li, M. Zhang, S. Sun, and C. Lv (2016). Sunlight induced chlorophyll fluorescence in the near-infrared spectral region in natural waters: Interpretation of the narrow reflectance peak around 761 nm. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121(7), 5017-5029, doi:10.1002/2016jc011797.

Sun, S. and C. Hu (2016). Sun glint requirement for the remote detection of surface oil films. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 309316, doi:10.1002/2015GL066884.

Lu, Y., S. Sun, M. Zhang, B. Murch and C. Hu (2015). Refinement of the critical angle calculation for the contrast reversal of oil slicks under sunglint. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120, doi:10.1002/2015JC011001.

Sun, S., C. Hu, L. Feng, G. A. Swayze, J. Holmes, G. Graettinger, I. MacDonald, O. Garcia and I. Leifer (2015). Oil slick morphology derived from AVIRIS measurements of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Implications for spatial resolution requirements of remote sensors. Marine Pollution Bulletin, doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.12.003

Sun, S., C. Hu and W. Tunnell (2015). Surface oil footprint and trajectory of the Ixtoc-I oil spill determined from Landsat/MSS and CZCS observations. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 101(2): 632-641, doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.10.036.