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:

Sun, S., Lu, Y., Liu, Y., Wang, M., & Hu, C. (2018). Tracking an oil tanker collision and spilled oils in the East China Sea using multisensor day and night satellite imagery. Geophysical Research Letters, 45.

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.