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Garcia, RA; Lee, Z; Barnes, BB; Hu, CM; Dierssen, HM; Hochberg, EJ (2020). Benthic classification and IOP retrievals in shallow water environments using MERIS imagery. REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, 249, 112015.

Wang, SL; Li, JS; Zhang, B; Lee, Z; Spyrakos, E; Feng, L; Liu, C; Zhao, HL; Wu, YH; Zhu, LP; Jia, LM; Wan, W; Zhang, FF; Shen, Q; Tyler, AN; Zhang, XF (2020). Changes of water clarity in large lakes and reservoirs across China observed from long-term MODIS. REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, 247, 111949.

Wei, JW; Yu, XL; Lee, ZP; Wang, MH; Jiang, LD (2020). Improving low-quality satellite remote sensing reflectance at blue bands over coastal and inland waters. REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, 250, 112029.


Chen, XR; Shang, SL; Lee, Z; Qi, L; Yan, J; Li, YH (2019). High-frequency observation of floating algae from AHI on Himawari-8. REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, 227, 151-161.

Chowdhary, J; Zhai, PW; Boss, E; Dierssen, H; Frouin, R; Ibrahim, A; Lee, Z; Remer, LA; Twardowski, M; Xu, F; Zhang, XD; Ottaviani, M; Espinosa, WR; Ramon, D (2019). Modeling Atmosphere-Ocean Radiative Transfer: A PACE Mission Perspective. FRONTIERS IN EARTH SCIENCE, 7, UNSP 100.

Hu, CM; Feng, L; Lee, ZP; Franz, BA; Bailey, SW; Werdell, PJ; Proctor, CW (2019). Improving Satellite Global Chlorophyll a Data Products Through Algorithm Refinement and Data Recovery. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS, 124(3), 1524-1543.

Shang, S; Lee, Z; Lin, G; Li, YH; Li, X (2019). Progressive scheme for blending empirical ocean color retrievals of absorption coefficient and chlorophyll concentration from open oceans to highly turbid waters. APPLIED OPTICS, 58(13), 3359-3369.


Barnes, BB; Garcia, R; Hu, CM; Lee, Z (2018). Multi-band spectral matching inversion algorithm to derive water column properties in optically shallow waters: An optimization of parameterization. REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, 204, 424-438.

Le, CF; Zhou, XY; Hu, CM; Lee, ZP; Li, L; Stramski, D (2018). A Color-Index-Based Empirical Algorithm for Determining Particulate Organic Carbon Concentration in the Ocean From Satellite Observations. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS, 123(10), 7407-7419.


Qi, L; Hu, C; Barnes, BB; Lee, Z (2017). VIIRS captures phytoplankton vertical migration in the NE Gulf of Mexico. HARMFUL ALGAE, 66, 40-46.

Qi, L; Lee, Z; Hu, CM; Wang, MH (2017). Requirement of minimal signal-to-noise ratios of ocean color sensors and uncertainties of ocean color products. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS, 122(3), 2595-2611.

Shang, SL; Lee, ZP; Lin, G; Hu, CM; Shi, LH; Zhang, YNA; Li, XD; Wu, JY; Yan, J (2017). Sensing an intense phytoplankton bloom in the western Taiwan Strait from radiometric measurements on a UAV. REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, 198, 85-94.


Lee, Z; Shang, SL; Qi, L; Yan, J; Lin, G (2016). A semi-analytical scheme to estimate Secchi-disk depth from Landsat-8 measurements. REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, 177, 101-106.


Kahru, Mati; Jacox, Michael G.; Lee, Zhongping; Kudela, Raphael M.; Manzano-Sarabia, Marlenne; Mitchell, B. Greg (2015). Optimized multi-satellite merger of primary production estimates in the California Current using inherent optical properties. JOURNAL OF MARINE SYSTEMS, 147, 94-102.


Shang, Shaoling; Wu, Jingyu; Huang, Bangqin; Lin, Gong; Lee, Zhongping; Liu, James; Shang, Shaoping (2014). A new approach to discriminate dinoflagellate from diatom blooms from space in the East China Sea. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS, 119(7), 4653-4668.


Barnes, BB; Hu, C; Schaeffer, BA; Lee, Z; Palandro, DA; Lehrter, JC (2013). MODIS-derived spatiotemporal water clarity patterns in optically shallow Florida Keys waters: A new approach to remove bottom contamination. REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, 134, 377-391.

Dong, Q; Shang, SL; Lee, Z (2013). An algorithm to retrieve absorption coefficient of chromophoric dissolved organic matter from ocean color. REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, 128, 259-267.

Le, CF; Hu, CM; Cannizzaro, J; English, D; Muller-Karger, F; Lee, Z (2013). Evaluation of chlorophyll-a remote sensing algorithms for an optically complex estuary. REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, 129, 75-89.

Westberry, TK; Boss, E; Lee, Z (2013). Influence of Raman scattering on ocean color inversion models. APPLIED OPTICS, 52(22), 5552-5561.


Arnone, R; Fargion, G; Martinolich, P; Ladner, S; Lawson, A; Bowers, J; Ondrusek, M; Zibordi, G; Lee, Z; Trees, C; Davis, C; Ahmed, S (2012). Validation of the VIIRS Ocean Color. OCEAN SENSING AND MONITORING IV, 8372, 83720G.

Hu, CM; Feng, L; Lee, Z; Davis, CO; Mannino, A; McClain, CR; Franz, BA (2012). Dynamic range and sensitivity requirements of satellite ocean color sensors: learning from the past. APPLIED OPTICS, 51(25), 6045-6062.

Hu, CM; Lee, Z; Franz, B (2012). Chlorophyll a algorithms for oligotrophic oceans: A novel approach based on three-band reflectance difference. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS, 117, C01011.

Lee, ZP; Hu, CM; Arnone, R; Liu, Z (2012). Impact of sub-pixel variations on ocean color remote sensing products. OPTICS EXPRESS, 20(19), 20844-20854.


Amin, R; Gould, R; Hou, WL; Lee, Z; Arnone, R (2011). Automated Detection and Removal of Cloud Shadows on HICO Images. OCEAN SENSING AND MONITORING III, 8030, 803004.

Shang, S; Dong, Q; Lee, Z; Li, Y; Xie, Y; Behrenfeld, M (2011). MODIS observed phytoplankton dynamics in the Taiwan Strait: an absorption-based analysis. BIOGEOSCIENCES, 8(4), 841-850.

Shang, SL; Lee, ZP; Wei, GM (2011). Characterization of MODIS-derived euphotic zone depth: Results for the China Sea. REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, 115(1), 180-186.


Hu, CM, Lee, ZP, Ma, RH, Yu, K, Li, DQ, Shang, SL (2010). "Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) observations of cyanobacteria blooms in Taihu Lake, China". JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS, 115, C04002.

Lee, Z, Shang, SL, Hu, CM, Lewis, M, Arnone, R, Li, YH, Lubac, B (2010). Time series of bio-optical properties in a subtropical gyre: Implications for the evaluation of interannual trends of biogeochemical properties. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS, 115, C09012.


Lee, ZP, Carder, K, Arnone, R, He, MX (2007). Determination of primary spectral bands for remote sensing of aquatic environments. SENSORS, 7(12), 3428-3441.


Lee, ZP, Carder, KL (2002). Effect of spectral band numbers on the retrieval of water column and bottom properties from ocean color data. APPLIED OPTICS, 41(12), 2191-2201.


Carder, KL, Chen, FR, Lee, ZP, Hawes, SK, Kamykowski, D (1999). Semianalytic Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer algorithms for chlorophyll a and absorption with bio-optical domains based on nitrate-depletion temperatures. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS, 104(C3), 5403-5421.