Space/Planetary Exploration & Sciences (SPES)
Satellite Navigation and Remote Sensing Group (SNARS)

Members in 2017 (left to right): Xuerui Wu, Jiandong Liu, Bahruz Ahadov, Munawar Shah, Shuanggen Jin, Mostafa Abd-Elbaky, Du Li, Xin Liu, Junhai Li, Wenxin Zhang, Xiaodong Qian, Fang Zou, Qinyun Zhang, Xiaojun Tian, Andres Calabia.
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    Space/Planetary Exploration & Sciences (SPES) at SHAO led by Prof. Shuanggen Jin, aims to research and develop in space/planetary exploration techniques and methods, Earth/Planetary space environment, atmosphere, ionosphere, topography, surface processes, interior structure and dynamics as well as their interactions from, to and between satellites and/or Earth/Planetary surface using GNSS, InSAR, Space Geodesy, Millimeter Radiometry, (Near-) Infrared Sensors, LiDAR, Gravimeter, Accelerometer, Altimeter and Magnetometer, mainly including:

  • Satellite Navigation and Space Geodesy
    (Satellite Navigation, Space Geodesy, GNSS-Reflectometry & GNSS Atmosphere)
  • Remote Sensing and Climate Change
    (Remote Sensing, Satellite Gravimetry, Ocean/Hydrologic Cycle and Cryosphere)
  • Space/Planetary Exploration & Sciences
    (Space/Planetary Exploration, Atmo-/Ionosphere, Surface Process & Geodynamics)


  • Shuanggen Jin elected as member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences!

Honors & Awards (2010-present)

Selected Publications (2010-present)

  • Jin, S.G. (2018), Two-mode ionospheric disturbances following the 2005 Northern California offshore earthquake from GPS measurements, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, doi: 10.1002/2017JA025001. (IF=2.733)
  • Dong, Z.N., and S.G. Jin (2018), 3-D water vapor tomography in Wuhan from GPS, BDS and GLONASS observations, Remote Sens., 10(1), 62, doi: 10.3390/rs10010062. (IF=3.244)
  • Jin, S.G., A. Calabia, and L.L. Yuan (2018), Thermospheric variations from GNSS and accelerometer measurements on small satellites, Proc. IEEE, doi: 10.1109/JPROC.2018.2796084. (IF=9.237)
  • Jin, S.G., R. Jin, and D. Li (2017), GPS detection of ionospheric Rayleigh wave and its source following the 2012 Haida Gwaii earthquake, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122(1), 1360-1372, doi: 10.1002/2016JA023727. (IF=2.733)
  • Jin, S.G., T. Zhang, and F. Zou (2017), Glacial density and GIA in Alaska estimated from ICESat, GPS and GRACE measurements, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surface, 122(1), 76-90, doi: 10.1002/2016JF003926. (IF=3.412)
  • Jin, S.G., R. Jin, and H. Kutoglu (2017), Positive and negative ionospheric responses to the March 2015 geomagnetic storm from BDS observations, J. Geodesy, 91(6), 613-626, doi: 10.1007/s00190-016-0988-4. (IF=2.949)
  • Zhang, X.G., S.G. Jin, and X. Lu (2017), Global surface mass variations from continuous GPS observations and satellite altimetry data, Remote Sens., 9(10), 1000, doi: 10.3390/rs9101000. (IF=3.244)
  • Jin, S.G., X. Qian, and X. Wu (2017), Sea level change from BeiDou Navigation Satellite System-Reflectometry (BDS-R): First results and evaluation, Global Planet. Change, 149, 20-25, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.12.010.(IF=3.915)
  • Gurbuz, G., and S.G. Jin (2017), Long-time variations of Precipitable Water Vapor estimated from GPS, MODIS and Radiosonde observations in Turkey, Int. J. Climatol., 37(15), 5170-5180, doi: 10.1002/joc.5153. (IF=3.760)
  • Jin, S.G., and T.Y. Zhang (2016), Terrestrial water storage anomalies associated with drought in Southwestern USA derived from GPS observations, Surv. Geophys., 37(6), 1139-1156, doi: 10.1007/s10712-016-9385-z. (IF=4.413)
  • Calabia, A., and S.G. Jin (2016), New modes and mechanisms of thermospheric mass density variations from GRACE accelerometers, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121(11), 11191-11212, doi: 10.1002/2016JA022594. (IF=2.733)
  • Jin, S.G., X.D. Qian, and H. Kutoglu (2016), Snow depth variations estimated from GPS-Reflectometry: A case study in Alaska from L2P SNR data, Remote Sens., 8(1), 63, doi: 10.3390/rs8010063. (IF=3.244)
  • Zhang, T.Y., and S.G. Jin (2016), Evapotranspiration variations in the Mississippi River Basin estimated from GPS observations, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 54(8), 4694-4701, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2016.2549364. (IF=4.942)
  • Zhou, J., W. Sun, S.G. Jin, H. Sun, and J. Xu (2016), Rotation change in the orientation of the center-of-figure frame caused by large earthquakes, Geophys. J. Int., 206(2), 999-1008, doi:10.1093/gji/ggw182. (IF=2.414)
  • Qian, X.D., and S.G. Jin (2016), Estimation of snow depth from GLONASS SNR and phase-based multipath reflectometry, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Appl. Earth. Observ. Remote Sens., 9(10), 4817-4823. (IF=2.913)
  • Jin, S.G., X. Tian, and G. Feng (2016), Recent glaciers changes in the Tien Shan Mountains observed by satellite gravity measurements, Global Planet. Change, 143, 81-87, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.06.006. (IF=3.915)
  • Hui, Z., Y. Hu, S.G. Jin, and Y. Yevenyo (2016), Road centerline extraction from airborne LiDAR point cloud based on hierarchical fusion and optimization, ISPRS J. Photogramm. Remote Sens., 118, 22-36. (IF=6.387)
  • Tenzer, R., M. Eshagh, and S.G. Jin (2015), Martian sub-crustal stress from gravity and topographic models, Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 425, 84-92, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.05.049. (IF=4.409)
  • Jin, S.G., G. Occhipinti, and R. Jin (2015), GNSS ionospheric seismology: Recent observation evidences and characteristics, Earth-Sci. Rev., 147, 54-64, doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.05.003. (IF=7.051)
  • Jin, S.G., and F. Zou (2015), Re-estimation of glacier mass loss in Greenland from GRACE with correction of land-ocean leakage effects, Global Planet. Change, 135, 170-178, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2015.11.002. (IF=3.915)
  • Li, F., J. Yan, L. Xu, S.G. Jin, J. Rodriguez, and J. Dohm (2015), A 10 km-resolution gravity field model of Venus based on topography, Icarus, 247, 103-111, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.09.052. (IF=3.131)
  • Jin, S.G., R. Jin, and J.H. Li (2014), Pattern and evolution of seismo-ionospheric disturbances following the 2011 Tohoku earthquakes from GPS observations, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119(9), 7914-7927. (IF=2.733)
  • Hassan, A.A., and S.G. Jin (2014), Lake level change and total water discharge in the East Africa Rift Valley from satellite-based observations, Global Planet. Change, 117, 79-90, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2014.03.005. (IF=3.915)
  • Jin, S.G., G.P. Feng, and O. Anderson (2014), Errors of mean dynamic topography and geostrophic currents estimates in China's Marginal Sea from GOCE and satellite altimetry, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 31(11), 2544-2555. (IF=2.233)
  • Chang, L., S.G. Jin, and X. He (2014), Assessment of InSAR atmospheric correction using both MODIS Near-Infrared and Infrared water vapor products, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 52(9), 5726-5735. (IF=4.942)
  • Jin, S.G., T. van Dam, and S. Wdowinski (2013), Observing and understanding the Earth system variations from space geodesy, J. Geodyn., 72, 1-10, doi: 10.1016/j.jog.2013.08.001. (IF=1.806)
  • Jin, S.G., and G.P. Feng (2013), Large-scale variations of global groundwater from satellite gravimetry and hydrological models, 2002-2012, Global Planet. Change, 106, 20-30, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2013.02.008. (IF=3.915)
  • Jin, S.G., L. Zhang, and B.D. Tapley (2011), The understanding of length-of-day variations from satellite gravity and laser ranging measurements, Geophys. J. Int., 184(2), 651-660, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04869.x. (IF=2.414)
  • Jin, S.G., D.P. Chambers, and B.D. Tapley (2010), Hydrological and oceanic effects on polar motion from GRACE and models, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B02403, doi: 10.1029/2009JB006635. (IF=3.350)
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