Contact Information
JPL Building 158-246C

Mailing Address

JPL M/S 158-242
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109-8099

Vineet Yadav

Biographical Sketch

Vineet Yadav came to JPL in 2014 from the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University. He has a Masters in GIS and Remote Sensing from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a PhD in Geography with a focus on Ecosystem and Agent based models from the University of Iowa. Vineet's current research interests are primarily in large scale inverse modeling and data assimilation, scientific cyberinfrastructure, computational linear algebra, geostatistics and understanding spatio-temporal variations in carbon fluxes at regional and global scales. Presently he is involved in developing real-time cyberinfrastructure for getting high resolution carbon dioxide fluxes and developing methods for statistically separating fossil fuel and biospheric carbon dioxide fluxes. This work has been supported by NASA and NSF, among others.


  • Carbon cycle science, data fusion


Yadav, V. (2015). “Real-time Modeling and Software Framework for Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions,” (section seminar). Download (CL#15-5676).

Fang, Y., Michalak, A. M., Yadav, Y. P. Shiga and V. (2014). “Using atmospheric observations to evaluate the spatiotemporal variability of CO2 fluxes simulated by terrestrial biospheric models,” Biogeosciences, 11(23), pp. 6985–6997.

Ray, J, Lee, J, Yadav, V, Lefantzi, S, Michalak, AM and van Bloemen Waanders, B (2014). “A sparse reconstruction method for the estimation of multiresolution emission fields via atmospheric inversion,” Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, 7(4), pp. 5623-5659.

Ray, J., Yadav, V., Michalak, A. M., van Bloemen Waanders, B. and McKenna, S. A. (2014). “A multiresolution spatial parameterization for the estimation of fossil-fuel carbon dioxide emissions via atmospheric inversions,” Geosci. Model Dev., 7(5), pp. 1901-1918. GMD.

Shiga, Yoichi P, Michalak, Anna M, Gourdji, Sharon M, Mueller, Kim L and Yadav, Vineet (2014). “Detecting fossil fuel emissions patterns from sub‐continental regions using North American in‐situ CO2 measurements,” Geophysical Research Letters.

Tadić, J. M., Qiu, X., Yadav, V. and Michalak, A. M. (2014). “Mapping of satellite Earth observations using moving window block kriging,” Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., 7(4), pp. 5381-5405. GMDD.

Ray, J, Lee, J, Lefantzi, S, Yadav, V, Michalak, AM, van Bloemen Waanders, B and McKenna, SA (2013). “Kalman-Filtered Compressive Sensing for High Resolution Estimation of Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Sparse Measurements,”

Yadav, Vineet and Malanson, George P (2013). “A spatially explicit scheme for tracking and validating annual landscape scale changes in soil carbon,” Applied Geography, 37(February 2013), pp. 101-113.

Yadav, V and Michalak, AM (2013). “Improving computational efficiency in large linear inverse problems: an example from carbon dioxide flux estimation,” Geoscientific Model Development, 6(3), pp. 583-590.

Yadav, Vineet, Mueller, Kimberly L and Michalak, Anna M (2013). “A backward elimination discrete optimization algorithm for model selection in spatio-temporal regression models,” Environmental Modelling & Software, 42, pp. 88-98.

Chatterjee, Abhishek, Michalak, Anna M, Anderson, Jeffrey L, Mueller, Kim L and Yadav, Vineet (2012). “Toward reliable ensemble Kalman filter estimates of CO2 fluxes,” Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(D22), pp. D22306.

Gourdji, SM, Hirsch, AI, Mueller, KL, Yadav, V, Andrews, AE and Michalak, AM (2010). “Regional-scale geostatistical inverse modeling of North American CO2 fluxes: a synthetic data study,” Atmos. Chem. Phys, 10, pp. 6151-6167.

Mueller, Kim L, Yadav, Vineet, Curtis, Peter S, Vogel, Chris and Michalak, Anna M (2010). “Attributing the variability of eddy-covariance CO2 flux measurements across temporal scales using geostatistical regression for a mixed northern hardwood forest,” Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 24(3), pp. GB3023.

Yadav, V, Mueller, KL, Dragoni, D and Michalak, AM (2010). “A geostatistical synthesis study of factors affecting gross primary productivity in various ecosystems of North America,” Biogeosciences, 7(9), pp. 2655-2671.

Yadav, Vineet and Malanson, George P (2009). “Modeling impacts of erosion and deposition on soil organic carbon in the Big Creek Basin of southern Illinois,” Geomorphology, 106(3-4), pp. 304-314.

Yadav, Vineet, Malanson, George P, Bekele, Elias and Lant, Christopher (2009). “Modeling watershed-scale sequestration of soil organic carbon for carbon credit programs,” Applied Geography, 29(4), pp. 488-500.

Yadav, V, Del Grosso, SJ, Parton, WJ and Malanson, George P (2008). “Adding ecosystem function to agent-based land use models,” Journal of Land Use Science, 3(1), pp. 27-40.

Yadav, V and Malanson, G (2008). “Spatially explicit historical land use land cover and soil organic carbon transformations in Southern Illinois,” Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 123(4), pp. 280-292.

Yadav, V and Malanson, G (2007). “Progress in soil organic matter research,” Progress in Physical Geography, 31(2), p. 131.