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 estimating high-resolution carbon dioxide fluxes and developing methods for statistically separating fossil fuel and biospheric carbon dioxide fluxes. He is PI of a project focused on improved products for CO2 flux inversion. He has made key contributions to methane flux inversion, with the latter work featured in a press release related to methane super-emitters. See also this software. The above work has been supported by NASA and NSF, among others.


  • Carbon cycle science, data fusion

Selected Publications

Duren, Riley M, Thorpe, Andrew K, Foster, Kelsey T, Rafiq, Talha, Hopkins, Francesca M, Yadav, V, Bue, Brian D, Thompson, David R, Conley, Stephen, Colombi, Nadia K, and others (2019). “California's methane super-emitters,” Nature, 575(7781), pp. 180–184, Nature Publishing Group.

Yadav, V, Duren, Riley, Mueller, Kim, Verhulst, Kristal R, Nehrkorn, Thomas, Kim, Jooil, Weiss, Ray F, Keeling, Ralph, Sander, Stanley, Fischer, Marc L, and others (2019). “Spatio-temporally resolved methane fluxes from the Los Angeles Megacity,” Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(9), pp. 5131–5148.

Bogue, Robert R, Schwandner, Florian M, Fisher, Joshua B, Pavlick, Ryan, Magney, Troy S, Famiglietti, Caroline A, Cawse-Nicholson, Kerry, Yadav, V, Linick, Justin P, North, Gretchen B, and others (2019). “Plant responses to volcanically elevated CO 2 in two Costa Rican forests,” Biogeosciences, 16(6), pp. 1343–1360, Copernicus GmbH.

Ware, John, Kort, Eric A, Duren, Riley, Mueller, Kimberly L, Verhulst, Kristal, and Yadav, V (2019). “Detecting urban emissions changes and events with a near-real-time-capable inversion system,” Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Lei Hu, Arlyn E. Andrews, Kirk W. Thoning, Colm Sweeney, John B. Miller, Anna M. Michalak, Ed Dlugokencky, Pieter P. Tans, Yoichi P. Shiga, Marikate E Mountain, Thomas Nehrkorn, Stephen A. Montzka, K. Mckain, Jonathan Kofler, Michael Trudeau, Sylvia E. Michel, Sebastien C. Biraud, Marc L. Fischer, Doug E. J. Worthy, Bruce H. Vaughn, James W. C. White, Vineet Yadav, Sourish Basu, and Ivar R. van der Velde (2019). “Enhanced North American carbon uptake associated with El Nino,” Science advances, 5(6), American Association for the Advancement of Science.

He, Liyin, Zeng, Zhao-Cheng, Pongetti, Thomas J, Wong, Clare, Liang, Jianming, Gurney, Kevin R, Newman, Sally, Yadav, V, Verhulst, Kristal, Miller, Charles E, and others (2019). “Atmospheric methane emissions correlate with natural gas consumption from residential and commercial sectors in Los Angeles,” Geophysical Research Letters, 46(14), pp. 8563–8571.

Parazoo, Nicholas C, Frankenberg, Christian, Köhler, Philipp, Joiner, Joanna, Yoshida, Yasuko, Magney, Troy, Sun, Ying, and Yadav, V (2019). “Towards a Harmonized Long-Term Spaceborne Record of Far-Red Solar-Induced Fluorescence,” Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 124(8), pp. 2518–2539.

Cui, Yuyan, Vijayan, Abhilash, Falk, Matthias, Hsu, Ying-Kuang, Yin, Dazhong, Chen, Xuemeng, Zhao, Zhan, Avise, Jeremy, Chen, Yanju, Verhulst, Kristal, Duren, Riley, Yadav, Vineet, Miller, Charles, Weiss, Ray, Keeling, Ralph, Kim, Jooil, Iraci, Laura, Tanaka, Tomoaki, Johnson, Matthew, and Croes, Bart (2019). “A Multiplatform Inversion Estimation of Statewide and Regional Methane Emissions in California during 2014-2016,” Environmental Science & Technology, 53, pp.

Shiga, Yoichi P, Tadic, Jovan M, Qiu, Xuemei, Yadav, V, Andrews, Arlyn E, Berry, Joseph A, and Michalak, Anna M (2018). “Atmospheric CO2 observations reveal strong correlation between regional net biospheric carbon uptake and solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence,” Geophysical Research Letters, 45(2), pp. 1122–1132.

Gourdji, SM, Yadav, V, Karion, A, Mueller, KL, Conley, S, Ryerson, T, Nehrkorn, T, and Kort, EA (2018). “Reducing errors in aircraft atmospheric inversion estimates of point-source emissions: the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak as a natural tracer experiment,” Environmental Research Letters, 13(4), p. 045003, IOP Publishing.

Mueller, K, Yadav, V, Lopez-Coto, I, Karion, A, Gourdji, S, Martin, C, and Whetstone, J (2018). “Siting background towers to characterize incoming air for urban greenhouse gas estimation: a case study in the Washington, DC/Baltimore area,” Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(5), pp. 2910–2926.

Verhulst, Kristal, Karion, Anna, Kim, Jooil, Salameh, Peter, Keeling, Ralph, Newman, Sally, Miller, John, Sloop, Christopher, Pongetti, Thomas, Rao, Preeti, Wong, Clare, Hopkins, Francesca, Yadav, Vineet, Weiss, Ray, Duren, Riley, and Miller, Charles (2016). “Carbon Dioxide and Methane Measurements from the Los Angeles Megacity Carbon Project: 1. Calibration, Urban Enhancements, and Uncertainty Estimates,” Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, pp. 1-61.

Caroline B Alden, J. B. Miller, Luciana V. Gatti, Manuel Gloor, Kaiyu Guan, Anna M. Michalak, Ingrid T van der Laan-Luijkx, Danielle Touma, Arlyn E. Andrews, Luana Santamara Basso, Caio S. C. Correia, Lucas G. Domingues, Joanna Joiner, Maarten C. Krol, Alexei I. Lyapustin, Wouter Peters, Yoichi P. Shiga, Kirk Thoning, Ivar R van der Velde, Thijs T van Leeuwen, Vineet Yadav, and Noah S Diffenbaugh (2016). “Regional atmospheric CO2 inversion reveals seasonal and geographic differences in Amazon net biome exchange,” Global change biology, 22(10), pp. 3427-43.

Yadav, V, Michalak, Anna M, Ray, Jaideep, and Shiga, Yoichi P (2016). “A statistical approach for isolating fossil fuel emissions in atmospheric inverse problems,” Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(20), pp. 12–490.

Yadav, V and Michalak, Anna M (2016). “Improving the computational efficiency of sparse matrix multiplication in linear atmospheric inverse problems,” Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss, 204.

Bloom, A Anthony, Lauvaux, Thomas, Worden, John, Yadav, V, Duren, Riley, Sander, Stanley P, and Schimel, David S (2016). “What are the greenhouse gas observing system requirements for reducing fundamental biogeochemical process uncertainty? Amazon wetland CH 4 emissions as a case study,” Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16(23), pp. 15199–15218, Copernicus GmbH.

Tadic, Jovan M, Qiu, Xuemei, Yadav, V, and Michalak, Anna M (2015). “Mapping of satellite Earth observations using moving window block kriging,” Geoscientific Model Development, 8(10), pp. 3311–3319, Copernicus GmbH.

Ray, J, Lee, J, Yadav, V, Lefantzi, S, Michalak, AM, Waanders, Bloemen, and others (2015). “A sparse reconstruction method for the estimation of multi-resolution emission fields via atmospheric inversion,” Geoscientific Model Development, 8(4), pp. 1259–1273, Copernicus GmbH.

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

Shiga, Yoichi P, Michalak, Anna M, Gourdji, Sharon M, Mueller, Kim L and Yadav, V (2014). “Detecting fossil fuel emissions patterns from sub-continental regions using North American in-situ CO2 measurements,” Geophysical Research Letters, 41(12), pp. 4381–4388, American Geophysical Union.

Ray, Jaideep, Yadav, V, Michalak, AM, van Bloemen Waanders, B, and Mckenna, Sean A (2014). “A multiresolution spatial parameterization for the estimation of fossil-fuel carbon dioxide emissions via atmospheric inversions,” Geoscientific Model Development, 7(5), pp. 1901–1918, Copernicus GmbH.

Fang, Yuanyuan, Michalak, Anna M, Shiga, Yoichi P, and Yadav, V (2014). “Using atmospheric observations to evaluate the spatiotemporal variability of CO 2 fluxes simulated by terrestrial biospheric models,” Biogeosciences, 11(23), pp. 6985–6997, Copernicus GmbH.

Yadav, V 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, Elsevier.

Yadav, V, 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, Elsevier.

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, Copernicus GmbH.

Ray, Jaideep, Lee, Jina, Lefantzi, Sophia, Yadav, Vineet, Michalak, Anna M., van Bloemen Waanders, B., and McKenna, Sean Andrew (2013). “Kalman-Filtered Compressive Sensing for High Resolution Estimation of Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Sparse Measurements,” Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA.

Gourdji, Sharon M (2012). “North American CO2 exchange: Inter comparison of modeled estimates with results from a fine scale atmospheric inversion,” Biogeosciences, 9, pp. 457–475.

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

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.

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, European Geosciences Union, c/o E. O. S. T. Strasbourg Cedex 67084 France.

Mueller, Kim L, Yadav, V, 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, American Geophysical Union.

Yadav, V, 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, Pergamon.

Yadav, V 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, Elsevier.

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

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, Taylor \& Francis.

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