Dr. Tihomir Sabinov Kostadinov
Research Associate
Grants and Fellowships

NASA Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry: "Interannual Variability of Phytoplankton Functional Types"

NASA Earth System Science Graduate Fellowship, UC Santa Barbara, 2003.
American Geophysical Union
European Geosciences Union
Kostadinov, T. S., S. Milutinović, I. Marinov, and A. Cabré, A. (2015), Carbon-based phytoplankton size classes retrieved via ocean color estimates of the particle size distribution, Ocean Sci. Discuss., 12, 573-644, doi:10.5194/osd-12-573-2015.
Kostadinov, T. S. and T. R. Lookingbill (2015), Snow cover variability in a forest ecotone of the Oregon Cascades via MODIS Terra products, Remote Sensing of Environment, 164C, pp. 155-169, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.04.002.

Kostadinov, T. S. and R. Gilb (2014), Earth Orbit v2.1: a 3-D visualization and analysis model of Earth's orbit, Milankovitch cycles and insolation, Geosci. Model Dev., 7, 1051–1068; doi:10.5194/gmd-7-1051-2014.

Kostadinov, T.S., Siegel, D.A., Maritorena, S. and Guillocheau, N. (2012). Optical assesment of particle size and composition in the Santa Barbara Channel, California. Applied Optics, 51(16), 3171-3189. doi: 10.1364/AO.51.003171.
Swan, C. M., N. B. Nelson, D. A. Siegel, T. S. Kostadinov (2012), The effect of surface irradiance on the absorption spectrum of chromophoric dissolved organic matter in the global ocean, Deep Sea Research I ,63, 52-64,doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2012.01.008.
Antoine, D., Dave A. Siegel, T. Kostadinov, S. Maritorena, N.B. Nelson, B. Gentili, V. Vellucci and N. Guillocheau (2011), Variability in optical particle backscattering in contrasting bio-optical oceanic regimes, Limnology & Oceanography, 56(3), 955-97, doi:10.4319/lo.2011.56.3.0955.
Kostadinov, T. S., Siegel, D. A., and Maritorena, S. (2010), Global variability of phytoplankton functional types from space: assessment via the particle size distribution, Biogeosciences, 7, 3239-3257, doi:10.5194/bg-7-3239-2010
Kostadinov, T. S., D. A. Siegel, and S. Maritorena (2009), Retrieval of the particle size distribution from satellite ocean color observations, J. Geophys. Res., 114, C09015, doi:10.1029/2009JC005303.
Kostadinov, T. S., D. A. Siegel, S. Maritorena, and N. Guillocheau (2007), Ocean color observations and modeling for an optically complex site: Santa Barbara Channel, California, USA, J. Geophys. Res., 112, C07011

Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara
Marine Science
M.A., University of California Santa Barbara
Marine Science
B.S., University of Richmond
Contact Information
(804) 484-1475
(804) 484-1577 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Ocean color remote sensing
Marine bio-optics
Remote sensing/GIS
Milankovitch cycles
Earth system science
Climate change
Positional astronomy/Navigation