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Welcome to ESTC

College of Science established a new institute "Global Environment and Natural Resources Institute (GENRI)"

COS team attended the HMNDP meeting in Geneva during march 11-15, 2013.

Mr. Di Wu, an ESGS Ph.D. student, received the "Best Student Research Poster & Oral Presentation Award" in the GIS day 2012 poster competition.

Dr. Byong-Lyol LEE, President of the Commission for Agricultural Meteorology (CAgM), World Meteorological Organization (WMO) visited College of Science (COS), George Mason University (GMU) during June 2-9, 2012.

ESTC and NCAM agreed on long-term cooperation

COS signs a MOU with the NCC/CMA for cooperative research and exchanging scientists and students

Mason Signs MOU for Environmental Research with Chinese Scientists

COS Starts New Environmental Science and Technology Center with China

Ph.D. Dissertation
Master Thesis
Peer-reviewed Papers     2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 <=2005
Conference Pulications   2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 <=2005

Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Min Shao, 2017, An Investigation of Multi-Satellite Stratospheric Measurements on Tropospheric Weather Forecasts over Continental United States, George Mason University, Advisor, John J. Qu
  • Adel Al-Shomrany, 2017, Monitoring Agricultural Drought using Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing on the Primary Corn and Soybean Belt in the United States, George Mason University, Advisor, John J. Qu
  • Sriharsha Madhavan, 2016, Saharan Dust Detection Using Multi-Sensor Satellite Remote Sensing Measurements, George Mason University, Advisor, John J. Qu
  • Haile K. Tadesse, 2016, Land Use Classification and Change Detection by Combining Radar and Landsat Measurements in Ethiopia, George Mason University, Advisor, John J. Qu
  • Federico Solano, 2016, A Study of Clays and Debris Flows by Integrating Remote Sensing and In-SItu Measurements in Virginia, USA,George Mason University, Advisor, John J. Qu
  • Di Wu, 2014, An Investigation of Agriculture Drought on the United States Corn Belt Using Satellite Remote Sensing and GIS Technology, George Mason University, Advisor, John J. Qu
  • Balehager Ayalew, 2013, Integrating GIS and Remote Sensing Technology for Managing Tef Production in Ethiopia, George Mason University. Advisor: John J.Qu.
  • Alfonso Blanco, 2013, Remote Sensing Techniques for Monitoring Aquatic Vegetation, George Mason University. Advisor: John J.Qu.
  • Kamal, Mohammed Mostafa, 2012, An Investigation of Dust Aerosols and Atmospheric Profiles Associated with North Atlantic Hurricanes Using Multi-Sensor Measurements, George Mason University. Advisor: John J.Qu.
  • Xu, Dan, 2011, Satellite Based Application of Sand and Dust Storm and Fog Monitoring from Space. NUIST Ph.D. dissertation, Advisor: Shengjie Niu and John J. Qu
  • Li, Min, 2010, Remote Sensing Techniques for Detecting Vegetation Phenology. George Mason University. Advisor: John J. Qu.
  • Bhoi, Sanjeeb, 2009, Integration of Satellite Remote Sensing Measurements with Numerical Models to Estimate Particulate Matter Emissions from Forest Fires. George Mason University. Advisor: John J.Qu
  • Wang, Wanting, 2009, Satellite Remote Sensing of Forest Disturbances Caused by Hurricanes and Wildland Fires. George Mason University. Advisor: John J. Qu.
  • Xie, Yong, 2009, Detection of Smoke and Dust Aerosols Using Multi-sensor Satellite Remote Sensing Measurements. George Mason University. Advisor: John J. Qu.
  • Wang, Lingli, 2008, Remote Sensing Techniques for Soil Moisture and Agricultural Drought Monitoring. George Mason University. Advisor: John J. Qu.
  • Dasgupta, Swarvanu, 2007, Remote Sensing Techniques for Vegetation Moisture and Fire Risk Estimation. George Mason University. Advisor: John J. Qu.
  • Hao, Xianjun, 2006, Estimation of Live Fuel Moisture and Soil Moisture Using Satellite Remote Sensing. George Mason University. Advisor: John J. Qu.

  • Master Thesis
  • Xiqi Fei, 2017, Aerosol Monitoring from Space Using MODIS AOD Measurements over the Jing-Jin-Ji Region of China During 2000-2017, Advisor: John J. Qu.
  • Soriano, Melissa, 2008, Estimation of Soil Moisture in the Southern United States in 2003 Using Multi-Satellite Remote Sensing Measurements. Advisor: John J. Qu.

  • Peer-reviewed Papers
    2017
  • Taeyoung Choi and John J. Qu (2017). On-orbit evaporative fraction estimations using a histogram-based triangle method from Terra MODIS. J. Appl. Remote Sens. 11(1), 016038 (Mar 15, 2017). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.11.016038
  • Yechao Yan, John Qu, and Xianjun Hao (2017). Characterizing spatial-temporal changes of heat waves in China using center of gravity analysis. Physical Geography, Vol. 38, Feb. 2017.
  • Haile K. Tadesse, John J. Qu, Alonso A. Aguirre1, Maction Komba, and Viviana Maggioni (2017). Land Use Classification and Analysis Using Radar Data Mining in Ethiopia. International Journal of Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS , 6(1): 2006-2022.
  • Sriharsha Madhavan, John Qu, and Xianjun Hao (2017). Saharan Dust Detection Using Multi-Sensor Satellite Measurements. Heliyon 3 (2017) e00241 .
  • 2016
  • Rafia Mumtaz, John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, Iram Fatima and Shabhaz Baig (2016). Impact Assessment of Climatic Variations on Wheat Yield and its Estimation Using MODIS Measurements A case study of Pakistan: Punjab Province (2001-14). International Journal of Remote Sensing(submitted)
  • S. Madhavan, J. J. Qu, X. Hao (2016). Decadal Impact Study of Saharan Dust Transport Using Multi Sensor Measurements, International Journal of Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS , 5(7): 1859-1971.
  • 2015
  • Di Wu, John Qu, and Xianjun Hao (2015). Agricultural drought monitoring using MODIS based drought indices over the Corn Belt. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36(21):5403-5425.
  • Zhang, Rui;Qu, John;Liu, Yongqiang;Hao, Xianjun;Huang, Chengquan;Zhan, Xiwu (2015). Detection of burned area from mega-fires using daily and historical MODIS surface reflectance. International Journal of Remote Sensing , Vol. 36, No. 4, 1167-1187, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2015.1007256.
  • Zhiyong Wu, Qingxia Lin, Guihua Lu, Hai He, John J. Qu, 2015, Analysis of hydrological drought frequency for the Xijiang River Basin in South China using observed streamflow data, Natural Hazards, DOI 10.1007/s11069-015-1668-z
  • Francesca Orlando, Anna Dalla Marta, Marco Mancini, Ray Motha, John J. Qu, and Simone Orlandini, 2015, Integration of Remote Sensing and Crop Modeling for the Early Assessment of Durum Wheat Harvest at the Field Scale,Crop Science (Online ISSN: 1435-0653; Print ISSN: 0011-183X), doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.07.0479; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
  • Anna Dalla Marta, Francesca Orlando, Marco Mancini, Federico Guasconia,Ray Motha, John Qu, and Simone Orlandini (2015). A simplified index for an early estimation of durum wheat yield inTuscany (Central Italy). Field Crops Research , 170, 1-6. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2014.09.018.
  • 2014
  • T Choi, X Xiong, A Angal, G Changder, J Qu (2014). Assessment of the spectral stability of Libya 4, Libya 1, and Mauritania 2 sites using Earth Observing One Hyperion. J. Appl. Remote Sens., 8(1), 083618 (2014). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.8.083618.
  • M. Qu, J. Wan, and X. Hao (2014). Analysis of diurnal air temperature range change in the continental United States, Weather and Climate Extremes, 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wace.2014.05.002.
  • Xu. J and A Powell , 2014: Extreme events of stratospheric stationary waves and indications for stratospheretroposphere coupling: simultaneous analysis in boreal winter, Theor Appl Climatology, DOI 10.1007/s00704-014-1203-2.
  • Powell, A. and J. Xu , 2014: Decadal regime shift linkage between global marine fish landings and atmospheric planetary wave forcing, Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., 5, 945989, 2014, www.earth-syst-dynam-discuss.net/5/945/2014/, doi:10.5194/esdd-5-945-2014
  • Zhao, L., J. Xu, and A Powell, 2014: Uncertainties of the global-to-regional temperature and precipitation simulations in CMIP5 models for past and future 100 years, Theor Appl Climatol DOI 10.1007/s00704-014-1293-x
  • 2013
  • Lingli Wang, E. Raymond Hunt, Jr., John J. Qu , Xianjun Hao, Craig S. T. Daughtry (2013) Remote Sensing of fuel moisture content from the ratios of vegetation water indices with a dry matter index , Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 129, 103-110.
  • Alfred M. Powell Jr., John J. Qu, Mannava V. K. Sivakumar (2013). An Introduction to Satellite-Based Applications and Research for Understanding Climate Change. Satellite-based Application to Climate Change, Springer-Verlag. pp 1-12. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5872-8_1.
  • Powell, A and J Xu (2013). Evaluation of the Temperature Trend and Climate Forcing in the Pre- and Post Periods of Satellite Data Assimilation. Satellite-based Application to Climate Change, Springer-Verlag. pp 49-65. DOI:10.1007/978-94-007-5872-8_4
  • Xianjun Hao, John J. Qu(2013). Development of the Global Mutispectral Imager Thermal Emissive FCDRs. Satellite-based Application to Climate Change, Springer-Verlag. pp 67-80. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5872-8_5.
  • Min Li, John J. Qu (2013). Satellite Applications for Detecting Vegetation Phenology. Satellite-based Application to Climate Change, Springer-Verlag, pp 263-276. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5872-8_17.
  • John J. Qu, Alfred M. Powell Jr., and Mannava V. K. Sivakumar (2013). Recent advances and challenges of monitoring climate change from space. Satellite-based Application to Climate Change, Springer-Verlag. pp 359-366. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5872-8_21.
  • John J. Qu and Xianjun Hao (2013). Introduction to remote sensing and modeling applications to wildland fires. Remote Sensing and Modeling Applications to Wildland Fires, Springer. pp 1-9.
  • Yongqiang Liu, John J. Qu, Wanting Wang, and Xianjun Hao (2013). Estimates of wildland fire emissions. Remote Sensing and Modeling Applications to Wildland Fires, Springer. pp 117-133.
  • William T. Sommers (2013). Wildland Fire and Eastern States Diversity. Remote Sensing and Modeling Applications to Wildland Fires, Springer. pp 11-17.
  • Xu, J and A Powell, 2013: What happened to surface temperature with sunspot activity in the past 130 years? Theor Appl Climatol, 111:609622. DOI 10.1007/s00704-012-0694-y
  • Powell, A., and J Xu, 2013: Evaluation of the Temperature Trend and Climate Forcing in the Pre- and Post Periods of Satellite Data Assimilation, J. Qu et al. (eds.), Satellite-based Applications on Climate Change, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5872-8_4, Springer (outside the USA) 2013.
  • Xu, J and A Powell, 2013: GSI/WRF Regional Data Assimilation System and Its Application in the Weather Forecasts over Southwest Asia. S.K. Park and L. Xu (eds.), Data Assimilation for Atmospheric, Oceanic and Hydrologic Applications (Vol. II), DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-35088-7 25,© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013.
  • Powell, A, J Xu, C-Z Zou and L. Zhao 2013: Stratospheric and Tropospheric SSU/MSU Temperature Trends and Compared to Reanalyses and IPCC CMIP5 Simulations in 1979-2005. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 13, 39573992, 2013. www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss .net /13/3957/2013/doi:10.5194/acpd-13-3957-2013
  • Xu, J. and A Powell, 2013: Two Mechanisms Responsible for Marine Ecosystem Regime Shifts from Fish Landings Data off the West Coast of California (WCC). Vol.5, No.4, 495-500, Natural Science doi:10.4236/ns.2013.54062
  • Xu, J, A Powell and L. Zhao 2013: Interecomparison of Temperature Trends in IPCC CMIP5 Simulations with Observations, Reanalyses and CMIP3 Models. Geosci. Model Dev., 6, 110, 2013 www.geosci-model-dev.net/6/1/2013/doi:10.5194/gmd-6-1-2013
  • Powell, A and J Xu, 2013: Regime Shifts of Global Marine Ecosystem with FAO Fishery Landing and Possible Physical Conditions. International Journal of Ecosystem 2013, 3(5): 95-105 DOI: 10.5923/j.ije.20130305.01
  • Zhao, L., J. Xu, and A Powell, 2013: Discrepancies of Surface Temperature Trends in the CMIP5 Simulations and Observations on the Global and Regional Scales. Climate of the Past & Discussion, 9, 61616178, 2013, www.clim-past-discuss.net/9/6161/2013/ doi:10.5194/cpd-9-6161-2013
  • 2012
  • Raymond Hunt, Lingli Wang , John Qu , Xianjun Hao (2012). Remote sensing of fuel moisture content from canopy water indices and the normalized dry matter index. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 6(1), 061705, doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.6.061705
  • Alfonso Blanco, John J. Qu, William E. Roper (2012). Spectral signatures of hydrilla in an experimental tank and a field setting. Frontiers of Earth Science, 6(4):453-460, DOI 10.1007/s11707-012-0330-2.
  • Xu, J and Alfred M. Powell, Jr., 2012: Dynamical downscaling precipitation over Southwest Asia: Impacts of radiance data assimilation on the forecasts of the WRF-ARW model. Atmospheric Research 111 (2012) 90-103, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.03.005.
  • Powell, A and J Xu, 2012: Assessment of the Relationship between the Combined Solar Cycle/ENSO Forcings and the Tropopause Temperature. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics. 80 (2012) 21-27. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2012.02.023.
  • Powell, A and J Xu, 2012: The 1977 Global Regime Shift: A Discussion of Its Dynamics and Impacts in the Eastern Pacific Ecosystem. Atmospheres-Oceans. dx.doi.org/10.1080/ 07055900.2012.716023.
  • Xu, J and A Powell, 2012: What Happened to Surface Temperature with Sunspot Activity in the Past 130 Years? Theor Appl Climatol. DOI 10.1007/s00704-012-0694-y7.
  • Xu, J and A Powell, 2012: Uncertainty estimation of the global temperature trends for multiple radiosondes, reanalyses, and CMIP3/IPCC climate model simulations. Theor Appl Climatol (2012) 108:505-518. DOI 10.1007/s00704-011-0548-z.
  • Mohammed M. Kamal, Ruixin Yang, and John J. Qu (2012). Multivariate Analysis of MODerate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Aerosol Retrievals and the Statistical Hurricane Intensity Prediction Scheme (SHIPS) Parameters for Atlantic Hurricanes, Remote Sens. 2012, 4(9), 2846-2865; doi:10.3390/rs4092846.
  • Mohammed M. Kamal , John J. Qu and Xianjun Hao (2012). A Study of Dust Aerosols Impact on Hurricanes with Multi-Sensors Measurement from Space, The Open Remote Sensing Journal, 2012, 5, 73-82.
  • Lingli Wang, John J. Qu, and Xianjun Hao (2012). Remote Sensing of Soil and Vegetation Moisture from Space. Book chapter for "Multi-Scale Hydrologic Remote Sensing: Perspectives and Applications" , edited by Ni-bin Chang, and Yang Hong. Taylor & Francis Group /CRC Press. Pages 507-536.
  • John J. Qu and Xianjun Hao (2012). Forest Fire and Air Quality Monitoring from Space: A Review. Peer-review book chapter for "Environmental Remote Sensing and System Analysis" , edited by Ni-Bin Chang and Daijiro Kaneko. Taylor & Francis Group /CRC Press, pp457-477.
  • 2011
  • Yong Xie , Yan Zhang , Xiaoxiong Xiong , John Qu , Lingyun Wu, Huizheng Che (2011). Validation of MODIS Aerosol Optical Depth Product over China Using CARSNET Measurements, Atmospheric Environment, Volume 45, Issue 33, p. 5970-5978.
  • Xu, J and A Powell, 2011: Uncertainty Estimates in Stratospheric/Tropospheric Temperature Trends: Multiple Satellite MSU, Radiosonde, and Reanalysis Datasets from 1979. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 10727-10732, 2011 www.atmos-chem-phys.net/11/10727/2011/ doi:10.5194/acp-11-10727-2011.
  • Hai He and Guihua Lu (2011). The Precipitation Recycling in Tarim River Basin, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (accepted). doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000503
  • Liu, P., X. Li, J. Qu, W. Wang, C. Zhao, and W. Pichel, Marine oil spill detection with fully polarimetric UAVSAR data, Marine Pollution Bulletin , doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.09.036, 2011.
  • Lingli Wang, E. Raymond Hunt, Jr., John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, and Craig S. T. Daughtry (2011).Towards estimation of canopy foliar biomass with spectral reflectance measurements, Remote Sensing of Environment , 115(3):836-840. DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2010.11.011
  • Lingli Wang, E. Raymond Hunt, Jr., John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, and Craig S. T. Daughtry (2011). Estimating Dry Matter Content of Fresh Leaves from the Residuals between Leaf and Water Reflectance, Remote Sensing Letters , 2(2):137-145. DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2010.503973
  • Yong Xie, Xiaoxiong Xiong, John J. Qu, and Nianzeng Che (2011). Impact analysis of MODIS band-to-band registration on its measurements and science data products. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32(16):4431-4444. DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2010.486808
  • Dan Xu, John J. Qu, Shengjie Niu, Xianjun Hao, 2011. Sand and Dust Storm Detection over Desert Regions in China with MODIS Measurements, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol 32. No. 24. 20 December 2011, 9365-9373. DOI:10.1080/01431161.2011.556679
  • Yongqiang Liu, John J. Qu, Wanting Wang, and Xianjun Hao (2011). Advances in Modeling and Satellite Remote Sensing of Fuel and Fire Properties for Estimating Fire Emissions, Remote Sensing and Modelling Applications to Wildland Fires, Springer-Verlag (accepted, in press).

  • 2010
  • Yong Xie,John J. Qu, and Xiaoxiong Xiong (2010). Improving the CALIPSO VFM Product with Aqua MODIS Measurements. Remote Sensing Letters , 1(4):195-203, DOI: 10.1080/01431161003720387.
  • Min Li, John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao (2010). Monitoring temporal and spatial variation of vegetation phenology from space . SPIE Newsroom, DOI: 10.1117/2.1201009.003242.
  • Yong Xie, John J. Qu, Xiaoxiong Xiong, and Yan Zhang (2010). Detecting smoke over land using imaging satellite data from space. SPIE Newsroom . DOI: 10.1117/2.1201004.002893.
  • Min Li, John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao (2010).Investigating phenological changes using MODIS vegetation indices in deciduous broadleaf forest over continental U.S. during 2000–2008. Ecological Informatics, 5:410-417. DOI:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2010.04.002
  • Wanting Wang, John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, Yongqiang Liu, John A. Stanturf (2010). Post-hurricane forest damage assessment using satellite remote sensing. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 150:122–132. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2009.09.009
  • Long S. Chiu, Xianjun Hao, Ronald G. Resmini, Donglian Sun, Anthony Stefanidis, John J. Qu, and Ruixin Yang (2010). Earth Observations. Book chapter for Advanced Geoinformation Science , editted by Chaowei Yang, David W. S. Wong, Qianjun Miao, Ruixin Yang. CRC Press, 2010. ISBN: 1439810605, 9781439810606. pp 17-78.

  • 2009
  • John J. Qu and Stephen D. Ambrose (2009).  Recent Advances in Remote Sensing of Wildland Fires in the Eastern United States. J. Appl. Remote Sens., Vol. 3, 031599,  DOI: 10.1117/1.3259883
  • Lingli Wang, John J. Qu, Xiaoxiong Xiong and Xianjun Hao (2009). Analysis of Seven-year MODIS Vegetation Water Indices for Drought and Fire Activity Assessment over Georgia of the United States. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Vol. 3, 033555 (2009). DOI:10.1117/1.3256138.
  • Wanting Wang and John Qu (2009). Assessment of post-hurricane forest damage using optical remote sensing, SPIE Newsroom, DOI:10.1117/2.1200906.1709 .
  • Lingli Wang and John Qu (2009). Multiband Drought Index Enhances Soil and Vegetation Moisture Monitoring, SPIE Newsroom, DOI: 10.1117/2.1200904.1623.
  • Xianjun Hao, John Qu (2009). Fast and Highly Accurate Calculation of Band Averaged Radiance, International Journal of Remote Sensing , 30(5):1099-1108. DOI: 10.1080/01431160802235852
  • Yongqiang Liu, Scott Goodrick, Gary Achtemeier, William A Jackson John J. Qu, and Wanting Wang (2009). Smoke Incursions into Urban Areas: Simulation of A Georgia Prescribed Burn, EastFIRE Special Issue of International Journal of Wildland Fire, 18(3):336-348 .DOI: 10.1071/WF08082.
  • Lingli Wang, John J. Qu (2009). Satellite remote sensing applications for surface soil moisture monitoring: A review. Front. Earth Sci. China, 3(2):237-247. DOI 10.1007/s11707-009-0023-7
  • Swarvanu Dasgupta, John J. Qu, Sanjeeb Bhoi (2009). Constrained Radiative Transfer Inversions for Vegetation Moisture Retrievals in Grasslands. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Vol. 3, 031503, DOI:10.1117/1.3075052
  • Wanting Wang,John J. Qu , Xianjun Hao , Yongqiang Liu (2009). Analysis of the moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer contextual algorithm for small fire detection in the southeastern United States, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Vol. 3, 031502, DOI:10.1117/1.3078426.
  • Sanjeeb Bhoi, John J. Qu, Swarvanu Dasgupta (2009). Multi-sensor study of aerosols from 2007 Okefenokee forest fire. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Vol. 3, 031501, DOI:10.1117/1.3078070.
  • Huizheng Che, Xiaoye Zhang, Yang li, Zijiang Zhou, John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao (2009). Haze Trends over the Capital Cities of 31 Provinces in China, 1981-2005. Theoretical and Applied Climatology , 97:235-242. DOI:10.1007/s00704-008-0059-8.
  • Swarvanu, Dasgupta, John J. Qu (2009). Soil Adjusted Vegetation Water Content Retrievals in Grasslands, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30(4):1019-1043. DOI: 10.1080/01431160802438548

  • 2008
  • John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, Yongqiang Liu, Allen R. Riebau, Haoruo Yi and Xianlin Qin (2008). Remote Sensing Applications of Wildland Fire and Air Quality in China. Developments in Environmental Sciences , Volume 8, 277-288, Wildland Fires and Air Pollution. ISSN: 1474-8177/DOI:10.1016/S1474-8177(08)00013-2.
  • John J. Qu, Wanting Wang, Swarvanu Dasgupta, Xianjun Hao (2008). Active fire monitoring and fire danger potential detection from space: A review. Frontiers of Earth Science in China.2(4):479-486.DOI:10.1007/s11707-008-0044-7
  • Min Li, John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao (2008). Detecting Vegetation Change with Satellite Remote Sensing over 2007 Georgia Wildfire Regions. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Vol.2, 021505 DOI:10.1117/1.2973659
  • Lingli Wang, John Qu, Xianjun Hao (2008).Forest Fire Detection using the Normalized Multi-band Drought Index (NMDI) with Satellite Measurements. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148:11, 1767-1776. DOI:10.1016/j.agrformet.2008.06.005
  • Lingli Wang, John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, Qingping Zhu (2008).Sensitivity Studies of the Moisture Effects on Canopy Reflectance and Water Indices. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29: 7065-7075. DOI: 10.1080/01431160802226034
  • Yong Xie, Xiaoxiong Xiong, John J. Qu, Nianzeng Che, Lingli Wang (2008). MODIS On-Orbit Spatial Characterization with Ground Based Approach. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 46(9):2666-2674. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2008.917269.

  • Che, H., X. Zhang, Y. Li, Z. Zhou, and J. J. Qu (2007). Horizontal visibility trends in China 1981-2005. Geophys. Res. Lett. , 34, L24706. DOI:10.1029/2007GL031450.
  • Xianjun Hao, John J. Qu, Bruce Hauss and Chunming Wang (2007). A High Performance Approach for Brightness Temperature Inversion.International Journal of Remote Sensing,28:21,4733-4743 DOI:10.1080/01431160701253238
  • Wang, Lingli and John J. Qu (2007). NMDI: A Normalized Multi-band Drought Index for Monitoring Soil and Vegetation Moisture with Satellite Remote Sensing.Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L20405. DOI:10.1029/2007GL031021
  • Xie, Y., J. J. Qu, X. Xiong, X. Hao, N. Che and W. Sommers (2007). Smoke plume detection in the eastern United States using MODIS. International Journal of Remote Sensing. Vol. 28, No. 10, 2367-2374. DOI: 10.1080/01431160701236795
  • Qu J. J., C. O. Justice (2007). The EastFIRE special edition: Selected papers from the EastFIRE Conference on the Application of Remote Sensing to Fire Research in the Eastern United States Remote Sensing of Environment , 108(2):121-122. DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2006.09.027
  • Hao X. and J.J. Qu (2006). Retrieval of Real-time Live Fuel Moisture Content Using MODIS Measurements. Remote Sensing of Environment , 108(2):130-137. DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2006.09.033
  • Dasgupta S., J. J. Qu , and X. Hao , 2007, Evaluating remotely sensed live fuel moisture estimations for fire behavior predictions in Georgia. Remote Sensing of Environment, 108(2):138-150. DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2006.06.023
  • Wang W., J. J. Qu, Y. Liu, X. Hao, and W. Sommers (2007). An Improved Algorithm for Small and Cool Fire Detection Using MODIS Data: a preliminary study in the southeastern United States. Remote sensing of Environment, 108:2, 163-170. DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2006.11.009
  • Xianjun Hao, John J. Qu (2007). Saharan dust storm detection using MODIS thermal infrared bands. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing,Vol. 1, 013510. DOI: 10.1117/1.2740039
  • Lingli Wang, John J. Qu, Silong Zhang, Xianjun Hao, and Swarvanu Dasgupta (2007). Soil Moisture Retrieval Using EOS MODIS and Ground Measurements in the Eastern China. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 28(6):1413-1418. DOI: 10.1080/01431160601075525
  • Lingli Wang, Xiaoxiong Xiong, John. J. Qu, Yong Xie, Xianjun Hao,and Nianzheng Che (2007).Impact assessment of Aqua MODIS band-to-band misregistration on snow index NDSI. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing , Vol. 1, 013531. DOI: 10.1117/1.2786934

  • Wu L. , S. A. Braun, J. J. Qu, and X. Hao (2006).Simulating the Formation of Hurricane Isabel (2003) with AIRS Data. Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L04804, doi: 10.1029/ 2005GL024665.Research highlights, Nature, 440, pp. 258.
  • Dasgupta S., J.J. Qu, and X. Hao (2006).Design of a Susceptibility Index for fire risk monitoring. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 3(1):140-144. DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2005.858484
  • Wang, L., J. J. Qu, J. Xiong, X. Hao, Y. Xie and N. Che (2006).A New Method for Retrieving Band 6 of Aqua MODIS. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 3(2):267-270. DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2006.869966
  • Qu, J. J., X. Hao, M. Kafatos, and L. Wang (2006). Asian Dust Storm Monitoring Combining Terra and Aqua MODIS SRB Measurements. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 3(4):484-486. DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2006.877752 Front Cover.
  • Qu, J. J. , M Kafatos, X. Hao, S. Dasgupt, and K. Yang (2006). Global MODIS Remote Sensing Data for Local Usage: VAccess/MAGIC. Earth Science Satellite Remote Sensing, Qu, Gao, Kafatos, Murphy and Solomonson (Eds), Springer and Tsinghua University Press, Vol 2, pp. 233-244.
  • Qu, J. J., 2006, Estimating Solar UV-B Irradiance at the Earth’s Surface Using Multi-satellite Remote Sensing Measurements. Earth Science Satellite Remote Sensing, Qu, Gao, Kafatos, Murphy and Salomonson (Eds), Springer and Tsinghua University Press, Vol 1, pp.297-316 .
  • Qu, J. J. and M. Kafatos (2006). Introduction to Data, Computational Processing, and Tools of Satellite Remote Sensing. Earth Science Satellite Remote Sensing, Qu, Gao, Kafatos, Murphy and Solomonson (Eds), Springer and Tsinghua University Press, Vol 2, pp. 1-10.
  • Kafatos, M. and J.J. Qu, 2006, Introduction to Science and Instruments, Earth Science Satellite Remote Sensing, Qu, Gao, Kafatos, Murphy and Solomonson (Eds), Springer and Tsinghua University Press, Vol 1, pp. 1-11.
  • Yang, R., K. Yang, J. Tang, J. J. Qu, and M. Kafatos (2006). A Content-Based Search Method and Its Application for EOS, Earth Science Satellite Remote Sensing, Qu, Gao, Kafatos, Murphy and Solomonson (Eds), Springer and Tsinghua University Press, Vol 2, pp. 272-291.
  • Ji, Y. and E. Stocker (2006). TRMM Fire Algorithm, Product and Applications, Earth Science Satellite Remote Sensing, Qu, Gao, Kafatos, Murphy and Solomonson (Eds), Springer and Tsinghua University Press, Vol 1, pp. 363-391.

  • 2005 and before
  • Qu, J.J., X. Hao, R. Yang, W. Sommers, S. Dasgupta, S. Bhoi, M. Kafatos, Y. Liu, G. Achtemeier, A.R. Riebau, P. Coronado (2005). Bridging Earth Observations: Remote Sensing Measurements, Fire Modeling, and Air Quality Decision Support Systems in the Eastern United States. Earth Observation Magazine, Vol. XIV, No. 6.
  • Riebau A., and J. J. Qu (2005). Application of Remote Sensing and GIS for Analysis of Forest Fire Risk and Assessment of Forest Degradation. Natural Disasters and Extreme Events in Agriculture, Sivakumar, Motha and Das (Eds.) Springer, pp 335-350.

  • Conference Publications and Presentations
  • Xianjun Hao, John J. Qu, Yongqiang Liu, and Zhiliang Zhu. An Investigation of Impacts of Large Wildland Fires on Land Surface Properties in Alaska with Satellite Remote Sensing. AFSC remote sensing workshop: Opportunities to Apply Remote Sensing in Boreal/Arctic Wildfire Management and Science. April 4-6, 2017, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA.
  • Yongqiang Liu, Xianjun Hao, and John J. Qu. Differences in wildfire induced land-surface changes between cold and warm U.S. eco-regions detected by satellite remote sensing. AFSC remote sensing workshop: Opportunities to Apply Remote Sensing in Boreal/Arctic Wildfire Management and Science. April 4-6, 2017, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA.
  • Yongqian Liu, Xianjun Hao and John Qu. Parameterizing wildfire induced land-surface changes for fire-climate interaction modeling Proceedings for the 2nd International Smoke Symposium, November 14-17, 2016, Long Beach, California, USA.
  • John Qu, Xianjun Hao, Ray Motha, Robert Stefanski, Johan Malherbe. WMOSoilMoistureDemonstration Project (SMDP) Initiative. The 3rd Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application workshop, September 21-22, 2016, New York City, USA.
  • Yongqiang Liu, Xianjun Hao, and John J. Qu. Climate Responses to Changes in Land-surface Properties due to Wildfires. 2015 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 14-18, 2015.
  • Xianjun Hao, John J. Qu, Yongqiang Liu, and Zhiliang Zhu. Assessing the Impacts of Large Wildland Fires on Land Surface Properties in the United States using Satellite Remote Sensing Measurements. The 6th International Wildland Fire Conference, Pyeongchang, Korea, October 12-16, 2015.
  • John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, Ray Motha and Zhiyong Wu, Regional Agriculture Drought and Soil Moisture Monitoring in the Eastern China by Integrating Satellite and In-Situ Measurements, AOGS, 12th Annual Meeting, Singapore, Aug. 2-7, 2015.
  • Zhiyong Wu and John J. Qu, Exploring Spatiotemporal Relationships Among Meteorological, Agricultural, and Hydrological Droughts in Southwest China, AOGS, 12th Annual Meeting, Singapore, Aug. 2-7, 2015.
  • Xianjun Hao, John J. Qu, Ray Motha, Rui Zhang, and Robert Stefanski (2014). Integrating measurements of multiple sensors to monitor surface soil moisture In Africa. International Symposium on Weather and Climate Extremes, Food Security and Biodiversity, Fairfax, VA, USA, 21-23, 2014.
  • Rui Zhang, Chengquan Huang, Xiwu Zhan, and John J. Qu. Impacts of severe storms observed from VIIRS: flooding, vegetation cover loss, and night light reduction. International Symposium on Weather and Climate Extremes, Food Security and Biodiversity, Fairfax, VA, USA, 21-23, 2014.
  • Taeyoung Choi and John J. Qu (2014). Long-term Thermal Condition Changes in the Horn of Africa using MODIS Measurements. International Symposium on Weather and Climate Extremes, Food Security and Biodiversity, Fairfax, VA, USA, 21-23, 2014.
  • Zhiyong Wu, Guihua Lu, Lei Wen, John J. Qu (2014). Regional drought monitoring and forecasting system for China based on simulated soil moisture. International Symposium on Weather and Climate Extremes, Food Security and Biodiversity, Fairfax, VA, USA, 21-23, 2014.
  • John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, Rui Zhang, Ray Motha , Robert Stefanski, Orivaldo Brunini and Johan Malherbe, 2014, Integrating Satellite Remote Sensing and In-situ Measurements for Monitoring Surface Soil Moisture, invited talk for WMO international Conference on Promoting Weather and Climate Information for Agriculture and Food Security at Antalya, Turkey, during 7-9 April 2014.
  • Balehager Ayalew,John J. Qu, William Roper, 2013, Drought Assessment and Monitoring for Sustainable Production of Tef Crop and Land Management in Ethiopia Using Geoinformation Science, Proceeding of International Conference on Remote Sensing, Environment and Transportation Engineering (RSETE 2013) page 801-805, DOI: 10.2991/rsete.2013.194.
  • Di Wu, John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, Jack Xiong (2013). The 2012 Agricultural drought Assessment in Nebraska using MODIS Satellite Data. Agro-Geoinformatics 2013, August 12-16, 2013. Fairfax, VA, USA
  • Xianjun Hao, John J. Qu, Ray Motha, Rui Zhang, Robert Stefanski, and Byong-Lyol Lee (2014). Satellite Remote Sensing Measurements for Supporting the World AgroMeteorological Information Service (WAMIS). XVI Italian Congress of Agrometeorology-AIAM 2013. Florence, Italy, June 4-6, 2013.
  • John J. Qu, Ray Motha and Xianjun Hao, Robert Stefanski, Byong-Lyol Lee, Federrica Rossi and Harlan Shannon, Use of WAMIS to Disseminate Agrometeorological Services, Presented at the International workshop on Strengthening Weather and Climate Services in Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change Perspective through Communication and Dissemination, CAMPINAS, Brazil, 7-8 May 2012.
  • Ray Motha and John J. Qu, the Challenge of Climate Change and Climate Service Delivery for armers and Extension Service, Presented at the International workshop on Strengthening Weather and Climate Services in Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change Perspective through Communication and Dissemination, CAMPINAS, Brazil, 7-8 May 2012.
  • Vikas Chandhoke, John J. Qu, Ray Motha, X. Hao, H. Shanon, and R. Stefanski, 2012, Implementation Plans through Global Initiative by Academia to Support Climate Services for Agriculture: GMU Initiatives WMO-ISAM2012 Joint Symposium Climate Services for Agriculture: Best Practices and Future Strategies; March 13-15, 2012, Osaka, Japan.
  • E. Raymond Hunt, Jr., Craig S. T. Daughtry, John J. Qu, Lingli Wang, and Xianjun Hao, 2011, Comparison of hyperspectral retrievals with vegetation water indices for leaf and canopy water content, Proceeding of SPIE Annual meeting, San Diego CA, USA 2011.
  • John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao & Lingli Wang, Integrated Early-Warning Monitoring and Forecasting: Data Products, WMO Expert Meeting, National Agro- Meteorology Advisory System for Agricultural Users-Africa (NAMASAU-Africa), GMU, Fairfax, July 18-20, 2011.
  • John J. Qu et al. New Challenges of Soil/Vegetation Moisture Monitoring from Space, U.S. Drought Monitor Forum, 2011, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, April 13-14, 2011.
  • John J. Qu, New Challenges of Environment and Climate Change Detection with Satellite Remote Sensing Measurements, Fifteenth session of the WMO/CAgM Belo Horizonte, Brazil - 15 to 21 July 2010.

  • AMS, 17-21, January, 2010
  • OMPS TC EDR Algorithm: Improvement and Verification. Megan Novicki, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, CA, B. Sen, D. Gu, K. Jordan, J. Qu and X. Hao
  • Simulation and evaluation of smoke plume rise. Yongqiang Liu, USDA Forest Service, Athens, GA, G.Achtemeier, S.Goodrick, J.Qu and S. Bhoi
  • AGU, 2009
  • Megan Novicki, Degui Gu, Karen Jordan, Bhaswar Sen, Xianjun Hao, and John Qu, 2009, OMPS TC EDR Algorithm Improvements and Verification, 2009 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA (Poster).

  • Geoinformatics, August 12-14, 2009
  • Min Li, John J. Qu, Estimating Aboveground biossmass for different forest types based on Landsat TM measurements.
  • Shengjie Niu,Dan Xu,Chunsong Lu,Lijuan Zhao,Jingjing Lv, Determination of Microphysical Properties for dense fog over Nanjing in 2006-2007 with AVHRR Measurements.
  • Dan Xu, Shengjie Niu, Integrated Ground-based Monitoring of Dust Aerosol from a Semi-Arid Site in North China during 2004-2006.
  • Yong Xie, John J. Qu, Jack Xiong, Asian dust storm detection using MODIS and CALIPSO measurements
  • S. Madhavan, J.J.Qu, X.Xiong, Comparison Study Between Terra And Aqua MODIS AOT products Over Ocean and an initial evaluation of the radiometric uncertainty on the retrieved AOT,

  • SPIE Optical Engineering+Application, August, 2-6, 2009
  • John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, Lingli Wang and Dasgupta Swarvanu, Real-time Fuel Moisture and Fire Danger Monitoring with Satellite Remote Sensing Measurements , SPIE Annual meeting, San Diego CA, USA 2009
  • Xianjun Hao, John Qu, Band Mapping Approach for Fundamental Climate Data Records Generation.
  • Ling li Wang, John J. Qu, Jack Xiong, and Xianjun Hao, A study of vegetation drought and fire activities over Georgia from space
  • Min Li and John J. Qu. Monitoring phenology variations of different forest types from 2000 to 2008 in contiguous United States using MODIS LAI measurements. Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7454, 74540L (2009); doi:10.1117/12.826434
  • Di Wu, John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, Lingli Wang, A Study of Time Series of Avhrr NDVI and Land Cover Products for Detecting Climate Change Over Continental U.S.
  • SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing, November, 17-21, 2008
  • John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, Jack Xiong, and Stephen Mango, 2008, Integrating the Cross-instrument Calibration and Validation System for GEOSS Support, SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing, Nov. 17-21, Noumea, New Caledonia.
  • Xianjun Hao, John Qu, 2008, Cross-sensor Band Mapping for Developing Consistent Climate Data Record of Earth Observation, SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing, Nov. 17-21, Noumea, New Caledonia.

  • SPIE, August, 10-14, 2008
  • Yong Xie, Xiaoxiong Xiong, John J. Qu, and Nianzeng Che, "Long term MODIS spatial characterization using ground target approach, August, 10-14, San Diego, CA, US.

  • IGARSS08, July 6 - 11, 2008
  • Sriharsha Madhavan, John J. Qu, Jack Xiong, 2008, Comparison Study between MODIS Terra and Aqua for AOT Retrieval over Ocean, IGARSS08, July 6-11, Boston, MA.
  • Xianjun Hao, John Qu, 2008, Comparison of AIRS, SBUV2 and OMI Ozone Measurements(poster), IGARSS08, July 6-11, Boston, MA.
  • Wanting Wang, John Qu, Xianjun Hao, and Yongqiang Liu, 2008, Identification of Hurricane Impacted Forest Areas and Severity Using MODIS Measurements (poster), IGARSS08, July 6-11, Boston, MA.
  • Lingli Wang, John Qu, Xiaoxiong Xiong, 2008, A Seven-year Analysis of Water Related Indices for Georgia Drought Assessment over the 2007 Wildfire Regions (poster), IGARSS08, July 6-11, Boston, MA.

  • NASA Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop, April 28 - May 2, 2008
  • Dasgupta, S., J.J. Qu, Soil Adjusted Vegetation Moisture Retrievals over Grasslands, Poster Presentation, April 28-30, 2008, Adelphi, MD, US.
  • Wan-Ting Wang, John Qu, Xianjun Hao, Yongqiang Liu, Identification of Forest Regions Impacted by Hurricanes Using MODIS Measurements, Poster Presentation, April 28-30, 2008, Adelphi, MD, US.

  • SPIE Annual Conference, August 26-30, 2007
  • John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, Comparison of the NASA EOS AIRS and NOAA SBUV2 Ozone Measurements, (invited talk), August 26-30, 2007, San Diego, CA, US.
  • Yong Xie, Jack Xiong, John J. Qu, Nianzeng Che, and Lingli Wang, Sensitivity Analysis of MODIS Band-to-Band Registration Characterization and Its Impact on the Science Data Products, August 26-30, 2007, San Diego, CA, US.
  • Third NPP Science Team Meeting, August 22-24, 2007
  • John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, 2007, Computational Science and Information Technology Support for NPOESS/NPP support, Annapolis, MD, US.

  • Fourth International Ocean-Atmosphere Conference, July 4-6, 2007
  • Xianjun Hao, John J. Qu, Lingli Wang, 2007, Saharan Dust Storm Detection Using Multiple Sensors(COAA2007), July 4-6,Qingdao, Shandong, China.

  • EastFIRE Conference, June 5-8, 2007
  • William Sommers, 2007, Planning for increased fire activity in the face of climate and demographic change triage or risk assessment? EastFIRE Conference 2007, June 5-8, 2007, Fairfax, VA.
  • John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao and Swarvanu Dasgupta, 2007, Fuel Moisture and Fire Danger Mapping with EOS Measurements in the Eastern States, EastFIRE Conference 2007, June 5-8, 2007, Fairfax, VA.
  • Wan-Ting Wang, John Qu, and Yongqiang Liu, 2007, Remote Sensing of Wildland Fire Characteristics in the Southeast United States, EastFIRE Conference 2007, June 5-8, 2007, Fairfax, VA.
  • Swarvanu Dasgupta, John J. Qu, 2007, Soil Adjusted Live Fuel Moisture Estimations over Grasslands, EastFIRE Conference 2007, June 5-8, 2007, Fairfax, VA.
  • Sanjeeb Bhoi, 2007, Regeneration of vegetation after wild land fire, EastFIRE Conference 2007, June 5-8, 2007, Fairfax, VA.
  • Lingli Wang, John J. Qu, 2007, Soil and Vegetation Moisture Monitoring Combining Multiple MODIS Optical Measurements, EastFIRE Conference 2007, June 5-8, 2007, Fairfax, VA.
  • Xianjun Hao, John J. Qu, 2007, Dead Fuel Moisture Content Estimation Using Remote Sensing Measurements, EastFIRE Conference 2007, June 5-8, 2007, Fairfax, VA.
  • Yong Xie, John J. Qu, Jack Xiong, 2007, Detection of smoke plume from forest fires using MODIS Measurements, EastFIRE Conference 2007, June 5-8, 2007, Fairfax, VA.
  • Sanjeeb Bhoi, 2007, Application of an air quality model for prediction of particulate emission due to wild land fire, EastFIRE Conference 2007, June 5-8, 2007, Fairfax, VA.
  • Bockhwa Kim and John J. Qu, 2007, Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Wildfire Activities in George, US, EastFIRE Conference 2007, Poster presentation.

  • SPIE Annual Conference, August 2006
  • John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, Jack Xiong, Bruce Hauss and Chunming Wang, 2006, Supporting NPOESS/NPP Pre-launch Calibration and Verification with A Cross-sensor Mapping System. Invited talk for OP06-OEI103-95 RS Measurement Continuity Session. August 13-17 2006, San Diego, CA, US.
  • S. Dasgupta, J. J. Qu, 2006, Combining MODIS and AMSR-E based vegetation moisture retrievals for improved fire risk monitoring, SPIE Optics and Photonics. August 13-17 2006, San Diego, CA, US.
  • Yong Xie, Jack Xiong, John J. Qu, Nianzeng Che, and Lingli Wang, 2006, MODIS on-orbit spatial characterization results using ground measurements. August 13-17 2006, San Diego, CA, US.
  • Yong Xie, Jack Xiong, John J. Qu, and Nianzeng Che, 2006, Uncertainty analysis of Terra MODIS on-orbit spectral characterization. August 13-17 2006, San Diego, CA, US.
  • Xianjun Hao, John J. Qu, Lingli Wang, William Sommers, and Swarvanu Dasgupta, 2006, Cross-sensor Data Continuity of Relative Greenness. August 13-17, 2006, San Diego, CA, US.
  • Lingli Wang, John J. Qu, Jack Xiong, Xianjun Hao, Yong Xie, and Nianzeng Che, 2006, A Preliminary Study of Aqua/MODIS Snow Coverage Continuity with Simulated Band 6. August 13-17, 2006, San Diego, CA, US.
  • X. (Jack) Xiong, N. Che, Y. Xie, D. Moyer, W. Barnes, B. Guenther, and V. Salomonson, 2006, Four-years On-orbit Spectral Characterization Results for Aqua MODIS Reflective Solar Bands. August 13-17, 2006, San Diego, CA, US.
  • Xiaoxiong. Xiong, Nianzeng Che, William Barnes, Yong Xie, Lingli Wang, and John Qu , 2006, Status of Aqua MODIS Spatial Characterization and Performance. August 13-17, 2006, San Diego, CA, US.

  • Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting , July 2006
  • John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, Menas Kafatos and Liguang Wu, 2006, Measurement of the Effect of African Dust Storms on Tropical Cyclones Formation over Atlantic Basin, A14A-0025. Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting. July 2006, Beijing, P. R. China.

  • 2006 GIS National Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) Workshop , March 7-9 2006
  • William T. Sommers and John J. Qu, 2006, Using Remote Sensing to Support Fire Management at National Wildlife Refuges. Mar. 2006,WV, US.

  • MODIS Science Team Meeting , January 4-6 2006
  • Qu J.J. , X. Hao, J. Xiong and J. Privette, 2006, Cross-instrument Calibration between MODIS and AIRS. Jan. 2006, Baltimore, MD, US.

  • AGU Annual Meeting, December 05-09 2005
  • Bhoi S., J.J. Qu, Z. Boybeyi, 2005, Real-time Monitoring of Air Pollution Due to Wildland Fires, Using OMEGA Model. Dec. 2005, San Francisco, CA, US.
  • Hao X., J.J. Qu, B. Hauss, C. Wang, J.L. Privette, 2005, Establishing A Proxy Database for Supporting NPOESS/NPP VIIRS Land Product Pre-launch Testing. Dec. 2005, San Francisco, CA, US.
  • Qu J.J. , X. Hao, B. Hauss, C. Wang, and J. Xiong, 2005, Mapping Water Vapor Bands using AIRS Measurements for NPOESS/NPP VIIRS Pre-launch End-to-End Testing. Dec. 2005, San Francisco, CA, US.
  • Xie Y., J.J. Qu, J. Xiong, X. Hao, W. Sommers, and L. Wang, 2005, Detection of Smoke Plume Using MODIS Measurement in the Eastern United States. Dec. 2005, San Francisco, CA, US.
  • Wang L., J.J. Qu, X. Xiong, X. Hao,Y. Xie and N. Che, 2005, A New Method for Retrieving Band 6 of Aqua MODIS. Dec. 2005, San Francisco, CA, US.
  • Vogel R., J. Privette, Y. Yu, J. Qu, A. Pinheiro, and B. Hauss, 2005, VIIRS Proxy Data Using MODIS-to-VIIRS Spectral Transformations. Dec. 2005, San Francisco, CA, US.

  • U.S. Climate Change Science Program Workshop: Climate Science in Support of Decision Making, November 14-16 2005
  • Sommers, W. T., 2005, Decision Support Tools for Adaptive Forest Management. Nov. 2005, Arlington, VA, US

  • 2005 Virginia GIS Conference, October 24-25 2005
  • Sommers, W. T., 2005, County Planning for Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Fires. Oct. 2005, Richmond, VA, US

  • 2005 IAMAS, August 2-11 2005
  • Qu J.J. , X. Hao, W. Wang, L. Wang, M. Kafatos and L. Wu, 2005, Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing on Asian Sand and Dust Storms Combining EOS MODIS and AIRS Measurements. Aug. 2005, Beijing, China

  • IGARSS Annual Meeting, July 25-29 2005
  • Qu, J. J., X. Hao, W. Wang, L. Wang, M. Kafatos, L. Wu, 2005, A Study of African Dust Storm and Its Effects on Tropical Cyclones over Atlantic Ocean from Space. IGARSS 2005, Seoul, Korea, July 25-29, 2005 (CD-publication).
  • Qu, J. J. Hao, X, Hauss, B., Wang, C. and Privette, J. 2005, A New Approach for Radiometric Cross Calibration of Satellite-borne Radiometers. IGARSS 2005, Seoul, Korea, July 25-29, 2005 (CD-ROM publication).
  • Hao, X., Qu, J. J., Bhoi, S., Dasgupta, S., Wang, W., Xie, Y., Wang, L., Hauss, B., Wang, C., 2005, Development and Enhancement of Calibration/Validation Toolkit for Supporting NPOESS/NPP Missions, IGARSS 2005, Seoul, Korea, July 25-29, 2005 (CD-Publication).

  • EastFIRE Conference, May 11-13 2005
  • Sanjeeb Bhoi, John J. Qu, Ecological effect of CedarForest fire on the watershed: A case study.EastFIRE conference, May 2005, Fairfax, VA, US.
  • Sanjeeb Bhoi, John J. Qu, Impact assessment of Forest Fire in Eastern United States on the Air Quality. EastFIRE conference, May 2005, Fairfax, VA, US.
  • Swarvanu Dasgupta, John J. Qu, and Xianjun Hao, Design of a Fire Susceptibility Index for fire risk monitoring. EastFIRE conference, May 2005, Fairfax, VA, US.
  • Swarvanu Dasgupta, J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, Sanjeeb Bhoi, Patrick Coronado, EastFireWatch : A remote sensing based fire weather monitoring platform for eastern USA. EastFIRE conference, May 2005, Fairfax, VA, US.
  • Swarvanu Dasgupta, John J. Qu, and Xianjun Hao, Evaluating Remotely Sensed Live Fuel Estimations for Fire Behavior Predictions. EastFIRE conference, May 2005, Fairfax, VA, US.
  • Xianjun Hao, John J. Qu, Yongqiang Liu, Burned area mapping in eastern United States Using MODIS measurement. EastFIRE conference, May 2005, Fairfax, VA, US.
  • Xianjun Hao, John J. Qu, Real-time Live Fuel Moisture Retrieval with MODIS Measurements. EastFIRE conference, May 2005, Fairfax, VA, US.
  • Yimin Ji, Erich Stocker, TRMM Fire Algorithm, Products and Applications. EastFIRE conference, May 2005, Fairfax, VA, US.
  • Yongqiang Liu, John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, and Wanting Wang, Improving Fire Emission Estimates in the eastern United States Using Satellite-Based Fuel Loading Factors. EastFIRE conference, May 2005, Fairfax, VA, US.
  • Yongqiang Liu, Gary Achtemeier, and Scott Goodrick, Simulation and Experiment of Air Quality Effects of Prescribed Fires in the Southeast. EastFIRE conference, May 2005, Fairfax, VA, US.
  • John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, Ruixin Yang, Swarvanu Dasgupta, Sanjeeb Bhoi, Wanting Wang, Yong Xie, Lingli Wang, Zuotao Li, Hank Wolf and Menas Kafatos, A System for Monitoring Fire Characteristics and Fire Danger Potential in the Eastern States Using Remote Sensing Techniques. EastFIRE conference, May 2005, Fairfax, VA, US.
  • John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, Ruixin Yang, Swarvanu Dasgupta, Sanjeeb Bhoi, Menas Kafatos, Yongqiang Liu, Gary Achtemeier, Allen R. Riebau, Patrick Coronado, Bridging EOS Remote Sensing Measurements and Fire Emissions, Smoke Dispersion, and Air Quality DSS in the eastern US. EastFIRE conference, May 2005, Fairfax, VA, US.
  • John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao and Swarvanu Dasgupta, Estimating Real-time Fire Danger Potential Using MODIS Reflectance Measurements in Eastern States. EastFIRE conference, May 2005, Fairfax, VA, US.
  • William Sommers, Wildland Fire and Eastern States Diversity. EastFIRE conference, May 2005, Fairfax, VA, US.
  • Wanting Wang, John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, and Yongqiang Liu, Active Fire Detection over the Southeastern States: A Case Study. EastFIRE conference, May 2005, Fairfax, VA, US.
  • Yong Xie, John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, Jack Xiong, and Che, Smoke Plume Detecting Using MODIS Measurements in Eastern United States. EastFIRE conference, May 2005, Fairfax, VA, US.
  • Ruixin Yang, John J. Qu, Zuotao Li, Yuechen Chi, Menas Kafatos, A Scalable Grid-Enabled Data Framework for EastFIRE Decision Support. EastFIRE conference, May 2005, Fairfax, VA, US.

  • NPP Science Team Meeting, January 2005
  • John J. Qu, Xianjun Hao, Bruce Hauss, Chunming Wang, Jack Xiong and Jeff Privette, Toward Cross-sensor Calibration Between Two Radiometers. Jan. 2005,Annapolis, MD,US.