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CALMIT

Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies

Anatoly Gitelson

Anatoly Gitelson

School of Natural Resources
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
303 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln, NE 68583-0973

Office:402.472.8386 Fax:402.472.2946
e-mail: agitelson2@unl.edu











Publications since 1990

Educational and Professional Experience

  • 1964 M.Sc. Electronics, The Institute of Radio Technology, Taganrog, USSR
  • 1972 Ph.D. Radio Physics, The Institute of Radio Technology, Taganrog, USSR
  • 1964-1972 Institute for Microwave Electronics Krasnodar, USSR.
  • 1972-1977 Chair, Solid State Electronics Laboratory, Physical Institute, Rostov-on-Don State University, USSR.
  • 1977-1981 Senior Scientist, Institute for Nuclear Research, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow.
  • 1981-1990 Chair, Remote Sensing Lab., Hydrochemical Institute, Rostov-on-Don, USSR
  • 1990-1999 Senior Scientist, Remote Sensing Laboratory, J. Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • 1994-2000 Professor, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • 1996-2000 Chair, Department for Environmental Physics and Energy Research, J. Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • 2000-present Professor, School of Natural Resource Sciences and Dept. of Geosciences, University Nebraska Lincoln

Honors and Memberships

  • USSR Academy of Sciences - best work of the year in Solid State Physics (1977).
  • USSR Academy of Sciences - best work of the year in Physics of High Energy Particles (1981).
  • DAAD Fellowship, German Academy of Sciences Exchange Service (1996).
  • Israeli State Prize: For the best scientific contribution to Israeli development (1998).

Research Interests

My principal research interests lie in physical aspects of remote sensing and radiative transfer, particularly in remote sensing of aquatic and terrestrial environments.

Recent Research Funding

  • 1995-1997, Commission of the European Communities. Characterization of large watersheds for surface run-off water harvesting in support of sustainable human settlement of natural vegetation in arid and semi-arid areas, $120,000.
  • 1995-1998, United States-Israel Binational Scientific Foundation, Development of Robust Optical Remote Sensing Algorithms to Quantify Algal Phytoplankton in Productive Inland Waters, $139,000.
  • 1995-1997, Israeli Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, Monitoring of spatial and temporal distributions of phytoplankton and suspended matter in the Southeastern Mediterranean, 90,000 NIS.
  • 1995-1998, Israeli Ministry of Science, Optical models for Case II waters and their application for quantitative remote assessment of water quality. Israel-Japan cooperation program, $63,000.
  • 1995-1997, Commission of the European Communities, Remote Sensing of Mediterranean Desertification Processes, 40,000 ECU.
  • 1997-1999, Commission of the European Communities, Flood in Arid Units by Earth Remote Techniques, 97,000 ECU.
  • 1998-2000, USAID, Launching the Remote Sensing System for estimation of seasonal dynamics of arid zone pasture and crop productivity using AVHRR data, $79,000.
  • 1999-2001, Israeli Ministry of Science, "Remote Sensing Monitoring Quality of Israeli Aquatic Environments based on SeaWiFS, MERIS, and MODIS data" 855,000 NIS.
  • 1999-2001, Israeli Ministry of Infrastructure (Water Commission), Remote sensing techniques for real-time monitoring phytoplankton, non-organic suspended matter and dissolved organic matter distribution in lake Kinneret, 360,000 NIS.
  • 1998-2001, Keren Kayemet LeIsrael, Novel Remote Sensing Techniques for Detection of Early Stages of Plant Stress, 105,000 NIS.
  • 2000-2003, USAID, Estimation of seasonal dynamics of arid and semi-arid zone pasture productivity in Mongolian Gobi using NOAA/AVHRR data, $200,000.
  • 2001-2003, US EPA, Development of National Aquatic Ecosystems Classifications and Reference Conditions: Development and Implementation of a Comprehensive Lake and Reservoir Strategy for Nebraska as a Model for Agriculture Dominated Ecosystems, $1,224,706.
  • 2001-2004, NASA, Consequences of institutional change: land-cover dynamics in Kazakhstan 1960-2000, $538,571.

Invited Lectures and Seminars (selected)

  • 1996, NASA/GFSC
  • 1997, Third International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 1997, Japan Space Agency.
  • 1998, DLR, Germany Space Agency.
  • 1998, SNRS, UNL
  • 1999, International Symposium on Spectral Sensing Research, ASPRS, Las-Vegas.
  • 2000, NOAA/NESDIS.

Courses Taught

  • 1996, NASA/GFSC
  • 1997, Third International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 1997, Japan Space Agency.
  • 1998, DLR, Germany Space Agency.
  • 1998, SNRS, UNL
  • 1999, International Symposium on Spectral Sensing Research, ASPRS, Las-Vegas.
  • 2000, NOAA/NESDIS.

Student Supervision and Advising

  • N. Goldman, M. Sc.,1996, "Phytoplankton and suspended matter distribution in the Southeastern Mediterranean retrieved from Coastal Zone Color Scanner images", BGU.
  • R. Stark, M.Sc., 1996, "Remote monitoring waste water quality", BGU.
  • R. Michelson, M.Sc., 1997 "Development of a laboratory technique and biological background for remote sensing of pure algal and bacterial cultures," Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • Sharon Plotnizky, M. Sc., 1998, "Remote estimation of total suspended matter in Lake Kinneret", BGU.
  • D. Etzion, M.Sc., 1998, "Optical Properties of Eutrophic waters, with applications for remote sensing," Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel-Aviv University.
  • R. Stark, PhD. 2001, Remote sensing technique for monitoring vegetation condition, BGU.
  • Y. Zur, PhD.,1998- Non-destructive estimation of carotenoid content as indicator of plant stress. BGU.
  • Y. Shalmi, M.Sc., 1998- "Optical characteristics of algae and their implication for remote estimation of algal characteristics in bioreactors, BGU.