UTSA

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO

DEPARTMENT OF EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Laboratory for Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics

 

Directed by  Dr. Hongjie Xie , Associate Professor

Other Remote Sensing Research and Education

       

        The LRSG group has been actively applying remote sensing and GIS tech to other areas such as soil moisture, urban heat island, oak wilt disease early detection, urban development, land use/land cover change and modeling.

Projects

Project Title Funding Source
Climate change communication: engineering, environmental science, and education NASA
Minority Opportunities for Research Experience in Earth Science and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio (MORESE at UTSA) U.S. Department of Education
Remote sensing urban heat-island phenomenon in four Texas cities: Houston, Dallas-Ft Worth, San Antonio, and El Paso UTSA 2008/2009 Tenure-Track Research Award Competition
A digital system for grass and animal management and decision support, in the pastoral agricultural area, Southern Gansu Chinese High Tech Program (863 program)
Imperial marginality and frontier: Kallawayas and Chunchos in the eastern Inka borders NSF
Minority Opportunities for Research Experience in Earth Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio (MORE Science at UTSA) U.S. Department of Education
Early detection of oak wilt using hyperspectal technology Graduate research fellow by NASA/Texas Space Grant Consortium
Establishing a spectral library of oak wilt for early detection using hyperspectral remote sensing approach USGS/TexasView Remote Sensing Consortium

 

Publications

 

 

(*first author student, **first author postdoc/visiting professor)

 

Feng, Q., T. Liang, X. Huang, H. Lin, H. Xie, and J. Ren, 2013. Characteristics of global potential natural vegetation distribution from 1911 to 2000 based on comprehensive sequential classification system approach. Grassland Science, Vol 58: 87-99, doi: 10.1111/grs.12016 (link)

Huang, X., H. Xie, G. Zhang, and T. Liang, 2013. A novel solution for outlier removal of ICESat altimetry data: a case study in the Yili watershed, China. Frontiers of Earth Science, doi:10.1007/s11707-013-0362-2 (link).

Miao, X., X. Qiu, S. Wu, J. Luo, D.R. Gouzie, and H. Xie, 2013. Developing efficient procedures for automated sinkhole extraction from LiDAR DEMs. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. Vol 79(6): 545-554.

Zhang, G., H. Xie, T. Yao, and S. Kang, 2013. Water balance estimates of ten greatest lakes in China using ICESat and Landsat data. Chinese Science Bulletin, doi:10.1007/s11434-013-5818-y (link)

Liang, T, Q. Feng, J. Cao, H. Xie, H. Lin, J. Zhao, and J. Ren, 2012. Changes in global potential vegetation distributions from 1911 to 2000 as simulated by the comprehensive sequential classification system approach. Chinese Science bulletin. Vol.57(11): 1298-1310, doi:10.1007/s11434-011-4870-8 (pdf).

Xie, H., N.B. Chang, A. Daranpob, and D. Prado, 2010. Assessing the long-term urban heat island in San Antonio, Texas based on MODIS Aqua data. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Vol 4, 043508, doi:10.1117/1.3335611 (link).

*Huang, X.D., H. Xie, T.G. Liang, D. Yi, 2010. Estimating vertical error of SRTM and map-based DEMs using ICESat altimetry data in eastern Tibetan Plateau. International J. of Remote Sensing (accepted).

Xie, H., 2009. Using remote sensing and GIS technology for an improved decision support: A case study of residential water use in El Paso, Texas. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, Vol.26 (1): 53-63, doi: 10.1080/10286600802003666 (link).

Zhou, X., H. Guan, H. Xie, and J.L. Wilson, 2009. Analysis and optimization of NDVI definitions and areal fraction models in remote sensing of vegetation. International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 30(3): 721-751,  DOI: 10.1080/01431160802392620 (in press). (pdf)

Qiang, Z. Q. Yao, W. Lejun, Y. Zhao, J. Guao, Z. Zeng, and H. Xie, 2008. The annular stress thermal field of satellite thermal infrared prior-earthquakes. (in Chinese with English abstract). ACTA Geoscientica SINICA, Vol 29: 486-494 (pdf).

**Guan, H., H. Xie, and M. Zhu, 2008. Canopy blockage and scattering effects on apparent soil spectral reflectance and its consequence in spectral mixture analysis of vegetated surfaces. International Journal of Remote Sensing, doi:10.1080/01431160701469081, Vol 29 (12):3509-3522 (pdf)

**Wang, X., H. Xie, H. Guan, and X. Zhou, 2007. Different responses of MODIS-derived NDVI to root-zone soil moisture in semi-arid and humid regions. Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 340: 12-24, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.03.022 (pdf).

Xie, H., Y.Q. Tian, J.A. Granillo, G.R. Keller, 2007. Suitable remote sensing method and data for mapping and measuring active crop field. International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 28(2): 395-411 (pdf).

Xie, H. and R.G. Keller, 2006, Fusion of Landsat and radar data to enhance the extraction of surface and subsurface information, in Sinha, A.K., ed., Geoinformatics: Data to Knowledge: Geological Society of American Special Paper 397, p. 141-151, doi:10.1130/2006.2397(10) (pdf).

Xie, H., G. R. Keller, and Richard P. Langford, 2004 , AIRSAR/TOPSAR Image Processing and Interpretation: an application example in far west Texas, USA. Geocarto International, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 33-41.

Xie, H., N. Hicks, G. R. Keller, H. Huang, V. Kreinovich, 2003, An IDL/ENVI Implementation of the FFT Based Algorithm for Automatic Image Registration , (downloading source code and test datasets from here maintained by the Journal), Computers and Geosciences, Vol. 29, pp. 1045-1055. (pdf)

Xie, H., J. Li, D. Liu, Y. Zhang, S. Huang, J. Fen, 1999 , Hyperspectral Image Processing and Application Study in Miaoershan District (in Chinese with English abstract), Journal of Uranium Geology, Vol.15, pp. 47-54.

Rong, J., M. Feng, Z. Sun, Z. Xu, and H. Xie, 1997, Pegmatite-type Uranium Mineralization and Reginal Zonation of Pegmatite Swarm in North Qinling (in Chinese with English abstract), Geoscience Research, Vol. 29-30, pp. 76-88 .

Xie, H. and J. He, 1997, Application of Radioactivity-Remote Sensing Techniques to Uranium Metallogenic Environment Analyses and Prospective Prognosis in Anshan-Benxi Area, Liaoning Province, China (in Chinese with English abstract),  Journal of Uranium Geology, Vol. 13, pp. 95-100.

Feng, M., J. Rong, Z. Sun, Z. Xu, H. Xie, 1996, The Formation Mechanism and Prognosis on the Prospect of Pegmatite Type Uranium Deposit in Northern Qinling of China (in Chinese), China Nuclear Science and Technology Report CNIC-01128 and BRIUG-0034 (Monograph), 9 p.

Feng Mingyue, Rong Jiashu, Sun Zhifu, Xu Ziyang, Xie Hongjie, 1996. Pegmatite Type Uranium Deposit of Northern Qinling (in Chinese), ISBN 7-5022-1591-3, Published by China Atomic Energy Press . 144 p

 

 

(Presentations or proceedings)

 

Hendrickx, JMH, H Xie, JBJ Harrison, B. Borchers and J Simunek, 2008. Global prediction of thermal soil regimes, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium 2008 proceedings 6953-33 Vol 9 (10 p.)

*Schnur, M. and H. Xie, 2008. Estimating root zone moisture at distant sites using MODIS NDVI and EVI in a semi-arid region. AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15-19.

Qiang, Z., X. Zhao, H. Xie, Z. Zeng, 2007. Satellite thermal infrared stress field and earthquake prediction in short-term and imminent. AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 10-14. (link)

*Wang, X., H Xie, H Sharif, 2007. The impact of local and global climate variation/change on extreme weather events in the south central Texas. AMS 87th annual meeting, San Antonio, TX, January 14-18 (link)

Zhou, X., H Guan, H Xie, JL Wilson, 2006. Unification of NDVI definitions and areal fraction models in remote sensing of vegetation. AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 11-15 (link)

Keller, GR, O.Quezada, H. Xie, J.Granillo, 2006. Intergration and formal fusion of remote sensing and geophysical data to obtain subsurface structure: some examples. GSA annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 22-25. (link)

**Zhu, M., H.Xie, D. Liu, Y.Zhang, 2006. Hydrocarbon microseepage detection based on normalized ferric and ferrous indices of Landsat imagery. AGU Joint Assembly. Baltimore, MD, May 23-26 (link)

*Weissling, B.P., 2006. Assessment, priorization, and monitoring of an ecosystem's environmental services: a modeling approach with remote sensing and GIS. ASPRS annual meeting, May 1-5, Reno, Nevada. 8 p.

*Wang, X., H. Guan, and H. Xie, 2006. Estimation of root-zone soil moisture using MODIS-derived NDVI in semiarid and humid conditions. ASPRS annual meeting, May 1-5, Reno, Nevada. 9 p.

*Weissling, B., H. Xie, P. Jurena, 2005. Early detection of oak wilt disease: A hyperspectral approach, Proceedings of the Pecora 16 Global Priorities in Land Remote Sensing, October 23-27, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 7 p.

Xie, H., H. Guan, and S. Ytuarte, 2005. Heat island of San Antonio, Texas detected by MODIS/Aqua temperature product. Proceedings of the 2oth Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment. Weslaco, TX, October 4-6, 2005. 7 p. (pdf)

*Cabico, L. and H. Xie, 2005. Correlation analysis of fuel moisture content from Remote Automated Weather Stations and MODIS-derived vegetation indices, West Texas High desert. Proceedings of the 2oth Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment. Weslaco, TX, October 4-6, 2005. 10 p.

*Wang, X., H. Guan, and H. Xie, 2005. The response of MODIS-derived NDVI to root-zone soil moisture in semi-arid and humid climate conditions. Proceedings of the 2oth Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment. Weslaco, TX, October 4-6, 2005. 10 p.

*Owojori, A. and H. Xie, 2005. Landsat image-based LULC changes of San Antonio, Texas using advanced atmospheric correction and object-oriented image analysis approaches, Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Urban Areas (URS2005), March 14-16, Tempe, Arizona. 4 p.

Zhou, X., S. Li, H. Xie, H. Guan, C. Link, and M. Speece, 2005. Retrieval of liquid water content from radar backscattering coefficient for soil-snow mixed terrain. INSA Space Policy Institute 'o5 Conference, Big Sky, Montana, September 16-18.

*Ytuarte, S.L., 2005. Urban hot island phenomenon of San Antonio Texas using time series of temperature from MODIS images. South-Central Section Annual Meeting, April 1-2, San Antonio, Texas.

*Cabico, M.L. and H. Xie, 2005. Fuel moisture content based on MODIS-derived vegetation indices in west Texas high desert, South-Central Section Annual Meeting, April 1-2, San Antonio, Texas.

Xie, H., H. Guan, X. Zhou, and J. Wilson, 2005. Relation of below-root-zone soil moisture and surface NDVI from optical remote sensing imagery, ASPRS Annual Conference, March 7-11, Baltimore, Maryland.

Xie, H., G. R. Keller, and X. Zhou, 2004. GIS-based automated time-series remote sensing data conversion and information retrieval, GSA Annual Conference, November 7-10, Denver, Colorado.

Zhou, X., H. Xie, G. Marshall, and H. Guan, 2004. Spectral signature and emissive characteristics of drought-stressed vegetation - implication for remote sensing of drought stress, ASPRS Annual Conference, May 23-28, Denver, Colorado. 

 

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