Assistant Professor and GIS Program Coordinator
|Dr. Wulamu’s professional and technical expertise encompasses optical, hyperspectral and thermal remote sensing, LiDAR, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Interferometric SAR (InSAR) and polarimetric SAR data processing, radiative transfer, cartographic design, dynamic GIS, server GIS and development of web based relational databases. He has authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal publications, one book chapter, and presented more than 30 conference papers and workshops.|
Selected Recent Publications
Jordan, Y.C., Ghulam, A., Herrmann, R. (2012). Floodplain ecosystem response to climate variability and land-cover and land-use change in Lower Missouri River Basin. Landscape Ecology, 27: 843-857.
Ghulam, A., Kusky, T., Teyip, T. and Qin, Q. (2011). Subcanopy soil moisture modeling in n-dimensional spectral feature space. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 77(2):149-156.
Gabr, S., Ghulam, A., Kusky, T.M. (2010). Detecting areas of high-potential gold mineralization using ASTER data. Ore Geology Reviews, 38(1-2): 59-69.
Ghulam, A, Li, Z-L., Qin, Q., Yimit, H., Wang, J. (2008). Estimating crop water stress with ETM+ NIR and SWIR data. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148:1679-1695.
Ghulam, A, Qin, Q., Kusky, T.M., Li, Z-L. (2008). A re-examination of perpendicular drought indices. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29(20): 6037-6044.
Ghulam, A., Qin, Q., Teyip, T., and Li, Z-L. (2007). Modified perpendicular drought index (MPDI): a real-time drought monitoring method. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 62: 150-164.
|As a geo-environmental scientist specialized in remote sensing & GIS, Dr. Wulamu’s research has focused on 1) impacts of land use/land cover and climate change on water and air quality and terrestrial biodiversity; 2) applications of InSAR/DInSAR/LiDAR in predictive modeling of geological hazards (e.g., landslides and land subsidence, earthquake deformation) and hydrogeology; 3) integrated use of hyperspectral and radar data fusion in mineral exploration; 4) understanding the responses of crops to urban heat island and climate change.|