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Journal Papers

Anum, R., Chishtie, F., Ghuffar S., Qazi, W., & Shahid, I. (2016). Inter-comparison of SMOS and AMSR-E Soil Moisture products during Flood years (2010-11) over Pakistan. European Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 50, Issue 1, p. 442-451.

Qazi, W., Baig, S., Gilani, H., Waqar, M. M., Dhakal, A., Ammar, A. (2017). Comparison of forest aboveground biomass estimates from passive and active remote sensing sensors over Kayar Khola watershed , Chitwan district, Nepal. SPIE Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Vol. 11, Issue 2, 026038.

Baig, S., Qazi, W., Akhtar, A. M., Waqar, M. M., Ammar, A., Gilani, H., Mehmood, S. A. (2017). Forest aboveground biomass (AGB) estimation for Shisham (Dalbergia sissoo) from dual-polarized ALOS-2 PALSAR data in Chichawatni Irrigated Plantation, Pakistan. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 43, Issue 3, p. 297-308.

Islam, Z., Iqbal, J., & Qazi, W. (2016). Palaeochannel Delineation using Landsat 8 OLI and Envisat ASAR Image Fusion Techniques in Cholistan Desert, Pakistan. SPIE Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Vol. 10, Issue 4, 046001.

Khan., J. & Qazi, W. (2016). On the Use of ALOS-PALSAR Mosaics to Study Ocean Surface Features of Pakistan Coastal Region. Journal of Space Technology, Vol. VI, Issue 1.

Qazi, W., Emery, W., & Fox-Kemper, B. (2014). Computing ocean surface currents over the Coastal California Current System using 30-minute lag sequential SAR imagesIEEE Trans. Geosc. Rem. Sens., Vol. 52, Issue 12, p. 7559 - 7580.

Qazi, W. & Emery, W. (2016). Ocean surface currents from spaceborne SAR using the MCC SAR and Doppler Centroid methods. In preparation for J. Geophysical Research. 

Conference Proceedings

Qazi, W. A. & Gilani, H. (2015). Exploring the Use of Spaceborne SAR for Above Ground Biomass Measurements in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region and Pakistan. In M. S. R. Murthy, S. Wesselman, & H. Gilani (Eds.), Multi-scale forest biomass assessment and monitoring in the HKH region: A geospatial perspective (pp. 102–111). Kathmundu, Nepal: ICIMOD. Retrieved from http://lib.icimod.org/record/30997/files/Biomass book.pdf

Conference Talks

Qazi, W. (2017). Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) remote sensing & hydrological applications. Invited Talk, Summer School on Water Informatics: Science and Systems, 21-23rd May, 2017,Center for Water Informatics and Technology (WIT), LUMS, Lahore, Pakistan

Qazi, W. (2017). Crop type, acreage, & health assessment using satellite imagery. Invited Keynote Talk, 6th Invention to Innovation Summit, 8-9th March, 2017, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

Riaz, I. & Qazi, W. (2016). Determination of flood inundation using TerraSAR-X SAR intensity imagery. International Conference on Space, 20-22nd Sep., 2016, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Qazi, W. (2015). Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for Earth Remote Sensing. Invited Talk (Tutorial Session), 3rd International Conference on Aerospace Science and Engineering (ICASE), 2-4th Sep., 2015, Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad, Pakistan.

Khan, J. & Qazi, W., (2014). On the Use of ALOS-PALSAR Mosaics to Study Ocean Surface Features of Pakistan Coastal Region. International Conference on Space, 12-14th Nov., 2014, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Qazi, W. & Gilani, H., (2013). Exploring the use of spaceborne SAR for above ground biomass measurements in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region and Pakistan. International Expert Group Meeting on Geospatial Information Systems for Multi-scale Forest Biomass Assessment and Monitoring in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region, 9-10th Dec., 2013, Kathmundu, Nepal, ISPRS / ICIMOD

Qazi, W. (2013). Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for Earth Remote Sensing. Invited Talk (Tutorial Session), 3rd International Conference on Aerospace Science and Engineering (ICASE), 21-23rd Aug., 2013, Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad, Pakistan.

Qazi, W., Emery, W., & Hansen, M. (2013). Extracting ocean surface currents from SAR: Maximum Cross Correlation and Doppler Centroid methods. IGARSS, 21st-26th July, 2013, Melbourne, Australia.

Qazi, W., Emery, W., & Romeiser, R. (2013). Coastal ocean surface currents from ENVISAT ERS-2 30 minute lag sequential SAR images using the Maximum Cross-Correlation (MCC) method. Ocean Surface Currents: Towards Future Mission Concepts, 6-8th May, 2013, ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

Emery, W., Roesler, C., & Qazi, W. (2012). Using HF radar coastal currents to correct satellite altimetry. 20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry Symposium, 24-29th Sep., 2012, Venice Lido, Italy.

Emery, W., Roesler, C., & Qazi, W.  (2012). Using HF radar coastal currents to correct satellite altimetry. IGARSS, 22nd-27th July, 2012, Munich, Germany.

Qazi, W. & Emery, W. (2012). Ocean surface currents from satellite-based SAR: ATI and intensity images. ASPRS Annual Conference, 19th-23rd March, 2012, Sacramento, California, USA.

Emery, W. & Qazi, W. (2012). Ocean surface currents: What we can do with Earth observation at finer resolutions? ESA DUE GlobCurrent User Consultation meeting, 7-9th March, 2012, IFREMER, Brest, France.

Emery, W., Roesler, C., & Qazi, W. (2011). Using HF radar coastal currents to correct satellite altimetry. 5th Coastal Altimetry Workshop, 16-18th Oct., 2011, San Diego, California, USA.

Emery, W., Roesler, C., & Qazi, W.  (2011). Using HF radar coastal currents to correct satellite altimetry. IGARSS, 24-29th July, 2011, Vancouver, Canada.

Roesler, C., Emery, W., & Qazi, W. (2010). Using HF radar coastal currents to correct satellite altimetry. 4th Coastal Altimetry Workshop, Oct. 14-15th, 2010, Porto, Portugal.

Shahid, H., Khan, K., & Qazi, W. A. (2008). Using modified Mixture of Gaussians for background modeling in video surveillance. Proc. 2nd International Conference on Advances in Space Technologies (ICAST), 29-30th Nov. 2008, Islamabad, Pakistan, p. 155-159.

Conference Posters

Qazi, W., Javad, A., & Abbas, A. (2017). Utilizing SAR imagery, Ocean Color, SST, and Radar Altimetry to Study Upwelling in the Coastal Arabian Sea. 10th Coastal Altimetry Workshop, 21-23rd Feb., 2017, Florence, Italy.

Qazi, W., Emery, W., & Hansen, M. (2012). Extracting Ocean Surface Currents from SAR: MCC and Doppler Centroid Tracking. AGU Fall Meeting 2012, 3rd–7th Dec., San Francisco, CA, USA.

Qazi, W., Emery, W., & Hansen, M. (2012). Extracting Ocean Surface Currents from SAR: MCC and Doppler Centroid Tracking. ATOC Poster Conference, 26th Nov., 2012, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, USA. Best Oceanography Poster Award.

Emery, W., Roesler, C., & Qazi, W.  (2012). Influence of small scale ocean surface variations in US West Coast satellite altimetry by comparison with coincident HF radar synthetic sea surface heights. AVISO Ocean Surface Topography Science Team (OST/ST) Meeting, 22nd-29th Sep., 2012, Venice, Italy.

Emery, W. J., Qazi, W. A., & Hansen, M. W. (2012). Methods for generating ocean surface currents from SAR: MCC, TerraSAR-X ATI, Envisat Doppler Centroid Tracking. IGARSS, 22nd-27th July, Munich, Germany.

Qazi, W. & Emery, W. (2012). Ocean Surface Currents from Feature Tracking of Biogenic Surface Slicks in SAR Intensity Images. AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012, 20–24th Feb., Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Qazi, W., Emery, W., & Roesler, C. (2010). Analysis of Coastal Ocean Surface Currents from HF Radar and AVHRR Thermal IR Imagery. ATOC Poster Conference, 1st Dec., 2010, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Qazi, W., Emery, W., & Crocker, R. I. (2010). Extracting Near-Real-Time Coastal Ocean Surface Currents from Remote Sensing Data using the Maximum Cross-Correlation (MCC) Method. AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting 2010, 22nd-26th Feb., Portland, Oregon, USA.

Qazi, W., Emery, W., & Roesler, C. (2009). Coastal Ocean Currents & Pseudo High Resolution Dynamic Topography along the California Coast: AVHRR Thermal IR Imagery, CODAR, and Altimeter Measurements. ATOC Poster Conference, 7th Dec., 2009, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Emery, W., Roesler, C., & Qazi, W.  (2009). Improved Altimetric Retrievals in the Coastal Zone. AVISO Ocean Surface Topography Science Team (OST/ST) Meeting, 22nd-24th June 2009, Seattle, Washington, USA

Latest@GREL



 

Faculty Positions Open: GREL is actively on the lookout for qualified PhD faculty in RS & GISc. If you are interested to apply to be part of this vibrant faculty, just contact Dr. Rizwan Bulbul or Dr. Sajid Ghuffar.


(04-05-17) GREL is launching the 3rd Summer School on Earth Remote Sensing with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), from 10 - 18th July, 2017. This summer school will be led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi. Detailed course info and registration is available here. The summer school is open for both national and international participants. Last date for registration: 21st May for international participants, 3rd July for national participants.


(8th March, 2017) GREL faculty member Dr. Waqas A. Qazi won a SATHA Innovation Award for technology innovation during the 6th Invention to Innovation Summit at the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.


(Feb. '17) GREL faculty and students' research on studying upwelling and physical oceanography in the Arabian Sea was higlighted and presented as a poster at the 10th Coastal Altimetry Workshop, held in Florence, Iraly. This research is being led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi, and is supported by IFS and JAXA


(16-01-17) GREL is launching the 2nd Workshop on Workshop on Data Analysis Techniquesfor Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Science using MATLAB . This course will be led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi, from 30th Jan. - 3rd Feb., 2017. Detailed course info and registration is available here. Last date for registration: 18th Jan., 2016.


(11-12-16) The ISNET / NARSS Seminar & Hands-on Training Workshop on Earth Remote Sensing with SAR has been successfully held at NARSS (National Authority for Remote Sensing & Space Sciences), Cairo, Egypt, from 27th Nov. - 1st Dec. The hands-on training workshop was conducted by GREL faculty member Dr. Waqas A. Qazi.


(20-10-16) Dr. Waqas A. Qazi delivered a guest talk at Dept. of Meteorology, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, on "SAR Remote Sensing Applicatons" during their monthly seminar series.


(04-07-16) GREL faculty member Dr. Rizwan Bulbul and MS student Ahsan Abbas recently completed formal scientific and technical review of the book "GeoProcessing with Python." This included testing the code, identifying / removing bugs, and identifying / installing required libraries.


(23-06-16) GREL is launching the 2nd Summer School on Earth Remote Sensing with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). This course will be led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi, from 1-5th Jan., 2016. Detailed course info and registration is available here. Last date for registration: 20th July, 2016.


(12-05-16) Dr. Majid Nazeer, recent PhD graduate from Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, will be delivering a guest talk on Atmospheric Correction of Remote Sensing Imagery and Coastal Water Quality Applications at GREL Lab, tomorrow, 13th May, from 10:30 AM to 12 PM.


(22-04-16) Forest ground survey was conducted by GREL team from 18-20th April for undergrad Final Year Project. The survey team was led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi and Mr. Naeem Shahzad, and included 1 MS and 2 BS students. The survey was conducted in Ghora Ghali forest, Murree Forest Division, with the support of Forest Dept., Govt. of the Punjab. Plot survey methodology was used and tree DBH / height were measured. These surveyed plots will be used for regression modeling with remote sensing data for forest AGB estimation.


 (23-12-15) GREL is launching its 1st Workshop on Workshop on Data Analysis Techniquesfor Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Science using MATLAB . This course will be led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi, from 25-29th Jan., 2016. Detailed course info and registration is available here. Last date for registration: 18th Jan., 2016.


 (27-11-15) ESA has accepted a Cat-1 research proposal by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi to study and analyse landslides and slope stability in KPK post-2005 Kashmir earthquake. ESA has granted a quote of 180 SAR images from Envisat ASAR for the research. As part of this research, repeat-pass InSAR processing will be developed and implemented in-house at GREL.

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2nd International QGIS User & Developer Conference, Girona, Spain, 24-29th May, 2016.


ESA offers a free 5-week online course on Monitoring Climate from Space in support of upcoming COP21 Climate Summit. Start date: 30th Nov. See details here.


  More

Latest@GREL



 

Faculty Positions Open: GREL is actively on the lookout for qualified PhD faculty in RS & GISc. If you are interested to apply to be part of this vibrant faculty, just contact Dr. Rizwan Bulbul or Dr. Sajid Ghuffar.


(04-05-17) GREL is launching the 3rd Summer School on Earth Remote Sensing with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), from 10 - 18th July, 2017. This summer school will be led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi. Detailed course info and registration is available here. The summer school is open for both national and international participants. Last date for registration: 21st May for international participants, 3rd July for national participants.


(8th March, 2017) GREL faculty member Dr. Waqas A. Qazi won a SATHA Innovation Award for technology innovation during the 6th Invention to Innovation Summit at the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.


(Feb. '17) GREL faculty and students' research on studying upwelling and physical oceanography in the Arabian Sea was higlighted and presented as a poster at the 10th Coastal Altimetry Workshop, held in Florence, Iraly. This research is being led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi, and is supported by IFS and JAXA


(16-01-17) GREL is launching the 2nd Workshop on Workshop on Data Analysis Techniquesfor Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Science using MATLAB . This course will be led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi, from 30th Jan. - 3rd Feb., 2017. Detailed course info and registration is available here. Last date for registration: 18th Jan., 2016.


(11-12-16) The ISNET / NARSS Seminar & Hands-on Training Workshop on Earth Remote Sensing with SAR has been successfully held at NARSS (National Authority for Remote Sensing & Space Sciences), Cairo, Egypt, from 27th Nov. - 1st Dec. The hands-on training workshop was conducted by GREL faculty member Dr. Waqas A. Qazi.


(20-10-16) Dr. Waqas A. Qazi delivered a guest talk at Dept. of Meteorology, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, on "SAR Remote Sensing Applicatons" during their monthly seminar series.


(04-07-16) GREL faculty member Dr. Rizwan Bulbul and MS student Ahsan Abbas recently completed formal scientific and technical review of the book "GeoProcessing with Python." This included testing the code, identifying / removing bugs, and identifying / installing required libraries.


(23-06-16) GREL is launching the 2nd Summer School on Earth Remote Sensing with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). This course will be led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi, from 1-5th Jan., 2016. Detailed course info and registration is available here. Last date for registration: 20th July, 2016.


(12-05-16) Dr. Majid Nazeer, recent PhD graduate from Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, will be delivering a guest talk on Atmospheric Correction of Remote Sensing Imagery and Coastal Water Quality Applications at GREL Lab, tomorrow, 13th May, from 10:30 AM to 12 PM.


(22-04-16) Forest ground survey was conducted by GREL team from 18-20th April for undergrad Final Year Project. The survey team was led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi and Mr. Naeem Shahzad, and included 1 MS and 2 BS students. The survey was conducted in Ghora Ghali forest, Murree Forest Division, with the support of Forest Dept., Govt. of the Punjab. Plot survey methodology was used and tree DBH / height were measured. These surveyed plots will be used for regression modeling with remote sensing data for forest AGB estimation.


 (23-12-15) GREL is launching its 1st Workshop on Workshop on Data Analysis Techniquesfor Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Science using MATLAB . This course will be led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi, from 25-29th Jan., 2016. Detailed course info and registration is available here. Last date for registration: 18th Jan., 2016.


 (27-11-15) ESA has accepted a Cat-1 research proposal by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi to study and analyse landslides and slope stability in KPK post-2005 Kashmir earthquake. ESA has granted a quote of 180 SAR images from Envisat ASAR for the research. As part of this research, repeat-pass InSAR processing will be developed and implemented in-house at GREL.

More >>>

 

Events



  


  


 


2nd International QGIS User & Developer Conference, Girona, Spain, 24-29th May, 2016.


ESA offers a free 5-week online course on Monitoring Climate from Space in support of upcoming COP21 Climate Summit. Start date: 30th Nov. See details here.


  More