Outline for Urban Remote Sensing Workshop Instructors: Dr. George Xian and Dr. Qihao Weng Urban growth in both regional and global aspects o Population expansion o Land use demand in developing regions o Potential envirommental impacts Remote sensing for urban environment o High resolution remote sensing data o Medium resolution satellite imagery o Coarse resultion satellite observation Classification of urban land o Data mining approach o Continuous vs. thermatic maps o Accuracy validation o New progresses Urban Heat Island effects and regional climate change o Land surface temperature-vegetation abundance relationship o Modeling urban heat island effects o Urban surface temperature and regional climate change Urban environemental impact assessment o Water quality o Surface runoff o Air quality Contact: George Xian, PhD U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS) Sioux Falls, SD 57198, USA Phone: (605)594-2599 (O), Fax: (605)594-6529 Email: [email protected] George Xian is working at the USGS Earth Observation and Science (EROS) Center, with extensive experiences in remote sensing and environmental model applications. Currently, he works as a science leader for the land cover change classification and impact research including development of new prototype approach for modeling land cover change. His has worked for the USGS National Land Cover Database to produce land change products including land cover and impervious surface in the United States. During the past 10 years he has specialized in multi-type remote sensing data and environmental model applications for land cover characterization and environmental change analysis throughout the United States. He has led several research activities including urban land cover change and environmental impact assessment by collaborating with scientists in different government agencies and universities. His current research focuses are on three major research fields including land cover-urban, vegetation distribution and change in semi-arid land, and regional climate change. He has published more than 40 peer reviewed articles and three book chapters. His book published recently entitled “Remote Sensing Applications for Urban Environment” provides a detailed look at remote sensing data and algorithms to characterize and monitor the urban environment. He also serves as an associate editor for Remote Sensing Application: Society and Environment. Dr. Qihao Weng Dr. Qihao Weng is a Full Professor and Director of Center for Urban and Environmental Change at Indiana State University, USA. Currently, he serves as an Editor-in-Chief of ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, as well as the Series Editor of Taylor & Francis Series in Remote Sensing Applications, and Coordinator of GEO’s Global Urban Observation and Information Task. Dr. Weng is the author of 178 articles and 9 books, with Google-Scholar Citations of over 8000 and Hindex of 43. Dr. Weng has received several significant awards, including a Senior Fellowship from National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 2008, Outstanding Contributions in Remote Sensing Award in 2011 and the 2015 Willard and Ruby S. Miller Award, both from Association of American Geographers. He has given 90 invited talks worldwide, including keynote addresses, public speeches, colloquia and seminars. He is the Organizer and Program Chair of biennial International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications, a committee member of 22 international conferences, and an editorial board member of 10 journals.