Anatoly Gitelson

Anatoly Gitelson

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Title Emeritus Remote Sensing Specialist
Address 101 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583-0961
Phone 402-472-3471
FAX 402-472-2946
E-mail agitelson2@unl.edu
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Hello, I'm Anatoly Gitelson, physicist, remote sensing specialist and professor in the School of Natural Resources.

Most of my research is on the development of models and remote sensing techniques for monitoring terrestrial and aquatic environments. Consequently, I also teach quantitative remote sensing classes that cover both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Remote sensing models and techniques are extremely useful in monitoring water quality and vegetation status. In fact, in a recent research projects that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and NASA funded, we developed techniques to monitor phytoplankton density and suspended matter in lakes, reservoirs and coastal waters and we used remote sensing to classify lakes across Nebraska.

Analyses that use remote sensing are equally valuable for land-based projects and often have several important applications. We have used remote sensing techniques in the past in the study of land cover change in different part of the world and we use it now in the assessment of vegetation "health" including carbon dioxide exchange.

Remote sensing tools are dynamic, permitting me to expand the scope of my projects. Hence, I have employed remote sensing techniques and models to track global carbon dioxide exchange and monitor global vegetation dynamics.

I started working at UNL in 2000. I have a Master's and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Radio Technology in Taganrog in the former Soviet Union.

Selected Publications

Gitelson, A.A. G. Dall’Olmo, W. Moses, D.C. Rundquist, T. Barrow, T.R. Fisher, D. Gurlin, and J. Holz. 2008. A simple semi-analytical model for remote estimation of chlorophyll-a in turbid waters: Validation. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112: 3582–3593, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2008.04.015
Gitelson, A.A., Viña, A., Masek J.G., Verma, S. B., and A. E. Suyker. 2008. Synoptic Monitoring of Gross Primary Productivity of Maize Using Landsat Data, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, Vol. 5, No. 2, April 2008, 10.1109/LGRS.2008.915598.
Gitelson, A. A. Wide Dynamic Range Vegetation Index for Remote Quantification of Crop Biophysical Characteristics. Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol. 161, 165-173, 2004.
Gitelson, A. A., A. Viña, S. B. Verma, D. C. Rundquist, T. J. Arkebauer, G. Keydan, B. Leavitt, V. Ciganda, G. G. Burba, and A. E. Suyker (2006), Relationship between gross primary production and chlorophyll content in crops: Implications for the synoptic monitoring of vegetation productivity, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D08S11, doi:10.1029/2005JD006017.
Gitelson, A. A. Wide Dynamic Range Vegetation Index for Remote Quantification of Crop Biophysical Characteristics. Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol. 161, 165-173, 2004.
Dall'Olmo, G., A. A. Gitelson, and D. C. Rundquist, Towards a unified approach for remote estimation of chlorophyll-a in both terrestrial vegetation and turbid productive waters, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(18), 1938, doi:10.1029/2003GL018065, 2003.
Gitelson, A. A., S. B. Verma, A. Vina, D. C. Rundquist, G. Keydan, B. Leavitt, T. J. Arkebauer, G. G. Burba, and A. E. Suyker, Novel technique for remote estimation of CO2 flux in maize, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(9), 1486, doi:10.1029/2002GL016543, 2003.
Gitelson, A.A., Gritz, U. and Merzlyak M.N. 2003. Relationships between leaf chlorophyll content and spectral reflectance and algorithms for non-destructive chlorophyll assessment in higher plant leaves. J Plant Physiol, Vol. 160, No 3, 271-282.

Educational Background

  • MS - Institute of Radio Technology in Taganrog, Soviet Union, Electronics (1964)
  • PhD - Institute of Radio Technology in Taganrog, Soviet Union, Radio Physics (1972)

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Notable Websites

Remote Sensing of Environment, Environmental change, Hydrology, Limnology, Water quality, Blue-green remote sensing

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title Maize and Soybean Biomass and Yield Monitoring using MODIS
Starting Date 9/1/2012
Principal Investigators
Anatoly Gitelson
Co-PIs
Anthony Nguy-Robertson
Ending Date 5/31/2013
Funding Level $1,500.00
Funding Source University of Nebraska-Omaha/National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Cyanobacteria Detection in Water Systems
Starting Date 5/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Anatoly Gitelson
Ending Date 4/30/2012
Funding Level $4,400.00
Funding Source University of Nebraska Foundation

 
Grant Title Remote Sensing of Maize and Soybeans in NE
Starting Date 8/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Anatoly Gitelson
Ending Date 1/31/2012
Funding Level $1,000.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title A Modis Based Decision Support Tool for Gulf Coast Salt Marsh Conservation and Restoration
Starting Date 2/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Anatoly Gitelson
Ending Date 1/31/2011
Funding Level $74,066.00
Funding Source University of New Orleans

 
Grant Title A Satellite-Based Quantification of Carbon Exchange of the Cominant Ecosystem (Maize-Soybean) in the NACP Mid-Continent Intensive (MCI) Region
Starting Date 4/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Anatoly Gitelson
Co-PIs
Shashi Verma
Andy Suyker
Ending Date 3/31/2010
Funding Level $180,101.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Satelite Based Carbon Exchange (Maize Soybeans)
Starting Date 4/1/2008
Principal Investigators
Anatoly Gitelson
Co-PIs
Shashi Verma
Andy Suyker
Ending Date 3/31/2011
Funding Level $216,622.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Stennis

 

Graduate Program(s)

Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences