Ayse Kilic

Ayse Kilic

  • Contact Information
  • My Story
  • Publications
  • Background
  • Interests
  • Grants
  • Advising
  • Courses Taught

Contact Information

TitleHydrologic Information Systems Specialist
Faculty RankProfessor
Address311 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
  • office: 402-417-2562
  • fax: 402-472-4915
VitaeDownload file


Contact Preference


My Story

Hi, I'm Ayse Kilic, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a faculty member at the Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT), which is based in the School of Natural Resources. Before joining the School of Natural Resources in 2007, I was a research assistant professor in UNL's Department of Biological Systems Engineering, and a post-doc at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

The main focus of my research interests is in the application of remote sensing to estimate land surface evapotranspiration (ET). The more dependable and universal satellite-based models employ a surface energy balance (EB) where ET is computed as a residual of surface energy. I and my research team are using SEBAL and METRIC models which use the CIMEC approach (Calibration using Inverse Modeling of Extreme Conditions). Recently, I have been studying land-water-atmosphere interactions to understand the impacts of land use/land cover (LULC) change on local to regional hydrology in the U.S. High Plains. The goal of this research is to fingerprint the anthropogenic forcing/signatures of LULC, change and discriminate among the causes of natural climate variability, for better understanding of past climate variations.

Ayse Irmak in field with research project.
Ayse Kilic in the field with a research project.

I am also working in surface water hydrology, and in particular in the application of geographic information systems (GIS) to hydrology. I'm working on development of the Nebraska Hydrologic Information System (HIS), which is designed to provide improved access to evapotranspiration and other hydrologic data, and synthesis into a digital watershed.

HIS is going to be one of the first tools available that will allow farmers/decision makers to check the ET rates for their individual fields, down to a resolution of 30 meters. This line of research can help decision-makers at all levels to understand what kind of water management practices might be needed to ensure that groundwater use is sustainable. More information about my research can be found on my home page: https://snr.unl.edu/kilic/

I've been involved in teaching GIS, hydrology and water resources courses at the university level. I teach the following courses regularly: (1) Introduction to Geospatial Information (NRES 312) every fall and spring and (2) GIS in Water Resources (CIVE 898) every fall. I co-teach the GIS in Water Resources course together with the University of Texas at Austin and Utah State University.

Ayse Kilic and family in 2009 at the castle of Kızkalesi (Corycus). The castle was built  in the 12th century.
Ayse Irmak and family in 2009 at the castle of Kızkalesi (Corycus). The castles was built in the 12th century.

I am a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)-Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of (a) Crop Coefficient Task Committee and (b) Standardization of Reference Evapotranspiration in Irrigation Hydrology Task Committee. I am also serving in the ASABE-SW-244/Standardization Committee for ASAE EP505 Weather Station Instrumentation and Measurement and Reporting Practices for Automated Agricultural Weather Stations.

Selected Publications

Volk, J.M., Huntington, J., Melton, F.S., Allen, R., Anderson, M.C., Fisher, J.B., Kilic, A. Et al. 2023. Development of a Benchmark Eddy Flux Evapotranspiration Dataset for Evaluation of Satellite-Driven Evapotranspiration Models Over the CONUS. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 331 (2023) 109307. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2023.109307Online
Blankenau, P., Kilic, A., Allen, R. G. (2021). An evaluation of gridded weather data sets for the purpose of estimating reference evapotranspiration in the United States. Agricultural Water Management, 106376, 106376
Ramirez-Cuesta, J. M., Allen, R. G., Intrigliolo, D. S., Kilic, A., Robison, C. W., Trezza, R., Santos, C., Lorite-Torres, I. (2021). METRIC-GIS: An advanced energy balance model for computing crop evapotranspiration in a GIS environment. Environmental Modelling & Software, 131, 104770Online
Sharma, V., Irmak, S., Kilic, A. Comparison of different methods of scaling/resolution of sebs derived fluxes for natural systems and vegetative surfaces. Water Resources Research.
Allen, R., Robison, C.W., Huntington, J., Wright, J.L., Kilic, A. 2020. Applying the FAO-56 Dual Kc Method for Irrigation Water Requirements over Large Areas of the Western U.S. Transactions of the ASABE Vol. 63(6): 2059-2081 doi:10.13031/trans.13933Online
Allen, R.G., Dukes, M.D., Snyder, R.L., Kjelgren, R., Kilic, A. 2020. A Review of Landscape Water Requirements Using a Multicomponent Landscape Coefficient. Transactions of the ASABE Vol. 63(6): 2039-2058 doi:10.13031/trans.13948Online
Kilic, A., Allen, R.G., Blankenau, P.A., Revelle, P., Ozturk, D., Huntington, J.L. 2020. Global production and free access to Landsat-scale Evapotranspiration with EEFlux and eeMETRIC. An ASABE Meeting Presentation DOI: https://doi.org/10.13031/irrig.2020-038 Paper Number: 20-038Online
Sharma, S., Dhakal, K., Wagle, P., Kilic, A. 2019. Retrospective Tillage Differentiation Using the Landsat-5TM Archive with Discriminant Analysis. Agrosyst Geosci Environ. 3:e20000. doi:10.1002/agg2.20000Online
Ramírez-Cuesta, J.-M., Allen, R. G., Zarco-Tejada, P.J., Kilic, A., Santos, C., Lorite-Torres, I. (2018). Impact of the spatial resolution on the energy balance components on an open-canopy olive orchard. Int J Appl Earth Obs Geoinformation, 74, 88-102.
Trezza, R., Allen, R. G., Kilic, A., Ratcliffe, I., Tasumi, M. (2018). Influence of Landsat Revisit Frequency on Time-Integration of Evapotranspiration for Agricultural Water Management. Evapotranspiration. InTech Publications.
de la Fuente-Sáiz, D., Ortega-Farías, S., Fonseca, D., Ortega-Salazar, S., Kilic, A., Allen, R. G. (2017). Calibration of METRIC Model to Estimate Energy Balance over a Drip-Irrigated Apple Orchard. Remote Sensing, 9(7), 1-18.Online
Fisher, J., Melton, F., Middleton, E., Hain, C., Anderson, M., Allen, R. G., McCabe, M. F., Hook, S., Baldocchi, D., Townsend, P. A., Kilic, A. (2017). The future of evapotranspiration: Global requirements for ecosystem functioning, carbon and climate feeOnline
Foolad, F., Franz, T. E., Wang, T., Gibson, J., Kilic, A., Allen, R. A., Suyker, A. (2017). Feasibility analysis of using inverse modeling for estimating field-scale evapotranspiration in maize and soybean fields from soil water content monitoring networkOnline
Kukal, M., Irmak, S., Kilic, A. (2017). Long-Term Spatial and Temporal Maize and Soybean Evapotranspiration Trends Derived from Ground-Based and Satellite-Based Datasets over the Great Plains. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE, 143(9).Online
Ramirez-Cuesta, J.-M., Kilic, A., Allen, R. G., Santos, C., Lorite-Torres, I. (2017). Evaluating the impact of adjusting surface temperature derived from Landsat 7 ETM+ in crop evapotranspiration assessment using high-resolution airborne data. InternationOnline
Yao, L., Tang, Z., Liu, C., Kilic, A. (2017). Estimation and investigation of consumptive water use in residential area—Case cities in Nebraska, U.S.A. Sustainable Cities and Society, 35, 637-644.Online
Kilic, A., Allen, R., Trezza, R., Ratcliffe, I., Kamble, B., Robison, C. 2016. Sensitivity of Evapotranspiration Retrievals from the METRIC Processing Algorithm to Improved Radiometric Resolution of Landsat 8 Thermal data and to Calibration Bias in LandsaOnline
Okalebo, J., Oglesby, R. J., Feng, S., Hubbard, K., Kilic, A., Hayes, M. J., Hayes, C. 2016. An Evaluation of the Community Land Model (Version 3.5) and Noah Land Surface Models for Temperature and Precipitation Over Nebraska (Central Great Plains): ImpliOnline
Ortega-Farías, S., Ortega-Salazar, S., Poblete, T., Kilic, A., Allen, R. G., Poblete-Echeverría, C., Ahumada-Orellana, L., Zuniga, M., Sepulveda, D. 2016. Estimation of energy balance components over a drip-irrigated olive orchard using thermal and multisOnline
Sharma, V., Irmak, S., Kilic, A., Gilley, J. E., Meyer, G. E., Knezevic, S., Marx, D. 2016. Quantification and mapping of surface residue cover and tillage practices for maize and soybean fields in south central Nebraska-USA using Landsat imagery. TransacOnline
Sharma, V., Irmak, S., Kilic, A., Sharma, V., Gilley, J.E., Meyer, G., Knezevic, S.Z., Marx, D.B. 2016. Quantification and Mapping of Surface Residue Cover for Maize and Soybean Fields in South Central Nebraska. Transactions of the ASABE Vol. 59(3): 925-939 DOI 10.13031/trans.59.11489Online
Sharma, V., Kilic, A., Irmak, S. 2016. Impact of scale/resolution on evapotranspiration from Landsat and MODIS images. Water Resources Research, 52(3):1800-1819.Online
Wang, J., Kessner, C., Aegerter, C., Sharma, A., Judd, L., Wardlow, B., You, J., Shulze, M., Irmak, S., Kilic, A. 2016. A multi-sensor view of the 2012 Central Plains drought from space. Journal of Applied and Theoretical Meteorology, 4:1-13.Online
Allen, R., Morton, C., Kamble, B., Kilic, A., Huntington, J., Thau, D., Gorelick, N., Erickson, T., Moore, R., Trezza, R., Ratcliffe, I.C., Robison, C. 2015. EEFlux: A Landsat-based Evapotranspiration mapping tool on the Google Earth Engine. 2015 ASABE/IA Irrigation Symposium: Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Irrigation Proceedings of the 10-12 November 2015 Symposium, Long Beach, California USA Published by ASABE St. Joseph, Michigan, USA Publication date November 10, 2015 ASABE Publication No. 701P0415.Online
Allen, R.G., Kilic, A., Suyker, A., Okalebo, J.A. 2015. Fitting measured evapotranspiration data to the FAO56 dual crop coefficient method. 2015 ASABE/IA Irrigation Symposium: Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Irrigation Proceedings of the 10-12 November 2015 Symposium, Long Beach, California USA Published by ASABE St. Joseph, Michigan, USA Publication date November 10, 2015 ASABE Publication No. 701P0415Online
Sharma, V., Irmak, S., Kilic, A., Mutiibwa, D. (2015). Application of remote sensing for quantifying and mapping surface energy fluxes in south central Nebraska: Analyses with respect to field measurements. Transactions of the ASABE. 58(5): 1265-1285.Online
Carrasco-Benavides, M., Ortega-Farías, S., Lagos, O., Kleissl, J., Morales-Salinas, L., Kilic, A. (2014). Parameterization of the Satellite-Based Model (METRIC) for the Estimation of Instantaneous Surface Energy Balance Components over a Drip-Irrigated ViOnline
Irmak, S., Payero, J. O., Kilic, A., Odhiambo, L., Rudnick, D., Sharma, V., Billesbach, D. (2014). On the Magnitude and Dynamics of Eddy Covariance Residual Energy (Energy Closure Error) in Subsurface Drip-Irrigated Maize Field During Growing and Non-Grow
Irmak, Suat, Ayse Kilic, Sumantra Chatterjee. 2014. On the Equality Assumption of Latent and Sensible Heat Energy Transfer Coefficients of the Bowen Ratio Theory for Evapotranspiration Estimations: Another Look at the Potential Causes of Inequalities. Online
Mutiibwa, D., A. Kilic, and S. Irmak. 2014. Identifying the fingerprints of the anthropogenic component of land use/land cover changes on regional climate of the USA High Plains. Great Plains Journal
Mutiibwa, Denis, Ayse Kilic, and Suat Irmak. 2014. The effect of land cover/land use changes on the regional climate of the High Plains. Climate 2014, 2(3): 153-167Online
Roy, D.P.; Wulder, M.A.; Loveland, T.R.; Woodcock, C.E.; Allen, R.G.; Anderson, M.C.; Helder, D.; Irons, J.R.; Johnson, D.M.; Kennedy, R.; Scambos, T.A.; Schaaf, C.B.; Schott, J.R.; Sheng, Y.; Vermote, E.F.; Belward, A.S.; Bindschadler, R.; Cohen, W.B.; GOnline
Wang, Shih-Yu, Joseph Santanello; Hailan Wang; Daniel Barandiaran; Rachel Pinker; Siegfried Schubert; Robert Gillies; Robert Oglesby; Kyle Hilburn; Ayse Kilic; Paul Houser. 2014. An enhanced seasonal transition that intensified summer drought in the centOnline
Allen, R.G., B. Burnett, W. Kramber, J. Huntington, J. Kjaersgaard, A. Kilic-Irmak, C. Kelly, R. Trezza. 2013. Automated Calibration of the METRIC-Landsat Evapotranspiration Process. J. Am. Water Resources Assoc. 49(3):563-576Online
Allen, R.G., R. Trezza, A. Kilic-Irmak, M. Tasumi, H. Li. 2013. Sensitivity of Landsat-scale energy balance to aerodynamic algorithms in mountains and complex terrain. J. Am. Water Resources Assoc. 49(3):592-604Online
Gengxin O., X. Chen, A. Kilic, S. Bartelt-Hunt, Y. Li, & A. Samal. 2013. Development of a cross-section based streamflow routing package for MODFLOW. Environmental Modelling & Software 50: 132-143.Online
Kamble, B., A. Irmak (Kilic), K.G. Hubbard, & P. Gowda. 2013. Irrigation scheduling using remote sensing data assimilation approach" Advances in Remote Sensing 2 (2013): 258.Online
Kamble, B., A. Kilic, & K. Hubbard. 2013. Estimating Crop Coefficients Using Remote Sensing-Based Vegetation Index. Remote Sens. 5:1588-1602.Online
Lagos, L. O., D.L. Martin, D. L., S.B. Verma, S. Irmak, A. Irmak (Kilic), D. Eisenhauer, & A. Suyker. 2013. Surface energy balance model of transpiration from variable canopy cover and evaporation from residue-covered or bare soil systems: model evaluatioOnline
Irmak, A., R.G. Allen, J. Kjaersgaard, J. Huntington, B. Kamble, J. Trezza and I. Ratcliffe. (2012.) Operational Remote Sensing of ET and Challenges, IN-TECH, chapter 21 in Evapotranspiration - Remote Sensing and Modeling. ISBN: 978-953-307-808-3Online
Sharma, V., A. Irmak (Kilic), S. Irmak, and I. Kabenge*. 2012. Application of GIS to evaluate the spatial nonstationarity relationships between precipitation vs. irrigated and rainfed maize and soybean yields. Trans. ASABE Vol. 54(3): 953-972.Online
Allen, R.G., A. Irmak (Kilic), R. Trezza, J. Hendrickx, W. Bastiaanssen, and J. Kjaersgaard. 2011. Satellite based ET estimation in agriculture using SEBAL and METRIC. J. Hydrological Processes. 25:4011-4027Online
Healey, N.C., A. Irmak (Kilic), T.J. Arkebauer, D.P. Billesbach, J.D. Lenters, K.G. Hubbard, R.G. Allen, J. Kjaersgaard. 2011. Remote Sensing and In Situ-Based Est. of Evapotranspiration for Subirrigated Meadow, Dry Valley, and Upland Dune Ecosystems inOnline
Healey, N.C., A. Irmak, K.G. Hubbard, J.D. Lenters. 2011. Environmental variables controlling site suitability for corn-based ethanol production in Nebraska. Biomass and Bioenergy 35(7): 2852-2860.Online
Irmak, (Kilic) A., R.K. Singh, E. Walter-Shea, S.B. Verma and A.E. Suyker. 2011. Comp. and Anal. Empirical Equ. for Soil Heat Flux for Different Cropping Sys. and Irrig. Methods. Trans. ASABE. 54(1): 67-
Irmak, A., I. Ratcliffe, P. Ranade, K.G. Hubbard, R.K. Singh, B. Kamble, R.G. Allen, and J. Kjaersgaard. (2011). Estimation of land surface evapotranspiration: A Satellite Remote Sensing Procedure. Great Plains Research. 21(1):73-88.Online
Kamble B. and A. Irmak (2011). Remotely Sensed Evapotranspiration Data Assimilation for Crop Growth Modeling, Evapotranspiration, Leszek Labedzki (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-251-7
Kjaersgaard, J., R.G. Allen and A. Irmak (Kilic). 2011. Improved methods for estimating monthly and growing season ET estimation using METRIC applied to moderate-resolution satellite imagery. J. Hydrological Processes. 25:4028-4036.Online
Lenters, J.D., G.J. Cutrell, E. Istanbulluoglu, D.T. Scott, K.S. Herrman, A. Irmak, D.E. Eisenhauer. 2011. Seasonal energy and water balance of a Phragmites australis-dominated wetland in the Republican River basin of south-central Nebraska (USA). JourOnline
Singh, R. K., and A. Irmak (Kilic). 2011. Treatment of anchor pixels in METRIC model for improved sensible and latent heat fluxes in a semi-arid region. Hydrological Sciences Journal 56(5): 895-906.Online
Singh, R.K., A. Irmak (Kilic), E. Walter-Shea, S.B. Verma and A.E. Suyker. 2011. Spectral data-based estimation of soil heat flux. Transactions of the ASABE 54(5): 1589-1597.Online
Irmak (Kilic), A., Ranade, P., D. Marx, K.G. Hubbard, S. Irmak, G. Meyer, and D.L. Martin. 2010. Spatial interpolation of climate variables in Nebraska. Trans. ASABE 53(6): 1759-1771.Online
Irmak, A.; Ratcliffe, I.; Ranade, P.; Kamble, B.; Mutiibwa, D.; Akasheh, O. Z.; Hydrologic Information System Team(2010); Growing Season Evapotranspiration with Satellite Remote Sensing Procedure, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2010,
Irmak, A., and B. Kamble. 2009. Evapotranspiration Data Assimilation with Genetic Algorithms and SWAP Model for On-demand Irrigation. Irrigation Science. 28:101-112
Kamble B. and A. Irmak, 2009. Combining remote sensing measurements and model estimates through hybrid data assimilation scheme to predict hydrological fluxes Proceedings of the IEEE International Geosciences and Remote Sensing SymposiumJuly 6-11, 2008. BOnline
Kamble, B.; Irmak, A.; Gowda, P. H. 2009. Evaluation of Noah-LSM and METRIC-based Evapotranspiration Predictions with Bowen Ratio Measurements over Irrigated Corn Field. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2009
Singh R., and A. Irmak. 2009. Estimation of Crop Coefficients Using Satellite Remote Sensing. J. Irrig. And Drain. Eng., ASCE 135(5): 597-608
Irmak, A., and S. Irmak. 2008. Reference and crop evapotranspiration in south central Nebraska: II. Measurement and estimation of actual evapotranspiration. J. Irrig. And Drain. Eng., ASCE 134(6):700-715.
Irmak, A., S. Irmak, and D.L. Martin. 2008. Reference and crop evapotranspiration in south central Nebraska: I. Comparison and analysis of grass and alfalfa-reference evapotranspiration. J. Irrig. And Drain. Eng., ASCE 134(6):690-699.
Irmak, S., A. Irmak, T.A. Howell, D.L. Martin, J.O. Payero, and K.S. Copeland. 2008. Variability of alfalfa-reference to grass-reference evapotranspiration ratios in growing and dormant seasons. J. Irrig. And Drain. Eng., ASCE 134(2):147-159.Online
Irmak, S., D. Mutiibwa, A. Irmak, T.J. Arkebauer, A. Weiss, D.L. Martin, and D.E. Eisenhauer. 2008. On the scaling up leaf stomatal resistance to canopy resistance using photosynthetic photon flux density. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 148:1034-1044Online
Irmak, S., E. Istanbulluoglu, and A. Irmak. 2008. An evaluation of evapotranspiration model complexity versus performance in comparison with Bowen ratio energy balance measurements. Transactions of the ASABE 51(4):1295-1310.
Singh, R.K., A. Irmak, S. Irmak and D.L. Martin. 2008. Application of SEBAL for mapping evapotranspiration and estimating surface energy fluxes in south central Nebraska. J. Irrig. And Drain. Eng., ASCE 134(3):273-285.
Irmak, A., J.W. Jones, W.D. Batchelor, S. Irmak, J.O. Paz and K.J. Boote. 2006. Analysis of spatial yield variability using a combined crop model-empirical approach. Transactions of the ASABE 49(3):811-818.Online
Irmak, A., J.W. Jones, W.D. Batchelor, S. Irmak, K.J. Boote, and J.O. Paz. 2006. Artificial neural network model as a data analysis tool in precision farming. Transactions of the ASABE 49(6):2027-2037.Online
Allen, R.G., Kilic, A., Robison, C.W. 2020. Current frameworks for reference ET and crop coefficient calculation. An ASABE Meeting Presentation Paper Number: 20-070. https://doi.org/10.13031/irrig.2020-070Online



DegreeMajorInstitutionYear Awarded
Doctorate of PhilosophyAgricultural and biological Engineering with minors in Urban and Regional Planning and Computer Information Science and EngineeringUniversity of Florida2002
Master of EngineeringAgricultural and Biological EngineeringUniversity of Florida1998
Master of EngineeringAgricultural Structures and Irrigation EngineeringMediterranean (Akdeniz) University, Antalya, Turkey1995
Bachelor of ScienceAgricultural Structures and Irrigation EngineeringCukurova University, Adana, Turkey1993





TitleAwarded byYear Awarded
William T Pecora AwardNational Aeronautics and Space Administration and the United States Geologic Survey2014
Recognition of Junior Faculty for Excellence in Research Award.UNL-Agricultural Research Division2012
NASA Nebraska Space Grant & EPSCoR certificate of recognitionNebraska Academy of Science2010
Best Honorable Mention Paper AwardIrrigation and Drainage Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers-Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI)2010
Best Honorable Mention Paper AwardIrrigation and Drainage Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers-Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI)2010
Best Honorable Mention Paper AwardIrrigation and Drainage Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers-Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI)2010
Popular Environmental and Water Resources Paperthe American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)/Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI)2008
ASABE Honorable Mention Paper AwardAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Society2006
Best Practice Paper Award in the Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering AwardIrrigation and Drainage Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), Anchorage, Alaska2005
Second prize winner for the graduate student paper competitionSoil and Crop Science Society of Florida Meetings2004
Young Researcher AwardFlorida Section of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, ASAE2003
Outstanding 2001 ASAE annual meeting paper award (IET section)ASAE Annual International Meetings. Sacramento, California2001
University of Florida Presidential Recognition AwardUniversity of Florida2000


Professional Organizations

American Geophysical Union
American Society of Civil EngineersChair, Task Committee on Remote Sensing of Evapotranspiration, Member, Evapotranspiration in Irrigation and Hydrology Technical Committee
USGS/NASA Landsat Science TeamFull Member (2012-2017)




SNR Program Areas

  • Environmental Science

Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • GIS in Water Resources
  • Evapotranspiration
  • Remote Sensing
  • Climate Change
  • Hydrology
  • Crop Modeling
  • Geographic Information Systems/GIS
  • Remote Sensing
  • Ecohydrology
  • Landuse/land cover
  • Surface Water
  • Great Plains
  • Microclimate
  • Riparian ecosystems
  • Wetlands
  • Global Ciculation Models


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 TitleAccelerating adoption of irrigation scheduling with satellite-based precision evapotranspiration from OpenET
Starting Date04/12/2023


Ending Date08/17/2025
Funding Level$221,980.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration


Grant TitleMETRIC/EEFlux Evapotranspiration Tool for OpenET
Starting Date06/22/2022


Ending Date05/30/2023
Funding Level$294,423.00
Funding AgencyWindward Fund


Grant TitleMETRIC/EEFlux Evapotranspiration Tool
Starting Date07/01/2019


Ending Date03/31/2020
Funding Level$220,000.00
Funding AgencyWindward Fund


Grant TitleEEFlux to the NASA ECOSTRESS Mission
Starting Date05/29/2019


Ending Date08/30/2020
Funding Level$29,954.00
Funding AgencyCalifornia Institute of Technology


Grant TitleGroundwater Management
Starting Date04/02/2019


Ending Date03/31/2019
Funding Level$25,000.00
Funding AgencyUniversity of Idaho


Grant TitleMETRIC: Ground Water Management
Starting Date06/22/2017


Ending Date03/21/2019
Funding Level$85,635.00
Funding AgencyUniversity of Idaho


Grant TitleCentral Platte Natural Resources District Mapping Evapotranspiration with High Resolution Satelite Data (additional funding)
Starting Date06/22/2017


Ending Date06/30/2018
Funding Level$64,127.00
Funding AgencyCentral Platte NRD


Grant TitleRemote Sensing Agricultural Water
Starting Date03/01/2017


Ending Date03/01/2018
Funding Level$63,906.00
Funding Agency


Grant TitleOperational Remote Sensing of Agricultural Water Use in Cooperation with Western State Water Resource Agencies for Improved Water Management
Starting Date02/01/2017


Ending Date01/31/2018
Funding Level$60,695.00
Funding AgencyNASA


Grant TitleCentral Platte Natural Resource District Mapping Evapotranspiration with High Resolution Satellite Data
Starting Date10/01/2016


Ending Date06/30/2018
Funding Level$20,000.00
Funding AgencyCentral Platte Natural Resource District


Grant TitleImplementation of the EEFux/METRIC Algorithms into the Google Earth Engine for Computation of Water Consumption (Additional Funding)
Starting Date03/04/2016


Ending Date03/03/2017
Funding Level$53,970.00
Funding AgencyGoogle, Inc.


Grant TitleImplementation of the EEFux/METRIC Algorithms into the Google Earth Engine for Computation of Water Consumption
Starting Date12/12/2014


Ending Date06/30/2016
Funding Level$77,301.00
Funding AgencyGoogle, Inc.


Grant TitleTIR Specifications for Landsat
Starting Date01/02/2014


Ending Date12/31/2014
Funding Level$98,707.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration


Grant TitleEarth Engine App to Conserve Urban Water Use
Starting Date01/01/2014


Ending Date12/31/2014
Funding Level$55,330.00
Funding AgencyGoogle, Inc.


Grant TitleQuantifying the Relative Roles of Local versus Remote Effects on North American Summertime Drought
Starting Date12/20/2013


Ending Date11/05/2014
Funding Level$124,750.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration


Grant TitleMapping Evapotranspiration with High Resolution Satellite Data
Starting Date11/01/2010


Ending Date10/31/2012
Funding Level$325,789.00
Funding AgencyCentral Platte Natural Resources District


Grant TitleCentral Platte Natural Resources District Mapping Evapotranspiration with High Resolution Satelite Data (additional funding)
Starting Date11/01/2010


Ending Date06/30/2015
Funding Level$195,916.00
Funding AgencyCentral Platte Natural Resources District


Grant TitleRegional Evapotranspiration Estimation Using Land Surface Modeling, Data Assimilation, and Satellite Remote Sensing
Starting Date10/01/2009


Ending Date03/31/2010
Funding Level$20,000.00
Funding AgencyUniversity of Nebraska-Omaha/National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Grant TitleRemote Sensing-Based Energy Balance for Mapping Riparian Evapotranspiration
Starting Date05/01/2009


Ending Date04/30/2010
Funding Level$29,860.00
Funding AgencyUniversity of Nebraska Foundation



Graduate Programs

Master of Applied Science

Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences
including specializations in

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Hydrological Sciences
  • Remote Sensing

Doctorate of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences
including specializations in

  • Hydrological Sciences

Courses Taught

Course NumberCourse TitleFall Even YearsFall Odd YearsSpring Even YearsSpring Odd YearsSummer SessionCross Listing
NRES 305GIS and Earth Engine in a Water EnvironmentXX