Ian Ratcliffe

Ian Ratcliffe

  • Contact Information
  • My Story
  • Publications
  • Background
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Contact Information

TitleRemote Sensing and GIS Research Specialist
Address321 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE


Contact Preference


Office Hours

M - F 8 am to 5 pm

My Story

Ian began working with the National Drought Mitigation Center in winter 2020. He specializes in spatial data, remote sensing, and GIS. Ian has been an employee with the School of Natural Resources and with the Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 2005.

Selected Publications

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.
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
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
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
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
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,
Dappen, P.R., I. Ratcliffe, C. Robbins and J.W. Merchant. 2008. Mapping Agricultural Land Cover for Hydrologic Modeling in the Platte River Watershed of Nebraska. Great Plains Research, 18(1): 39-52.Online
Parker, M.D., Ratcliffe, I., Henebry, G.M. 2005. The July 2003 Dakota Hailswaths: Creation, Characteristics, and Possible Impacts. American Meteorological Society. 133: 1241-1260. Online
Segele, Z.T., Stensrub, D.J., Ratcliffe, I.C., Henebry, G.M. 2005. Influence of a Hailstreak on Boundary Layer Evolution. American Meteorological Society. 133: 942-960.Online



DegreeMajorInstitutionYear Awarded
Master of ArtsGeographyUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln2005
Bachelor of ArtsGeography (minor: International affairs))University of Nebraska-Lincoln2002




SNR Program Areas

  • Applied Climate and Spatial Science

Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Remote Sensing
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)