Dr. Mutlu Ozdogan

Hydrologic Sciences Branch
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Mail Code 614.3
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Telephone: (301) 614-5810
Fax: (301) 614-5808
Email: ozdogan@hsb.gsfc.nasa.gov

Research Interests

Global Hydrology
Hydrological and biogeochemical impacts land-use/land-cover change
Climate change and water resources
Agricultural and fresh water systems
Human dimensions of global environmental change
Remote sensing of the land surface
Spatial scale of remotely sensed observations

Education

Boston University, Boston, MA, U.S.A.
PhD in Physical Geography and Remote Sensing, Department of Geography, August 2004.
Dissertation Title: “The effects of irrigation on regional hydro-climatology of Southeastern Turkey.”
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Guido D. Salvucci.

Boston University, Boston, MA, U.S.A.
Master of Arts in Environmental Remote Sensing and GIS, Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, May 1999.
Advisor: Dr. Curtis E. Woodcock.

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., U.S.A.
Master of Science in Hard Rock Geology, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, December 1997.
Thesis Title: “Geology of the Fall Creek Thrust in Mt. Hermon, VA area.”
Thesis Advisor: Dr. James P. Hibbard.

Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Bachelor of Geological Engineering, Department of Geological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, June 1995.

Barton College, Wilson, N.C., U.S.A
Undergraduate college credit, September 1988 to May 1989.

Employment and Professional Experience

National Research Council Research Fellow at the Hydrologic Sciences Branch, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, February 2005 to present.

  • Development of a continental scale (US) irrigation database using remotely sensed data to better understand large-scale human impacts on the water cycle.
  • Evaluation of managed land (irrigated land) feedback on the climate/water cycle using meso-scale climate models.
  • Improvement of evaporation algorithms in support of agricultural water allocation in Western US states (in collaboration with David Toll).
  • Assessment of land use/land cover change in the Black Sea Region (encompassing 5 countries) in support of carbon cycle science in Eurasia (in Collaboration with Curtis E. Woodcock at Boston U).

Adjunct Research Scientist at the Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University, August 2004 to present.

  • Analysis of ground water Ground water exploration using remote-sensing technologies in Northern United Arab Emirates.
  • Remote sensing of impervious surfaces in Dubai Arab Emirate (various internal reports).
  • Investigation of irrigation related land degradation in La Mancha, Central Spain.

Research Scientist, Department of Geography, Boston University, August 2004 to February 2005.

  • Analysis of the impact of irrigation on hydrologic and momentum fluxes within a meso-scale climate model over Southeastern Turkey.
  • Student advising on hydrology, remote sensing, and spatial statistics.

Research Assistant, Department of Geography, Boston University, September 2001 to August 2004.

  • Analysis of remotely sensed and meteorological data to characterize irrigated lands in Southeastern Turkey.
  • Evaluation of the relationship between irrigation expansion and changes in hydrologic fluxes in Southeastern Turkey.
  • Organization and execution of fieldwork, and participation in NASA/LCLUC Program Science Team meetings.

Research Assistant, Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University, June 1998 to September 2000.

  • Processing of remotely sensed images and other geologic data for Oman
  • Construction and maintenance of GIS databases, as well as participation in field activities for map validation.

Research Assistant, Department of Marine Earth and Atmospheric, North Carolina State University, September 1995 to December 1997.

  • Responsible for field data collection, microscopic and X-ray analysis of rock samples, and map generation.

Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, Boston University, September 2000 to September 2001.

  • The Natural Environment: Physical Landscapes (undergraduate) – Prepared and taught laboratory sections and served as proxy for lecture sessions on topographic maps, water cycle, and geologic interpretation. Prepared and wrote the lab exercise book.
  • Environmental Remote Sensing (undergraduate) – Prepared and taught laboratory sections using? image processing software. Transformed old software and dependent elements. Assisted in lecture exam preparation. Organized field trips.
  • Advanced Remote Sensing (graduate) – Prepared and taught laboratory sections and image processing software. Built new software for atmospheric correction. Transformed old software and dependent elements.

Teaching Assistant, Department of Earth Sciences, Boston University, January 1998 to May 1998.

  • Environmental Geology (undergraduate) – Prepared and taught laboratory sections and laboratory exams. Organized field trips.

Teaching Assistant, Department of Marine Earth and Atmospheric, North Carolina State University, Sep 1996 to Dec 1997.

  • Advanced Structural Geology (graduate) – Prepared and taught laboratory sections. Organized the field trip.
  • Introductory Geology (undergraduate) – Prepared and taught laboratory sections and laboratory exams. Organized field trips.

Funded Research

The Role of Irrigated Croplands in North American Hydroclimatic Regimes, Mutlu Ozdogan, Principal Investigator, Matthew Rodell, Co-Investigator; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Climate Prediction of Americas Program (CPPA). Pending.

Human and Climate Influences on Sensitive Wetlands Areas in La Mancha, Central Spain, Jose Guizzimo, Principal Investigator, Magaly Koch, Thomas Schmid, Mutlu Ozdogan, Co-Investigators; $52,000 for period 01/01/06-12/31/08. Spanish Ministry of Higher Education.

Quantifying the Effects of Land Use Change on Carbon Budgets in the Black Sea Region, Curtis E. Woodcock, Principal Investigator, Mutlu Ozdogan and Richard A. Houghton, Co-Investigators; $643,320 for period 01/01/05-12/31/07. National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Land Cover Land Use Change (LCLUC) Program.

The Effects of Agricultural Expansion on Regional Hydrology in Southeastern Turkey, Guido Salvucci, Principal Investigator, Curtis Woodcock, Mark Friedl, Bruce Anderson, and Mutlu Ozdogan, Co-Investigators; $514,000 for period 09/01/01-08/31/04. National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Land Cover Land Use Change (LCLUC) Program – extended to (08/31/05).

The Relationship between the Border Ranges Fault System and Ophiolite Occurrences, Mutlu Ozdogan, Investigator; $2,000 for period 01/01/1999-08/31/1999. Geological Society of America.

The Relationship between the Border Ranges Fault System and Ophiolite Occurrences, Mutlu Ozdogan, Investigator; $2,000 for period 01/01/1998-08/31/1998. Geological Society of America.

Peer-Reviewed Contributions

In preparation

Ozdogan, M., Impact of projected climate change on irrigation water requirements and agricultural productivity in the Middle East, Agricultural Water Management, in preparation.

Ozdogan, M., Contribution of irrigated agriculture to global net primary productivity: results from a combined remote sensing and modeling study, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, in preparation.

Ozdogan, M., Rodell, M., Kato, H., and Toll, D., Impact of irrigation on LDAS predicted hydrological fluxes, Journal of Hydrometeorology, in preparation.

Ozdogan, M. and Gutman, G., Mapping irrigated agriculture in the Continental US with multi-temporal MODIS and ancillary data, Remote Sensing of Environment, in preparation.

In Press

Potere, D., Woodcock, C.E., Ozdogan, M., Schneider, A., and Abaccini, A., 2006, Patterns in forest clearing along the Appalachian Trail Corridor, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, in press.

Published

Tan, B., Woodcock, C.E., Hu, J., Zhang, P., Ozdogan, M., Huang, D., Wang, W., Knyazikhin, Y., and Myneni, R.B., 2006, The impact of gridding artifacts on the local spatial properties of MODIS data: Implications for validation, compositing, and band-to-band registration across resolutions, Remote Sensing of Environment, 105: 98-114.

Ozdogan, M. and Woodcock, C.E., 2006, Resolution dependent errors in remote sensing of cultivated areas, Remote Sensing of Environment, 103: 203-217.

Ozdogan, M., Woodcock, C.E., Salvucci, G.D., and Demir, H., 2006, Changes in summer irrigated crop area and water use in Southeastern Turkey: Implications for current and future water resources, Water Resources Management, 20: 467-488.

Ozdogan, M., Salvucci, G.D., and Anderson, B.T., 2006, Examination of the Complementary Relationship within a mesoscale climate model, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 7(2): 235-251.

Ozdogan, M. and Salvucci, G.D., 2004, Irrigation-induced changes in potential evapotranspiration in Southeastern Turkey: Test and application of Bouchet’s complementary hypothesis, Water Resources Research, 40, W04301, doi: 10.1029/2003WR002822.

Tian, Y., Woodcock, C.E., Wang, Y., Privette, J., Shabanov, N.V., Zhou, L., Zhang, Y., Buermann, W., Dong, J., Viekkanen, B., Hame, T., Anderson, K., Ozdogan, M., Knyazikhin, Y., Myneni, R.B., 2002a, Multiscale Analysis and Validation of the MODIS LAI Product I. Uncertainty assessment, Remote Sensing of Environment, 83: 414-430.

Tian, Y., Woodcock, C.E., Wang, Y., Privette, J., Shabanov, N.V., Zhou, L., Zhang, Y., Buermann, W., Dong, J., Viekkanen, B., Hame, T., Anderson, K., Ozdogan, M., Knyazikhin, Y., Myneni, R.B., 2002b, Multiscale Analysis and Validation of the MODIS LAI Product II. Sampling Strategy, Remote Sensing of Environment, 83: 431-441.

Robinson, C., El-Baz, F., Ozdogan, M., Ledwith, M., Blanco, D., Oakley, S., and Inzana, J., 2000, Use of radar data to delineate paleodrainage flow directions in the Selima Sand sheet, Eastern Sahara, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 66(6): 745-753.

Book Chapters

Woodcock, C.E. and Ozdogan, M., 2004, Trends in Land Cover Mapping and Monitoring, In: Gutman, G. (ed.), Land Change Science: Observing, Monitoring, and Understanding Trajectories of Change on the Earth’s Surface., Kluwer Scientific Publications, Dordrecht, Netherlands.

Kasischke, E. S., Goetz, S., Hansen, M. C., Ozdogan, M., Rogan, J., Ustin, S. L., and Woodcock, C.E., 2004, Chapter 4: Temperate and Boreal Forests in Ustin, S. L., (ed.), Manual of Remote Sensing, Volume 4, Remote Sensing for Natural Resource Management and Environmental Monitoring, John Wiley and Sons, New York.

Conference Proceedings

Ozdogan, M., 2006, Potential impacts of climate change on irrigation water requirements and productivity in Turkey: A combined modeling and remote sensing study, 2nd Conference on Climate Change in the Middle East, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, November 20-22, 2006.

Ozdogan, M. and Gutman, G., 2006, Remote sensing of Irrigated croplands over the Continental US using MODIS and ancillary data, !st Workshop on Global Irrigated Area mapping, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka, September 24-27, 2006.

Ozdogan, M., Salvucci, G.D., and Anderson, B.T., 2004, Effects of land-use modification on surface fluxes and climate: A numerical mesoscale study over Southeastern Turkey, AGU Joint Assembly, May 17-21, Montreal, Canada.

Ozdogan, M. and Salvucci, G.D., 2003, Irrigation-induced changes in evapotranspiration in SE Turkey: Test and application of Bouchet’s complementary relationship, AGU Fall Meeting, December 8-12, San Francisco, CA.

Ozdogan, M., Woodcock, C.E., and Salvucci, G.D., 2003, Monitoring changes in Irrigated Lands in Southeastern Turkey with remote sensing, IGARSS’03 Meeting, July 21-25, 2003 Toulouse, France.

Ozdogan, M., Woodcock, C.E., and Salvucci, G.D., 2002, Agricultural expansion in Southeastern Turkey: Monitoring with remote-sensing, Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Sustainable Agro-Environmental Systems: New Technologies & Applications October 26-29, 2002,, Cairo, Egypt.

Fielding, L., Ozdogan, M., Al-Malki, A., El-Baz, F., and Kusky, T., 2001, Remote Sensing of Groundwater upwellings off the Northeastern Coast of Oman By Landsat Thermal Data, GSA 2001 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Ozdogan, M. and El-Baz, F., 2000, Utilizing satellite imagery to assess the effects of Izmit earthquake, Western Turkey, ASPRS Annual Meeting, May 22-26, Washington, D.C.

Ozdogan, M. and Kusky, T., 1999, Structural relationships along the Border Ranges Fault Zone, Anchorage-Palmer area, Alaska, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 31(7):117.

Kusky, T., Robinson, C., El-Baz, F., Considine, P., Blanco, D., Ledwith, M., and Ozdogan, M., 1998, Tertiary and Quaternary faulting in the Northern Oman mountains, GSA Abstracts with Programs, v.30(7):238.

Ozdogan, M. and Hibbard, J.P., 1998, The Fall Creek Thrust: Possible Alleghanian deformation at the western margin of the Milton Terrane near Mount Hermon, Virginia, GSA Abstracts with Programs, v.30(4):54.

Meric, E. and Ozdogan, M., 1997, Back to the past for the future, GSA Abstracts with Programs, v.29(6):449.

Ozdogan, M., Cattanach, B.L., Bradley, P.J., and Hibbard, J.P., 1997, Preliminary results of detailed mapping in the Milton terrane, South Central Virginia, GSA Abstracts with Programs, v.29(3):62.

Technical Reports and Documents

Contributing author to “Second Annual Report: Use of Space Images for Groundwater Exploration in the Northern United Arab Emirates”, Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University, January 2003, 96pp.

Contributing author to “First Annual Report: Use of Space Images for Groundwater Exploration in the Northern United Arab Emirates”, Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University, June 2002, 98pp.

Contributing author to “Final Report: Wadis of Oman: Satellite Image Atlas”, Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University, May 2000, 20pp.

Contributing author to “Final Report: Utilizing Satellite Images for Ground-Water Exploration in the Sultanate of Oman”, Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University, December 1999, 212pp.

Contributing author to “Second Annual Report: Utilizing Satellite Images for Ground-Water Exploration in the Sultanate of Oman”, Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University, June 1998, 89pp.

Teaching Material

“GG104 The Natural Environment: Physical Landscapes: Laboratory Exercise Manual”, Ozdogan, M., Harrington, T., and Friedl, M., December 2000.

Professional Services and Activities

  • NASA ESSP Graduate Student Grant Peer Review Panel Member, Washington D.C. April, 2006.
  • NASA Land Cover-Land Use Program Peer Review Panel Member, Washington D.C. September 13 to September 15, 2005.
  • Northern Eurasia Environmental Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI) Science Team Member, January 2005 to present.
  • NASA Land Cover-Land Use Program Science Team Member, September 2001 to present.
  • Review of manuscripts for Remote Sensing of Environment, Ecological Management, Journal of Environmental Management and Software, 2001 to present.

Professional Organizations

American Geophysical Union
American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Geological Society of America
International Water Resources Association

Honors and Awards

Boston University, Boston, MA, U.S.A., College of Arts Sciences (2001), Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award.
Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, Faculty of Engineering, Ranking 3rd out of graduating class of 75 students in Geological Engineering.
Barton College, Wilson, N.C., U.S.A. Dean’s List.

Outreach Activities

Outreach programs at Boston University, September 2000 to January 2005.

  • Participated in the campus-wide activities of the PATHWAYS Program which is designed to give young women an opportunity to learn about career options in science, mathematics and engineering.

Scientists in Classroom Program in North Carolina, September 1996 to May 1997.

  • Participated in several Elementary and Middle School classroom visits to enhance science curriculum in public schools. These tasks included rock and mineral identification, video display and small field trips.

Computer and Language Skills

Windows and Unix/Linux operating environments. Programming/scripting languages: C, Perl, AML, and HTML.

Commercial software including ESRI GIS software, ERDAS, ENVI, IDL, Matlab, Office, as well as public domain software for Earth system analysis, modeling and visualization research and applications (e.g. IPW, MODIS reprojection tools).
Fluency in English, Turkish, and familiarity with Arabic.