Image acquired by the VENµS satellite, 2018, over the Zin Valley, Negev Desert, Israel




Salvoldi, M., Siaki, G., Sprintsin, M. and Karnieli, K. Burned area mapping using multi-temporal ‎Sentinel-2 Data by applying the Relative Differenced Aerosol-Free Vegetation Index (RdAFRI). Remote Sensing. 12, 2753; doi:10.3390/rs12172753
Tiwari, A., Meir, I.A. and Karnieli, A. 2020. Object-Based Image Procedures for Assessing theSolar Energy Photovoltaic Potential of HeterogeneousRooftops Using Airborne LiDAR and Orthophoto. Remote Sensing. 12, 223. doi:10.3390/rs12020223
Tiwari, A., Silver, M. and Karnieli, A. 2020. Developing object-based image procedures for classifying and characterizing different protected agriculture structures using LiDAR and orthophoto. Biosystems Engineering. 198, 91-104.
Ohana-Levi, N., Knipper, K.R., William Kustas, W.P., Anderson, M.C., Netzer, Y., Gao, F., Alsina, M.M., Sanchez, L. and Karnieli, A. 2020. Spatiotemporal dynamics of evapotranspiration in a vineyard based on thermal satellite remote sensing. Remote Sensing. 12, 2436. doi:10.3390/rs12152436
Levi, N., Karnieli, A. and Paz-Kagan, T. 2020. Using reflectance spectroscopy for detecting land-use effects on soil qualityin drylands. Soil & Tillage Research. 199, 104571.
Salvoldi, M., Siaki, G., Sprintzin, M. and Karnieli, K. Burned area mapping using multi-temporal ‎Sentinel-2 Data by applying the Relative Differenced Aerosol-Free Vegetation Index (RdAFRI). Remote Sensing. 12, 2753; doi:10.3390/rs12172753
Gao, F., Anderson, M., Daughtry, C., Karnieli, A., Hively, D. and Kustas, W. 2020. A within-season approach for detecting early growth stages in corn and soybean using high temporal and spatial resolution imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment. 242, 111752.
Chen, J., Ouyang, Z., John, R., Henebry, G. M., Groisman, P., Karnieli, A., Kussainova, M., Amartuvshin, A., Tulobaev, A., Isabaevich, E. T., Crank, C., Kadhim, A., Qi, J. and Gutman. G. 2020. Social-Ecological Systems across the Asian Drylands Belt (ADB). In Gutman et al. (Eds.) Land-Cover and Land-Use Change in Drylands of Eurasia: People, Societies and Ecosystems. 191-225. Springer Nature, Switzerland AG 2000,
Herrmann, I, Bdolach, E., Montekyo, Y., Rachmilevitch, S., Townsend, P.A., Karnieli, A. 2020. Assessment of maize yield and phenology by drone-mounted superspectral camera. Precision Agriculture. 21, 51-76. https :// -5


Shtein, A., Kloog, I., Schwartz, J., Silibello, C., Michelozzi, P., Gariazzo, C., ‎Viegi, G., Forastiere, F., Karnieli, A., Just, A.C. and Stafoggia, M. 2019. Estimating daily PM2.5 and PM10 over Italy using an ‎ensemble model. Environmenta Science and Technology. DOI:10.1021/acs.est.9b04279.
Karnieli, A. Ohana-Levi, N., Silver, M., Paz-Kagan, T., Panov, N., Varghese, D., Chrysoulakis, N. and Provenzale, A. 2019. Spatial and seasonal patterns in vegetation growth-limiting factors over Europe., Remote Sensing. 11, doi:10.3390/rs11202406
Silver, M., Karnieli, A., Marrac, F., Fredj, E. 2019. An evaluation of weather radar adjustment algorithms using synthetic data. Journal of Hydrology, 576, 408-421.
Silver, M., Karnieli, A., Svoray, T. and Fredj, E. 2019. Improving Weather Radar Precipitation Maps: A Fuzzy Logic Approach. Atmospheric Research. 576, 408-421.
Karnieli, A., Shtein, A., Panov, N. Weisbrod and Tal, A. 2019.Was Drought Really the Trigger Behind the Syrian Civil War in 2011? Water. 11, 1564; doi:10.3390/w11081564 .
Huryna, H., Cohen, Y., Karnieli, A., Panov, N., Kustas, W.P. and Agam, N. 2019. Evaluation of TsHARP utility for thermal sharpening of Sentinel-3 satellite images using Sentinel-2 visual imagery. Remote Sensing. 11, 2304; doi:10.3390/rs11192304
Silver, M., Tiwari, A. and Karnieli, A. 2019. Identifying vegetation in arid regions using object-based image analysis with RGB-only aerial imagery. Remote Sensing. 11, 2308; doi:10.3390/rs11192308
Lausch, A., Baade J., Bannehr, L., Borg, E., Bumberger, J., Chabrilliat, S., Dietrich, P., Gerighausen, H., Glässer, C., Jorg M. Hacker, J.M., Haase D., Jagdhuber, T., Jany, S., Jung, A., Karnieli, A., Kraemer, R., Makki, M., Mielke, C., Möller, M., Mollenhauer, H., Montzka, C., Pause, M., Rogass, C., Rozenstein, O., Schmullius, C., Schrodt, F., Schrön, M., Schulz, K., Schütze, C., Schweitzer, C., Selsam, P., Skidmore, A.K., Spengler, D., Thiel, C., Truckenbrodt, S.C., Vohland, M., Wagner, R., Weber, U., Werban, U., Wollschläger, U., Zacharias, S. and Schaepman, S.E. 2019. Linking Remote Sensing and Geodiversity and Their Traits Relevant to Biodiversity—Part I: Soil Characteristics. Remote Sensing. 11, 2356; doi:10.3390/rs11192356
Arun, P.V., Herrmann, I., Budhiraju, K.M. and Karnieli, A. 2019. Convolutional network architectures for super-resolution/sub-pixel mapping of drone-derived images. Pattern Recognition. 88, 431-446
Paz-Kagan, T., Silver, M., Panov, N. and Karnieli, A. 2019. Multispectral approach for identifying invasive plant species based on flowering phenology characteristics, Remote Sensing, 11, 953; doi:10.3390/rs11080953.
Ohana-Levi, N., Paz-Kagan, T., Panov, N., Peeters, A., Tsoar, A. and Karnieli, A. 2018. Time series analysis of vegetation-cover response to environmental factors and residential development in a dryland region. GIScience & Remote Sensing. 56. 362-387. DOI 10.1080/15481603.2018.1519093.


Qi, H., Karnieli, A. and Li, S. 2018. Predicting soil available nitrogen with field spectra corrected by Y-gradient general least square weighting. Spectroscopy and Spectral Analysis. 38, 171-175. (in Chinese, with English abstract).
Ohana-Levi, N., Givati. A., Paz-Kagan, T. and Karnieli, A. 2018. Forest composition effect on wildfire pattern and runoff regime in a Mediterranean watershed. Ecohydrology. e1936, 1-12. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1936.
Cierniewski, J., Ceglarek, J., Karnieli, A., Ben-Dor, E., Królewicz, S. and Kaźmierowski, C. 2018. Shortwave radiation affected by agricultural practices. Remote Sensing. 10, 1-14. doi:10.3390/rs10030419.
Pincovici, S., Cochavi, A., Karnieli, A., Ephrath, J., and Rachmilevitch, S. 2018. Source-sink relations of sunflower plants as affected by a parasite modifies carbon allocations and leaf traits. Plant Science. 271,100-107.
Pasetto, D., Arenas-Castro, S., Bustamante, J., Casagrandi, R., Chrysoulakis, N., Cord, A.F., Dittrich, A., Domingo-Marimon, C., G. El Serafy, G., Karnieli, A., Kordelas, G.A., Manakos, I., Mari, L, Monteiro, A., E. Palazzi, E., Poursanidis, D., Rinaldo, A., Terzago, S., Ziemba, and Ziv, G. 2018. Integration of satellite remote sensing data in ecosystem modelling at local scales: practices and trends. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 9,1810–1821.
Shtein, A., Karnieli, A., Katra, I., Raz., R., Levi, I., Lyapustin, A., Dorman, M., Broday, D.M. and Kloog, I. 2018. Estimating daily and intra-daily PM10 and PM2.5 in Israel using a spatio-temporal hybrid modeling approach. Atmospheric Environment. 191, 142-152.
French, A., Hunsaker, D., Bounoua, L., Karnieli, A., Luckett, W. and Strand, R. 2018. Remote sensing of evapotranspiration over the central Arizona irrigation & drainage district, USA. Agronomy. 8. doi:10.3390/agronomy8120278.


Paz-Kagan, T., Caras, T., Herrmann, I., Shachak, M. and Karnieli, A. 2017. Multiscale mapping of species diversity under changed land-use using imaging spectroscopy. Ecological Applications, 27, 1466-1484. DOI10.1002/eap.1540.
Matzrafi, M. Herrmann, I., Nansen, N., Kliper, T., Zait, Y., Ignat, T., Siso, D., Rubin, R., Karnieli, A., Eizenberg, H. 2017. Hyperspectral technologies for assessing seed germination and trifloxysulfuron-methyl response in Amaranthus palmeri (Palmer amaranth). Frontiers in Plant Science, section Agroecology and Land Use Systems, 8 (article 474) doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00474.
Cochavi, A., Rapaport, R., Gendler, T., Karnieli, A., Eizenberg, H., Rachmilevitch, S., and Ephrath, J.E. 2017. Recognition of Orobanche cumana below-ground parasitism through physiological and hyper spectral measurements in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Frontiers in Plant Science, 8 (article 909) doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00909ץ
Cierniewski, J., Ceglareka, J., Karnieli, A., Królewicz, S., Kazmierowski, C., Zagajewski, B. 2017. Predicting the diurnal blue-sky albedo of soils using their laboratory reflectance spectra and roughness indices. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer. 200, 25-31.
Herrmann, I., Berenstein, M., Paz-Kagan, T., Sade, A. and Karnieli, A. 2017. Spectral assessment of two-spotted spider mite damage levels in the leaves of greenhouse-grown pepper and bean. Biosystem Engineering. 157, 72-85.
Rapaport, T., Hochberg, U., Cochavi, A., Karnieli, A. and Rachmilevitch, S. 2017. The potential of the spectral ‘water balance index’ (WABI) for crop irrigation scheduling. New Phytologist. 216:,741–757 doi: 10.1111/nph.14718.
Derimian, Y., Choël, M., Rudich, Y., Deboudt, K., Dubovik, O., Laskin, A., Legrand, A., Damiri, B., Koren, I., Unga, F., Moreau, M., Meinrat O.A. and Karnieli, A. 2017. Effect of sea breeze circulation on aerosol mixing state and radiative properties in a desert setting. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 17, 11331–11353.
Caras, T., Hedley, J. and Karnieli 2017. Implications of sensor design for coral reef detection: Upscaling ground hyperspectral imagery in spatial and spectral scales International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 63, 68-77.
Paz-Kagan, T., Ohana-Levi, N., Shachak, M., Zaady, E. and Karnieli, A. 2017. Ecosystem effects of integrating human-made runoff-harvesting systems into natural dryland watersheds. Journal of Arid Environments. 147, 133-173.
Ohana-Levi, N., Givati. A., Peeters, A. and Karnieli, A. 2017. Predicting the effects of urbanization on runoff after frequent rainfall events. Journal of Land Use Science. 2017, 1-21. doi: 10.1080/1747423X.2017.1385653.
Qi, H., Paz-Kagan, T., Karnieli, A., Jin, X. and Li, S. 2017. Evaluating calibration methods for predicting soil available nutrients using hyperspectral VNIR data. Soil and Tillage Research.175, 267-275.
Qi, H., Paz-Kagan, T., Karnieli, A. and Li, S. 2017. Multi-task linear learning for predicting soil properties using field spectroscopy. Remote Sensing. 9, 1099. doi:10.3390/rs9111099.
Oriani, F., Ohana-Levi, N., Marra, F., Straubhaar, J., Mariethoz, G., Renard, P., Karnieli, A. and Morin, E. 2017. Simulating small-scale rainfall fields conditioned by weather state and elevation: A data-driven approach based on rainfall radar images. Water Resources Research, 53, 1-21. DOI: 10.1002/2017WR020876.
Silver, M., Karnieli, A, Ginat, H. and Fredj, E. 2016. An innovative method for determining hydrological calibration parameters for the WRF-Hydro model in arid regions. Environmental Software and Modeling, 91, 47-69.


Paz-Kagan T., Zaady, E., Shachak, M. and Karnieli, A. 2016. Transformation of shrublands to forests: the role of woody species as ecosystem engineers and landscape modulators. Forest Ecology and Management. 361, 257-268. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2015.11.021.
Ilani, T., Herrmann, I., Karnieli, A. and Arye, G. 2016. Characterization of the biosolids composting process by hyperspectral analysis. Waste Management. 48, 106-114, doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2015.11.043.
Pisek, J., Chen, J.M., Kobayashi, H., Rautiainen, M., Schaepman, M.E., Karnieli, A., Sprintsin, M., Ryu, Y., Nikopensius, M. and Raabe, K. 2016. Retrieval of seasonal dynamics of forest understory reflectance from semi-arid to boreal forests using MODIS BRDF data. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences. 121, 1-9. doi:10.1002/2016JG003322.
Paz-Kagan, T., Ohana-Levi, N., Herrmann, I., Zaady, E., Henkin, Z. and Karnieli, A. 2016. Grazing intensity effects on soil quality: A spatial analysis of a Mediterranean grassland. Catena. 146, 100-110.
Zanchetta A., Bitelli, G. and Karnieli A. 2016. Monitoring desertification by remote sensing using the Tasselled Cap transform for long-term change detection. Natural Hazards, 83, 223-237, DOI 10.1007/s11069-016-2342-9.
Karnieli, A. 2016. Remote sensing in the reflective spectrum: a powerful and applied technology for terrestrial ecosystem science. In: Chabbi A. and Loescher H.W. (Eds.) Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Infrastructures: Challenges, New developments and Perspectives. CRC Press, Boca Raton, 234-277.


Rozenstein, O., Agam, N., Serio, C., Masiello, G., Venafra, S., Achal, S., Puckrin, E. and Karnieli, A. 2015. Diurnal emissivity dynamics in bare versus biocrusted sand dunes. Science of the Total Environment. 506-507, 422-429. (
Grinblat, Y., Kidron, G.J., Karnieli, A., Benenson, I. 2015. Simulating land-use degradation in West Africa with the ALADYN model. Journal of Arid Environments. 112, 52-63.
Rozenstein, O. and Karnieli, A. 2015. Identification and characterization of biological soil crusts in a sand dune desert environment using LWIR emittance spectroscopy. Journal of Arid Environments. 112, 75-86. (
Wang, F., Qin, Z., Li, W., Song, C., Karnieli, A. and Zhao, S. 2015. An efficient approach for pixel decomposition to increase spatial resolution of land surface temperature images from MODIS thermal infrared band data. Sensors. 15, 304-330. (doi:10.3390/s150100304).
Rozenstein, O., Paz-Kagan, T., Salbach, C. and Karnieli, A. 2014. Comparing the effect of pre-processing transformations on methods of land-use classification derived from spectral soil measurements. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 8, 2393-2404. (
Cierniewski, J., Karnieli, A., Kaźmierowski, C., Królewicz, S., Piekarczyk, J., Lewińska, K., Goldberg, A., Wesołowski, R. and Orzechowski, M. 2015. Effects of soil surface irregularities on the diurnal variation of soil broadband blue-sky. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 8, 493 - 502 (DOI 10.1109/JSTARS.2014.2330691).
Ohana-Levi, N., Karnieli, A., Egozy, R., Givati, A. and Peeters, A. 2015. Modeling the effects of land-cover change on rainfall-runoff relationships in a semi-arid, Eastern Mediterranean watershed. Advances in Meteorology. 2015, Article ID 838070, 1-16.
Wang, F., Qin, Z., Song, C., Tu, L., Karnieli, A., and Zhao, S. 2015. An Improved Mono-Window Algorithm for Land Surface Temperature Retrieval from Landsat 8 Thermal Infrared Sensor Data. Remote Sensing. 7, 4268-4289, doi:10.3390/rs70404268.
Caras, T. and Karnieli, A. 2015. Ground-level classification of a coral reef using a hyperspectral camera. Remote Sensing. 7, 7521-754, doi:10.3390/rs70607521.
Rapaport T., Hochberg, U., Shoshany, M., Karnieli, A. and Rachmilevitch, S. 2015. Combining leaf physiology, hyperspectral imaging and partial least squares-regression (PLS-R) for the assessment of grapevine water status. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 109, 88-97.
Paz-Kagan, T., Zaady, E., Salbach, C., Schmid, A., Lausch, A., Zacharias, S., Notesco, G, Ben Dor, E. and Karnieli, A. 2015. Mapping the spectral soil quality index (SSQI) using airborne imaging spectroscopy. Remote Sensing. 7, 15748-15781, doi:10.3390/rs70x000x


Maenhaut, W., Karnieli, A. and Meinrat O.A. 2014. Ten-year study of fine aerosol at Sde Boker, Israel, using PIXE: Time trends, seasonal variation, correlations, and source areas for anthropogenic elements. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms. 318, 119-124.
Rozenstein, O., Devir, A. and Karnieli, A. 2014. In-field absolute calibration of ground and airborne VIS-NIR-SWIR hyperspectral point spectrometers. Remote Sensing. 6, 1158-1170; doi:10.3390/rs6021158.
Rapaport, T., Hochberg, U., Rachmilevitch, S. and Karnieli, A. 2014. The effect of differential growth rates across plants on spectral predictions of physiological parameters. PLOS ONE. E 9, e88930.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088930.
Nguy-Robertson, A.L., Peng, Y., Gitelson, A., Arkebauer, T.J., Pimstein, A., Herrmann, I., Karnieli, A., Rundquist, D.C. and Bonfil, D.J. 2014. Estimating green LAI in four crops: Potential of determining optimal spectral bands for a universal algorithm. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 192-193, 140-148.
Paz-Kagan, T., Shachak, M., Zaady, E. and Karnieli, A. 2014. A Spectral Soil Quality Index (SSQI) for characterizing soil function in areas of changed land use. Geoderma. 230-231, 171–184.
Paz-Kagan, T., Shachak, M., Zaady, E. and Karnieli, A. 2014. Evaluation of ecosystem responses to land-use change using soil quality and primary productivity in a semi-arid area, Israel. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 193, 9-24.
Paz-Kagan, T., Panov, N., Shachak, M., Zaady, E. and Karnieli, A. 2014. Structural Changes of Desertified and Managed Shrubland Landscapes in Response to Drought: Spectral, Spatial, and Temporal Analyses. Remote Sensing. 6, 8134-8164; doi:10.3390/rs6098134.
Karnieli, A., Qin, Z., Wu, B., Panov, N. Yan, F. 2014. Spatio-temporal dynamics of land-use and land-cover in the Mu Us Sandy Land, China, using the change vector analysis technique. Remote Sensing. 6, 9316-9339. (doi:10.3390/rs6109316).
Rozenstein, O., Qin, Z., Derimian, Y. and Karnieli, A. 2014. Derivation of land surface temperature for Landsat-8 TIRS using a split window algorithm. Sensors. 14, 5768-5780 (doi:10.3390/s140405768).
Rozenstein, O., Zaady, E., Katra, I., Karnieli, A., Adamowski, J. and Yizhaq, H. 2014. The effect of sand grain size on the development of cyanobacterial biocrusts. Aeolian Research. 15, 217-226.


Siegal, Z., Tsoar, H. and Karnieli, A. 2013. Effects of prolonged drought on the vegetation cover of sand dunes in the NW Negev Desert: Field survey, remote sensing and conceptual modeling. Aeolian Research. 9, 161-173. .
Cierniewski, J., Karnieli, A., Kuśnierek, K., Goldberg, A., and Herrmann, I. 2013. Approximating the average daily surface albedo with respect to soil roughness and latitude. International Journal of Remote Sensing.
Karnieli, A., Bayarjargal, Y., Bayasgalan, M., Mandakh, B., Dugarjavc, Ch., Burgheimer, J., Khudulmur, S., Bazhad, S.N. and Gunin, P.D. 2013. Do vegetation indices provide reliable indication of vegetation degradation? A case study in the Mongolian pastures. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34, 6243-6262.
Shapira, U., Herrmann, I., Karnieli, A., Bonfil, D.J. 2013. Field spectroscopy for weed detection in wheat and chickpea fields. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34, 6094-6108.
Caras, T. and Karnieli, A. 2013. Ground-level spectroscopy analyses and classification of coral reefs using a hyperspectral camera. Coral Reefs. 32, 825-834.
Sprintsin, M., Berliner, P., Choen, S. and Karnieli, A. 2013. Using multi-spectral spaceborne imagery to assess mean tree height in a dryland plantation. ISRN Forestry. 2013. Doi:10.1155/2013/485264.
Herrmann, I., Shapira, U., Kinast, S., Karnieli, A. and Bonfil, D.J. 2013. Ground-level hyperspectral imagery for detecting weeds in wheat fields. Precision Agriculture. DOI 10.1007/s11119-013-9321-x.
de Beurs, K., Yan, D. and Karnieli, A. 2013. The effect of large scale conservation programs on the vegetative development of China's Loess Plateau. In: Chen, J., Wan, S., Henebry, G., Qi, J., Gutman, G., Sun, G. and Kappas, M. (Eds.) Dryland East Asia (DEA): Land Dynamics Amid Social and Climate Change. De Gruyter, 283-305.


Herrmann, I., Berenstein, M., Sade, A., Karnieli, A., Bonfil, D.J. and Weintraub, P.G. 2012. Spectral monitoring of two-spotted spider mite damage to pepper leaves. Remote Sensing Letters. 3, 277–283.


Rozenstein, O. and Karnieli, A. 2011. Comparison of methods for land-use classification incorporating remote sensing and GIS inputs. Applied Geography, 31, 533-544.
Svoray, T. and Karnieli, A. 2011. Rainfall, topography and primary production relationships in a semiarid ecosystem. Ecohydrology. 4, 56-66.
Pimstein, A., Karnieli, A., Bansal, S.K. and Bonfil, D.J. 2011. Exploring remotely sensed technologies for monitoring wheat potassium and phosphorus using field spectroscopy. Field Crops Research. 121, 125-135.
Caras, T., Karnieli, A. and Hedley, J. 2011. Exploring field-of-view non-uniformities produced by a hand-held spectroradiometer. Journal of Spectral Imaging. doi: 10.1255/jsi.2010.a3.
Sprintsin, M., Cohen, S., Maseyk, K., Rotenberg, E., Ginsburg, J., Karnieli, A., Berliner, P. and Yakir, D. 2011. Long term and seasonal courses of leaf area index in a semi-arid forest plantation. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 151, 565-574.
Dadon, A., Ben-Dor, E., Beyth, M. and Karnieli, A. 2011. Examination of spaceborne imaging spectroscopy data utility for stratigraphic and lithologic mapping. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. DOI:10.1117/1.3553234.
Dadon, A., Peeters, A., Ben-Dor, E. and Karnieli, A. 2011. A semi-automated GIS model for extracting geological structural information from a spaceborne thematic image. GIScience & Remote Sensing. 48, 264–279.
Herrmann, I., Pimstein, A., Karnieli, A., Cohen, Y., Alchanatis, V. and Bonfil, D.J. 2011. LAI assessment of wheat and potato crops by VENµS and Sentinel-2 bands. Remote Sensing of the Environment. 115, 2141–2151.
Isenberg, O., Yizhaq, H. Tsoar, H., Wenkart, R., Karnieli, A., Kok, J.F. and Katra, I. 2011. Megaripples flattening due to strong winds. Geomorphology. 131, 69–84.
Ozdemir, I and Karnieli, A. 2011. Predicting forest structural parameters using the image texture derived from WorldView-2 multispectral imagery in a dryland forest, Israel. International. Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 13, 701–710.
Safriel, U.N., Berliner, P., Novoplansky, A., Laronne, J.B., Karnieli, A., Moshe, I., Kharabsheh, A., Mohammad, A.G. and G. Kusek, G. 2011. Soil erosion-desertification and the Middle Eastern Anthroscapes. In Kapur, K., Eswaran, H. and Blum, W.E.H. (Eds.) Sustainable Land Management: Learning from the Past for the Future. Springer, Heidelberg, 57-124.


Cohen, Y., Alchanatis, V., Zusman Y., Dar, Z., Bonfil, D.J., Karnieli, A.., Zilberman, A., Moulin, A., Ostrovsky, V., Levi, A.., Brikman, R. and Shenker, M. 2010. Leaf nitrogen estimation in potato based on spectral data and on simulated bands of the VENµS satellite. Precision Agriculture, 11, 520-537.
Karnieli, A., Agam, N., Pinker, R.T., Anderson, M.C., Mark L. Imhoff, M.L., Gutman, G.G., Panov, N. and Goldberg, A. 2010. Use of NDVI and land surface temperature for drought assessment: Merits and limitations. Journal of Climate. 23, 618–633.
Legarrea, S., Karnieli, A., Fereres, A. and Weintraub, P.G. 2010. Comparison of UV-absorbing nets in pepper crops: Spectral properties, effects on plants and pest control. Photochemistry and Photobiology. 86, 324–330.
Kidron, G.J., Karnieli A. and Benenson, I. 2010. Degradation of soil fertility following cycles of cotton-cereal cultivation in Mali, West Africa: A first approximation to the problem. Soil & Tillage Research. 106, 254–262.
Cierniewski, J., Karnieli, A., Herrmann, I., Królewicz, S. and Kuśnierek, K. 2010. Soil surface illumination at micro-relief scale and soil BRDF data collected by a hyperspectral camera. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 31, 2151-2157.
Dadon, A., Ben-Dor, E. and Karnieli, A. 2010. Use of derivative calculations and minimum noise fraction (MNF) transform for detecting and correcting the spectral curvature effect (smile) in Hyperion images. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 48, 2603-2612.
Herrmann, I., Karnieli, A., Bonfil, D.J., Cohen, Y. and Alchanatis, V. 2010. SWIR-based spectral indices for assessing nitrogen content in potato fields. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31, 5127-5143.


Pimstein, A., Eitel, J., Long, D., Mufradid, I., Karnieli, A. and Bonfil, D.J. 2009. Spectral index to monitor the head-emergence of wheat in semi-arid conditions. Field Crops Research, 111, 218-225.
Yizhaq, H., Isenberg, O., Wenkart, R., Tsoar, H. and Karnieli, A. 2009. Morphology and dynamics of aeolian mega-ripples in Nahal Kasuy, Southern Israel. Israel Journal of Earth Sciences, 57, 149–165.
Sprintsin, M., Karnieli, A., Sprintsin, S., Cohen, S. and Berliner, P. 2009. Relationships between stand density and canopy structure in a dryland forest as estimated by ground-based measurements and multi-spectral spaceborne images. Journal of Arid Environments 73, 955-962.
Karnieli, A., Derimian, Y., Indoitu, R., Panov, N., Levy, R.C., Remer, L.A., Maenhaut, W. and Holben, B.N. 2009. Temporal trend in anthropogenic sulfur aerosol transport from central and eastern Europe to Israel. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres. 114, D00D19, doi:10.1029/2009JD011870.
Sprintsin, M., Karnieli, A., Berliner P., Rotenberg, E., Yakir, D., and Cohen, S. 2009. Evaluating the performance of the MODIS Leaf Area Index (LAI) product over a Mediterranean dryland planted forest. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 30, 5061-5069.
Karnieli, A., Gilad, U. and Svoray, T. 2009. Satellite image processing and geo-statistical methods for assessing land degradation around watering points in the Ust-Urt Plateau, Kazakhstan. In: Roeder, A. andHill J. (Eds.) Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Processing for Land Degradation Assessment. Taylor & Francis Group, London, 313-322.
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Svoray, T., Karnieli, A., and Dedieu, G. 2008. Satellite evidence of a topographic sink-source system in a small semi-arid watershed. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 29, 609–616.
Derimian, Y., Karnieli, A., Kaufman, Y.J., Andreae, M., Andreae, T., Dubovik, O., Maenhaut, W. and Koren, I. 2008. The role of iron and black carbon in aerosol light absorption. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 8, 3623–3637.
Karnieli, A., Gilad, U., Ponzet, M., Svoray, T., Mirzadinov, R. and Fedorina, O. 2008. Assessing land cover change and degradation in the central Asian deserts using satellite image processing and geo-statistical methods. Journal of Arid Environments, 72, 2093–2105.
Wilske, B. Burgheimer, J., Karnieli, A., Zaady, E., Andreae, M.O., Yakir, D. and Kesselmeier J. 2008. The CO2 exchange of biological soil crusts in a semiarid grass-shrubland at the northern transition zone of the Negev desert, Israel. Biogeosciences, 5, 1411-1423.
Brenig, L., Zaady, E., Vigo-Aguiar, J., Karnieli, A., Fovell, R., Arbel, Sh., Al Baz, I. and Offer, Z.Y. 2008. Cloud formation and rainfalls induced by an artificial solar setting: A weather engineering project for fighting aridity. Geographical Phorum, 7, 67 – 82.


Pimstein, A., Karnieli, A., Bonfil, D.J. 2007. Wheat and maize monitoring based on ground spectral measurements and multivariate data analysis. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. 1, 013530environmental ecosystem in the sand dunes across the Israel-Egypt border. Journal of Arid Environments, 60, 27-52.
Derimian, Y., Karnieli, A., Kordova, L. and Zangvil, A. 2007. Tracking regional anthropogenic air pollution: a case study in Israel. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution. 180, 185-198.
Zaady, E., Karnieli, A. and Shachak, M. 2007. Applying a field spectroscopy technique for assessing successional trends of biological soil crusts in a semi-arid environment. Journal of Arid Environments, 70, 463-477.
Sprintsin, M., Karnieli, A., Berliner, P., Rotenberg, E., Yakir, D. and Cohen, S. 2007. The effect of spatial resolution on the accuracy of leaf area index estimation for a forest planted in the desert transition zone. Remote Sensing of Environment, 109, 419-428.


Burgheimer, J., Wilske, B., Maseyk, K., Karnieli, A., Zaady, E., Yakir, D. and Kesselmeier, J. 2006. Relationships between Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and carbon fluxes of biologic soil crusts assessed by ground measurements. Journal of Arid Environments, 64, 651-669.
Burgheimer, J., Wilske, B., Maseyk, K., Karnieli, A., Zaady, E., Yakir, D. and Kesselmeier, J. 2006. Ground and space spectral measurements for assessing the semi-arid ecosystem phenology related to CO2 fluxes of biological soil crusts. Remote Sensing of Environment, 101, 1-12.
Okeke, F. and Karnieli, A. 2006. Methods for fuzzy classification and accuracy assessment of historical aerial photographs for vegetation change analyses. Part I: Algorithm development. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 27, 153-176
Okeke, F. and Karnieli, A. 2006. Linear mixture model approach for selecting fuzzy exponent value in fuzzy c-means algorithm. Ecological Informatics, 1, 117-124miarid soils using airborne hyperspectral technology, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 25, 2607-2624.
Derimian, Y., Karnieli., A., Kaufman, Y.J., Andreae, M.O., Andreae, T.W., Dubovik, O., Maenhaut, W., Koren, I. and Holben, B.N. 2006. Dust and pollution aerosols over the Negev Desert, Israel – properties, transport, and radiative effect. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 111, D05205, doi:10.1029/2005JD006549.
Ben-Dor, E., Levin, N., Singer, A., Karnieli, A. and Braun, O. 2006. Quantitative mapping of the soil rubification process on sand dunes using an airborne CASI hyperspectral sensor. Geoderma, 131, 1-21.
Karnieli, A., Bayasgalan, M., Bayarjargal, Y., Agam, N., Khudulmur, S. and Tucker, C.J. 2006. Comments on the use of the Vegetation Health Index over Mongolia. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 27, 2017-2024.
Okeke, F. and Karnieli, A. 2006. Methods for fuzzy classification and accuracy assessment of historical aerial photographs for vegetation change analyses. Part II: Practical application. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 27, 1825-1838.