Remote Sensing Lab

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




Tiwari, A., Silver, M. and Karnieli, A. 2023. A deep learning approach for automatic identification of ancient ‎agricultural water harvesting systems. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 118, 103270.


Pešek, O., Segal-Rozenhaimer, M. and Karnieli, A. 2022. Using convolutional neural networks for cloud detection on VENµS images over multiple land-cover types. Remote Sensing. 14, 5210.

Salvoldi, M., Cohen-Zada, A.L. and Karnieli, A. 2022. ‎ Using the VENµS Super-Spectral Camera for detecting moving vehicles.  ‎ ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 192, 33-48.

Arun P.V. and Karnieli, A. 2022. Deep-learning-based latent space encoding for spectral unmixing of geological materials. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 183, 307-320.

Arun P.V. and Karnieli, A. 2022. Deep feature learning and latent space encoding for crop phenology analysis. Expert Systems With Applications, 187, 115929. DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2021.115929

Ignat, T., Shavit, Y., Rachmilevitch, R. and Karnieli, A. 2022. Spectral monitoring of salinity stress in tomato plants. Biosystems Engineering. 217, 26-40.

Arun P.V. and Karnieli, A. 2022. Learning of physically significant features from Earth observation data: An illustration for crop classification and irrigation scheme detection. Neural Computing and Applications.

Arun, P.V., Sahoo, M.M. Porwal, A., Karnieli, A. 2022. Deep-learning-based latent space encoding for spectral unmixing of geological materials.  ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 183, 307-320.

Levi, N. Karnieli, A. and Paz-Kagan, T. 2022. Airborne imaging spectroscopy for assessing land-use effect on soil ‎quality in drylands.  ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 186, 34-54.

Salvoldi, M., Tubul, Y., Karnieli, A. and Herrmann, I. 2022.  VENµS-derived NDVI and REIP at different view azimuth angles. Remote Sensing.  14, 184.

Arun P.V. and Karnieli, A. 2022. Augmentation of vegetation index curves considering the ‎crop-specific phenological characteristics.  IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 15, 1235-1243. DOI 10.1109/JSTARS.2022.3142395

Lausch, A., Schaepman, M.E., Skidmore, A.K., Catana, E., Bannehr, L., Bastian, O., Borg, E., Bumberger, J., Dietrich, P.,Glässer, C., Hacker, J.M., Höfer, R., Jagdhuber, T., Jany, S., Jung, A., Karnieli, A., Klenke, R., Kirsten, T., Ködel, U., Kresse, W., Mallast, U., Montzka, C., Möller, M., Mollenhauer, H., Pause, M., Rahman, M., Schrodt, F., Schmullius, C., Schütze, C., Selsam, P., Syrbe, R-U., Truckenbrodt, S., Vohland, M., Volk, M., Wellmann, T., Zacharias, S. and Baatz, R. (2022) Remote Sensing of Geomorphodiversity linked to Biodiversity: Traits, Processes and Remote Sensing Characteristics. Remote Sensing.  14, 2279.

Kang., Y., Gao, F., Anderson, M., Kustas., W., Nieto, H., Knipper., K., Yang, Y., White, W., Alfieri., J., Torres-Rua, A., Alsina., M., and Karnieli., A. (2022) Evaluation of Satellite Leaf Area Index in California Vineyards for Improving Water Use Estimation. Irrigation Science. 2022-06-20. DOI: 10.1007/s00271-022-00798-8

Chen, J., John, J., Yuan, J., Mack, E.A., Groisman, P., Wu, J., Allington, G., K.M. Karnieli, K., Fan, P., Gutman, G., Kappas, M., Ouyang, Z., Şat, B., Xue, Z., Dong, G., Zhao, F., Henebry, G.M., Kussainova, M., Graham, N.A., Amartuvshin, A., Shao, C., Graham, A.K., Qu. L., Park, H., Xin, X., Chen, J., Pearson, A.A., Tian, L., Knight, C., Li, F., Qi, J.  2022. Sustainability challenges for the social-environmental systems across the Asian Drylands Belt. Environmental Research Letters. 17 (023001).


Ohana-Levi, L., Gao, F., Knipper, K., Kustas, W.P., Anderson, M.C., Alsina, M., Sanchez, L.A., Karnieli, A. 2021. Time-series clustering of remote sensing retrievals for defining management zones in a vineyard. Irrigation Science

Halle, S., Garrido, M., Noy, K., Messika, I., Kedem, H., Cohen, C., Ytzhak, K., Siegal, Z., Shenbrot, G., Abramsky, Z., Ziv, Y., Karnieli, A. and Hawlena, H. (2021) Cascading effects of sand stabilization on pathogen communities: connecting global and local processes. Global Ecology and Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/geb.13423

Noy, K., Ohana-Levi, N., Panov, N., Silver, M. and Karnieli, A. 2021‎. A long-term spatiotemporal analysis of biocrusts across a diverse arid environment: the case of the Israeli-Egyptian sandfield. Science of the Total Environment774, 145154.

Levi, N., Hille, N., Zaady, E., Rothem, G, Zuv, Y., Karnieli, A. and Paz-Kagan, T. 2021. Soil quality index for assessing phosphate mining restoration in a hyper-arid environment. Ecological Indicators 125, 107571.

Arun P.V. and Karnieli, A. 2021. Deep learning-based phenological event modeling for classification of crops. Remote Sensing. 13, 2477.

Xu, D.,Wang, C., Chen, J., Shen, M., Shen, B., Yan, R., Li, Z., Karnieli, A., Chen, J., Yan, Y., Wang, X., Chen, B., XinX. 2021. The superiority of the normalized difference phenology index ‎‎(NDPI) for estimating grassland aboveground fresh biomass. Remote Sensing of Environment. 264, 112578. DOI:

Paz-Kagan, T., Chang, J.B., Shoshany, M., Sternberg, M. and Karnieli, A. 2021. Assessment of plant species distribution and diversity along a climatic gradient from Mediterranean woodlands to semi-arid shrublands. GIScience & Remote Sensing. (accepted).

Silver, M.; Karnieli, A.; Fredj, E. 2021. Improved gridded precipitation data derived from microwave link attenuation. Remote Sensing. 13, 2953.

Ignat, T., De Falco, N., Berget-Tal, R., Rachmilevitch, S. and Karnieli, A. 2021. A novel approach for long-term spectral monitoring of desert shrubs affected by an oil spill. Environmental Pollution. 289, 117788 doi:


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 Sensing12, 2753; doi:10.3390/rs12172753

Shtein, A., Kloog, I., Schwartz, J., Silibello, C., Michelozzi, P., Gariazzo, C., ‎Viegi, G., Forastiere, F., Karnieli, A., Just, A.C. and Stafoggia, M. 2020. Estimating daily PM2.5 and PM10 over Italy using an ‎ensemble model. Environmenta Science and Technology. ‎ 54, 120-128‎. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b04279.

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.

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

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 EurasiaPeople, 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 Agriculture21, 51-76. https :// -5


Ignat, T., De Falco, N., Berget-Tal, R., Rachmilevitch, S. and Karnieli, A. 2021. A novel approach for long-term spectral monitoring of desert shrubs affected by an oil spill. Environmental Pollution. 289, 117788 doi:

Silver, M., Karnieli, A., Marrac, F., Fredj, E. 2019. An evaluation of weather radar adjustment algorithms using synthetic data. Journal of Hydrology576, 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? Water11, 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 Analysis38, 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. Ecohydrologye1936, 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 Sensing101-14. 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 Applications27, 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.2017.00909.

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. 20025-31.

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 Engineering157, 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 Environments147, 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.175267-275.

Qi, H., Paz-Kagan, T., Karnieli, A. and Li, S. 2017. Multi-task linear learning for predicting soil properties using field spectroscopy. Remote Sensing9, 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 8380701-16.

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 Sensing7, 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 Sensing7, 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 Research121, 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 satellitePrecision 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.

Karnieli, A. 2009. Remote Sensing. In: Hare, A.P. (Ed.) Transfer of Technology: Sustainable and Unsustainable Experience from Israel. Biblio Books: 105-135.


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, 6027-52.

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, 27153-176

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.

Qin, Z., Li, W., Burgheimer, J., Karnieli, A. 2006. Quantitative estimation of land cover structure in an arid region across the Israel-Egypt border using remote sensing data. Journal of Arid Environments, 66, 336-352.

Ben-Ze’ev, E., Karnieli, A., Agam, N., Kaufman, Y.J. and Holben, B.N. 2006. Assessing vegetation condition in the presence of biomass burning smoke by applying the Aerosol-Free Vegetation Index (AFRI) on MODIS images. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 27, 3203-3221.

Sarafis, V., Heintzmann, R. and Karnieli A. 2006. Visualizing cyanobacteria in soil crusts from a semi-arid environment using confocal fluorescence imaging. Phytomorphology Journal, 56, 1-4.

Bayarjargal, Y., Karnieli, A., Bayasgalan, M., Khudulmur, S., Gandush, C. and Tucker, C.J. 2006. A Comparative study of NOAA-AVHRR derived drought indices using change vector analysis. Remote Sensing of Environment, 105, 9-22.


Qin, Z., Berliner, P., and Karnieli, A. 2005. Ground temperature measurement and emissivity determination to understand the thermal anomaly and its significance on the development of an arid environmental ecosystem in the sand dunes across the Israel-Egypt border. Journal of Arid Environments, 6027-52.

Bonfil, D.J., Karnieli, A., Raz, M., Mufradi. I, Asido, S., Egozi, H., Hoffman, A. and Schmilovitch, Z. 2005. Rapid assessing of water and nitrogen status in wheat flag leaves. Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment, 3, 148-153.

Volcani, A., Karnieli, A. and Svoray, T. 2005. The use of remote sensing and GIS for spatio-temporal analysis of the physiological state of a semi-arid forest with respect to drought years. Forest Ecology and Management, 215, 239-250.

Bayarjargal, Y. and Karnieli, A. 2005. NOAA-AVHRR derived NDVI and LST for detecting droughts in Mongolia. Arid Ecosystems11, 73-78.


Levin, N., Ben-Dor, E. and Karnieli A. 2004. Topographic information of sand dunes as extracted from shading effects using Landsat images. Remote Sensing of Environment, 90, 190-209.

Cierniewski, J., Gdala, T. and Karnieli, A. 2004. A hemispherical-directional reflectance model as a tool for understanding image distinctions between cultivated and uncultivated bare surfaces. Remote Sensing of Environment, 90, 505-523.

Karnieli, A., Zangvil, A. and Dall’Olmo, G. 2004. Atmospheric correction of remotely sensed data at a desert site with the aid of surface humidity data, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 12, 2459-2465.

Ben-Dor, E., Goldshalager, N., Braun, O., Kindel, B., Goetz, A.F.H., Bonfil, D., Margalit, N., Binayminy, Y., Karnieli, A. and Agassi, M. 2004. Monitoring of infiltration rate in semiarid soils using airborne hyperspectral technology, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 25, 2607-2624.

Bonfil, D.J., Karnieli, A., Raz, M., Mufradi, I., Asido, S., Egozi, H., Hoffman, A. and Schmilovitch, Z. 2004. Decision support system for improving wheat grain quality in the Mediterranean area of Israel. Field Crops Research, 89, 153-163.

Figueras, D., Karnieli, A., Brenner, A. and Kaufman, Y.J. 2004. Masking turbid water in the southeastern Mediterranean Sea utilizing the SeaWiFS 510 nm spectral band. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 25, 4051-4059.

Karnieli, A. and Figueras, D. 2004. Marine constituents detected by SeaWiFS algorithm in the Southeastern Mediterranean. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 25, 3799-3801.

Karnieli, A., Ben-Dor, E., Bayarjargal Yu. and Lugasi, R. 2004. Radiometric saturation of Landsat-7 ETM+ data over the Negev Desert (Israel): problems and solutions. Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 5, 219-237.

Bayarjargal, Y. and Karnieli, A. 2004. Assessing land-use and land-cover change in Bulgan Soum by remote sensing change detection technique. Arid Ecosystems, 10, 127-133.

Gilead, U. and Karnieli, A. 2004. Locating potential vicarious calibration sites for high-spectral resolution sensors in the Israeli Negev Desert by GIS analysis. In: Moran, S.A. and Budge, A.M. (Eds.) Post Calibration of Satellite Sensors, A.A. Balkema Publishers, Leiden, 181-187.


Sarti, F., Yaacov, A., Chorowicz, J., Karnieli, A. and Cunha, T. 2003. Deformation in the southern Arava Valley ISRAEL associated with the Dead Sea Transform as seen by differential interferometry. GSI Current Research, 13, 28-33.

Karnieli, A. and Dall’Olmo G. 2003. Remote sensing monitoring of desertification, phenology, and droughts. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 14, 22-38.

Qin, Z. Li, W., Zhang, M., Karnieli, A. and Berliner, P. 2003. Estimating the essential atmospheric parameters of mono-window algorithm for land surface temperature retrieval from Landsat TM6. Remote Sensing for Land Resources, 2, 37-43 (in Chinese).

Sarti, F., Yaacov, A., Chorowicz, J., Karnieli, A. and Cunha, T. 2003. Assessing pre- and post- deformation in the southern Arava Valley segment of the Dead Sea Transform, Israel, by differential interferometry. Remote Sensing of Environment, 86, 141-149.

Karnieli, A. 2003. Natural vegetation phenology assessment by ground spectral measurements in two semi-arid environments. International Journal of Biometeorology, 47, 179-187.


Ben-Dor, E., Patkin, K., Banin, A. and Karnieli, A. 2002. Mapping of several soil properties using DAIS-7915 hyperspectral scanner data: A case study over clayey soils in Israel. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23, 1043-1062.

Qin, Z., Berliner, P. and Karnieli, A. 2002. Numerical solution of a complete surface energy balance model for simulation of heat fluxes and surface temperature under bare soil environment. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 130, 169-198.

Gutman, G., Justice, C., Karnieli A. and Arkin, Y. 2002. MODIS image of the Middle East. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23, 3905-3907.

Otterman, J., Karnieli, A., Brakke, T., Koslowsky, D., Bolle, H.-J., Starr, D. and Schmidt, H. 2002. Desert-scrub optical density and spectral-albedo ratios of impacted-to-protected areas by model inversion. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23, 3959-3970.

Schmidt, H. and Karnieli, A. 2002. Analysis of the temporal and spatial vegetation patterns in a semi-arid environment observed by NOAA/AVHRR imagery and spatial ground measurements. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23, 3971-3990.

Qin, Z., Karnieli, A. and Berliner, P. 2002. Remote sensing analysis of the land surface temperature anomaly in the sand dune region across the Israel-Egypt border. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23, 3991-4018.

Cierniewski, J. and Karnieli, A. 2002. Virtual surfaces simulating the bidirectional reflectance of semiarid soils. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23, 4019-4037.

Dall’Olmo, G. and Karnieli, A. 2002. Monitoring phenological cycles of desert ecosystems using NDVI and LST data derived from NOAA-AVHRR imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23, 4055-4071.

Karnieli, A., Gabai, A., Ichoku, C., Zaady, E. and Shachak, M. 2002. Temporal Dynamics of Soil and Vegetation Spectral Responses in a Semi-arid Environment. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23, 4073-4087.

Qin Z.H., Berliner, P. and Karnieli, A. 2002. Micrometeorological modeling to understand the thermal anomaly in the sand dunes across the Israel-Egypt border. Journal of Arid Environments, 51, 281-318.

Faiman, D., Jacob, S. and Karnieli, A. 2002. Concerning the relationship between clear-sky, global and direct beam, solar spectra. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 10, 527–532.

Andreae, T.W., Andreae, M.O., Ichoku, C., Maenhaut, W., Cafmeyer, J., Karnieli, A. and Orlovsky, L. 2002. Light scattering by dust and anthropogenic aerosol at a remote site in the Negev desert, Israel. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 107, art. no. 4008.


Garty, J., Weissman, L., Cohen, Y., Karnieli, A. and Orlovsky, L. 2001. Transplanted lichens in and around the Mount Carmel National Park and the Haifa Bay industrial region in Israel: Physiological and chemical responses. Environmental Research, 85, 159-176.

Manspeizer, N., Karnieli, A., Arkin, Y. and Chorowicz, J. 2001. Analyzing Potential Cliff Erosivity from ERS-SAR Satellite Imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 22, 807-817.

Formenti, P., Andreae, M.O., Andreae, T.W., Ichoku, C., Schebeske, G., Kettle, J., Maenhaut, W., Cafmeyer, J., Ptasinsky, J., Karnieli, A. and Lelieveld, J. 2001. Physical and chemical characteristics of aerosols over the Negev Desert (Israel) during summer 1996. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 106, 4871-4890.

Formenti, P., Andreae, M.O., Andreae, T.W., Galani, E., Vasaras, A., Zerefos, C., Amiridis, V., Orlovsky, L., Karnieli, A., Wendisch, M., Wex, H., Holben, B.N., Maenhaut W. and Lelieveld, J. 2001. Aerosol optical properties and large-scale transport of air masses: observations at a coastal and a semiarid site in the eastern Mediterranean during summer 1998. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 106, 9807-9826.

Qin, Z., Karnieli, A. and Berliner, P. 2001. Thermal variation in the Israel-Sinai (Egypt) peninsula region. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 22, 915-919.

Kaufman, Y.J., Tanre, D., Dubovik, O., Karnieli, A., Remer, L.A. 2001. Satellite and ground-based remote sensing of dust absorption of sunlight. Geophysical Research Letters, 28, 1479-1482.

Karnieli, A., Kaufman, Y.J., Remer, L.A., Ward, A. 2001. AFRI – Aerosol free vegetation index. Remote Sensing of Environment, 77, 10-21.

Garty, J., Tamir, O., Hassid, I., Eshel, A., Cohen, Y., Karnieli, A., Orlovsky, L. 2001. Photosynthesis, chlorophyll integrity, and spectral reflectance in lichens exposed to air pollution. Journal of Environmental Quality, 30, 884-893.

Holben, B.H., Tanré, D., Smirnov, A., Eck, T.F., Slutsker, I, Chatenet, B., Lavenue, F., Kaufman, Y.J., Van de Castle, J., Setzer, A., Markham, B., Clark, M., Frouin, R., Karineli, A., O’Neill, N., Pietras, C., Pinker, R., Voss, K., Zibordi, G. 2001. An emerging ground based aerosol climatology: Aerosol Optical Depth from AERONET. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 106, 12,067-12,097.

Tanré, D., Kaufman, Y.J., Holben, B.H., Chatenet, B., Karnieli, A., Lavenu, F., Blarel, L., Dubovik, O., Remer L.A. and Smirnov A. 2001. Climatology of dust aerosol size distribution and optical properties derived from remotely sensed data in the solar spectrum. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres. 106(D16), 18205-18217.

Qin, Z., Ming-hua, Z., Karnieli, A. and Berliner, P. 2001. Mono-window algorithm for retrieving land surface temperature from Landsat TM6 data. ACTA Geographica Sinica, 56, 456-466 (in Chinese, with English abstract).

Qin, Z., Dall’Olmo, G., Karnieli, A. and Berliner, P. 2001. Derivation of split window algorithm and its sensitivity analysis for retrieving land surface temperature from NOAA-AVHRR data. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 106, 22,655-22,670.

Karnieli, A. and Cierniewski, J. 2001. Inferring roughness of desert rocky surfaces from their bidirectional reflectance data. Advances in Space Research, 28, 171-176.

Schmidt, H. and Karnieli, A. 2001. Sensitivity of vegetation indices to substrate brightness in hyper-arid environment: the Makhtesh Ramon Crater (Israel) case study. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 22, 3,503-3,520.

Qin, Z., Karnieli, A. and Berliner, P. 2001. A mono-window algorithm for retrieving land surface temperature from Landsat TM data and its application to the Israel-Egypt border region. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 22, 3,719-3,746.

Karnieli, A., Kokaly, R., West, N.E. and Clark, R.N. 2001. Remote Sensing of Biological Soil Crusts. In: Belnap, J. and Lange, O.L. (Eds.) Biological Soil Crusts: Structure, Function and Management, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 431-455.


Kaufman, Y.J., Karnieli, A., Tanré, D. 2000. Detection of dust over deserts using satellite data in the solar wavelengths. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 38, 525-531.

Schmidt, H. and Karnieli, A. 2000. Remote sensing of the seasonal variability of vegetation in a semi-arid environment, Journal of Arid Environments, 45, 43-59.

Garty, J., Weissman, L., Tamir, O., Beer, S., Cohen, Y., Karnieli, A. and Orlovsky, L. 2000. Comparison of five physiological parameters to assess the vitality of the lichen Ramalina lacera exposed to air pollution. Physiologica Plantarum, 109, 410-418.


Qin, Z. and Karnieli, A. 1999. Progress in the remote sensing of land surface temperature and ground emissivity using NOAA-AVHRR. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 20, 2367-2393.

Karnieli, A., Kidron, G.J., Glaesser, C. and Ben-Dor, E. 1999. Spectral characteristics of cyanobacteria soil crust in semiarid environment. Remote Sensing of Environment, 69, 67-75.

Arkin, Y., Ichoku, C., Karnieli, A. 1999. Fault traces in an arid valley floor revealed by radar surface roughness classification, Arava Valley, Israel. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 25, 302-310.

Saltz, D., Schmidt, H., Rowen, M., Karnieli, A., Ward, D., Schmidt, I. 1999. Assessing grazing impacts by remote sensing in hyper-arid environments. Journal of Range Management, 52, 500-507.

Ichoku, C., Andreae, M.O., Andreae, T.W., Meixner, F.X., Schebeske, G., Formenti, P., Maenhaut, W., Cafmeyer, J., Ptasinski, J., Karnieli, A. and Orlovsky, L. 1999. Interrelationship between aerosol characteristics and light scattering during late-winter in an Eastern Mediterranean arid environment. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 104, 24,371-24,393.


Ichoku, C., Karnieli, A., Arkin, Y., Chorowicz, J., Fleury, T. and Rudant, J-P. 1998. Exploring the utility potential of SAR interferometric coherence images. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 19, 1147-1160.

Karnieli, A., Verchovsky, I., Hall, J.K., and Oren, E. 1998. Geographic information system for semi-detailed mapping of soils in semi-arid region. Geocarto International, 13(3), 29-43.

Karnieli, A. 1998. The Effect of Biogenic Crusts on the Spectral Reflectance of the Semi-arid Regions. In: Singh, R.B. and Murai S. (Eds.) Space Informatics for Sustainable Development, Oxford & IBH Publications Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 209-212.


Pinker, R.T., Ferrare, R.A., Karnieli, A., Aro, T.O., Kaufman, Y.J. and Zangvil, A. 1997. Aerosol optical depths in a semiarid region. Journal of Geophysical Research -Atmospheres, 102, 11,123-11,137.

Karnieli, A. 1997. Development and implementation of spectral crust index over dune sands. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 18, 1207-1220.

Garty, J., Cohen, Y., Kloog, N. and Karnieli, A. 1997. Effects of air pollution on of cell membrane integrity, spectral reflectance and metals and sulfur concentration in lichens. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 16, 1396-1402.

Maenhaut, W. Cafmeyer, J., Ptasinski, J., Andreae, M.O., Andreae, T.W., Elbert, W., Meixner, F.X., Karnieli, A. and Ichoku. C. 1997. Chemical composition and light scattering of the atmospheric aerosol at a remote site in the Negev desert, Israel. Journal of Aerosol Science, 28, S73-S74.

Garty, J., Karnieli, A., Wolfson, R., Kunin, P. and Garty-Spitz, R. 1997. Spectral reflectance and integrity of cell membranes and chlorophyll relative to the concentration of airborne mineral elements in a lichen. Physiologia Plantarum, 101, 254-264.

Garty, J., Kloog, N., Cohen, Y., Wolfson, R. and Karnieli, A. 1997. The effect of air pollution on the integrity of the chlorophyll, on the spectral reflectance response and on the concentration of airborne Nickel, Vanadium and Sulfur in the Lichen Ramalina duriaei (De Not.) Bagl. Environmental Research, 74, 174-187.

Garty, J., Kloog, N., Wolfson, R., Cohen, Y., Karnieli, A. and Avni, A. 1997. The influence of air pollution on the concentration of mineral elements, on the spectral reflectance response and on the production of stress-ethylene in the lichen Ramalina duriaei , The New Phytologist, 137, 587-597.


Ichoku, C., Karnieli, A. and Verchovsky I. 1996. Application of fractal techniques to the comparative evaluation of two methods of extracting channel networks from Digital Elevation Models. Water Resources Research, 32, 389-399.

Maenhaut, W., Salomonovic, R., Cafmeyer, J., Ichoku, C., Karnieli, A. and Andreae, M.O. 1996. Anthropogenic and natural radiatively active aerosol types at Sede Boker, Israel. Journal of Aerosol Science, 27, S47-S48.

Tsoar, H. and Karnieli, A. 1996. What determines the spectral reflectance of the Negev-Sinai sand dunes? International Journal of Remote Sensing, 17, 513-525.

Karnieli, A., Meisels, A., Fisher L. and Arkin, Y. 1996. Automatic extraction and evaluation of geological linear features from digital remote sensing data using a Hough transform. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 62, 525-531.

Ichoku, C. and Karnieli, A. 1996. A review of mixture modeling techniques for sub-pixel land cover estimation. Remote Sensing Review, 13, 161-186.

Karnieli, K. and Sarafis, V. 1996. Reflectance spectrometry of cyanobacteria within soil crusts – a diagnostic tool. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 8, 1609-1615.

Ichoku, C., Karnieli, A., Meisels, A. and Chorowicz, J. 1996. Detection of drainage channel networks on conventional digital satellite images. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 8, 1659-1678.

Almagor, G. and Karnieli, A. 1996. Sediment transport over the continental slope offshore northern Israel: an analysis by means of electron microscopy, Sedimentary Geology, 103, 63-84.

Karnieli, A., Shachak, M., Tsoar, H., Zaady, E., Kaufman, Y., Danin, A. and Porter, W. 1996. The effect of microphytes on the spectral reflectance of vegetation in semi-arid regions. Remote Sensing of Environment, 57, 88-96.

Gitelson, A., Karnieli, A., Goldman, N., Yacobi, Y.Z. and Mayo, M. 1996. Chlorophyll estimation in the Southeastern Mediterranean using CZCS images: adaptation of an algorithm and its validation. Journal of Marine Systems, 9, 283-290.

Gitelson, A.A., Yacobi, Y.Z., Karnieli, A. and Kress, N. 1996. Reflectance spectra of polluted marine waters in Haifa Bay, Southeastern Mediterranean: features and application for remote estimation of chlorophyll concentration. Israel Journal of Earth Science, 45, 127-136.


Meisels, A., Raizman, S. and Karnieli, A. 1995. Skeletonizing a DEM into a drainage network. Computers & Geosciences, 21, 187-196.

Karnieli, A. and Tsoar, H. 1995. Satellite spectral reflectance of biogenic crust developed on desert dune sand along the Israel-Egypt border. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 16, 369-374.

Pinker, R.T. and Karnieli, A. 1995. Characteristic spectral reflectance of a semi-arid environment. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 16, 1341-1363.

Tsoar, H., Goldsmith, V., Schoenhaus, S., Clacke, K. and Karnieli, A. 1995. Reversed Desertification on sand dunes along the Sinai/Negev border, using satellite imagery. In: Tchakerian, V.P. (Ed.) Desert Aeolian Processes, Chapman & Hall, New York, 251-267.

PRE 1995

Karnieli, A., Issar, A. and Wolff M. 1984. The effect of urbanization in an arid region: formation of a perched water table that causes environmental damages. Environmental Geology and Water Sciences, 8, 51-63.

Williams, R., Zangvil, A. and Karnieli, A. 1984. A portable evaporimeter for rapid measurement of the evaporation rate of water. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology32, 217-224.

Issar, A., Karnieli, A., Bruins, H.J. and Gilead, I. 1984. The quanternary geology of Sede-Zin, Negev, Israel. Israel Journal of Earth Science, 33, 34-42.

Nativ, R., Zangvil A., Issar, A. and Karnieli A. 1985. The occurrence of sulfate-rich rains in the Negev desert, Israel Tellus, 37B, 105-172.

Bowman, D., Karnieli, A., Issar, A. and Bruins, H.J. 1986. Residual colluvio-aeolian aprons in the Negev Highlands (Israel) – as a paleo-climatic indicator. Palaeogeography, Paleaoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 56, 89-101.

Arkin, Y., Karnieli, A., Issar, A. and Diaz Mtz.-Esparza, J., 1986. Accelerated recession of desert cliffs due to sewage water disposal. Environmental Geology and Water Sciences, 8, 185-192.

Karnieli, A., Ben Asher, J., Dodi, A., Issar, A. and Oron, G. 1988. An empirical approach for predicting runoff yield under desert conditions. Agricultural Water Management, 14, 243-252.

Karnieli, A. 1991. Stepwise overlay approach for utilizing a geographic information system with a soil moisture accounting model. ITC Journal, 1991-1, 11-18.

Karnieli, A. 1990. Application of kriging technique to areal precipitation mapping in Arizona. GeoJournal, 22, 391-398.

Yair, A., Karnieli, A. and Issar, A. 1991.The chemical composition of precipitation and runoff water over an arid limestone hillside, Northern Negev, Israel. Journal of Hydrology, 129, 371-388.

Mayo, M., Karnieli, A., Gitelson, A. and Ben-Avraham, Z. 1993. Determination of suspended sediment concentration from CZCS data. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 59, 1265-1269.

Karnieli, A. and Ben-Asher, J. 1993. A daily runoff simulation in semi-arid watersheds based on soil water deficit calculations. Journal of Hydrology, 149, 9-25.

Karnieli, A., Mayo, M., Gitelson, A. and Ben-Avraham, Z. 1993. Settlements in the Nile delta. Systema Terra, 2, 49-50.

Gitelson, A., Garbuzov, G., Szilagiy, F., Mittenzwey, K-H., Karnieli, A. and Kaiser, A. 1993. Quantitative remote sensing methods for real-time monitoring of inland waters quality. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 14, 1269-1295.

Kaufman, Y.J., Gitelson, A., Karnieli, A., Ganor, E., Fraser, R.S., Nakajima, T., Mattoo, S. and Holben, B.N. 1994. Size distribution and phase function of aerosol particles retrieved from sky brightness measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 99, 10,341-10,356.

Karnieli, A., Diskin, M.H. and Lane, L.J. 1994. CELMOD5 – a semi-distributed cell model for conversion of rainfall into runoff in semi-arid regions. Journal of Hydrology, 157, 61-85.

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