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Eyal Ben-Dor, Ph.D: Home> CV


The Remote Sensing and GIS laboratory

Department of Geography 
P.O.B 39040 
Tel-Aviv University 69989

e-mail: bendor@ccsg.tau.ac.il

CURRICULUM VITAE AND LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

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March 2009

 

 

A.  EDUCATION

                                                    

Dates

Name of University

Subject

Degree

1980-1983

Hebrew University of Jerusalem     

Agriculture

B.Sc. (cum laude)

1983-1986

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Soil Science

MSc. (cum laude)

1986-1991

Hebrew University of Jerusalem        

Soil Sciences

Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

           

                         

           

Period

Name of Institution/ country              

Department

Rank/Position

              

1987-9

Hebrew University, Israel

Soil and Water 

Assistant

1990-2

Hebrew University, Israel

Soil and Water

  Research Associate

1992-3

University of Colorado, USA

Center for the             

Study of Earth from Space (CSES)

Post Doc Fellow Lady Davies Fellow

1993-4

University of Colorado, USA University of Colorado at Boulder

Center for the Study of Earth from Space (CSES) and Cooperative Institute for

Research in Environmental

Science (CIRES)

NOAA Fellow

1994-1997

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Geography

Lecturer

1997 – 2001

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Geography

Senior Lecturer

2001-Present

Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Geography

 Professor

2001- 2002

University of Colorado, USA

Center for the Study of Earth from Space (CSES) and  Cooperative Institute for

Research in Environmental

Science (CIRES)

Visiting Professor CSES, Fellowship

2003  

GeoForchungsZentrum (GFZ)

   Remote Sensing Section 1.4

    Visiting Scientists

 

2005-present

Tel-Aviv University, Israel

The Department of

Geography and Human Environment

           

Head

2008 

6th EARSEL SIG-IS

 

Chair

 


D.  ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

Prizes  and honorable awards

1995     Mokady award from the Israel Society of Soil Science for the best Ph.D. dissertation in soil sciences submitted during 1990-1994.

1996     ERIM award for the best session paper presented at the 11th Thematic Conference and Workshops on Applied Geological Remote Sensing, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

1996     The Canadian Studies Faculty award.

2004       The Porter  School of Environment award

2006     The Vise President award for Excellence in Science 

2009        Honorable Member of EnMAP German mission to orbit.  

 

Scholarships

1985     Bad Windsheim, W. Germany. NATO Advanced Study Institute fund to train at West Germany in Soil-Iron Chemistry.

1992-3  Rehovot, Israel. The Baron De Hirsch postdoctoral grant to train at

            CSES, University of Colorado in GIS and Remote Sensing.    

1992-3  Boulder, Colorado, USA. The Lady Davies postdoctoral grant to train at CSES, University of Colorado in Imaging Spectroscopy.

 

Fellowships and Special Appointments

1993-4  Post Doc fellowship under the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)grant at  Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES), University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.

2001-2  Visiting Professor under Fellowship from NOAA, in the Center for the Study the Earth from Space (CSES), University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. – under NOAA-CSES scholarship  

2003     Visiting Scientists at GFZ Potsdam Germany

2007      Visiting Scientists at GFZ Potsdam Germany

2007-2008 A senate member at Tel Aviv University.

2009      Chair: 6TH EARSeL SIG IS Workshop, March 2009, Tel Aviv.

 

 

C.  ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

1986     Haifa, Israel. Annual meeting of the Israel Society for Clay Minerals.

1987     Bet Dagan, Israel. Annual meeting of the Israel Society for Clay Minerals.

1987     Bet Dagan, Israel. Annual meeting of the Israel Society of Soil Science.

1988     Rehovot, Israel. Annual meeting of the Israel Society for Clay Minerals.

1988     Norwich, England. The First Near Infrared Analysis Conference.

1989     Jerusalem, Israel. Annual meeting of the Israel Society for Clay Minerals.

1989     Bet Dagan, Israel. The First Israel Remote Sensing Society Conference.

1989     Strasbourg, France. The 9th International Clay Conference.

1990     Washington, DC, USA. The 10th Annual International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium.

1990     Jerusalem, Israel. Annual meeting of the   Israel Society for Clay Minerals.

1990     Herzeliya, Israel. French-Israel Seminar on Remote-Sensing.

1991     Courchevel, France. The 5th International Colloquium on Physical  Measurements and Signatures in Remote Sensing.

1992     New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The Pittsburgh Conference, PITCON 92.

1992     Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The 84th Annual meeting of American Society of  Agronomy, Clay Minerals Society and Soil Science Society of America.

1993     Boulder, Colorado, USA. HIRIS Team/Canopy Chemistry Meeting.

1994     San Antonio, Texas, USA. The 10th Thematic Conference for Geology Remote 

            Sensing.

1995     Strasbourg, France, The 1st International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference and Exhibition.

1995     Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. International Symposium of Monitoring Soils in the Environment with Remote Sensing and GIS.

1995     Bet Dagan Israel. Annual Meeting of the Israel Society of Soil Science.

1995     Haifa, Israel. Annual Meeting of the Israel Geographical Society.

1995     Jerusalem, Israel. Annual Meeting of the Israel Geographical Society.

1996     Bet Dagan, Israel. Annual meeting of the Israel Society of Soil Science.

1996     Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The 11th Thematic Conference for Geology Remote Sensing.

1996     Vancouver, Canada. The 26th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment.

1996     San Francisco, California, USA. The 2nd International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference and Exhibition.

1996     Tel Aviv, Israel. Annual Meeting of the Israel Geographical Society.

1997     Tel-Aviv, Israel. Annual Meeting of the Israel Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ILSPRS).

1997     Copenhagen, Denmark. The 3rd International Conferences and Exhibition

1997     Munich Germany. The DLR Workshop on DAIS-7915 sensor.

1997     Essen, Germany. The 8th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy.

Denver, Colorado, The 13th Thematic Conference for Geology Remote Sensing

 Munich, Germany. The DLR Workshop on the DAIS-7915 1997 data acquired over Israel.

1999      Zurich, Swiss, The First EARSeL Workshop on Imaging Spectroscopy.

Tel-Aviv, Israel Annual Meeting of the Israel Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ILSPRS).

Tel-Aviv, Israel, The First Workshop on Computer Applications in Archaeology

1999     Dead Sea Israel, The Annual meeting of the Israel Geological Society

Haifa, Israel,  The Annual Meeting of the Israel Geographical Society

Maalot, Israel, The Annual meeting of the Israel Geological Society

2000      Cape-Town, South Africa, 28th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment

2000      Dead Sea, Israel, The First Stephan Mueller Conference of the European Geophysical Society (EGS).

2000     Amsterdam, The Netherlands, XIXth Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)

Dresden Germany, The 20th EARSeL Symposium on Remote Sensing

2000     Enschede, Holland, The second EARSeL Workshop on Imaging Spectroscopy

2000    Sde Boker, Israel, International Workshop on Land Cover Land Use Change, and Water Management in Arid Regions: Remote Sensing Applications in the Middle East.

2000    Las Vegas, Nevada, 14th International Conference Applied Geologic Remote Sensing

2001     Sidney, Australia, IEEE 2001 International Geo science and Remote Sensing Symposium

2001     San Francisco, California, 5th International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference and Exhibition

2001     Toulouse, France, 8th International Symposium on Remote Sensing SPIE

2003     Pasadena, USA, The 14th  AVIRIS workshop

2003     Tel Aviv, Israel Poreter School of Environment

2003     Haifa Israel, The Israel  Geographic Society  annual conference

2005     Jerusalem, Israel, The Israel Geographic Society annual Conference 

2004     Beer Sheva, Israel, The Israel Geographic Society annual Conference

2004     Tel Aviv, Israel  IFCHAM annual conference 

2004     Tel-Aviv, Israel Earth Day Conference    

2004     Crete, Greece,

2004     Pasadena USA The 15th AVIRIS Workshop

2004     Goddard Space  Center NASA, USA – Internal Workshop at Atmosphere Branch  

2004     Herching, Germany The 3ed EARSeL Workshop on Imaging Spectroscopy

2005     Madrid, Spain,  Internal INTA  Workshop

2005     Boeretang , Belgium, Internal  VITO Workshop

2005     Bruges, Belgium,  Airborne Imaging Spectroscopy Workshop,

2005    Tel Aviv, Israel  IFCHAM to memorial Aviel Ron zl

2005     Deradoon, India, The ICOL Conference for Elctrooptics  

2005     Warsaw, Poland, 4th ERASeL Workshop on Imaging Spectroscopy 

2006     Opberpffafanhofen, Germany HyREASA Workshop  

2006     Denver Colorado  IGARSS International conference

2006     Volos, Greece 2006, 46th congress of the European Sciences Association

2006     Stockholm, Sweden. The SPIE Europe remote Sensing Conference

2006     Dead Sea,  Israel,  Plinius 8 conference on Mediterranean storms and extreme events in an era of climate change

2007     EARSeL 5th Workshop on SIG – IS Bruges Belgium

2008     EGU    General Assembly 13-18 April, Vienna

2008     ISPRS   General Assembly 4-11 August 2008, Beijing 

2009      6TH EARSEL SIG IS  16-19 March 2009, Tel- Aviv, Israel

2009     Brazilian Remote Sensing Symposium - Natal, Brazil 13-17 July 2009

2009     IGARSS – Cape Town July 13-17 2009

 

 

International Scientific Committees

Scientific organizing committee the 3rd International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference and Exhibition, Copenhagen.

Scientific organizing committee the 13th International Conference Applied Geological Remote Sensing. Vancouver.

Scientific organizing committee the 4th International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference and Exhibition, Ottawa.

 

2000       Scientific organizing committee the 14th International Conference Applied    Geological Remote Sensing. Las- Vegas

2000     Scientific organizing committee the International Workshop on Land Cover Land Use Change and Water Management in Arid Regions: Remote Sensing Applications in the Middle East.

2001        Scientific organizing committee of the Fifth International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference and Exhibition, San Francisco, California.

2005        First Workshop of the EARSeL Special Interest Group on Urban Remote Sensing in Berlin-Adlershof.

2006        SPIE  Europe Remote Sensing,  Stockholm, Sweden

2006        The ISPRS Commission VIII Symposium on: "Remote Sensing Applications for a Sustainable Future"  

2008        Co-Chair, ISPRS Commission VII-III -  Information extracted from hyperspectral  data.

2009       Chair for the EARSeL 6TH Workshop on SIG IS, April 16-20, 2009 Tel-Aviv

2009     Scientific Committee member of  the ESA-GFZ-DLR-ASI Hyperspectral Workshop 2010

 


A.  ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

  1. Singer A. and Ben-Dor E., 1987, Origin of red clays layers interbedded with basalt of Golan Heights. Geoderma, 39:283-306.
  2. Ben-Dor E., and A. Singer, 1987, Optical density of vertisol clays suspensions in relation to sediment volume and dithionite-citrate-bicarbonate extractable iron. Clays and Clay Minerals, 35:311-317.
  3. Ben-Dor E., and A. Banin, 1989, Determination of organic matter content in arid-zones soils using simple loss-on-ignition method. Communications in Soils Science and Plant Analysis, 20:1675-1695.
  4. Ben-Dor E., and A. Banin, 1990, Diffuse reflectance spectra of smectite minerals in the near infrared and their relation to chemical composition. Sciences Geologiques Bulletin, 43, 2-4:117-128.
  5. Ben-Dor E., and A. Banin, 1990, Near infrared reflectance analysis of carbonate concentration in soils. Applied Spectroscopy, 44, 6:1064-1069.
  6. Ben-Dor E., F.A. Kruse, A.B. Lefkoff and A. Banin, 1994, Comparison of three calibration techniques for the utilization of GER 63 channel scanner data of Makhtesh Ramon, Negev, Israel. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 60:1339-1354.
  7. Ben-Dor E., and F.A. Kruse, 1994, The relationship between the sub spatial subset of GER 63 channel scanner and the quality of the Internal Average Relative Reflectance (IARR) correction technique. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 3:683-690.
  8. Ben-Dor E., 1994, A precaution regarding cirrus cloud detection from Airborne Imaging Spectrometer data using the 1.38m water vapor band. Remote Sensing of Environment, 50:346-350.
  9. Ben-Dor E., and A. Banin, 1994, Visible and near infrared (0.4-1.1m) analysis of arid and semi arid soils. Remote Sensing of Environment, 48:261-274.
  10. Ben-Dor E., and F.A. Kruse, 1995, Surface mineral mapping of Makhtesh Ramon Negev, Israel using GER 63 channel scanner data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 18:3529-3553.
  11. Ben-Dor E. and A.  Banin, 1995, Near infrared analysis (NIRA) as a rapid method to simultaneously evaluate, several soil properties. Soil Science Society of American Journal, 59:364-372.
  12. Ben-Dor E. and A. Banin 1995, Near infrared analysis (NIRA) as a simultaneously method to evaluate spectral featureless constituents in soils., Soil Science, 159:259‑269.
  13. Ben-Dor E. and A. Banin, 1995, Quantitative analysis of convolved TM spectra of soils in the visible, near infrared and short-wave infrared spectral regions (0.4‑2.5m). International Journal of Remote Sensing, 18:3509-3528.
  14. Ben-Dor E. and F.A. Kruse, 1996, Detection of atmospheric gases using GER 63 channel scanner data acquired over Makhtesh Ramon, Negev Israel. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 17:1215-1232.
  15. Ben-Dor E., F.A Kruse, J.B. Dietz, A.W. Braun and A. Banin, 1996, Geometric correction of GER 63 channel scanner data of Makhtesh Ramon, Negev, Israel. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 22, 3:259-269.
  16. Ben Dor E. 1996, High spectral resolution remote sensing as a tool for quantitative mineralogical  mapping  example for Makhtesh Ramon: Horizon in Geography 79-47:63-46 (in Hebrew)
  17. Ben-Dor E., Y. Inbar and Y. Chen, 1997 The reflectance spectra of organic matter in the visible near infrared and short wave infrared region (400-2,500nm) during a control decomposition process. Remote Sensing of Environment 61:1-15.
  18. Ben-Dor E. and H. Saaroni, 1998 Video thermal radiometry as a tool for monitoring urban heat islands. A case study over Tel Aviv Israel. International Journal of Remote Sensing 18:3039-3053
  19. Ben-Dor E, J. Portugali, M. Kochavi. L. Vinitzky and M. Shimoni 1999 Airborne thermal video radiometry as a tool for excavation planning. A case study over Tel-Leviah, Golan Heights, Israel. Journal of Field Archaeology 26:117-127.
  20. Karnieli A, G. Kidron, Ghassler C. and Ben-Dor E. 1999 Spectral characteristics of cynobacteria soil crust in the visible near infrared and short wave infrared (400-2,500nm) in semiarid environment. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 69:67-77
  21. Ben-Dor E. and N. Levin, 1999 Determination of surface reflectance from raw hyperspectral data with out simultaneous ground truth measurements. A case study of the GER 63- channel sensor data acquired over Naan Israel. International Journal of Remote Sensing of Environment. 21:2053-2074.
  22. Saaroni H. Ben-Dor E. Bitan A. and O. Potchter 2000 Spatial distribution and micro scale characteristics of the urban heat island in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Landscape and urban Climatology 48:1-18.
  23. Goldshlager N, Ben-Dor E., Y. Benyamini, M. Agassi and D. Blumberg 2002 Spectral properties of crusted soils from Israel. Judea and Sumaria Research Summaries 10: 285-295 (in Hebrew).
  24. Ben-Dor E., N. Levin and H. Saaroni 2001  A spectral based recognition of the urban environment using the visible and near infrared spectral region (0.4-1.1m). A case study over Tel-Aviv, Israel. International Journal of Remote Sensing 22: 2193-2218 .
  25. Ben-Dor E., M. Zoller, L. Vinizki, M. Kochavi and J. Portugali 2000 Detection of buried ancient walls using airborne thermal video radiometry. International Journal of Remote Sensing.
  26. Goldshlager N, Ben-Dor E., Y. Benyamini, M. Agassi and D. Blumberg 2001 Characterization of Soil’s structural crust by spectral reflectance in the SWIR region (1.2-2.5m). Terra-Nova
  27. Koltunov A. and Ben-Dor E. 2001  A new approach of spectra feature extraction and for unsupervised classification of hyperspectral data based on the Gausian Mixture Model. Remote Sensing Review 20: 123-167
  28. Ben-Dor E. 2001, Quantitative Remote Sensing of Soil Properties. Advances in Agronomy 75:173-243
  29. Ben-Dor E., K. Patkin, A. Banin and A . Karnieli 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
  30. Patkin K , Ben-Dor E and Banin A. 2002, Mapping Soil Salinity and other related properties using airborne imaging spectrometer. Israel Geography 9:23-35 (in Hebrew)
  31. Goldshlager N, Ben-Dor E., Y. Benyamini, D. Blumberg and  M. Agassi 2001 Spectral properties of soil with structural crust in the  SWIR region (1.2-2.5m). Judea and Samaria Research Studies 10:285-296 (In Hebrew)
  32. Saaroni H. Ben-Dor E. and A. Bitan 2002, The Climate Impact of Open Space Areas. Transaction in Environment and Nature Resources Management 2:27-38 (in Hebrew).
  33. Ben-Dor E., K. Patkin, A. Banin and A. Karnieli 2002 Monitoring of  soil properties using hyperspectral  airborne scanner over Zvaim Valley, Israel. Studies in the Geography of Israel 16:317-338 (in Hebrew)
  34. Goldshlager  N. Ben-Dor E, Y. Benyamini, M. Agassi and D. Blumberg 2002,  Spectral properties and hydraulic conductance  of crusts formed by raindrop impact. International Journal of Remote Sensing 19:3909-3920
  35. Ben-Dor E. Goldahlager N, Benyamini M. and D.G. Blumberg 2003 The Spectral Reflectance properties of Soil’s structural crust in the SWIR spectral region (1.2-2.5m), Soil Science Society of American Journal 67:289-299
  36. Koltunov A. and Ben-Dor E.  2003 Mixture density separation a tool for high quality interpretation of multi-source remote sensing data and related issues International Journal of Remote Sensing  24: 1-26
  37. Saaroni H., A Bitan,  Ben Dor E. , N Feller 2003, :The Mixed Results Concerning the 'Oasis Effect' in a Rural  Settlement  in the Negev Desert, Israel, Arid Land Environment 58:235-248
  38. Levin N,. Ben-Dor E. 2004, Monitoring Sand Dune Stabilization along the Coastal Dunes of Ashdod-Nizanim, Israel, 1945-1999. Journal of Arid Environment  58: 335-355.
  39. Levin N. Ben-Dor E. and G. Kidron 2003, The human impact on temporal changes of sand dune stabilization in Ashdod Nizanim , Ofakin in Geography  (Asher Schick Memorial Book ) 58-57: 241-224 (in Hebrew)
  40. Ben-Dor E. , N. Goldshalager, O. Braun , B. Kindel , A.F.H.Goetz , D. Bonfil ,  M. Agassi, N. Margalit ,  Y. Binayminy and A. Karnieli 2004  Monitoring of Infiltration Rate in Semiarid Soils using Airborne Hyperspectral  Technology International Journal of Remote Sensing  25:1-18
  41. Levin N, Ben-Dor E, Karnieli A 2004 Topographic Information of Sand Dunes Extracted from Shading Effects Using Landsat Images Remote Sensing of Environment  90:190-209
  42. Ben-Dor E., B. Kindel,  and A.F.H Goetz 2004 Quality Assessment of Several Methods to Recover Surface Reflectance I using Synthetic Imaging Spectroscopy (IS) Data, Remote Sensing of Environment 90: 389-404
  43. Chudnovsky A., Ben-Dor E. and H. Saaroni 2004 Diurnal  Thermal Behavior of Selected Urban Objects using Remote Sensing Measurements Energy and Buildings36:1063-1074
  44. Karnieli A., Ben-Dor E., Bayarjargal Y. and L. Rachel 2004 Radiometric Saturation of Landsat-7 (ETM+ )  Data over the Negev Desert (Israel): Problems and Solutions, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation  5:219-237
  45. Agami-Nimari N., Berliner P.R., Zangvil A. and E. Ben-Dor 2004 Soil Water Evaporation During the Dry Season in an Arid Zone. Journal of Geophysics Research  109:16103-1613
  46. Goldshleger N,. Ben-Dor E, Y. Benyamini. and M. Agassi 2005
  47. Soil Reflectance as a Tool for Assessing Physical Crust Arrangement of Four Typical Soils in Israel, Soil Science  169:677-687.
  1. Levin N., Ben-Dor E.,  amd A. Singer 2005  A digital camera as a tool to measure colour indices  and related properties of sandy soils in semi-arid environments. InInternational Journal of Remote Sensing 26: 5475-5492
  2. Ben-Dor E , N. Levin A. Singer, A. Karnieli, O. Braun and G.J. Kidron 2005,  Quantitative Mapping of the Soil Rubification Process on Sand Dunes Using an Airborne Hyperspectral Sensor Geoderma 131: 1-21.
  3. Levin N,  Kidron G. and E. Ben-Dor  2006,  The spatial and temporal variability of sand  erosion across a stabilizing coastal dune field, Sedimentology  53: 697-715.
  4. Crouvi O., E. Ben-Dor, M. Beyth, D. Avigad, and R. Amit 2006 Quantitative mapping of arid alluvial fan surfaces using field spectrometer and hyperspectral remote sensing. Remote Sensing of Environment 104: 103-117
  5. Lugasi R.,  E. Ben-Dor and H. Saaroni 2006  Thermal  complexity and its relationship to the urban heat island phenomenon as Examined by hyperspectral remote sensing: Afula as a case study.  In Climate and Environment: Climatlogical, Meteorlogical and Applied Aspects (Saaroni H and O Potchter Eds.) Merhavim 40-62.   (in Hebrew)
  6. Koltunov A., O. Crouvi and E. Ben-Dor,  2006  Geomorphologic mapping from hyperspectral data, using Gaussian mixtures and lower confidence bounds International Journal of Remote Sensing 22:4545-4566
  7. Levin N,  R. Lugassi, U. Ramon, O. Braun and Ben-Dor E.,  2007 Remote sensing as a tool for monitoring plasticulture in agricultural landscapes, International Journal of Remote Sensing 28:183-202
  8. Feingersh T., Ben-Dor E., Juval Portugali  2007 , Construction of synthetic spectral reflectance imagery for monitoring of urban sprawl  Environmental modeling and software 22:335-348.
  9. Chudnovsky, A. and E.  Ben-Dor 2007,  Using NIRS for Rapid Assessment of Very Low Content of Sediment Dust in the Indoor Environment. Near Infrared Journal 15:59-70.
  10. Chudnovsky  A., E. Ben-Dor and H. Saaroni. Reflectance Spectroscopy of Indoor Settled Dust during Spring and Summer Seasons. Advances in Geoscinces  12:1-7
  11. Chudnovsky, A.,  E. Ben-Dor, 2007, E.  Reflectnace spectroscopy as a tool for setteled dust monitoring in office environment  International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM), in the Special issue on: “Urban Air Pollution: Problems, Control Technologies and Management Practices.” (accepted) .
  12. Saaroni H and E.  Ben-Dor 2007, Climatic aspects of the city of Tel-Aviv: The urban heat island as an expression, in “Tel-Aviv – The first Century”  (In Hebrew)  (in press) 
  13. Levin N., Kidron G.J. and E.Ben-Dor 2007 Surface properties of stabilizing coastal dunes: combining spectral and field analyses, Sedimentology (in press)
  14. Levin N., Kidron G.J., Ben-Dor E. and Y. Yaakov, Estimation of surface roughness (Z0) over a stabilizing coastal dune field based on vegetation and topography. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (accepted).
  15. Koltunov A, Ben-Dor E., and S.L. Ustin 2009 Image construction using multitemporal observation and dynamic detection models. International Journal of Remote Sensing 30:57-83
  16. Ben-Dor E,  D. Heller and A. Chudnovsky,  A  novel method of classifying soil profiles in the field using optical means Soil Science Society of American Journal  72:1-13
  17. 64) Ben-Dor E,  R.G. Taylor ., J., Hill ,  J. AM. Demattê, M.L., Whiting., S. Chabrillat,  and S. Sommer 7   2007, imaging spectrometry for soil applications, Agronomy Journal 97:323-381
  18. Antoine Stevens, Bas van Wesemael , Harm Bartholomeus, Damien Rosillon, Bernard Tychon and Eyal Ben-Dor 2008 Laboratory, Field and Airborne Spectroscopy for monitoring Organic Carbon Content in Agricultural Soils, Geoderma Geoderma 144 :395–40
  19. Platonov A., Thenkabial P.S. Birdar C.M., Cai. X., Gumma M., Dheeravath,  Cohen Y., Alchanatis V., Goldshlager N., Ben-Dor E., Vithanage J., Manthrithilake H., Kendjabaev S., Isaev S. 2008, Water productivity mapping (WPM) using Landsat ETM+ data and irrigated croplands of the Syrdatya river basin in Central Aisa. Sensors 8:8156-8180. 
  20. Dematte  J.A.M., P.R.Fiorio and E. Ben-Dor 2009, Estimation of soil properties by orbital And laboratory means and its relation with soil classification. The Open Remote Sensing Journal 2, 12-23.
  21. Ben-Dor, E., Chabrillat, S., Demattê J.A.M.  Taylor, G.R., Hill J., Whiting, M.L., and Sommer, S. 2009, Using Imaging Spectroscopy to Study Soil Properties. Remote Sensing of Environment (in press)
  22. Chudnovsky, A., and  E. Ben-Dor,  Application of Visible-, Near-Infrared, and Short-Wave Infrared (400-2500 nm) reflectance spectroscopy in quantitatively assessing settled dust in the indoor environment. Case study in dwellings and office environments. Science of the Total Environment.  (accepted)
  23. Levin N., Kidron G., and E. Ben-Dor, 2009 A field quantification of coastal dune perennial plants as indicators of surface stability, erosion or deposition Sedimentology (accepted)
  24. Chudnovsky, A., and  E. Ben-Dor, A. Kostinski and  I. Koren 2009
  25. Mineral Content Analysis of Atmospheric Dust using Hyperspectral Information from Space" Geophysical Research Letters(accepted)
  26. Feingersh, T., Ben-Dor, E. and Filin, S., (2009), ’Correction of reflectance anisotropy – a multi sensor approach’, International Journal of Remote Sensing (in press).
  27. B. CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
  28. Ben-Dor E., 1996, Airborne Imaging Spectroscopy as a Tool for Quantitative Mapping of The Environment in Israel. In:  The Mosaic of Israeli Geography at the Close of the Twentieth Century, Y. Gradus and G. Lipshitz (eds.) Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press, pp. 497-503.
  29. Ben-Dor E.,  J.A. Irons and A. Epema, 1998, Soil Spectroscopy. In: Manual of Remote Sensing, Third Edition, A. Rencz (ed.) J. Wiley & Sons Inc. New-York, Chichester, Weinheim, Brisbane, Singapore, Toronto. pp.111-189
  30. Ben-Dor E, Cochavi M., Portugali J and L. Vinizki 2001 Utilization of airborne thermal sensor to define buried structure with archeological meanings. Remote Sensing of the Earth Yad Ben Zvi Press, 213-220 (in Hebrew).
  31. Ben-Dor E. 2001, Imaging Spectroscopy for Urban Applications  in  Imaging Spectroscopy ( F. van Der Meer. And S.M. de Jong eds) , Kluwer  Academic Press Chapter 9: 243-281
  32. Mulley D. and E. Ben-Dor.,  2004, Application in Analysis of Soils. Chapter 26 of the Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Agriculture (Craig R., Windham R., and Workman J., Eds). A three Societies Monograph (ASA, SSSA, CSSA) 44: 729-784.
  33. Schlapfer D., McCubbin I.B., Kindel B., Kaiser J.W. and E. Ben-Dor 2006, Wildfire smoke analysis using the 760nm oxygen absorption feature in Imaging Spectroscopy : New Quality in Environmental Studies  ( Zagajewski A and M. Sobczak eds.) 423-435
  34. Feingresh T. Doringo W., Richter R. and E. Ben-Dor 2006 A new model-driven correction factor for BRDF effects in HRS data. in Imaging Spectroscopy : New Quality in Environmental Studies  ( Zagajewski A and M. Sobczak eds.) 565-576
  35. Ben-Dor E, Goldshleger N., Eshel M, Mirablis V, and U. Bason, 2008, Combined active and passive remote sensing methods for assessing soil salinity  In : Metternicht G. and A.  Zinck (Eds), “Remote Sensing of Soil Stalinization: Impact and Land Management” CRC Press, USA (Invited- in press).
  36. Metternich G., Ben-Dor E, Goldshleger N, and U. Basson, 2008 Sensors/platforms and popular classification algorithms. In : Metternicht G. and A.  Zinck (Eds), “Remote Sensing of Soil Stalinization: Impact and Land Management” CRC Press, USA (Invited- in press).
  37. C.2 Invited talks in International Conferences and Workshops
  38. Ben-Dor E., Bfraun O., Kindel B., Goldshalger N., Agassi M., Y. Binyaminy 2003 Erosion Loess of soil as monitored by AISA sensor 3rd EARSeL Workshop on Imaging Spectroscopy  Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. 13-16 May 2003 (invited)
  39. Ben-Dor E. 2004  Civilian Application of Imaging Spectroscopy Instituto Nacional de Tecnica  Aerospacial Madrid, Spain October 18,  2004.  (invited)
  40. Ben-Dor E. 2005   Imaging Spectroscopy for Environmental Applications Airborne  Imaging Spectroscopy Workshop, VITO, Bruge, Belgium 7' October 2005 (invited)
  41. Ben-Dor  E., Taylor R.G., Hill J., Demattê J.AM., Whiting M.L., Chabrillat, S.,  and S. Sommer S  2006, Imaging Spectrometry for Soil Application IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium and 27th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, Colorado USA, 31 July-4 August. (invited)
  42. Ben-Dor E. 2005: Introduction to Imaging Spectroscopy,  An Internal Workshop in New Technologies at the  Optical Society of India, Dehradun, Uttaranchal, India December 16,
  43. 6) Ben-Dor E. 2006 Commercial HSR services Hyperspectral Remote Sensing in Europe: SWOT and User Needs workshop, 5-6 July 2006, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany (invited)
  44. Ben-Dor E. 2007  Imaging Spectroscopy: Time for the Giant to wake up.   The 5th EARSeL SIG IS workshop “IMAGING SPECTROSCOPY: Innovation in Environmental Research” Bruges (Belgium) 23-25 April 2007 ) (invited)
  45. Ben-Dor E. 2009 Application of Imaging Spectroscopy: The annual Brazilian Congress for Remote Sensing, 26-29 April 2009, Ntala, Brazil (invited)

 

General Information

The Remote Sensing Laboratory RSL, Department of Geography and Human Environment, University of Tel-Aviv  and Soil Erosion Research Station (TAU)

 

The RSL is the leading laboratory in Israel for imaging spectroscopy, soil spectroscopy and  remote sensing applications experts  in soil mapping and environmental monitoring. The laboratory is situated in the Department of Geography and Human Environment in the Tel-Aviv University which is considered as the largest university in Israel. In the University there are six faculties, 1000 professors and 26,000 students for all degree levels. In the RSL, there  are 3 Post Docs, 7 PhDs student, 5 MSc students, 1 visiting scientists and 2 technicians. The projects in the laboratory are financed by governmental administration (infrastructure, science, environment and agriculture), private sectors, municipalities and bi national funds. More than 120 review and proceedings papers is the outcrop of the laboratory since 1997. The papers are focusing mostly on new methodologies  for  remote sensing  soil, water, atmosphere, rocks and sand. Recently RSL has been declared by the Ministry of Science as an excellence center  for Imaging Spectroscopy and as such initiated a program where students and professors are trained in this promising technology.  The core for this activity is supported by the Ministry of Science under a project entitled: "Establishing of a National Infrastructure for Imaging Spectroscopy  Remote Sensing (IS) Processing: Quantitative Novel Approaches to Map the Earth's Surface ". 
The RSL is expert in field and airborne campaigns and has gained significant experience to that end. The RSL calibration validation activity is focusing in two fields: in-flight calibration of airborne IS sensor and standardization the procedure to acquire reflectance information at very high level in the laboratory. The group hold a very detailed soil library that were analyzed in the laboratory for exact chemistry and mineral composition. This group is used to develop methods that will be used to derive chemical information from spectral measurements.  The lab is furnished by state of the art infrastructure composed of 2 ASD FieldPro Spectrometers, 2 LT-1200 laboratory spectrometers, ground  Eagle imaging spectrometers (AISA) and  airborne AISA-Extended Range sensor. The lab consists of soil laboratory for chemical and physical analysis and a workshop to develop and fabricate prototypes for analytical  spectral measurements. The RSL spectral  activity is now in progress to cover the thermal  and millimetric  spectral range for quantitative soil analysis.

 

    

Eyal Ben-Dor (TAU) is a full professor at the Tel Aviv University (TAU) and was the chair of the Geography and Human Environment Department at Tel-Aviv University from 2005-2009. Currently he is serving as the head of the Remote Sensing Laboratory  (RSL) within this department. The RSL consist of more than 25 personals including sabbatical fellows, post doc candiates, visiting professors and students from abroad, technician and students for both PhD and MSc degrees. He has more than 16 years experience in remote sensing of the Earth, with special emphasis on the Imaging Spectroscopy  technology (IS) and soil spectroscopy. In 1992 he received his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture in Soil Science and from 1992-1994 he conducted a post doc fellowship in CSES (Center of Study the Earth from Space) university of Colorado at Boulder under supervision of Prof Goetz and Dr. Kruse. The fellowship he earned came from the Baron-de-Hirsh, Rotchield and NOAA foundation. He was a pioneer in studying the contribution of IS technology to the soil and urban environments and has developed many applications to that end. His studies focus on both quantitative and qualitative analyses of field and laboratory reflectance data and on processing of airborne and orbital hyper spectroscopy data for precise and advanced surface and atmosphere mapping within the environment. He has a strong background in soil science, spectroscopy, and remote sensing processing and is the author of more than 200 papers, book chapters and technical reports. Prof. Ben Dor has  a proven ability to conduct, manage, and lead international scientific collaborations and projects. His research projects are funded by the national foundation such as: Ministry of Infrastructure, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Science, Internal University funds and several private companies and international foundation such as the EU under FP7 program frame (EUFAR). Recently he was awarded by the Tel Aviv University President as an excellent research amongst the 1000 professors at the university and  was appointed by the Ministry of Science to be the founder and  the leader of the Israeli Hyper spectral Group: Center of Excellence (IHSR-CE).