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Marc Imhoff

Joint Global Change Research Institute

PNNL Publications


  • Zhou Y, SJ Smith, C Elvidge, K Zhao, AM Thomson, and ML Imhoff. 2014. "A Cluster-based Method to Map Urban Area from DMSP/OLS Nightlights." Remote Sensing of Environment 147:173-185.  doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.03.004


  • Bounoua L, K Kahime, L Houti, T Blakey, KL Ebi, P Zhang, ML Imhoff, K Thome, C Dudek, SA Sahabi, M Messouli, B Makhlouf, A EI Laamrani, and A Boumezzough. 2013. "Linking Climate to Incidence of Zoonotic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (L. major) in Pre-Saharan North Africa." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 10(8):3172-3191.  doi:10.3390/ijerph10083172

Selected Publications


  • Karnieli A, N Agam, RT Pinker, M Anderson, ML Imhoff, GG Gutman, N Panov and A Goldberg. 2010. "Use of NDVI and Land Surface Temperature for Drought Assessment: Merits and Limitations." Journal of Climate 23:618-633. DOI:10.1175/2009JCLI2900.1

  • Zhang P, ML Imhoff, RE Wolfe and L Bounoua. 2010. "Characterizing Urban Heat Island Effect at Global Settlements Using MODIS and Nightlight Products." Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 36(3):185-196. DOI:10.5589/m10-039

  • Imhoff ML, P Zhang, RE Wolfe and L Bounoua. 2010. "Remote Sensing of the Urban Heat Island Effect Across Biomes in the Continental USA." Remote Sensing of Environment 114(2010) 504-513. DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2009.10.008


  • Bergen KM, SJ Goetz, RO Dubayah, GM Henebry, CT Hunsaker, ML Imhoff, RF Nelson, GG Parker and VC Radeloff.  2009. "Remote Sensing of Vegetation 3-D Structure for Biodiversity and Habitat: Review and Implications for Lidar and Radar Spaceborne Missions." Journal of Geophysical Research 114. DOI:10.1029/2008JG000883

  • Imhoff ML, RE Wolfe, DJ Diner, M Chopping, R Kahn, V Salomonson, J Gille, J Drummond, D Edwards, N Loeb, B Wielicki, M Abrams, B Eng, S-C Tsay and KJ Ranson. 2009. "An Overview of Terra Mission Results Related to the Carbon Cycle." Geography Compass 3/2 (2009):536-559. DOI:10.1111/j.1749-8198.2008.00183.x


  • Bounoua L, A Safia, J Masek, C Peters-Lidard and ML Imhoff. 2008. "Impact of Urban Growth on Surface Climate:A Case Study in Oran, Algeria." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology  48(2):217-231. DOI:10.1175/2008JAMC2044.1


  • Nelson R, P Hyde, P Johnson, B Emessiene, ML Imhoff, R Campbell and W Edwards. 2007. "Investigating RaDAR-LiDAR Synergy in a North Carolina Pine Forest." Remote Sensing of Environment  110(1):98-108. DOI :10.1016/j.rse.2007.02.006


  • Imhoff ML and L Bounoua. 2006. "Exploring Global Patterns of Net Primary Production Carbon Supply and Demand Using Satellite Observations and Statistical Data." Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 111(D22). DOI:10.1029/2006JD007377


  • Imhoff ML, L Bounoua , T Ricketts, C Loucks, R Harriss and WT Lawrence. 2004. "Global Patterns in Human Consumption of Net Primary Production." Nature 429(6994):870-873. DOI:10.1038/nature02619
  • Imhoff ML, L Bounoua, R DeFries, WT Lawrence, D Stutzer, CJ Tucker and T Ricketts. 2004. "The Consequences of Urban Land Transformation on Net Primary Productivity in the United States." Remote Sensing of Environment 89(4):434-443


  • Rosenqvist A, T Milne, R Lucas, ML Imhoff and C Dobson. 2003. "A Review of Remote Sensing Technology in Support of the Kyoto Protocol." Environmental Science and Policy 6(5):441-455. DOI:10.1016/S1462-9011(03)00070-4


  • Lawrence WT, ML Imhoff, N Kerle and D Stutzer. 2002. "Quantifying Urban Land Use and Impact on Soils in Egypt Using Diurnal Satellite Imagery of the Earth Surface." International Journal of Remote Sensing 23(19):3921-3937. DOI:10.1080/01431160110115951


  • Nizeyimana EL, GW Petersen, ML Imhoff, HR Sinclair, SW Waltman, DS Reed-Margetan, ER Levine and JM Russo. 2001. "Assessing the Impact of Land Conversion to Urban Use on Soils with Different Productivity Levels in the USA." Soil Science Society of America Journal 65(2):391-402. DOI:10.2136/sssaj2001.652391x

  • Elvidge CD, ML Imhoff, KE Baugh, VR Hobson, I Nelson, J Safran, JB Dietz and BT Tuttle. 2001. "Night-time Lights of the World: 1994-1995." INSPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 56(2):81-99. DOI:10.1016/S0924-2716(01)00040-5
  • Hansen J, R Ruedy, M Sato, ML Imhoff, W Lawrence, D Easterling, T Peterson and T Karl. 2001. "A Closer Look at United States and Global Surface Temperature Change." Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 106(D20):23947-23963. DOI:10.1029/2001JD000354
  • Imhoff ML, WT Lawrence, CJ Tucker CJ and D Stutzer. 2001. "A Satellite Survey of the Impact of Urban Sprawl on Agriculture and Primary Productivity in the United States: Is Our Style of Development Sustainable?" Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 66:392-404


  • Imhoff ML, Tucker CJ, Lawrence WT, et al. 2000. "The Use of Multisource Satellite and Geospatial Data to Study the Effect of Urbanization on Primary Productivity in the United States." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 38(6):2549-2556. DOI:10.1109/36.885202


  • Imhoff ML, S Carson and P Johnson. 1998. "A Low-Frequency Radar Experiment for Measuring Vegetation Biomass." IEEE transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 36(6):1988-1991. DOI:10.1109/36.729374


  • Imhoff ML, TD Sisk, A Milne, G Morgan and T Orr. 1997. "Remotely Sensed Indicators of Habitat Heterogeneity: Use of Synthetic Aperture Radar in Mapping Vegetation Structure and Bird Habitat."Remote Sensing of Environment 60(3):217-227. DOI:10.1016/S0034-4257(96)00116-2

  • Imhoff ML, WT Lawrence, CD Elvidge, T Paul, E Levine, MV Privalsky, V Brown. 1997. "Using Nighttime DMSP/OLS Images of City Lights to Estimate the Impact of Urban Land Use on Soil Resources in the United States." Remote Sensing of Environment 59(1):105-117. DOI:10.1016/S0034-4257(96)00110-1
  • Imhoff ML, WT Lawrence, DC Stutzer, CD Elvidge. 1997. "A Technique for Using Composite DMSP/OLS ‘City Lights' Satellite Data to Map Urban Area." Remote Sensing of Environment 61(3):361-370. DOI:10.1016/S0034-4257(97)00046-1


  • Imhoff ML. 1995. "A Theoretical Analysis of the Affect Forest Structure on Synthetic Aperture Radar Backscatter and the Remote Sensing of Biomass." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 33(2):341-352. DOI:10.1109/36.377934
  • Imhoff ML. 1995. "Radar Backscatter and Biomass Saturation:Ramifications for Global Biomass Inventory." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 33(2):510-518. DOI:10.1109/36.377953


  • Imhoff ML, C Vermillion, MH Story, AM Choudhury, A Gafoor and F Polcyn. 1987. "Monsoon Flood Boundary Delineation and Damage Assessment Using Space Borne Imaging Radar and Landsat Data." Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 53(4):405-413

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