Victor Klemas

Education

Ph.D., Optical Physics, University of Braunschweig, 1965.
M.S., E.E./Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1959.
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1959.

Research Interests

Studies of coastal ecosystems and processes using advanced remote sensing techniques.
Investigations of wetland health, estuarine pollution and coastal dynamics.
Application of remote sensors and GIS to coastal management.
Remote sensing of global environmental change.
Research Support: NASA, NOAA, ONR, NSF, USACE, Foundations, World Bank

Experience

Professor, Marine Studies, University of Delaware, 1979-present
Director, Applied Ocean Science Program, CEOE/UD, 1981-98
Director, Center for Remote Sensing, University of Delaware, 1975-present
Manager, Seed Program, National Science Foundation, 1977-78
Associate Professor, Marine Studies, University of Delaware, 1971-79
Research Fellow University of Braunschweig, 1963-65
Optical Physicist, GE Valley Forge Space Center (1960-71)
1st Lieutenant, US Army Signal Corps, 1959-60
Teaching
MAST 681 Remote Sensing of Environment
MAST 604 Environmental Data Management
MAST 686 Remote Sensing Seminar
MAST 853 Oceanography Seminar
Advised 38 graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Remote sensing short courses at 23 universities in the US and oversees
UN and NSF workshops in 11 countries

Recent Publications by Victor Klemas

Purkis, S. and  Klemas, V. (2011). Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, U.K. 384 pp.

Klemas, V. (2014). Remote sensing of wetland biomass: An overview.  Journal of Coastal Research, in press.

Klemas, V. (2013). Remote sensing of emergent and submerged wetlands: an overview. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34, 6286-6320.

Huang, J.; Li,Q.; Pontius, R.G.; Klemas,V., and Hong, H. (2013). Detecting the dynamic linkage between landscape characteristics and water quality in a subtropical coastal watershed, Southeast China. Environmental Management, 51, 32-44.

Klemas, V. (2013). Using remote sensing to select and monitor wetland restoration sites: An overview. Journal of Coastal Research, 29, 958-970.

Klemas, V. (2013). Airborne remote sensing of coastal features and processes: An overview. Journal of Coastal Research, 29, 239-255.

Klemas, V. (2013). Remote sensing of coastal hazards. In Coastal Hazards, (C.W.Finkl, Editor). Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. 840 p.

Klemas, V. (2013). Remote sensing and navigation in the animal world. Sensor Review, 33, 3-13.

Huang, J. and Klemas, V. (2012). Using remote sensing of land cover change in coastal watersheds to predict downstream water quality. Journal of Coastal Research, 28, 930-944.

Klemas, V. (2012). Remote sensing of coastal and ocean currents: An overview. Journal of Coastal Research, 28, 576-586.

Klemas,V. (2012). Fisheries applications of remote sensing: An overview. Fisheries Research, in press.

Klemas,V. (2012). Remote sensing of ocean internal waves: An overview.  Journal of Coastal Research, 28, 540-546.

Klemas,V. (2012).  Remote sensing of algal blooms: An overview with case studies. Journal of Coastal Research, 28, 34-43.

Klemas,V. (2012). Remote sensing of coastal plumes and ocean fronts: Overview and case study. Journal of Coastal Research, 28, 1-7.

Klemas,V. (2011). Tracking and monitoring oil slicks using remote sensing. (Invited paper)  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 9, 2011.

Klemas,V. (2011). Beach profiling and LIDAR bathymetry: An overview with case studies. Journal of Coastal Research, 27, 1019-1028.

Klemas, V. (2011). Remote sensing of sea surface salinity: An overview with case studies. Journal of Coastal Research, 27, 830-838.

Klemas,V. (2011) Remote sensing of wetlands: Case studies comparing practical techniques. Journal of Coastal Research, 27, 418-427.

Klemas,V. (2011) Remote sensing techniques for studying coastal ecosystems: An overview. Journal of Coastal   Research, 27, 2-17.

Klemas,V. (2010). Tracking oil slicks and predicting their trajectories using remote sensors and models: Case studies of the Sea Princess and Deepwater Horizon oil spills. Journal of Coastal Research 26 (5):789-797.

Klemas,V. (2009) The role of remote sensing in predicting and determining coastal storm impacts. Journal of Coastal Research 25 (6): 1264-1275.

Klemas,V. (2009) Sensors and Techniques for Observing Coastal Ecosystems. In X. Yang (Editor), Remote Sensing  and Geospatial Technologies for Coastal Ecosystem Assessment and Management.  Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

Jiang, L., X-H. Yan and V. Klemas (2009). Remote sensing for the identification of coastal plumes: case studies of Delaware Bay. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30, 2033-2048.

Professional Activities and Honors

Honorary Doctorate, Klaipeda University, Lithuania (2013)
Organizer, US/EU Baltic Sea Symposia (2004-present)
Fulbright Senior Specialist Program (2005-2009)
Republic of Lithuania National Science Prize (2012)
Member, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (2008-Present)
NOAA/NASA/ONR Coastal Ocean Applications and Science Team (2004-2008)
NOAA/NERRS Land Use/Habitat Change Advisory Panel (2002-05)
EPA Chesapeake Bay Prog. Advisory Panel on Land Cover Mapping (1999-2001)
Invited Participant, White House Conf. on Environmental Technology (1994)
Consultant to USGS, NSF, EPA, NASA, NOAA, USACE
Principal Investigator on 38 coastal research projects in 8 countries

Membership on National Research Council (NAS) Panels

Space Studies Board, Committee on International Programs (1996-2000)
Space Studies Board, Committee on Earth Studies (1989-92)(1995-99)
Marine Board, Committee on Nautical Charts and Information (1992-94)
Ocean Studies Board, Panel on NOAA Coastal Ocean Program (1990-93)
Space Applications Board (1984-89)
Ocean Policy Committee, MTAG (1980-82)
Commission on Natural Resources, CORSPERS (1977-80)

Membership on Editorial Boards

Remote Sensing of Environment
Journal of Coastal Research
Sensor Review
Geocarto International
Wetlands Ecology and Management
Baltica

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