Dr. Volker Wulfmeyer from the University of Hohenheim (spending his sabbatical in KU CESAM lab) and giving a lecture to our students

DLR delegation: German Space Agency

Dr. Kyle McDonald from City University of New York and NASA JPL

Dr. Peter Romanov from NOAA NESDIS and NOAA CREST Institute


Farewell Programme of Dr. Niranjan Kumar Kondapalli



Yousef LA, Temimi M, Wehbe Y, Al Mandous A. Total cloud cover climatology over the United Arab Emirates. Atmos Sci Lett. 2019;e883.

Federico Karagulian, Marouane Temimi, Dawit Ghebreyesus, Michael Weston et al. 2019. Analysis of a severe dust storm and its impact on air quality conditions using WRF-Chem modelling, satellite imagery, and ground observations. Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health Journal.

Under review

Hala AlJAssar, Marouane Temimi, Dara Entekhabi, et al. Forward Simulation of Multi-Frequency Microwave Brightness Temperature Over Rough Bare Soils: An Intensive Field Campaign in Kuwait and Comparisons With Satellite Observations. Remote Sensing Journal.

Latifa Youssef, Youssef Wehbe, Marouane Temimi, Annalisa Molini, Michael Weston, Abdulla Al Mandous. A Climatology of Desert Clouds across Different Satellite and Reanalysis Products. Atmospheric Research.


Wehbe, Y., Temimi, M., Ghebreyesus, D., Milewski, A., Norouzi, H., and Ibrahim, E. 2018. Consistency of Precipitation Products and Interactions with Soil Moisture and Water Storage over the Arabian Peninsula. Hydrological Sciences Journal. Volume 63, 2018 - Issue 3.

Wehbe, Y., Temimi, M., Weston, M., Chaouch, N., Branch, O., Schwitalla, T., Wulfmeyer, V., and Al Mandous, A. 2018. Analysis of an Extreme Weather Event in a Hyper Arid Region Using WRF-Hydro Coupling, Station, and Satellite data, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss.,

Amal Aldababseh, Marouane Temimi, Praveen Maghelal, Oliver Branch, Volker Wulfmeyer. 2018. Multi-criteria evaluation of land suitability for irrigated agriculture in arid environment using an integrated AHP-GIS modeling. Sustainability Journal. 10(3):803 DOI10.3390/su10030803

Michael Weston, Naira Chaouch, Vineeth Valappil, Marouane Temimi, Michael Ek, and Weizhong Zheng. Assessment of the sensitivity to the thermal roughness length in Noah and Noah-MP Land surface model using WRF in an arid region. 2018. Pure and Applied Geophysics. DOI: 10.1007/s00024-018-1901-2

Naseema Beegum, Imen Gherboudj, Naira Chaouch, Marouane Temimi, Hosni Ghedira. 2018. Predictability and Analysis of Synoptic scale dust storms over the Arabian Peninsula: Implications in Socio-economic Sectors. Atmospheric Research. Volume 199, 1 January 2018, Pages 62-81


Wehbe, Y., Ghebreyesus, D., Temimi, M., Milewski, A., and Mandoos, A. 2017. Assessment of the Consistency among Global Precipitation Products over the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies Volume 12, August 2017, Pages 122-135.

Ram L Ray, Ali Fares, Yiping He, Marouane Temimi. 2017. Evaluation and inter-comparison of satellite soil moisture products using in-situ observations over Texas, U.S. Water Journal. Water 2017, 9(6), 372; doi: 10.3390/w9060372.

Amal Aldababseh and Marouane Temimi. "Analysis of the Long-Term Variability of Poor Visibility Events in the UAE and the Link with Climate Dynamics." Atmosphere 8.12 (2017): 242.

Naira Chaouch, Marouane Temimi, Michael Weston, Hosni Ghedira. 2017. Sensitivity of the meteorological model WRF-ARW to planetary boundary layer schemes during fog conditions in a coastal arid region, Atmospheric Research, Volume 187, 1 May 2017, Pages 106-127, ISSN 0169-8095,

Zhao, J., Marouane Temimi, M., Ghedira, H. 2017. Remotely sensed sea surface salinity in the hyper-saline Arabian Gulf: Application to landsat 8 OLI data. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. Volume 187, 5 March 2017, Pages 168–177.

Teodosio Lacava, Emanuele Ciancia, Irina Coviello, Carmine Di Polito, Caterina Sara Livia Grimaldi, Nicola Pergola, Valeria, Satriano, Marouane Temimi, Jun Zhao, Valerio Tramutoli. 2017. A MODIS-based Robust Satellite Technique for timely detection of oil spilled areas. Remote Sens. 2017, 9(2), 128; doi:10.3390/rs9020128.

Jun Zhao, Marouane Temimi, Muchamad Al Azhar, Hosni Ghedira. 2017. Analysis of bloom conditions in fall 2013 in the Strait of Hormuz using satellite observations and model simulations. Marine Pollution Bulletin. Volume 115, Issues 1–2, 15 February 2017, Pages 315–323.


Al Azhar M., Marouane Temimi., Zhao J., Ghedira H. 2016. Modeling of circulation in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman: Skill assessment and seasonal thermohaline structure. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 121 (3), 1700-1720. doi:10.1002/2015JC011038.

Jun Zhao, Marouane Temimi, Sheikha Al Kitbi et al. 2016. Monitoring HABs in the shallow Arabian Gulf using a qualitative satellite-based index. International Journal of Remote Sensing 37 (8), 1937-1954.

Dawit T. Ghebreyesus, Marouane Temimi, Ali Fares, and Haimanote K. Bayabil. 2016. A Multi-Satellite Approach for Water Storage Monitoring in an Arid Watershed. Geosciences 2016, 6(3), 33; doi: 10.3390/geosciences6030033.

Nahla Mezhoud, Marouane Temimi et al. 2016. Analysis of the spatio-temporal variability of seawater quality in the southeastern Arabian Gulf. Marine pollution bulletin 106 (1), 127-138

Dawit T. Ghebreyesus, Marouane Temimi, Ali Fares, Haimanote K. Bayabil. 2016. Remote sensing applications for monitoring water resources in the UAE using Lake Zakher as a water storage gauge. Book Chapter in the series “water security” entitled: Emerging Issues in Groundwater. Springer 2016. ISBN 978-3-319-32008-3

Coopersmith, Evan J; Cosh, Michael H; Bell, Jesse E; Kelly, Victoria; Hall, Mark; Palecki, Michael A; Temimi, Marouane. 2016. Deploying temporary networks for upscaling of sparse network stations. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 52. 433-444.

Cullen CA, Kashuk S, Suhili R, Khanbilvardi R, Temimi M (2016) A Multistage Technique to Minimize Overestimations of Slope Susceptibility at Large Spatial Scales. J Remote Sensing & GIS 5:159. doi:10.4172/2469-4134.1000159


Jun Zhao, Marouane Temimi, Muchamad Al Azhar, Hosni Ghedira. 2015. Satellite-based oil pollution tracking in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, doi: 10.1080/07038992.2015.1042543.

J Zhao, M Temimi, H Ghedira. Characterization of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman using MERIS fluorescence data (2015). ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 101, 125-136

Norouzi, Hamidreza, Marouane Temimi, Amir AghaKouchak, Marzieh Azarderakhsh, Reza Khanbilvardi, Gerarda Shields, and Kibrewossen Tesfagiorgis. (2015). "Inferring land surface parameters from the diurnal variability of microwave and infrared temperatures." Physics and Chemistry of the Earth. doi:10.1016/j.pce.2015.01.007.

Norouzi, H., M. Temimi, C. Prigent, J. Turk, R. Khanbilvardi, Y. Tian, F. Furuzawa, and H. Masunaga. (2015). "Assessment of the consistency among global microwave land surface emissivity products." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Vol. 8, Iss. 3, (2015): 1197.


Zhao, J., Temimi, M., Ghedira, H., & Hu, C. (2014). Exploring the potential of optical remote sensing for oil spill detection in shallow coastal waters-a case study in the Arabian Gulf. Optics express, 22(11), 13755-13772.

Robert Rabin, Marouane Temimi, Jan Stepinski, Phillip Bothwell. A simple method to estimate surface dryness using geostationary thermal observations. 2014. Remote Sensing Letter. Remote Sensing Letters, 5:1, 10-18.

Alvaro Gonzalez, Marouane Temimi, and Reza Khanbilvardi. Adjustment to the curve number (NRCS-CN) to account for the vegetation effect on the hydrological processes. 2014. Journal of Hydrological Science. DOI:10.1080/02626667.2014.898119.

Marouane Temimi, Tarendra Lakhankar, Xiwu Zhan, Mike Cosh, Nir Krakauer, Victoria Kelly, Laetitia Kumissi. A ground based L band radiometer for the monitoring of soil moisture in the region of Millbrook, New York, USA. 2014. Vadose Zone Journal. doi:10.2136/vzj2013.06.0101.


Stephen C. Medeiros, Scott C. Hagen, Naira Chaouch, Jesse Feyen, Marouane Temimi, John F. Weishampel, Yuji Funakoshi, and Reza Khanbilvardi. Assessing the Performance of a Northern Gulf of Mexico Tidal Model Using Satellite Imagery. Remote Sens. 2013, 5(11), 5662-5679; doi:10.3390/rs5115662.

Norouzi, H., M. Temimi, W. B. Rossow, and R. Khanbilvardi. 2013. AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly Global Microwave Land Surface Emissivity, Version 1. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi:

C. Notarnicola, K.E. Lewińska, M. Temimi, M. Zebisch. Application of the Apparent Thermal Inertia concept for soil moisture estimation in agricultural areas. Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing, 331-346. Springer. 2013. ISBN 978-94-007-6639-6.

Hansong Tang, Steven I-Jy Chien, Marouane Temimi, Qu Ke, Liuhui Zhao, Cheryl Ann Blain, Simon Kraatz. (2013). Prediction of Coastal Flooding and Evacuation Demand Estimation Considering Climate Change. Natural Hazards. DOI 10.1007/s11069-013-0691-1.

Ali Fares, Marouane Temimi, Kelly Morgan, and Thijs Kelleners. (2013). In-Situ and Remote Soil Moisture Sensing Technologies for Vadose Zone Hydrology. Vadose Zone J. 2013 12: – 10.2136/vzj2013.03.0058.

Marouane Temimi, Christopher Hain, Robert Rabin, Martha Anderson, Xiwu Zhan, Claudia Notarnicola, Jan Stepinski. On the synergistic use of microwave and infrared satellite observations for the monitoring of soil moisture. A contribution to a book entitled ““Remote Sensing of Land Surface Turbulent Fluxes and Soil Surface Moisture Content: State of the Art”. 2013. Taylor & Francis. ISBN-10: 1466505788 | ISBN-13: 978-1466505780 0.

Reza Khanbilvardi, Marouane Temimi, Jonathan Gourley, and Ali Zahraee. Satellite-Based Systems for Flood Monitoring and Warning. Chapter 25 in the “Handbook of Engineering Hydrology” CRC Press 20142014. Pages 515–530. Print ISBN: 978-1-4665-5241-8. eBook ISBN: 978-1-4665-5244-9. DOI: 10.1201/b15625-26 by Taylor & Francis.

Naira Chaouch, Robert Leconte, Ramata Magagi, Marouane Temimi and Reza Khanbilvardi. Multi-Stage Inversion Method to Retrieve Soil Moisture from Passive Microwave Measurements over the Mackenzie River Basin. Vadose Zone Journal 2013 12: 3: - doi:10.2136/vzj2012.0134.