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SMCD shieldFelix Kogan

Satellite Meteorology and Climatology Division

Environmental Monitoring Branch
Research Scientist

Recent Publications

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photo of Felix KoganFelix Kogan received a M.S. in Agricultural Meteorology from Odessa Meteorological Institute, USSR and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the World Meteorological Center, Moscow, USSR. After serving as a Senior Scientist at the World Meteorological Center in Moscow, USSR until 1980, he spent five years at the University of Missouri-Columbia as a Research Associate. Felix joined NESDIS in 1985, applying his expertise to a number of areas, including remote sensing; ecosystems; climate and weather impact assessments; land cover/land use change; monitoring droughts, desertification and deforestation; mosquito-borne diseases; productivity of land landscape; some issues of agriculture and forestry; agricultural meteorology and climatology; and environmental zoning.

Interests & Duties

Research and development in the application of satellite data to the solution of environmental problem with the specific emphasis on land and atmosphere. The topics include climate and weather impacts on ecosystems and human activities, climate variability, environmental hazards, satellite data application and interpretation. Developed advanced technique for monitoring drought, fire risk, El Nino/La Nina features, and mosquito-borne epidemics from operational environmental satellites. Principal investigator of numerous national and international projects funded by the Agency for International Development, by-national funds, UN=s Food and Agricultural Organization, NATO and NOAA. International cooperation activities with government institutions, universities, and private organizations transferring new technologies. Author and co- author more than 150 scientific papers, including book chapters.

Felix's current projects include the following:

  • Research and development in the application of satellite data to the solution of environmental problems with the specific emphasis on land and atmosphere.
  • Studies of climate and weather impacts on ecosystems and human activities, climate variability, environmental hazards, land cover land use change, satellite data application and interpretation.
  • Developing advanced technique and products for monitoring drought, fire risk, El Niño/La Niña-related land cover features, and diseases / epidemics from operational environmental satellites.
  • Developing data sets the for Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS).

Felix has acted as Principal Investigator of numerous national and international projects funded by the Agency for International Development, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, NATO and NOAA. He has lead global-scale international cooperation with government institutions, universities, and private organizations in transferring new technologies. He is a member of the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Technical Team and of the editorial board of the Indian Journal of Remote Sensing.

Recent Publications:

Vargas, M., F. Kogan, W. Guo 2008: Removing noise from AVHRR derived NDVI due to volcanic stratospheric aerosols using statistical methods. Int. J. Rem. Sens. (Submitted)

Zhang, X., S. Kondragunta, C. Schidt, F. Kogan 2008: Near real time monitoring of biomass burning particulate emissions (PM2.5) across contiguous United States using multiple satellite instruments. Atmospheric Environment 42, 6959-6972.

Jiang, Le, J. Dan Tarpley, Kenneth E. Mitchell, Sisong Zhou, Felix Kogan, and Wei Guo 2008: Adjusting for long-term anomalous trends in NOAA's Global vegetation index data set. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Vol. 46, No 2 Feb 2008.

Salazar, L., F. Kogan and L. Roytman 2008: Using vegetation health indices and partial least square method for estimation of corn yield. Int. J. Rem. Sens., Vol. 29, Nos. 1-2, Jan. 175-189.

Salazar, L., F. Kogan and L. Roytman 2007: Use of remote sensing data for estimation of winter wheat yield in the United States. Int. J. Rem. Sens., Vol. 28, Nos. 17-18, Sep., 3795-3811.

Mandelson, R., P. Kurukulasuriya, A. Basist, F. Kogan, C. Williams, 2007: Climate analysis with satellite versus weather station data. Climate Change, 81: 71-83.

Jiang, Le, J.D. Tarpley, K. E. Mitchell, S.Zhou, F. Kogan, W. Guo, 2007: Global climatology and near-real time vegetation indices from AVHRR: Part 1, Fixing spurious trends in NOAA's weekly NDVI datasets (in press)

Rahman, A., F. Kogan and L. Roytman 2006: Analysis of Malaria Cases in Bangladesh with Remote Sensing Data. Amer. J. Trop. Med., 74(1), 17-19.

Kogan, F.N., B. Yang and G. Wei, 2004: Modeling corn yield in China using AVHRR-based vegetation health indices. Int. J. Remote Sens.

Kogan, F., R. Stark, A.Gitelson, E. Adar, L. Jargalsaikhan, C. Dugrajav, and S. Tsooj, 2004: Derivation of Pasture Biomass in Mongolia from AVHRR-based Vegetation Health Indices. Int. J. Remote Sens., 25 (14), 2889-2896

Boken, V.K., G. Hoogenboom, F. Kogan, J.E. Hook, D.L. Thomas and K.A. Harrison, 2004: Potential of using NOAA-AVHRR data for estimating irrigated area to help solve an inter-state water dispute. Int. J. Rem. Sens., 25 (12), 2277-2286.

Kogan F., A. Gitelson, E. Zakarin, L. Spivak, L. Lebed, 2003: AVHRR-based spectral vegetation indices for quantitative assessment of vegetation state and productivity: calibration and validation. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 69 (8), 899-906.

Singh, R.P., S. Roy and F. Kogan, 2003: Vegetation and Temperature Condition Indices from NOAA-AVHRR Data for Monitoring Drought over India Region. Int. J. Rem. Sens. 24 (22), 4393-4402;

R. Singh and F. Kogan, 2002: Monitoring Vegetation Condition from NOAA Polar-Orbiting Satellites Over India Region. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 30 (3), 117-119.

Dabrowska-Zielinska, K., F. Kogan, K. A. Ciolkosz, M. Gruszczynska and W. Kowalik 2002: Modeling of crop conditions and yield in Poland using AVHRR-based indices. Int. J. Rem Sens., 23 (6), 1109-1123.

Liu, W.T. and F. Kogan 2002: Monitoring Brazilian soybean production using NOAA/AVHRR based vegetation condition indices. Int. J. Rem Sens., 23 (6), 1161-1179.

F. Kogan, 2002: World Droughts in the New Millennium from AVHRR-based Vegetation Health Indices. Eos, 83 (48), 557-564.


E-mail: Felix.Kogan@noaa.gov


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