Published journal articles:

  1. Chaouch, N., M. Temimi, M. Weston, and H. Ghedira, Sensitivity of the meteorological model WRF-ARW to planetary boundary layer schemes during fog conditions in a coastal arid region, Atmospheric Research, Vol.187, pp. 106–127, 2017.
  2. Gherboudj, I., S. N. Beegum, and H. Ghedira, Identifying natural dust source regions over the Middle-East and North-Africa: Estimation of dust emission potential, Earth-Science Reviews, Vol. 165, pp. 342-355, 2016.
  3. Beegum, S. N., H. Ben-Romdhane, M.T. Ali, P. Armstrong, and H. Ghedira, Optical and radiative properties of aerosols over Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Journal of Earth System Science, Vol. 125, Issue 8, pp. 1579-1602, 2016.
  4. Beegum S.N., I. Gherboudj, N. Chaouch, F. Couvidat, L. Menut, and H. Ghedira, Simulating aerosols over Arabian Peninsula with CHIMERE: Sensitivity to soil, surface parameters and anthropogenic emission inventories. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 128, pp. 185-197, 2016.
  5. Korany, M., Boraiy, M., Eissa, Y., Aoun, Y., Abdel Wahab, M. M., Alfaro, S. C., Blanc, P., El-Metwally, M., Ghedira, H., Hungershoefer, K. and Wald, L.: A database of multi-year (2004–2010) quality-assured surface solar hourly irradiation measurements for the Egyptian territory, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, Vol. 8, pp. 105–113, doi:10.5194/essd-8-105-2016, 2016.
  6. Gherboudj, I.,Ghedira H., Assessment of solar energy potential over the United Arab Emirates using remote sensing and weather forecast data, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews,  Vol. 55, pp. 1210-1224, doi:10.1016/j.rser.2015.03.099, 2016.
  7. Lazzarini, M., A. Molini, P. R. Marpu, T. B. M. J. Ouarda, and H. Ghedira (2015), Urban climate modifications in hot desert cities: The role of land cover, local climate, and seasonality. Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 42, doi:10.1002/2015 GL066534, 2015.
  8. Gherboudj, I., S. N. Beegum, B. Marticorena, and H. Ghedira (2015), Dust emission parameterization scheme over the MENA region: Sensitivity analysis to soil moisture and soil texture, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., Vol. 120, doi:10.1002/2015 JD023338, 2015.
  9. Eissa, Y., Blanc, P., Wald, L. and Ghedira, H.: Can AERONET data be used to accurately model the monochromatic beam and circumsolar irradiances under cloud-free conditions in desert environment?, Atmos. Meas. Tech., Vol. 8, Issue 12, pp. 5099–5112, 2015.
  10. Eissa, Y., Korany, M., Aoun, Y., Boraiy, M., Wahab, M., Alfaro, S., Blanc, P., El-Metwally, M., Ghedira, G., Hungershoefer, K., Wald, L., Validation of the Surface Downwelling Solar Irradiance Estimates of the HelioClim-3 Database in Egypt, Remote Sensing, Vol. 7, pp. 9269-9291, 2015.
  11. Ouarda, T., Charron, C., Shin, J., Marpu, P., Al-Mandoos, A., Al-Tamimi, M., Ghedira, H., Al Hosary, T., Probability distributions of wind speed in the UAE, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol.93, pp 414-434, 2015.
  12. Eissa, Y., Munawwar, S., Oumbe, A., Blanc, P., Ghedira, H., Wald, L., Bru, H., Goffe, D., Validating surface downwelling solar irradiances estimated by the McClear model under cloud-free skies in the United Arab Emirates, Solar Energy, Vol. 114, pp 17-31, 2015.
  13. Ghedira, H., Eissa, Y., Global Tilt Irradiation Map of the United Arab Emirates, Energy Procedia, Vol.57, pp.1199-1205, 2014.
  14. Eissa, Y., Blanc, P., Oumbe, A., Ghedira, H., Wald, L., Estimation of the Circumsolar Ratio in a Turbid Atmosphere, Energy Procedia, Vol.57, pp.1169-1178, 2014.
  15. Tuomiranta, A., Marpu, P., Munawwar, S., Ghedira, H., Validation of thermal models for photovoltaic cells under hot desert climates, Energy Procedia, Vol.57, pp.136-143, 2014.
  16. Munawwar, S. and Ghedira, H., Discerning Tempo-spatial Variability in Measured Short-term Irradiance under Arid Environment, Energy Procedia, Vol.57, pp. 3203–3214, 2014.
  17. Munawwar, S. and Ghedira, H., A review of Renewable Energy and Solar Industry Growth in the GCC Region, Energy Procedia, Vol.57, pp. 3191–3202, 2014.
  18. Jayyousi, M., Estima, J., Ghedira., Spatial Multi Criteria Decision Analysis Based Assessment of Land Value in Abu Dhabi UAE, Lecture notes in Business Information Processing, Vol.180, pp. 120-127, 2014.
  19. Alobaidi, M.,Marpu, P., Ouarda,T., Ghedira, H., Mapping of the Solar Irradiance in the UAE Using Advanced Artificial Neural Network Ensemble, Selected Topics in applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, Vol.7, Issue 8, pp.3668-3680, 2014.
  20. Eissa, Y., Ghedira, H., Gustafson ,B., Bender, G., Ouarda, T., Intercomparison of Solar Maps Derived from an Ensemble-ANN Model and a Semi-empirical Model for a Desert Environment, Energy Procedia, vol.49,  pp.2313–2320, 2014.
  21. Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Spatiotemporal assessment of dust loading over the United Arab Emirates, Int. J. Climatol, Vol.34, Issue 12, pp 3321–3335, 2014.
  22. Lazzarini, M., Marpu, P.,  Eissa, Y., Ghedira, H.,Toward a Near Real-Time Product of Air Temperature Maps from Satellite Data and In Situ Measurements in Arid Environments, Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, Vol.7, Issue 7, pp.3093-3104, 2014.
  23. Lazzarini, M., Ghedira, H., Assimilation of Earth Observation Variables and In Situ Measurements in a Surface Energy Balance Model: A Case Study of a Desert City Area, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 11, issue 1, pp 366 – 370, 2014.
  24. Parajuli, S., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira H., The effect of soil moisture and wind speed on aerosol optical thickness retrieval in a desert environment using SEVIRI thermal channels, International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 34, Issue 14, pp 5054-5071, 2013.
  25. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013.
  26. Lazzarini, M., Marpu, P., and Ghedira, H., Temperature-land cover interactions: the inversion of Urban Heat Island phenomenon in desert city areas, Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 130, pp 136-152, 2013.
  27. Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012.

Conference Proceedings:

  1. Ibarra, M., Gherboudj, I., Al Rished, A., and Ghedira, H., Geospatial assessment of solar energy potential for utility scale parabolic trough collector power plant in Saudi Arabia. Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems (Solarpaces), Abu-Dhabi, UAE, (October 11 – 14, 2016).
  2. Ibarra, M., Frasquet, M., Al Rished, A., Tuomiranta, A., Gasim, S., and Ghedira, H., Solar thermal energy performance model for an interactive solar energy atlas for the Arabian Peninsula. Solar World Congress, Daegu, Korea, (November 08-12, 2015).
  3. Ibarra, M., Frasquet, M., Al Rished, A., Tuomiranta, A., Gasim, S., Ghedira, H., Parabolic Trough Collector Power Plant Performance Simulation for an Interactive Solar Energy Atlas of Saudi Arabia. Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems (Solarpaces), Cape Town, South Africa, (October 13 – 16, 2015).
  4. Beegum, S N., Gherboudj, I., Chaouch, N., Ghedira, H., Atmospheric composition modeling over the Arabian Peninsula for Solar Energy applications, 3rd International Conference Energy & Meteorology (ICEM), Boulder, USA, (June 22-26, 2015).
  5. Beegum, S.N., Vijayan, P., Ghedira, H., Irradiance modeling using SBDART on clear and cloudy conditions: sensitivity to aerosol and cloud parameters, 3rd International Conference Energy & Meteorology (ICEM), Boulder, USA, (June 22-26, 2015).
  6. Eissa, Y., Blanc, P., Wald, L., Ghedira, H.,Preliminary results on modelling the monochromatic beam and circumsolar radiation under cloud-free conditions in desert environment, 3rd International Conference Energy & Meteorology (ICEM), Boulder, USA, (June 22-26, 2015). http://icem2015.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/1750_YehiaEissa.pdf.
  7. Eissa, Y., Korany, M., Aoun, Y., Boraiy, M., Abdel Wahab, M., Alfaro, S., Blanc, P., El-Metwally, M., Ghedira, H., Hungershoefer, K., Wald, L., Comparison between estimates of the surface downwelling solar irradiances under cloud-free skies extracted from the McClear and HelioClim-3 services over Egypt, 3rd International Conference Energy & Meteorology (ICEM), Boulder, USA, (June 22-26, 2015).http://icem2015.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/1710_YehiaEissa.pdf.
  8. Gherboudj, and Ghedira, H., Spatiotemporal assessment of dust risk maps for the implementation solar energy systems over the United Arab Emirates using remote sensing and weather forecast data, 3rd International Conference Energy & Meteorology (ICEM), Boulder, USA, (June 22-26, 2015).
  9. Tuomiranta, A., Ghedira, H., Evaluation of Decomposition and Transposition Models for Irradiance Data Conversion under a Hot Desert Climate. 3rd International Conference Energy & Meteorology (ICEM), Boulder, USA, (June 22-26, 2015).
  10. Lazzarini, M., Marpu, P.R., Molini, M., Ouarda, T.B.J.H., Ghedira, H. Urban heat island and land cover-temperature interactions in cities located in desert climate, presented at EGU General Assembly 2014, Vienna (AUT), (27 April-2 May 2014).
  11. Mitraka, Z., Lazzarini, L., Doxani, G., Del Frate, F., Ghedira, H. High spatial resolution Land Surface Temperature estimation over urban areas with uncertainty indices, presented at EGU General Assembly 2014, Vienna (AUT), (27 April-2 May 2014).
  12. Mitraka, Z., Lazzarini, M., Doxani, G., Del Frate, F., Ghedira, H., Uncertainty indices of high spatial resolution Land Surface Temperature over urban areas. Land Products Validation and Evolution Workshop, Frascati, Italy (28-30 January 2014).
  13. Ghedira, H., Romdhane, H., B., Beegum, S., N., Temporal variability of air-pollutants over Abu Dhabi, UAE. Abstract #A21C-0040, presented at AGU Fall meeting, Sanfrancisco, USA (9-14 December, 2013).
  14. Beegum, S., N., Romdhane, H., B., Ghedira, H., Aerosol Direct Radiative Forcing and Forcing Efficiencies at Surface from the Spectral Irradiance Measurements in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Abstract #A21C-0042, presented at AGU Fall meeting, Sanfrancisco, USA (9-14 December, 2013).
  15. Lazzarini, M., Marpu, P.R., Molini, A., Ghedira, H., Temperature trends in desert cities: how vegetation and urbanization affect the urban heat island dynamics in hyper-arid climates. Abstract# GC53A-1027 presented at AGU 2013 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Calif. (9-13 December 2013).
  16. Beegum,S.N., Ghedira,H.,Gherboudj,I., Aerosol Microphysics over Abu Dhabi: Source strengths and potential advection pathway, 7th International Workshop on Sand/Duststorms and Associated Dust fall, Italy, (December 2-4, 2013).
  17. Estima, J., Fichaux, N., Menard, L., Ghedira, H., The Global Solar and Wind Atlas: a unique Global Spatial Data Infrastructure for all renewable energy, proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on MapInteraction, Orlando, Florida, USA, (5 – 8 November, 2013).
  18. M. Lazzarini, Z. Mitraka, M. Berger, H. Ghedira, Temporal analysis of emissivity values in urban areas from airborne hyperspectral thermal sensors, EGU General Assembly 2013, Vienna (AUT), (7-12 April 2013).
  19. M. Lazzarini, P.R. Marpu, Y. Eissa, I. Gherboudj, H. Ghedira, Air Temperature estimation from Land Surface temperature and solar Radiation parameters, EGU General Assembly 2013, Vienna (AUT), (7-12 April 2013).
  20. Gherboudj, I.,  Al Kaabi, M.,  Zhao, J., Charron, C., Lazzarini, M., Ghedira, H.,Developing satellite-based tool for water turbidity mapping in the arabian gulf: Abu Dhabi case study, Ocean 2013, San Diego, (23-26 September 2013).
  21. Lazzarini, M., Mitraka, Z., Berger, M., Ghedira, H., Temporal analysis of emissivity values in urban areas from airborne hyperspectral thermal sensors, EGU General Assembly 2013, Vienna (AUT), (7-12 April 2013).
  22. Lazzarini, M., Marpu, P.R., Eissa,Y., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Air Temperature estimation from Land Surface temperature and solar Radiation parameters, EGU General Assembly 2013, Vienna (AUT), (7-12 April 2013).
  23. Oumbe, A., Bru, H., Ghedira, H., Chiesa, M., Blanc, P., Wald, L. Using AERONET to complement irradiance networks on the validation of satellite-based estimations, Abstract# A11I-0172 presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif. (3-7 Dec, 2012).
  24. Alsharif, I., Ghedira, H. Assessing the attenuating effects of water vapor and airborne dust on solar energy resources in arid environments, Abstract# A11I-0168presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif. (3-7 Dec, 2012).
  25. Alobaidi, M., Marpu, P., Ouarda, T.B.M.J. & Ghedira, H. “Regional Hydrological Frequency Analysis using Non-Linear Regression with an Adaptive Resampling Based Generalized Ensemble Techniques.” In Statistical Methods for Hydrology and Water Resources Management (STAHY’12). Tunis, Tunisia. (2012).
  26. Munawwar, S., Ghedira, H., Towards Building Reliable, High-Accuracy Solar Irradiance Database For Arid Climates.  Abstract# A11I-0166 presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif. (3-7 Dec, 2012).
  27. Marpu, P. R., Eissa, Y., Al Meqbali, N., Ghedira, H., Dust indicator maps for improving solar radiation estimation from satellite data. Abstract# A11I-0165 presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif. (3-7 Dec, 2012).
  28. Ghedira, H., Eissa, Y., A comparison between Heliosat-2 and artificial neural network methods for global horizontal irradiance retrievals over desert environments. Abstract# A31F-0084 presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif. (3-7 Dec, 2012).
  29. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P. R., Ghedira, H., Chiesa, M., Temporal and spatial assessment of yearly solar maps derived from satellite images over the UAE and Qatar. Abstract# A11I-0164 presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif. (3-7 Dec, 2012).
  30. Maryam R. Al Shehhi, Imen Gherboudj, Jacinto Estima and Hosni Ghedira. Geospatial Analysis of the Red-Tide Over the Arabian Gulf. proceedings of Geospatial Scientific Summit, Dubai (UAE), (11-12 November, 2012).
  31. Muna R. Al Kaabi, Jacinto Estima and Hosni Ghedira. Analyzing the Spatial and Temporal Variability of Water Turbidity in the Coastal Areas of the UAE Using MODIS Satellite Data. proceedings of Geospatial Scientific Summit, Dubai (UAE), (11-12 November, 2012).
  32. Estima, J., Ghedira, H., Dissemination of the UAE Solar Resource ATLAS over the Web: Preliminary Results, proceedings of Geospatial Scientific Summit, Dubai (UAE), (11-12 November, 2012).
  33. M. Lazzarini, J. Estima, P.R. Marpu, H. Ghedira, The use of remote sensing and geospatial techniques for urban climate analysis: a case study of Abu Dhabi City area, proceedings of Geospatial Scientific Summit, Dubai (UAE), (11-12 November, 2012).
  34. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P. R., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T. B.M.J., Chiesa, M., Near-nowcasting tool for direct normal and global horizontal irradiance estimations using SEVIRI images. EuroSun, Rijeka, Croatia (18-20 Sept, 2012).
  35. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P. R., Ghedira, H., Chiesa, M., SEVIRI-derived direct normal irradiance using Heliosat-2 global horizontal irradiance and a neural network ensemble: a comparison. EuroSun, Rijeka, Croatia (18-20 Sept, 2012).
  36. Oumbe, A., H. Bru, Z. Hassar, P. Blanc, L. Wald, A. Fournier, D. Goffe, M. Chiesa, H. Ghedira, Selection and implementation of aerosol data for the prediction of solar resource in United Arab Emirates. SolarPACES, Marrakech, Morocco (11-14 Sept, 2012).
  37. Munawwar, S., Eissa, Y., Ghedira, H., Chiesa, M., Challenges of satellite-based solar resource assessment in dusty environment: the UAE case study. SolarPACES, Marrakech, Morocco (11-14 Sept, 2012).
  38. Lazzarini, M. and Ghedira, H., Temporal analysis of urban heat island and radiation balance for a desert urban area. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Munich, Germany (22-27 July, 2012).
  39. Lazzarini, M., Marpu, P., Ghedira, H., Land cover and land surface temperature interactions in desert areas: a case study of Abu Dhabi (UAE). IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Munich, Germany, pp. 6325-6328 (22-27 July, 2012).
  40. Al Shehhi, M., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., A study on the effect of dust and wind on phytoplankton activities in the Arabian Gulf. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Munich, Germany, pp. 2571-2574 (22-27 July, 2012).
  41. Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Retrieving Aerosol Optical Thickness (AOT) over the desert of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) using MSG/SEVIRI infrared measurements. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Munich, Germany, pp. 4213-4216 (22-27 July, 2012).
  42. Eissa, Y., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., Chiesa, M., Dust detection over bright surfaces using high-resolution visible SEVIRI images. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Munich, Germany, pp. 3674-3677 (22-27 July, 2012).
  43. Parajuli, S., Gherboudj, I., and Ghedira, H., Evaluation of the effect of soil moisture and wind speed on dust emission using AERONET, SEVIRI, soil moisture and wind speed data. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Munich, Germany, pp. 1329-1332 (22-27 July, 2012).
  44. Lazzarini, M., Marpu, P., H. Ghedira., Temperature-land cover interactions: the inversion of urban heat Island phenomenon in desert city areas. Taking the temperature of the Earth Workshop, Edinburgh, UK (25-27 June, 2012).
  45. Al-Shehhi, M., Gherboudj, I., H. Ghedira., Temporal-spatial analysis of chlorophyll concentration associated with dust and wind characteristics in the Arabian Gulf. Proceedings of the OCEANS’12, MTS/IEEE, Yeosu, South Korea 120112-013 (21-24 May, 2012).
  46. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P. R., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T. B.M.J., Chiesa, M., An artificial neural network based approach for estimating direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using satellite images. World Renewable Energy Forum, Denver, CO, ID#0204 (13-17 May, 2012).
  47. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P. R., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T. B.M.J., Chiesa, M., Analyzing temporal and spatial variations of direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances estimated from an artificial neural network based model. World Renewable Energy Forum, Denver, CO, ID#0279 (13-17 May, 2012).
  48. Eissa, Y., Ghedira, H., Chiesa, M., Marpu, P. R., Ouarda, T. B.M.J., Recalibration of Heliosat-2 method for global horizontal irradiance estimation in dusty and humid environments. World Renewable Energy Forum, Denver, CO, ID#0206 (13-17 May, 2012).
  49. Ghedira, H., Gherboudj, I., Parajuli, S., Evaluation of simulated SMAP data on airborne dust monitoring and mapping over the UAE. 12th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment, University of Rome, Italy (5-9 Mar, 2012).
  50. Parajuli, S. P., Ghedira, H., Gherboudj, I., A neural networks based method to estimate higher resolution aerosol optical thickness using historical data sets of SEVIRI dust indices, soil moisture and wind speed. Abstract# A53C-0368 presented at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif. (5-9 Dec, 2011).
  51. Moran, S. M., Bilair, S., Isaksen, L., de Rosnay, P., Zhan, X., Ghedira, H., Yang, Z., Mueller, R., Ines, A. M., Zebiak, S. E., Champagne, C., Brown, M., Escobar, V., Weiss, B., Pre-launch research to integrate NASA SMAP soil moisture and freeze/thaw state products in applications. Abstract# H21J-07 presented at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif. (5-9 Dec, 2011).
  52. Lee, W.; Ghedira, H.; Ouarda, T.; Gherboudj, I. Analysis and characterization of the vertical wind profile in UAE. Abstract # GC41D-0845 presented at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif. (5-9 Dec, 2011).
  53. Gherboudj, I., Parajuli, S. P., Ghedira, H., Evaluation of SEVIRI Thermal Infra-Red data for airborne dust detection in an arid regions: the UAE case study. Abstract#A53C-0188 presented at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif. (5-9 Dec, 2011).
  54. Eissa, Y., Ghedira, H., Seasonal and geographical variation of Linke turbidity factor and its effect on global horizontal irradiance estimation: UAE case study. Abstract# A11H-0188 presented at 2011 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, AGU, San Francisco, Calif. (5-9 Dec, 2011).
  55. Parajuli, S.P., Ghedira, H., Gherboudj, I., Effect of soil moisture and land cover on dust generation in desert and arid environment. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Vancouver, Canada, pp. 3070-3073 (24-29 July, 2011).
  56. Al-Shehhi, M.R., Saffarini, R., Farhat, A., Al-Meqbali, N.K., Ghedira, H., Evaluating the effect of soil moisture, surface temperature, and humidity variations on MODIS-derived NDVI values. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Vancouver, Canada, pp. 3160-3163 (24-29 July, 2011).