Charles Ichoku

Ph.D, Sorbonne Universités – Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, 1993

Director of GESTAR II
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Research Interests

Earth Observation and Climatology, Wildfires and Emissions, Atmospheric Composition and Radiation, African Environment and Water Cycle

Recent Research Activities
    • Investigating the Climatic and Human influences on Water-Cycle Dynamics in Tropical sub-Saharan Africa, with emphasis on the drought situation along the Sahel/sub-Sahel belt and the Lake Chad Basin.
    • Global Characterization of Fire Energetics, Emissions, and Impacts (
Journal Publications

Karle, N. N., Sakai, R. K., Fitzgerald, R. M., Ichoku, C., Mercado, F., and Stockwell, W. R.: Systematic analysis of virga and its impact on surface particulate matter observations, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 16, 1073–1085,, 2023.

Peterson, D. A., L. Thapa, P. Saide, A. J. Soja, E M. Gargulinski, E. J. Hyer, B. Weinzierl, M. Dollner, M. Schöberl, P. P. Papin, S. Kondragunta, C. P. Camacho, C. Ichoku, R. H. Moore, J. W. Hair, and J. H. Crawford, P. E. Dennison, O. V. Kalashnikova, C. E. Bennese, T. P. Bui, J. P. DiGangi, G. S. Diskin, M. A. Fenn, H. S. Halliday, J. Jimenez, J. B. Nowak, C. Robinson, K. Sanchez, T. J. Shingler, L. Thornhill, E. B. Wiggins, E. Winstead, C. Xu 2022. Measurements from inside a Thunderstorm Driven by Wildfire: The 2019 FIREX-AQ Field Experiment, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., , 103(9), pp.E2140-E2167.

Thapa, L.H., Ye, X., Hair, J.W., Fenn, M.A., Shingler, T., Kondragunta, S., Ichoku, C., Dominguez, R., Ellison, L., Soja, A.J. and Gargulinski, E., 2022. Heat flux assumptions contribute to overestimation of wildfire smoke injection into the free troposphere. Communications Earth & Environment, 3(1), p.236.

Brook, A., Hamzi, S., Roberts, D., Ichoku, C., Shtober-Zisu, N. and Wittenberg, L., 2022. Total Carbon Content Assessed by UAS Near-Infrared Imagery as a New Fire Severity Metric. Remote Sensing14(15), p.3632.

Wooster, M.J., Roberts, G.J., Giglio, L., Roy, D.P., Freeborn, P.H., Boschetti, L., Justice, C., Ichoku, C., Schroeder, W., Davies, D., Smith, A.M., Setzer, A., Csiszar, I., Strydom, T., Frost, P., Zhang, T., Xu W., de Jong, M.C., Johnston, J. M., Ellison, L., Vadrevu, K., Sparks, A. M., Nguyen, H., McCarty, J., Tampipat, V., Schmidt, C., and San-Miguel-Ayanz, J., 2021. Satellite remote sensing of active fires: History and current status, applications and future requirements. Remote Sensing of Environment267, p.112694.

Wiggins, E., B. E. Anderson, M. D. Brown, P. Campuzano-Jost, G. Chen, J. Crawford, E. C. Crosbie, J. Dibb, J. P. DiGangi, G. S. Diskin, M. Fenn, F. Gallo, E. Gargulinski, H. Guo, J. W. Hair, H. S. Halliday, C. Ichoku, J. L. Jimenez, C. E. Jordan, J. M. Katich, J. B. Nowak, A. E. Perring, C. E. Robinson, K. J. Sanchez, M. Schueneman, J. P. Schwarz, T. J. Shingler, M. A. Shook, A. Soja, C. E. Stockwell, K. L. Thornhill, K. R. Travis, C. Warneke, E. L. Winstead, L. D. Ziemba, and R. H. Moore, 2021. Reconciling assumptions in bottom-up and top-down approaches for estimating aerosol emission rates from wildland fires using observations from FIREX-AQ. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126, e2021JD035692.

Black, F. W.; Lee, J.; Ichoku, C. M.; Ellison, L.; Gatebe, C. K.; Babamaaji, R.; Abdollahi, K.; San, S. Biomass Burning and Water Balance Dynamics in the Lake Chad Basin in Africa. Earth 2021, 2, 340–356.

Remer, L.A., Levy, R.C., Mattoo, S., Tanré, D., Gupta, P., Shi, Y., Sawyer, V., Munchak, L.A., Zhou, Y., Kim, M., Ichoku, C., Patadia, F., Li, R.-R., Gassó, S., Kleidman, R. G., and Holben, B. N., 2020. The Dark Target Algorithm for Observing the Global Aerosol System: Past, Present, and Future. Remote Sensing12(18), p.2900.

Li, Y., Tong, D. Q., Ngan, F., Cohen, M. D., Stein, A. F., Kondragunta, S., Zhang, X., Ichoku, C., Hyer, E. J. and Kahn, R. A. (2020), Ensemble PM2.5 Forecasting during the 2018 Camp Fire Event Using the HYSPLIT Transport and Dispersion Model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125(e2020JD032768)

Pan X, Ichoku C, Chin M, Bian H, Darmenov A, Colarco P, Ellison L, Kucsera T, da Silva A, Wang J, Oda T., 2020. Six global biomass burning emission datasets: intercomparison and application in one global aerosol model. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 20(2), 969-994.

Skaskevych, A., Lee, J., Jung, H. C., Bolten, J., David, J. L., Policelli, F. S., Goni, I. B., Favreau, G., San, S. and Ichoku, C. M., 2020. Application of GRACE to the estimation of groundwater storage change in a data poor region: a case study of Ngadda catchment in the Lake Chad Basin. Hydrological Processes, 34(4), 941-955.

Li, F., Val Martin, M., Andreae, M. O., Arneth, A., Hantson, S., Kaiser, J. W., Lasslop, G., Yue, C., Bachelet, D., Forrest, M. and Kluzek, E., Liu, X., Mangeon, S., Melton, J. R., Ward, D. S., Darmenov, A., Hickler, T., Ichoku, C., Magi, B. I., Sitch, S, van der Werf, G. R., Wiedinmyer, C., and Rabin, S. S., 2019. Historical (1700–2012) global multi-model estimates of the fire emissions from the Fire Modeling Intercomparison Project (FireMIP). Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics19(19), pp.12545-12567.

Pérez-Ramírez, D., Smirnov, A., Pinker, R.T., Petrenko, M., Román, R., Chen, W., Ichoku, C., Noël, S., Abad, G.G., Lyamani, H. and Holben, B.N., 2019. Precipitable water vapor over oceans from the Maritime Aerosol Network: Evaluation of global models and satellite products under clear sky conditions. Atmospheric Research, 215, pp.294-304.

Policelli, F., Hubbard, A., Jung, H.C., Zaitchik, B. and Ichoku, C., 2019. A predictive model for Lake Chad total surface water area using remotely sensed and modeled hydrological and meteorological parameters and multivariate regression analysis. Journal of Hydrology, 568, pp.1071-1080.

Pan, X., Chin, M., Ichoku, C.M. and Field, R.D., 2018. Connecting Indonesian Fires and Drought With the Type of El Niño and Phase of the Indian Ocean Dipole During 1979–2016. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(15), pp.7974-7988.

Iguchi, T., Matsui, T., Tao, Z., Kim, D., Ichoku, C.M., Ellison, L. and Wang, J., 2018. NU-WRF aerosol transport simulation over West Africa: Effects of biomass burning on smoke aerosol distribution. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, (2018).

Matsui, T., Zhang, S.Q., Lang, S.E., Tao, W.K., Ichoku, C. and Peters-Lidard, C.D., 2018. Impact of radiation frequency, precipitation radiative forcing, and radiation column aggregation on convection-permitting West African monsoon simulations. Climate Dynamics, pp.1-21.

Brook, A., Wittenberg, L., Kopel, D., Polinova, M., Roberts, D., Ichoku, C. and Shtober‐Zisu, N., 2018. Structural heterogeneity of vegetation fire ash. Land Degradation & Development.

Wang, J., Yue, Y., Wang, Y., Ichoku, C., Ellison, L., & Zeng, J. (2018). Mitigating satellite-based fire sampling limitations in deriving biomass burning emission rates: Application to WRF-Chem model over the Northern sub-Saharan African Region. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123, 507–528.

Policelli, F., A. Hubbard, H. Jung, B. Zaitchik, and C. Ichoku. 2018. “Lake Chad Total Surface Water Area as Derived from Land Surface Temperature and Radar Remote Sensing Data.” Remote Sensing, 10(252).

Shtober-Zisu, N., A. Brook, D. Kopel, D. Roberts, C. Ichoku, and L. Wittenberg. “Fire induced rock spalls as long-term traps for ash.” CATENA 162 (2018): 88-99. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2922.

Dezfuli, A. K., Ichoku, C. M., Huffman, G. J., Mohr, K. I., Selker, J. S., van de Giesen, N., Hochreutener, R. and Annor, F. O., 2017. Validation of IMERG precipitation in Africa. Journal of Hydrometeorology, (2017), DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-17-0139.1.

Waigl, Christine F., Martin Stuefer, Anupma Prakash, and Charles Ichoku. “Detecting high and low-intensity fires in Alaska using VIIRS I-band data: An improved operational approach for high latitudes.” Remote Sensing of Environment 199 (2017): 389-400.

Dezfuli, A. K., Ichoku, C. M., Mohr, K., & Huffman, G. J. (2017). Precipitation characteristics in West and East Africa, from satellite and in-situ observations. Journal of Hydrometeorology, (2017), DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-17-0068.1.

Ichoku, C. and Adegoke, J., 2016. Synthesis and review: African environmental processes and water-cycle dynamics. Environmental Research Letters, 11(12), p.120206.

Ichoku, C., Ellison, L. T., Willmot, K. E., Matsui, T., Dezfuli, A. K., Gatebe, C. K., Wang, J., Wilcox, E. M., Lee, J., Adegoke, J., Okonkwo, C., Bolten, J., Policelli, F. S., and Habib, S., (2016) Biomass burning, land-cover change, and the hydrological cycle in Northern sub-Saharan Africa. Environmental Research Letters, 11(9), DOI:

Polivka, T. N., Wang, J., Ellison, L. T., Hyer, E. J., Ichoku, C. M. (2016) Improving Nocturnal Fire Detection With the VIIRS Day–Night Band IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Early Online Release: 1-17, DOI:10.1109/tgrs.2016.2566665.

Dickinson M. B., Hudak A. T., Zajkowski T., Loudermilk E. L., Schroeder W., Ellison L., Kremens R. L., Holley W., Martinez O., Paxton A., Bright B. C., O’Brien J. J., Hornsby B., Ichoku C., Faulring J., Gerace A., Peterson D., Mauceri J. (2015) Measuring radiant emissions from entire prescribed fires with ground, airborne and satellite sensors – RxCADRE 2012. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 25, 48–61.

Okonkwo, C., Demoz, B., Sakai, R., Ichoku, C., Anarado, C., Adegoke, J., Amadou, A. and Abdullahi, S. I. (2015). Combined effect of El Niño southern oscillation and Atlantic multidecadal oscillation on Lake Chad level variability. Cogent Geoscience, 1(1), p.1117829.

Engelbrecht, F., Adegoke, J., Bopape, M. J., Naidoo, M., Garland, R., Thatcher, M., McGregor, J., Katzfey, J., Werner, M., Ichoku, C., & Gatebe, C. (2015). Projections of rapidly rising surface temperatures over Africa under low mitigation. Environmental Research Letters, 10(8), DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/10/8/085004.

Ichoku, C., and L. Ellison (2014). Global top-down smoke aerosol emissions estimation using satellite fire radiative power measurements Atmos. Chem. Phys, 14, 6643-6667 doi:10.5194/acp-14-6643-2014.

Zhang, Feng, Jun Wang, Charles Ichoku, Edward J. Hyer, Zhifeng Yang, Cui Ge, Shenjian Su et al. “Sensitivity of mesoscale modeling of smoke direct radiative effect to the emission inventory: a case study in northern sub-Saharan African region.” Environmental Research Letters 9, no. 7 (2014): 075002.

Gatebe, C.K., C.M. Ichoku, R. Poudyal, M.O. Roman, and E. Wilcox (2014). Surface albedo darkening from wildfires in northern sub-Saharan Africa Environ. Res. Lett., 9. 10.1088/1748-9326/9/6/065003.

Matsui, T., C. Ichoku, C. Randles, T. Yuan, A.M. da Silva, P. Colarco, D. Kim, R. Levy, A. Sayer, M. Chin, D. Giles, B. Holben, E.J. Welton, T. Eck, and L. Remer (2014). Current and Future Perspectives of Aerosol Research at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 2014; e-View doi:

Schroeder, W., E. Ellicott, C. Ichoku, L. Ellison, M. Dickinson, R. Ottmar, C. Clements, D. Hall, V. Ambrosia, and R. Kremens, (2014), Integrated active fire retrievals and biomass burning emissions using complementary near-coincident ground, airborne and spaceborne sensor data. Remote Sens. Environ., 140 (2014) 719–730.

Yang, Z., J. Wang, C. Ichoku, E. Hyer, and J. Zeng (2013), Mesoscale modeling and satellite observation of transport and mixing of smoke and dust particles over northern sub-Saharan African region, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, doi:10.1002/2013JD020644.

Anderson J. C., J. Wang, J. Zeng, G. Leptoukh, M. Petrenko, C. Ichoku, C. Hu, Long-term statistical assessment of Aqua-MODIS aerosol optical depth over coastal regions: bias characteristics and uncertainty sources, Tellus B., 65, 20805,, 2013.

Petrenko, M. and Ichoku, C.: Coherent uncertainty analysis of aerosol measurements from multiple satellite sensors, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 6777-6805, doi:10.5194/acp-13-6777-2013, 2013.

Peterson D., J. Wang, C. Ichoku, E. Hyer, V. Ambrosia, A sub-pixel-based calculation of fire radiative power from MODIS observations: 1 Algorithm development and initial assessment, Remote Sens. Environ., 129, 262–279, 2013.

Val Martin M., R. A. Kahn, J. A. Logan, R. Paugam, M. Wooster, and C. Ichoku, Space-based observational constraints for 1-D fire smoke plume-rise models, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D22204, doi:10.1029/2012JD018370, 2012.

Petrenko, M., Ichoku, C., and Leptoukh, G.: Multi-sensor Aerosol Products Sampling System (MAPSS), Atmos. Meas. Tech., 5, 913-926, doi:10.5194/amt-5-913-2012, 2012.

Ichoku, C., R. Kahn, and M. Chin: Satellite Contributions to the Quantitative Characterization of Biomass Burning for Climate Modeling. Atmos. Res, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.03.007, 2012.

Gatebe, C.K., T. Varnai, R. Poudyal, C. Ichoku, and M.D. King: Taking the Pulse of PyroCumulus Clouds, Atmospheric Environment 52, 121-130, 2012.

Henderson, S. B., C. Ichoku, B. J. Burkholder, M. Brauer, and P. L. Jackson, The validity and utility of MODIS data for simple estimation of area burned and aerosols emitted by wildfire events, International Journal of Wildland Fire, 19, 844–852, 2010.

Peterson, D., Wang, J., Ichoku, C., and Remer, L. A.: Effects of lightning and other meteorological factors on fire activity in the North American boreal forest: implications for fire weather forecasting, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 6873-6888, doi:10.5194/acp-10-6873-2010, 2010.

Levy, R. C., Remer, L. A., Kleidman, R. G., Mattoo, S., Ichoku, C., Kahn, R., and Eck, T. F.: Global evaluation of the Collection 5 MODIS dark-target aerosol products over land, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 10399-10420, doi:10.5194/acp-10-10399-2010, 2010.

Koukouli M. E., S. Kazadzis, V. Amiridis, C. Ichoku, D. S. Balis, A. F. Bais, Signs of a negative trend in the MODIS aerosol optical depth over the Southern Balkans, Atmos. Env., 44, 1219–1228, 2010.

El-Askary H., R. Farouk, C. Ichoku, and M. Kafatos, Transport of dust and anthropogenic aerosols across Alexandria, Egypt, Ann. Geophys., 27, 2869–2879, 2009.

Zerefos, C. S., K. Eleftheratos, C. Meleti, S. Kazadzis, A. Romanou, C. Ichoku, G. Tselioudis, and A. Bais, Solar dimming and brightening over Thessaloniki, Greece, and Beijing, China, Tellus, DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0889.2009.00425.x, 2009.

Remer, L. A., R. G. Kleidman, R. C. Levy, Y. J. Kaufman, D. Tanré, S. Mattoo, J. V. Martins, C. Ichoku, I. Koren, H. Yu, and B. N. Holben (2008), Global aerosol climatology from the MODIS satellite sensors, .J. Geophys. Res., 113, D14S07, doi:10.1029/2007JD009661.

Henderson S. B., B. Burkholder, P. L. Jackson, M. Brauer, and C. Ichoku, Use of MODIS products to simplify and evaluate a forest fire plume dispersion model for PM10 exposure assessment, Atmos. Env., 42, 8524–8532, 2008.

Ichoku, C., L. Giglio, M. J. Wooster, and L. A. Remer, Global characterization of biomass-burning patterns using satellite measurements of Fire Radiative Energy. Remote Sens. Environ., 112, 2950-2962, 2008a.

Ichoku, C., J. V. Martins, Y. J. Kaufman, M. J. Wooster, P. H. Freeborn, W. M. Hao, Stephen Baker, C. A. Ryan, and B. L. Nordgren, Laboratory investigation of fire radiative energy and smoke aerosol emissions. J. Geophys. Res., 113, D14S09, doi:10.1029/2007JD009659, 2008b.

Jordan N., C. Ichoku, and R. Hoff, Estimating Smoke Emissions Over The U.S. Southern Great Plains Using MODIS Fire Radiative Power and Aerosol Observations, Atmos. Env., 42, 2007–2022, 2008.

Freeborn, P. H., M. J. Wooster, W. M. Hao, C. A. Ryan, B. L. Nordgren, S. P. Baker, and C. Ichoku, Relationships between energy release, fuel mass loss, and trace gas and aerosol emissions during laboratory biomass fires, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D01301, doi:10.1029/2007JD008679, 2008.

Castanho A., R. Prinn, V. Martins, M. Herold, C. Ichoku, and L. T. Molina, Urban Visible/SWIR surface reflectance ratios from satellite and sun photometer measurements in Mexico City, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 5467-5477, 2007.

Kaufman, Y. J., L. A. Remer, D. Tanre, R.-R. Li, R. Kleidman, S. Mattoo, R. Levy, T. Eck, B. N. Holben, C. Ichoku, J. Martins, and I. Koren, 2005: A critical examination of the residual cloud contamination and diurnal sampling effects on MODIS estimates of aerosol over ocean. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sensing, Vol. 43, No. 12, December 2005.

Ichoku, C. and Y. J. Kaufman, A method to derive smoke emission rates from MODIS fire radiative energy measurements, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sensing, 43(11), 2636-2649, 2005.

Ichoku, C., L. A. Remer, and T. F. Eck, Quantitative evaluation and intercomparison of morning and afternoon Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aerosol measurements from Terra and Aqua, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D10S03, doi:10.1029/2004JD004987, 2005.

Remer, L. A., Y. J. Kaufman, D. Tanre, S. Mattoo, D. A. Chu, J. V. Martins, R. R. Li, C. Ichoku, R. C. Levy, R. G. Kleidman, T. F. Eck, E. Vermote, and B. N. Holben, The MODIS aerosol algorithm, products and validation. J. Atmos. Sci., 62, 947-973, 2005.

Ichoku, C., Y. J. Kaufman, L. A. Remer, and R. Levy, 2004: Global aerosol remote sensing from MODIS. Adv. Space Res., 34, 820-827, 2004.

Ichoku, C., L. A. Remer, Y. J. Kaufman, R. Levy, D. A. Chu, D. Tanre, and B. N. Holben, MODIS Observation of Aerosols and Estimation of Aerosol Radiative Forcing Over Southern Africa during SAFARI 2000, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D13), 8499, doi: 10.1029/2002JD002366, 2003.

Levy, R. C., L. A. Remer, D. Tanre, Y. J. Kaufman, C. Ichoku, B. N. Holben, J. M. Livingston, P. B. Russell, and H. Maring, Evaluation of the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) retrievals of dust aerosol over the ocean during PRIDE. J. Geophys. Res., 108(D19), 8594, doi: 10.1029/2002JD002460, 2003.

Ichoku, C., Y. J. Kaufman, L. Giglio, Z. Li, R. H. Fraser, J.-Z. Jin, And W. M. Park, Comparative analysis of daytime fire detection algorithms, using AVHRR data for the 1995 fire season in Canada: Perspective for MODIS, Int. J. Rem. Sensing, 24(8) 1669-1690, 2003.

Kaufman, Y. J., C. Ichoku, L. Giglio, S. Korontzi, D. A. Chu, W. M. Hao, R.-R. Li, and C. O. Justice, Fires and smoke observed from the Earth Observing System MODIS instrument – products, validation, and operational use, Int. J. Rem. Sensing, 24, 1765-1781, 2003.

Ichoku, C., R. Levy, Y. J. Kaufman, L. A. Remer, R.-R. Li, V. J. Martins, B. N. Holben, N. Abuhassan, I. Slutsker, T. F. Eck, and C. Pietras, Analysis of the performance characteristics of the five-channel Microtops II sun photometer for measuring aerosol optical thickness and precipitable water vapor. J. Geophys. Res., 107(D13), doi: 10.1029/2001JD001302, 2002.

Chu, D. A., Y. J. Kaufman, C. Ichoku, L. A. Remer, D. Tanré, and B. N Holben, Validation of MODIS aerosol optical depth retrieval over land., Geophys. Res. Lett., 10.1029/2001GL013205, 29 June 2002.

Ichoku, C., D.A. Chu, S. Mattoo, Y.J. Kaufman, L.A. Remer, D. Tanré, I. Slutsker, and B. Holben, A spatio-temporal approach for global validation and analysis of MODIS aerosol products.  Geophys. Res. Lett., 10.1029/2001GL013206, 29 June 2002.

Remer, L. A., D. Tanré, Y. J. Kaufman, C. Ichoku, S. Mattoo, R. Levy, D. A. Chu, B. N. Holben, O. Dubovik, Z. Ahmad, A. Smirnov, J. V. Martins, and R.-R. Li, Validation of MODIS Aerosol Retrieval Over Ocean, Geophys. Res. Lett., 10.1029/2001GL013204, 29 June 2002.

Karnieli, A., A. Gabai, C. Ichoku, E. Zaady and M. Shachak, Temporal dynamics of soil and vegetation spectral responses in a semi-arid environment, Int. J. Rem. Sensing, 23(19), 4073–4087, 2002.

Andreae T. W., Andreae M. O., Ichoku C., Maenhaut W., Cafmeyer J., Karnieli A., and Orlovsky L., Light Scattering by Dust and Anthropogenic Aerosol at a Remote Site in the Negev Desert, Israel. J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 107, No. D2, pp. AAC1-1 – AAC1-18 , January 16, 2002.

Sabbah I.,  Ichoku C., Kaufman Y. J.,  Remer, L., Full year cycle of desert dust spectral optical thickness and precipitable water vapor over Alexandria, Egypt, J. Geophys. Res., 106(D16) , pp. 18,305-18,316, 2001.

Formenti P., Andreae M. O., Andreae T. W., Ichoku C., Schebeske G., Kettle J., Maenhaut W., Cafmeyer J., Ptasinsky J., Karnieli A., and Lelieveld J., Physical and chemical characteristics of aerosols over the Negev Desert (Israel) during summer 1996. J. Geophys. Res., 106(D5), 4871-4890, 2001.

Ichoku C., Andreae M. O., Andreae T. W., Meixner F. X., Schebeske G., Formenti P., Maenhaut W., Cafmeyer J., Ptasinski J., Karnieli A., and Orlovsky L., Interrelationships Between Aerosol Characteristics and Light Scattering During Late Winter in an Eastern Mediterranean Arid Environment. J. Geophys. Res., 104(D20), 24371-24393, 1999.

Arkin Y., Ichoku C., and Karnieli A., Fault Traces in the Arid Arava Valley Floor, Israel, Revealed by RADARSAT Surface Roughness Classification. Canadian J. Rem. Sensing, 25(3), 302-310, 1999.

Ichoku C., Karnieli A., Arkin Y., Chorowicz J., Fleury T., and Rudant J.-P. Exploring the Utility Potential of SAR Interferometric Coherence Images.  Int. J. of Rem. Sensing, 19(6), 1147-1160, 1998.

Maenhaut, W.,  Cafmeyer, J., Ptasinski, J., Andreae, M. O., Andreae, T. W.,  Elbert, W., Meixner, F. X.,  Karnieli, A., and Ichoku, C., Chemical Composition and Light Scattering of the Atmospheric Aerosol at a Remote Site in the Negev Desert, Israel, J. of Aerosol Sci., Vol. 28, Suppl. 1, pp. S73-S74, 1997.

Maenhaut, W., Salomonovic, R., Cafmeyer, J., Ichoku, C., Karnieli, A., and Andreae, M., Anthropogenic and Natural Radiatively Active Aerosol Types at Sede Boker, Israel, J. of Aerosol Sci., Vol. 27, Suppl. 1, pp. S47-S48, 1996.

Ichoku C., Deffontaines B., and Chorowicz J., Segmentation of Digital Plane Curves: A Dynamic Focusing Approach. Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol. 17, pp. 741-750, 1996.

Ichoku C. and Karnieli A., A Review of Mixture Modeling Techniques for Sub-pixel Land Cover Estimation. Remote Sensing Reviews, Vol. 13, pp. 161-186, 1996.

Ichoku C., Karnieli A., Meisels A., and Chorowicz J., Detection of Drainage Channel Networks on Digital Satellite Images, Int. J. of Rem. Sensing, Vol. 17, No. 9, pp. 1659-1678, 1996.

Ichoku C., Karnieli A., and Verkhovsky I., Application of Fractal Techniques to the Comparative Evaluation of Two Methods of Extracting Channel Networks from Digital Elevation Models. Water Resources Research, 32(2), 389-399, 1996.

Ichoku C., Chorowicz J., and Parrot J-F., Computerized Construction of Geological Cross-Sections from Digital Maps. Computers and Geosciences, 20(9), 1321-1327, 1994.

Ichoku C. and Chorowicz J., A Numerical Approach to the Analysis and Classification of Channel Network Patterns. Water Resources Research, 30(2), 161-174, 1994.

Chorowicz J., Ichoku C., Riazanoff S., Kim Y-J., and Cervelle B., Reply to Comment from Garbrecht and Martz on “A Combined Algorithm for Automated Drainage Network Extraction”. Water Resources Research, 29(2), 537-539, 1993.

Chorowicz J., Ichoku C., Riazanoff S., Kim Y-J, and Cervelle B., A Combined Algorithm for Automated Drainage Network Extraction. Water Resources Research, 28(5), 1293-1302, 1992.

Book Chapters

Ichoku, C. (2020). African biomass burning and its atmospheric impacts. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. Oxford University Press. doi:

Dezfuli A. and Ichoku, C. (2019) Precipitation Characteristics in West Africa, in Regional Climate Change Series: Floods (eds: J. Adegoke, M. B Sylla, A. Y. Bossa, K. Ogunjobi, and J. Adounkpe), WASCAL Publishing, PMB CT 504, Cantonments-Accra, Ghana. DOI: 10.33183/rccs.2019.p16.

Ichoku, C., Ellison, L. T., Yue, Y., Wang, J. and Kaiser, J. W. (2016) Fire and Smoke Remote Sensing and Modeling Uncertainties, in Natural Hazard Uncertainty Assessment: Modeling and Decision Support (eds K. Riley, P. Webley and M. Thompson), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781119028116.ch14

Li Z., Kaufman Y. J., Ichoku C., Fraser R., Trishchenko A., Giglio L., Jin J.-Z., and Yu X., A review of AVHRR-based active fire detection algorithms: Principles, limitations, and recommendations, In Global and Regional Vegetation Fire Monitoring from Space, Planning and Coordinated International Effort (edited by F. J. Ahern, J. G. Goldammer, and C. O. Justice), SPB Academic Publishing bv, The Hague, The Netherlands, pp. 199-225, 2001.

Published Reports

Ichoku, C., (2016) COSPAR Capacity Building Workshop on Interdisciplinary Remote Sensing, Modeling, and Validation of Environmental Processes, Kumasi, Ghana, 12-23 June 2017,