Bisher Imam

Associate Adjunct Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Ph.D., The University of Arizona, Tucson, 1994, School of Renewable Natural Resources

M.S., University of Arizona, 1989

B.S.C.E., The University of Aleppo, Syria, 1984

Phone: (949) 824-8830
Fax: (949) 824-8831

University of California, Irvine
E/4130 Engineering Gateway
Mail Code: 2175
Irvine, CA 92697

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Watershed processes, applications of remote sensing, and GIS in hydrology and water resources
URL CEE Dept. Faculty Profile, link to CV and Publications
Fulbright Graduate Fellowship (1985-1986)
Dr. Imam is interested in the application of satellite data, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and information technologies in hydrology and water resources.

His current research activities focus on the utilization of remote sensing data to study the impacts of climate variability on water resource availability and hydrologic responses of both urban and natural watersheds, and to improve the representation spatial variability of hydrologic properties and processes in predictive models using geostatistical and uncertainty analysis techniques.

Dr. Imam collaborates with scientists from several agencies including NASA, the National Weather Service, and the USDA-Agricultural Research Service.

As a member of the UCI-Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing(CHRS), Dr. Imam works on several projects aiming at improving access to and utility of remote sensing data to scientists and to decision makers.
Publications Hsu, K., S. Sorooshian, X. Gao, and B. Imam, Global precipitation observations from the PERSIANN system, GEWEX News, 13(3), 11-12, 2003
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Research Center Center for Hydrometeorology & Remote Sensing (CHRS)
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Last updated 01/11/2005