Jim Aanstoos

Senior Lecturer
Dept: Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
Office:2015 Agronomy

B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, 1977
M.E.E, Rice University, 1979
Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University, 1996

Dr. Aanstoos has led research activities in various applications of remote sensing technologies. Most recently the focus has been on the use of synthetic aperture radar and multispectral imagery for earthen levee vulnerability assessment. Other recent research activities have included satellite precipitation estimation, land cover mapping accuracy assessment, and terrain database visualization.

MTEOR 435x - Radar Applications in Meterology
MTEOR/GEOL/NREM/EE 489x 589x - Survey of Remote Sensing Technologies

Selected Publications

Dabbiru, L., Aanstoos, J.V., Ball, J.E. & Younan, N. H. (2017). Screening Mississippi River Levees using Texture-based and Polarimetric-based Features from Synthetic Aperture Radar Data. Electronics 2017, 6(2), 29.

Farshid Vahedifard, F., Sehat, S., Aanstoos, J. (2017). "Effects of Rainfall, Geomorphological and Geometrical Variables on Vulnerability of the Lower Mississippi River Levee System to Slump Slides." Georisk. Taylor and Francis. 57 (May 2017), 136-144.

Han, D., Vahedifard, F., and Aanstoos, J. V., (2017). “Investigating the Correlation between Radar Backscatter and In Situ Soil Property Measurements.” International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 57, 136-144, DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2016.12.018.

Marapareddy, R., Aanstoos, J.V., & Younan, N. H. (2016). Advanced Unsupervised Classification Methods to Detect Anomalies on Earthen Levees Using Polarimetric SAR Imagery. Journal of Sensors. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute. 16(6), 898. DOI:10.3390/s16060898.

Dabbiru, L., Wei, P., Harsh, A., White, J., Ball, J. E., Aanstoos, J.V., Doyle, J., Jackson, S., & Newman, J. (2015). Runway Assessment via Remote Sensing. 2015 IEEE Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition Workshop (AIPR). Cosmos Club, Washington, DC: IEEE. 1-5.

Mahrooghy, M., Aanstoos, J.V., Prasad, S., Hasan, K., Nobrega, R. A. A., & Younan, N. H. (2015). A Machine Learning Framework for Detecting Land Slides on Earthen Levees Using Spaceborne SAR Imagery. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. IEEE. 8(8), 3791 - 3801.

Dabbiru, L., Aanstoos, J.V., & Younan, N. H. (2015). Earthen Levee Slide Detection via Automated Analysis of Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery. Journal of Landslides. Springer. 1612-5118, 10.

Han, D., Du, Q., Aanstoos, J.V., & Younan, N. H. (2015). Classification of Levee Slide from Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar Images with Efficient Spatial Feature Extraction. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. SPIE. 9(1), 097294.

Dabbiru, L., Sathishkumar S, Nobrega, R. A. A., Aanstoos, J.V., Younan, N. H., & Moorhead, R. J., (2015). Fusion of Synthetic Aperture Radar and Hyperspectral Imagery to Detect Impacts of Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico. IGARSS 2015 proceedings. Milan, Italy: IEEE

Sehat, S., Vahedifard, F., Aanstoos, J.V., Dabbiru, L., & Hasan, K. (2014). Using in situ soil measurements for analysis of a polarimetric SAR-based classification of levee slump slides in the lower Mississippi River. Engineering Geology. Elsevier. 181(1), 157–168.

Dabbiru, L., Aanstoos, J.V., Younan, N. H. (2014). Comparison of L-Band and X-Band Polarimetric SAR Data Classification for Screening Earthen Levees. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society IGARSS 2014. Quebec City, Canada.

Mahrooghy, M., Anantharaj, V. G., Younan, N. H., Petersen, W. A., Hsu, K., Behrangi, A., Aanstoos, J.V. (2013). Augmenting Satellite Precipitation Estimation with Lightning Information. International Journal of Remote Sensing. Taylor Francis. 34(16), 5796-5811.

Nobrega, R. A. A., Aanstoos, J.V., Gokaraju, B., Mahrooghy, M., Dabbiru, L., OHara C. (2013). Mapping Weaknesses In The Mississippi River Levee System Using Multi-Temporal Uavsar Data. Brazilian Journal of Cartography, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. State University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Brazilian Society for Cartography. 65(4), 681-694.

Mahrooghy, M., Aanstoos, J.V., Prasad, S., Gokaraju, B., Younan, N. H. (2012). On Land Slide Detection using TerraSAR-X over Earthen Levees. XXII International Society for Photogrammetry Remote Sensing Congress.

Aanstoos, J.V., Hasan, K., OHara C., Dabbiru, L., Mahrooghy, M., Nobrega, R. A. A., Lee, M. (2012). Detection of Slump Slides on Earthen Levees Using Polarimetric SAR Imagery. Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition Workshop. Washington, DC: IEEE

Cui, M., Prasad, S., Mahrooghy, M., Aanstoos, J.V., Lee, M., Bruce, L.M. Decision Fusion of Textural Features Derived from Polarimetric Data for Levee Assessment. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 5(3), 970-976.

Aanstoos, J.V., Hasan, K., Mahrooghy, M., Dabbiru, L., Nobrega, R. A. A., Prasad, S. (2011). Screening of Earthen Levees Using TerraSAR-X Radar Imagery. 4th TerraSAR-X Science Team Meeting. Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany: DLR (German Aerospace Center).

J. Aanstoos, C. O’Hara, S. Prasad, L. Dabbiru, R. Nobrega, M. Lee. Screening of Earthen Levees Using Synthetic Aperture Radar. Proc. American Geophysical Union 2009 Fall Meeting.

J. Aanstoos, D. Shaw, C. OHara, T Frisbie, “Information Technology Infrastructure for the NASA Earth Science Enterprise Solutions Network”, Proc. American Geophysical Union 2006 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 2006.

J. Aanstoos, Spatial Frequency Analysis of Mesoscale Convective Cloud Fields from Satellite Imagery, Ninth IMDSP Workshop, March 1996.

B. Meredith, N. Murray, R. LaBaugh, J. Aanstoos, Evaluation of an Experimental System for Spaceborne Processing of Multispectral Image Data, Optical Engineering, vol. 24 no. 1.