Dr. Kim

Youngwook Kim

Research Scientist

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Office Phone:  406-243-6318  

Research

The focus of my current research is analyzing and integrating multiple satellite microwave remote sensing time series to construct calibrated, long-term global time series records of land surface freeze-thaw state dynamics for global climage change research and its associated impacts to global ecosystems.

Education

  • Ph.D., 2007. (Soil, Water, and Environmental Science): The University of Arizona, Tucson
  • M.S., 1997. (Urban Planning (Environmental Management)): Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
  • B.S., 1995. (Atmospheric Science): Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Research Experience

  • An Earth system data record for land surface freeze/thaw state: Quantifying terrestrial water mobility constraints to global ecosystem processes project link; sponsoring agency: NASA MEaSUREs program: FLBS/NTSG, The University of Montana, 2008-Present
  • National Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project (NPP); sponsoring agency: NASA: TBRS, The University of Arizona, 2004-2007

 

Journal Articles

  • Youngwook Kim, J. S. Kimball, K. C. McDonald, and J. Glassy (2010). Developing an Earth system data record of daily landscape freeze/thaw status using satellite microwave remote sensing (In preparation, TGARS)
  • Youngwook Kim, Alfredo Huete, Tomoaki Miura, and Zhangyan Jiang (2010). Spectral compatibility of vegetation indices across sensors: A band decomposition analysis with Hyperion data (In revision, JARS)

Book Chapters

  • Alfredo R. Huete, Youngwook Kim, Piyachat Ratana, Kamel Didan, Tomoaki Miura, and Yosio E. Shimabukuro (2008). Chap. 11 Assessments of phenologic variability in Amazon tropical rainforests using hyperspectral Hyperion and MODIS satellite data, In: (Kalacska M., Sanchez-Azofeifa, A., Eds.), Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Tropical and Sub-Tropical Forests.

Published proceedings

  • Youngwook Kim, Alfredo Huete, Zhangyan Jiang, and Tomoaki Miura (2007). Multisensor reflectance and vegetation index comparisons of Amazon tropical forest phenology with hyperspectral Hyperion data, SPIE 6679-05, Proceedings on Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability IV. , An SPIE Event, San Diego, CA, 26-30 August, 2007
  • Zhangyan Jiang, Alfredo R. Huete, Youngwook Kim, Kamel Didan (2007). 2-band Enhanced Vegetation Index without a blue band and its application to AVHRR data , SPIE 6679-04, Proceedings on Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability IV, An SPIE Event, San Diego, CA, 26-30 August, 2007
  • Huete, A. R., Miura, T., Kim, Youngwook, Didan K., and Privette, J (2006). Assessments of multisensor vegetation index dependencies with hyperspectral data, SPIE 6298-45, Proceedings on Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability III, An SPIE Event, San Diego, CA, 13-17 August, 2006

Conference Presentations

  • Youngwook Kim, J. S. Kimball, K. C. McDonald, and J. Glassy (2009). Global Mapping of Landscape Freeze-Thaw Status using Spaceborne Microwave Remote Sensing , AGU Fall 2009 Meeting, 14-18 December 2009, San Francisco, California
  • Y. Kim, J. S. Kimball, K. C. McDonald, and K. Zhang (2009). Terrestrial Freeze-Thaw Monitoring in the Northern Hemisphere using Satellite Active and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing , 4th Global Vegetation Workshop 2009, NTSG, University of Montana, Missoula, MT. 16-19 June, 2009
  • K. C. McDonald, J. S. Kimball, K. Zhang, Y. Kim, D. Ganem, and Erika Podest (2009). Monitoring of Landscape Freeze-Thaw in the Terrestrial High Latitudes with Satellite Microwave Remote Sensing: Relationships with Growing Season and Land-Atmosphere CO2 Exchang , 2nd NACP All-Investigators Meeting, February 17-20, 2009 in San Diego, CA
  • Alfredo R Huete, Kamel Didan, Piyachat Ratana, Scott Saleska, Natalia Restrepo, Tomoaki Miura, and Youngwook Kim (2007). Dynamic Phenological Patterns in Tropical Ecotonal, Disturbed, and Regenerating Forests, 2007 AGU Fall Meeting, 10-14 December 2007, San Francisco, California
  • Kim, Youngwook, Huete, A. R., and Miura, T. (2006). Evaluation of cross sensor vegetation index dependencies with hyperspectral data, Global Vegetation Workshop 2006, NTSG, University of Montana, Missoula, MT. 7-10 August, 2006
  • Kim, Youngwook, Huete, A R (2005). Remotely Sensed Ecosystem Impacts of Drought at C. Hart Merriam Transect , 8th Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. November 7 - 10, 2005
  • Huete, A R, Kim, Y, Didan, K, and Miura, T (2004). Multi- Sensor Translation, Continuity, and Scaling of Vegetation Indices Using Hyperspectral Data, 2004 AGU Fall Meeting, 13-17 December 2004 in San Francisco, CA
  • Youngwook Kim, Alfredo R. Huete, and Kamel Didan (2004). Monitoring Ecosystem Carbon and Water Variations During a Severe Drought in the Southwest With AVIRIS and MODIS Sensor Data, 2004 AGU Fall Meeting, 13-17 December 2004 in San Francisco, CA
  • Youngwook Kim, Hojin Kim, and Alfredo Huete (2004). Drought and Bark Beetle Tree Mortality Detection with AVIRIS Data in Southwestern USA Forests, AVIRIS Airborne Geoscience Workshop Proceedings, Pasadena, CA, March 31 - April 2
  • Youngwook Kim, Kamel Didan, Hojin Kim, and Alfredo Huete (2004). Drought and Bark Beetle Tree Mortality Assessment with AVIRIS and MODIS Data in Southwestern USA Forests, AVIRIS Airborne Geoscience Workshop Proceedings, Pasadena, CA, March 31 - April 2