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Publications

 

Book Chapter:

  1. Hemachandran B., Hay G.J., Rahman, M.M., Couloigner, I., Zhang, Y., Karim, B., Fung, T.S., Kyle, C.D. 2017. Developing multiscale HEAT scores from H-Res airborne thermal infrared imagery to support urban energy efficiency: challenges moving forward. Chapter 11. Urban Remote Sensing 2nd edition. (Editor Q. Weng). Taylor and Francis Catalogue ISBN: 978-1-138-05460-8.


Refereed Articles:


  1. Rahman, M.M., Springer, N., Hellmann, J., Kriss, M., Lonsdorf, E. 2020. Satellite observations reveal oil, gas and agriculture as key sources of methane in USA. Article submitted for consideration in Nature Communications Earth & Environment. 

  2. Lopez, G., McDermid, G., Rahman, M.M., Linke, J. 2020. The Forest Line Mapper: A Semi-automated Tool for Mapping Linear Disturbances in Forests. Remote Sensing. 12(24), 4176

  3. Wilson, S., Hedley, R., Rahman, M.M., Bayne, E. 2020. Use of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and Sound Localization to Determine Bird Microhabitat. Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems.

  4. Saraswati, S., Petrone, R., Rahman, M.M., McDermid, G., Xu, B., Strack, M. 2020. Hydrological effects of resource-access road crossings on boreal forested peatlands. Journal of Hydrology, 124748.

  5. Strack, M., Hayne, S., Lovitt, J., McDermid, G., Rahman, M.M., Xu, Bin. 2019. Petroleum exploration increases methane emissions from northern peatlands. Nature Communications. 10, 2804.

  6. Dietmaier, A., McDermid, G. J., Rahman, M. M., Linke, J., Ludwig, R. 2019. Comparison of LiDAR and digital aerial photogrammetry for characterizing canopy openings in the Boreal Forest of Northern Alberta. Remote Sensing, 11(16), 1919.

  7. Lopes Queiroz, G., McDermid, G. J., Castilla, G., Linke, J., Rahman, M. M. 2019. Mapping coarse woody debris with random forest classification of centimetric aerial imagery. Forests, 10(6), 471.

  8. Rahman, M.M., McDermid, G., Mckeem, T., Lovitt, J. 2019. A workflow for minimizing shadows in UAV-based orthomosaics. Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, 7(2): 107-117.

  9. He, A., McDermid, G., Rahman, M., Strack, M., Saraswati, S., Xu, B. 2018. Developing allometric equations for estimating shrub biomass in a boreal fen. Forests, 9(9), 569.

  10. Lovitt, J., Rahman, M. M., Saraswati, S., McDermid, G. J., Strack, M., & Xu, B. 2018. UAV remote sensing can reveal the effects of low‐impact seismic lines on surface morphology, hydrology, and methane (CH4) release in a boreal treed bog. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 123(3), 1117-1129.

  11. Rahman, M.M., McDermid, G., Lovitt, J. 2017.  A new method to map depth to groundwater table in peatland using Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) and photogrammetric techniques. Remote Sensing 9(10), 1057.

  12. Lovitt, J., Rahman, M. M., McDermid, G. 2017. Assessing the value of UAV photogrammetry for characterizing terrain in complex peatlands. Remote Sensing, 9(7), 715.

  13. Rahman, M. M., Hay, G. J., Couloigner, I., Hemachandran, B., Bailin, J. 2015. A comparison of four relative radiometric normalization (RRN) techniques for mosaicking H-res multi-temporal thermal infrared (TIR) flight-lines of a complex urban scene. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 106, 82-94.

  14. Rahman, M.M., Hay, G.J., Couloigner, I.; Hemachandran, B., Bailin, J. 2014. An assessment of polynomial regression techniques for the relative radiometric normalization (RRN) of high-resolution multi-temporal airborne thermal infrared imagery. Remote Sensing. 6, 11810-11828.

  15. Rahman, M.M., Hay, G.J., Couloigner, I., and Hemachandran, B. 2014. Transforming image-objects into multiscale fields: a GEOBIA approach to mitigate urban microclimatic variability within h-res thermal infrared airborne flight-lines. Remote Sensing. 6, 9435-9457.

  16. Rahman, M.M., Hay, G.J., Couloigner, I., Hemachandran, B., and Tam, A. 2013. Geographic object-based mosaicking (OBM) of high-resolution thermal airborne imagery (TABI-1800) to improve the interpretation of urban image objects. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 10-4, 918-922.

  17. Hay, G.J., Kyle, C., Hemachandran, B., Chen, G., Rahman, M.M., Fung, T.S., Arvai, J.L. 2011. Geospatial technologies to improve urban energy efficiency. Remote Sensing. 3: 7, 1380-1405.

  18. Robert, O.P., Rahman, M.M., Honda, K., Shrestha, A., Vaseashta, A. 2011.  SnO2 gas sensors and geo-informatics for air pollution monitoring. Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials. 13:5, 560-564.


Refereed Articles in Progress:

  1. Rahman, M.M., Strack, M., and McDermid, 2020. Introducing mineral road in peat alters land cover.

  2. He, A., McDermid, G., Rahman, M., Strack, M., Saraswati, S., & Xu, B. 2021. UAV and photogrammetric techniques for estimating shrub biomass in a boreal fen.

  3. Rahman, M.M., Barsan, K., McDermid, G., Strack, M. 2021. Remote sensing of groundwater table – a review.

  4. McDermid, G., Linke, J., Rahman, M.M., Wu, M.F., Castilla, G. 2021.  Remote sensing tools for conifer stocking assessment – manual softcopy interpretation.

  5. Wu, M.F., Rahman, M.M., Linke, J., Mcdermid, G., Castilla, G. 2021. Remote sensing tools for conifer stocking assessment – automated object-based analysis.

  6. Losada, S., Mcdermid, G., Queiroz, G.L., Rahman, M.M., Linke, J. 2020. Mapping forest understory in the boreal region of Alberta using multispectral LiDAR data.


Researches Published/Presented in Conferences/Symposium (O) Oral, (P) Poster:

  1. Rahman, M.M., McDermid, G., Strack, M. 2019. A remote sensing-based technique to illustrate changes in the land cover due to construction of roads in boreal peatland. AAG Annual Meeting – April 3-7, 2019, Washington, DC, USA (O)

  2. Rahman, M.M., McDermid, G., Strack, M. 2018. A new workflow to remove shadow from UAV imagery with a view to improve vegetation structure delineation in a classical bog. ESA Annual Meeting – August 5-10, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (O)

  3. He, A., McDermid, G., Rahman, M.M. 2018. Mapping aboveground biomass using unmanned aerial vehicles in a boreal continental peatland. ESA Annual Meeting – August 5-10, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (P)

  4. Rahman, M.M., McDermid, G., 2018. UAV data processing – a strategy to improve point cloud and orthomosaic by removing shadow. Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing – June 18-21, 2018, Saskatoon, SK, Canada (O)

  5. McDermid, G., Lovitt, J., Rahman, M.M., Strack, M., Xu, B. 2018. UAVs reveal the effects of seismic lines on surface morphology, water table position, and methane emissions in boreal peatlands. Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing – June 18-21, 2018, Saskatoon, SK, Canada (O)

  6. Wu, F., McDermid, G., Linke, J., Rahman, M.M. 2018. Airborne remote sensing technologies for conifer stocking assessment on boreal seismic lines. Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing – June 18-21, 2018, Saskatoon, SK, Canada (O)

  7. He, A., Rahman, M.M., McDermid, G. 2017. The application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs) with estimating aboveground biomass in Alberta’s peatlands. NAIT 7th Annual Seminar: Linear Disturbance Impacts on Boreal Wetland Ecosystems - November 16, 2017 (O).

  8. Lovitt, J., Rahman, M.M., McDermid, G. 2017. Mapping the microtopography of a complex forested bog in Alberta using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). NAIT 7th Annual Seminar: Linear Disturbance Impacts on Boreal Wetland Ecosystems - November 16, 2017 (O).

  9. Rahman, M.M., McDermid, G., Lovitt, J., Strack, M. Xu, B. 2017. Estimating depth to groundwater table in a disturbed peatland in Alberta using photogrammetric point clouds. NAIT 7th Annual Seminar: Linear Disturbance Impacts on Boreal Wetland Ecosystems - November 16, 2017 (O).

  10. Lovitt, J., Rahman, M.M., McDermid, G. 2017. Mapping micro-topography of peatlands within Alberta: applications for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology. Earth Observation Summit 2017. 20-22 June, Montreal, QC Canada (O).

  11. Rahman, M.M., McDermid, G., Lovitt, J., Strack, M. Xu, B. 2017. Mapping peat groundwater table dynamics using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and photogrammetric techniques. Earth Observation Summit 2017. 20-22 June, Montreal, QC Canada (O).

  12. Rahman, M.M., McDermid, G., Lovitt, J. 2017. Estimating depth to groundwater table in a disturbed peatland in Alberta using Photogrammetric Point Clouds (PPCs). COSIA Innovation Summit March 21-22, 2017 – Calgary, AB, Canada (P)

  13. Strack, M., Xu, B., Saraswati, S., Rahman, M.M., McDermid, G. 2016. Road-induced greenhouse gas emissions from boreal peatlands and potential for mitigation. Alberta Soil Science Workshop. February 16-18, 2016 – Grande Prairie, AB, Canada. (P)

  14. Rahman, M.M., McDermid, G. 2015. Comparing UAV- and MODIS-derived phenology metrics over a rangeland site in Alberta, Canada. 8th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Images July 22-24, 2015 – Annecy, France, (P).

  15. Rahman, M.M., Hay, G.J., Hemachandran, B., Couloigner, 2013. Reducing the ‘within-scene’ microclimatic variability of h-res airborne thermal infrared imagery. 34th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing. 27-29 August, Victoria, BC Canada (O).

  16. Hay, G.J., Rahman, M.M, Hemachandran, B., Couloigner, I. and Bailin, J., 2013. Geo-object-based mosaicking of h-res multi-temporal airborne thermal imagery to improve urban feature interpretation. 34th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing. 27-29 August, Victoria, BC Can. (O).

  17. Rahman, M.M., Hay, G.J., Hemachandran, B., Couloigner, 2013. Improving the ‘between-scene’ radiometric normalization of h-res airborne thermal infrared urban mosaics. 34th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing. 27-29 Aug, Victoria, Canada (O).

  18. Hay, G.J., Hemachandran, B., Rahman, M.M., Karim, B., Couloigner, I., Cao, W., Kyle, C.D. and Kamberov, R., 2013. HEAT (HEAT Energy Assessment Technologies) Phase II: geomatic solutions for residential waste heat monitoring. 34th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing. 27-29 August, Victoria, BC Canada (O).

  19. Rahman, M.M., Hay, G.J., Hemachandran, B., Couloigner, I., Bailin, J. 2013. A comparison of eight radiometric normalization techniques for mosaicking h-res airborne multi-temporal TIR flight-lines of a complex urban scene. Multitemp 2013, June 25-28 Banff AB Canada (O).

  20. Rahman, M.M., Hay, G.J., Couloigner, I., Hemachandran, B. 2013. Radiometric normalization of h-resolution multitemporal thermal imagery. Department of Geography Annual Conference, Department of Geography University of Calgary, AB Canada, March 8 (O).

  21. Rahman, M.M., Hay, G.J., Hemachandran, B., Mah, S., Tam, A. 2012. Geospatial object-based mosaicking of high-resolution thermal airborne imagery (TABI-1800) to improve roof shape and thermal statistics. GEOBIA 2012. May 7-9, 2012. Sao Jose Dos Campos, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (O).                 

  22. Rahman, M.M., Hay, G.J., Hemachandran, B. 2012. Object Based Mosaicking (OBM) of high-resolution thermal airborne imagery to minimize the geometric distortion of roof-top/house objects. ASPRS Annual Conference. March 19-23. Sacramento California (O).

  23. Hemachandran, B., Hay, G.J., Rahman, M.M. 2012. Quantifying urban waste heat with shape and TIR metrics defined using GEOBIA to promote energy efficiency and low carbon communities. ASPRS Annual Conference. March 19-23, 2012. Sacramento California USA (O).

  24. Hay G.J., Hemachandran B., Karim B., Kyle C.D., Chen G., Rahman M.M., Fung T. S. and Arvai J.L. 2011. HEAT Scores: Geoweb metrics to improve urban energy efficiency. Global Clean Energy Congress and Exhibition. Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. November 3 2011 (P).

  25. Rahman, M.M., Hay, G.J. 2011. Normalizing the effects of local microclimatic and temporal variability in urban thermal airborne imagery. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Conference. May 31-June 4, 2011. University of Calgary, Canada (O)

  26. Hemachandran, B., Hay, G.J., Rahman, M.M. 2011. Developing a roof-shape heat-loss index to enhance urban energy efficiency. Canadian Association of Geography Annual Meeting and Conference 2011. University of Calgary, May 31 - June 4 2011(O).

  27. Hay, G.J., Hemachandran, B., Kyle, C., Rahman, M.M. 2011. Home energy assessment technologies: residential waste heat monitoring with high-resolution thermal airborne broadband imaging (TABI), GEOBIA and GeoWeb Technologies. Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE 2011) Munich, Germany, April 11-13 2011(O).

  28. Hay G. J., Hemachandran B., Chen G., Kyle C. D., Rahman M.M., and Das S. 2011. HEAT- Home Energy Assessment Technologies: geomatics solutions to improve urban energy efficiency through residential waste heat monitoring. 3rd Conference on Spatial Knowledge and Information. Canada. March 04-06, 2011. Fernie, BC, Canada (O).

  29. Carvalho, L. M. T., Rahman, M.M., Hay, G. J., Yackel, J. (2010). Optical and SAR imagery for mapping vegetation gradients in Brazilian Savannas: synergy between pixel-based and object-based approaches. The International Archives of the Photogrammatry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. June 29-July 2, Ghent, Belgium. (O).

  30. Carvalho, L. M. T., Rahman, M.M., and Hay, G. J. (2010). Reducing the effects of misregistration and sun-surface-sensor geometry on the detection of forest harvest cut-blocks. Canadian Geomatics Conference: Earth Observation for a Changing World. June 15-18, Calgary, Canada (O).

Project Reports:

  1. Linke, J., Rahman, M. M., McDermid, G. 2019. Final report for BERA-RICC project: Digital photogrammetry for survey of conifer stocking and effectiveness monitoring of restoration treatment for seismic lines in treed peatlands. Prepared for – Regional Industry Caribou Collaboration (RICC).

  2. Strack, M., Rahman, M.M., McDermid, G. Xu, Bin. 2019. Final report of the project: Improved construction of road and piplines to minimize peatland GHG emission. Prepared for – Shell Canada and Emission Reduction Alberta

  3. Strack, M., Rahman, M.M., McDermid, G. Xu, Bin. 2017. 1st Year progress report of the project: Improved construction of road and piplines to minimize peatland GHG emission. Prepared for – Shell Canada and Emission Reduction Alberta

  4. Rahman, M.M., Hird, J. McDermid, G. 2015. Final report of the project: Rangeland health mapping of Alberta using remote sensing techniques. Prepared for Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute

  5. Rahman, M.M., Hird, J. McDermid, G. 2015. Final report of the project: Comparing UAV- and satellite-derived phenology over Alberta’s native grasslands. Prepared for Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute.

 
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