Song Shu

Education

2013 – 2019
Ph.D. in Department of Geography & GIScience, University of Cincinnati

2010 – 2013
M.S. in Department of Geography, East China Normal University

2006 – 2010
B.S. in Department of Geography, East China Normal University

Research Interests

My research interests are in remote sensing applications applied to Arctic snow, lake hydrology, water resources, cryospheric processes, and global climate change. I am particularly interested in using a variety of advanced remote sensing technologies and geospatial analysis methods to quantify and analyze rapid environmental changes in the hydrosphere and cryosphere within the context of global climate change. My current research primarily focuses on the following three themes: 1) improving satellite altimetry observations of Earth surface dynamics; 2) retrieving hydrosphere and cryosphere parameters (e.g. snow depth and lake water level) from remote sensing observations; and 3) understanding the impacts of climate change on lake hydrology.

Courses

GHY 3812: Geographic Information Systems

GHY 3310: Environmental Remote Sensing

GHY 4810 / 5810: Digital Image Processing

Publications

1. Shu, S., Liu, H., Frappart, F., & Kang, E.L. (2019). “Improving Satellite Waveform Altimetry Measurements with a Probabilistic Relaxation Algorithm”, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (in review with revision) (IF: 5.63)

2. Xu, M., Liu, H., Beck, R., Lekki, J., Yang, B., Shu, S., Liu, Y., Benko, T., Anderson, R., Tokars, R., Johansen, R., Emery, E., & Reif, M. (2019). Regionally and Locally Adaptive Models for Retrieving Chlorophyll-a Concentration in Inland Waters From Remotely Sensed Multispectral and Hyperspectral Imagery. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 1-17 (IF: 5.63)

3. Chen, H., Huang, Y., Wang, S., Shu, S., Yu, B., & Wu, J. (2019). Vertical Accuracy Analysis of ASTER GDEM V2 in Byrd Glacier, Antarctica. Journal of Remote Sensing. (In Chinese) (IF:1.23) (Accepted, forthcoming).

4. Xu, M., Liu, H., Beck, R., Lekki, J., Yang, B., Shu, S., Kang, E.L., Anderson, R., Johansen, R., Emery, E., Reif, M., & Benko, T. (2019). A spectral space partition guided ensemble method for retrieving chlorophyll-a concentration in inland waters from Sentinel-2A satellite imagery. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 45, 454-465 (IF:2.18)

5. Shu, S., Liu, H., Frappart, F., Huang, Y., Wang, S., Hinkel, K.M., Beck, R.A., Yu, B., Jones, B.M., Arp, C.D., Wang, L., & Ye, Z. (2018). Estimation of snow accumulation over frozen Arctic lakes using repeat ICESat laser altimetry observations – A case study in northern Alaska. Remote Sensing of Environment, 216, 529-543 (IF: 8.22)

6. Ye, Z., Liu, H., Chen, Y., Shu, S., Wu, Q., & Wang, S. (2017). Analysis of water level variation of lakes and reservoirs in Xinjiang, China using ICESat laser altimetry data (2003–2009). PLoS ONE, 12(9). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183800 (IF: 2.77)

7. Wang, L., Liu, H., Wang, S., & Shu, S. (2015). “Antarctica 2013/2014 Seasonal melt extent and duration [in .State of the Climate in 2014.]”. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), 95(7): S149-S150. (IF: 7.93)

8. Yu, B., Shu, S., Liu, H., Wu, J., & Chen, Z. (2014). Object-based Spatial Cluster Analysis of Urban Landscape Pattern Using Nighttime Light Satellite Images: A Case Study of China, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 28(11), 2328-2355. (IF: 2.50)

9. Shu, S., Yu‚ B., Wu‚ J., & Liu, H. (2011). “Methods for Deriving Urban Built-up Area Using Night-light Data: Assessment and Application”, Remote Sensing Technology and Application. 26(2), 169-176. (CSCD, In Chinese) (IF: 1.19)

10. Wu, B., Yu, B., Yue, W., Shu, S., Tan, W., Hu, C., Huang, Y., Wu, J., & Liu, H. (2013). “A Voxel-Based Method for Automated Identification and Morphological Parameters Estimation of Individual Street Trees from Mobile Laser Scanning Data”, Remote Sensing, 5(2), 584-611. (IF: 4.12)

11. Hu, Z., Wu, J., Wu, B., Shu, S., & Yu, B. (2012). Simulating and mapping the variations of solar radiation at the Lujiazui region of Shanghai using Airborne LiDAR data. In, Key Engineering Materials (pp. 511-516) (IF: 0.39)

12. Beck, R., Xu, M., Zhan, S., Johansen, R., Liu, H., Tong, S., Yang, B., Shu, S., Wu, Q., Wang, S., Berling, K., Murray, A., Emery, E., Reif, M., Harwood, J., Young, J., Nietch, C., Macke, D., Martin, M., Stillings, G., Stumpf, R., Su, H., Ye, Z., & Huang, Y. (2019). Comparison of satellite reflectance algorithms for estimating turbidity and cyanobacterial concentrations in productive freshwaters using hyperspectral aircraft imagery and dense coincident surface observations. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 45, 413-433 (IF:2.18)

13. Johansen, R., Beck, R., Nowosad, J., Nietch, C., Xu, M., Shu, S., Yang, B., Liu, H., Emery, E., Reif, M., Harwood, J., Young, J., Macke, D., Martin, M., Stillings, G., Stumpf, R., & Su, H. (2018). Evaluating the portability of satellite derived chlorophyll-a algorithms for temperate inland lakes using airborne hyperspectral imagery and dense surface observations. Harmful Algae, 76, 35-46 (IF: 5.01)

14. Beck, R., Xu, M., Zhan, S., Liu, H., Johansen, R.A., Tong, S., Yang, B., Shu, S., Wu, Q., Wang, S., Berling, K., Murray, A., Emery, E., Reif, M., Harwood, J., Young, J., Martin, M., Stillings, G., Stumpf, R., Su, H., Ye, Z., & Huang, Y. (2017). Comparison of satellite reflectance algorithms for estimating phycocyanin values and cyanobacterial total biovolume in a temperate reservoir using coincident hyperspectral aircraft imagery and dense coincident surface observations. Remote Sensing, 9 (IF: 4.12)

15. Beck, R., Zhan, S., Liu, H., Tong, S., Yang, B., Xu, M., Ye, Z., Huang, Y., Shu, S., Wu, Q., Wang, S., Berling, K., Murray, A., Emery, E., Reif, M., Harwood, J., Young, J., Nietch, C., Macke, D., Martin, M., Stillings, G., Stump, R., & Su, H. (2016). Comparison of satellite reflectance algorithms for estimating chlorophyll-a in a temperate reservoir using coincident hyperspectral aircraft imagery and dense coincident surface observations. Remote Sensing of Environment, 178, 15-30 (IF: 8.22)

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Geography and Planning

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8506

Office address
Rankin Science West 357

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