Dr. Ibrahim N. Mohammed

Dr. Ibrahim N. Mohammed

  • Support Scientist
  • 301.614.6537
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 617
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: SCIENCE APPLICATION INTL CORP
  • Current Projects

    Predicting the Future of Freshwater - Using Satellites and Partnership to Maintain Healthy River Systems

    A team from NASA HQ Earth Science division, Goddard, and scientists from the Conservation International (CI) are engaged in a partnership work to aid growth efforts dedicated to improving natural resources assessment for conservation and sustainable management on water resources along the Mekong and the Okavango River Basins. More details on the NASA-CI partnership can be viewed at Here!

    Improved hydrologic decision support for the lower Mekong River Basin through integrated remote sensing and modeling

    This project will use an established land surface model – Soil Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) along with NASA satellite data products and in-situ observations for water management decisions in the Lower Mekong River Basin. The specific tasks include using NASA satellite precipitation and vegetation as inputs to the SWAT model and use of satellite soil moisture and evapotranspiration for validation. We will also use the in-situ discharge measurements in the Lower Mekong River Basin for calibration and validation purposes.

    Brief Bio

    I am a research scientist in the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory at Goddard Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, where I have been since 2016. From 2012 to 2016 I have joined the Experimental Program for Stimulating Competitive Research program at the University of Vermont as a Post-doctoral Associate. I have received a B.S. Honors from University of Khartoum, Sudan. I have received a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Utah State University at Logan, Utah.

    My research can be accessed at the following digital identifier links:

     

    Research Interests

    On the Water Cycle Variability and Climate

    My research interests span physical and statistical hydrological modeling and their relationship with climate and land cover, as well as integrating and synthesizing water related science and engineering research activities to meet the growing demands for integrated professional data analyses. In addition, my research is engaged with the development of web-based decision support system tools to facilitate satellite earth observation data access. Much of my work has been on quantifying the general sensitivity of water availability and its linkage to ecology at the scale of regional sub-basins to changes in land use/land cover, climate and watershed management. Studying human and natural systems interaction with their associated impacts on water production and the biodiversity of freshwater ecosystems meet my goals. I have explored the role of bathymetry in the dynamics of a closed basin lake system and showed that some of the preferred system states are directly attributable to features of the bathymetry using the topographic area-volume relationship. I have also quantified closed basin lake system volume change sensitivities to variables and factors that are related to the system dynamics. In that regard, I have developed a mass balance model to generate representative realizations of future lake level from climate and streamflow inputs simulated using statistical methods.

    Education

    Utah State University, Logan, Utah — Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Hydrological Science), 2012, Dissertation: Relationships between Runoff, Land Cover and Climate in the Semi-Arid Intermountain Region of the Western U.S.A, GPA 3.81, Advisor: David Tarboton. [PDF 10.3 MB]

    Utah State University, Logan, Utah — Master of Science (M.S.) in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Hydrological Science), 2006, Thesis: Modeling the Great Salt Lake, GPA 3.81, Advisor: David Tarboton. [PDF 1.3 MB]

    University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan — Bachelor of Science Honors (B.S., Hons) in Civil Engineering, 2000, Project: Rainwater Drainage System in Omdurman, Sudan, GPA 7.22 (First Class) Advisor: Babiker Barsi.
     

    Positions/Employment

    9/2016 - Present

    Research Scientist

    SAIC, Hydrological Sciences Laboratory, NASA-GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland
    • Support for NASA and the nonprofit Conservation International partnership dedicated to improving natural resources assessment for conservation and sustainable management on water resources along the Mekong and the Okavango River Basins.
    • Support for the development and maintenance of an earth observation framework for improved hydrologic decision in the Lower Mekong River Basin servicing the SERVIR-Mekong hub (NASA and USAID joint program).
    4/2012 - 9/2016

    Post-Doctoral Associate

    EPSCOR, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
    • Exploring links between variability in flow regime of the northeastern United States natural rivers and large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns using wavelet analysis,
    • Hypothesis driven research to create ecosystem scenario model that examines the Lake Champlain Basin as a coupled human and natural system with climate change and human as drivers,
    • Examination of alternative possibilities that might emerge in the Lake Champlain Basin streamflow regime for various climate scenarios.
    6/2004 - 2/2012

    Research Assistant

    Utah Water Research Laboratory, Logan, Utah
    • Fluctuations in the Great Salt Lake level and volume due to variability in the climate and internal dynamics related to the lake bathymetry,
    • Climate and land cover changes impact on runoff with physical hydrological distributed modeling approach,
    • Factors that impact the production of runoff from selected Utah watersheds,
    • Salinity effect on evaporation from the Great Salt Lake,
    • Interdisciplinary research on the role of humans in shaping the character of hydrologic systems across the U.S. Northeast corridor in the 20th century.

    Awards

    Publications

    Refereed

    Spruce, J., J. Bolten, I. N. Mohammed, R. Srinivasan, and V. Lakshmi. 2020. "Mapping Land Use Land Cover Change in the Lower Mekong Basin From 1997 to 2010." Frontiers in Environmental Science, 8: [10.3389/fenvs.2020.00021]

    Mohammed, I. N., J. D. Bolten, B. Fang, M. A. Banti, and V. Lakshmi. 2019. "Processing Remotely Sensed Data." Advanced Environmental Monitoring with Remote Sensing Time Series Data and R, Boca Raton, FL: 114, ISBN: 9780429262050. [Full Text (Link)] [10.1201/9780429262050-5]

    McDonald, S., I. N. Mohammed, J. D. Bolten, et al. S. Pulla, C. Meechaiya, A. W. Markert, J. Nelson, R. Srinivasan, and V. Lakshmi. 2019. "Web-based decision support system tools: The Soil and Water Assessment Tool Online visualization and analyses (SWATOnline) and NASA earth observation data downloading and reformatting tool (NASAaccess)." Environmental Modelling & Software, 104499 [10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.104499]

    Mohammed, I. N., J. D. Bolten, R. Srinivasan, et al. C. Meechaiya, J. P. Spruce, and V. Lakshmi. 2018. "Ground and satellite based observation datasets for the Lower Mekong River Basin." Data in Brief, 21: 2020-2027 [10.1016/j.dib.2018.11.038]

    Mohammed, I. N., J. D. Bolten, R. Srinivasan, and V. Lakshmi. 2018. "Satellite observations and modeling to understand the Lower Mekong River Basin streamflow variability." Journal of Hydrology, 564: 559-573 [10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.07.030]

    Mohammed, I., J. Bolten, R. Srinivasan, and V. Lakshmi. 2018. "Improved Hydrological Decision Support System for the Lower Mekong River Basin Using Satellite-Based Earth Observations." Remote Sensing, 10 (6): 885 [10.3390/rs10060885]

    Zia, A., A. Bomblies, A. W. Schroth, et al. C. Koliba, P. D. Isles, Y. Tsai, I. N. Mohammed, G. Bucini, P. J. Clemins, S. Turnbull, M. Rodgers, A. Hamed, B. Beckage, J. Winter, C. Adair, G. L. Galford, D. Rizzo, and J. Van Houten. 2016. "Coupled impacts of climate and land use change across a river–lake continuum: insights from an integrated assessment model of Lake Champlain’s Missisquoi Basin, 2000–2040." Environmental Research Letters, 11 (11): 114026 [10.1088/1748-9326/11/11/114026]

    Mohammed, I. N., A. Bomblies, and B. C. Wemple. 2015. "The use of CMIP5 data to simulate climate change impacts on flow regime within the Lake Champlain Basin." Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 3: 160-186 [10.1016/j.ejrh.2015.01.002]

    Mohammed, I. N., and D. G. Tarboton. 2013. "Simulated watershed responses to land cover changes using the Regional Hydro-Ecological Simulation System." Hydrological Processes, 28 (15): 4511-4528 [10.1002/hyp.9963]

    Mohammed, I. N., and D. G. Tarboton. 2012. "An examination of the sensitivity of the Great Salt Lake to changes in inputs." Water Resources Research, 48 (11): [10.1029/2012wr011908]

    Mohammed, I. N., and D. G. Tarboton. 2011. "On the interaction between bathymetry and climate in the system dynamics and preferred levels of the Great Salt Lake." Water Resources Research, 47 (2): [10.1029/2010wr009561]

    Non-Refereed

    Mohammed, I. N. 2019. "NASAaccess: Downloading and reformatting tool for NASA earth observation data products." Github [Full Text (Link)]

    Mohammed, I. N., and D. Tarboton. 2013. "TauDEM 5.1 quick start guide to using the TauDEM ArcGIS toolbox." Utah State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department 37 [Full Text (Link)]

    Mohammed, I. N., and D. Tarboton. 2008. "Watershed management and water production study for state of Utah : a report for the Utah Governor's Public Lands Office." Utah. Governor's Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office 84 [Full Text (Link)]

    Professional Service

    Teaching Experience

    (2019-2020) Non-Faculty Research Scientist, Environmental Science Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

    • Capstone Research Experience (EVS 271) Adviser for undergraduate research project titled “Influence of Urbanization on Flooding During Tropical Cyclone Events in Houston, TX.”

    (2014-2016) Adjunct Lecturer, Civil And Environmental Engineering, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

    (2004-2012) Teaching Assistant, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

    • Taught Physical Hydrology, and GIS in Water Resources courses

    Selected Public Outreach

    Climate change could outpace EPA lake protections 4 / 2012 - 11 / 2016

    Lake Champlain may be more susceptible to damage from climate change than was previously understood, researchers have found Therefore, they say, the rules created by the EPA to protect the lake may be inadequate to prevent algae blooms and water quality problems as the region gets hotter and wetter. [ScienceDaily Article]

    Watershed Moments 4 / 2012 - 6 / 2016

    Mohammed, I. N., 2016, Watershed Moments, Research on Adaptation to climate change in the Lake Champlain Basin, Vermont EPSCOR, Project funded by NSF EPS 1101317. [YouTube]

    Understanding How Climate Change Will Impact Streamflow in the Lake Champlain Basin 4 / 2012 - 5 / 2015

    Accurately predicting future streamflow regimes is important to understanding future aquatic habitat, non-point pollution, and flooding possibilities. A changing streamflow regime may impact aquatic habitat for fish. Nutrient runoff into rivers is of a great concern in the Lake Champlain Basin as harmful algal blooms increase. Moreover, flooding has had devastating consequences at the State of Vermont in recent years. [ecoNEWS VT Story]

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    Invited

    NASA-SWAT Hydrologic Decision Support Tools

    10 / 22 / 2019

    Mohammed, I. N., 2019, NASA-SWAT Hydrologic Decision Support Tools, SWAT-SEA 2019 Conference and Workshops, 22 October, Siem Reap, Cambodia. [PDF 25.8 MB]

    The Freshwater Health Index: NASA-Conservation International Partnership

    5 / 23 / 2019

    Vollmer, D., and I. N. Mohammed, 2019, The Freshwater Health Index: NASA-Conservation International Partnership, 2019 Biodiversity and Ecological Forecasting Team Meeting, 23 May, Crystal City, VA. [PDF 3 MB]

    Other

    Influence of urbanization and flooding during tropical cyclone events in Houston, TX

    5 / 21 / 2020

    Hammock, R. and I. N. Mohammed, 2020, Influence of urbanization and flooding during tropical cyclone events in Houston, TX, Capstone research project, Environmental Science Institute, University of Texas at Austin, 21st May, Austin, TX. [PDF 31.8 MB]

    Sustainability of the Lower Mekong River under human impact: A freshwater ecosystem health investigation

    5 / 7 / 2020

    Mohammed, I., J. Bolten, N. Souter, K. Shaad, and D. Vollmer, Sustainability of the Lower Mekong River under human impact: A freshwater ecosystem health investigation, paper presented at EGU General Assembly 2020, Abstract EGU2020-5675, 3rd – 8th May, Vienna, Austria.

    Utilizing Satellite Based Observations and Physical Hydrological Modeling for Freshwater Ecosystem Health in the Lower Mekong River Basin

    12 / 10 / 2019

    Mohammed, I. N., J. Bolten, N. Souter, K. Shaad, and D. Vollmer, 2019, Utilizing Satellite Based Observations and Physical Hydrological Modeling for Freshwater Ecosystem Health in the Lower Mekong River Basin, paper presented at AGU 2019 Fall Meeting, Abstract B23F-2592, 9th – 13th December, San Francisco, CA. [PDF 7.7 MB]

    The NASA and Conservation International Partnership

    12 / 13 / 2019

    Gaddis, K., C.H. Resende de Sousa, M. Honzak, I. N. Mohammed, T. Fatoyinbo, C. S R Neigh, T. Larson, T. M. Wright, R. Portela, J. D. Bolten, D. Vollmer, K. Shaad, J. Favors, D. Juhn, and W. W. Turner, 2019, The NASA and Conservation International Partnership, paper presented at AGU 2019 Fall Meeting, Abstract PA54B-05, 9th – 13th December, San Francisco, CA. [eLightening]

    Improved hydrological modeling capabilities and decision support tools for the Lower Mekong River Basin through integrated remote sensing and ground observations

    10 / 25 / 2019

    Mohammed, I. N., J. D. Bolten, V. Lakshmi, R. Srinivasan, S. McDonald, J. P. Spruce, S. Pulla, A. Markert, C. Meechaiya, F. Chishtie, P. Towashiraporn, and J. Nelson, 2019, Improved hydrological modeling capabilities and decision support tools for the Lower Mekong River Basin through integrated remote sensing and ground observations, paper presented at the 2019 SWAT-SEA Conference and Workshops, Abstract, 21st – 26th October, Siem Reap, Cambodia. [PDF 18 MB]

    NASA web-based decision support systems tools: Climate data access, and retrieval (NASAaccess) and hydrological modeling visualization (SWAT-online)

    4 / 12 / 2019

    Mohammed, I. N., S. McDonald, J. Bolten, S. Pulla, C. Meechaiya, A. Markert, J. Nelson, R. Srinivasan, and V. Lakshmi, 2019, NASA web-based decision support systems tools: Climate data access, and retrieval (NASAaccess) and hydrological modeling visualization (SWAT-online), paper presented at EGU General Assembly 2019, Abstract EGU2019-5585, 7th – 12th April, Vienna, Austria. [PPTX 38 MB]

    Updating Regional Land-Use/Land-Cover Maps for Improved Hydrologic Modeling and Water Resource Management in the Lower Mekong Basin

    1 / 9 / 2019

    Spruce, J., J. Bolten, I. N. Mohammed, R. Srinivasan, and V. Lakshmi, 2019, Updating Regional Land-Use/Land-Cover Maps for Improved Hydrologic Modeling and Water Resource Management in the Lower Mekong Basin, paper presented at AMS 99th Annual Meeting, Abstract 8.3, 6th – 10th January, Phoenix, AZ. [PDF 5.5 MB]

    Strategies, practices, and challenges for interagency co-authorship in an international science and development program

    12 / 14 / 2018

    Anderson, E. R., J. D. Bolten, F. Chishtie, A. M. Weigel, I. N. Mohammed, P. Ate, C. Meechaiya, V. Lakshmi, R. Srinivasan, D. S. Saah, K. Markert, K. Matheswaran, P. Oddo, S. McDonald, J. Spruce, P. Towashiraporn, W. Deeprawat, E. Sirichaovanichkarn, A. Limaye, M. K. Cutting, R. French, K. Casey, and D. Irwin, 2018, Strategies, practices, and challenges for interagency co-authorship in an international science and development program, paper presented at AGU 2018 Fall Meeting, Abstract PA51B-0775, 10th – 14th December, Washington, D.C. [PDF 0.4 MB]

    NASA Satellite-based Earth Observation Systems and Hydrological Modeling Enhance Capacity Building in the Lower Mekong River Basin

    12 / 14 / 2018

    Mohammed, I. N., S. McDonald, C. Meechaiya, F. Chishtie, P. Towashiraporn, R. Srinivasan, V. Lakshmi, and J. D. Bolten, 2018, NASA Satellite-based Earth Observation Systems and Hydrological Modeling Enhance Capacity Building in the Lower Mekong River Basin, paper presented at AGU 2018 Fall Meeting, Abstract PA51B-0777, 10th – 14th December, Washington, D.C. [PDF 3.3 MB]

    Insights on streamflow variability in the Lower Mekong River Basin using in-situ observations, modeling and NASA satellite observations

    4 / 12 / 2018

    Mohammed, I. N., J. Bolten, R. Srinivasan, and V. Lakshmi, 2018, Insights on streamflow variability in the Lower Mekong River Basin using in-situ observations, modeling and NASA satellite observations, paper presented at EGU General Assembly 2018, Abstract EGU2018-8380, 8th – 13th April, Vienna, Austria. [PDF 13.0 MB]

    Improved Lower Mekong River Basin hydrological decision making using NASA satellite-based earth observation systems

    12 / 12 / 2017

    Mohammed, I. N., R. Srinivasan, V. Lakshmi, and J. D. Bolten, 2017, Improved Lower Mekong River Basin hydrological decision making using NASA satellite-based earth observation systems, paper presented at AGU 2017 Fall Meeting, Abstract H21Q-06, 11th – 15th December, New Orleans, LA. [PDF 2.6 MB]

    Examining relationships between meteorological and algal bloom data on Lake Champlain

    3 / 29 / 2016

    Johnson, A. and I. N. Mohammed, 2016, Examining relationships between meteorological and algal bloom data on Lake Champlain, paper presented in VT EPSCOR Student Research Symposium, 29th March, Burlington, VT. [PDF 0.7 MB]
     

    The effects of meteorological variables and algal bloom occurrence in the Missisquoi Bay region

    3 / 29 / 2016

    McChesney, C. and I. N. Mohammed, 2016, The effects of meteorological variables and algal bloom occurrence in the Missisquoi Bay region, paper presented in VT EPSCOR Student Research Symposium, 29th March, Burlington, VT. [PDF 0.4 MB]
     

    The value of simple models: Performance of a spatially-explicit seasonal model for valuing water provisioning (InVEST)

    12 / 18 / 2015

    Hamel, P., A. J. Guswa, B. C. Wemple, I. N. Mohammed, and R. Sharp, 2015, The value of simple models: Per-formance of a spatially-explicit seasonal model for valuing water provisioning (InVEST), paper presented at AGU 2015 Fall Meeting, Abstract H41G-1409, 14th – 18th December, San Francisco, CA. [PDF 1.3 MB]

    Measuring the climate change impact on water quality using a weather generator Pegasus workflow

    5 / 29 / 2015

    Hamed, A. A., I. N. Mohammed, P. Isles, M. Rynge, G. Bucini, Y. Tsai, and A. Zia, 2015, Measuring the climate change impact on water quality using a weather generator Pegasus workflow, paper presented at IAGLR's 58th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, Abstract 1422032435, 25th - 29th May, Burlington, VT

    An auto-regressive bayesian network to assess climate & nutrient variability impacts on water quality

    5 / 29 / 2015

    Zia, A., A. Schroth, Y. Xu, P. Isles, A. A. Hamed, Y. Tsai, I. N. Mohammed, and A. Bomblies, 2015, An auto-regressive bayesian network to assess climate & nutrient variability impacts on water quality, paper presented in IAGLR 58th Annual Conference on Great Lake Research, Abstract 1421945464, 25th - 29th May, Burlington, VT.

    Impacts of zoning policies on flood and water quality: An integrated assessment modelling application

    5 / 21 / 2015

    Tsai, Y., I. N. Mohammed, S. Turnbull, A. Zia, and A. Bomblies, 2015, Impacts of zoning policies on flood and water quality: An integrated assessment modelling application, paper presented in 2015 ASCE World Environ-mental & Water Resources Congress, Abstract 597, 17th - 21st May, Austin, Texas

    Coupled dynamics to assess human impact on watershed hydrology

    12 / 19 / 2014

    Mohammed, I. N., Y. Tsai, S. Turnbull, A. Bomblies, and A. Zia, 2014, Coupled dynamics to assess human impact on watershed hydrology, paper presented in AGU 2014 Fall Meeting, Abstract H41D-0849, 15th -19th De-cember, San Francisco, CA. [PDF 3.87 MB]

    Interactions of landowners’ land use decisions with flood and water quality

    12 / 19 / 2014

    Tsai, Y, I. N. Mohammed, S. Turnbull, A. Zia, and A. Bomblies, 2014, Interactions of landowners’ land use decisions with flood and water quality, paper presented in AGU 2014 Fall Meeting, Abstract H41D-0850, 15th -19th December, San Francisco, CA. [PDF 4.1 MB]

    Modeling the impacts of climate change on water quality in Lake Champlain: Design of an integrated assessment model using Pegasus scientific workflow

    12 / 11 / 2014

    Hamed, A. A., I. N. Mohammed, G. Bucini, Y. Tsai, P. Isles, S. Turnbull, A. Zia, and M. Rynge, 2014, Modeling the impacts of climate change on water quality in Lake Champlain: Design of an integrated assessment model using Pegasus scientific workflow, paper presented in 2014 Vermont Monitoring Cooperative and Mt. Mansfield science and stewardship conference, Abstract, 11th December, Burlington, VT. [PDF 3.3 MB]

    Impacts of landowners’ land-use decisions on flood and water qual-ity: An integration of land-use agent-based model and RHESSys

    6 / 5 / 2014

    Tsai, Y., I. N. Mohammed, and A. Zia, 2014, Impacts of landowners’ land-use decisions on flood and water quality: An integration of land-use agent-based model and RHESSys, paper presented in 2014 ASCE World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Abstract 67, 1st -5th June, Portland, Oregon. [PDF 1.5 MB]

    On the phosphorus loading estimation to Lake Champlain

    4 / 2 / 2014

    Wiggans, E. and I. N. Mohammed, 2014, On the phosphorus loading estimation to Lake Champlain, paper presented in VT EPSCOR Student Research Symposium, 2nd April, Burlington, VT. [PDF 15 MB]

    Streamflow regime sensitivity to climate change impacts within Lake Champlain Basin

    12 / 13 / 2013

    Mohammed, I. N., B. C. Wemple, and A. Bomblies, 2013, Streamflow regime sensitivity to climate change impacts within Lake Champlain Basin, paper presented in AGU 2013 Fall Meeting, Abstract H31B-1162, 9th -13th December, San Francisco, CA. [PDF 3.2 MB]

    An examination of the Sensitivity of Runoff in the Northeastern US to 20th Century Development

    12 / 17 / 2010

    Mohammed, I. N., D. G. Tarboton, R. Cohen, and U. Lall, 2010, An examination of the Sensitivity of Runoff in the Northeastern US to 20th Century Development, paper presented in AGU 2010 Fall Meeting, Abstract H43C-1263, 13th-17th December, San Francisco, CA. [PDF 4.5 MB]

    Regional and State Level Water Scarcity Report: Northeast United States

    12 / 17 / 2010

    Nicoletti, C. K., C. A. Lopez-morales, J. H. Hoover, B. G. Voigt, C. J. Vörösmarty, and I. N. Mohammed, 2010, Regional and State Level Water Scarcity Report: Northeast United States, paper presented in 2010 AGU Fall Meeting, Abstract H43C-1264, 13th-17th December, San Francisco, CA.

    An Approach to Modeling the Water Balance Sensitivity to Landscape Vegetation Changes

    12 / 19 / 2008

    Mohammed, I. N., and D. G. Tarboton, 2008, An Approach to Modeling the Water Balance Sensitivity to Landscape Vegetation Changes, paper presented in AGU 2008 Fall meeting, EOS Trans. AGU 89(53), Abstract GC43C-0748, 15th - 19th December, San Francisco, CA. [PDF 1.7 MB]

    How Watershed Management Affects Water Production? A Water Balance Sensitivity Approach

    4 / 1 / 2008

    Mohammed, I. N., and D. G. Tarboton, 2008, How Watershed Management Affects Water Production? A Water Balance Sensitivity Approach, paper presented in 2008 USU Spring Runoff: Water Management and Water Science in a Water-Short West, Abstract 46, March 31st - April 1st, Logan, UT. [PDF 6.8 MB]

    How watershed management and land-use affect water production in Utah?

    4 / 6 / 2007

    Mohammed, I. N., and D. G. Tarboton, 2007, How watershed management and land-use affect water production in Utah?, paper presented in 2007 Spring Runoff Conference: Water Science and Water Management in a Water Short West, Abstract 3, April 5th - 6th, Logan, UT. [PDF 5.0 MB]

    The Great Salt Lake Salinity, How It Affects Evaporation?

    3 / 28 / 2006

    Mohammed, I. N., and D. G. Tarboton, 2006, The Great Salt Lake Salinity, How It Affects Evaporation?, paper presented in 2006 Spring Runoff Conference: The Great Salt Lake Basin: Science, Ecology, Management, Policy, Abstract 24, 27th - 28th March, Logan, Utah. [PDF 4.5 MB]

    Modeling the Dynamics of the Great Salt Lake as an Integrator of Regional Hydrologic and Climate Processes?

    12 / 9 / 2005

    Mohammed, I. N., and D. G. Tarboton, 2005, Modeling the Dynamics of the Great Salt Lake as an Integrator of Regional Hydrologic and Climate Processes?, paper presented in AGU 2005 Fall meeting, EOS Trans. AGU 86(52), Abstract H41C-0422, 5th - 9th December, San Francisco, CA. [PDF 1.4 MB]

    What makes the Great Salt Lake level go up and down?

    10 / 17 / 2005

    Tarboton, D. G., I. N. Mohammed, and U. Lall, 2005, What makes the Great Salt Lake level go up and down?, 2005 GSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Abstract 64-7, 16th - 19th October, Salt Lake City, UT, p. 162. [PDF 3.7 MB]

    Connecting the Dynamics of the Great Salt Lake Volumes to the Volume - Area Relationship

    10 / 18 / 2005

    Mohammed, I. N., and D. G. Tarboton, 2005, Connecting the Dynamics of the Great Salt Lake Volumes to the Volume - Area Relationship, paper presented in GSA 2005 Annual Meeting and Exposition, Abstract 174-5, 16th - 19th October, Salt Lake City, Utah, p.393. [PDF 1.7 MB]

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2004 - Present
    European Geophysical Union (EGU), 2017 - Present
    Golden Key International Honor Society (GK), 2007 - Present
    Sudanese Engineering Council (SEC), 2001 - Present
    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2009 - 2012
    National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), 2007 - 2012
    Geological Society of America (GSA), 2004 - 2012

    Special Experience

    Quantitative Skills

    • Distributed hydrologic modeling (RHESSys, SWAT)
    • Statistical Modeling (Parametric and Nonparametric)
    • Data Analysis Techniques (NetCDF, GRB)
    • Stochastic methods in Hydrology
    • Time Series Analysis
    • Digital Elevation Model Analysis


    Computing Skills

    • Statistical and Mathematical Tools: R, MATLAB, Maple
    • Spatial Data Analysis: ArcGIS (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox, ArcGlobe) with Python scripting, GRASS
    • Programming Languages (Python & C & C++ & Fortran)
    • Database Management: Access
    • Remote Sensing Image Analysis: ERDAS IMAGINE
    • CUAHSI tools: HydroSeek, HydroExcel, HydroGET, HydroDesktop
    • Hydrologic Simulation Models (HEC series models)
    • Geoscience Data Analysis: Integrated Date Viewer (IDV)
    • Graphic 3D Modeling tools: Photoshop
       

    Brief Bio

    I am a research scientist in the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory at Goddard Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, where I have been since 2016. From 2012 to 2016 I have joined the Experimental Program for Stimulating Competitive Research program at the University of Vermont as a Post-doctoral Associate. I have received a B.S. Honors from University of Khartoum, Sudan. I have received a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Utah State University at Logan, Utah.

    My research can be accessed at the following digital identifier links:

     

    Publications

    Refereed

    Spruce, J., J. Bolten, I. N. Mohammed, R. Srinivasan, and V. Lakshmi. 2020. "Mapping Land Use Land Cover Change in the Lower Mekong Basin From 1997 to 2010." Frontiers in Environmental Science 8 [10.3389/fenvs.2020.00021]

    Mohammed, I. N., J. D. Bolten, B. Fang, M. A. Banti, and V. Lakshmi. 2019. "Processing Remotely Sensed Data." Advanced Environmental Monitoring with Remote Sensing Time Series Data and R 114 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1201/9780429262050-5]

    McDonald, S., I. N. Mohammed, J. D. Bolten, et al. S. Pulla, C. Meechaiya, A. W. Markert, J. Nelson, R. Srinivasan, and V. Lakshmi. 2019. "Web-based decision support system tools: The Soil and Water Assessment Tool Online visualization and analyses (SWATOnline) and NASA earth observation data downloading and reformatting tool (NASAaccess)." Environmental Modelling & Software 104499 [10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.104499]

    Mohammed, I. N., J. D. Bolten, R. Srinivasan, et al. C. Meechaiya, J. P. Spruce, and V. Lakshmi. 2018. "Ground and satellite based observation datasets for the Lower Mekong River Basin." Data in Brief 21 2020-2027 [10.1016/j.dib.2018.11.038]

    Mohammed, I. N., J. D. Bolten, R. Srinivasan, and V. Lakshmi. 2018. "Satellite observations and modeling to understand the Lower Mekong River Basin streamflow variability." Journal of Hydrology 564 559-573 [10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.07.030]

    Mohammed, I., J. Bolten, R. Srinivasan, and V. Lakshmi. 2018. "Improved Hydrological Decision Support System for the Lower Mekong River Basin Using Satellite-Based Earth Observations." Remote Sensing 10 (6): 885 [10.3390/rs10060885]

    Zia, A., A. Bomblies, A. W. Schroth, et al. C. Koliba, P. D. Isles, Y. Tsai, I. N. Mohammed, G. Bucini, P. J. Clemins, S. Turnbull, M. Rodgers, A. Hamed, B. Beckage, J. Winter, C. Adair, G. L. Galford, D. Rizzo, and J. Van Houten. 2016. "Coupled impacts of climate and land use change across a river–lake continuum: insights from an integrated assessment model of Lake Champlain’s Missisquoi Basin, 2000–2040." Environmental Research Letters 11 (11): 114026 [10.1088/1748-9326/11/11/114026]

    Mohammed, I. N., A. Bomblies, and B. C. Wemple. 2015. "The use of CMIP5 data to simulate climate change impacts on flow regime within the Lake Champlain Basin." Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 3 160-186 [10.1016/j.ejrh.2015.01.002]

    Mohammed, I. N., and D. G. Tarboton. 2013. "Simulated watershed responses to land cover changes using the Regional Hydro-Ecological Simulation System." Hydrological Processes 28 (15): 4511-4528 [10.1002/hyp.9963]

    Mohammed, I. N., and D. G. Tarboton. 2012. "An examination of the sensitivity of the Great Salt Lake to changes in inputs." Water Resources Research 48 (11): [10.1029/2012wr011908]

    Mohammed, I. N., and D. G. Tarboton. 2011. "On the interaction between bathymetry and climate in the system dynamics and preferred levels of the Great Salt Lake." Water Resources Research 47 (2): [10.1029/2010wr009561]

    Non-Refereed

    Mohammed, I. N. 2019. "NASAaccess: Downloading and reformatting tool for NASA earth observation data products." Github [Full Text (Link)]

    Mohammed, I. N., and D. Tarboton. 2013. "TauDEM 5.1 quick start guide to using the TauDEM ArcGIS toolbox." Utah State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department 37 [Full Text (Link)]

    Mohammed, I. N., and D. Tarboton. 2008. "Watershed management and water production study for state of Utah : a report for the Utah Governor's Public Lands Office." Utah. Governor's Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office 84 [Full Text (Link)]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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