Pukar Man Amatya

Pukar Man Amatya

  • SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.5956
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 617
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE CO
  • Brief Bio

    My work focuses on developing open source landslide detection algorithms for producing multitemporal landslide inventories utilizing high-resolution imagery.

    Research Interests

    Landslide detection, Susceptibility modeling, Machine learning

    Positions/Employment

    12/2021 - Present

    Associate Research Scientist

    UMBC, Greenbelt, MD
    7/2019 - 11/2021

    Associate Scientist

    USRA, Greenbelt, MD
    1/2017 - 6/2019

    Visiting Scientist

    USRA, Greenbelt, MD

    Education

    PhD in Atmospheric Physics and Atmospheric Environment

    Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Beijing, China

    September 2011 to July 2015


    MSc in Water Resources and Environmental Management

    Faculty of Geo-information and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente

    Enschede, Netherlands

    September 2009 to March 2011


    Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering

    Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    November 2003 to November 2007

    Publications

    Refereed

    Amatya, P., D. Kirschbaum, and T. Stanley. 2021. "Rainfall‐induced landslide inventories for Lower Mekong based on Planet imagery and a semi‐automatic mapping method." Geoscience Data Journal, [10.1002/gdj3.145]

    Emberson, R., D. Kirschbaum, T. Stanley, P. Amatya, and S. Khan. 2021. "Satellites Support Disaster Response to Storm-Driven Landslides." Eos, 102: [10.1029/2021eo161725]

    Stanley, T. A., D. B. Kirschbaum, G. Benz, et al. R. A. Emberson, P. M. Amatya, W. Medwedeff, and M. K. Clark. 2021. "Data-Driven Landslide Nowcasting at the Global Scale." Frontiers in Earth Science, 9: [10.3389/feart.2021.640043]

    Amatya, P., D. Kirschbaum, T. Stanley, and H. Tanyas. 2021. "Landslide mapping using object-based image analysis and open source tools." Engineering Geology, 282: 106000 [10.1016/j.enggeo.2021.106000]

    Zekkos, D., G. Zalachoris, A. E. Alvertos, et al. P. M. Amatya, P. Blunts, M. Clark, S. Dafis, I. Farmakis, A. Ganas, M. Hille, V. Kalimogiannis, A. Karagiannidis, E. Karantanellis, S. Khan, D. B. Kirschbaum, R. Kourkoulis, V. Kotroni, O.-J. Ktenidou, K. Lagouvardos, M. Loli, A. Makrinikas, V. Marinos, J. Manousakis, K. Nikas, D. Panousis, G. Papathanassiou, C. Saroglou, A. Simopoulos, T. Stanley, A. Tsavalas, and S. Valkaniotis. 2020. "The September 18-20 2020 Medicane Ianos Impact on Greece - Phase I Reconnaissance Report." Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Report, GEER-068: [10.18118/G6MT1T]

    Amatya, P., D. Kirschbaum, and T. Stanley. 2019. "Use of Very High-Resolution Optical Data for Landslide Mapping and Susceptibility Analysis along the Karnali Highway, Nepal." Remote Sensing, 11 (19): 2284 [10.3390/rs11192284]

    Kirschbaum, D., C. S. Watson, D. R. Rounce, et al. D. H. Shugar, J. S. Kargel, U. K. Haritashya, P. Amatya, D. Shean, E. R. Anderson, and M. Jo. 2019. "The State of Remote Sensing Capabilities of Cascading Hazards Over High Mountain Asia." Frontiers in Earth Science, 7: [10.3389/feart.2019.00197]

    Brief Bio

    My work focuses on developing open source landslide detection algorithms for producing multitemporal landslide inventories utilizing high-resolution imagery.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Amatya, P., D. Kirschbaum, and T. Stanley. 2021. "Rainfall‐induced landslide inventories for Lower Mekong based on Planet imagery and a semi‐automatic mapping method." Geoscience Data Journal [10.1002/gdj3.145]

    Emberson, R., D. Kirschbaum, T. Stanley, P. Amatya, and S. Khan. 2021. "Satellites Support Disaster Response to Storm-Driven Landslides." Eos 102 [10.1029/2021eo161725]

    Stanley, T. A., D. B. Kirschbaum, G. Benz, et al. R. A. Emberson, P. M. Amatya, W. Medwedeff, and M. K. Clark. 2021. "Data-Driven Landslide Nowcasting at the Global Scale." Frontiers in Earth Science 9 [10.3389/feart.2021.640043]

    Amatya, P., D. Kirschbaum, T. Stanley, and H. Tanyas. 2021. "Landslide mapping using object-based image analysis and open source tools." Engineering Geology 282 106000 [10.1016/j.enggeo.2021.106000]

    Zekkos, D., G. Zalachoris, A. E. Alvertos, et al. P. M. Amatya, P. Blunts, M. Clark, S. Dafis, I. Farmakis, A. Ganas, M. Hille, V. Kalimogiannis, A. Karagiannidis, E. Karantanellis, S. Khan, D. B. Kirschbaum, R. Kourkoulis, V. Kotroni, O.-J. Ktenidou, K. Lagouvardos, M. Loli, A. Makrinikas, V. Marinos, J. Manousakis, K. Nikas, D. Panousis, G. Papathanassiou, C. Saroglou, A. Simopoulos, T. Stanley, A. Tsavalas, and S. Valkaniotis. 2020. "The September 18-20 2020 Medicane Ianos Impact on Greece - Phase I Reconnaissance Report." Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Report GEER-068 [10.18118/G6MT1T]

    Amatya, P., D. Kirschbaum, and T. Stanley. 2019. "Use of Very High-Resolution Optical Data for Landslide Mapping and Susceptibility Analysis along the Karnali Highway, Nepal." Remote Sensing 11 (19): 2284 [10.3390/rs11192284]

    Kirschbaum, D., C. S. Watson, D. R. Rounce, et al. D. H. Shugar, J. S. Kargel, U. K. Haritashya, P. Amatya, D. Shean, E. R. Anderson, and M. Jo. 2019. "The State of Remote Sensing Capabilities of Cascading Hazards Over High Mountain Asia." Frontiers in Earth Science 7 [10.3389/feart.2019.00197]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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