The Committee on Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis was formed in 1975 to assist coordination of remote sensing activities across campus and to oversee the graduate remote sensing minor program. In 1995, the purview of the Committee was expanded to perform a similar function in the related fields of spatial analysis and geographic information systems. Members of the Committee on Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis are:
Victor Baker, Regents Professor, Hydrology and Water Resources, Department of Geosciences and Department of Planetary Sciences/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Ph.D., 1971, University of Colorado (Geology). Geomorphology, planetary geology, geology of natural hazards, paleohydrology.
Roger Bales, Professor, Hydrology and Water Resources, Ph.D., 1985, California Institute of Technology (Environmental Engineering Science).
Andrew Comrie, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Geography and Regional Development, Ph.D., 1992, Pennsylvania State (Geography). Climate Research.
Roger Davies, Professor, Atmospheric Sciences, Ph.D., 1976, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Meteorology).
Robert Dickinson, Regents Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, Tree Ring Laboratory; Ph.D., 1966, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Meteorology). Global climate change, climate modeling, remote sensing, tropical deforestation.
Barry Ganapol, Professor, Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering and Hydrology and Water Resources, Ph.D., 1971, University of California, Berkeley (Engineering Science). Radiative transfer in vegetation canopies and within the leaf.
D.P. Guertin, Associate Professor, School of Renewable Natural Resource, Ph.D., 1985, University of Minnesota (Forest Hydrology). Watershed hydrology and management, GIS for resource management, hydrological and multiple use modeling.
Benjamin Herman, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Ph.D., 1963, The University of Arizona (Meteorology). Atmospheric radiative transfer, scattering, remote sensing.
Alfredo Huete, Professor, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, Ph.D., 1984, The University of Arizona (Soil and Water Science). Radiative transfer in soil-plant systems, environmental change detection analysis at local to global scales, biophysical extraction of soil and plant properties.
Charles Hutchinson, Director, Arizona Remote Sensing Center; Professor, Arid Lands Studies, Adjunct Professor, Department of Geography and Regional Development, and School of Renewable Natural Resources. Ph.D., 1978, University of California, Riverside (Geography). Remote sensing and geographic information systems for natural resource monitoring, primarily in arid lands.
Stuart Marsh, Associate Director, Arizona Remote Sensing Center; Professor and Chair, Arid Lands Resource Sciences, Professor, Department of Geography and Regional Development, Adjunct Professor, School of Renewable Natural Resources. Ph.D., 1979, Stanford University (Applied Earth Sciences). Remote sensing for land cover and land use mapping and monitoring at global to local scales.
Susan Moran, Research Leader, USDA-ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center, Adjunct Professor, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science. Ph.D., 1990, University of Arizona (Soil and Water Science). Evaluating energy balance and water balance by combining remote sensing and simulation modeling at local, regional and global scales.
Donald Myers, Emeritus Professor, Department of Mathematics, Ph.D., 1960, University of Illinois (Mathematics). Multivariate geostatistics, applications in hydrology, soil science, geosciences, environmental monitoring and assessment, ecology, image analysis.
John Olsen, Professor and Department Head, Department of Anthropology, Ph.D., 1980, University of California, Berkeley (Anthropology). Remote sensing and spatial analysis as applied to archaeology, especially the study of Pleistocene human land use patterns.
Barron Orr, Associate Professor, Arid Lands Studies, Ph.D., 2000, University of Arizona (Arid Lands Resource Sciences). Geospatial technology and extension
Mary Poulton Associate Professor, Mining and Geologic Engineering, Ph.D., 1990, University of Arizona (Geological Engineering).
Sudha Ram, Professor, Management Information Systems, Ph.D., 1985, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Management Information Systems).
John Reagan, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., 1967, University of Wisconsin (Electrical Engineering), laser radar, atmospheric optics, optical and microwave remote sensing instrumentation.
Robert Schowengerdt, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Adjunct Associate Professor, Arid Lands Studies, and Optical Sciences, Ph.D., 1975, chairman, Committee on Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, The University of Arizona (Optical Sciences). Remote sensing systems and techniques, digital image processing and classification, computer vision and artificial intelligence.
W.J. Shuttleworth, Professor, Hydrology and Water Resources, Ph.D., 1972, University of Manchester, U.K. (Physics). Hydrometeorology, climatology, global change, natural evaporation.
Philip Slater, Professor Emeritus, Optical Sciences Center, Ph.D., 1958, Imperial College, U.K. (Applied Optics). Absolute radiometric calibration of multispectral imaging systems. Remote sensing methodology, particularly atmospheric correction for reflectance retrieval.
Kurtis Thome, Associate Professor, Optical Sciences Center, Director, Remote Sensing GroupPh.D., 1990, The University of Arizona (Atmospheric Sciences). Vicarious calibration, atmospheric characterization, atmospheric correction
Spencer Titley, Professor, Geosciences, Ph.D., 1958, The University of Arizona (Geosciences). Mineral resources and resource evaluation, geohydrology, applications to studies of environment of resource occurrence, extraction and impact.
Juan Valdes, Professor, Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Ph.D., 1976, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Water Resources).
Willem J.D. van Leeuwen, Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment & School of Geography and Developement, Ph.D., 1995, University of Arizona (Soil, Water and Environmental Science & Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis). Biogeography, Phenology, Remote Sensing, Decision Support Systems
Craig A. Wissler, Director, Advanced Resource Technology, Assistant Professor of >Renewable Natural Resources. M.L.A. 1993, The University of Arizona (Landscape Architecture). Design and development of geospatial databases and applications in renewable natural resources.
Stephen Yool, Professor, School of Geography and Development, Ph.D., 1985, University of California, Santa Barbara (Physical Geography and Remote Sensing). Biogeography, Biophysical Remote Sensing, and GIS.