جامعة الملك عبدالعزيز

KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY

Water Research Center

UNIT HEAD


Prof. Dr. Ahmed A. Madani

Professor of Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing & GIS Unit Head

E-mail: aamadani@kau.edu.sa
 
E-mail:
aamadani18@hotmail.com

Ext: 20762

QUALIFICATION

* Field geology of the Arabo-Nubian Shield (Eastern desert, Egypt- West Saudi Arabia).

* Field geology of Phanerozoic volcanics of Egypt and Harrats in Saudi Arabia.

* Landsat image interpretation for geological mapping and mineral exploration.

* Digital image processing (e.g. PCI "Geomatica" – ENVI & ERDAS).

* Geographic Information System (GIS) (e.g. ARcInfo -ArcView – ARCGIS).

* Geological mapping (lithologic discrimination-structural mapping) using different satellite data and production of geological maps at different scales.

* Spatial Modeling and automatic lineaments extraction from satellite data and their relations to mineralization.

* Gold exploration and mapping the alteration zones using satellite data.

* Surface hydrology studies (watershed, drainage analysis and flash flood hazard mitigation) using Remote Sensing & DEM techniques.

* Environmental studies (oil & air pollution) using satellite data.

* Agro-Environmental studies using Remote Sensing technique.

* Change detection modeling using multi-sources satellite data.

* Treatment of soil degradation processes using SPOT sensors.

* Soil suitability mapping using remote sensing and GIS techniques.

* Teaching postgraduate courses in Remote Sensing & GIS.

* Teaching undergraduate courses in Remote Sensing& GIS.

AWARDS

- State Prize for geological sciences, 2005, (Egypt).

- Award for the best M.Sc. thesis in geology (Award of Prof. M.T.El-Ashry), 1995 (Cairo University, Egypt).

- Award for the best graduated student in geology (Award of Prof. N.M.Shukry), 19911995 (Cairo University, Egypt).

PROJECTS

I joined the following projects listed below as a researcher, team leader and remote sensing consultant:

1- Listvenite rocks along ophiolitic belts in the Arabian Shield as a future potential source of gold in Saudi Arabia: with special emphasis on the applications of remote sensing and GIS. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, King Abdulaziz City For Science and Technolog (KACST), General Directorate of Research Grants Programs. (2011).

2- Geological, hydrological and geotechnical studies of Sheikh Zaeid city. Cairo University Center for Environmental Hazard Mitigation (CEHM). 1996. Internal report in Arabic.

3- Geological, hydrological and geotechnical studies of New Thebes city, Upper Egypt. Cairo University Center for Environmental Hazard Mitigation (CEHM). 1998. Internal report in Arabic.

4- Geological, hydrological and meteorological studies of Al-Amal city (New Cairo). ARC-PLAN Company-2000. Internal report in Arabic.

5. Developing Renewable Groundwater Resources in Arid Lands: A Pilot Case: The Eastern Desert of Egypt. 2003.UNDP/GEF Funded Project. 

6- Egyptian Environmental Information System "EEIS" Project. 2005. Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA).

7- Monitoring Urbanization in the Nile Delta using Satellite (TM&MSS) Data” Cairo Univ. Center for Environmental Hazard Mitigation (CEHM). 1999.

8- Soil degradation in Siwa Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt using SPOT XI & XS data. GeoMap Consultants 13 El-Obour Blds, Salah Salem Street, Cairo, Egypt.

9- Environmental studies on the New Valley, Western Desert, Egypt using multi-sources SPOT data. GeoMap Consultants 13 El-Obour Blds, Salah Salem Street, Cairo, Egypt.

10- Soil suitability on Tushka area, Western Desert, Egypt, using multi-sources Satellite data. GeoMap Consultants 13 El-Obour Blds, Salah Salem Street, Cairo, Egypt.

11- Farm Management System Using Satellite Data. GeoMap Consultants 13 El-Obour Blds, Salah Salem Street, Cairo, Egypt.

12- Planning Mechanisms for Coordination and Information Dissemination within the IR process. 2005.MWI funded Project.

13- Iron Exploration Project ‘IEP’. Geology Department – Faculty of Science – Cairo University. 1996- 1999.

Running Projects

1- Distinct Research Study.

Title: “Evaluation the relationship between the main lineaments trends and the geometry of the drainage network using SPOT-5 and SRTM data: A case study from Bulghah area, Saudi Arabia”.

Research Team: Ahmed Madani and Burhan Niyazi

Funded by: Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah

Grant No.: 123-001-D1434

2- Project Title: “An Integrated Approach Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques for Groundwater Potential mapping, Wadi Yalamlam basin, Western Saudi Arabia”.

ResearchTeam: P.I.: Prof. Dr. Ahmed Madani    &Co.P.I.: Dr. Burhan Niyazi

Funded by: Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah

Duration: 9 months

PUPLICATIONS

1-A. Madani and Niyazi B. (2014).Evaluation the relationship between the main lineaments trends and the geometry of the drainage network using SPOT-5 and SRTM data: A case study from Bulghah area, Saudi Arabia. Submitted to Geomorphology.

2-Ahmed Madani (2014).Assessment and Evaluation of Band Ratios, Brovey and HSV Techniques for Lithologic Discrimination and Mapping Using Landsat ETM+ and SPOT-5 Data.International Journal of Geosciences, 2014, 5, 5-11.

3-Harbi, H.and  Madani, A. (2013). Utilization of SPOT 5 data for mapping gold mineralizeddiorite–tonalite intrusion, Bulghah gold mine area,Saudi Arabia.Arab J Geosci.DOI 10.1007/s12517-013-1035-x

4- A. Madani, and H. Harbi (2012). Spectroscopy of The Mineralized Tonalite-Diorite Intrusions, Bulghah Gold Mine Area, Saudi Arabia: Effects of Opaques And Alteration Products on FieldSpec Data. Ore Geol. Reviews. (IF= 2.2),44:148-157.

5- A. Madani (2012). Accuracy Assessment of ASTER Digital Elevation Model Generated Using Automatic Stereocorrelation Technique. Journal of King AbdulAziz University: Earth Sciences, Vol.23, No.1.

6- A. Madani (2012). Discrimination of Jurassic Volcanicity In Strike-Slip Basin, Jabal Al Maqtal Area, South Eastern Desert, Egypt, Using ASTER and Field Data. Journal of King AbdulAziz University: Earth Sciences, Vol.23, No.2.

7- A. Madani & A. Emam (2011).SWIR ASTER band ratios for lithological mapping and mineral exploration: a case study from El Hudi area, southeastern desert, Egypt. Arabian J. of Geosciences. (IF= 0.5), 4:45–52. 4

8- A. Madani (2011). Knowledge Driven GIS Modeling Technique for Gold Exploration, Bulghah Gold Mine Area, Saudi Arabia.The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences. 14:91-97.

9- A. Bishta, M. Soliman, A. Madani & M. Abu Qudaira (2010).Utilization of lineaments extraction from satellite imageries in structural mapping and mineral exploration of central Wadi Araba, Southwest Jordan.J. KAU: Earth Sciences. V.21,No.2:1-27

10- A. Madani (2009). Utilization of Landsat ETM+ data for mapping gossans and iron rich zones exposed at Bahrah area, Western Arabian Shield, Saudi Arabia. J. KAU: Earth Sciences, Vol 20,No.1, pp: 35-49 (2009 A.D./ 1430 A.H.)

11- M.H.T. Qari, A.A. Madani, M.I.M. Matsah, and Z. Hamimi (2008).Utilization of ASTER and Landsat Data in Geologic Mapping of Basement Rocks of Arafat Area, Saudi Arabia.The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, . (IF= 0.3), Volume 33,Number 1C.

12 A. Madani, H. Harbi and A. Eldougdoug (2008).Utilization of Remote Sensing Techniques For Mapping The Listwaenite Associated With Jabal Al-Wask Ophiolite Complex, Northwestern Saudi Arabia. Egypt. J. Remote Sensing & Space Sci.,v. 11, pp. 57-72

13- A. Madani (2005). Soil Salinity Detection and Monitoring Using Landsat Data: A case Study from Siwa Oasis, Egypt. GIScience & Remote Sensing Journal. (IF= 0.95), V.42, No.2, PP.171-181"

14- A. Madani , M. Gamal & A. Ashur (2005). Utilization of Landsat -7 ETM+ Imagery and Seismic Hazard Assessment for the Urban Planning: A case Study from Al-Amal New City-East Cairo, Egypt. The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing & Space Sciences" 2005: V.8, No.2, PP.3-20"

15- A. Madani , Abdel Rahman, E.M. , Fawzy, Kh. M. and Emam,A.(2003). Mapping Of The Hydrothermal Alteration Zones At Haimur Gold Mine Area, South Eastern Desert, Egypt Using Remote Sensing Techniques. The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, V.6, pp.47-60.

16- A. Madani (2004). Utilization Of Landsat-7 Etm+ And Sir-C/X Sar Data For Mapping The Basaltic Rocks And Their Alteration Products, Gebel Qatrani–6th October - El- Sheikh Zayed District, Egypt. The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing & Space Sciences. V.7, PP. 99-108.

17- Madani, A. (2003). Evaluation of the Fusion of Landsat TM Imagery and Scanned Aerial Photo For Mapping the Trachytic Ring Dykes, Wadi Natash Volcanic Field,South Eastern Desert, Egypt". Fifth International Conference on the Geology of the Middle East, Ain Shams University, 20-21 January 2003, Cairo, Egypt. PP. 509- 517.

18- Madani, A. (2002). Selection of the Optimum Landsat Thematic Mapper Bands For Automatic Lineaments Extraction, Wadi Natash Area, South Eastern Desert, Egypt .Asian Journal of Geoinformatics (IF=2), Volume 3, No.1, September 2002. PP. 71-77.

19- Ahmed A. Madani and Adel Bishta (2002).Selection of the Optimum Landsat –7 ETM+ Bands For Automatic Lineaments Extraction: Acase study of Qattar granites, North Eastern Desert, Egypt. Sixth International Conference on the Geology of the Arab World (GAW-6) Cairo University, 11-14 February 2002, Cairo, Egypt.PP.353- 360.

20- Mohamed EL-Sharkawy, Adel Sehim and Ahmed A. Madani (2002).Bahariya Tertiary Basalt–Modes Of Occurrence And Tectonic Setting”. Annals of the Geological survey of Egypt, XXV (2002), PP.83-100.

21- Ahmed Wahby, Ahmed A. Madani and Dalia Khalil (2001).Automatic Extraction of Linear Features From Satellite Data Using Spatial Analysis Technique. Egyptian Journal of Geology, Vol. 45/2, 2001, Cairo. PP. 757-766.

22- Ahmed A. Madani, Mohamed Sultan, Mohamed El-Sharkawy and Adel Surour (2000).Lithologic Discrimination and Structural Mapping of Cretaceous Volcanic Rocks, Wadi Natash Area, Eastern Desert, Egypt, Using Landsat Thematic Mapper Data. (Abstract).Fifth International Conference on the Geology of the Arab World.21- 24 February 2000, Cairo, Egypt.

23- Mohamed Sultan, Yehya Abdelhady. Hesham Elaraby, Ahmed A. Madani and others (1999).Monitoring the Urbanization of the Nile Delta using satellite data.Royal Swedish Academy of Science, Ambio V.28, No.7. November 1999. PP. 628-631.

24- EL-Sharkawy, M., Surour, A., Sultan, M. and Madani, A. (1999)."Ultramafic Mantle Xenoliths From The Upper Cretaceous Wadi Natash Volcanics: The First Record in the Phanerozoic volcanics of Egypt". (Abstract). The Mineralogical Society of Egypt, 12th Annual Meeting 1999.

TEACHING INTEREST

Together with general Geosciences courses, I am interested in teaching the following courses:

- Remote sensing & GIS for Hydrology

- Remote Sensing of Environment.

- Radar Remote Sensing.

- Image interpretation in Geology.

- Digital image processing.

- Geological & Geochemical Exploration.

- Recognition of Geologic Structures using Remote Sensing Data.

- Remote Sensing and Mineral Exploration.

RESEARCH INTEREST

Applications of remote sensing and GIS techniques in:

- Hydrology.

- Mineral exploration.

- Geological Mapping.

 

 



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