Hamidreza Norouzi

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Research Interests

  • Remote Sensing and GIS, hydrology, urban climate, earth system science, environmental studies


  • Ph.D, Civil Engineering, The City University of New York, Graduate Center, 2011


Affiliated Campus(es)

  • New York City College of Technology

Dr. Norouzi is a full professor in the Department of Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology at New York City College of Technology where he has been a faculty member since 2011. Prof. Norouzi completed his PhD in Civil Engineering (Water Resources, remote sensing) at the City University of New York. His research interests lie in the area of using GIS, remote sensing and ground measurement information in geoscience and earth system sciences. It includes using satellite information in climate studies, urban climate, urban heat island, studying lakes, vegetation structure profile, soil moisture estimation, snow cover prediction, precipitation, and estimation of soil freeze/thaw states.

He is the director of Undergraduate Research Office at City Tech and has been involved in several undergraduate research and education grants from NOAA, NASA, NSF, USAID, DoD Army Research Lab. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) and a member of American Geophysical Union (AGU), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Recent Publications:

  • Sharifnezhad, Z.; Norouzi, H.; Prakash, S.; Blake, R.; Khanbilvardi, R. “Diurnal Cycle of Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures over Land at a Global Scale.” Remote Sens. 13, 817. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13040817, 2021. 

  • AghaKouchak, A., Mirchi, A., Madani, K., Di Baldassarre, G., Nazemi, A., Alborzi, A., …, H. Norouzi, …et al. “Anthropogenic drought: Definition, challenges”, and opportunities. Reviews of Geophysics, 59, e2019RG000683. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019RG000683, 2021.

  • Anjileli, H., Huning, L.S., Moftakhari, H., Ashraf, S., Asanjan, A., H. Norouzi, AghaKouchak, A., “Extreme heat events heighten soil respiration”. Sci Rep 11, 6632. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85764-8, 2021.

  • Bond‐Lamberty, B, Christianson, DS, Malhotra, A, …, H. Norouzi, … et al., “COSORE: A community database for continuous soil respiration and other soil‐atmosphere greenhouse gas flux data”, Glob Change Biol.; 1– 16. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15353, 2020.

  • You, Y., J. Munchak, R. Ferraro, K. Mohr, Ch. Peters‐Lidard, C. Prigent, S. Ringerud, S. Rudlosky, H. Wang, H. Norouzi and S. Prakash, “Raindrop Signature from Microwave Radiometer Over Deserts”, Geophysical Research Letter, doi.org/10.1029/2020GL088656, 2020.

  • Prakash, S. and H. Norouzi, “Land surface temperature variability across India: A remote sensing satellite perspective”, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Climatology, TAAC-D-19-00481R1, 2019.

  • Beale, C., Norouzi, H., Sharifnezhadazizi, Z., Bah, A., Yu, P., Yu, Y., Blake, R., Vaculik, A., and Gonzalez-Cruz, J., “Comparison of Diurnal Variation of Land Surface Temperature from GOES-16 ABI and MODIS Instruments”, Journal of Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 10.1109/LGRS.2019.2930174, 2019. 

  • Shrifnezhadazizi, Z., Norouzi, H., Prakash, S., Beale, C., and Khanbilvardi, R., "A Global Analysis of Land Surface Temperature Diurnal Cycle Using MODIS Observations", Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 10.1175/JAMC-D-18-0256.1, 2019. 

  • Anjileli, H., Moftakhari, H. R., Mazdiyasni, O., Norouzi, H., Ashraf, S., Farahmand, A., Bowler, P., Azarderakhsh, M., Huxman, Travis E., AghaKouchak, A., "Analyzing High-Frequency Soil Respiration Using a Probabilistic Model in a Semiarid, Mediterranean Climate", J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., doi:10.1029/2018JG004640, 2019. 

  • Ashraf S., A. AghaKouchak, A. Nazemi, A. Mirchi, M. Sadegh, H. Moftakhari, E. Hassanzadeh, C. Miao, K. Madani, M. Mousavi Baygi, H. Anjileli, D. Arab, H. Norouzi, O. Mazdiyasni, M. Azarderakhsh, A. Alborzi, M. Tourian, A. Mehran, A. Farahmand, I. Mallakpour, Compounding effects of human activities and climatic changes on surface water availability in Iran, Climatic Change, doi.org/10.1007/s10584-018-2336-6, 2018. 


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Cooperative Science Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies (NOAA-CESSRST), CUNY-CREST

Hamidreza Norouzi - Professor -  profile photo


Affiliated Campus(es)

  • New York City College of Technology