Research Interests

Application of GIS, Remote Sensing, and Spatial Analysis in different areas of earth and environmental science. Specifically interested in quantitative estimation of different geophysical variables in terrestrial and aquatic environments using remotely sensed data acquired in optical and microwave portions of the electromagnetic spectrum.


Courses Taught

Introductory GIS; Remote Sensing; Spatial Analysis; Geometrics; Radar Remote Sensing; Environmental Geology – Resources; Environmental Geology – Hazard; Engineering Analysis I; Physical Geology; Historical Geology; Directed Studies and Projects; Engineering Analysis I Web; GIS&T Certificate Courses - Online


Grants/Projects Since 2009

Study Transport Processes of Sediment and Mercury and their Interactions in Large Lakes in Mississippi. Agency: Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute (MWRRI) 2012. Amount: $ 60,780. Duration: 12 months (3/1/2012-2/28/2013). Role: Co-Principal Investigator.


Publications Since 2009

Hossain, A., and Easson, G., 2016, Soil Moisture Estimation in South-eastern New Mexico Using High Resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data, Geosciences, 6(1), pp. 1-20.

Kalyanapu, A., Hossain, A., J. Kim, W. Yigzaw, F. Hossain and C. K. Shum, 2013, Investigating the downstream flood hazards on American River due to changes in Probable Maximum Flood due to effects of Artificial Reservoir Size and Land Use/Land Cover Patterns, Earth Interactions (AGU-AMS-AAG),Special Issue, 17(24), pp. 1-24.

Chao, X., Hossain, A., and Jia, Y., 2013, 3D Numerical Modeling of Flow and Pollutant Transport in a Flooding Area of 2008 US Midwest Flood, American Journal of Climate Change, 2(2), 116-127.

Chao, X., Jia, Y., Wang, S.S.Y. and Hossain, A., 2012, Numerical modeling of surface flow and transport phenomena with applications to Lake Pontchartrain, Lake and Reservoir Management, 28(1), 31-45.

Hossain, A., and Easson, G., 2011, Predicting Shallow Surficial Failures in the Mississippi River Levee System Using Airborne Hyperspectral Imagery, Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 3(1), 55-78.

Jung, H.C., J. Hamski, M. Durand, D. Alsdorf, F. Hossain, H. Lee, Hossain, A., K. Hasan, A. S. Khan, and A. K. M. Z. Hoque, 2010, Characterization of complex fluvial systems using remote sensing of spatial and temporal water level variations in the Amazon, Congo, and Brahmaputra Rivers, Earth Surface Processes and Landform, 35(3), 294-304.


Technical Reports Since 2009

Ding, Yan, Altinakar, Mustafa S., Hossain, A., Zhang, Yaoxin, and Karra, Fadi (2014). Hydraulic Modeling of Storm Surge, Impact Assessment of Structure Measures, Contaminant Leaching, and Dam Break, Technical Report for the Research Project Funded by NJIT/NJDEP, NCCHE, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38655, April, 2014, 48 p.

Yafei Jia, Y., Wu, W., Ying, X., Chao, X., Zhang, Y., Zhu, T., Hossain, A., and Li, H., 2011, Final Report for the Project: Computational Tools for Water Security, Task Order No: 4000055423, National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering, The University of Mississippi.


Books/Book Chapters

Hossain, A. and Greg Easson, 2015, Potential Impacts of the Growth of a Mega City in Southeast Asia, A Case Study on the City of Dhaka, Bangladesh, in “Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation ”, Wei-Yin Chen, John M. Seiner, Toshio Suzuki and Maximilian Lackner MBA. (editors), Springer International Publishing, pp 1-24, Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6431-0.

Hossain, A., Jia, Y. and Chao, X., 2014, Advances in Application of Remote Sensing Techniques to Enhance the Capability of Hydrodynamic Modeling in Estuary, in ‘Remote Sensing and Modeling:Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources’, Charles W. Finkl, and Christopher Makowski (editors), Coastal Research Library (CRL) series, vol. 9, pp. 295-313. Springer International Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-319-06325-6.

Hossain, A., 2013, Flood Inundation and Crop Damage Mapping: A Method for Modeling the Impact on Rural Income and Migration in Humid Deltas, in ‘Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources’ Faisal Hossain (volume editor), Roger Pielke Sr. (series editor), Vol. 5. pp. 357-374, Elsevier Inc., Academic Press, ISBN: 9780123847034.

Chao, X., Jia, Y. and Hossain, A., 2013, Numerical Modeling of Flow and Sediment Transport in Lake Pontchartrain due to Flood Release from Bonnet Carré Spillway, Sediment Transport Processes and Their Modelling Applications, Dr. Andrew Manning (editor.), ISBN: 978-953-51-1039-2, InTech, DOI: 10.5772/54435.

Hossain A. and Easson, G., 2009, Microwave remote sensing of soil moisture, in 'Geoscience and Remote Sensing', P.P. Ho, (editor.), IN-TECH Press, Vukovar, Croatia, ISBN 978-953-307-003-2, pp.539-564, 2009.