Zhaohui Chi

Zhaohui Chi




  • Geospatial Analyst, August 2016 - September 2016, Project of Riparian Productivity along the Lower Brazos River (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Water Development Board Joint Contract # 436130)
  • Geospatial Analyst, August 2016 - September 2016, Project of Riparian Assessment on the Guadalupe and Brazos Rivers (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Water Development Board Joint Contract # 436133)
  • Geospatial Analyst, August 2016 - October 2016, Project of Riparian Assessment on the Middle and Lower Brazos River (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Water Development Board Joint Contract # 435707)
  • Geospatial Analyst, October 2016 - October 2018, Project of Riparian Productivity along the Middle Trinity River (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Water Development Board Joint Contract # 435707)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, January 2014, approved TerraSAR-X data proposal (Proposal # COA2070) for the Project of Hurricane Sandy Surge Flooding Extent, Persistence and Impacts to Coastal Resources of New Jersey to northern Virginia
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, October 2012- July 2014, Project of Operational Shoreline Mapping with High Spatial Resolution Radar and Geographic Processing, (NASA-United States Grant #11-TE11-104)


Dr. Chi’s research addresses the criticality of synthesizing coastal mapping, dynamic modeling of glacier changes, and geospatial image processing to monitor environmental changes. More specifically, her research focuses on implementing various applications of passive microwave remote sensing techniques in Geosciences for land cover change detection. She is keen on developing remote sensing image processing products to advance the details and frequency of natural resource monitoring.

Selected Publications

[16] Huo, D., Chi, Z., Ma, A. 2021. Modeling Surface Processes on Debris-Covered Glaciers: A Review with Reference to the High Mountain Asia. Water, 13(1), 101.

[15] Huo, D., Bishop, M.P., Brennan, Y., Chi, Z. 2021.Modeling Surface Ablation and Morphological Variations on Debris-Covered Glaciers: A Case Study of the Baltoro Glacier in the Central Karakoram. Geomorphology, 389:107840.

[14] Xing, Z.,Chi, Z., Huang, H., Hui, F., Cheng, X. 2020. Accuracy Evaluation of Four Greenland Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) and Assessment of River Network Extraction.Remote Sensing, 12(20), 3429, doi: 10.3390/rs12203429.

[13] Yuan, J.,Chi, Z., Cheng, X., Zhang, T., Li, T. Automatic extraction of supraglacial lakes in southwest Greenland during the 2014-2018 melt seasons based on Convolutional Neural Network. 2020. Water, 12(3), 891, doi: 10.3390/w12030891.

[12] Chen, Z.,Chi, Z., Zinglersen, K.B., Tian, Y., Wang, K., Hui, F. Cheng, X. A new image mosaic of Greenland using Landsat-8 OLI images. 2020. Science Bulletin, 65(7), 522-524, doi: 10.1016/j.scib.2020.01.014.

[11] Li, X., Shokr, M., Hui, F., Chi, Z., Heil, P., Chen, Z., Yu, Y., Zhai, M., Cheng, X. 2020. The spatio-temporal patterns of landfast ice in Antarctica during 2006-2011 and 2016-2017 using high-resolution SAR imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment, 242.

[10] Bishop, M.P., Young, B., Huo, D., Chi, Z. 2020. Spatial Analysis and Modeling in Geomorphology. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier.

[9] Andrew, B., Bishop, M.P., Huo, D., Chi, Z., and Tiwaria, U. 2020. Issues in Climate Analysis and Modeling for Understanding Mountain Erosion Dynamics. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-818234-5.00022-5.

[8] Huo, D., Bishop, M.P., Haritashya, U., Young, B., Chi, Z. 2020. Numerical Modeling Issues for Understanding Complex Debris-Covered Glaciers. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-818234-5.00019-5.

[7] Yu, Y., Zhang, Z., Shokr, M., Hui, F., Cheng, X., Chi, Z., Heil, P., Chen, Z. 2019. Automatically Extracted Antarctic Coastline Using Remotely-Sensed Data: An Update. Remote Sensing, 11(16): 1844, doi: 10.3390/rs11161844.

[6] Bishop, M.P., Young, B., Colby, J., Furfaro, R., Schiassi, E., Chi, Z. 2019. Theoretical Evaluation of Anisotropic Reflectance Correction Approaches for Addressing Multi-Scale Topographic Effects on the Radiation-Transfer Cascade in Mountain Environments. Remote Sensing, 11(23), 2728, doi: 10.3390/rs11232728.

[5] Rangoonwala, A., Jones, C.E., Chi, Z., Ramsey, E.W., III. 2017. Operational shoreline mapping with high spatial resolution radar and geographic processing. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 83(3): 237-246. 10.14358/PERS.83.3.237.

[4] Zhai, M., Li, X., Hui, F., Cheng, X., Heil, P., Zhao, T., Jiang, T., Cheng, C., Ci, T., Liu, Y., Chi, Z., Liu, J. 2015. Sea-ice conditions in the Adélie depression during besetment of the Chinese icebreaker RV Xuelong. Annals of Glaciology, 56 (69): 1-7, doi: 10.3189/2015AoG69A007.

[3] Ramsey, E., Rangoonwala, A., Chi, Z., Bannister, T., Jones, C. 2014. Marsh Dieback, Loss, and Recovery Mapped with Satellite Optical, Airborne Polarimetirc Radar, and Field Data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 152: 364-374, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2014.07.002.

[2] Hui, F., Ci, T., Cheng, X., Scambos, T., Liu, Y., Zhang, Y., Chi, Z., Huang, H., Wang, X., Wang, F., Zhao, C., Jin, Z., Wang, K. 2014. Mapping Blue Ice Areas in Antarctica Using ETM+ and MODIS data. Annals of Glaciology, 55(66): 129-137, doi: 10.3189/2014AoG66A069.

[1] Liu, Y. Cheng, X., Hui, F., Wang, F. Chi, Z. 2013. Antarctic iceberg calving monitoring based on EnviSat ASAR images. Journal of Remote Sensing, 17(3): 479-494.


Ph.D. in Geography, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2012

M.S. in GIS, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, 2007

B.S. in Geography, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China, 2004


  • 2011 First Prize in Student Paper Competition of SWAAG Conference, Austin, Texas, Nov 10-11
  • 2011 NASA DEVELOP National program internship, Wise, VA, Jun-Aug 2011
  • 2010 PI for a proposal of utilization of RADARSAT-1 data approved by NASA Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC)
  • 2009 InSAR Workshop Grant (University Navstar Consortium, Boulder, Colorado)
  • 2008 Research and Presentation Grant (Office of Graduate Studies, Texas A&M University)
  • 2003 Academic Excellence Scholarship (Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, China)

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