• Dr. Ghoneim received her PhD in 2002 from the School of Geography, University of Southampton, United Kingdom. In 2003, she joined the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University, USA and worked as Research Assistant Professor until summer 2010. Her primary interest is in the application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing and the use of hydrologic modeling in Flash flood hazard, Groundwater exploration in desert environments and present Sea Level Rise simulation. She has conducted research on the flash flood potential and vulnerability in the arid Red Sea coast of Egypt. She has worked on projects for groundwater exploration in the northern United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sudan, Libya and southwestern Egypt. Dr. Ghoneim also uses satellite images (thermal infrared data) for detecting groundwater discharge inland and into the sea in the Arabian Peninsula. She is currently involved in the reconstruction of the Paleohydrological map of the Great Sahara using numerous remote sensing techniques and satellite data such as SRTM and SAR radar imagery data.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2021-10-01 Investigating Controls on Barrier Island Over wash and Evolution during Extreme Storms -- Wave-Driven Processes in the Coastal ZonesWater.  13:2829. 2021-10-01
    2020-01-01 Integration of Well Logging and Remote Sensing Data for Detecting Potential Geothermal Sites along the Gulf of Suez, EgyptResources.  9:109. 2020-01-01
    2018-01-01 Delineation of Groundwater Potential in the northern United Arab Emirates and Oman using geospatial technologies in conjunction with SAW, AHP and PFR techniques.Journal of Arid Environment.  157:77–96.. 2018-01-01
    2018-01-01 Flash Flood Hazard Using Optical, Radar, and Stereo-Pair Derived DEM: Eastern Desert, Egypt.Remote Sensing.  10:1204.. 2018-01-01
    2018-01-01 Flood Risk Assessment of the Abu Simbel Temple Complex (Egypt) based on High-Resolution Spaceborne Stereo Imagery.Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.  20:458–467. 2018-01-01
    2018-01-01 Modeling Urban Encroachment on the Agricultural Land of the Eastern Nile Delta Using Remote Sensing and GIS-based Markov Chain ModelLand.  7:114.. 2018-01-01
    2018-01-01 Rimaal: A Sand Buried Structure of Possible Impact Origin in the Sahara: Optical and Radar Remote Sensing Investigation.Remote Sensing.  10:880.. 2018-01-01
    2017-01-01 Influence of Structures on Drainage Patterns in the Tushka Region, SW Egypt.Journal of African Earth Sciences.  136:262-271. 2017-01-01
    2017-01-01 Integrating Remote Sensing and Field Survey to Map Shallow Water Benthic Habitat for the Kingdom of Bahrain.Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering B 6.  6:176-200. 2017-01-01
    2017-01-01 Vegetation Drought Analysis in Tunisia: A Geospatial Investigation.Journal of Atmospheric and Earth Sciences.  1:1-9.. 2017-01-01
    2016-01-01 Remote regions, remote data: A spatial investigation of precipitation, dynamic land covers, and conflict in the Sudd wetland of South SudanApplied Geography.  69:51-64. 2016-01-01
    2015-01-01 Building Damage Analysis following Hurricane Ike on the Bolivar Peninsula, TX. Proc., Coastal structures and solutions to coastal disasters 2015: resilient coastal communities.American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  161-171.. 2015-01-01
    2013-01-01 Assessing flash flood hazard in an arid mountainous regionArabian Journal of Geosciences.  6:1191-1202. 2013-01-01
    2013-01-01 Use of radar data to unveil the paleolakes and the ancestral course of Wadi El-Arish, Sinai Peninsula, EgyptGeomorphology.  194:34-45. 2013-01-01
    2012-06-01 Groundwater prospect map of Egypt's Qena Valley using data fusionInternational Journal of Image and Data Fusion.  3:169 – 189. 2012-06-01
    2012-01-01 An integrated remote sensing and GIS analysis of the Kufrah Paleoriver, Eastern SaharaGeomorphology.  139:242-257. 2012-01-01
    2012-01-01 New Insight on Paleoriver Development in the Eastern Sahara.  62:35-40. 2012-01-01
    2009-01-01 Characterization of oil spill along the Lebanese coast by remote sensingEnvironmental Forensics Journal2009-01-01
    2009-01-01 Delineation of Paleolakes in Arid Regions Using Remote Sensing and GISJournal of Arid Environments2009-01-01
    2009-01-01 Ibn-Batutah: A possible simple impact structure in southeastern LibyaGeomorphology2009-01-01
    2008-01-01 Optimum groundwater locations in the northern Unites Arab Emirates.International Journal of Remote Sensing.  29:5879-5906. 2008-01-01
    The use of automated shorelines to assess the response of pre- and post-beach protection and projected shoreline change in the Rosetta Promontory, Nile Delta.Geomorphology.  228:1-14..


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    2020-01-01 Satellite image data integration for groundwater exploration in Egypt..  Springer. 211-230.. 2020-01-01


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    2013-01-01 Student Exercises for Physical GeographyPearson Education. 2013-01-01


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    2009-01-01 A Remote Sensing Study of Some Impacts of Global Warming on the Arab RegionThe Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED),. 2009-01-01


    Research Overview

  • The application of Remote Sensing, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and geomorphology in the coastal studies, surface and subsurface water resources, particularly in desert regions, and natural hazards (e.g., global climate change, sea level rise, and flash flood risk).
  • Principal Investigator On

    Investigator On

  • In Search of the Ancient Nile and its Defunct Branches: Investigation of Human-Environment Interaction in Ancient Egypt 2021-01-01 - 2024-03-01
  • Saudi Arabia Embassy, Armed Forces Office, DC. Capacity Building in Geospatial and GeoIntelligence Sciences 2022-02-01 - 2023-02-01
  • Integration of Space-Borne Satellite Data with Historical Maps to Model the Ancient Nile River Course and Reveal Possible Archeological Sites Along It. 2022-01-01
  • Detecting sandy buried archaeological sites in Upper Egypt using machine-learning classification of multisensor and multitemporal space-borne satellite data 2020-12-01 - 2021-12-01
  • Geothermal study in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt. 2018-05-01 - 2020-05-01
  • The response & recovery of adjacent natural and built coastlines impacted by Hurricane Florence 2018-11-01 - 2019-10-01
  • Example for Integrated Solutions to Moderate the Vulnerability of Water Resources of Eastern Sudan to the Impacts of Climate and Weather Variability 2017-02-01 - 2019-05-01
  • New Approach to Identify Renewable Water Resources and Harvest of Rainwater for Sustainable Development in North Sinai. 2017-04-01 - 2018-12-01
  • University of North Carolina-Wilmington College of Arts and Sciences 2018-01-01
  • University of North Carolina-Wilmington College of Arts and Sciences, e-Learning Program Online Course Development 2018-01-01
  • UNCW e-Learning Program, Online Course Developmen 2017-01-01
  • University of North Carolina-Wilmington College of Arts and Sciences 2017-01-01
  • Using geospatial technology and field survey to assess the impact of climate change and carbon stocks on coastal wetland, New Hanover County, NC”. 2017-01-01
  • Applying satellite image data to groundwater exploration in Darfur, Sudan 2016-01-01
  • Using Geospatial Data to Assess the Risk of Shorelines Erosion and Sea Level Rise Along the Coastal Zone of UAE 2016-01-01
  • Building Capacity of the Libyan National Oil Cooperation. Oil Caused Environmental Hazards in Libya 2013-02-01 - 2015-05-01
  • UNCW-eTEAL fund. Field Spectroscopy for Remote Sensing and Environmental Application 2015-01-01
  • Implementation of remote sensing, GIS and field techniques in support of advanced surface and subsurface mapping of Fort Anderson State Historic Site. Charles L. Cahill Award. 2014-01-01
  • Evaluate Hurricane Ike Building Failures 2010-06-01 - 2011-08-01
  • Teaching Overview

  • Remote Sensing in Environmental Analysis, Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Physical Geography, Advanced Remote Sensing, Environmental GIS
  • Full Name

  • Eman M Ghoneim