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McNairn, Heather, Ph.D.

This page contains a list of publications. A full profile of this scientist is available at Heather McNairn.

Research publications

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2015

2014

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2011

2010

2009

  • Bugden, J.L., Pattey, E., McNairn, H. (2009). Classification of crop and soil homogenous zones using multipolarization c-band sar, 35(2), 130-140. http://dx.doi.org/10.5589/m09-001
  • McNairn, H., Champagne, C., Shang, J., Holmstrom, D., Reichert, G. (2009). Integration of optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery for delivering operational annual crop inventories, 64(5), 434-449. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2008.07.006
  • McNairn, H., Shang, J., Champagne, C., and Jiao, X. (2009). "TerraSAR-X and RADARSAT-2 for crop classification and acreage estimation.", International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), pp. II898-II901. doi : 10.1109/IGARSS.2009.5418243
  • McNairn, H., Shang, J., Jiao, X., Champagne, C. (2009). The contribution of ALOS PALSAR multipolarization and polarimetric data to crop classification, 47(12), 3981-3992. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2009.2026052
  • Shang, J., McNairn, H., Champagne, C., and Jiao, X. (2009). "Application of Multi-Frequency Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) in Crop Classification.", in Jedlovec, G. (ed.) - Advances in Geoscience and Remote Sensing, InTech, Open Access Publisher, Chapter 27, pp. 557-568.
  • Shang, J., McNairn, H., Champagne, C., and Jiao, X. (2009). "Application of Multi-Frequency Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) in Crop Classification.", in Jedlovec, G. (ed.) - Advances in Geoscience and Remote Sensing, InTech, Open Access Publisher, Chapter 27.
  • Soria-Ruiz, J., Fernandez-Ordonez, Y., and McNairn, H. (2009). "Corn Monitoring and Crop Yield Using Optical and Microwave Remote Sensing.", in P-G. P. Ho (ed.) - Geoscience and Remote Sensing, InTech, Open Access Publisher, Chapter 19.
  • Tighe, M.L., King, D., Balzter, H., and McNairn, H. (2009). "Comparison of X/C-HH InSAR and L-PolInSAR for canopy height estimation in a Lodgepole pine forest.", in Lacoste, H. and Ouwehand, L. (eds.) - Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry (PolInSAR 2009) , Frascati, Italy, January 26-30, 2009 [ESA SP-668, CD-ROM], European Space Agency, Paris, France.

Other science related publications

2016

  • "From fields to regions: Improving crop model predictions, using remote sensing-derived biophysical descriptors and climate data." Pattey, E.,Jégo, G. ,A. Vanderzaag, J. Liu, B. Qian, X. Geng; Res. Team: S. Admiral, M. Mesbah, D. Dow, T. HotteF. Baret, M. Weiss, R. Lacaze, F. Camacho, N. Beaudoin, R. Desjardins, T. Huffman, H. McNairn 2016. 2016 Canadian JECAM Site Update: CFIA-Ottawa. JECAM Science Meeting Kyiv, 11-12 Oct 2016 (poster).

2015

  • Pattey, E., Jégo, G., Liu, J., Smith, W.N., VanderZaag, A.C., Desjardins, R.L., Tremblay, N., Geng, X.Y., Qiu, B., Shang, J., McNairn, H., and Jarvis, I.E. (2015). "Field-scale research to quantify the impact of climate variations on crop production and to enhance the environmental performance.", Invited Presentation at ECORC/ACGEO Agri-Environmental Science Day, Ottawa, ON, Canada, February 10, 2015. (Presentation)

2014

  • Champagne, C., Kerr, Y.H., Mahmoodi, A.B., Richaume, P., Mialon, A., McNairn, H., Pacheco, A., Bélair, S., and Carrera, M. (2014). "Enhancements of SMOS level 2 soil moisture products over Canada.", Joint 2014 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2014) and the 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS 2014), Quebec Convention Centre, Quebec City, Canada, July 13-18, 2014, pp. 2435-2438.
  • Champagne, C., Rowlandson, T., Berg, A.A., Burns, T., L'Heureux, J., Adams, J.K., McNairn, H., and Toth, B.M. (2014). "Evaluation of L-Band Passive Microwave Soil Moisture for Canada.", Joint 2014 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2014) and the 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS 2014), Quebec Convention Centre, Quebec City, Canada, July 13-18, 2014.
  • Charbonneau, F.J., Brisco, B., van der Sanden, J.J., Toutin, T., Touzi, R., Chen, H., Liu, C., McNairn, H., Shang, J., Buckley, J.R., Arkett, M., and Poitevin, J. (2014). "RCM compact polarimetry applications development overview.", Joint 2014 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2014) and the 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS 2014), Quebec Convention Centre, Quebec City, Canada, July 13-18, 2014.
  • Charbonneau, F.J., Zidane, S.-E., Decker, V., and McNairn, H. (2014). "RCM compact polarimetry surface model.", Joint 2014 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2014) and the 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS 2014), Quebec Convention Centre, Quebec City, Canada, July 13-18, 2014.
  • Kim, S.-B., Huang, H.-C., Tsang, L., Jackson, T.J., McNairn, H., and van Zyl, J. (2014). "Soil moisture retrieval using L-band time-series SAR data from the SMAPVEX12 experiment.", Joint 2014 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2014) and the 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS 2014), Quebec Convention Centre, Quebec City, Canada, July 13-18, 2014.
  • Kim, S.-B., Huang, H.-C., Tsang, L., Jackson, T.J., McNairn, H., and van Zyl, J. (2014). "Surface layer soil moisture retrieval using L-band time-series SAR data and inversion of forward models.", EUSAR 2014 – 10th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, Berlin, Germany, June 2-6, 2014.
  • Li, Y., Liu, T., McNairn, H., Shang, J., and Touzi, R. (2014). "RADARSAT-2 PolInSAR coherence optimization for agriculture crop change detection.", Joint 2014 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2014) and the 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS 2014), Quebec Convention Centre, Quebec City, Canada, July 13-18, 2014.
  • McNairn, H., Powers, J., Shang, J., Merzouki, A., Pacheco, A., Fisette, T., Wiseman, G., and Homayouni, S. (2014). "RADARSAT-2 to support risk reduction for the agriculture sector.", Joint 2014 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2014) and the 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS 2014), Quebec Convention Centre, Quebec City, Canada, July 13-18, 2014.
  • McNairn, H., Wiseman, G., Powers, J., Merzouki, A., and Shang, J. (2014). "Assessment of disease risk in canola using multi-frequency SAR: preliminary results.", EUSAR 2014 – 10th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, Berlin, Germany, June 2-6, 2014.
  • Niazmardi, S., Homayouni, S., McNairn, H., Shang, J., and Safari, A. (2014). "Multiple kernels learning for classification of agricultural time series data.", 3rd International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics, Beijing, China, August 11-14, 2014, Article number 6910640.
  • Pattey, E., Jégo, G., VanderZaag, A.C., Liu, J., Qian, B., Smith, W.N., Geng, X.Y., Baret, F., Beaudoin, N., Desjardins, R.L., Fernandes, R., Jarvis, I.E., Huffman, E.C., Lacaze, R., and McNairn, H. (2014). "JECAM CFIA-Ottawa.", JECAM/GEOGLAM Science Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, July 21-23, 2014, Oral presentation.
  • Shang, J., Huffman, E.C., Liu, J., Ma, B.-L., Zhao, T., Qian, B., McNairn, H., Geng, X.Y., Lantz, N., and Wang, J. (2014). "Using Earth Observation to Monitor Corn Growth in Eastern Canada.", 68th North Eastern Corn Improvement Conference, Wooster, Ohio, USA, February 13-14, 2014.
  • Yekkehkhany, B., Homayouni, S., McNairn, H., and Safari, A. (2014). "Multi-temporal full polarimetry L-band SAR data classification for agriculture land cover mapping.", Joint 2014 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2014) and the 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS 2014), Quebec Convention Centre, Quebec City, Canada, July 13-18, 2014.

2013

  • Shang, J., McNairn, H., Champagne, C., and Jiao, X. (2013). "Radar’s potential to estimate crop bio-physical parameters and beyond.", Remote sensing: Beyond images Workshop, Mexico City, México, December 14-15, 2014.

2012

  • Colliander, A., Yueha, S., Chazanoffa, S., Dinardoa, S., O’Dwyera, I., Jackson, T.J., McNairn, H., Bullock, P., Wiseman, G., Berg, A.A., Magagi, R., and Njoku, E. (2012). "Airborne Active and Passive L-band Measurements using PALS Instrument in SMAPVEX12 Soil Moisture Field Campaign.", SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing 2012, Kyoto, Japan, October 29 - November 1, 2012.
  • McNairn, H., Shang, J., Jiao, X., and Deschamps, B. (2012). "Establishing Crop Productivity Using RADARSAT-2.", The XII Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Melbourne, Australia, August 25 – September 1, 2012.
  • Shang, J., McNairn, H., Charbonneau, F.J., Chen, Z., and Jiao, X. (2012). "Sensitivity analysis of compact polarimetry parameters to crop growth using simulated RADARSAT-2 SAR data.", IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2012), Munich, Germany, July 22-27, 2012, pp. 1825-1828.
  • Shang, J., McNairn, H., Fernandes, R., Schulthess, U., and Storie, J. (2012). "Estimation of Crop Ground Cover and Leaf Area Index (LAI) of Wheat Using RapidEye Satellite Data: Prelimary Study.", First International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics, Shanghai, China, August 2-4, 2012.

2011

  • Guo, L., Pei, Z., Zhang, S., Wang, Q., McNairn, H., Shang, J., and Jiao, X. (2011). "Rice identification using TerraSAR-X data.", Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 8203(Article No. 82030J).
  • Liu, C., Shang, J., Vachon, P.W., and McNairn, H. (2011). "Crop Change Assessment Using Polarimetric RADARSAT-2 Data.", The 5th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry, Frascati, Italy, Jan 24-28, 2011.
  • McNairn, H., Brisco, B., and Parihar, J.S. (2011). "Toward the use of multiparametric synthetic aperture radar for agriculture monitoring (Introduction).", Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 37(1), pp. 3-5.
  • McNairn, H., Merzouki, A., and Pacheco, A. (2011). "Monitoring soil moisture to support risk reduction for the agriculture sector using RADARSAT-2.", IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2011), Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 24-29, 2011.
  • Pacheco, A. and McNairn, H. (2011). "Mapping Crop Residue Cover Over Regional Agricultural Landscapes in Canada.", International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, Sydney, Australia, April 10-15, 2011.
  • Shang, J., McNairn, H., Deschamps, B., Jiao, X., and Champagne, C. (2011). "Contribution of TerraSAR-X Data to In-Season Crop Mapping in Canada.", 3rd TanDEM-X Science Team Meeting, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, Feb 17-18, 2011.

2010

  • Jiao, X., McNairn, H., Shang, J., and Liu, J. (2010). "The Sensitivity of Multi-Frequency (X, C and L-band) Radar Backscatter Signatures to Bio-Physical Variables (LAI) Over Corn and Soybean Fields.", ISPRS Commission VII Symposium, Vienna, Austria, July 5-7, 2010.
  • McNairn, H., Merzouki, A., and Pacheco, A. (2010). "Estimating Surface Soil Moisture Using RADARSAT-2.", ISPRS Technical Commission VIII Symposium, Kyoto, Japan, August 9-12, 2010.
  • Merzouki, A., McNairn, H., and Pacheco, A. (2010). "Potential Of Mapping Soil Moisture By Combining Radar Backscatter Modeling and Polsar Decomposition.", IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2010), Honolulu, HI, USA, July 25-30, 2010, Session: FRP2.PA.
  • Pacheco, A., McNairn, H., and Merzouki, A. (2010). "Evaluating TerraSAR-X for the identification of tillage occurrence over an agricultural area in Canada.", Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 7824(Article No. 78240P).
  • Shang, J., McNairn, H., Jiao, X., and Champagne, C. (2010). "Integration of Radarsat-2, Terrasar-X and Alos Palsar Data for In-Season Crop Acreage Estimates: A Canadian Example.", IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2010), Honolulu, HI, USA, July 25-30, 2010, Section: TH4.L09.

2009

  • Champagne, C., Shang, J., McNairn, H., and Xiao, X. (2009). "Synergy of L-, C-, and X-Band SAR for crop mapping: A case study in Canada.", 3rd ALOS Joint PI Symposium, Alaska Satellite Facility, Kona, Hawaii, USA, November 9-13, 2009.
  • Jiao, X., McNairn, H., Pattey, E., Shang, J., and Champagne, C. (2009). "The sensitivity of RADARSAT-2 quad-polarization SAR data to crop LAI.", SPIE Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability VI, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, August 5-6, 2009, Vol. 7454, Article No. 7454-23.
  • Liu, J., Pattey, E., Shang, J., Admiral, S., Jégo, G., McNairn, H., Smith, A., Hu, B., Zhang, F., and Freemantle, J. (2009). "Quantifying Crop Biomass Accumulation Using Multi-temporal Optical Remote Sensing Observations.", 30th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing / 30e Symposium canadien sur la télédétection, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, June 22-25, 2009, 14 pages.
  • McNairn, H., Shang, J., Champagne, C., Charbonneau, F.J., and Merzouki, A. (2009). "An assessment of compact polarimetry for crop classification.", Canadian Remote Sensing Symposium, Lethbridge, Canada, June 22-25, 2009.
  • McNairn, H., Shang, J., Champagne, C., and Jiao, X. (2009). "TerraSAR-X and RADARSAT-2 for crop classification and acreage estimation.", IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2009), Capetown, South Africa, July 12-17, 2009.
  • Merzouki, A., McNairn, H., and Pacheco, A. (2009). "Evaluation of radar backscatter models over agricultural fields: Validation using polarimetric C-band RADARSAT-2 SAR image data.", Canadian Remote Sensing Symposium, Lethbridge, Canada, June 22-25, 2009.
  • Newlands, N.K., Geng, X.Y., McNairn, H., Jarvis, I.E., Liang, S.H.L., Erickson, R.S., Phillips, A.J.L., Davidson, A.M., Porcelli, T.A., Chipanshi, A.C., Serele, C.S., and Hill, H.S. (2009). "AAFC-SAGES Agri-Environmental Monitoring Project Collaborators, G. Espino-Hernandez, Biophysical modeling of soil moisture integrating SAR and sensor web networks.", Remote Sensing Workshop, Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada. (Abstract)
  • Pacheco, A., McNairn, H., and Merzouki, A. (2009). "Applying advanced polarimetric techniques for agriculture tillage mapping.", 33rd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, Stresa, Italy, May 4-8, 2009.
  • Shang, J., McNairn, H., Champagne, C., Jiao, X., and Geng, X. (2009). "Integration of RadarSAT-2 ScanSAR and AWiFS for operational agricultural land use monitoring over the Canadian Prairies.", IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2009), Capetown, South Africa, July 12-17, 2009, Vol. 4, Article number 5417496, pp. IV793-IV796.
  • Tighe, M.L., King, D., Balzter, H., and McNairn, H. (2009). "Comparison of X/C-HH InSAR and L-PolInSAR for canopy height estimation in a Lodgepole pine forest.", 4th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry (PolInSAR 2009), Frascati, Italy, January 26-30, 2009. (Workshop)
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