Work Hardin Hall (HARH) 311 south
Lincoln NE 68583-0973
Dr. Ayse Kilic is a leading expert in remote sensing of water consumption (evapotranspiration) using satellite imagery. She is also an expert in the use of geographical information systems in water resources and natural resources. She chairs two national technical committees for the American Society of Civil Engineers related to evapotranspiration and is a member of the national OpenET development team.


  • Ph D, University of Florida, 2002


  • CIVE 456, Surface Water Hydrology, Fall 2019
  • NRES 898, Special Topics in Natural Resources; Python Prgmg in Remote Sensing, Spring 2019
  • CIVE 456, Surface Water Hydrology, Fall 2018
  • CIVE 856, Surface Water Hydrology, Spring 2018
  • CIVE 853, GIS in Water Resources, Fall 2017
  • NRES 898, Special Topics in Natural Resources, Spring 2017
  • NRES 898, Special Topics in Natural Resources; GIS&Remote Sensing in NRES, Spring 2016
  • CIVE 456, Surface Water Hydrology, Spring 2016

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • 400-mile high satellite images provide groundwork for water use maps, Connect
  • Application of GIS to evaluate the spatial nonstationarity relationships between precipitation vs. irrigated and rainfed maize and soybean yields. , Transactions of the ASABE
  • Satellite-based energy balance approach to assess riparian water use in Evapotranspiration an Overview, Evapotranspiration an Overview

icon-business-chartResearch & Grants

  • U.S.-India Partnership WatAgFoodSec, US-India Educational Foundation, September 2016
  • EEFlux to the NASA ECOSTRESS Mission, California Inst of Technology-Jet Propulsion Lab, May 2019
  • Google EEFlux, Google Inc, March 2016
  • TIR Specifications for Landsat 9, NASA, January 2014
  • CPNRD Evapotranspiration Mapping, Central Platte NRD, October 2016
  • Computation of Water Consumption, Google Inc, February 2013


  • Google Earth Engine Evapotranspiration Flux --- EEFlux, Chinese academy of Science, Shijiazhuang, China
  • Google Earth Engine Evapotranspiration Flux and Calibration --- EEFlux, Guangxi Teachers University, Nanning, China
  • The Google EEFlux Evapotranspiration Application for Global Coverage, Xi'an University, Xi'an China
  • Google Earth Engine EEFlux application plus surface reflectance calibration of NAIP imagery to produce 1-m vegetation indices for precision agriculture, American Society of Agronomy, Tampa, FL
  • Google Earth Engine Evapotranspiration Flux --- EEFlux , WINOTEC, Brasilia, Brazil, Fortaleza, Brasil
  • Using Thermal Satellite and Surface Energy Balance for field Scale Evapotranspiration Area Monitoring the practical examples in the United States, DSI - Turkish National Hydraulics Institute, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Remote Effects of Sea Surface Temperature, NASA, Grrenbelt, Maryland
  • Google Earth Engine Evapotranspiration Flux --- EEFlux , NASA and World Bank, Washington, DC
  • Applications of Remote Sensing for Evapotranspiration in the USA at Landsat Spatial Scales for Agricultural Water Management and to Support Climate Change Research, University of Talca, Talca, Chile
  • The World of Landsat for Water Consumption, Nebraska Water Center, SNR, Lincoln
  • Mapping Evapotranspiration at Field Scale using Satellites, World Bank, Washington, D.C.
  • ET Mapping for Management of Natural Resources Districts in Nebraska , NASA, Western States Water Council, Boise, Idaho, USA

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • Holling Family Distinguished Senior Faculty Teaching Award, College of Engineering - UNL, 2019
  • Member of the National Landsat Science Team, 2012-2017, United States Geological Survey, 2012
  • William Pecora Award 2014, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 2015
  • Recognition of Junior Faculty for Excellence in Research Award , UNL-Agricultural Research Division , 2012

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