Ayse Kilic

Contact Information:

East Campus (Lincoln)
311 HARH
(402) 417-2562


Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, , University of Florida, 2002
  • ME, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida, 1998
  • ME, Structures and Irrigation Engineering, Mediterranean University, Antalya/Turkey, 1995
  • BE, Agricultural Structures and Irrigation Engineering, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey, 1993

Curriculum Vitae (CV):

Areas of Research and Professional Interest

  • Hydrological Information Systems
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • GIS in Water Resources
  • Satellite Remote Sensing Based Estimation of Land Surface Evapotranspiration

Research Profiles:

Courses Taught

Honors and Awards

  • ASABE Honorable Mention Paper Award, 2006
  • Best practical paper award, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Journal. ASCE/EWRI National Society Award, 2005
  • Second prize winner for the graduate student paper competition award at Soil and Crop Science Society of Florida Meetings, 2004

Selected Publications

  1. Li, Y., Z. Tang, C. Liu and A. Kilic.  2017.  Estimation and investigation of consumptive water use in residential area—Case cities in Nebraska, U.S.A.  Sustainable Cities and Society Volume 35, pp 637-644. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2017.09.012
  2. de la Fuente-Sáiz, D., Ortega-Farías, S., Fonseca, D., Ortega-Salazar, S., Kilic, A. and Allen, R., 2017. Calibration of METRIC Model to Estimate Energy Balance over a Drip-Irrigated Apple Orchard. Remote Sensing, 9(7), 18 p. doi:10.3390/rs9070670www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing  (15%)
  3. Fisher, J.B., Melton, F., Middleton, E., Hain, C., Anderson, M., Allen, R., McCabe, M.F., Hook, S., Baldocchi, D., Townsend, P.A. and Kilic, A., 2017. The future of evapotranspiration: Global requirements for ecosystem functioning, carbon and climate feedbacks, agricultural management, and water resources. Water Resources Research, 53(4), pp.2618-2626.
  4. Ramírez-Cuesta, J.M., Kilic, A., Allen, R., Santos, C. and Lorite, I.J., 2017. Evaluating the impact of adjusting surface temperature derived from Landsat 7 ETM+ in crop evapotranspiration assessment using high-resolution airborne data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 38(14), pp.4177-4205.
  5. Kukal, M., Irmak, S. and Kilic, A., 2017. Long-Term Spatial and Temporal Maize and Soybean Evapotranspiration Trends Derived from Ground-Based and Satellite-Based Datasets over the Great Plains. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering,  ASCE, 143(9) . doi:10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0001212
  6. Kilic, A., Allen, R., Trezza, R., Ratcliffe, I., Kamble, B., Robison, C., & Ozturk, D. 2016. Sensitivity of evapotranspiration retrievals from the METRIC processing algorithm to improved radiometric resolution of Landsat 8 thermal data and to calibration bias in Landsat 7 and 8 surface temperature. Remote Sensing of Environment, 185, 198-209.
  7. Foolad, F., Franz, T.E., Wang, T., Gibson, J., Kilic, A., Allen, R.G. and Suyker, A., 2016. Feasibility analysis of using inverse modeling for estimating field-scale evapotranspiration in maize and soybean fields from soil water content monitoring networks. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21(2), pp 1-50. doi:10.5194/hess-2016-437
  8. Ortega-Farías, S., Ortega-Salazar, S., Poblete, T., Kilic, A., Allen, R., Poblete-Echeverría, C., Ahumada-Orellana, L., Zuñiga, M. and Sepúlveda, D., 2016. Estimation of energy balance components over a drip-irrigated olive orchard using thermal and multispectral cameras placed on a helicopter-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Remote Sensing, 8(8), 12 p.
  9. Sharma, V., Kilic, A. and Irmak, S., 2016. Impact of scale/resolution on evapotranspiration from Landsat and MODIS images. Water Resources Research, 52(3), pp.1800-1819.
  10. Wang, J., Kessner, A., Aegerter, C., Sharma, A., Wardlow, B., You, J., Shulski, M., Irmak, S., Kilic, A. and Zeng, J., 2016. A Multi-sensor View of the 2012 Central Plains Drought from Space. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 4, p.1:13.
  11. Sharma, V., Irmak, S., Kilic, A., Sharma, V., Gilley, J.E., Meyer, G.E., Knezevic, S.Z. and Marx, D., 2016. Quantification and Mapping of Surface Residue Cover for Maize and Soybean Fields in South Central Nebraska. Transactions of the ASABE, 59(3), pp.925-939.
  12. Sharma3, V., S. Irmak, A. Kilic, and D. Mutiibwa. 2015. Application of remote sensing for quantifying and mapping surface energy fluxes in south central Nebraska: Analyses with respect to field measurements. Transactions of the ASABE 58(5):1265-1285.
  13. Wang, S.Y.S., Santanello, J., Wang, H., Barandiaran, D., Pinker, R.T., Schubert, S., Gillies, R.R., Oglesby, R., Hilburn, K., Kilic, A. and Houser, P., 2015. An intensified seasonal transition in the Central US that enhances summer drought. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120(17), pp.8804-8816.
  14. Carrasco-Benavides, M., Ortega-Farías, S., Lagos, L.O., Kleissl, J., Morales-Salinas, L. and Kilic, A., 2014. Parameterization of the Satellite-Based Model (METRIC) for the Estimation of Instantaneous Surface Energy Balance Components over a Drip-Irrigated Vineyard. Remote Sensing, 6(11), pp.11342-11371. 
  15. Irmak, S., J. O. Payero, A. Kilic, L. O. Odhiambo, D. Rudnick, V. Sharma, David Billesbach. 2014. On the magnitude and dynamics of eddy covariance system residual energy (energy balance closure error) in subsurface drip irrigated maize field during growing and non-growing (dormant) seasons. Irrigation Science. ISSN 0342-7188. DOI 10.1007/s00271-014-0443-3
  16. Irmak, S., A. Kilic, S. Chatterjee.  2014.  On the Equality Assumption of Latent and Sensible Heat Energy Transfer Coefficients of the Bowen Ratio Theory for Evapotranspiration Estimations: Another Look at the Potential Causes of Inequalities.  Climate 2(3):185-204.
  17. Mutiibwa, D., A. Kilic, and S. Irmak. 2014. The effect of land cover/land use changes on the regional climate of the High Plains. Climate 2014, 2(3): 153-167 doi:10.3390/cli20x000x
  18. Roy, D.P.; Wulder, M.A.; Loveland, T.R.; Woodcock, C.E.; Allen, R.G.; Anderson, M.C.; Helder, D.; Irons, J.R.; Johnson, D.M.; Kennedy, R.; Scambos, T.A.; Schaaf, C.B.; Schott, J.R.; Sheng, Y.; Vermote, E.F.; Belward, A.S.; Bindschadler, R.; Cohen, W.B.; Gao, F.; Hipple, J.D.; Hostert, P.; Huntington, J.; Justice, C.O.; Kilic, A.; Kovalskyy, V.; Lee, Z.P.; Lymburner, L.; Masek, J.G.; McCorkel, J.; Shuai, Y.; Trezza, R.; Vogelmann, J.; Wynne, R.H.; Zhu, Z. Landsat-8: Science and product vision for terrestrial global change research. 2014. Remote Sensing Environment 145:154-172.
  19. Kamble, B., A. Kilic, and K. Hubbard. 2013. Estimating Crop Coefficients Using Remote Sensing-Based Vegetation Index. Remote Sens. 5:1588-1602.
  20. Kamble, B., A. Irmak,  K.G. Hubbard, and P. Gowda. 2013. Irrigation scheduling using remote sensing data assimilation approach Advances in Remote Sensing 2 (2013): 258.  DOI: 10.4236/ars.2013.23028
  21. Gengxin O., X. Chen, A. Kilic, S. Bartelt-Hunt, Y. Li, and A. Samal. "Development of a cross-section based streamflow routing package for MODFLOW." Environmental Modelling & Software 50 (2013): 132-143.
  22. Lagos, L.O., D.L. Martin, D. L., S.B. Verma, S. Irmak, A. Irmak, D. Eisenhauer, and A. Suyker. 2013. Surface energy balance model of transpiration from variable canopy cover and evaporation from residue-covered or bare soil systems: model evaluation. Irrigation Science31(2), 135-150.
  23. 23.  Allen, R.G., B. Burnett, W. Kramber, J. Huntington, J. Kjaersgaard, A.  Kilic-Irmak, C. Kelly, R. Trezza.  2013.  Automated Calibration of the METRIC-Landsat Evapotranspiration Process.  J. Am. Water Resources Assoc49(3):563-576.
  24. 24.  Allen, R.G., R. Trezza, A. Kilic-Irmak, M. Tasumi, H. Li.  2013.  Sensitivity of Landsat-scale energy balance to aerodynamic algorithms in mountains and complex terrain. J. Am. Water Resources Assoc.  49(3):592-604
  25. Irmak, A., Ratcliffe, I., Ranade, P., Allen, R.G., Kjaersgaard, J., Kamble, B., Choragudi, R., Hubbard, K., G., Singh, R., Mutiibwa, D., Healey, N.  2012. Seasonal evapotranspiration mapping using Landsat visible and thermal data with an energy balance approach in central Nebraska.  In Neale, CMU; Cosh, MH  (ed): Remote Sensing and Hydrology. Book Series: IAHS Publication, Volume 352, Pages: 84-88.
  26. Akasheh, O. Z.; Irmak, A.; Irmak, S.; et al. 2012. Comparison of ET from two remote sensing-based surface energy models in south central Nebraska. In Neale, CMU; Cosh, MH  (ed): Remote Sensing and Hydrology. Book Series: IAHS Publication, Volume 352, Pages: 106-110.
  27. Irmak, A.; Kumar, R.; Allen, R. G. 2012. Local and global sensitivity analysis on METRIC. In Neale, CMU; Cosh, MH  (ed): Remote Sensing and Hydrology. Book Series: IAHS Publication, Volume 352, Pages: 175-179. 
  28. Kjaersgaard, J., R.G. Allen and A. Irmak.  2011.  Improved methods for estimating monthly and growing season ET estimation using METRIC applied to moderate-resolution satellite imagery.  J. Hydrological Processes.  25:4028–4036.
  29. Allen, R.G., A. Irmak, R. Trezza, J. Hendrickx, W. Bastiaanssen, and J. Kjaesgaard.  2011.  Satellite based ET estimation in agriculture using SEBAL and METRIC.   J. Hydrological Processes. 25:4011–4027. 
  30. Healey, N.C., A. Irmak, T.J. Arkebauer, D.P. Billesbach, J.D. Lenters,  K.G. Hubbard, R.G. Allen, J. Kjaersgaard.  2011. Remote Sensing and In Situ-Based Estimation of Evapotranspiration for Subirrigated Meadow, Dry Valley, and Upland Dune Ecosystems in the Semi-arid Sand Hills of NE, USA.  Irrigation and Drainage Systems 25(3):151-178.
  31. Irmak, A., I. Ratcliffe, P. Ranade, K.G. Hubbard, R.K. Singh, B. Kamble and J. Kjaersgaard. 2011. Estimation of land surface evapotranspiration: A satellite remote sensing procedure. Great Plains Research. 21(1):73-88,  April 2011. 
  32. Irmak, A., R.K. Singh, E. Walter-Shea, S.B. Verma and A.E. Suyker. 2011. Comp. and Anal. Empirical Equ. for Soil Heat Flux for Different Cropping Sys. and Irrig. Methods. Trans. ASABE. 54(1): 67-80  

Previous last name 'Irmak'.