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Shai Kaplan

Shai Kaplan

ASU-BGU Project Manager, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

shaike07@gmail.com

Department of Geography and Environmental Development
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
POB 655
Be'er-Sheva, Israel

Titles

  • ASU-BGU Project Manager, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Education

  • PhD, Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, 2013

Journal Articles

2018

Wang, C., A. Middel, S. W. Myint, S. Kaplan, A. J. Brazel and J. Lukasczyk. 2018. Assessing local climate zones in arid cities: The case of Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 141(Jul):59-71. DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2018.04.009. (link )

2017

Fan, C., S. W. Myint, S. Kaplan, A. Middel, B. Zheng, A. Rahman, H. Huang, A. J. Brazel and D. G. Blumberg. 2017. Understanding the impact of urbanization on surface urban heat islands -- a longitudinal analysis of the oasis effect in subtropical desert cities. Remote Sensing 9(7):672. DOI: 10.3390/rs9070672. (link )

2016

Benson-Lira, V., M. Georgescu, S. Kaplan and E. R. Vivoni. 2016. Loss of a lake system in a megacity: The impact of urban expansion on seasonal meteorology in Mexico City. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 121(7):3079-3099. DOI: 10.1002/2015JD024102. (link )

Jenerette, G. D., S. L. Harlan, A. Buyantuyev, W. L. Stefanov, J. Declet-Barreto, B. L. Ruddell, S. W. Myint, S. Kaplan and X. Li. 2016. Micro-scale urban surface temperatures are related to land-cover features and residential heat related health impacts in Phoenix, AZ USA. Landscape Ecology 31(4):745-760. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-015-0284-3. (link )

Kaplan, S., C. S. Galletti, W. T. Chow and S. W. Myint. 2016. First order approximation of broadband directional albedo with high resolution Quickbird imagery: A case study for arid urban areas. GIScience & Remote Sensing 53(3):303-319. DOI: 10.1080/15481603.2016.1153944. (link )

2015

Kaplan, S., M. Georgescu, N. Alfasi and I. Kloog. 2015. Impact of future urbanization on summer: A case study of Israel. Theoretical and Applied Climatology DOI: 10.1007/s00704-015-1708-3. (link )

Myint, S. W., B. Zheng, E. Talen, C. Fan, S. Kaplan, A. Middel, M. Smith, H. Huang and A. J. Brazel. 2015. Does the spatial arrangement of urban landscape matter? Examples of urban warming and cooling in Phoenix and Las Vegas. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability 1(4):Art. 15. DOI: 10.1890/EHS14-0028.1. (link )

2014

Kaplan, S., S. W. Myint, C. Fan and A. J. Brazel. 2014. Quantifying outdoor water consumption of urban landuse/land cover: Sensitivity to drought. Environmental Management 53(4):855-864. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-014-0245-7. (link )

2013

Myint, S. W., C. S. Galletti, S. Kaplan and W. K. Kim. 2013. Object versus pixel: A systmatic evaluation in urban environments. Geocarta International DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2013.776642. (link )

2012

Kaplan, S. and S. W. Myint. 2012. Estimating agricultural water use through Landsat TM and a simplified surface energy balance modeling in the semi-arid environments of Arizona. Photogrammatic Engineering and Remote Sensing 78(8):849-859. DOI: 0099-1112/12/7808–849. (link )

Middel, A., A. J. Brazel, S. Kaplan and S. W. Myint. 2012. Daytime cooling efficiency and diurnal energy balance in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Climate Research 54(1):21-34. DOI: 10.3354/cr01103. (link )

Posters

2015

Brazel, A. J., K. Crewe, A. Middel and S. Kaplan. 2015. Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ downtowm microclimate - an APA-Designated Best Street. Poster presented at the 9th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC9), July 20-24, 2015, Tourlouse, France.

Myint, S. W., B. Zheng, C. Fan, S. Kaplan, A. J. Brazel, A. Middel and M. Smith. 2015. Exploring the influence of built and vegetative features on urban warming and cooling: Does spatial arrangement matter?. Poster presented at the 20th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 95th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), January 4-8, 2015, Phoenix, AZ.

2014

Middel, A., S. Kaplan and A. J. Brazel. 2014. Impact of land cover on local climate - The case study of Las Vegas, NV. Poster presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, April 8-12, 2014, Tampa, FL.

Myint, S. W., B. Zheng, C. Fan, S. Kaplan, A. J. Brazel, A. Middel and M. Smith. 2014. Does the spatial arrangement of vegetation and anthropogenic land cover features matter? Case studies of urban warming and cooling in Phoenix and Las Vegas. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 15-19, 2014, San Francisco, California.

2013

Kaplan, S., C. S. Galletti and W. T. Chow. 2013. Estimation of high resolution land surface broadband albedo for urban area from Quickbird. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2012

Kaplan, S. and S. W. Myint. 2012. Estimating actual evapotranspiration for a coupled human environment system: Sensitivity to drought. Poster presented at 13 January 2012 CAP LTER 14th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Middel, A., A. J. Brazel, S. Kaplan and S. W. Myint. 2012. Summer cooling efficiency of landscapes in Phoenix, AZ. Poster presented at 13 January 2012 CAP LTER 14th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Presentations

2017

Middel, A., C. Wang, S. Kaplan, J. Lukasczyk, S. Myint and A. Brazel. 2017. Local climate zones in arid cities -- an assessment for Phoenix, AZ and Las Vegas, NV, USA. Presentation at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 5-9, 2017, Boston, MA. (link )

Thesis (PhD)

2013

Kaplan, S. 2013. Natural desert and human controlled landscapes: Remote sensing of LULC response to drought. PhD dissertation. Arizona State University. (link )