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Courses Taught

Quarter/Year
Dept
Course #
Credits
Enrollment
% Responsible
Co-Instructor(s)
Spring 15ESS800101100%-
Summer 15ESS80021100%-
Autumn 15ESS800101100%-
Winter 16ESS800101100%-

UW Class Seminars and Lectures

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Awards and Honors

Award Name
Date Bestowed
Awarding Body
Brief Description
Khubilai Khaan AwardJune 29 2010Mongolian Academy of SciencesFor collaborative research on glacial geology in Mongolia

Professional Talks and Presentations

Date
Organization
Event
Invited/Contributed
Type
Title
5-7 May 13Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) at the Hebrew University of JerusalemConference on Ocean Gateways Past and Present: Significance for Ocean Circulation and Terrestrial ClimatesCTMultiple dust sources in the Sahara: The importance of sand dunes #
7 Dec 13AGUAnnual mtgIPosterAccuracy assessment of Terra/ASTER standard land-surface temperature and spectral emissivity products
7 Dec 13AGUAnnual mtgITalkThermal imaging for input to terrestrial and planetary thermal models
15 Sep 13Mongolian University of Science and Technology, UlaanbaatarInternational conference on climate change in arid semi-arid regionCTalkReconstructing paleoclimate from glacial deposits in Mongolia #
Mar 1344th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TXProf mtgCTalkThe failure of the immutable emissivity assumption #
22 Sep 14RAQRS, Univ. Valencia, SpainProf MtgCTalkEffect of Qinghai-Tibet (Qingzhang) Railroad on Vegetation Abundance #
22 Sep 14RAQRS, Univ Valencia, SpainProf mtgCTalkVegetation mapping with NASA's Terra/ASTER stereo images #
22 Sep 14RAQRS, Univ. Valencia SpainProf mtgCTalkValidation of Terra/ASTER standard land-surface temperature and spectral emissivity products.
27 Apr - 02 May 14EGU general assembly, ViennameetingCtalkDust emission from different sol types and geomorphic units in the Sahara – implications for modeling dust emission and transport #
11 Mar 1444th US – Japanese Joint Science Team Meeting, Tokyo, Temperature–Emissivity Working GroupProject meetingCtalkAST05 validation experiment
11 Mar 1444th US – Japanese Joint Science Team Meeting, Tokyo, Temperature–Emissivity Working GroupProject meetingCtalkReconciliation of Dragoneye 10—100 cm resolution TIR data with distribution of ground temperatures under a volcanic plume at Turrialba
11 Jun 1343rd US – Japanese Joint Science Team Meeting, TokyoProject meeting
11 Jun 1343rd US – Japanese Joint Science Team Meeting, TokyoProject meetingCtalkValidation of AST05/08
29–31 Mar 2012Geological Society of AmericaCordilleran Section, 108th Annual Meeting, MexicoCTalkTectonics and environment at the western end of the Baikal Rift:
16 May 2012University of WashingtonQuaternary Research Center Conference and Fieldtrip on LoessItalkThe role of active sand seas in forming warm-desert loess sequences and implications to the CLP #
20 May 2012University of WashingtonQuaternary Research Center Conference and Fieldtrip on LoessCtalkLoess in Washington – organization of the field trip
20 May 2012University of WashingtonQuaternary Research Center Conference and Fieldtrip on LoessCtalkGlacigenic loess near the terminus of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet on the Waterville Plateau
21 May 2012University of WashingtonQuaternary Research Center Conference and Fieldtrip on LoessItalkIntensive winds during glacial times increased sand dunes activity and loess deposition at margins low-latitude warm deserts #
13 Jun 201241st US – Japanese Joint Science Team Meeting, TokyoTemperature–Emissivity Working GroupCTalkIs the TIR emissivity of Earth-surface materials a significant function of kinetic temperature?
27-31 Aug 2012International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG)8th International Conference on Geomorphology, ParisCTalkThe role of active sand seas in forming desert loess sequences with implications to the Chinese Loess Plateau
11 Oct 12Lanzhou University, ChinaInternational Symposium on the uplift of the Qinghai-Tibetan PlateauITalkThe climatic significance of Tibetan glaciations
11 Oct 12Lanzhou University, ChinaSpecial graduate seminarItalkOn writing scientific papers
11 Oct 12Lanzhou University, ChinaSpecial seminarItalkUniversity study in the United States and Europe
26 Nov 12Kanazawa University, JapanDarhad Drilling Program meetingItalkYenisei Megafloods from Darhad Basin, Mongolia
26 Nov 12Kanazawa University, JapanDarhad Drilling Program meetingItalkSediment cores DBC1 and DBC2, Paleolake Darhad, Mongolia
3-7 Dec 2012American Geophysical UnionFall National MeetingCTalkEquilibrium-line altitudes in cold hyperarid settings
3-7 Dec 2012American Geophysical UnionFall National MeetingCTalkIs emissivity immutable? #
12 Dec 1242nd US – Japanese Joint Science Team Meeting, PasadenaTemperature–Emissivity Working GroupCTIs emissivity immutable?
12 Dec 1242nd US – Japanese Joint Science Team Meeting, PasadenaTemperature–Emissivity Working GroupCTUpdate: Is TIR reflectivity of Earth-surface materials a significant function of kinetic temperature? #
7—12 Apr 2013European Geosciences UnionGeomorphology sesssion, ViennaCTalkMultiple dust sources in the Sahara: The importance of sand dunes #
Mar 2013Lunar and Planetary Science44th ConferenceCTalkThe failure of the immutable emissivity assumption #
September 14 201546th US – Japanese Joint Science Team Meeting, TokyoTemperature–Emissivity Working GroupCTTES validation for homogeneous surfaces of high spectral contrast: The Algodones Dunes validation site
September 14, 201546th US – Japanese Joint Science Team Meeting, TokyoGeology Working GroupCTEstimation of modal grain size by TIR at the Algodones Dunes validation site AST05 validation experiment.
July – 2 August, 2015INQUACongress XIX, Nagoya, JapanCTMarine Isotope Stage 3 glaciations in continental climate-regions of Central Asia #
March 25, 2016LPSC47th ConferenceCTDark slope streaks on Mars: A global survey with CRISM #
March 25, 2016LPSC47th ConferenceCTInvestigating the origin of Mars recurring slope linea through laboratory experiments under a relevant environment #
#not 1st author

Public and Community Service

Date
Organization/Event
Type of Service
October 15 2015Washington Wildlife and Recreation CoalitionTalk on Methow Valley geology
1998-presentDamdin Da Intellectual Development FundBoard of Directors
1992-presentHumboldt State UniversityAdjunct faculty
1996-presentAmerican Epigraphic SocietyChair, Board
2016-17GSAAnnual Meeting General Chair, Seattle 2017

Recent Publications and Manuscripts in the Press

2013

*Abbott, E. A., Gillespie, A. R., and Kahle, A. B., 2013. Thermal-infrared imaging of weathering and alteration changes on the surfaces of basalt flows, Hawai’i, USA. Special Issue: Third International Symposium on Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing, International Journal of Remote Sensing 34(9-10), 3332–3355, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2012.716920.

*Amit, R., Enzel, Y., Mushkin, A., Gillespie, A., Jigjidsuren, B., Crouvi, O., Vandenberghe, J., An, Z.S., 2013: Linking coarse silt production in Asian sand deserts and the accretion of the Chinese Loess Plateau. Geology 42(1), 23-26, DOI: 10.1130/G34857.1.

*Carvalho, O, A., Jr., Guimarães, R. F., Silva, N. C., Gillespie, A. R., Gomes, R. A.T, Silva, C. R., Carvalho, A. P., 2013. Radiometric Normalization of Temporal Images Combining Automatic Detection of Pseudo-Invariant Features from the Distance and Similarity Spectral Measures, Density Scatter plot Analysis and Robust Regression. Remote Sensing 5 (6), 2763–2794. doi:10.3390/rs5062763

*Danilina, I., Gillespie, A. R., Balick, L. K., Mushkin, A., Smith, M. R., and Blumberg, D., 2013. Compensation for sub-pixel roughness effects in thermal-infrared images. Special Issue: Third International Symposium on Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing, International Journal of Remote Sensing 34(9-10), 3425–3436, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2012.716919.

*Som, S., Hagadorn, J., Thelen; W., Gillespie, A., David Catling, D., Buick, R., 2013. Quantitative discrimination between geological materials with low density contrast by high resolution X-ray computer tomography: an example using amygdule size-distribution in ancient lava flows. Computers and Geosciences 54, 231–238.

*Smith, M. R., Gillespie, A. R., Mizzon, H., Balick, L. K., Jiménez-Muñoz, J.-C., and Sobrino, J. A., 2013. In-scene atmospheric correction of hyperspectral thermal infrared image with nadir, horizontal, and oblique view angles. Special Issue: Third International Symposium on Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing, International Journal of Remote Sensing 34(9-10), 3164–3176, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2012.716547.


2014

*Bishop, M. P., Bush, A. B. G., Furfaro, R., Gillespie, A. R., Hall, D. K., Haritashya, U. K., Shroder, J. F., Jr., 2014. Theoretical foundations of remote sensing for glacier assessment and mapping. In J.S. Kargel, G.J. Leonard, M.P. Bishop, A. Kääb, B.H. Raup (Eds.), Global Land Ice Measurements from Space, pp 23-52. Springer Praxis Books: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540ˍ23.

*Carvalho Júnior, O., A., Guimarães, R., Montgomery, D., Gillespie, A. R., Gomes, R. A., Martins, E., Silva, N., 2014. Karst Depression Detection Using ASTER, ALOS Prism and SRTM-derived Digital Elevation Models in the Bambuí Group, Brazil. Remote Sensing in Geomorphology. Remote Sens. 2014, 6(1), 330-351; doi:10.3390/rs6010330

*Gillespie, A. R., 2014. Land Surface Emissivity (invited). In Njuko, E. G., ed., Encyclopedia of Remote Sensing, Springer, New York, ISBN 978-0-387-36698-2.

*Gillespie, A. R., 2014. Land Surface Temperature (invited). In Njuko, E. G., ed., Encyclopedia of Remote Sensing, Springer, New York, ISBN 978-0-387-36698-27.

Gillespie, A. R., Abbott, E., Mushkin., A., Hulley, G., Tratt, D., Buckland, K. N., 2014. Accuracy of ASTER temperature – emissivity seaparation (TES) algorithm. Recent Advances in Quantiative Remote Sensing (RAQRS IV), Valencia, Spain.

Mushkin, A., Gillespie, A R., Montgomery D R., Hibbitts, C. A., Schreiber B. C., 2014. A brine extrusion model for recurring slope lineae. 8th International Conference on Mars, #1342, Pasadena, CA, USA.

Mushkin, A., Gillespie, A. R., Kane, V., Kane, J., 2014. Vegetation mapping with NASA’s Terra/ASTER stereo image. Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing (RAQRS), Valencia, Spain.

Mushkin, A., Stillman, D E., Gillespie, A R., Montgomery D R., Hibbitts, C. A., Schreiber B. C., 2014. New constraints on the recurrence, growth and fading characteristics of low-albedo streaks on Martian slopes and their possible hydrologic implications. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 46(6), 792.

2015

Gillespie, A., 2015. Stephen C. Porter: 1934–2015 In Memoriam. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 47(4), 597–598.

*Gillespie, A. R., 2015. Physiographic Provinces of Washington State. Ch. 1 In E. Cheney (ed.), The Geology of Washington and Beyond, University of Washington Press, Seattle, pp 7–11.

*Gillespie, A. R., 2015. Overview of the Quaternary Period in Washington State. Ch. 2 In E. Cheney (ed.), The Geology of Washington and Beyond, University of Washington Press, Seattle, pp 223–232.

*Wang, G., Gillespie, A. R., Liang, S., Mushkin, A. Wu, Q., 2015. Effect of Qinghai-Tibet Railroad on Vegetation Abundance. International Journal of Remote Sensing 36 (19-20), 5222-5238: DOI:10.1080/01431161.2015.1041179

*Batbaatar, J., Gillespie, A. R., 2015. Outburst floods of the Maly Yenisei. Part I – review. International Geology Review. Published online 09 Dec 2015: doi:10.1080/00206814.2015.1114908

2016

*Batbaatar, J., A. Gillespie, 2016. Outburst floods of the Maly Yenisei. Part II – new age constraints from Darhad basin. International Geology Review, Submitted.

*Halabisky, M., Moskal, L. M., Gillespie, A., Hannam, M., 2016. Reconstructing semi-arid wetland surface water dynamics through spectral mixture analysis of a time series of Landsat satellite images (1984 – 2011). Remote Sensing of Environment177, 171-183.



* = peer-reviewed

Current Research Interests

glacial geology
- West Coast, N America
- Central Asia: Tibet, Mongolia, S. Siberia, Xinjiang, Kyrgyzstan
- energy balance models for glaciers in cold hyperarid settings
- inversion of ELA/climate models
- spatial patterns of LGM ELA depression in Central Asia
- LGM glaciation of the Methow Valley
remote sensing
- inverse spectral mixture modeling (spectral unmixing)
- thermal infrared temperature/emissivity separation
- emissivity changes in cooling lavas
- validation of NASA standard emissivity products (created by my algorithm)
Mars geomorphology
- crustal hydrology
- slope streaks
- accretionary crust of the Southern Highlands
landscape evolution
- generation and distribution of loess
- genesis of large bedrock plains (e.g., Gobi)
paleoclimate
- LGM precipitation patterns in Central Asia

Current C.V. URL

http://www.ess.washington.edu/ess/people/cv/Gillespie_Alan_CV.pdf

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Comments

Status: I retired 15Sep 2015. My main activity at UW is now to graduate my final student, J. Batbaatar. This should have at the end of summer, he reports. I am also co-I on a new NASA proposal (3 yr, $2.5 million) to map permafrost retreat in Tibet since 1980. I intend to remain active professionally