Abdulla - Al Kafy

Abdulla - Al Kafy
University of Texas at Austin | UT · Department of Geography and The Environment

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment using geoinformatics, remote sensing and machine learning algorithms

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Introduction
Geospatial and Remote sensing specialist with more than Four years of experience in both research and industry.Highly competent with GIS as well as remote sensing software, computer language,machine learning, and big data analysis. Working continuously using modern geospatial technologies and identify effective ways for utilizing the knowledge for the well being of society. Particular focus on remote sensing and GIS application in environmental analysis, urban landscape studies & climate change.
Additional affiliations
October 2019 - July 2022
ICLEI South Asia
Position
  • Urban Planner & Project Officer
Description
  • Monitor and ensure the quality of the fieldwork and data management during the implementation phase and the quality of the analysis, Ensure that effective participatory feedback is provided to the community and civil society stakeholders
October 2018 - October 2019
Rajshahi Development Authority
Position
  • Analyst
Description
  • High-Resolution image processing, Land Use Map Preparation, DEM Creation, Mouza Map Digitizing, Topology and Error correction, Attribute table and Remote sensing database creation.
April 2018 - September 2018
B & F Company Ltd
Position
  • GIS and Solid Waste Management Specialist
Description
  • Acquire data from satellite and ground-based platform, Preparation of land use and land cover maps, layout plan and 3D visualization , Arc GIS, ERDAS Imagine, QGIS, Auto CAD, Sketch-up and Lumion software
Education
August 2022 - August 2024
University of Texas at Austin
Field of study
  • Geography and Environment
September 2018 - December 2019
Sustainable Development Network Programme
Sustainable Development Network Programme
Field of study
  • Sustainable Land Use Management
March 2013 - December 2017
Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology
Field of study
  • Urban & Regional Planning

Publications

Publications (104)
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The intensity and formation of urban heat island (UHI) phenomena are closely related to land use/land cover (LULC) and land surface temperature (LST) change. The effect of UHI can be described quantitatively by urban thermal field variance index (UTFVI). For measuring urban health and ensuring sustainable development, the analysis of LST and UTFVI...
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Human pressures, combined with changing hydrology and land resources, have a distinct effect on the carbon chain and ecosystem resilience. The increase in urban areas contributes significantly to the loss of vegetation cover (VC), which accelerates carbon emissions, increasing land surface temperature (LST) and global warming. This study used remot...
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Changes in land use/land cover (LULC) and land surface temperatures (LST) contribute significantly to the formation and intensity of urban heat islands (UHI) effects. The urban thermal field variance index (UTFVI) can effectively describe any city's UHI (thermal characteristics) effect. This study aims to assess and predict the seasonal (summer and...
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The consequences of droughts are far-reaching, impacting the natural environment, water quality, public health, and accelerating economic losses. Applications of remote sensing techniques using satellite imageries can play an influential role in identifying drought severity (DS) and impacts for a broader range of areas. The Barind Tract (BT) is a r...
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Forests are vital in combating climate change by storing and sequestrating CO2 from the atmosphere. Measuring the influence of land use/land cover (LULC) changes on the capacity of carbon storage (CS) within forest ecosystems presents a significant challenge. This study employs remote sensing techniques to examine the changes in spatiotemporal patt...
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Tobacco farming in Bangladesh has significant and far-reaching environmental impacts, affecting the land, water, and air. While the country has implemented tobacco control measures, the lack of monitoring and enforcement has resulted in environmental degradation and public health concerns. This study aims to document the environmental impact of tob...
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This study aimed to assess and predict changes in land use/land cover (LULC) types and their impact on crop characteristics in 17 plots of FUTA from 1991 to 2031. Results showed an increase in built-up areas (15%) and bare land areas (14%), but a reduction of 19% in light vegetation cover from 1991 to 2021. NDVI values denoting vegetation health an...
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Assessment of trends and variability of atmospheric particles can help set the target for pollution reduction, robust air-pollution and climate change policy decision-making, and clean air. This study investigated the recent trends and variability of Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5) concentrations led by meteorological factors in fifteen major South...
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Urbanization significantly accelerates the replacement of natural land-use and land-cover (LULC) classes, which can raise the temperature and diminish thermal comfort zone (TCZ), potentially negatively affecting the environment and human health. This study assesses and predicts the impacts of LULC change on directional shrinkage of the TCZ in Kuwai...
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Forest fires are the leading cause of deforestation. In March, April, and May, which are the three driest months of the year, 89% of all forest fires in Nepal are caused by humans. Due to its diverse topography, climate, and sociodemographic interactions, the region is extremely vulnerable. The study aimed to investigate and forecast the spatiotemp...
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Liners are provided under engineering landfill sites to block the downflow of leachates and their noxious components to minimize pollution in the underlying aquifers or neighboring water bodies. Compacted clays are widely employed as suitable materials for constructing landfill liners because of their low hydraulic conductivity, balanced swelling p...
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Effectively alleviating the urban thermal environment is an important problem faced by modern urban environment optimization. This paper predicts the land surface temperature (LST) of Guangzhou based on the whale intelligence optimization algorithm. The circuit model is used to analyze the urban ventilation distribution, and the contribution of win...
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The impact of the rapid expansion of urban land on the urban thermal environment and carbon chain has attracted widespread attention. This paper uses artificial neural network-cellular automata (ANN-CA) and long short-term memory model of the improved whale optimization algorithm (IWOA-LSTM) models to predict the changes of LULC and LST, and explor...
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Finance is an effective intervention for economic growth, particularly in a resource-constrained nation like Bangladesh. Access to capital is crucial for fostering inclusive economic growth and eradicating poverty in a nation. This article aims to highlight some of the key restrictions that exist in Bangladesh’s banking industry and prevent the cou...
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Urban land change plays an essential role in the development of country’s economy. Rapid and unplanned urban growth increases land surface temperature (LST) and reduces carbon storage (CS) by replacing the natural land use/land cover (LULC). This paper aims to monitor and predict the changes in urban growth patterns on LST and CS for the winter sea...
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Rapid urbanization accelerates the rate of carbon emissions (CE), resulting in unfavorable fluctuating in climatic conditions of urban settings. One of the prominent reasons behind these climatic anomalies is the direct result of CO 2 emission and heat-trapping gasses from industries and urban built-up areas. This study addresses the ongoing CE iss...
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Municipal solid waste (MSW) management has been a growing problem in fast-developing cities. A considerable amount of solid waste is generated daily and disposed anywhere, which creates an unhealthy environment. This study aims to develop a model to determine household solid waste (HSW) generation using multiple linear regression and identify suita...
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Vegetation cover significantly improves the terrestrial environment by increasing carbon sequestration capacity. It is projected that a major threat to China's terrestrial environment will be happened by 2030 due to the increment in carbon emissions. Identifying reliable techniques to assess carbon absorption by green coverage is necessary to build...
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Introduction: In recent years, violent extremism (VE) attacks have escalated worldwide. More schools and students are being attacked. Examining and addressing VE core causes through preventing VE (PVE) strategies can help avoid future atrocities. Due to the tremendous proliferation of research geared toward PVE, an extensive but disorganized knowl...
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Investigation of surface urban heat island (SUHI) results from rapid urbanization and upsurge of land surface temperature (LST) has substantial socioeconomic and environmental impacts. This study investigates and simulates the impacts of rapid urbanization on LST and SUHI patterns in Sylhet City, Bangladesh, from 1995 to 2030. Landsat images and ma...
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The ecological environment is important for the survival and development of human beings , and objective and accurate monitoring of changes in the ecological environment has received extensive attention. Based on the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), wetness (WET), normalized differential build-up and bare soil index (NDBSI), and land...
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Rapid urbanization owing to population growth and economic development has made thermal environment-related studies ncreasingly prominent. This study aims to monitor and predict the changes n land use/land cover (LULC) and their mpacts on land surface temperature (LST), urban heat sland (UHI), and urban thermal field variance ndex (UTFVI) n Kuwait...
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Massive open online course (MOOC) is a relatively new concept in Bangladesh during the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic. This study aims to develop a MOOC to promote a conceptual understanding of diversity, tolerance and pluralism. In addition, this study investigates the findings of MOOC exercises based on a comparative study of the MOOC markets in India...
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Shifting of a river channel occurs continuously in the deltas and is a major predicament as it influences the land use and land cover of a region. Hence it is significant to understand the river course variation pattern for management plans as well as to carry out mitigation measures in the region. The current study attempts to understand the river...
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Rapid urbanization, human demands with dynamic hydrology, and land resources impact the carbon cycle and ecosystem resilience at the city level. The expansion of urban areas is continuously replacing the vegetative cover (VC), which accelerates carbon emissions (CE), raises land surface temperature (LST), and contributes to global warming. This stu...
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Traffic congestion is one of the major barriers to the economic development of developing economies, resulting in severe social and economic impacts. The severity of traffic congestion in port and industrial areas is more thought-provoking than destructive barriers. The purpose of this research is to better understand the social, economic, and envi...
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Bangladesh, already troubled by the malady of violent extremism (VE), has become particularly vulnerable to radicalization via the internet, with one of the world's largest adolescent populations adopting the internet and social media. Countering VE (CVE) practitioners frequently assert that extremists are increasingly relying on technological inno...
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The increasing intervention from high-rise infrastructural development in the urban fabric threatens the land use/land cover (LULC) of the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Predicting future scenarios of LULC on a microscale level can help to curb rapid urbanization in Malaysia and promote sustainability. This study aims to appraise the abili...
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The novel coronavirus has infected more than 50 million people worldwide. Countries that have been on lockdown for more than three months have partially started to reopen their economies, including Bangladesh. This study aims to assess the reopening policies in Bangladesh by mapping the economic sectors in a risk-importance space and using that to...
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Groundwater has become the prime source of drinking and irrigation use in drought-prone Barind Tract (BT) of Bangladesh as the surface water sources are minimal. Continuous groundwater withdrawals for irrigation, drinking, domestics, industries and other uses deplete groundwater levels (GWL). So, the study aims to compute the quantity of river wate...
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Dhaka is subjected to high pollution levels throughout the year, holding some relatively high amounts of pollution readings, making its air unhealthy to breathe. The study examined hourly, shifting, seasonal fluctuations in particulate matter (PM 2.5), the effects of seasonal meteorological variables, and the lockdown effect over the megacity of Dh...
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COVID-19 have deteriorated mental health conditions in Bangladesh. The study aims to examine the impact of COVID-19 on mental health conditions through the propensity score matching method and establish the relationship between telehealth usage on mental health improvement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearest neighbor matching approach has been us...
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Activities related to Sharing economy (SE) are in a vulnerable position globally due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SE businesses related to the transport and accommodation sectors are considered riskier than others, and the pandemic has only increased concerns. As such, assessing the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the SE is crucial. This study aims to i...
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Background and aims Every profession comes with distinct sets of health risks.The study aims to assess occupational health hazards between tobacco and paddy farming people.Also, it specifies what kind of diseases they have to face due to farming and tries to understand their health-seeking behaviors. Methods The study adopts mixed methods with qua...
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The changes of land use/land cover (LULC) are important factor affecting the intensity of the urban heat island (UHI) effect. Based on Landsat image data of Wuhan, this paper uses cellular automata (CA) and artificial neural network (ANN) to predict future changes in LULC and LST. The results show that the built-up area of Wuhan has expanded, reach...
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Globally, prominent sharing-based services include Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb, which have become behemoths in terms of their valuation, revenue, and number of users. Uber is reported to have over 100 million users globally. Bangladesh has also witnessed a rise in sharing-based services of both global and local origins. Sharing services have severely di...
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Background and aims Telehealth allows healthcare workers to see patients virtually in locations that were not accessible previously, which has reduced cost and time and saved lives. The research aims to examine gender disparity among telehealth usage during the pandemic in 2020. This study will leverage a timely national experiment to evaluate the...
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Forecasting the scale of e-waste recycling is the basis for the government to formulate the development plan of circular economy and relevant subsidy policies and enterprises to evaluate resource recovery and optimise production capacity. In this article, the CH-X12 /STL-X framework for e-waste recycling scale prediction is proposed based on the id...
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The global and regional land use/cover changes (LUCCs) are experiencing widespread changes, particularly in Baghdad City, the oldest city of Iraq, where it lacks ecological restoration and environmental management actions at present. To date, multiple land uses are experiencing urban construction-related land expansion, population increase, and soc...
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The global and regional land use/cover changes (LUCCs) are experiencing widespread changes, particularly in Baghdad City, the oldest city of Iraq, where it lacks ecological restoration and environmental management actions at present. To date, multiple land uses are experiencing urban construction-related land expansion, population increase, and soc...
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Human activity has boosted carbon dioxide emissions, causing temperatures to rise. The average temperature on Earth is roughly 15 °C, but it has been much higher and lower in the past. There are natural climatic changes, but experts say temperatures are already rising faster than at any other period in history. Unplanned urbanization can sometimes...
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Urban development is dominated by various factors ranging from natural and social factors to accessibility to urban infrastructures. Urbanization in an unfavorable location in terms of the above factors can create difficulties with connecting to the city center, adjacent urban areas, and wastage of land resources. In the context of Can Tho city, a...
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Land Use/Land Cover (LULC) variations are accelerated by rapid urbanization and significantly impacted global Land Surface Temperature (LST). The dynamic increase in LST results in the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. In this study, future LULC change scenarios, seasonal (summer & winter) LST variations, and LST distribution over different LULC clas...
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Rises in land surface temperature (LST) significantly impacted by land use/land cover (LULC) changes. The increase in LST massively impacted the urban biodiversity, ecosystem and population health. This study aims to estimate the changes in LULC classes and identify their impacts on LST in Dhaka city, Bangladesh using Landsat satellite images from...
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Urban green space is one of the essential components contributing to ecological balance and environmental sustainability. Due to rapid urbanization in the last few decades, massive reduction of urban vegetation cover (VC) has increased the land surface temperature (LST) and hampering environmental sustainability. This study aims to identify the VC...
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The core challenge of Barind Tract (BT), located in the northwest region of Bangladesh, is to make water available for agricultural, drinking, domestic, and other uses and ultimately for the survival of flora and fauna. Over extraction of groundwater for irrigation, less rainfall, fewer sources of surface water, high temperature, and thick top clay...
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Climate change is occurring because of an increase in greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and others, which act as a partial blanket for the planet and store solar energy radiation, resulting an increase in land surface temperature (LST). Cities that are already suffering from the urban heat island (UHI) effect , which will withstand...
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Globally, more than 85% of youth use social media daily in the medium of Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc., which is more than 70% for Bangladesh. The young population of Bangladesh is rapidly embracing social media through the internet and afflicted with the malaise of countering violent extremism (CVE), often through Facebook. Given the increasing...
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Cities are developing rapidly and subsequently influences the land use/land cover (LU/LC) changes. Rajshahi city in Bangladesh proliferating by replacing LU/LC such as vegetation cover, water bodies (natural resources) and bare land to urban settlements. This study aims to identify the LU/LC changing patterns of Rajshahi city for 2000, 2010 and 202...
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Climate change threatens agricultural productivity. Understanding climate change, especially its effects on land surface temperature (LST), is critical for policymakers, agriculturalists, and crop breeders if global food security is to be assured. Rajshahi produces substantial agricultural yields (e.g., crops, vegetables, and fruits) in the country...
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Background and aims: Worldwide the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated sufferings of mental health and behaviour attitudes of people. Many countries, including Bangladesh, reported suicide as extreme consequences of the psychological burden influenced by COVID-19. The present study explores human stress and its factor influenced by COVID-19 in Bangla...
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The integrated water resource management (IWRM) plan plays a substantial role in addressing institutional problems and capacity building for the use, control, preservation, and sustainability of water systems, especially for developing countries like Bangladesh. Bangladesh is facing massive land cover/land use (LC/LU) change, mainly influenced by r...
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Land Cover (LC) is going through a dramatic change due to rapid urbanization, especially in urban areas. The impervious land covers (built-up areas) are replacing the natural land covers (vegetation and waterbody) rapidly, which significantly contributes to the increase of Land Surface Temperature (LST). Increased LST deteriorates the meteorologica...
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Satellite images have been used extensively to identify the land use/land cover (LULC) changes in Bangladesh. However, no study has been conducted to classify LULC changes in the Dhaka Metropolitan Development Plan (DMDP) area using high-resolution commercial satellite images. The study aimed to simulate future LULC scenarios using RapidEye commerc...
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Over the past few decades, rapid urban development has created significant impacts on land-use/land-cover (LULC) parameters (water bodies, built-up areas, agricultural and bare land). According to the annual report of the Rajshahi district, almost 10% of the total agricultural land has been lost in the past 20 years, due to the tremendous pressure...
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According to the statement of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), since the late 19th century, the global mean land surface temperature (LST) has increased 2 0 C due to the increase in greenhouse gas emissions and rapid land use/land cover change (LULCC) from human activities. The dramatic increase in LST leads to sever urban heat isl...
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Water bodies are one of the essential components of the urban community. The pollution of surface and groundwater bodies will significantly hamper the ecosystem and reduce environmental sustainability. Rajshahi city stands beside the river of Padma and one of the primary sources of freshwater in Bangladesh's northwest region. Rapid urban growth of...