Publications

  • Abotalib A.Z., Sultan, M., Elkadiria, R., 2016, Groundwater processes in Saharan Africa: Implications for landscape evolution in arid environments, Earth Science Reviews, v. 156, p. 108-136.
  • Ahmed, M., Sultan, M., Yan, E. and Wahr, J., 2016, Assessing and improving Land Surface Models over Africa using GRACE and field data, Surveys in Geophysics, v. 37: p. 529–556, DOI 10.1007/s10712-016-9360-8.
  • Elkadiri, R., Manche, H., Sultan, M., Aldousari, A., Uddin, S., and Chouinard, K., 2016, Development of a coupled spatiotemporal algal bloom model for coastal areas: A remote sensing and data mining–based approach, IEEE Journal Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. April 2016.
  • Mohamed, L., Sultan, M., Ahmed, M., Zaki, A., Sauck, W., Soliman, F., Yan, E., Elkadiri, R., Aboelmagd, A., 2015, Structural controls on groundwater flow in basement terrains: Geophysical, remote sensing, and field investigations in Sinai: Surveys in Geophysics, Accepted.
  • Ahmed, M., Sultan, M., Wahr, J., Yan, E., 2014, The use of GRACE data to monitor natural and anthropogenic induced variations in water availability across Africa, Earth Science Reviews, v. 136, p. 289-300.
  • Alharbi, T., Sultan, M., Sefry, S., El Kadiri, R., Ahmed, M., Chase, R., Milewski, A., AbuAbdallah, M., Emil, M., Chounaird, 2014, An assessment of landslide distribution in the Fifa area, Saudi Arabia, using remote sensing and GIS techniques: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, v.14, p. 1553–1564.
  • Zaki, A., Sultan, M., Elkadiri, R., 2014, Comment on: Polygonal faults in chalk: Insights from extensive exposures of the Khoman Formation, Western Desert, Egypt, Geology, v.42, p. 342.
  • Dailey, D., Sauck, W., Sultan, M., Milewski, A., Ahmed, M., Laton, R., Elkadiri, R., Foster, J., Schmidt, C., Alharbi, T., 2014, Geophysical, remote sensing, GIS, and isotopic applications for a better understanding of the structural controls on groundwater flow in the Mojave Desert, California: Journal of Hydrology: Regoinal Studies, in review.
  • Elkadiri, R., Sultan, M., Youssef, A., Elbayoumi, T., Chase, R., Bujlkhi, and A., Bujlkhi, M.M., 2014, A Remote-Sensing-Based Approach for Debris-Flow Susceptibility Assessment Using Artificial Neural Networks and Logistic Regression Modeling, IEEE JSTARS, in press.
  • Sultan, M., Ahmed, M., Wahr, J., Yan, E., Emil, M., 2014, Monitoring Aquifer Depletion from Space: Case Studies from the Saharan and Arabian Aquifers, in Lakshmi, V., (Ed.), Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle, AGU Geophysical Monograph # 206, in pess.
  • Milewski, A., Sultan, M., Al-Dousari, A., Yan, E., 2013, Geologic and hydrologic settings for development of freshwater lenses in arid lands, Hydrologic Processes, v. 28, p. 3185-3194.
  • Ahmed, M., Sauck, W., Sultan, M., Yan, E., Soliman, F., Rashed, M., 2013, Geophysical Constraints on the Hydrogeologic and Structural Settings of the Gulf of Suez Rift–Related Basins: Case Study from the El Qaa Plain, Sinai, Egypt: Surveys in Geophysics, v. 35, p. 415–430.
  • Abouelmagd, A., Sultan, M., Sturchio, N., Soliman, F., Rashed, M., Ahmed, M., Kehew, A., Milewski, A., Chouinard, K., 2013. Paleoclimate record in the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Quaternary Research, v. 81, p. 158-167.
  • Sultan, M., Ahmed, M., Sturchio, N., Eugene, Y., Milewski, A., Becker, R., Wahr, J., Becker, D., Chouinard, K., 2013. Assessment of the Vulnerabilities of the Nubian Sandstone Fossil Aquifer, North Africa, in (R.A. Pielke, Editor), Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources, Elsevier Inc., Academic Press, 311–333 pp.
  • Becker, D., Sultan, M., Milewski, A., Becker, R., Sauck, W., Soliman, F., Rashed, M., Yan, E., Wagdy, A., Ahmed, M., Chouinard, K., Welton, B., 2012. Integrated Solutions for Hydrologic Investigations in Arid Lands. Geosphere, v. 8 (6), 1588-1605.
  • Abouelmagd, A., Sultan, M., Milewski, A., Kehew, A., Sturchio, N., Soliman, F., Krishnamurthy, R.V., Cutrim, E., 2012. Towards a better understanding of palaeoclimatic regimes that recharged the fossil aquifers in North Africa: Inferences from stable isotope and remote sensing data. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 329-330 (2012), 137-149.
  • Ahmed, M., Sultan, M., Wahr, J., Yan, E., Milewski, A., Sauck, W., Becker, R., Welton, B., 2011. Integration of GRACE data with traditional datasets for a better understanding of the time-dependent water partitioning in African watersheds. Geology, v. 39 (5), 479-482. doi:10.1130/G31812.1
  • Sagintayev, Z., Sultan, M., Khan, S.D., Khan, S.A., Mahmood, K., Yan, E., Milewski, A., Marsala, P., 2011. A Remote Sensing Contribution to Hydrologic Modeling in Arid and Inaccessible Watersheds, Pishin Lora basin, Pakistan. J. Hydrological Processes, v. 26 (1), 85-99. doi: 10.1002/hyp.8114
  • Sultan, M., Metwally, S., Milewski, A., Becker, D., Ahmed, M., Sauck, W., Soliman, F., Sturchio, N., Yan E., Rashed, M., Wagdy, A., Becker, R., Welton, B., 2011. Modern recharge to fossil aquifers: Geochemical, geophysical, and modeling constraints: Journal of Hydrology, v. 403 (1-2), 14-24. doi: 10.1016/j.hydrol.2011.03.036
  • Sultan, M., Yousef, A. F.,  Metwally, S.E., Becker, R., Milewski, A., Sauck, W., Sturchio, N., Mohamed,  A., Wagdy,  A., El Alfy, Z., Soliman, F., Rashed, M.,  Becker, D., Sagintayev, Z., Ahmed, M., and Welton, B., 2011. Red Sea Rifting Controls on Aquifer Distribution: Constraints from Geochemical, Geophysical, and Remote Sensing Data, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 123 (5-6), 911-924. doi: 10.1130/B30146.1
  • Al-Dousari, A., Milewski, A., Ud Din, S., Ahmed, M., 2010. Remote Sensing Inputs to SWAT Model for Groundwater Recharge Estimates in Kuwait, Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, 4(1), 71-77.
  • Khan, S.D., Mahmood, K., Sultan, M.I., Khan, A.S., Xiong, Y., Sagintayev, Z., 2010. Trace element geochemistry of groundwater from Quetta Valley, western Pakistan, Journal of Environmental Earth Sciences, v. 60 (3), 573-582. doi: 10.1007/s12665-009-0197-z.
  • Becker, R.H., Sultan, M., 2009. Land Subsidence in the Nile Delta: Inferences from Radar Interferometry, The Holocene, v. 19 (6), 949-954. doi: 10.1177/0959683609336558
  • Becker, R.H., Sultan, M., Boyer, G.L., Twiss, M.R., and Konopko, E., 2009. Mapping cyanobacterial blooms in the Great Lakes using MODIS, Journal of Great Lakes Research, v. 35 (3), 447-453. doi: 10.1016/j.jglr.2009.05.007
  • Milewski, A., Sultan, M., Eugene, Y., Abdeldayem, A., and Abdel Gelil, K., 2009. A remote sensing solution for estimating runoff and recharge in arid environments, Journal of Hydrology, v. 373 (1-2), 1-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.04.002
  • Milewski, A., Sultan, M., Markondiah Jayaprakash, S., Balekai, R., and Becker, R., 2009b. RESDEM, a tool for integrating temporal remote sensing data for use in hydrogeologic investigations, Journal of Computers and Geosciences, v. 35 (10), 2001-2010. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2009.02.010
  • El-Sayed M. Abdelrahman, Essa, K.S., Abo-Ezz, E.R., Sultan, M., Sauck, W.A., and Gharieb, A.G., 2008, New least-squares algorithm for model parameters estimation using self-potential anomalies, Computers and Geosciences, v. 34, p. 1569-15767.
  • Forman, S., Sagintayev, Z., Sultan, M., Smith, S., Kendall, M., Marin, L., and Becker, R., 2008, The twentieth-century migration of parabolic dunes and wetland formation at Cape Cod National Sea Shore, Massachusetts, USA: landscape response to a legacy of environmental disturbance, Holocene, v. 18 (5), 765-774. doi: 10.1177/0959683608091796
  • Jones, C., Sultan, M., Yan, E., Milewski, A., Hussein, M., Al-Dousari, A., Al-Kaisy, S., Becker, R., 2008, Hydrologic impacts of engineering projects on the Tigris-Euphrates system and its marshlands, Journal of Hydrology, v. 353 (1), 59-75. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.01.029
  • Kehew, A., Milewski, A., Soliman, F., 2008, Reconstructing an extreme flood from boulder transport and rainfall-runoff modeling: Wadi Isla, South Sinai, Egypt, Global and Planetary Change, 70 (1-4), 64-75. doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2009.11.008
  • Sultan, M., Sturchio, N., El Sefry, S., Milewski, A., Becker, R., Nasr, I., 2008, Geochemical, isotopic, and modeling constraints on the origin and evolution of the Rub Al Khali aquifer system, Arabian Peninsula, Journal of Hydrology, v. 356 (1-2), p. 70–83. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.04.001
  • Sultan, M., Wagdy, A., Manocha, N., Sauck, W., Abdel Gelil, K., Youssef, A.F., Becker, R., Milewski, A., Jones, C., 2008, An integrated approach for identifying aquifers in transcurrent fault systems: The Najd shear system of the Arabian Nubian shield, v. 349 (3-4), 475-488. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.11.029.
  • Sultan, M., Yan, E., Sturchio, N., Wagdy, A., Abdel Gelil, K., Manocha, N., Becker, R., Milewski, A., 2007, Natural discharge: A key to sustainable utilization of fossil groundwater, Journal of Hydrology, v. 335 (1-2), 25-36. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2006.10.034
  • Becker, R., Sultan, M., Boyer, G., Konopko, E., 2006, Mapping Variations Of Algal Blooms In The Lower Great Lakes, Great Lakes Research Review, v. 7, 14-17.
  • Khan, S.D., Flower, M.F.J, Sultan, M.I., and Sandvol, E., 2006, Introduction to TETHYS – an interdisciplinary GIS database for studying continental collisions, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 26 (6), 613-625. doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2004.12.001
  • Patterson L. J., Sturchio N. C., Kennedy B. M., van Soest, M.C., Sultan, M.I., Lu, Z.T., Lehmann, B.E., Purtschert R., El Alfy, Z., El Kaliouby B., Dawood Y., and Abdallah A.M, 2005, Cosmogenic, radiogenic, and stable isotopic constraints on groundwater residence time in the Nubian Aquifer, Western Desert of Egypt, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, v. 6 (1), Q01005. doi: 10.1029/2004GC000779
  • Sturchio, N.C., Du, X., Purtschert, R., Lehmann, B.E., Sultan, M., Patterson, L.J., Lu, Z.-T., Müller, P., Bigler, T., Bailey, K., O’Connor, T.P., Young, L., Lorenzo, R., Becker, R., El Alfy, Z., El Kaliouby, B. Dawood, Y., Abdallah, A.M.A., 2004, One million year old groundwater in the Sahara revealed by krypton-81 and chlorine-36, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 31, L05503. doi: 10.1029/2003GL019234
  • Sultan, M., Becker, R., Al-Dousari, A., Al-Ghadban, A.N., Bufano, E., 2003, Water, agriculture and land cover: Lessons for the postwar era, Geotimes, v. 48 (10), 22-24.
  • Gheith, H., Sultan, M., 2002, Construction of a hydrology model for estimating Wadi runoff and groundwater recharge in the Eastern Desert, Egypt, Journal of Hydrology, v. 263 (1-4), 36-55. doi: 10.1016/S0022-1694(02)00027-6
  • Kim, J., Sultan, M., 2002, Assessment of the long-term hydrologic impacts of Lake Nasser and related irrigation projects in Southwestern Egypt, Journal of Hydrology, v. 262 (1-4), 68-83. doi: 10.1016/S0022-1694(02)0013-6
  • El Araby, H., and Sultan, M., 2000, Integrated seismic risk map of Egypt, Seismological Research Letters, v. 71, pp. 52-65.
  • Sultan, M., Sturchio, N.C., Abdel Hady, Y., and El Anbaawy, M., 2000, Chemical and isotopic constraints on the origin Wadi El-Tarfa groundwaters, Eastern Desert, Egypt, Ground Water, v. 38, pp. 743-751.
  • Crombie, M.K., Gillies, R.R., Arvidson, R.E., Brookmeyer, P., Weil, G.J., Sultan, M., Harb, M., 1999, An application of remotely derived climatological fields for risk assessment of vector-borne diseases: A spatial study of filariasis prevalence in the Nile Delta, Egypt, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, v. 65 (12), 1401-1410.
  • Doskey, P., Fukui, Y., Sultan, M., El Maghraby, A., Taher, A., 1999, Source profiles for nonmethane organic compounds in the atmosphere of Cairo, Egypt, Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, v. 49, 814-822.
  • Sultan, M., Fiske, M., Stein, T., Gamal, M., Abdel Hady, Y., El Araby, H., El Araby, T., Madani, A., Mehanee, S., Becker, R., 1999, Satellite-based monitoring of urbanization in the Nile Delta, Egypt, Ambio, v. 28, 628-631.
  • Sultan, M., Sturchio, N., Hassan, F.A., Hamdan, M.A.R., Mahmood, A.M., El Alfy, Z., Stein, T., 1997, Precipitation source inferred from stable isotopic composition of Pleistocene groundwater and carbonate deposits in the Western Desert of Egypt, Quaternary Research, v. 48 (1), 29-37. doi: 10.1006/qres.1997.1907
  • Luo, W., Arvidson, R.E., Sultan, M., Becker, R., Crombie, M.K., Sturchio, N.C., and El Alfy, Z., 1997, Groundwater sapping processes, Western Desert, Egypt, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 109 (1), 43-62.
  • Sturchio, N.C., Sultan, M., Arehart, G.B., Sano, Y., Kamar, Y.A., and Sayed, M., 1996, Composition and origin of thermal waters in the Gulf of Suez area, Egypt, Applied Geochemistry, v. 11 (3), 471-479. doi: 10.1016/0883-2927(96)00025-X
  • Abdelsalam, M.G., Stern, R.J., Schandelmeier, H., Sultan, M., 1995, Deformational history of the Neoproterozoic Keraf Zone in NE Sudan, revealed by Shuttle Imaging Radar, The Journal of Geology, v. 103 (5), 475-491.
  • Rogers, J., Unrug, R., Sultan, M., 1995, Tectonic assembly of Gondwana, Journal of Geodynamics, v. 19 (1), 1-34. doi: 10.1016/0264-3707(94)00007-7
  • Schandelmeier, H., Wipfler, E., Kuster, D., Sultan, M., Becker, R., Stern, R.J., Abdelsalam, M.G., 1994, The Atmur-Delgo suture: a Neoproterozoic oceanic basin extending into the interior of northeast Africa, Geology, v. 22, 563-566. doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1994)<0563:ADSANO>2.3.CO;2
  • Sultan, M., Tucker, R.D., El Alfy, Z., Attia, R., 1994, U-Pb (zircon) ages for the gneissic terrane west of the Nile, southern Egypt, Geologische Rundschau, v. 83 (3), 514-522. doi: 10.1007/BF01083224
  • Arvidson, R.E., Duncan, I.J., Green, G.M., Rivard, B., Sultan, M., 1993, Geological mapping using Landsat Thematic Mapper data over oak hickory forest, arctic, and hyperarid terrains, in C.M. Pieters & P.A.J. Englert (Eds.), Remote Geological Analysis, 247-282, Cambridge University Press.
  • Sultan, M., Becker, R., Arvidson, R.E., Shore, P., Stern, R.J., El Alfy, Z., Attia, R.I., 1993, New constraints on Red Sea rifting from correlations of Arabian and Nubian Neoproterozoic outcrops, Tectonics, v. 12 (6), 1303-1319.
  • Sultan, M., Becker, R., Arvidson, R.E., Shore, P., Stern, R.J., Guinness, E.A., 1993, Reply to Comment by W. Bosworth on the nature of the Red Sea crust: A controversy revisited?, Geology, v. 21, 575-576.
  • Rivard, B., Arvidson, R.E., Duncan, I.J., Sultan, M., El Kaliouby, B., 1992, Varnish, sediment, and rock controls on spectral reflectance of outcrops in arid regions, Geology, v. 20 (4), p. 295-298. doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1992)020<0295:VSARCO>2.3.CO;2
  • Stern, R.J., Sultan, M., Abdel-Salam, M.G., 1992, Comment and Reply on “Pacific margins of Laurentia and East Antarctica-Australia as a conjugate rift pair: Evidence and implications for an Eocambrian supercontinent”, Geology, v. 20 (2), 190-191. doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1992)020<0190:CAROPM>2.3.CO;2
  • Sultan, M., Becker, R., Arvidson, R.E., Shore, P., Stern, R.J., El Alfy, Z., Guinness, E.A., 1992, The nature of the Red Sea crust: A controversy revisited?, Geology, v. 20 (7), 593-596. doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1992)020<0593:NOTRSC>2.3.CO;2
  • Sultan, M., Bickford, M.E., El Kaliouby, B., Arvidson, R.E., 1992, Common Pb systematics of Precambrian granitic rocks of the Nubian Shield (Egypt) and tectonic implications, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 104 (4), 456 470. doi: 10.1130/0016-7606(1992)104<0456:CPSOPG>2.3.CO;2
  • Duncan, I.J., Rivard, B., Arvidson, R.E., Sultan, M., 1990, Structural interpretation of shear zones utilizing Landsat Thematic Mapper data: A case study from the Najd Fault System, Arabian Nubian Shield, Tectonophysics, v. 178, 309 335.
  • Stern, R.J., Nielsen, K.C., Best, E., Sultan, M., Arvidson, R.E., Kroner, A., 1990, Orientation of Late Precambrian Sutures in the Arabian-Nubian Shield, Geology, v. 18 (11), 1103-1106. doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1990)018<1103:OOLPSI>2.3.CO;2
  • Sultan, M., Chamberlain, K.R., Bowring, S.A., Arvidson, R.E., Abuzied, H., El Kaliouby, B., 1990, Geochronologic and isotopic evidence for involvement of pre-Pan-African crust in the Nubian shield, Egypt, Geology, v. 18 (8), 761-764. doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1990)018<0761:GAIEFI>2.3.CO;2
  • Sultan, M., Duncan, I.J., Arvidson, R.E., Stern, R.J., El Kaliouby, B., 1990, Extension of the Najd Shear System from Saudi Arabia to the central Eastern Desert of Egypt based on integrated field and Landsat observations – Reply, Tectonics, v. 9 (3), 539-543. doi: 10.1029/TC009i003p00539
  • Sultan, M., Arvidson, R.E., Duncan, I.J., Stern, R.J., El Kaliouby, B., 1988, Extension of the Najd Shear System from Saudi Arabia to the central Eastern Desert of Egypt based on integrated field and Landsat observations, Tectonics, v. 7 (6), 1291-1306. doi: 10.1029/TC007i006p01291
  • Sultan, M., Arvidson, R.E., Sturchio, N.C., Guinness, E., 1987, Lithologic mapping in arid regions with Landsat Thematic Mapper data: Meatiq Dome, Egypt, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 99 (6), 748-762. doi: 10.1130/0016-7606(1987)99<748:LMIARW>2.0.CO;2
  • Sultan, M., Arvidson, R.E., Sturchio, N.C., 1987, Comment and Reply on “Mapping of serpentinites in the Eastern Desert of Egypt by using Landsat thematic mapper data”: REPLY, Geology, v.15 (9), 874-875. doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1987)15<874:CAROMO>2.0.CO;2
  • Sultan, M., Arvidson, R.E., Sturchio, N.C., 1986, Mapping of serpentinites in the Eastern Desert of Egypt by using Landsat thematic mapper data, Geology, v. 14 (12), 995-999. doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1986)14<995:MOSITE>2.0.CO;2
  • Sultan, M., Batiza, R., Sturchio, N.C., 1986, The origin of small-scale geochemical and mineralogic variations in a granite intrusion: A crystallization and mixing model, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 93, 513-523.
  • Sturchio, N.C., Sultan, M., Batiza, R., 1983, Geology and origin of Meatiq Dome, Egypt: A Precambrian metamorphic core complex?, Geology, v. 11 (2), 72-76. doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1983)11<72:GAOOMD>2.0.CO;2
  • Sturchio, N., Sultan, M., Sylvester, P., Batiza, R., Hedge, C., El Shazly, E.M., Abdel Maguid, A., 1983, Geology, age and origin of the Meatiq Dome: Implications for the Precambrian stratigraphy and tectonic evolution of the Eastern Desert of Egypt, Bulletin Faculty of Earth Science, King Abdulaziz University, v. 6, 127-143.
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