Palacios Orueta, Alicia

Present profesional position

University Professor

Position/Status in the CEIGRAM

 Research areas

Remote Sensing applied to Natural Resources Monitoring

Hyperspectral analysis

Index development

Statistical time series analysis for remote sensing time series


Agricultural Engineering. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas. Universidad Poliécnica de Madrid

MSc. Soil Science. University of California, Davis

Ph.D. Soil Science. University of California, Davis

Publications (research papers, books, conferences)

Palacios-Orueta A. and Ustin S. L.. “Multivariate statistical classification of soil spectra”. 1996. Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 29, pp. 108-118.

Palacios-Orueta, A. and Ustin, S.L.  “Remote sensing of soils in the Santa Monica Mountains. I. Spectral analysis”.  Remote Sensing of Environment. Vol 65, pp 170-183, 1997

Palacios-Orueta A., Pinzón, J.E., Ustin, S.L., and Roberts, D.A. “Remote sensing of soils in the Santa Monica Mountains: II. Hierarchical foreground and background analysis”. Remote Sensing of Environment. Vol 68, pp 138-151, 1998.

Palacios-Orueta, A., A. Parra, E. Chuvieco and C. Carmona-Moreno. “Remote sensing and geographic information systems methods for global spatiotemporal modeling of biomass burning emissions: assessment in the African continent”. Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol 109, D14S09. 2004.

Khanna, S., Palacios-Orueta, A., Whiting, M.L., Ustin, S.L., Riaño, D., and Litago, J. Development of Angle Indexes for Soil Moisture Estimation, Dry Matter, Detection and Land-Cover Discrimination.  Remote Sensing of the Environment.  Vol 109,  pp 154 -165, 2007

Campra, P., M. Garcia, Y. Canton, and A. Palacios-Orueta. Surface temperature cooling trends and negative radiative forcing due to land use change toward greenhouse farming in southeastern Spain. J. Geophys. Res., 113, D18109, doi:10.1029/2008JD009912, 2008

Anaya, J.A, Chuvieco, E. y Palacios-Orueta, A. Aboveground Biomass Assessment in Colombia: A Remote Sensing Approach, Forest Ecology and Management. 257. pp1237-1246. 2009

Huesca, M, Litago, J., Palacios-Orueta, A, Montes, F., Ana  Sebastián-López, A Escribano, P. Assessment of forest fire seasonality using MODIS fire potential: a time series approach. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 149 (2009) 1946–1955

García, M., Litago, J., Palacios-Orueta A., Pinzón J.E., Ustin L. Susan. Short-term propagation of rainfall perturbations on terrestrial ecosystems in central California. Applied Vegetation Science. (2010) 13: 146-162.

Escribano, P., Palacios-Orueta, A., Oyonarte, C., Chabrillat, S. Spectral properties and sources of variability of ecosystem components in a Mediterranean semiarid environment. Journal of Arid Environments. (2010) 74, 1041–1051.

Palacios-Orueta, A., Huesca, M., Whiting, M., Litago, J., Khanna, S., García, M., Ustin, S.L. Derivation of phenological metrics by function fitting to time-series of spectral shape indexes AS1 and AS2: Mapping cotton phenological stages using MODIS time series. Remote Sensing of Environment (2012), 126, 148–159.

  1. Huesca, J. Litago, S. Merino-de-Miguel, V. Cicuéndez-López-Ocaña, A. Palacios-Orueta. Modeling and forecasting MODIS-based Fire Potential Index on a pixel basis using time series models. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 26 (2014) 363–376

Tornos, L., Huesca, M., Dominguez, J. A., Moyano, M. C., Cicuendez, V., Recuero, L., & Palacios-Orueta, A. (2015). Assessment of MODIS spectral indices for determining rice paddy agricultural practices and hydroperiod. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 101, 110-124

Cicuéndez, V., Rodríguez-Rastrero, M., Huesca, M., Uribe, C., Schmid, T., Inclán, R., … & Palacios-Orueta, A. (2015). Assessment of soil respiration patterns in an irrigated corn field based on spectral information acquired by field spectroscopy. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 212, 158-167

Cicuéndez, V., Litago, J., Huesca, M., Rodriguez-Rastrero, M., Recuero, L., Merino-de-Miguel, S., & Palacios-Orueta, A. 2015 Assessment of the gross primary production dynamics of a Mediterranean holm oak forest by remote sensing time series analysis. Agroforestry Systems, 89(3), pp 491-510.

Huesca, M., Merino-de-Miguel, S., Eklundh, L., Litago, J., Cicuéndez, V., Rodríguez-Rastrero, M., & Palacios-Orueta, A. (2015). Ecosystem functional assessment based on the “optical type” concept and self-similarity patterns: An application using MODIS-NDVI time series autocorrelation. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. Vol. 43, pp132-148

Participation in research projects

SEDMEDHY (Soil Erosion Detection within MEDiterranean agricultural areas using HYperspectral data). EUFAR EU FP7 (2011)

SOILMEDSEN (Dynamic mapping of bare soil and crop residues in Mediterranean agricultural areas using remote sensing time series). National Research Program (2011-2014)

A methodology to integrate Remote Sensing information for Forest Fires prevention by means of Statistical Time Series Analysis. Fundación MAPFRE 2009

Integration of multispectral and hyperspectral information to select and characterize change indicators in arid systems: basis for a monitoring Program of the Natural Park “Cabo de Gata-Níjar (Almería). National Research Program (2004-2007)

Near Real Time Science Processing Algorithm for Live Fuel Moisture Content for the MODIS Direct Readout System. NASA Terra-Aqua, (2011-2015)

Forecasting of reference Evapotranspiration for the SIAR network stations in Spain by means of Statistical Time Series Analysis (2011). TragsaTec.