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   Journal publications:


1. Alaa A. MASOUD, Katsuaki Koike, Hamdy Mashaly, and Fibi Gergis (2015). Spatio-temporal trends and change factors of groundwater quality in an arid area with peat rich aquifers: Emergence of water environmental problems in Tanta District, Egypt. Journal of Arid Environments, (in press). DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2015.08.018


2. Katsuaki Koike, Taiki Kubo, Chunxue Liu, Alaa A. MASOUD , Kenji Amano, Arata Kurihara, Toshiyuki Matsuoka, Bill Lanyon, (2015). 3D Geostatistical Modeling of Fracture System in a Granitic Massif to Characterize Hydraulic Properties and Fracture Distribution. Tectonophysics,……(in press).


3. Alaa A. MASOUD (2015). Geotechnical Evaluation of the Alluvial Soils for Urban Land Management Zonation in Gharbiya Governorate, Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 101, 360-374. IF = 1.382


4. Alaa A. MASOUD (2014). Groundwater quality assessment of the shallow aquifers west of the Nile Delta (Egypt) using multivariate statistical and geostatistical techniques. Journal of African Earth Sciences 95, 123-137. IF = 1.382


5. Alaa A. MASOUD (2014). Predicting Salt Abundance in Slightly Saline Soils from Landsat ETM+ Imagery Using Spectral Mixture Analysis and Soil Spectrometry. GEODERMA 217-218, 45-56. IF = 2.509


6. Mohamed G. Atwia and Alaa MASOUD (2013). Hydrochemical and geo-electrical investigation of the coastal shallow aquifers in El-Omayed area, Egypt. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185 (8), 7065-7080. IF = 1.679


7. Ling Wang, Katsuaki Koike, and Alaa MASOUD (2013) Relationship Between Remotely-Sensed Vegetation Change and Fracture Zones Induced by the 2008 Whenchuan Earthquake. Journal of Earth Science 24 (2), 282-296. IF = 0.546


8. Alaa A. MASOUD (2013). Spatio-temporal evaluation of the groundwater quality in Kafr Al-Zayat District, Egypt. Hydrological Processes 27 (20), 2987-3002. IF = 2.696


9. Alaa MASOUD, George Christidis, and Katsuaki Koike, (2013) Characterization of El-Tih Kaolin Quality using Mineralogical, Geochemical, and Geostatistical Analyses Clay Minerals 48 (1), 1-15. IF = 1.341 (2010 IF).


10 Alaa MASOUD and Katsuaki Koike (2011) Morphotectonics Inferred from the Analysis of Topographic Lineaments Auto-detected from DEMs: Application and Validation for the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Tectonophysics 510 (3-4), 291-308. IF = 2.866.


11. Alaa MASOUD and Katsuaki Koike (2011) Auto-detection and Integration of Tectonically Significant Lineaments from SRTM DEM and Remotely-sensed Geophysical Data. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 66 (6), 818-832. IF = 3.313 (2013 IF).


12. Alaa A. MASOUD (2011) Runoff Modeling of the Wadi Systems for Estimating Flash Flood and Groundwater Recharge Potential in Southern Sinai, Egypt‏. Arabian Journal of Geosciences 4 (5-6), 785-801 IF = 1.152 (2011 IF).


13. Alaa A. MASOUD, and Mohamed G. Atwia (2011) Spatio-temporal Characterization of the Pliocene Aquifer Conditions in Wadi El-Natrun Area, Egypt. Journal of Environmental Earth Sciences 62 (7), 1361-1374. IF = 1.572.


14. Alaa A. MASOUD (2010) GEOMAPPER: A Visual Basic Software for Construction and Rendering of 3D Solid Geologic Models. Journal of Gulf & Arabian Peninsula Studies 136 (36), 53-67.


15. Alaa A. MASOUD and K. KOIKE (2006) Arid land salinization detected by remotely-sensed landcover changes: A case study in the Siwa region, NW Egypt. Journal of Arid Environments 66(1), 151-167. IF = 1.822.


16. Alaa A. MASOUD and K. KOIKE (2006) Tectonic architecture through LANDSAT-7 ETM+/SRTM DEM-derived lineaments and relationship to the hydrogeologic setting in Siwa Region, NW Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 45 (4-5), 467-477. IF = 1.382.


17. Alaa A. MASOUD and K. KOIKE (2006) Constructing a Groundwater Potential Model for an Arid Environment Integrating Remote Sensing and GIS. Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Kumamoto University, 50 (1), 53-68.


18. Alaa A. MASOUD (2004) Flash Flood Potential, Mitigation, and Floodwater Resource Management Integrating Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies in Safaga Area, Egypt. Journal of Geosciences, Osaka City Univ. Vol. 47, Art. 3, 31-49.


19. Alaa A. MASOUD, Venkatesh RAGHAVAN, Shinji MASUMOTO and Kiyoji SHIONO (2003) Repeat-pass JERS-1 INSAR for DEM Generation in Safaga Area, Red Sea Coast of Egypt. Journal of Geosciences, Osaka City Univ. Vol. 46, 207-216.


20. Alaa A. MASOUD, Venkatesh RAGHAVAN, Shinji MASUMOTO and Kiyoji SHIONO (2003) DEM generation Using JERS-1 SAR Interferometry for Kagoshima area, Kyushu, Japan. Asian Journal of Geoinformatics, March issue, Vol.3, No. 3, 25-30.


21. Alaa A. MASOUD, Venkatesh RAGHAVAN, Shinji MASUMOTO and Kiyoji SHIONO (2002) Stream Network and Basin Boundary Extraction Using GRASS GIS: El-Barud Basin, Safaga Area, Red Sea Coast, Egypt. Japan Society of Geoinformatics, Vol. 13, no.4, 205-212.


22. Alaa A. MASOUD, Venkatesh RAGHAVAN, Shinji MASUMOTO and Kiyoji SHIONO (2002) Landscape Modeling and Analysis Based on Digital Elevation Models Generated from Topographic Maps: Algorithm and Application on Safaga Area, Red Sea Coast, Egypt. Journal of Geosciences, Osaka City Univ. Vol. 45, 73-87.


Proceedings in International Conferences:


23. Mai El-Sherief, Alaa A. MASOUD, Abdelaziz Abdeldayem and Abdel-monem N. Abu Shad, 2014. Petrophysical Analysis and 3D Modeling of the Alam El Bueib and Khatatba Reservoirs, Shushan Basin, North Western Desert, Egypt. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Geophysics: Geophysical Advances in Prospection for Natural Resources, 18-19 November, 2014, Tanta University, Egypt.


24. Mohamed M. El-Horiny, Alaa A. MASOUD, Mohamed G. Atwia and Katsuaki Koike, 2014. Geostatistical Multivariate Modeling of the Shallow Groundwater Quality Conditions East Dakhla Oasis, Egypt. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Geophysics: Geophysical Advances in Prospection for Natural Resources, 18-19 November, 2014, Tanta University, Egypt.


25. Ramy M. El-Kazaz, Alaa A. MASOUD and Mohamed G. Atwia, 2014. GIS-based Monitoring and Assessment of the Groundwater Conditions in El-Tor Area, Southwestern Coast of Sinai, Egypt. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Geophysics: Geophysical Advances in Prospection for Natural Resources, 18-19 November, 2014, Tanta University, Egypt.


26. Alaa A. MASOUD, Hamdy A. Mashaly and Wafaa M. El-Nashar, 2014. Spatio-Temporal Status and Trends of Groundwater Contamination in Gharbiya Governorate, Egypt. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Geophysics: Geophysical Advances in Prospection for Natural Resources, 18-19 November, 2014, Tanta University, Egypt.


27. Alaa A. MASOUD, Katsuaki Koike, Hamdy A. Mashaly and Fibi Gergis, 2014. Spatio-temporal Status and Trends of Groundwater Contamination in Tanta District, Egypt. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Geophysics: Geophysical Advances in Prospection for Natural Resources, 18-19 November, 2014, Tanta University, Egypt.


28. Muhamed. E. Sabra, A.L. Abdeldayem, Alaa A. MASOUD, S. A. Mansour and M. S. Youssef, 2014. Utilization of Airborne Spectral Gamma-Ray Data to Determine the Radiation Dose Rate of Gabal Umm Hammad Area, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Geophysics: Geophysical Advances in Prospection for Natural Resources, 18-19 November, 2014, Tanta University, Egypt.


29. Sara R. El Gharib, Alaa A. MASOUD and Hosni Ghazala, 2014. 3D Geohazard and Geotechnical Evaluation of the Alluvial Soils in Tanta District (Egypt) Integrating GIS and 3D Solid Modeling Techniques. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Geophysics: Geophysical Advances in Prospection for Natural Resources, 18-19 November, 2014, Tanta University, Egypt.


30. Alaa A. MASOUD (2013) Quality Evaluation Using Multi-variate Statistics and Geostatistics of the Shallow Groundwater Aquifers, West of the Nile Delta, Egypt. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Petroleum, Environment & Development, 2-4 Feb. 2013, Pharos University, Alexandria, Egypt, pp 24-36.


31. Alaa A. MASOUD (2012). Decision Support System Development for Environmental Monitoring and Assessment of the Groundwater Contamination in Gharbiya Governorate, Egypt. Proceedings of the 3rd Conference for Enhancing Scientific Research (ESR 2012), 18-19 Nov. 2012, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt.


32. Alaa A. MASOUD (2010) Environmental Degradation of Groundwater Resources West of the Nile Delta: Causes and Controls. Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Groundwater Environment, 21-22 December 2010, Kumamoto University, Japan, pp. 45-53. Organized by International Joint Education Program: Groundwater Environmental Leader Program of Kumamoto University (Gelk).


33. Alaa MASOUD and Katsuaki KOIKE (2010). GIS-based Modeling of Kaolin Resources Prospectivity. Proceedings of International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology, December 7-8, 2010, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, pp. 445-452. Organized by Cooperative International Network for Earth Science and Technology (CINEST) and Global COE Program "Novel Carbon Resource Sciences", Kyushu University.


34. Katsuaki Koike, Chunxue Liu, Alaa A. MASOUD, Arata Kurihara, and Kenji Amano (2010). Characterization of Large-Scale Groundwater Environment in a Granite Site by Spatial Modeling of Fracture and Hydrogeologic Distributions. Proceedings of 11th International Symposium on Mineral Exploration (ISME-XI), Sept. 7-8, 2010, GTK, Espo, Finland, pp. 123-128.


35. WANG Ling, Alaa A. MASOUD and Katsuaki KOIKE (2009). Characterization of Fracture Distributions and Vegetation Changes around the 2009 Sichuan Earthquake Epicenter (China) by Satellite Remote Sensing. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology 2009, 8-9 December 2009, Fukuoka, Japan, 391-396.


36. Alaa A. MASOUD, and Mohamed G. Atwia (2009) Spatio-temporal Characterization of the Pliocene Aquifer Conditions in Wadi El-Natrun Area, Egypt. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology 2009, 8-9 December 2009, Fukuoka, Japan, 453-462.


37. Zenhom E. Salem, and Alaa A. MASOUD (2009). Environmental Monitoring of the Groundwater Conditions in Burg Al-Arab Area, Northwestern Coast of Egypt. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology 2009, 8-9 December 2009, Fukuoka, Japan, 463-472.


38. Alaa MASOUD and Katsuaki Koike (2009). Use of Bézier and B-Spline Curves for Smart Representation of Lineaments Auto-detected from DEM. Proceedings of the International Association of Mathematical Geology (IAMG09), August 23-28, 2009, Stanford University, CA, USA.


39. Katsuaki Koike, Chunxue Liu, Alaa MASOUD, and Arata Kurihara (2009). Large-Scale Modeling of 3D Fracture Distributions for Hydrogeological Characterization of the geologic media. Proceedings of the International Association of Mathematical Geology (IAMG09), August 23-28, 2009, Stanford University, CA, USA.


40. Alaa MASOUD and Katsuaki Koike (2009). Advanced methods for auto-detection and analysis of linear features from 2D digital data. Geoinformatics 20 (2), 92-93.


41. Katsuaki Koike, Chunxue Liu, Alaa MASOUD, Kenji Amano and Arata Kurihara (2009). A proposed method for multi-scale modeling of fractures and hydraulic properties in geologic media. Geoinformatics 20 (2), 86-87.


42. Alaa MASOUD, and Katsuaki KOIKE (2009). Spatial Quality Modeling of the Kaolin Resources Integrating GIS and Geostatistics. Proceedings of the Mining & Materials Processing Institute of Japan (MMIJ), March 29 2009, Chubu University, Chiba, JAPAN.


43. Mohamed G. Atwia and Alaa A. MASOUD (2008) Dynamics and Hydrochemistry of the Pleistocene Aquifer, West of the Nile Delta, Egypt. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology, December 1-2, 2008, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, 731-741.


44. Alaa A. MASOUD, Zenhom E. SALEM, and Mohamed M. EL-HORINY (2008) Spatio-Temporal Quality Monitoring of the Pleistocene Aquifer in Burg Al-Arab area, Northwestern Coast of Egypt. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology, December 1-2, 2008, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, 573- 582.


45. Alaa A. MASOUD (2008) GEOMAPPER: A Visual Basic Software for Modeling and Visualization of 3D Geologic Data. Proceedings of the 3rd National GIS Symposium in Saudi Arabia, Le Meridian Al-Khobar, 7-9 April 2008, 13 p., CD Version.


46. Alaa MASOUD, Katsuaki Koike, Lin Tong (2007) Geothermal Reservoir Characterization Integrating Spatial GIS Models of Temperature, Geology, and Fractures. Proceedings of the 12th Conference of International Association for Mathematical Geology, Beijing, China, August 26-31, 2007.


47. Alaa MASOUD, Susumu NONOGAKI, Shinji MASUMOTO, and Kyoji SHIONO (2006) GRASS GIS-ARABIC: The First Geographic Information System to Support Arabic. 6th International Conference on Earth Observation & Geoinformation Sciences in Support of Africa’s Development, 30 October – 2 November, 2006 Cairo, Egypt.


48. Alaa MASOUD and Atsushi KAJIYAMA (2006) 3D Modeling and Visualization of Folded Geologic Structures. 6th International Conference on Earth Observation & Geoinformation Sciences in Support of Africa’s Development, 30 October – 2 November, 2006 Cairo, Egypt.


49. Alaa MASOUD and Katsuaki Koike (2005) Remote Sensing and GIS Integration for Groundwater Potential Mapping in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Proceedings of International Association for Mathematical Geology (IAMG’05): GIS and Spatial Analysis, 21-26 Aug. 2005, Toronto, Canada, Vol.1, 440-445.


50. Jean A. Moukana, Alaa MASOUD, and Katsuaki Koike (2005) Geostatistical Analysis of Fluctuations in the Groundwater Levels by Considering Land-cover Changes. Proceedings of International Association for Mathematical Geology (IAMG’05): GIS and Spatial Analysis, 21-26 Aug. 2005, Toronto, Canada, Vol.1, 111-116.


51. Alaa A. MASOUD and Katsuaki Koike (2005) Integrated Analysis of LANDSAT-7 Imagery, SRTM DEM, and Precipitation Information for Groundwater Potential Mapping in Sinai Peninsula, EGYPT. Geoinforum Annual Meeting, 30 June -1 July 2005, Okayama University, Okayama, JAPAN, Vol. 16, No.2, 100-101.


52. Jean Aurelien Moukana, Alaa MASOUD and Katsuaki Koike (2005) Time series analysis of groundwater decreases in urban area using vegetation indexes and geostatistics. Geoinforum Annual Meeting, 30 June -1 July 2005, Okayama University, Okayama, JAPAN, Vol. 16, No.2, 106-107.


53. Alaa A. MASOUD and Katsuaki KOIKE (2005) Remote sensing and GIS integration for groundwater potentiality mapping in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. MMIJ Conference, March 2005, Waseda University, Tokyo, JAPAN.


54. Alaa A. MASOUD and Katsuaki KOIKE (2004) Detection and Analysis of Lineament Patterns Using LANDSAT-7 ETM+/SRTM DEM and Its Hydrogeologic Application in Siwa Region, NW Egypt. 2nd International Workshop on Earth Science and Technology, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, 151-158.


55. Alaa A. MASOUD and Katsuaki KOIKE (2004) Soil Salinity Induced Land Cover Change Detection and Analysis in Siwa Region, NW Egypt. International Symposium on Geoinformatics for spatial Infrastructure Development in Earth and Allied Sciences (GISIDEAS04), Hanoi, Vietnam, 16-18 September 2004.


56. Aurelien MOUKANA, Alaa A. MASOUD, and Katsuaki KOIKE (2004) Spatio-temporal Variability Modeling of Groundwater Levels Associated with Land-cover Changes. 2nd International Workshop on Earth Science and Technology, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, 135-142.


57. Jean Aurelien MOUKANA, Katsuaki KOIKE and Alaa A. MASOUD (2004) Spatio-temporal analysis of groundwater level using remote sensing and geostatistical techniques. Geoinforum-2004 Annual Meeting, Media Center, Osaka City University. Geoinformatics Vol. 15, No.1, pp. 8-12.


58. Venkatesh RAGHAVAN, Alaa A. MASOUD, Shinji MASUMOTO and Kiyoji SHIONO (2003) A Comparative Evaluation of InSAR Generated DEM in Forest Covered Area and Non-Vegetated Arid Terrain. Advances in Microwave Remote Sensing Applications, CSRE, IIT – Bombay, India, January 21-23 January 2003.


59. Alaa A. MASOUD, Venkatesh RAGHAVAN, Shinji MASUMOTO and Kiyoji SHIONO (2002) DEM generation based on SAR Interferometry for Kagoshima area, Kyushu, Japan. International Symposium on Geoinformatics for spatial Infrastructure Development in Earth and Allied Sciences, Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 25-28 September 2002.


60. Alaa A. MASOUD, Venkatesh RAGHAVAN, Shinji MASUMOTO and Kiyoji SHIONO (2001) Stream Network and Basin Boundary Extraction Using GRASS GIS in Safaga Area, Red Sea Coast of Egypt. International Symposium on Achievements of IHP-V in Hydrological Research, Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 19-22 November 2001.

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Taking a break from work

A visit to Mount Aso (Kumamoto Japan).

It was a wonderful time watching the fascinating nature and landscape with everything virgin. In the picture you can see the fumaroles and the smoke of the hot springs.