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CONTACT INFO:


Phone : +90 505 7657127 (cell)
Email : sonmezibrahim@yahoo.com

 

 EDUCATION :


Undergraduate: Dept. of Meteorology, İstanbul Technical University, Turkey, 1996
Master of Scinece : Dept. of Atmospheric Science, Texas A&M University, USA, 2000
Ph.D. : Geosciences (Atmospheric Science Grup), Texas Tech University, USA, 2005

 

 CURRICULUM VITAE :


* Biography          *CV (detailed)

 

 ACADEMIC TITLES RECEIVED :


Assistant Professor : Dept. of Meteorology, Ondokuz Mayıs University, 17.11.2011
Associate Professor : Dept. of Meteorology, Ondokuz Mayıs University, 14.05.2013

 

 PROJECTS :


2016-2019 : Coordinator, TÜBİTAK(The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) 1001 Project (115Y647 ), ‘The accuracy improvement of the Samsun Radar precipitation product and providing instantaneous rain rate and catchment based total precipitation’, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey..

2015-2018 : Coordinator, TÜBİTAK(The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) 1001 Project (114Y147 : COST IC1406), ‘Building a satellite based atmospheric products database and cloudiness atlas generation for Turkey’, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey.

2012-2017 : Coordinator, EUMETSAT(European Meteorological Satellites) H-SAF (Hydrological Satellite Application Facility ) Project, ‘Validation of the satellite soil moisture products over Turkey’, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey.

04/2013 – 10/2014 : Coordinator, TÜBİTAK(The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) 1001 Project(112Y306: COST TU1202), ‘The enhancement of the MSG fire product by using regionalized thresholds over Turkey’, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey.

2005-2011 : Researcher, H-SAF (Hydrological Satellite Application Facility) project of EUMETSAT (European Meteorological Satellites), Satellite based precipitation product validation, Turkish State Meteorological Service, Turkey.

 

 COURSES TAUGHT :


1.) MET 102 – Meteorological Observations and Measurement Techniques (in Turkish)   (Syllabus)

Presentations (in Turkish):

2.) MET 104 – Computer Programming II (in Turkish) (Syllabus)

3.) SHU106 – Aviation Meteorology  (in Turkish) (Syllabus)

Presentations (in Turkish):

  1. The atmospher and its content
  2. The defination of pressure and density in atmosphere
  3. The layers of atmosphere
  4. Meteorological observation systems
  5. Meteorological Radars
  6. Meteorological Satellites
  7. Weather and climate
  8. The humidity in the atmosphere
  9. The phsics of precipitation
  10. Clouds
  11. Wind
  12. Turbulance in the atmosphere
  13. Icing
  14. The instability in the atmosphere
  15. Standard atmosphere and altimeter

 

 SELECTED PRESENTATIONS :


 

 SELECTED PAPERS :


Tekeli A.E., Sönmez İ, E. Erdi, 2016: Snow-covered area determination based on satellite-derived probabilistic snow cover maps, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 9:198, DOI: 10.1007/s12517-015-2149-0

Sönmez İ, A.E. Tekeli, E. Erdi, 2014: Snow cover trend analysis using Interactive Multisensor Snow and Ice Mapping System (IMS) data over Turkey, International Journal of Climatology, 34(7): 2349–2361, DOI: 10.1002/joc.3843

Sönmez İ, A.E. Tekeli, E. Erdi, F. Demir, M. Arslan, 2014 : Validation of the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) fire monitoring product using ground observations over Turkey, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 7(8):3389–3398, DOI:10.1007/s12517-013-1039-6

Puca S, F. Porcu, A. Rinollo, G. Vulpiani, P. Baguis, S. Balabanova, E. Campione, A. Ertürk, S. Gabellani, R. Iwanski, M. Jurašek, J. Kaňák, J. Kerényi, G. Koshinchanov, G. Kozinarova, P. Krahe, B. Lapeta, E. Lábó, L. Milani, L’. Okon, A. Öztopal, P. Pagliara, F. Pignone, C. Rachimow, N. Rebora, E. Roulin, I. Sönmez, A. Toniazzo, D. Biron, D. Casella, E. Cattani, S. Dietrich, F. Di Paola, S. Laviola, V. Levizzani, D. Melfi, A. Mugnai, G. Panegrossi, M. Petracca, P. Sanò, F. Zauli, P. Rosci, L. De Leonibus, E. Agosta, F. Gattari, 2014: The validation service of the hydrological SAF geostationary and polar satellite precipitation products, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 14: 871-889, DOI:10.5194/nhess-14-871-2014

Sönmez İ, 2013 : Quality control tests for western Turkey Mesonet , Meteorological Applications, 20(3): 330-337, DOI: 10.1002/met.1286

Sönmez İ, A.Ü. Kömüşcü, 2011: Reclassification of rainfall regions of Turkey by K-Means methodology and their temporal variability in relation to North Atlantic Oscillation(NAO), Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 106(3): 499-510 doi: 10.1007/s00704-011-0449-1

Sönmez İ, E. Erdi, A.E. Tekeli, F. Demir, M. Arslan, 2011 : Foogle: Fire monitoring tool for EUMETSAT’s active fire product over Turkey using Google-Earth, Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 2(1): 1-13. DOI: 10.1080/19475705.2010.532974

Sönmez İ, 2009 : Determination of the Proper Site Spacing Density : Correlation, Power Spectrum, and True Field Error Variance Approaches, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany, 126p

Tekeli A. E., İ Sönmez, E. Erdi,, F. Demir, 2009 : Validation studies of EUMETSAT’s Active Fire Monitoring Product for Turkey, International Journal of Wildland Fire, 18(5), 517–526. DOI:10.1071/WF07088

Schroeder, J. L., W. S. Burgett, K. B. Haynie, İ. Sönmez, G. D. Skwira, A. L. Doggett, and J. W. Lipe, 2005: The West Texas Mesonet: A Technical Overview. J. Atmos. Oceanic. Technol., 22(2): 211–222. DOI:10.1175/JTECH-1690.1

Şen Z., Sönmez İ, and Tatli H., 1998: Comment on “Grade estimation using fuzzy set algorithms”, Mathematical Geology, 30: 1033-1038.