Global Change: Assessment and Adaptation to Mediterranean Region Water Scarcity


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Ayari, E.; Kassouk, Z.; Lili-Chabaane, Z.; Baghdadi, N.; Bousbih, S.; Zribi, M. Cereal Crops Soil Parameters Retrieval Using L-Band ALOS-2 and C-Band Sentinel-1 Sensors. Remote Sens. 202113, 1393.

Bouras E., Jarlan L., Er-Raki S., Albergel C., Richard B., Balaghi R., Khabba S., 2020, Linkages between rainfed cereal production and agricultural drought through remote sensing indices and a Land Data Assimilation System: a case study in Morocco., Remote Sensing, 12(24), 4018;

Safa Bousbih, Mehrez Zribi, Mohammad El Hajj, Nicolas Baghdadi, Zohra Lili-Chabaane, Qi Gao and Pascal Fanise, Soil moisture and irrigation mapping in a semi-arid region based on Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 synergy, Remote Sensing, Remote Sens. 201810(12), 1953;

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J. Carreau et G. Toulemonde, 2020, Extra-parametrized extreme value copula : Extension to a spatial framework, Spatial Statistics, Volume 40, December 2020, 100410,

Jamal Ezzahar, Nadia Ouaadi, Mehrez Zribi, Jamal Elfarkh, Ghizlane Aouade, Said Khabba, Salah Er-Raki, Abdelghani Chehbouni and Lionel Jarlan, 2020, Evaluation of Backscattering Models and Support Vector Machine for the Retrieval of Bare Soil Moisture from Sentinel-1 Data, Remote Sens. 2020, 12(1), 72;

O. Charfi Marrakchi , C. Masmoudi Charfi , M. Hamzaoui and H. Habaieb, 2021, Improvement of Sentinel-1 Remote Sensing Data Classification by DWT and PCA, Journal of Sensors, Volume 2021, Article ID 8897303, 12 pages,

Farhani, N.; Carreau, J.; Kassouk, Z.; Le Page, M.; Lili Chabaane, Z.; Boulet, G. Analysis of Multispectral Drought Indices in Central Tunisia. Remote Sens. 202214, 1813.

Michel Le Page, Lionel Jarlan, Marcel M. El Hajj, Mehrez Zribi, Nicolas Baghdadi and Aaron Boone, 2020, Potential for the Detection of Irrigation Events on Maize Plots Using Sentinel-1 Soil Moisture Products, Remote Sens. 12(10), 1621;

Nadia Ouaadi, Lionel Jarlan, Jamal Ezzahar, Mehrez Zribi, Saïd Khabba, Elhoussaine Bouras, Safa Bousbih, Pierre-Louis Frison, 2020, Monitoring of wheat crops using the backscattering coefficient and the interferometric coherence derived from Sentinel-1 in semi-arid areas, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 251, 2020, 112050, ISSN 0034-4257,

Ouaadi, N., Ezzahar, J., Khabba, S., Er-Raki, S., Chakir, A., Ait Hssaine, B., Le Dantec, V., Rafi, Z., Beaumont, A., Kasbani, M., and Jarlan, L., 2021, C-band radar data and in situ measurements for the monitoring of wheat crops in a semi-arid area (center of Morocco), Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3707–3731,

Ouaadi, N.; Jarlan, L.; Khabba, S.; Ezzahar, J.; Le Page, M.; Merlin, O., 2021, Irrigation Amounts and Timing Retrieval through Data Assimilation of Surface Soil Moisture into the FAO-56 Approach in the South Mediterranean Region. Remote Sens., 13, 2667.



Ait Hssaine B., Merlin O., Ezzahar J., Er-Raki S., Khabba S., Chehbouni A., 2022 Evapotranspiration estimation by combining soil moisture, land surface temperature/vegetation cover fraction data and surface-atmosphere exchange modeling. Acta Horiculturae, 1335: 295-304.

Aouade G., Jarlan L., Ezzahar J., Er-raki S., Napoly A., Benkaddour A., Khabba S., Boulet G., Chehbouni A., Boone A., 2020, Using ISBA model for partitioning evapotranspiration into soil evaporation and plant transpiration of irrigated crops under semi-arid climate, Hydrology and Earth System Science, 24, 3789–3814,

Belaqziz, S.; Khabba, S.; Kharrou, M.H.; Bouras, E.H.; Er-Raki, S.; Chehbouni, A. Optimizing the Sowing Date to Improve Water Management and Wheat Yield in a Large Irrigation Scheme, through a Remote Sensing and an Evolution Strategy-Based Approach. Remote Sens. 202113, 3789.

Bouimouass, H., Fakir, Y., Tweed, S., & Leblanc, M. (2020). Groundwater recharge sources in
semiarid irrigated mountain fronts. Hydrological Processes, 34(7), 1598-1615.

Jamal Elfarkh, Jamal Ezzahar, Salah Er-Raki, Vincent Simonneaux, Bouchra Ait Hssaine, Said Rachidi, Aurore Brut, Vincent Rivalland, Said Khabba, Abdelghani Chehbouni and Lionel Jarlan, 2020, Multi-Scale Evaluation of the TSEB Model over a Complex Agricultural Landscape in Morocco, Remote Sens. 12(7), 1181;

Elfarkh, J., Er-Raki, S., Ezzahar, J., Abdelghani Chehbouni, Bouchra Aithssaine, Abdelhakim Amazirh, Saïd Khabba & Lionel Jarlan, 2020, Integrating thermal stress indexes within Shuttleworth–Wallace model for evapotranspiration mapping over a complex surface. Irrig Sci 39, 45–61 (2021).

Jamal Elfarkh, Salah Er-Raki, Jamal Ezzahar, Said Khabba, Lionel Jarlan and Abdelghani Chehbouni. The use of sap flow and eddy covariance for evaluating the Shuttleworth-Wallace model to estimate evapotranspiration and transpiration over olive orchard in a semi-arid region. Acta Horticulturae. Volume 1300, 17 December 2020, Pages 63-71, 2020

Fadel, A., Kanj, M. & Slim, K. Water Quality Index variations in a Mediterranean reservoir: a multivariate statistical analysis relating it to different variables over 8 years. Environ Earth Sci 80, 65 (2021).

Ali Fadel, Mario Mhawej, Ghaleb Faour, Kamal Slim, 2020, On the application of METRIC-GEE to estimate spatial and temporal evaporation rates in a mediterranean lake, Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, volume 20,

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Hanich L., Chehbouni A., Gascoin S., Boudhar A., Jarlan L., Tramblay Y., Boulet G., Marchane A., Baba M.W., Kinnard C., Simonneaux V., Fakir Y., Bouchaou L., Leblanc M., Le Page M., Bouamri H., Er-Raki S., Khabba S., 2022. Snow hydrology in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 42, 101101.

Khabba, Saïd, Salah Er-Raki, Jihad Toumi, Jamal Ezzahar, Bouchra Ait Hssaine, Michel Le Page, et Abdelghani Chehbouni. 2020. « A Simple Light-Use-Efficiency Model to Estimate Wheat Yield in the Semi-Arid Areas ». Agronomy 10(10):1524. doi: 10.3390/agronomy10101524.

Khabba S., Toumi J., Er-Raki S., Le Page M., Ezzahar J., Chehbouni A., Jarlan L., 2022. Simple and spatialized approach to optimize irrigation water and wheat yield in the semi-arid areas.  Acta Horiculturae.1335: 717-724.

Sefiani , El Mandour,  N. Laftouhi,  N. Khalil,  A. Chehbouni,  L. Jarlan,  L. Hanich,  S. Khabba,  S. Kamal,  A. Markhi,  H. Nassah, 2019, Evaluation of Groundwater Quality and Agricultural use Under a Semi‐arid Environment: Case of Agafay, Western Haouz, Morocco, Irrigation and drainage, 68:4, 778-796,


Ahmad Al Bitar, Sami Najem, Lionel Jarlan, Mehrez Zribi, and Ghaleb Faour, Precipitation and soil moisture data show extreme droughts in MENA region in the last decade, Nature scientific report, en revision (majeures).

Fadel, A.; Faour, G.; Mhawej, M.; M.; Jarlan, L. A combined remote sensing and modelling
approach to simulate the impact of climate change on the river discharge in a Mediterranean snowcovered basin. Water 2021, 13, x.

Fayad, A. and Gascoin, S.: The role of liquid water percolation representation in estimating
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El houssaine Bouras, Lionel Jarlan, Salah Er-Raki, Riad Balaghi , Abdelhakim Amazirh, Bastien Richard and Saïd Khabba, Cereal Yield Forecasting in Morocco Combining Satellite Drought-Based Indices, Weather Data and Regional Climate Indices Using Machine Learning, MDPI/Remote Sensing, 13, no. 16: 3101.

Le Page, M., Zribi, M. Analysis and Predictability of Drought In Northwest Africa Using Optical and Microwave Satellite Remote Sensing Products. Sci Rep 9, 1466 (2019).

Le Page, Michel, Younes Fakir, Lionel Jarlan, Aaron Boone, Brahim Berjamy, Saïd Khabba, et Mehrez Zribi., 2021, « Projection of Irrigation Water Demand Based on the Simulation of Synthetic Crop Coefficients and Climate Change ». Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi:

Ahmed MOUCHA, Lahoucine HANICH, Yves TRAMBLAY, Amina SAAIDI, Simon GASCOIN, Eric MARTIN, Michel LEPAGE, Elhoussaine Bouras, Camille SZCZYPTA and Lionel JARLAN, Present and future high-resolution climate forcing over semi-arid catchments. Case of the Tensift (Morocco), Atmosphere 2021, 12(3), 370;

Slama, F., Gargouri-Ellouze, E. & Bouhlila, R. Impact of rainfall structure and climate change on soil and groundwater salinization. Climatic Change 163, 395–413 (2020).

Zribi, M.; Nativel, S.; Le Page, M. Analysis of Agronomic Drought in a Highly Anthropogenic Context Based on Satellite Monitoring of Vegetation and Soil Moisture. Remote Sens. 2021, 13, 2698.