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Siddiq S Kalaly

The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Siddiq Kalaly is a Geographer with the USGS Eastern Geographic Science Center. He specializes in remote sensing and other geospatial analyses of natural resources. His current research interest include multispectral and hyperspectral imaging, especially as it relates to temporal analysis and spectral characterization of freshwater ecosytems and associated landforms. He has worked at the USGS since 2007, and served on special assignments that include supporting geological mapping in Saudi Arabia, minerals assessment in Afghanistan, and leading geospatial technologies capacity building program in Afghanistan, Turkey and the US. His recent work includes imaging spectroscopy of submerged aquatic vegetation and remote sensing assessment of the effects of agricultural conservation practices.

Research Interest



  • Summaries and data packages of important areas for mineral investment and production opportunities in Afghanistan, by Peters, Stephen G.

  • A summary of data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey at Dasht-e-Nawar, Afghanistan, in support of lithium exploration, June-September 2014,Stillings, Lisa M.; Mack, Thomas J.; Chornack, Michael P.; Kalaly, Siddiq S.; Ahmadi, M. Idrees; Akbar, A. Qasim

  • Effects of Hydrocarbon Extraction on Landscapes of the Appalachian Basin,Slonecker, Terry E.; Milheim, Lesley E.; Roig-Silva, Coral M.; Kalaly, Siddiq S.

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