Tian Han, Ph.D.

Senior Digital Information Specialist

Tian Han

Phone: (778) 698-7228

Email: Tian.Han@gov.bc.ca

Tian develops and implements geospatial database systems to maintain, update, and manage the Survey’s geologic data collected for bedrock geology mapping.  

Education

Ocean University of Qingdao, China (B.Sc., 1984)
University of Victoria (M.Sc., 2003)
University of Victoria (Ph.D., 2010)

Expertise

Before joining the Survey, Tian was a Geomatics Specialist with the GeoBC, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations and Remote Sensing Analyst with the Pacific Forest Centre, Natural Resources Canada. In the past 20 years, Tian has developed his expertise that covers the complete cycle of geospatial data activities, including space-borne and airborne data acquisition, geo-computing, spatial analysis, database-centric data management, geospatial information extraction, presentation, and publication through web-services.

Currently, he is responsible for developing, implementing, data compiling, and operating the lithogeochemical database and the corporate database at the BCGS.

Publications

 

Han, T., Ootes, L., and Yun, K. 2020. The British Columbia Geological Survey geochronologic database: Preliminary release of ages. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, British Columbia Geological Survey GeoFile 2020-10, 4p.

Han, T. and Rukhlov, A.S., 2020. Update of rock geochemical database at the British Columbia Geological Survey. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey GeoFile 2020-02, 4p.

Han, T. and Rukhlov, A.S., 2020. Update of the provincial Regional Geochemical Survey (RGS) database at the British Columbia Geological Survey. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey GeoFile 2020-08, 3p.

 

Han, T., Rukhlov, A.S., Riddell, J.M., and Ferbey, T., 2019. A skeleton data model for geochemical databases at the British Columbia Geological Survey. In: Geological Fieldwork 2018, British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2019-01, pp. 125-135.

 

Bustard, A. L., Han, T., and Ferbey, T., 2017. Compiled till geochemical data for British Columbia. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey GeoFile 2017-09, 7p.

Han, T., and Rukhlov, A.S., 2017. Regional Geochemical Survey (RGS) data update and release using the newly developed RGS database. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey GeoFile 2017-11, 7p.

Riddell, J.M., and Han, T., 2017. Ash chemistry database for British Columbia Rocky Mountain bituminous coals. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey GeoFile 2017-10.

 

Han, T., Rukhlov, A.S., Naziri, M., and Moy, A., 2016. New British Columbia lithogeochemical database: Development and preliminary data release. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey GeoFile 2016-04, 6 p.

 

Han, T., and Nelson, J., 2015. Mapping hydrothermally altered rocks with Landsat 8 imagery: A case study in the KSM and Snowfield zones, northwestern British Columbia. In: Geological Fieldwork 2014, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2015-01-06, pp. 103-112.

Rukhlov, A.S., Han, T., Nelson, J., Hickin, A.S., and Ferri, F., 2015. Carlin-type geochemical signal in lake and stream sediments from Kechika trough, north-central British Columbia. In: Geological Fieldwork 2014, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2015-01-09, pp. 165-188.

 

Rukhlov, A.S., Han, T., Nelson, J., Hickin, A.S., and Ferri, F., 2014. Supplementary data for Carlin-type geochemical signal in lake and stream sediments from Kechika trough, north-central British Columbia. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey GeoFile 2014-10.

 

Cui, Y., Katay, F., Nelson, J.L., Han, T., Desjardins, P.J., and Sinclair, L., 2013. British Columbia Digital Geology. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Natural Gas, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2013-04.

 

Goodenough, D.G., Han, T., Moa, B., Lang, K., Chen, H., Dhaliwal, A., and Richardson, A.,  2010. A framework for efficiently parallelizing nonlinear noise reduction algorithm. In: Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS).

 

Wulder, M.A., White, J.C., Alvarez, F., Han, T., Rogan, J., and Hawkes, B., 2009. Characterizing boreal forest wildfire with multi-temporal Landsat and LIDAR data. Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 113, pp. 1540-1555.

Goodenough, D.G., and Han, T., 2009. Reducing noise in hyperspectral data - a nonlinear data series analysis approach. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing.

 

Goodenough, D.G., and Han, T., 2008. Investigation of nonlinearity in hyperspectral imagery using surrogate data methods. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Volume 46, Number 10, pp. 2840 – 2847.

Goodenough, D.G., and Han, T., 2008. Estimating dimensionality of hyperspectral data using false neighbour method, In: Proceedings of the 28th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS).

Goodenough, D.G., Han, T., and Dyk, A., 2008. Comparing and validating spectral unmixing algorithms with AVIRIS imagery. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, Volume 34, pp. 82-91.

Wulder, M.A., White, J.C., Han, T., Coops, N.C., Cardille, J.A., Holland, T., and Grills, D., 2008. Monitoring Canada's forests. Part 2: National forest fragmentation and pattern. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, Volume 34, Number 6, pp. 563-584.

Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., Duro, D.C., Han, T., and Berry, S., 2008. Large area characterization of habitat using satellite data across Canada. Ecological Indicators, Volume 8, pp. 754 – 766.

 

Han, T., Wulder, M.A., White, J.C., Coops, N.C., Alvarez, M.F., and Butson, C.R., 2007. An efficient protocol to process Landsat images for change detection with Tasselled Cap Transformation. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, Volume 4, pp. 147–151.

Wulder, M.A., Han, T., White, J.C., Butson, C.R. and Hall, R.J., 2007. An approach for edge matching large area satellite image classifications. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, Volume 33, pp. 266-277.

Wulder, M.A., Han, T., White, J.C., Sweda, T., and Tsuzuki, H., 2007. Integrating profiling LIDAR with Landsat data for regional boreal forest canopy attribute estimation and change characterization. Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 110, pp. 123-137.

Coops, N.C., Duro, D.C., Wulder, M.A., and Han, T., 2007. Estimating afternoon MODIS land surface temperatures (LST) based on morning MODIS overpass, location, and elevation information. International Journal of Remote Sensing, Volume 28, pp. 2391-2396.

Duro, D.C., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., and Han, T., 2007.  Development of a large area biodiversity monitoring system driven by remote sensing. Progress in Physical Geography, Volume 31, Number 3, pp. 1-26.

 

Han, T., and Goodenough, D.G., 2005.  Nonlinear dimensionality reduction of hyperspectral data based on Locally Linear Embedding. Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2005.

Goodenough, D.G., Han, T., Dyk, A., Gour, J., and Li, J., 2005. Forest biomass estimation with AVIRIS. In: Proceedings of AVIRIS Earth Science and Applications Workshop.

 

Goodenough, D.G., Dyk, A., Han, T., Hollinger, A., Jazayeri, A., and Zwick, H., 2004.  Hyperspectral sensor trades for forest applications. In: Proceedings of International Astronautical Federation Congress.

Han, T., Goodenough, D.G., Dyk, A., and Chen, H., 2004. Feature selection for forest classification. In: Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS).

Goodenough, D.G., Dyk, A., Han, T., Jazayeri, A., and Li, J., 2004. Impacts of lossy compression on hyperspectral products for forestry. In: Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS).

 

Goodenough, D.G., Dyk, A., Niemann, K.O., Pearlman, J., Chen, H., Han, T., Murdoch, M., and West, C., 2003.  Processing Hyperion and ALI for forest classification. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Volume 41, Number 6, pp. 1321-1331.

Goodenough, D.G., Han, T., Pearlman, J., Dyk, A., and McDonald, S., 2003. Forest chemistry mapping with hyperspectral data. In: Proceedings of IEEE workshop on advances in techniques for analysis of remotely sensed data.

Han, T., and Goodenough, D.G., 2003. Hyperspectral endmember detection and unmixing based on linear programming. In: Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS).

 

Han, T., Goodenough, D.G., Dyk, A., and Love, J., 2002. Detection and correction of abnormal pixels in Hyperion images. Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS).