Welcome to the Remote Sensing Group
Remote sensing is the science of gathering information about distant objects with sensors mounted on spaceborne or airborne platforms. Our research group deals mainly with the use of earth observation satellites for the retrieval of geophysical parameters over land. We specialized in the use of active (scatterometers, SARs) and passive (radiometers) microwave sensors for global monitoring of soil moisture, surface water, and other dynamic hydrologic parameters, but we also have experience in the use of optical and thermal remote sensing systems for mapping of land cover, snow, forest biomass, and many other land surface parameters. We also cooperate with scientists from hydrology, meteorology, climatology and many other geoscientific disciplines to develop novel applications of our earth observation data.
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- W. Dorigo, D. Chung, A. Gruber, S. Hahn, T. Mistelbauer, R. Parinussa, C. Reimer, R. van der Schalie, R. De Jeu, W. Wagner:
[Hydrological cycle] Soil Moisture [in "State of the Climate in 2016"]"
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98 (2017), 8; 30 - 32.
- M. McCabe, M. Rodell, D. Alsdorf, D. Miralles, R. Uijlenhoet, W. Wagner, A. Lucieer, R. Houborg, N. Verhoest, T. Franz, J. Shi, H. Gao, E. Wood:
The future of Earth observation in hydrology
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21 (2017), 3879 - 3914. [ More information ]
- S. Sippel, M. Forkel, A. Rammig, K. Thonicke, M. Flach, M. Heimann, F. Otto, M. Reichstein, M. Mahecha:
Contrasting and interacting changes in simulated spring and summer carbon cycle extremes in European ecosystems
Environmental Research Letters, 12 (2017), 075006-1 - 075006-13. [ More information ]