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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- L. Brocca, A. Tarpanelli, P. Filippucci, W. Dorigo, F. Zaussinger, A. Gruber, D. Prieto:
How much water is used for irrigation? A new approach exploiting satellite soil moisture observations
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 73 (2018), 752 - 766.
- S. Thaler, L. Brocca, L. Ciabatta, J. Eitzinger, S. Hahn, W. Wagner:
Effects of Different Spatial Precipitation Input Data on Crop Model Outputs under a Central European Climate
Atmosphere, 9 (2018), 8; 290-1 - 290-25.
- W. Dorigo, T. Scanlon, A. Gruber, R. van der Schalie, C. Reimer, S. Hahn, C. Paulik, W. Wagner, R. De Jeu:
[Hydrological cycle] Soil Moisture [in "State of the Climate in 2017"]
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 99 (2018), 8; 35 - 36.