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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- Watch Presentations from the Space Agency Forum 2016
- Soil Moisture Workshop Report published by GEWEX
- geo4women report 2016
- D. Miralles, R. Nieto, N. McDowell, W. Dorigo, N. Verhoest, Y. Liu, A. Teuling, A.J. Dolman, S. Good, L. Gimeno:
Contribution of water-limited ecoregions to their own supply of rainfall
Environmental Research Letters, 11 (2016), 12; 124007-1 - 124007-12.
- M. Grillakis, A. Koutroulis, J. Komma, I. Tsanis, W. Wagner, G. Blöschl:
Initial soil moisture effects on flash flood generation - A comparison between basins of contrasting hydro-climatic conditions
Journal of Hydrology, 541, Part A (2016), 206 - 217.
- M. Enenkel, C. Reimer, W. Dorigo, W. Wagner, I. Pfeil, R. Parinussa, R. De Jeu:
Combining satellite observations to develop a global soil moisture product for near-real-time applications
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20 (2016), 4191 - 4208. [ More information ]