Terrestrial Remote Sensing

The research of the Terrestrial Remote Sensing Group is focused on the application of remotes sensing techniques at the global scale. Satellite remote sensing data is used to observe near surface climate variability and dynamics. New techniques are developed to derive longterm consistent observations of near surface climate. The datasets generated by the research group (as e.g. Opens external link in current windowHOAPS) are used for climate studies as well as climate model evaluations.

 

Major research areas are:

  • Moisture and energy fluxes from longterm satellite data
  • Scaling in remote sensing
  • Uncertainties and data assimilation