Microwave Remote Sensing of Vegetation Water Dynamics
We use microwave remote sensing to monitor the transport of water through vegetation from the land surface to the atmosphere in order to understand the role of vegetation in the water, energy and carbon cycles. We perform research from field to global scales, combining in-situ and spaceborne sensors to improve our understanding of the influence of vegetation water dynamics on radar observables. Our research embraces the latest developments in modeling, data assimilation and machine learning to exploit existing spaceborne radar instruments for a wide range of applications in ecosystem and agricultural monitoring, and prepare for future missions.
The M-WAVE research group is lead by Prof. Susan Steele-Dunne from the Department of Water Management, and the Department of Geosciences and Remote Sensing at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft).