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Center for Remote Sensing

Center for Remote Sensing

Research

The Center for Remote Sensing focuses its research within three core areas:

  • Assimilation of remote sensing observations for improved estimation of soil water and vegetation properties under dynamic conditions
  • Downscaling satellite-based microwave observations
  • Modeling growth and development for bio-energy crops

Read below to learn more about our current and past research projects.


Current Projects

NASA SERVIR - GALUP

Researchers at the University of Florida (UF) are working with a team of collaborators from the Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Services (CERSGIS) in Ghana, and the University of Ghana to link deforestation, urbanization, and agricultural expansion for land-use decisions in Ghana.


NASA - Remote Sensing Theory

Theoretical modeling of dynamic vegetation in agricultural terrains for active passive microwave retrieval of soil and crop parameters

This proposal investigates recently identified physical asymmetries that exist in modeling consistent active and passive (AP) microwave signatures of land surface in order to produce a single, experimentally validated theory with meaningful physical interpretations.

Past Projects

NSF-IUSE-GEOPATHS

Collaborative Research: GP-EXTRA: Geoscience Engagement and Outreach (GEO) - High-Impact Integrated Academic and Professional Experiences

The Geoscience Engagement and Outreach (GEO) project will offer students authentic geoscience research experiences explicitly integrated with practical applications and scaffolded by classroom work.


SMAPVEX16 in Iowa

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS DURING SMAPVEX16-IA AT SWEENEY FARMS

The NASA Soil Moisture Active/Passive (SMAP) and the ESA Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) missions include microwave radiometers at L-band that provides global observations of SM at 36 and 25km, respectively, with a repeat coverage of every 2-3 days. 


Field Experiments

Dissertations and Theses