Welcome to the research group
Climate and Environmental Remote Sensing
The CLIMERS group was initiated with the TU Wien Science Award 2015 awarded to Wouter Dorigo
Global warming is expected to amplify the global water cycle, which will lead to an increase the frequency and intensity of storms, floods, and droughts. The negative impact of droughts on vegetation will impact future food security and reduce the efficiency of vegetation as a sink of atmospheric carbon-dioxide, thus further exacerbating global warming. However, climate model predictions are uncertain as the long-term effects of drought on vegetation are only poorly understood due to lack of suited observational data. But the recent release of various long-term satellite-based datasets of soil moisture (produced by CLIMERS) and vegetation has created new avenues. The CLIMERS groups will use these datasets to unravel the role of water availability in driving vegetation growth and to assess how climate change has affected this relationship. The results will be used to improve state-of-the-art climate models that support the IPCC climate assessments.
1991 - 2019 monthly soil moisture anomalies. 2019 was the year of the largest observed difference between hemispheres (anomalously wet condition in the northern, and dry in the southern hemisphere).
Best Paper Awards 2019 for Hanna and Klettner
Nov. 23, 2020
Termine für Seminar der Geowissenschaften, Wintersemester 2020/21
Oct. 14, 2020
Mariette Vreugdenhil interviewed on Droughts by Czech Radio
Sept. 17, 2020
New CCI Soil Moisture dataset release (with SMAP!)
Sept. 9, 2020
Jetzt zum Geodäsie-Studium anmelden: am 30.9. ist es zu spät!
Aug. 26, 2020
Studie: „Datengetriebene Forschung in der Wissenschaft“
Aug. 25, 2020
ESA CCI Soil Moisture in 2019 State of the Climate BAMS report
Aug. 13, 2020
GROW Citizen science project successfully concluded
Aug. 12, 2020
“The Quest for the Exact Position” – video is now available on Vimeo in English
July 15, 2020
Zulassung hat begonnen: jetzt zum Geodäsie-Studium anmelden!
July 13, 2020