Welcome to the research unit
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.
Soil moisture anomalies for the year 2020 from the ESA CCI SM v06.1 COMBINED product (with a reference period of 1991-2010).
ORF interviewed Ruxandra Zotta about our FURNACES project
Sept. 3, 2022
Remote Sensing at TU Wien is again the highest-ranked subject at TU Wien in the 2022 Shanghai Ranking
July 21, 2022
Our project CONFIRM made ORF headlines
May 25, 2022
Congratulations Frau Dr. Irene Teubner!
March 16, 2022
Nachruf Prof. Dr. techn. h.c. Fritz Ackermann
Dec. 22, 2021
Wagner and Dorigo are Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers for the fourth time
Nov. 16, 2021
Remote Sensing at TU Wien ranks 37th in @ShanghaiRanking 2021
May 27, 2021
ESA CCI SM v06.1 now available!
May 11, 2021
Jetzt zum Geotag anmelden!
March 19, 2021
FAIR2earth: New research infrastructure for TU Wien
Feb. 17, 2021