Boussinesq Awardee 2012 Richard de Jeu: “Satellites put Soil Moisture on the Map”

On Thursday March 21st Richard de Jeu received the Boussinesq Prize 2012 awarded by UNESCO-IHE’s Prof. Uhlenbrook and Prof. Dolman (Free University Amsterdam).

Richard de Jeu

His presentation “Satellites put Soil Moisture on the Map” gave a overview of the use of passive microwave sensors for soil moisture derivation.  Validation and error characterization techniques were discussed and special attention was paid on the development of a 32 year multi-sensor soil moisture dataset. Finally, a series environmental applications were demonstrated to show the great importance of these datasets in climate research.

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