Section Editors

Section Board for 'Remote Sensing of the Water Cycle' (21)

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Dr. Vincenzo Levizzani
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Scienze dell’Atmosfera e del Clima, via Gobetti 101, I-40129 Bologna, Italy
Tel. +39-051-6398015; Fax: +39 051 639 8032
Interests: clouds and precipitation structure; passive and active remote sensing of precipitation from satellite; climatology of precipitation
Dr. Gianpaolo Balsamo
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European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts, Shinfield Park, Reading, RG2 9AX, United Kingdom
Tel. (+44) 118 9499246
Interests: earth system modeling; surface-atmosphere interactions, and predictability; climate-change and low-frequency variability; use of remote sensing data in Earth system modeling
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Prof. Sayed M. Bateni
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2500 Campus Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Interests: earth remote sensing; land–atmosphere Interactions; data assimilation; optimization techniques and parameter estimation in hydrology; application of artificial intelligence methods
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Dr. Alessandro Battaglia
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Earth Observation Science Group, Space Research Centre, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, LE1 7RH Leicester, UK
Tel. (+44) 116 2523521
Interests: remote sensing of clouds and precipitation microphysics and dynamics; clouds and precipitation climatology; impact of clouds and precipitation on the energy budget via radiative and diabatic effects
Prof. Ali Behrangi
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Department of Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences, The University of Arizona, 1133 E. James E. Rogers Way, PO Box 210011, Tucson, AZ 85721-0011, USA
Tel. (+1) 520-626-6639
Interests: Remote sensing of precipitation and cloud; high latitude and mountainous rain and snow retrievals and analysis; weather and climatic extremes (drought, flood, fire, tropical storms) and societal interactions global water and energy budget analysis; hydrologic/watershed modeling and optimization; developing high resolution precipitation products; representation of precipitation in climate models; evaluation of precipitation products using ground validation data
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Prof. Dr. Jörg Bendix
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Laboratory for Climatology and Remote Sensing, Phillips- University of Marburg, Deutschhausstraße 12, D-35032 Marburg, Germany
Interests: climatology; geoecology; remote sensing; GIS; environmental modeling; statistics and geostatistics
Dr. Elsa Cattani
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Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Scienze dell’Atmosfera e del Clima, via Gobetti 101, I-40129 Bologna, Italy
Tel. (+39) 051 6398060
Interests: remote sensing of precipitation from satellite; climatology of precipitation
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Dr. Ralph R. Ferraro
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NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR), College Park, MD 20740, USA
Interests: development of algorithms for the retrieval of hydrological cycle products from passive microwave satellite measurements, clouds and precipitation studies from satellite, snowfall and hailfall studies
Prof. Yang Hong
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University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA
Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Interests: remote sensing of global water cycle (precipitation, evapotranspiration, soil moisture, water body, streamflow); hydrology and water resources; natural hazards; hydrometeorology; hydroclimatology
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Dr. Lionel Jarlan
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French Research Institute for Development / Spatial study centre of the biosphere (CESBIO), 18 avenue Edouard Belin, BPI 2801, Toulouse Cedex 4, France
Tel. (+33) 5 61 55 85 23
Interests: multi-spectral remote sensing; soil-vegetation-atmosphere transfer; water resources and use; semi-arid areas
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Dr. Christopher Kidd
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and Earth Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), University of Maryland, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
Tel. (+1) 301 614 6091
Interests: remote sensing principles and technology; satellite meteorology and climatology; global precipitation from meteorological satellites
Dr. Mario Montopoli
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Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC), National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Area di ricerca "Tor Vergata” (ARTOV), Via Fosso del Cavaliere, 100, I-00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: remote sensing of atmospheric precipitation; active and passive microwave observations of volcanic solid emissions; ground based radars; radiative transfer models
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Prof. Efrat Morin
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Head of the Environmental Sciences Program, The Fredy & Nadine Herrmann Institute of Earth Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Edmond J. Safra Campus - Givat Ram, Jerusalem 9190401, Israel
Tel. (+972) 2 65884469
Interests: hydrometeorology; hydrological processes and modeling; flash flood processes and prediction; precipitation estimation from weather radar; spatial and temporal patterns of precipitations; surface water hydrology; climate change; impact of climate change on environmental systems; drought analysis
Prof. Kenji Nakamura
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Faculty of Economics, Dept. of International Environmental Economics, Dokkyo University, Soka-shi, Saitama 340-0042, Japan
Interests: satellite meteorology, rain, remote sensing by radar, meteorological radar, snow, atmospheric precipitation, ice, land surface
Dr. Elisa Palazzi
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Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Scienze dell’Atmosfera e del Clima, Corso Fiume 4, I-10133 Torino, Italy
Tel. (+39) 011 383 9834
Interests: climate dynamics and variability, processes, mountain and high altitude hydrological cycle; impacts of climate change in orographically complex regions
Prof. Byung-Ju Sohn
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School of Earth and Environmental Science, Seoul National University, NS80, Seoul 151-747, Korea
Tel. (+82) 2-880-7783
Interests: water vapor-cloud-radiation budget; water vapor transport studies using remote sensing; tropical and midlatitude precipitation studies
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Prof. Soroosh Sorooshian
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The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-2175, USA
Tel. (+1) 949 824-8831
Interests: satellite remote sensing of precipitation, hydrology, hydrometeorology, water management, water resources especially in arid and semi-arid areas
Dr. Geert Sterk
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Dept. of Physical Geography, Universiteit Utrecht, Vening Meineszgebouw A, Princetonlaan 8a, 3584 CB Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tel. (+31) 30 253 3051
Interests: Hydrology and land degradation; physics and modelling of hydrology; wind erosion and water erosion; remote sensing application to landscape studies
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Prof. Francisco J. Tapiador
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Head of the Earth and Space Sciences (ess) Research Group, Dean of Enviromental Sciences and Biochemistry (2012-2019), University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Avda. Carlos III s/n, E-45071 Toledo, Spain
Tel. (+34) 925 268 800 ext. 5762
Interests: precipitation; remote sensing; climate; social sciences
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Dr. F. Joseph Turk
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, M/S 300-243, Pasadena, CA 91109-8099, USA
Tel. (+1) 818 354 0315
Interests: satellite remote sensing systems (passive/active microwave, radar, lidar, multispectral imaging/sounding); remote sensing applications to atmospheric and ocean sciences; remote sensing of surface parameters
Dr. Stefan Wunderle
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Universität Bern, Geographisches Institut, Fernerkundung, Hallerstrasse 12, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
Tel. (+41) 31 631 8553
Interests: remote sensing in climatology with special emphasis on snow; vegetation, aerosols and clouds
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