CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".

CRG Terrestrial Remote Sensing (2009-2014)

The research of the CliSAP research group (CRG) 'Terrestrial Remote Sensing' is focused on the application of remote sensing techniques at the global scale. Satellite remote sensing data is used to observe near surface climate variability and dynamics. New techniques are developed to derive longterm consistent observations of near surface climate. The datasets generated by the research group are used for climate studies as well as climate model evaluations.


Our working group focuses on the following research areas:

Merged satellite based latent heat flux from satellite.

Latest Research Group Publications

  • Peng, J., Loew, A., Merlin, O., & Verhoest, N. (2017). A review of spatial downscaling of satellite remotely sensed soil moisture. Reviews of Geophysics, 55, 341-366. doi:10.1002/2016RG000543.
  • Donges, J. F., Petrova, I., Loew, A., Marwan, N., & Kurths, J. (2015). How complex climate networks complement eigen techniques for the statistical analysis of climatological data. Climate Dynamics, 45, 2407-2424. doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2479-3.
  • Loew, A., van Bodegom, P. M., Widlowski, J.-L., Otto, J., Quaife, T., Pinty, B., & Raddatz, T. (2014). Do we (need to) care about canopy radiation schemes in DGVMs? Caveats and potential impacts. Biogeosciences, 11, 1873-1897. doi:10.5194/bg-11-1873-2014.
  • Peng, J., Borsche, M., Liu, Y., & Loew, A. (2013). How representative are instantaneous evaporative fraction measurements for daytime fluxes? Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17, 3913-3919. doi:10.5194/hess-17-3913-2013.
  • Loew, A., Stacke, T., Dorigo, W., de Jeu, R., & Hagemann, S. (2013). Potential and limitations of multidecadal satellite moisture observations for climate model evaluation studies. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17, 3523-3542. doi:10.5194/hess-17-3523-2013.