The Agrosphere Institute (IBG 3) of the Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH is offering a posi-tion for a
PostDoc or PhD Student
Accuracy quantification and enhancement of remote sensing products of the ESA Soil Mois-ture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite is the main goal of a project, which is funded by the German Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). In order to achieve this goal two main tasks have to be accomplished. First, it has to be quantified in which way the seasonal variability of different vegetation covers influence the SMOS retrieval. Second, a data assimi-lation framework has to be developed in order to account for the vegetation dynamics in the operational processing of data products.
Main tasks of the position are:
• In-situ measurements of soil moisture and soil surface temperature during airborne campaigns,
• Soil moisture modelling,
• Application of a radiative transfer model,
• Model integration into a data assimilation framework for parameter optimization,
• Documentation of the results in peer-reviewed ISI refereed Journals.
Further general information under:
IBG 3: http://www.fz-juelich.de/icg/icg-4/