- R. Haarbrink (1)
- I. Hajnsek (1)
- A. House (1)
- Hidde Leijnse (1)
- V. Magliulo (1)
- M. Menenti (1)
- E.J. Moors (1)
- Aart Overeem (1)
- Z. Su (1)
- W.J. Timmermans (1)
- C. Tol van der (1)
- Remko Uijlenhoet (1)
Rainfall Monitoring Using Microwave Links from Cellular Communication Networks : The Dutch Experience
Overeem, Aart ; Leijnse, Hidde ; Uijlenhoet, Remko - \ 2018
In: 2018 IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop, SSP 2018. - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. - ISBN 9781538615720 - p. 110 - 114.
commercial microwave links - hydrometeorology - Precipitation - rainfall
Microwave links from commercial cellular communication networks have been used for rainfall monitoring in The Netherlands since 2003. Here we report on the start of our work on this topic using a dedicated microwave link in 1999, our first trails with commercial microwave links (CMLs) from Vodafone in 2003, our first published results in 2007, our work on sources of error and uncertainties in rainfall retrievals using microwave links of different lengths and frequencies, and finally the fruitful collaboration with T-Mobile NL, which lead to areal rainfall estimation for the Rotterdam metropolitan area in 2009 and 2010 and country-wide rainfall mapping for the entire land surface area of The Netherlands since 2012. Our current work on this topic follows three lines of research: (1) further refinement of our rainfall retrieval and mapping algorithm; (2) further quantification of sources of error and uncertainties using a dedicated experimental setup of multiple microwave links and a line configuration of disdrometers for ground validation; (3) promotion of the international replication of this method for rainfall monitoring through collaboration with partners in Europe and beyond.
EAGLE 2006 - Multi-purpose, multi-angle and multi-sensor in-situ and airborne campaigns over grassland and forest
Su, Z. ; Timmermans, W.J. ; Tol, C. van der; Dost, R. ; Bianchi, R. ; Gómez, J.A. ; House, A. ; Hajnsek, I. ; Menenti, M. ; Magliulo, V. ; Esposito, M. ; Haarbrink, R. ; Bosveld, F. ; Moors, E.J. - \ 2009
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 13 (2009)6. - ISSN 1027-5606 - p. 833 - 845.
hydrometeorologie - aardoppervlak - meettechnieken - remote sensing - meteorologische waarnemingen - hydrometeorology - land surface - measurement techniques - meteorological observations - energy
EAGLE2006 ¿ an intensive field campaign for the advances in land surface hydrometeorological processes ¿ was carried out in the Netherlands from 8th to 18th June 2006, involving 16 institutions with in total 67 people from 16 different countries. In addition to the acquisition of multi-angle and multi-sensor satellite data, several airborne instruments ¿ an optical imaging sensor, an imaging microwave radiometer, and a flux airplane ¿ were deployed and extensive ground measurements were conducted over one grassland site at Cabauw and two forest sites at Loobos and Speulderbos in the central part of the Netherlands. The generated data set is both unique and urgently needed for the development and validation of models and inversion algorithms for quantitative land surface parameter estimation and land surface hydrometeorological process studies. EAGLE2006 was led by the Department of Water Resources of the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) and originated from the combination of a number of initiatives supported by different funding agencies. The objectives of the EAGLE2006 campaign were closely related to the objectives of other European Space Agency (ESA) campaign activities (SPARC2004, SEN2FLEX2005 and especially AGRISAR2006). However, one important objective of the EAGLE2006 campaign is to build up a data base for the investigation and validation of the retrieval of bio-geophysical parameters, obtained at different radar frequencies (X-, C- and L-Band) and at hyperspectral optical and thermal bands acquired simultaneously over contrasting vegetated fields (forest and grassland). As such, all activities were related to algorithm development for future satellite missions such as the Sentinels and for validation of retrievals of land surface parameters with optical and thermal and microwave sensors onboard current and future satellite missions. This contribution describes the campaign objectives and provides an overview of the airborne and field campaign dataset. This dataset is available for scientific investigations and can be accessed on the ESA Principal Investigator Portal http://eopi.esa.int/