Geoscience & Remote Sensing
We want to understand the interaction between human activities, the Earth system and our living environment. We do this through the combination of observational data science and physical modelling.
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12 February 2024
Clouds disappear quickly during solar eclipse
Cumulus clouds over land start to disappear almost instantly during a partial solar eclipse. Until recently, satellite measurements during the eclipse resulted in dark spots in the cloud map, but researchers from TU Delft and KNMI were able to recover the satellite measurements by using a new method. The results may have implications for proposed climate engineering ideas, because disappearing clouds can partly oppose the cooling effect of artificial solar eclipses. The results were published today in Nature Communications Earth and Environment.
08 January 2024
Unique permanent coastal observation detects minimal changes
A team of researchers from TU Delft has succeeded in long-term mapping of beach topography to within a few centimetres. The unique dataset provides insights into coastal changes for every hour, for three years. This data is important for dune maintenance and to keep the hinterland well protected. The methodology is also being used to monitor other coastlines and even glaciers. The data are open source and published in Nature, and the new methodology was also recently published.
28 September 2023
Ruisdael Observatory maps atmosphere of the Netherlands
What was just a dream five years ago is now starting to become reality. Thanks to hundreds of sensors and several measurement towers, the Ruisdael Observatory continuously provides a clear picture of the atmosphere above the Netherlands. The oldest measurement tower in Cabauw has been in place for 50 years.
03 August 2023
Peter Teunissen awarded Fellow and Honorary Member of IUGG
Professor Teunissen of Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, was elected Fellow and Honorary Member of the IUGG ‘for his exceptional contributions and international leadership in the geodetic sciences, satellite positioning and navigation