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29 November 2017

Radar satellites able to measure ‘water stress’ in trees

Radar technology in space can be used to measure how ‘thirsty’ plants and crops are. This could play a key role in improving our understanding of how ecosystems and the water and carbon cycles interrelate. In theory, we have the technology to monitor crops on a global scale and identify where remedial action is needed. On Friday 1 December, Tim van Emmerik will be awarded his PhD at TU Delft for his work on the subject.

13 October 2017

TROPOMI Launch Day!

Today is the day! TROPOMI heads for space on board the Sentinel-5P payload satellite at 11:27 CEST. It will be launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northwestern Russia, with ESA mission control handling operations from Darmstadt, Germany.

12 October 2017

The Long Road to TROPOMI

11 October 2017

What Makes TROPOMI Special?

TROPOMI and Sentinel-5P are part of a larger family of satellite missions. So why is Friday’s launch so exciting?

10 October 2017

Context and Goals of Sentinel-5P and TROPOMI

The TROPOMI instrument launches this Friday on board Sentinel-5 Precursor payload. But why is TROPOMI that important for the atmospheric composition scientific community? And why is it a “precursor”?

09 October 2017

The Launch of TROPOMI and the Week of #GRS_TROPOMI

The idea of TROPOMI (the TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument) first came into being around 2003. After many years of hard work and preparation, it launches this Friday on board the Sentinel-5 Precursor payload satellite.

22 August 2017

Free online course (MOOC) Observation Theory: Estimating the Unknown

Are you an engineer, scientist or technician? Are you dealing with measurements or big data, but are you unsure about how to proceed? This is the course that teaches you how to find the best estimates of the unknown parameters from noisy observations. You will also learn how to assess the quality of your results.

16 August 2017

Best lecturer 2016-2017: Dr. Roderik Lindenbergh

18 July 2017

Bas van de Wiel appointed Professor of Atmospheric Physics

TU Deft has appointed Bas van de Wiel as Professor of Atmospheric Physics. This is an Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (AvL) position, intended to accelerate the promotion of excellent scientists to professor so that they can develop their academic careers to the fullest.

17 July 2017

Trends and interannual variability of mass and steric sea level in the Tropical Asian Seas

In the study we have separated, for the first time, the contributions of mass and steric sea level to trends and interannual variability in the Tropical Asian Seas (TAS) over eight years by a statistically weighting the measurements of satellite altimetry, satellite gravimetry and ocean reanalysis estimates.