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Announcements / PhD at IITB Monash Academy
« on: February 15, 2019, 09:04:15 AM »
Dear all,

I am taking the liberty to post an advertisement for PhD admission at IIT Bombay Monash Academy.
Looking for one PhD student for my project on Data Assimilation with Prof. Jeffrey Walker

Work shall be "Towards Assimilation of SMAP and SMOS soil moisture and brightness temperature into a land surface model"

More details in this link

Thank you and regards

Announcements / Invitation to submit abstract in AOGS 2019
« on: February 06, 2019, 04:50:55 PM »
Dear all,

At the onset, Wish you a Happy New Year.

This year, the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) Annual Meeting will be held in Singapore from 28th July to 2nd August. Abstract submissions are now open with a deadline of 12th February. We are planning to run a hydrology session [HS 17] on "Water-food-energy Nexus Under Uncertain Future: Data, Tools, Modelling and Knowledge Integration".

Please find the details of the session copied below and consider submitting abstracts to the same.

Water-food-energy Nexus Under Uncertain Future: Data, Tools, Modelling and Knowledge Integration

Assessment and sustainable management of regional water resources is challenged by several factors including changing demands due to population pressure, hydrological uncertainty and effects of climate variability and change. Many large hydrological basins in Asia (e.g. Indus, Ganga, Mekong) and around the world are already facing the challenges induced by unprecedented hydrological stress and variability. Competing interests of energy and agriculture is also putting immense pressure on surface and groundwater resource globally driven by increasing population. Sustainable water resources assessment and planning for the future should account for the trade-offs in the delicate water-food-energy-environment nexus. Transboundary nature of many of the regional hydrological basins also add onto the management challenges. Under these challenges of the 21st century there is an increased trans-disciplinary focus for sustainable water resources management by integrating data and models that spans atmospheric, hydrological and social spheres and evolving policy perspectives. Over the decades, there has been exponential increase in the wealth of data and knowledge being generated from remote sensing, climate research and hydrological modelling across multiple scales and domains that can aid in making sustainable water management decisions. This session invites abstracts that contribute to integrated assessment and management of surface and groundwater resources in purview of the nexus. Studies that integrates data and knowledge across climatic, land surface, hydrological and socioeconomic models and predictive uncertainty analysis for regional scale hydrological water balance assessment and management under evolving challenges are welcome. Emerging research studies in regional basins adopting holistic approaches towards water-food-energy-environment nexus solutions and policy perspectives are also are of particular interest.

Thanks and regards
(On behalf of the committee)


Data / New data product of microwave Tb maps in 2017
« on: December 22, 2016, 10:29:30 AM »
Dear all,

A 37 year calibrated passive microwave daily EASE - Grid 2.0 brightness temperature Earth
System Data Record will be made freely available to researchers in 2017.
[ Courtesy: Group of researchers from the Microwave Earth Remote Sensing Laboratory at Brigham Young University and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences of the University of Colorado Boulder ]

More details are available at:


Data / NEX NASA Earth Exchange
« on: December 06, 2016, 11:42:46 AM »
Sharing an interesting link here:

[Courtesy: Talk by Dr. Sangram Ganguly, NASA Ames/BAERI]

Announcements / Faculty vacancy in IIT Palakkad
« on: March 15, 2016, 02:04:20 PM »
Dear all,

Please find the detailed advertisement here with the last date as  march 27, 2016.



More details on this interesting piece of news can be obtained from the following link:


Data / Has any one tried Sentinel - 1 Data ?
« on: January 29, 2015, 12:11:55 PM »
Hi all,

Have any one of you tried to download the Sentinel-1 data?
The related links
seem way too confusing leading to nowhere.

Please do share in case any of you have found an outlet..


Data / Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO2) Data
« on: January 29, 2015, 12:10:00 PM »
Hi all,

This is regarding the OCO2 mission launched in July 2, 2014 which is NASA's first dedicated
Earth remote sensing satellite to study atmospheric carbon dioxide from space.
More  details about the mission and the data which was released on December 2014 can
be obtained in the following link:

Way to go climate scientists!


Programming / Regarding Blockproc function
« on: December 14, 2014, 04:36:11 PM »

For users dealing with huge amounts of images, the function of blockproc can be immensely helpful.
Have a look here:


Post your question/information / NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar
« on: December 14, 2014, 04:04:00 PM »

The NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) Mission is aimed to  acquire radar images of surface changes globally.
The mode that it operates on is the sweep sar  and hybrid polarimetry.
Details regarding this can be obtained at:


Announcements / IEEE GRS Distinguished lecture talk
« on: December 02, 2014, 02:22:05 PM »
This is regarding the
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) Distinguished Lecture

Advanced Neural Adaptive Processing in Interferometric and Polarimetric Radar Imaging

Professor Akira HIROSE
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems,
The University of Tokyo, Japan

on  08 December 2014
at   15:30 hrs
Venue: Platinum Jubilee Auditorium, Indian Statistical Institute-Bangalore Centre

Abstract: This Talk presents and discusses advanced neural networks by
focusing on complex-valued neural networks (CVNNs) and their applications
in the remote sensing and imaging fields. CVNNs are suitable for adaptive
processing of complex-amplitude information. Since active remote sensing
deals with coherent electromagnetic wave, we can expect CVNNs to work more
effectively than conventional neural networks or other adaptive methods in
real-number space. Quaternion (or Hypercomplex-valued) neural networks are
also discussed in relation to polarization information processing. The
beginning half of the Talk is devoted to presentation of the basic idea,
overall framework, and fundamental treatment in the CVNNs. We discuss the
processing dynamics of Hebbian rule, back-propagation learning, and
self-organizing map in the complex domain. The latter half shows some
examples of CVNN processing in the geoscience and remote sensing society
(GRSS) fields. Namely, we present distortion reduction in phase unwrapping
to generate digital elevation model (DEM) from the data obtained by
interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR). In polarization SAR
(PolSAR), we apply quaternion networks for adaptive classification.
Another example is ground penetrating radar (GPR) to visualize underground
objects to distinguish specific targets in high-clutter situation. Finally
we discuss the prospect of the CVNNs in the GRSS fields.


Data / GPM Data Information
« on: November 21, 2014, 08:35:05 PM »

Details regarding the projected schedule of data to be released from Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM)
can be obtained in the following link:


Announcements / EGU General Assembly 2015
« on: November 14, 2014, 09:45:11 AM »

Details regarding the European Geophysical Union General Assembly from 12-17 April 2015
can be found in the following link:

Deadline for support Application: November 28, 2014


Post your question/information / IJRS article
« on: September 12, 2014, 11:50:11 AM »

Does anyone have access to this IJRS publication:

If so, please share..


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