Jorg M. Hacker

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The National Airborne Field Experiment 2006 (NAFE’06) was conducted during a three week period of November 2006 in the Murrumbidgee River catchment, located in southeastern Australia. One objective of NAFE’06 was to explore the suitability of the area for SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) calibration/validation and develop downscaling and assimilation(More)
Full-waveform laser scanning data acquired with a Riegl LMS-Q560 instrument were used to classify an orange orchard into orange trees, grass and ground using waveform parameters alone. Gaussian decomposition was performed on this data capture from the National Airborne Field Experiment in November 2006 using a custom peak-detection procedure and a(More)
Environmental remote sensing has matured significantly over the past two decades as a result of new satellites and intensive airborne campaigns. As such, current remote sensing technology has a huge potential for hydrologic prediction in ungauged basins, through an ability to measure many land surface states, fluxes and parameters that impact on basin(More)
Savanna ecosystems comprise 22% of the global terrestrial surface and 25% of Australia (almost 1.9 million km2) and provide significant ecosystem services through carbon and water cycles and the maintenance of biodiversity. The current structure, composition and distribution of Australian savannas have coevolved with fire, yet remain driven by the dynamic(More) 0924-2716/ 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Inc. (ISPRS). This is an open access article under the CC BY license ( ⇑ Corresponding author. Tel.: +44 (0) 118 378 5215; fax: +44(More)
This study evaluates the biomass retrieval error in pinedominated stands when using high spatial resolution airborne measurements from fully polarimetric L-band radar and airborne laser scanning sensors. Information on total aboveground biomass was estimated through allometric relationships from plot-level field measurements. Multiple linear regression(More)
High-resolution measurements obtained from NOAA ‘‘best’’ atmospheric turbulence (BAT) probes mounted on an EGRETT high-altitude research aircraft were used to characterize turbulence in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere at scales from 2 m to 20 km, focusing on three-dimensional behavior in the sub-kilometer-scale range. Data were analyzed for 129(More)
The abundant dinosaurian tracksites of the Lower Cretaceous (Valanginian-Barremian) Broome Sandstone of the Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia, form an important part of the West Kimberley National Heritage Place. Previous attempts to document these tracksites using traditional mapping techniques (e.g., surface overlays, transects and gridlines combined(More)