Mariette Vreugdenhil started to prepare an evaluation campaign of the European Space Agency's Sentinel-1A satellite, which is a polar-orbiting, all-weather, day-and-night radar imaging mission for land and ocean services.
The campaign will contain measurements of vegetation water contents, crop heights, plant phenology, leaf area index (LAI), and soil moisture.
This picture shows her defining the spots of the LAI measurements.
Today micro meteorologist Patrick Hogan moved one of the mobile eddy covariance stations again to a new spot in the HOAL catchment. For the next months the station will measure the atmospheric conditions over a winter barley field. The results of this measurements will again help to understand the spatial evaporatoin patterns in the HOAL catchment.
Today Rasmi Silasari is in the field for making ground control measurements for calibrating her camera, which is mounted on the top of the HOAL weather station mast. The camera makes regularly pictures and movies of a certain part of a field, where regularly overland flows occur after heavy rainfalls. These observations are done to investigate the space-time patterns and connectivity of surface flow.
Philipp Stadler is in the field today to operate the regularly maintenance works of the BACTcontrol devices, which he is using for his investigations of fecal pollution in the HOAL stream. With the support of a colleague, the devices are removed from the sample location at the catchment outlet and brought to the workshop, where the whole equipment is tested and cleaning and maintenance works are done.
Applications are open for 7 PhD student positions in the Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems
The Centre for Water Resource Systems at the Vienna University of Technology announces competition for the third intake of doctoral candidates for the Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems. A part of this doctoral theses will inlcude research in the HOAL catchment.
Application deadline is April 30, 2016. For more information follow this link.