27 October 2020

Eddies in motion: visualizing boundary-layer turbulence above an open boreal peatland using UAS thermal videos

High resolution thermal infrared (TIR) imaging is opening up new vistas in biosphere-atmosphere heat exchange studies. The rapidly developing unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and specially designed […]
29 September 2020

Refining image‐velocimetry performances for streamflow monitoring: Seeding metrics to errors minimisation

River streamflow monitoring is currently facing a transformation due to the emerging of new innovative technologies. Fixed and mobile measuring systems are capable of quantifying surface […]
20 August 2020

A geostatistical approach to map near-surface soil moisture through hyper-spatial resolution thermal inertia

Several methods have been developed to map soil water content exploiting data in the short and long wave regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Among these, thermal […]
1 June 2020

Metrics for the Quantification of Seeding Characteristics to Enhance Image Velocimetry Performance in Rivers

River flow monitoring is essential for many hydraulic and hydrologic applications related to water resource management and flood forecasting. Currently, unmanned aerial systems (UASs) combined with […]
25 May 2020

An Integrative Information Aqueduct to Close the Gaps between Satellite Observation of Water Cycle and Local Sustainable Management of Water Resources

The past decades have seen rapid advancements in space-based monitoring of essential water cycle variables, providing products related to precipitation, evapotranspiration, and soil moisture, often at […]
22 May 2020

Can Low-Cost Unmanned Aerial Systems Describe the Forage Quality Heterogeneity? Insight from a Timothy Pasture Case Study in Southern Belgium

Applied to grazing management, unmanned aerial systems (UASs) allow for the monitoring of vegetation at the level of each individual on the pasture while covering a […]
14 April 2020

Intertwining Observations and Predictions in Vadose Zone Hydrology: A Review of Selected Studies

It has been published the invited manuscript entitled “Intertwining Observations and Predictions in Vadose Zone Hydrology: A Review of Selected Studies” by Nunzio Romano on our […]
12 April 2020

Upscaling UAS Paradigm to UltraLight Aircrafts: A Low-Cost Multi-Sensors System for Large Scale Aerial Photogrammetry

The use of unmanned aerial systems (UASs) has rapidly grown in many civil applications since the early 2010s. Nowadays, a large variety of reliable low-cost UAS […]
20 March 2020

Current Practices in UAS-based Environmental Monitoring

With the increasing role that unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are playing in data collection for environmental studies, two key challenges relate to harmonizing and providing standardized […]