Synthetic and Comparative Hydrology of Earth, MArs and TitAn (SCHEMATA)

Earth, Mars and Titan are the only known planetary bodies of our solar system that have or had at some point of their past, flowing liquids. In our planet, water has maintained an active cycle since the early stages of its formation. On the other hand, Mars lost its water cycle billion years ago, if … Continue reading Synthetic and Comparative Hydrology of Earth, MArs and TitAn (SCHEMATA)

eXtreme EuRopean drOughtS: Multimodel synthesis of past, present and future events

Recent European droughts are mostly evaluated within the context of hydroclimatic conditions of the second half of the 20th century. It is thus possible, that recent European drought events are less (or more) severe than previously thought. The XEROS project aims at (1) assessing the extremity of recent European drought events in the perspective of … Continue reading eXtreme EuRopean drOughtS: Multimodel synthesis of past, present and future events

ESA award to study drought in the Earth System Data Lab

The Earth system data lab is a new virtual lab developed by an ESA project to simultaneously access a wide array of Earth observations across space, time and variables. The principle idea is to explore the joint information of derived data streams as produced by several international scientific teams. Essentially, the ESDL consist of two … Continue reading ESA award to study drought in the Earth System Data Lab

Cross-scale evaluation of ground precipitation derived from the ACM-CAP data product over Europe (EarthCARE mission)

During the last decade substantial improvements have been accomplished in many remote sensing systems. However, the uncertainty in precipitation estimation still persists, since it manifests (a) as measurement error, (b) in the space/time interpolation of a naturally discontinuous and erratic field and (c) in the assumptions made to transform the satellite measurements into a precipitation … Continue reading Cross-scale evaluation of ground precipitation derived from the ACM-CAP data product over Europe (EarthCARE mission)