Mariette Vreugdenhil
Tel.: +43-1-58801-12260

Centre for Water Resource Systems,
Vienna University of Technology,
Karlsplatz 13/222, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (I.P.F.),

Vienna University of Technology,
Gusshausstraße 27-29, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

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Mariette Vreugdenhil


Research Interests


• Soil moisture microwave remote sensing
• Climate change
• Understanding scatterometer backscatter over arid and semi-arid regions

Mariette’s principle research interests surround the application of microwave remote sensing observations to study water in soils and vegetation and the relationship to climate and climate change. She is experienced with hydrological fieldwork and now aims to advance by combining microwave remote sensing with field data, modern theory and technology.


Key Facts


Mariette obtained a bachelors degree in Earth Sciences from the VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She then completed a Master of Science in Applied Environmental Geosciences from VU University Amsterdam, specialising in climate systems and climate change, geo-ecosystems, remote sensing and Geographic information systems. The topic of her thesis, supervised by Dr. Richard de Jeu, was “Identification of clay pans from AMSR-E passive microwave observations”. This research also included participation in a calibration and validation campaign for the European Space Agency's (ESA) Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite in Australia.