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Dr. Ir. Rogier van der Velde (1980) is assistant professor at the Water Resources Department of the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente. In 2004, he received his MSc degree in hydrology from the Wageningen University. His MSc research was focused on determination of the evaporation from lysimeter measurements and soil physics with an emphasis on quantification of model uncertainties due to soil hydraulic parameterizations. Also, as a part of his MSc study, Rogier did an internship at the Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory of the USDA-ARS (United States Department Agriculture Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville (Maryland, USA) from May 2003 till October 2004. During this period he used Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) observations for retrieving soil moisture and participated in the multi-disciplinary Soil Moisture Experiments in 2003 and 2004 (SMEX03, SMEX04).

Rogier obtained his PhD degree in November 2010 from the Twente University. His dissertation focuses on soil moisture retrieval from active microwave measurements and land surface modelling. Soil moisture retrieval has been performed using measurements collected by the NASA/George Washington University (GWU) truck mounted scatterometer during a corn growth cycle and time series of 2.5 years of Advanced SAR (ASAR) wide swath mode images acquired over the Tibetan Plateau. Further, the Noah land model was utilized in a both an offline and coupled with the Mesoscale Model version 5 (MM5) regional climate model to simulate the water and energy exchanges between the land surface and atmosphere.

His main research interests lie in: soil moisture retrieval using both active and passive microwave measurements; modelling the land-atmosphere exchange of water and energy; role of the Tibetan Plateau on the Asian monsoon syste

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Research Output 2005 2019

Mapping soil moisture across the Tibetan Plateau plains using Aquarius active and passive L-band microwave observations

Wang, Q., van der Velde, R., Ferrazzoli, P., Chen, X., Bai, X. & Su, Z., 1 May 2019, In : International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 77, p. 108-118 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Soil moisture
soil moisture
digital elevation model
1 Citation (Scopus)

Sampling depth of L-band radiometer measurements of soil moisture and freeze-thaw dynamics on the Tibetan Plateau

Zheng, D., Li, X., Wang, X., Wang, Z., Wen, J., van der Velde, R., Schwank, M. & Su, Z., 1 Jun 2019, In : Remote sensing of environment. 226, p. 16-25 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Soil moisture
1 Citation (Scopus)

Assessment of the SMAP Soil Emission Model and Soil Moisture Retrieval Algorithms for a Tibetan Desert Ecosystem

Zheng, D., van der Velde, R., Wen, J., Wang, X., Ferrazzoli, P., Schwank, M., Colliander, A., Bindlish, R. & Su, Z., Jul 2018, In : IEEE transactions on geoscience and remote sensing. 56, 7, p. 3786-3799 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

soil emission
Soil moisture
soil moisture

Bodemvocht uit satellietdata: wat kan de Nederlandse waterbeheerder ermee?

van der Velde, R., Benninga, H. F., Pezij, M., Augustijn, D. C. M., Carranza, C., van der Ploeg, M. & Hendriks, D., 2018, In : H2O. p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Open Access

Broadband Full Polarimetric Scatterometry for Monitoring Soil Moisture and Vegetation Properties Over a Tibetan Meadow

Hofste, J. G., van der Velde, R., Wang, X., Zheng, D., Wen, J., van der Tol, C. & Su, Z., 5 Nov 2018, IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. IEEE, p. 2007-2010 4 p. (IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS); vol. 2018).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Frequency agility
Radar cross section
Systematic errors
Soil moisture
Directional patterns (antenna)


Regional soil moisture monitoring network in the Raam catchment in the Netherlands

Benninga, H. F. (Creator), C.D.U., C. (Creator), van der Ploeg, M. J. (Creator), Augustijn, D. C. M. (Creator), van der Velde, R. (Creator), 4TU.Centre for Research Data, 25 May 2018


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