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Georg Heygster

Group at IUP:

PHAROS - Physical Analysis of RemOte Sensing images

Current Position:

Academic Director

Research Interest:

I received my PhD degree in physics at the University of Göttingen in 1979 in the field of digital image processing, working on statistical properties of rank filters. From 1989, I began at the Institute of Environmental Physics to investigate maps of sea ice obtained from passive microwave radiometers, extending the field of work later also to remote sensing of the polar atmosphere, tropical convective systems, ice clouds, and regional satellite remote sensing tasks like topographic maps of the wadden sea. The list of used sensors has been extended gradually to a wide range, comprising, but not limited to scatterometers, SAR and optical sensors like MODIS and MERIS.

Research Career:
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Selected Publications:

Heygster, G., Alexandrov, V., Dybkjær, G., Girard-Ardhuin, F., von Hoyningen-Huene, W., Katsev, I. L., Kokhanovsky, A., Lavergne, T., Malinka, A. V., Melsheimer, C., Toudal Pedersen, L., Prikhach, A. S., Saldo, R., Tonboe, R., Wiebe, H., and Zege, E. P.(2012) Remote sensing of sea ice: advances during the DAMOCLES project, The Cryosphere Discuss., 6, 37-88, doi:10.5194/tcd-6-37-2012.

G. Heygster, H. Wiebe, G. Spreen, L. Kaleschke 2009: AMSR-E geolocation and validation of sea ice concentrations based on 89 GHz data. J. of the Remote Sens. Soc. of Japan 29(1), p. 226-235.

Mathew, N., G. Heygster, and C. Melsheimer (2009): Surface emissivity of the Arctic sea ice at AMSR-E frequencies. IEEE Trans. Geosci. and Remote Sensing 47(12), p. 4115-4124, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2009.2023667.

Mathew, N., G. Heygster, C. Melsheimer, L. Kaleschke (2008): Surface emissivity of polar regions at AMSU window frequencies. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 46(8), p. 2298-2306, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2008.916630.

Spreen, G., L. Kaleschke, and G. Heygster (2008) Sea ice remote sensing using AMSR-E 89-GHz channels, J. Geophys. Res., 113, C02S03, doi:10.1029/2005JC003384.

Heygster G., J. Dannenberg, and J. Notholt 2010: Topographic mapping of the German tidal flats analyzing SAR images with the waterline method, IEEE Trans Geosci. Rem. Sensing 48(3), p. 1019-1030, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2009.2031843
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