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Position: Research Fellow for SoW (Sentinels of Wheat) Project
Institution: University College London
Department: Geography
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The main focus of the Research Fellow at UCL will be in the ingestion of Sentinel-1 SAR and optical data into the DA system. This includes: the development of suitable radiative transfer models (observation operators) to integrate SAR data into the EO-LDAS system; the harmonization of the microwave observations with the optical observations; the development of efficient strategies for preprocessing of optical and SAR data
Requirements: It is essential that the successful candidate has an MSc or PhD in remote sensing or another relevant discipline. As well as excellent scientific computing skills, including experience in Unix/Linux and a high level of expertise in the UNIX shell, Python. They will also have a sound understanding of Mathematics, in particular probability theory, Bayesian statistics and optimization theory
   
Text: Research Fellow for SoW (Sentinels of Wheat) Project, - Ref:1768124 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Geography Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?35,328 per annum Duties and Responsibilities A Research Fellow is required to work on the Sentinels of Wheat (SoW) project aims to provide a system to monitor crops (mainly winter wheat) in the North China Plain, using a combination of satellite observations and crop growth models. In particular, the project aims to exploit the combined information provided by ESA Sentinel 1 and Sentinel 2 sensors. These data are used within a data assimilation (DA) framework to update a crop growth model (e.g. the WOFOST crop growth model). Using both SAR and optical data would add considerably to an existing system developed in an existing project jointly funded by STFC and NSFC, ?Regional Crop Monitoring and Assessment with Quantitative Remote Sensing and Data Assimilation?, which only considers Sentinel 2 data. The main focus of the Research Fellow at UCL will be in the ingestion of Sentinel-1 SAR and optical data into the DA system. This includes: the development of suitable radiative transfer models (observation operators) to integrate SAR data into the EO-LDAS system; the harmonization of the microwave observations with the optical observations; the development of efficient strategies for preprocessing of optical and SAR data. Particular skills in parameter estimation, as well as familiarity with using and modifying radiative transfer models are sought. The post is initially funded until December 2019. Key Requirements It is essential that the successful candidate has an MSc or PhD in remote sensing or another relevant discipline. As well as excellent scientific computing skills, including experience in Unix/Linux and a high level of expertise in the UNIX shell, Python. They will also have a sound understanding of Mathematics, in particular probability theory, Bayesian statistics and optimization theory. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary ?30,922 - ?32607 per annum inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button. For further details please contact Dr. Qingling Wu ( qingling.wu@ucl.ac.uk ) or Professor Lewis ( p.lewis@ucl.ac.uk ). UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 20 Dec 2018 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC further details Apply Now
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