19 December 2016 Front Matter: Volume 9998
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Numbers in the index correspond to the last two digits of the six-digit citation identifier (CID) article numbering system used in Proceedings of SPIE. The first four digits reflect the volume number. Base 36 numbering is employed for the last two digits and indicates the order of articles within the volume. Numbers start with 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 0A, 0B…0Z, followed by 10-1Z, 20-2Z, etc.

Adede, Chrisgone, 0L

Adeofun, C. O., 1Y

Al-Mashhawari, Samir, 1B

Alonso-Benito, Alfonso, 21

Altaf, Muhammad U., 1O

Amitrano, Donato, 0U

Anderson, M. C., 0N

Andreu, A., 0N

Angel, Yoseline, 12, 24

Aralova, D., 1X, 1Y

Arbelo, Manuel, 1M, 21

Arbelo-Bayó, Manuel, 1M

Arvor, Damien, 16

Atzberger, Clement, 0L

Baschek, Björn, 17

Baup, F., 05

Bayma-Silva, Gustavo, 0A, 0M, 1C, 1N

Ben Asher, Jiftah, 1R

Blanken, Peter D., 15

Blasco, Jennifer G., 07

Bordonal, Ricardo O., 1T

Borlongan, N. J. B., 04, 0T

Cammalleri, C., 0F

Capodici, F., 0F

Carpintero, E., 0N

Carretero, Miguel, 1Z

Caselles, Vicente, 0R

Catalão, João, 0W

Choi, Sungwon, 20

Chow, Candace, 08

Ciraolo, G., 0F

Coaguila, Daniel Noe, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1H

Cochasrk, Thomas C. D., 1T

Corgne, S., 05

Corpetti, Thomas, 16

Csaplovics, E., 1X, 1Y Silva, Ramon F. B., 1T

Daher, Felipe, 16

Dalezios, Nicolas R., 1L

Darvishzadeh, Roshanak, 1U

Das, Amrita, 1Q

de Castro Jorge, Lúcio André, 0K

de Castro Teixeira, Antonio Heriberto, 0A, 0M, 0O, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1H, 1N, 1T

de Castro Victoria, Daniel, 0M, 1C

de Figueiredo, Eduardo B., 1T

de la Cruz, R. M., 04, 0T, 0X

Dercas, Nicholas, 1L

Di Martino, Gerardo, 0U

Dida, Adrian I., 1V

Ding, Yanling, 0I

Doña, Carolina, 0R

Dos Santos, Remi, 1Z

Dubreuil, Vincent, 16

Ebreo, D. J. R., 0T

Feitosa, Diego G., 0O

Felicen, M. M., 0T

Feng, Hai-kuan, 10

Floriansitz, Matthias, 0L

Franco, Renato A. M., 0O, 1D, 1E, 1H

Furlan Nogueira, Sandra, 1C

Galve, Joan M., 0R Gao, F., 0N

Garcia-Lazaro, Jose R., 21

Gaspa, M. C., 04

Ge, Yong, 0I

Gibson, Lesley A., 0P, 0S

González Dugo, M. P., 0N

Gonzalez-Calvo, Alejandro, 21

Grant, K., 03

Graziano, Paulo Sergio, 0J

Gu, Xiao-he, 10, 1G, 1K

Gwate, O., 0P, 0S

Hain, C., 0N

Han, Kyung-Soo, 20

Hart, Douglas P., 0Y

Hartmann, S., 03

Hernández-Leal, Pedro A., 1M, 21

Hillebrand, Gudrun, 17

Hoteit, Ibrahim, 1O

Houborg, Rasmus M., 11, 12, 24

Hu, Maogui, 0I

Hucke, Dorothee, 17

Hunger, Sebastian, 14, 18

Ignacio, Ma. Teresa T., 07, 0V

Immitzer, Markus, 0L

Iodice, Antonio, 0U

Jana, Raghavendra B., 1O

Jenerowicz, Agnieszka, 1S

Jeunnette, Mark N., 0Y

Justina, Diego Della, 0J

Karrasch, Pierre, 14, 18

Kazama, Yoriko, 0J

Kereszturi, G., 13

Kopeika, Norman S., 1R

Kranz, Susanne, 17

Kustas, W. P., 0N

La Loggia, G., 0F

Lagos, Octavio, 0H

Lamparelli, Rubens Augusto Camargo, 0J

Lampropoulos, George, 02

Laslier, Marianne, 16

Lee, Chang suk, 20

Lee, Kyeong-sang, 20

Leivas, Janice Freitas, 0A, 0M, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1H, 1N, 1T

Li, Yifeng, 02

Lillo-Saavedra, Mario, 0H

López-Urrea, Ramón, 0R Loussert, P., 05

Lucieer, Arko, 11

Luminari, Luigi, 0L

Luppe, Maximiliam, 0K Mahor, M. A. P., 0X

Maltese, A., 0F

Mantel, Sukhmani K., 0P, 0S

Martinis, Sandro, 08

Martín-Luis, Antonio, 1M

McCabe, Matthew F., 11, 12, 1B, 1O, 24

McNairn, Heather, 02

Middleton, Elizabeth M., 12

Milano, Alan E., 07, 0V

Mitidieri, Francesco, 0U

Montoro, Amelia, 0R

Moreno-Ruiz, Jose A., 21

Moukomla, Sitthisak, 15

Navarro Ferreira, Ana, 0W

Neale, Christopher M., 0O, 1E, 1H

Ng, Wai-Tim, 0L

Nieto, H., 0N

Olfindo, N. T., 04, 0T, 0X

Ortega, A., 05

Osunmadewa, B. A., 1X, 1Y

Pacheco, Anna, 02

Palmer, Anthony R., 0P, 0S

Papa, Maria Nicolina, 0U

Park, Jin-Ki, 1Q

Park, Jong-Hwa, 1Q

Parkes, Stephen D., 1B

Pei, Zhiyuan, 1J

Perez, A. M. C., 04, 0T, 0X

Powers, Jarrett, 02

Psomiadis, Emmanouil, 1L

Pullanagari, Reddy R., 13

Quénol, H., 05

R. A., Majdaldin, 1X, 1Y

Ribeiro da Silva Reis, João Batista, 1N

Riccio, Daniele, 0U

Rocha, Jansle Vieira, 0J

Rodrigues Herling, Valdo, 1C

Rolim, João, 0W

Ronquim, Carlos Cesar, 0M, 1N, 1T

Rosas, Jorge, 1B

Rosendo Candido, Leandro, 0K

Ruello, Giuseppe, 0U

Salcedo, Stephanie Mae B., 07, 0V

Sánchez, Juan M., 0R

Saraiva, Cátia, 0W

Seo, Minji, 20

Seong, Noh-hun, 20

Shen, Kejian, 1J

Siegmund, R., 03

Sillero, Neftalí, 1Z

Skidmore, Andrew K., 1U

Song, Xiao-yu, 10, 1G, 1K

Spyropoulos, Nikolaos V., 1L

Sukcharoen, Tharapong, 09

Suson, Peter D., 07, 0V

T. Hernandez, Fernando B., 0O, 1D, 1E, 1H

Teetat, Charoenkalunyuta, 09

Teodoro, Ana C., 1Z

Twele, André, 08

Verbist, Koen, 0H

Vuolo, Francesco, 0L

Wagner, M., 03

Wahome, Raphael, 0L

Wang, Lizhi, 1K

Wang, Tiejun, 1U

Wang, Yancang, 1G

Weng, Jingnong, 09

Wessollek, Christine, 14

Winterscheid, Axel, 17

Woroszkiewicz, Malgorzata, 1S Xu, Bo, 10

Xu, Junli, 06

Xu, Xin-gang, 10, 1G, 1K

Yang, Gui-jun, 10

Yu, Hai-yang, 10

Yule, Ian J., 13

Zambrano, Francisco, 0H

Zhang, Hongyan, 0I

Zhang, Pengbin, 1J

Zhang, Shiqiang, 06

Zhang, Xiaoqian, 1J

Zhang, Xiaowen, 06

Zhao, Yu, 0J

Zhu, Xi, 1U

Zilberman, Arkadi, 1R

Zoran, Liviu Florin V., 1V

Zoran, Maria A., 1V

Conference Committee

Symposium Chair

  • Klaus Schäfer, (Retired) Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (Germany)

Symposium Co-chairs

  • Christopher M. U. Neale, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States) Daugherty Water for Food Institute (United States)

  • Iain H. Woodhouse, The University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Geography and the Lived Environment Research Institute (United Kingdom)

Conference Chairs

  • Christopher M. U. Neale, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States) Daugherty Water for Food Institute (United States)

  • Antonino Maltese, Università degli Studi di Palermo (Italy)

Conference Programme Committee

  • Wim G. M. Bastiaanssen, UNESCO (France)

  • Antonino Maltese, Università degli Studi di Palermo (Italy)

  • Christopher M. U. Neale, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States) Daugherty Water for Food Institute (United States)

Session Chairs

  • 1 Radar and Lidar Applications in Agriculture

    Antonino Maltese, Università degli Studi di Palermo (Italy)

  • 2 Precipitation, Runoff and Flooding

    Antonino Maltese, Università degli Studi di Palermo (Italy)

  • 3 Agricultural Monitoring

    Wim G. M. Bastiaanssen, UNESCO (France)

  • 4 Special Session Honoring Dr. Manfred Owe: Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture

    Christopher M. U. Neale, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States) Daugherty Water for Food Institute (United States)

  • 5 Vegetation Patterns and Dynamics

    Christopher M. U. Neale, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States) Daugherty Water for Food Institute (United States)

  • 6 Energy Balance and Evapotranspiration

    Antonino Maltese, Università degli Studi di Palermo (Italy)

  • 7 Hydrology

    Wim G. M. Bastiaanssen, UNESCO (France)

  • 8 Irrigation Water Management

    Christopher M. U. Neale, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States) Daugherty Water for Food Institute (United States)

  • 9 Spectroradiometry and Hyperspectral Applications

    Antonino Maltese, Università degli Studi di Palermo (Italy)

  • 10 Rivers and Lakes

    Christopher M. U. Neale, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States) Daugherty Water for Food Institute (United States)


This proceedings volume contains papers presented during the conference on Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology. The conference was part of the international symposium on Remote Sensing sponsored by SPIE – The International Society for Optics and Photonics. The symposium was held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, from the 26th to 29th of September 2016.

The 2016 conference was dedicated to honoring Manfred Owe, former chair of the Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology Conference of SPIE Remote Sensing. He passed away earlier this year in Baltimore, Maryland. Through his decade-long involvement from 2000 to 2009, Manfred made considerable contributions to the success of the event.

39 oral and 24 poster papers were presented during this year’s conference, covering a broad range of topics in the field of remote sensing applications in environmental science.

The program was organized into 10 sessions according to major themes such as: Radar and Lidar Applications in Agriculture; Agricultural Monitoring; Irrigation Water Management; Spectroradiometry and Hyperspectral Applications; Vegetation Patterns and Dynamics; Hydrology; Precipitation Runoff and Flooding; Energy Balance and Evapotranspiration; and Rivers and Lakes.

A special session on Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture was dedicated in Manfred Owe's memory. Manfred was a senior scientist emeritus at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (United States) and a dear colleague.

We extend our gratitude to Dr. Richard A.M. de Jeu the Managing Director at VanderSat (Netherlands) and close collaborator of Manfred Owe, for giving an invited presentation entitled “Deriving reliable soil moisture using passive microwave satellite instruments: a tribute to Dr. Manfred Owe” [9998-15]. We also thank Dr. Wim G. M. Bastiaanssen of UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (Netherlands) – who also served as a program committee member and chaired two sessions – for giving an invited presentation on “Pixel-based surface runoff based on soil moisture variability as an input for global surface water accounting” [9998-16]. Dr. Bastiaanssen also gave a keynote address during the opening plenary session on Earth Observations for Improving Water and Food Security.

The poster sessions also had good representation from the above-mentioned themes. The presentations described both fundamental and applications-based research activities including modeling, laboratory and field experiments, and operational applications.

An SPIE Best Paper Presentation Award was designed to encourage and acknowledge excellence in student paper presentation. The 2016 conference award has been assigned to Mark N. Jeunnette from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States) for giving a presentation on a parameterized numerical model implemented to compare platform options for collecting aerial imagery to support agriculture electronic information services in developing countries. The corresponding awarded paper is entitled “Remote sensing for developing world agriculture: opportunities and areas for technical development” [9998-37].

Our appreciation and gratitude goes also to the presenters for their efforts and to the participants for their insightful questions and discussions. Special thanks are also due to the host city for the excellent venue, and to: Alexandra Pluchart Rusova (conference program coordinator), Margaret Grasseschi (conference proceedings coordinator), Karin Burger (Manager at SPIE Europe), and all the SPIE organizational staff for their support prior to, during, and after the symposium. We look forward to an even more successful conference in 2017 in Warsaw, Poland.

Christopher M. U. Neale

Antonino Maltese

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