Christoph’s research focuses on the use of (primarily) remotely sensed data in environmental hazard and risk applications, as well as agriculture. He is particularly interested in the use of land surface parameters and their interactions for the prediction of extreme events, such as a droughts and wildfires. Some of his recent projects include the validation of new satellite products (especially soil moisture), downscaling of low-resolution satellite products to more relevant spatial scales, studying the soil moisture and atmospheric temperature as drivers of bushfire risks, and the development of a more robust and stable drought index.Read more about Christoph Rudiger's research
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Satellites used to understand hurricane and cyclone behaviour could hold the key to predicting, and preparing, regions at risk of major flooding events.
Episode 18: The bushfires that changed Australia
The lasting impacts of the recent bushfires reach far and wide. Watch A Different Lens to find out why we’re still seeing them.
Vast amounts of satellite data gives us an unprecedented ability to map the extent and severity of fires, but we're not exploiting it – yet.