Adriaan A. Van de Griend
Department of Hydrology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1085
1081 HV Amsterdam (NL)
Phone: (+31) 20 4447331
Fax: (+31) 20 6462457

Adriaan Van de Griend received his Ph.D. (cum laude) in 1981 from the Vrije Universiteit on Alpine Hydrology and Atmospheric Circulation Systems. He is now a senior lecturer in hydrology and remote sensing in the Faculty of Earth Sciences (Department of Hydrology). Since 1982 he has been involved in a long-standing cooperation with NASA/GSFC (Dr. Edwin T. Engman and Dr. Manfred Owe) on passive microwave remote sensing for surface moisture monitoring and received a scholarship from the Netherlands Organization for Pure Scientific Research (ZWO) in 1983 and a scholarship from the US National Academy of Sciences (1985). He was project leader of the Botswana Water and Surface Energy Balance Research Program (Vrije Universiteit - NASA/GSFC), coordinator of the EC-funded project FOREST-DYNAMO (FOREST environmental DYNAmics MOnitoring by microwave remote sensing) and is member of the IGBP/NOPEX-Executive Committee (responsible for remote sensing activities) and project manager of several projects (e.g. RESYSMED, WINTEX) in which the department participates. His research interest is mainly in passive microwave remote sensing with emphasis on the interpretation of long-term signatures gathered from space by Nimbus/SMMR and SSM/I.

Owe, M; Van de Griend, A.A.; Chang, A.T.C., Surface Soil Moisture and Satellite Passive Microwave Observations in Semi-Arid Southern Africa, Water Res. Res., Vol. 28(3), 829-839, 1992.

Van de Griend, A.A.; Owe. M., Determination of Microwave Vegetation Optical Depth and Single Scattering Albedo from Large Scale Soil Moisture and Nimbus/SMMR Satellite Observations, Int. Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 14(10), 1875-1886, 1993.

Van de Griend, A.A.; Owe, M., Microwave Vegetation Optical Depth and Inverse Modelling of Soil Emissivity using Nimbus/SMMR Satellite Observations, Journal of Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, Vol. 54, 225-239, 1994.

Van de Griend, A.A.; Owe, M., The Influence of Polarization on Canopy Transmission Properties at 6.6 Ghz and Implcations for Large Scale Moisture Monitoring in Semi-Arid Environments, IEEE Transactions on geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 32(2), 409-415, 1994.

Van de Griend, A.A.; Owe, M.; De Ruiter, J.; Gouweleeuw, B.T., Measurement and Behavior of Dual-Polarization vegetation Optical Depth and Single Scattering Albedo at 1.4- and 5-GHz Microwave Frequencies, IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 34(4), 957-965, 1996.

Owe, M; Van de Griend, A.A., Comparison of soil moisture penetration depths for several bare soils at two microwave frequencies and implications for remote sensing, Water Resources Research, Vol. 34(9), 2319-2327, 1998.