Vicente Caselles
University of Valencia
Faculty of Physics
Department of Thermodynamics
Doctor Moliner, 50
E-46100 Burjassot, Spain
Fax: 34 - 96 398 33 85
Tel: 34 - 96 398 31 21
email: Vicente.Caselles@

B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of Valencia in 1979, 1980 and 1983, respectively. His present job is Professor of Applied Physics and Head of the Thermal Remote Sensing Group. He has an expertise of 20 years in the physical processes involved in the temperature measurement using remote sensing techniques which has been documented through 10 books, 15 Doctoral Theses, 60 papers in international journals, 80 conference papers and 20 reports. Research contracts have been obtained from NASA (1978- 1981), ESA (1984-1986, 1995-1996), Commission of the European Union (1991-1999) and the Spanish Commission for Science and Technology (1983-1999). At present, he is collaborating with ESA as member of the Advisory Group for the Land-Surface Processes and Interactions Mission.

Caselles, V., Sobrino, J.A., and Coll, C. (1992). A physical model for interpreting the land surface temperature obtained by remote sensors over incomplete canopies. Remote Sens. Environ., 39, 203-211.

Caselles, V., Sobrino, J.A. and Coll, C. (1992). On the use of satellite thermal data for determining evapotranspiration in partially vegetated areas. Int. J. Remote Sensing 13, 2669-2682.

Valor, E. and Caselles, V. (1996). Mapping land surface emissivity from NDVI: Application to European, African and South American Areas. Remote Sens. Environ. 57, 167-184.

Caselles, V., Artigao, M.M., Hurtado, E., Coll, C. and Brasa , A. (1998). Mapping actual evapotranspiration by combining Landsat TM and NOAA-AVHHR images: Application to the Barrax area, Albacete, Spain. Remote Sens. Environ. 63, 1-10.

Caselles, V., Rubio, E., Coll, C., and Valor, E. (1998). Thermal band selection for the PRISM instrument 3. Optimal Band Configurations. J. Geophys. Res. 103 (D14), 17057-17067.

Role in the SMOS mission:

He is particularly interested in the use of passive microwave remote sensing techniques to estimate such parameters as: surface temperature, soil moisture, and evapotranspiration. In this proposal his research will be carried out in the framework of the group for the physics of measurement over land and he will be involved in the planned activities for this group.