The team is based mainly on the three operational projects of the CESBIO, and focuses on the following five topics :
The development of models describing the functioning of continental surfaces, by integrating physical and biological processes
To identify strategies and techniques for the use of remote sensing (both from aircraft- and space born sensors):
i) to identify processes and observe/recognize evolutions;
ii) to use as input in surface models (including desegregation and data-assimilation techniques).
To study the coherence between thematical objectives, the degree of complexity of models, data availability and the characteristics of remote sensing data.
Experimental study, and, if theoretically possible, spatial and!or temporal up!downscaling.
The design of experiments, and the carrying out of these experiments in order to address the above issues.