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Dr. Carsten Montzka

Dr. Carsten Montzka

Areas of interest:

Passive microwave remote sensing for surface soil moisture estimation, hydrological modeling, data assimilation, radiometer-radar data fusion, multispectral remote sensing

International Journal publications:

  • Babaeian, E., M. Homaee, C. Montzka, H. Vereecken, A. A. Norouzi, and M. T. van Genuchten (2016): Soil moisture prediction of bare soil profiles using diffuse spectral reflectance information and vadose zone flow modeling. Remote Sensing of Environment 187, 218-229. DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2016.10.029
  • Reichenau, T., W. Korres, K. Schneider, P. Fiener, F. Wilken, A. Stadler, C. Montzka, and G. Waldhoff (2016): Spatial Heterogeneity of Leaf Area Index (LAI) and Its Temporal Course on Arable Land: Combining Field Measurements, Remote Sensing and Simulation in a Comprehensive Data Analysis Approach (CDAA). PLOS One 11(7): e0158451. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0158451
  • Vereecken, H., A. Schnepf, J. Hopmans, M. Javaux, D. Or, T. Roose, J. Vanderborght, M. Young, W. Amelung, M. Aitkenhead, S. Allisson, S. Assouline, P. Baveye, M. Berli, N. Brüggemann, P. Finke, M. Flury, T. Gaiser, G. Govers, T. Ghezzehei, P. Hallett, H.-J. Hendricks-Franssen, J. Heppel, R. Horn, J. A. Huisman, D. Jacques, F. Jonard, S. Kollet, F. Lafolie, K. Lamorski, D. Leitner, A. McBratney, B. Minasmy, C. Montzka, W. Nowak, Y. Pachepsky, J. Padarian, N. Romano, K. Roth, Y. Rothfuss, E. C. Rowe, A. Schwen, J. Šimůnek, J. Van Dam, S. E. A. T. M. van der Zee, H. J. Vogel, J. A. Vrugt, T. Wöhling, and I. Young (2016): Modelling Soil Processes: Key challenges and new perspectives. Vadose Zone Journal 15(5). DOI:10.2136/vzj2015.09.0131
  • Montzka, C., T. Jagdhuber, R. Horn, H. Bogena, I. Hajnsek, A. Reigber and H. Vereecken (2016): Investigation of SMAP fusion algorithms with airborne active and passive L-band microwave remote sensing. IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing 54(7), 3878 - 3889. DOI:10.1109/TGRS.2016.2529659
  • Babaeian, E., M. Homaee, H. Vereecken, C. Montzka, A.A. Norouzi, M.Th. van Genuchten (2015): A comparative study of multiple approaches for predicting the soil water retention curve: Hyperspectral information versus basic soil properties. Soil Science Society of America Journal 79(4), 1043 – 1058. DOI:10.2136/sssaj2014.09.0355
  • Baatz, R.,  H.R. Bogena, H.-J. Hendricks Franssen, J.A. Huisman, C. Montzka and H. Vereecken (2015): An empirical vegetation correction for soil water content quantification using cosmic-ray probes. Water Resources Research 51(4), 2030 - 2046. DOI:10.1002/2014WR016443
  • Babaeian, E., M. Homaee, C. Montzka, H. Vereecken and A.A. Norouzi (2015): Towards retrieving soil hydraulic properties by hyperspectral remote sensing. Vadose Zone Journal 14(3). DOI:10.2136/vzj2014.07.0080
  • Ali, M., C. Montzka, A. Stadler, G. Menz, F. Thonfeld and H. Vereecken (2015): Estimation and validation of RapidEye-based time series of Leaf Area Index for winter wheat in the Rur catchment (Germany). Remote Sensing 7(3), 2808 - 2831. DOI:10.3390/rs70302808
  • Rötzer, K., C. Montzka and H. Vereecken (2015): Spatio-temporal variability of global soil moisture products. Journal of Hydrology 522, 187 - 202. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.12.038
  • Rudolph, S., J. van der Kruk, Ch. von Hebel, M. Ali, M. Herbst, C. Montzka, S. Pätzold, D.A. Robinson, H. Vereecken and L. Weihermüller (2015): Linking satellite derived LAI patterns with subsoil heterogeneity using large-scale ground-based electromagnetic induction measurements. Geoderma 241-242, 262-271. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.11.015
  • Rötzer, K., C. Montzka, H. Bogena, W. Wagner, Y.H. Kerr, R. Kidd and H. Vereecken (2014): Catchment scale validation of SMOS and ASCAT soil moisture products using hydrological modeling and temporal stability analysis. Journal of Hydrology 519, 934 - 946. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.07.065
  • Han, X., H.-J Hendricks Franssen, C. Montzka and H. Vereecken (2014): Joint Soil Moisture and Soil Properties Estimation in the Community Land Model with Remotely Sensed Brightness Temperature. Special Section on Patterns in Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Systems: Monitoring, Modelling and Data Assimilation, Water Resources Research 50, 6081 - 6105. DOI:10.1002/2013WR014586
  • Baatz, R., H. Bogena, H.-J. Hendricks Franssen, J.A. Huisman, W. Qu, C. Montzka and H. Vereecken (2014): Calibration of a catchment scale cosmic-ray probe network: A comparison of three parameterization methods. Journal of Hydrology 516, 231 - 244. DOI:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.02.026
  • Vereecken, H., J. A. Huisman, Y. Pachepsky, C. Montzka, J. van der Kruk, H. Bogena, L. Weihermüller, M. Herbst, G. Martinez and J. Vanderborght (2014): On the spatio-temporal dynamics of soil moisture at the field scale. Journal of Hydrology 516, 76 - 96. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.11.061
  • Hasan, S., C. Montzka, C. Rüdiger, M. Ali, H. Bogena and H. Vereecken (2014): Soil moisture retrieval from airborne L-band passive microwave using high resolution multispectral data. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 91, 59 - 71. DOI:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2014.02.005
  • Montzka, C., J. P. Grant, H. Moradkhani, H.-J. Hendricks-Franssen, L. Weihermüller, M. Drusch and H. Vereecken (2013): Estimation of radiative transfer parameters from L-band passive microwave brightness temperatures using advanced data assimilation. Vadose Zone Journal, Special Section on Remote Sensing of Vadose Zone Hydrology 12(3). DOI:10.2136/vzj2012.0040
  • Mohanty, B. P., M. Cosh, V. Lakshmi and C. Montzka (2013): Remote Sensing for Vadose Zone Hydrology—A Synthesis from the Vantage Point. Vadose Zone Journal, Special Section on Remote Sensing of Vadose Zone Hydrology 12(3). DOI:10.2136/vzj2013.07.0128
  • Han, X., H.-J. Hendricks Franssen, X. Li, Y. Zhang, C. Montzka and H. Vereecken (2013): Joint Assimilation of Surface Temperature and L-band Microwave Brightness Temperature in Land Data Assimilation. Vadose Zone Journal, Special Section on Remote Sensing of Vadose Zone Hydrology 12(3). DOI:10.2136/vzj2012.0072
  • Montzka, C., H. Bogena, L. Weihermüller, F. Jonard, C. Bouzinac, J. Kainulainen, J. E. Balling, A. Loew, J. T. dall’Amico, E. Rouhe, J. Vanderborght and H. Vereecken (2013): Brightness temperature and soil moisture validation at different scales during the SMOS Validation Campaign in the Rur and Erft catchments, Germany. IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing 51 (3), 1728 - 1743, DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2206031
  • Zhao, L., K. Yang, J. Qin, Y. Chen, W. Tang, C. Montzka, H. Wu, C. Lin, M. Han, and H. Vereecken (2013): Spatiotemporal analysis of soil moisture observations within a Tibetan mesoscale area and its implication to regional soil moisture measurements. Journal of Hydrology 482, 92 - 104. DOI:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.12.033
    Montzka, C., V. R. N. Pauwels, H.-J. Hendricks Franssen, X. Han and H. Vereecken (2012): Multivariate and multiscale data assimilation in terrestrial systems: A review. Sensors 12(12), 16291-16333. DOI:10.3390/s121216291
  • Vereecken, H., L. Weihermüller, F. Jonard, and C. Montzka (2012): Characterization of crop canopies and water stress related phenomena using microwave methods: A review. Vadose Zone Journal 11(2). DOI: 10.2136/vzj2011.0138ra
  • Han, X., X. Li, H.-J. Hendricks Franssen, H. Vereecken and C. Montzka (2012): Spatial horizontal correlation characteristics in the land data assimilation of soil moisture. Hydrology and Earth System Science (HESS), 16, 1349-1363. DOI:10.5194/hess-16-1349-2012
  • Montzka, C., H. Moradkhani, L. Weihermüller, H.-J. Hendricks Franssen, M. Canty and H. Vereecken (2011): Hydraulic Parameter Estimation by Remotely-Sensed Top Soil Moisture Observations with the Particle Filter. Journal of Hydrology 399, 410 - 421. DOI:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.01.020
  • Montzka, C., M. Canty, P. Kreins, R. Kunkel, G. Menz, H. Vereecken and F. Wendland (2008): Multispectral remotely sensed data in modelling the annual variability of nitrate concentrations in the leachate. Environmental Modelling and Software 23(8), 1070 - 1081. DOI:10.1016/j.envsoft.2007.11.010
  • Montzka, C., M. Canty, R. Kunkel, G. Menz, H. Vereecken and F. Wendland (2008): Modelling the water balance of a mesoscale catchment basin using remotely sensed land cover data. Journal of Hydrology 353, 322 – 334. DOI:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.02.018
  • Bogena, H., R. Kunkel, C. Montzka and F. Wendland (2005): Uncertainties in the simulation of groundwater recharge at different scales. Advances in Geosciences 5, 25 - 30. DOI: 10.5194/adgeo-5-25-2005


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