Our Research

Our Research

Our research lies in the broad remit of physical, atmospheric and Earth System sciences. Our team consists of experts in land surface modelling, hydrology, micrometeorology, earth observation of snow and soil moisture, snow physics, snow - vegetation interactions and microwave remote sensing. Much of our work consists in developing innovative models that help us understand physical processes at the Earth’s surface and their interactions with the atmosphere. Our modelling work is complemented and informed by extensive field campaigns in the Arctic and sub-Arctic.
Details of the two main strands of our research can be found below. CORES is also involved in a project investigating data assimilation between EO products and land surface models, thus providing a link between our two research areas.

Earth Observation


Our team has extensive experience in simulation of the physics of the snow cover and microwave radiative transfer for Earth Observation applications. Our members worked on different stages of the ESA SMOS mission: from the onset, quantifying soil moisture retrieval errors and helping determine the algorithms...

Land Surface Processes


Our team has extensive experience land surface modelling, with a particular focus on snow-soil-vegetation interactions. Our team members are involved both in model development and in the evaluation and quantification of model errors and uncertainties. Previous to joining CORES our team members have worked on the development and evaluation of ...