Catherine Prigent

Research Areas: Satellite remote sensing of the Earth; Modeling sea surface emissivity at microwave frequencies, and the estimation of atmospheric parameters over the oceans from microwave satellite observations; Estimating land and ocean surface parameters from multi-satellite observations for global applications including: globally derived land emissivities from microwave instruments, ‘all weather’ determination of land and ocean skin temperature, and the first estimates of the wetland extent and dynamics at global scale; Satellite remote sensing of convective cloud structures from analysis of passive microwave observations with the promotion of millimeter and sub-millimeter instruments for future satellite missions.