Professor Robert Gurney

Professor and Academic Lead for Space/Earth Observation Research in the University

Web Pages:

Group: http://www.nceo.ac.uk/

Responsibilities:

NERC Coordinator of Environmental Information, Professor of Earth Observation Science

Research Interests:

  • Environmental Science
  • Earth Observation
  • Land-Atmosphere interactions
  • Remote Sensing

Postdoctoral & graduate student supervision

  • Mark Richardson - Atmosphere, Oceans and Climate particularly the scattering properties of snow
  • Peter Lambert - iSTAR-D; The contribution to sea-level rise of the Amundsen Sea sector of Antarctica
  • Vanessa Escobar - Using remote sensing data to help with policy and decision-making processes in the insurance industry

Other interests

  • Member, NASA SMAP Science Definition Team (2010-13)
  • Member, UK Space Leadership Council (2010-present)
  • Belmont Forum Data and E-Infrastructure Collaborative Research Action Steering Committee Member (2012-2015)
  • Member, NASA SMAP Science Team (2013-2018)

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Recent Publications:

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Number of items: 28.

2014

Fieber, K. D., Davenport, I. J., Tanase, M. A., Ferryman, J. M., Gurney, R. J., Walker, J. P. and Hacker, J. M. (2014) Effective LAI and CHP of a single tree from small-footprint full-waveform LiDAR. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 11 (9). 1634 -1638. ISSN 1545-598X doi: 10.1109/LGRS.2014.2303500

2013

Richardson, M., Davenport, I. and Gurney, R. (2013) Global snow mass measurements and the effect of stratigraphic detail on inversion of microwave brightness temperatures. Surveys in Geophysics. ISSN 0169-3298 doi: 10.1007/s10712-013-9263-x

Fieber, K. D., Davenport, I. J., Ferryman, J. M., Gurney, R. J., Walker, J. P. and Hacker, J. M. (2013) Analysis of full-waveform LiDAR data for classification of an orange orchard scene. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 82 (13). pp. 63-82. ISSN 0924-2716 doi: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2013.05.002

Rüdiger, C., Walker, J. P., Kerr, Y. H., Kim, E. J., Hacker, J. M., Gurney, R. J., Barrett, D. and Le Marshall, J. (2013) Toward vicarious calibration of microwave remote-sensing satellites in arid environments. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. ISSN 0196-2892 doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2013.2254121

2012

Davenport, I., Sandells, M. and Gurney, R. (2012) The effects of variation in snow properties on passive microwave snow mass estimation. Remote Sensing of the Environment, 118 (1). pp. 161-175. ISSN 0034-4257 doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2011.11.014

2010

Sandells, M., Flerchinger, G., Gurney, R. and Marks, D. (2010) Physics-based modelling for remote sensing of snow. In: British Hydrological Society Third International Symposium: Role of Hydrology in Managing Consequences of a Changing Global Environment, 19-23 July 2010, Newcastle University, UK.

Froude, E. S. R. and Gurney, R. J. (2010) Storm prediction research and its application to the oil/gas industry. In: Management of Weather and Climate Risk in the Energy Industry. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security. Springer, pp. 241-252. ISBN 9789048136902 doi: 10.1007/978-90-481-3692-6_16

Davenport, I. J., Sandells, M. J. and Gurney, R. J. (2010) The effects of variation in snow properties on snow mass estimation using the Chang algorithm. In: British Hydrological Society Third International Symposium, 2010, 19th July 2010 to 23rd July 2010, Newcastle, UK.

2009

Clifford, D., Gurney, R. J. and Haines, K. (2009) Effect of ENSO phase on large-scale snow water equivalent distribution in a GCM. Journal of Climate, 22 (23). pp. 6153-6167. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: 10.1175/2009JCLI2993.1

Winstral, A., Marks, D. and Gurney, R. (2009) An efficient method for distributing wind speeds over heterogeneous terrain. Hydrological Processes, 23 (17). pp. 2526-2535. ISSN 0885-6087 doi: 10.1002/hyp.7141

Putt, D., Haines, K., Gurney, R. J. and Liu, C. L. (2009) Land surface anomaly simulations and predictions with a climate model: an El Nino Southern Oscillation case study. Philosophical Transactions: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 367 (1890). pp. 799-1056. ISSN 1364-503X doi: 10.1098/rsta.2008.0182

Marks, D., Hock, R., Lehning, M., Hayashi, M. and Gurney, R., eds. (2009) Hydrology in mountain regions: observations, processes and dynamics. IAHS proceedings and reports (326). IAHS Press. ISBN 9781901502893

2008

Sandells, M. J., Davenport, I. J. and Gurney, R. J. (2008) Passive L-band microwave soil moisture retrieval error arising from topography in otherwise uniform scenes. Advances in Water Resources, 31 (11). pp. 1433-1443. ISSN 0309-1708 doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2008.01.012

Davenport, I. J., Sandells, M. J. and Gurney, R. J. (2008) The effects of scene heterogeneity on soil moisture retrieval from passive microwave data. Advances in Water Resources, 31 (11). pp. 1494-1502. ISSN 0309-1708 doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2008.06.002

2007

Wigneron, J. -P., Kerr, Y., Waldteufel, P., Saleh, K., Richaume, P., Ferrazzoli, P., Escorihuela, M. -J., Grant, J. P., Hornbuckle, B., de Rosnay, P., Calvet, J. -C., Pellarin, T., Gurney, R. J. and Mätzler, C. (2007) L-band Microwave Emission of the Biosphere (L-MEB) Model: Description and calibration against experimental data sets over crop fields. Remote Sensing of Environment, 107 (4). pp. 639-655. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2006.10.014

2006

Wigneron, J.-P., Kerr, Y., Waldteufel, P., Ferrazzoli, P., Richaume, P., Saleh, K., Calvet, J.-C., Chanzy, A., Demontoux, F., de Rosnay, P., Escorihuela, M.-J., Fenollar, J., Grant, J.P., Gurney, R.J., Hornbuckle, B., Kruszewski, A., Lopez-Baeza, E., Mätzler, C., Pellarin, T., Ruffie, G., Schwank, M., Van de Griend, A., Mahmoodi, A. and Delwart, S. (2006) Recent advances in modelling the land surface emission at L-band - Application to L-MEB in the operational SMOS algorithm. In: International Symposium on Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing, Valencia, 6pp.

Gurney, R.J. and Sapiano, M.R.P., (2006) S10: State-of-Science Review: Earth observation. In: UK Government's Foresight project: Infectious diseases: preparing for the future. UNSPECIFIED, London.

Tribbeck, M. J., Gurney, R. J. and Morris, E. M. (2006) The radiative effect of a fir canopy on a snowpack. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 7 (5). pp. 880-895. ISSN 1525-755X

2005

Houldcroft, C. J., Campbell, C. L., Davenport, I. J., Gurney, R. J. and Holden, N. (2005) Measurement of canopy geometry characteristics using LiDAR laser altimetry: A feasibility study. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 43 (10). pp. 2270-2282.

Davenport, I. J., Fernandez-Galvez, J. and Gurney, R. J. (2005) A sensitivity analysis of soil moisture retrieval from the Tau-Omega microwave emission model. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 43 (6). pp. 1304-1316.

2004

Davenport, I.J., Holden, N. and Gurney, R.J. (2004) Characterising errors in airborne laser altimetry data to extract soil roughness. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 42 (10). pp. 2130-2141. ISSN 0196-2892

Gurney, R.J. and Haines, K. (2004) Grid technology for marine science from ESSC. In: Knowledge Transfer and Public Sector Research Establishments (PSREs). DTI, London, pp. 20-21.

Gurney, R. J. (2004) Hydrology: Science and practice for the 21st century. In: British Hydrological Society International Conference, Imperial College, London.

Fernandez-Galvez, J., Davenport, I.J., Gurney, R. J. and Simmonds, L.P. (2004) Limits on soil moisture retrieval from microwaveradiometry imposed by the Tau-Omega model and available supporting information. In: Fourth International Conference on Land Degradation., Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.

Fernandez-Galvez, J., Simmonds, L.P., Davenport, I.J. and Gurney, R. J. (2004) Relief effects on soil moisture retrievals from passive microwave emission. In: Fourth International Conference on Land Degradation., Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.

Tribbeck, M. J., Gurney, R. J., Morris, E. M. and Pearson, D. W. C. (2004) A new Snow-SVAT to simulate the accumulation and ablation of seasonal snow cover beneath a forest canopy. Journal of glaciology, 50 (169). pp. 171-182. ISSN 0022-1430 doi: 10.3189/172756504781830187

Davenport, I.J., Fernandez-Galvez, J. and Gurney, R. J. (2004) A sensitivity analysis of soil moisture retrieval from the t-w microwave emission model. In: IGARSS 2004, 20-24 Sept. 2004, Anchorage, Alaska.

2003

Bengtsson, L., Robinson, G. , Anthes, R., Aonashi, K., Bingley, R., Cannon, P., Dodson, A., Elgered, G., Gendt, G., Gurney, R., Jitai, M., Latham, N., Marquardt, C., Mitchell, C., Mlaki, M., Nash, J., Offiler, D., Rhodin, A., Silvestrin, P., Ware, R., Watson, R. and Wergen, W. (2003) Workshop on the use of GPS measurements for water vapour determination. Bulletin of the AMS, 84. pp. 1249-1258.

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