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September 2009 - present
- Teacher for Mathematics and Geodesy
September 2003 - September 2007
University of Karlsruhe
Biomass resource assessments indicate the availability of biomass for energy production. This handbook provides best practices for determination of biomass resource potentials and gives guidance for transparent presentation of results. Methods are provided for forest biomass, energy crops, agricultural residues and organic waste. For each biomass t...
Given the current high rank of the policy objectives for an increase of the use of renewable energy, a solid knowledge of the potentials of biomass for energy is crucial both for policy and industry. Since current potential estimates for the same area and biomass category differ considerably, a harmonisation of such potential estimates is necessary...
The overall objective of the Biomass Energy Europe (BEE) project is to improve the accuracy and comparability of future biomass resource assessments for energy by reducing heterogeneity, increasing harmonisation and exchanging knowledge. First, similarities and differences between the various approaches, methodologies and datasets used in biomass r...
A recent project of the department of remote sensing and landscape information systems (FELIS) is focused on the potential of using TerraSAR-X data for the exemplary topics of wide area forest inventories and early detection of calamities and damages caused e.g. by bark beetle, storm or fire hazards. Forest inventory is a continuous task and – with...
The quantitative assessment of pollutants on urban surfaces is of high economical and ecological interest. Nowadays a better part of the rain water from sealed urban surfaces is treated in sewage plants, although this might not be necessary regarding economical aspects and not desirable regarding ecological considerations, because the load of pollu...
A recent project of the Engler-Bunte-Institute (EBI), chair of water chemistry, and the Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (IPF) aims at the quantitative assessment of pollutants on urban surfaces by chemical analysis and image processing methods. The motivation of this project is the fact that nowadays a better part of the rain water f...
Description of roofs in urban environments by their geometry and material is a basic feature for budgeting toxic water runoff. This e.g. allows to quantify pollution and the necessary dimension of sewage plants. An automatic procedure to determine the roof parameters has been jointly developed by geodesists and water chemistry experts from Karlsruh...