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PD Dr. Christian Thiel


 



Lehre

  • GEO245
  • GEO312
  • GEO410 (support)
  • GEO412
  • GEO414 (support)
  • Supervision of theses (BSc, MSc, PhD)


Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Retrieval of Biophysical Parameters from EO SAR Data
  • Radar Backscatter Modelling
  • Interferometric and Polarimetric SAR Data Analysis
  • PS Interferometry
  • Fusion of Optical- and SAR Data
  • UAV Image Acquisition and Analysis
  • Point Cloud Processing
  • Environmental Modeling


Aktuelle Projekte (Auswahl)

  • GlobBIOMASS - Characterise and to reduce uncertainties of global forest AGB estimates [ESA]
  • TerraSensE - Terrestrische Sensorik für hochaufgelöste Analytik von Erdoberflächenprozessen [TMBWK]
  • HGF Alliance - Remote Sensing and Earth System Dynamics
  • K & C - Kyoto & Carbon Initiative [JAXA]
  • Sentinel4REDD - Entwicklung von integrierten multi-temporalen Prozessierungsketten basierend auf Sentinel-1 und 2 Daten für die Unterstützung von UNFCCC REDD+ MRV Systemen [BMWi]


Abgeschlossene Projekte (Auswahl)

  • Phymo - Parameterisation of Hydrological Models [DFG]
  • Iron Curtain - Innovative models and critical key factors for sustainable development (...) [EU]
  • TerraSAR-L - Demonstration of L-Band Capabilities using JERS SAR data [ESA]
  • Aquifer - Water in Africa: Internationally shared transboundary Aquifers [ESA]
  • GSE-FM S2 - GSE Forest Monitoring Stage II [ESA]
  • Enviland - Synergetic usage of optical and SAR data [BMBF]
  • ParaPOL - Retrieval of forest parameters from polarimetric SAR data [DFG]
  • Influins - Integrierte Fluiddynamik in Sedimentbecken: Prozesse, Potenziale, Risiken [BMBF]
  • GIONET - Multi-concept Earth Observation Capabilities for Biomass Mapping and Change Detection [EU]
  • ZAPAS - Assessment and Monitoring of Forest Resources in the Framework of the EU-Russia Space Dialogue [EU]


Curriculum vitae

Seit 2006 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent und Leiter der Radar‐Gruppe am Lehrstuhl für Fernerkundung an der Friedrich‐Schiller‐Universität Jena, Lehrtätigkeit: Bildverarbeitung, Geomethodik und Kartographie, Einführung in die Radarfernerkundung sowie Radarpolarimetrie, Betreuung von B.Sc., M.Sc. und Ph.D. Arbeiten
2016 - 2019

2015 - 2017

2015 - 2017

2014 - 2017

2012 - 2015
Betreuung sowie Mitarbeit Projekt Sentinel4REDD

Mitarbeit im Projekt GlobBiomass

Mitarbeit im Projekt HGF Allianz

Mitarbeit im Projekt TerraSensE

Betreuung sowie Mitarbeit Projekt GIONET (1 Doktorand in Betreuung)
2010 - 2015
Betreuung sowie Mitarbeit im BMBF Projekt Influins (2 Doktoranden in Betreuung)
2009 - 2012 Betreuung sowie Mitarbeit im DFG Projekt ParaPOL (1 Ph.D.‐Abschluss)
2009 - 2010 Betreuung sowie Mitarbeit im ESA Projekt Radarcover 2
2008 - 2013 Betreuung sowie Mitarbeit im BMBF Projekt ENVILAND 2 (1 Ph.D.‐Abschluss)
Seit 2008 Projektarbeit als PI im JAXA Projekt "Kyoto and Carbon Initiative"
2006 - 2009 Projektarbeit im ESA Projekt GSE Forest Monitoring: Koordination des Research and Development Tasks "Service Portfolio Evaluation"
2004 - 2005 Projektarbeit im BMBF Projekt ENVILAND: Synergetische Auswertung von optischen und SAR Daten zur Landbedeckungsklassifikation (14 Monate)
2000 - 2004 Promotionsbegleitende Koordination des Fernerkundungsprojektes PHYMO an der Friedrich‐Schiller‐Universität Jena: Auswertung von polarimetrischen und interferometrischen SAR Daten zur Ableitung biophysikalischer Parameter (30 Monate)
19.12.2013 Habilitation zum Thema:
Radarfernerkundung über Wald
14.07.2004 Promotion zum Thema:
Extrahierung hydrologisch relevanter Parameter aus hochaufgelösten polarimetrischen L‐Band sowie interferometrischen X‐Band SAR‐Daten
1995 - 2000 Diplomstudium an der Friedrich‐Schiller‐Universität Jena
Hauptfach: Geographie
Nebenfächer: Ökologie und Geologie
Diplomarbeit: "Vergleichende hydrologische Modellierung zweier Flusseinzugsgebiete unterschiedlicher Hydrodynamik (Zeulenroda, Thüringen & Mulargia, Sardinien) mit dem Modellsystem PRMS/MMS unter integrativer Verwendung von Geoinformations‐systemen und Fernerkundungsdaten".


Publikationen in Fachzeitschriften

C. THIEL & C. SCHMULLIUS (2016): Comparison of UAV Photograph based and Airborne LiDAR based Point Clouds over Forest from a Forestry Application Perspective.-In: International Journal of Remote Sensing X, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2016.1225181.

M. URBAZAEV, C. THIEL, M. MIGLIAVACCA, M. REICHSTEIN, P. RODRIGUEZ-VEIGA, C. SCHMULLIUS (2016): Improved Multi-Sensor Satellite-Based Aboveground Biomass Estimation by Selecting Temporally Stable Forest Inventory Plots Using NDVI Time Series.-In: Forests 7, pp. 1-16.

M. STELMASZCZUK-GÓRSKA, P. RODRIGUEZ-VEIGA, N. ACKERMANN, C. THIEL, H. BALZTER & C. SCHMULLIUS (2016): Non-parametric retrieval of aboveground biomass in Siberian boreal forests with ALOS PALSAR interferometric coherence and backscatter intensity.-In: J. Imaging 2 (1), pp. 1-24.

C. THIEL & C. SCHMULLIUS (2016): The potential of ALOS PALSAR backscatter and InSAR coherence for forest growing stock volume estimation in Central Siberia images.-In: Remote Sensing of Environment 173, pp. 258-273.

H. BALZTER, B. COLE, C. THIEL, C. SCHMULLIUS (2015): Mapping CORINE Land Cover from Sentinel-1A SAR and SRTM Digital Elevation Model Data using Random Forests.-In: Remote Sensing, pp. 14876-14898.

M. URBAZAEV, C. THIEL, R. MATHIEU, L. NAIDOO, S. R. LEVICK, I.P.J. SMIT, G.P. ASNER, C. SCHMULLIUS (2015): Assessment of the mapping of fractional woody cover in southern African savannas using multi-temporal and polarimetric ALOS PALSAR L-band images.-In: Remote Sensing of Environment 166, pp. 138-153.

T. A. CHOWDHURY, C. THIEL & C. SCHMULLIUS (2014):Growing stock volume estimation from L-band ALOS PALSAR polarimetric coherence in Siberian forest.-In: Remote Sensing of Environment 155, pp. 129-144.

C. THIEL & C. SCHMULLIUS (2014): Impact of Tree Species on Magnitude of PALSAR Interferometric Coherence over Siberian Forest at Frozen and Unfrozen Conditions.-In: Remote Sensing 6(2), pp. 1124-1136.

T. A. CHOWDHURY, C. THIEL, C. SCHMULLIUS & M. STELMASZCZUK-GORSKA (2013): Polarimetric Parameters for Growing Stock Volume Estimation Using ALOS PALSAR L-Band Data over Siberian Forests. In: Remote Sensing 4, pp. 5725-5756.

C. THIEL & C. SCHMULLIUS (2013): Investigating ALOS PALSAR interferometric coherence in central Siberia at unfrozen and frozen conditions: implications for forest growing stock volume estimation.-In: Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 39 (3), pp. 232-250.

C. THIEL & C. SCHMULLIUS (2013): Investigating the impact of freezing on the ALOS PALSAR InSAR phase over Siberian forests.-In: Remote Sensing Letters 4 (9), pp. 900-909.

R. ECKARDT, C. BERGER, C. THIEL & C. SCHMULLIUS (2013): Cloud removal from multi-spectral satellite imagery using multi-frequency SAR data.-In: Remote Sensing 5, pp. 2973-3006.

D. V. PINXTEREN, E. BRÜGGEMANN, T. GNAUK, K. MÜLLER, C. THIEL & H. HERRMANN (2010): A GIS based approach to back trajectory analysis for the source apportionment of aerosol constituents and its first application.-In: J. Atmos. Chem. 67, pp. 1-28.

C. THIEL, CA. THIEL & C. SCHMULLIUS (2009): Operational Large Area Forest Monitoring in Siberia Using ALOS PALSAR Summer Intensities and Winter Coherence.-In: IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing 47(12), pp. 3993-4000.

R. LEITERER,J. REICHE, C. THIEL, C. SCHMULLIUS &A.K.DODO (2008): Application of multi-temporal MERISFR and ASAR-WS data for large scale vegetation monitoring in the West African Sahel zone. In: GEO OBSERVATEUR 17, pp. 37-45.

C. THIEL
, P. DREZET, C. WEISE, S. QUEGAN & C. SCHMULLIUS (2006): Radar Remote Sensing for the Delineation of Forest Cover Maps and the Detection of Deforestation.-In: Forestry - An International Journal of Forest Research 79 (5), pp. 590-597.

C. THIEL (2005): Zusammenstellung und Interpretation relevanter SAR-immanenter Spezialfälle der Radarrückstreuung am Beispiel einer hochaufgelösten polarimetrischen L-Band Szene.-In: Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung & Geoinformation 1, pp. 79-84.

C. THIEL & T. RIEDEL (2001): Ableitung von Landoberflächenparametern aus flugzeuggetragenen vollpolarimetrischen E-SAR Daten unter Berücksichtigung von freiem Vegetationswasser.-In: Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung & Geoinformation 6, pp. 427 - 434.

Buchkapitel

C. HÜTTICH, C. SCHMULLIUS, C. THIEL, C. PATHE, S. BARTALEV, K. EMELYANOV, M. KORETS, A. SHVIDENKO, D. SCHEPASCHENKO (2012): ZAPÁS: Assessment and monitoring of forest resources in the framework of EU-Russia space dialogue.-In: European Commission [Ed.], Let's embrace space,
Vol. II, pp. 164-171.

C. THIEL, C. SCHMULLIUS & M. SANTORO (2009): Boreal Land Cover and Forest Structure Mapping.-In: A. Rosenqvist [Ed.], Global Environmental Monitoring by ALOS PALSAR, pp. 46-47.

C. THIEL, M. SANTORO O. CARTUS, CA. THIEL, T. RIEDEL & C. SCHMULLIUS (2009): Perspectives of SAR based Forest Cover, Forest Cover Change and Biomass Mapping.-In: Christophe P. Vasser [Ed.], The Kyoto Protocol: Economic Assessments, Implementation Mechanisms, and Policy
Implications, pp. 13-56, ISBN: 978-1-60456-983-4.

T. RIEDEL, C. THIEL & C. SCHMULLIUS (2008): Fusion of multispectral optical and SAR images towards operational land cover mapping in Central Europe.-In: T. Blaschke, S. Lang & G. Hay [Eds.], Object-Based Image Analysis - Spatial concepts for knowledge-driven remote sensing
applications, pp. 493-512.

C. THIEL, CA. THIEL, T. RIEDEL & C. SCHMULLIUS (2008): Object based classification of SAR data for the delineation of forest cover maps and the detection of deforestation -A viable procedure and its application in GSE Forest Monitoring.-In: T. Blaschke, S. Lang & G. Hay [Eds.], Object-Based Image Analysis - Spatial concepts for knowledge-driven remote sensing applications, pp. 327-344.


Konferenzbeiträge (Auswahl)

M. URBAZAEV, C. THIEL, M. MIGLIAVACCA, M. REICHSTEIN & C. SCHMULLIUS (2016): Potential of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 Data for Forest Monitoring in Mexico.-In: Proceedings CD of ESA Living Planet Symposium, 09 - 13 May, Prague, Czech Republic.

C. PATHE, N. SALEPCI, C. THIEL & C. SCHMULLIUS (2016): In-situ soil moisture measurements under forest for a better understanding of above ground biomass retrieval from C-band SAR.-In: Proceedings CD of ESA Living Planet Symposium, 09 - 13 May, Prague, Czech Republic.

N. SALEPCI, C. PATHE, C. THIEL & C. SCHMULLIUS (2016): Retrieval of forest structure characteristics based on SAR Tomography.-In: Proceedings CD of ESA Living Planet Symposium, 09 - 13 May, Prague, Czech Republic.

C. BERGER, J. TRUCKENBRODT, S. ENGELHARDT, C. THIEL ,F. ENßLE, F. FASSNACHT, C. SCHMULLIUS & B. KOCH (2016): Fusion of Radarsat-2 and TanDEM-X satellite data to support the assessment of aboveground biomass (AGB) in temperate forests.-In: Proceedings CD of ESA Living Planet Symposium, 09 - 13 May, Prague, Czech Republic.

C. SCHMULLIUS, C. PATHE, C. THIEL, T. CHOWDHURY, S. HESE, J. BAADE, I. HAJNSEK, R. HORN, T. JAGDHUBER, S. CHMARA & H. SAGISCHEWSKI (2014): The Forest Biomass Validation Site "Roda": Decoupling Anthropogenic and Natural Factors for Global Forest Monitoring - A Contribution to the Helmholtz Alliance "Remote Sensing and Earth System Dynamics" and the GOFC-GOLD Biomass Working Group.-In: Proceedings of International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS, Québec, Canada.

A. KUEHL,N. SALEPCI, C. THIEL & C. SCHMULLIUS (2013): A Flexible Scoring System to Simplify Reference Scene Selection for Permanent Scatterer Interferometry Using Supplementary Data.-In: Proceedings of International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 2087-2090.

C.HÜTTICH, C. SCHMULLIUS, C. J. THIEL, S. BARTALEV, K. EMELYANOV, M. KORETS, A. SHVIDENKO, V. SKUDIN & L. VASHCKOUK (2012): Assessment and Monitoring of Siberian Forest Resources in the Framework of the EU-Russia ZAPÁS Project.-In: Proceedings of International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS, Munich, Germany, pp. 7208-7211.

R. ECKARDT,N. RICHTER, S. AUER, M. EINEDER, A. ROTH,I.HAJNSEK, C. THIEL & C. SCHMULLIUS (2012): SAR-EDU - A German education initiative for applied Synthetic Aperture Radar remote sensing.-In: Proceedings of International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS, Munich, Germany, pp. 5315-5317.

C. THIEL & C. SCHMULLIUS (2012): Effect of Tree Species on PALSAR InSAR Coherence over Siberian Forest at frozen and unfrozen Conditions.-In: Proceedings of International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS, Munich, Germany, pp. 190-193.

N. ACKERMANN, C. THIEL, M. BORGEAUD & C. SCHMULLIUS (2012): Cosmo-Skymed Backscatter Intensity and Interferometric Coherence Signatures over Germany's Low Mountain Range Forested Areas.- In: Proceedings of International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS, Munich, Germany, pp. 5514-5517.

R. KNUTH, CA. THIEL, C. THIEL, R. ECKARDT,N. RICHTER & C. SCHMULLIUS (2009): Multisensor SAR Analysis for Forest Monitoring in boreal and tropical Forest Environments.-In: Proceedings of International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa, pp. 126-129.

CA. THIEL,O. CARTUS, R. ECKARDT,N. RICHTER, C. THIEL & C. SCHMULLIUS (2009): Analysis of multi-temporal land observation at C-band.-In: Proceedings of International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa, pp. 318-321.

C. THIEL, S. GRUENLER, M. HEROLD, V. HOCHSCHILD, G. JAEGER & M. HELLMANN (2001): Interpretation and Analysis of Polarimetric L-Band E-SAR-Data for the Derivation of Hydrologic Land Surface Parameters.-In: Proceedings International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 3215-3217.