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John Truckenbrodt

wiss. Mitarbeiter
John Truckenbrodt


Institut für Geographie
Lehrstuhl Fernerkundung
Raum 231
Grietgasse 6
07743 Jena

Tel.: +49 3641-9-48926
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Truckenbrodt, John


Research Interests

  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) time series analysis
  • Data mining and machine learning applications for satellite image analysis
  • Soil moisture and water dynamics mapping with spaceborne SAR sensors
  • Raster databases
  • Image processing automation
  • OGC web services

Current Projects

Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service

Concluded Projects

 ForestBiomass  Synergistic usage of SAR & optical satellite data for the retrieval of aboveground forest biomass
 Forest DRAGON 3
 Forest Ecosystem Observations of the changing Earth for DRAGON 3
 INFLUINS  Integrated fluid dynamics in sedimentary basins


 pyroSAR A Python framework for large-scale SAR satellite data processing
 tsar Time-Series computation Automation for Raster data
 spatialist A Python package for spatial data handling

Curriculum Vitae

Institute of Geography, Department for Earth Observation, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

since 09/2015

Research assistant

M.Sc. Geoinformatics

thesis title:
"Fusion of RADARSAT-2 and TanDEM-X satellite data to support the assessment of Aboveground Biomass (AGB) in temperate forests"
(within project ForestBiomass)

B.Sc. Geography

thesis title:
"Derivation and validation of U10 wind fields from TerraSAR-X satellite data and its use for operational ship detection"
(in cooperation with the German Aerospace Centre DLR)

Peer-reviewed Publications

Urban, M., C. Berger, T. Mudau, K. Heckel, J. Truckenbrodt, V. Odipo, I. Smit & C. Schmullius (2018): Surface Moisture and Vegetation Cover Analysis for Drought Monitoring in the Southern Kruger National Park Using Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, and Landsat-8. -Remote Sensing 10(9). doi: 10.3390/rs10091482.

Laurin, G.V., J. Balling, P. Corona, W. Mattioli, D. Papale, N. Puletti, M. Rizzo, J. Truckenbrodt & M. Urban (2018): Above-ground biomass prediction by Sentinel-1 multitemporal data in central Italy with integration of ALOS2 and Sentinel-2 data. -Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 12(1). doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.12.016008.

Perennou, C., A. Guelmami, M. Paganini, P. Philipson, B. Poulin, A. Strauch, C. Tottrup, J. Truckenbrodt & I. Geijzendorffer (2018): Mapping Mediterranean Wetlands With Remote Sensing: A Good-Looking Map Is Not Always a Good Map. In: Bohan, D., A. Dumbrell, G. Woodward & M. Jackson (Eds.) Next Generation Biomonitoring: Part 1. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Academic Press, 243-277. doi: 10.1016/bs.aecr.2017.12.002.

Conference Contributions

Truckenbrodt, J., J. Bongard, C. Schmullius & K. Weise (2018): Hyper-temporal Water Body Dynamics Mapping using Sentinel-1 Time Series Clustering. -ESA Mapping Water Bodies from Space, Frascati, 27-28 March 2018.

Truckenbrodt, J., F. Cremer, J. Eberle & C. Schmullius (2017): pyroSAR - a Python framework for large-scale SAR satellite data processing. -FOSS4G-E, Paris, 18-22 July 2017. [link]

Eberle, J., J. Truckenbrodt, M. Urban & C. Schmullius (2016): Sentinel-1 time-series data processing and analysis. -FOSS4G, Bonn, 24-26 August 2016.

Berger, C., J. Truckenbrodt, S. Engelhardt, C. Thiel, F. Enßle, F. Fassnacht, C. Schmullius & B. Koch (2015): Fusion of TanDEM-X and Radarsat-2 satellite data to support the assessment of aboveground biomass (AGB) in temperate forests. -International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, Berlin, 11-15 May 2015.

Berger, C., J. Truckenbrodt, S. Engelhardt, C. Thiel, F. Enßle, F. Fassnacht, C. Schmullius & B. Koch (2014): On the potential of multi-temporal TanDEM-X data to assess the aboveground biomass (AGB) of two temperate forests in Germany. -ForestSAT Conference, Riva del Garda, 04-07 November 2014.