John Truckenbrodt

wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
  • Curriculum vitae
    • Since 09/2015
      Research assistant at the Institute of Geography, Department for Earth Observation, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

    • 10/2012 - 08/2015
      M.Sc. Geoinformatics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

      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)

    • 10/2009 - 09/2012
      B.Sc. Geography, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

      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)
  • 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
  • Projects
  • Publications
    • Publikationen (peer-reviewed)


    CREMER, F., URBAZAEV, M., CORTES, J., TRUCKENBRODT, J., SCHMULLIUS, C. & C. THIEL (2020): Potential of Reccurrence Metrics from Sentinel-1 Time Series for Deforestation Mapping. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. doi: 10.1109/JSTARS.2020.3019333.External link

    WEISE, K., R. HÖFER, J. FRANKE, A. GUELMAMI, W. SIMONSON, J. MURO, B. O´CONNOR, A. STRAUCH, S: FLINK, J. EBERLE, E. MINO, S. THULIN, P. PHILIPSON, E. VAN VALKENGOED, J. TRUCKENBRODT, F. ZANDER, A. SÁNCHEZ, C. SCHRÖDER, F. THONFELD, E. FITOKA, E. SCOTT, M. LING, M. SCHWARZ, I. KUNZ, G. THÜRMER, A. PLASMEIJER & L. HILARIDES (2020): Wetland extent tools for SDG 6.6.1 reporting from the Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS), Remote Sens. of the Env. Vol. 247, 111892, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2020.111892External link.


    TRUCKENBRODT, J., T. FREEMANTLE, C. WILLIAMS, T. JONES, D. SMALL, C. DUBOIS, C. THIEL, C. ROSSi, A. SYRIOU, G. GIULIANI (2019) Towards Sentinel-1 SAR Analysis Ready Data: A best practices assessment on preparing backscatter data for the cube, MDPI Data. doi:10.3390/data4030093External link.

    TRUCKENBRODT, J., F. CREMER, I. BARIS, J. EBERLE (2019): pyroSAR: A Framework for large-scale SAR Satellite Data Processing. In: P. Soille, S. Loekken, S. Albani (Eds.) Proceedings of 2019 Big Data from Space (BiDS'19). doi:10.2760/848593External link.


    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/rs10091482External link.

    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.12.016008External link.

    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.2017.12.002External link.

    • Konferenzbeiträge


    TRUCKENBRODT, J., F. CREMER, I. BARIS & J. EBERLE (2019): PyroSAR: A Python Package to Provide Sentinel-1 Time Series in Data Cubes. -ESA Phi-Week, Frascati, 09.-13.09.2019.

    TRUCKENBRODT, J. (2019): Using the Free Radar Software Suite SARbian for Flood Mapping. -UN-SPIDER Bonn International Conference "Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management in Africa: Challenges, Applications, Partnerships", Bonn, 06.-08.11.2019

    TRUCKENBRODT, J. & F. CREMER (2019): Prozessierung und Datenmanagement mit pyroSAR. -DLR Symposium "Neue Perspektiven der Erdbeobachtung", Köln, 12.-13.11.2019


    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]External 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.


  • Software
    • pyroSAR
      A Python framework for large-scale SAR satellite data processing

    • tsarExternal link
      Time-Series computation Automation for Raster data

    • spatialist
      A Python package for spatial data handling