Jeffrey Walker

Professor

20042018
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Biography

Jeffrey Walker is a Professor and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University. He is undertaking research on soil moisture remote sensing and data assimilation, including development of the only Australian airborne capability for simulating new satellite missions for soil moisture. He is contributing to soil moisture satellite missions at both NASA and ESA, as a Science Definition Team member for the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission and Cal/val Team member for the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission respectively.



Professor Jeffrey Walker received his BEng(Civil) and BSurv degrees in 1996 with Hons 1 and University Medal from the University of Newcastle, Australia, and received his PhD in Water Resources Engineering from the same University in 2000. His PhD thesis was among the early pioneering research on estimation of root-zone soil moisture from remotely sensed surface soil moisture observations. He then joined NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre to implement his soil moisture work globally. In 2001 he moved to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Melbourne as Lecturer, where he continued his soil moisture work, including development of the only Australian airborne capability for simulating new satellite missions for soil moisture. In 2010 he was appointed as Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University where he is continuing this research. He is contributing to soil moisture satellite missions at both NASA and ESA, as a Science Definition Team member for the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission and Cal/val Team member for the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission respectively.

Keywords

  • Data Assimilation
  • Land Surface Modelling
  • Hydrologic Remote Sensing
  • Soil Moisture
  • Rainfall
  • Evapotranspiration
  • Flooding
  • Agriculture

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Projects 2012 2018

Research Output 2004 2017

A comparison of SMOS and AMSR2 soil moisture using representative sites of the OzNet monitoring network

Yee, M. S., Walker, J. P., Rüdiger, C., Parinussa, R. M., Koike, T. & Kerr, Y. H. 15 Jun 2017 In : Remote Sensing of Environment. 195, p. 297-312 16 p.

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An Extension of the Alpha Approximation Method for Soil Moisture Estimation Using Time-Series SAR Data Over Bare Soil Surfaces

He, L., Qin, Q., Panciera, R., Tanase, M., Walker, J. P. & Hong, Y. 1 Aug 2017 In : IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. 14, 8, p. 1328-1332 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A Time-Series Approach to Estimating Soil Moisture From Vegetated Surfaces Using L-Band Radar Backscatter

Ouellette, J. D., Johnson, J. T., Balenzano, A., Mattia, F., Satalino, G., Kim, S. B., Dunbar, R. S., Colliander, A., Cosh, M. H., Caldwell, T. G., Walker, J. P. & Berg, A. 1 Jun 2017 In : IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 55, 6, p. 3186-3193 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prizes

SSSI Educational Development Award

Jeffrey Walker (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)