Brian Hornbuckle

Associate Professor

Office: 3007 AGRON
Phone: (515) 294-9868

I would like to understand how changes in soil and vegetation moisture affect the microwave radiation emitted by the land surface. There are two main types of activities in my research group: field experiments during which data are collected; and integration of these measurements with models of microwave emission and models of energy and moisture transport among the soil, vegetation, and atmosphere. Ultimately, microwave and other remotely-sensed measurements collected from satellites will be used in conjunction with models to predict the distribution of water within the landscape and the moisture and energy exchange between the land and the atmosphere.