• Sobrino, J.A., Julien, Y. & Morales, L. (2011). Changes in vegetation spring dates in the second half of the 20th century. RInternational Journal of Remote Sensing, DOI: 10.1080 / 01431161. 2010 .496470.
  • Julien, Y., Sobrino, J. A. & Jiménez-Muñoz, J.-C. (2011). Land use classification from multitemporal Landsat imagery using the Yearly Land Cover Dynamics (YLCD) method. International Journal of Applied Earth Observations and Geoinformation, 13 (2011), 711-720.
  • Julien, Y., Sobrino, J. A., Mattar, C., Ruescas, A. B., Jiménez-Muñoz, J.-C., Sòria, G., Hidalgo, V., Atitar, M., Franch, B. & Cuenca, J. (2011). Temporal analysis of NDVI and LST parameters to detect changes in the Iberian land cover between 1981 and 2001. International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 32, No. 7, 2057-2068.
  • C. Mattar, J. A. Sobrino, Y. Julien & L. Morales. Trends in Column Integrated Water Vapor from 1973 to 2003 over Europe. International Journal of Climatology. 10.1002/joc.2186. 2010.
  • C. Corbari, J. A. Sobrino, M. Mancini, M. V. Hidalgo. Land surface temperature representativeness in an heterogeneous area through a distributed energy water balance model and remote sensing data. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 14 (2010) ,2141–2151.



    PhD. José Antonio Sobrino
    Director de la Unidad de Cambio Global.
    Imaging Processing Laboratory
    Universidad de Valencia
    P.O. Box 22085
    E-46071 Valencia (Spain)
    Phone:+34 96 354 3115
    Fax.:+34 96 354 3115

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  • Name

    Sobrino, José A.






    Doctor in Physics 1989


    University of Valencia, Spain



    Professor of the University of Valencia (Spain),
    (Head of Global Change Unit from 1996)

    Major projects
    and activities
    • • Atmospheric correction in visible and infrared domains, retrieval of emissivity, surface temperature, evapotranspiration, thermal inertia, atmospheric water vapour from satellite image, and the development of remote sensing methods for land cover dynamic monitoring.
    • • Member of the Earth Science Advisory Committee (ESAC) of the European Space Agency (ESA) 2003-2007.
    • • Member of EOEP (Earth Observation Envelope Programme) Science Review Committee of ESA, 2007.
    • • Member of groupe de mission MISTIGRI (CNES), France, from 2008.
    • • Lead Investigator of the TIREX proposal in answer to the call for proposals for Earth Explorer Opportunity Mission EE-8, ESA, 2010.
    • • Co-leader of the CEOS Working Group on Calibration & Validation Land product Validation Subgroup
    • • Coordinator of the ESA projects DESIREX 2008 (, FUEGOSAT SYNTESIS STUDY and SEN4LST.
    • • Coordinator of European projects WATERMED and EAGLE in the V and VI Framework program.
    • • Chair of the first, second and third International Symposium on Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing (
    • • Director of the Spanish Remote sensing journal on remote sensing "Teledetección".
    • • Coordinator of the RNOT "Red Nacional de Observación de la Tierra", 2011.
    • • More than 150 papers in remote sensing journals and 180 presentations in different scientific meetings. It has directed 14 doctoral Thesis.
    Languages Spanish, French, Portuguese, English