Belen Franch

Belen Franch

  • ASSOCIATE RESEARCH PROFESSOR
  • 301.614.5057
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 619
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIV MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK
  • Research Interests

    Agriculture monitoring

    Surface albedo estimation

    BRDF estimation

    Atmospheric correction (Solar spectral range)

    Positions/Employment

    7/2016 - Present

    Associate Research Professor

    University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
    5/2013 - 6/2016

    Assistant Research Professor

    University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
    9/2009 - 4/2013

    PhD Fellowship

    University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

    Education

    2013 Ph.D. Physics, University of Valencia.
    2009 M.S. Earth Physics, University of Valencia.
    2007 B.S. Physics, University of Valencia.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Vermote, E., C. Justice, M. Claverie, and B. Franch. 2016. "Preliminary analysis of the performance of the Landsat 8/OLI land surface reflectance product." Remote Sensing of Environment, 185: 46-56 [10.1016/j.rse.2016.04.008]

    Breon, F., E. F. Vermote, E. Murphy, and B. Franch. 2015. "Measuring the Directional Variations of Land Surface Reflectance From MODIS." Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, 53 (8): 4638 - 4649 [10.1109/TGRS.2015.2405344]

    Franch, B., E. F. Vermote, I. Becker-Reshef, et al. M. Claverie, J. Huang, J. Zhang, C. Justice, and J. A. Sobrino. 2015. "Improving the timeliness of winter wheat production forecast in the United States of America, Ukraine and China using MODIS data and NCAR Growing Degree Day information." Remote Sensing of Environment, 161: 131-148 [10.1016/j.rse.2015.02.014]

    Claverie, M., E. F. Vermote, B. Franch, et al. T. He, O. Hagolle, M. Kadiri, and J. G. Masek. 2015. "Evaluation of Medium Spatial Resolution BRDF-Adjustment Techniques Using Multi-Angular SPOT4 (Take5) Acquisitions." Remote Sens., 7 (9): 12057-12075 [10.3390/rs70912057]

    Claverie, M., E. F. Vermote, B. Franch, and J. G. Masek. 2015. "Evaluation of the Landsat-5 TM and Landsat-7 ETM + surface reflectance products." Remote Sensing of Environment, 169: 390–403 [10.1016/j.rse.2015.08.030]

    Franch, B., E. F. Vermote, J. A. Sobrino, and Y. Julien. 2014. "Retrieval of surface albedo on a daily basis: Application to MODIS data." IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52 (12): 7549-7558 [10.1109/TGRS.2014.2313842]

    Franch, B., E. F. Vermote, and M. Claverie. 2014. "Intercomparison of Landsat albedo retrieval techniques and evaluation against in situ measurements across the US SURFRAD network." Remote Sensing of Environment, 152: 627-637 [ doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.07.019]

    Publications

    Refereed

    Vermote, E., C. Justice, M. Claverie, and B. Franch. 2016. "Preliminary analysis of the performance of the Landsat 8/OLI land surface reflectance product." Remote Sensing of Environment 185 46-56 [10.1016/j.rse.2016.04.008]

    Breon, F., E. F. Vermote, E. Murphy, and B. Franch. 2015. "Measuring the Directional Variations of Land Surface Reflectance From MODIS." Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on 53 (8): 4638 - 4649 [10.1109/TGRS.2015.2405344]

    Franch, B., E. F. Vermote, I. Becker-Reshef, et al. M. Claverie, J. Huang, J. Zhang, C. Justice, and J. A. Sobrino. 2015. "Improving the timeliness of winter wheat production forecast in the United States of America, Ukraine and China using MODIS data and NCAR Growing Degree Day information." Remote Sensing of Environment 161 131-148 [10.1016/j.rse.2015.02.014]

    Claverie, M., E. F. Vermote, B. Franch, et al. T. He, O. Hagolle, M. Kadiri, and J. G. Masek. 2015. "Evaluation of Medium Spatial Resolution BRDF-Adjustment Techniques Using Multi-Angular SPOT4 (Take5) Acquisitions." Remote Sens. 7 (9): 12057-12075 [10.3390/rs70912057]

    Claverie, M., E. F. Vermote, B. Franch, and J. G. Masek. 2015. "Evaluation of the Landsat-5 TM and Landsat-7 ETM + surface reflectance products." Remote Sensing of Environment 169 390–403 [10.1016/j.rse.2015.08.030]

    Franch, B., E. F. Vermote, J. A. Sobrino, and Y. Julien. 2014. "Retrieval of surface albedo on a daily basis: Application to MODIS data." IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 52 (12): 7549-7558 [10.1109/TGRS.2014.2313842]

    Franch, B., E. F. Vermote, and M. Claverie. 2014. "Intercomparison of Landsat albedo retrieval techniques and evaluation against in situ measurements across the US SURFRAD network." Remote Sensing of Environment 152 627-637 [ doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.07.019]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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