Maria José Escorihuela
Senior Research Scientist
Maria José joined isardSAT in January 2008.
She received an Engineering degree in electronics and telecommunications from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 1996 and the Ph. D. degree in Environmental, Space and Universe Sciences from the 'Institut National Polytechnique' in Toulouse (France) in 2006.
From 2003 to 2006, she was in the Centre d’Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphère (CESBIO) in Toulouse, France with a fellowship for engineers from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNRS/CNES). There she was developing models of natural surfaces emission at L-band for soil moisture estimation in the framework of the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission preparation.
In 2007 she was a visiting scientist in the Bureau of Meteorology Research Center (BMRC) in Melbourne (Australia) in the framework of a collaboration between the BMRC, the Melbourne University and the CESBIO for the analysis of experimental data over the SMOS calibration and validation sites.
Her scientific fields of interest are the application of passive and active microwave remote sensing to hydrology and climate change studies.