Research staff: Dr. Malcolm Taberner

Malcolm Taberner

Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Prospect Place
The Hoe
Plymouth
PL1 3DH
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1752 633485
Fax: +44 (0) 1752 633101
email: mata@pml.ac.uk

Research interests

Modelling the soil/vegetation/atmosphere interface, target characterisation in the RS and spatial domains, algorithm development, calibration, validation, Near-real time and operational Earth observation.

Current projects

MyOcean

Recent publications

B. Pinty, M. Taberner, V.R. Haemmerle, S.R. Paradise, E. Vermote, M.M. Verstraete, N. Gobron, J.-L. Widlowski (2009) Comparison of MISR and MODIS Land Surface Albedos – Part II: Global Scale Statistics. Journal of Geophysical Research (submitted).

N. Gobron, M. M. Verstraete, B. Pinty, M. Taberner, and O. Aussedat. (2009) Potential of Long Time Series of FAPAR Products for Assessing and Monitoring Land Surface Changes: Examples in Europe and the Sahel, pages 89 – 101. ISPRS Book Series. Taylor & Francis Ltd.

M. Taberner , B. Pinty, Y. Govaerts, S. Liang, M. M. Verstraete, N. Gobron, J.-L. Widlowski (2009). Comparison of MISR and MODIS Land Surface Albedos - Part I: Methodology, issues and caveats . Journal of Geophysical Research. In press.

N. Gobron, B. Pinty, O. Aussedat, M. Taberner, O. Faber, F. Mélin, T. Lavergne, M. Robustelli, and P. Snoeij (2008). Uncertainty estimates for the FAPAR operational products derived from MERIS - Impact of top-of-atmosphere radiance uncertainties and validation with field data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112:1871 – 1883.

Y. Govaerts, A. Lattanzio, M. Taberner, and B. Pinty. (2008) Generating global surface albedo products from multiple geostationary satellites. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112:2804 – 2816.

B. Pinty, T. Lavergne, T. Kaminski, O. Aussedat, R. Giering, N. Gobron, M. Taberner, M. M. Verstraete, M. Voßbeck, and J.-L. Widlowski. (2008) Partitioning the Solar Radiant Fluxes in Forest Canopies in the Presence of Snow. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113:1 – 13.

C. Schaaf, J. V. Martonchik, B. Pinty, Y. Govaerts, F. Gao, A. Lattanzio, J. Liu, A. H. Strahler, and M. Taberner (2008) Retrieval of Surface Albedo from Satellite Sensors, pages 219 – 243. Springer Netherlands.

M. M. Verstraete, N. Gobron, O. Aussedat, B. Pinty, M. Robustelli, M. Taberner, T. Lavergne, and J.-L. Widlowski. (2008) An automatic procedure to identify key vegetation events using the JRC-FAPAR products. Adv. Space Res., 41:1773–1783.

N. Gobron, B. Pinty, F. Mélin, M. Taberner, M. M. Verstraete, M. Robustelli, and J.-L. Widlowski. (2007) Evaluation of the MERIS/ENVISAT FAPAR product. Adv. Space Res., 39(1):105 – 115.

Gobron N., Pinty B., Mélin F., Taberner M., Verstraete M., Robustelli M. & Widlowski J.L. (2007) 'Evaluation of the MERIS/ENVISAT FAPAR product', Advances in Space Research, 39, 105-115.

T. Lavergne, T. Kaminski, B. Pinty, M. Taberner, N. Gobron, M. M. Verstraete, M. Voßbeck, J.-L. Widlowski, and R. Giering (2007). Applications to MISR Land Products of an RPV Model Inversion Package using Adjoint and Hessian Codes. Remote Sensing of Environment, 107:362 -375 .

Pinty B., Lavergne T., Voßbeck M., Kaminski T., Aussedat Ophélie, Giering Ralf, Gobron N., Taberner M., Verstraete M. & Widlowski Jean-Luc (2007) 'Retrieving surface parameters for climate models from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)-Multiangle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR) albedo products', Journal of Geophysical Research, 112.

J.-L. Widlowski, M. Taberner, B. Pinty, V. Bruniquel-Pinel, M. Disney, R. Fernandes, J.-P. Gastellu-Etchegorry, N. Gobron, A. Kuusk, T. Lavergne, S. Leblanc, P. Lewis, E. Martin, M. M ̃ttus, P. J. R. North, W. Qin, M. Robustelli, N. Rochdi, R. Ruiloba, C. Soler, R. Thompson, W. Verhoef, M. M. Verstraete, and D. Xie. (2007) The third RAdiation transfer Model Intercomparison (RAMI) exercise: Documenting progress in canopy reflectance models. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112.

Gobron N, Pinty B, Aussedat O, Chen Jing M., Cohen W B., Fensholt R, Gond V, Huemmrich K. F., Lavergne T, Mélin F, Privette J L., Sandholt I, Taberner M., Turner D P., Verstraete M., & Widlowski J.L., (2006) 'Evaluation of fraction of absorbed photosynthetically active radiation products for different canopy radiation transfer regimes: Methodology and results using Joint Research Centre products derived from SeaWiFS against ground-based estimations.', Journal of Geophysical Research, 111.

Gobron N., Pinty B., Taberner M., Mélin F, Verstraete M. & Widlowski J-L. (2006) 'Monitoring the photosynthetic activity of vegetation from remote sensing data', Advances in Space Research, 38, 2196-2202.

Gobron, N., B. Pinty, O. Aussedat, J. Chen, W. B. Cohen, R. Fensholt, V. Gond, K. F. Hummerich, T. Lavergne, F. Mélin, J. L. Privette, I. Sandholt, M. Taberner, D. P. Turner, M. M. Verstraete and J.-L. Widlowski (2006) 'Evaluation of FAPAR products for different canopy radiation transfer regimes: Methodology and results using JRC products derived from SeaWiFS against ground-based estimations', Journal of Geophysical Research, in print.

Gobron, N., F. Mélin , B. Pinty, M. Taberner and M. M. Verstraete (2006) 'MERIS/ENVISAT biophysical land products: Validation and performance', Advances in Space Research.

Govaerts, Y., B. Pinty, M. Taberner and A. Lattanzio (2006) 'Spectral Conversion of Surface Albedo Derived from Meteosat First Generation Observations', IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 3(1):23-28.

Lavergne, T., T. Kaminski, B. Pinty, M. Taberner, N. Gobron, M. M. Verstraete, M. Vossbeck, J.-L. Widlowski and R. Giering (2006) 'Application to MISR Land Products of an RPV Model Inversion Package using Adjoint and Hessian Codes', Remote Sensing of Environment.

Verstraete, M., Gobron, N., Aussedat. O, Pinty, B., Robustelli, M., Taberner, M., Lavergne, T., and Widlowski J- L. Growing Season Characteristics as Environmental Indicators derived from Remote Sensing FAPAR Products. Adv. Space Res., 2006.

Gobron, N., B. Pinty , F. Mélin, M. Taberner , M. M. Verstraete, A. Belward , T. Lavergne and J.-L. Widlowski (2005) 'The state of vegetation in Europe following the 2003 drought', International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26, 2013-2020.

Gobron, N., B. Pinty, M. Taberner, F. Mélin, M. M. Verstraete, and J.-L. Widlowski (2005) 'Monitoring the Photosynthetic Activity of Vegetation from Remote Sensing Data', Advances in Space Research.

Pinty, B., A. Lattanzio, J. V. Martonchik, M. M. Verstraete, N. Gobron, M. Taberner, J.-L. Widlowski, R. E. Dickinson and Y. Govaerts (2005) 'Coupling Diffuse Sky Radiation and Surface Albedo', Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 62, 2580-2591.

Pinty, B., J-L. Widlowski, M. Taberner, N. Gobron, M. M. Verstraete, M. Disney, F. Gascon, J.-P. Gastellu, L. Jiang, A. Kuusk, P. Lewis, X. Li, W. Ni-Meister, T. Nilson, P. North, W. Qin, L. Su, S. Tang, R. Thompson, W. Verhoef, H. Wang, J. Wang, G. Yan, and H. Zang (2004) 'RAdiation transfer Model Intercomparison (RAMI) exercise: Results from the second phase', Journal of Geophysical Research, 109.

Sunar-Erbek, S., Ozkan, C., Taberner, M., 2003. Comparison of Maximum Likelihood Classification with Supervised Artificial Neural Network Algorithms for Land Use Activities. Int. J. Rem. Sens:25, 1733–1748.

Basso F., Bove E., Dumontet S., Ferrara A., Pisante M., Quaranta, G., Taberner M., 2000. Evaluating Environmental Sensitivity at the basin scale through the use of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensed data: an example covering the Agri basin (southern Italy). Catena 40 : 19­35.

Bellerby, T, Taberner, M., Wilmshurst, A.D., 1999. Passive Microwave Retrieval of Ocean Surface Wind Speeds for British Coastal Waters. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 37,no. 5, 2578-2584.

Bellerby, T., Taberner, M., Wilmshurst, A., Beaumont. M., Barrett, E., Scott, J., Durbin, C., 1998. Retrieval of Land and Sea Brightness Temperatures from Mixed Coastal Pixels in Passive Microwave Imagery. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 36, 1844-1851.

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