Staff

Daniel Odermatt

About Me

I am a remote sensing expert and I have specialized in lake water quality applications after studying geography. It fascinates me to observe the Earth from a satellite’s perspective, and to harness the potential of these observations for environmental sciences.

As head of the Remote Sensing Group, I investigate two overarching questions:

  1. How can we derive water quality and other environmental indicators for lakes from passive optical and thermal measurements by satellites and from ground-level platforms?
  2. Which natural processes and environmental changes can be studied with satellite data, and how can sampling and models improve the interpretation of satellite data?

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Projects

How to investigate the spatial variability in lakes?
How do calcite particles form in lakes, and how do they affect the surface colour?
How can we infer the growth of algae from the natural, sun-induced fluorescence?

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Publications

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El Serafy, G. Y. H.; Schaeffer, B. A.; Neely, M. B.; Spinosa, A.; Odermatt, D.; Weathers, K. C.; Baracchini, T.; Bouffard, D.; Carvalho, L.; Conmy, R. N.; De Keukelaere, L.; Hunter, P. D.; Jamet, C.; Joehnk, K. D.; Johnston, J. M.; Knudby, A.; Minaudo, C.; Pahlevan, N.; Reusen, I.; Rose, K. C.; Schalles, J.; Tzortziou, M. (2021) Integrating inland and coastal water quality data for actionable knowledge, Remote Sensing, 13(15), 2899 (24 pp.), doi:10.3390/rs13152899, Institutional Repository
Gupana, R. S.; Odermatt, D.; Cesana, I.; Giardino, C.; Nedbal, L.; Damm, A. (2021) Remote sensing of sun-induced chlorophyll-a fluorescence in inland and coastal waters: current state and future prospects, Remote Sensing of Environment, 262, 112482 (21 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.rse.2021.112482, Institutional Repository
Odermatt, D.; Danne, O.; Philipson, P.; Brockmann, C. (2018) Diversity II water quality parameters from ENVISAT (2002–2012): a new global information source for lakes, Earth System Science Data, 10(3), 1527-1549, doi:10.5194/essd-10-1527-2018, Institutional Repository
Mölg, N.; Huggel, C.; Herold, T.; Storck, F.; Allen, S.; Haeberli, W.; Schaub, Y.; Odermatt, D. (2021) Inventory and evolution of glacial lakes since the Little Ice Age: lessons from the case of Switzerland, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 46(13), 2551-2564, doi:10.1002/esp.5193, Institutional Repository
Minaudo, C.; Odermatt, D.; Bouffard, D.; Rahaghi, A. I.; Lavanchy, S.; Wüest, A. (2021) The imprint of primary production on high-frequency profiles of lake optical properties, Environmental Science and Technology, 55(21), 14234-14244, doi:10.1021/acs.est.1c02585, Institutional Repository

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Address

E-Mail: daniel.odermatt@eawag.ch
Phone: +41 58 765 6823
Fax: +41 58 765 5802
Address: Eawag
Überlandstrasse 133
8600 Dübendorf
Office: BU D19

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Expert on

monitoring, surface water, spectroscopic methods, earth observation, remote sensing

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Focalpoints

  • Bio-optical models
  • Fiducial measurements for satellite Earth observation
  • Application development

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