PD Dr. Stefan Wunderle

Group Leader Remote Sensing / Lecturer / Coordinator of Erasmus

Remote Sensing

+41 31 631 85 53
Postal Address
Universität Bern
Geographisches Institut
Hallerstrasse 12
CH-3012 Bern
Consultation Hour
by appointment

AVHRR Data Long Term Preservation (LDTP)

Range determination of sensors

Near-Real-Time Snow Monitoring

Finished: Gobsnow II

Finished: Vegetation dynamics of the past 20 years as seen in NOAA AVHRR time series

Finished: Hyper-Swiss-Net

Remote Sensing in Climatology (Snow, Albedo, LSWT, Fire, Vegetation, Aerosols, Clouds)

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Weber, Helga; Wunderle, Stefan (2019). Drifting Effects of NOAA Satellites on Long-Term Active Fire Records of Europe. Remote sensing, 11(4) Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI 10.3390/rs11040467


Rahaghi, Abolfazl Irani; Lemmin, Ulrich; Cimatoribus, Andrea; Bouffard, Damien; Riffler, Michael; Wunderle, Stefan; Barry, David Andrew (2018). Improving surface heat flux estimation for a large lake through model optimization and two-point calibration: The case of Lake Geneva. Limnology and oceanography: methods, 16(9), pp. 576-593. Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography 10.1002/lom3.10267

Lieberherr, Gian; Wunderle, Stefan (2018). Lake Surface Water Temperature Derived from 35 Years of AVHRR Sensor Data for European Lakes. Remote sensing, 10(7), pp. 1-25. Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI 10.3390/rs10070990

Bouffard, Damien; Kiefer, Isabel; Wüest, Alfred; Wunderle, Stefan; Odermatt, Daniel (2018). Are surface temperature and chlorophyll in a large deep lake related? An analysis based on satellite observations in synergy with hydrodynamic modelling and in-situ data. Remote sensing of environment, 209, pp. 510-523. Elsevier 10.1016/j.rse.2018.02.056

Adolf, Carole; Wunderle, Stefan; Colombaroli, Daniele; Weber, Helga; Gobet, Erika; Heiri, Oliver; van Leeuwen, Jacqueline F. N.; Bigler, Christian; Connor, Simon E.; Gałka, Mariusz; La Mantia, Tommaso; Makhortykh, Sergey; Svitavská-Svobodová, Helena; Vannière, Boris; Tinner, Willy (2018). The sedimentary and remote-sensing reflection of biomass burning in Europe. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27(2), pp. 199-212. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/geb.12682


Lieberherr, Gian-Duri; Riffler, Michael; Wunderle, Stefan (2017). Performance Assessment of Tailored Split-Window Coefficients for the Retrieval of Lake Surface Water Temperature from AVHRR Satellite Data. Remote sensing, 9(12), pp. 1-22. Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI 10.3390/rs9121334

Dizerens, Céline; Ott, Beat; Wellig, Peter; Wunderle, Stefan (2017). Automatic visibility retrieval from thermal camera images. In: Target and Background Signatures III. Proceedings Spie Conferences: Vol. 10432 (p. 21). Spie. Digital Library 10.1117/12.2278652

Dizerens, Céline; Hüsler, Fabia; Wunderle, Stefan (2017). Webcam-based snow cover monitoring in the Swiss Alps: methods and evaluation. In: 15th Swiss Geoscience Meeting (p. 496). Swiss Academy of Science


Weber, Helga; Riffler, Michael; Nõges, T.; Wunderle, Stefan (2016). Lake ice phenology from AVHRR data for European lakes: An automated two-step extraction method. Remote sensing of environment, 174, pp. 329-340. Elsevier 10.1016/j.rse.2015.12.014

Wunderle, Stefan; Gross, Timm; Hüsler, Fabia (2016). Snow Extent Variability in Lesotho Derived from MODIS Data (2000–2014). Remote sensing, 8(6), p. 448. Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI 10.3390/rs8060448

Sütterlin, Melanie; Stöckli, R.; Schaaf, C. B.; Wunderle, Stefan (2016). Albedo climatology for European land surfaces retrieved from AVHRR data (1990-2014) and its spatial and temporal analysis from green-up to vegetation senescence. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(14), pp. 8156-8171. American Geophysical Union 10.1002/2016JD024933


Sütterlin, Melanie; Schaaf, C.B.; Stöckli, R.; Sun, Q.; Hüsler, Fabia; Neuhaus, Christoph; Wunderle, Stefan (2015). Albedo and reflectance anisotropy retrieval from AVHRR operated onboard NOAA and MetOp satellites: Algorithm performance and accuracy assessment for Europe. Remote sensing of environment, 168, pp. 163-176. Elsevier 10.1016/j.rse.2015.06.023

Riffler, Michael; Lieberherr, Gian-Duri; Wunderle, Stefan (2015). Lake surface water temperatures of European Alpine lakes (1989–2013) based on the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) 1 km data set. Earth System Science Data, 7(1), pp. 1-17. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/essd-7-1-2015

Butz, Christoph Florian; Grosjean, Martin; Fischer, Daniela; Wunderle, Stefan; Tylmann, Wojciech; Rein, Bert (2015). Hyperspectral imaging spectroscopy: a promising method for the biogeochemical analysis of lake sediments. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 9(1), 096031. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) 10.1117/1.JRS.9.096031


Hüsler, Fabia; Jonas, T.; Riffler, Michael; Musial, Jan Pawel; Wunderle, Stefan (2014). A satellite-based snow cover climatology (1985–2011) for the European Alps derived from AVHRR data. The Cryosphere, 8(1), pp. 73-90. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/tc-8-73-2014

Musial, Jan Pawel; Hüsler, Fabia; Sütterlin, Melanie; Neuhaus, Christoph; Wunderle, Stefan (2014). Probabilistic approach to cloud and snow detection on Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) imagery. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT), 7(3), pp. 799-822. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/amt-7-799-2014

Musial, Jan Pawel; Hüsler, Fabia; Sütterlin, Melanie; Neuhaus, Christoph; Wunderle, Stefan (2014). Daytime Low Stratiform Cloud Detection on AVHRR Imagery. Remote sensing, 6(6), pp. 5124-5150. Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI 10.3390/rs6065124


Rist, Armin; Keller, Felix; Schmid, Christian; Gerber, Claudia; Vogel, Dragan; Bozzini, Claudio; Wunderle, Stefan; Veit, Heinz (2013). Une lente mais constante avancée - Le cheminement des lobes de solifluxion du Munt Chavagl. In: Haller, Rudolf; Haller, Heinrich; Eisenhut, Antonia (eds.) Atlas des Schweizerischen Nationalparks - die ersten 100 Jahre (pp. 208-209). Bern: Haupt Verlag


Hüsler, Fabia; Jonas, Tobias; Wunderle, Stefan; Albrecht, Simon (2012). Validation of a modified snow cover retrieval algorithm from historical 1-km AVHRR data over the European Alps. Remote sensing of environment, 121, pp. 497-515. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.rse.2012.02.018


Emili, Emanuele; Lyapustin, Alexei; Wang, Y.; Popp, Christoph; Korkin, Sergey; Zebisch, Marc; Wunderle, Stefan; Petitta, Marcello (2011). High spatial resolution aerosol retrieval with MAIAC: Application to mountain regions. Journal of geophysical research, 116(D23), n/a-n/a. Washington, D.C.: American Geophysical Union 10.1029/2011JD016297

Emili, Emanuele; Popp, Christoph; Wunderle, Stefan; Zebisch, Marc; Petitta, Marcello (2011). Mapping particulate matter in alpine regions with satellite and ground-based measurements: An exploratory study for data assimilation. Atmospheric environment, 45(26), pp. 4344-4353. Oxford: Pergamon 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.05.051

Hüsler, Fabia; Fontana, Fabio; Neuhaus, Christoph; Riffler, Michael; Musial, Jan; Wunderle, Stefan (2011). AVHRR Archive and Processing Facility at the University of Bern: A comprehensive 1-km satellite data set for climate change studies. EARSeL eProceedings, 10(2), pp. 83-101. Oldenburg: BIS Verlag


Emili, Emanuele; Popp, Christoph; Petitta, Marcello; Riffler, Michael; Wunderle, Stefan; Zebisch, Marc (2010). PM(10) remote sensing from geostationary SEVIRI and polar-orbiting MODIS sensors over the complex terrain of the European Alpine region. Remote sensing of environment, 114(11), pp. 2485-2499. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.rse.2010.05.024

Fontana, Fabio; Trishchenko, Alexander; Luo, Yi; Khlopenkov, Konstantin; Nussbaumer, Samuel; Wunderle, Stefan (2010). Perennial Snow and Ice Variations (2000-2008) in the Arctic Circumpolar Land Area from Satellite Observations. Journal of geophysical research, 115(F4) Washington, D.C.: American Geophysical Union 10.1029/2010JF001664

Riffler, Michael; Popp, Christoph; Hauser, Adrian; Fontana, Fabio; Wunderle, Stefan (2010). Validation of a modified AVHRR aerosol optical depth retrieval algorithm over Central Europe. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT), 3(5), pp. 1255-1270. Göttingen: Copernicus Publications 10.5194/amt-3-1255-2010


Fontana, Fabio; Rixen, Christian; Jonas, Tobias; Aberegg, Gabriel; Wunderle, Stefan (2008). Alpine Grassland Phenology as Seen in AVHRR, VEGETATION, and MODIS NDVI Time Series. A Comparison with In Situ Measurements. Sensors, 8(4), pp. 2833-2853. Basel: Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI 10.3390/s8042833


Foppa, Nando; Hauser, Adrian; Oesch, David; Wunderle, Stefan; Meister, Roland (2007). Validation of operational AVHRR subpixel snow retrievals over the European Alps based on ASTER data. International journal of remote sensing, 28(21), pp. 4841-4865. London: Taylor & Francis 10.1080/01431160701253287

Popp, Christoph; Hauser, Adrian; Foppa, Nando; Wunderle, Stefan (2007). Remote sensing of aerosol optical depth over central Europe from MSG-SEVIRI data and accuracy assessment with ground-based AERONET measurements. Journal of geophysical research, 112(D24), D24S11. Washington, D.C.: American Geophysical Union 10.1029/2007JD008423

Riffler, Michael; Popp, Christoph; Hauser, Adiran; Wunderle, Stefan (2007). Aerosol optical depth retrieval over land from NOAA AVHRR: sensitivity studies. In: Proceedings Joint 2007 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference and the 15th Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography Conference of the American Meteorological Society, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Darmstadt: EUMETSAT

Popp, Christoph; Riffler, Michael; Hauser, Adrian; Wunderle, Stefan (2007). Approximation of aerosol type over land surfaces from MSG-SEVIRI data. In: Proceedings Joint 2007 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference and the 15th Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography Conference of the American Meteorological Society, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Darmstadt: EUMETSAT

Fontana, Fabio; Rixen, Christian; Jonas, Tobias; Aberegg, Gabriel; Wunderle, Stefan (2007). Relationship between AVHRR NDVI Time Series and Single Point Vegetation Measurements from an Automated Climate Station Network in the Swiss Alps. In: 32nd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment. San José, Costa Rica. 25.-29.06.2007.

Popp, Christoph; Asch, Andreas; Riffler, Michael; Wunderle, Stefan (2007). A method for the retrieval and post-processing of aerosol optical depth from MSG-SEVIRI data. In: 32nd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, June 25-29, 2007, San José, Costa Rica (p. 1). Verlag fehlt


Popp, Christoph; Foppa, Nando; Wunderle, Stefan; Hauser, Adrian (2006). Aerosol optical depth retrieval over land using Meteosat-8 SEVIRI data. In: Atmospheric Science Conference, 8-12 May 2006, Frascati, Italy (p. 1). Paris: European Space Agency


Hurni, Hans; Veit, Heinz; Wanner, Heinz; Germann, Peter; Kienholz, Hans; Weingartner, Rolf; Wunderle, Stefan; Messerli, Paul Walter; Egli, Hans-Rudolf; Wastl-Walter, Doris; Maselli, Daniel; Messerli, Peter; Wiesmann, Urs (2003). Research on Mountains and Global Change. Geographica Helvetica, 58(3), pp. 253-266. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/gh-58-253-2003


Wunderle, Stefan; Droz, M.; Kleindienst, H. (2002). Spatial and temporal analysis of the snow line in the alps : based on NOAA-AVHRR data. Geographica Helvetica, 57(3), pp. 170-183. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/gh-57-170-2002

Mitglied der EUMETSAT Science Advisory Group für Post-EPS Satellitensensoren

Reviewer für EUMETSAT H-SAF products

Berater für ESA LTDP verknüpft mit AVHRR

Vizepräsident auf SCNAT Swiss Comission for Remote Sensing