Dr Brian Barrett

  • Lecturer in Geoinformatics (School of Geographical and Earth Sciences)

telephone: +44 (0) 141 330 8655
email: Brian.Barrett@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

My principal research interests are in the use of microwave remote sensing for applications in the terrestrial environment. From a wider perspective, the use of remote sensing to study the interaction and further understanding of Earth system processes, in the context of environmental change, greatly interests me. Most of my research to date has been concerned with the modelling and characterisation of the spatio-temporal behaviour of surface soil moisture, a key parameter for the energy and mass fluxes at the land surface-atmosphere boundary. Assessing the influence of soil moisture on Differential SAR interferometry is an area of particular interest. More recently, I have been exploring the use of different machine learning algorithms to identify patterns in time-series of multi-configuration radar datasets with the ultimate goal of improving land use inventories and facilitating reporting on national greenhouse gas emissions related to landuse.

 

Teaching

Postgraduate

  • Environmental Remote Sensing (Nankai University, China - GEOG-5093)

  • Principles of GIS (GEOG-5019)

  • Remote Sensing of the Environment (GEOG-5056)

  • Applied GIS (GEOG-5102)

Undergraduate

  • Remote Sensing (GEOG-4094) Geography/Earth Science Level 3/4

  • Geography Level 2 (GEOG-2001) (GIS)

  • Research Skills (GEOG-3010) (Advanced Geographical Techniques) Geography Level 3

Additional information

Journal Reviewer

  • Remote Sensing of Environment
  • Nature Plants
  • IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

  • ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

  • International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation

  • Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science

  • Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

  • Remote Sensing

  • International Journal of Remote Sensing

  • Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing

  • Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

  • Sensors

  • Environmental Engineering and Management Journal

  • Comptes Rendus Geoscience

  • Environments

Publications

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Jump to: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2009
Number of items: 16.

2016

Ali, I., Cawkwell, F., Dwyer, E., Barrett, B., and Green, S. (2016) Satellite remote sensing of grasslands: from observation to management—a review. Journal of Plant Ecology, 9(6), pp. 649-671. (doi:10.1093/jpe/rtw005)

Barrett, B., Raab, C., Cawkwell, F., and Green, S. (2016) Upland vegetation mapping using Random Forests with optical and radar satellite data. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, 2(4), pp. 212-231. (doi:10.1002/rse2.32)

Barrett, B., Pratola, C., Gruber, A., and Dwyer, E. (2016) Intercomparison of soil moisture retrievals from in situ, ASAR and ECV SM data sets over different European sites. In: Srivastava, P., Petropoulos, G. and Kerr, Y. (eds.) Satellite Soil Moisture Retrievals: Techniques and Applications. Elsevier: Amsterdam, pp. 209-228. ISBN 9780128033883 (doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-803388-3.00011-5)

2015

Pratola, C., Barrett, B., Gruber, A., and Dwyer, E. (2015) Quality assessment of the CCI ECV soil moisture product using ENVISAT ASAR wide swath data over Spain, Ireland and Finland. Remote Sensing, 7(11), pp. 15388-15423. (doi:10.3390/rs71115388)

Nitze, I., Barrett, B., and Cawkwell, F. (2015) Temporal optimisation of image acquisition for land cover classification with random forest and MODIS time-series. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 34, pp. 136-146. (doi:10.1016/j.jag.2014.08.001)

Devaney, J., Barrett, B., Barrett, F., Redmond, J., and O`Halloran, J. (2015) Forest cover estimation in Ireland using radar remote sensing: a comparative analysis of forest cover assessment methodologies. PLoS ONE, 10(8), e0133583. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133583) (PMID:26262681)

Petropoulos, G. P., Ireland, G., and Barrett, B. (2015) Surface soil moisture retrievals from remote sensing: Current status, products & future trends. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, 83-84, pp. 36-56. (doi:10.1016/j.pce.2015.02.009)

Raab, C., Barrett, B., Cawkwell, F., and Green, S. (2015) Evaluation of multi-temporal and multi-sensor atmospheric correction strategies for land cover accounting and monitoring in Ireland. Remote Sensing Letters, 6(10), pp. 784-793. (doi:10.1080/2150704X.2015.1076950)

2014

Barrett, B., Nitze, I., Green, S., and Cawkwell, F. (2014) Assessment of multi-temporal, multi-sensor radar and ancillary spatial data for grasslands monitoring in Ireland using machine learning approaches. Remote Sensing of Environment, 152, pp. 109-124. (doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.05.018)

Pratola, C., Barrett, B., Gruber, A., Kiely, G., and Dwyer, E. (2014) Evaluation of a global soil moisture product from finer spatial resolution sar data and ground measurements at Irish sites. Remote Sensing, 2014(6), pp. 8190-8219. (doi:10.3390/rs6098190)

2013

Barrett, B. W., and Petropoulos, G. P. (2013) Satellite remote sensing of surface soil moisture. In: Petropoulos, G. P. (ed.) Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content. CRC Press: Boca Raton, pp. 85-120. ISBN 9781466505780

Revill, A., Sus, O., Barrett, B., and Williams, M. (2013) Carbon cycling of European croplands: a framework for the assimilation of optical and microwave earth observation data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 137, pp. 84-93. (doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.06.002)

Barrett, B., Dwyer, E., and Whelan, P. (2013) Sensitivity of spaceborne radar to near-surface soil moisture in grasslands across southern Ireland. Irish Geography, 45(2), pp. 131-149. (doi:10.1080/00750778.2012.758434)

Barrett, B., Whelan, P., and Dwyer, E. (2013) Detecting changes in surface soil moisture content using differential SAR interferometry. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(20), pp. 7091-7112. (doi:10.1080/01431161.2013.813654)

2012

Barrett, B., Whelan, P., and Dwyer, E. (2012) The use of C- and L-band repeat-pass interferometric SAR coherence for soil moisture change detection in vegetated areas. Open Remote Sensing Journal, 5, pp. 37-53. (doi:10.2174/1875413901205010037)

2009

Barrett, B., Dwyer, E., and Whelan, P. (2009) Soil moisture retrieval from active spaceborne microwave observations: an evaluation of current techniques. Remote Sensing, 2009(1), pp. 210-242. (doi:10.3390/rs1030210)

This list was generated on Sat Apr 22 20:51:37 2017 BST.
Number of items: 16.

Articles

Ali, I., Cawkwell, F., Dwyer, E., Barrett, B., and Green, S. (2016) Satellite remote sensing of grasslands: from observation to management—a review. Journal of Plant Ecology, 9(6), pp. 649-671. (doi:10.1093/jpe/rtw005)

Barrett, B., Raab, C., Cawkwell, F., and Green, S. (2016) Upland vegetation mapping using Random Forests with optical and radar satellite data. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, 2(4), pp. 212-231. (doi:10.1002/rse2.32)

Pratola, C., Barrett, B., Gruber, A., and Dwyer, E. (2015) Quality assessment of the CCI ECV soil moisture product using ENVISAT ASAR wide swath data over Spain, Ireland and Finland. Remote Sensing, 7(11), pp. 15388-15423. (doi:10.3390/rs71115388)

Nitze, I., Barrett, B., and Cawkwell, F. (2015) Temporal optimisation of image acquisition for land cover classification with random forest and MODIS time-series. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 34, pp. 136-146. (doi:10.1016/j.jag.2014.08.001)

Devaney, J., Barrett, B., Barrett, F., Redmond, J., and O`Halloran, J. (2015) Forest cover estimation in Ireland using radar remote sensing: a comparative analysis of forest cover assessment methodologies. PLoS ONE, 10(8), e0133583. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133583) (PMID:26262681)

Petropoulos, G. P., Ireland, G., and Barrett, B. (2015) Surface soil moisture retrievals from remote sensing: Current status, products & future trends. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, 83-84, pp. 36-56. (doi:10.1016/j.pce.2015.02.009)

Raab, C., Barrett, B., Cawkwell, F., and Green, S. (2015) Evaluation of multi-temporal and multi-sensor atmospheric correction strategies for land cover accounting and monitoring in Ireland. Remote Sensing Letters, 6(10), pp. 784-793. (doi:10.1080/2150704X.2015.1076950)

Barrett, B., Nitze, I., Green, S., and Cawkwell, F. (2014) Assessment of multi-temporal, multi-sensor radar and ancillary spatial data for grasslands monitoring in Ireland using machine learning approaches. Remote Sensing of Environment, 152, pp. 109-124. (doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.05.018)

Pratola, C., Barrett, B., Gruber, A., Kiely, G., and Dwyer, E. (2014) Evaluation of a global soil moisture product from finer spatial resolution sar data and ground measurements at Irish sites. Remote Sensing, 2014(6), pp. 8190-8219. (doi:10.3390/rs6098190)

Revill, A., Sus, O., Barrett, B., and Williams, M. (2013) Carbon cycling of European croplands: a framework for the assimilation of optical and microwave earth observation data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 137, pp. 84-93. (doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.06.002)

Barrett, B., Dwyer, E., and Whelan, P. (2013) Sensitivity of spaceborne radar to near-surface soil moisture in grasslands across southern Ireland. Irish Geography, 45(2), pp. 131-149. (doi:10.1080/00750778.2012.758434)

Barrett, B., Whelan, P., and Dwyer, E. (2013) Detecting changes in surface soil moisture content using differential SAR interferometry. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(20), pp. 7091-7112. (doi:10.1080/01431161.2013.813654)

Barrett, B., Whelan, P., and Dwyer, E. (2012) The use of C- and L-band repeat-pass interferometric SAR coherence for soil moisture change detection in vegetated areas. Open Remote Sensing Journal, 5, pp. 37-53. (doi:10.2174/1875413901205010037)

Barrett, B., Dwyer, E., and Whelan, P. (2009) Soil moisture retrieval from active spaceborne microwave observations: an evaluation of current techniques. Remote Sensing, 2009(1), pp. 210-242. (doi:10.3390/rs1030210)

Book Sections

Barrett, B., Pratola, C., Gruber, A., and Dwyer, E. (2016) Intercomparison of soil moisture retrievals from in situ, ASAR and ECV SM data sets over different European sites. In: Srivastava, P., Petropoulos, G. and Kerr, Y. (eds.) Satellite Soil Moisture Retrievals: Techniques and Applications. Elsevier: Amsterdam, pp. 209-228. ISBN 9780128033883 (doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-803388-3.00011-5)

Barrett, B. W., and Petropoulos, G. P. (2013) Satellite remote sensing of surface soil moisture. In: Petropoulos, G. P. (ed.) Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content. CRC Press: Boca Raton, pp. 85-120. ISBN 9781466505780

This list was generated on Sat Apr 22 20:51:37 2017 BST.