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Professor Philip Lewis

Professor of Remote Sensing

Wordle: Lewis-publications

email: ph:  +44-020-7679-0585

web: fax: +44-020-7679-4293




Scopus ID 7402869589


librat MC ray tracing software and instructions for lidar simulation from here.



NERC National Centre for Earth Observation

ESA Fire RT modelling

ESA GlobAlbedo


MODIS bihemispherical reflectance (DOY 009, 041, 105 on RGB) scaled [0.016:0.128]


Department of Geography
University College London
Gower St.
London WC1H 6BT
United Kingdom

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Career History

2008-present:   Professor of Physical Geography, Department of Geography UCL.
2002-2008:      Reader in Remote Sensing, Department of Geography UCL.
1992 - 2002:    Lecturer in Remote Sensing, Department of Geography UCL.
1991 - 1992:    PGRA, Dept. Photogrammetry and Surveying, UCL;
NERC grant to TIGER 3.1 Project - Improved determination of 
albedo and surface roughness at multiple spatial scales using
remote sensing data and physical models surface roughness
1988 - 1991:    PGRA, Dept. Photogrammetry and Surveying, UCL;
NERC grant Angular variations of reflectance in multiple
look-angle satellite and aircraft data.

University Education

1996:   University College London, University of London
Ph.D. Remote Sensing, 
Dept. Geomatic Engineering (formerly Photogrammetry and Surveying)
Botanical Plant Modelling for Remote Sensing Simulation Studies
1988:   University of London.
M.Sc. Remote Sensing. (Distinction).
1987:   Queen Mary College, University of London
B.Eng. Avionics, Dept. Aeronautical Engineering (First Class Hons.).

Committees / Tutorships / Professional body membership

  • Chair of Exam Board (MSc in Remote Sensing; Undegraduate
    Geography; Geography & Economics) (2002-2003)
  • Deptartmental Exams Tutor (2001-2004) (deputy: 1997-2000)
  • Member, Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPS)
  • Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Modelling and
    Advanced Techniques SIG (MATSIG) committee member (1998+)
  • Permanent member Functional Structural Plant Modelling (FSPM) Board (2002+)
  • Scientific Committee ISPRS International Conference on Spectral Signatures in
    Remote Sensing (2004+)
  • Associate Team member NASA EOS MODIS Land Group (1992+)
  • Member of NERC Peer Review College (2003+)
  • NERC Steering Committee: Data Assimilation Research Centre