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Dr Richard Smith

Job: Research Lecturer

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Cyber Technology Institute (CTI) (Cyber Security Centre (CSC))

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 207 8501

E: rgs@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/eaprs

 

Personal profile

Richard’s main activities currently focus on the exploitation of Satellite Radar Altimetry over land. Of particular interest, and the core of his PhD, are the benefits obtained by fusing the high vertical accuracy of the altimeter with high frequency content from other remote sensing techniques to produce new, improved Digital Elevation Models. 

  

Research group affiliations

Earth and Planetary Remote Sensing Laboratory (EAPRS)

Centre for Engineering Science & Advanced Systems (CESAS)

Cyber Security Centre (CSC)

Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

Smith RG & Berry PAM (2011), Evaluation of the differences between the SRTM and Satellite Radar Altimetry height measurements and the approach taken for the ACE2 GDEM in areas of large disagreement, J Environ Monit, Vol 13, Iss 6, pp 1646-1652

Berry PAM, Smith RG, Salloway MK & Benveniste J (2012), Global Analysis of EnviSat Burst Echoes Over Inland Water, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol 50, No 5, Part 2, pp 1980-1985, DOI 10.1109/TGRS.2011.2170695

Smith, R.G. & Berry, P.A.M. (2009), The utilisation of Digital Elevation Models in the Monitoring of Global Wetlands. The Proceedings of the Earth Observation and Water Cycle Science; 18th-20th November, ESA ESRIN, Frascati, Italy; ISBN 978-92-9221-238-4

Berry, P.A.M., Garlick, J.D., Smith, R.G., (2007), Near-global validation of the SRTM DEM using satellite radar altimetry, Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol 106 Issue 1 Pages 17-27, DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2006.07.011

Michailovsky C, McEnnis S, Berry PAM, Smith R & Bauer-Gottwein P (2012), River Monitoring from Satellite Radar Altimetry in the Zambezi River Basin, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16, pp 2181-2192, DOI 10.5194/hessd-9-3203-201

Research interests/expertise

Space Geodesy, Satellite Radar Altimetry, Digital Elevation Models.

Areas of teaching

Programming

Software testing

Research Methodology

Qualifications

PhD – Space Geodesy

MSc – Distributed Systems Integration

BSc(Hons) – Computing & Electronics

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member of American Geophysical Union 2008-2010

Forthcoming events

ESA Living Planet Symposium 2013, Edinburgh, UK

Conference attendance

European Geophysical Union General Assembly 2008, Vienna, Austria 13th – 18th April 2008.

ORAL

Andersen, O. B.; Bauer-Gottwein, P .; Smith, R.; Berry, P. ; Krogh, P. E., (2008), Terrestrial Water Storage Monitoring from GRACE and Satellite Altimetry in the Okawango Delta (Botswana) (solicited).

POSTER

Berry, P.; Smith, R.; Benveniste, J., (2008), Representation of global inland water heights within the forthcoming ACE2 GDEM.

IAG International Symposium on Gravity, Geoid & Earth Observation 2008, Chania, Crete, 23-27th June 2008.

POSTER

Smith, R.G.; Berry, P.A.M.
ACE2 New Global Digital Elevation Model: Case Studies of Rainforest & Dunes.
IAG International Symposium on Gravity, Geoid & Earth Observation 2008, Chania, Crete, 23-27th June 2008.

Smith, R.G.; Berry, P.A.M.
Representation of rivers and Lakes within the forthcoming ACE2 GDEM.
IAG International Symposium on Gravity, Geoid & Earth Observation 2008, Chania, Crete, 23-27th June 2008.

Freeman J. A.; Berry P.A.M.; Smith R.G.
An Enhanced Ocean and Coastal Zone Retracking Technique for Gravity Field Computation
IAG International Symposium on Gravity, Geoid & Earth Observation 2008, Chania, Crete, 23-27th June 2008.

Attwood, L.A.; Berry, P.A.M.; Smith, R.G.
Monitoring River systems using multi-mission Satellite Radar Altimetry.
IAG International Symposium on Gravity, Geoid & Earth Observation 2008, Chania, Crete, 23-27th June 2008.

American Geophysical Union Symposium December 2008 San Francisco.

Hydrogeodesy: Space Geodetic Applications for Hydrology. Session Chair. 

ORAL

Berry, P A, Smith, R G, Benveniste, J, Wheeler, J (2008), Global Inland Water Levels From Multi-Mission Satellite Radar Altimetry: A Quantitative Assessment of Current Capabilities and Future Potential, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl.

POSTER

Smith, R G, Berry, P A, Benveniste, J, (2008) Representation of Hydrological Information Within the Forthcoming new GDEM, ACE2, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl.

European Geophysical Union General Assembly 2008, Vienna, Austria 19th – 24th April 2009

ORAL

P.A.M. Berry, L. Attwood, J. L. Wheeler, J. Benveniste, and R. G. Smith, (2009), A Quantitative Global Assessment of Inland Water Measurement Capability using Multi-Mission Satellite Radar Altimetry, EGU General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria 19th – 24th April.

POSTER

P.A.M. Berry, R.G. Smith, and J. Benveniste, (2009), The development of a new Global Digital Elevation Model, ACE2, EGU General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria 19th – 24th April.

R.G. Smith and P.A.M Berry, (2009), ACE2 Regional Enhancement of the SRTM using Satellite Radar Altimetry methodology, EGU General Assembly 2008, Vienna, Austria 19th – 24th April.

American Geophysical Union Symposium December 2009 San Francisco.

Did not attend, papers given by international co-author.

Berry, P A, Smith, R G, Benveniste, J, (2009) Future Altimeter Missions Capability in the Coastal Zone, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl.

Benveniste, J, Berry, P A, Smith, R G, Wheeler, J, (2009) Global Inland Water Monitoring in Near Real Time: Current Capability and Future Prospects, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl.

European Geophysical Union Symposium May 2010

POSTER:

Global River and Lake Height Measurement using Satellite Radar Altimetry. Philippa A.M. Berry, Richard G. Smith, James Wheeler, and Jerome Benveniste.

Earth observation and water cycle science, ESRIN 18th – 20th November 2010

ORAL

P.A.M. Berry, R.G.Smith, S.Witheridge, 2009. The Global Characterization of Inland Surface Water Observed with the EnviSat Individual Echoes. The Proceedings of the Earth Observation and Water Cycle Science; 18th-20th November, ESA ESRIN, Frascati, Italy; ISBN 978-92-9221-238-4.

J. Wheeler, P.A.M. Berry, R.G.Smith, J.Benveniste, 2009. The ESA Near Real Time River and Lake System. The Proceedings of the Earth Observation and Water Cycle Science; 18th-20th November, ESA ESRIN, Frascati, Italy; ISBN 978-92-9221-238-4.

POSTER

R.G Smith, P.A.M. Berry, 2009. The utilisation of Digital Elevation Models in the Monitoring of Global Wetlands. The Proceedings of the Earth Observation and Water Cycle Science; 18th-20th November, ESA ESRIN, Frascati, Italy; ISBN 978-92-9221-238-4.

P.A.M. Berry, J. Wheeler, R.G. Smith, 2009. Inland Water Monitoring from Multi-mission Satellite Radar Altimetry - Current Status and Future capability. The Proceedings of the Earth Observation and Water Cycle Science; 18th-20th November, ESA ESRIN, Frascati, Italy; ISBN 978-92-9221-238-4.

P.Chamelo, P.A.M. Berry, R.G Smith, 2009. Lake Volume change by Drainage Basin from Satellite Radar Altimetry. The Proceedings of the Earth Observation and Water Cycle Science; 18th-20th November, ESA ESRIN, Frascati, Italy; ISBN 978-92-9221-238-4.

Oceans from Space, Venice, Italy 26th – 30th April 2010

Did not attend paper given by international co-author

POSTER

C. Martin-Puig, P. Berry, R. Smith, C. Gommenginger , G. Ruffini, P. Cipollini, L. Stenseng, O. Anderssen,  D. Cotton, J. Benveniste, S. Dinardo, (2010), SAR Altimetry Over Water Surfaces, Oceans from Space, Venice, Italy 26th – 30th April.

ESA Living Planet Symposium, Bergen, Norway, 27th June - 2nd July 2010.

Oral presentations:

P.A.M.Berry, R.G. Smith, S. Witheridge, J. Wheeler, 2010. Global Inland water monitoring from Satellite Radar Altimetry - a glimpse into the future.

P.A.M. Berry & R.G. Smith, 2010. A Global Assessment of the EnviSat RA-2 performance over non-ocean surfaces. ESA Living Planet Symposium, Bergen, Norway, 27th June - 2nd July.

R.G. Smith, P.A.M.Berry, J.Benveniste, 2010. ACE2: Global Digital Elevation Model.

Cotton, David; Andersen, Ole Baltazar; Berry, Philippa; Cipollini, Paolo; Gommenginger, Christine; Stenseng, Lars; Benveniste, Jerome ; Dinardo, Salvatore; Martin-Puig, Cristina, 2010. The SAMOSA Project: Assessing the Potential of SAR Altimetry Over Water Surfaces.

R.G. Smith, P.A.M.Berry, 2010. Rainforest Canopy Mapping - a Unique Snapshot from the new GDEM, ACE2.

S. Witheridge, P.A.M.Berry, R.G. Smith, 2010. Analysis of EnviSat RA-2 Burst Echoes over Lake surfaces.

J. Wheeler, P.A.M.Berry, R.G. Smith, J. Benveniste, 2010. The ESA Near-Real-Time River & Lake Processor.

International Gravity Field Service (IGFS) September 2010, Fairbanks, Alaska. 

Did not attend, papers given by colleague from DNSC.

Oral paper:

Berry, P.A.M. & Smith R.G., (2010) The new Global Digital Elevation Model ACE2.

International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly, June/July 2011, Melbourne, Australia

ORAL

Smith, R.G. & Berry, P.A.M. (2011), Intercomparison of the ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model with multi-mission satellite Radar Altimetry and other DEMs, IUGG 2011 general assembly, 28th June – 7th July 2011, Melbourne, Australia.

Berry, P.A.M., Salloway, M. K., Smith, R.G. &  Benveniste, J. (2011), Global inland water monitoring from satellite radar altimetry  a glimpse into the future, IUGG 2011 general assembly, 28th June – 7th July 2011, Melbourne, Australia.

Externally funded research grants information

Title: ACE2    Funder: ESA ESRIN

Amount: 114 KEuro    Type: Research and development     Period: 2008 – 2010    Role: Contract Prime Collaborators: None.

Title: River and Lake Modelling      Funder: ESA ESRIN

Amount: 279 KEuro    Type: Research and Development    Period: 2008 – 2010    Role: Contract PrimeCollaborators: Newcastle University, Technical University of Denmark.

Title: River and Lake Modelling CCN Funder: ESA ESRIN

Amount: 279 KEuro    Type: Research and Development    Period: 2010 – 2012    Role: Contract Prime Collaborators: Newcastle University, Technical University of Denmark.

Title: SMALT Funder: ESA ESRIN

Amount: 287 KEuro    Type: Research and Development    Period: 2010 – 2012    Role: Contract Prime.

Collaborators: Technical University of Vienna, STARLAB.

Title: SAMOSA Funder: ESA ESRIN

Amount: 40 KEuro Period: 2008-2010 Role: Subcontractor    Collaborators: SatObSys (Prime), STARLAB, NOC (Southampton), DNSC.

Title: SAMOSA CCN Funder: ESA ESRIN

Amount: 34.5 KEuro   Type: Research and Development    Period: 2010 – 2011.

Role: Subcontractor    Collaborators: SatObSys (Prime), STARLAB, NOC (Southampson), DNSC.

Title: Fine Scale Altimetry   Funder: SSTL

Amount: 8KEuro Type: Research and Development    Period: 2011– 2012     Role: Subcontractor Collaborators: Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (Prime), SatObSys, NOC (Southampson), UK Met Office.

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