Prof. dr. Diego Miralles

Diego Miralles specializes in ecohydrology, land–atmosphere interactions, global hydrology, hydro-climatic extremes and satellite remote sensing.


Diego Miralles

I am a Professor in Hydrology and Climate at Ghent University since 2017, after a long journey via UK, The Netherlands and USA. Being a climate scientist with a background on hydrology and remote sensing, my scientific interests and curiosity are very wide. My research activities lie at the interface between the hydrosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere. The Hydrology and Climate team aims towards the understanding global water cycle dynamics, the impact of climate change on hydrology and ecosystems, and the influence of land feedbacks on climate and climate extremes. This work includes the development of novel satellite datasets, the use of models to quantify biophysical processes, and the investigation of hydro-meteorological extremes using multiple computational approaches.


Address: Coupure links 653 - Room A2.028

               9000 Ghent, Belgium

Phone: +32 9 264 61 35


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Trajectory (short CV, sept. 2021)

    Recent and ongoing projects

    • 4DMED–Hydrology (DTE) – High-resolution satellite-based hydrology in the Mediterranean (2021-2023)
    • SATDATA3.5 – Hyper-resolution evaporation data over The Netherlands (2019–2021) 
    • DOWN2EARTH (EU) – Translation of climate information into multilevel decision support for social adaptation, policy development, and resilience to water scarcity in the Horn of Africa Drylands (2020–2024)
    • DRY–2–DRY (ERC) – Do droughts self-propagate and self-intensify? (2017–2022)
    • Digital Twin Earth (DTE) – Hydrology (ESA) – High-resolution satellite-based hydrology (2020–2021)
    • ET–Sense (BELSPO) – High resolution terrestrial evaporation from Sentinels (2019–2021)
    • ALBERI (BELSPO) – Assessing Links between Biogenic Emissions and Remotely-sensed photosynthesis Indicators (2019–2021)

    • STR3S (BELSPO) – Stress on TRanspiration Sensed from Satellite Systems (2016–2018)
    • SAT–EX (BELSPO) – Global impacts of hydrological and climatic extremes on vegetation (2014–2018)

    Selected publications (complete publication list here)