Peer reviewed publications

Stef Lhermitte (co-)authored 46 publications in international and peer-reviewed scientific journals and has an H-index of 17/21 (Scopus/Google)*. He is first/second author on 20 publications. [*updated June 2017]

Published

2017
46 Thiery, W., Gudmundsson, L., Bedka, K., Semazzi, F. Lhermitte, S., Willems, P., Van Lipzig, N., Seneviratne, S. (2017)
Early warnings of hazardous thunderstorms over Lake Victoria”.
Environmental Research Letters, 12 074012, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa7521

45 Souverijns, N., Gossart, A., Lhermitte, S., Gorodetskaya, I.V., Kneifel, S., Maahn, M., Bliven, F.L., van Lipzig, N.
Estimating radar reflectivity - snowfall rate relationships and their uncertainties over Antarctica by combining disdrometer and radar observations”.
Atmospheric research, 196, 211-223, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2017.06.001

44 Lenaerts, J., Van Tricht, K., Lhermitte, S., L’Ecuyer, T., (2017)
Polar clouds and radiation in satellite observations, reanalyses, and climate models”.
Geophysical Research Letters, 44, doi:10.1002/2016GL072242

43 Noël, B., van de Berg, W. J., Lhermitte, S., Wouters, B., Machguth, H., Howat, I., Citterio, M., Moholdt, G., Lenaerts, J. T. M., van den Broeke, M. R. (2017)
A tipping point in refreezing accelerates mass loss of Greenland’s glaciers and ice caps”.
Nature Communications, 9(9296), 14730. doi:10.1038/ncomms14730

42 Lenaerts, J. T. M. *., Lhermitte, S. *., Drews, R., Ligtenberg, S. R. M., Berger, S., Helm, V., Smeets, C. J. P. P., van den Broeke, M. R., van de Berg, W. J., Eijkelboom, M., Eisen, O., Pattyn, F., (2017).
Meltwater produced by wind-albedo interaction stored in an East Antarctic ice shelf.”.
Nature Climate Change, 7, 58-62, doi:10.1038/NCLIMATE3180
* Joint first author.



41 Steger, C. R., Reijmer, C. H., van den Broeke, M. R., Wever, N., Forster, R. R., Koenig, L. S., Kuipers-Munneke, P., Lehning, M., Lhermitte, S., Ligtenberg, S. R. M., Miège, C., Noël, B. P. Y., (2017).
Firn meltwater retention on the Greenland Ice Sheet: a model comparison”.
Frontiers in Earth Science, 5 (3). doi:10.3389/feart.2017.00003.

40 De Keersmaecker, W., Lhermitte, S., Hill, M. J., Tits, L., Coppin, P., Somers, B., (2017).
Assessment of regional vegetation response to climate anomalies: a case study for Australia using GIMMS NDVI time series between 1982 and 2006”.
Remote Sensing, 9 (1), 34. doi:10.3390/rs9010034.

2016
39 Noël, B., Berg, W. J., Machguth, H., Lhermitte, S., Howat, I., Fettweis, X., van den Broeke, M. R., (2016).
“A daily, 1-km resolution dataset of downscaled Greenland ice sheet surface mass balance (1958-2015)”.
Cryosphere, 10 2361–2377. doi: 10.5194/tc-10-2361 -2016.

38 Van Tricht, K., Lhermitte, S., Gorodetskaya, I. V., Van Lipzig, N. P. M., (2016).
“Improving satellite-retrieved surface radiative fluxes in polar regions using a smart sampling approach”.
Cryosphere, 10 2379–2397. doi:10.5194/tc-10-2379-2016.

37 Hawinkel, P., Thiery, W., Lhermitte, S., Swinnen, E., Verbist, B., Van Orshoven, J., Muys, B., (2016).
“Vegetation response to precipitation variability in East Africa controlled by biogeographical factors”.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 121 (9), 2422–2444. doi: 10.1002/2016JG003436

36 Thiery, W., Davin, E. L., Seneviratne, S. I., Bedka, K., Lhermitte, S., Van Lipzig, N. P. M., (2016).
“Hazardous thunderstorm intensification over Lake Victoria”.
Nature Communications, 7 12786. doi:10.1038/ncomms12786

35 THublart, P., Ruelland, D., Garcı́a de Cortázar-Atauri, I., Gascoin, S., Lhermitte, S., Ibacache, A., (2016).
“Reliability of lumped hydrological modeling in a semi-arid mountainous catchment facing water-use changes”.
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20 (9), 3691–3717. doi: 10.5194/hess-20-3691-2016.

34 Van Tricht, K., Lhermitte, S., Lenaerts, J., Gorodetskaya, I., L’Ecuyer, T., Noël, B., van den Broeke, M., Turner, D., Van Lipzig, N., (2016).
“Clouds enhance Greenland ice sheet meltwater runoff”.
Nature Communications, 7 10266. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10266


33 De Keersmaecker, W., Rooijen, N., Lhermitte, S., Tits, L., Schaminée, J., Coppin, P., Honnay, O., Somers, B., (2016).
“Species rich semi-natural grasslands have a higher resistance but a lower resilience than intensively managed agricultural grasslands in response to climate anomalies”.
Journal of Applied Ecology, 53 (2), 430–439. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12595

32 Docquier, D., Thiery, W., Lhermitte, S., Lipzig, N., (2016).
“Multi-year wind dynamics around Lake Tanganyika”.
Climate Dynamics, 47(9), 3191–3202. doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-3020-z

2015
31 Thiery, W., Davin, E. L., Panitz, H.-J., Demuzere, M., Lhermitte, S., Van Lipzig, N., (2015).
“The Impact of the African Great Lakes on the Regional Climate”.
Journal of Climate, 28 (10), 4061–4085. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00565.1

30 Hawinkel, P., Swinnen, E., Lhermitte, S., Verbist, B., Van Orshoven, J., Muys, B., (2015).
“A time series processing tool to extract climate-driven interannual vegetation dynamics using Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition (EEMD)”.
Remote Sensing of Environment, 169 375–389. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2015.08.024

29 Vanonckelen, S., Lhermitte, S., Van Rompaey, A., (2015).
“The effect of atmospheric and topographic correction on pixel-based image composites: Improved forest cover detection in mountain environments”.
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 35 (PB), 320–328. doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2014.10.006

28 De Keersmaecker, W., Lhermitte, S., Tits, L., Honnay, O., Somers, B., Coppin, P., (2015).
“A model quantifying global vegetation resistance and resilience to short-term climate anomalies and their relationship with vegetation cover”.
Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24 (5), 539–548. doi: 10.1111/geb.1227

27 De Keersmaecker, W., Lhermitte, S., Tits, L., Honnay, O., Somers, B., Coppin, P., (2015).
“Resilience and the reliability of spectral entropy to assess ecosystem stability”.
Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12799

26 Bertin, A., Alvarez, E., Gouin, N., Gianoli, E., Montecinos, S., Lek, S., Gascoin, S., Lhermitte, S., (2015).
“Effects of wind-driven spatial structure and environmental heterogeneity on high-altitude wetland macroinvertebrate assemblages with contrasting dispersal modes”.
Freshwater Biology, 60 (2), 297–310. doi: 10.1111/fwb.12488.

2014
25 Maahn, M., Burgard, C., Crewell, S., Gorodetskaya, I., Kneifel, S., Lhermitte, S., Van Tricht, K., Van Lipzig, N., (2014).
“How does the spaceborne radar blind zone affect derived surface snowfall statistics in polar regions?”.
Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 119 (24), 13604–13620. doi: 10.1002/2014JD022079

24 Lhermitte, S., Abermann, J., Kinnard, C., (2014).
“Albedo over rough snow and ice surfaces”.
Cryosphere, 8 (3), 1069–1086. doi: 10.5194/tc-8-1069-2014.

23 Van Tricht, K., Gorodetskaya, I., Lhermitte, S., Turner, D., Schween, J., Van Lipzig, N., (2014).
“An improved algorithm for polar cloudbase detection by ceilometer over the ice sheets”.
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 7 (5), 1153–1167. doi: 10.5194/amt-7-1153-2014.

22 Vanonckelen, S., Lhermitte, S., Balthazar, V., Van Rompaey, A., (2014).
“Performance of atmospheric and topographic correction methods on Landsat imagery in mountain areas”.
International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35 (13), 4952–4972. doi: 10.1080/01431161.2014. 933280.

21 De Keersmaecker, W., Lhermitte, S., Honnay, O., Farifteh, J., Somers, B., Coppin, P., (2014).
“How to measure ecosystem stability? An evaluation of the reliability of stability metrics based on remote sensing time series across the major global ecosystems”.
Global Change Biology, 20 (7), 2149–2161. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12495

2013
20 Vanonckelen, S., Lhermitte, S., Van Rompaey, A., (2013).
“The effect of atmospheric and topographic correction methods on land cover classification accuracy”.
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 24 (1), 9–21. doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2013.02.003.

19 Gascoin, S., Lhermitte, S., Kinnard, C., Bortels, K., Liston, G., (2013).
“Wind effects on snow cover in Pascua-Lama, Dry Andes of Chile”.
Advances in Water Resources, 55 25–39. doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.11.013

2012
18 Van Angelen, J., Lenaerts, J., Lhermitte, S., Fettweis, X., Kuipers Munneke, P., van den Broeke, M., Van Meijgaard, E., P. Smeets, C., (2012).
“Sensitivity of Greenland Ice Sheet surface mass balance to surface albedo parameterization: A study with a regional climate model”.
Cryosphere, 6 (5), 1175–1186. doi: 10.5194/tc-6-1175-2012.

17 Veraverbeke, S., Verstraeten, W., Lhermitte, S., Van De Kerchove, R., Goossens, R., (2012).
“Assessment of post-fire changes in land surface temperature and surface albedo, and their relation with fireburn severity using multitemporal MODIS imagery”.
International Journal of Wildland Fire, 21 (3), 243–256. doi: 10.1071/WF10075

16 Van De Kerchove, R., Lhermitte, S., Veraverbeke, S., Goossens, R., (2012).
“Spatio-temporal variability in remotely sensed land surface temperature, and its relationship with physiographic variables in the Russian Altay Mountains”. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 20 (1), 4–19. doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2011.09.007

2011
15 Lhermitte, S., Verbesselt, J., Verstraeten, W., Coppin, P., (2011).
“A comparison of time series similarity measures for classification and change detection of ecosystem dynamics”.
Remote Sensing of Environment, 115 (12), 3129–3152. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2011.06.020

14 Gascoin, S., Kinnard, C., Ponce, R., Lhermitte, S., MacDonell, S., Rabatel, A., (2011).
“Glacier contribution to streamflow in two headwaters of the Huasco River, Dry Andes of Chile”.
Cryosphere, 5 (4), 1099–1113. doi: 10.5194/tc-5-1099-2011

13 Veraverbeke, S., Lhermitte, S., Verstraeten, W., Goossens, R., (2011).
“Evaluation of pre/post-fire differenced spectral indices for assessing burn severity in a mediterranean environment with landsat thematic mapper”.
International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32 (12), 3521–3537. doi: 10.1080/01431161003752430

12 Veraverbeke, S., Lhermitte, S., Verstraeten, W., Goossens, R., (2011).
“A time-integrated MODIS burn severity assessment using the multi-temporal differenced normalized burn ratio (dNBRMT)”.
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 13 (1), 52–58. doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2010.06.006

11 Lhermitte, S., Verbesselt, J., Verstraeten, W., Veraverbeke, S., Coppin, P., (2011). “Assessing intra-annual vegetation regrowth after fire using the pixel based regeneration index”.
ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 66 (1), 17–27. doi: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2010.08.004

10 Veraverbeke, S., Lhermitte, S., Verstraeten, W., Goossens, R., (2010).
“The temporal dimension of differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR) fire/burn severity studies: The case of the large 2007 Peloponnese wildfires in Greece”.
Remote Sensing of Environment, 114 (11), 2548–2563. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2010.05.029.

2010
9 Veraverbeke, S., Verstraeten, W., Lhermitte, S., Goossens, R., (2010).
“Evaluating Landsat Thematic Mapper spectral indices for estimating burn severity of the 2007 Peloponnese wildfires in Greece”.
International Journal of Wildland Fire, 19 (5), 558–569. doi: 10.1071/WF09069

8 Lhermitte, S., Verbesselt, J., Verstraeten, W., Coppin, P., (2010).
“A pixel based regeneration index using time series similarity and spatial context”.
Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 76 (6), 673–682

7 Verstraeten, W., Vermeulen, B., Stuckens, J., Lhermitte, S., Zande, D., Ranst, M., Coppin, P., (2010).
“Webcams for bird detection and monitoring: A demonstration study”.
Sensors, 10 (4), 3480–3503. doi: 10.3390/s100403480.

6 Veraverbeke, S., Verstraeten, W., Lhermitte, S., Goossens, R., (2010).
“Illumination effects on the differenced Normalized Burn Ratio’s optimality for assessing fire severity”.
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 12 (1), 60–70. doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2009.10.004

2009
5 Delalieux, S., Auwerkerken, A., Verstraeten, W., Somers, B., Valcke, R., Lhermitte, S., Keulemans, J., Coppin, P., (2009).
“Hyperspectral reflectance and fluorescence imaging to detect scab induced stress in apple leaves”.
Remote Sensing, 1 (4), 858–874. doi: 10.3390/rs1040858

4 Somers, B., Delalieux, S., Verstraeten, W., Verbesselt, J., Lhermitte, S., Coppin, P., (2009).
“Magnitude- and shape-related feature integration in hyperspectral mixture analysis to monitor weeds in citrus orchards”.
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 47 (11), 3630–3642. doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2009.2024207

2008
3 Lhermitte, S., Verbesselt, J., Jonckheere, I., Nackaerts, K., Aardt, J., Verstraeten, W., Coppin, P., (2008).
“Hierarchical image segmentation based on similarity of NDVI time series”.
Remote Sensing of Environment, 112 (2), 506–521. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2007.05.018.

2007
2 Verbesselt, J., Somers, B., Lhermitte, S., Jonckheere, I., Aardt, J., Coppin, P., (2007).
“Monitoring herbaceous fuel moisture content with SPOT VEGETATION time-series for fire risk prediction in savanna ecosystems”.
Remote Sensing of Environment, 108 (4), 357–368. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2006.11.019.

2006
1 Verbesselt, J., Jönsson, P., Lhermitte, S., Van Aardt, J., Coppin, P., (2006).
“Evaluating satellite and climate data-derived indices as fire risk indicators in savanna ecosystems”.
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 44 (6), 1622–1632. doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2005.862262