Eberhard Parlow is a professor for meteorology, climatology and remote sensing in the Department of Environmental Sciences at University Basel, Switzerland. He was a visiting professor at the Institute for Geography at UBC Vancouver and the Institute of Geography and Territorial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal. He was for several years president of the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL) and member of the Earth Science Advisory Committee (ESAC) of ESA.
He lead many research projects as principal investigator and has been member of various EU research project consortia. He published more than 150 papers and book chapters on topics related to remote sensing or boundary layer meteorology.
His main scientific interests are focused on the use of satellite data for boundary layer meteorological studies to analyse surface heat fluxes in the spatial domain. Two important aspects of his work are the urban climate and long-term environmental changes using the existing satellite data archives of Landsat or MODIS.