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A New Retrieval Algorithm for Soil Moisture Index from Thermal Infrared Sensor On-Board Geostationary Satellites over Europe and Africa and Its Validation

Nicolas Ghilain, Alirio Arboleda, Okke Batelaan, Jonas Ardö, Isabel Trigo, Jose-Miguel Barrios, Francoise Gellens-Meulenberghs
2019 Remote Sensing  
Soil moisture has been retrieved from the retrieval algorithm for an eight years period over Europe and Africa at the SEVIRI sensor spatial resolution (3 km at the sub-satellite point).  ...  In this study, we design a new retrieval algorithm for daily soil moisture monitoring based only on the land surface temperature observations derived from the METEOSAT second generation geostationary satellites  ...  A New Thermal Infrared-Based Soil Moisture Retrieval The new method for soil moisture retrievals presented here is based on the assumption that the algorithm can rely on only thermal infrared (TIR) observations  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11171968 fatcat:nwqz7qcbjrfpvn2jmj2rvvwtna

Earth Observation-Based Operational Estimation of Soil Moisture and Evapotranspiration for Agricultural Crops in Support of Sustainable Water Management

George Petropoulos, Prashant Srivastava, Maria Piles, Simon Pearson
2018 Sustainability  
Global information on the spatio-temporal variation of parameters driving the Earth's terrestrial water and energy cycles, such as evapotranspiration (ET) rates and surface soil moisture (SSM), is of key  ...  This reflects the complex, expensive and labour-intensive challenges in deploying a network of in-situ sensors at a study site.  ...  Both GPP and SP have been supported by a UK Research Council award (STFC ST/N006836/1). Thanks also to Salim Lamine for his help with the preparation of Figure 1 .  ... 
doi:10.3390/su10010181 fatcat:kott5kqlkfepnbovaualndwyce

First results of the earth observation Water Cycle Multi-mission Observation Strategy (WACMOS)

Z. Su, D. Fernández-Prieto, J. Timmermans, X. Chen, K. Hungershoefer, R. Roebeling, M. Schröder, J. Schulz, P. Stammes, P. Wang, E. Wolters
2014 International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation  
based methods and algorithms to retrieve a number of key variables relevant to the water cycle.  ...  In particular the project addressed four major scientific challenges associated to a number of key variables governing the water cycle: evapotranspiration, soil moisture, cloud properties related to surface  ...  Schröder and J. Schulz thank the NWC SAF team, especially Miguel A. Martinez (AEMET) for their support concerning the new SEVIRI Physical Retrieval and R.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jag.2013.08.002 fatcat:73ux2ivjsjbm5df7golsd74uwm

Earth observation Water Cycle Multi-Mission Observation Strategy (WACMOS)

Z. Su, W. Dorigo, D. Fernández-Prieto, M. Van Helvoirt, K. Hungershoefer, R. de Jeu, R. Parinussa, J. Timmermans, R. Roebeling, M. Schröder, J. Schulz, C. Van der Tol (+5 others)
2010 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions  
The project aims at developing and validating a novel set of geo-information products relevant to the water cycle covering the following thematic areas: evapotranspiration, soil moisture, cloud characterization  ...  Earth observation technology is a unique tool to provide a global 5 understanding of many of the essential variables governing the water cycle and monitor their evolution over time from global to basin  ...  The WACMOS project team is grateful to P. van Oevelen of the International GEWEX Project Office for the initialisation of the WACMOS project and fruitful discussions in the course of the project. K.  ... 
doi:10.5194/hessd-7-7899-2010 fatcat:qa6on6jbibfl5dv3y2wz6xv2hi

The Impact of Satellite-Derived Land Surface Temperatures on Numerical Weather Prediction Analyses and Forecasts

B. Candy, R. W. Saunders, D. Ghent, C. E. Bulgin
2017 Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres  
The resulting soil conditions are then used to initialize a weather forecast model and we find that the air temperature forecasts are improved, especially over Africa.  ...  Land surface temperature (LST) observations from a variety of satellite instruments operating in the infrared have been compared to estimates of surface temperature from the Met Office operational numerical  ...  Soil temperature from the European continental networks were made available via the International Soil Moisture Network website (https://ismn.geo.tuwien.ac.at), an initiative supported by ESA and the Global  ... 
doi:10.1002/2016jd026417 fatcat:s7px2y4odvb75n2veabsnm56by

Satellites see the World's Atmosphere

S. A. Ackerman, S. Platnick, P. K. Bhartia, B. Duncan, T. L'Ecuyer, A. Heidinger, G. Skofronick-Jackson, N. Loeb, T. Schmit, N. Smith
2018 Meteorological Monographs  
Satellite meteorology is a relatively new branch of the atmospheric sciences. The field emerged in the late 1950s during the Cold War and built on the advances in rocketry after World War II.  ...  is on the U.S. satellite effort.  ...  The authors are thankful for the comments, resources, and suggestions provided by S. Stephens. The authors also appreciate and thank the thoughtful comments by reviewers.  ... 
doi:10.1175/amsmonographs-d-18-0009.1 fatcat:hillp6ewefh5rpcvcv22nnhcca

Satellite and In Situ Observations for Advancing Global Earth Surface Modelling: A Review

Gianpaolo Balsamo, Anna Agustì-Parareda, Clément Albergel, Gabriele Arduini, Anton Beljaars, Jean Bidlot, Nicolas Bousserez, Souhail Boussetta, Andy Brown, Roberto Buizza, Carlo Buontempo, Frédéric Chevallier (+33 others)
2018 Remote Sensing  
surface exhibits a high degree of heterogeneity and discontinuities in space and time.  ...  We review data availability and discuss recent examples where satellite remote sensing is used to infer observable surface quantities directly or indirectly, with particular emphasis on key parameters  ...  Adrian Simmons and Alan Betts are thanked for their precious advice and review of early versions of this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10122038 fatcat:qovifbs5crgbhhpwolysj4tuya

Satellite Observations of Fire Activity in Relation to Biophysical Forcing Effect of Land Surface Temperature in Mediterranean Climate

Julia S. Stoyanova, Christo G. Georgiev, Plamen N. Neytchev
2022 Remote Sensing  
Dependences are found for forest, shrubs, and cultivated LCs, which indicate that satellite IR retrievals of radiative temperature is a reliable source of information for vegetation dryness and fire activity  ...  Long-term (2007–2018) datasets derived from geostationary MSG satellite observations are used: LST retrieved by the LSASAF LST product; fire activity assessed by the LSASAF FRP-Pixel product.  ...  [34] first demonstrated the retrieval of Fire Radiative Power (FRP) from GEO data and developed a full "fire thermal anomaly" active fire detection and FRP retrieval algorithm for GEO systems.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs14071747 fatcat:rkvvjdek35bu5am4qfozgn5kji

Linking Remote Sensing and Geodiversity and Their Traits Relevant to Biodiversity—Part I: Soil Characteristics

Angela Lausch, Jussi Baade, Lutz Bannehr, Erik Borg, Jan Bumberger, Sabine Chabrilliat, Peter Dietrich, Heike Gerighausen, Cornelia Glässer, Jorg M. Hacker, Dagmar Haase, Thomas Jagdhuber (+30 others)
2019 Remote Sensing  
LiDAR (light detection and ranging), thermal and microwave sensors, multispectral, and hyperspectral RS technologies to monitor soil characteristics and soil moisture are also presented.  ...  This paper gives an overview of the state-of-the-art approaches for monitoring soil characteristics and soil moisture with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and air- and spaceborne remote sensing techniques  ...  Moreover, soil moisture sensing is also a topic of discussion for airborne microwave RS working on resolutions that are valid for habitat research and precision farming and capable of retrieving soil moisture  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11202356 fatcat:eds6dxqbxractag5ktor7ssa7a

Comparison of model land skin temperature with remotely sensed estimates and assessment of surface-atmosphere coupling

I. F. Trigo, S. Boussetta, P. Viterbo, G. Balsamo, A. Beljaars, I. Sandu
2015 Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres  
and soil moisture availability compensate each other.  ...  The coupling between land surface and the atmosphere is a key feature in Earth System Modeling for exploiting the predictability of slowly evolving geophysical variables (e.g., soil moisture or vegetation  ...  The SEVIRI/MSG Land Surface Temperature used here are freely available from http://landsaf.ipma.pt. Information on ECMWF model and data is provided at http://www.ecmwf.int.  ... 
doi:10.1002/2015jd023812 fatcat:s3xhrzycmvfghh25mbtmpnispi

The Future of Earth Observation in Hydrology

Matthew F. McCabe, Matthew Rodell, Douglas E. Alsdorf, Diego G. Miralles, Remko Uijlenhoet, Wolfgang Wagner, Arko Lucieer, Rasmus Houborg, Niko E. C. Verhoest, Trenton E. Franz, Jiancheng Shi, Huilin Gao (+1 others)
2017 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions  
with costs typically on the order of one billion dollars per satellite and with concept-to-launch timelines on the order of two decades (for new missions).  ...  To accomplish this will require more than just an application of the technology: in some cases, it will demand a radical rethink on how we utilise and exploit these new observation platforms to enhance  ...  Matthew McCabe and Rasmus Houborg  ... 
doi:10.5194/hess-2017-54 fatcat:c7wtq6ytjnfzhppbcetvzz7dk4

The future of Earth observation in hydrology

Matthew F. McCabe, Matthew Rodell, Douglas E. Alsdorf, Diego G. Miralles, Remko Uijlenhoet, Wolfgang Wagner, Arko Lucieer, Rasmus Houborg, Niko E. C. Verhoest, Trenton E. Franz, Jiancheng Shi, Huilin Gao (+1 others)
2017 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences  
To accomplish this will require more than just an application of the technology: in some cases, it will demand a radical rethink on how we utilize and exploit these new observing systems.</p>  ...  with costs typically of the order of 1 billion dollars per satellite and with concept-to-launch timelines of the order of 2 decades (for new missions).  ...  Matthew McCabe and Rasmus Houborg  ... 
doi:10.5194/hess-21-3879-2017 pmid:30233123 pmcid:PMC6140349 fatcat:woeidzemrbbohao3r5tug37x4a

Assessing the utility of geospatial technologies to investigate environmental change within lake systems

Eirini Politi, John S. Rowan, Mark E.J. Cutler
2016 Science of the Total Environment  
supported by NERC Consortium Grant NE/J024279/1 -GloboLakes (Global Observatory of Lake Responses to Environmental Change): www.globolakes.ac.uk The Authors also wish to thank the constructive feedback from  ...  Finally, NASA's Soil Moisture Active and Passive (SMAP) mission carries on-board active and passive L-band sensors and was launched on the 31st January 2015.  ...  For about three decades, rainfall has been retrieved from satellite instruments employing the visible, infrared and microwave regions of the spectrum.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.09.136 pmid:26521989 fatcat:zqiwtnqh65c3zepitlkp3z26zm

Historical background and current developments for mapping burned area from satellite Earth observation

Emilio Chuvieco, Florent Mouillot, Guido R. van der Werf, Jesús San Miguel, Mihai Tanasse, Nikos Koutsias, Mariano García, Marta Yebra, Marc Padilla, Ioannis Gitas, Angelika Heil, Todd J. Hawbaker (+1 others)
2019 Remote Sensing of Environment  
A B S T R A C T Fire has a diverse range of impacts on Earth's physical and social systems.  ...  Accurate and up to date information on areas affected by fire is critical to better understand drivers of fire activity, as well as its relevance for biogeochemical cycles, climate, air quality, and to  ...  It includes the middle infrared (MIR: 2.5-8 μm) and thermal infrared (TIR: 8-14 μm) bands.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2019.02.013 fatcat:eywm3ix63ngvdczdtdci46etwu

An All-Weather Land Surface Temperature Product Based on MSG/SEVIRI Observations

João P. A. Martins, Isabel F. Trigo, Nicolas Ghilain, Carlos Jimenez, Frank-M. Göttsche, Sofia L. Ermida, Folke-S. Olesen, Françoise Gellens-Meulenberghs, Alirio Arboleda
2019 Remote Sensing  
It is the first all-weather LST product based on visible and infrared observations combining clear-sky LST retrieved from the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager on Meteosat Second Generation  ...  A new all-weather land surface temperature (LST) product derived at the Satellite Application Facility on Land Surface Analysis (LSA-SAF) is presented.  ...  Acknowledgments: The MSG/SEVIRI IR and EB model LST data were generated by the LSA SAF.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11243044 fatcat:keo4nk5ewnd7ddpu6ln655tvhi
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