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Satellite surface soil moisture from SMOS and Aquarius: Assessment for applications in agricultural landscapes

Catherine Champagne, Tracy Rowlandson, Aaron Berg, Travis Burns, Jessika L'Heureux, Erica Tetlock, Justin R. Adams, Heather McNairn, Brenda Toth, Daniel Itenfisu
2016 International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation  
This paper examined two satellite surface soil moisture data sets from the SMOS and Aquarius missions against in situ networks in largely agricultural regions of Canada.  ...  This research will compare surface satellite soil moisture from the SMOS mission and the now completed Aquarius mission, two l-band passive microwave sensors, to field-measured values, and assess the ability  ...  Conclusions SMOS and Aquarius passive microwave derived surface soil moisture were assessed at numerous sites within agricultural areas of Canada.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jag.2015.09.004 fatcat:j4c3j22ywjgnhefs2m3qkkgwhe

Sensitivity of Aquarius Active and Passive Measurements Temporal Covariability to Land Surface Characteristics

Maria Piles, Kaighin A. McColl, Dara Entekhabi, Narendra Das, Miriam Pablos
2015 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
This strategy is being implemented in the NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission, which relies on the relationship between active and passive measurements to provide 9-km surface soil moisture  ...  L-band radar backscatter and radiometer measurements each have distinct advantages and problematic issues when applied to surface soil moisture estimation.  ...  An index of landscape heterogeneity (GSI) is intro-duced to quantify and account for land surface heterogeneity within a satellite footprint.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2015.2407611 fatcat:v62dzaxilbhj5gs55osj32rx6u

L-band vegetation optical depth and effective scattering albedo estimation from SMAP

Alexandra G. Konings, Maria Piles, Narendra Das, Dara Entekhabi
2017 Remote Sensing of Environment  
They are also broadly similar in magnitude (though not always in seasonal amplitude) to European Space Agency Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) VOD.  ...  In this study, we apply the multi-temporal dual-channel retrieval algorithm (MT-DCA) to derive global VOD, soil moisture, and effective scattering albedo estimates from SMAP Backus-Gilbert enhanced brightness  ...  Acknowledgments Code and data are available from the authors upon request.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2017.06.037 fatcat:vcdbxpsshvdjxiahdilapyvrbe

Retrieving landscape freeze/thaw state from Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) radar and radiometer measurements

Chris Derksen, Xiaolan Xu, R. Scott Dunbar, Andreas Colliander, Youngwook Kim, John S. Kimball, T. Andrew Black, Eugenie Euskirchen, Alexandre Langlois, Michael M. Loranty, Philip Marsh, Kimmo Rautiainen (+3 others)
2017 Remote Sensing of Environment  
Acknowledgments The research described in this publication was carried out in part at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and  ...  ML received support from the National Science Foundation PLR-1304464.  ...  scaled to satellite measurements from the ESA Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission (Rautiainen et al., 2016; Roy et al., 2015) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2017.03.007 fatcat:gmj3oabjbbcntomguudtta5s4y

Upscaling sparse ground-based soil moisture observations for the validation of coarse-resolution satellite soil moisture products

Wade T. Crow, Aaron A. Berg, Michael H. Cosh, Alexander Loew, Binayak P. Mohanty, Rocco Panciera, Patricia de Rosnay, Dongryeol Ryu, Jeffrey P. Walker
2012 Reviews of Geophysics  
2012), Upscaling sparse ground-based soil moisture observations for the validation of coarse-resolution satellite soil moisture products, Rev. Geophys., 50, RG2002,  ...  In particular, the availability of soil moisture products from the recent Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) and Aquarius missions and the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission planned for launch  ...  and highly irregular, nonpolygonal shapes (for synthetic aperture sensors like SMOS). [4] Similarly, Aquarius uses a push broom L band radiometer and real aperture radar to measure surface ocean surface  ... 
doi:10.1029/2011rg000372 fatcat:crgbbdblxne3na72yx7ewsphmm

Ground, Proximal and Satellite Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture

Ebrahim Babaeian, Morteza Sadeghi, Scott B. Jones, Carsten Montzka, Harry Vereecken, Markus Tuller
2019 Reviews of Geophysics  
Soil moisture (SM) is a key hydrologic state variable that is of significant importance for numerous Earth and environmental science applications that directly impact the global environment and human society  ...  devoted in recent years to advance SM measurement and monitoring capabilities from the point to the global scales.  ...  Acknowledgments We acknowledge funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) via grants 1521164 and 1521469 awarded to the University of Arizona and Utah State University.  ... 
doi:10.1029/2018rg000618 fatcat:hcfa2uqiz5ffnf7o3fijc6rnwu

GCOM-W AMSR2 Soil Moisture Product Validation Using Core Validation Sites

Rajat Bindlish, Michael H. Cosh, Thomas J. Jackson, Toshio Koike, Hideyuki Fujii, Steven K. Chan, Jun Asanuma, Aaron Berg, D. David Bosch, Todd Caldwell, Chandra Holifield Collins, Heather McNairn (+9 others)
2018 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing  
O’Neill, “Global tion’s Committee on Agricultural Meteorology-Soil soil moisture from the Aquarius/SAC-D satellite: Description and initial  ...  methods for assess- ing the impact of agricultural chemicals on ground and surface water supplies.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jstars.2017.2754293 fatcat:qbzont5zrned5eonjyfst6aq3y

The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission

Dara Entekhabi, Eni G. Njoku, Peggy E. O'Neill, Kent H. Kellogg, Wade T. Crow, Wendy N. Edelstein, Jared K. Entin, Shawn D. Goodman, Thomas J. Jackson, Joel Johnson, John Kimball, Jeffrey R. Piepmeier (+11 others)
2010 Proceedings of the IEEE  
Soil moisture measurements are also of great importance in assessing flooding and monitoring drought.  ...  SMAP will make global measurements of the moisture present at Earth's land surface and will distinguish frozen from thawed land surfaces.  ...  Soil moisture measurements are also of great importance in assessing flooding and monitoring drought.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jproc.2010.2043918 fatcat:robg6kw5ozffnfr5qivjbgvjom

The International Soil Moisture Network: serving Earth system science for over a decade

Wouter Dorigo, Irene Himmelbauer, Daniel Aberer, Lukas Schremmer, Ivana Petrakovic, Luca Zappa, Wolfgang Preimesberger, Angelika Xaver, Frank Annor, Jonas Ardö, Dennis Baldocchi, Marco Bitelli (+56 others)
2021 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences  
in situ soil moisture measurements (Dorigo et al., 2011b, a).  ...  In 2009, the International Soil Moisture Network (ISMN) was initiated as a community effort, funded by the European Space Agency, to serve as a centralised data hosting facility for globally available  ...  For example, Scaini et al. (2015) compared the variability in the in situ soil moisture measurements from the ISMN, SMOS surface soil moisture, and two drought indices based on climatic information to  ... 
doi:10.5194/hess-25-5749-2021 fatcat:qfcqrtutmzabbanpa46ulbd23y

Triple collocation for binary and categorical variables: Application to validating landscape freeze/thaw retrievals

Kaighin A. McColl, Alexandre Roy, Chris Derksen, Alexandra G. Konings, Seyed Hamed Alemohammed, Dara Entekhabi
2016 Remote Sensing of Environment  
As an example 24 application, we estimate performance rankings of landscape freeze/thaw (FT) observations 25 derived from model soil temperatures, in-situ station air temperatures and satellite-observed  ...  While the impacts will be minimal 493 for soil moisture values away from the boundaries, classical TC should be applied with caution 494 in very dry (wet) regions where soil moisture is frequently near  ...  Satellite measurements at L-band from the NASA Soil Moisture Active310 Passive (SMAP; Dunbar et al., 2015; Entekhabi et al., 2010a) and ESA Soil Moisture and Ocean 311 Salinity (SMOS; Rautiainen et al.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.01.010 fatcat:plqhhvijnrfm3f55rovpkd25t4

Thermal hydraulic disaggregation of SMAP soil moisture over the continental United States

Pang-Wei Liu, Rajat Bindlish, Peggy E Oneill, Bin Fang, Venkataraman Lakshmi, Zhengwei Yang, Michael Cosh, Tara Bongiovanni, Chandra Holifield Collins, Patrick Starks, John Prueger, David D. Bosch (+2 others)
2022 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing  
Relative soil wetness values were estimated using land surface temperature and normalized difference vegetation index for the thermal inertia model and using soil properties for the hydraulic model.  ...  in soils.  ...  Chen/USDA ARS for providing associated information for the USDA SCAN and NOAA CRN stations. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is an equal opportunity employer and provider.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jstars.2022.3165644 fatcat:tf5wo2t72neypig2uzj6xbvvju

Observing Ecohydrological Processes: Challenges and Perspectives [chapter]

Xin Li, Harry Vereecken, Chunfeng Ma
2019 Observation and Measurement of Ecohydrological Processes  
The newly launched SMOS and SMAP satellites provide global soil moisture products for hydrological, meteorological, and climatological applications.  ...  The SMOS satellite was successfully launched on November 2, 2009, with an L-band passive microwave radiometer. One of the main scientific objectives of SMOS is to monitor surface soil moisture.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-662-48297-1_1 fatcat:irydzknmerhphnzhroefn7nlcq

Statistical Modeling of Soil Moisture, Integrating Satellite Remote-Sensing (SAR) and Ground-Based Data

Reza Hosseini, Nathaniel Newlands, Charmaine Dean, Akimichi Takemura
2015 Remote Sensing  
which are often difficult, time-consuming and costly to collect, hence often quite sparse in time and space, may not always significantly improve soil moisture model-based prediction compared to using  ...  We discuss several methodological extensions and data requirements to enable further modeling and validation for improved agricultural decision-support.  ...  Amine Merzouki from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC-Ottawa, Ontario) for providing the processed RADARSAT-2 SAR and ground-based data from the AAFC Casselman agricultural monitoring site for use  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs70302752 fatcat:kkkbmhe2cbbvblz2mpe4bm3z2a

NIR-Red Spectra-Based Disaggregation of SMAP Soil Moisture to 250 m Resolution Based on OzNet in Southeastern Australia

Nengcheng Chen, Yuqi He, Xiang Zhang
2017 Remote Sensing  
Additionally, compared with C-and X-band microwave (e.g., AMSR-E and Wind-Sat), L-band (e.g., SMOS, Aquarius and SMAP) has a stronger penetration through cloud and a deeper sensing depth at~5 cm from the  ...  Therefore, an expected soil moisture product must be provided to meet the demands of regional soil moisture applications, and one alternative solution is the disaggregation of satellite-based soil moisture  ...  Instead, satellite-based retrieval (e.g., AMSR-E, Aquarius, Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS), SMAP, etc.) has the potential capability to measure soil moisture with global coverage, a moderate repeat  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs9010051 fatcat:briurqviofcezffz3s3n5z7iee

SMOS prototype algorithm for detecting autumn soil freezing

Kimmo Rautiainen, Tiina Parkkinen, Juha Lemmetyinen, Mike Schwank, Andreas Wiesmann, Jaakko Ikonen, Chris Derksen, Sergei Davydov, Anna Davydova, Julia Boike, Moritz Langer, Matthias Drusch (+1 others)
2016 Remote Sensing of Environment  
The authors would also like to thank the data providers: The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) for providing frost tube observation network data, International Soil Moisture Network (ISMN) and Natural  ...  Acknowledgments This research was supported by European Space Agency projects "SMOS + Innovation: Application of SMOS data for the characterization of the freeze/thaw cycle and the retrieval of permafrost  ...  the SMOS satellite as illustrated by Roy et al. (2015) using SMOS and Aquarius data over Canada.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.01.012 fatcat:g2reh3pubnd4vav7rmhsjch3e4
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