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The Soil Moisture Active Passive Experiments (SMAPEx): Toward Soil Moisture Retrieval From the SMAP Mission

Rocco Panciera, Jeffrey P. Walker, Thomas J. Jackson, Douglas A. Gray, Mihai A. Tanase, Dongryeol Ryu, Alessandra Monerris, Heath Yardley, Christoph Rudiger, Xiaoling Wu, Ying Gao, Jorg M. Hacker
2014 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission will carry the first combined spaceborne L-band radiometer and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) system with the objective of mapping near-surface soil moisture  ...  The Soil Moisture Active Passive Experiments (SMAPEx) are a series of three airborne field experiments designed to provide prototype SMAP data for the development and validation of soil moisture retrieval  ...  T HE Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite will use combined passive (radiometer) and active (radar) microwave instruments at L-band to measure the land hydrospheric state globally [1] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2013.2241774 fatcat:pvutrgfzmnevbeoxbijwcur4em

SMOS-IC data record of soil moisture and L-VOD: Historical development, applications and perspectives

Jean-Pierre Wigneron, Xiaojun Li, Frédéric Frappart, Lei Fan, Amen Al-Yaari, Gabrielle De Lannoy, Xiangzhuo Liu, Mengjia Wang, Erwan Le Masson, Christophe Moisy
2021 Remote Sensing of Environment  
A B S T R A C T Passive microwave remote sensing observations at L-band provide key and global information on surface soil moisture and vegetation water content, which are related to the Earth water and  ...  Only two spaceborne L-band sensors are currently operating: SMOS, launched end of 2009 and thus providing now a 10-year global data set and SMAP, launched beginning of 2015.  ...  Introduction Two L-band passive microwave space-borne missions are currently monitoring the Earth surface: SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) developed by ESA (European Space Agency) and SMAP (Soil  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2020.112238 fatcat:3pwm5qme2nhwlfzliiemlkobey

Evaluation of Multi-Source Soil Moisture Datasets over Central and Eastern Agricultural Area of China Using In Situ Monitoring Network

Yanqing Yang, Jianyun Zhang, Zhenxin Bao, Tianqi Ao, Guoqing Wang, Houfa Wu, Jie Wang
2021 Remote Sensing  
Multi-source soil moisture (SM) products provide a vigorous tool for the estimation of soil moisture on a large scale, but it is crucial to carry out the evaluation of those products before further application  ...  The fairly dry surface soil (arid area) and open water surface contamination (humid area) are suggested to hinder the reading of microwave-based retrieval systems.  ...  Current passive spaceborne sensors operating at L-band (e.g., 1.4 GHz) include the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite and the most recently launched Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13061175 fatcat:thbmmcp2k5crvlla5glpskg23q

The Impact of SMOS Soil Moisture Data Assimilation within the Operational Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS)

Calum Baugh, Patricia de Rosnay, Heather Lawrence, Toni Jurlina, Matthias Drusch, Ervin Zsoter, Christel Prudhomme
2020 Remote Sensing  
In this study the impacts of Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) soil moisture data assimilation upon the streamflow prediction of the operational Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) were investigated  ...  moisture data.  ...  Passive microwave sensors onboard satellite platforms such as Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP [10] ), Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS [11] ) and the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-2  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12091490 fatcat:ir2yrnmfbvfibjezxue4r3sasu

Estimating tropical cyclone surface winds: Current status, emerging technologies, historical evolution, and a look to the future

John A. Knaff, Charles R. Sampson, Matthew Kucas, Christopher J. Slocum, Michael J. Brennan, Thomas Meissner, Lucrezia Ricciardulli, Alexis Mouche, Nicolas Reul, Mary Morris, Galina Chirokova, Philippe Caroff
2021 Tropical Cyclone Research and Review  
Meissner acknowledge funding by the NASA Team Science Utilization of the Soil Moisture Active-Passive Mission (SUSMAP, contract NNH17CA04C) and the NASA Ocean Vector Wind Science Team (OVWST, contract  ...  L. Ricciardulli and T.  ...  These include aircraft-based SFMR, low Earth orbiting satellitebased radiometers Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-2 (AMSR2), Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP), Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity (SMOS  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.tcrr.2021.09.002 fatcat:4zjvt3ix4bhtdgdl7tzy4vvj6y

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  ...  Particularly, the launch of the Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2009 (Kerr et al., 2016) , and the launch of the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission  ... 
doi:10.5194/hess-25-5749-2021 fatcat:qfcqrtutmzabbanpa46ulbd23y

P-band Microwave Radiometry and Soil Moisture Retrieval

It has been thirteen years since the successful launch of the first-ever dedicated satellite for global soil moisture monitoring.  ...  Looking towards the future, P-band (0.3-1 GHz) is a promising technique to enhance the current L-band (1.4 GHz) missions, due to the postulated greater moisture retrieval depth and reduced roughness and  ...  Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite (Kerr et al., 2010) in 2009 and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite  ... 
doi:10.26180/19670928 fatcat:mz5hsbt2praoxe245otivbdveu

Mixed pixel retrieval of soil moisture from L-band passive microwave observations

Nan Ye
(NASA)'s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission, are based on L-band (~1.4 GHz) passive microwave observations every two to three days.  ...  Based on the current level of antenna technology, the best spatial resolution that can be achieved at L-band by both the SMOS and SMAP radiometer approaches is approximately 40 km.  ...  Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission, are based on L-band (~1.4 GHz) passive microwave observations  ... 
doi:10.4225/03/58b3a1124bcd9 fatcat:hqxn6dvh45bbdkgwvavgy4gizi

Remotely Sensed Winds and Wind Stresses for Marine Forecasting and Ocean Modeling

Mark A. Bourassa, Thomas Meissner, Ivana Cerovecki, Paul S. Chang, Xiaolong Dong, Giovanna De Chiara, Craig Donlon, Dmitry S. Dukhovskoy, Jocelyn Elya, Alexander Fore, Melanie R. Fewings, Ralph C. Foster (+22 others)
2019 Frontiers in Marine Science  
Both the European Space Agency Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) and the NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) L-band radiometers are able to provide useful estimates of extreme ocean wind speeds  ...  CIMR is designed to address the Integrated European Union Policy for the Arctic providing a follow up for the current L-band missions-Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) and Soil Moisture Active Passive  ... 
doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00443 fatcat:mbket5dcjvaibhd2j5ngkyvvri

2019 Index IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing Vol. 12

2019 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing  
., see Kuai, L., JSTARS Dec. 2019 4798-4812 Hopkins, F.M., see Kuai, L., JSTARS Dec. 2019 4798-4812 Horstrand, P., see 2792-2809 Horstrand, P., Diaz, M., Guerra, R., Lopez, S., and Lopez, J.F  ...  Alhammoud, B., +, JSTARS Sept. 2019 3470-3479 Soil Moisture Active/Passive (SMAP) L-Band Microwave Radiometer Post- Launch Calibration Upgrade.  ...  ., +, JSTARS Sept. 2019 3286-3294 Microwave and Meteorological Fusion: A method of Spatial Downscaling of Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jstars.2020.2973794 fatcat:sncrozq3fjg4bgjf4lnkslbz3u

Analysis of an Extreme Weather Event in a Hyper Arid Region Using WRF-Hydro Coupling, Station, and Satellite data

Youssef Wehbe, Marouane Temimi, Michael Weston, Naira Chaouch, Oliver Branch, Thomas Schwitalla, Volker Wulfmeyer, Abdulla Al Mandous
2018 NHESSD  
dry/wet bias in areas where soil moisture is high/low.  ...  Moreover, WRF-Hydro was able to simulate the spatial distribution of soil moisture reasonably well across the study domain when compared to AMSR2 satellite soil moisture estimates, despite a noticeable  ...  Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) missions.  ... 
doi:10.5194/nhess-2018-226 fatcat:mlh5ybnkkrdyzlbojdrznzpx24

Half a century of satellite remote sensing of sea-surface temperature

P.J. Minnett, A. Alvera-Azcárate, T.M. Chin, G.K. Corlett, C.L. Gentemann, I. Karagali, X. Li, A. Marsouin, S. Marullo, E. Maturi, R. Santoleri, S. Saux Picart (+2 others)
2019 Remote Sensing of Environment  
The data of SMOS (Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity; Drinkwater et al., 2009) , Aquarius (Lagerloef et al., 2008) and SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive; Entekhabi et al., 2010; Piepmeier et al., 2017)  ...  The first was the spin-scan cloud camera (SSCC) on the Applications Technology Satellite-l (ATS-l) launched in 1966 and which functioned for seven years.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2019.111366 fatcat:6bkbqmedx5bjtmvw2kkjnq3xnm

Upper Ocean Response to Typhoon Kalmaegi and Sarika in the South China Sea from Multiple-Satellite Observations and Numerical Simulations

Xinxin Yue, Biao Zhang, Guoqiang Liu, Xiaofeng Li, Han Zhang, Yijun He
2018 Remote Sensing  
Composited advanced very-high-resolution radiometer observations and buoy measurements showed SST decreases of only about 0.5 • C-1 • C when Hurricane Opal passed over a warm core ring in the Gulf of Mexico  ...  The data were enhanced with interpolation to The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite was launched in January 2015.  ...  Although SMAP was designed to measure soil moisture, its L-band radiometer can also be used to measure SSS.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10020348 fatcat:pikomh3bufanvhiz3vqm6ijjj4

Deliverable 3.15 Final implementation and data: Distributed systems for atmosphere and land

Mathias Goeckede, Florent Domine, Walter Oechel, Roberta Pirazzini, Torsten Sachs, Michael Tjernström, Donatella Zona
2021 Zenodo  
The tower hosts also passive microwave instruments (radiometers) at 1.4, 10.65, 18.7, 21 and 37 GHz, enabling combined active-passive measurements of the same scene.  ...  Figure 18 : 18 Figure 18: Example of SAR data at L-X bands acquired using the SodScat system. Two corner reflectors used for calibration are visible in the images as "bright" areas.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.7112681 fatcat:yum4fs7bxrggxcp4m6w66aewym

Current and near-term advances in Earth observation for ecological applications

Susan L. Ustin, Elizabeth M. Middleton
2021 Ecological Processes  
planned for launch in this decade.  ...  These data will enable us to quantify and characterize various soil properties such as iron content, several types of soil clays, organic matter, and other components.  ...  Four other notable Earth observation satellites ( Fig. 4 ) of interest to ecologists include the SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive) satellite, a 2015 mission with an active radar (no longer functioning  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13717-020-00255-4 pmid:33425642 pmcid:PMC7779249 fatcat:tojcb7xw3reajgwgci46zsuqk4
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