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Validation of Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) Soil Moisture Over Watershed Networks in the U.S

Thomas J. Jackson, Rajat Bindlish, Michael H. Cosh, Tianjie Zhao, Patrick J. Starks, David D. Bosch, Mark Seyfried, Mary Susan Moran, David C. Goodrich, Yann H. Kerr, Delphine Leroux
2012 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
In this paper, we contribute to the validation of SMOS using a set of four in situ soil moisture networks located in the U.S.  ...  The most recent source of soil moisture is the European Space Agency Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission.  ...  Each network is located in a different climatic region of the U.S., and each provides estimates of the average soil moisture over an area approximately the size a SMOS footprint.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2011.2168533 fatcat:byx3s6qbuncu7apcbgd7tifcje

Comparison Between SMOS, VUA, ASCAT, and ECMWF Soil Moisture Products Over Four Watersheds in U.S

Delphine J. Leroux, Yann H. Kerr, Ahmad Al Bitar, Rajat Bindlish, Thomas J. Jackson, Beatrice Berthelot, Gautier Portet
2014 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
As part of the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) validation process, a comparison of the skills of three satellites [SMOS, Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) or  ...  The four products compared in for 2010 over four soil moisture networks were used for the calibration of AMSR-E.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Agricultural Research Service) for providing the ground data.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2013.2252468 fatcat:zorxlsjv2veynowj4tcef4x7tm

Validation of SMOS Soil Moisture Products over the Maqu and Twente Regions

Laura Dente, Zhongbo Su, Jun Wen
2012 Sensors  
The validation of Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) soil moisture products is a crucial step in the investigation of their inaccuracies and limitations, before planning further refinements of the  ...  Therefore, this study intended to contribute to the validation of the SMOS soil moisture products, by comparing them with the data collected in situ in the Maqu (China) and Twente (The Netherlands) regions  ...  The SMOS data were provided through the ESA supported SMOS Validation and Retrieval Team program. The authors would like to thank the CARRERI/CAS to kindly provide the MICLCover map and M.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s120809965 pmid:23112582 pmcid:PMC3472810 fatcat:cau5vsnqszhd5pggdte4sqir2y

An Approach to Constructing a Homogeneous Time Series of Soil Moisture Using SMOS

Delphine J. Leroux, Yann H. Kerr, Eric F. Wood, Alok K. Sahoo, Rajat Bindlish, Thomas J. Jackson
2014 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
Overlapping soil moisture time series derived 5 from two satellite microwave radiometers (the Soil Moisture 6 and Ocean Salinity and the Advanced Microwave Scanning 7 Radiometer-Earth Observing System)  ...  Both methods 17 are calibrated in 2010, and the calibrated parameters are applied 18 to the soil moisture data from 2003 to 2009.  ...  Kerr, and D. Leroux, "Validation of soil mois- 866 ture and ocean salinity (SMOS) soil moisture over watershed networks in 867 the U.S.," IEEE Trans. Geosci.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2013.2240691 fatcat:f5tgi46vxzehpbjkhg7mgxp5ky

Evaluation of the SMOS and SMAP soil moisture products under different vegetation types against two sparse in situ networks over arid mountainous watersheds, Northwest China

Lanhui Zhang, Chansheng He, Mingmin Zhang, Yi Zhu
2019 Science China. Earth Sciences  
This study presents evaluation of the SMOS (L2) and SMAP (L2_P_E and L2_P) products against ground-based observations from the Upstream of the Heihe River Watershed in situ Soil Moisture Network (UHRWSMN  ...  ) and the Ecological and Hydrological Wireless Sensor Network (EHWSN) over arid high mountainous watersheds, Northwest China.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 41501016, 41530752, and 91125010), the Scherer Endowment Fund of Department of Geography, Western  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11430-018-9308-9 fatcat:fdin33amwnekhno2ettm4t3p64

Clarifications on the "Comparison Between SMOS, VUA, ASCAT, and ECMWF Soil Moisture Products Over Four Watersheds in U.S."

Wolfgang Wagner, Luca Brocca, Vahid Naeimi, Rolf Reichle, Clara Draper, Richard de Jeu, Dongryeol Ryu, Chun-Hsu Su, Andrew Western, Jean-Christophe Calvet, Yann H. Kerr, Delphine J. Leroux (+5 others)
2014 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
In a recent paper, Leroux et al. compared three satellite soil moisture data sets (SMOS, AMSR-E, and ASCAT) and ECMWF forecast soil moisture data to in situ measurements over four watersheds located in  ...  Their conclusions stated that SMOS soil moisture retrievals represent "an improvement [in RMSE] by a factor of 2-3 compared with the other products" and that the ASCAT soil moisture data are "very noisy  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank European Space Agency for providing the SMOS Level 2 soil moisture data.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2013.2282172 fatcat:3mxbdn5in5b5zobvydzbbswuey

Validation of SMOS L1C and L2 Products and Important Parameters of the Retrieval Algorithm in the Skjern River Catchment, Western Denmark

Simone Bircher, Niels Skou, Yann H. Kerr
2013 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite with a passive L-band radiometer is dedicated to surface soil moisture monitoring.  ...  Launched in November 2009 the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellite (SMOS) [1], [2] is the first space mission dedicated to global surface soil moisture (∼0-5 cm depth) monitoring using the technique  ...  Indeed, over one U.S. watershed [37] found correspondence in the dynamic of SMOS retrieved soil moisture and τ NAD along with a dry bias of the former.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2012.2215041 fatcat:lmjriykifjfnpljn4225fsbvwy

Refinement of SMOS Multiangular Brightness Temperature Toward Soil Moisture Retrieval and Its Analysis Over Reference Targets

Tianjie Zhao, Jiancheng Shi, Rajat Bindlish, Thomas J. Jackson, Yann H. Kerr, Michael H. Cosh, Qian Cui, Yunqing Li, Chuan Xiong, Tao Che
2015 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing  
Soil moisture ocean salinity (SMOS) mission has been providing L-band multiangular brightness temperature observations at a global scale since its launch in November 2009 and has performed well in the  ...  Index Terms-Brightness temperature, intercomparison, soil moisture, soil moisture ocean salinity (SMOS), WindSat.  ...  Qiu for providing the code of the multilayer HUT snow emission model, and Dr. F. Cabot for providing the ground measurements collected in DOMEX.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jstars.2014.2336664 fatcat:soe7iey4iva2nkujjomysfz45i

Global Soil Moisture From the Aquarius/SAC-D Satellite: Description and Initial Assessment

Rajat Bindlish, Thomas Jackson, Michael Cosh, Tianjie Zhao, Peggy O'Neill
2015 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters  
Initial assessments were performed using in situ observations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Little Washita and Little River watershed soil moisture networks.  ...  the Earth Observing System and Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity).  ...  Feldman, and the Aquarius Data Processing System Group for the support in the implementation of the Aquarius soil moisture algorithm.  ... 
doi:10.1109/lgrs.2014.2364151 fatcat:tbbd7vvb7zhb7pvd2cj4atom2y

Spatial distribution and possible sources of SMOS errors at the global scale

Delphine J. Leroux, Yann H. Kerr, Philippe Richaume, Remy Fieuzal
2013 Remote Sensing of Environment  
Acknowledgments 758 The authors would like to thank the French CNES/TOSCA program 759 and Telespazio France for their funding and support.  ...  moisture and ocean salinity (SMOS) soil moisture over watershed networks 790 in the U.S.  ...  SMOS satellite product 147 The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS, Kerr et al. (2010b)) 148 satellite was launched in November 2009. This is the first satellite 55°with full polarization mode.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.02.017 fatcat:3m3cmmyjyzhhpdkrwomqrti6zm

Calibration of Noah Soil Hydraulic Property Parameters Using Surface Soil Moisture from SMOS and Basinwide In Situ Observations

Peter J. Shellito, Eric E. Small, Michael H. Cosh
2016 Journal of Hydrometeorology  
Salinity (SMOS) satellite retrievals, and 3) SMOS retrievals adjusted such that their mean equals that of the in situ network.  ...  A single-objective algorithm minimizes the root-mean-square difference (RMSD) between simulated surface soil moisture and observations from 1) a dense network of in situ probes, 2) Soil Moisture Ocean  ...  Space Agency (ESA) Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite mission.  ... 
doi:10.1175/jhm-d-15-0153.1 fatcat:uqbhh6gxpbazbcgpu65rgcvioi

Evaluation of SMOS, SMAP, AMSR2 and FY-3C soil moisture products over China

Jiazhi Fan, Man Luo, Qinzhe Han, Fulai Liu, Wanhua Huang, Shiqi Tan, Andrea Storto
2022 PLoS ONE  
microwave remote sensing soil moisture products: Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS), Soil Moisture Active and Passive (SMAP), Global Change Observation Mission–Water using the Advanced Microwave  ...  The effects of topography, land cover, and meteorological factors on the accuracy of soil moisture observation data were determined.  ...  Space Agency Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission; data observed by the microwave radiometer carried on the U.S.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0266091 pmid:35390019 pmcid:PMC8989296 fatcat:h3jp7pl77ndw7oecsstxaeda44

Long Term Global Surface Soil Moisture Fields Using an SMOS-Trained Neural Network Applied to AMSR-E Data

Nemesio Rodríguez-Fernández, Yann Kerr, Robin van der Schalie, Amen Al-Yaari, Jean-Pierre Wigneron, Richard de Jeu, Philippe Richaume, Emanuel Dutra, Arnaud Mialon, Matthias Drusch
2016 Remote Sensing  
Keywords: soil moisture; passive radiometry; neural networks; SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) mission Introduction Understanding the Earth's climate and how it is changing is one of the major challenges  ...  The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite [10] was launched in November 2009, and it is the first mission specifically designed to retrieve SM from space.  ...  Acknowledgments: This research has been partly funded by ESA European Space Research Insitute (ESRIN) under Contract IPL-PSO/FF/vb/13.886 EXPRO+ and by the TOSCA (Terre Ocean Surface Continental Atmosphère  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs8110959 fatcat:nezjhytrhjaxlhhxwm6tbx3dd4

Long-Term and High-Resolution Global Time Series of Brightness Temperature from Copula-Based Fusion of SMAP Enhanced and SMOS Data

Christof Lorenz, Carsten Montzka, Thomas Jagdhuber, Patrick Laux, Harald Kunstmann
2018 Remote Sensing  
The two L-band soil moisture satellite missions SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive) and SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) are able to provide soil moisture estimates on global scales and in kilometer  ...  A comparison with Service Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN)-sites over the Contiguous United States (CONUS) domain shows that the approach successfully reduces the average RMSE of the original SMOS  ...  Carsten Montzka is funded by BELSPO (Belgian Science Policy Office) in the framework of the STEREOIII program-project HYDRAS+ (SR/00/302) and by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Program via the ERA-PLANET  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10111842 fatcat:vemktvpesbegxjsbfjchusza7i

SMOS optical thickness changes in response to the growth and development of crops, crop management, and weather

Brian K. Hornbuckle, Jason C. Patton, Andy VanLoocke, Andrew E. Suyker, Matthew C. Roby, Victoria A. Walker, Eswar R. Iyer, Daryl E. Herzmann, Erik A. Endacott
2016 Remote Sensing of Environment  
7 The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) remote sensing satellite was launched by the European Space Agency in 2009.  ...  The L-band brightness temperature observed by SMOS has been used to produce estimates of both soil moisture and τ , the optical thickness of the land surface.  ...  This pixel encompasses much of the extent of an in situ soil moisture network in the watershed of the South Fork Iowa River.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.02.043 fatcat:jwx2gnsutbcyhbueliwa7gqlgi
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