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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Thomas Holmes

Research Physical Scientist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Remote monitoring of soil moisture using passive microwave-based technologies – theoretical basic and overview of selected algorithms for AMSR-E - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mladenova, I., Jackson, T.J., Njoku, E., Bindlish, R., Chan, S., Cosh, M.H., Holmes, T.R., De Jeu, R., Jones, L., Kimball, J., Paloscia, S., Santi, E. 2014. Remote monitoring of soil moisture using passive microwave-based technologies – theoretical basic and overview of selected algorithms for AMSR-E. Remote Sensing of Environment. 197-213.
Timing of the diurmal temperature cycle in remote sensing and model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holmes, T.R., Crow, W.T., Hain, C. 2013. Timing of the diurmal temperature cycle in remote sensing and model. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 17:3695-3706.
Enhancing model-based land surface temperature estimates using multi-platform microwave remote sensing products - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holmes, T.R., Crow, W.T., Yilmaz, M.T., Jackson, T.J. 2012. Enhancing model-based land surface temperature estimates using multi-platform microwave remote sensing products. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres. 11:577-591.
Improving long-term global precipitation dataset using multi-sensor surface soil moisture retrievals and the soil moisture analysis rainfall tool (SMART) - (Abstract Only)
Chen, F., Crow, W.T., Holmes, T.R. 2012. Improving long-term global precipitation dataset using multi-sensor surface soil moisture retrievals and the soil moisture analysis rainfall tool (SMART)[abstract]. 2012 Fall American Geophysical Union. 2012 CDROM.
Relative skills of soil moisture and vegetation optical depth retrievals for agricultural drought monitoring - (Abstract Only)
Han, E., Crow, W.T., Holmes, T.R., Bolten, J. 2012. Relative skills of soil moisture and vegetation optical depth retrievals for agricultural drought monitoring[abstract]. American Geophysical Union. 2012 CDROM.
Improving long-term, retrospective precipitation datasets using satellite-based surface soil moisture retrievals and the soil moisture analysis rainfall tool (SMART) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, F., Crow, W.T., Holmes, T.R. 2012. Improving long-term, retrospective precipitation datasets using satellite-based surface soil moisture retrievals and the soil moisture analysis rainfall tool (SMART). Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS). 6(1):603-604.
Development of a soil moisture product using aquarius/SAC-D observations - (Abstract Only)
Jackson, T.J., Bindlish, R., Zhao, T., Holmes, T.R., Cosh, M.H., O'Neill, P.E. 2012. Development of a soil moisture product using aquarius/SAC-D observations[abstract]. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. 2012 CDROM.
Large scale evaluation of soil moisture retrievals from passive microwave observations - (Abstract Only)
Parinussa, R.M., Holmes, T.R., Crow, W.T., De Jeu, R. 2012. Large scale evaluation of soil moisture retrievals from passive microwave observations [abstract]. Meeting Abstract. 2012 CDROM.
An assessment of numerical weather prediction (NWP) models surface soil temperature products using ground-based measurements Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holmes, T.R., Jackson, T.J., Reichle, R., Basara, J. 2012. An assessment of numerical weather prediction (NWP) models surface soil temperature products using ground-based measurements. Water Resources Research. DOI: 10.1029/2011WR010538.
Offline land surface temperature assimilation in mumerical weather prediction output - (Abstract Only)
Holmes, T.R., Crow, W.T. 2012. Offline land surface temperature assimilation in mumerical weather prediction output [abstract]. Meeting Abstract. 2012 CDROM.
The impact of land surface temperature on soil moisture anomaly detection from passive microwave observations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parinussa, R., Holmes, T.R., Crow, W.T. 2011. The impact of land surface temperature on soil moisture anomaly detection from passive microwave observations. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 15(10):3135-3151.
An intercomparison of available soil moisture estimates from thermal-infrared and passive microwave remote sensing and land-surface modeling - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hain, C.R., Crow, W.T., Mecikalski, J.R., Anderson, M.C., Holmes, T.R. 2011. An intercomparison of available soil moisture estimates from thermal-infrared and passive microwave remote sensing and land-surface modeling. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres. 116:D15107.
Development of a continuous multi-satellite land surface temperature product - (Abstract Only)
Holmes, T.R., Crow, W.T., Jackson, T.J. 2011. Development of a continuous multi-satellite land surface temperature product [abstract]. Abs. 15. BARC Poster Day.
Soil moisture retrievals from the WindSat spaceborne polarimetric microwave radiometer - (Abstract Only)
Parinussa, R.M., Holmes, T.R., De Jeu, R.A., Crow, W.T. 2011. Soil moisture retrievals from the WindSat spaceborne polarimetric microwave radiometer [abstract]. Abs. 40. BARC Poster Day.
Why different passive microwave algorithms give different soil moisture retrievals - (Abstract Only) - (15-Mar-11)
Magnitude and variability of land evaporation and its components at the global scale - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mirales, D., De Jeu, R., Gash, J., Holmes, T.R., Dolman, A.J. 2011. Magnitude and variability of land evaporation and its components at the global scale. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 15:967-981.
Global Land-surface Evaporation Estimated from Satellite-based Observations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miralles, D.G., Holmes, T.R., DeJeu, R., Gash, J.H., Dolman, A.J., Meesters, A. 2011. Global land-surface evaporation estimated from satellite-based observations. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 15:453-459.
Assesment of a soil moisture retrieval with numerical weather prediction model temperature - (Proceedings) - (01-Nov-10)
All-weather land surface skin temperatures from a combined analysis of microwave and infrared satellite observations - (Abstract Only)
Jimenez, C., Prigent, C., Holmes, T.R. 2010. All-weather land surface skin temperatures from a combined analysis of microwave and infrared satellite observations [abstract]. Earth Observation for Land-Atmosphere Interaction Science. 2010 CDROM.
A Multi Satellite Temperature Product for the Interpretation of L Band Observations - (Abstract Only)
Holmes, T.R., Jackson, T.J., Crow, W.T., De Jeu, R. 2010. A multi satellite temperature product for the interpretation of L Band observations [abstract]. 2010 IAHS Remote Sensing and Hydrology Symposium. p. 82.
Assessment of Aquarius/SAC-D Soil Moisture and Land Surface Temperature Using SMOS - (Abstract Only)
Jackson, T.J., Bindlish, R., Holmes, T.R., Cosh, M.H., Zhao, T., O'Neill, P. 2010. Assessment of Aquarius/SAC-D soil moisture and land surface temperature using SMOS [abstract]. 6th Aquarius/SAC-D Science Workshop. 2010 CDROM.
Global canopy interception from satellite observations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miralles, D., Gash, J., Holmes, T.R., De Jeu, R., Dolman, H. 2010. Global canopy interception from satellite observations. Journal of Geophysical Research. 115:D16122.
Soil Moisture Active and Passive Microwave Products: Intercomparison and Evaluation over a Sahelian Site - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gruhier, C., De Rosnay, P., Hasenhauer, S., Holmes, T.R., De Jeu, R., Kerr, Y., Mougin, E., Njoku, E., Timouk, F., Wagner, W., Zribi, M. 2010. Soil moisture active and passive microwave products: Intercomparison and evaluation over a Sahelian site. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 14:141-156.
The Temperature in Microwave Soil Moisture Retrieval - (Abstract Only)
Holmes, T.R., Jackson, T.J., Reichle, R., Basara, J. 2010. The temperature in microwave soil moisture retrieval [abstract]. Abs. 17. BARC Poster Day.
Soil temperature error propagation in passive microwave retrieval of soil moisture - (Proceedings)
Holmes, T.R., Jackson, T.J. 2010. Soil temperature error propagation in passive microwave retrieval of soil moisture. Specialist Meeting on Microwave Remote Sensing. p. 67-70.
Validation of Soil Temperature Dataset against Ground Measurements in Oklahoma - (Abstract Only)
Holmes, T.R., Jackson, T.J., Reichle, R., Basara, J. 2009. Validation of soil temperature dataset against ground measurements in Oklahoma [abstract]. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplements. 90(52)H4D-07.
Soil Moisture Retrieval from Aquarius - (Abstract Only)
Jackson, T.J., Bindlish, R., Cosh, M.H., Holmes, T.R., O'Neill, P. 2009. Soil moisture retrieval from Aquarius [abstract]. Aquarius Science Team Meeting. 2009 CDROM.
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