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Title: SMAP and SMOS soil moisture validation

item Jackson, Thomas
item KERR, Y. - Collaborator
item COLLIANDER, ANDREAS - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
item BINDLISH, R. - Science Systems, Inc
item Cosh, Michael
item BURGIN, M. - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
item Crow, Wade
item CHEN, F. - Science Systems, Inc

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/8/2016
Publication Date: 5/8/2016
Citation: Jackson, T.J., Kerr, Y., Colliander, A., Bindlish, R., Cosh, M.H., Burgin, M., Crow, W.T., Chen, F. 2016. SMAP and SMOS soil moisture validation. Meeting Abstract. CD-ROM.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The SMOS and SMAP satellite missions each produce global soil moisture products using L-band radiometry. Both missions begin with the same fundamental equations in developing their soil moisture retrieval algorithm but implement it differently due to design differences of the instruments. SMOS with over five years of observations and experience now provides a mature product that is of great value in algorithm refinement and validation of SMAP that was launched in 2015. Over the course of the SMAP Calibration/Validation Phase, which ends May 1, 2016, SMOS data will be combined with a robust set of core validation site observations and sparse network measurements to assess SMAP products. These analyses will also enhance the validation of SMOS soil moisture by expanding the geographic and climate domains of in situ resources.