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Title: Validation of new SMAPsoil moisture products

item Jackson, Thomas
item COLIANDER, A. - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
item BINDLISH, R. - Goddard Space Flight Center
item CHAN, S. - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
item O.NEILL, PEGGY E. - Goddard Space Flight Center
item DAS, N. - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
item ENTEKHABI, D. - Broad Institute Of Mit/harvard
item YUEH, S. - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
item Cosh, Michael

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/1/2017
Publication Date: 9/19/2017
Citation: Jackson, T.J., Colliander, A., Bindlish, R., Chan, S., O’Neill, Peggy .E., Das, N., Entekhabi, D., Yueh, S., Cosh, M.H. 2017. Validation of new SMAPsoil moisture products [abstract]. 4th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop. September 19-20, 2017. Vienna, Austria. Available:

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission has recently expanded its products to included two soil moisture products with enhanced spatial resolutions. The soil moisture passive enhanced product exploits the oversampling along a scan to post data on a 9-km grid, which is a significant improvement over the standard 36-km grid posting. Validation indicates that interpreting the posting as spatial resolution introduces minor uncertainty. This advancement satisfies the original requirement of the SMAP mission using only the radiometer. Another new soil moisture product is being introduced that combines the SMAP radiometer and Sentinal-1 data to provide soil moisture at much higher spatial resolution (1- to 3-km). This does sacrifice temporal frequency. This new product presents challenges to the current validation infrastructure and is currently under evaluation.