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Spatial distributions of global soil moisture retrievals from satellite microwave observations
Author(s): Manfred Owe; Thomas R. H. Holmes; Richard A. M. De Jeu
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Paper Abstract

A global data base of daily surface soil moisture has been compiled by applying a recently developed land parameter retrieval algorithm to a nine year historical data set of brightness temperatures from the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR). The instrument, flew on-board the Nimbus-7 satellite, and made daily daytime and nighttime global observations of brightness temperature at five frequencies and two polarizations from 1978 to 1987. Spatial distributions of global soil moisture are examined, and they compare well with corresponding observations of global precipitation and global vegetation indices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5568, Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology VI, (26 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.565257
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Manfred Owe, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Thomas R. H. Holmes, Vrije Univ. Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Richard A. M. De Jeu, Vrije Univ. Amsterdam (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5568:
Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology VI
Manfred Owe; Guido D'Urso; Ben T. Gouweleeuw; Anne M. Jochum, Editor(s)

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