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Comparison of ASCAT satellite soil moisture measurements data with in-situ measurements
Author(s): Nicholay N. Bogoslovskiy; Sergey I. Erin; Irina A. Borodina; Lubov I. Kizhner
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Paper Abstract

The topsoil moisture defined at meteorological stations and the one defined with the use of MetOp satellite has been compared in the paper. The comparison is made with the measurements at stations located on the USA territory and included in the observation network FLUXNET-AMERIFLUX and Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN). The stations are located in different climatic zones, defined according to the vegetation type as per the IGBP classification. The research period is 2007–2012. The satellite observation data are corrected to the in-situ measurements and measurement accuracy is assessed. The assessment has been done for different types of underlying terrains. A good agreement with the real data of in-situ moisture measurements has been shown, which allows to use the satellite soil moisture measurement data in data assimilation systems for numerical weather prediction models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9292, 20th International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, 92924P (25 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2075184
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Nicholay N. Bogoslovskiy, Tomsk State Univ. (Russian Federation)
Sergey I. Erin, Tomsk State Univ. (Russian Federation)
Irina A. Borodina, Tomsk State Univ. (Russian Federation)
Lubov I. Kizhner, Tomsk State Univ. (Russian Federation)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9292:
20th International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics
Oleg A. Romanovskii, Editor(s)

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