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Towards validation of SMOS using airborne and ground data over the Murrumbidgee Catchment

S Peischl, JP Walker, M Allahmoradi, D Barrett, R Gurney, Y Kerr, E Kim, J LeMarshall, C Ruediger, D Ryu, N Ye, RS Anderssen (ed.), RD Braddock (ed.), LTH Newham (ed.)

18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International | UNIV WESTERN AUSTRALIA | Published : 2009


With the launch of the European Space Agency's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite scheduled for mid 2009, the first long-term space-borne passive microwave observations at L-band (∼ 1.4 GHz) will soon be available. Consequently, SMOS will be the first mission dedicated to global mapping of near-real-time surface soil moisture information. Though space-borne microwave instruments have measured global data at high frequencies (e.g. C- and X-band) for the last 20 years, this innovative L-band radiometer will use a new synthetic aperture concept that will provide observations at multiple incidence angles. Consequently, the observed brightness temperature data and derived soil mois..

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