Satellite-based soil moisture validation and field experiments; Skylab to smap

T. J. Jackson, J P Wigneron, Yann Kerr, Michael Cosh, A. Colliander, J. Walker, R. Bindlish

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


Field experiments have played a critical role in the development and implementation of satellite soil moisture missions. A review of key experiments is presented that includes tower-, aircraft, and satellite-focused efforts conducted over four decades that have supported two dedicated satellite missions; Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity (SMOS) and Soil Moisture Active passive (SMAP).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2016 - Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationJuly 10–15, 2016, Beijing, China
EditorsJiancheng Shi, Huadong Guo, Kun-Shan Chen
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509033324, 9781509033317
ISBN (Print)9781509033331
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016
EventIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2016 - China National Convention Center, Beijing, China
Duration: 10 Jul 201615 Jul 2016
Conference number: 36th (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2016
Abbreviated titleIGARSS 2016
Internet address


  • field experiments
  • microwave remote sensing
  • Soil moisture

Cite this