The CoSMOS L-band experiment in Southeast Australia

K. Saleh, Y. H. Kerr, G. Boulet, P. Maisongrande, P. De Rosnay, D. Floricioiu, M. J. Escorihuela, J. P. Wigneron, A. Cano, E. López-Baeza, J. P. Grant, J. Balling, N. Skou, M. Berger, S. Delwart, P. Wursteisen, R. Panciera, J. P. Walker

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Abstract

The CoSMOS (Campaign for validating the Operation of the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission) campaign was conducted during November of 2005 in the Goulburn River Catchment, in SE Australia. The main objective of CoSMOS was to obtain a series of L-band measurements from the air in order to validate the L-band emission model that will be used by the SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) ground segment processor. In addition, the campaign was designed to investigate open questions including the sun-glint effect over land, the application of Polarimetric measurements over land, and to clarify the importance of dew and interception for soil moisture retrievals. This paper summarises the campaign activities, and presents progress on the analysis of the CoSMOS data set.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2007
Pages3948-3951
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2007 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 23 Jun 200728 Jun 2007

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

Conference

Conference2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2007
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period23/06/0728/06/07

Keywords

  • L-band
  • Passive microwaves
  • SMOS
  • Soil moisture

Cite this

Saleh, K., Kerr, Y. H., Boulet, G., Maisongrande, P., De Rosnay, P., Floricioiu, D., Escorihuela, M. J., Wigneron, J. P., Cano, A., López-Baeza, E., Grant, J. P., Balling, J., Skou, N., Berger, M., Delwart, S., Wursteisen, P., Panciera, R., & Walker, J. P. (2007). The CoSMOS L-band experiment in Southeast Australia. In 2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2007 (pp. 3948-3951). [4423712] (International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)). https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2007.4423712