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CCI Soil Moisture Workshop

Oral Session 1: CCI Data Characteristics and Validation

Chair: Wolfgang Wagner

Welcome & Logistics; Seed Questions for Feedback

Wouter Dorigo

The CCI SM Product … Did you know that …

Richard Kidd, Eva Haas, Wouter Dorigo

ESA CCI Soil moisture: Recent improvements of the soil moisture retrievals from passive microwave sensors

Robin van der Schalie, Richard de Jeu and Wouter Dorigo

ESA CCI Soil moisture: Recent improvements of the soil moisture retrievals from active microwave sensors

Sebastian Hahn, Mariette Vreugdenhil, Thomas Melzer, Wolfgang Wagner

ESA CCI Soil Moisture - from science to operations

Wouter Dorigo, Alexander Gruber, Christoph Paulik, Robin van der Schalie, Robert Parinussa, Christoph Reimer, Daniel Chung, Martin Ertl, Richard de Jeu, Richard Kidd and Wolfgang Wagner

Homogeneity testing of the global ESA CCI multi-satellite soil moisture climate data record

Wolfgang Preimesberger, Chun-Hsu Su, Alexander Gruber and Wouter Dorigo

 

Oral Session 2: CCI for Advancing Earth System Sciences

Chair: Wouter Dorigo

Diagnosing agricultural drought from 1980 to 2010 with the ESA CCI soil moisture data 

Matteo Zampieri, Lorenzo Seguini, Frank Dentener and Andrea Toreti

Leveraging Long-term, Remotely-Sensed Soil Moisture Datasets for Optimal Averaging of Ensemble Land Surface Model Predictions

Wade Crow

A drought event composite analysis using satellite remote-sensing based soil moisture

Nadine Nicolai-Shaw, Jakob Zscheischler, Martin Hirschi, Lukas Gudmundsson and Sonia I. Seneviratne

Interannual variability of the satellite observed and WRF modeled soil moisture in connection with dust events

Min Huang, Greg Carmichael and Daniel Tong

Long-term ESA CCI soil moisture derived rainfall product through SM2RAIN

Luca Ciabatta, Christian Massari, Stefania Camici, Luca Brocca, Alexander Gruber, Christoph Reimer, Sebastian Hahn, Christoph Paulik, Wouter Dorigo and Wolfgang Wagner

Towards cross-cutting land ECV consistency assessment through data assimilation

Jean-Christophe Calvet, Delphine Leroux, Clément Albergel, Alina Barbu, Simon Munier and Catherine Meurey

 

Oral Session 3: Potential Improvements 

Chair: Richard de Jeu

Assessing the potential of using a soil moisture climatology based on L-band passive microwave observations for the ESA CCI Soil Moisture

Maria Piles, Robin van der Schalie, Alexander Gruber, Robert Parinussa, Richard de Jeu and Wouter Dorigo

Evaluation of 14 years of SMOS and SMOS-like soil moisture against the ESA CCI dataset

Nemesio Rodriguez-Fernandez, Bertrand Cluzet, Arnaud Mialon, Ahmad Al Bitar, Yann Kerr, Amen Al Yaari and Jean-Pierre Wigneron

Towards creating a ESA CCI soil moisture root-zone product?

Jostein Blyverket, Paul Hamer and William Lahoz

Metop ASCAT vegetation parameters estimated from morning and evening orbit overpass and their impact on estimated soil moisture

Susan Steele-Dunne, Sebastian Hahn and Wolfgang Wagner

The Compounding Effects of Sub-Surface Features in Soil Moisture Retrievals with Radar 

Keith Morrison, Simon Thomas and Wolfgang Wagner

From METOP ASCAT to METOP-SG SCA: Science Needs over Land

Wolfgang Wagner, Sebastian Hahn, Stefano Elefante, Mariette Vreugdenhil

 

Discussion: What are the priorities for soil moisture climate data services?

Chair: Richard Kidd

Short Presentations of Posters on Display in Poster Session I 

Chair: Mariette Vreugdenhil

Comparison of European Space Agency's (ESA) soil moisture and NDVI trends in monthly scale (Case study: Iran)

Elham Fakharizadeshirazi, Ali Akbar Sabziparvar, Sahar Sodoudi and Amin Shirvani

Evaluating Soil Moisture from Space in Central Minnesota combining SMAP-SMOS Satellites and Land Surface Model

Francisco Lahoud, John Nieber and Dario Canelon

Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture in a Forested Peat Wetland in Virginia and North Carolina, USA

Laurel Gutenberg, John Qu, Jinwoo Kim, Zhong Lu, Xianjun Hao, Chenyang Xu, Dianna Hogan, Zhiliang Zhu and Gary Speiran

Effects of the mesoscale circulation on soil moisture over Kuwait

Hussain Alsarraf and Hala Aljassar

Soil Moisture influence in Desert Locust development

Diego Gomez, Carlos Casanova, Pablo Salvador, Julia Sanz, Maria Piles, Mercé Vall-Llossera and Miguel Garcia

The Implementation and Evaluation of a Particle Filter for Assimilation of Soil Moisture Observations

Jostein Blyverket, Åsmund Bakketun, Paul Hamer, Clément Albergel and William Lahoz

Estimating irrigated cropland from satellite and model soil moisture data over the contiguous US

Felix Zaussinger, Wouter Dorigo and Alexander Gruber

Detecting Soil Moisture by Combining MODIS/Landsat and In-situ Measurements Over Cropland of Iowa State, USA

Chenyang Xu, John Qu and Xianjun Hao

Tibet-Obs and its Supersite for L-band Passive Microwave Measurements for Research and Operational Applications

Zhongbo (Bob) Su, Yijian Zeng, R. van der Velde, J. Wen, X. Wang, D. Zheng, S. Lv, L. Dente, X. Chen, Y. Ma, P. Ferrazzoli, M. Schwank

 

 

Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop

Oral Session 1: Passive Microwave Sensing

Chair: Tom Jackson

Welcome & Logistics 

Wolfgang Wagner

ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity Mission – Status and mission performance over land

Susanne Mecklenburg, Matthias Drusch, Yann Kerr, Manuel Martin-Neira and Roberto Sabia

The SMOS soil moisture validation and intercomparison approach and results

Yann Kerr, Jean Pierre Wigneron, Beatriz Molero-Rodenas, Roberto Fernandez-Moran, Arnaud Mialon, Amen Al-Yaari, Ali Mahmoodi, Simone Bircher, Nemesio Rodriguez-Fernandez, Philippe Richaume, Ahmad Al Bitar and François Cabot

Inter-calibration of low frequency brightness temperature measurements for a long-term uniform soil moisture record

Mariko Burgin, Andreas Colliander, Chun-Sik Chae, Emmanuel Dinnat, Michael Cosh, Ying Gao and Jeffrey Walker

Integrating SMOS and SMAP observations

Rajat Bindlish, Thomas Jackson, Steven Chan, Andreas Colliander and Yann Kerr

SMOS-IC: an alternative SMOS soil moisture and vegetation optical depth product

Jean-Pierre Wigneron, Amen Al-Yaari, Roberto. Fernandez, Arnaud Mialon, Ali Mahmoodi, Ahmad Al-Bitar, Nemesio Rodriguez, Gabrielle De Lannoy and Yann Kerr

Soil moisture estimation from L-band active and passive microwave observations acquired by Aquarius over the Tibetan Plateau

Qiang Wang, Rogier van der Velde and Bob Su

 

Oral Session 2: Active Microwave Sensing

Chair: Susan Steele-Dunne

High resolution Soil moisture content from Sentinel-1 data

Francesco Mattia, Anna Balenzano, Giuseppe Satalino, Francesco Lovergine, Alexander Loew, Jian Peng, Urs Wegmuller, Maurizio Santoro, Oliver Cartus, Katarzyna Dabrowska-Zielinska, Jan Musial and Malcolm W. J. Davidson

Combining SMAP and Sentinel-1 data into a prototype ANN algorithm for soil moisture monitoring

Emanuele Santi, Simonetta Paloscia, Simone Pettinato, Luca Brocca and Luca Ciabatta

Development and Algorithm Updates of the SMAP Resolution-Enhanced Passive Soil Moisture Product

Steven Chan, Rajat Bindlish, Peggy O'Neill, Thomas Jackson, Andreas Colliander and Fan Chen

High-Resolution Enhanced Product based on SMAP Active-Passive Approach using Sentinel 1A and 1B SAR Data

Narendra Das, Dara Entekhabi, Seungbum Kim, Scott Dunbar, Simon Yueh and Andreas Colliander

Integration of SAR multi-frequency and optical data for the retrieval of soil moisture and vegetation water content 

Antonio Padovano, Felix Greifeneder, Roberto Colombo, Giovanni Cuozzo and Claudia Notarnicola

How well the effects of vegetation and roughness were corrected for soil moisture retrieval using L-band radar data?

Seungbum Kim, Huanting Huang and Tienhao Liao

 

Oral Session 3: In situ Network & Validation

Chair: John Qu & Drew Hemment

Ongoing research at the Marena Oklahoma In Situ Sensor Testbed (MOISST)

Michael Cosh and Tyson Ochsner Ochsner

RSMN: 4 Years of In-Situ & Satellite Soil Moisture Observations in Romania 

Andrei Diamandi, Elena Mateescu, Oana Nicola, Eduard Luca and Robert Chiritescu

Spatial and temporal variability of soil moisture: 6 years survey of SMOS data and in-situ soil moisture measurements in Poland

Mateusz Lukowski, Wojciech Marczewski, Bogusław Usowicz, Jerzy Usowicz, Jan Słomiński, Edyta Rojek, Radosław Szlązak, Lukasz Gluba and Joanna Sagan

Cross-comparison of independent high-resolution soil moisture products across an agricultural landscape in south-eastern Australia

Christoph Rüdiger, Alessandra Monerris, David McJannet, Luigi Renzullo, Mariette Vreugdenhil and Wolfgang Wagner

Sentinel-1 Surface Soil Moisture: Comparison against an optimized Metop ASCAT soil moisture product and in-situ data in Lower Austria.

Isabella Pfeil, Sebastian Hahn, Bernhard Bauer-Marschallinger, Simon Hochstöger, Mariette Vreugdenhil and Wolfgang Wagner

Dense groundwater networks as an unexplored validation tool for satellite soil moisture

Richard de Jeu, Anne de Nijs, Robin van der Schalie and Robert Parinussa

 

Short Presentations of Posters on Display in Poster Session II

Chair: Chris Rüdiger

Integrating SAR and optical data for producing high spatial resolution soil moisture maps. An indirect validation of the product via data assimilation techniques

Luca Cenci, Luca Pulvirenti, Giorgio Boni, Giuseppe Squicciarino, Simone Gabellani, Nazzareno Pierdicca, Marco Chini, Patrick Matgen, Massimiliano Bordoni, Maria Giuseppina Persichillo and Claudia Meisina

Soil moisture estimation from SMAP polarimetric radar data with AQUARIUS derived regression coefficients

Mariko Burgin and Jakob van Zyl

The study of the observation operator of simplified extended Kalman filter in the SL-AV global medium-range weather forecast model

Svetlana Makhnorylova and Mikhail Tolstykh

Global soil moisture monitoring with Sentinel-1: required data processing and analysis capabilities

Vahid Naeimi, Senmao Cao, Christoph Paulik, Bernhard Bauer-Marschallinger, Alena Dostalova, Stefano Elefante, Stefan Schaufler, Duy Ba Nguyen, Simon Hochstoeger, Iftikhar Ali, Tuan Le, Mariette Vreugdenhil and Wolfgang Wagner

1km Soil Moisture from Sentinel-1 and ASCAT: Evolutions Activities within the Copernicus Global Land Services.

Bernhard Bauer-Marschallinger, Christoph Paulik, Simon Hochstöger, Vahid Naeimi, Senmao Cao and Wolfgang Wagner

Recent Developments of the International Soil Moisture Network

Elsa Heer, Angelika Xaver, Romina Messner and Wouter Dorigo

ISMN based validation of Sentinel-1 soil moisture estimations

Felix Greifeneder, Claudia Notarnicola and Wolfgang Wagner

Validation of the SMOS-BEC products in different networks

Luciana Rossato, Mercè Vall-Llosera, Adriano Camps, Maria Piles, Gerard Portal, David Chaparro and Regina Alvalá

Upscaling of ground measured surface soil moisture using Sentinel and Landsat data

Dongying Zhang, John J Qu and Lingkui Meng

An Evaluation of SMAP Soil Moisture Products over Cold and Arid Regions Using Distributed Observation Network Data

Chunfeng Ma, Shuguo Wang, Rui Jin and Xin Li

An intercomparison of soil moisture derived from SMAP and SMOS over eight sites in the Northeast Brazil

Franklin Paredes Trejo, Humberto Barbosa Alves

The contribution of Citizens' Observatories to validation of satellite‐retrieved soil moisture products

Drew Hemment, Carlo Buontempo, Angelika Xaver, Endre Dobos, Camille Pelloquin, Wolfgang Wagner, Moeen Khawaja, Roy Neilson, Rastislav Skalsky, Mel Woods, Andy Cobley, Deborah Long

 

 

Oral Session 4: Data Assimilation & Downscaling

Chair: Lothar Schüller

Sequential assimilation of satellite-derived vegetation and soil moisture products using SURFEX_v8.0: LDAS-Monde assessment over the Euro-Mediterranean area

Clement Albergel, Simon Munier, Delphine J. Leroux, Helene Dewaele, David Fairbairn, Alina L. Barbu, Emiliano Gelati, Wouter Dorigo, Stephanie Faroux, Catherine Meurey, Patrick Lemoigne, Bertrand Decharme, Jean-Francois Mahfouf and Jean-Christophe Calvet

Exploiting ASCAT-derived Soil Moisture Products for improving Flash Floods Forecast in Mediterranean Catchments via Data Assimilation

Luca Cenci, Paola Laiolo, Simone Gabellani, Lorenzo Campo, Francesco Silvestro, Fabio Delogu, Giorgio Boni, Roberto Rudari, Luca Pulvirenti, Giuseppe Squicciarino and Nazzareno Pierdicca

Optimizing bias correction in SMAP soil moisture assimilation

Jana Kolassa, Rolf Reichle, Qing Liu, Seyed Hamed Alemohammad and Pierre Gentine

Version 3 of the SMAP Level 4 Soil Moisture Product

Rolf Reichle, Qing Liu, Joseph Ardizzone, Wade Crow, Gabrielle De Lannoy, Jana Kolassa, John Kimball and Randal Koster

A review of spatial downscaling of satellite remotely-sensed soil moisture

Jian Peng, Alexander Loew, Olivier Merlin and Niko E. C. Verhoest

Prediction of satellite soil moisture sub-grid variability based on soil texture information

Kathrina Rötzer, Carsten Montzka, Heye Bogena and Harry Vereecken

 

Oral Session 5: Validation & Intercomparison

Chair: Rolf Reichle

Uncertainty assessment of space-borne passive soil moisture retrievals

Jan Quets, Gabriëlle De Lannoy, Rolf Reichle, Michael Cosh, Robin van der Schalie and Jean-Pierre Wigneron

Impact of Excluding Precipitation Events from Soil Moisture Validation

Andreas Colliander, Thomas Jackson, Michael Cosh, Todd Caldwell, Aaron Berg, Heather McNairn, Jose Martinez-Fernandez and Jeffrey Walker

The Impact of soil moisture temporal and spatial variability on passive satellite microwave observations over the Desert of Kuwait

Hala Aljassar, Marouane Temimi, Peter Petrov, Dara Entikhabi and Hussain Alsarraf

Inter-comparison of Operational Global Soil Moisture Products from Satellite Remote Sensing

Zushuai Wei

Surface soil moisture spatio-temporal dynamics in southeastern South America observed by SMOS and modeled by ORCHIDEE 

Romina Ruscica, Mercedes Salvia, Jan Polcher, Anna Sörensson, Maria Piles and Haydee Karszenbaum

On the evaluation of remotely sensed soil moisture - What are (the) errors?

Alexander Gruber, Clement Albergel, Amen Al-Yaari, Brian Barrett, Luca Brocca, Andreas Colliander, Michael Cosh, Wade Crow, Richard de Jeu, Wouter Dorigo, Sayed Hamed Alemohammad, Martin Hirschi, Alexandra Konings, William Lahoz, Alexander Loew, Kaighin McColl, Nadine Nicolai-Shaw, Robert Parinussa, Chiara Pratola, Sonia Seneviratne, Chun-Hsu Su, Robin van der Schalie, Wolfgang Wagner and Simon Zwieback

 

Oral Session 6: Applications

Chair: Luca Brocca & Andreas Colliander

WMO Soil Moisture Demonstration Project (SMDP) Status, Plan and Potential Applications

John Qu, Xianjun Hao, Chenyang Xu, Ray Motha, Laurel Gutenberg, Robert Stefanski, Johan Malherbe, Michael Cosh and Wolfgang Wagner

Improving the accuracy of GPM rainfall estimates over the Tibetan Plateau using SMAP soil moisture product

Hui Lu, Wei Wang, Kun Yang and Fuqiang Tian

Correcting Systematic Land Surface Modeling Error Using Remotely-Sensed Soil Moisture

Wade Crow

New opportunities for integrating global precipitation products based on Triple Collocation Analysis

Christian Massari, Wade Crow, Luca Brocca, Thierry Pellarin, Carlos Román-Cascón, Yann Kerr and Diego Fernández Prieto

Mapping surface heat fluxes by assimilating SMAP soil moisture and GOES land surface temperature data

Yang Lu, Susan Steele-Dunne and Nick van de Giesen

Assessment of irrigation water from satellite soil moisture data: is it feasible?

Luca Brocca, Angelica Tarpanelli, Paolo Filippucci, Luca Ciabatta, Christian Massari, Stefania Camici, Ehsan Jalilvand, Sedighehalsadat Ghazi Zadeh Hashemi and Diego Fernández Prieto

 

Discussion Session

Chair: Tom Jackson

Topic 1: Is there a Need for Updating the GCOS accuracy requirements?

Moderator: Wolfgang Wagner

Topic 2: Recommendations for L-Band Follow-On Missions

Moderators: Susanne Mecklenburg & Matthias Drusch

Workshop Conclusions and Recommendations

Wolfgang Wagner & Tom Jackson

End of Workshop & Annoucement of SMW 2018

Wolfgang Wagner & John Qu