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1st SMOS Science Workshop
27-29 September 2011
Arles, France

 

The first SMOS science workshop took place on 27-29 September 2011 in Arles, France, jointly organised by ESA and the French Space Agency (CNES).

The workshop provided scientists and data users with the opportunity to present results from their research activities exploiting data from the SMOS mission.

Download summaries of the SMOS Science Workshop 2011 and Extended Abstracts of the presentations and posters discussed at the event.

 

Presentations

 

Tuesday 27 September 2011
08:30 - 09:00
Welcome by CNES and ESA and mission status CNES / ESA

Session 1: Instrument performance & level 1 processor - Chairs: Manuel Martin Neira, Ignasi Corbella

09:00
Overview MIRAS instrument performance and status of RFI Martin Neira Manuel, ESA
09:30
Cross-Validation of L1A Reconstrution with DPGS and Breadboard Developed at CESBIO J. Anterrieu, Eric
09:50
SMOS in Flight System Assesment after two years on Orbit Cabot, Francois
10:10
Performance and Stability of the SMOS Reference Radiometers - Status of Investigations after 20 Months of Operations Kainulainen, Juha
10:30
Results of the Domex-2 experiment: comparison betweeb SMOS and Radomex data collected at Concordia base Antarctica Brogioni, Marco
10:50
An Evaluation of Antarctica as a Brightness Temperature Calibration Target for SMOS and other L-band Missions Kim , Edward
11:10 - 11:30 Coffee Break

Session 2: Soil Moisture - overview, cal&val and science results - Chairs: Yann Kerr, Jean-Pierre Wigneron, Matthias Drusch

11:30
SMOS Mission and Validation Exercises: A General Overview Kerr, Yann
11:50
SMOS Soil Moisture Validation for Australia Walker, Jeffrey
12:10
Retrievals of Soil Moisture and Optical Depth from CAROLS Wigneron, J-P.
12:30
SMOS Validation in the Skjern River Catchment, Western Denmark Bircher, Simone
13:10
SMOS Validation Results in the Upper Danube Catchment Schlenz, F.
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
 
14:30
Radiometric Measurements in Mountainous Region: the VREX Campaign (Vercors Radiometric EXperiment) Pellarin, Thierry
14:50
SMOS Level 2 Soil Moisture from Observation to Products: how to make full use of the available Information Richaume, Philippe
15:10
L2 SM Retrieval: Preliminary Assessments for the Cardioid Processing Waldteufel, Philippe
15:30
Multi-Orbit Inversion of SMOS Surface Soil Moisture at CATDS Al Bitar, Ahmad
15:50 - 16:10 Coffee Break
 
16:10
Poster Session
N/A
Wednesday 28 Sepetember 2011
Session 2: Soil Moisture - overview, cal&val and science results cont'd - Chairs: Yann Kerr, Jean-Pierre Wigneron, Matthias Drusch
09:00
A Comparison between SMOS and ASCAT Data over France using the ISBA-A-gs Model and the SMOSMANIA Network Parrens, M.
09:20
Global "Characterization of SMOS Level 2 Soil Moisture using Various Evaluation Methods W. Dorigo
09:40
Enhancing Agricultural Forecasting using SMOS Surface Soil Moisture Retrievals Crow, Wade
Session 3: Ocean Salinity: overview, cal&val and science results - Chairs: Jordi Font, Nicolas Reul, Tania Casal, Gary Lagerloef
10:00
Status of Sea Surface Salinity Product provided by SMOS Font, J
10:20
First Sea Surface Salinity Products from SMOS Generated at the Centre Aval de Traitement des Données SMOS Reul, Nicolas
10:40
Sea Surface Salinity and L-band Radiometric Measurements in the Gulf of Biscay : SMOS and CAROLS Martin, A
11:00 - 11:20 Coffee Break
 
11:20
Sea Surface Salinity from SMOS Satellite: Complementarity to in situ Observations Boutin, Jacqueline
11:40
Towards improving SMOS Salinity Retrievals Tenerelli, Joseph
12:00
Sea Surface Roughness and Foam Signature onto SMOS Brightness Temperature and Salinity Yin, Xiaobin
12:20
SMOS Semi-Empirical Ocean forward Model Adjustment Guimbard, Sébastien
12:40
SMOS Brightness Temperature and Salinity over the Ocean: Systematic Errors Gourrion, Jérôme
13:00
Improvements to Global Level 3 SMOS Ocean Salinity Products Banks, Christopher
13:20 - 14:30 Lunch
Session 4: Data Assimilation - Chairs: Matthias Drusch, Patricia de Rosnay
14:30
Towards the Assimilation of SMOS Data at ECMWF Muñoz Sabater, Joaquín
14:50
Soil Moisture Analysis at ECMWF: Evaluation based on Global Ground based in situ Observations Albergel, Clement
15:10
Assimilation of SMOS L-band brightness temperatures. Evaluation over the CanEx-SM10 Observation Period Carrera, Marco
 
15:30
Assimilation of AMSR-E and SMOS Soil Moisture Data Products in NOAA-NCEP Global Forecast System Zhan, Xiwu
15:50 - 16:10 Coffee Break
 
16:10
Poster Session
N/A
Thursday 29 Sepetember 2011
Session 5: Complementary missions and sensors - Chairs: Selma Cherchali, Susanne Mecklenburg
09:00
SMOS/SMAP Synergy for SMAP Level 2 Soil Moisture Algorithm Evaluation Jackson, Thomas
09:20
Simulating Aquarius Ocean Measurements by Resampling SMOS Lagerloef, Gary
09:40
The NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission - Algorithm and Cal/Val Activities and Synergies with SMOS Njkou, Eni
10:00
SMOS NEXT... Steps Kerr, Yann
10:20 - 10:40 Coffee Break
Session 6: Cryosphere and other applications - Chairs: Steven Delwart, Matthias Drusch
10:40
Retrieval of Sea Ice Thickness from SMOS Polarization Information - First Steps Heygster, Georg
11:00
Detection of Soil Freezing and Thawing in Northern Finland Using SMOS Rautiainen, Kimmo
11:20
SMOS Satellite L-band Radiometer: a new Capability for Ocean Surface Remote Sensing in Hurricanes Reul, Nicolas
11:40
SMOS-derived Soil Moisture at 1km Spatial Resolution and first Results of its Application in identifying Fire Outbreaks Piles, M