Minimize SMOS Land Applciations Workshop - Programme

Day 1, Monday 25 February 2013:

10:00 – 12:00            Preparatory meeting of session chairs

12:00 – 14:00            Lunch

14:00 – 14:30            Welcome, objectives and logistics (S. Mecklenburg / Y . Kerr)

 

Session I: Level 2 SM Processor and Retrieval Algorithms (Y. Kerr / S. Delwart).

14:30 – 15:00            SMOS L2 processor developments (P. Richaume / Y. Kerr)

15:00 – 15:30            SMAP L2 / L3 Algorithms and Cal/Val (T. Jackson)

15:30 – 16:00            Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:30           Calibration of the GEOS-5 L-band Microwave Radiative Transfer Model for  
Hydrologic Data Assimilation (R. Reichle)

16:30 – 17:00           Global scale Microwave Emission Models Intercomparison, evaluation and 
bias correction at L-band using SMOS brightness temperature data. 
Applications at ECMWF for Numerical Weather Prediction (P. De Rosnay)

17:00 – 18:00            Discussion

18:00 – 20:00            Poster Session & Ice Breaker

Day 2, Tuesday 26 February 2013:

 

Session II: Cal / Val & SVRT (J-P. Wigneron/ P. Ferrazzoli).

09:15 – 09:30           Address by D/EOP Volker Liebig

09:30 – 10:00           Nearly two years of L-Band radiometry over a mountainous region: 
topography, snow and freezing soil issues (T. Pellarin)

10:00 – 10:30           Calibration of SMOS data in  Antarctica: the DOMEX-3 experiment 
(G. Macelloni)

10:30 – 11:00           Assimilation of SMOS L-band Brightness Temperatures within the Canadian Land 
Data Assimilation System. The CanEX-SM10 experiment (M. Carrera)

11:00 – 11:30           Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:00           SMOS in Australia - From Cal/Val to Applications (C. Ruediger)

12:00 – 12:30           SMOS validation results from the HOBE site, Denmark (S. Bircher)

12:30 – 13:00           SMOS brightness temperature and soil moisture validation in the Rur/Erft 
Catchment, Germany (C. Montzka)

13:00 – 13:30           A neural network soil moisture retrieval scheme based on SMOS observations 
(N. Rodriguez)

13:30 – 14:30           Lunch

 

 

Session II (cont.): Cal / Val & SVRT (J-P. Wigneron/ P. Ferrazzoli)

14:30 – 15:30           Discussion

15:30 – 16:00           Coffee Break

 

Session III: Beyond soil moisture (S. Mecklenburg / M. Drusch).

16:00 – 16:30           Estimate of forest parameters and comparisons with independent 
measurements  (P. Ferrazzoli)  

16:30 – 17:00           Comparing optical depth and MODIS vegetation indices (J. Grant)  

 

 

Day 3, Wednesday 27 February 2013:

 

Session III (cont.): Beyond soil moisture (S. Mecklenburg / M. Drusch).

09:00 – 09:30           Satellite remote sensing of wetland extent and variability at global scale 
(C. Prigent)

09:30 – 10:00           Detection of seasonal soil freezing using SMOS (K. Rautiainen)

10:00 – 10:30           Passive signatures of arctic soils at the microwave L-band (M. Schwank)

10:30 – 11:00           Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:30           Net ecosystem exchange (T. Kaminski)

11:30 – 12:30           Meso-scale soil moisture validation sites on the Eurasia continent (B. Su)

12:30  – 13:30          Discussion               

13:30                       End of workshop

13:30 – 14:30           Lunch

14:30 – 17:00           Drafting of recommendations and summary (all session chairs)