Minimize Soil Moisture Retrieval Performances

Soil Moisture retrieval performances are presented in the figures and videos collection available here below.

 

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Evolution of number of successful retrieval of the surface dielectric constant per retrieval case for ascending orbit direction since June 2010. For cases: Soil and Forest cover soil moisture parameter is also successfully retrieved. For all others retrieval cases additional parameters like optical depth or surface roughness, surface temperature might be retrieved.

 

Evolution of number of successful retrieval of the surface dielectric constant per retrieval case for descending orbit direction since June 2010. For cases: Soil and Forest cover soil moisture parameter is also successfully retrieved. For all others retrieval cases additional parameters like optical depth or surface roughness, surface temperature might be retrieved.

 

Evolution of percentage of successful retrieval of the surface dielectric constant per retrieval case for ascending orbit direction since June 2010. For cases: Soil and Forest cover soil moisture parameter is also successfully retrieved. For all others retrieval cases additional parameters like optical depth or surface roughness, surface temperature might be retrieved.

 

Evolution of percentage of successful retrieval of the surface dielectric constant per retrieval case for descending orbit direction since June 2010. For cases: Soil and Forest cover soil moisture parameter is also successfully retrieved. For all others retrieval cases additional parameters like optical depth or surface roughness, surface temperature might be retrieved.

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Soil_Moisture_ASC   Soil_Moisture_DES


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Weekly maps of  soil moisture retrieved from SMOS measurements for ascending orbit direction.  Lack of data in the maps is mainly due to contamination from Radio Frequency  Interference (RFI) or specific surface condition like presence of snow, frozen soil, strong land topography.
Weekly maps of  soil moisture retrieved from SMOS measurements for descending orbit direction.  Lack of data in the maps is mainly due to contamination from Radio Frequency  Interference (RFI) or specific surface condition like presence of snow, frozen soil, strong land topography.