What’s next?

Category : Data, Satellite

Dear reader of this blog.

As you are well aware SMOS and SMAP (and Aquarius for that matter) are delivering excellent data, demonstrating every day the usefulness and uniqueness of L Band data for monitoring certain facets of our planet. Moreover, many operational or pre-operational applications are emerging. The sad thing is that our dear satellites are like us, they don’t get younger with time. … and no follow on L Band radiometers are currently decided. We are thus facing a severe data gap if a follow-on is not very soon set up.

Actually the situation is getting somewhat critical and i am convinced we should get moving quite soon on this critical issue.

I thought that we could use this forum to highlight the areas the expression of needs for L band radiometry. If you have interesting elements let me know!

In the mean time see 6 years of global soil moisture as prepared by Ali Mahmoodi with 6 years of  SMOS data.anim-sm-6y

Monthly evolution of soil moisture for teh first 6 years of SMOS (2010-2015)

Happy New Year!!

Category : CATDS, Data, L2, Non classé, Satellite

The SMOS team wishes you all a very Happy, Healthy and Peaceful Year 2016!

Let it be full of good L band radiometer data as well !!

We are also pleased to announce that the reprocessing of the 6 years of SMOS data is quasi completed and is currently being checked. So more about the official release very soon together with new results!

All the best from the SMOS team

SMOS, SMAP, AMSR-2 .. and Colleagues!

Category : Data, Satellite

Michel Dejus from CNES tells us that the three hurricanes monitored by SMOS, AMSR-2 and SMAP (see post  on 05/10/2015) were also detected and seen by Megha-Tropiques though the Channel 5 of its SAPHIR instrument (level 1A2) …. as seen on the orbit below!

Cyclones pacifique aout 2015

Where the three hurricanes are quite visible as well as visible on this zoom below/ Megha-Tropiques is a joint mission between CNES and ISRO.

Saphir 3 Cyclones

Reminder! MicroRad is around the corner

Category : Data, Satellite, ground measurements

We kindly remind you that the abstract deadline of MicroRad 2016 is October 15, 2015.

The 14th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad 2016) will take place on Aalto University Campus in Espoo, Finland, on April 11-14, 2016. Previously the meeting has been organized alternately in Italy and the United States.

MicroRad 2016 is sponsored by the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), International Union of Radio Science (URSI), the Center for Microwave Remote Sensing (CeTeM) and Aalto University.

Proceedings from the MicroRad conference will be archived by IEEE in IEEE Xplore, with an IEEE special issue/section planned for the Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (JSTARS).

We are currently accepting abstract submissions through the conference website which can be accessed with the following link:
http://www.microrad2016.org/Papers.asp

Please follow the abstract submission guidelines which can be found here:
http://www.microrad2016.org/AuthorGuidelines.asp

General information about MicroRad 2016 can be found at the conference website:
http://www.microrad2016.org/

We look forward to seeing you in Espoo in April.

Regards,

Martti Hallikainen, General Chair
Aalto University, Espoo

Jaan Praks, Technical Chair
Aalto University, Espoo

download wordpress themes