Publications

General papers summary and rationale
The proposal it self!

  • Kerr, Y. H. (1998). The SMOS Mission: MIRAS on RAMSES. A proposal to the call for Earth Explorer Opportunity Mission. Toulouse (F), CESBIO: 50p.

Mission

  • Kerr, Y. H., P. Waldteufel, J. P. Wigneron, J. M. Martinuzzi, J. Font and M. Berger (2001). « Soil moisture retrieval from space: The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission. » Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 39(8): 1729-1735.
  • Waldteufel, P., J. Boutin and Y. Kerr (2003). « Selecting an optimal configuration for the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity Mission. » Radio Science 38(3).

Rationale

  • Kerr, Y. H. (2007). « Soil moisture from space: Where are we? » Hydrogeology Journal 15(1): 117-120.

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Modelling

  • Kerr, Y. H. and E. G. Njoku (1990). « A Semiempirical Model For Interpreting Microwave Emission From Semiarid Land Surfaces As Seen From Space. » Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 28(3): 384-393.
  • Wigneron, J. P., Y. Kerr, P. Waldteufel, K. Saleh, M. J. Escorihuela, P. Richaume, P. Ferrazzoli, P. de Rosnay, R. Gurney, J. C. Calvet, J. P. Grant, M. Guglielmetti, B. Hornbuckle, C. Matzler, T. Pellarin and M. Schwank (2007). « L-band Microwave Emission of the Biosphere (L-MEB) Model: Description and calibration against experimental data sets over crop fields. » Remote Sensing of Environment 107(4): 639-655.
  • Escorihuela, M. J., Y. H. Kerr, P. de Rosnay, J. P. Wigneron, J. C. Calvet and F. Lemaitre (2007). « Simple model of the bare soil microwave emission at L-band. » Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 45(7): 1978-1987.
  • Wigneron, J. P., A. Chanzy, Y. H. Kerr, H. Lawrence, J. C. Shi, M. J. Escorihuela, V. Mironov, A. Mialon, F. Demontoux, P. de Rosnay and K. Saleh-Contell (2011). « Evaluating an Improved Parameterization of the Soil Emission in L-MEB. » Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 49(4): 1177-1189.
  • Schwank, M., J. P. Wigneron, E. Lopez-Baeza, I. Volksch, C. Matzler and Y. H. Kerr (2012). « L-Band Radiative Properties of Vine Vegetation at the MELBEX III SMOS Cal/Val Site. » Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50(5): 1587-1601.
  • Peischl, S., J. P. Walker, D. Ryu, Y. H. Kerr, R. Panciera and C. Rudiger (2012). « Wheat Canopy Structure and Surface Roughness Effects on Multiangle Observations at L-Band. » Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50(5): 1498-1506.

Probing depth

  • Raju, S., A. Chanzy, J. P. Wigneron, J. C. Calvet, Y. Kerr and L. Laguerre (1995). « Soil-Moisture And Temperature Profile Effects On Microwave Emission At Low-Frequencies. » Remote Sensing of Environment 54(2): 85-97.
  • Holmes, T. R. H., P. de Rosnay, R. de Jeu, R. J. P. Wigneron, Y. Kerr, J. C. Calvet, M. J. Escorihuela, K. Saleh and F. Lemaitre (2006). « A new parameterization of the effective temperature for L band radiometry. » Geophysical Research Letters 33(7).
  • Escorihuela, M. J., A. Chanzy, J. P. Wigneron and Y. H. Kerr (2010). « Effective soil moisture sampling depth of L-band radiometry: A case study. » Remote Sensing of Environment 114(5): 995-1001.

Topography impact

  • Mialon, A., L. Coret, Y. H. Kerr, F. Secherre and J. P. Wigneron (2008). « Flagging the topographic impact on the SMOS signal. » Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 46(3): 689-694.
Technical papers -  retrieval principles
  • Wigneron, J. P., T. Schmugge, A. Chanzy, J. C. Calvet and Y. Kerr (1998). « Use of passive microwave remote sensing to monitor soil moisture. » Agronomie 18(1): 27-43.
  • Wigneron, J. P., P. Waldteufel, A. Chanzy, J. C. Calvet and Y. Kerr (2000). « Two-dimensional microwave interferometer retrieval capabilities over land surfaces (SMOS mission). » Remote Sensing of Environment 73(3): 270-282.
  • Wigneron, J. P., J. C. Calvet, P. De Rosnay, Y. Kerr, P. Waldteufel, K. Saleh, M. J. Escorihuela and A. Kruszewski (2004). « Soil Moisture Retrievals From Biangular L-Band Passive Microwave Observations. » Ieee Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 1(4): 277-281.
  • Saleh, K., Y. H. Kerr, P. Richaume, M. J. Escorihuela, R. Panciera, S. Delwart, G. Boulet, P. Maisongrande, J. P. Walker, P. Wursteisen and J. P. Wigneron (2009). « Soil moisture retrievals at L-band using a two-step inversion approach (COSMOS/NAFE’05 Experiment). » Remote Sensing of Environment 113(6): 1304-1312.
  • Font, J., A. Camps, A. Borges, M. Martin-Neira, J. Boutin, N. Reul, Y. H. Kerr, A. Hahne and S. Mecklenburg (2010). « SMOS: The Challenging Sea Surface Salinity Measurement From Space. » Proceedings of the Ieee 98(5): 649-665.
  • Kerr, Y. H., P. Waldteufel, P. Richaume, J. P. Wigneron, P. Ferrazzoli, A. Mahmoodi, A. Al Bitar, F. Cabot, C. Gruhier, S. E. Juglea, D. Leroux, A. Mialon and S. Delwart (2012). « The SMOS Soil Moisture Retrieval Algorithm. » Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50(5): 1384-1403
  • CAL/VAL papers
  • Gruhier, C., P. de Rosnay, S. Hasenauer, T. Holmes, R. de Jeu, Y. Kerr, E. Mougin, E. Njoku, F. Timouk, W. Wagner and M. Zribi (2010). « Soil moisture active and passive microwave products: intercomparison and evaluation over a Sahelian site. » Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 14(1): 141-156.Ground instruments
  • Al Bitar, A., D. Leroux, Y. H. Kerr, O. Merlin, P. Richaume, A. Sahoo and E. F. Wood (2012). « Evaluation of SMOS Soil Moisture Products Over Continental US Using the SCAN/SNOTEL Network. » Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50(5): 1572-1586.
  • Jackson, T. J., R. Bindlish, M. H. Cosh, T. J. Zhao, P. J. Starks, D. D. Bosch, M. Seyfried, M. S. Moran, D. C. Goodrich, Y. H. Kerr and D. Leroux (2012). « Validation of Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) Soil Moisture Over Watershed Networks in the U.S. » Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50(5): 1530-1543.
  • Albergel, C., P. de Rosnay, C. Gruhier, J. Munoz-Sabater, S. Hasenauer, L. Isaksen, Y. Kerr and W. Wagner (2012). « Evaluation of remotely sensed and modelled soil moisture products using global ground-based in situ observations. » Remote Sensing of Environment 118: 215-226.
  • Bircher, S., J. E. Balling, N. Skou and Y. H. Kerr (2012). « Validation of SMOS Brightness Temperatures During the HOBE Airborne Campaign, Western Denmark. » Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50(5): 1468-1482.

Campaigns

  • de Rosnay, P., J. C. Calvet, Y. Kerr, J. P. Wigneron, F. Lemaitre, M. J. Escorihuela, J. M. Sabater, K. Saleh, J. L. Barrie, G. Bouhours, L. Coret, G. Cherel, G. Dedieu, R. Durbe, N. E. D. Fntz, F. Froissard, J. Hoedjes, A. Kruszewski, F. Lavenu, D. Suquia and P. Waldteufel (2006). « SMOSREX: A long term field campaign experiment for soil moisture and land surface processes remote sensing. » Remote Sensing of Environment 102(3-4): 377-389.
  • Lemaitre, F., J. C. Poussiere, Y. H. Kerr, M. Dejus, R. Durbe, P. de Rosnay and J. C. Calvet (2004). « Design and test of the ground-based L-band radiometer for estimating water in soils (LEWIS). » Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 42(8): 1666-1676.
  • Mialon, A., J. P. Wigneron, P. de Rosnay, M. J. Escorihuela and Y. H. Kerr (2012). « Evaluating the L-MEB Model From Long-Term Microwave Measurements Over a Rough Field, SMOSREX 2006. » Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50(5): 1458-1467.
  • Schwank, M., J. P. Wigneron, E. Lopez-Baeza, I. Volksch, C. Matzler and Y. H. Kerr (2012). « L-Band Radiative Properties of Vine Vegetation at the MELBEX III SMOS Cal/Val Site. » Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50(5): 1587-1601.

Applications

Hurricanes

Reul, N., J. Tenerelli, B. Chapron, D. Vandemark, Y. Quilfen and Y. Kerr (2012). « SMOS satellite L-band radiometer: A new capability for ocean surface remote sensing in hurricanes. » Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 117.

Interception

  • Wigneron, J. P., J. C. Calvet and Y. Kerr (1996). « Monitoring water interception by crop fields from passive microwave observations. » Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 80(2-4): 177-194.

Long time series

  • Pellarin, T., J. P. Wigneron, J. C. Calvet, M. Berger, H. Douville, P. Ferrazzoli, Y. H. Kerr, E. Lopez-Baeza, J. Pulliainen, L. P. Simmonds and P. Waldteufel (2003). « Two-year global simulation of L-band brightness temperatures over land. » Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 41(9): 2135-2139.


Disaggregation

  • Pellenq, J., J. Kalma, G. Boulet, G. M. Saulnier, S. Wooldridge, Y. Kerr and A. Chehbouni (2003). « A disaggregation scheme for soil moisture based on topography and soil depth. » Journal of Hydrology 276(1-4): 112-127.
  • Merlin, O., A. Al Bitar, J. P. Walker and Y. Kerr (2010). « An improved algorithm for disaggregating microwave-derived soil moisture based on red, near-infrared and thermal-infrared data. » Remote Sensing of Environment 114(10): 2305-2316.
  • Merlin, O., C. Rudiger, A. Al Bitar, P. Richaume, J. P. Walker and Y. H. Kerr (2012). « Disaggregation of SMOS Soil Moisture in Southeastern Australia. » Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50(5): 1556-1571.

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