6th  SMOS Workshop

Agenda

May 15-17, 2006
TUD Lyngdby


Monday May 15th

  Introduction (Chair: N. Skou)    
8:30
 
Welcome and logistics  
Niels Skou
8:45
 
Introduction and aim of the workshop, approval of agenda 
Y. Kerr
  Status of the project (Chair: A. Hahne)    
  Aim: Give an overall view of the current status of the project (the “big picture”). After an overall presentation of the project the status of the ground segments will be presented.    
9:15   SMOS activities A. Hahne paper   
9:45   The ground segment activities  N. Wright paper   
10:05    Level 0-1  M. Zundo paper        
10:25   Level 2 SM and OS  S. Delwart paper   
10:45   Coffee Break     
11:00    CATDS : SMOS levels 3 and 4 ground segment R. Moreno paper    
11:20     Campaigns (what is currently underway-first data) P. Wursteisen paper       
11:40     Discussion     All  
    An occasion to ask for clarifications, discuss ins and outs    
12:00   Lunch    
13:00    Instrument and external calibration M. Brown paper     
13:30    Level 1 products A.Guttierez paper          
13:50    Level 2 SM   A. Mahmoodi    paper       
  Session 1: Instrument calibration and products (Chair: M. Berger)    
  Aim: summary of what is planned: The audience should come out knowing what will be the calibration approach, the products and what will be done to get them.    
14:10    Level 2 OS F. Petitcolin paper    
14:30   “The scene dependent bias” where are we
to see the animations :   SMOSBiasHF1 SMOSBiasHF2 SMOSBiasHF3  (avi data - 2 Mo each))
E. Anterrieu paper    
15:00     Discussion   All  
    have a look    
    A forum to make sure everyone understands what is in the different levels and where to find what they need.    
15:30  …   Coffee Break and    
  Posters session 1         (Chair: P. Van Oevelen )This poster session is devoted to the topics 1,2 and 3
    An alternative approach to derive Surface Temperature profiles for SMOS. Holmes    poster
    The algorithmic approach to compute SMOS sea surface salinity L2 products Font  poster
    Progress in remote sensing of soil moisture: An evaluation of current operational soil moisture products Naeimi    poster
    Multiscale validation of SMOS brightness temperature and products over West Africa. De Rosnay    poster
    Evaluation of Antarctic and TropicalForest sites for Calibration and Cross-Calibration of Spaceborne L-band Radiometers Kim   
    Soil Moisture Characterisation at the Valencia Anchor Station Lopez-Baeza    
    Temporal and spatial Salinity Variations in the GINSea Dransfeld   poster
18:15   Ice Breaker    
19:00    Adjourn    
         
 

Tuesday May 16th  


  Session 2: Cal/Val Activities (Chair: E. Kim)    
  Aim summary of the planned cal val activities so as to identify gaps and how to fill them as well as introducing to all what is intended    
8:30   AO Summary and main points (Avila summary) S. Delwart paper
9:00   The Aquarius approach   D. leVine paper
9:30   ARGO upper salinity measurements: perspectives for L-band radiometers calibration and retrieved sea surface salinity validation J. Boutin paper
9:50   Estimating an empirical SMOS forward model and its co-variance by the use of Neural Networks  M. Crépon paper
10:10   Validation and application of SMOS data in Canadian waters J Gower paper
10:30   Assessment of instrument stability and calibration by using extended targets: Antarctic plateau (Dome-C) and forests.
to see the animations : 06GHz and 37GHz (avi data - 600 Ko each))
G. Macelloni paper
         
10:50   Coffee break    
11:10   Ground based validation of SMOS soil moisture in the U.S T. Jackson paper
11:30   Microwave radiometric characteristics of the TakelimganSandDesert and its implication to SMOS vicarious calibration  WG. Zhang paper
11:50   Discussion    
12:15   Lunch    
  Sessions 3:     Physics of measurements (Chair: J. Font):    
  Aim: state of the art in forward modelling and agreeing on consolidated forward models    
13:15   Summary of activities at ESA (studies) M. Berger paper
13:40   Impact of the forward scattering of galactic and solar radiations from the rough sea surface  on sss remote sensing
to see the animations : cs and orb (avi data - 6 Mo each ! )
N Reul paper
14:00   Air-sea temperature difference affecting ocean salinity measurement A.     Shibata paper
14:20   Estimates of surface soil moisture under wet grass using L-band radiometry K. Saleh paper
14:40   Recent studies of forest emission at L band, in view of SMOS P. Ferrazzoli paper
15:00   The Mediterranean Ecosystem L-Band characterisation EXperiment (MELBEX) over natural shrubs K. Saleh paper
    see : SMOS MLST versus latitude    
   

 

Presentation of SMOS tools :
SMOS Retrieval Software ( Sonia Zine - LOCEAN/IPSL)
SEPS ( Carlos Garcia Sacristan - EADS-CASA Espacio
ESOV / EE CFI ( Berthyl Duesmann - ESA/ESTEC)
   
15:40   Discussion    
15:00   Coffee Break and    
  Poster Session 2 (Chair: B. Duesman) Should include software demos an cover topic 4    
    Software demos (ACRI SRS, UPC SEPS, Data viewer, ….)    
    Accounting for wet snow in L-band passive microwave retrievals Tribbeck poster
    issues about retrieving sea surface salinity in coastal areas from SMOS data Zine poster
    Thermal properties of soil – measurements and modelling Marczewski poster
    The effects of scene heterogeneity on soil moisture retrievals from multiple-angle passive microwave sensors Davenport  
    Diurnal variations of the radiometric signal of a natural fallow at L-Band Escorihuela poster
    Spatial distribution mof moisture and heat in soil determined by ground and satellite measurements   Skierucha poster
17:30   Adjourn to go to the TivoliGardens    
20:00   Conference Dinner in the TivoliGardens    
         


Wednesday May 17th

  Sessions 4:     Towards SMOS Science Exploitation (Chair: P. Waldteufel)    
  Aim: discuss what are the end users requirements and expectations and what could be done to satisfy them in the near and mid term      
8:30   Towards a ground soil moisture network?  P. Van Oevelen paper
8:50   Analysis of different synergy schemes to improve SMOS soil moisture accuracy or spatial resolution A. Chanzy paper
9:10   Towards 1km Root Zone Soil Moisture from SMOS: The National Airborne Field Experiments J. Walker paper
9:30    Towards the study of the impact of SMOS data on an ocean circulation model B.     Mourre paper
9:50   Introductive talk to RFI issues  N. Skou, Y.Kerr paper(1)paper(2)
10:05   more info on SRS (demo)   S. Zine paper
10:10   Discussion    
10:30   Coffee break    
  Poster Session  3 (Chair: F. Bermudo) topics 5,6,7    
    Combined Airborne Radio-instruments for Ocean and  Land Studies (CAROLS) Zribi  poster
    Campaign coSMOS-2: Supporting measurements of soil moisture, LAI, NDVI and TIR Lopez Baeza  
    Influence of surface heterogeneity on L-band (1.4 GHz) measurements at various spatial resolutions; some preliminary results of the CoSMOS/NAFE’05 field campaign Grant  poster
    Retrieving the Ocean Salinity from SMOS observations by the use of Neural Networks Ammar  poster
    Soil moisture estimation through assimilation of L-band brightness temperature data using ensemble techniques Dunne poster
    The carbon observatory of Geoland: results and prospects Calvet poster
12:00   Lunch    
  Session 5: Ways forward (Chair: Y. Kerr)    
  Aim: analyse- in view of what was presented and what is requested way s forward    
13:00   Latest Developments of the HUT 2-D Instrument    M. Hallikainen paper
13:30    Initializing numerical weather prediction models with satellite derived surface soil moisture: Data assimilation experiments with ECMWF's Integrated Forecast System M Drusch  paper
14:00   Observing Regional Salinity Signals of Major Rivers: Exploring Aquarius and SMOS Resolution Limits     D. Burrage paper
14:20   Extraction of L-band sea surface roughness using GNSS signals within the CoSMOS-OS campaign E. Cardellach paper
15:00   Discussion followed by wrap up session lessons learned and summary of action items   Y. Kerr paper
16:30-17:00   Coffee break and farewell    
                                                                   

 

Participant List as of May 14th 2006

Name Company Country
Ammar, A CLS FRANCE
Anterrieu, E. CNRS FRANCE
Balling, J. Technical University of Denmark DENMARK
Benveniste, J. ESA/ESTEC ITALY
Berger, M. ESA/ESTEC NETHERLANDS
Bermudo, F CNES FRANCE
Boutin, J. CNRS FRANCE
Brockman C. Brockman consult GERMANY
Burrage, D. Naval Research Lab UNITED STATES
Cabot, F. CNES/CESBIO FRANCE
Calvet, J.-C. METEO-FRANCE FRANCE
Camps, Adriano Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya SPAIN
Cano Abellán, A. University of Valencia SPAIN
Cardellach, E. Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC) SPAIN
Casas, J. Mier Comunicaciones S.A. SPAIN
Chanzy, A. INRA-CSE FRANCE
Closa Soteras, J. EADS-CASA/ Altamira Information SPAIN
Crapolicchio, R. Serco spa ITALY
Crepon, M. UPMC/CNRS FRANCE
Cullen, R ESA/ESTEC NETHERLANDS
Davenport, I The University of Reading UNITED KINGDOM
Delwart, S.M. ESA/ESTEC NETHERLANDS
Dransfeld, S. Institut für Meereskunde GERMANY
Drusch, M. ECMWF UNITED KINGDOM
Duesmann, B. ESA / ESTEC NETHERLANDS
Dunne, S.C. NERC- ESSC UNITED KINGDOM
Escorihuela, M.J. CESBIO FRANCE
Ferrazzoli, P Tor Vergata University ITALY
Font, J. ICM - CSIC SPAIN
Garcia Sacristan, C EADS-CASA Espacio SPAIN
Gommenginger, C. National Oceanography Centre, Southampton UNITED KINGDOM
Gourrion, JG IFREMER FRANCE
Gower, J. Institute of Ocean Sciences CANADA
Grant, J. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam NETHERLANDS
Gutiérrez, A. Deimos Engenharia PORTUGAL
Hallikainen, M. Helsinki University of Technology FINLAND
Hahne, A. ESA-ESTEC NETHERLANDS
Hauser, D. CNRS FRANCE
Holmes, T. VU Amsterdam NETHERLANDS
Jackson, T USDA UNITED STATES
Kerr, Y. CESBIO FRANCE
Kim, E NASA UNITED STATES
Kristensen, S. S. Technical University of Denmark DENMARK
Labroue, S. CLS FRANCE
Lacava, T. IMAA-CNR ITALY
Le Traon, P.Y. IFREMER FRANCE
Le Vine, D NASA/GSFC UNITED STATES
Macelloni, G. CNR-IFAC ITALY
Mahmoodi, A Array Systems Computing Inc CANADA
Marczewski, W. Space Research Centre POLAND
Martinez, C. Facultad de Ciencias URUGUAY
Martin-Neira, M. ESA/ESTEC NETHERLANDS
Mauri, E. OGS ITALY
McGuire, J. Integrated Program Office/NASA UNITED STATES
Millán-Scheiding, C. University of Valencia/CSIC SPAIN
Moreno, R. CNES FRANCE
Moufaddal, W. M. NIOF EGYPT
Mourre, B. ICM - CSIC SPAIN
Naeimi, V. Vienna University of Technology AUSTRIA
Njoku, E. Jet Propulsion Laboratory UNITED STATES
Peichl, M. DLR GERMANY
Obligis, E. CLS FRANCE
Perez, T. Compania Industrial Monte Paz S.A. URUGUAY
Petitcolin, F. ACRI-ST FRANCE
Pinol Sole, M. GMV SPAIN
Pinori, S. SERCO ITALY
Poulain, P.-M. OGS ITALY
Reul, Nicolas IFREMER FRANCE
Richaume, P CNRS FRANCE
Rius, A. IEEC-IC SPAIN
Sabia, R. UPC SPAIN
Saleh, K INRA FRANCE
Shibata, A. EORC/JAXA JAPAN
Skierucha, W. Polish Academy of Sciences POLAND
Skou, N Technical University of Denmark DENMARK
Soebjaerg, S. Technical University of Denmark DENMARK
Talone, M. ICM - CSIC SPAIN
Tenerelli, Joe Ifremer FRANCE
Thiria, S UMPC/CNRS/IPSL FRANCE
Tribbeck, MJ University of Reading UNITED KINGDOM
van Oevelen, P. ESA/ESTEC NETHERLANDS
Venet, M. CNES FRANCE
Vergely, J-L. ACRI-ST FRANCE
Waldteufel, P CNRS/IPSL FRANCE
Walker, J University of Melbourne AUSTRALIA
Wesson, J. US Naval Research Lab UNITED STATES
Wright, N ESA/ESRIN ITALY
Wursteisen, P. ESA-ESTEC NETHERLANDS
Zhang, W.G. CSSAR CHINA
Zine, S. LOCEAN/IPSL FRANCE
Zribi, M. CETP/CNRS FRANCE
Zundo, M. ESA/ESTEC NETHERLANDS