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New publication on the state-of-the art and future directions of soil moisture monitoring

A new publication shows how ESA CCI Soil Moisture improves Earth system understanding, highlighting state-of-the art and future directions.

 Highlights are:

•State-of-the-art of the ESA CCI soil moisture (ESA CCI SM) product specifications

•A comprehensive assessment of the ESA CCI SM error characteristics

•A unique synthesis of studies using ESA CCI SM to improve Earth system understanding.

•Identification of future algorithmic and programmatic priorities Read more »

Call for abstracts: ESA CCI Soil Moisture User Workshop and 4th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop

The ESA CCI Soil Moisture team is keen on your feedback to constantly improve the data set and also see its various applications. Thus, we invite you to participate to our upcoming workshops in 2017. Read more »

ESA CCI SM v03.2 - Updated and extended global soil moisture dataset released

The ESA CCI Soil Moisture team is pleased to announce the update of the most comprehensive global time series of satellite based soil moisture. Read more »

A recent PhD thesis at ETH Zurich adresses important research questions

Congratulations to Nadine Nicolai-Shaw from ETH Zurich on her successful PhD thesis defense on August 26th, 2016. In her thesis "Climate research applications of remote-sensing based soil moisture: spatial representativeness, predictability and drought response" the ESA CCI soil moisture dataset plays a central role. Read more »

CCI Soil Moisture featured in BAMS State of the Climate in 2015 report

State of the climate in 2015

The CCI Soil Moisture team is proud to announce that a an overview of recent and historical  global CCI soil moisture conditions were published in the State of the Climate Report, the authoritative annual summary of the global climate published as a supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Read more »

User workshop and 4th progress meeting held in Noordwijk

User workshop participants

A Soil Moisture User workshop was held from 28th to 29th April 2016 at the premises of ESA ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, following a two day progress meeting of the CCI Soil Moisture team (PM 4). Read more »

Special Issue on Satellite Soil Moisture and ESA CCI SM published in JAG

CCI Soil Moisture team members Wouter Dorigo and Richard de Jeu have been guest editor of a special issue on “The advances in the validation and application of remotely sensed soil moisture” in the International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation (IF 3.5). The aim of this special issue is to give a comprehensive state-of-the-art on the potential and limitations of various new satellite products, in particular with respect to the various application fields. The ESA CCI Soil Moisture dataset plays a central role in many of the publications. Read more »

Call for Abstracts: 3rd Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop

Register now for the 3rd Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop, New York, NY

Date: September 21, 2016 - September 22, 2016

Location: New York City, NY (Hotel TBD)

Adding value to soil moisture information for climate studies

As part of ESA CCI soil moisture activities, the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) funded the International Team „Adding value to soil moisture information for climate studies“, led by William Lahoz (NILU). One of the goals of the team was to strengthen links between the ESA CCI Soil Moisture community, other land surface ESA CCIs, and the carbon cycle community. The International Team had its second and last meeting in November 2015. Read more »

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