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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 »

ESA Living Planet 2015 fellowship: Soil moisture controls on fire emissions

ESA has awarded a Living Planet Postdoc fellowship 2015 to Matthias Forkel. The study called “CCI data for assessing SOil moisture controls on FIre Emissions (CCI4SOFIE)” was submitted by Wouter Dorigo (TU Wien; ESA CCI soil moisture), Matthias Forkel (MPI Biogeochemistry), Guido van der Werf (VU Amsterdam; ESA CCI Fire), and Richard de Jeu (Transmissivity; ESA CCI soil moisture) and will assess the role of soil moisture in controlling fire ignition, spread, and emissions into the atmosphere (e.g. CO2, NOx). Read more »

Advances in the Validation and Application of Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture - Special issue in JAG

The user uptake of the CCI Soil Moisture ECV data set is reflected in the overwhelming response to 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 Geoinformations, edited by two CCI science team members, Richard de Jeu and Wouter Dorigo.

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