The CoSMOS L-band experiment in Southeast Australia

K. Saleh, Y.H. Kerr, G. Boulet, P. Maisongrande, P. de Rosnay, D. Floricioiu, M.J. Escorihuela, J.-P. Wigneron, A. Cano, E. Lopez-Baeza, J.P. Grant, Jan E. Balling, N. Skou, M. Berger, S. Delwart, P. Wursteisen, R. Panciera, J.P. Walker

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The CoSMOS (Campaign for validating the Operation of the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission) campaign was conducted during November of 2005 in the Goulburn River Catchment, in SE Australia. The main objective of CoSMOS was to obtain a series of L-band measurements from the air in order to validate the L-band emission model that will be used by the SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) ground segment processor. In addition, the campaign was designed to investigate open questions including the sun-glint effect over land, the application of polarimetric measurements over land, and to clarify the importance of dew and interception for soil moisture retrievals. This paper summarises the campaign activities, and presents progress on the analysis of the CoSMOS data set.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Publication date2007
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 23 Jul 200728 Jul 2007


Conference2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
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