August 2, 2016

Publications

Communications

  • Bermudo, Venet, Ledu, Landiech, Kerr, Barre, April 2005:
    SMOS: An L-band interferometric radiometer mission
    5th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation Berlin.

  • Moulin, Hahne, 2003:
    Implementation of the Soil Moisture and Ocean Saliniity Variables by the Space SMOS Mission
    54th IAF Congress 2003 Bremen Germany.

  • Kerr, Waldteufel, Wigneron, Font, Berger, 2003:
    The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity Mission
    IGAARS 2003, Toulouse.

Publications

400 papers had been published by June 2012. Here is a small sub-selection to know more about SMOS.

On the mission itself and rationale for the mission

    Requirements

    • Y. H. Kerr, A. Chanzy, J. P. Wigneron, T. J. Schmugge, and L. Laguerre, 1995:
      Requirements for assessing soil moisture from space in arid and semi arid areas
      in Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) Measurement Requirements and Radiometer Techniques, vol. ESA WPP-87, N. ESA, Pays-Bas, Ed., 1995, pp. 15-33.

    • Y. H. Kerr and T. J. Jackson, 1995:
      Working Group report on Soil Moisture
      in Passive Microwave Remote Sensing of Land-Atmosphere Interactions, B. J. Choudhury, Y. H. Kerr, E. G. Njoku, and P. Pampaloni, Eds.: VSP, 1995, pp. 661-667.

      The proposal itself

      • 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 and Concept

        • Y. H. Kerr, P. Waldteufel, J. P. Wigneron, J. M. Martinuzzi, B. Lazard, J. M. Goutoule, and A. Lannes, 2000:
          The soil moisture and ocean salinity (smos) mission An overview
          P. P. S. Paloscia, Ed.: VSP, 2000, pp. 467-475.

        • P. Waldteufel, E. Anterrieu, J. M. Goutoule, and Y. H. Kerr, 2000:
          Field of view characteristics of a 2-D interferometric antenna, as illustrated by the MIRAS/SMOS L-band concept
          P. P. S. Paloscia, Ed.: VSP, 2000, pp. 477-483.

        • P. Silvestrin, M. Berger, Y. H. Kerr, and J. Font, 2001:
          ESA's Second Earth Explorer Opportunity Mission: The soil Moisture and Ocean salinity Mission - SMOS
          IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Newsletter, pp. 11-14, 2001.

        • 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).

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

        • Kerr, Y. H., P. Waldteufel, J. P. Wigneron, S. Delwart, F. Cabot, J. Boutin, M. J. Escorihuela, J. Font, N. Reul, C. Gruhier, S. E. Juglea, M. R. Drinkwater, A. Hahne, M. Martin-Neira and S. Mecklenburg (2010).
          "The SMOS Mission: New Tool for Monitoring Key Elements of the Global Water Cycle."
          Proceedings of the Ieee 98(5): 666-687.

        On the retrieval algorithms

        • 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.

          Soil Moisture Calibration Validation

          • 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.

            Ground Campaigns

            • 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.

            • 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.

            • 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.

              Theory

              • 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.

              • B. J. Choudhury, Y. H. Kerr, E. G. Njoku, and P. Pampaloni, 1995:
                Passive Microwave Remote Sensing of Land-Atmosphere Interactions
                VSP, 1995.

              • Y. H. Kerr and J. P. Wigneron, 1995:
                Vegetation models and observations: A review
                in Passive Microwave Remote Sensing of Land-Atmosphere Interactions, B. J. Choudhury, Y. H. Kerr, E. G. Njoku, and P. Pampaloni, Eds.: VSP, The Netherlands, 1995, pp. 317-344.

              • J.-P. Wigneron, Y. Kerr, and L. Prévot, 1997:
                Retrieval of Soil and Vegetation Features from Passive Microwave Measurements
                Remote Sensing Reviews, vol. 15, pp. 157-177, 1997.

              • J.-P. Wigneron, A. Chanzy, P. Waldteufel, J. C. Calvet, O. Marloie, J. P. Hanocq, and Y. H. Kerr, 2000:
                Retrieval capabilities of L-Band 2-D interferometric radiometry over land surfaces (SMOS Mission)
                Netherlands: VSP, 2000.

              • J.-P. Wigneron, T. Pellarin, J.-C. Calvet, P. de Rosnay, K. Saleh, and Y. Kerr, 2005:
                L-MEB: A simple model at L-band for the continental areas - Application to the simulation of a half-degree resolution and global scale data set
                in Radiative Transfer Models for Microwave Radiometry, C. Mätzler, Ed. Stevenage, UK: Institution of Electrical Engineers, 2005.

              • 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."
                  eophysical 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.

                  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.

                    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.

                      RFI Detection

                      • Oliva, R.
                        Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50(5): 1427-1439.

                      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.

                            Scientific Use


                            Overall Presentations

                            • J. Font, Y. Kerr, and M. Berger, 2000:
                              Measuring Ocean Salinity from Space: the European Space Agency's SMOS Mission
                              in Backscatter, vol. 11, 2000, pp. 17-19.

                            • Y. H. Kerr, J. Font, P. Waldteufel, and M. Berger, 2000:
                              The Soil Moisture and Ocean salinity Mission:SMOS
                              in Earth Observation Quarterly, 2000, pp. 18-26.