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These guidelines include complete descriptions of the fonts, spacing, and related information for producing your abstracts. it is suggested to follow them and if you have any questions, direct them to Conference Management Services: Phone +1-979-It is now well understood that soil moisture and sea surface salinity are required to improve meteorological and(More)
This satellite mission will use new algorithms to try to forecast weather and estimate climate change from satellite measurements of the Earth's surface. ABSTRACT | It is now well understood that data on soil moisture and sea surface salinity (SSS) are required to improve meteorological and climate predictions. These two quantities are not yet available(More)
the 1400–1427 MHz protected band. This wavelength penetrates well through the atmosphere, and hence the instrument probes the earth surface emissivity. Surface emissivity can then be related to the moisture content in the first few centimeters of soil, and, after some surface roughness and temperature corrections, to the sea surface salinity over ocean. The(More)
Global temporal composites of surface reflectances are among the most commonly used products of wide field-of-view satellite-borne instruments such as the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR), the MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and VEGETATION. The multi-temporal and spatial consistencies of these composites are key(More)
Current vegetation indices are normally computed with directional spectral reflectances and are subjected to many external perturbations such as soil background variations, atmospheric conditions, geometric registration, and especially sensor viewing geometry. Subsequent use of these indices to estimate vegetation amounts would result in substantial(More)
1. Abstract • SMOS Mission • Soil moisture and ocean surface salinity are of significant importance to improve meteorological and climate prediction • The SMOS mission monitor these quantities, by measuring the brightness temperature by means of L-band aperture synthesis interferometry • Despite the L-band being reserved for Earth and space exploration,(More)