Sensitivity of satellite microwave and infrared observations to soil moisture at a global scale: Relationship of satellite observations to in situ soil moisture measurements

@article{Prigent2005SensitivityOS,
  title={Sensitivity of satellite microwave and infrared observations to soil moisture at a global scale: Relationship of satellite observations to in situ soil moisture measurements},
  author={Catherine Prigent and Filipe Aires and William B. Rossow and Alan Robock},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={110},
  pages={1-15}
}
[1] This study presents a systematic and integrated analysis of the sensitivity of the available satellite observations to in situ soil moisture measurements. Although none of these satellites is optimized for land surface characterization, before the launches of the SMOS- and HYDROS-dedicated missions they are the only potential sources of global soil moisture measurements. The satellite observations include passive microwave emissivities, active microwave scatterometer data, and infrared… 

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