The potential of the COSMOS network to be a source of new soil moisture information for SMOS and SMAP

@article{Hornbuckle2012ThePO,
  title={The potential of the COSMOS network to be a source of new soil moisture information for SMOS and SMAP},
  author={Brian K. Hornbuckle and Samantha Irvin and Trenton Franz and Rafael Rosolem and Chris Zweck},
  journal={2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium},
  year={2012},
  pages={1243-1246}
}
The COSMOS network will eventually consist of several hundred sensors throughout the United States that report kilometer-scale soil water content via measurement of the intensity of neutrons immediately above Earth's surface. We show that COSMOS sensors must be corrected for the effects of growing vegetation. Once this phenomenon is completely understood the COSMOS network could be a useful source of information for the validation of both soil moisture and vegetation products obtained from… CONTINUE READING