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    • A downscaling approach for SMOS land observations: evaluation of high-resolution soil moisture maps over the Iberian Peninsula 

      Piles Guillem, Maria; Sanchez, Nilda; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Martinez Fernandez, Jose; Martinez, Justino; González Gambau, Veronica (2014-09-01)
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      The ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission is the first satellite devoted to measure the Earth's surface soil moisture. It has a spatial resolution of similar to 40 km and a 3-day revisit. In this paper, a ...
    • A downscaling approach to combine SMOS multi-angular and full-polarimetric observations with MODIS VIS/IR data into high resolution soil moisture maps 

      Piles Guillem, Maria; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Laguna, Laia; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2012)
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      A downscaling algorithmfor SMOS which combines MODIS Visible/Infrared data and SMOS horizontal brightness temperatures at 42.5◦ incidence angle into high-resolution soil moisture maps has been shown to nicely reproduce ...
    • A new space technology for ocean observation: the SMOS mission 

      Font Ferré, Jordi; Ballabrera Poy, Joaquim; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Durán Martínez, Israel; Emelianov Kolomitski, Mikhail; Enrique González, Luis; Fernández Gallego, Pedro; Gabarró Prats, Carolina; González, Cristina; González, Veronica; Gourrion, J.; Guimbard, S.; Hoareau, N.; Julià, A; Kalaroni, S.; Konstantinidou, Anna; Aretxabaleta, L.; Martínez, Justino; Miranda, Jorge Miguel; Monerris Belda, Alessandra; Montero, Sergio; Mourre, B.; Pablos Hernández, Miriam; Pérez Villar, Fernando; Piles Guillem, Maria; Portabella, M.; Sabia, R.; Salvador, Joaquin; Talone, Marco; Torres Torres, Francisco; Turiel Martínez, Antonio; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Villarino Villarino, Ramón (2012)
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      Capability for sea surface salinity observation was an important gap in ocean remote sensing in the last few decades of the 20th century. New technological developments during the 1990s at the European Space Agency led to ...
    • A sensitivity study of land surface temperature to soil moisture using in-situ and spaceborne observations 

      Pablos Hernández, Miriam; Piles Guillem, Maria; Sanchez, Nilda; Gonzalez Gambau, Verónica; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Martinez Fernandez, Jose (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014)
      Conference report
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      Surface Soil Moisture (SSM) affects the soil surface energy balance and thus affects the Land Surface Temperature (LST), and viceversa. Currently, LST and SSM are remotely sensed using TIR sensors and L-band radiometers, ...
    • A spatially consistent downscaling approach for SMOS using an adaptive window 

      Portal González, Gerard; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Piles de la Fuente, María Pilar; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Chaparro Danon, David; Pablos Hernández, Miriam; Rossato, Luciana (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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      The ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS, 2009-2017) is the first mission using L-band radiometry to monitor the Earth's global surface soil moisture (SM). After more than 7 years in orbit, many studies have ...
    • Airborne GNSS-R, thermal and optical data relationships for soil moisture retrievals 

      Sánchez, Nilda; Alonso Arroyo, Alberto; González Zamora, Ángel; Martinez Fernandez, Jose; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Pablos Hernández, Miriam; Herrero Jimenez, Carlos M. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
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      New remote sensing techniques based on the analysis of the Earth's surface-reflected signal from the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS-Reflectometry, or GNSS-R in short) are emerging. Soil moisture and vegetation ...
    • Altimetry study performed using an airborne GNSS-reflectometer 

      Rodríguez Álvarez, Nereida; Acevo Herrera, René; Aguasca Solé, Alberto; Valencia Domènech, Enric; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Bosch Lluís, Xavier; Ramos Pérez, Isaac (2010)
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      The Global Navigation Satellite Signals Reflections (GNSSR)techniques have been widely used for remote sensing purposes retrieving geophysical parameters over different types of surfaces. Over the ocean, altimetry or sea ...
    • An airborne GNSS-R field experiment over a vineyard for soil moisture estimation and monitoring 

      Alonso Arroyo, Alberto; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Sanchez, Nilda; Pablos Hernández, Miriam; González Zamora, Ángel; Martinez Fernandez, Jose; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Pascual, D. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
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      The Light Airborne Reflectometer for GNSS-R Observations (LARGO) is an airborne instrument designed for measuring the coherent reflectivity from different soils. In this work, an improved version of LARGO has been used in ...
    • An evaluation of soil moisture downscaling techniques using L.Band Airbone observations 

      Piles, María; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Talone, Marco (SARTI (Technological Development Centre of Remote Acquisition and Data processing Systems), 2010-04-13)
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    • Analysis of Correlation and Total Power Radiometer Front-Ends Using Noise Waves 

      Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Torres Torres, Francisco; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Rautiainen, Kimmo; Martín Neira, Manuel; Colliander, Andreas (IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC, 2005-11-30)
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      A complete and systematic noise analysis of radiometer front-ends, including both total power and correlation measurements, is presented. The procedure uses the concepts of noise waves and S-parameters, widely used in ...
    • Analysis of correlation and total power radiometer front-ends using noise waves 

      Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Torres Torres, Francisco; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Rautiainen, Kimmo; Martín Neira, Manuel; Colliander, Andreas (IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC, 2005-11-30)
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      A complete and systematic noise analysis of radiometer front-ends, including both total power and correlation measurements, is presented. The procedure uses the concepts of noise waves and S-parameters, widely used in ...
    • Análisis de antenas de reflector mediante procesado gráfico 

      Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Salazar, C; Rius Casals, Juan Manuel; Cardama Aznar, Ángel (Universidad de Valladolid, 1995)
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      The aim of this article is to show a new technique for calculating the Radiation Pattern of arbitrary geometry reflector antennas. We use the Graphical processing technique developed in this group for Radar Cross Section ...
    • Aplicación de algortimos gráfico de iluminación global al cálculo de interacción electromagnética entre superficies metálicas 

      Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Rius Casals, Juan Manuel; Ferrando Bataller, Miquel (Unión Científica Internacional de Radio (URSI), 1990)
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    • Aplicación del modelado geométrico a problemas de difracción electromagnética 

      Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 1994-03-01)
      Doctoral thesis
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      En esta tesis se estudia el problema de modelado geométrico de objetos arbitrarios para aplicaciones de análisis electromagnético. El objetivo principal ha sido el desarrollo de un proceso completo, lo mas general posible, ...
    • Assessment of multi-scale SMOS and SMAP soil moisture products across the Iberian Peninsula 

      Portal González, Gerard; Jagdhuber, Thomas; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Pablos Hernánez, Miriam; Entekhabi, Dara; Piles, María (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-02-01)
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      In the last decade, technological advances led to the launch of two satellite missions dedicated to measure the Earth’s surface soil moisture (SSM): the ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) launched in 2009, and ...
    • Bayesian unsupervised machine learning approach to segment arctic sea ice using SMOS data 

      Herbert, Christoph Josef; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Wellmann, Florian; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena (2021-03-28)
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      Microwave radiometry at L-band is sensitive to sea ice thickness (SIT) up to ~ 60 cm. Current methods to infer SIT depend on ice-physical properties and data provided by the ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) ...
    • Boundary element method applied to polarimetric radiometry of rain events 

      Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Bará Temes, Francisco Javier; Torres Torres, Francisco (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2000)
      Conference report
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    • Brightness-temperature retrival methods in synthetic aperture radiometers 

      Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Torres Torres, Francisco; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena (IEEE, 2009-01)
      Article
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      Bightness-temperature retrieval techniques for synthetic aperture radiometers are reviewed. Three different approaches to combine measured visibility and antenna temperatures, along with instrument characterization ...
    • Calibratin of fully polarimetric radiometers: the LAURA radiometer 

      Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Torres Torres, Francisco; Bará Temes, Francisco Javier (2000)
      Conference report
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    • Calibration methods in large interferometric radiometers devoted to earth observation 

      Torres Torres, Francisco; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Bará Temes, Francisco Javier; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena (VSP, 2000-01)
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      This paper starts with a summary and classification of errors of any kind that corrupt the fundamental measurement performed by an InR (interferometric radiometer), the so-called visibilities. This summary is based on prior ...