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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Earth remote sensing with SMOS, Aquarius and SMAP missions 

      Pablos Hernández, Miriam (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2016-10-03)
      Doctoral thesis
      Open Access
      The first three of a series of new generation satellites operating at L-band microwave frequencies have been launch in the last decade. L-band is particularly sensitive to the presence of water content in the scene under ...
    • Ice thickness effects on Aquarius brightness temperatures over Antarctica 

      Pablos Hernández, Miriam; Piles Guillem, Maria; Gonzalez Gambau, Verónica; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena (2015-04-01)
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      The Dome-C region, in the East Antarctic Plateau, is regarded as an ideal natural laboratory for calibration/validation of space-borne microwave radiometers. At L-band, the thermal stability of this region has been confirmed ...
    • Influence of ice thickness on SMOS and Aquarius brightness temperature over Antarctica 

      Pablos Hernández, Miriam; Piles Guillem, Maria; Gonzalez Gambau, Verónica; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
      Conference report
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      The Dome-C region, in the East Antarctic Plateau, has been used for calibration/validation of satellite microwave radiometers since the 1970's. However, its use as an independent external target has been recently questioned ...
    • Inter-comparison of SMOS and aquarius brightness temperatures at L-band over selected targets 

      Pablos Hernández, Miriam; Piles Guillem, Maria; González Gambau, Veronica; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013)
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      The spectral window at L-band (1.400 - 1.427 GHz) is reserved for passive microwave remote sensing. This band is well-suited to retrieve soil moisture and ocean salinity due to emissivity of soil and seawater decreases ...
    • MIRAS calibration and performance: results from the SMOS in-orbit commissioning phase 

      Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Torres Torres, Francisco; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; González Gambau, Veronica; Pablos Hernández, Miriam; Durán Martínez, Israel; Martín Neira, Manuel (IEEE Press. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2011-09)
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      After the successful launching of the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellite in November 2009, continuous streams of data started to be regularly downloaded and made available to be processed. The first six months of ...
    • Multisensor experiments over vineyard: new challenges for the GNSS-R technique 

      Sanchez, Nilda; Alonso Arroyo, Alberto; Martinez Fernandez, Jose; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Gonzalez Zamora, Angel; Pablos Hernández, Miriam; Herrero Jimenez, Carlos M.; Gumuzzio, Angela (2015)
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      An airborne campaign was performed during August, 2014 in an agricultural area in the Duero basin (Spain) in order to appraise the synergy between very different sources of Earth Observation imagery, and very different ...
    • Radiometric and spatial resolution constraints in millimeter-mave close-range passive screener systems 

      Nova, Enrique; Romeu Robert, Jordi; Torres Torres, Francisco; Pablos Hernández, Miriam; Riera, Jose Manuel; Broquetas Ibars, Antoni; Jofre Roca, Lluís (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013-04)
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      This paper presents a comparative study of the radiometric sensitivity and spatial resolution of three near-field (NF) passive screener systems: real aperture, 1-D synthetic aperture (SA), and 2-D SA radiometers are compared. ...
    • Sensitivity Analysis of MIRAS/SMOS Instrument Calibration Parameters 

      Pablos Hernández, Miriam (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2010-09)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
      Open Access
      The Final Project has been developed in the framework of the ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission [1], during the development of Pre-Commissioning and Commissioning phases. The first steps of this work ...
    • Sensitivity of Aquarius active and passive measurements temporal covariability to land surface characteristics 

      Piles Guillem, Maria; McColl, Kaighin A.; Entekhabi, Dara; Das, Narendra; Pablos Hernández, Miriam (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015-03-16)
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      Active and passive microwave observations over land are affected by surface characteristics in different ways. L-band radar backscatter and radiometer measurements each have distinct advantages and problematic issues when ...
    • SMOS and aquarius radiometers: inter-comparison over selected targets 

      Pablos Hernández, Miriam; Piles Guillem, Maria; González Gambau, Veronica; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Martinez, Justino (2014-09-01)
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      Passive microwave remote sensing at L-band is considered to be the most suitable technique to measure soil moisture and ocean salinity. These two variables are needed as inputs of predictive models, to improve climate and ...