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  • 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)
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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, ...
  • Geolocalizing SMOS RFI sources on the densely populated East Asia 

    Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Gonzalez Gambau, Verónica (2015)
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    In the SMOS measurements, the negative effect of RadioFrequency Interference (RFI) is clearly present, deteriorating the Brightness Temperature (BT) images. RFI sources have to be monitored and accurately geolocated in ...
  • 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 ...
  • Impact of the local oscillator calibration rate on the SMOS measurements and retrieved salinities 

    Gabarró Prats, Carolina; Gonzalez Gambau, Verónica; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Torres Torres, Francisco (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013-09-02)
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    The local oscillators (LOs) of the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission payload are used to shift the operating frequency of the 72 receivers to an optimal intermediate frequency needed for the signal processing. ...
  • Improved MUSIC-based SMOS RFI source detection and geolocation algorithm 

    Hyuk, Park; Gonzalez Gambau, Verónica; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016-03-01)
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    The European Space Agency's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission has been providing L-band brightness temperature (BT) using its instrument, the Microwave Imaging Radiometer using Aperture Synthesis. In the ...
  • 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)
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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 ...
  • Latitudinal and seasonal SMOS amplitude calibration assessment 

    Gonzalez Gambau, Verónica; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Torres Torres, Francisco; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Turiel, Antonio (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014)
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    The consistency of MIRAS amplitude calibration along the mission is a key issue to ensure a stable and accurate long-term dataset of ESA's SMOS soil moisture and ocean salinity data. Recent studies have revealed latitudinal ...
  • Nodal sampling: a new image reconstruction algorithm for SMOS 

    Gonzalez Gambau, Verónica; Turiel, Antonio; Olmedo Casal, Estrella; Martinez, Justino; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016-04-01)
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    Soil moisture and ocean salinity (SMOS) brightness temperature (TB) images and calibrated visibilities are related by the so-called G -matrix. Due to the incomplete sampling at some spatial frequencies, sharp transitions ...
  • On the synergy of SMOS and Terra/Aqua MODIS: high resolution soil moisture maps in near real-time 

    Piles Guillem, Maria; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Sanchez, Nilda; Martinez Fernandez, Jose; Martinez, Justino; Gonzalez Gambau, Verónica; Riera, R. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013)
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    An innovative downscaling approach to obtain fine-scale soil moisture estimates from 40 km SMOS observations has been developed. It optimally blends SMOS multi-angular and full-polarimetric information with MODIS visible/data ...