Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

S. Hasenauer, W. Wagner, K. Scipal, V. Naeimi, Z. Bartalis:
"Implementation of near real-time soil moisture products in the SAF network based on Metop ASCAT data";
Talk: EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference, Helsinki; 2006-06-12 - 2006-06-16; in: "Eumetsat Meteorological Satellite Conference 2006, e-Proceedings", (2006), 6 pages.

English abstract:
Soil moisture data are of particular interest for the hydrology, meteorology and agronomy communities. With the establishment of dedicated Satellite Application Facilities (SAF), interested users will have the possibility of obtaining earth observation products on an operational basis. This will be the case for hydrology and water management (H-SAF), numerical weather prediction (NWP SAF) or land surface (LSA SAF) applications. The objective of this paper is to present plans for implementation of near real-time (NRT) soil moisture products for prospective user groups in the Satellite Application Facilities. The raw data will be retrieved from the Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT) flown onboard the three Meteorological Operational (MetOp) satellites, the first of which is scheduled for launch in July 2006. We present the planned processing of Level 2 data (surface soil moisture product in orbit geometry) and give suggestions for future Level 3 data processing (various value-added soil moisture products).

soil moisture, METOP, ASCAT, scatterometer

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Project Head Wolfgang Wagner:
Prozessor für ASCAT Bodenfeuchtigkeitsdaten

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