Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

W. Dorigo, A. Gruber, P. van Oevelen, W. Wagner, M. Drusch, S. Mecklenburg, A. Robock, T. Jackson:
"The International Soil Moisture Network - An observational network for soil moisture product validations";
Talk: International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, Sydney (invited); 2011-04-10 - 2011-04-15; in: "33rd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment", 34 (2011), Paper ID TS-52-6 (Ref. 1007), 4 pages.

English abstract:
In situ soil moisture measurements are
invaluable for calibrating and validating land surface
models and satellite-based soil moisture retrievals. On a
worldwide basis the number of meteorological networks
measuring soil moisture is still limited and their data lack
standardization of technique and protocol. In response to
this, the International Soil Moisture Network (ISMN) was
initiated to serve as a centralized data hosting facility where
globally available in situ soil moisture measurements from
operational networks and validation campaigns are
collected, harmonized, and made available to users through
a web interface, while downloads are provided according to
common standards for data and metadata. Currently the
network contains data of 16 networks with more than 400
stations and is rapidly expanding. As the ISMN is fed and
utilized by the scientific community it will become a
valuable resource for validating and improving satellitederived
soil moisture products and studying climate related

Soil moisture, global climate system, validation, data hosting center, quality

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