Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
E. Haas, R. Kidd, W. Dorigo, D. Chung, R. De Jeu, R. Parinussa, W. Wagner:
"Soil Moisture CCI: Production of the Most Complete and Consistent Global Soil Moisture Data Record";
Talk: ESA Living Planet Symposium 2013,
- 2013-09-13; in: "Proceedings of ESA Living Planet Symposium 2013",
L. Ouwehand (ed.);
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Soil moisture influences hydrological and agricultural processes, runoff generation, drought development and many other processes. It also has an impact on the climate system by controlling land-atmosphere feedbacks. Soil moisture controls evapotranspiration over land, and therefore plays a crucial role in the water, energy, and carbon cycles. In 2010 soil moisture was recognised as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV). ESA`s Programme on Global Monitoring of Essential Climate Variables (ECV), better known as the Climate Change Initiative (CCI), was initiated in 2010 for a period of six years. The CCI Programme aims to contribute to the ECV data bases as required by GCOS (Global Climate Observing System) and other international parties. The CCI Soil Moisture project started in January 2012 with the objective to produce the most complete and most consistent global soil moisture data record based on active and passive microwave sensors. This paper introduces the project and presents some results from the first 18 months of activities.
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