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Generation of the ESA CCI soil moisture product (citation of these papers is compulsory when you use the ESA CCI product)

Liu, Y.Y., Dorigo, W.A., Parinussa, R.M., de Jeu, R.A.M. , Wagner, W., McCabe, M.F., Evans, J.P., van Dijk, A.I.J.M. (2012). Trend-preserving blending of passive and active microwave soil moisture retrievals, Remote Sensing of Environment, 123, 280-297, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2012.03.014.

Liu, Y. Y., Parinussa, R. M., Dorigo, W. A., De Jeu, R. A. M., Wagner, W., van Dijk, A. I. J. M., McCabe, M. F., Evans, J. P. (2011). Developing an improved soil moisture dataset by blending passive and active microwave satellite-based retrievals. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15, 425-436, doi:10.5194/hess-15-425-2011.

Wagner, W., W. Dorigo, R. de Jeu, D. Fernandez, J. Benveniste, E. Haas, M. Ertl (2012) Fusion of active and passive microwave observations to create an Essential Climate Variable data record on soil moisture, ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (ISPRS Annals), Volume I-7, XXII ISPRS Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 25 August-1 September 2012, 315-321.


Special Issue

International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. Volume 45, Part B, Pages 107-244 (March 2016) Advances in the Validation and Application of Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture - Part 1 Edited by Wouter A. Dorigo and Richard A.M. de Jeu.

International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. Volume 48, Pages 1-174 (June 2016) Advances in the Validation and Application of Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture - Part 2 Edited by Wouter A. Dorigo and Richard A.M. de Jeu.


New since 2017

Park, J., Baik, J., Choi, M. (2017) Satellite-based crop coefficient and evapotranspiration using surface soil moisture and vegetation indices in Northeast Asia. CATENA, Volume 156, Pages 305-314, ISSN 0341-8162,

Kolassa, J., Gentine, P., Prigent, C., Aires, F., Alemohammad, S.H. (2017) Soil moisture retrieval from AMSR-E and ASCAT microwave observation synergy. Part 2: Product evaluation. Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 195, Pages 202-217, ISSN 0034-4257,

Cammalleri, C., Vogt, J. V., Bisselink, B., de Roo, A. (2017) Comparing soil moisture anomalies from multiple independent sources over different regions across the globe. Hydrology and Earth System Science Discussion, doi:10.5194/hess-2017-196.

KanthaRao, B. & Rakesh, V. (2017) Observational evidence for the relationship between spring soil moisture and June rainfall over the Indian region. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 704: 1-15, doi:10.1007/s00704-017-2116-7.

Shrivastava, S., Kar, S.C. & Sharma, A.R. (2017) Intraseasonal Variability of Summer Monsoon Rainfall and Droughts over Central India. Pure Appl. Geophys. doi:10.1007/s00024-017-1498-x

Sönegård, E. (2017) Estimating soil moisture from space - A comparison between soil moisture estimates based on satellite retrievals and the E-HYPE model under drought scenarios in France year 2003 and 2011. LUP Student Papers: Division of Water Resources Engineering.

Tobin, K. J., Torres, R., Crow, W. T., Bennett, M. E. (2017) Multi-decadal analysis of root-zone soil moisture applying the exponential filter across CONUS. Hydrology and Earth System Science Discussion, doi:10.5194/hess-2017-118.

Meng, X., Li, R., Luan, L. et al (2017) Detecting hydrological consistency between soil moisture and precipitation and changes of soil moisture in summer over the Tibetan Plateau. Climate Dynamics doi:10.1007/s00382-017-3646-5.

Padhee, S. K., Nikam, B. R., Dutta, S., Aggarwal, S. P. (2017) Using satellite-based soil moisture to detect and monitor spatiotemporal traces of agricultural drought over Bundelkhand region of India. GIScience & Remote Sensing Vol. 54 (2): 144-166,

Huang, M., Carmichael, G. R., Crawford, J. H., Wisthaler, A., Zhan, X., Hain, C. R., Lee, P., Guenther, A. B. (2017) Linkages between land initialization of the NASA-Unified WRF v7 and biogenic isoprene emission estimates during the SEAC4RS and DISCOVER-AQ airborne campaign. Geoscientific Model Development Discussion, doi:10.5194/gmd-2017-13.

Linés, C., Werner, M., Bastiaanssen, W. (2017) The predictability of reported drought events and impacts in the Ebro Basin using six different remote sensing data sets. Hydrology and Earth System Science Discussion, doi:10.5194/hess-2016-671.

Lopez Lopez, P., Sutanudjaja, E., Schellekens, J., Sterk, G., and Bierkens, M. (2017) Calibration of a large-scale hydrological model using satellite-based soil moisture and evapotranspiration products. Hydrology and Earth System Science Discussion, doi:10.5194/hess-2017-16.

Scholze, M., Buchwitz, M., Dorigo, W., Guanter, L., Quegan, S. (2017) Reviews and syntheses: Systematic Earth observations for use in terrestrial carbon cycle data assimilation systems. Biogeosciences Discussion, doi:10.5194/bg-2016-557.