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Richard de Jeu wins 2012 Boussinesq award


A scientist from the CCI soil moisture project, assistant professor Richard de Jeu of University Amsterdam (VUA), was awarded for his outstanding scientific contributions to hydrological sciences. He gained the Boussinesq award for his development of global soil moisture and evaporation products. Read more »

Members of CCI team co-author article on soil moisture - precipitation feedback in Nature


Where does it rain on a hot day's afternoon? Satellite data prepared by the VU University Amsterdam and the Vienna University of Technology show that soil moisture plays an important role. Through the synergistic use of active and passive microwave sensors the study showed that soil
moisture influences precipitation in a way that is quite different from
what models have predicted so far: convective precipitation is more
likely to occur over drier soils. Read more »

First ECV soil moisture workshop held in Vienna (20. – 21. September 2012)


The 1st workshop on the ECV soil moisture product developed within the CCI soil moisture project took place in Vienna, Austria on the 20th and 21st of September 2012. The workshop was attended by a total of 23 participants from 12 different countries. The main objectives of the workshop were to provide participants with a complete theoretical and hands-on overview on how to access, compare and work with the ECV soil moisture product and to get critical feedback from the users. Read more »

Soil Moisture CCI holds third progress meeting in Vienna (19 September 2012)


The third progress meeting (PM 3) of the Soil Moisture CCI project took place in Vienna, Austria, on 19th of September 2012. The meeting was hosted by the project’s science lead Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien) and was split in a project and a science part. Read more »

New publication about the fusion of active and passive microwave observations

A new scientific publication in the ISPRS Annals discusses on a high-level possible approaches for fusing the individual active and passive satellite data. Read more »

Enormous interest in the 30 years ECV soil moisture data: 130 requests in the first month

ECV soil moisture per GEO societal benefit area.PNG

Since its publication on 18th of June 2012 about 130 users requested the 30 years of ECV soil moisture data and there are about five new requests daily. After a first analysis of user information provided during registration a clear picture of the usage of the ECV soil moisture dataset emerges. Read more »

Scientists from CCI Soil Moisture project contribute to the latest BAMS special issue

The latest Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) includes contributions from researchers active in the CCI Soil Moisture project. From page 30 to 34 they provide an overview of the state of soil moisture for 2011 and explain the ECV merging strategy for active and passive soil moisture data. The report is available for download from the BAMS publication site. Read more »

Thirty Years of Global Soil Moisture Measurements from Space

The CCI Soil Moisture project is proud to announce the public release of the ECV soil moisture data set generated within the WACMOS and CCI Soil Moisture projects. The global soil moisture data set has been generated using active and passive microwave spaceborne instruments and covers the 35 year period from 1978 to 2013.

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Soil Moisture CCI holds second progress meeting in Amsterdam (6 June 2012)


The second progress meeting (PM 2) of the Soil Moisture CCI took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 6th of June 2012. The meeting was organised by the project partner Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA) at the premises of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Read more »

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