ALMIP simulations coupled to the Community Microwave Emission Model
Simulate C-Band Brightness Temperature, TB, as seen by AMSR
- Range of TB simulated by 12 LSMs
- Validation of surface soil moisture and simulated by LSMs
- Scatter C-band TB simulated by LSMs at a Regional scale
- Repeat simulations at L-band (preparation SMOS)
- Estimate additional information on Soil Moisture expected to be
provided by SMOS compared to AMSR
- Possible use of more than one TB model
Note also that the
SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity)-AMMA cal-val
is now online.
Documents, including the ESA and TOSCA proposals, as well as information on on-going studies
related to the preparation of the SMOS-AMMA cal-val can be found at this link.
Organizers:P. deRosnay, M. Drusch, and G. Balsamo
Collaborations: A. Boone, J.-P. Wigneron, T. Pellarin, and the ALMIP Working group
de Rosnay, P., A. Boone, M. Drusch, T. Pellarin, and T. Holmes, J.-P. Wigneron, and G. Balsamo, 2008:
Modelling approach for remote sensing validation of ALMIP soil moisture products:
The AMMA Land surface Models Inter-comparison Project - Microwave Emission Model (ALMIP-MEM).
de Rosnay P., et al., 2008: Microwave and Land surface modellling evaluation against AMSR-E data over West Africa (ALMIP-MEM),
ESA-ECMWF SMOS progress meeting, Apr 1st, 2008.
de Rosnay, P., M. Drusch, J.-P. Wigneron, T. Holmes, G. Balsamo, A. Boone, C. Rudiger, J.-C. Calvet,
Y. Kerr, 2008: Soil moisture remote sensing for numerical weather prediction: L-band and C-band
emission modeling over land surfaces, the community microwave emission model (CMEM). IGARSS,
de Rosnay P., M. Drusch, A. Boone, G. Balsamo, B. Decharme, P. Harris, Y. Kerr, T. Pellarin, J. Polcher and J.P. Wigneron, 2008:
Microwave Land Surface modelling evaluation against AMSR-E data over West Africa.
The AMMA Land Surface Model Intercomparison Experiment coupled to the Community Microwave Emission
Model (ALMIP-MEM). J. Geophys. Res., 114, D05108, doi:10.1029/2008JD010724.
de Rosnay, P., M. Drusch, A. Boone, G. Balsamo, B. Decharme, P. Harris, Y. Kerr, T. Pellarin, J. Polcher and J-P. Wigneron, 2008:
The AMMA Land Surface Model Intercomparison Experiment coupled to the Community Microwave Emission Model: ALMIP-MEM
ECMWF Technical Memorandum, 565, July 2008, 28 pp.