Enhanced Resolution ERS-2 Scatterometer Soil Moisture Product

15.03.2011 - 30.04.2013
Auftragsforschungsprojekt
The objective of this study is to generate an enhanced resolution surface soil moisture data set based on 25 km resolution ERS-2 SCAT data processed with the Advanced Scatterometer Processing System ASPS. The specifications and format of the ERS-2 product shall be the same as for the METOP Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT) surface soil moisture product operationally produced by EUMETSAT. The ERS-2 SCAT product shall be produced at G-Pod (Grid Processing on Demand) using the latest software und model parameter data base to be delivered by the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). To meet the project requirements following software adaptations and research topics need to be addressed: New data input/output interfaces; Assessment of the impact of the new backscatter product on the soil moisture retrieval considering the improved spatial resolution and the degraded Kp value; New quality control procedures; Version control. The main output of the project will be the orbit files (in BUFR and/or EPS format) generated with WARPNRT at G-Pod. Nevertheless, some users may also be interested in the time series data produced with WARP at TU Wien. Therefore both data products, orbit files and time series, will be made available to users.

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Auftrag/Kooperation

  • ESA/ESRIN

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Energy and Environment

Schlagwörter

DeutschEnglisch
Fernerkundung Remote Sensing
ScatterometerScatterometer
BodenfeuchtigkeitSoil Moisture