Climate monitoring and carbon flux estimation based on Scatterometer calculated soil moisture
Soil moisture monitoring for climate research and meteorological purposes
|Title||Climate monitoring and carbon flux estimation based on Scatterometer calculated soil moisture|
|Programme||DUP (Data User Programme)|
ERS-1/2 : Wind Scatterometer
Soil moisture information is an important parameter in numerical weather prediction and climate modelling, e.g. as used in modelling greenhouse gas emission effects. Soil moisture in these analyses is often not measured directly but assimilated from other (meteorological) sources in the absence of better information. Soil moisture information measured by the ERS and METOP scatterometers (SCAT and ASCAT) is a potentially attractive and useful alternative.
The objectives of the CLIMSCAT project were threefold:
The project helped NEO establish its DRYMON (Drought Monitoring and Yield Forecasting) service.
Project final report
|Prime contractor||NEO : NEO Netherlands Geomatics & Earth Observation B.V.|
KUL - SADL : Spatial Applications Division - Catholic University of Leuven R&D
KNMI : Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
|Project Manager||Rob Beck, Company director
NEO Netherlands Geomatics & Earth Observation B.V.
NL-3800 CD Amersfoort
Tel: + 31 (0)33-463.74.33
Fax: + 31 (0)33-463.74.40
|Technical Officer||Espen Volden
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei C.P.94
I-00044 Frascati (Roma)
Tel: +39 06-941.80624
Fax: +39 06-942.80552