Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 357–375, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-357-2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 357–375, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-357-2017

Research article 23 Jan 2017

Research article | 23 Jan 2017

Comparison of measured brightness temperatures from SMOS with modelled ones from ORCHIDEE and H-TESSEL over the Iberian Peninsula

Anaïs Barella-Ortiz et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (26 Mar 2016) by Albrecht Weerts
AR by Anaïs Barella-Ortiz on behalf of the Authors (16 May 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 May 2016) by Albrecht Weerts
RR by Rogier Westerhoff (25 Jun 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (29 Jun 2016)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (17 Jul 2016) by Albrecht Weerts
AR by Anaïs Barella-Ortiz on behalf of the Authors (28 Aug 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Oct 2016) by Albrecht Weerts
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (28 Oct 2016)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (07 Nov 2016) by Albrecht Weerts
AR by Anaïs Barella-Ortiz on behalf of the Authors (25 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (29 Nov 2016) by Albrecht Weerts
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Short summary
L-band radiometry is considered to be one of the most suitable techniques for estimating surface soil moisture (SSM) by means of remote sensing. Brightness temperatures are key in this process, as they are the main input in the retrieval algorithm which yields SSM. This paper compares brightness temperatures measured by the SMOS mission to two different sets of modelled ones. It shows that models and remote-sensed values agree well in temporal variability, but not in their spatial structures.