Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Research article
17 Oct 2017
Research article |  | 17 Oct 2017

SMOS near-real-time soil moisture product: processor overview and first validation results

Nemesio J. Rodríguez-Fernández, Joaquin Muñoz Sabater, Philippe Richaume, Patricia de Rosnay, Yann H. Kerr, Clement Albergel, Matthias Drusch, and Susanne Mecklenburg

Data sets

The International Soil Moisture Network: a data hosting facility for global in situ soil moisture measurements W. A. Dorigo, W. Wagner, W., R. Hohensinn, R., S. Hahn, C. Paulik, C., A. Xaver, A. Gruber, M. Drusch, S. Mecklenburg, P. van Oevelen, A. Robock, A., and T. Jackson

Short summary
The new SMOS satellite near-real-time (NRT) soil moisture (SM) product based on a neural network is presented. The NRT SM product has been evaluated with respect to the SMOS Level 2 product and against a large number of in situ measurements showing performances similar to those of the Level 2 product but it is available in less than 3.5 h after sensing. The new product is distributed by the European Space Agency and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites.