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Aquarius Data

NASA's Aquarius Microwave Radiometers & Scatterometer

Published Research

This page provides a list of published research using Aquarius data and reference to the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD). The published research list is sorted in reverse chronological order, with entries listed in alphabetic order. Please contact NSIDC User Services if you have a reference you would like to share on this page.


Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents (ATBDs)

Bindlish, Rajat, and Thomas J. Jackson. 2013. Aquarius Soil Moisture ATBD Users Guide, Version 2.0. Beltsville, Maryland USA: USDA Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab. (PDF file, 315 KB).


Published Research

2015

Bindlish, R., et al. 2015. Global Soil Moisture From the Aquarius/SAC-D Satellite: Description and Initial Assessment. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 12(5): 923-927. doi: 10.1109/LGRS.2014.2364151.

2014

Brucker et al. 2014. Effect of Snow Surface Metamorphism on Aquarius L-Band Radiometer Observations at Dome C, Antarctica. IEEE TGRS 52(11): 7408-7417, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2014.2312102.

Brucker, L., E. P. Dinnat, and L. S. Koenig. 2014. Weekly-gridded Aquarius L-band Radiometer/Scatterometer Observations and Salinity Retrievals Over the Polar Regions, Part 1: Product Description, The Cryosphere, 8:905-913. doi: 10.5194/tc-8-905-2014.

Brucker, L., E. P. Dinnat, and L. S. Koenig. 2014. Weekly-gridded Aquarius L-band Radiometer/Scatterometer Observations and Salinity Retrievals Over the Polar Regions, Part 2: Initial Product Analysis, The Cryosphere, 8:915-930. doi:10.5194/tc-8-915-2014.

Bruscantini, C. A., et al. 2014. A Bayesian approach for a SAC-D/aquarius soil moisture product. Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad), 2014 13th Specialist Meeting on, 1-4. doi: 10.1109/MicroRad.2014.6878896.

Champagne, C., et al. 2014. Evaluation of L-Band passive microwave soil moisture for Canada. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2014 IEEE International, 3650-3653. doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2014.6947274.

Santos-Garcia, Andrea, et al. 2014. Investigation of rain effects on Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 119(11): 7605-7624. doi: 10.1002/2014JC010137.

2013

Bindlish, Rajat, Thomas Jackson, Michael Cosh, Tianjie Zhao and Peggy O'Neill. 2013. Global Soil Moisture from the Aquarius Satellite: Description and Initial Assessment. IEEE Geosciences and Remote Sensing Letters (in review).

Piepmeier, Jeffrey, Shannon Brown, Joel Gales, Liang Hong, Gary Lagerloef, David Le Vine, Paolo de Matthaeis, Thomas Meissner, Rajat Bindlish, and Thomas Jackson. 2013. Aquarius Radiometer Post-Launch Calibration for Product Version 2.0, Aquarius Project Document: AQ-014-PS-0015. ftp://podaac-ftp.jpl.nasa.gov/allData/aquarius/docs/v2/AQ-014-PS-0015_AquariusInstrumentCalibratrionDescriptionDocument.pdf.

Pratt, Frederick S. 2013. Aquarius Level-2 Soil Moisture Data Product. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Aquarius Project Document AQ-014-PS-0021, Version 2.0.