Published Research

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Fayne, Jessica, et al. 2017. Optical and Physical Methods for Mapping Flooding with Satellite Imagery. Remote Sensing of Hydrological Extremes: 83-103. Zurich: Springer.

McColl, Kaighin A., et al. 2017. The global distribution and dynamics of surface soil moisture. Nature Geoscience 10: 100-104. doi:


Chan, Steven J., et al. 2016. Assessment of the SMAP Passive Soil Moisture Product. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 54(8): 4994 - 5007. doi:

Fascetti, F., et al. 2016. An assessment of SMOS version 6.20 products through Triple and Quadruple Collocation techniques considering ASCAT, ERA/Interim LAND, ISMNand SMAP soil moisture dat. 2016 14th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad) . Lemesos: IEEE, 91 - 94. doi:

Fascetti, F., et al. 2016. SMOS, ASCAT, SMAP and ERA soil moisture comparison through the Triple and Quadruple Collocation technique. Proceedings of SPIE 10003. Art. #100030H. doi:

Fournier, S., et al. 2016. SMAP observes flooding from land to sea: The Texas event of 2015. Geophysical Research Letters 43(19): 10338-10346. doi:

Koster, Randal D., et al. 2016. Precipitation estimation using L-band and C-band soil moisture retrievals. Water Resources Research 52(9): 7213-7225. doi:

Mecklenberg, S., et al. 2016. ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission: From science to operational applications. Remote Sensing of Environment 180: 3-18. doi:

Pan, Ming, et al. 2016. An initial assessment of SMAP soil moisture retrievals using high-resolution model simulations and in situ observations. Geophysical Research Letters 43(8): 9662-9668. doi:

Saavedra, Pablo, Clemens Simmer, and Bernd Schalge. 2016. Evaluation of Modeled High Resolution Virtual Brightness Temperatures Compared to Space-Borne Observations for the Neckar Catchment. Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad), 2016 14th Specialist Meeting on. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE ). doi:

Velpuri, Naga Manohar, Gabriel B. Senay and Jeffrey T. Morisette. 2016. Evaluating New SMAP Soil Moisture for Drought Monitoring in the Rangelands of the US High Plains. Rangelands 38(4): 183-190. doi:

Zeng, Jiangyuan, et al. 2016. A Preliminary Evaluation of the SMAP Radiometer Soil Moisture Product Over United States and Europe Using Ground-Based Measurements . IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 54(8): 4929-4940. doi:


Frankenstein, Susan, Maria Stevens, and Constance Scott 2015. Ingestion of Simulated SMAP L3 Soil Moisture Data into Military Maneuver Planning. Journal of Hydrometeorology 16(1): 427-440. doi:

Kim, Seung-bum, et al. 2015. Feasibility of Inter-Comparing Airborne and Spaceborne Observations of Radar Backscattering Coefficients. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 8(7): 3507-3519. doi:


Entekhabi, Dara et al. 2014. SMAP Handbook–Soil Moisture Active Passive: Mapping Soil Moisture and Freeze/Thaw from Space. SMAP Project, JPL CL#14-2285, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.