CYGNSS L3 Soil Moisture from UCAR/CU V1.0 Dataset Release

CYGNSS L3 Soil Moisture from UCAR/CU V1.0 Dataset Release

Postby podaac » Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:14 am

CYGNSS Level 3 Soil Moisture from UCAR/CU Version 1.0 Dataset Release

The PO.DAAC is pleased to announce the public release of the CYGNSS Level 3 Soil Moisture Version 1.0, representing the first published land-based geophysical dataset derived from CYGNSS. More information regarding the CYGNSS mission and instrumentation is available from PO.DAAC’s mission webpage.

The CYGNSS soil moisture dataset provides daily and sub-daily estimates of surface soil moisture in netCDF-4 format at a 6-hour discretization for most of the subtropics. It was derived from the CYGNSS L1 SDR by investigators at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and the University Colorado at Boulder (CU). Their algorithm uses collocated soil moisture retrievals from SMAP to calibrate CYGNSS observations from the same day. For a given location, a linear relationship between the SMAP soil moisture and CYGNSS reflectivity is determined and used to....

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