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Publications by Our Team

Bartalis, Z. (2010)
Spaceborne Scatterometers for Change Detection over Land, PhD dissertation, Vienna University of Technology, Austria.

Naeimi, V. (2009)
Model improvements and error characterization for global ERS and METOP scatterometer soil moisture data, PhD dissertation, Vienna University of Technology, Austria.

Naeimi, V., K. Scipal, Z. Bartalis, S. Hasenauer, W. Wagner (2008)
An improved soil moisture retrieval algorithm for ERS and Metop scatterometer observations, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, in press.

Naeimi, V., Z. Bartalis, W. Wagner (2008)
ASCAT soil moisture: An assessment of the data quality and consistency with the ERS scatterometer heritage, Journal of Hydrometeorology, doi:10.1175/2008JHM1051.1.

Wagner, W., C. Pathe, M. Doubkova, D. Sabel, A. Bartsch, S Hasenauer, G. Blöschl, K. Scipal, J. Martínez-Fernández, A. Löw (2008)
Temporal stability of soil moisture and radar backscatter observed by the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR), Sensors, Volume 8, 1174-1197.

Bartalis, Z., W. Wagner, V. Naeimi, S. Hasenauer, K. Scipal, H. Bonekamp, J. Figa, C. Anderson (2007)
Initial soil moisture retrievals from the METOP-A Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT), Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 34, L20401, doi:10.1029/2007GL031088.

Wagner, W., G. Blöschl, P. Pampaloni, J.-C. Calvet, B. Bizzarri, J.-P. Wigneron, Y. Kerr (2007)
Operational readiness of microwave remote sensing of soil moisture for hydrologic applications, Nordic Hydrology, Volume 38, No 1, Pages 1–20. DOI 10.2166/nh.2007.029.

Wagner, W., V. Naeimi, K. Scipal, R. de Jeu, & J. Martínez-Fernández (2006)
Soil moisture from operational meteorological satellites, Hydrogeology Journal, DOI 10.1007/s10040-006-0104-6.

Bartalis, Z., R. Kidd, K. Scipal (2006)
Development and implementation of a Discrete Global Grid System for soil moisture retrieval using the MetOp ASCAT scatterometer, 1st EPS/MetOp RAO Workshop, Frascati, Italy, 15-17 May 2006, ESA SP-618.

Bartalis, Z., K. Scipal, W. Wagner (2006)
Azimuthal anisotropy of scatterometer measurements over land, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Volume 44, Issue 8, August 2006, Pages 2083-2092.

Hasenauer, S., W. Wagner, K. Scipal, V. Naeimi, Z. Bartalis (2006)
Implementation of near real-time soil moisture products in the SAF network based on MetOp ASCAT data, EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 12–16 June 2006.

Parajka, J., V. Naeimi, G. Blöschl, W. Wagner, R. Merz, K. Scipal (2006)
Assimilating scatterometer soil moisture data into conceptual hydrologic models at the regional scale, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Volume 10, 2006, Pages 353-368.

Scipal, K., C. Scheffler, W. Wagner (2005)
Soil moisture-runoff relation at the catchment scale as observed with coarse resolution microwave remote sensing, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Volume 9, Issue 3, 2005, Pages 173-183.

Ceballos, A., K. Scipal, W. Wagner, J. Martinez-Fernandez (2005)
Validation of ERS scatterometer-derived soil moisture data over the central part of the Duero Basin, Spain, Hydrological Processes, Volume 19, Issue 8, May 2005, Pages 1549-1566.

Bartalis, Z., K. Scipal, W. Wagner (2005)
Soil moisture products from C-band scatterometers: From ERS-1/2 to METOP, ENVISAT & ERS Symposium, Salzburg, Austria, 6-10 September 2004, ESA SP-572, Pages 1417-1423.

Scipal, K., W. Wagner (2004)
Global soil moisture data and its potential for climatological and meteorological applications, The 2004 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference Prague, Czech Republic, 31 May - 4 June 2004, published on CD-ROM.

Wagner, W., K. Scipal, C. Pathe, D. Gerten, W. Lucht, B. Rudolf (2003)
Evaluation of the agreement between the first global remotely sensed soil moisture data with model and precipitation data, Journal of Geophysical Research D: Atmospheres, Volume 108, Issue 19, 16 October 2003, Pages ACL 9-1 - 9-15.

Wagner, W., K. Scipal (2000)
Large-Scale Soil Moisture Mapping in Western Africa using the ERS Scatterometer, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Volume 38, Issue 4 II, July 2000, Pages 1777-1782.

Wagner, W., G. Lemoine, H. Rott (1999)
A Method for Estimating Soil Moisture from ERS Scatterometer and Soil Data, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 70, Issue 2, November 1999, Pages 191-207.

Wagner, W., G. Lemoine, M. Borgeaud, H. Rott (1999)
A Study of Vegetation Cover Effects on ERS Scatterometer Data, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Volume 37, Issue 2 II, March 1999, Pages 938-948.

Wagner, W., J. Noll, M. Borgeaud, H. Rott (1999)
Monitoring Soil Moisture over the Canadian Prairies with the ERS Scatterometer, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Volume 37, Issue 1 pt 1, January 1999, Pages 206-216.

Scipal, K. (2002)
Global Soil Moisture Retrieval from ERS Scatterometer Data, PhD dissertation, Vienna University of Technology, Austria.

Wagner, W. (1998)
Soil Moisture Retrieval from ERS Scatterometer Data, PhD dissertation, Vienna University of Technology, Austria.

Publications by other Researchers about our Data Products

Rüdiger, C., J.-C. Calvet, C. Gruhier, T. R. H. Holmes, R. A. M. de Jeu, W. Wagner (2009)
An intercomparison of ERS-Scat and AMSRE soil moisture observations with model simulations over France, Journal of Hydrometeorology, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 431-447.

de Jeu, R. A. M., W. Wagner, T. R. H. Holmes, A. J. Dolman, N. C. van de Giesen, J. Friesen (2008)
Global Soil Moisture Patterns Observed by Space Borne Microwave Radiometers and Scatterometers, Surveys in Geophysics, Volume 29, Pages 399-420.

de Lange, R., R. Beck, N. van de Giesen, J. Friesen, A. de Wit, W. Wagner (2008)
Scatterometer-derived soil moisture calibrated for soil texture with a one-dimensional water-flow model, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Volume 46, Issue 12, December 2008, Pages 4041-4049.

Brocca, L., F. Melone, T. Moramarco, R. Morbidelli (2008)
Antecedent wetness conditions based on ERS scatterometer data, Journal of Hydrology, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.10.007.

Scipal, K., M. Drusch, W. Wagner (2008)
Assimilation of a ERS scatterometer derived soil moisture index in the ECMWF numerical weather prediction system, Advances in Water Resources, Volume 31, Pages 1101–1112.

Zhao, D., C. Künzer, C. Fu, W. Wagner (2008)
Evaluation of the ERS scatterometer-derived Soil Water Index to monitor water availability and precipitation distribution at three different scales in China, Journal of Hydrometeorology, Vol. 9, Pages 549-562, doi:10.1175/2007JHM965.1.

de Wit, A. J. W., C. A. van Diepen (2007)
Crop model data assimilation with the Ensemble Kalman filter for improving regional crop yield forecasts, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Vol. 146, Issue 1-2, September 11, Pages 38-56.

Crow, Wade T., X. Zhan (2007)
Continental-Scale Evaluation of Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture Products, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, Vol. 4, Issue 3, July 2007, Pages 451-455.

Pellarin, T., J.-C. Calvet, W. Wagner (2006)
Evaluation of ERS scatterometer soil moisture products over a half-degree region in southwestern France, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 33, L17401, doi:10.1029/2006GL027231.

Laguardia, G., S. Niemeyer, W. Wagner, K. Scipal (2006)
On the comparison between the LISFLOOD modelled and the ERS/SCAT derived soil moisture estimates, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Volume 8, 08385.

Verstraeten, W.; F. Veroustraete; C. van der Sande; I. Grootaers; J. Feyen (2006)
Soil moisture retrieval using thermal inertia, determined with visible and thermal spaceborne data, validated for European forests, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 101, Issue 3, 15 April 2006, Pages 299-314.

Zhao, D.; B. Su; M. Zhao (2006)
Soil moisture retrieval from satellite images and its application to heavy rainfall simulation in eastern China, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, Volume 23, Issue 2, March 2006, Pages 299-316.

Gerten, D., W. Lucht, S. Schaphoff, W. Cramer, T. Hickler, W. Wagner (2005)
Hydrologic resilience of the terrestrial biosphere, Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 32, Issue 21, 16 November 2005, Pages 1-4.

Dirmeyer, P. A., Z. C. Guo, X. Gao (2004)
Comparison, validation, and transferability of eight multiyear global soil wetness products, Journal of Hydrometeorology, Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2004, Pages 1011-1033.

Drusch, M., E. F. Wood, H. Gao, A. Thiele (2004)
Soil moisture retrieval during the Southern Great Plains Hydrologic Experiment 1999: A comparison between experimental remote sensing data and operational products, Water Resources Research 40, W02504, doi:10.1029/2003WR002441.

Supit, I., W. Wagner (1999)
Analysis of yield, sowing and flowering dates of barley of field survey results in Spain, Agricultural Systems, Volume 59, Issue 2, February 1999, Pages 107-122.