The potential of the COSMOS network to be a source of new soil moisture information for SMOS and SMAP

Brian Hornbuckle*, Samantha Irvin, Trenton Franz, Rafael Rosolem, Chris Zweck

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The COSMOS network will eventually consist of several hundred sensors throughout the United States that report kilometer-scale soil water content via measurement of the intensity of neutrons immediately above Earth's surface. We show that COSMOS sensors must be corrected for the effects of growing vegetation. Once this phenomenon is completely understood the COSMOS network could be a useful source of information for the validation of both soil moisture and vegetation products obtained from current and future microwave remote sensing satellites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Geoscience And Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-1159-5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) - Munich, Germany
Duration: 22 Jul 201227 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing IGARSS
ISSN (Print)2153-6996


ConferenceIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)


  • vegetation water content
  • Soil moisture

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