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Constraining terrestrial carbon fluxes through assimilation of SMOS products

  • T. Kaminski
  • M. Scholze
  • W. Knorr
  • M. Vossbeck
  • M. Wu
  • P. Ferrazzoli
  • Y. Kerr
  • A. Mialon
  • P. Richaume
  • N. Rodriguez-Fernandez
  • C. Vittucci
  • J. P. Wigneron
  • M. Drusch
Publishing year: 2018
Language: English
Pages: 1455-1458
Publication/Series: 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2018 - Proceedings
Volume: 2018-July
Document type: Conference paper
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

Abstract english

The ongoing ESA funded'SMOS + Vegetation' project combines a retrieval component that aims at further improving the SMOS VOD product with an assimilation component that aims at demonstrating the added value of this product in constraining simulated land surface fluxes of carbon dioxide. This contribution focuses on the project's modelling and assimilation component. We describe the construction of dedicated observation operators that link the state of the terrestrial biosphere model to simulated VOD and surface layer soil moisture. We present our carbon assimilation system around a terrestrial biosphere model and demonstrate its operation through simultaneous assimilation of the SMOS VOD product over seven sites covering a range of plant functional types.


  • Physical Geography
  • Carbon Cycle
  • Data Assimilation
  • SMOS
  • Vegetation Optical Depth


38th Annual IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2018
2018-07-22 - 2018-07-27
Valencia, Spain
  • ISBN: 9781538671504
E-mail: wolfgang [dot] knorr [at] nateko [dot] lu [dot] se

Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Lund University
Sölvegatan 12
S-223 62 Lund

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