Integrating decades of research conducted by leading scientists in the field, Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content provides an overview of state-of-the-art methods and modeling techniques employed for deriving spatio-temporal estimates of energy fluxes and soil surface moisture from remote sensing. It also underscores the range

chapter 2|20 pages

Surface Soil Moisture Estimation: Significance, Controls, and Conventional Measurement Techniques

ByGeorge P. Petropoulos, Hywel M. Griffiths, Wouter Dorigo, Angelika Xaver, Alexander Gruber

chapter 3|36 pages

Remote Sensing of Surface Turbulent Energy Fluxes

ByGeorge P. Petropoulos

chapter 4|36 pages

Satellite Remote Sensing of Surface Soil Moisture

ByBrian W. Barrett, George P. Petropoulos

chapter 5|44 pages

Remote Sensing of the Land Surface Radiation Budget

ByShunlin Liang, Xiaotong Zhang, Tao He, Jie Cheng, Dongdong Wang

chapter 6|24 pages

A Comparative Study of Techniques for Modeling the Spatiotemporal Distribution of Heat and Moisture Fluxes at Different Agroecosystems in Brazil

ByAntônio Heriberto de Castro Teixeira, Fernando Braz Tangerino Hernandez, H. L. Lopes, Morris Scherer-Warren, and Luís Henrique Bassoi

chapter 7|18 pages

Estimation of Land Surface Energy Fluxes from Remote Sensing Using One-Layer Modeling Approaches

ByWeiqiang Ma, Yaoming Ma, Hirohiko Ishikawa, Zhongbo Su

chapter 8|26 pages

Mapping Surface Fluxes and Moisture Conditions from Field to Global Scales Using ALEXI/DisALEXI

ByMartha C. Anderson, William P. Kustas, Christopher R. Hain

chapter 9|16 pages

Spatiotemporal Estimation of Land Surface Evapotranspiration Rates from MODIS Data Based on a VI–Ts Approach

ByQiuhong Tang, Lei Huang, Hui Liu, Pat Jen-Feng Yeh, Jaeil Cho

chapter 10|34 pages

Global-Scale Estimation of Land Surface Heat Fluxes from Space: Product Assessment and Intercomparison

ByMatthew McCabe, Diego Miralles, Carlos Jimenez, Ali Ershadi, Joshua Fisher, Qiaozhen Mu, Miaoling Liang, Brigitte Mueller, Justin Sheffield, Sonia Seneviratne, Eric Wood

chapter 11|20 pages

The Role of Scale in Determining Surface Energy Fluxes from Remote Sensing

ByNathaniel A. Brunsell, Leiqiu Hu

chapter 12|20 pages

Passive Microwave Remote Sensing Techniques for the Retrieval of Surface Soil Moisture from Space

BySimonetta Paloscia, Emanuele Santi

chapter 14|18 pages

On the Synergistic Use of Microwave and Infrared Satellite Observations to Monitor Soil Moisture and Flooding

ByMarouane Temimi, Christopher R. Hain, Xiwu Zhan, Robert Rabin, Martha C. Anderson, Claudia Notarnicola, Jan Stepinski, Amelise Bonhomme

chapter 15|28 pages

On the Synergy between Optical and TIR Observations for the Retrievals of Soil Moisture Content: Exploring Different Approaches

ByJosé Sobrino, Cristian Mattar, Juan Carlos Jiménez-Muñoz, Belen Franch, Chiara Corbari

chapter 16|20 pages

Soil Moisture Remote Sensing and Data Assimilation

ByCarsten Montzka

chapter 17|16 pages

Scaling and Filtering Approaches for the Use of Satellite Soil Moisture Observations

ByLuca Brocca, Florisa Melone, Tommaso Moramarco, Wolfgang Wagner, Clement Albergel

chapter 18|20 pages

Selection of Performance Metrics for Global Soil Moisture Products: The Case of ASCAT Product

ByClement Albergel, Luca Brocca, Wolfgang Wagner, Patricia de Rosnay, and Jean-Christophe Calvet

chapter 19|16 pages

Global-Scale Estimation of Land Surface Heat Fluxes from Space: Current Status, Opportunities, and Future Directions

ByMatthew McCabe, William Kustas, Martha Anderson, Cezar Kongoli, Ali Ershadi, Christopher R. Hain

chapter 20|58 pages

Operations, Challenges, and Prospects of Satellite-Based Surface Soil Moisture Data Services

ByWolfgang Wagner, Sebastian Hahn, Julia Figa, Clement Albergel, Patricia de Rosnay, Luca Brocca, Richard de Jeu, Stefan Hasenauer, and Wouter Dorigo