Ernesto Lopez Baeza Representing the ''Climatology from Satellites Group''
Servicio de la Universitat de València

[+] Index of this webpage

**++Climatology from Satellites Group++**
**++Postgraduate++**
    ++Current Research Assistants (and Doctorate Students):++
    ++Doctorate on Remote Sensing Students:++
    ++Master Postgraduate:++
    ++Master Students:++
    ++Advanced Undergraduate:++
    ++Practicum - Practical Training:++
    ++Current External:++
    ++Past ..., but very close to us ...:++
**++Publications++**
**++Links to Significant Meetings++**
    ''**++2015++**''
    ''**++2014++**''
**++Active Collaborations++**
**++Acknowledgments**++
**++Book suggestions++**
**++Link of the Day++** (in reality, ... every now and then)
    2013
        December
**++Teaching Subjects++**
Postgraduate Course on ''New Observation and Watching Systems in Meteorology and Climatology''
    **Some Teaching Publications**
**++Research Lines++**
    **''I Validation of low spatial resolution remote sensing data and products (GERB, SMOS, EPS/MetOp, SMAP)''**
    **''II Radiative balance studies (GERB, CERES, SEVIRI, EarthCARE)''**
    **''III Soil moisture from passive microwaves (SMOS)''**
**++Valencia & Alacant Anchor Stations++**
    **What is an ''ANCHOR STATION''**? (from Professor H.-J. Bolle)/
    **Rationale**/
    **Desirable measurements at ''Anchor Stations''**/
     How Representative are the ''Alacant and the Valencia Anchor Stations'' Measurements of their Respective Surrounding Meteorology?
     Proposal for a ''Water Cycle Observatory'': The VALENCIA and the ALACANT ANCHOR STATIONS, Meteorological Reference Stations for Remote Sensing Data and Products
    **Publications**
            2008
            2007
            2006
            2005
            2003
            2002
**++Involvement in Satellite Earth Observation Missions++**
    **SMOS (''Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity'')**/
        **SMOS Validation Rehearsal Campaign Activities at the Valencia Anchor Station**
            **Scientific Team**
            **Purpose**
            **Activities
                **SM Measurements**
                **Vegetation Measurements**
                **Soil texture**
            **Airborne Operations during the SMOS Validation Rehearsal Campaign (Tauriainen, 2008)**
            **Modelling**
        **Publications**
            2011
            2010
            2008
            2007
            2006
            2005
            2004
            2003
            2002
        **Projects**
    **EarthCARE (''Earth Clouds, Aerosols and Radiation Explorer'')**
        **Publications**
            2012
            2011
            2007
            2006
            2004
            2003
            2002
            2001
        **Projects**
    **GERB (''Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget'')**/
        **Publications**
            2011
            2008
            2007
            2006
            2005
            2004
            2000
        **Projects**
    **CERES (''Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System'')**/
        **Publications**
            2012
            2008
            2007
            2006
            2005
            2004
            2000
        **Projects**
    **EPS/MetOp (''EUMETSAT Polar System / MetOp'')**/
        **Publications**
        **Projects**
**++Other Significant Research Projects and Contracts++**
        **Publications**
**++Field Campaigns++**
**++Supervision of Research Academic Work++**
**++Selected Significant Publications++**
**++Photographic Album: A Sample++**/
    2014
    2013
    2012
    2008
    2007
    2006
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Climatology from Satellites Group


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[Climatology From Satellites Group]
Department of Earth Physics & Thermodynamics
Faculty of Physics
University of Valencia

Ernesto Lopez Baeza
A/Professor of Applied Physics (Profesor Titular de Fisica Aplicada)
Ernesto.Lopez(at)uv.es
Tel. (direct): +34.96.354.4049
Tel. (research group): +34.96.354.4048
Tel. (Dept. Secretariat): +34.96.354.4350
Fax : +34.96.354.3385
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Postgraduate


Current Research Assistants (and Doctorate Students):

M. Amparo Coll Pajaron (M.Amparo.Coll(at)uv.es)

    • (co-supervisor: Dr Samiro Khodayar, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany)

Roberto Fernandez Moran (Roberto.Fernandez(at)uv.es)

    • (co-supervisors: Dr Yann Kerr, CESBIO, Toulouse, France and Dr Jean-Pierre Wigneron, INRA-Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France)

Niobe Peinado Garcia (Niobe.Peinado(at)uv.es)

    • (co-supervisor: Dr Xavier Calbet, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany and Dr O.E. Garcia-Rodriguez, AEMET, Izaña Atmosphere Research Center)

Doctorate on Remote Sensing Students:

Reza Ansari ( (at)alumni.uv.es)

Amparo Benlloch Casaban (ambenca(at)alumni.uv.es)

Domingo Jose Catalan Alcober (dojocal(at)alumni.uv.es)

Veronica Fernandez Belmonte (veferbel(at)alumni.uv.es)


Master Postgraduate:

Arantxa Triana (atriago(at)alumni.uv.es)

    • (Master on Remote Sensing)

Master Students:

Agustin Hinestroza ( (at)alumni.uv.es)

    • (Master on Environmental Contamination, Ecotoxicology and Health)

Advanced Undergraduate:

Erika Albero ( (at)alumni.uv.es)
(Environmental Sciences)

Karina Erazo ( (at)alumni.uv.es)
(Environmental Sciences)

Practicum - Practical Training:

Agustin E. Hinestroza ( (at)alumni.uv.es)

Current External:

Pau Beneto

    • (co-supervisor: Joaquin Munoz, ECMWF, Reading, UK)

Cristina Millan Scheiding (Cristina.Millan(at)uv.es)

Cecilia Narbon (Cecilia.Narbon(at)uv.es)

Ana Pavia Rico (anapavia(at)hotmail.com & apari(at)alumni.uv.es) (Faculty of Economics, University of Valencia)

Cong Yin (Chinese Meteorological Administration)

Past ..., but very close to us ...:

Alejandro Bodas (Alejandro.Bodas(at)metoffice.com)
Doctor in Physics. University of Valencia, 29 January 2003
Currently Earth Observation Research Scientist at
The Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
FitzRoy Rd. Exeter EX1 3PB. United Kingdom

Aurelio Cano Abellan (Aurelio.Cano(at)uv.es)

Nuria Castell (nuria.castell(at)gmail.com)
Doctor in Physics. University of Valencia, 2009
Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU)
Kjeller, Norway

Carlos Domenech Garcia (carlos.domenech(at)wew.fu-berlin.de)
Doctor in Physics (European Doctorate Mention). University of Valencia, 2 Junio 2008
Institute for Space Sciences
Free University of Berlin (FUB)
Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
12165 Berlin, Germany

A. Geraldo Ferreira (Antonio.Ferreira(at)uv.es and "geraldo(at)funceme.br")
Now at FUNCEME - Fundacao Cearense de Meteorologia e Recursos Hidricos - Departamento de Meteorologia
Fortaleza-CE Brasil (www.funceme.br)

Kauzar Saleh (Kauzar.Saleh(at)uv.es and kauzar.saleh(at)cdti.es)
Doctor in Physics (European Doctorate Mention). University of Valencia, 8 February 2006
Currently at the Centre for Industrial Technological Development, Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnologico Industrial (CDTI)

Almudena Velazquez Blazquez (Almudena.Velazquez(at)uv.es and Almudena.Velazquez(at)oma.be)
Now at RMIB (Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium), Department of Observations. Remote Sensing from Space
Avenue Circulaire 3, 1180 Uccle, Belgium




Publications



2015

Fernandez-Moran, R., J.-P. Wigneron, E. Lopez-Baeza, A. Al-Yaari, A. Coll-Pajaron, A. Mialon, M. Miernecki, M. Parrens, P.M. Salgado-Hernanz, M. Schwank, S. Wang, Y.H. Kerr, 2015. Roughness and vegetation parameterizations at L-band for soil moisture retrievals over a vineyard field. Remote Sensing of Environment 170, 269-279

2014

Miernecki, M., J.-P. Wigneron, E. Lopez-Baeza, Y. Kerr, R.De Jeu, G.J.M. De Lannoy, T.J. Jackson, P.E. O'Neill, M. Schwank, R. Fernandez Moran, S. Bircher, H. Lawrence, A. Mialon, A. Al Bitar, P. Richaume, 2014. Comparison of SMOS and SMAP soil moisture retrieval approaches using tower-based radiometer data over a vineyard field. Remote Sensing of Environment 15, 89-101

Fernandez-Moran, R., J-P Wigneron, E. Lopez-Baeza, PM Salgado-Hernanz, A Mialon, M Miernecki, A Alyaari, M Parrens, M Schwank, S Wang, A Coll-Pajaron, H Lawrence, YH Kerr, 2014. Evaluating the impact of roughness in soil moisture and optical thickness retrievals over the VAS area. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2014 IEEE International Conference, Quebec City, QC, 13-18 July 2014, pages 1947 - 1950

Lopez-Baeza, E., J.A. Garcia Leal, T. Estrela, R. Fernandez, A. Fidalgo, O. Gabaldo, M. Gonzalez Robles, E. Herrera Daza, S. Khodayar, 2014. Estimacion de la escorrentia superficial en la cuenca del rio Jucar a partir de medidas de precipitacion y productos de humedad del suelo de SMOS. Uso de Sistemas Soporte a la Decision en Planificacion y Gestion Integradas de Recursos Hidricos. Metodologias y Experiencias Practicas. Jornadas Internacionales de Sistemas Soportes de Decision en la Planificacion y Gestion de Recursos Hidricos. (IIAMA-ETSICCP-UPV, Valencia, 18-19 Junio 2013)

2013

Banegas Martin, S., C. Carani, L. Costa, M. Csete, M. Gyalai-Korpos, C. Henschke, J. Kropp, G. Ladoneczki, V. Lepousez, E. Lopez Baeza, H. Loukos, T. Pischzan, P. Ruiz, M. Signes, K. Stasica, E. Szlauer, M. Wrobel, 2013. Climate-KIC Innovation Pathfinder Project ATLA - Adaptation Tool box for Local Authorities. WP2: Identification and assessment of experiences and needs. Final Report. CLIMPACT-METNEXT, 79 rue du Faubourg Poissonniere, 75009 Paris, France

Miernecki M., J-P. Wigneron, Y. Kerr, E. Lopez-Baeza, R. De Jeu, P. O'Neill, T. Casal, S. Mecklenburg. 2013. Comparison of SMOS and SMAP retrieval algorithms based on in situ L-band observations at the VAS site, SMOS & AQUARIUS Science Workshop, 15-17 Avril, IFREMER, Brest, 2013.

2012

Schwank, Mike, Jean-Pierre Wigneron, Ernesto Lopez-Baeza, Ingo Volksch, Christian Maatzler, Yann Kerr. L-Band Radiative Properties of Vine Vegetation at the SMOS Cal/Val Site MELBEX III. IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS) SMOS Special Issue, vol. 50, issue 5, 1587-1601 (2012) [DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2184126]

Wigneron, Jean-Pierre, M. Schwank, E. Lopez Baeza, Y. Kerr, N. Novello, C. Millan, C. Moisy, P. Richaume, A. Mialon, A. Al Bitar, F. Cabot, H. Lawrence, D. Guyon, J-C Calvet, J. P. Grant, P. de Rosnay, A. Mahmoodi, S. Delwart, S. Mecklenburg. First evaluation of the simultaneous SMOS and ELBARA-II observations in the Mediterranean region. Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 124, September 2012, Pages 26-37

Domenech C. and E. Lopez-Baeza. Analysis of broad-band surface BRDFs derived from TOA shortwave CERES measurements for surfaces classified by the IGBP land cover. International Journal of Remote Sensing Vol. 33, Issue 14, pages 4374-4392, (2012) [DOI:10.1080/01431161.2011.648282]

Domenech C., E. Lopez-Baeza, D. P. Donovan and T. Wehr. Radiative Flux Estimation from BBR using Synthetic Angular Models in the EarthCARE Mission framework. Part II: Evaluation. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 51, 1714-1731 (2012). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-11-0268.1

Wigneron, J.-P., N. Novello, C. Moisy, D. Guyon, H. Lawrence, M Schwank, E. Lopez-Baeza, C. Millan, M. Miernecki, Y.H. Kerr, A. Al Bitar, F. Cabot, D. Leroux, A. Mialon, P. Richaume, P. Waldteufel, J. Grant, T. Casal, K. Saleh, A. Mahmoodi, S. Delwart, S. Mecklenburg. First evaluation of the SMOS observations over the VAS site: comparing different retrieval approaches. Proceed. IGARSS (IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium), 22-27 July 2012, Munich

Miernecki, A. M., J.-P. Wigneron, M. Schwank, I. Vo ̈lksch, H. Lawrence, A. Coll, Y. Kerr, T. Casal, E. Lopez-Baeza. Analysis of roughness effects based in-situ ELBARA-II and spaceborne SMOS observations over the VAS (Valencia Anchor Station), Proceed. IGARSS (IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium), 22-27 July 2012, Munich

2011

Domenech, Carlos, Ernesto Lopez-Baeza, David P. Donovan, Tobias Wehr. Radiative Flux Estimation from a Broadband Radiometer Using Synthetic Angular Models in the EarthCARE Mission Framework. Part I: Methodology. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 50, 974-993 (2011) doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2010JAMC2526.1

Zribi M., Parde M., Boutin J., Fanise P., Hauser D., Dechambre M., Kerr Y., Leduc-Leballeur M., Reverdin G., Skou N., Sobjerg S., Albergel C., Calvet J.C., Wigneron J.P., Lopez-Baeza E., Rius A., Tenerelli J. CAROLS: A New Airborne L-Band Radiometer for Ocean Surface and Land Observations. Sensors. 11(1), 719-742 (2011) [http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/11/1/719/pdf]

Antonio Geraldo-Ferreira, Emilio Soria-Olivas, Juan Gomez-Sanchis, Antonio Jose Serrano-Lopez, Almudena Velazquez-Blazquez, Ernesto Lopez-Baeza. Modelling net radiation at surface using in situ netpyrradiometer measurements with artificial neural networks. Expert Systems with Applications 38, 14190-14195, (2011) [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0957417411007585]

Antonio Geraldo Ferreira, Emilio Soria-Olivas, Antonio Jose Serrano Lopez and Ernesto Lopez-Baeza. Estimating net radiation at surface using artificial neural networks: a new approach. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Vol. 106, Nos. 1-2, 263-279 (2011). DOI 10.1007/s00704-011-0488-7

Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), Coordinator for Chapter 1: G. Han, Contributors in Chapter 1: J. Benveniste, G. Han, E. Lopez-Baeza, R.P. Singh, S. Vignudelli. Space Studies of the Earth's Surface, Meteorology and Climate Chapter 1 in Progress in Space Research 2009-2010. Office for Outer Space Affairs. United Nations Office at Vienna. United Nations Publication Sales no. E.11.I.3, ST/SPACE/57, (2011) pp. 160-168, ISBN 978-92-1-101236-1 [http://www.oosa.unvienna.org/pdf/publications/st_space_57E.pdf]

Zribi M., Parde M., Boutin J., Fanise P., Dechambre M., Hauser D., Kerr Y. H., Leduc-Leballeur M., Reverdin G., Skou N., S. S. Sobjarg, Clement Albergel, Jean-Christophe Calvet, J.-P. Wigneron, Ernesto Lopez-Baeza, K. Saleh, A. Ruis, J. Tenerelli. ��CAROLS SMOS Cal/Val Campaigns��. Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium Proceedings (PIERS), Session on SMOS Satellite CAL/VAL: CAROLS L Band Radiometer Airborne Campaigns, Marrakesh, Morocco, 20-23 March, 2011, 66-69 [http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00666534]

Mickael Parde, J.-P. Wigneron, Mehrez Zribi, Yann H. Kerr, Pascal Fanise, Jean-Christophe Calvet, Clement Albergel, A. Albitar, Francois Cabot, Fran�ois Demontoux, E. Jacquette, Ernesto Lopez-Baeza, A. Mialon, C. Moisy, Nathalie Novello, P. Richaume, K. Saleh, M. Schwank, Philippe Waldteufel, Elena Zakharova, Monique Dechambre. ��Retrievals of Soil Moisture and Optical Depth from CAROLS��. Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium Proceedings (PIERS), Session on SMOS Satellite CAL/VAL: CAROLS L Band Radiometer Airborne Campaigns, Marrakesh, Morocco, 20-23 March, 2011, 80-84 [http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00666538]

2010

Cano A., Saleh K., Wigneron J.-P., Antolin C., Balling J.E., Kerr Y., Kruszewski A., Millan-Scheiding C., Sobjerg S.S., Skou N., Lopez-Baeza E.. ��The SMOS Mediterranean Ecosystem L-band Characterisation Experiment (MELBEX) over Natural Shrubs��. Remote Sensing of Environment��, 114 (4): 844-853, (2010) doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2009.11.019

Juglea, S., Kerr, Y., Mialon, A., Wigneron, J.-P., Lopez-Baeza, E., Cano, A., Albitar, A., Millan-Scheiding, C., Carmen Antolin, M., and Delwart, S. ��Modelling soil moisture at SMOS scale by use of a SVAT model over the Valencia Anchor Station��. Hydrology and Earth System Science, 14, 831-846, (2010) doi: 10.5194/hess-14-831-2010

Juglea, S. Y. Kerr, A. Mialon, E. Lopez-Baeza, D. Braithwaite, and K. Hsu. ��Evaluation of PERSIANN database in the framework of SMOS Calibration/Validation activities over Valencia Anchor Station��. Hydrology and Earth System Science, 14, 1509-1525, (2010) doi: 10.5194/hess-14-1509-2010

Ferreira, A.G., E. Soria, A.J. Serrano L�pez, E. Lopez-Baeza. ��Characterization and Modelization of Surface Net Radiation through Neural Networks��. Chapter 16 in ��Soft Computing Methods for Practical Environmental Solutions: Techniques and Studies��, Author(s)/Editor(s): Marcos Gestal Pose and Daniel Rivero Cebri�n. "SoftComputing Book", pg. 260-277. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-893-7, ISBN13: 9781615208937, ISBN10: 1615208933, EISBN13: 9781615208944, (2010) (http://www.igi-global.com/bookstore/chapter.aspx?TitleId=43156)

Jean Pierre Wigneron, N. Novello, Yann Kerr, F. Cabot, S. Delwart, Fran�ois Demontoux, A. Govind, D. Guyon, E. Jacquette, Heather Lawrence, E. Lopez-Baeza, A. Mahmoodi, C. Mattar, S. Mecklenburg, Arnaud Mialon, C. Moisy, K. Saleh, P. Richaume, M. Schwank, J. Sobrino, Philippe Waldteufel. �� First evaluation of SMOS observations and L2 soil moisture products over a variety of biomes at global scale��. 3rd International Symposium on Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing: RAQRS'III, Valencia : Espagne (2010) [http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00511401]

Schwank, M., M.C. Antolin, C. Bouzinac, M.A. Coll, S. Delwart, Y.H. Kerr, C. M�tzler, C. Millan-Scheiding, K. Saleh, I. Voelksch, J.-P. Wigneron, E. Lopez-Baeza. ��Use of ESA�s ELBARAII L-Band Radiometer System for SMOS Validation Monitoring Purposes at the Valencia Anchor Station��. ESA Living Planet Symposium, Bergen, Norway, 28 June � 2 July 2010, Session 3.1.3 � SMOS Cal/Val Activities. Oral Presentation [http://www.congrex.nl/10a04/sessions/CXNL_10a04_872482.htm]

Millan-Scheiding, C., M.C. Antolin, F. Requena, E. Torre, M. Alcantara, B. Abalos, C. Andres, K. Saleh, E. Lopez-Baeza. ��Surface Soil Moisture Distribution Results for the CAROLS Campaign at the Valencia Anchor Station Study Area, 2009��. ESA Living Planet Symposium, Bergen, Norway, 28 June � 2 July 2010, Session 3.1.3 � SMOS Cal/Val Activities. Oral Presentation [http://www.congrex.nl/10a04/sessions/CXNL_10a04_873925.htm]

Buil, A., V. Gomez Rubio, F. Fabra, E. Cardellach, A. Rius, ��E. Lopez-Baeza��. ��Comparison of different correlation approaches between GNSS-R and ground soil moisture data over the Valencia Anchor Station site during the SMOS Validation��. 2010 Workshop on GNSS Reflectometry (GNSS-R'10), Barcelona, 21-22 October 2010. [http://congress.cimne.com/gnss-r10/frontal/presentaciones/135.pdf ]

Before 2010

Ricardo Acosta, Maria Amparo Gilabert Navarro, Ernesto Lopez Baeza. ��Estimation of Soil Moisture for the Valencia Anchor Station Region (VAS) by Using Temperature�Vegetation Dryness Index (TVDI) Obtained from MODIS Satellite Images��. In ��Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural and Natural Ecosystems��, M. Bindi, G. Brandani, A. Dess�, Dibari, Camilla, Ferrise, Roberto, Moriondo, Marco (editores). Firenze University Press, 2009 � pp. 85-110. [http://books.google.es/books?id=kHKDBsVD5h4C&printsec=frontcover&dq=bibliogroup:%22Proceedings+e+report%22&hl=es&sa=X&ei=MeT-TvLUD46GhQeqw6S7AQ&ved=0CDYQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=bibliogroup%3A%22Proceedings%20e%20report%22&f=false]

Lopez-Baeza, E., M.C. Antolin, J. Balling, F. Belda, C. Bouzinac, F. Camacho, A. Cano, E. Carbo, S. Delwart, C. Domenech, A.G. Ferreira, A. Fidalgo, S. Juglea, Y. Kerr, J. Marco, C. Millan-Scheiding, C. Narbon, D. Rodriguez, K. Saleh, J. Sanchis, N. Skou, S. S�bj�rg, P. Soriano, J. Tamayo, S. Tauriainen, E. Torre, A. Velazquez-Blazquez, J.-P. Wigneron, P. Wursteisen ��Soil moisture characterization of the Valencia Anchor Station. Ground, aircraft measurements and simulations��. 2nd EPS/Metop RAO Workshop (The 2nd EPS/Metop Research Announcement of Opportunity (RAO) Workshop. ESA as Special Publications SP-675 (2009)

K. Saleh, Y.H. Kerr, M.J. Escorihuela, J.P. Wigneron, P. Richaume, e G. Boulet, P. Maisongrande, R. Panciera, J. Walker, E. Lopez-Baeza, C. Millaan-Scheiding, S. Juglea ESA SPP: CoSMOS Data Analysis Study (2007-2008). ESTEC CONTRACT RFQ-311801/06/NL/FF Final Report June 2009

F. Martinez, J. Mateu, F. Montes, A. Bodas-Salcedo and E. Lopez-Baeza. ��A comparative analysis of different spatial sampling schemes: Modelling of SSRB data��. ��International Journal of Remote Sensing�� Vol. 29, No. 6, 1635�1647 (2008) [DOI: 10.1080/01431160701395187]

H.-J. Bolle, M. Eckardt, D. Koslowsky, F. Maselli, J. Melia Miralles, M. Menenti, F.-S. Olesen, L. Petkov, S.I. Rasool, A.A. Van de Griend (Eds.). Contributing Authors: H. Billing, A. Gitelson, F. G�ttsche, A. Jochum-Osann, E. Lopez-Baeza, F. Meneguzzo, J. Moreno, F. Nerry, P. Rossini, F. Veroustraete, R. Vogt, P.J. Van Oeleven- ��Mediterranean Land-surface Processes Assessed from Space��. Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2006, XXVIII, 760 p., 442 iIIus., Hardcover, ISBN-10: 3-540-40151-2, ISBN-13: 978-3-540-40151-3 (2006) [http://www.springer.com/earth+sciences+and+geography/geographical+information+systems/book/978-3-540-40151-3]

EarthCARE Mission Advisory Group. ��EarthCARE Mission Requirements Document�� (2006)
[http://esamultimedia.esa.int/docs/EarthObservation/EarthCARE_MRD_v5.pdf]

E. Lopez-Baeza, H.W. Barker, F.H. Berger, M. Capderou, C. Dom�nech Garc�a, A. Lorenz, P. Raberanto, A. Vel�zquez Bl�zquez, M. Viollier ��Improvement of Angular Dependence Models��. Contract ESTEC No 14685/00/NL/JSC. Universitat de Valencia, Spain (UVEG), in conjunction with Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique, France (LMD), Meteorological Service of Canada, Canada (MSC), and Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany (TUDD). Informe Final. March 2006. Universitat de Valencia. (Spain)

E. Lopez-Baeza; M. Anton Martinez; A. Cano; C. Domenech; A.G. Ferreira; A. Labajo; D. Pino; T. Rius; G.L. Smith; Z.P. Szewczyk; J. Tamayo; A. Velazquez; S. Vidal ��EPS Meteorological Products Validation At The Valencia Anchor Station (EPS MET PRO VAS)��. ESA Publications Division. Special Publication SP-618 (2006)

Lopez-Baeza, E.; A. Velazquez; S. Alonso; S. Dewitte; C. Diaz-Pabon; C. Domenech; J.E. Harries; J. Jorge; A. Labajo; N. Pineda; D. Pino; A. Rius; J.E. Russell; G.L. Smith; Z. P. Szewczyk; R. Tarruella; and J. Torrobella ��CERES SCALES Ground Validation Campaigns for GERB. Assessment of the Valencia Anchor Station Capabilities. (In the framework of EUMETSAT/ESA MSG-RAO Project no. 138 GIST Proposal for Calibration/Validation of SEVIRI and GERB (PI: J.E. Harries)��. Proc of the 3rd MSG RAO Workshop, 15 June 2006. Helsinki, Findland (ESA SP-619, Aug 2006), pg. 11-17

E. Lopez-Baeza & The Climatology from Satellites Group ��Making Sense of Satellite Data. Responding to Climate Change 2007. Research. Space & Earth Observation�� (http://www.rtcc.org/2007/html/res_space_uni_val.html/ ) (2006)

Vall-llossera, M., A. Camps, I. Corbella, F. Torres, N. Duffo, A. Monerris, R. Sabia, D. Selva, C. Antol�n, E. Lopez-Baeza, J.F. Ferrer, K. Saleh. ��SMOS REFLEX 2003: L-Band Emissivity Characterization of Vineyards��. ��IEEE Transactions Geoscience and Remote Sensing��, Vol., 43, no., 973-98, (2005) [DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2005.844102]

A. Velazquez Blazquez, S. Alonso, A. Bodas-Salcedo, C. Domenech, J. Gimeno, J. Jorge Sanchez, A. Labajo, N. G. Loeb, D. Pino, A. D. Sanchis, G. L. Smith, Z. P. Szewczyk, R. Tarruella, J. Torrobella, E. Lopez-Baeza. ��Comparison of top of the atmosphere GERB measured radiances with independent radiative transfer simulations obtained at the Valencia Anchor Station reference area��. 11th SPIE International Symposium on Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X. Bruges, Belgium, 19�22 September, 2005

E. Lopez-Baeza, S. Alonso, A. Comer�n, R. Diaz-Pabon, C. Domenech, J.F. Gimeno-Ferrer, J. Jorge, A. Labajo, N. Pineda, D. Pino, A. Rius, F. Rocadenbosch, K Saleh, M. Sicard, R. Tarruella, J. Torrobella, and A. Velazquez. ��A High-Quality Dataset of Land-Surface and Atmospheric Measurements for the Comparison/Crosscalibration of Data From Large Scale Optical Earth Observation Sensors in Space. The Valencia Anchor Station��. Proceedings of the Workshop on Inter-Comparison of Large Scale Optical and Infrared Sensors. ESA/ESTEC 12-14 October 2004. ESA-WPP-244, Feb. 2005. ESA Publications Division, ISSN No: 1022-6656

Saleh, K., Wigneron, J.P., Calvet, J.C., Lopez-Baeza, E., Berger, M., Wursteisen, P., Simmonds, L., Miller, J. ��The EuroSTARRS airborne campaign in support of the SMOS mission: First results over land surfaces��. ��International Journal of Remote Sensing��, Vol. 25, No. 1, 177�194, (2004) [DOI: 10.1080/0143116031000116444]

ESA EarthCARE Mission Advisory Group (MAG) A. Ansmann, F. Berger, J.-P. Blanchet, D. Donovan, A. J.Illingworth, R.S. Kandel, H. Kumagai, E. Lopez-Baeza, M. Miller, T. Nakajima, H. Okamoto, J. Pelon, R. Rizzi and A. Slingo. ��EarthCARE - Earth Clouds, Aerosols and Radiation Explorer��. ��Reports for Mission Selection. The Six Candidate Earth Explorer Missions��. ESA SP-1279(1) (2004) ISBN 92-9092-962-6. ISSN 0379-6566 [http://www.esa.int/esapub/sp/sp1279/sp1279_1_EARTHCARE.pdf] [http://esamultimedia.esa.int/docs/SP_1279_1_EarthCARE.pdf]

Lopez-Baeza, Ernesto; Belda, Fernando; Bodas, Alejandro; Crommelynck, Dominique; Dewitte, Steven; Domenech, Carlos; Gimeno, Jaume F.; Harries, John E.; Jorge Sanchez, Joan; Pineda, Nicolau; Pino, David; Rius, Antonio; Saleh, Kauzar; Tarruella, Ramon; Velazquez, Almudena. ��SCALES: SEVIRI and GERB CaL/VaL area for large-scale field experiments��. Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VIII. Edited by Schaefer, Klaus; Comeron, Adolfo; Carleer, Michel R.; Picard, Richard H. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 5235, pp. 134-148 (2004)

Michael Berger, Yann Kerr, Jordi Font, Jean-Pierre Wigneron, Jean-Christophe Calvet, Kauzar Saleh, Ernesto Lopez-Baeza, Lester Simmonds, Paolo Ferrazzoli, Bart van den Hurk, Philippe Waldteufel, Francois Petitcolin, Adriaan van de Griend, Evert Attema & Michael Rast. ��Measuring the Moisture in the Earth�s Soil - Advancing the Science with ESA�s SMOS Mission��. ��esa bulletin�� 115, 40-45, (2003) [http://www.esa.int/esapub/bulletin/bullet115/chapter5_bul115.pdf]

Bodas Salcedo, E. Lopez-Baeza, F. Martinez, J. Mateu and F. Montes. ��Spatio-Temporal Modelling and Prediction of Solar Radiation��. ��Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres��, 108 (D24), 8777, (2003) [DOI: 10.1029/2003JD003903]

Bodas Salcedo, J. F. Gimeno Ferrer and E. L�pez Baeza. ��Flux retrieval optimisation with an along-track broad-band radiometer��. ��Journal of Geophysical Research��, Vol. 108 No. D2, (2003) [DOI: 10.1029/2002JD002162]

T. Pellarin, J.-P. Wigneron, J.-C. Calvet, P. Ferrazzoli, H. Douville, E. Lopez-Baeza, P. Waldteufel, J. Pulliainen, L. P. Simmonds, M. Berger, Y. H. Kerr. ��Two-Year global simulation of L-band brightness temperatures over the land surfaces��. ��IEEE Transactions Geoscience and Remote Sensing��, Volume: 41, Issue: 9, Year: Sept., 2135-2139 [DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2003.815417]

Bodas-Salcedo, Alejandro, Lopez-Baeza, Ernesto, Smith, G. Louis. ��A flux retrieval error behavior with CERES/TRMM data��. Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VII. Edited by Schaefer, Klaus P.; Lado-Bordowsky, Olga; Comeron, Adolfo; Picard, Richard H. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 4882, pp. 1-12 (2003).

E Lopez-Baeza, Jean-Christophe Calvet, Jacqueline Etcheto, Heinz Finkenzeller, Jordi Font, Yann Kerr, Jerry Miller, Joel Wesson, Jean-Pierre Wigneron, Michael Berger, Patrick Wursteisen, Peter Fletcher, Evert Attema ��EuroSTARRS: Campaign Description��- Proceedings of the First Results Workshop on EuroSTARRS, WISE, LOSAC Campaigns. ESA SP-525, March 2003, pg. 37-45

E. Lopez-Baeza, J.-P. Wigneron, J.-C. Calvet, M. C. Antol�n, J-M Bonnefond, G Courrier, F. Ferrer, N. Fritz, F. Froissard, D Garrigou, D Guyon, T. Pellarin, K. Saleh, D. Suquia ��EuroSTARRS Ground Sampling design at the Nezer Site, Agre forest and Valencia Site��. Proceedings of the First Results Workshop on EuroSTARRS, WISE, LOSAC Campaigns. ESA SP-525, March 2003, pg. 203-212

Ferran Ferrer, Carmen Antol�n, E. Lopez-Baeza ��Spatial distribution of soil moisture content and its relationship to other surface parameters at the Valencia site��. Proceedings of the First Results Workshop on EuroSTARRS, WISE, LOSAC Campaigns. ESA SP-525, March 2003, pg. 213-223

K. Saleh, J.-P.Wigneron, J.C. Calvet, E. Lopez-Baeza ��STARRS data processing and analysis of L-band brightness temperature over land��. Proceedings of the First Results Workshop on EuroSTARRS, WISE, LOSAC Campaigns. ESA SP-525, March 2003, pg. 223-234

K. Saleh, J.-P.Wigneron, J.C. Calvet, E. Lopez-Baeza ��Modelling of L-band brightness temperature over land from STARRS data��. Proceedings of the First Results Workshop on EuroSTARRS, WISE, LOSAC Campaigns. ESA SP-525, March 2003, pg. 235-243

M. Force Torres, F. Carcel Ferrer, E. Lopez-Baeza and L. Sempere Paya. ��Global brightness temperature simulator in the SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) Mission Context��. Proceedings of the Third Int. Congress �Man and Soil at the Third Millenium�, Ed. by J.L. Rubio, R.P.C. Morgan, S. Asins & V. Andreu. Geoforma Ediciones. Pg.1989-2002 (2002)

ESA EarthCARE Joint Science Preparatory Group (SPG) A.J. Illingworth, R.S. Kandel, H. Kumagai, A. van Lammeren, J.-F. Mahfouf, T. Nakajima, H. Okamoto, J. Pelon, M. Suzuki, A. Ansmann, K. Asai, F. Berger, J.-P. Blanchet, Y. Fujiyosi, E. Lopez-Baeza, M. Miller, R. Rizzi, N. Sugimoto, T. Takamura, T. Yamanouchi, D. Donovan, R. Hogan, M. Quante, E. Raschke, and J. Testud. ��The five candidate Earth Explorer Core Missions � EarthCARE � Earth Clouds, Aerosols, and Radiation Explorer��. ESA SP-1257(1) (2001) [http://esamultimedia.esa.int/docs/sp_1257_1_earthcaresc.pdf]

Lopez-Baeza, E., Sempere, L., Antolin, C., and Belda, F. ��Presentation of the Valencia Site��. Invited Presentation COST-712 Project 4 Meeting on ��L Band Radiometry�� (ESA/ESTEC Noordwijk, NL, 6-7 March, 2000). Session on ��Measurements Facilities and Techniques at Low Frequency (L Band): Tentative List of Potential Sites and Related Facilities��. Final Report edited by Y. Kerr and M. Hallikainen (2000)

J.E.Harries, R. Mossavati, E. Lopez-Baeza, S. Dewitte, N. Clerbaux, G.L. Smith, P. Allan, M. Bates, J. Muller, and R. Stuhlmann ��Exploiting the GERB/SEVIRI synergy for data validation, new algorithm development and scientific applications (Proposals 138, 142 & 143)�� Proceedings of the First MSG RAO Workshop. Bologna, 17�19 May 2000. ESA SP-452. October 2000.

Pellicer, J., Gilabert, M.A. and L�pez-Baeza, E. . ��The Evolution of the Celsius and Kelvin Temperature Scales and the State of the Art ��. Journal of Chemical Education, 76 911-913 (1999) [DOI: 10.1021/ed076p911]

Joaquin Melia Miralles, E. L�pez-Baeza, Demetrio Segarra, Alejandro Bodas, Juan Carlos Fortea, and Siham Lanjeri ��Remote Sensing of Mediterranean Desertification and Environmental Stability (RESMEDES) Synthesis of Change Detection Parameters into a Land-Surface Change Indicator for Long-Term Desertification Studies (RESYSMED)�� Contract No.: ENV4-CT97-0683. Final Report. Firenze and M�nchen, December 1999

Bodas, A., Gand�a, V. and L�pez-Baeza, E. ��An Undergraduate Experiment on Thermal Waves and Their Propagation��. ��American Journal of Physics��, 66 (6), 528-533 (1998) [http://physlab.lums.edu.pk/images/2/2d/Bodasref.pdf]

Russell, M.J., Nunez, M., Chladil, M.A., Valiente, J.A., L�pez-Baeza, E. ��Conversion of Nadir, Narrow-band Reflectance in Red and Near Infrared Channels to Hemispherical Surface Albedo��. ��Remote Sensing of Environment��, 61 16-23 (1997) [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0034-4257(96)00218-0]

Valiente, J.A., Nunez, M., L�pez-Baeza, E. and Moreno, J. ��Narrow-band to broad-band conversion for Meteosat-visiible channel and broad-band albedo using both AVHRR-1 and -2 channels��. ��International Journal of Remote Sensing��, 16, no 6 1147-1166 (1995) [DOI: 10.1080/01431169508954468]

H.-J. Bolle, J.C. Andre, J.L. Arrue, H.K. Barth, P. Bessemoulin, A. Brasa, H.A.R. de Bruin, J. Cruces, G. Dugdale, E.T. Engman, D.L. Evans, R. Fantechi, F. Fiedler, A. van der Griend, A.C. Imeson, A. Jochum, P. Kabat, T. Kratzsch, J.P. Lagouarde, I. Langer, R. Llamas, E. Lopez-Baeza, J. Melia Miralles, L.S. Muniosguren, F. Nerry, J. Noilhan, H.R. Oliver, R. Roth, S.S. Saatchi, J. Sanchez Diaz, F. Martin de Santa Olalla, W.J. Shuttleworth, H. Sogaard, H. Stricker, J. Thornes, M. Vauclin and D. Wickland. ��EFEDA: European Field Experiment in a Desertification-Threatened Area��. ��Annales Geophysicae��, 11 173-189 (1993)

V Gandia and E Lopez-Baeza. ��A low-cost thermal diffusivity measuring apparatus��. ��Journal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments�� Volume 21 No. 8, 757 (1988) doi:10.1088/0022-3735/21/8/004

E Lopez-Baeza, J de la Rubia and H J Goldsmid. ��Angstrom's thermal diffusivity method for short samples��. ��Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics�� Volume 20 Number 9, 1156 (1987) doi:10.1088/0022-3727/20/9/011

J. Garrido, E. Lopez, J. Pellicer, and A. F. Tejerina. ��Electrokinetic Processes: A New Experimental Method to Obtain Cross-Coefficients��. Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics 5, 103-110 (1980) [http://www.deepdyve.com/lp/de-gruyter/electrokinetic-processes-a-new-experimental-method-to-obtain-cross-HuGQXUylc3]


Links to Significant Meetings



2015

November, 9-13 2nd COSPAR Symposium on Water and Life in the Universe, Foz do Igua�u - Brazil

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May, 25-29 2nd SMOS Science Conference, ESA-ESAC, Madrid, Spain

May, 18-22 SMOS Training Course, ESA-ESAC, Madrid, Spain

January, (tbc) SMAP Launch Event, USA

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January, 08-09 Clean Energy Entrepreneurship & Investment, ADEIT-UVEG, Valencia, Spain. A world-class two-day executive programme for entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders & policy makers; who are delivering a low-carbon environmental and economic revolution

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2014

November, 13-14 Understanding the Carbon and Water Cycles using SMOS Data and Models,CESBIO, Toulouse, France

October, 28-30 9th International Congress Spanish Association for Climatology,Almeria, Spain

October, 13-17 EUMETSAT Climate Research and Earth Observations from Space: Climate Information for Decision Making. Darmstadt, Germany

September, 22-26 4th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing: RAQRS'IV, Torrent, Valencia, Spain

September, 22-26 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference. Geneva, Switzerland

September, 17-19 ESA/JAXA EarthCARE Workshop 2014, Tokyo, Japan

September, 08-12 ESA 5th Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing. University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

September, 08-10 NASA SMAP Cal/Val Workshop #5. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

August, 04-14 ESA Earth Observation Summer School 2014. ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, Russia

August, 02-10 COSPAR MOSCOW 2014 COSMOS. 40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Event A3.1 Towards Scientific Exploitation of Operational EO Missions for Land Processes and Natural Hazards. Moscow, Russia

August, 02-10 COSPAR MOSCOW 2014 COSMOS. 40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Event A2.1 Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions in Oceanography and Cryosphere, Use of In-situ Data and Assimilation in Models. Moscow, Russia

August, 02-10 COSPAR MOSCOW 2014 COSMOS. 40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Event A1.1 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics of Our Changing Planet. Moscow, Russia

August, 02-10 COSPAR MOSCOW 2014 COSMOS. 40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Event A0.1 Global Integrated Earth System Science Enabled through GEOSS. Moscow, Russia

August, 02-10 COSPAR MOSCOW 2014 COSMOS. 40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Moscow, Russia

July, 21 - August, 02 theJourney#2 Climate-KIC Summer School, University of Valencia, Spain

July, 20 - August, 1" Joint COSPAR and WMO Capacity Building Workshop (CBW) on Satellite Remote Sensing, Water Cycle and Climate Change, Tver State University (TSU, Tver, Russia)

July, 13-18 IGARSS Energy and Our Changing Planet. Quebec, Canada

April, 27 - May, 02 EGU General Assembly Session HS6.2 - SMOS: Continuing to Provide Global Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity Data. Vienna, Austria

April, 27 - May, 02 EGU General Assembly Session HS6.7 - Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture. Vienna, Austria

April, 02 Jornada Agua, Energ�a y Cambio Clim�tico: El Reto de la Eficiencia y la Sostenibilidad. Valencia

March, 24-27 MicroRad2014 The 13th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

March, 17-21 WCRP WCRP Conference for Latin America and Caribean: Developing, Linking ans Applying Climate Knowledge. Montevideo, Uriguay

January, 28-30 ESA Land Product Validation and Evolution. ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy

January, 23-24 CEOS LPV First Workshop CEOS LPV FAPAR Sub-Group. EC JRC, Ispra, Italy

January, 20 CDTI Infoday Horizon 2020 Space WorkProgramme 2014-2015. Madrid

January, 13-17 GEO GEO-X and 2014 Ministerial Summit. Geneva, Switzerland

January, 08-09 Climate-KIC Master Class Clean Energy Entrepreneurship & Investment. Valencia




Active Collaborations



AEMet Agencia Estatal de Meteorologia Spanish Agency for Meteorology

CESBIO Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la BIOsph�re

CHJ Confederaci�n Hidrogr�fica del J�car [Jucar River Basin Authority]

EEAD-CSIC Estacion Experimental Aula Dei - CSIC [Aula Dei Experimental Station - CSIC]

ESA European Space Agency

EUMETSAT European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

FUNCEME Fundacao Cearense de Meteorologia e Recursos H�dricos

GMV Aerospace and Defense

GVA Generalitat Valenciana. Conselleria de Conselleria de Infraestructuras, Territorio y Medio Ambiente. Direcci�n General de Calidad Ambiental

CSIC Instituto de Ciencias del Mar - CSIC

ICSTM Imperial College London

IEEC Instituto de Estudios Espaciales de Catalunya [Institute for Space Studies of Catalonia]

INRA-Bordeaux Sciences Agro Institute National pour la Recherche Agronomique - Bordeaux. L�Unit� Mixte de Recherche, UMR 1391, Interactions Sol Plante Atmosph�re (ISPA), �quipe T&S T�l�d�tection & Spatialisation

LaRC-NASA Langley Research Center - NASA

Lindenberg Meteorological Observatory - Richard Assmann Observatory German Weather Service

RMIB GERB Project Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium

SMAP Cal/Val NASA Soil Moisture Active and Passive (SMAP) Cal/Val Activities

TUD Technical University of Denmark, Electromagnetic Systems http://www.emi.dtu.dk

UPC Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya [Polytechnical University of Catalonia]


Acknowledgments

Spanish Research Programme on Space, Spanish Ministry for Education and Science

General Directorate for Climate Change, Department for Environment, Water, Town Planning and Housing, Regional Government of the Valencian Autonomous Community

European Space Agency (ESA) (SMOS)

Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (TUD)

Laboratory of Space Technology, Teknillinen Korkeakoulu (Helsinki University of Technology). See also http://www.space.hut.fi/research/equipment/hut2d/hut2d.html

Valencia Company for Energetic Exploitation of Waste, SA

Spanish Airports and Airspace (AENA)

Air Nostrum

Irrigation Advisory Service for Farmers (SIAR), Department of Agriculture, Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha

Irrigation Technology Service, Valencian Institute for Agricultural Research (IVIA)

Jucar River Basin Authority. Office for Hydrological Planning

Meteorological State Agency of Spain (AEMet) (formerly, Spanish Institute for Meteorology, INM)

Section for Forest Fire Prevention, Department for Environment, Water, Town Planning and Housing, Regional Government of the Valencian Autonomous Community

Bodegas IRANZO, Caudete de las Fuentes

Bodegas y Vi�edos de Utiel






Book suggestions





H.-J. Bolle, M. Eckardt, D. Koslowsky, F. Maselli, J. Melia Miralles, M. Menenti, F.-S. Olesen, L. Petkov, S.I. Rasool, A.A. Van de Griend (Eds.)
Mediterranean Land-surface Processes Assessed from Space
Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York
2006, XXVIII, 760 p., 442 iIIus., Hardcover
ISBN-10: 3-540-40151-2
ISBN-13: 978-3-540-40151-3

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About this book

The book leads the reader step by step through the whole assessment procedure, thus enabling him to interpret the raw data measured in space to establish the physical and biological landsurface state variables needed for climatological, hydrological and ecological process studies. It integrates the work of many scientists who were involved in a number of projects of the European Commission. Examples are given which demonstrate the application of the obtained information in the Mediterranean area. Specific emphasis is laid on the calibration and validation of the extracted quantities by comparing them with the results of field experiments. Besides presenting research results, the book will also be of interest to newcomers in the field and satellite data users needing to understand in depth how such information is generated and how it can be put to use. In eight appendices useful background information and latest results are reported.

Written for:

Researchers, scientists, libraries, institutes, graduate students (Geography, Climatology, Ecology, Env. Sciences, Geophysics, Geodesy, Landscape Planning)

Keywords:

Climate Change Desertification Ecology Geography Satellite Data


Grant W. Petty
A First Course in Atmospheric Thermodynamics
Sundog Publishing
Madison, Wisconsin
May 2008, Paperback, 352 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0-9729033-2-5
List price when purchased through bookstores: $48
Discounted price when ordered directly from Sundog Publishing: $36, including free shipping to U.S. addresses


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About this book

This textbook is written for meteorology majors who require an initial introduction to the physical properties of the atmosphere and to the essential principles and real-world applications of atmospheric thermodynamics. These topics are supplemented by a sampling of techniques and technologies related to atmospheric measurements and observations. A unique tutorial, included as an appendix, teaches students how to attack physical problems symbolically, deferring numerical calculations until the final step in the solution. The author�s overall objectives include not only covering the traditional core subject matter of an undergraduate thermodynamics course but also facilitating students� transition from a purely abstract understanding of calculus and physics concepts to the confident application of both to the science of meteorology.

The affordability of textbooks has become a growing concern for students and, by extension, the instructors who assign the textbooks. For this reason, Sundog Publishing offers customers the option of purchasing its books directly from the source at the same wholesale price paid by university bookstores.

About the author

Grant W. Petty is a professor in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he teaches atmospheric physics, atmospheric radiation and remote sensing to undergraduate and graduate students. A former shipboard and aviation weather observer in the U.S. Navy and a private pilot, he brings a uniquely practical perspective to the subject of this book. He is also the author of A First Course in Atmospheric Radiation.





Link of the Day (in reality, ... every now and then)





2013


December

  • December, 23, 2013: Unleashing the Power of Earth Observations: Barbara Ryan at TEDxBarcelona - YouTube Barbara Ryan demands that all Earth-Oberservation data collected from Governments and Institutions should be open and available to everyone. Barbara J. Ryan is Secretariat Director of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) an international, intergovernmental organization dedicated to integrating Earth observations to enable government, private sector and science leaders to make better informed decisions across nine Societal Benefit Areas including agriculture, biodiversity, climate, ecosystems, energy, disasters, health, water and weather.Unleashing the Power of Earth Observations: Barbara Ryan at TEDxBarcelona - YouTube.
  • December, 22, 2013: An Eye on the Earth: Stephen Briggs at TEDxBarcelona - YouTube This talk gives us examples on how beautiful the Earth can be viewed from above. Earth Observation can also help humanity in detecting Earth movements or helping with valuable information of disaster areas. Stephen is heading the Department of "Earth Observation" (EO) Science, Applications & Future Technologies of ESA at ESRIN (Frascati).An Eye on the Earth: Stephen Briggs at TEDxBarcelona - YouTube.
  • December, 21, 2013: Climate Change Challenges & Business Opportunities This one-day conference (15th November 2013), part of Climate-KIC's Professional Education Programme and organised by the Climate-KIC Valencia Region, provided a roadmap and relevant tips for spotting opportunities and obtaining advice on how to be successful and achieve real results through innovation. The aim was to stimulate professional exchange and mutual learning covering different topics on the opportunities arising from the transition to a low carbon economy and showcasing how it is possible to create commercial opportunities and do business out of climate change. Three scenarios were developed as significant Technology Innovation Landscapes, namely Earth Observation and Space Technologies with invited: Pierre-Philippe Mathieu (ESA, Italy), Ana Sebastian (GMV-Innovation Solutions, Spain), Antonio Falcao (Uninova, Portugal), Emilio Simeone (Founder and CEO of Flyby srl, Italy), Ravi Kapur (Imperativespace, UK), Energy efficiency: Smart Grids with invited entities: Iberdrola, Energy Technological Institute-ITE, and Efficiency and Economic Feasibility for the Treatment and Regeneration of Water with invited entities: Veolia Water, Aqualogy (AGBAR Group), University of Girona (Spain), University of Valencia (Spain). Climate Change Challenges & Business Opportunities.







Teaching Subjects






Physics (1st year Pharmacy, Advanced Academic Performance Group)

Meteorology & Climatology (2nd year Environmental Sciences, 4,5 ECTS)

Fundamentals on Remote Sensing. Microwaves (Master of Remote Sensing,)

Laboratory of Microwave Radiometry (Master on Remote Sensing,)

Contaminating Processes. Climate Change and Use of Remote Sensing for the Estimation of Contamination (Master on Environmental Contamination, Eco-toxicology and Environmental Health)
Director of Certificate on New Observation and Watching Systems in Meteorology and Climatology(5th Edition, Postgraduate Course, 14 credits, Fundacion Universidad-Empresa, ADEIT)

Director of Diploma on Climate Change and the Greenhouse Effect'(1st Edition, Postgraduate Course, 3 credits, Fundacion Universidad-Empresa, ADEIT)









Postgraduate Course on New Observation and Watching Systems in Meteorology and Climatology


5th Edition, July 2009, 14 credits



Lecturers


M. Amparo Alca�iz Buceta. Meteorologist. Head of Basic Systems Section. Delegation of Valencia. Spanish Agency for Meteorology (Agencia Estatal de Meteorolog�a, AEMet)

Victor Alcover Ronda. Meteorologist. Head of Forecasting and Watching Group. Delegation of Valencia. Spanish Agency for Meteorology (Agencia Estatal de Meteorolog�a, AEMet)

Dr Fernando Belda Esplugues. Meteorologist. Delegate for Murcia. Spanish Agency for Meteorology (Agencia Estatal de Meteorolog�a, AEMet)

Jos� Miguel Femenia Herrero. System Analyst. Computing Center. University of Valencia

Dr M. Amparo Gilabert Navarro. A/Professor of Applied Physics. Department of Physics of the Earth and Thermodynamics. University of Valencia (Secretary of the Course)

Dr Ernesto Lopez Baeza. A/Professor of Applied Physics. Department of Physics of the Earth and Thermodynamics. University of Valencia (Director of the Course)

Dr Beatriz Martinez Diaz. Research Assistant. Department of Physics of the Earth and Thermodynamics. University of Valencia

Prof. Joaquin Melia Miralles. Professor of Earth Sciences. Department of Physics of the Earth and Thermodynamics. University of Valencia

Jose Vicente Miro Bayarri. Head of Atmospheric Environment Protection Service. General Directorate for Climate Change. Department of Environment, Water, Town Planning and Housing. Generalitat Valenciana (Regional Government , Valencia Autonomous Region)

Jose Ignacio Prieto. Meteorologist. Department of Education and Training. European Organisation for the Explotation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT)

Dr Jorge Tamayo Carmona. Meteorologist. Delegate for Valencia. Spanish Agency for Meteorology (Agencia Estatal de Meteorolog�a, AEMet)

Dr Aleixandre Vercher. Research Assistant. Department of Physics of the Earth and Thermodynamics. University of Valencia



Programme

WEATHER AND CLIMATE
Introduction
The Climate System
Data and Techniques in Meteorology and Climatology
International Programmes and Projects
Numerical Models

  • Introduction
    Numerical Prediction Models
    Climate Simulation Models

Practical Assignements

  • Meteorological Observations
    Energy Balance Climate Model

Conference on Control and Watch of Air Quality in the Valencia Autonomous Region/

REMOTE SENSING
Introduction
Interaction Between the Electromagmetic Radiation and the Surface
Determination of Biophysical Parameters. Vegetation Indices
Validation of Vegetation Cover Biophysical Parameters from Remote Sensing Data
Digital Image Processing
Meteorological Radar
Practical Assignements

  • Digital Image Processing for Remote Sensing
    Remote Sensing Programming (I): Reading, Writing, Operating Remote Sensing Data
    Application of NDVI in Desertification Studies
    Remote Sensing Programming (II): Estimation and Validation of Biophysical Parameters
    Information Provided by Meteorological Radar Images

Scientific Visit to the Meteorological Radar Station of Cullera

ANALYSIS OF METEOROLOGICAL SYSTEMS AND STUDY OF CLIMATE PROCESSES WITH REMOTE SENSING IMAGES
Introduction
Analysis of Meteorological Systems from Satellites

  • Jet Stream
    Tropopause
    Cut Lows
    Convective Systems
    Frontal Systems

Climatology from Satellites

  • Radiation, Clouds and Aerosols
    Surface Energy Balance
    Hydrological Cycle
    Greenhouse Effect
    Calibration/Validation (Cal/Val) of Remote Sensing Data and Products

Practical Assignements

  • Surface Albedo from METEOSAT Data
    Meteorological Systems Identification
    Cloud Identification and Classification

Scientific Visit to the Valencia Anchor Station of the University of Valencia
Scientific Visit to the Alacant Anchor Station of the Department of Environment, Water, Town Planning and Housing. Generalitat Valenciana

APPLICATIONS AND PRACTICAL CASES
Forecasting and Nowcasting. Meteorological Watch
Land Surface Climatology
Forest Fires

  • Risk Factors
    The PREVIFOC System from AEMet

Observation of Climate Change. Confidence in Climate Models
Practical Assignements

  • Practical Case on Floods

Scientific Visit to the Valencia Delegation of the Spanish Agency for Meteorology (AEMet). Operational Forecasting. Attendance to the Meteorological Briefing of the Day

FUTURE PERSPECTIVES
Future Satellite Missions
Climate Change Impacts, Adaptability to Climate Change
Climate Change: Emission Scenarios. Mitigation
Practical Assignements

  • Present and Future Satellite Missions (MSG, EPS/MetOp,...)



Triptic

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4th Edition, July 2008

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Meteorological Briefing: Analysis. Valencia Delegation of AEMet, 11 July 2008


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Meteorological Briefing: Forecasting. Valencia Delegation of AEMet, 11 July 2008


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Visit to the Cullera Meteorological Radar Station, 11 July 2008


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Visit to the Valencia Anchor Station, 24 July 2008


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Students' Presentations: Alex and Roberto. 25 July 2008



3rd Edition, June-July 2007

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Visit to the Meteorological Center of Valencia and Attendance to the Meteorological Briefing of the Day. 26 June 2007


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Visit to the Cullera Meteorological Radar Station, 26 June 2007





Some Teaching Publications

J.F. Gimeno Ferrer, D. Segarra Gomar and E. L�pez-Baeza (2002): Cambio clim�tico: Efectos indirectos de los aerosoles atmosf�ricos. Revista de Climatologia Vol. 2(2002): 5-13

Pellicer, J.; M.A. Gilabert,; E. Lopez-Baeza (1999): The Evolution of the Celsius and Kelvin Temperature Scales and the State of the Art, J. Chem. Educ. 1999 76 911

Gimeno Ferrer, J.F., E. Lopez-Baeza, J. de la Rubia (1999): Criterios de Aproximaci�n a Problemas F�sicos en la Did�ctica de Primer Ciclo Universitario. Experiencia de Laboratorio de Termodin�mica. [Approximation Criteria in Physical Problems in Undergraduate Teaching. An Experiment in Thermodynamics Laboratory] 9� Encuentro para la Ense�anza de la F�sica, Valencia, 20-24 Sept. 1999

Bodas A, V. Gand�a, E. L�pez-Baeza (1998): An undergraduate experiment on the propagation of thermal waves. Am. J. Phys., 66 (6) June 1998, pp. 528-533

Gandia V. and E Lopez-Baeza (1988): A low-cost thermal diffusivity measuring apparatus. Journal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments, 21 no. 8, 757 (1988) doi:10.1088/0022-3735/21/8/004





Research Lines





I Validation of low spatial resolution remote sensing data and products (GERB, SMOS, EPS/MetOp, SMAP)

I.1. Validation Site Characterization

Valencia Anchor Station
Alacant Anchor Station

See E. Lopez-Baeza et al. (2007): Representativity of the Valencia and the Alacant Anchor Stations in the Context of Validation of Remote Sensing Algorithms and Low-resolution Products. Proceedings of the Joint 2007 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference and the 15th Satellite Meteorology & Oceanography Conference of the American Meteorological Society. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24-28 September 2007

http://www.eumetsat.int/Home/Main/Publications/Conference_and_Work shop_Proceedings/groups/cps/documents/document/pdf_conf_p50_s1_10_lopezbae_p.pdf


I.2. Development of validation methodologies

I.2. (i) Radiation (including cloud and aerosol effects)

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See A. Velazquez-Blazquez, ..., E. Lopez-Baeza, et al. (2007): Simulation of CERES and GERB TOA Products over the Valencia Anchor Station for GERB Validation Purposes. Proceedings of the Joint 2007 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference and the 15th Satellite Meteorology & Oceanography Conference of the American Meteorological Society. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24-28 September 2007/ http://www.eumetsat.int/Home/Main/Publications/Conference_and_Work

shop_Proceedings/groups/cps/documents/document/pdf_conf_p50_s1_13_velazque_p.pdf

I.2. (ii) Soil moisture content


I.3. Use of meteorological models


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II Radiative balance studies (GERB, CERES, SEVIRI, EarthCARE)


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Comparison of TOA CERES radiances (LW in blue and SW in purple) and
Aqua Observation geometry over the Valencia Anchor Station for 12th Feb 2004
(RMSE_SW = 2.5 W m-2 sr-1 RMSE_LW = 2.0 W m-2 sr-1)


II.1. Top of the atmosphere, atmosphere, surface

II.2. Development of Angular Dependence Models (radiance to flux inversion)

II.3. Broad-band low spatial resolution BRDFs

II.4. Atmospheric scene database


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BRDF from CERES radiances for open shrubs in February



III Soil moisture from passive microwaves (SMOS)

III.1. Microwave L-band characterization of natural vegetation (Mediterranean ecosystem species)

III.2. Retrieval algorithm (collaboration with INRA-Bordeaux)

III.3. Development of a reliable soil moisture network


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Distribution of soil moisture probes over a 10 x 10 km2 zone within the Valencia Anchor Station area according to land use and soil type (still under construction).
The probes are communicated to main antennas (at V1 and M4) and to a PC accessible via internet


III.4. Mapping soil moisture from point measurements

III.5. Hydrological models (collaboration with Jucar River Authority)


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Soil moisture monthly averages (1940-2001)in the Jucar River Basin area with a spatial resolution of 1 km obtained from simulations with the Jucar River Authority Hydrological Model (A. Fidalgo)





Valencia & Alacant Anchor Stations





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What is an ANCHOR STATION? (from Professor H.-J. Bolle)/

Anchor Stations are instrumented sites to measure in representative areas quantities which are needed to

run
calibrate
validate

models and algorithms e.g. such as those needed to quantitatively evaluate satellite data and convert them into geophysical information.

The stations must be instrumented with equipment for long time measurements of basic quantities (meteorological and hydrological background data) and, in addition, for quantities that are not readily assessed at operational meteorological and hydrological stations.

Anchor Stations, furthermore, must offer the infrastructure to undertake more refined measurements for shorter intensive observation periods in the surrounding of the station.

In addition to background quantities (temperature, moisture, pressure), they should also be measured:

fluxes (surface albedo, the four components of net radiation, soil heat flux, sensible and latent heat flux, carbon fluxes, water fluxes in the soil),
Bowen ratio
spectral atmospheric optical depth
atmospheric water vapour
aerosol parameters
ground water level
soil moisture
vegetation parameters (type, height or z0, resistances, biomass, NPP, LAI)

Not all Anchor Stations need to measure all parameters permanently

Rationale/

Mesoscale models
can in principle be operated with little instantaneous input from ground observations if topography and synoptic scale flow are known. Whether they produce the correct interactions with the surface (momentum, energy and mass fluxes) must be checked at least occasionally by direct measurements

Hydrological models
The same is true. In their case, it has to be validated whether they produce the correct soil moisture and run-off

Satellite data
are evaluated with complicated algorithms that tie the measured radiances to surface properties. These algorithms have to be tested against direct measurements and satellite instruments have to be re-calibrated

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(From F. Becker, H.-J. Bolle and P.R. Rowntree, 1988, The International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project)

Climate models
Not only need in addition to meteorological data carbon dioxide and other trace gas fluxes, they also need, according to the latest results, aerosol data. Anchor Stations should therefore also be equipped with instrumentation for spectral optical depth measurements or other kind of equipment that provides information about aerosol concentrations and types. The state of vegetation can, to some degree, be estimated from satellite observations. The conclusions from such kind of measurements may, however, be misleading if no ground truth is available

Desirable measurements at Anchor Stations/

Continuously:
Atmospheric transmittance (spectral)
Net radiation flux; preferable all four radiation fluxes plus in addition independently the net flux
Bowen ratio (including the measurements of air temperature and humidity at two levels)
Soil heat fluxes and temperatures at least at four levels
Precipitation
Soil moisture at three levels: near surface, intermediate, root layer
Effective radiation temperature of the surface
Ground water (piezometric) level

Occasionally (especially under extreme situations):
Sensible and latent heat fluxes separately by advanced methods (e.g. eddy correlation)
Vegetation parameters such as leaf area index (LAI), fractional coverage, biomass area density, stem flow, stomata resistance, vegetation height, vegetation structure, leaf orientation & size
Land use at and around the station

From time to time at longer intervals:
Soil quality
Radiometric characteristics (e.g. reflectance function)

At the central data bank the following derived quantities have to be computed from the measured values:

Wavelength dependent optical depth and vertical distribution of water vapour mass as needed for the correction of satellite data. The goal must be to derive a climatology of aerosol optical properties for the region. If reliable algorithms become available to compute atmospheric corrections from measurements made in space, this network serves the validation of these algorithms and the quality control of atmospheric corrections. This task can be supported by measurements made in the areas of the anchor stations by aircraft in order to obtain a better areal coverage.

Daily and monthly values of all flux components (radiation, sensible heat, latent heat, soil heat flux respectively heat storage in the soil).

Soil moisture as the difference between precipitation, latent heat flux, and storage.

Ratio of directional reflectance to albedo (according to models parametrized with respect to the measured quantities that are still to be developed).

Surface conductance.

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Instruments on both Anchor Stations



How Representative are the Alacant and the Valencia Anchor Stations Measurements of their Respective Surrounding Meteorology?

The application of the Valencia and the Alacant Anchor Stations to validation activities of low spatial resolution Earth Observation remote sensing missions make it necessary to study the representativity and significance of the actual meteorological stations measurements with respect to the area they represent.

Meteorological simulations carried out with The Atmospheric Pollution Model (TAPM) (Hurley, 2005) carried out for the whole year of 2004 with the temporal resolution of one hour. The spatial resolution is 1 km, covering a total area of 75 x 75 km2. The grid is chosen such that the Anchor Station is placed in the central point, that is, the coordinate (38, 38).

The correlation between the simulated time series for every grid point and the corresponding Anchor Station simulated values is established by means of the Pearson�s correlation coefficient. The following figures show the correlation maps obtained for the parameters analysed, namely, temperature, relative humidity, u and v wind components, and precipitation.

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Correlation maps centered at the Alacant Anchor Station relative to the following meteorological parameters: a) temperature, b) relative humidity, c) u wind component, d) v wind component, e) precipitation


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Correlation maps centered at the Valencia Anchor Station relative to the following meteorological parameters: a) temperature, b) relative humidity, c) u wind component, d) v wind component, e) precipitation


A limit has been established in the correlation coefficients for each of the parameters and the zone of influence of the whole station has been taken as the intersection of the zones obtained for each of the parameters. Instead of using five correlation coefficients �one for each parameter- a specific percentile value, namely, 75, 85 95, has been chosen as limiting value for each of the correlation coefficients, thus defining different approximations degrees. The values of the limiting correlation coefficients relative to each meteorological parameter and for each proposed percentile are given in the following Table 1 for both Anchor Stations.

Limiting correlation coefficients for every parameter (temperature, relative humidity, u wind component, v wind component, precipitation) and percentile, respectively for the Valencia and the Alacant Anchor Stations TablePercentiles.gif

The graphical representation of the intersection of the areas obtained for each meteorological parameter is given in the followinf figure, where the red area represents the intersection of the zones obtained for each parameter taking as limiting R values those obtained for percentile 95; the yellow area for percentile 85 and the white area for percentile 75. The black area shows lower correlation values.

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Demarcation of the Valencia and the Alacant Anchor Stations, respective representative areas with three approximation degrees: the red area represents the intersection of the zones obtained for each parameter taking as limiting R values those obtained for percentile 95; the yellow area for percentile 85 and the white area for percentile 75. The black area shows lower correlation values

[Hurley P. (2005): The Air Pollution Model (TAPM) Version 3. Part 1: Technical Description, CSIRO Atmospheric Research Technical Paper No. 55]



Proposal for a Water Cycle Observatory: The VALENCIA and the ALACANT ANCHOR STATIONS, Meteorological Reference Stations for Remote Sensing Data and Products


The Valencia Anchor Station is showing its capabilities and conditions as a reference validation site in the framework of low spatial resolution remote sensing missions such as CERES, GERB and SMOS. The Alacant Anchor Station is a reference site in studies on the interactions between desertification and climate. Both stations separated a distance of about 150 km are actually twin stations, their representative areas have similar land use and soil types, but they are located in two different climatic zones: average annual precipitation is about 450 mm in the Valencia Anchor Station area and about 250 mm in the Alacant Anchor Station one. The parallelism between both Anchor Stations and the fact that one of them is under water-stressing conditions make it appropriate to define a Water Cycle Observatory where to study and compare meteorological parameters and surface fluxes of radiation, energy and water.

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Surface radiation fluxes for the Alacant Anchor Station (left) and the Valencia Anchor Station (right) between 2 - 8 January 2005



Publications

2008

� F. Martinez, J. Mateu, F. Montes, A. Bodas-Salcedo and E. Lopez-Baeza (2008): A comparative analysis of different spatial sampling schemes: Modelling of SSRB data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 29, No. 6, 20 March 2008, 1635�1647

� E. Lopez-Baeza, R. Acosta, A. Cano, C. Domenech, A.G. Ferreira, C. Millan, C. Narbon, J. Sanchis, A. Velazquez, S. Vidal (2008): Advanced Characterisation of the Valencia and the Alacant Anchor Stations. GIST 27, University of Valencia, 16th � 18th January 2008

2007

� E. Lopez-Baeza, Cano, A.; Domenech, C.; Estelles, V.; Ferreira, A.G.; Narbon, C.; Sanchis, J.; Velazquez, A.; Vidal, S.; Smith, G.L.; Szewczyk, Z.P.; Labajo, A.; Alonso, S.; Harries, J.E.; Russell, J.E.; Clerbaux, N.; Dewitte, S.; Rius, T.;Torrobella, J.; Pino, D.; Sanchez, J.J.; Tarruella, R. (2207): Validation of broadband radiation balance products at the Valencia and the Alacant Anchor Stations. GERB/CERES Ground Validation Campaigns. The EarthCARE Workshop. ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 7-9 May 2007

� S. Vidal, C. Narbon, A. Cano, E. Lopez-Baeza (2007): Methodology for the definition and delimitation of validation areas for remote sensing algorithms and low-resolution products. Application to the Valencia and Alacant Anchor Stations. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) Symposium on -"Sensing and Understanding our Planet"-, Barcelona, 23-27 July 2007

� E. Lopez-Baeza & The Climatology from Satellites Group (2007): Making Sense of Satellite Data. Responding to Climate Change 2007. Research. Space & Earth Observation

� E. Lopez-Baeza S. Vidal, A. Cano, C. Domenech, A. Geraldo Ferreira, C. Millan-Scheiding, C. Narbon, J. Sanchis, A. Velazquez (2007): Representativity of the Valencia and the Alacant Anchor Stations in the Context of Validation of Remote Sensing Algorithms and Low-Resolution Products. Joint 2007 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference and the 15th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Satellite Meteorology & Oceanography Conference. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24-28 September 2007

� Vel�zquez Bl�zquez, A., A. Cano, N. Clerbaux, S. Dewitte, C. Dom�nech, V. Estell�s, A.G. Ferreira, L. Gonzalez, J. Jorge Sanchez, N.G. Loeb, D. Pino, A. Rius, G. L. Smith, Z. P. Szewczyk, R. Tarruella, J. Torrobella, S. Vidal, E. Lopez-Baeza (2007): Simulation of CERES and GERB TOA Products over the Valencia Anchor Station for GERB Validation Purposes. Joint 2007 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference and the 15th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Satellite Meteorology & Oceanography Conference. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24-28 September 2007

2006

� H.-J. Bolle, M. Eckardt, D. Koslowsky, F. Maselli, J. Melia Miralles, M. Menenti, F.-S. Olesen, L. Petkov, S.I. Rasool, A.A. Van de Griend (Eds.). Contributing Authors: H. Billing, A. Gitelson, F. G�ttsche, A. Jochum-Osann, E. Lopez-Baeza, F. Meneguzzo, J. Moreno, F. Nerry, P. Rossini, F. Veroustraete, R. Vogt, P.J. Van Oeleven (2006): Mediterranean Land-surface Processes Assessed from Space. Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2006, XXVIII, 760 p., 442 iIIus., Hardcover, ISBN-10: 3-540-40151-2, ISBN-13: 978-3-540-40151-3

2005

� E. Lopez-Baeza, S. Alonso, A. Comer�n, R. Diaz-Pabon, C. Domenech, J.F. Gimeno-Ferrer, J. Jorge, A. Labajo, N. Pineda, D. Pino, A. Rius, F. Rocadenbosch, K Saleh, M. Sicard, R. Tarruella, J. Torrobella, and A. Velazquez (2005): A High-Quality Dataset of Land-Surface and Atmospheric Measurements for the Comparison/Crosscalibration of Data From Large Scale Optical Earth Observation Sensors in Space. The Valencia Anchor Station. Proceedings of the Workshop on Inter-Comparison of Large Scale Optical and Infrared Sensors. ESA/ESTEC 12-14 October 2004. ESA-WPP-244, Feb. 2005

� E. Lopez-Baeza C. Domenech, J.F. Gimeno Ferrer, A. Velazquez (2005): Proposal of a Water Cycle Observatory: The Reference Valencia and Alacant Anchor Stations for Remote Sensing Data and Products. XI Spanish Remote Sensing Congress, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, 21-23 September 2005

2003

� Bodas Salcedo, E. Lopez-Baeza, F. Martinez, J. Mateu and F. Montes (2003): Spatio-Temporal Modelling and Prediction of Solar Radiation. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 108(D24), 8777, 2003

� E. L�pez-Baeza, A. Vel�zquez, C. Antol�n, A. Bodas, J. F. Gimeno, K. Saleh, F. Ferrer, C. Domenech, N. Castell, M. A. S�nchez (2003): The VALENCIA Anchor Station, a Cal/Val Reference Area for Large-scale Low Spatial Resolution Remote Sensing Missions. 3rd International Conference on Experiences with Automatic Weather Stations. Torremolinos (M�laga), 19-21 Feb. 2003

2002

� E. L�pez-Baeza, C. Antol�n Tom�s, A. Bodas Salcedo, J. F. Gimeno Ferrer, K. Saleh Contell, F. Ferrer, N. Castell Balaguer, C. Dom�nech Garc�a, M. A. Sanchez Aland�, and A. Vel�zquez Bl�zquez (2002): The Valencia Anchor Station: A Reference Cal/Val Area for Low-Resolution Remote Sensing Data and Products. Poster Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing, Torrente (Valencia), 16-20 September 2002






Involvement in Satellite Earth Observation Missions





SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity)/



http://www.esa.int/esaLP/LPsmos.html
http://www.cesbio.ups-tlse.fr/us/indexsmos.html
http://www.icm.csic.es/oce/projects/smos/

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SMOS Validation Rehearsal Campaign Activities at the Valencia Anchor Station


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Within the TV programme Medi Ambient of the Valencia Radio Television Network this Campaign was magnificently shown as The Eyes of Science on 11th and 13th December, 2008.

Medi Ambient is a TV programme specialized on information on environmental matters in the Valencia Autonomous Community.

Successful dress rehearsal for SMOS validation As ESA looks forward to the launch of its SMOS Earth Explorer next year, the extensive SMOS Validation Rehearsal Campaign took place over Germany, Spain and the Mediterranean Sea during last April, 2008. The campaign rehearsed the complex procedures involved in validating the mission's data � data crucial for a better understanding of the Earth's water cycle.

More than 100 people in total, scientists and students from the University of Valencia, Spain, took soil-moisture gravimetric samples and probe readings from the SMOS control area of the Valencia Anchor Station, covering an area of 100 km2 and including different types of vegetation. The measuring activities from the aircraft and on the ground were carried out following periods of a significant rainfall event so that the so-called drying period of the soil could be nicely represented in the data.

Scientific Team

PI of the Valencia Anchor Station Site (Spain): Ernesto Lopez-Baeza(1,2)

Team: R. Acosta(1,3), M.C. Antolin(2), F. Belda(4), A. Cano(1), E. Carbo(2), A. Fidalgo(5), S. Juglea(6), Y. Kerr(6), B. Martinez(7,8), C. Millan-Scheiding(1,2), D. Rodriguez(1), K. Saleh(9), J. Sanchis(1), J.-P. Wigneron(10)

Other Contributors: J.E. Balling(11), C. Domenech(1), EOLAB(8), A.G. Ferreira(1,12), J. Ferrer(5), J. Grant(13), J.Marco(2) C. Narbon(1), B. Navascues(14), E. Rodriguez-Camino(14), N. Skou(10), S. S�bj�rg(10), P. Soriano(2), J. Tamayo(4), S. Tauriainen(15), E. Torre(2), G. Torregrosa(2), A. Velazquez Blazquez(1), S. Vidal(1)

European Space Scientific Officers (ESA) Scientific Officers: C. Bouzinac, S. Delwart, P. Wursteisen

(1) University of Valencia (UVEG), Dept. of Physics of the Earth and Thermodynamics. Climatology from Satellites Group, Valencia, (GCS), Spain
(2) Center for Desertification Research (CIDE). Dept of Territorial Planning, Valencia, Spain
(3) Universidade de S�o Paulo. Laboratorio de Clima e Biosfera, Sao Paulo, Brazil
(4) Meteorological State Agency (AEMet), Meteorological Regional Center of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
(5) Jucar River Basin Authority, (CHJ, Confederaci�n Hidrogr�fica del Jucar), Valencia, Spain
(6) Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la BIOsph�re (CESBIO), Toulouse, France
(7) UVEG, Dept. of Physics of the Earth and Thermodynamics. Remote Sensing Unit, Valencia, Spain
(8) EOLAB-Spain, S.L., Valencia, Spain
(9) University of Cambridge, Department of Geography, Cambridge, United Kingdom
(10) INRA Bordeaux-Aquitaine, Ecologie fonctionnelle et PHYSique de l'Environnement (EPHYSE), Bordeaux, France
(11) Technical University of Denmark (TUD), Lyngby, Denmark
(12) Funda��o Cearense de Meteorologia e Recursos H�dricos (FUNCEME), Fortaleza, Brazil
(13) Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(14) Meteorological State Agency (AEMet), Madrid, Spain
(15) Helsinki University of Technology (HUT) or Teknillinen Korkeakoulu (TKK), Laboratory of Space Technology, Helsinki, Finland

Purpose

The general purpose of the SMOS Validation Rehearsal Campaign is to repeat the Commissioning Phase execution with all centres, all tools, all participants, all structures, all data available, assuming all tools and structures are ready and trying to produce as close as possible the post-launch conditions. The aim is to test the readiness, the ensemble coordination and the speed of operations, and to avoid as far as possible any unexpected deficiencies of the plan and procedure during the real Commissioning Phase campaigns (Bouzinac et al., 2008). A specific added-value objective of the Valencia Anchor Station Team is to validate the ground sampling strategy defined for this campaign (10 x 10 km2) by comparing the ground area-estimated products with the aircraft area-integrated measurements in order to be able to extend the methodology to the larger SMOS footprint representative area (125 x 125 km2). The scientific framework in which context these objectives will be studied is monitoring of soil drying after a significant rainfall event takes place in the study area.

(Bouzinac, C., S. Delwart and P. Wursteisen + members of the validation teams (2008): SMOS Validation Rehearsal Campaign Plan. ESA-ESTEC)

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Coordinates of the different validations zones defined:


VAS:
(39�34�15��N, 1�17�18��W, 813 m)

For 10x10 km2:
UTM (ED50) coordinates:
NW: 643966 4386507
NE: 653735 4388886
SE: 655995 4378531
SW: 646226 4376152
or
NW corner: 39�36�51.83� - 001�19�26.57�
SW corner: 39�31�14.71� - 001�18�00.04�
NE corner: 39�38�02.85� - 001�12�35.08�
SE corner: 39�32�25.66� - 001�11�09.08�

For 50x50 km2:
NW -> 1.698423W 39.683639N
NE -> 1.115635W 39.675642N
SE -> 1.127737W 39.225365N
SW -> 1.706786W 39.233235N

For 125x125 km2:
NW -> 2.563715W 39.799068N
NE -> 1.104126 39.784399N
SE -> 1.134179W 38.658662N
SW -> 2.570636W 38.672758N

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Physio-hydrological Units defined in the 10 x 10 km2 area attending to criteria of lithology, geology, climate, soil type, slope, topography, physiography, and vegetation cover (see picture below). An automated wireless network of SM sensors (Theta Probe) has been designed and is currently under development and being implemented over the most significant physio-hydrological units

SM network ■ VAS � SM stations (operative) o SM stations (tbc)

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Definition and characteristics of the physio-hydrological units defined


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Example of wireless SM station

Activities

Ground Measurements during aircraft operations

Objectives: (i) To measure soil moisture content for the whole 10 x 10 km2 under saturation conditions, i. e., after a significant rain event, and during the soil drying period, i.e., 24, 48 h, 5-7 days, 10-15 days, after precipitation
(ii) To measure SM of each significant and representative hydro-physiological unit:
� Compare different SM measurements within each unit
� Compare different SM measurements in polygones within each
� Compare SM measurements of similar units
� Compare SM measurements of different units
(iii) Establish relationships to unify / fragment units or re-assign polygons in different units
(iv) Provide the approximate average for each unit and for all the units in total within the 10 x 10 km2
(v) Compare SM from the units to that of the total area
(vi) Study the representativity of the automatic SM stations in the whole 10 x 10 km2 area, using the large number of measurements for eachy day of the campaign
(vii) Establish a quick and efficacious methodology to est�mate SM of a large area out of a few measurements, as preparation for Cal/Val
(viii) Compare SM under humid and dry conditions; establish the spatial and temporal dynamics of SM

The campaign at the Valencia Anchor Station Site will begin on 19th April. The first possible campaign flight should be performed before sunrise on 20th April, independently of weather conditions, except if it is actually raining.

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The area will be crossed diagonally (SE to NW) and along 5 separate North/Southbound parallel lines displaced by 2 km relative to each other.

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Valencia Anchor Station study area with the five flight lines and the diagonal flight line all geo-referenced over an orthophoto of the study area

SM Measurements

Volumetric/Gravimetric soil samples Volumetric probe measurements (Theta Probe)

In each sampling plot, volumetric SM data will be obtained by means of capacitance probes (Delta-T Theta probes) calibrated according to the soil textures obtained in each case and, in parallel, soil samples will be obtained in cylinders of known volumen where volumetric soil moisture will be measured, thus obtaining soil bulk density. From that, soil porosity will be estimated because this parameter is responsible of the soil water retention capacity.

The percent of water in volume obtained will be used as �ground truth� with respect to the SM values obtained with the capacitance probes.

The ground measurements will consist of 20 teams distributed throughout the entire area, (4 teams for the detailed diagonal flight, 4 teams for the harder soil shrub area (left-hand side of the image, teams 5, 6, 7, 8), and 3 teams for the rest of each flight line remaining. Depending on the soil properties and hardiness each group will take a large number of cylinder volumetric samples and an average of 1000 volumetric probe measurements every flight day.

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Flight lines over the 10 x 10 km2 area


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Detail of the sampling to be carried out by one of the teams (team #10, just an example)


One team more will perform sea surface measurements, for calibration purposes of the radiometers onboard the research aircraft, and according to the Spanish Port System (Puertos del Estado)(tbc)

Vegetation Measurements

From our detailed vegetation map (generated at 1:2000 scale), vegetation over the 10 x 10 km2 area shows a scarce diversity of vegetation species. Within the area, the major vegetation uses are vineyard, almond- and olive-trees, coniferous forests, matorral shrubs (Thymus vulgaris, Rosmarinus officinalis, Quercus coccifera, Genista scorpius, Ulex parviflorus, Ramnus licioides, Stipa tenacissima, Juniperus communis), and very very scarce areas of cereals (Zea mays and Avena sativa).

Vegetation parameter sampling is not needed to be too intensive. However, accurate estimation of vegetation stage should be achieved through simple measurements over well chosen areas:
� Vegetation height
� Phenologic stage (number of leaves in vineyards/plant, etc) in some fields
� Digital photographs giving general information on the phenology (in orchards)
� LAI measurements in shrubs and matorral areas
� Alometric parameter sampling in tree areas to relate plant dimensions to vegetation characteristics which are required as inputs for the retrieval models
� Vegetation water content sampling

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LAI and FVC maps over the area (August 2006, courtesy of EOLAB)


For each of the dominant vegetation types, the sampling to be performed will consist of: branches and leaves of almond, olive, Holm Oak and pine trees, and complete individuals of shrubs. In these samples we will measure all the dimensional parameters and laboratory analysis to estimate biomass.

Soil texture

Soil samples on measured plots will be taken before the campaign to begin laboratory analysis and probe texture calibrations. Each team will measure a statistically significant amount of point measurements in plots distributed throughout the selected area. Of these plots, soil bulk density, percentage of organic material, texture and probe calibration analysis will be determined.

Airborne Operations during the SMOS Validation Rehearsal Campaign (Tauriainen, 2008)

The flight measurements will be performed using the TKK Short Skyvan research aircraft. The payload for the SMOS Validation Rehearsal campaign will consist of the following instruments:
� L-band radiometer EMIRAD provided by the Technical University of Denmark (TUD)
� HUT-2D L-band imaging interferometric radiometer provided by TKK
� PARIS GPS reflectrometry system provided by IEEC
� IR sensor provided by the Finnish Institute of Maritime Research (FIMR)
� a low resolution digital video camera

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Skyvan and its payload


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Skyvan transit from Valencia Airport to the Valencia Anchor Station site and operations


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Flight lines over the study area including operational and forthcoming stations:
■ VAS
� SM stations (operative)
o SM stations (to be deployed)/


Flight measurements over the VAS site should be followed by sea water measurements for instrument calibration. Therefore the flight should be extended before landing at the Valencia airport to cover a short track over the Mediterranean. The Valencia buoy from the Spanish Port System (Puertos del Estado) could be of interest (tbc)

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The Skyvan will be kept at the
Air Nostrum facilities
in the Valencia Manises Airport (see Google location)

Modelling

(i) At CESBIO, modelling work is currently carried out to simulate passive microwave brightness temperatures. Surfex, a SVAT (Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Transfer) model from M�t�o France, is used to characterize the surface according to ground and meteorological data from the Valencia Anchor Station area. Outputs from this surface modelling are used in the L-MEB (L-band Microwave Emission of the Biosphere, Wigneron et al., 2007) model to simulate the surface emission (brightness temperatures) at L-band. These simulations, spatialized at the SMOS pixel, will be compared in a further step with the SMOS measurements during the Commissioning Phase.
(Wigneron J-P, Y. Kerr, P. Waldteufel, K. Saleh, M.-J. Escorihuela, P., Richaume, P. Ferrazzoli, P. de Rosnay, R. Gurney, J.-C. Calvet, J.P., Grant, M. Guglielmetti, B. Hornbuckle, C. M�tzler, T. Pellarin, M. Schwank (2007): L-band Microwave Emission of the Biosphere (L-MEB) Model: Description and calibration against experimental data sets over crop fields. Remote Sens. Env., 107, p. 639-655, 2007)

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Meteorological stations available for modelling and spatializing at the SMOS footprint scale


(ii) HIRLAM is currently being applied to the area. Soil Moisture fields will be extracted from HIRLAM analyses during the SMOS Validation Rehearsal Campaign and compared to the Soil Moisture network, in collaboration with the Spanish AEMet. As a trial, the picture below shows the Soil Moisture field obtained from the output from HIRLAM for 14/07/05, at 00Z. All the HIRLAM analyses will be available for the SMOS Validation Rehearsal Campaign.

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Publications

2011

� Zribi M., Pard� M., Boutin J., Fanise P., Hauser D., Dechambre M., Kerr Y., Leduc-Leballeur M., Reverdin G., Skou N., S�bj�rg S., Albergel C., Calvet J.C., Wigneron J.P., Lopez-Baeza E., Rius A., Tenerelli J. (2011): CAROLS: A New Airborne L-Band Radiometer for Ocean Surface and Land Observations. Sensors. 11(1), 719-742 (2011)

2010

� Cano A., Saleh K., Wigneron J.-P., Antolin C., Balling J.E., Kerr Y., Kruszewski A., Millan-Scheiding C., S�bjaerg S.S., Skou N., Lopez-Baeza E. (2010): The SMOS Mediterranean Ecosystem L-band Characterisation Experiment (MELBEX) over Natural Shrubs. Remote Sensing of Environment, 114 (4): 844-853, (2010) doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2009.11.019

� Juglea, S., Kerr, Y., Mialon, A., Wigneron, J.-P., Lopez-Baeza, E., Cano, A., Albitar, A., Millan-Scheiding, C., Carmen Antolin, M., and Delwart, S. (2010): Modelling soil moisture at SMOS scale by use of a SVAT model over the Valencia Anchor Station. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 14, 831-846, (2010) doi:10.5194/hess-14-831-2010

� Juglea, S. Y. Kerr, A. Mialon, E. Lopez-Baeza, D. Braithwaite, and K. Hsu (2010): Evaluation of PERSIANN database in the framework of SMOS Calibration/Validation activities over Valencia Anchor Station. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 14, 1509-1525, (2010) doi:10.5194/hess-14-1509-2010

2008

� E. Lopez-Baeza & SMOS Cal/Val AO Project no.3252 Team (2008): Valencia Site Data Processing & Model Results. Workshop of the SMOS Validation Rehearsal Campaign NH Conference Centre Leeuwenhorst, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands, 18-19 Nov. 200

� K. Saleh, E. Lopez-Baeza, A. Cano, C. Millan, C. Antolin & SMOS Validation Rehearsal Team (2008): SMOS Validation Rehearsal Flights (EMIRAD) VALENCIA. Workshop of the SMOS Validation Rehearsal Campaign NH Conference Centre Leeuwenhorst, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands, 18-19 Nov. 200

� A. Cano, J.-P. Wigneron, C. Mill�n-Scheiding, C. Antol�n, J.E. Balling, J.P. Grant, A. Kruszewski, K. Saleh, S.S. S�bj�rg, N. Skou and E. Lopez-Baeza (2008): Vegetation Signatures at the VAS Site (MELBEX-1 & 2). SMOS meeting in Bordeaux. INRA, 30-31 October 2008

� K. Saleh, E. Lopez-Baeza, A. Cano, C. Millan, C. Antolin & SMOS Validation Rehearsal Team (2008): SMOS Validation Rehearsal Flights (EMIRAD) VALENCIA. SMOS meeting in Bordeaux. INRA, 30-31 October 2008

� Mill�n-Scheiding, C; Marco, J; Soriano, M.P; Torre, E; Torregrosa, G; �balos, B; Requena, F; Cano, A; Antol�n, C; E. Lopez-Baeza (2008): VAS Soil and Vegetation Characterization. SMOS meeting in Bordeaux. INRA, 30-31 October 2008

� E. Lopez-Baeza & SMOS Cal/Val AO Proposal no.3252 Team (2008): General Presentation of SMOS Activities over the Valencia Anchor Station Cal/Val Sites. SMOS meeting in Bordeaux. INRA, 30-31 October 2008

� E. Lopez-Baeza, R. Acosta, M.C. Antolin, J. Balling, F. Belda, C. Bouzinac, A. Cano, S. Delwart, C. Domenech, A.G. Ferreira, S. Juglea, Y. Kerr, C. Millan-Scheiding, C. Narbon, D. Rodriguez, K. Saleh, J. Sanchis, N. Skou, S. S�bj�rg, S. Tauriainen, A. Velazquez-Blazquez, S. Vidal, J.-P. Wigneron, P. Wursteisen (2008): La Misi�n SMOS: Actividades Preparatorias de Validaci�n en la Valencia Anchor Station. VI Congreso Internacional de la Asociaci�n Espa�ola de Climatolog�a� 6th Internacional Congress of the Spanish Association for Climatology. Cambio Clim�tico Regional y sus Impactos � Regional Climate Change and its Impacts. Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, 8-11 Oct. 2008

� E. Lopez-Baeza, R. Acosta, M.C. Antolin, J. Balling, F. Belda, C. Bouzinac, A. Cano, S. Delwart, C. Domenech, A.G. Ferreira, J. Grant, S. Juglea, Y. Kerr, C. Millan-Scheiding, C. Narbon, D. Rodriguez, K. Saleh, J. Sanchis, N. Skou, S. S�bj�rg, S. Tauriainen, A. Velazquez-Blazquez, S. Vidal, J.-P. Wigneron, P. Wursteisen (2008): Validation Activities Preparation for SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) Land Products at the Valencia Anchor Station. 2008 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference, Darmstadt, Germany, 08 - 12 September 2008

� E. Lopez-Baeza, R. Acosta, M.C. Antolin, J. Balling, F. Belda, C. Bouzinac, A. Cano, S. Delwart, C. Domenech, A.G. Ferreira, J. Grant, S. Juglea, Y. Kerr, C. Millan-Scheiding, C. Narbon, D. Rodriguez, K. Saleh, J. Sanchis, N. Skou, S. S�bj�rg, S. Tauriainen, A. Velazquez-Blazquez, S. Vidal, J.-P. Wigneron, P. Wursteisen (2008): SMOS Land Product Validation Activities at the Valencia Anchor Station. 37th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Session A3.1. on Space Data Utilization for Earth. Current and Future Missions, Montreal, Canada , 13-20 July 2008

� S. Juglea, Y.H. Kerr, A. Mialon, E.Lopez-Baeza, J.C.Calvet, J.P. Wigneron (2008): L-Band brightness temperature simulated from coupled SVAT model and radiative transfer model over the Valencia Anchor Station. EGU General Assembly 2008, Session on Soil moisture estimation using field instrumentation, remote sensing and modelling (HS11.5), Vienna, Austria, 13-18 April 2008

� A. Cano, C. Mill�n-Scheiding, J.-P. Wigneron, C. Antol�n, J.E. Balling, J.P. Grant, A. Kruszewski, K. Saleh, S.S. S�bj�rg, N. Skou and E. L�pez-Baeza (2008): The Mediterranean Ecosystem L-Band EXperiment over vineyards (MELBEX-II). 10th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing for the Environment, (Italy), 11 - 14 March 2008

� K. Saleh, Kerr Y.H., Boulet G., Escorihuela M.J, Maisongrande P., Richaume P., de Rosnay P., Wigneron J.-P., L�pez-Baeza E., Grant J.P, Delwart S., Berger M., Panciera R., Walker J.P. (2008): Main outcomes of the CoSMOS/NAFE campaign for the validation of the SMOS soil moisture retrieval algorithm. 10th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing for the Environment, (Italy), 11 - 14 March 2008

� J-P Wigneron, Y. Kerr, K. Saleh, P. Richaume, P. de Rosnay, M-J Escorihuela, J.-C Calvet, A. Cano, A. Chanzy, F. Demontoux, J. P. Grant, M. Guglielmetti, P. Ferrazzoli, H. Lauwrence, E. Lopez-Baeza, A. Mialon, T. Pellarin, C. R�diger, G. Ruffi�, M. Schwank, N. Skou, P. Waldteufel, M. Berger, S. Delwart (2008): Parameterisation and calibration of L-MEB in the Level-2 SMOS algorithm. 10th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing for the Environment, (Italy), 11 - 14 March 2008

� E. Lopez-Baeza, R. Acosta, A. Cano, C. Domenech, A.G. Ferreira, C. Millan, C. Narbon, J. Sanchis, A. Velazquez, S. Vidal. Other Contributors: CERES Science Team, CHJ, EOLAB, GIST, GVA-CMA, INM, SMOS Science Group (2008): Advanced Characterisation of the Valencia and the Alacant Anchor Stations. GERB International Science Team - GIST 27 Meeting, University of Valencia, 16th � 18th January 2008

2007

� Walker J.P., E. Botha, G. Boulet, J. Balling, M. Bell, A. Berg, M. Berger, D. Biasoni, Y. Chen,E. Christen, R. deJeu, P. deRosnay, C. Dever, C. Draper, J. Fenollar, C. Gomez, J. Grant, J. Hacker, M. Hafeez, G. Hancock, D. Hansen, L. Holz, J. Hornbuckle, R. Hurkmans, T. Jackson, J. Johanson, P. Jones, S. Jones, J. Kalma, Y. Kerr, E. Kim, V. Kuzmin, V. Lakshmi, E. Lopez, V. Maggioni, P. Maisongrande, C. Martinez, L. McKee, O. Merlin, I. Mladenova, P. O'Neill, R. Panciera, V. Paruscio, R. Pipunic, W. Rawls, M. Rinaldi, C. Rudiger, P. Saco, K. Saleh, S. Savstrup-Kristensen, V. Shoemark, N. Skou, S. Soebjaerg, G. Summerell, R. Teuling, H. Thompson, M. Thyer, J. Toyra, A. Tsang, T. Wells, P. Wursteisen and R. Young (2007): The National Airborne Field Experiment Data Sets. MODSIM07, International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, New Zealand, 10-13 December 2007

� Cano A., Jos� Luis A��n, C�ndid Reig, Cristina Mill�n Scheiding and Ernesto L�pez Baeza (2007): Wireless Sensor Network for Soil Moisture Applications. International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, 14-20 October 2007 - Valencia, Spain

� K Saleh Contell, Y. Kerr, MJ Escorihuela, G. Boulet, P. Maisongrande, P. de Rosnay, D. Floricioiu, JP Wigneron, A Cano, E Lopez-Baeza, JP Grant, J Balling, N Skou, M Berger, S Delwart, P Wursteisen, R Panciera, J Walker (2007): The ESA CoSMOS L-band experiment in Southeast Australia. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) Symposium on -"Sensing and Understanding our Planet"-, Barcelona, 23-27 July 2007

� A. Cano, J-P Wigneron, C. Antol�n, J.E. Balling, E. Lopez-Baeza, J. Fenollar, J. P. Grant, A. Kruszewski, C. Mill�n-Scheiding, K. Saleh, S.S. Sobjaerg, N. Skou (2007): The Mediterranean Ecosystem L-Band characterisation EXperiment (MELBEX) over natural shrubs. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) Symposium on -"Sensing and Understanding our Planet"-, Barcelona, 23-27 July 2007

� C. Mill�n-Scheiding, C. Antol�n, A. Cano, E. L�pez-Baeza (2007): Uso de Unidades Fisio-Hidrol�gicas en la Monitorizaci�n de la Humedad del Suelo con SMOS [Use of Physio-Hydrological Units for Soil Moisture Monitoring with SMOS]. III Simposio Nacional sobre Control de la Degradaci�n de Suelos y Desertificaci�n. Fuerteventura, 16-20 de Septiembre de 2007

� E. Lopez-Baeza & The Climatology from Satellites Group (2007): Making Sense of Satellite Data. Responding to Climate Change 2007. Research. Space & Earth Observation

2006

� J.-P. Wigneron, Y. Kerr, P. Waldteufel, P. Ferrazzoli, P. Richaume, K. Saleh, J-C Calvet, A. Chanzy, P. de Rosnay, M.-J. Escorihuela, J. Fenollar, J.P. Grant, E. Lopez-Baeza, C. M�tzler, T. Pellarin, M. Schwank, A. Van de Griend, A. Mahmoodi, S. Delwart (2006): Recent Advances in modelling the land surface emission at L-band - Application to L-MEB in the operational SMOS algorithm. 2nd International Symposium Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing Torrent (Valencia), Spain, 25-29 September 2006 (Oral Presentation)

� Ruiz-Calaforra, C., C. Domenech, A. Velazquez, A. Lidon, E. L�pez-Baeza (2006): Application of the dryness temperature-vegetation difference index (TVDI) to the Valencia and Alacant Anchor Station in the context of SMOS mission. 2nd International Symposium Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing Torrent (Valencia), Spain, 25-29 September 2006 (Poster Presentation)

� Lopez-Baeza, E.; Cano, A.; Domenech, C.; Fenollar, J.; Ferreira, G.; Ruiz, C.; Saleh, K.; Velazquez, A.; Vidal, S. (2006): Assessing the quality of low-spatial resolution remote sensing data and products by independent large-scale estimations at the Valencia and the Alacant Anchor Stations. Committee on Space Research 36th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Scientificc Commission A3.1 Terrestrial phenomena and land products from space: validation, application and perspectives. Beijing, China, 16 � 23 July 2006. Solicited Presentation

� Wigneron, J.-P., Y. Kerr, P. Waldteufel, P. Richaume, K. Saleh, J. P. Grant, A. Van de Griend, F. Demontoux, G. Ruffi�, P. Ferrazzoli, P. De Rosnay, M-J Escorihuela, J-C Calvet, J. Fenollar, E. Lopez-Baeza (2006): Recent Advances in estimating the L-band microwave signature of natural land surface covers. 1st Workshop on Remote Sensing and Modeling of Surface Properties. See ppt presentation. Paris, France, 20-22 June 2006

� Lopez-Baeza, E. & Climatology from Satellites Group (2006): Validation of low-spatial resolution remote sensing data and products. 26th EARSeL (European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories) Symposium on NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND CHALLENGES IN REMOTE SENSING. Warsaw, Poland, May 29 � June 2, 2006. Invited Presentation

� Lopez-Baeza, E., Fenollar, J, Cano, Grant, JP, Antolin, C, Millan, C, Wigneron, JP, Saleh, K, (2006): The Mediterranean Ecosystem L-Band characterisation EXperiment (MELBEX) over natural shrubs, 6th SMOS Science Workshop, Technical University of Denmark, May 15-17, 2006 (Oral Presentation)

� C. Mill�n-Scheiding, A. Cano, J. Fenollar, E. Carb�, M.C. Antol�n, C. Reig, J. L. A��n & E. L�pez-Baeza (2006): Soil Moisture Characterization at The Valencia Anchor Station, 6th SMOS Science Workshop, Technical University of Denmark, May 15-17, 2006 (Poster)

� J. Fenollar, A. Cano & E. L�pez-Baeza (2006): Campaign COSMOS-2: Supporting Measurements of Soil Moisture, LAI, NDVI and TIR, 6th SMOS Science Workshop, Technical University of Denmark, May 15-17, 2006 (Poster)

� Ruiz Calaforra, C., C. Dom�nech, A. Vel�zquez, A.L. Lid�n Cerezuela y E. L�pez Baeza (2006): Verificaci�n y aplicaci�n del �ndice de sequedad del suelo Temperature � Vegetation Difference Index, con datos de teledetecci�n del sensor MODIS, en la comarca de La Plana Utiel - Requena [Verification and application of the dryness index, Temperature � Vegetation Difference Index, with remote sensing data from MODIS sensor, in La Plana Utiel � Requena region.] 5th Asamblea Hispano Portuguesa de Geodesia y Geof�sica, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, 30 Jan. - 3 Feb. 2006

� Fenollar, J., K. Saleh, A. Cano, J.E. Balling, S.S. S�bjaerg, N. Skou, J.-P. Wigneron y E. L�pez-Baeza (2006): El Experimento MELBEX (Mediterranean Ecosystem L-Band characterisation EXperiment) en el marco de la Misi�n SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) de ESA [The MELBEX (Mediterranean Ecosystem L-Band characterisation EXperiment) Experiment in the context of the ESA SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) Mission]. 5th Asamblea Hispano Portuguesa de Geodesia y Geof�sica, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, 30 Jan. - 3 Feb. 2006

2005

� Vall-llossera, M., A. Camps, I. Corbella, F. Torres, N. Duffo, A. Monerris, R. Sabia, D. Selva, C. Antol�n, E. L�pez-Baeza, J.F. Ferrer, K. Saleh (2005): SMOS REFLEX 2003: L-Band Emissivity Characterization of Vineyards. IEEE Transactions Geoscience and Remote Sensing, May 2005, Vol., 43, 973-982

2004

� Saleh, K., Wigneron, J.P., Calvet, J.C., Lopez-Baeza, E., Berger, M., Wursteisen, P., Simmonds, L., Miller, J. (2004): The EuroSTARRS airborne campaign in support of the SMOS mission: First results over land surfaces. Int. J. Remote Sensing, 10 Jan. 2004, Vol. 25, No. 1, 177�194

2003

� M. Berger, Y. Kerr, J. Font, J.-P. Wigneron, J.-C. Calvet, K. Saleh, E. Lopez-Baeza, L. Simmonds, P. Ferrazzoli, B. van den Hurk, P. Waldteufel, F. Petitcolin, A. van de Griend, E. Attema & M. Rast (2003): Measuring the Moisture in the Earth�s Soil - Advancing the Science with ESA�s SMOS Mission. esa bulletin 115 - August 2003, 40-45

� E. L�pez-Baeza, J.-C. Calvet, J. Etcheto, H. Finkenzeller, J. Font, Y. Kerr, J. Miller, J. Wesson, J.-P. Wigneron, M.l Berger, P. Wursteisen, P. Fletcher, E. Attema (2003): EuroSTARRS: Campaign Description. Proc. of the First Results Workshop on EuroSTARRS, WISE, LOSAC Campaigns. ESA SP-525, March 2003, pg. 37-45

� E. Lopez-Baeza, J.-P. Wigneron, J.-C. Calvet, M. C. Antol�n, J-M Bonnefond, G Courrier, F. Ferrer, N. Fritz, F. Froissard, D Garrigou, D Guyon, T. Pellarin, K. Saleh, D. Suquia (2003): EuroSTARRS Ground Sampling design at the Nezer Site, Agre forest and Valencia Site. Proc. of the First Results Workshop on EuroSTARRS, WISE, LOSAC Campaigns. ESA SP-525, March 2003, pg. 203-212

� Ferran Ferrer, C. Antol�n, E. L�pez-Baeza (2003): Spatial distribution of soil moisture content and its relationship to other surface parameters at the Valencia site. Proc. of the First Results Workshop on EuroSTARRS, WISE, LOSAC Campaigns. ESA SP-525, March 2003, pg. 213-223

� K. Saleh, J.-P.Wigneron, J.C. Calvet, E. L�pez-Baeza (2003): STARRS data processing and analysis of L-band brightness temperature over land. Proceedings of the First Results Workshop on EuroSTARRS, WISE, LOSAC Campaigns. ESA SP-525, March 2003, pg. 223-234

� K. Saleh, J.-P.Wigneron, J.C. Calvet, E. L�pez-Baeza (2003): Modelling of L-band brightness temperature over land from STARRS data. Proceedings of the First Results Workshop on EuroSTARRS, WISE, LOSAC Campaigns. ESA SP-525, March 2003, pg. 235-243

� T. Pellarin, J.-P. Wigneron, J.-C. Calvet, P. Ferrazzoli, H. Douville, E. Lopez-Baeza, P. Waldteufel, J. Pulliainen, L. P. Simmonds, M. Berger, Y. H. Kerr (2003): Two-Year global simulation of L-band brightness temperatures over the land surfaces. IEEE Trans. Geosc. Remote Sens., Volume: 41, Issue: 9, Year: Sept. 2003, 2135-2139

2002

� M. Force Torres, F. C�rcel Ferrer, E. L�pez-Baeza & L. Sempere Pay� (2002): Global brightness temperature simulator in the SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) Misi�n Context. Proc. of the Third Int. Congress Man and Soil at the Third Millenium, Ed. by J.L. Rubio, R.P.C. Morgan, S. Asins & V. Andreu. Geoforma Ediciones. Pg.1989-2002

� P. Wursteisen, M. Berger, E. Attema, E. Lopez-Baeza, J.-P. Wigneron, J.-C. Calvet, L. Simmonds, B. Main, J. Miller, H. Finkenzeller, J. Etcheto, A. Camps, J. Font, P. Fletcher, Y. Kerr (2002): Overview of the Activities Performed During the EuroSTARRS-2001 Campaign. Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing, Torrente (Valencia), 16-20 September 2002

� J.-P. Wigneron, E. Lopez Baeza, J.-C. Calvet, K. Saleh, T. Pellarin, M. Berger, L. Simmonds (2002): The EUROSTARSS Experiment over Land Surfaces (SMOS Mission): First Results. Poster Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing, Torrente (Valencia), 16-20 September 2002



Projects

Postgraduate Students: Aurelio Cano, Carlos Domenech, A.Geraldo Ferreira, Cristina Millan, Cecilia Narbon, Diego Rodriguez, Javio Sanchis, Almudena Velazquez, Sara Vidal

ESA SPP : CoSMOS Data Analysis Study
ESA-ESTEC Contract. P.I.: Dr Yann H. Kerr (CESBIO, Toulouse, France)


Validation of SMOS Products over Mediterranean Ecosystem Vegetation at the Valencia Anchor Station Reference Area
ESA SMOS Cal/Val Announcement of Opportunities (ID 3252). P.I.: E. Lopez-Baeza

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Thank you Carlos!!!


Validaci�n de Productos, Explotaci�n de Datos y Centro Experto para la Misi�n SMOS. Parte UVEG (MIDAS-5/UVEG)
[Product Validation, Data Exploitation and Expert Center for the SMOS Mission. UVEG Part (MIDAS-5/UVEG)]
Spanish Ministry for Education and Science (National Research Programme on Space). P.I.: E. L�pez Baeza


Calibraci�n de las Medidas Obtenidas por el Radi�metro MIRAS de la Misi�n SMOS y Generaci�n de Mapas de Salinidad y Humedad del Suelo. Parte UVEG (MIDAS-4/UVEG)
[Calibration of SMOS MIRAS Radiometer Measurements and Generation of Maps of Salinity and of Soil Moisture Content. UVEG Part (MIDAS-4/UVEG)]
Spanish Ministry for Education and Science (National Research Programme on Space). P.I.: E. L�pez Baeza


CoSMOS Campaign in Australia Sponshorship
ESA-ESTEC (Oct. 2005 - Dic. 2005). P.I.: E. Lopez-Baeza


Contribuci�n de Espa�a al Desarrollo del Segmento de Tierra de la Misi�n SMOS de la ESA Durante 2004-05 (MIDAS-3)
[Contribution of Spain to the Development of the ESA SMOS Mission Ground Segment During 2004-2005]
Subcontract within Ministry for Education and Culture Project of Instituto de Ciencias del Mar (CSIC) (Dec. 2004 � Dec. 2005). P.I.: E. Lopez-Baeza (P.I. of Main Project: Jordi Font, Inst. Ciencias Mar del CSIC, Barcelona)


Definici�n del Proceso de Datos de la Mision Espacial SMOS en la Estaci�n de Villafranca del Castillo (SMOS-GS-B) (MIDAS-2)
[Data Processing Definition for the SMOS Space Mission at Villafranca del Castillo]
Spanish Ministry for Science and Technology (National Research Programme on Space) (Dic. 2003 - Jun. 2005). P.I.: E. L�pez Baeza (P.I. of Coordinated Project: Jordi Font, Inst. Ciencias Mar del CSIC, Barcelona)


Medidas Radiom�tricas en Microondas y Desarrollo de Algoritmos para la Misi�n SMOS (MIDAS)
[Microwave Radiometric Measurements and Algorithm Development for the SMOS Mission]
Spanish Ministry for Science and Technology (National Research Programme on Space) (Dic. 2001 - Dic. 2003). P.I.: E. L�pez Baeza (P.I. of Coordinated Project: Jordi Font, Inst. Ciencias Mar del CSIC, Barcelona)


Signature Radiometrique des Forets en Bande L: Analyse de la Champagne EuroSTARRS (SMOS Mision)
Programme National �T�l�d�tection Spatiale� (France) (2002 - 2003). P.I.: Dr. J.-P- Wigneron (INRA Bioclimatologie, Bordeaux, France)


Technical Assistance for Deployment of Ground Instruments During EuroSTARRS-2001
Contract ESA-ESTEC no: 15949/02/NL/SF (May 2002 - Nov. 2002). P.I.: E. Lopez-Baeza


Soil Moisture Retrieval by a Future Space-borne Earth Observation Mission
Contract ESTEC-ESA (AO/14662/00/NL/DC) (Nov. 2000 - Feb. 2003). P.I.: Dr. L.P. Simmonds (The University of Reading, UK); E. Lopez-Baeza Coordinator of Task 4 on Definition of campaigns to support data exploitation and assimilation


ACCION ESPECIAL sobre Soil Moisture And Ocean Salinity (SMOS)
[SPECIAL ACTION on Soil Moisture And Ocean Salinity (SMOS)]
Spanish Ministry for Science and Technology (National Research Programme on Space) (1999 - 2000). P.I.: Dr. Jordi Font (Inst. Ciencias Mar del CSIC, Barcelona)




EarthCARE (Earth Clouds, Aerosols and Radiation Explorer)

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Artist Image of EarthCARE

Publications

2012

� Domenech C., E. Lopez-Baeza, D. P. Donovan and T. Wehr (2012): Radiative Flux Estimation from BBR using Synthetic Angular Models in the EarthCARE Mission framework. Part II: Evaluation Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 2012. [under review]

2011

� Domenech, C., E. Lopez-Baeza, David P. Donovan, Tobias Wehr (2011): Radiative Flux Estimation from a Broadband Radiometer Using Synthetic Angular Models in the EarthCARE Mission Framework. Part I: Methodology. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatololy, 50, 974�993 (2011) doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2010JAMC2526.1

2007

� E. Lopez-Baeza, C. Dom�nech Garc�a, A. Velazquez Blazquez, H.W. Barker, F.H. Berger, A. Lorenz, M. Viollier, M. Capderou, P. Raberanto, D. Donovan, M. Bouvet (2007): Improvement of Angular Dependence Models for the Broadband Radiometer Onboard the ESA EarthCARE Mission. The EarthCARE Workshop. ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 7-9 May 2007

� C. Domenech, D. P. Donovan, H. W. Barker, M. Bouvet, E. Lopez-Baeza (2007): Synergy between active and passive sensors for improving retrieval algorithms. The EarthCARE Workshop. ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 7-9 May 2007

� E. Lopez-Baeza, Cano, A.; Domenech, C.; Estelles, V.; Ferreira, A.G.; Narbon, C.; Sanchis, J.; Velazquez, A.; Vidal, S.; Smith, G.L.; Szewczyk, Z.P.; Labajo, A.; Alonso, S.; Harries, J.E.; Russell, J.E.; Clerbaux, N.; Dewitte, S.; Rius, T.;Torrobella, J.; Pino, D.; Sanchez, J.J.; Tarruella, R. (2207): Validation of broadband radiation balance products at the Valencia and the Alacant Anchor Stations. GERB/CERES Ground Validation Campaigns. The EarthCARE Workshop. ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 7-9 May 2007

� Domenech, C., Donovan, D.P., Barker, H.W., Bouvet, M., Lopez-Baeza, E. (2007): Improvement of Broadband Radiance to Flux Conversion by Using the Synergy Between Active and Passive Remote Sensing Instruments. SPIE Europe Remote Sensing 2007, Florence, Italy, 17 - 20 September 2007

2006

� Lopez-Baeza, E., C. Domenech, H. W. Barker, M. Bouvet, D. Donovan, A. Velazquez (2006): The ESA EarthCARE Mission. Development of 3 along-track views angular dependence models for improved radiance to flux conversion. 2nd International Symposium Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing Torrent (Valencia), Spain, 25-29 September 2006 (Oral Presentation)

� Lopez-Baeza, E.; Domenech, C.; Barker, H.W.; Bouvet, M.; Donovan, D.; Velazquez, A. (2006): Development of an extense atmospheric scene database with the 3-D Monte-Carlo EarthCARE Simulator to build 3 along-track views angular dependence models in the framework of ESA EarthCARE Mission. Committee on Space Research 36th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Scientificc Commission A1.1 Atmospheric Remote Sensing: Surface Layer, Troposphere, Stratosphere and Mesosphere. Beijing, China, 16 � 23 July 2006

� Domenech, C., E. L�pez-Baeza (2006): Development of broadband BRDFs from TOA CERES radiances corresponding to large footprints at a global scale. 2nd International Symposium Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing Torrent (Valencia), Spain, 25-29 September 2006 (Poster Presentation)

� Domenech, C., E. L�pez-Baeza (2006): Obtention and classification of broadband low spatial resolution BRDFs from TOA CERES radiances. Committee on Space Research 36th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Scientificc Commission A3.1 Terrestrial phenomena and land products from space: validation, application and perspectives. Beijing, China, 16 � 23 July 2006

� Domenech, C., E. L�pez-Baeza (2006): Obtenci�n y Clasificaci�n de BRDFs de Banda Ancha en Baja Resoluci�n Espacial a partir de Radiancias CERES en Techo de la Atm�sfera [Broadband and Low Spatial Resolution BRDFs Retrieval from CERES Top of Atmosphere Radiances]. 5th Asamblea Hispano Portuguesa de Geodesia y Geof�sica, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, 30 Jan. - 3 Feb. 2006

2004

� ESA 2004. Mission Experts Division. Scientific Co-ordinator: P. Ingmann. Members of EarthCARE Mission Advisory Group (2004): EarthCARE - Earth Clouds, Aerosols and Radiation Explorer . REPORTS FOR MISSION SELECTION. THE SIX CANDIDATE EARTH EXPLORER MISSIONS. ESA SP-1279(1). April 2004. ESA Publications Division, c/o ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Editor: B. Battrick. ISBN 92-9092-962-6. ISSN 0379-6566

2003

� Bodas-Salcedo, A., Lopez-Baeza, E., Smith, G.L. (2003): A flux retrieval error behavior with CERES/TRMM data. Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VII. Edited by Schaefer, Klaus P.; Lado-Bordowsky, Olga; Comeron, Adolfo; Picard, Richard H. Proc. of the SPIE, Volume 4882, pp. 1-12 (2003)

� Bodas Salcedo, A., J. F. Gimeno Ferrer and E. L�pez Baeza (2003): Flux retrieval optimisation with an along-track broad-band radiometer. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 108 No. D2, 2003

2002

� R. Kandel, A. Bodas Salcedo, J.F. Gimeno Ferrer, and E. L�pez-Baeza (2002): Broad-Band Radiometry for EarthCARE. Proc. EarthCARE Workshop (Second international workshop on space-borne cloud profiling radar). CRL/ARS Report02-02, 133-136, TRITON SQUARE, Tokyo, Japan, 17-18 July 2002

� A. Bodas Salcedo, J. F. Gimeno Ferrer, and E. L�pez-Baeza (2002): BBR Radiance to Flux Inversion Analysis. Proc. EarthCARE Workshop 137-143, TRITON SQUARE, Tokyo, Japan, 17-18 July 2002

� A. Bodas Salcedo, J.F. Gimeno Ferrer, E. L�pez Baeza, and J. P. V. Poiares Baptista (2002): Study of the Radiance to Flux Inversion within the Framework of the EarthCARE Mission. Poster Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing, Torrente (Valencia), 16-20 September 2002

� A. Bodas Salcedo, J.F. Gimeno Ferrer y E. Lopez Baeza (2002): Optimizaci�n de un Radi�metro de Banda Ancha en el Marco de la Futura Misi�n EarthCARE. El Agua y el Clima - L'Aigua i el Clima, Jos� A. Guijarro Pastor, Miquel Grimalt Gelabert, Mercedes Laita Ruiz de As�a y Sergio Alonso Oroza (Eds.). Publicaciones de la Asociaci�n Espa�ola de Climatolog�a (AEC), 2002, Serie A, n� 3, pag. 375-385, Planogr�fica Balear, Marratx� (Mallorca), xii+594 pp

2001

� ESA 2001: Members of EarthCARE Mission Advisory Group (2001): The five candidate Earth Explorer Core Missions � EarthCARE � Earth Clouds, Aerosols, and Radiation Explorer. ESA SP-1257(1)



Projects

Postgraduate Students: Carlos Domenech and Almudena Velazquez

Improvement of Angular Dependence Models


Contract ESTEC-ESA (Dec. 2003 � Dec. 2005)
  • Partners:

University of Valencia (Coordination Institution)
Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique du CNRS (France)
Meteorological Service of Canada
Technische Universitat Dresden (Germany)

  • P.I.: E. Lopez-Baeza (Coordinator)
  • ESA Scientific Coordinator: Dr Marc Bouvet
  • Objectives of the Study Project

1) to develop improved ADMs from instantaneous flux retrieval, specially for broad-band radiometers with a footprint in the order of around 10km and multi-view capability and
2) to evaluate the impact of three-dimensional radiative effects on the accuracy of the derived TOA fluxes

  • Overall structure of the Study Plan

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The work was planned by a close interaction between experimental and theoretical results.

The first task was devoted to the construction of a database from satellite data. The best current source has been the instrument CERES/Terra with its along-track capabilities, once a true along-track (trueAT) scan was implemented attempting to rectify the original configuration which did not take into account the Earth rotation, causing the RAA to be kept constant at 90 degrees. As a consequence of that, there was originally a several footprints distance between a forward and backward sweep even for relatively small (<60 degrees) VZAs. The Study Team proposed the CERES Science Team to introduce a variable trueAT angle as a function of a satellite groundtrack latitude, seeking to minimize the width of an AT swath within VZAs of less than 60 degrees. This correction is now operational in the CERES system.

True CERES along-track scan over the Valencia Anchor Station
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The second task defined the scenes upon which the angular models were constructed. The total number of simulated scenes is larger than 200.000, building up significant ensembles with a robust statistical analysis, and including realistic 3D effects. This figure is really huge although it is a minimum number to be able to develop ADMs at a global scale, as EarthCARE will do. The scene definition includes realistic atmospheric situations, considering their spatial and temporal variability as well, defined according to latitude and geometrical observation conditions for a sunsynchronous EarthCARE orbit with Equator crossing time between 13:30 and 14:00 LST on a descending node.

ADM Scene Definition (SW)
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ADM Scene Database (SW)
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No. of subscenes x geometrical cases [ f(orbital constrain) ] = 214.396 simulations
2.868 Clear-sky ADMs
210.600 Cloud ADMs
918 Dust Storm ADMs

Simulations carried out in the EarthCARE Simulator, a 3D Monte-Carlo photon transport algorithm for shortwave and longwave that includes multiscattering
(Donovan, D. P., Schutgens, N., Baptista, J.-P. V., Barker, H., Blanchet, J.-P., Belaulne, A., Symeyer, W., Quante, M., Schimmer, I., Macke, A., Testud, J., Kato, S., Cole, J., 2004. The EarthCARE Simulator. Users Guide and Final Report. KNMI, ESA/ESTEC, MSC, UQAM, GKSS, U. of Kiel, CETP-UVSQ and Penn. State U.)/

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Computational Interface Systems

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University of Valencia SGI Altix 3700 Computing System, 72 processors and 160GB central memory

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European Space Agency (ESA) Grid on-Demand Services and Infrastructure (GODIS) for Earth Observation Applications. See also http://eogrid.esrin.esa.int/news/fullproject.asp?id=17

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ESA Grid On-Demand CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) associated cluster



Broadband Radiometer Optimization Study
Contract ESTEC n�14685/00/NL/JSC through REOSC SAGEM (France) (Oct. 2000 - Jul. 2001). P.I. (sub-contract): E. Lopez-Baeza


Study of the Flux Retrieval Error Behaviour.
Validation Using Real CERES/TRMM Data


Shortwave (SW)(Simulations)
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SW RMSE inversion error as a function of the viewing zenith angle (VZA), as obtained from radiative transfer simulations, for ocean and for two different cloud cover intervals, namely clear sky (left) and overcast (right)
The four graphs within each figure correspond to different relative azimuth intervals as indicated in the square brackets
The different curves correspond to different solar zenith angles (SZA) as indicated in the legend
Note the different scaling of the axes


Shortwave (SW)(CERES/TRMM Data)
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Study of the Flux Retrieval Error Behaviour using real CERES/TRMM Data
SW flux retrieval error as function of the VZA, using only one azimuthal bin
Cloud cover intervals range from 0 to 50% (left), and from 50 to 100% (right)
Different lines correspond to different solar zenith angle bins


Longwave (LW)
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Left: LW RMSE inversion error as a function of the VZA, as obtained from radiative transfer simulations. The results correspond to any surface type (ocean, land, vegetation) for six different cloud cover values
Right: LW flux retrieval error as function of the viewing zenith angle for two cloud cover intervals, from 0 to 50%, and from 50 to 100%, from real CERES/TRM data



Generation of Realistic Synthetic Cloud Images to Study the Influence of the Spatial Structure of the Scene
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The size of the cloud fields are 512 x 512 km2. The resolution is 500 m (~ size of the Multispectral Imager, MSI, also onboard the EarthCARE Platform)
See Alejandro Bodas' Doctoral Thesis: Optimizaci�n de un Radi�metro de Banda Ancha en el Marco de la Misi�n EarthCARE (ESA). Estudio del Proceso de Inversi�n de Radiancias a Flujos. Universitat de Val�ncia, Facultat de F�sica, 2003 (In Spanish)




GERB (Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget)/

http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/spat/research/atmos_missions/gerb/
http://www.ssd.rl.ac.uk/gerb/
http://gerb.oma.be/gerb//

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1st GERB-2 MSG-1 Images
Very first GERB images taken on 12 December 2002 at 16.25 UTC, showing total radiances (left) and short wave radiances (right)


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1st GERB-1 MSG-2 Images
The Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget (GERB) flying on MSG-2 captured its first image on 31 January 2006, just a week after the first SEVIRI image.


Left SHORTWAVE, right TOTAL. These are raw images before calibration and optimisation of the instrument. The image is slightly truncated at the South Pole due to the high inclination of the MSG satellite during commissioning.

Publications

2011

� Ferreira, A.G., E. Soria-Olivas, A.J. Serrano L�pez and E. Lopez-Baeza (2011): Estimating net radiation at surface using artificial neural networks: a new approach. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Vol. 106, Nos. 1-2, 263-279 DOI 10.1007/s00704-011-0488-7 (2011)

2008

� A. Vel�zquez Bl�zquez, A. Geraldo Ferreira, G.L. Smith, E. L�pez Baeza, and SCALES team (2008): Current Status of the Validation Methodology for GERB at the Valencia Anchor Station Area. CERES/GERB Science Team Meeting, NASA GISS, 27-31 October 2008

� A.G. Ferreira, A. Vel�zquez Bl�zquez, E. Soria, E. Lopez-Baeza, J. Sanchis Mu�oz (2008): Study of the Relationship Between Surface Net Radiation and Soil Heat Flux by Using Valencia Anchor Station Ground Measurements and GERB/SEVIRI Data. 2008 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference, Darmstadt - Germany, 8 � 12 September 2008

� A. Velazquez, E. Lopez-Baeza, et al. (2008): Current status of the validation methodology for GERB at the Valencia Anchor Station. GIST 27, University of Valencia, 16th � 18th January 2008

� E. Lopez-Baeza, R. Acosta, A. Cano, C. Domenech, A.G. Ferreira, C. Millan, C. Narbon, J. Sanchis, A. Velazquez, S. Vidal. Other Contributors: CERES Science Team, CHJ, EOLAB, GIST, GVA-CMA, INM, SMOS Science Group (2008): Advanced Characterisation of the Valencia and the Alacant Anchor Stations. GERB International Science Team - GIST 27 Meeting, University of Valencia, 16th � 18th January 2008

2007

� E. Lopez-Baeza, Cano, A.; Domenech, C.; Estelles, V.; Ferreira, A.G.; Narbon, C.; Sanchis, J.; Velazquez, A.; Vidal, S.; Smith, G.L.; Szewczyk, Z.P.; Labajo, A.; Alonso, S.; Harries, J.E.; Russell, J.E.; Clerbaux, N.; Dewitte, S.; Rius, T.;Torrobella, J.; Pino, D.; Sanchez, J.J.; Tarruella, R. (2007): Validation of broadband radiation balance products at the Valencia and the Alacant Anchor Stations. GERB/CERES Ground Validation Campaigns. The EarthCARE Workshop. ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 7-9 May 2007

� Vel�zquez Bl�zquez, A., A. Cano, N. Clerbaux, S. Dewitte, C. Dom�nech, V. Estell�s, A.G. Ferreira, L. Gonzalez, J. Jorge Sanchez, N.G. Loeb, D. Pino, A. Rius, G. L. Smith, Z. P. Szewczyk, R. Tarruella, J. Torrobella, S. Vidal, E. Lopez-Baeza (2007): Simulation of CERES and GERB TOA Products over the Valencia Anchor Station for GERB Validation Purposes. Joint 2007 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference and the 15th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Satellite Meteorology & Oceanography Conference. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24-28 September 2007

� E. Lopez-Baeza & The Climatology from Satellites Group (2007): Making Sense of Satellite Data. Responding to Climate Change 2007. Research. Space & Earth Observation

2006

� Lopez-Baeza, E.; Cano, A.; Domenech, C.; Fenollar, J.; Ferreira, G.; Ruiz, C.; Saleh, K.; Velazquez, A.; Vidal, S. (2006): Assessing the quality of low-spatial resolution remote sensing data and products by independent large-scale estimations at the Valencia and the Alacant Anchor Stations. Committee on Space Research 36th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Scientificc Commission A3.1 Terrestrial phenomena and land products from space: validation, application and perspectives. Beijing, China, 16 � 23 July 2006. Solicited Presentation

� Lopez-Baeza, E.; A. Velazquez; S. Alonso; S. Dewitte; C. Diaz-Pabon; C. Domenech; J.E. Harries; J. Jorge; A. Labajo; N. Pineda; D. Pino; A. Rius; J.E. Russell; G.L. Smith; Z. P. Szewczyk; R. Tarruella; and J. Torrobella (2006): [CERES SCALES GROUND VALIDATION CAMPAIGNS FOR GERB. ASSESSMENT OF THE VALENCIA ANCHOR STATION CAPABILITIES. (In the framework of EUMETSAT/ESA MSG-RAO Project no. 138 GIST Proposal for Calibration/Validation of SEVIRI and GERB (PI: J.E. Harries) Proceedings of the 3rd MSG RAO Workshop, 15 June 2006. Helsinki, Findland (ESA SP-619, August 2006), pg. 11-17

� Lopez-Baeza, E. & Climatology from Satellites Group (2006): Validation of low-spatial resolution remote sensing data and products. 26th EARSeL (European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories) Symposium on NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND CHALLENGES IN REMOTE SENSING. Warsaw, Poland, May 29 � June 2, 2006. Invited Keynote

2005

� A. Velazquez Blazquez, S. Alonso, A. Bodas-Salcedo, C. Domenech, J. Gimeno, J. Jorge Sanchez, A. Labajo, N. G. Loeb, D. Pino, A. D. Sanchis, G. L. Smith, Z. P. Szewczyk, R. Tarruella, J. Torrobella, E. Lopez-Baeza (2005): Comparison of top of the atmosphere GERB measured radiances with independent radiative transfer simulations obtained at the Valencia Anchor Station reference area. 11th SPIE International Symposium on Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X. Bruges, Belgium, 19�22 Sept. 2005

� E. Lopez-Baeza, S. Alonso, A. Comer�n, R. Diaz-Pabon, C. Domenech, J.F. Gimeno-Ferrer, J. Jorge, A. Labajo, N. Pineda, D. Pino, A. Rius, F. Rocadenbosch, K Saleh, M. Sicard, R. Tarruella, J. Torrobella, and A. Velazquez (2005): A High-Quality Dataset of Land-Surface and Atmospheric Measurements for the Comparison/Crosscalibration of Data From Large Scale Optical Earth Observation Sensors in Space. The Valencia Anchor Station. Proceedings of the Workshop on Inter-Comparison of Large Scale Optical and Infrared Sensors. ESA/ESTEC 12-14 October 2004. ESA-WPP-244, Feb. 2005

2004

� Velazquez, A., E. Lopez-Baeza, G.L. Smith and Z. Peter Szewczyk (2004): CERES Operations for the Valencia Anchor Station in Support of GERB Validation Efforts. CERES SCALES Campaigns. Poster 13th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography. Norfolk, Virginia(US), 20�23 Sep. 2004

� Lopez-Baeza, E., Belda, F., Bodas, A., Crommelynck, D., Dewitte, S., Domenech, C.; Gimeno, J.F., Harries, J.E., Jorge Sanchez, J., Pineda, N., Pino, D., Rius, A., Saleh, K., Tarruella, R., Velazquez, A. (2004): SCALES: SEVIRI and GERB CaL/VaL area for large-scale field experiments. Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VIII. Edited by Schaefer, Klaus; Comeron, Adolfo; Carleer, Michel R.; Picard, Richard H. Proc. of the SPIE, Volume 5235, pp. 134-148 (2004)

2000

� J.E.Harries, R. Mossavati, E. Lopez-Baeza, S. Dewitte, N. Clerbaux, G.L. Smith, P. Allan, M. Bates, J. Muller, and R. Stuhlmann (2000): Exploiting the GERB/SEVIRI synergy for data validation, new algorithm development and scientific applications (Proposals 138, 142 & 143). Proc. of the First MSG RAO Workshop. Bologna, 17 � 19 May 2000. ESA SP-452. October 2000



Projects

Postgraduate Students: Almudena Velazquez, A. Geraldo Ferreira and Sara Vidal

Calibraci�n de las Medidas Obtenidas por el Radi�metro MIRAS de la Misi�n SMOS y Generaci�n de Mapas de Salinidad y Humedad del Suelo. Parte UVEG (MIDAS-4/UVEG)
[Calibration of SMOS MIRAS Radiometer Measurements and Generation of Maps of Salinity and of Soil Moisture Content. UVEG Part (MIDAS-4/UVEG)]
Spanish Ministry for Education and Science (National Research Programme on Space). P.I.: E. L�pez Baeza


�rea de Calibraci�n/Validacion para Experimentos de Campo en Gran Escala con SEVIRI/GERB (SCALES)
[SEVIRI/GERB Cal/Val Area for Large Scale Field Experiments]
Spanish Ministry for Science and Technology (National Research Programme on Space) (Oct. 2002 � Sep. 2005). P.I.: E. Lopez Baeza

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GIST Proposal for Calibration/Validation of SEVIRI and GERB
MSG-RAO ESA-EUMETSAT (AOID 138) (2000-2005). P.I.: Professor J. Harries (ICSTM, UK)

GIST Proposal for Development of Algorithms to Aid Interpretation of GERB and SEVIRI Data
MSG-RAO ESA-EUMETSAT (AOID 142) (2000-2005). P.I.: Professor J. Harries (ICSTM, UK)

GIST Plan for Scientific Exploitation of SEVIRI/GERB Data
MSG-RAO ESA-EUMETSAT (AOID 143) (2000-2005). P.I.: Professor J. Harries (ICSTM, UK)




CERES (Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System)/

http://asd-www.larc.nasa.gov/ceres/ASDceres.html
http://asd-www.larc.nasa.gov/PAPS/CERES_Spain.html



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Courtesy NASA Earth Observatory (Gracias, Almudena!!!)


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CERES en modo RAPS (Rotating Azimuth Plane Scanning)

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CERES PAPS (Programmable Azimuth Plane Scanning) over the Valencia Anchor Station (June 2003)


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CERES PAPS (Programmable Azimuth Plane Scanning) over the Valencia Anchor Station (February 2004)


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CERES PAPS (Programmable Azimuth Plane Scanning) over the Valencia Anchor Station (September 2005)

Publications

2012

� Domenech C. and E. Lopez-Baeza (2012): Analysis of broad-band surface BRDFs derived from TOA shortwave CERES measurements for surfaces classified by the IGBP land cover. International Journal of Remote Sensing (2011) [in press]

2008

� A. Vel�zquez Bl�zquez, A. Geraldo Ferreira, G.L. Smith, E. L�pez Baeza, and SCALES team (2008): Current Status of the Validation Methodology for GERB at the Valencia Anchor Station Area. CERES/GERB Science Team Meeting, NASA GISS, 27-31 October 2008

• E. Lopez-Baeza, R. Acosta, A. Cano, C. Domenech, A.G. Ferreira, C. Millan, C. Narbon, J. Sanchis, A. Velazquez, S. Vidal. Other Contributors: CERES Science Team, CHJ, EOLAB, GIST, GVA-CMA, INM, SMOS Science Group (2008): Advanced Characterisation of the Valencia and the Alacant Anchor Stations. GERB International Science Team - GIST 27 Meeting, University of Valencia, 16th � 18th January 2008

� A. Velazquez, E. Lopez-Baeza, et al. (2008): Current status of the validation methodology for GERB at the Valencia Anchor Station. GIST 27, University of Valencia, 16th � 18th January 2008

2007

� Vel�zquez Bl�zquez, A., A. Cano, N. Clerbaux, S. Dewitte, C. Dom�nech, V. Estell�s, A.G. Ferreira, L. Gonzalez, J. Jorge Sanchez, N.G. Loeb, D. Pino, A. Rius, G. L. Smith, Z. P. Szewczyk, R. Tarruella, J. Torrobella, S. Vidal, E. Lopez-Baeza (2007): Simulation of CERES and GERB TOA Products over the Valencia Anchor Station for GERB Validation Purposes. Joint 2007 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference and the 15th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Satellite Meteorology & Oceanography Conference. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24-28 September 2007

� E. Lopez-Baeza, Cano, A.; Domenech, C.; Estelles, V.; Ferreira, A.G.; Narbon, C.; Sanchis, J.; Velazquez, A.; Vidal, S.; Smith, G.L.; Szewczyk, Z.P.; Labajo, A.; Alonso, S.; Harries, J.E.; Russell, J.E.; Clerbaux, N.; Dewitte, S.; Rius, T.;Torrobella, J.; Pino, D.; Sanchez, J.J.; Tarruella, R. (2007): Validation of broadband radiation balance products at the Valencia and the Alacant Anchor Stations. GERB/CERES Ground Validation Campaigns. The EarthCARE Workshop. ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 7-9 May 2007

� E. Lopez-Baeza & The Climatology from Satellites Group (2007): Making Sense of Satellite Data. Responding to Climate Change 2007. Research. Space & Earth Observation

2006

� Velazquez Blazquez, A., S. Alonso, C. Domenech, J. Gimeno, J. Jorge Sanchez, A. Labajo, N. G. Loeb, D. Pino, T., Rius, A. D. Sanchis, G. L. Smith, Z. P. Szewczyk, R. Tarruella, J. Torrobella, E. Lopez-Baeza (2006): Use of CERES dedicated observations to assess the Valencia Anchor Station capabilities for the validation of low-spatial resolution remote sensing data. 2nd International Symposium Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing Torrent (Valencia), Spain, 25-29 September 2006 (Poster Presentation)

� Lopez-Baeza, E.; Cano, A.; Domenech, C.; Fenollar, J.; Ferreira, G.; Ruiz, C.; Saleh, K.; Velazquez, A.; Vidal, S. (2006): Assessing the quality of low-spatial resolution remote sensing data and products by independent large-scale estimations at the Valencia and the Alacant Anchor Stations. Committee on Space Research 36th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Scientificc Commission A3.1 Terrestrial phenomena and land products from space: validation, application and perspectives. Beijing, China, 16 � 23 July 2006. Solicited Presentation

� A. Velazquez Blazquez, S. Alonso, C. Domenech, J. Gimeno, J. Jorge Sanchez, A. Labajo, N. G. Loeb, D. Pino, T., Rius, A. D. Sanchis, G. L. Smith, Z. P. Szewczyk, R. Tarruella, J. Torrobella, E. Lopez-Baeza (2006): Use of CERES PAPS observations over the Valencia Anchor Station to validate low spatial resolution remote sensing data and products. 12th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation. Madison, Wi, 10 �14 July 2006

� Lopez-Baeza, E.; A. Velazquez; S. Alonso; S. Dewitte; C. Diaz-Pabon; C. Domenech; J.E. Harries; J. Jorge; A. Labajo; N. Pineda; D. Pino; A. Rius; J.E. Russell; G.L. Smith; Z. P. Szewczyk; R. Tarruella; and J. Torrobella (2006): [CERES SCALES GROUND VALIDATION CAMPAIGNS FOR GERB. ASSESSMENT OF THE VALENCIA ANCHOR STATION CAPABILITIES. (In the framework of EUMETSAT/ESA MSG-RAO Project no. 138 GIST Proposal for Calibration/Validation of SEVIRI and GERB (PI: J.E. Harries) Proceedings of the 3rd MSG RAO Workshop, 15 June 2006. Helsinki, Findland (ESA SP-619, August 2006), pg. 11-17

� Lopez-Baeza, E. & Climatology from Satellites Group (2006): Validation of low-spatial resolution remote sensing data and products. 26th EARSeL (European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories) Symposium on NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND CHALLENGES IN REMOTE SENSING. Warsaw, Poland, May 29 � June 2, 2006. Invited Presentation

� Velazquez Blazquez, A., S. Alonso, C. Domenech, J. Gimeno, J. Jorge Sanchez, A. Labajo, N.G. Loeb, D. Pino, T. Rius, A. Sanchis, G.L. Smith, Z.P. Szewczyk, R. Tarruella, J. Torrobella, E. Lopez-Baeza (2006): Evaluaci�n de la capacidad de la Valencia Anchor Station de validaci�n de productos de teledetecci�n de baja resoluci�n espacial mediante observaciones CERES exclusivas sobre la zona de la estaci�n. [Assessment of the Valencia Anchor Station capabilities for the validation of low-spatial resolution remote sensing products through the use of CERES dedicated observations]. 5th Asamblea Hispano Portuguesa de Geodesia y Geof�sica, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, 30 Jan. - 3 Feb. 2006

2005

� A. Velazquez Blazquez, S. Alonso, A. Bodas-Salcedo, C. Domenech, J. Gimeno, J. Jorge Sanchez, A. Labajo, N. G. Loeb, D. Pino, A. D. Sanchis, G. L. Smith, Z. P. Szewczyk, R. Tarruella, J. Torrobella, E. Lopez-Baeza (2005): Comparison of top of the atmosphere GERB measured radiances with independent radiative transfer simulations obtained at the Valencia Anchor Station reference area. 11th SPIE International Symposium on Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X. Bruges, Belgium, 19�22 Sept. 2005

� E. Lopez-Baeza, S. Alonso, A. Comer�n, R. Diaz-Pabon, C. Domenech, J.F. Gimeno-Ferrer, J. Jorge, A. Labajo, N. Pineda, D. Pino, A. Rius, F. Rocadenbosch, K Saleh, M. Sicard, R. Tarruella, J. Torrobella, and A. Velazquez (2005): A High-Quality Dataset of Land-Surface and Atmospheric Measurements for the Comparison/Crosscalibration of Data From Large Scale Optical Earth Observation Sensors in Space. The Valencia Anchor Station. Proceedings of the Workshop on Inter-Comparison of Large Scale Optical and Infrared Sensors. ESA/ESTEC 12-14 October 2004. ESA-WPP-244, Feb. 2005

2004

� Velazquez, A., E. Lopez-Baeza, G.L. Smith and Z. Peter Szewczyk (2004): CERES Operations for the Valencia Anchor Station in Support of GERB Validation Efforts. CERES SCALES Campaigns. Poster 13th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography. Norfolk, Virginia(US), 20�23 Sep. 2004

� Lopez-Baeza, E., Belda, F., Bodas, A., Crommelynck, D., Dewitte, S., Domenech, C.; Gimeno, J.F., Harries, J.E., Jorge Sanchez, J., Pineda, N., Pino, D., Rius, A., Saleh, K., Tarruella, R., Velazquez, A. (2004): SCALES: SEVIRI and GERB CaL/VaL area for large-scale field experiments. Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VIII. Edited by Schaefer, Klaus; Comeron, Adolfo; Carleer, Michel R.; Picard, Richard H. Proc. of the SPIE, Volume 5235, pp. 134-148 (2004)

2000

� J.E.Harries, R. Mossavati, E. Lopez-Baeza, S. Dewitte, N. Clerbaux, G.L. Smith, P. Allan, M. Bates, J. Muller, and R. Stuhlmann (2000): Exploiting the GERB/SEVIRI synergy for data validation, new algorithm development and scientific applications (Proposals 138, 142 & 143). Proc. of the First MSG RAO Workshop. Bologna, 17 � 19 May 2000. ESA SP-452. October 2000



Projects

Postgraduate Students: Almudena Velazquez and Carlos Domenech



EPS/MetOp (EUMETSAT Polar System / MetOp)/

http://www.eumetsat.int/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=47&l=en http://www.esrin.esa.it/esaME/index.html
http://www.esa.int/esaME

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Principle of the Joint Polar System Operations

Publications

� E. Lopez-Baeza; M. Anton Martinez; A. Cano; C. Domenech; A.G. Ferreira; A. Labajo; D. Pino; T. Rius; G.L. Smith; Z.P. Szewczyk; J. Tamayo; A. Velazquez; S. Vidal; (2006): EPS METEOROLOGICAL PRODUCTS VALIDATION AT THE VALENCIA ANCHOR STATION (EPS MET PRO VAS). ESA Publications Division. Special Publication SP-618



Projects

Postgraduate Students: A. Geraldo Ferreira, Aurelio Cano, Carlos Domenech, Almudena Velazquez, Sara Vidal

Meteorological Products Validation at the Valencia Anchor Station (EPS Met Pro VAS)
Joint ESA/EUMETSAT EPS/MetOp Research Announcement of Opportunities (AOID 2997). P.I.: E. Lopez-Baeza




Other Significant Research Projects and Contracts





  • Active




Estaci�n Meteorol�gica de Referencia para Datos y Productos de Teledetecci�n (ANCHOR STATION)
[Meteorological Reference Station for Remote Sensing Data and Products]
Generalitat Valenciana � Universitat de Val�ncia (Programme on Research Infrastructure) (2000-2001). P.I.: E. Lopez-Baeza http://www.uv.es/anchors


Postgraduate Students: Aurelio Cano, Carlos Domenech, A.Geraldo Ferreira, Cristina Millan, Cecilia Narbon, Almudena Velazquez, Sara Vidal

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Valencia Anchor Station




T�cnicas de Teledetecci�n para la Observaci�n de Par�metros Medioambientales en la Comunidad Valenciana en el Per�odo 2004-2006
[Remote Sensing Techniques for the Observation of Environmental Parameters in the Valencia Community Autonomous Region]
Contract Conselleria de Territorio y Vivienda (Direccion General de Calidad Ambiental) de la Generalitat Valenciana (Dec. 2004 - Dec. 2006). P.I.: E. Lopez-Baeza


Postgraduate Students: Aurelio Cano, Carlos Domenech, A.Geraldo Ferreira, Cecilia Narbon, Almudena Velazquez, Sara Vidal

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LANDSAT-5 TM (5th July 2003)


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Alacant Anchor Station
Meteorological Mast, Radiation Mast and Mobile Air-quality Station


Publications

� F. Martinez, J. Mateu, F. Montes, A. Bodas-Salcedo and E. Lopez-Baeza (2007): A Comparative Analysis of Different Spatial Sampling Schemes: Modelling of SSRB Data. Int. J. Remote Sensing, accepted

� E. Lopez-Baeza & The Climatology from Satellites Group (2006): Making Sense of Satellite Data. Responding to Climate Change 2007. Research. Space & Earth Observation

� Vidal, S., C. Dom�nech, A. Vel�zquez y E. L�pez-Baeza (2006): An�lisis comparativo de variables meteorol�gicas entre dos estaciones meteorol�gicas permanentes (Anchor Stations) [Comparative analysis of meteorological parameters between two permanent meteorological stations (Anchor Stations)]. 5th Asamblea Hispano Portuguesa de Geodesia y Geof�sica, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, 30 Jan. - 3 Feb. 2006


RED IB�RICA MM5 (Fase 2) <http://redibericamm5.uib.es>
[Iberian Network for Research and Development of Applications Based on the MM5 Atmospheric Model (Phase 2)]
Special Action Spanish Ministry for Science and Technology (Jan 2004 � Dec. 2005). P.I.: Romualdo Romero, Universidad de las Islas Baleares (E. L�pez Baeza, UVEG)


Postgraduate Students: Almudena Velazquez, Sara Vidal

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Simulation of SW fluxes (downward and upwards) on 14th June 2003 at about Terra and Aqua overpassing times (1st GERB Ground Validation Campaign)


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Simulation of LW fluxes (downward and upwards) on 14th June 2003 at about Terra and Aqua overpassing times (1st GERB Ground Validation Campaign)



Laboratorio de Procesado de Im�genes
[Image Processing Laboratory]
Programa Operativo FEDER para el per�odo 2005-2007 (UNLV05-23-004). P.I.: J.A. Sobrino (E. Lopez-Baeza, Co-Investigator)



C�mara Clim�tica, marca ACS, mod. CH600C
[Climatic Chamber, ACS, mod. CH600C]
Generalitat Valenciana. Infraestructuras Cient�fico-T�cnicas (2005 - 2006). P.I.: Diego Ram�rez Mu�oz (E. Lopez-Baeza, Co-Investigator)



Laboratorio de Procesado de Im�genes
[Image Processing Laboratory]
Ministerio Educaci�n y Ciencia (ESP2005-24355-E). P.I.: J.A. Sobrino (E. Lopez-Baeza, Co-Investigator)



IC�NE: Impact of Climate Change On agricultural and Natural Ecosystems
  • EU Project ALFA Programme. P.I.: M.A. Gilabert(E. Lopez-Baeza, Co-Investigator)


  • Previous

(tbd)





Field Campaigns





GERB (Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget) Ground Validation Campaigns at the Valencia Anchor Station


GERB-CERES Intercomparisons while observing the Valencia Anchor Station
14 - 30 June 2003 (GERB Commissioning Period)

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Lopez-Baeza, E., Belda, F., Bodas, A., Crommelynck, D., Dewitte, S., Domenech, C.; Gimeno, J.F., Harries, J.E., Jorge Sanchez, J., Pineda, N., Pino, D., Rius, A., Saleh, K., Tarruella, R., Velazquez, A. (2004): SCALES: SEVIRI and GERB Cal/Val Area for Large-scale Field Experiments. Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VIII. Edited by Schaefer, Klaus; Comeron, Adolfo; Carleer, Michel R.; Picard, Richard H. Proc. of the SPIE, Volume 5235, pp. 134-148 (2004)



GERB-CERES Intercomparisons while observing the Valencia Anchor Station
9 - 12 February 2004

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A. Velazquez Blazquez, S. Alonso, A. Bodas-Salcedo, C. Domenech, J. Gimeno, J. Jorge Sanchez, A. Labajo, N. G. Loeb, D. Pino, A. D. Sanchis, G. L. Smith, Z. P. Szewczyk, R. Tarruella, J. Torrobella, E. Lopez-Baeza (2005): Comparison of top of the atmosphere GERB measured radiances with independent radiative transfer simulations obtained at the Valencia Anchor Station reference area. 11th SPIE International Symposium on Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X. Bruges, Belgium, 19�22 Sept. 2005

� E. Lopez-Baeza, S. Alonso, A. Comer�n, R. Diaz-Pabon, C. Domenech, J.F. Gimeno-Ferrer, J. Jorge, A. Labajo, N. Pineda, D. Pino, A. Rius, F. Rocadenbosch, K Saleh, M. Sicard, R. Tarruella, J. Torrobella, and A. Velazquez (2005): A High-Quality Dataset of Land-Surface and Atmospheric Measurements for the Comparison/Crosscalibration of Data From Large Scale Optical Earth Observation Sensors in Space. The Valencia Anchor Station. Proceedings of the Workshop on Inter-Comparison of Large Scale Optical and Infrared Sensors. ESA/ESTEC 12-14 October 2004. ESA-WPP-244, Feb. 2005

Velazquez, A., E. Lopez-Baeza, G.L. Smith and Z. Peter Szewczyk (2004): CERES Operations for the Valencia Anchor Station in Support of GERB Validation Efforts. CERES SCALES Campaigns. Poster 13th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography. Norfolk, Virginia(US), 20�23 Sep. 2004




CERES-SEVIRI Intercomparisons while observing the Valencia Anchor Station 12 - 18 September 2005

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GERB-CERES Intercomparisons while observing the Valencia Anchor Station
31 July - 6 August 2006




[EuroSTARRS-2001 http://www.esa.int/esaLP/ESAVG8Z84UC_LPsmos_0.html ]


ESA Airborne Campaign in Support of the SMOS Mission
in France and in Spain, 17 - 21 November 2001
UVEG + INRA + CNRM Collaboration in SM retrieval

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Saleh, K., Wigneron, J.P., Calvet, J.C., Lopez-Baeza, E., Berger, M., Wursteisen, P., Simmonds, L., Miller, J. (2004): The EuroSTARRS airborne campaign in support of the SMOS mission: First results over land surfaces. Int. J. Remote Sensing, 10 Jan. 2004, Vol. 25, No. 1, 177�194




SMOS-REFLEX 2003 (SMOS REFerence pixel L-band EXperiment)
UPC + UVEG Collaboration in Characterization and Modelling of L-band Emission of Vineyards
Valencia Anchor Station, 25 June-15 July 2003

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Vall-llossera, M., A. Camps, I. Corbella, F. Torres, N. Duffo, A. Monerris, R. Sabia, D. Selva, C. Antol�n, E. L�pez-Baeza, J.F. Ferrer, K. Saleh (2005): SMOS REFLEX 2003: L-Band Emissivity Characterization of Vineyards. IEEE Transactions Geoscience and Remote Sensing, May 2005, Vol., 43, 973-982




SMOS-MELBEX (Mediterranean Ecosystem L-Band Experiment)
UVEG + INRA + TUD Collaboration in Characterization and Modelling of L-band Emission of Natural Vegetation Mediterranean Species
Valencia Anchor Station, 28 May 2005 - 9 February 2006

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Preliminary results (October 10-24, 2005)



10 - 14 October 2005
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14 - 19 October 2005
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19 - 24 October 2005
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[CoSMOS2 (Campaign for validating the operation of SMOS http://www.esa.int/esaLP/SEMMM95Y3EE_LPsmos_0.html ]

Australia, 31 Octubre � 25 Noviembre 2005

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Supervision of Research Academic Work





Doctorate Theses

Passive microwave radiometry at L-band applied to forests and natural vegetation / Radiometr�a de microondas pasivas en banda L aplicada a bosques y vegetaci�n natural
Kauzar Saleh Contell
European Doctorate Mention
Universitat de Val�ncia, Facultat de F�sica, 2006. (Co-supervisor: Dr. J.-P. Wigneron, INRA Bordeaux)

Optimizaci�n de un Radi�metro de Banda Ancha en el Marco de la Misi�n EarthCARE (ESA). Estudio del Proceso de Inversi�n de Radiancias a Flujos
Alejandro Bodas Salcedo
Universitat de Val�ncia, Facultat de F�sica, 2003. (Co-supervisor: Dr. J. De la Rubia)

Relaci�n Entre las Precipitaciones y el Indice de Vegetaci�n Diferencia Normalizada (NDVI) en Areas en Riesgo de Desertificaci�n. Aplicaci�n a la Zona de Estudio del Proyecto EFEDA
Jorge Tamayo Carmona
Universitat de Val�ncia, Facultat de F�sica, 1994. (Co-supervisor: Dr. J. Meli�)



Licentiate Theses

Estimaci�n del Balance de Radiaci�n Solar Utilizando Datos METEOSAT
Juan Carlos Fortea Mart�n
Universitat de Val�ncia, Facultat de F�sica, 1994. (Co-supervisor: Dr. J. Moreno)



Diploma of Advanced Studies

Obtenci�n y clasificaci�n de BRDFs de banda ancha en baja resoluci�n espacial a partir de radiancias en techo de la atm�sfera CERES
Carlos Domenech Garc�a
Universitat de Val�ncia, Facultat de F�sica, 2005

Simulaci�n de Radiancias CERES en la Zona de Validaci�n Valencia Anchor Station
Almudena Vel�zquez Bl�zquez
Universitat de Val�ncia, Facultat de F�sica, 2004

Estudio de la desertificaci�n en la Pen�nsula Ib�rica mediante teledetecci�n aplicando la transformada wavelet Jaime F. Gimeno Ferrer
Universitat de Val�ncia, Facultat de F�sica, 2003. (co-supervisor: Dr. M.A. Gilabert)

La Sostenibilidad Municipal y Campos de Actuaci�n
Jos� Miguel Vendrell Guillem
Universitat de Val�ncia, Facultat de F�sica, 2003. (co-director:M Planelles)

Fenomenolog�a de los Episodios de Contaminaci�n por Ozono en la Vertiente Mediterr�nea
Nuria Castell Balaguer
Universitat de Val�ncia, Facultat de F�sica, 2003. Supervisors: Dr. F. Fernandez y E Mantilla. Tutor: Dr. E. L�pez Baeza

Application of microwave radiometry at L-band to monitor vegetated areas: a sensitivity study in the frame of the SMOS mission
Kauzar Saleh Contell
Universitat de Val�ncia, Facultat de F�sica, 2003.(co-supervisor: Dr. J.-P. Wigneron)

Balance de Radiaci�n Solar en Superficie. Aplicaci�n Regional Mediante Datos METEOSAT y Global Mediante Datos ScaRaB
Alejandro Bodas Salcedo
Universitat de Val�ncia, Facultat de F�sica, 2000.


Final-year-of-studies Projects

Dise�o de una Red Inal�mbrica de Sensores de Humedad del Suelo
Design of a Wireless Network of Soil Moisture Content Sensors
Aurelio Cano Aball�n
Universidad de Valencia, Escuela T�cnica Superior de Ingenier�a. Ingeniero Electr�nico, Jan. 2006. (Supervisor: Dr. Candid Reig)

Verificaci�n y Aplicaci�n del �ndice de Sequedad del Suelo Temperature - Vegetation Difference Index con Datos de Teledetecci�n del Sensor MODIS en la Comarca de la Plana Utiel - Requena
Carmen Ruiz Calaforra
Universidad Polit�cnica de Valencia, Escuela T�cnica Superior de Ingenieros Agr�nomos. Ingenier�a de Montes, Dec. 2005. (Tutor Centro: Dr. A. Lid�n)

Estimaci�n de la Humedad del Suelo Mediante un Reflect�metro Temporal: Principios, Algoritmos para la Comunicaci�n Serie y T�cnica de la Medida
Francisco J. Vives S�nchez
Universidad Polit�cnica de Valencia, Escuela T�cnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicaci�n, Sep. 2000. (Co-Director: Dr. L. Sempere)

Obtenci�n de Im�genes Sint�ticas en el Contexto de la Misi�n SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity). Parte II: Reconstrucci�n de Im�genes Mediante un Radi�metro Interferom�trico de Microondas en Banda L
Fernando C�rcel Ferrer
Universidad Polit�cnica de Valencia, Escuela T�cnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicaci�n, 2000. (Co-Director: Dr. L. Sempere)

Obtenci�n de Im�genes Sint�ticas en el Contexto de la Misi�n SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity). Parte I: Realizaci�n de un Simulador de Temperatura de Brillo Global a Partir de Datos Climatol�gicos
Manuel Force Torres
Universidad Polit�cnica de Valencia, Escuela T�cnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicaci�n, 2000. (Co-Director: Dr. L. Sempere)

C�lculo Operativo del Albedo en Zonas Extensas. Aplicaci�n a la Cuenca del Mediterr�neo Utilizando Datos METEOSAT
Rodrigo Irurzun Mart�n de Aguilera
Universidad Polit�cnica de Valencia, Escuela T�cnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicaci�n, 1999. (Tutor centro: Dr. J.M. Fuster)

Correcci�n Atmosf�rica de Im�genes LANDSAT para el C�lculo del Mapa de Albedo
Mar�a Josefa Zahonero Garrote
Universidad Polit�cnica de Valencia, Escuela T�cnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicaci�n, 1998. (Tutor centro: Dr. J.M. Fuster)

Comparaci�n de los Algoritmos de Pinker y Staylor para la Estimaci�n de Flujos de Onda Corta. Aplicaci�n de los Productos del Programa SRB (Surface Radiation Budget) a la Cuenca Mediterr�nea
Gustavo Haba Ejarque
Universidad Polit�cnica de Valencia, Escuela T�cnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicaci�n, 1998. (Tutor centro: Dr. J.M. Fuster)

Transformaci�n Espectral del Albedo de Banda Estrecha a Banda Ancha. Aplicaci�n a la Obtenci�n del Albedo a Partir del Canal Visible de METEOSAT
Josefa Trist�n Badal
Universidad Polit�cnica de Valencia, Escuela T�cnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicaci�n, 1997. (Tutor centro: Dr. J.M. Fuster)

Estudio del R�gimen T�rmico del Suelo en las Areas Forestales de "El Bonillo" (Albacete)
Alberto Torralba Atienza
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Escuela T�cnica Superior de Ingenieros Agr�nomos (Secci�n de Ingenier�a T�cnica Forestal), 1995, (Co-supervisor: Dr. A. del Cerro)

Clasificaci�n de Nubes Mediante Redes Neuronales Utilizando Im�genes del Sat�lite METEOSAT
Amparo Femen�a Herrero
Universidad Polit�cnica de Valencia, Escuela T�cnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicaci�n, 1995. (Tutor centro: Dr. J.M. Fuster)





Selected Significant Publications





  • 2007

� F. Martinez, J. Mateu, F. Montes, A. Bodas-Salcedo and E. Lopez-Baeza (2007): A Comparative Analysis of Different Spatial Sampling Schemes: Modelling of SSRB Data. Int. J. Remote Sensing, accepted

  • 2006

� H.-J. Bolle, M. Eckardt, D. Koslowsky, F. Maselli, J. Melia Miralles, M. Menenti, F.-S. Olesen, L. Petkov, S.I. Rasool, A.A. Van de Griend (Eds.). Contributing Authors: H. Billing, A. Gitelson, F. G�ttsche, A. Jochum-Osann, E. Lopez-Baeza, F. Meneguzzo, J. Moreno, F. Nerry, P. Rossini, F. Veroustraete, R. Vogt, P.J. Van Oeleven (2006): Mediterranean Land-surface Processes Assessed from Space. Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2006, XXVIII, 760 p., 442 iIIus., Hardcover, ISBN-10: 3-540-40151-2, ISBN-13: 978-3-540-40151-3

� J.-P. Wigneron, Y. Kerr, P. Waldteufel, P. Ferrazzoli, P. Richaume, K. Saleh, J-C Calvet, A. Chanzy, P. de Rosnay, M.-J. Escorihuela, J. Fenollar, J.P. Grant, E. Lopez-Baeza, C. M�tzler, T. Pellarin, M. Schwank, A. Van de Griend, A. Mahmoodi, S. Delwart (2006): Recent Advances in modelling the land surface emission at L-band - Application to L-MEB in the operational SMOS algorithm. 2nd International Symposium Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing Torrent (Valencia), Spain, 25-29 September 2006 (Oral Presentation)

� Lopez-Baeza, E., C. Domenech, H. W. Barker, M. Bouvet, D. Donovan, A. Velazquez (2006): The ESA EarthCARE Mission. Development of 3 along-track views angular dependence models for improved radiance to flux conversion. 2nd International Symposium Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing Torrent (Valencia), Spain, 25-29 September 2006 (Oral Presentation)

� Lopez-Baeza, E.; A. Velazquez; S. Alonso; S. Dewitte; C. Diaz-Pabon; C. Domenech; J.E. Harries; J. Jorge; A. Labajo; N. Pineda; D. Pino; A. Rius; J.E. Russell; G.L. Smith; Z. P. Szewczyk; R. Tarruella; and J. Torrobella (2006): [CERES SCALES GROUND VALIDATION CAMPAIGNS FOR GERB. ASSESSMENT OF THE VALENCIA ANCHOR STATION CAPABILITIES. (In the framework of EUMETSAT/ESA MSG-RAO Project no. 138 GIST Proposal for Calibration/Validation of SEVIRI and GERB (PI: J.E. Harries) Proceedings of the 3rd MSG RAO Workshop, 15 June 2006. Helsinki, Findland (ESA SP-619, August 2006), pg. 11-17

� E. Lopez-Baeza; M. Anton Martinez; A. Cano; C. Domenech; A.G. Ferreira; A. Labajo; D. Pino; T. Rius; G.L. Smith; Z.P. Szewczyk; J. Tamayo; A. Velazquez; S. Vidal; (2006): EPS METEOROLOGICAL PRODUCTS VALIDATION AT THE VALENCIA ANCHOR STATION (EPS MET PRO VAS). ESA Publications Division. Special Publication SP-618

� E. Lopez-Baeza & The Climatology from Satellites Group (2006): Making Sense of Satellite Data. Responding to Climate Change 2007. Research. Space & Earth Observation

� Domenech, C., E. L�pez-Baeza (2006): Development of broadband BRDFs from TOA CERES radiances corresponding to large footprints at a global scale. 2nd International Symposium Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing Torrent (Valencia), Spain, 25-29 September 2006 (Poster Presentation)

� Velazquez Blazquez, A., S. Alonso, C. Domenech, J. Gimeno, J. Jorge Sanchez, A. Labajo, N. G. Loeb, D. Pino, T., Rius, A. D. Sanchis, G. L. Smith, Z. P. Szewczyk, R. Tarruella, J. Torrobella, E. Lopez-Baeza (2006): Use of CERES dedicated observations to assess the Valencia Anchor Station capabilities for the validation of low-spatial resolution remote sensing data. 2nd International Symposium Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing Torrent (Valencia), Spain, 25-29 September 2006 (Poster Presentation)

� A. Velazquez Blazquez, S. Alonso, C. Domenech, J. Gimeno, J. Jorge Sanchez, A. Labajo, N. G. Loeb, D. Pino, T., Rius, A. D. Sanchis, G. L. Smith, Z. P. Szewczyk, R. Tarruella, J. Torrobella, E. Lopez-Baeza (2006): Use of CERES PAPS observations over the Valencia Anchor Station to validate low spatial resolution remote sensing data and products. 12th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation. Madison, Wi, 10 �14 July 2006

  • 2005

� A. Velazquez Blazquez, S. Alonso, A. Bodas-Salcedo, C. Domenech, J. Gimeno, J. Jorge Sanchez, A. Labajo, N. G. Loeb, D. Pino, A. D. Sanchis, G. L. Smith, Z. P. Szewczyk, R. Tarruella, J. Torrobella, E. Lopez-Baeza (2005): Comparison of top of the atmosphere GERB measured radiances with independent radiative transfer simulations obtained at the Valencia Anchor Station reference area. 11th SPIE International Symposium on Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X. Bruges, Belgium, 19�22 Sept. 2005
� Vall-llossera, M., A. Camps, I. Corbella, F. Torres, N. Duffo, A. Monerris, R. Sabia, D. Selva, C. Antol�n, E. L�pez-Baeza, J.F. Ferrer, K. Saleh (2005): SMOS REFLEX 2003: L-Band Emissivity Characterization of Vineyards. IEEE Transactions Geoscience and Remote Sensing, May 2005, Vol., 43, 973-982
� E. Lopez-Baeza, S. Alonso, A. Comer�n, R. Diaz-Pabon, C. Domenech, J.F. Gimeno-Ferrer, J. Jorge, A. Labajo, N. Pineda, D. Pino, A. Rius, F. Rocadenbosch, K Saleh, M. Sicard, R. Tarruella, J. Torrobella, and A. Velazquez (2005): A High-Quality Dataset of Land-Surface and Atmospheric Measurements for the Comparison/Crosscalibration of Data From Large Scale Optical Earth Observation Sensors in Space. The Valencia Anchor Station. Proceedings of the Workshop on Inter-Comparison of Large Scale Optical and Infrared Sensors. ESA/ESTEC 12-14 October 2004. ESA-WPP-244, Feb. 2005

  • 2004

� Velazquez, A., E. Lopez-Baeza, G.L. Smith and Z. Peter Szewczyk (2004): CERES Operations for the Valencia Anchor Station in Support of GERB Validation Efforts. CERES SCALES Campaigns. Poster 13th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography. Norfolk, Virginia(US), 20�23 Sep. 2004
� ESA 2004. Mission Experts Division. Scientific Co-ordinator: P. Ingmann. Members of EarthCARE Mission Advisory Group (2004): EarthCARE - Earth Clouds, Aerosols and Radiation Explorer . REPORTS FOR MISSION SELECTION. THE SIX CANDIDATE EARTH EXPLORER MISSIONS. ESA SP-1279(1). April 2004. ESA Publications Division, c/o ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Editor: B. Battrick. ISBN 92-9092-962-6. ISSN 0379-6566
� Saleh, K., Wigneron, J.P., Calvet, J.C., Lopez-Baeza, E., Berger, M., Wursteisen, P., Simmonds, L., Miller, J. (2004): The EuroSTARRS airborne campaign in support of the SMOS mission: First results over land surfaces. Int. J. Remote Sensing, 10 Jan. 2004, Vol. 25, No. 1, 177�194
� Lopez-Baeza, E., Belda, F., Bodas, A., Crommelynck, D., Dewitte, S., Domenech, C.; Gimeno, J.F., Harries, J.E., Jorge Sanchez, J., Pineda, N., Pino, D., Rius, A., Saleh, K., Tarruella, R., Velazquez, A. (2004): SCALES: SEVIRI and GERB CaL/VaL area for large-scale field experiments. Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VIII. Edited by Schaefer, Klaus; Comeron, Adolfo; Carleer, Michel R.; Picard, Richard H. Proc. of the SPIE, Volume 5235, pp. 134-148 (2004)

  • 2003

� Bodas-Salcedo, A., Lopez-Baeza, E., Smith, G.L. (2003): A flux retrieval error behavior with CERES/TRMM data. Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VII. Edited by Schaefer, Klaus P.; Lado-Bordowsky, Olga; Comeron, Adolfo; Picard, Richard H. Proc. of the SPIE, Volume 4882, pp. 1-12 (2003)
� M. Berger, Y. Kerr, J. Font, J.-P. Wigneron, J.-C. Calvet, K. Saleh, E. Lopez-Baeza, L. Simmonds, P. Ferrazzoli, B. van den Hurk, P. Waldteufel, F. Petitcolin, A. van de Griend, E. Attema & M. Rast (2003): Measuring the Moisture in the Earth�s Soil - Advancing the Science with ESA�s SMOS Mission. esa bulletin 115 - August 2003, 40-45
� Bodas Salcedo, A., E. Lopez-Baeza, F. Martinez, J. Mateu and F. Montes (2003): Spatio-Temporal Modelling and Prediction of Solar Radiation. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 108(D24), 8777, 2003
� Bodas Salcedo, A., J. F. Gimeno Ferrer and E. L�pez Baeza (2003): Flux retrieval optimisation with an along-track broad-band radiometer. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 108 No. D2, 2003
� E. L�pez-Baeza, J.-C. Calvet, J. Etcheto, H. Finkenzeller, J. Font, Y. Kerr, J. Miller, J. Wesson, J.-P. Wigneron, M.l Berger, P. Wursteisen, P. Fletcher, E. Attema (2003): EuroSTARRS: Campaign Description. Proc. of the First Results Workshop on EuroSTARRS, WISE, LOSAC Campaigns. ESA SP-525, March 2003, pg. 37-45
� E. Lopez-Baeza, J.-P. Wigneron, J.-C. Calvet, M. C. Antol�n, J-M Bonnefond, G Courrier, F. Ferrer, N. Fritz, F. Froissard, D Garrigou, D Guyon, T. Pellarin, K. Saleh, D. Suquia (2003): EuroSTARRS Ground Sampling design at the Nezer Site, Agre forest and Valencia Site. Proc. of the First Results Workshop on EuroSTARRS, WISE, LOSAC Campaigns. ESA SP-525, March 2003, pg. 203-212
� Ferran Ferrer, C. Antol�n, E. L�pez-Baeza (2003): Spatial distribution of soil moisture content and its relationship to other surface parameters at the Valencia site. Proc. of the First Results Workshop on EuroSTARRS, WISE, LOSAC Campaigns. ESA SP-525, March 2003, pg. 213-223
� K. Saleh, J.-P.Wigneron, J.C. Calvet, E. L�pez-Baeza (2003): STARRS data processing and analysis of L-band brightness temperature over land. Proceedings of the First Results Workshop on EuroSTARRS, WISE, LOSAC Campaigns. ESA SP-525, March 2003, pg. 223-234
� K. Saleh, J.-P.Wigneron, J.C. Calvet, E. L�pez-Baeza (2003): Modelling of L-band brightness temperature over land from STARRS data. Proceedings of the First Results Workshop on EuroSTARRS, WISE, LOSAC Campaigns. ESA SP-525, March 2003, pg. 235-243
� T. Pellarin, J.-P. Wigneron, J.-C. Calvet, P. Ferrazzoli, H. Douville, E. Lopez-Baeza, P. Waldteufel, J. Pulliainen, L. P. Simmonds, M. Berger, Y. H. Kerr (2003): Two-Year global simulation of L-band brightness temperatures over the land surfaces. IEEE Trans. Geosc. Remote Sens., Volume: 41, Issue: 9, Year: Sept. 2003, 2135-2139
� E. L�pez-Baeza, A. Vel�zquez, C. Antol�n, A. Bodas, J. F. Gimeno, K. Saleh, F. Ferrer, C. Domenech, N. Castell, M. A. S�nchez (2003): The VALENCIA Anchor Station, a Cal/Val Reference Area for Large-scale Low Spatial Resolution Remote Sensing Missions. 3rd International Conference on Experiences with Automatic Weather Stations. Torremolinos (M�laga), 19-21 Feb. 2003

  • 2002

� M. Force Torres, F. C�rcel Ferrer, E. L�pez-Baeza & L. Sempere Pay� (2002): Global brightness temperature simulator in the SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) Misi�n Context. Proc. of the Third Int. Congress Man and Soil at the Third Millenium, Ed. by J.L. Rubio, R.P.C. Morgan, S. Asins & V. Andreu. Geoforma Ediciones. Pg.1989-2002
� R. Kandel, A. Bodas Salcedo, J.F. Gimeno Ferrer, and E. L�pez-Baeza (2002): Broad-Band Radiometry for EarthCARE. Proc. EarthCARE Workshop (Second international workshop on space-borne cloud profiling radar). CRL/ARS Report02-02, 133-136, TRITON SQUARE, Tokyo, Japan, 17-18 July 2002
� A. Bodas Salcedo, J. F. Gimeno Ferrer, and E. L�pez-Baeza (2002): BBR Radiance to Flux Inversion Analysis. Proc. EarthCARE Workshop 137-143, TRITON SQUARE, Tokyo, Japan, 17-18 July 2002
� E. L�pez-Baeza, C. Antol�n Tom�s, A. Bodas Salcedo, J. F. Gimeno Ferrer, K. Saleh Contell, F. Ferrer, N. Castell Balaguer, C. Dom�nech Garc�a, M. A. Sanchez Aland�, and A. Vel�zquez Bl�zquez (2002): The Valencia Anchor Station: A Reference Cal/Val Area for Low-Resolution Remote Sensing Data and Products. Poster Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing, Torrente (Valencia), 16-20 September 2002
� A. Bodas Salcedo, J.F. Gimeno Ferrer, E. L�pez Baeza, and J. P. V. Poiares Baptista (2002): Study of the Radiance to Flux Inversion within the Framework of the EarthCARE Mission. Poster Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing, Torrente (Valencia), 16-20 September 2002
� P. Wursteisen, M. Berger, E. Attema, E. Lopez-Baeza, J.-P. Wigneron, J.-C. Calvet, L. Simmonds, B. Main, J. Miller, H. Finkenzeller, J. Etcheto, A. Camps, J. Font, P. Fletcher, Y. Kerr (2002): Overview of the Activities Performed During the EuroSTARRS-2001 Campaign. Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing, Torrente (Valencia), 16-20 September 2002
� J.-P. Wigneron, E. Lopez Baeza, J.-C. Calvet, K. Saleh, T. Pellarin, M. Berger, L. Simmonds (2002): The EUROSTARSS Experiment over Land Surfaces (SMOS Mission): First Results. Poster Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing, Torrente (Valencia), 16-20 September 2002
� A. Bodas Salcedo, J.F. Gimeno Ferrer y E. Lopez Baeza (2002): Optimizaci�n de un Radi�metro de Banda Ancha en el Marco de la Futura Misi�n EarthCARE. "El Agua y el Clima - L'Aigua i el Clima", Jos� A. Guijarro Pastor, Miquel Grimalt Gelabert, Mercedes Laita Ruiz de As�a y Sergio Alonso Oroza (Eds.). Publicaciones de la Asociaci�n Espa�ola de Climatolog�a (AEC), 2002, Serie A, n� 3, pag. 375-385, Planogr�fica Balear, Marratx� (Mallorca), xii+594 pp

  • 2001

� A.J. P�rez, E. L�pez Baeza y J. Tamayo (eds.) (2001): El Tiempo del Clima. Publicaciones de la Asociaci�n Espa�ola de Climatolog�a (AEC), Serie A, n.� 2, Editorial: Asociaci�n Espa�ola de Climatolog�a, ISBN: 84-607-2433-6
� ESA 2001: Members of EarthCARE Mission Advisory Group (2001): The five candidate Earth Explorer Core Missions � EarthCARE � Earth Clouds, Aerosols, and Radiation Explorer. ESA SP-1257(1)

  • 2000

� J.E.Harries, R. Mossavati, E. Lopez-Baeza, S. Dewitte, N. Clerbaux, G.L. Smith, P. Allan, M. Bates, J. Muller, and R. Stuhlmann (2000): Exploiting the GERB/SEVIRI synergy for data validation, new algorithm development and scientific applications (Proposals 138, 142 & 143). Proc. of the First MSG RAO Workshop. Bologna, 17 � 19 May 2000. ESA SP-452. October 2000

  • 1999

� Pellicer, J., Gilabert, M.A. and L�pez-Baeza, E. (1999): The evolution of the Celsius and Kelvin Temperature Scales and the State of the Art. J. Chem. Education, 76, 911-913

  • 1998

� Bodas, A., Gand�a, V. and L�pez-Baeza, E. (1998): An Undergraduate Experiment on Thermal Waves and Their Propagation. Am. J. of Physics, 66 (6), (1998) 528-533

  • 1997

� Russell, M.J., Nunez, M., Chladil, M.A., Valiente, J.A., L�pez-Baeza, E. (1997): Conversion of Nadir, Narrow-band Reflectance in Red and Near Infrared Channels to Hemispherical Surface Albedo. Remote Sensing of Environment, 61 (1997) 16-23

  • 1995

� Valiente, J.A., Nunez, M., L�pez-Baeza, E. and Moreno, J. (1995): Narrow-Band To Broad-Band Conversion for Meteosat-Visible Channel and Broad-Band Albedo Using Both AVHRR-1 and -2 Channels. Int. J. of Remote Sensing, 16, no 6 (1995) 1147-1166

  • 1993

� H.-J. Bolle, J.C. Andre, J.L. Arrue, H.K. Barth, P. Bessemoulin, A. Brasa, H.A.R. de Bruin, J. Cruces, G. Dugdale, E.T. Engman, D.L. Evans, R. Fantechi, F. Fiedler, A. van der Griend, A.C. Imeson, A. Jochum, P. Kabat, T. Kratzsch, J.P. Lagouarde, I. Langer, R. Llamas, E. Lopez-Baeza, J. Melia Miralles, L.S. Muniosguren, F. Nerry, J. Noilhan, H.R. Oliver, R. Roth, S.S. Saatchi, J. Sanchez Diaz, F. Martin de Santa Olalla, W.J. Shuttleworth, H. Sogaard, H. Stricker, J. Thornes, M. Vauclin and D. Wickland (1993): EFEDA: European Field Experiment in a Desertification-Threatened Area. Annales Geophysicae, 11, 173-189

  • 1991

� L�pez-Baeza, E. (1991): Determination of Surface Albedo for Agroclimatological Uses. In Climatic Change and Impacts: A General Introduction, Edited by R. Fantechi, G. Maracchi and M.E. Almeida-Teixeira (ISBN 92-826-0564-7) (1991) Commission of the European Communities Report EUR 11943 EN, 419-424





Photographic Album: A Sample/





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2014


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40th COSPAR Assembly, Moscow, Russia, August 2014


2013


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1st COSPAR Symposium on Planetary Systems of our Sun and other Stars, and the Future of Space Astronomy. Bangkok, Thailand, November 2013


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Alcala de Henares, October 2013


2012


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COSPAR Capacity Building Course on Remote Sensing of the Global Water Circulation to Climate Change, National Space Science Center (NSSC), Beijing, September 2012


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COSPAR Assembly, Mysore, July 2012


2008


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developed by Patrick Wursteisen
SMOS Validation Rehearsal Campaign. Visit to the Skyvan at the Air Nostrum apron (28 April)



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Part of the Team Leaders of the SMOS Validation Rehearsal Campaign. Visit to the Skyvan at the Air Nostrum apron (28 April)



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I would not be able to work for SMOS if they would not be so fond of the Mission as I am ... at least



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Many years campaigning together for SMOS ... so far
SMOS Validation Rehearsal Campaign. Visit to the Skyvan at the Air Nostrum apron (28 April)



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With Jan Balling below the EMIRAD antennas (left) and close to the EMIRAD instrument onboard the Skyvan from TKK
SMOS Validation Rehearsal Campaign. Visit to the Skyvan at the Air Nostrum apron (28 April)



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27th GIST Meeting, University of Valencia, Jan 2008


2007


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Talk at the Faculty of Physics (University of Valencia) on SMOS, Nov 2007

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Talk at the Faculty of Physics (University of Valencia) on SMOS, Nov 2007

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3 pictures on the Postgraduate Course (3rd Edition, Jun - Jul 2007). From the top: Visit to Valencia Meteorological Center, visit to the Meteorological Radar of Cullera, Valencia, and the Albufera Lagoon in the background

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EarthCARE Workshop, ESTEC, 7-9 May

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From left to right: Jennifer Grant, Alain Kruszewski, Jean-Pierre Wigneron, Nicolas Guaita, Ernesto Lopez-Baeza, Cristina Millan, Aurelio Cano y Kauzar Saleh

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From left to right: Jennifer Grant, Alain Kruszewski, Jean-Pierre Wigneron, Ernesto Lopez-Baeza, Cristina Millan, Aurelio Cano, Javio Sanchis y Kauzar Saleh

Installation of EMIRAD-1 at the Valencia Anchor Station (Finca El Renegado, Caudete de las Fuentes) for the MELBEX-II Experiment. 19-24 March

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16th March. SMOS payload module at ESA-ESTEC for testing. Thanks for the valuable picture, Adriano!


2006


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During a working visit at the Meteorological Observatory Lindenberg, with Franz Berger, Director of the Observatory

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Group dinner 31 August 2006

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Ernesto, Almudena and Geraldo with some of their relatives at a break of the SCALES/MIDAS-4 August 2006 Campaign visiting the Hoces del Cabriel area, near the validation site

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Almudena and Geraldo checking the data loggers at La Cubera Mobile Station during the SCALES/MIDAS-4 August 2006 Campaign

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3rd MSG RAO Workshop. Helsinki, 15 June 2006
Note that the picture was taken at about 23:30 h

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EARSeL 2006. Warsaw, 29 May - 2 June 2006
Emilia Wisniewska explains her poster by Krystyna Stankiewicz & Emilia Wisniewska: Sensitivity of ENVISAT ASAR image classification accuracy to spatial variability of selected environmental parameters in rural area

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The first EUMETSAT Polar System/MetOp Research Announcement of Opportunity (EPS/MetOp RAO) workshop was organised by ESA and EUMETSAT from 15-17 May 2006 at ESRIN, ESA�s Earth observation centre in Frascati, Italy (Credits: ESA)

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Well!. This is a bit closer (29 January)

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This is part of the Group in Sevilla for the Geophysics and Geodesy Assembly: Jos�, Sara, Almudena, Carmen, Ernesto, ... (Where is Carlos?) (29 January)

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SMOS Science Team members enjoying the products of the Valencia region after an exciting day of working in the field (7 February)

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SMOS Science Team members visiting the Valencia Anchor Station (8 February)

2005

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Science Week, University of Valencia, November 2005

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First Experimenter's Meeting: SMOS Validation and Retrieval Team (SVRT), Avila, 21-24 November 2005

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With Antonio Caselles and Rafael Pla (University Golden Medal Ceremony for professor Lorenzo Ferrer)

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Postgraduate Course on New Observation and Watching Systems in Meteorology and Climatology. Visiting the Cullera Meteorological Radar from the Spanish Institute for Meteorology (Valencia Center), May 2005. The picture was taken by Victor Alcover (July 2005)

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RED IBERICA MM5 Meeting in Valencia (June 2005)

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The EMIRAD L-band microwave radiometer from TUD is ready for the MELBEX Experiment
From top left and clockwise: Alain Kruszewski and Jean-Pierre Wigneron from INRA (Bordeaux), Jan Balling from Technical University of Denmark, and Antonio Sanchis from the University of Valencia. The picture was taken by E. Lopez-Baeza (28 May 2005)

2004

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Workshop on Inter-Comparison of Large Scale Optical and Infrared Sensors

ESA / ESTEC Noordwijk, The Netherlands (12�14 October 2004)

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ADM-BBR Contract Mid-term meeting, ESTEC (September 2004). With Patrick Raberanto, Sylvain Lassaut and Carlos Domenech. Michel Viollier took the picture

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Earth Explorer User Consultation Meeting, ESRIN (19-20 April 2004)

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Joint CERES-GIST Meeting at NCAR, Mesa Lab, Boulder, Colorado, USA, March 29 - April 2, 2004

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With the occasion of the Joint CERES-GIST Meeting at NCAR, Mesa Lab, Boulder, Colorado, USA, March 29 - April 2, 2004. Visiting The Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden, Colorado with David Levellyn-Jones. Brian Stewart took the picture

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With the occasion of the Joint CERES-GIST Meeting at NCAR, Mesa Lab, Boulder, Colorado, USA, March 29 - April 2, 2004. Visiting The Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden, Colorado with Lou Smith. Brian Stewart took the picture

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RED IBERICA MM5 Meeting in Lisbon (11 March 2004)

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Showing the Valencia Anchor Station to the School of Caudete de las Fuentes (9-12 February 2004)

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2nd GERB Ground Validation Campaign (SCALES Project) at the Valencia Anchor Station. Caudete de las Fuentes (9-12 February 2004)

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Festkolloquium Festvortr�ge aus Anlass des 75. Geburtstages von Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hans-J�rgen Bolle am 9. Feber 2004

in der Aula der Univ. Innsbruck, Hauptgeb�ude, Christoph-Probst-Platz 1

2003

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SMOS-REFLEX'03 Campaign at the Valencia Anchor Station (July 2003)

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First Summer Course of the Spanish Association for Climatology, Montserrat, (3-5 July 2003)

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First Summer Course of the Spanish Association for Climatology, Montserrat, (3-5 July 2003)

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First Summer Course of the Spanish Association for Climatology, Montserrat, (3-5 July 2003)

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1st GERB Ground Validation Campaign (SCALES Project) at the Valencia Anchor Station. Caudete de las Fuentes (21-24 June 2003)

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Visiting the Valencia Anchor Station with the occasion of the GIST-18 Meeting in Valencia, May 2003

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GIST-18 Meeting in Valencia, May 2003

2002

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EarthCARE Mission Advisory Group Meeting, ESTEC (January 2002) (Courtesy, J.-P. Blanchet)

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EarthCARE Mission Advisory Group Meeting, ESTEC (January 2002) (Courtesy, J.-P. Blanchet)

2001

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Inauguration of the Valencia Anchor Station by the Regional Ministry for Environment, Mr Fernando Modrego (18 December 2001)

2000

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Preparing a proposal for EU FP IV in Brussels

1988

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With Ann Henderson-Sellers and her Group (June 1988)



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