Peer-reviewed Articles - Joaquin Munoz Sabater (2024)

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  • P. de Rosnay, J.C. Calvet, Y. Kerr, J.P. Wigneron, F. Lemaitre, M.J. Escorihuela, J. Muñoz Sabater, and coauthors, 2006: “SMOSREX: A long term field campaign experiment for soil moisture and land surface processes remote sensing”. Remote Sens. Environ., 102, 377-389.

SMOSREX presentation2
  • J. Muñoz Sabater, L. Jarlan, J.C. Calvet, 2007: “From near surface to root-zone soil moisture using different assimilation techniques”. Journal of Hydrometeorol., 8, 194-206,

Published version3
  • J. Muñoz Sabater, C. Rüdiger, J.C. Calvet, L. Jarlan and Y. Kerr, 2008: “Joint assimilation of surface soil moisture and LAI observations using a simplified 1D-VAR; The SMOSREX case study”. Agricul. and Forest Meteorol., 148, 1362-1373, doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2008.04.003.

Submitted version4
  • M. Piles, M., Camps, bA., Vall-llossera, M., Monerris, A., Talone, M. and Muñoz Sabater, J., 2010: “Performance of Soil Moisture Retrieval Algorithms using Multi-angular L-band Brightness Temperatures”, Water Resour. Res., 46, W06506,

Published version5
  • J. Muñoz Sabater, de Rosnay, P., and Balsamo, G., 2011: "Sensitivity of L-band NWP forward modelling to soil roughness”, Int. Journal of Remote Sens., 32 (19),5607-5620. doi: 10.1080/01431161.2010.507260

Proof version. Journal version available upon request.6
  • C. Albergel, P. de Rosnay, C. Gruhier, J. Muñoz Sabater, S. Hasenauer, L. Isaksen, Y. Kerr and W. Wagner, 2012: “Evaluation of remotely sensed and modelled soil moisture products using global ground-based in-situ observations”, Remote Sens of Environ., 118, 215-226.

Tech. memo version. Journal version available upon request7
  • C. Albergel, P. de Rosnay, G. Balsamo, L. Isaksen, J. Muñoz-Sabater, 2012: “Soil Moisture Analyses at ECMWF: Evaluation Using Global Ground-Based In Situ Observations”. J. Hydrometeor, 13, 1442–1460. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-11-0107.1

Tech. memo version. Journal version available upon request8
  • C. Albergel, G. Balsamo, P. de Rosnay, J. Muñoz-Sabater, and S. Boussetta, 2012: “A bare ground evaporation revision in the ECMWF land-surface scheme: evaluation of its impact using ground soil moisture and satellite microwave data”. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 3607-3620, 2012, doi:10.5194/hess-16-3607-2012

Published version9
  • J. Muñoz Sabater, Fouilloux. A. and de Rosnay, P., 2012: “Technical Implementation of SMOS Data in the ECMWF Integrated Forecasting System”, IEEE Geosc. and Remote Sens. Letters, 9(2), 252-256. doi:10.1109/LGRS.2011.2164777.

Proof version. Journal version available upon request.10
  • C. Albergel, W. Dorigo, R. H. Reichle, G. Balsamo, P. de Rosnay, J. Muñoz-Sabater, L. Isaksen, R. de Jeu, and W. Wagner, 2013: "Skill and global trend analysis of soil moisture from reanalyses and microwave remote sensing", Journal of Hydrometeorol., 14, 1259-1277. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-12-0161.1

Tech. memo version. Journal version available upon request11
  • C. Albergel, W. Dorigo , G. Balsamo, J. Muñoz-Sabater, P. de Rosnay, L. Isaksen, L. Brocca, R. de Jeu and W. Wagner, 2013: “Monitoring multi-decadal satellite earth observation of soil moisture products through land surface reanalyses”. Remote Sens. of Environ., 138, 77-89.

Tech. memo version. Journal version available upon request12
  • J. Muñoz-Sabater, P. de Rosnay, C. Jimenez, L. Isaksen and C. Albergel. 2014: “SMOS brightness temperatures angular noise: characterization, filtering and validation”. IEEE Trans. on Geosci. and Remote Sens., 52, (9), 5827-5839, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2013.2293200.

Tech. memo version. Journal version available upon request13
  • P. de Rosnay, G. Balsamo, C. Albergel, J. Muñoz Sabater and L. Isaksen, 2014: “Initialisation of land surface variables for Numerical Weather Prediction”, Survey in Geophysics, 35(3), pp 607-621. doi:10.1007/s10712-012-9207-x.

The final publication is available at, or upon personal request14
  • A. Alyaari, JP. Wigneron, A. Ducharne, Y. Kerr, P. de Rosnay, R. de Jeu, A. Govind, A. Al Bitar, C. Albergel, J. Muñoz-Sabater, P. Richaume and A. Mialon, 2014: “Global-scale evaluation of two satellite-based passive microwave soil moisture datasets (SMOS and AMSR-E) with respect to Land Data Assimilation System estimates”. Remote Sens. of Environ. 149, pp 181-195, 2014, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2014.04.006

Draft version. Journal version available upon request15
  • G. Balsamo, C. Albergel, A. Beljaars, S. Boussetta, E. Brun, H. L. Cloke, D. Dee, E. Dutra, J. Muñoz-Sabater, F. Pappenberger, P. de Rosnay, T. Stockdale, and F. Vitart, 2015: “ERA-Interim/Land: A global land surface reanalysis data set“. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 389-407,

Published version16
  • C. Albergel, E. Dutra, J. Muñoz-Sabater, T. Haiden, G. Balsamo, A. Beljaars, L. Isaksen , P. de Rosnay, I. Sandu and N. Wedi, 2015: “Soil temperature at ECMWF: an assessment using ground based observations”. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos.,120,1361–1373,

Tech. memo version. Journal version available upon request17
  • N. Pierdicca, F. Fascetti, L. Pulvirenti, R. Crapolicchio and J. Muñoz-Sabater, 2015: "Quadruple collocation analysis for soil moisture product assessment". Geosc. and Remote Sensing Letters 12(8), 1595-1599. doi: 10.1109/LGRS.2015.2414654.

Post-refeering version. Journal version available upon request18
  • J. Muñoz-Sabater, 2015: “Incorporation of passive microwave brightness temperatures in the ECMWF soil moisture analysis”. Remote Sens. 2015, 7(5), 5758-5784;

Published version19
  • N. Pierdicca, F. Fascetti, L. Pulvirenti, R. Crapolicchio and J. Muñoz-Sabater, 2015: “Analysis of ASCAT, SMOS, in-situ and land model soil moisture as a regionalized variable over Europe and North Africa”. Remote Sens. of Environ. 170, 280-289,

Draft version. Journal version available upon request20
  • F. Fascetti, N. Pierdicca, L. Pulvirenti, R. Crapolicchio and J. Muñoz-Sabater, 2016: "A Comparison of ASCAT and SMOS Soil Moisture Retrievals Over Europe and Northern Africa from 2010 to 2013".Int. J. Appl. Earth Obs. Geoinf. 45, 135-142.doi:

Post-refeering version. Journal version available upon request21
  • Mecklenburg S., M. Drusch, L. Kaleschke, N. Rodriguez-Fernandez, N. Reul, Y. Kerr, J. Font, M. Martin-Neira, R. Oliva, E. Daganzo-Eusebio, J.P. Grant, R. Sabia, G. Macelloni, K. Rautiainen, J. Fauste, P. de Rosnay, J. Muñoz-Sabater, N. Verhoest, H. Lievens, S. Delwart, R. Crapolicchio, A. de la Fuente, M. Kornber, 2016: "ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission: From science to operational applications", Remote Sens. of Environ. 180 , 3-18, 2016,

final draft post-refereeing version22
  • J. Muñoz-Sabater,. Al Bitar and L. Brocca, 2016: "Soil Moisture Retrievals Based on Active and Passive Microwave Data: State-of-the-art and operational applications." In Satellite Soil Moisture Retrieval, Techniques and Applications. Elsevier publisher. ISBN: 978-0-12-803388-3

revised proofs.23
  • J.P. Wigneron,T.J. Jackson, P. O'Neill, G.J. De Lannoy, P. de Rosnay, J.P Walker, P. Ferrazzoli, V. Mironov, S. Bircher, J.P. Grant, M. Kurum, M. Schwank; J. Muñoz-Sabater, N. Das, A. Royer, A. Al-Yaari, A. Al Bitar, R. Fernandez-Moran, H. Lawrence, A. Mialon, M. Parrens, P. Richaume, S. Delwart, Y. Kerr, 2017: "Modelling the passive microwave signature from land surfaces: a review of recent results and application to the L-band SMOS & SMAP soil moisture retrieval algorithms". Remote Sens. Env. 192, pp. 238-262

uncorrected proofs.24
  • N. J. Rodriguez-Fernandez, J. Muñoz-Sabater, P. Richaume, P. de Rosnay, Y. H. Kerr, C. Albergel, M. Drusch and S. Mecklenburg, 2017: "SMOS near real time soil moisture product: processor overview and first validation results". Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 21, 5201-5216, 2017.

accepted paper. Discussion paper at:
  • C. Albergel, E. Dutra, S. Munier, J.C. Calvet, J. Muñoz-Sabater, P. de Rosnay, G. Balsamo, 2018: "ERA-5 and ERA-Interim driven ISBA land surface model simulations: Which one performs better?". Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3515-3532, 2018.
Published paper. Discussion paper at:
  • J. Muñoz-Sabater, P. de Rosnay, C. Albergel and L. Isaksen, 2018: "Sensitivity of soil moisture analyses to contrasting background and observation error scenarios". Water (Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture special issue), 10(7), 890, 2018.

Published paper27
  • G. Balsamo, A. Agustì-Panareda, C. Albergel,G. Arduini, A. Beljaars, J. Bidlot, N. Bousserez, S.Boussetta, A. Brown, R. Buizza, C. Buontempo, F. Chevallier,M. Choulga, H. Cloke, M. Cronin, M. Dahoui, P. deRosnay, P. Dirmeyer, M. Drusch, E. Dutra, M. Ek, P.Gentine, H. Hewitt, S. Keeley, Y. Kerr, S. Kumar, C. Lupu,J.F. Mahfouf, J. McNorton, S. Mecklenburg, K. Mogensen,J. Muñoz-Sabater, R. Orth, F. Rabier, R. Reichle, B. Ruston, F. Pappenberger, I. Sandu, S. Seneviratne, S.Tietsche, I. Trigo, R. Uijlenhoet, N. Wedi, R.I. Woolway, X.Zeng, 2018: "Satellite and in situ observations for advancing global Earth surfacemodelling: a review". Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 2038.

Published paper28
  • M. Piles, J. Ballabrera-Poy and J. Muñoz-Sabater, 2019: "Dominant Features of Global Surface Soil Moisture Variability observed by the SMOS satellite". Remote Sens. 2019, 11(1), 95;

Published paper29
  • C. Albergel, E. Dutra, B. Bonan, Y. Zheng, S. Munier, G. Balsamo, P. de Rosnay, J. Muñoz-Sabater and J.-C. Calvet, 2019: "Monitoring and Forecasting the Impact of the 2018 Summer Heatwave on Vegetation". Remote Sens. 2019, 11(5), 520;

Reviewed version30
  • E. Zsoter, H. Cloke, E. Stephens, P. de Rosnay, J. Muñoz-Sabater, C. Prudhomme, F. Pappenberger, 2018: "How well do operational Numerical Weather Prediction configurations represent hydrology?". J. Hydrometeor., 20, 1533–1552,

first online version31
  • A. Agustí-Panareda, M. Diamantakis, S. Massart, F. Chevallier, J. Muñoz-Sabater, J. Barré, R. Curcoll, R. Engelen, B. Langerock, R. Law, Z. Loh, J. Morguí, M. Parrington, V.-H. Peuch, M. Ramonet, C. Roehl, A. Vermeulen, T. Warneke, P. Wennberg and D. Wunch, 2019: "Modelling CO2 weather – why horizontal resolution matters."Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 7347–7376, 2019.

Post-refeering, proof-reading version32
  • J. Muñoz-Sabater, H. Lawrence, C. Albergel, P. de Rosnay, L. Isaksen, S. Mecklenburg, Y. Kerr and M. Drusch, 2019: "Assimilation of SMOS brightness temperatures in the ECMWF Integrated Forecasting System". Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 2019, 145, issue 723, pp.2524-2548.

Post-refeering, accepted article33
  • P. de Rosnay,J. Muñoz-Sabater, C. Albergel, L. Isaksen, M. Drusch, J.P. Wigneron, 2020: “SMOS brightness temperatures forward modelling, bias correction and long term monitoring at ECMWF". Remote Sens. Env., 237,111424.

Reviewed version34
  • E. Dutra, J. Muñoz-Sabater, S. Boussetta, T. Komori, S. Hirahara and G. Balsamo, 2020: "Land surface downscaling of ERA5 and the role of the lapse rate correction: An application to ERA5." Earth and Space Science, 7(5), e2019EA000984.

Published article35
  • A. Gruber, C. Albergel, S. Alemohammad, A. Al-Yaari, L. Brocca, J.-C. Calvet, A. Colliander, M. Cosh, W. Crow, W. Dorigo, C. Draper, M. Hirschi, T. Jackson, Y. Kerr, A. Konings, W. Lahoz, G. De Lannoy, K. McColl, J. Muñoz-Sabater, N. Nicolai-Shaw, J. Peng, R. Reichle, P. Richaume, C. Ruediger, T. Scanlon, R. van der Schalie, W. Wagner et al., 2020: "Validation practices for satellite soil moisture products - What are (the) errors?. Remote Sens. Env., 244 (2020) 11806

Submitted article36
  • H. Hersbach, B. Bell, P. Berrisford, A. Horanyi, J. Muñoz-Sabater, J. Nicolas, C. Peubey, R. Radu, I. Rozum, D. Schepers, A. Simmons, C. Soci, F. Vamborg, S. Abdalla, G. Balsamo, P. Bechtold, J. Bidlot, M. Bonavita, G. De Chiara, P. Dahlgren, D. Dee, R. Dragani, M. Diamantakis, J. Flemming, R. Forbes, A. Geer, E. Holm, L. Haimberger, R. Hogan, M. Janiskova, P. Laloyaux, P. Lopez, P. de Rosnay, J.N. Thépaut, S. Villaume, 2020:"The ERA5 Global Reanalysis" Quat. Journal of the Royal Met. Society,2020;1–51.

Submitted version37
  • B. Martens, D. L. Schumacher, H. Wouters, J. Muñoz-Sabater, N. Verhoest and D.G. Miralles, 2020: "Evaluating the surface energy partitioning in ERA5". Geoscientific Model Development,13, 4159–4181.

  • J. Sánchez-Zapero, F. Camacho, E. Martínez, R. Lacaze, D. Carrer, F. Pinault, I. Benhadj andJ. Muñoz-Sabater, 2020: "Quality Assessment of PROBA-V Surface Albedo V1 for the continuity of the Copernicus Climate Change Service".Remote Sens.2020,12(16), 2596;

Published article39
  • W.T. Crow, C. Arroyo Gomez, J. Muñoz-Sabater, T. Holmes, C. Hain, F. Lei, J. Dong, J. Alfieri and M. Anderson, 2020: "Soil moisture/evapotranspiration over-coupling and L-band brightness temperature assimilation: sources and forecast implications".J. Hydrometeor,21(10), 2359-2374

Early online release40
  • C. Albergel, Y. Zheng, B. Bonan, E. Dutra, N. Rodríguez-Fernández, S. Munier, C. Draper, P. de Rosnay, J. Muñoz-Sabater, G. Balsamo, D. Fairbairn, C. Meurey, J.-C. Calvet, 2020: "Data assimilation for continuous global assessment of severe conditions over terrestrial surfaces". Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 4291-4316.

Published article41
  • D. Carrer, F. Pinault, G. Lellouch, I. F. Trigo, I. Benhadj, F. Camacho, X. Ceamanos, S. Moparthy, J. Muñoz-Sabater,L. Schueller, J. Sánchez-Zapero, 2021: "Surface albedo retrieval from 40-years of Earth observations throughthe EUMETSAT/LSA SAF and EU/C3S programmes: the versatile algorithm ofPyalus". Remote Sens., 13, 372..

Published article42
  • S. Boussetta, G. Balsamo, G. Arduini, E. Dutra, J.McNorton, M. Choulga, A. Agustí-Panareda, A. Beljaars, N. Wedi,J. Muñoz-Sabater, P. de Rosnay, I. Sandu, I. Hadade, G.Carver, C. Mazzetti, C. Prudhomme, D. Yamazaki, E. Zsoter, 2021: "ECLand: The ECMWF land surface modelling system".Atmosphere,12(6), 723.

Published article43
  • J. Muñoz-Sabater, Dutra, E., Agustí-Panareda, A., Albergel, C., Arduini, G., Balsamo, G., Boussetta, S., Choulga, M., Harrigan, S., Hersbach, H., Martens, B., Miralles, D. G., Piles, M., Rodríguez-Fernández, N. J., Zsoter, E., Buontempo, C., and Thépaut, J.-N.: ERA5-Land, 2021: A state-of-the-art global reanalysis dataset for land applications, Earth Syst.Sci. Data, 13, 4349–4383, 2021.

Published article44
  • B. Bell, H. Hersbach,A. Simmons,P. Berrisford, P. Dahlgren,A. Horányi,J. Muñoz-Sabater, J. Nicolas, R. Radu, D. Schepers, C. Soci, S.Villaume, J.R.Bidlot, L. Haimberger, J. Woollen, C. Buontempo, and J-N. Thépaut, 2021: "The ERA5 Global Reanalysis: Extension to 1950",Quat. Journal of the Royal Met. Society, 147(741),41864227.

Published article45
  • T. Lavergne, S. Kern, S. Aaboe, L. Derby, G. Dybkjaer, G. Garric, P. Heil, S. Hendricks, J. Holfort, S. Howell, J. Key, J.L. Lieser, T. Maksym, W. Maslowski, W. Meier, J. Muñoz-Sabater, J. Nicolas, B. Özsoy, B. Rabe, W. Rack, M. Raphael, P. de Rosnay, V. Smolyanitsky, S. Tietsche,J. Ukita, M. Vichi, P. Wagner, S. Willmes and X. Zhao, 2022: "A New Structure for the Sea Ice Essential Climate Variables of the Global Climate Observing System". Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc.,

published article46
  • C. Buontempo, S. N. Burgess, D. Dee, B. Pinty, J.N. Thépaut, M. Rixen, S. Almond, D. Armstrong, A. Brookshaw, A. Lopez Alos, B. Bell, C. Bergeron, C. Cagnazzo, E. Comyn-Platt, E. Damasio-Da-Costa, A. Guillory, H. Hersbach, A. Horanyi, J. Nicolas, A. Obregon, E. Penabad Ramos, B. Raoult,J. Muñoz-Sabater,A. Simmons, C. Soci, M. Suttie, F. Vamborg, J. Varndell, S. Vermoote, X. Yang, J. Garcés de Marcilla:"The Copernicus Climate Change Service: Climate Science in Action". Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc.,

published article47
  • J. Sánchez-Zapero, F. Camacho, E. Martínez-Sánchez, J. Gorroño, J. León-Tavares, I. Benhadj, C. Toté, E. Swinnen, J. Muñoz-Sabater, 2023: "Global estimates of surface albedo from Sentinel-3 OLCI and SLSTR data for Copernicus Climate Change Service: Algorithm and preliminary validation". Remote Sens. Env., 287, 113460,

submitted version48G. Duveiller, M. Pickering, J. Muñoz-Sabater, L. Caporaso, S. Boussetta, G. Balsamo, A. Cescatti, 2023: "Getting the leaves right matters for estimating temperature extreme". Geoscientific Model Development, 16(24), pp. 7357-7373,

published article49C. Soci, H. Hersbach, A. Simmons, P. Poli, B. Bell, P. Berrisford, A. Horányi, J. Muñoz-Sabater, J. Nicolas, R. Radu, D. Schepers, S. Villaume, L. Haimberger, J. Woollen, C. Buontempo, J.N. Thépaut, 2024: "The ERA5 Global Reanalysis from 1940 to 2022", QJRMS, in press.

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