Rajat Bindlish

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Rajat Bindlish

  • RSCH AST, EARTH SCIENCES REMOTE SENS.
  • 301.286.8753
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 617
  • GREENBELT , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Education

    1996 – 2000  Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
    1994 – 1996  M.Sc., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
    1989 – 1993  Bachelor of Technology, Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union (AGU), 1994 - Present
    Member
    IEEE Geosciences and Remote Sensing, 1999 - Present
    Senior Member

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Bindlish, R., M. H. Cosh, T. J. Jackson, et al. T. Koike, H. Fujii, S. K. Chan, J. Asanuma, A. Berg, D. D. Bosch, T. Caldwell, C. H. Collins, H. McNairn, J. Martinez-Fernandez, J. Prueger, T. Rowlandson, M. Seyfried, P. Starks, M. Thibeault, R. Van Der Velde, J. P. Walker, and E. J. Coopersmith. 2018. "GCOM-W AMSR2 Soil Moisture Product Validation Using Core Validation Sites." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 11 (1): 209-219 [10.1109/jstars.2017.2754293]

    Chan, S., R. Bindlish, P. O'Neill, et al. T. Jackson, E. Njoku, S. Dunbar, J. Chaubell, J. Piepmeier, S. Yueh, D. Entekhabi, A. Colliander, F. Chen, M. Cosh, T. Caldwell, J. Walker, A. Berg, H. McNairn, M. Thibeault, J. Martínez-Fernández, F. Uldall, M. Seyfried, D. Bosch, P. Starks, C. Holifield Collins, J. Prueger, R. van der Velde, J. Asanuma, M. Palecki, E. Small, M. Zreda, J. Calvet, W. Crow, and Y. Kerr. 2018. "Development and assessment of the SMAP enhanced passive soil moisture product." Remote Sensing of Environment, 204: 931-941 [10.1016/j.rse.2017.08.025]

    Molero, B., D. J. Leroux, P. Richaume, et al. Y. H. Kerr, O. Merlin, M. H. Cosh, and R. Bindlish. 2018. "Multi-Timescale Analysis of the Spatial Representativeness of In Situ Soil Moisture Data within Satellite Footprints." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123 (1): 3-21 [10.1002/2017jd027478]

    Dong, J., W. T. Crow, and R. Bindlish. 2018. "The Error Structure of the SMAP Single and Dual Channel Soil Moisture Retrievals." Geophysical Research Letters, 45 (2): 758-765 [10.1002/2017gl075656]

    Colliander, A., T. Jackson, S. Chan, et al. P. O'Neill, R. Bindlish, M. Cosh, T. Caldwell, J. Walker, A. Berg, H. McNairn, M. Thibeault, J. Martínez-Fernández, K. Jensen, J. Asanuma, M. Seyfried, D. Bosch, P. Starks, C. Holifield Collins, J. Prueger, Z. Su, E. Lopez-Baeza, and S. Yueh. 2018. "An assessment of the differences between spatial resolution and grid size for the SMAP enhanced soil moisture product over homogeneous sites." Remote Sensing of Environment, 207: 65-70 [10.1016/j.rse.2018.02.006]

    Zheng, D., X. Wang, R. van der Velde, et al. P. Ferrazzoli, J. Wen, Z. Wang, M. Schwank, A. Colliander, R. Bindlish, and Z. Su. 2018. "Impact of surface roughness, vegetation opacity and soil permittivity on L-band microwave emission and soil moisture retrieval in the third pole environment." Remote Sensing of Environment, 209: 633-647 [10.1016/j.rse.2018.03.011]

    Chen, F., W. T. Crow, A. Colliander, et al. M. H. Cosh, T. J. Jackson, R. Bindlish, R. H. Reichle, S. K. Chan, D. D. Bosch, P. J. Starks, D. C. Goodrich, and M. S. Seyfried. 2017. "Application of Triple Collocation in Ground-Based Validation of Soil Moisture Active/Passive (SMAP) Level 2 Data Products." IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Observations Remote Sensing, 10: 489-502 [10.1109/jstars.2016.2569998]

    Colliander, A., T. Jackson, R. Bindlish, et al. S. Chan, N. Das, S. Kim, M. Cosh, R. Dunbar, L. Dang, L. Pashaian, J. Asanuma, K. Aida, A. Berg, T. Rowlandson, D. Bosch, T. Caldwell, K. Caylor, D. Goodrich, H. al Jassar, E. Lopez-Baeza, J. Martínez-Fernández, A. González-Zamora, S. Livingston, H. McNairn, A. Pacheco, M. Moghaddam, C. Montzka, C. Notarnicola, G. Niedrist, T. Pellarin, J. Prueger, J. Pulliainen, K. Rautiainen, J. Ramos, M. Seyfried, P. Starks, Z. Su, Y. Zeng, R. van der Velde, M. Thibeault, W. Dorigo, M. Vreugdenhil, J. Walker, X. Wu, A. Monerris, P. O'Neill, D. Entekhabi, E. Njoku, and S. Yueh. 2017. "Validation of SMAP surface soil moisture products with core validation sites." Remote Sensing of Environment, 191: 215-231 [10.1016/j.rse.2017.01.021]

    Burgin, M. S., A. Colliander, E. G. Njoku, et al. S. K. Chan, F. Cabot, Y. H. Kerr, R. Bindlish, T. J. Jackson, D. Entekhabi, and S. H. Yueh. 2017. "A Comparative Study of the SMAP Passive Soil Moisture Product With Existing Satellite-Based Soil Moisture Products." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 55 (5): 2959-2971 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2656859]

    Peng, J., S. Misra, J. R. Piepmeier, et al. E. P. Dinnat, D. Hudson, D. M. Le Vine, G. De Amici, P. N. Mohammed, R. Bindlish, S. H. Yueh, T. Meissner, and T. J. Jackson. 2017. "Soil Moisture Active/Passive L-Band Microwave Radiometer Postlaunch Calibration." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 1-16 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2705342]

    Chan, S. K., R. Bindlish, P. E. O'Neill, et al. E. Njoku, T. Jackson, A. Colliander, F. Chen, M. Burgin, S. Dunbar, J. Piepmeier, S. Yueh, D. Entekhabi, M. H. Cosh, T. Caldwell, J. Walker, X. Wu, A. Berg, T. Rowlandson, A. Pacheco, H. McNairn, M. Thibeault, J. Martinez-Fernandez, A. Gonzalez-Zamora, M. Seyfried, D. Bosch, P. Starks, D. Goodrich, J. Prueger, M. Palecki, E. E. Small, M. Zreda, J.-C. Calvet, W. T. Crow, and Y. Kerr. 2016. "Assessment of the SMAP Passive Soil Moisture Product." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 54 (8): 4994-5007 [10.1109/tgrs.2016.2561938]

    Bindlish, R., T. Jackson, M. Cosh, Tianjie Zhao, and P. O'Neill. 2015. "Global Soil Moisture From the Aquarius/SAC-D Satellite: Description and Initial Assessment." IEEE Geosci. Remote Sensing Lett., 12 (5): 923-927 [10.1109/lgrs.2014.2364151]

    Liu, Q., R. H. Reichle, R. Bindlish, et al. M. Cosh, W. Crow, R. Jeu, G. J. De Lannoy, G. J. Huffman, and T. Jackson. 2011. "The Contributions of Precipitation and Soil Moisture Observations to the Skill of Soil Moisture Estimates in a Land Data Assimilation System." J. Hydrometeorology, 12 (5): 750-765 [10.1175/JHM-D-10-05000.1]

    Crow, W., G. J. Huffman, R. Bindlish, and T. Jackson. 2009. "Improving Satellite-Based Rainfall Accumulation Estimates Using Spaceborne Surface Soil Moisture Retrievals." J. Hydrometeor., 10 (1): 199-212 [10.1175/2008JHM986.1]

    Bindlish, R., T. Jackson, A. Gasiewski, et al. B. Stankov, M. Klein, M. Cosh, I. Mladenova, C. Watts, E. Vivoni, V. Lakshmi, J. D. Bolten, and T. Keefer. 2008. "Aircraft based soil moisture retrievals under mixed vegetation and topographic conditions." Remote Sensing of Environment, 112 (2): 375-390 [10.1016/j.rse.2007.01.024]

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Bindlish, R., M. H. Cosh, T. J. Jackson, et al. T. Koike, H. Fujii, S. K. Chan, J. Asanuma, A. Berg, D. D. Bosch, T. Caldwell, C. H. Collins, H. McNairn, J. Martinez-Fernandez, J. Prueger, T. Rowlandson, M. Seyfried, P. Starks, M. Thibeault, R. Van Der Velde, J. P. Walker, and E. J. Coopersmith. 2018. "GCOM-W AMSR2 Soil Moisture Product Validation Using Core Validation Sites." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 11 (1): 209-219 [10.1109/jstars.2017.2754293]

    Chan, S., R. Bindlish, P. O'Neill, et al. T. Jackson, E. Njoku, S. Dunbar, J. Chaubell, J. Piepmeier, S. Yueh, D. Entekhabi, A. Colliander, F. Chen, M. Cosh, T. Caldwell, J. Walker, A. Berg, H. McNairn, M. Thibeault, J. Martínez-Fernández, F. Uldall, M. Seyfried, D. Bosch, P. Starks, C. Holifield Collins, J. Prueger, R. van der Velde, J. Asanuma, M. Palecki, E. Small, M. Zreda, J. Calvet, W. Crow, and Y. Kerr. 2018. "Development and assessment of the SMAP enhanced passive soil moisture product." Remote Sensing of Environment 204 931-941 [10.1016/j.rse.2017.08.025]

    Molero, B., D. J. Leroux, P. Richaume, et al. Y. H. Kerr, O. Merlin, M. H. Cosh, and R. Bindlish. 2018. "Multi-Timescale Analysis of the Spatial Representativeness of In Situ Soil Moisture Data within Satellite Footprints." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 123 (1): 3-21 [10.1002/2017jd027478]

    Dong, J., W. T. Crow, and R. Bindlish. 2018. "The Error Structure of the SMAP Single and Dual Channel Soil Moisture Retrievals." Geophysical Research Letters 45 (2): 758-765 [10.1002/2017gl075656]

    Colliander, A., T. Jackson, S. Chan, et al. P. O'Neill, R. Bindlish, M. Cosh, T. Caldwell, J. Walker, A. Berg, H. McNairn, M. Thibeault, J. Martínez-Fernández, K. Jensen, J. Asanuma, M. Seyfried, D. Bosch, P. Starks, C. Holifield Collins, J. Prueger, Z. Su, E. Lopez-Baeza, and S. Yueh. 2018. "An assessment of the differences between spatial resolution and grid size for the SMAP enhanced soil moisture product over homogeneous sites." Remote Sensing of Environment 207 65-70 [10.1016/j.rse.2018.02.006]

    Zheng, D., X. Wang, R. van der Velde, et al. P. Ferrazzoli, J. Wen, Z. Wang, M. Schwank, A. Colliander, R. Bindlish, and Z. Su. 2018. "Impact of surface roughness, vegetation opacity and soil permittivity on L-band microwave emission and soil moisture retrieval in the third pole environment." Remote Sensing of Environment 209 633-647 [10.1016/j.rse.2018.03.011]

    Chen, F., W. T. Crow, A. Colliander, et al. M. H. Cosh, T. J. Jackson, R. Bindlish, R. H. Reichle, S. K. Chan, D. D. Bosch, P. J. Starks, D. C. Goodrich, and M. S. Seyfried. 2017. "Application of Triple Collocation in Ground-Based Validation of Soil Moisture Active/Passive (SMAP) Level 2 Data Products." IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Observations Remote Sensing 10 489-502 [10.1109/jstars.2016.2569998]

    Colliander, A., T. Jackson, R. Bindlish, et al. S. Chan, N. Das, S. Kim, M. Cosh, R. Dunbar, L. Dang, L. Pashaian, J. Asanuma, K. Aida, A. Berg, T. Rowlandson, D. Bosch, T. Caldwell, K. Caylor, D. Goodrich, H. al Jassar, E. Lopez-Baeza, J. Martínez-Fernández, A. González-Zamora, S. Livingston, H. McNairn, A. Pacheco, M. Moghaddam, C. Montzka, C. Notarnicola, G. Niedrist, T. Pellarin, J. Prueger, J. Pulliainen, K. Rautiainen, J. Ramos, M. Seyfried, P. Starks, Z. Su, Y. Zeng, R. van der Velde, M. Thibeault, W. Dorigo, M. Vreugdenhil, J. Walker, X. Wu, A. Monerris, P. O'Neill, D. Entekhabi, E. Njoku, and S. Yueh. 2017. "Validation of SMAP surface soil moisture products with core validation sites." Remote Sensing of Environment 191 215-231 [10.1016/j.rse.2017.01.021]

    Burgin, M. S., A. Colliander, E. G. Njoku, et al. S. K. Chan, F. Cabot, Y. H. Kerr, R. Bindlish, T. J. Jackson, D. Entekhabi, and S. H. Yueh. 2017. "A Comparative Study of the SMAP Passive Soil Moisture Product With Existing Satellite-Based Soil Moisture Products." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 55 (5): 2959-2971 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2656859]

    Peng, J., S. Misra, J. R. Piepmeier, et al. E. P. Dinnat, D. Hudson, D. M. Le Vine, G. De Amici, P. N. Mohammed, R. Bindlish, S. H. Yueh, T. Meissner, and T. J. Jackson. 2017. "Soil Moisture Active/Passive L-Band Microwave Radiometer Postlaunch Calibration." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 1-16 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2705342]

    Chan, S. K., R. Bindlish, P. E. O'Neill, et al. E. Njoku, T. Jackson, A. Colliander, F. Chen, M. Burgin, S. Dunbar, J. Piepmeier, S. Yueh, D. Entekhabi, M. H. Cosh, T. Caldwell, J. Walker, X. Wu, A. Berg, T. Rowlandson, A. Pacheco, H. McNairn, M. Thibeault, J. Martinez-Fernandez, A. Gonzalez-Zamora, M. Seyfried, D. Bosch, P. Starks, D. Goodrich, J. Prueger, M. Palecki, E. E. Small, M. Zreda, J.-C. Calvet, W. T. Crow, and Y. Kerr. 2016. "Assessment of the SMAP Passive Soil Moisture Product." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 54 (8): 4994-5007 [10.1109/tgrs.2016.2561938]

    Bindlish, R., T. Jackson, M. Cosh, Tianjie Zhao, and P. O'Neill. 2015. "Global Soil Moisture From the Aquarius/SAC-D Satellite: Description and Initial Assessment." IEEE Geosci. Remote Sensing Lett. 12 (5): 923-927 [10.1109/lgrs.2014.2364151]

    Liu, Q., R. H. Reichle, R. Bindlish, et al. M. Cosh, W. Crow, R. Jeu, G. J. De Lannoy, G. J. Huffman, and T. Jackson. 2011. "The Contributions of Precipitation and Soil Moisture Observations to the Skill of Soil Moisture Estimates in a Land Data Assimilation System." J. Hydrometeorology 12 (5): 750-765 [10.1175/JHM-D-10-05000.1]

    Crow, W., G. J. Huffman, R. Bindlish, and T. Jackson. 2009. "Improving Satellite-Based Rainfall Accumulation Estimates Using Spaceborne Surface Soil Moisture Retrievals." J. Hydrometeor. 10 (1): 199-212 [10.1175/2008JHM986.1]

    Bindlish, R., T. Jackson, A. Gasiewski, et al. B. Stankov, M. Klein, M. Cosh, I. Mladenova, C. Watts, E. Vivoni, V. Lakshmi, J. D. Bolten, and T. Keefer. 2008. "Aircraft based soil moisture retrievals under mixed vegetation and topographic conditions." Remote Sensing of Environment 112 (2): 375-390 [10.1016/j.rse.2007.01.024]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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