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Examining our Eyes in the Sky

Editors' Vox—

A recent paper in Reviews of Geophysics explored the challenges of validating data collected from Earth observation satellites.

The wealth of information about our planet generated by satellites circulating the Earth is remarkable, informative and powerful, but not without its challenges. In an article recently published in Reviews in Geophysics, Loew at al. [2017] highlighted the inherent uncertainties of satellite data and discussed different methods for validation. The editor asked the authors to explain what validation means, why it is necessary, why it is so complicated, and what could be improved....more

-- Tijl Verhoelst, Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Belgium; email:, with contributions from co-authors,

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Validation practices for satellite‐based Earth observation data across communities

Alexander Loew, William Bell, Luca Brocca, Claire E. Bulgin, Jörg Burdanowitz, Xavier Calbet, Reik V. Donner, Darren Ghent, Alexander Gruber, Thomas Kaminski, Julian Kinzel, Christian Klepp, Jean‐Christopher Lambert, Gabriela Schaepman‐Strub, Marc Schröder, Tijl Verhoelst
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