Release of the MARMIT model and soil reflectance data sets

the MARMIT model [1] simulates soil reflectance spectra in the solar domain as a function of surface soil moisture content. The authors are please to announce the release of the Python codes of MARMIT through a GitLab platform, as well as six data sets that were used to calibrate and validate it.

If you have any questions or if you want to give feedback, please feel free to contact Stéphane Jacquemoud ( and Alice Dupiau (, PhD student supervised by Xavier Briotter (ONERA) and Stéphane Jacquemoud (IPGP).

[1] Bablet A., Vu P.V.H., Jacquemoud S., Viallefont-Robinet F., Fabre S., Briottet X., Sadeghi M., Whiting M.L., Baret F., Tian J. (2018), MARMIT: a multilayer radiative transfer model of soil reflectance to estimate surface soil moisture content in the solar domain (400–2500 nm), Remote Sensing of Environment, 217:1-17.