Location: Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
Project Number: 1245-13610-028-26
Start Date: Sep 01, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2014
Assemble remote sensing thermal and microwave remote sensing soil moisture datasets covering North America for 2003-present. Quantify incremental improvement in LIS-Noah model predictions of soil moisture obtained by assimilating thermal and microwave signals and develop optimized assimilation strategy. Compare moisture anomalies from optimized system with standard drought metrics: including operational NOAA drought products, U.S. Drought Monitor drought classifications, and known drought/flooding events.