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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Utility of Coupling Microwave-Derived Soil Moisture and Radiometric Surface Temperature in An Energy Balance Scheme

item Kustas, William
item Bindlish, Rajat - USDA ARS CONTRACTOR
item French, Andrew
item Schmugge, Thomas

Submitted to: International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 12, 2001
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Over the last several years a two-source (soil + vegetation) energy balance modeling scheme has been developed and tested using either microwave-derived soil moisture or radiometric surface temperature as the key surface boundary condition. A modeling framework is explored which incorporates algorithms from both two-source schemes in an attempt to better constrain flux predictions from the soil and vegetation. An overvie of the modeling framework is presented, and its utility evaluated with microwave and radiometric surface temperature observations collected during the 1997 Southern Great Plains experiment (SGP97) conducted in Oklahoma, USA.

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