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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Experiment Plan for the Southern Great Plains Hydrology Experiment in 2002 Sgp02+

item Jackson, Thomas
item Njoku, Eni - JET PROPULSION

Submitted to: American Geophysical Union
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 23, 2001
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: SGP) site, have been very successful at addressing a broad range of hydrology and remote sensing questions. The data have been used in studies that went well beyond the algorithm research, primarily due to an emphasis on developing map-based products. For the year 2002, field experiments are planned that would support the science needs of existing and potential satellites that will provide soil moisture information. New satellite systems that will be available include the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR) on the NASA Aqua and the Japanese ADEOS-II satellites and the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar on the European Space Agency Envisat satellite. Soil moisture products from these satellites will be validated through extensive field observation programs in Oklahoma and other sites. Other objectives include extension of instrument observations and algorithms to more challenging vegetation conditions, integration of land surface and boundary layer measurements, and the evaluation of new instrument technologies for soil moisture remote sensing. To accomplish these additional goals, sites in Iowa and Georgia will be utilized. It is expected that these experiments will contribute to the design and implementation of future soil moisture satellite missions

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