Submitted to: Electromagnetic Wave Interaction with Water and Moist Substances Proceeding
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: March 6, 2003
Publication Date: March 14, 2003
Citation: Lakshmi, V., Cashion, J., Bosch, D.D., Jackson, T.J. 2003. Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture: Calibration of the TMI Satellite over Tifton, Georgia. Electromagnetic Wave Interaction with Water and Moist Substances Proceedings. 2003. 335-341.
Soil moisture plays a critical role in many hydrological processes including infiltration, evaporation, and runoff. Microwave radiation emitted from the earth's surface can be used to remotely detect soil moisture. Satellite based passive microwave sensors offer an effective way to observe soil moisture data over vast areas. There are currently several satellite systems that detect soil moisture. Calibration, validation, and characterization of data received from these satellite systems are an ongoing process. Long-term in situ (field) measurements of soil moisture are being collected and compared with remotely sensed data.