Submitted to: International Society Remote Sensing of Environment
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: September 9, 2003
Publication Date: November 10, 2003
Citation: Jackson, T.J. 2003. Current Potential and outlook for satellite remote sensing of soil water content. International Society of Remote Sensing of Environment. Technical Abstract: Soil moisture has been particularly difficult to measure and map using conventional ground based point sampling. Microwave remote sensing based soil moisture retrieval has been demonstrated using tower and aircraft instruments, however the translation of this approach to satellites has been limited by both the technology and the satellite systems that were available. Recent developments in both science and associated technologies now make the exploitation of the microwave region for soil moisture mapping feasible. New and potential satellite missions are reviewed and evaluated for soil moisture applications.