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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer C and X Band Microwave Observations During Smex03

Authors
item Jackson, Thomas
item Bindlish, R - SSAI
item Gasiewski, A - NOAA
item Stankov, B - NOAA
item Klein, M - NOAA
item Njoku, E - NASA JPL
item Bosch, David
item Coleman, J - AAMU
item Laymon, C - NASA MSFC
item Starks, Patrick

Submitted to: Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: June 27, 2004
Publication Date: September 20, 2004
Citation: Jackson, T.J., Bindlish, R., Gasiewski, A., Stankov, B., Klein, M., Njoku, E., Bosch, D.D., Coleman, J., Laymon, C., Starks, J.P. 2004. Polarimetric scanning radiometer C and X band microwave observations during SMEX03. In: Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, September 20-24, 2004, Anchorage, Alaska. II:321-324.

Technical Abstract: Soil Moisture Experiments 2003 (SMEX03) was the second in a series of field campaigns using the NOAA Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR/CX) designed to validate brightness temperature data and soil moisture retrieval algorithms for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer on the Aqua satellite. Data from the TRMM Microwave Imager were also used for X-band comparisons. The study was conducted in different climate/vegetation regions of the U.S. (Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma). In the current investigation, more than one hundred flightlines of PSR/CX data were extensively processed to produce gridded brightness temperature products for the four study regions. Variations associated with soil moisture were not as large as hoped for due to the lack of significant rainfall in Oklahoma. Observations obtained over Alabama include a wide range of soil moisture and vegetation conditions. Comparisons were made between the PSR and AMSR for all sites.

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