Location: Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
Project Number: 8042-13610-028-58-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Apr 24, 2013
End Date: Nov 30, 2016
The objective of this work is to develop and implement a robust in situ validation component for the Soil Moisture Active/Passive (SMAP) satellite that has a planned launch date of October 31, 2014, that continues through the mission life.
Based upon extensive expertise in satellite soil moisture calibration and validation and the importance of SMAP to USDA, the ARS Principal Investigator will be located at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to lead and facilitate implementation of the SMAP in situ calibration and validation activities.