Location: Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
Project Number: 8042-13610-028-59-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement
Start Date: Jul 1, 2013
End Date: Jun 30, 2014
Project seeks to gain membership on the NASA Soil Moisture Active/Passive (SMAP) mission science definition team. The science definition team will provide science feedback on SMAP mission design issues.
As part of the ARS PI’s membership on the NASA SMAP science definition team, USDA ARS will design a statistical protocol for validating SMAP soil moisture retrievals against observations of soil moisture acquired at existing ground-based networks. NASA will fund this research and – if successful – apply the approach to official SMAP validation activities (conducted in Summer 2015).