Location: Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
Project Number: 8042-13610-028-59
Start Date: Jul 01, 2013
End Date: Jun 30, 2014
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).