Submitted to: International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/26/2010
Publication Date: 7/25/2010
Citation: Jackson, T.J., Cosh, M.H., Bindlish, R., Crow, W.T., Colliander, A., Njoku, E., McDonald, K., Kimball, J.S., Belair, S., Walker, J., Panciera, R., Entekhabi, D., O'Neill, P. 2010. Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) calibration and validation plan and current activities. In Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings, July 25-30, 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii. 2010 CDROM. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The primary objective of the SMAP calibration and validation (Cal/Val) program is demonstrating that the science requirements (product accuracy and bias) have been met over the mission life. This begins during pre-launch with activities that contribute to high quality products and establishing post-launch validation infrastructure and continues through the mission life. However, the major focus is on a relatively short Cal/Val period following launch. The general approach and elements of the SMAP Cal/Val plan will be described and along with details on several ongoing or recent field experiments designed to address both near- and long-term Cal/Val.