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Title: Early Results of the Soil Moisture Active Passive Validation Experiment in 2016 (SMAPVEX16)-Iowa

item Cosh, Michael
item Jackson, Thomas
item COLLIANDER, A. - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
item Prueger, John
item Hatfield, Jerry
item HORNBUCKLE, B. - Iowa State University
item JUDGE, J. - University Of Florida
item MISRA, S. - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
item BINDLISH, R - Science Application International Corporation(SAIC)
item KRAJEWSKI, WITOLD - University Of Iowa
item QU, J.J. - George Mason University
item FRANZ, TRENTON - University Of Nebraska

Submitted to: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/15/2016
Publication Date: 11/8/2016
Citation: Cosh, M.H., Jackson, T.J., Colliander, A., Prueger, J.H., Hatfield, J.L., Hornbuckle, B., Judge, J., Misra, S., Bindlish, R., Krajewski, Witold, Qu, J.J., Franz, Trenton. 2016. Early Results of the Soil Moisture Active Passive Validation Experiment in 2016 (SMAPVEX16)-Iowa [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 204-3. Available:

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The Soil Moisture Active Passive Validation Experiment in 2016 Iowa (SMAPVEX16-IA) is a summer long experiment in Iowa to provide improved ground data for the calibration and validation of the Soil Moisture Active Passive Mission (SMAP). Beginning in May of 2016, temporary in situ networks were deployed and field samplers were dispatched in the South Fork Experimental Watershed to collect improved ground estimation of surface soil moisture as well as vadose zone estimates to compare to the permanent network which as been a core validation. A review of the experiment in Iowa and early results will be presented as compared to SMAP estimates.