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Research Project: Leveraging Remote Sensing, Land Surface Modeling and Ground-based Observations ... Variables within Heterogeneous Agricultural Landscapes

Location: Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory

Title: Strategies for validating satellite soil moisture products using in situ networks: Lessons from the USDA-ARS watersheds

Author
item Cosh, Michael
item Jackson, Thomas
item Starks, Patrick - Pat
item Bosch, David - Dave
item Holifield Collins, Chandra
item Seyfried, Mark
item Prueger, John
item Livingston, Stanley
item BINDLISH, R. - Collaborator

Submitted to: IEEE IGARSS Annual Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/1/2017
Publication Date: 7/24/2017
Citation: Cosh, M.H., Jackson, T.J., Starks, P.J., Bosch, D.D., Holifield Collins, C.D., Seyfried, M.S., Prueger, J.H., Livingston, S.J., Bindlish, R. 2017. Strategies for validating satellite soil moisture products using in situ networks: Lessons from the USDA-ARS watersheds [abstract]. IEEE IGARSS Annual Proceedings. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2017.8127377.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2017.8127377

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: There are a variety of soil moisture station designs and networks deployed throughout the world, each with varying applications and uses. For the purpose of satellite validation of soil moisture products, a dense network of soil moisture networks are required with soil moisture sensors at the near surface (~5 cm or less) to correspond to the satellite footprints and signals. The USDA- Agricultural Research Service operates a collection of soil moisture networks as a part of the Long Term Agro-ecosystem Research (LTAR) network to this end. These networks have been used to validate products from AMSR-E, SMOS, Aquarius, and SMAP. A review of these results and a synopsis of successful scaling strategies are discussed.