|Starks, Patrick - Pat|
|Bosch, David - Dave|
|Holifield Collins, Chandra|
|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.
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.