Submitted to: ARS Workshop on Real World Infiltration
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/3/1996
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: None
Technical Abstract: Most of the current infiltration technology involves the use of point measurements of specific characteristics. These point measurements, together with physically-based models, give a fairly detailed description at the local scale. However, they do not give the necessary spatial information which is essential if the spatial and temporal dynamics of the process are to be quantified. Remote sensing offers a unique approach to measuring and integrating these parameters in a spatial manner. A literature review of the remote sensing techniques for estimating soil moisture, surface energy, water balance parameters and soil hydraulic properties which can be used for describing spatial infiltration properties was conducted. Future research directions for describing spatial infiltration parameters using remote sensing were proposed.