Location: Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
2013 Annual Report
Agricultural drought monitoring is another key component of the project. In particular, there is an emphasis on the development of improved drought-monitoring approaches which integrate visible, near-infrared, thermal, and microwave remote-sensing resources. Such integrative research requires the acquisition and processing of multiple (large-scale) satellite- and ground-based data sets. To address this need, a number of important data acquisition and processing tasks were completed over the past year. Once in place, these data sets will allow us to look for better ways to integrate disparate remote sensing products into a unified drought product.
The same is true for projects focused on improving water quality monitoring. In particular, significant time and resources have been dedicated to collecting datasets required to benchmark expected future improvements in combined modeling/remote sensing approaches for monitoring water quality and the impact of conservation practices within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Kustas, W.P., Alfieri, J.G., Anderson, M.C., Colaizzi, P.D., Prueger, J.H., Evett, S.R., Neale, C.M., French, A.N., Hipps, L.E., Chavez, J.L., Copeland, K.S., Howell, T.A. 2012. Evaluating the two-source energy balance model using local thermal and surface flux observations in a strongly advective irrigated agricultural area. Advances in Water Resources. 50:120-133.
Cosh, M.H., Evett, S.R., McKee, L.G. 2012. Surface soil water content spatial organization within irrigated and non-irrigated agricultural fields. Advances in Water Resources. 50:55-61.
Alfieri, J.G., Kustas, W.P., Prueger, J.H., Hipps, L.E., Evett, S.R., Basara, J., Neale, C., French, A.N., Colaizzi, P.D., Agam, N., Chavez, J., Howell, T.A. 2012. On the discrepancy between eddy covariance and lysimetry-based surface flux measurements under strongly advective conditions. Advances in Water Resources. 50:62-78.
Gao, F.N., Eric, B.U., Ma, R., Weng, Q., Masek, J.G., Chen, J., Pan, Y., Song, C. 2012. Mapping impervious surface expansion using medium resolution satellite image time series: A case study in Yangtze river delta, China. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 33:7609-7628.
Anderson, M.C., Kustas, W.P., Alfieri, J.G., Gao, F.N., Hain, C., Prueger, J.H., Evett, S.R., Colaizzi, P.D., Howell, T.A., Chavez, J. 2012. Mapping daily evapotranspiration at Landsat spatial scales during the BEAREX'08 field campaign. Advances in Water Resources. 50:162-177.
Crow, W.T., Gupta, S.V., Bolten, J. 2012. On the utility of land surface models for agricultural drought monitoring. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 16(9):3451-2460.
Crow, W.T., Wagner, W., Naeimi, V. 2010. The impact of radar incidence angle on soil moisture retrieval skill. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. 7(3):501-505.
Lang, M.W., McCarty, G.W., Osterling, R.A. 2012. Topographic indices for improved mapping of forested wetlands. Wetlands. 33:141-155.
French, A.N., Alfieri, J.G., Kustas, W.P., Prueger, J.H., Hipps, L.E., Chavez Eguez, J.L., Evett, S.R., Howell, T.A., Gowda, P., Hunsaker, D.J., Thorp, K.R. 2012. Estimation of surface energy fluxes using surface renewal and flux variance techniques over an advective irrigated agricultural site. Advances in Water Resources. 50:91-105. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.07.007.
Yilmaz, M.T., Crow, W.T., Anderson, M.C., Hain, C. 2012. An objective methodology for merging satellite and model-based soil moisture products. Water Resources Research. DOI:10.1029/2011WR011682.
Heathman, G.C., Cosh, M.H., Merwade, V., Han, E. 2012. Multi-scale temporal stability analysis of surface and subsurface soil moisture within the Upper Cedar Creek Watershed, Indiana. Catena. 95:91-103.
Holmes, T.R., Crow, W.T., Yilmaz, M.T., Jackson, T.J. 2012. Enhancing model-based land surface temperature estimates using multi-platform microwave remote sensing products. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres. 11:577-591.
Cammalleri, C., Anderson, M.C., Ciraolo, G., D'Urso, G., Kustas, W.P., La Loggia, G., Minacapilli, M. 2012. Practical applications of the remote sensing-based two-source algorithm for mapping surface energy fluxes without in-situ air temperature observations. Remote Sensing of Environment. 124:502-515.
Chen, F., Crow, W.T., Holmes, T.R. 2012. Improving long-term, retrospective precipitation datasets using satellite-based surface soil moisture retrievals and the soil moisture analysis rainfall tool (SMART). Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS). 6(1):603-604.
Mladenova, I., Jackson, T.J., Bindlish, R., Henlsey, S. 2013. Incidence angle normalization of radar backscatter data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 51:1791-1804.
Yilmaz, M.T., Crow, W.T. 2013. The optimality of potential rescaling approaches in land data assimilation. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 14:650-660.
Du, D., Jackson, T.J., Bindlish, R., Cosh, M.H., Li, L., Hornbuckle, B., Kabela, E. 2012. Effect of dew on aircraft-based passive microwave observations over an agricultural domain. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS). DOI: 10.1117/1.JRS.6.063571.
Bolten, J., Crow, W.T. 2012. Improved prediction of quasi-global vegetation conditions using remotely-sensed surface soil moisture. Geophysical Research Letters. 39(19):L19406.
Hain, C., Crow, W.T., Anderson, M.C., Mecikalski, J. 2012. An EnKF dual assimilation of thermal-infrared and microwave satellite observations of soil moisture into the Noah land surface model. Water Resources Research. DOI: 10.1029/2011WR011268.
Scanlon, T.M., Kustas, W.P. 2012. Partitioning evapotranspiration using an eddy covariance-based technique: Improved assessment of soil moisture and land-atmosphere exchange dynamics. Vadose Zone Journal. 11:3.
Heathman, G.C., Cosh, M.H., Han, E., Jackson, T.J., McKee, L.G., McAfee, S.J. 2012. Field scale spatiotemporal analysis of surface soil moisture for evaluating point-scale in situ networks. Geoderma. 170:195-205.
Agam, N., Kustas, W.P., Evett, S.R., Colaizzi, P.D., Cosh, M.H., McKee, L.G. 2012. Soil heat flux variability influenced by row direction in irrigated cotton. Advances in Water Resources. 50:31-40.
Evett, S.R., Kustas, W.P., Gowda, P., Anderson, M.C., Prueger, J.H., Howell, T.A. 2012. Overview of the Bushland Evapotranspiration and Agricultural Remote sensing experiment 2008 (BEAREX08): A field experiment evaluating methods for quantifying ET at multiple scales. Advances in Water Resources. 50:4-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.03.010.
Colaizzi, P.D., Kustas, W.P., Anderson, M.C., Agam, N., Tolk, J.A., Evett, S.R., Howell, T.A., Gowda, P., O'Shaughnessy, S.A. 2012. Two-source energy balance model estimates of evapotranspiration using component and composite surface temperatures. Advances in Water Resources. 50:134-151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.06.004.
Bertoldi, G., Kustas, W.P., Albertson, J.D. 2013. Evaluating source area contributions from aircraft flux measurements over heterogeneous land cover by large eddy simulation. Boundary Layer Meteorology. 147:261-279.
Entekhabi, D., Reichle, R.H., Crow, W.T., Koster, R.D. 2010. Performance metrics for soil moisture retrievals and applications requirements. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 11:832-840.
Neale, C., Geli, H., Kustas, W.P., Alfieri, J.G., Gowda, P., Evett, S.R., Prueger, J.H., Hipps, L.E., Dulaney, W.P., Chavez, J., French, A.N., Howell, T.A. 2012. Soil water content estimation using a remote sensing based hybrid evapotranspiration modeling approach. Advances in Water Resources. 50:152-161.
Nearing, G.S., Crow, W.T., Thorp, K.R., Moran, M.S., Reichle, R., Gupta, H.V. 2012. Assimilating remote sensing observations of leaf area index and soil moisture for wheat yield estimates: An observing system simulation experiment. Water Resources Research. 48 W05525.
Evett, S.R., Agam, N., Kustas, W.P., Colaizzi, P.D., Schwartz, R.C. 2012. Soil profile method for soil thermal diffusivity, conductivity and heat flux: Comparison to soil heat flux plates. Advances in Water Resources. 50:41-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.04.012.
Agam, N., Evett, S.R., Tolk, J.A., Kustas, W.P., Colaizzi, P.D., Alfieri, J.G., McKee, L.G., Copeland, K.S., Howell, T.A., Chavez, J.L. 2012. Evaporative loss from irrigated interrows in a highly advective semi-arid agricultural area. Advances in Water Resources. 50:20-30.
Reichle, R.H., Bosilovich, M.G., Crow, W.T., Koster, R.D., Kumar, S.V., Mahanama, S.P., Zaitchik, B.F. 2009. Recent advances in land data assimilation at the NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office. In: Pard, S.K., editor. Data Assimilation for Atmospheric, Oceanic and Hydrologic Applications. London, United Kingdom: Springer-Verland. p. 407-428.
Magagi, R., Berg, A., Goita, K., Belair, S., Jackson, T.J., Toth, B., Walker, A., Mcnairn, H., O'Neil, P.E., Moghaddam, M., Gherboudj, I., Colliander, A., Cosh, M.H. 2013. Canadian experiment for soil moisture in 2010 (CanEx-SM10): Overview and preliminary results. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 51:347-363.
Kumar, A., Chen, F., Niyogi, D., Alfieri, J.G., Ek, M.B., Mitchell, K. 2011. Evaluation of a photosyntheses-based canopy resistance formulation in the Noah Land-surface model. Boundary Layer Meteorology. 138:263-284.