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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Application for Soil Moisture Active/passive (Smap) Science Definition Team

Location: Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-13610-028-59
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Jul 01, 2013
End Date: Jun 30, 2014

Objective:
Project seeks to gain membership on the NASA Soil Moisture Active/Passive (SMAP) mission science definition team. The science definition team will provide science feedback on SMAP mission design issues.

Approach:
As part of the ARS PI’s membership on the NASA SMAP science definition team, USDA ARS will design a statistical protocol for validating SMAP soil moisture retrievals against observations of soil moisture acquired at existing ground-based networks. NASA will fund this research and – if successful – apply the approach to official SMAP validation activities (conducted in Summer 2015).

Last Modified: 10/31/2014
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