Describe different aspects of MoistureMap – from airborne cal/val over the different studies to model validation and assimilation
Start talking about the need for calibration and validation targets. Mention Dome C, Rainforest, Ocean, Deserts Lead into the past and future campaigns for SMOS, SMAP (Aquarius) Say that the areas are as large as West Virginia or Croatia
Since we have not until recently had a satellite mission in space, and because of the need to both develop the satellite algorithms prior to launch and then validate them after launch, we have developed an airborne simulator as shown here, which can be flown with a number of other ancillary instruments, such as those indicated here. In the remainder of this talk, I will limit myself mostly to our work on SMOS, but will also touch on some of the SMAP work that is getting underway
Add a screen shot of the AACES website with web address (make sure we get password protection working before I arrive please). I would also like to include here YeNan’s KML file so that I can navigate around it to demonstrate the data we collected (roughness, veg, ASD, stations, HDAS etc), even if only for 1 or two patches completed at this stage …
Validation of satellite (and aircraft) products requires extensive ground monitoring. Especially when they have footprints sizes as shown here. We have established a Murrumbidgee wide network (38 stations) specifically designed for satellite validation. Each of these stations measures soil mositure of the top 5cm for satellite/aircraft and rootzone for model validation.
Christoph Rüdiger, Jeffrey Walker Dept of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia Yann Kerr, Arnaud Mialon, Olivier Merlin Centre d’Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphère (CESBIO), France Ed Kim NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA Validation of SMOS L1c and L2 Products with Airborne and In-situ Observations across Australia