Ground-based remote sensing of soil moisture using lower frequency microwave radiometers

Nithyapriya Boopathi, Nan Ye, Xioling Wu, Jeffrey P. Walker, Y. S. Rao, Thomas J. Jackson, Yann Kerr, Edward Kim, Andrew McGrath, In Young Yeo

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

    Abstract

    The soil is the interface between the biology and geology forming the living skin of the earth, and the water in it keeps the earth alive. Timely information on soil moisture is useful to monitor and forecast agricultural droughts, wildfires, flood risk areas, landslides, etc., Soil moisture measurement using L-band radiometry is now widely accepted as the state-of-art remote sensing approach, and has been adopted by both the soil moisture dedicated satellite missions – Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) and Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP). P-band, which is a longer wavelength measurement, provides the potential to retrieve deeper soil moisture information and to do so more accurately due to reduced soil roughness and vegetation effects. There are very few works using P-band radiometer [1,2] conducted at the USDA / Beltsville Agricultural Research Centre employing truck-mounted L-, C- and P- band radiometers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2019 URSI Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference
    Place of PublicationNew Jersey, USA
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Electronic)9789082598759
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019
    Event2019 URSI Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference, AP-RASC 2019 - New Delhi, India
    Duration: 9 Mar 201915 Mar 2019

    Publication series

    Name2019 URSI Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference, AP-RASC 2019

    Conference

    Conference2019 URSI Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference, AP-RASC 2019
    CountryIndia
    CityNew Delhi
    Period9/03/1915/03/19

    Keywords

    • Ground-Based Remote Sensing
    • Soil Moisture
    • Lower Frequency Microwave Radiometers

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Ground-based remote sensing of soil moisture using lower frequency microwave radiometers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this