Microwave remote sensing of soil moisture: Science and applications

Son V. Nghiem, Brian D. Wardlow, David Allured, Mark D. Svoboda, Doug LeComte, Matthew Rosencrans, Steven K. Chan, Gregory Neumann

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Soil moisture is a fundamental link between global water and carbon cycles and has major applications in predicting natural hazards such as droughts and floods (National Research Council, 2007). From precipitation data, soil wetness can be estimated by hydrological land-surface models. In the United States, preliminary precipitation data are based on measurements gathered from many active stations nationwide each month, and it takes 3-4 months to assemble final, quality-controlled data. In the western United States, some climate divisions may have no stations reporting in a particular month or may lack first- or second-order stations, and.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRemote Sensing of Drought
Subtitle of host publicationInnovative Monitoring Approaches
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781439835609
ISBN (Print)9781439835579
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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