Special Issue "Retrieval, Validation and Application of Satellite Soil Moisture Data"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2017)
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wagner
Research Group Remote Sensing, Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation (GEO), Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 1040 Vienna, Austria
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Interests: remote sensing; geophysical parameter retrieval; airborne laser scanning; full-waveform lidar; radar remote sensing; soil moisture
Dr. Claudia Notarnicola
Dr. John J. Qu
Professor and Director, GENRI & ESTC, Department of Geography and GeoInformation Science (GGS) and Global Environment and Natural Resources Institute (GENRI), College of Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
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Interests: remote sensing; Earth system and climate science; soil moisture and drought; water-energy-food nexus; environment and fire sciences
In recent years, we have seen a proliferation in the provision and use of satellite soil moisture data derived from active and passive microwave sensors (SMAP, SMOS, ASCAT, AMRS-2, Sentinel-1, etc.) and optical/thermal imagers. However, there are still many open scientific question related to the way of how soil moisture data are being retrieved, validated and applied. Additionally, there is a high need to develop novel approaches for improving the spatio-temporal sampling of the data and their accuracy. Therefore, the purpose of this Special Issue is to discuss and reconcile recent methodological advances in the development, validation and application of global satellite soil moisture data. This Special Issue is related to the 4th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop, which will place at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) from 19–20 September 2017 (http://smw.geo.tuwien.ac.at/). Topics to be discussed at the workshop are:
- What is the quality of the current satellite products and what can we expect in the near future?
- What is information content at Level 1 and how to exploit the availability of multiple satellites?
- Who is using satellite soil moisture data and for what purpose?
- What are the best practices in validating soil moisture products?
- What are the main limitations of satellite soil moisture data from a user’s perspective?
- What is the future of satellite-based soil moisture remote sensing?
We invite in particular authors attending the workshop to submit their papers to this Special Issue of Remote Sensing.
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Univ.-Prof. Wolfgang Wagner
Dr. Claudia Notarnicola
Univ.-Prof. John J. Qu
Univ.-Prof. Dongryeol Ryu
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