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Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2016).
Prof. Dr. Alexander Löw
Department of Geography, University of Munich (LMU), Luisenstr. 37, 80333, Munich, Germany
Interests: global energy fluxes; remote sensing of land surface parameters; climate modeling; microwave remote sensing
Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Bundesstr. 53, 20146, Hamburg, Germany
Interests: remote sensing of soil moisture; surface water end engergy fluxes; hydrological and meteorological applications with remote sensing;
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Monitoring of soil moisture dynamics from local to global scales is essential for a multitude of applications. The field of Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture has expanded greatly and the first dedicated soil moisture satellite missions (SMOS, SMAP) have been launched, and new missions, such as SENTINEL-1 provide longterm perspectives for land surface monitoring.
This Special Issue aims to summarize the current state-of-the-art in soil moisture remote sensing, including retrieval algorithms, validation, uncertainty assessment, and applications of remote sensing of soil moisture. Contributions using active and passive microwave remote sensing data, as well as thermal infrared information, are encouraged. The validation of satellite soil moisture products can be very challenging due to the different spatial scales of in situ measurements and satellite data. Papers presenting validation studies or methodologies to quantify soil moisture validation uncertainties are therefore invited. Soil moisture data are used in fields like agriculture, hydrology, and climate sciences. Studies using Remote Sensing soil moisture data for different applications are highly welcome.
- algorithm development for the estimation of soil moisture
- soil moisture estimation from multiple sensors (e.g., passive, active, thermal)
- validation of soil moisture products with new techniques
- spatial downscaling of soil moisture
- soil moisture products inter-comparison and error quantification
- applications of soil moisture:
- agriculture monitoring
- drought monitoring
- meteorological forecasting
- model evaluation
- land-atmosphere interaction
- other applications
Prof. Dr. Alexander Löw
Dr. Jian Peng
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- algorithm development
- validation activities
- satellite missions