This blog is intended to give live updates on progress of the SMAPEx-4 field campaign near Narrandera NSW Australia. This is the 4th in a series of Soil Moisture Active Passive Experiments (www.smapex.monash.edu.au) in support of the SMAP mission (smap.jpl.nasa.gov) launched by NASA on 31st January 2015 for global measurement of soil moisture at 10km spatial resolution. The first three field campaigns were focussed on development and validation of pre-launch downscaling algorithms using airborne simulations of the SMAP data stream; this campaign is focused on validation of these algorithms with actual SMAP data. This will be the first real demonstration of how successful the SMAP mission is to map soil moisture at such high resolution. Please keep coming back to see how we are going.
Post by: Prof Jeffrey Walker, Monash University, Australia