News from the fourth Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAPEx-4) field campaign, carried out in Yanco, NSW, Australia from 1-23 May 2015. This field experiment is part of the CalVal activities for the NASA SMAP mission, launched on January 31st, 2015.
Thursday, 14 May 2015
And the rain falls down
On Sunday May 10th afternoon the heavens opened and gave around 5 to 10mm rain across much of the study area covered by the aircraft. The effect of this is clearly seen in the brightness temperatures from PLMR. Compare this to the earlier plots from days 1 and 2.
Post by: Prof Jeffrey Walker, Monash University, Australia