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.
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Thunder and lightning
Today a front passed through bringing with it a lot of rain associated
with thunderstorm activity. Till 3:30pm there has been more than 20mm
of rain since 9am. Ground sampling from 6am was unhindered but the flight was cancelled due to showers of rain between 3am and 5am.
Post by: Prof Jeffrey Walker, Monash University, Australia