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A physically-based model with remote sensing inputs for improved soil temperature retrievals
Author(s): Manfred Owe; Thomas Holmes; Richard De Jeu
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Paper Abstract

A physically-based soil temperature model using remote sensing inputs is being developed. The model uses the standard soil heat transfer equation together with remote sensing-based estimates of the surface temperature and incoming radiation to calculate soil temperature at various depths in the profile. Vertical polarization microwave brightness temperatures at a frequency of 37 GHz are used to estimate the near-surface soil temperature. Incoming radiation is derived from surface solar irradiance values acquired from the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) data archives. Experimental field observations were used first to develop the temperature model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5976, Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology VII, 59760N (18 October 2005);
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Manfred Owe, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Thomas Holmes, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Richard De Jeu, Vrije Univ. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5976:
Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology VII
Manfred Owe; Guido D'Urso, Editor(s)

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