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Validation of a tau-omega model with Soil Moisture Active Passive Experiment (SMAPEx) data sets in Australia

Y Gao, JP Walker, D Ryu, R Panciera, A Monerris, F Chan (ed.), D Marinova (ed.), RS Anderssen (ed.)

19TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION (MODSIM2011) | MODELLING & SIMULATION SOC AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND INC | Published : 2011

Abstract

There is a strong demand for soil moisture information in establishing efficient irrigation scheduling, climate change prediction, and sustainable land and water management. However, such data are not readily available with an appropriate accuracy or spatial and temporal resolution. Addressing the need for soil moisture at high resolution globally, the European Space Agency (ESA) has developed the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission. Launched in November 2009, SMOS provides the first satellite dedicated to near surface soil moisture measurement at 40-km resolution. Moreover, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is developing the Soil Moisture Active Passive (S..

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