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- Kustas, William P.; Norman, John M.; Anderson, Martha C.; French, Andrew N.
- Remote sensing of environment 2003 v.85 no.4 pp. 429
- surface temperature; energy balance; vegetation; evapotranspiration; satellites; remote sensing
- ... Routine (i.e., daily to weekly) monitoring of surface energy fluxes, particularly evapotranspiration (ET), using satellite observations of radiometric surface temperature has not been feasible at high pixel resolution (i.e., approximately 10¹-10² m) because of the low frequency in satellite coverage over the region of interest (i.e., approximately every 2 weeks). Cloud cover further reduces the nu ...
- Bindlish, Rajat; Jackson, Thomas J.; Wood, Eric; Gao, Huilin; Starks, Patrick; Bosch, David; Lakshmi, Venkat
- Remote sensing of environment 2003 v.85 no.4 pp. 507
- soil water content; satellites; remote sensing; microwave radiation; image analysis; algorithms; thematic maps; temporal variation; Southeastern United States; Southwestern United States
- ... The lack of continuous soil moisture fields at large spatial scales, based on observations, has hampered hydrologists from understanding its role in weather and climate. The most readily available observations from which a surface wetness state could be derived is the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Microwave Imager (TMI) observations at 10.65 GHz. This paper describes the first attempt ...