Examination of soil moisture retrieval using SIR-C radar data and a distributed hydrological model

A. Y. Hsu, P. E. O'Neill, E. F. Wood, M. Zion

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Abstract

A coupled water and energy balance model operating within a topographic framework is used to predict surface soil moisture for both bare and vegetated areas. In the first model run, the hydrological model is initialized using a standard baseflow approach, while in the second model run, soil moisture values derived from SIR-C radar data are used for initialization. The results, which compare favorably with ground measurements, demonstrate the utility of combining radar-derived surface soil moisture information with basin-scale hydrological modeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1266-1268
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS'97. Part 3 (of 4) - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Aug 3 1997Aug 8 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS'97. Part 3 (of 4)
CitySingapore, Singapore
Period8/3/978/8/97

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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