Aircraft based soil moisture (PSR C-Band). Quantitative Assessment – SMEX 02/03/04. Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of Iowa. Drainage Network across catchments. Quantitative Assessment – SMEX 02/03/04. McCabe, Gao and Wood (2004) submitted J. Hydrometeorology.
Quantitative Assessment – SMEX 02/03/04
Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of Iowa
Drainage Network across catchments
McCabe, Gao and Wood (2004) submitted J. Hydrometeorology
Is it dry when it should be dry??
Do results reflect expectations??
Or is it dry when it should be wet – or vice versa??
Soil moisture patterns conform well with expected rainfall distributions (most of the time)….even if the quantities might not be right!
Can such data be used to ‘quality check’ satellite based rainfall predictions…if it rained it should be wet!
McCabe, Wood and Gao (2004) submitted Geophys. Res. Lett.
Remote sensing data is “pattern rich”.
What is the best/most appropriate way to use this data…
Can approaches be developed to incorporate “fuzzy” measures of information into the modelling process.