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1 MoistureMap: Australian Arid Zone and Murrumbidgee Airborne Experiments Christoph Rüdiger, Jeffrey Walker Mahdi Allahmoradi, Damian Barrett, Yann Kerr, Robert Gurney, John Le Marshall, Sandy Peischl, Ye Nan

2 Purpose and Objectives Cal/Val SMOS Preliminary Identification of Reference Sites Actual Cal/Val Experiments Model Validation Effective Temperature Radiative Transfer Model Land Surface Model

3 Field Sites Arid Zone Murrumbidgee

4 Field Sites Australian Arid Zone (10-14 November 2008)

5 Arid Zone – Wirrangula Hills Flight Lines and Surface Conditions

6 Arid Zone – Wirrangula Hills Airborne and Ground-based Observations Airborne High Resolution (50m) Low Resolution (1000m) Thermal Infrared Optical Ground-based Surface and Profile Soil Moisture Surface and Profile Temperature Gravimetric Samples Core Soil Samples Surface Roughness

7 Field Sites Australian Arid Zone

8 Arid Zone – Simpson Desert Flight Lines and Surface Conditions

9 Arid Zone – Simpson Desert Airborne and Ground-based Observations Airborne High Resolution (50m) Low Resolution (1000m) Thermal Infrared Optical Ground-based Surface and Profile Soil Moisture Surface and Profile Temperature Gravimetric Samples Core Soil Samples Surface Roughness

10 Field Sites Australian Arid Zone

11 Arid Zone – Lake Eyre

12 Airborne and Ground-based Observations Airborne High Resolution (50m) Low Resolution (1000m) Thermal Infrared Optical Ground-based Surface and Profile Soil Moisture Surface and Profile Temperature Gravimetric Samples Surface Roughness Shallow Core Samples

13 Ground Sampling Approach High-resolution Ground Sampling (50m)

14 Ground Sampling Approach Soil Moisture and Temperature Profiling

15 Ground Sampling Approach Soil Coring 50cm

16 Ground-based Measurements Soil Moisture Roaming Soil Moisture (0-5cm; Hydraprobes) Stationary Soil Moisture (0-6 and 25cm; ThetaProbes) Gravimetric Samples Soil Temperature Stationary Soil Temperature Profile Stationary Skin Surface Temperature Core Samples (up to 2-3m) Deep Temperature Deep Soil Moisture Soil Salinity Particle Size Distribution Surface Roughness

17 Field Sites Arid Zone Murrumbidgee

18 Murrumbidgee River Catchment Size 80,000km 2 Location S-E Australia Elevation m Vegetation Irrigated Pastures and Cultivated Fields Dry-land Agriculture Forests Alpine Regions

19 SMOS Cal/Val


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