Cancelled: SMAP Short Course at EGU

Please note that this session has been withdrawn from the EGU program.

If you are interested in NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) data and attending the European Geosciences Union (EGU) meeting in April, we would like to bring your attention to a short course that is focused on the utilization of SMAP data. The goal of this short course is to provide an overview of the SMAP satellite mission and its soil moisture and freeze/thaw data products including information on the instruments, retrieval algorithms, datasets, calibration and validation, and end user applications. A hands-on portion will familiarize participants with SMAP data products – data access, file contents, processing and usage.

Short Course Details

Utilization of Science Data from the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission
European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria

Wednesday 20 April 2016, 17:30-20:00 / Room -2.61
Convenor: Eni G. Njoku, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA
Co-Convenor: Siri Jodha Khalsa, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, USA

SMAP radiometer global soil moisture

These maps of global soil moisture were created using data from the radiometer instrument on NASA’s SMAP observatory. Each image is a composite of three days of SMAP radiometer data, centered on April 15, 18 and 22, 2015. The images show the volumetric water content in the top 2 inches (5 centimeters) of soil. Wetter areas are blue and drier areas are yellow. White areas indicate snow, ice or frozen ground. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC