November 13, 2012 - November 15, 2012


Embassy Suites Hotel,
Oxnard, CA
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The workshop focused on plans for calibration and validation (Cal/Val) of SMAP science data products. The workshop provided a forum for scientists from around the world to participate in implementing the SMAP Cal/Val plan, exchange expert information and resolve key issues.

The SMAP Cal/Val Plan addresses pre- and post-launch Cal/Val activities undertaken to ensure the generation of high quality products and definitive validation of the products. At the First and Second Cal/Val workshops, science community involvement and activities were initiated to support SMAP Cal/Val objectives. These activities included plans for field campaigns, development of tower and aircraft-based simulators and methods for integrating the diverse in situ resources available for validation.

At the 3rd Cal/Val Workshop, results to date were reviewed and plans developed that focused on the post-launch phase of Cal/Val (product levels L1-L4). A specific objective of the workshop was the planning of a Cal/Val rehearsal Phase-I in 2013. A Cal/Val rehearsal Phase-II is planned in 2014. The rehearsals are designed to exercise the acquisition, integration, and application of all Cal/Val elements in order to identify and ameliorate issues prior to the actual post-launch Cal/Val.

Continued participation in SMAP Cal/Val activities by the broad science community is of importance to the SMAP mission.

Agenda (ver.11-09-12) (DOCX, 18 KB)


Day 1

1. Introduction (Tom Jackson, USDA/ARS) (PDF, 2.31 MB)
2. SMAP Project Status (Eni Njoku, JPL) (PDF, 2.68 MB)
3. Cal/Val Peer-Review Summary (Eni Njoku, JPL) (PDF, 1.57 MB)
4. Level 1 Cal/Val Overview (Mike Spencer, JPL) (PDF, 3.32 MB)
5. L1 Radiometer TB (Ed Kim, GSFC) (PDF, 1.95 MB)
6. L1 Radar Cal/Val Status (Richard West, JPL) (PDF, 1.74 MB)
7. Dome-C Airborne Campaign (Niels Skou, TU Denmark) (PDF, 4.29 MB)
8. Algorithm Summary for L2-L4 Products (Peggy O'Neill, GSFC) (PDF, 4.33 MB)
9. SMAP-Ex (Jeff Walker, Monash Univ.) (PDF, 3.4 MB)
10. Field Experiments: SMAPVEX12 and SMAPVEX15 (Tom Jackson, USDA/ARS) (PDF, 4.25 MB)
11. SMAPVEX12: Experiment and Ground Data (Heather McNairn, AAFC, Canada) (PDF, 4.03 MB)
12. SMAPVEX12: PALS Measurements (Andreas Colliander, JPL) (PDF, 2.31 MB)
13. SMAPVEX12: UAVSAR Post-processing & Crop Structure Data ( Sab Kim, JPL) (PDF, 2.25 MB)
14. ComRAD (Peggy O'Neill, GSFC) (PDF, 3.52 MB)
15. AirMOSS (Mahta Moghaddam, USC) (PDF, 4.16 MB)

Day 2

1. Cal/Val Partners (Tom Jackson, USDA/ARS) (PDF, 3.09 MB)
2. Upscaling Ground-based Soil Moisture Measurements (Wade Crow, USDA/ARS) (PDF, 2.88 MB)
3. SMOS Cal/Val Feedback (Yann Kerr, CESBIO) (PDF, 4 MB)
4. SAOCOM Mission and SMAP Cal/Val Site (M. Thibeault, CONAE) (PDF, 3.48 MB)
5. Aquarius Status Report (David LeVine, GSFC)
6. Use of Satellite Observations in SMAP Cal/Val (Rajat Bindlish, USDA/ARS) (PDF, 3.3 MB)
7. Model Products and Data Assimilation in Validation (Rolf Reichle, GSFC) (PDF, 3.43 MB)
8. SMAP SDS Resources for Data Product Validation (Barry Weiss, JPL) (PDF, 2.99 MB)
9. Cal/Val Rehearsal (Tom Jackson, USDA/ARS) (PDF, 2.04 MB)
10. Core Validation Site Data Flow in SMAP Cal/Val (A. Colliander, JPL) (PDF, 2.19 MB)

Day 3

1. Early Results of SMAP-MOISST (Mike Cosh, USDA/ARS) (PDF, 3.3 MB)
2. Water Cycle Studies Using the Plate Boundary Observatory (Eric Small, Univ. Colorado) (PDF, 3.34 MB)
3. U.S. Climate Reference Network: SMAP Preparation (Jesse Bell, NOAA/NCDC) (PDF, 2.94 MB)
4. Measuring Soil Moisture Using COSMOS Probes (Marek Zreda, Univ. Arizona) (PDF, 2.39 MB)
5. COSMOS Rover Measurements in SMAPVEX11 (Tyson Ochsner, Oklahoma St. Univ.) (PDF, 2.18 MB)
6. Lessons Learned and Implementation (Mike Cosh, USDA/ARS) (PDF, 2.33 MB)
7. Action Item List (Eni Njoku, JPL) (PDF, 1.54 MB)

Dr. Tom Jackson
USDA ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab
Beltsville, MD 20705

Dr. Andreas Colliander
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA 91109