June 8, 2009 - June 10, 2009


Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort,
Oxnard, California
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The workshop focused on SMAP Algorithms and Cal/Val. The workshop provided a forum to review the project Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents (ATBDs) and Cal/Val plan, solicit input from experts in these areas, resolve key issues, and develop implementation plans. Approximately 1.5 days each were dedicated to the algorithms and Cal/Val topics.


During the formulation phase SMAP science activities include development of sensor and geophysical product algorithms and a Cal/Val plan. Related to these are a number of scientific issues that can benefit from resolution and review by the broad science community. Plans and decisions arising from community discussions of these issues have significance for identifying research needs and allocating resources.


List of Workshop Participants (PDF, 48 KB)

Agenda & Presentations

Agenda (PDF, 96 KB)
Workshop presentations are posted below as available.

Introduction Session

Opening/Introduction (PDF, 236 KB) T. Jackson/M. Moghaddam

Introduction/Mission Science (PDF, 1.29 MB) E. Njoku

SMAP Mission Status K. Kellogg

SMAP Measurement System R. West

SMAP Science Data System T. Bicknell

Gridding/Projections & Algorithm Testbed
Status S. Dunbar

Algorithms Workshop Session

Algorithms Workshop Expectations (PDF, 230 KB) M. Moghaddam

Level 1 Radiometer D. Hudson

Level 1 Radar R. West

Level 3 40 km Soil Moisture (PDF, 2.01 MB) P. ONeill

Level 3 Hi-Res Soil Moisture J. van Zyl

Level 3 A/P Soil Moisture (PDF, 2.47 MB) N. Das

Level 3 Freeze/Thaw K. McDonald

Level 4 Soil Moisture (PDF, 1.95 MB) R. Reichle

Level 4 Carbon (PDF, 1.17 MB) J. Kimball

Algorithm Short Presentations (PDF, 2.13 MB) A. Freeman/R. Bindlish/T. Holmes/
R. Lang/B. Hornbuckle/L. Li/J. Shi/
L. Tsang/A. Tabatabaeenejad/Y. Du/
X. Xu/T. Zhang/Z. Haddad

Summary (PDF, 410 KB) M. Moghaddam

Cal/Val Workshop Session

Cal/Val Workshop Expectations (PDF, 118 KB) T. Jackson

Overview of Draft SMAP Cal/Val Plan (PDF, 1.15 MB) T. Jackson/J. Kimball

L1 Algorithm Requirements/Short Presentations (PDF, 510 KB) J. Piepmeier/R. West/
E. Kim/M. Brogioni

L3-L4 Algorithm Requirements (PDF, 2.71 MB) P. ONeill/J. Shi/
N. Das/J. Kimball

In Situ Network Data Acquisition & Integration (PDF, 206 KB) T. Jackson

USDA/NRCS Soil-Climate Monitoring Networks (PDF, 1.74 MB) G. Schaeffer

US Climate Reference Network (USCRN) (PDF, 1.45 MB) T. Wilson

The Oklahoma Mesonet (PDF, 691 KB) J. Basara

USDA/ARS Watersheds (PDF, 1.79 MB) M. Cosh

The COSMOS Network (PDF, 184 KB) M. Zreda

Soil Moisture Sensing Using GPS Receivers (PDF, 767 KB) E. Small

In Situ Testbed (PDF, 603 KB) M. Cosh

Methodologies for Scaling (PDF, 1.64 MB) J. Famiglietti

Ground Validation Using Temporal Stability (PDF, 525 KB) M. Cosh

Soil Moisture Physical Controls and Time Stability (PDF, 5.7 MB) B. Mohanty

Role of Land Surface Modeling (PDF, 605 KB) W. Crow

In Situ Networks & Scaling/Short
(PDF, 2.03 MB) A. Robock/S. Steele-Dunne/
J. Basara/W. Crow/
M. Moghaddam/M. Brogioni

Design of Optimal Validation Sites (PDF, 2.25 MB) T. Jackson/J. Kimball

Satellite Resources and Role in SMAP Cal/Val (PDF, 172 KB) T. Jackson/J. Kimball

SMOS-SMAP Synergisms (PDF, 339 KB) Y. Kerr

Aquarius (PDF, 91 KB) D. LeVine

JAXAs Contributions (PDF, 1.11 MB) T. Koike