September 7, 2014 - September 9, 2014


Embassy Suites Arcadia
211 East Huntington Drive
Arcadia CA 91006
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This workshop will focus on plans for calibration and validation (Cal/Val) of SMAP science data products. The workshop will provide a forum for scientists from around the world to participate in implementing the SMAP Cal/Val plan, exchanging expert information and resolving key issues.

The SMAP Cal/Val Plan addresses Cal/Val activities undertaken to ensure the generation of high quality products and definitive validation of the products after launch. At previous 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 and applying the diverse in situ resources available for validation.

At the 4th Cal/Val Workshop, results to date including Cal/Val Rehearsal-I were reviewed and plans developed to focus on the post-launch phase of Cal/Val (including product levels L1-L4). A specific objective of the 5th Cal/Val Workshop will be a review of Cal/Val Rehearsal-II taking place in May-June 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.

Hotel Accommodation
A block of rooms has been reserved for September 7-11 at the Embassy Suites Arcadia hotel. The special rate will be available until August 22 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. To book a room please visit the Embassy Suites Reservations Page.

Agenda (PDF, 120 KB)

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

Dr. Andreas Colliander
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA 91109