Date: November 14-16, 2012
Venue: Embassy Suites Hotel, Oxnard, CA


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)


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

Dr. Andreas Colliander
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA 91109

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