The third workshop focusing on Canadian science participation in the Soil Moisture Active and Passive (SMAP) mission was held at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Canada, March 20-21, 2013.

Meeting Agenda

Day 1

Welcome and logistics (H. McNairn, S. Belair)

Support of SMAP science and applications by the CSA (T. Piekutowski)

SMAP mission update (D. Entekhabi)

Update on SMAP-Canada and agenda of workshop (S. Belair)

SMAP Cal/Val plan update (T. Jackson)

Update on the CanEx-SM10 field campaign (R. Magagi)

The SMAPVEX12 field campaign (H. McNairn)

Update on the validation sites in Kenaston, Saskatchewan (A. Berg)

CanEx10/BERMS large scale temporary network (M. Cosh)

SMAPVEX12 temporary soil moisture network (M.Cosh)

Calibration of SMAPVEX12 surface soil moisture probes (T. Rowlandson)

Factors affecting the accuracy of surface soil moisture content estimation... (B. Miller)

Downscaling of SMOS soil moisture using MODIS data... (N. Djamai)

Using statistical methods to disaggregate the spatial resolution of SMOS... (M. Hosseini)

Vegetation water content imaging during SMAPVEX12 (M. Cosh)

UAVSAR Data processing and soil moisture retrieval (S. Kim)

Day 2

Soil moisture retrieval and plans to implement soil moisture mapping for monitoring in Manitoba (J. Powers)

Integration of weather, soil and remote sensing data for soil profile moisture modeling (R. Ojo)

Assimilation of L-band data into the Canadian Land Data Assimilation System (CaLDAS) (M. Carrera)

SMAP freeze/thaw Cal/Val (K. McDonald)

L-Band radiometry for freeze/thaw applications... (C. Derksen)

Development of SMAP freeze/thaw algorithms using SMOS data over the Canadian Tundra (P. Kalantari)

Analysis of SMAP data retrieval for soil temperature under snow cover (A. Roy)

L4 carbon algorithm and test status (J.Kimball)

Progress on the inclusion of vegetation in EC’s land surface modeling... (S. Belair)

Assimilation of soil moisture in an ecosystem model for SMAP applications (L. He)

SMAP mission applications (V. Escobar)

Applications, products, and outreach plan for Canada (S. Belair)

ESA Earth Explorer-7 CoReH20 mission update (C. Derksen)


For further information please contact:
Dr. Stephane Belair Science and Technology Branch
Environment Canada
2121 Trans-canada Highway
Dorval, Quebec H9P 1J3, Canada

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