243 Advances In Large-Scale Soil Moisture Monitoring: Methods and Applications

Oral Session
S01 Soil Physics The science of large-scale soil moisture monitoring is rapidly advancing, and in situ monitoring networks operated by Federal and State agencies are steadily expanding. New satellites and techniques are also becoming available: e.g. European (SMOS) and US (SMAP) satellites, cosmic-ray neutron detection (COSMOS), distributed temperature sensing, and GPS multi-path. This session aims to engage the soil science community in these transformative areas of hydrologic science. Presentations are sought that describe innovative applications of large-scale soil moisture monitoring in hydrology and climatology, that examine accuracy and precision of emerging methods, or that highlight research needs for these large-scale monitoring methods.


Soil Physics
Tuesday, October 18, 2011: 8:00 AM-11:55 AM
Henry Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 206A

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Tyson Ochsner and Brian Hornbuckle
Tyson Ochsner and Brian Hornbuckle
8:10 AM
Large-Scale Monitoring of Root Zone Soil Water Status Using Optical/Thermal Imagery.
Jan M. Hendrickx, New Mexico Tech; Brian Borchers, New Mexico Tech; James Harrison, New Mexico Tech; Sung-ho Hong, Murray State University; Kathy Fleming, New Mexico Tech; Bridget Scanlon, Bureau Econ. Geology Univ. Texas
8:25 AM
Validation of Remote Sensed Soil Map Unit Boundaries, Sevilleta LTER, New Mexico.
James J. Harrison, New Mexico Tech; Jan Hendrickx, New Mexico Tech; Brian Borchers, New Mexico Tech; Molly Whitt, New Mexico Tech
8:40 AM
COSMOS: An In Situ Soil Moisture Observational Network At Intermediate Spatial Scales.
Trenton E. Franz, University of Arizona; Rafael Rosolem, University of Arizona; Marek Zreda, University of Arizona; Ty Ferre, University of Arizona; Chris Zweck, University of Arizona; Xubin Zeng, University of Arizona; James Shuttleworth, University of Arizona
8:55 AM
Impact of Rapidly Growing Vegetation On COSMOS Measurements.
Brian Hornbuckle, Iowa State University; Samantha Irvin, Iowa State University; Jason Patton, Iowa State University
9:10 AM
Using GPS Interferometric Reflectometry to Estimate Shallow Soil Moisture Fluctuations.
Eric Small, CU Boulder; Clara Chew, CU Boulder; Kristine Larson, CU Boulder; John Braun, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research; Tyson Ochsner, Oklahoma State University
9:25 AM
Field Tests of a Down-Hole TDR Profiling Water Content Measurement System.
Joaquin J. Casanova, USDA-ARS; Steven R. Evett, USDA-ARS; Robert C. Schwartz, USDA-ARS; Scott K. Anderson, Acclima, Inc.
9:40 AM
9:55 AM
Calibration and Validation of the Soil Moisture Active Passive Mission with USDA-ARS Experimental Watersheds.
Michael H. Cosh, USDA-ARS; Thomas J. Jackson, USDA-ARS; David Bosch, USDA-ARS; Gary Heathman, USDA-ARS National Soil Erosion Research Lab; Susan Moran, USDA-ARS; John Prueger, USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment; Patrick Starks, USDA-ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory
10:10 AM
Large-Scale Soil Moisture Monitoring In Canada for Validation of Soil Moisture Retrieval Algorithms From Passive Microwave Sensors.
Aaron Berg, University of Guelph; Jonathon Belanger, University of Guelph; Sarah Impera, University of Guelph
10:25 AM
Spatial and Temporal Variability of Soil Moisture Measured by the Oklahoma Mesonet.
Jeffrey B. Basara, University of Oklahoma; Brad Illston, Oklahoma Climatological Survey; Christopher A. Fiebrich, Oklahoma Mesonet; Tyson Ochsner, Oklahoma State University
10:40 AM
Enhancing North Carolina ECONet Soil Moisture Estimation Using AMSR-E, Precipitation, and Evapotranspiration Data.
Christopher D'Aiuto, Dept. of Soil Science/North Carolina State University; Jeffrey G. White, North Carolina State University; Joshua L. Heitman, North Carolina State University
10:55 AM
Applications of Wavelets to the Prediction of Soil Moisture Profiles.
Daniel Gimenez, Rutgers University; Samuel D. Joseph, Rutgers University; Robert Miskewitz, Rutgers University
11:25 AM
Estimating Soil Water Content From Surface Digital Image Gray Level Measurements Under Visible Spectrum.
Yuanjun Zhu Sr., institute of soil and water conservation, Chinese Academy of Sciences; yunqiang Wang Sr., institute of geographical sciences and natural resources research, Chinese Academy of Sciences; mingan shao Sr., institute of geographical sciences and natural resources research, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Robert Horton, Agronomy Department
11:40 AM
Spatial Variability of Hydraulic, Physical, and Thermal Properties In Unsaturated Soil Covers.
Lindsay Tallon, University of Saskatchewan; Bing Cheng Si, University of Saskatchewan; S. Lee Barbour, University of Saskatchewan; Julie Zettl, University of Saskatchewan
11:55 AM
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