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During June–July 1999, the NOAA R/V Ron H. Brown (RHB) sailed from Australia to the Republic of Nauru where the Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program operates a long-term climate observing station. During July, when the RHB was in close proximity to the island of Nauru, detailed comparisons of ship-and island-based… (More)
form the basis for further soil moisture investigations.
This paper describes the airborne data collected during the 2002 and 2003 Cold Land Processes Experiment (CLPX). These data include gamma radiation observations, multi-and hyperspectral optical imaging, optical altimetry, and passive and active microwave observations of the test areas. The gamma observations were collected with the NOAA/National Weather… (More)
~300 MHz subbands, incorporated into the PSR/CX instrument, have provided one means of interference mitigation that is useful under moderately contaminated conditions. ETL has developed a new C-band spectrometer that observes emissions within relatively narrower bandwidths and is tunable from 5.8 to 7.5 GHz. The spectrometer is able to reduce the effects of… (More)
The NASA Cold-land Processes Field Experiment-1 (CLPX-1) involved several instruments in order to acquire data a t different spatial resolutions. Indeed, one of the main tasks of CLPX-1 was to explore scaling issues associated with microwave remote sensing of snowpacks. To achieve this task, microwave brightness temperatures collected at 18.7, 36.5, and 89… (More)
An unresolved issue in global soil moisture retrieval using passive microwave sensors is the spatial integration of heterogeneous landscape features to the nominal 50 km footprint observed by most satellite systems. One of the objectives of the Soil Moisture Experiments 2004 (SMEX04) was to address some aspects of this problem, specifically variability… (More)
exhibit emissivity modes that are similar to those observed in the historical data sets, and that the empirical relationships between the emissivity and the snow water equivalent (SWE), after the effects of macrovegetation are removed, closely match those found in the past theoretical studies. The use of the 89-GHz channel in the empirical relationships… (More)