Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture over Australia from AMSR-E


Soil moisture can significantly influence atmospheric evolution. However the soil moisture state predicted by land surface models, and subsequently used as the boundary condition in atmospheric models, is often unrealistic. New remote sensing technologies are able to observe surface soil moisture at the scales and coverage required by numerical weather prediction (NWP), and there is potential to improve modelled soil moisture, and ultimately atmospheric forecasts, through assimilation of this remotely sensed data into NWP models.

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@inproceedings{Walker2007RemotelySS, title={Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture over Australia from AMSR-E}, author={James P. Walker and P. J. Steinle and R.A.M. de Jeu}, year={2007} }