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The use of remotely sensed soil moisture data in large-scale models of the hydrological cycleManabe (1982) has reviewed numerical simulations of the atmosphere which provided a framework within which an examination of the dynamics of the hydrological cycle could be conducted. It was found that the climate is sensitive to soil moisture variability in space and time. The challenge arises now to improve the observations of soil moisture so as to provide up-dated boundary condition inputs to large scale models including the hydrological cycle. Attention is given to details regarding the significance of understanding soil moisture variations, soil moisture estimation using remote sensing, and energy and moisture balance modeling.
Document ID
19860030863
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Salomonson, V. V. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Gurney, R. J. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Schmugge, T. J. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1985
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Report/Patent Number
IAF PAPER 85-03
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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