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Tracking Permafrost with P-band SAR

AirMOSS Radar Swaths

AirMOSS radar swaths flown in 2014 and 2015 in Alaska. In situ soil moisture and temperature profile measurements were obtained at the CALM (Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring) and the UAF GIPL (Geophysical Institute Permafrost Laboratory, University of Alaska Fairbanks) sites and used to validate AirMOSS data products.

Airborne Microwave Observatory of Subcanopy and Subsurface (AirMOSS) radar data from Alaska are used to derive estimates of active layer thickness. Data from flights in 2014 and 2015 are now available.

Soil Moisture and Tree Measurements at Harvard Forest

Harvard Forest Canopy

Upward-facing photo of the canopy at Harvard Forest (transect 2, plot 57) on 2012-10-18.

Ground-based data collected at the Harvard Forest site was used to validate Airborne Microwave Observatory of Subcanopy and Subsurface (AirMOSS) soil moisture estimates.

Monitoring Permafrost with P-Band SAR

Active layer thickness and uncertainty.

Active layer thickness with uncertainty for a flight swath over the northern section of Alaska's Dalton Highway in summer 2015.

NASA's ABoVE airborne campaign provides estimates of active layer thickness and soil properties derived from the AirMOSS instrument.

Soil Moisture Datasets Become Fertile Ground for Applications

Installation and maintenance of in situ soil moisture sensors

Installation and maintenance of in situ soil moisture sensors require extensive fieldwork. Here Ruzbeh Akbar installs sensors at a SoilSCAPE site in California. (Photo Credit: University of Southern California’s SoilSCAPE project)

An update on the ORNL DAAC's Soil Moisture Visualizer (SMV) is featured in AGU's Eos, Earth & Space Science News.

AirMOSS L2/3 Soil Moisture Updated

Soil moisture estimates at the Walnut Gulch site, Arizona

Soil moisture estimates at the Walnut Gulch site, Arizona, reveal a dry soil surface, but considerably more moisture at 45 cm depth.

A new version of the AirMOSS root zone soil moisture data product is now available.

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