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Summary of Proposal HYD1740

TitleDemand-driven observation of soil moisture – A multi-sensor approach
Investigator Schröter, Ingmar - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Monitoring and Exploration Technologies
Team Member
Mrs. Dr. Wollschläger, Ute - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Monitoring and Exploration Technologies
SummaryThe aim of this project is to design an optimal soil moisture monitoring programme for a meso-scale hydrological research catchment by combining a suite of traditional, geophysical, and remote sensing data as well as terrain information. Time series of data from various sensors (TDR, electromagnetic induction, gamma ray spectroscopy, hyperspectral remote sensing, Terra-SAR-X) will be used to infer the hydraulically relevant patterns and states occurring within the catchment and to determine “hot moments” which allow to retrieve the highest information content from each sensor with respect to catchment-scale soil moisture dynamics. In this context, a time series of Terra-SAR-X data (04/2009 – 07/2009; 06/2010 –10/2010) will assist to map morphological and hydrological landscape units as well as vegetation cover, to monitor the seasonal development of vegetation height, and to infer information about near-surface soil moisture state throughout the catchment, at least for bare soil conditions. The project is funded by the Helmholtz Alliance„Remote Sensing & Earth System Dynamics“, and is supported by TERENO(TERestrial ENvironmental Observatories).

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