La Plata Basin Floods and Droughts: Contribution of Microwave Remote Sensing in Monitoring and Prediction
[17-Nov-2015] Grings, F.
Presented at the 2015 Aquarius/SAC-D Science Team Meeting
The project summary for Project 12 - La Plata Basin Floods and Droughts: Contribution of Microwave Remote Sensing in Monitoring and Prediction. The main achievements of the project focus on soil moisture retrieval using AQ radiometer/scatterometer, monitoring soil moisture conditions in the Pampas Plains, monitoring floods in the Paraná floodplain, multitemporal analysis of forest environments, and MWR radiometer calibration. Among other things, these subjects included: the development of an Observing System Simulation Experiment (OSSE) for Aquarius emphasizing on an error budget analysis for different retrieval algorithms, the combined use of active and passive microwave measurements, the participation in calibration activities for MWR radiometer and the design and development and construction of a ground L band radiometer.