Fourth NAFE Workshop


Day 1: NAFE, MoistureMap and SMAP presentations

9:00 – 9:15 OzNet calibration and monitoring network status (Rodger Young)
9:15 – 9:30 NAFE data archive update (Rocco Panciera)
9:30 – 9:45 AMSR-E soil moisture retrievals using the SCA during NAFE’06 (Tom Jackson)
9:45 – 10:00 Microwave vegetation indices and VWC in NAFE’06 (Tom Jackson)
10:00 – 10:30 Effects of snow patchiness on low-resolution microwave observations (Ed Kim)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:30 Effects of land surface heterogeneity on SMOS soil moisture retrieval: A field study (Rocco Panciera)
11:30 – 12:00 L-band microwave emission of high saline soils (Dongryeol Ryu)
12:00 – 12:30 Satellite and SMS irrigation scheduling service (John Hornbuckle)

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch Break

1:30 – 2:00 Recap on what has been done so far with Kyeamba NAFE data - Discussion on ideas for scaling between medium and regional PLMR brightness data (Greg Summerell)
2:00 – 2:15 Remote Sensing of Soil Properties (Alan Marks)
2:15 – 2:30 Soil moisture and composition by surface Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNA) (Chris Waring)
2:30 – 3:00 The SMAP Mission (Peggy O’Neil)

3:00 – 3:30 Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:00 MoistureMap: Overview (Jeff Walker)
4:00 – 4:10 Multisensor retrieval of Soil Moisture (Mahdi Allahmoradi)
4:10 – 4:20 Multiangle retrieval of soil moisture (Sandy Peischl)
4:20 – 4:30 Mixed pixel retrieval of soil moisture (Ye Nan)
4:30 – 5:00 Discussion

Day 2: NAFE Cal/Val experiments

9:00 – 9:30 SMOS calibration sites: Australian arid zone (Chris Ruediger)
9:30 – 11:30 Murrumbidgee field campaigns: Discussion (Jeff Walker)
11:30 – 11:45 SMOS validation sites: Goulburn and Murrumbidgee (Cecilia Azcurra)
11:45 – 12:00 An Airborne SMAP Simulator for Australia (Rocco Panciera)

12:00 Close


Name Organisation
Cecilia Azcurra University of Melbourne
Mahdi Allahmoradi       University of Melbourne
John Hornbuckle CSIRO Land and Water
Tom Jackson USDA ARS
Alan Marks CSIRO Land and Water
Ye Nan University of Melbourne
Peggy O'Neill NASA GSFC
Rocco Panciera University of Melbourne
Sandy Peischl University of Melbourne
Chris Ruediger University of Melbourne
Dongryeol Ryu University of Melbourne
Vic Shoemark Department of Primary Industry
Craig Smith ANSTO
Greg Summerell Department of Environment and Climate
Jeffrey Walker University of Melbourne
Chris Waring ANSTO
Rodger Young University of Melbourne

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