Third NAFE Workshop


Day 1: NAFE Data Review

8:20 ?8:30 Welcome (Jeff Walker)
8:30 ?9:00 Overview of NAFE?5 (Rocco Panciera)
9:00 ?9:30 Overview of NAFE?6 (Olivier Merlin)
9:30 ?10:00 OzNet Stations (Rodger Young)
10:00 ?10:30 NAFE Stations (Olivier Merlin)

10:30 ?11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 ?11:30 HydraProbe Calibration (Olivier Merlin)
11:30 ?12:00 HydraProbe Data (Rocco Panciera)
12:00 ?12:30 Vegetation Data (Peggy O’Neil)

12:30 ?1:30 Lunch Break

1:30 ?2:00 Other Data (Rocco Panciera)
2:00 ?2:30 Kyeamba Creek Data (Greg Summerell)
2:30 ?3:00 Yenda Data (John Hornbuckle)

3:00 ?3:30 Coffee Break

3:30 ?4:00 Airborne NDVI, Photos and Lidar (Jorg Hacker
4:00 ?4:30 PLMR and TIR Data (Jeff Walker)
4:30 ?4:45 Satellite Data Part 1 (Olivier Merlin)
4:45 ?5:00 Satellite Data Part 2 (Tom Jackson)

Day 2: NAFE Data Analysis

8:45 ?9:00 Welcome and Overview (Jeff Walker)

9:00 ?10:15 Session 1: Science presentations
9:00-9:25 Assessment of sun-glint effects on PLMR measurements over land and water during NAFE campaigns (Philippe Masiongrande)
9:25-9:50 Vegetation water content estimation using LandSat observations (Tom Jackson)
9:50-10:15 Soil temperature retrieval using multi-sensor data (Paul O’Neill)

10:15 ?10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 ?12:25 Session 2: Science presentations
10:45-11:10 L-band soil moisture retrieval at different spatial scales: from satellite to paddock scale (Rocco Panciera)
11:10-11:35 Synergy of L-band and optical data for soil moisture monitoring (Olivier Merlin)
11:35-12:00 Assessment of potential AMSR-E soil moisture disaggregation using scatterometer observations (Venkat Lakshmi)
12:00-12:25 How well does AMSR-E data represent soil moisture over Australia? (Clara Draper)

12:25 ?1:30 Lunch Break

1:30 ?3:10 Session 3: Science presentations
1:30-1:55 Backpropagation Neural Network for soil moisture retrieval using NAFE?5 data: A comparison of different training algorithms (Soo See Chai)
1:55-2:20 Towards water balance modelling in the Kyeamba Creek catchment (Greg Summerell)
2:20-2:45 An initial investigation into the potential and limitations of high resolution PLMR and thermal image data for assisting irrigation scheduling in high value horticulture crops (John Hornbuckle)
2:45-3:10 Modelling of actual crop water consumption using airborne and optical-thermal satellite data over the Murrumbidgee catchment (Mohsin Hafeez)

3:10 ?3:40 Coffee Break

3:40 ?4:30 Session 4: Science presentations
3:40-4:05 Comparison between soil moisture geographic patterns and SPOT vegetation spectral indices (Philippe Masiongrande)
4:05-4:30 The ESA CoSMOS study for the validation of the SMOS L2 algorithm (Philippe Masiongrande)
4:30 ?5:00 Closing Discussion


Name Organisation
Tony Bernardi Department of Primary Industries
Soo See Chai Curtin University
Remy Dehan Charles Sturt University
Clara Draper University of Melbourne
Jiao Feng University of Melbourne
Jorg Hacker Flinders University/ARA
Moshin Hafeez CSIRO Land and Water
John Hornbuckle CSIRO Land and Water
Tom Jackson USDA ARS
Vadim Kuzmin University of Melbourne
Venkat Lakshmi University of South Carolina
Philippe Maisongrande CESBIO/CNES
Olivier Merlin University of Melbourne
Paul O'Neill Charles Sturt University
Peggy O'Neill NASA GSFC
Rocco Pamciera University of Melbourne
Robert Pipunic University of Melbourne
Walter Rawls USDA ARS
Vic Shoemark Department of Primary Industries
Greg Summerell Department of Natural Resources
Jeffrey Walker University of Melbourne
Rodger Young University of Melbourne

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Last Modified: October 2007
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