Towards a space-time observation system for soil moisture

MA Niranjan Wimalathunge, Thomas Bishop, Ana Horta

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A confluence of scientific and technological developments in soil moisture sensing, satellite imagery and spatial statistics now provide the opportunity to predict soil moisture as it varies in space and time. This work presents initial results in the development of a methodology to predict (in near real-time) soil moisture at a spatial resolution of 100m on a daily time step using a combination of insitu measurements of soil moisture, spatial statistics and remote sensing products which parameterise components of the soil water balance equation; soil moisture = precipitation + irrigation - evapotranspiration - deep drainage - runoff.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium: The art and science of water
Place of PublicationBarton, ACT
PublisherEngineers Australia
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print) 9781922107497
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium: HWRS 2015 - Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Australia
Duration: 07 Dec 201510 Dec 2015 (Conference website)


Conference36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium
Abbreviated titleThe art and science of water
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