Soil Moisture Estimation From Remotely Sensed Hyperspectral Data

Amy L. Kaleita, Lei Tian, Haibo Yao
2003 2003, Las Vegas, NV July 27-30, 2003   unpublished
A methodology for mapping surface soil moisture content across an agricultural field from optical remote sensing and ground sampling is developed. This study uses both ground-based and remotely sensed spectral measurements of soil reflectance in visible and near-infrared wavelengths and concurrent measurements of volumetric soil moisture within the top 6 cm. After determining appropriate wavelengths for soil moisture estimation from spectral reflectance, a cokriging scheme was used to generate
more » ... oil moisture maps. Results indicate that combining reflectance and ground measurements can yield more detailed maps of soil moisture than ground measurement alone.
doi:10.13031/2013.13717 fatcat:br3bckm4knc7jcck4x2gsidriq