USA - Iowa

Operational Implementation Plans

In situ Data:

There are currently 20 in situ soil moisture stations collecting soil moisture, soil temperature and precipitation data in the South Fork Region.  In addition, during the Spring and Fall, in situ crop residue studies were conducted to estimate residue amounts via field measures and roadside surveys. During the summer of 2016, a field experiment was conducted in conjunction with NASA called the Soil Moisture Active Passive Validation Experiment (SMAPVEX16).  

 

Plans for Next Growing Season:

We will continue to measure crop residue and will be performing soil moisture validation on the network.  

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