The 1st Australian Workshop on Airborne Cal/Val for Microwave Satellite Missions


Day 1: Satellite and Field Site Overviews

08h50 – 09h00 : Welcome (Jeff Walker)
09h00 – 09h30 : Overview: 8-years of soil moisture cal/val in Australia (Jeff Walker)
09h30 – 10h00 : SMOS - 1.5 years down the road (Yann Kerr)
10h00 – 10h30 : NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission: project overview and status (Peggy O'Neill)


10h50 – 11h05 : Aquarius/SAC-D and soil moisture (Tom Jackson)
11h05 – 11h25 : The Australian Airborne Cal/val Experiment for SMOS (AACES) field campaigns (Chris Rüdiger)
11h25 – 11h45 : SMAPEx-1 & SMAPEx-2: an overview (Rocco Panciera)
11h45 – 12h00 : Status of OzNet (Rodger Young)
12h00 – 12h15 : Discussions (All)


13h40 – 13h55 : Yenda activities (John Hornbuckle)

Data Analyses and Modelling

13h55 – 14h10 : Applications of hyperspectral data collected during the AACES field campaign (Marta Yebra)
14h10 – 14h25 : Modelling and data assimilation with remote sensing and OzNet data (Rob Pipunic)
14h25 – 14h40 : AWRA-L and CABLE modelled Tb using CMEM (Luigi Renzullo)
14h40 – 14h55 : BoM in-house validation of AWRA-L model using Oznet, AACES and SMOS data (Derek Bacon)
14h55 – 15h10 : Incidence angle normalization of backscatter data (Tom Jackson)


15h30 – 15h45 : Estimation of soil moisture retrieval parameters using multi-angular L-band observations (Sandy Peischl)
15h45 – 16h00 : Rock cover fraction and its influence on soil moisture retrieval (Ye Nan)
16h00 – 16h15 : Development of a soil hydraulic property estimator (Ranmalee Bandara)
16h15 – 16h30 : Discussions (All)

Day 2: SMOS Science Projects

09h00 – 09h25 : The SMOS science overview (Yann Kerr)
09h25 – 09h45 : SAZE-Oz and AACES - Some results (Chris Rüdiger)
09h45 – 10h00 : SMOS in Poland (Ewa Słominska)
10h00 – 10h15 : Assimilation of satellite derived soil moisture for weather forecasting (Imtiaz Dharssi)
10h15 – 10h30 : Multi-sensor soil moisture retrieval using SMOS (Mahdi Allahmoradi)


SMAP Cal/Val and Algorithm Development Projects

10h50 – 11h05 : SMAP Cal/Val plan overview (Tom Jackson)
11h05 – 11h20 : SMAP data testbed and cal/val activities in the northern hemisphere (Andreas Colliander)
11h20 – 11h35 : Polarimetric L-Band Imaging Scatterometer data processing (Heath Yardley)
11h35 – 11h50 : Towards operational monitoring of key climate parameters from synthetic aperture radar : perspective and challenges (Mihai Tanase)
11h50 – 12h05 : SMAPex Australia 2011 : roughness and vegetation data (Alicia Joseph)
12h05 – 12h20 : Presentation summary / Priorities for the afternoon discussion session (Jeff Walker)


Panel Discussion

13h45 – 13h55 : Introduction to panel discussion (Jeff Walker)
13h55 – 14h20 : SMAPex discussion points (Tom Jackson)
14h20 – 16h00 : Panel discussion on the future direction of SMOS and SMAP field campaigns (All)
16h00 : Close (Jeff Walker)


Name Organisation
Mahdi Allahmoradi University of Melbourne
Derek Bacon Bureau of Meteorology
Ranmalee Bandara Monash University
Bree Bennett University of Adelaide
Andreas Colliander NASA
Imtiaz Dharssi CAWCR/BoM
Ying Gao Monash University
Doug Gray University of Adelaide
John Hornbuckle CSIRO
Tom Jackson USDA ARS
Alicia Joseph NASA
Jing Li University of Adelaide
Kim Lowell CRC for Spatial Information
Peggy O'Neill NASA
Rocco Panciera CRC for Spatial Information
Sandy Peischl Monash University
Robert Pipunic University of Melbourne
Luigi Renzullo CSIRO
Christoph Rüdiger Monash University
Dongryeol Ryu University of Melbourne
Mahshid Sharban Monash University
Ewa Słominska SRC PAS
Mihai Tanase CRC for Spatial Information
Mark Thyer University of Adelaide
Marta Yebra CSIRO
Jeffrey Walker Monash University
Xiaoling Wu Monash University
Heath Yardley University of Adelaide
Nan Ye Monash University
Rodger Young University of Melbourne

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Last Modified: 18 Oct 2012
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