Tarendra Lakhankar
PhD

Soil Moisture and Agriculture

CREST-SMART (Soil Moisture Advanced Radiometric Testbed) field campaign aims to improve microwave radiative modeling of soil–vegetation systems and  improve the understanding of soil–plant–atmosphere interactions. It consists of two components: (i) microwave remote sensing using L-band radiometry, (ii) a comprehensive network of ground measurements of soil moisture. The objectives of campaign are: (i) to contribute towards a better understanding of the different processes affecting the microwave signal, (ii) to test as well as improve the soil moisture retrieval algorithms from dual polarized and multi-angular measurements, and (iii) to validate satellite based soil moisture products against in situ observations. https://www.cessrst.org/smart/