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Q&A: Life in the Field with SMAPEx-4 : Notes from the Field : Blogs

Q&A: Life in the Field with SMAPEx-4 : Notes from the Field : Blogs

Researcher Amy McNally spent two weeks in Yanco, Australia to participate in the three week Soil Moisture Active Passive Experiment-4 (SMAPEx-4) field campaign in May. The field campaign measures soil moisture and related data using ground and airborne instruments. The data is used to validate actual data and algorithms from the SMAP satellite. In the following Q&A, McNally shares her experience on the SMAPEx-4 ground validation team and her first impressions of Australia. McNally and her team pack up at the end of a long day of taking ground measurements (photographer Amy McNally) NASA: What do you do at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center for your day job? McNally: I am a Post-doctoral researcher in the hydrologic sciences lab , where I am customizing the NASA Land Information System for food and water security applications in Africa and the Middle East. This work support...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/fromthefield/2015/...

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