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The Soil Moisture Active and Passive (SMAP) mission, to be launched in the 2012-2013, will use a combined L-band radiometer (40 km) and high-resolution radar (1-3 km) to measure surface soil moisture and freeze-thaw state. It will provide new opportunities for understanding of regional and global water cycles, ecosystem productivity and the processes that link the water, energy, and carbon cycles (http://smap.jpl.nasa.gov). My research interests include the signal statistics and sensitivity analyses of radar and radiometer measurements to geophysical properties, and the development of the physically based microwave models for satellite image data assimilation, analyses, and parameter retrieval. In this section, my research expertise that can help SMAP mission is summarized. All related publications are listed in the reference section.

Project PI: Jiancheng Shi/University of California, Santa Barbara

Institute for Computational Earth System Science 6808 Ellison Hall University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Phone: (805)893-2309

Fax: (805)893-2578

Email: shi@icess.ucsb.edu

http://www.icess.ucsb.edu/~shi/

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