The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Applications of Remote Sensing to Soil Moisture and Evapotranspiration

ARSET is offering its first webinar series focused exclusively on soil moisture and evapotranspiration. The training is targeted at local, regional, state, federal, and international organizations interested in using satellite imagery for decision and policy-making activities.

Previous ARSET trainings focused on water resources have mainly addressed remote sensing measurements of precipitation and their applications. But precipitation is only one component of the water cycle. NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Satellite Mission is now providing new soil moisture data, and modeling frameworks are providing new evapotranspiration data. This webinar series will help attendees learn about NASA soil moisture and evapotranspiration products and how to access and apply them for water resource management. Over the course of five weeks, attendees will learn how to monitor and manage water resources with techniques learned in training. The series will begin with an introduction to satellite missions and useful data sets. Next, trainers will demonstrate online portals for accessing data. The series will conclude with specific examples of how you can apply the data and modeled data products.

When: Every Thursday from 1-29 September; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 6:00-7:00 p.m. EDT
Where: Webinar (online)
How to Register: Click here to register. The webinar series is free, but you must register using online first.
Event Website: http://arset.gsfc.nasa.gov/water/webinars/apps-et-smap

Using the website above you can find the course agenda, course format, and suggested readings. Each week will cover a different topic on remote sensing and evapotranspiration. Daily sessions are presented twice per day to allow for international participation.