GeoSTARe is a proposed GEOsynchronous satellite mission designed to carry aboard a Synthetic Aperture Radar (GEOSAR) payload, which can provide radar images with unprecedented temporal resolution. The research activity described in this paper aimed at investigating the potentialities of such system for soil moisture (SM) monitoring finalized to hydrological applications. The objective was defining the GEOSAR requirements, in term of spatio-temporal resolution, for SM mapping. GEOSAR is capable to produce images with different sub-daily temporal resolution, with associated spatial resolution, according to the length of the synthetic antenna focused on ground. To this aim, three GEOSAR-derived SM products, characterized by different spatio-temporal resolutions (matching the expected performances of GEOSAR), were simulated. Then, these products were used in a synthetic hydrological SM data assimilation experiment to evaluate their impact on model discharge predictions. Results showed that, for such system, the best performances were obtained when the highest spatial resolution was used.
|Titolo:||SPATIO-TEMPORAL REQUIREMENTS OF A GEOSYNCHRONOUS SAR SOIL MOISTURE PRODUCT FOR HYDROLOGICAL APPLICATIONS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.01 - Contributo in atti di convegno|