Derivation of near surface soil moisture for agricultural areas and grassland using C-Band SAR
Left: C-Band Amplitude (spatial resolution 150m, ENVISAT WSM)
Right: Soil Moisture Volume (black: no information)
Areas south of Augsburg on 10. May 2009
Temporal dynamic of the soil moisture, monitored by ENVISAT ASAR Wide-Swath-Mode.
Entire catchments (here: Upper Danube) can be monitored in near-real-time,
independent from clouds in a spatial resolution of 1 km.
With the availability of the Sentinel-1 satellite, operated by ESA and the EC, the spatial and temporal availability of surface parameter observations could be increased. Now it is able to monitor also small scale dynamics, e.g. for agriculture, with an spatial resolution of 20 Meter
Temporal dynamics of the surface soil moisture with Sentinel-1 in 100m resolution
(Agricultural area north-east of Munich / Germany)