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2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

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Division: SSSA Division: Soil Physics and Hydrology

Title: Proximal and Remote Sensing Techniques in Soil Physics and Hydrology

Organizers: Ebrahim Babaeian , Morteza Sadeghi , Susan O'Shaughnessy , Markus Tuller and Ana Wagner
Moderators: Markus Tuller and Morteza Sadeghi
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Community Cosponsor: Airborne and Satellite Remote Sensing Community, Sensor-Based Water Management Community
Format: Oral Topical Session
Keywords: Airborne and satellite remote sensing, Soil moisture content and flow, Soil properties, state variables and fluxes and Spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging

Session Description: The rapid technological evolution of airborne (e.g., UAVs, PLMR2, AirMOSS) and satellite remote sensing techniques (e.g., Landsat, Sentinel, SMAP) as well as field-based and laboratory proximal sensing methods (e.g., hyperspectral imaging, ground penetrating radar, x-ray computed tomography, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, electromagnetic induction surveys, and cosmic-ray neutron monitoring) provides exciting new tools for soil physics and hydrology research. Proximal and remote sensing methods have shown great potential for measurement of soil properties, state variables, and fluxes. This session will highlight recent advances in proximal and remote sensing methods and demonstrate their utility for characterization of soil properties and processes.