Discussing the state of the art in the remote sensing of surface turbulent heat fluxes and soil surface moisture content, this book offers the most up-to-date understanding of the natural processes of Earth systems and their interactions with man-made activities. Identifying effective, accurate, and practical methods, it allows researchers to obtain much-needed data on the soilscape at decreased cost: both reducing the amount of field data collection and increasing coverage area. An all-inclusive overview of methods and modeling techniques, it provides case studies and considers future trends, prospects, and scientific challenges.
Controls, Conventional Estimation, and Remote Sensing Methods Overview. Remote Sensing of Surface Energy Fluxes: Algorithms and Case Studies. Remote Sensing of Soil Surface Moisture: Algorithms and Case Studies. Challenges and Future Outlook.