Estimation of a higher spatio-temporal resolution soil moisture over Karnataka

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High resolution soil moisture over Karnataka. The date is in YYYYMMDD format.

MAPSM algorithm has been applied in the state of Karnataka to retrieve the higher resolution soil moisture. SMOS has been used for the passive microwave data and RISAT-1 has been used for the active microwave data.

The high resolution soil moisture product can be used for several purposes e.g. identification of drought-impacted farmers and irrigation water management.

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Dr. Sat Kumar Tomer

The author is expert in the application of remote sensing for managing the natural resources.