Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP170102373 [ 2017 - 2023 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof Jeffrey Walker; Dr In-Young Yeo; Dr Thomas Jackson; Dr Yann Kerr; Dr Edward Kim; Dr Andrew McGrath

Brief description This project aims to develop radiative transfer models to demonstrate that a P-band radiometer capability can remotely sense the top ~15cm layer of soil moisture, through a series of tower and airborne field experiments. Timely soil moisture information on this near-surface layer is critical to improved water management for food production in the face of extreme climate variability. Current satellite technologies are limited to the top ~5cm layer of soil using an L-band radiometer. This project is expected to give farmers the soil moisture data they need to optimise their available water resources to maximise food production

Funding Amount $923,500

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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