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dc.contributor.authorMcCabe, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorAragon Solorio, Bruno Jose Luis
dc.contributor.authorHouborg, Rasmus
dc.contributor.authorMascaro, J.
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-05T06:12:00Z
dc.date.available2017-12-05T06:12:00Z
dc.date.issued2017-12-14
dc.identifier.citationMcCabe MF, Aragon B, Houborg R, Mascaro J (2017) CubeSats in Hydrology: Ultra-High Resolution Insights into Vegetation Dynamics and Terrestrial Evaporation. Water Resources Research. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2017wr022240.
dc.identifier.issn0043-1397
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/2017wr022240
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/626279
dc.description.abstractSatellite-based remote sensing has generally necessitated a trade-off between spatial resolution and temporal frequency, affecting the capacity to observe fast hydrological processes and rapidly changing land surface conditions. An avenue for overcoming these spatiotemporal restrictions is the concept of using constellations of satellites, as opposed to the mission focus exemplified by the more conventional space-agency approach to earth observation. Referred to as CubeSats, these platforms offer the potential to provide new insights into a range of earth system variables and processes. Their emergence heralds a paradigm shift from single-sensor launches to an operational approach that envisions tens to hundreds of small, lightweight and comparatively inexpensive satellites placed into a range of low earth orbits. Although current systems are largely limited to sensing in the optical portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, we demonstrate the opportunity and potential that CubeSats present the hydrological community via the retrieval of vegetation dynamics and terrestrial evaporation and foreshadow future sensing capabilities.
dc.description.sponsorshipResearch reported in this publication was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). We acknowledge the support of the Planet Ambassadors Program that has provided access to Planetscope satellite imagery.
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Union (AGU)
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017WR022240/abstract
dc.rightsThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: CubeSats in Hydrology: Ultra-High Resolution Insights into Vegetation Dynamics and Terrestrial Evaporation, which has been published in final form at http://doi.org/10.1002/2017wr022240. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
dc.titleCubeSats in Hydrology: Ultra-High Resolution Insights into Vegetation Dynamics and Terrestrial Evaporation
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentEarth System Observation and Modelling
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
dc.identifier.journalWater Resources Research
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionPlanet, 346 9th Street; San Francisco CA 94103
kaust.personMcCabe, Matthew
kaust.personAragon Solorio, Bruno Jose Luis
kaust.personHouborg, Rasmus
refterms.dateFOA2018-12-01T00:00:00Z
dc.date.published-online2017-12-14
dc.date.published-print2017-12


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