HCMM energy budget data as a model input for assessing regions of high potential groundwater pollution. Academic Article uri icon


  • Day thermal data were analyzed to assess depth to groundwater in the test site. HCMM apparent temperature was corrected for atmospheric effects using lake temperature of the Oahe Reservoir in central South Dakota. Soil surface temperatures were estimated using an equation developed for ground studies. A significant relationship was found between surface soil temperature and depth to groundwater, as well as between the surface soil-maximum air temperature differential and soil water content (% of field capacity) in the 0 cm and 4 cm layer of the profile.-from NASA Abstract E80-10155

author list (cited authors)

  • Moore, D. G., & Heilman, J. L.

complete list of authors

  • Moore, DG||Heilman, JL

publication date

  • January 1980