Thermography for Estimating Near-Surface Soil Moisture under Developing Crop Canopies Academic Article uri icon


  • Ground-based and aircraft investigations were conducted to evaluate the potential for extending the thermography approach to developing crop canopies. A significant exponential relationship was found between the volumetric soil water content in the 0-4 cm soil layer and the diurnal difference between surface soil temperature measured at 0230 and 1330 LST (satellite overpass times of HCMM).- from Authors

published proceedings

  • Journal of Applied Meteorology

author list (cited authors)

  • Heilman, J. L., & Moore, D. G.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Heilman, JL||Moore, DG

publication date

  • March 1980