Validation of Satellite Soil Moisture Retrieving Algorithms


  • A client in the agricultural sector needed to know whether satellite-retrieved soil moisture data was reliable.
  • The satellite-based soil moisture data was needed to monitor droughts.
  • The soil moisture estimation algorithm needed to be scalable.

Xpertnest’s Solutions

  • Retrieved soil moisture data.
  • Took measurements using a Theta Probe instrument in India and COSMOS data in UK.
  • Compared satellite-estimated data to data taken from the field.

Value Delivered

  • Found that software algorithms provided soil moisture data with 85-90% accuracy.
  • Validated an algorithm to provide quality soil moisture data sets in any region of the world.

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