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Generation of New Gridded Soil Moisture and Temperature Products


National Weather Service, Office of Hydrologic Development

RO# Location
26.07.96.B7009 Silver Spring , MD 20910


Name E-mail Phone
Smith, Michael Bryan 301.427.9544


A number of recent distributed hydrological models are able to generate new states of the boundary soil layer in addition to traditional hydrological variables. However, rigorous consistent validation is needed to define the uncertainty level of such products specifically at different spatial resolutions. Results of such simulations depend much on local soil-vegetation properties that vary significantly even at small-scale model units. In recent research, NWS investigated a simple scaling approach to rescale nationwide gridded soil moisture simulations into a local product. Continuing research is needed to develop downscaling techniques of gridded fields into higher resolution or even to a "point"-type outputs to satisfy actual users of such products. In addition, the impact of irrigation on the simulation of soil moisture is another topic of investigation.


Soil moisture; Hydrology; Water resources; Spatial resolution; Scale;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$55,000.00 $2,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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