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Friesen, J. (author), Rodgers, C. (author), Oguntunde, P.G. (author), Hendrickx, J.M.H. (author), Van de Giesen, N. (author)
In West Africa, which is an extremely moisturelimited region, soil water information plays a vital role in hydrologic and meteorologic modeling for improved water resource planning and food security. Recent and upcoming satellite missions, such as SMOS and MetOp, hold promise for the regional observation of soil moisture. The resolution of the...
journal article 2008
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Friesen, J.C. (author), Van Beek, C. (author), Selker, J. (author), Savenije, H.H.G. (author), Van de Giesen, N. (author)
A method for measuring whole-tree interception of precipitation is presented which employs mechanical displacement sensors to measure trunk compression caused by the water captured by the tree. This direct and nondestructive method is demonstrated to be sensitive to less than 5 kg of interception field tests in Netherlands and Ghana.
journal article 2008