About Sensors - Design
Building on existing technologies in our infrastructure, see webpage LATICE-Flux (infrastructure) with novel technologies, the activity addresses distinct challenges of temporal and spatial scale within land-surface observations. Two areas are of specific interest:
Advanced sensor technologies
Through our collaboration with the Department of Informatics we are bringing novel radar technologies developed for biomedical imaging to the field of geosciences. We envision developing radar arrays for snow water and soil moisture monitoring that will provide a 4-D view of the dynamics of the systems.
A grand challenge today is management and handling of large volumes of data. As we probe with our observations at finer resolution at both temporal and spatial scales, new methodologies for model calibration and validation are required. Developing such new calibration tools and methodologies is a core activity within LATICE.