Expanding SCS's remote sensing program

TitleExpanding SCS's remote sensing program
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1992
AuthorsCooper, P. D., Werner J. G., and Schaeffer G.
Conference Name60th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 60th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1992
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationJackson Hole, Wyoming
KeywordsClimatic data, Global change, Meteor burst, Remote sensing, SNOTEL, Water quality

The Soil Conservation Service (SCS) is involved in an effort to expand it’s application of meteor burst communications from Western water supply forecasting into other resource management concerns. A pilot site was installed in Sherburne County, Minnesota, in May 1990. Local SCS offices have begun utilizing the site’s meteorological data for Evapotranspiration (ET) estimates. These ET estimates are made available to landowners for irrigation scheduling. The irrigation scheduling program is part of an SCS/Extension Service Water Quality Demonstration Project aimed at reducing nitrogen loading to groundwater in the Anoka Sand Plain area.Beginning August, 1991, the Minnesota site, along with ten other new installations east of the Rockies were equipped with meteorological and soil moisture and soil temperature sensors. This newest phase in SCS resource inventory operations is aimed at demonstrating the (etc.)