Current Status of the SMAP mission and its application to agriculture

2015 Fall Cyberseminar Series

Presenter(s):
Narendra Das / NASA Jet Propulsion Labratory

Biography:

Narendra  Narayan  Das  was  born  in  Bhilai,  India.  He received the Bachelor of Engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology, Raipur (formerly, Government Engineering College, Raipur), India, and the Master and the Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in 2005 and 2008, respectively. In 2008, he joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), NASA, and has been conducting research in hydrology and microwave remote sensing, especially for soil moisture. He is currently a member in the Water and Carbon Cycles Group  in  the  Climate,  Oceans,  and  Solid  Earth  Science Section at JPL. He is also a member of the Science Algorithm Development Team for the Soil Moisture Active and Passive (SMAP) mission. He is the Deputy Application Lead for the SMAP mission based in JPL. He works with the USAID for the NASA SERVIR program to implement Drought and Crop Forecast System for East Africa region. 

CUAHSI's 2015 Fall Cybseminar Series on The Western U.S. Drought on the Ground and from Space: Combining in situ and remotely sensed data to understand and mitigate drought!

Hosted by Todd Caldwell Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas