DoD Soil Moisture Working Group (SMWG)
Dr. Jones is a co-founding member of the DoD's Soil Moisture Working Group (SMWG). The group is a set of DoD Laboratory partnerships with CSU. Laboratories represented include the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Navy Research Laboratory (NRL), and several U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) laboratories. We collaborate with operational weather facilities such as the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) and conduct research toward improved soil moisture application performance. Current activities are focused on the use of WindSat satellite sensor data for soil moisture applications, including preparations for use of the NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) sensor capabilities.