Airborne Detection of Cosmic-Ray Albedo Neutrons for Regional-Scale Surveys of Root-Zone Soil Water on Earth

Martin Schrön1, Lutz Bannehr2, Markus Köhli3, Marek G Zreda4, Jannis Weimar5, Steffen Zacharias1, Sascha E Oswald6, Jan Bumberger7, Luis E. Samaniego1, Ulrich Schmidt8, Petra Zieger9 and Peter Dietrich1, (1)Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, (2)Hochschule Anhalt, Institut für Geoinformation und Vermessung, Dessau, Germany, (3)University Heidelberg, Physikalisches Institut, Heidelberg, Germany, University of Bonn, Physikalisches Institut, Bonn, Germany, (4)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (5)Heidelberg University, Physikalisches Institut, Heidelberg, Germany, (6)University of Potsdam, Institute of Earth and Environmental Science, Potsdam, Germany, (7)Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ Leipzig, Department Monitoring and Exploration Technologies, Leipzig, Germany, (8)University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, (9)Fraunhofer-Institut für Kommunikation, Information und Ergonomie FKIE, Wachtberg, Germany