SOIL MOISTURE DETECTION WITH IMAGING RADARS

THE DATA PRESENTED SUGGEST THAT PRESENTLY AVAILABLE DUAL POLARIZED, K-BAND, SIDE-LOOKING IMAGING RADARS PROVIDE A CAPABILITY FOR REVEALING A QUALITATIVE ESTIMATE OF SOIL MOSITURE CONTENT. WHEN USED AS A SUPPLEMENT TO AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN TEMPERATE CLIMATES, RADAR IMAGERY ANALYSIS WILL DECREASE THE AMBIGUITY OF SOIL TYPE RECONNAISSANCE. IN THE ARCTIC, AN IMAGING RADAR MAY PROVIDE DATA FOR MAPPING REGIONS OF PERMAFROST, AND THIS PROCESS COULD BE ACCOMPLISHED IN A SEQUENTIAL MANNER REGARDLESS OF WEATHER OR TIME OF DAY. THE USE OF ADDITIONAL MULTIFREQUENCY MULTIPOLARIZATION IMAGING RADARS AND THE RELATIVE FOLIAGE PENETRATION OF EACH SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED AS A POSSIBLE MEANS OF GATHERING QUANTITATIVE SOIL MOISTURE INFORMATION. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 7, No 1, PP 100-110
  • Corporate Authors:

    Water Resources Research

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  • Authors:
    • MacDonald, H C
    • Waite, W P
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  • Accession Number: 00229938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 18 1971 12:00AM