REMOTE DETERMINATION OF SOIL MOISTURE BY AEROSPACE METHODS

Only a combination of various techniques and a multi-plan approach can provide a remote information system for studying soil moisture. This approach is characterized by principles of multizonality, multiple-scale, multiple-time, and congruity. The multizonality of remote soil moisture determination consists of a simultaneous survey of the soil surface in various regions of the electromagnetic reflection and emission spectrum. Study of the moisture field of the earth's surface on a multiple scale requires a combination of general small-scale and detailed large-scale space and aerial surveys. Multiple-time remote aerospace surveys of soil moisture are achieved by repeated surveys of the earth by meteorological and natural resources satelites with different frequency. The congruity of a remote space survey consists of performing synchronous or quasisynchronous soil moisture measurements by various information systems: at ground-based research and automatic stations, on individual traverses and in selected areas by aircraft and spacecraft.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Geophysical Union

    1909 K Street, NW, Division of Hydrology
    Washington, DC  USA  20006
  • Authors:
    • Vinogradov, B V
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00084218
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1975 12:00AM