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Estimation of Canopy Water Content in Konza Parry Grasslands Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Measurements During FIFE

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dc.contributor.author Saatchi, Sasan S. en_US
dc.contributor.author van Zyl, Jacob J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Asrar, Ghassem en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-09-30T04:20:35Z
dc.date.available 2004-09-30T04:20:35Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.clearanceno 96-0487
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/24683
dc.description.abstract This paper presents the development of an algorithm to retrieve the canopy water contents of natural grasslands and pasture from synthetic aperture radar (SAR) measurements. The development on this algorithm involves three interrelated steps: (1) calibration of SAR data for ground topographic variations, (2) development and validation of backscatter model for cross-polarized ratio. The polarimetric radar data acquired by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory AIRSAR system during the 1989 First International Satellite land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP) Field Experiment (FIFE) used for this study. The SAR data have been calibrated and corrected for the topographical effects by using the digital elevation map of the study area. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other canopy water contents algorithm Konza Konza Parry Grasslands synthetic aperture radar SAR en_US
dc.title Estimation of Canopy Water Content in Konza Parry Grasslands Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Measurements During FIFE en_US


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