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Retrieval of Forest Canopy Parameters for OTTER Using an Optimized Technique

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dc.contributor.author Moghaddam, Mahta en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-05T06:07:47Z
dc.date.available 2004-10-05T06:07:47Z
dc.date.issued 1994-09-26 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Rome, Italy en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 94-1424 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/33451
dc.description.abstract An inversion algorithm based on a nonlinear optimization technique is used to retrieve a subset of forest canopy parameters that can be used in ecosystem modeling. The inversion algorithm uses a parametric model derived from a discrete component forest scattering model which includes all major scattering contributions to radar backscatter. The parametric model, however, is derived for cases where only one mechanism dominates the scattering process, in this case, branch layer volume scattering.The inversion algorithm is shown to be a useful tool in the quantative monitoring of canopy moisture status, as well as a building block of its future versions which will include a more comprehensive set of forest scattering parameters as unknowns. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other forest canopy ecosystem modeling radar backscatter algorithm OTTER moisture content en_US
dc.title Retrieval of Forest Canopy Parameters for OTTER Using an Optimized Technique en_US


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