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Attenuation of soil radiation by vegetation: a physical approach
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Paper Abstract

A model is developed to relate the attenuation through a vegetation canopy, to the geometric and dielectric parameters of the canopy constituents. The model is designed to operate over a wide frequency band in the microwave region and include both deciduous and coniferous trees. The vegetation canopy is represented by a discrete random layer of cylinders and disks having the same geometric and dielectric properties as the vegetation canopy constituents. The Foldy-Twersky Integral Equation is used to relate the attenuation to the scattering amplitude of the vegetation constituent evaluated in the forward direction. Numerical results are presented to show how the level and frequency dependance of the attenuation depend on type of vegetation constituent and its orientation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1941, Ground Sensing, (31 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154679
Show Author Affiliations
Mostafa A. Karam, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
David M. Le Vine, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1941:
Ground Sensing
Hatem N. Nasr, Editor(s)

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