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Monitoring vegetation biomass with microwave sensors
Author(s): Giovanni Macelloni; Simonetta Paloscia; Paolo Pampaloni; Roberto Ruisi
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Paper Abstract

In this paper a summary of results obtained using ground- based and airborne microwave radiometers and airborne radars on agricultural crops is presented. The experiments took place on two agricultural areas, close to Florence. The capability of both sensor types to identify different crop categories and to detect the crop growth has been analyzed. A systematic investigation, aiming at identifying the correlation between multifrequency microwave backscatter and emission and vegetation biomass, was carried out. In particular, some relationships obtained between emission and plant water content of some crop types are presented and explained using a simple model based on radiative transfer theory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3107, Remote Sensing of Vegetation and Water, and Standardization of Remote Sensing Methods, (23 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274732
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Giovanni Macelloni, IROE-CNR (Italy)
Simonetta Paloscia, IROE-CNR (Italy)
Paolo Pampaloni, IROE-CNR (Italy)
Roberto Ruisi, IROE-CNR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3107:
Remote Sensing of Vegetation and Water, and Standardization of Remote Sensing Methods
Giovanna Cecchi; Torsten Lamp; Rainer Reuter; Konradin Weber, Editor(s)

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