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Study of snow water equivalence inversion technique with simulating model
Author(s): Lingmei Jiang; Jiancheng Shi; Saibun Tjuatja; Kun Shan Chen
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we evaluate the capability of a multi-scattering microwave emission model that including the Dense Media Radiative Transfer Model (DMRT) and AIEM to simulation of dry snow emission with Matrix Doubling approach. We compared the predictions of this model with the ground experimental measurements. The comparison showed that our snow microwave emission model agreed well with the experimental measurements. In order to develop retrieval snow properties: snow depth or snow water equivalence (SWE) retrieval algorithm, we carried out the sensitivity test between the emission models with the different scattering-order: the zeroth-order, the first-order and the multi-scattering models. The results indicated that the multi-scattering effects have to be taken into account in the snow emission model, especially for large grain size. Due to the complexity of the multi-scattering model, we developed a parameterized inversion model using our multi-scattering emission model with a wide range of snow and under-ground properties for algorithm development purpose.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5654, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment IV, (22 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.578318
Show Author Affiliations
Lingmei Jiang, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Beijing Normal Univ. (China)
Jiancheng Shi, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Saibun Tjuatja, Univ. of Texas/Arlington (United States)
Kun Shan Chen, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5654:
Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment IV
Gail Skofronick Jackson; Seiho Uratsuka, Editor(s)

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