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Combination of X, C, and L band SAR images for retrieval of surface parameters
Author(s): C. Notarnicola; F. Posa
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Paper Abstract

The main aim of this paper is the investigation of the potential of different radar frequencies for surface parameters estimation. Two case studies have been analyzed. The first is devoted to obtain soil moisture and roughness of bare soils from a combination of X, C and L band SAR images acquired during the SIRC/XSAR mission. The results indicate that the combination of the three bands is particularly useful when roughness parameter estimation is performed. Also the use of the cross-polarization VH has been exploited. The second case study is focused on vegetation water content estimates by using a combination of C and L band data acquired during the SMEX'02 experiment on densely vegetated fields. The errors on estimates are reduced when both C and L band data and a correction for roughness are used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6746, SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques IX, 67460E (3 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.753797
Show Author Affiliations
C. Notarnicola, Politecnico di Bari, Dip. Interateneo di Fisica (Italy)
F. Posa, Politecnico di Bari, Dip. Interateneo di Fisica (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6746:
SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques IX
Claudia Notarnicola; Francesco Posa, Editor(s)

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