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Combined passive and active microwave remote sensing of land surface parameters using AMSR-E and sea winds
Author(s): Ruofei Zhong; Huadong Guo; Weimin Wang
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Paper Abstract

The backscattering and emission measured respectively by scatterometer and radiometer show promise for the estimation of surface soil moisture and vegetation characteristics. In this paper, the 13.4GHz scatterometer of QuikSCAT and the 6.9GHz radiometer of AMSR-E are simultaneously used for the estimation of the near-surface soil moisture and vegetation water content. An algorithm using synthetic passive and active microwave data is proposed to estimation land surface parameters. At last, the retrieval algorithm was applied on AMSR and QUIKSCAT observations which have been carried out for the SMEX02 (Soil Moisture Experiment 2002) region in Ames, Iowa for the time period June 25 to July 13, 2002. The result shows a consistent performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6200, Remote Sensing of the Environment: 15th National Symposium on Remote Sensing of China, 62000E (9 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.681270
Show Author Affiliations
Ruofei Zhong, Capital Normal Univ. (China)
Huadong Guo, Institute of Remote Sensing Applications (China)
Weimin Wang, Institute of Remote Sensing Applications (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6200:
Remote Sensing of the Environment: 15th National Symposium on Remote Sensing of China
Qingxi Tong; Wei Gao; Huadong Guo, Editor(s)

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