Sensitivity of radar backscattering to soil surface parameters: A comparison between theoretical analysis and experimental evidence

Rudi Hoeben, Peter A Troch, Zhongbo Su, Marco Mancini, Kun Shan Chen

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Abstract

The understanding of the sensitivity of radar backscattering to surface parameters is essential in applying microwave remote sensing to the retrieval of geo- and bio-physical parameters. A theoretical model, the Integral Equation Model, is used to investigate the sensitivity of radar backscattering to soil surface parameters. This model is first tested against a dataset retrieved under well controlled conditions at the European Microwave Signature Laboratory, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy. Then the surface roughness parameters are normalized with respect to wavelength and incidence angle to improve our insight into the sensitivity of radar observations to surface roughness. In this way the roughness space can be subdivided in two regions where surface slope controls the dependency of the signal to roughness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
PublisherIEEE
Pages1368-1370
Number of pages3
Volume3
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS'97. Part 3 (of 4) - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Aug 3 1997Aug 8 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS'97. Part 3 (of 4)
CitySingapore, Singapore
Period8/3/978/8/97

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Backscattering
Radar
soil surface
Surface roughness
radar
Soils
surface roughness
roughness
Microwaves
Integral equations
Remote sensing
wavelength
remote sensing
Wavelength
parameter
comparison
analysis
microwave

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Geology

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Hoeben, R., Troch, P. A., Su, Z., Mancini, M., & Chen, K. S. (1997). Sensitivity of radar backscattering to soil surface parameters: A comparison between theoretical analysis and experimental evidence. In International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) (Vol. 3, pp. 1368-1370). IEEE.

Sensitivity of radar backscattering to soil surface parameters : A comparison between theoretical analysis and experimental evidence. / Hoeben, Rudi; Troch, Peter A; Su, Zhongbo; Mancini, Marco; Chen, Kun Shan.

International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 3 IEEE, 1997. p. 1368-1370.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hoeben, R, Troch, PA, Su, Z, Mancini, M & Chen, KS 1997, Sensitivity of radar backscattering to soil surface parameters: A comparison between theoretical analysis and experimental evidence. in International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). vol. 3, IEEE, pp. 1368-1370, Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS'97. Part 3 (of 4), Singapore, Singapore, 8/3/97.
Hoeben R, Troch PA, Su Z, Mancini M, Chen KS. Sensitivity of radar backscattering to soil surface parameters: A comparison between theoretical analysis and experimental evidence. In International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 3. IEEE. 1997. p. 1368-1370
Hoeben, Rudi ; Troch, Peter A ; Su, Zhongbo ; Mancini, Marco ; Chen, Kun Shan. / Sensitivity of radar backscattering to soil surface parameters : A comparison between theoretical analysis and experimental evidence. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 3 IEEE, 1997. pp. 1368-1370
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