L-band emission from a Eucalyptus forest in various soil conditions during the nafe campaign

Rachid Rahmoune, Paolo Ferrazzoli, J. P. Walker, J. P. Grant

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the L-band radiometric signatures collected over a Eucalyptus forest with moderate biomass, and compares the results with simulations of a theoretical model and a simple model. Due to the limited biomass and the thin litter layer, some sensitivity to variations of soil moisture is observed. Simulations of the theoretical model are in general agreement with measurements, with an overall rms error of 3.7 K. The greatest discrepancy is observed for measurements collected just after a rainfall. The performance of the simple model is only slightly worse than that of the theoretical model, leading to an overall rms error of about 5K.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment, MicroRad 2010 - Proceedings
Pages81-85
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event11th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment, MicroRad 2010 - Washington, DC, United States of America
Duration: 1 Mar 20104 Mar 2010

Conference

Conference11th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment, MicroRad 2010
CountryUnited States of America
CityWashington, DC
Period1/03/104/03/10

Keywords

  • Forest
  • Modeling
  • Radiometry
  • Soil moisture

Cite this

Rahmoune, R., Ferrazzoli, P., Walker, J. P., & Grant, J. P. (2010). L-band emission from a Eucalyptus forest in various soil conditions during the nafe campaign. In 11th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment, MicroRad 2010 - Proceedings (pp. 81-85). [5559584] https://doi.org/10.1109/MICRORAD.2010.5559584