Multifrequency SAR data for estimating hydrological parameters

Paloscia, S. and Pampaloni, P. and Macelloni, G. (2001) Multifrequency SAR data for estimating hydrological parameters. Il nuovo cimento C, 24 C (1). pp. 41-52. ISSN 1826-9885

ncc8477.pdf - Published Version

Download (137kB) | Preview
Official URL:


The sensitivity of backscattering coefficients to some geophysical parameters which play a significant role in hydrological processes (vegetation biomass, soil moisture and surface roughness) is discussed. Experimental results show that P-band makes it possible the monitoring of forest biomass, L-band appears to be good for wide-leaf crops, and C- and X-bands for small-leaf crops. Moreover, L-band backscattering makes the highest contribution in estimating soil moisture and surface roughness. The sensitivity to spatial distribution of soil moisture and surface roughness is rather low, since both quantities affect the radar signal. However, observing data collected at different dates and averaged over several fields, the correlation to soil moisture is significant, since the effects of spatial roughness variations are smoothed. The retrieval of both soil moisture and surface roughness has been performed by means of a semiempirical model.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at the Workshop on Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Florence, 25-26 February, 1998.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Telemetry: remote control, remote sensing;radar ; Soil moisture
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2020 17:37
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2020 17:37

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item