Sensors 2008, 8(1), 256-270; doi:10.3390/s8010256

Soil Moisture Profile Effect on Radar Signal Measurement

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Received: 22 December 2007; Accepted: 8 January 2008 / Published: 21 January 2008
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Abstract: The objective of this paper is to analyze the behaviour of a backscattered signalaccording to soil moisture depth over bare soils. Analysis based on experimental verticalmoisture profiles and ASAR/ENVISAT measurements has been carried out. A modifiedIEM model with three permittivity layers (0-1cm, 1-2cm, 2-5cm) has been developed andused in this study. Results show a small effect of moisture profile on the backscatteredsignal (less than 0.5dB). However, measurements and simulations have provided a moredetailed insight into the behaviour of the radar signal and have shown that it was importantto consistently use the same protocol when performing ground truth measurements of soilmoisture.
Keywords: Soil moisture; ASAR-ENVISAT; IEM; permittivity profile
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Le Morvan, A.; Zribi, M.; Baghdadi, N.; Chanzy, A. Soil Moisture Profile Effect on Radar Signal Measurement. Sensors 2008, 8, 256-270.

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Le Morvan A, Zribi M, Baghdadi N, Chanzy A. Soil Moisture Profile Effect on Radar Signal Measurement. Sensors. 2008; 8(1):256-270.

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Le Morvan, Aurélie; Zribi, Mehrez; Baghdadi, Nicolas; Chanzy, André. 2008. "Soil Moisture Profile Effect on Radar Signal Measurement." Sensors 8, no. 1: 256-270.

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