Microwave Radiometry of Vegetation Canopies by Alexander A. ChukhlantsevMicrowave Radiometry of Vegetation Canopies by Alexander A. Chukhlantsev

Microwave Radiometry of Vegetation Canopies

byAlexander A. Chukhlantsev

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Research into microwave radiation from the Earth's surface in the presence of vegetation canopies, as well as the development of algorithms for retrieval of soil and vegetation parameters from microwave radiometric measurements, have been actively conducted for the last thirty years by many scientific groups and organizations all over the world. The capability of the microwave radiometric method to determine soil moisture and vegetation biometric indices was revealed a quarter of a century ago by the author and many of his colleagues. In fact, soil moisture and vegetation covers play a key role in the hydrological cycle and in water and energy transfer on the border of land surface and atmosphere through evaporation and transpiration. Accomplishment of large international projects that include global monitoring of the hydrological state of land surface (EOS Aqua, SMOS, Hydros, and others) shows that microwave radiometry of soil and vegetation more and more has become an instrument of practical application and operational use. In this respect, a systematic account of questions concerning the microwave radiometry of the Earth's surface in the presence of vegetation canopies seems to be useful and is the main objective of the book.

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Title:Microwave Radiometry of Vegetation CanopiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:302 pages, 9.45 × 6.3 × 0 inPublished:October 10, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048171709

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Foreword.- Preface.- Chapter 1. Basics of Microwave Radiometry. 1.1 Theory of thermal radiation. 1.2 Microwave radiometers and systems. 1.3 Radiometric measurements.- Chapter 2. Physical and Electrical Properties of Soils and Vegetation. 2.1 Physical and dielectric properties of soils. 2.2 Biometrical features and electrical properties of vegetation..- Chapter 3. Microwave emission from Bare Soils. 3.1 Microwave emission models of bare soils. 3.2 Experimental research on microwave emission from bare soils.- Chapter 4. Theory of Microwave Propagation Through Vegetation Media. 4.1 General approach to the description of electromagnetic wave propagation in vegetation. 4.2 The model of vegetation as a continuous medium. 4.3 The model of vegetation as a collection of scatterers (discrete model). 4.4 Extinction and scattering of electromagnetic waves by plant elements. 4.5 Microwave propagation through a vegetation layer. Relation of electrodynamic parameters to biometric features of vegetation.- Chapter 5. Experimental Studies of Microwave Propagation in Vegetation Canopies. 5.1 Methods of experimental research. 5.2 Experimental results.- Chapter 6. Modeling of Microwave Emission from Vegetation Canopies. 6.1 General approach to the modeling of radiation parameters for vegetated soils. 6.2 The emissivity of a vegetation canopy. 6.3 Modeling microwave emission from forests. 6.4 Polarization properties of microwave emission from vegetation canopies. 6.5 Spatial variations of microwave emission from the Earth's Surface.6.6 Global simulation of microwave emission from land.- Chapter 7. Experimental Research of Microwave Emission from Vegetation Canopies. 7.1 Research on microwave emission from vegetated fields. 7.2 Research on microwave emission from forests. 7.3 Statistical properties of microwave emission from vegetation canopies.- Chapter 8. Vegetation Effect in Microwave Remote Sensing. 8.1 Accounting for vegetation effect in microwave radiometry of surface. 8.2 Vegetation biomass retrieval from microwave radiometric measurements. 8.3 Soil moisture and vegetation biomass retrieval from multi-configuration microwave radiometric measurements. 8.4 Vegetation effect in active microwave remote sensing.- Chapter 9. Microwave Radiometry of Vegetation Canopies in Context of Global Change Research. 9.1 Global climate problems and the carbon cycle. 9.2 Assimilation of remote sensing data into global carbon cycle models.- References.- Index.