SOIL MOISTURE CHARACTERIZATION USING MULTI-ANGULAR POLARIMETRIC RADARSAT-2 DATASETSReport as inadecuate




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1 IETR - Institut d-Electronique et de Télécommunications de Rennes

Abstract : The use of multi-angular polarimetric datasets instead of the standard single-angular data is considered to be a solution to improve the effectiveness of bare soil char- acterization. However, the potential of polarimetric pa- rameters derived from the multi-angular SAR datasets was studied little, particularly for the C band polarimet- ric datasets. In this study, the sensitivity of polarimetric descriptors from single and multiple incidence angle acquisitions is investigated against in situ soil moisture and surface roughness. The behaviours of polarimetric descriptors are compared with the simulations using integral equation model IEM. The results show that the variation of polarimetric descriptors in term of soil moisture as well as surface roughness is in accordance with the IEM simulations; even though the variation scale is different between the real data and simulation The simulation is more sensitive than the real data. The polarimetric sensitivity found in this study provides additional evidences for the potential utilization of multi-angular polarimetric SAR datasets for bare sur- face characterization.





Author: Hongquan Wang - Sophie Allain - Stéphane Meric - Eric Pottier -

Source: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/



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