MODELING THE EFFECT OF SURFACE ROUGHNESS ON THE BACK-SCATTERING COEFFICIENT AND EMISSIVITY OF A SOIL-LITTER MEDIUM USING A NUMERICAL MODEL

Abstract : In the context of the SMOS mission, a new numerical method based on the finite element method is presented which can be used to model the radiometric L-band emission of soil and litter layers in forests. Many different characteristics of these layers that affect the soil-litter emission can be incorporated into the model, including surface roughness, inclusions and volume effects. Soil moisture is incorporated into the model as a function of the dielectric permittivity constant. The model is validated for a single dielectric layer with a surface roughness of Gaussian autocorrelation function by comparing results of the backscattering coefficient with those calculated by the 2D method of moments. Good general agreement is obtained between these results. An emissivity calculation for a single layer rough surface is also presented and compared with the emissivity of a flat layer.
Complete list of metadatas

https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00398966
Contributor : François Demontoux <>
Submitted on : Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 12:20:04 PM
Last modification on : Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:44:03 PM

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : hal-00398966, version 1

Citation

Heather Lawrence, François Demontoux, Jean Pierre Wigneron, Yann Kerr, Wu T.D., et al.. MODELING THE EFFECT OF SURFACE ROUGHNESS ON THE BACK-SCATTERING COEFFICIENT AND EMISSIVITY OF A SOIL-LITTER MEDIUM USING A NUMERICAL MODEL. IGARSS09 International Geoscience and remote sensing symposium, Jul 2009, Cape town, South Africa. pp.32. ⟨hal-00398966⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

774