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Development and evaluation of techniques for using combined microwave and optical image data for vegetation studiesTechniques for using combined image data from the Shuttle Imaging Radar (SIR-B) and the LANDSAT Thematic Mapper (TM) or Multispectral Scanner (MSS) for studies of irrigated crops, and boreal and deciduous forests are developed and evaluated. The effects of the structure and composition of crop canopies and soil surfaces on multiangle L-band HH (Horizontal polarization for transmission and reception) backscattering and on optical reflectance (in TM or MSS bands viewed at the nadir) are investigated. The relative accuracy of digital, calibrated SIR-B image data and LANDSAT TM or MSS image data is evaluated. Textural information extraction-techniques are developed for radar and optical image analysis.
Document ID
19850008931
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Paris, J. F. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Rock, B. N. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Hsu, S. Y. (Susquehanna Resource and Environment, Inc.)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: JPL The SIR-B Sci. Invest. Plan
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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