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Terrain effects on backscattering coefficients derived from multifrequency, polarimetric SAR dataA set of multidate, multilook angle polarimetric SAR data, acquired in Pennsylvania during July 1990 was recorded to determine the effect of local incidence angle. Cosine-based and polynomial models are found to be equally good for correcting SAR data for local incidence angle effects. A modified approach, considering the correction factor as additive rather than multiplicative, gave better results. The standard error in the estimation of soil moisture improves from 8.1 to 5.8 after applying corrections to incidence angle effects.
Document ID
19930063577
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Rao, K. S. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Teng, W. L. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Wang, J. R. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: In: IGARSS '92; Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Houston, TX, May 26-29, 1992. Vol. 1 (A93-47551 20-43)
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
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IDRelationTitle19930063554Analytic PrimaryIGARSS '92; Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Houston, TX, May 26-29, 1992. Vols. 1 & 2