6 September 2017 Tracing dynamics of relative volumetric soil moisture content using SAR data
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Proceedings Volume 10444, Fifth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2017); 1044410 (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2277506
Event: Fifth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2017), 2017, Paphos, Cyprus
Abstract
Soil is a dominant factor of the terrestrial geosystems in the dry sub-humid zones, particularly through its effect on biomass production. Due to the climate changes and industrial development, soil resources in these zones are prone to degradation. Mitigation of the negative effects of land degradation requires in-depth knowledge of the ongoing in the geosystems processes and application of innovative end effective methods for their investigation. The recent study aims to evaluate the relative soil moisture content in various soil differences and to trace its dynamics during growing season. In order to achieve this aim, Relative Soil Moisture Index (RSMI) based on Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data was calculated. The index estimates the relative variation of volumetric soil moisture content in a given time period and enables determination of its change in relative values. The generated results show very high level of correlation for the investigated pilot areas which testifies that the RSMI is applicable in different territories.
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Daniela Avetisyan, Daniela Avetisyan, Emiliya Velizarova, Emiliya Velizarova, Roumen Nedkov, Roumen Nedkov, } "Tracing dynamics of relative volumetric soil moisture content using SAR data", Proc. SPIE 10444, Fifth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2017), 1044410 (6 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2277506; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2277506
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