23 May 1997 Monitoring vegetation biomass with microwave sensors
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In this paper a summary of results obtained using ground- based and airborne microwave radiometers and airborne radars on agricultural crops is presented. The experiments took place on two agricultural areas, close to Florence. The capability of both sensor types to identify different crop categories and to detect the crop growth has been analyzed. A systematic investigation, aiming at identifying the correlation between multifrequency microwave backscatter and emission and vegetation biomass, was carried out. In particular, some relationships obtained between emission and plant water content of some crop types are presented and explained using a simple model based on radiative transfer theory.
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Giovanni Macelloni, Giovanni Macelloni, Simonetta Paloscia, Simonetta Paloscia, Paolo Pampaloni, Paolo Pampaloni, Roberto Ruisi, Roberto Ruisi, "Monitoring vegetation biomass with microwave sensors", Proc. SPIE 3107, Remote Sensing of Vegetation and Water, and Standardization of Remote Sensing Methods, (23 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274732; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.274732

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