Passive Microwave Remote Sensing of Land--Atmosphere Interactions

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Bhaskar J. Choudhury, P. Pampaloni
VSP, 1995 - Science - 685 pages
Recent advances in theory and observations using passive microwave remote sensing have hightlighted the potential of spaceborne sensors for contributing to the required land surface measurements of soils, vegetation, snow cover and precipitation. Furthermore, the spatial resolution of passive microwave observations matches the special scales of large-scale models of land-atmosphere interactions both for data assimilation and validation. In order to stimulate and focus this research a workshop, sponsored by ESA and NASA, was organized to review the state-of-the-art in microwave radiometry related to land applications and to exchange ideas leading into new directions for future research. This volume contains the refereed papers from the aforementioned ESA/NASA workshop, which are arranged by topic, as well as the (edited) working group reports.
 

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Contents

Mesoscale landatmosphere models and usefulness of microwave
17
Snow cover and snow mass estimates from remote sensing climatology
55
comparisons between hydrologic model estimates
77
Sensitivity of active and passive microwave sensors to land parameters
95
Theory of microwave scattering from vegetation based on the collective
117
Synergism of optical and microwave observations for land surface studies
155
Radiometry at infrared and microwave frequencies
193
Snow
224
Canopy opacity models
375
Retrieval of geophysical parameters from multifrequency passive microwave
403
Surface temperature estimation over land using satellite microwave radiometry
509
Evaporation monitoring over land surface using microwave radiometry
531
A model for the radiobrightness of Northern Prairie
551
Overland precipitation
571
Theoretical foundations and verification of a multispectral inversiontype
599
Radiometric correction for atmospheric effects in surface sensing
623

Canadian development and use of snow cover information from passive
245
Application of SSMI data for snow cover and climate research
263
Monitoring snow cover on the Tibetan Plateau using passive
285
Vegetation models and observations
317
Progress in multifrequency radiometry of natural objects
345
S Paloscia
358
The design of the ESA Multifrequency Imaging Microwave Radiometer MIMR
637
ESANASA St Lary workshop
649
Vegetation and temperature
657
Atmospheric correctionprecipitation
669
Modelling
675
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