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Soil moisture estimation using a multi-angular modified three component polarimetric decomposition

Jagdhuber, Thomas and Hajnsek, Irena and Papathanassiou, Konstantinos and Bronstert, Axel (2009) Soil moisture estimation using a multi-angular modified three component polarimetric decomposition. In: Proceedings of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2009-07-12 - 2009-07-17, Kapstadt.



In this paper a modified three component polarimetric decomposition incorporating multi-angular acquisitions is developed to estimate soil moisture under vegetation cover over agricultural areas. The approach is applied on fully-polarimetric L-band data acquired by DLR’s airborne E-SAR sensor in the frame of the OPAQUE campaign conducted in May 2008 in the Weißeritz catchment area, near Dresden, Germany. The results for the estimated soil moisture from the overlapping area of the flight strips demonstrate a significant increase of the inversion rate, if more than one acquisition is used. The inverted soil moisture values are validated against in situ measurements for five test fields with different crop types resulting in an RMSE of approximately 7vol.% for different incidence angle constellations. Finally the results show how topographic effects in the soil moisture retrieval can be compensated by multi-angular constellations.

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Title:Soil moisture estimation using a multi-angular modified three component polarimetric decomposition
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Bronstert, AxelInstitut für Geoökologie, Universität PotsdamUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:17 July 2009
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Model-based Decomposition,SAR polarimetry, soil moisture, Multi-angular,OPAQUE
Event Title:IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Event Location:Kapstadt
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2009-07-12 - 2009-07-17
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Prosmart, Smart-SAR (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Deposited By: Jagdhuber, Dr Thomas
Deposited On:23 Dec 2009 19:02
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:26

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