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Microwave Penetration and Attenuation in Desert Soil: A Field Experiment with the Shuttle Imaging Radar

Farr, Tom G. and Elachi, Charles and Hartl, Philip and Chowdhury, K. (1986) Microwave Penetration and Attenuation in Desert Soil: A Field Experiment with the Shuttle Imaging Radar. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, GE-24 (4). pp. 590-594. ISSN 0196-2892. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190304-132040930

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Abstract

Receivers buried in the Nevada desert were used with the Shuttle Imaging Radar to measure microwave attenuation as a function of soil moisture in situ. Results agree closely with laboratory measureements of attenuation and suggest that penetration of tens of centimeters in desert soils is common for L-band (1.2-GHz) radar.


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Additional Information:© 1986 IEEE. Manuscript received November 21, 1985; revised February 3, 1986. This work was carried out by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with NASA. The authors would like to thank A. Gabriel and K. Nathan of JPL, and D. Massonnet of CNES, France for assistance in the field; and the SIR-B Mission Operations Team for updates during the mission, without which this study could not have been accomplished.
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Official Citation:T. G. Farr, C. Elachi, P. Hartl and K. Chowdhury, "Microwave Penetration and Attenuation in Desert Soil: A Field Experiment with the Shuttle Imaging Radar," in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. GE-24, no. 4, pp. 590-594, July 1986. doi: 10.1109/TGRS.1986.289675
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