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Vegetation Screening Effect in Remote SensingMonitoring

  • Costas A. Varotsos
  • Vladimir F. Krapivin
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Abstract

Microwave radiometric tools of remote sensing are used to diagnose soil-plant formations, snow and ice covers, ocean surfaces, atmospheres and various natural-technogenic objects. In this light, it is necessary to solve the inverse radiometric tasks to estimate the parameters of the object to be diagnosed. In this case, knowledge of the attenuation characteristics of the electromagnetic waves undergoing propagation in the vegetation cover is important for solving the inverse tasks. It is also important for reliable radio communication. The attenuation of the electromagnetic waves of microwave-scale in the vegetation layer is a key factor in the study of radiation and the scattering of radio waves in the vegetation layers. In addition, data on the depending attenuation parameters on the frequency, the vegetation biomass and water content, as well as the structural characteristics of vegetation cover provide the basis for reconstructing the environment where radio waves are propagated.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Costas A. Varotsos
    • 1
  • Vladimir F. Krapivin
    • 2
  1. 1.National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)AthensGreece
  2. 2.Institute of Radio-Engineering and ElectronicsFryazinoRussia

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