Monitoring of rain water storage in forests with satellite radar

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de Jong, JJM; Klaassen, W; Kuiper, PJC;

The sensitivity of radar backscatter to the amount of intercepted rain in temperate deciduous forests is analyzed to determine the feasibility of retrieval of this parameter from satellite radar data. A backscatter model is validated with X-band radar measurements of a ... View more
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