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Towards multi-SAR-mission retrieval of soil moisture

posted on 17.09.2019 by LIUJUN ZHU
Accurate soil moisture is expected to improve hydrological applications, weather and climate forecasting, and agricultural management. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is a promising approach for soil moisture monitoring, due to its all-weather capability, relatively low cost, high spatial resolution and straightforward relationship with soil moisture. However, its relatively low revisit (2 weeks) restricts the range of applications, with a promising solution being the joint use of multiple current and future SAR missions. Therefore, this research is focused on developing a methodology that can combine multi-SAR-mission to derive reliable soil moisture with high spatial (tens m) and temporal resolution (2-3 days).


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Principal supervisor

Jeff Walker

Additional supervisor 1

Christoph Rüdiger

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Civil Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Engineering