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APPLICATION OF STRONG FLUCTUATION THEORY TO MICROWAVE EMISSION FROM DRY SNOW

By H. Wang, J. Pulliainen, and M. Hallikainen

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Abstract:
This study is concerned with the development of a model to describe microwave emission from dry snow cover. The model is based on the radiative transfer and the strong fluctuation theory. In the model, a spherical symmetric correlation function with an exponential form is used to describe the random permittivity fluctuations. The phase matrix and extinction coefficient of snowpack for a spherical symmetric correlation function are obtained by employing the strong fluctuation theory. The vector radiative transfer equation for a layer of a random medium is solved by using Gaussian quadrature and eigen analysis. Comparisons with brightness temperature data at 5, 10.7, 18, 37 GHz are made. It is shown that the model fits the experimental data by using physical parameters of the dry snow as obtained from ground truth measurements.

Citation: (See works that cites this article)
H. Wang, J. Pulliainen, and M. Hallikainen, "Application of Strong Fluctuation Theory to Microwave Emission from Dry Snow," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 29, 39-55, 2000.
doi:10.2528/PIER00011402
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=0001142

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