The use of empirical parameter retrieval algorithms over land requires the prior c1assilcation of surface types according to their microwave emission properties. A land-surface-type c1assilcation scheme was developed to be used with the SSM/I algorithm package. The c1assilcation rules were based on statistical analysis of SSM/I brightness temperature combinations from several surfaces, including dense vegetation, rangeland and agricultural soils, deserts, snow, precipitation, surface moisture, etc. A set of independent c1assilcation rules was derived which should result in increased conldence of parameter retrievals.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing|
|State||Published - Sep 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)