The Use of Radar Methods to Determine Moisture Content in the Vadose Zone

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The objective of our three-year research project is to determine the optimal way to use radar methods to obtain information about moisture content in the vadose zone. In our research we will focus on two specific aspects of the link between radar images and moisture content. The first aspect or question we address is: Can we use a measure of the dielectric constant of a volume of the subsurface to determine the moisture content of that volume? The second question we address is involved specifically with the issue of spatial heterogeneity. Rather than using radar data to get estimates of ... continued below

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Knight, Rosemary June 1, 2000.

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The objective of our three-year research project is to determine the optimal way to use radar methods to obtain information about moisture content in the vadose zone. In our research we will focus on two specific aspects of the link between radar images and moisture content. The first aspect or question we address is: Can we use a measure of the dielectric constant of a volume of the subsurface to determine the moisture content of that volume? The second question we address is involved specifically with the issue of spatial heterogeneity. Rather than using radar data to get estimates of moisture content at specific locations, can we use the radar data to directly obtain information about the way in which the level of moisture content varies spatially?

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  • Report No.: EMSP-70115--2000
  • Grant Number: FG07-00ER15118
  • Grant Number: FG07-96ER14711
  • DOI: 10.2172/833525 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 833525
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc782942

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Knight, Rosemary. The Use of Radar Methods to Determine Moisture Content in the Vadose Zone, report, June 1, 2000; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc782942/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.