Mariko Burgin

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sites, each covering 33 km × 71 km (about two SMOS pixels) were selected in agricultural and boreal forested areas in order to provide contrasting soil and vegetation conditions. This paper describes the measurement strategy, provides an overview of the data sets, and presents preliminary results. Over the agricultural area, the airborne L-band brightness(More)
—Radar backscattering coefficients for heterogeneous pixels are traditionally assumed to be the average of the coefficients for the constitutive homogeneous pixels. We investigate the validity of this assumption for bare rough surfaces by using the 2-D finite-element method to compute the ensemble averaged " true " coefficients for heterogeneous pixels and(More)
To mom and dad, the greatest parents in the universe. ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Most importantly, I would like to thank my committee chair, Professor Kamal Sarabandi, for his kindness, motivation and support throughout this process. He nothing short of inspiring and I am grateful for the opportunity to pursue my PhD under the supervision of a person that I so(More)