Soil moisture retrieval using an airborne L-Band Radiometer
Tutor / director / evaluatorCamps Carmona, Adriano José
Document typeMaster thesis (pre-Bologna period)
Rights accessOpen Access
This work project will be divided in 5 chapters. Firstly, chapter two reviews the basics of radiometry, emission theory and types of radiometer. Chapter three covers the avionic system in place aboard the platform, describing the set of sensors aboard. Chapter four describes the main functions and algorithms implemented in the ARIEL Processor - Soil Moisture Retrieval (AP-SMR). The main steps of data processing will be explained: synchronisation, calibration and soil moisture retrieval. Chapter five describes the graphical interface of AP-SMR, how to use it, and how to get the geo-referenced images over Google Earth. Chapter six presents the soil moisture estimations obtained and comments the radiometric data from two different flights. Finally chapter seven presents some conclusions and future research lines.