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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 193204, 2010 www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/14/193/2010/
 

Summary: Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 193204, 2010
www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/14/193/2010/
Author(s) 2010. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Hydrology and
Earth System
Sciences
Relating surface backscatter response from TRMM precipitation
radar to soil moisture: results over a semi-arid region
H. Stephen1, S. Ahmad1, T. C. Piechota1, and C. Tang2
1Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154, USA
2Department of Geosciences, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID 83209, USA
Received: 5 October 2009 Published in Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss.: 22 October 2009
Revised: 15 January 2010 Accepted: 19 January 2010 Published: 5 February 2010
Abstract. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
(TRMM) carries aboard the Precipitation Radar (TRMMPR)
that measures the backscatter () of the surface. is sen-
sitive to surface soil moisture and vegetation conditions. Due
to sparse vegetation in arid and semi-arid regions, TRMMPR
primarily depends on the soil water content. In this study

  

Source: Ahmad, Sajjad - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada at Las Vegas

 

Collections: Engineering