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

Abstract

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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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (CA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
833525
Report Number(s):
EMSP-70115-2000
R&D Project: EMSP 70115; TRN: US200430%%1602
DOE Contract Number:  
FG07-00ER15118; FG07-96ER14711
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; MOISTURE; PERMITTIVITY; RADAR

Citation Formats

Knight, Rosemary. The Use of Radar Methods to Determine Moisture Content in the Vadose Zone. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/833525.
Knight, Rosemary. The Use of Radar Methods to Determine Moisture Content in the Vadose Zone. United States. doi:10.2172/833525.
Knight, Rosemary. Thu . "The Use of Radar Methods to Determine Moisture Content in the Vadose Zone". United States. doi:10.2172/833525. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/833525.
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abstractNote = {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?},
doi = {10.2172/833525},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
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