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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


item Le Vine, D
item Haken, N
item Bidwell, S
item Swift, C
item Jackson, Thomas

Submitted to: International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/22/2000
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The synthetic aperture radiometer, ESTAR, provided L-band brightness temperature maps of the experiment site during the Southern Great Plains Experiment in 1999 (SGP99). ESTAR flew on the NASA P-3B Orion aircraft at an altitude of 7.6 km and mapped a swath about 50 km wide and about 300 km long, extending west from Oklahoma City to El Reno and north from below the eLittle Washita River watershed to the Kansas border. The brightness temperature maps reflect the patterns of soil moisture expected from rainfall and observed at the surface sites within the SGP99 study area.

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