Physical Properties of Soil.- Dielectric Behavior of Soil.- Measurement of Soil Water Content.- Microwave Remote Sensing Techniques in Soil Moisture Estimation.- Dielectric Constant of Soil.- Soil Moisture Models.- Synthetic Aperture Radiometer.- Conclusion and Future Challenges in Remote Sensing.
This book offers detailed discussion of dielectric measurement and behaviour of wet soil, from theoretical and experiment points of view. The author describes numerous microwave measurement techniques and protocols, and shows how to evaluate and choose among them. The book is written primarily with the requirements of interdisciplinary researchers in agriculture and soil science in mind.
The dielectric measurement and behaviour of wet soil is discussed from theoretical and experiment point of view
Techniques depending upon microwave methods are described in detail
Remote sensing methods (passive and active) are described to measure the soil moisture
There is a chapter on Synthetic Aperture radar for measurement of soil moisture
On the basis of experimental data various proposed models are presented and compared
Presents a comprehensive account of physical aspects of soil moisture and its method of measurement