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Land cover effects on European remote sensing (ERS) scatterometer data are investigated by comparing backscatter parameters with statistics derived from the CORINE land cover of the Iberian Peninsula. It is shown that although build-up areas, water bodies, and rocky surfaces are important most of the spatial variability of the ERS scatterometer signal can be explained by the percent area of translucent vegetation (grasses, agricultural crops) and non-transparent vegetation (forest, bushes, and shrubs) within the resolution cell of the sensor.

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Authors: WAGNER W, JRC Ispra (IT);LEMOINE G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: IGARSS 98, Seattle (US), July 6-10, 1998
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41477 ORA
Record Number: 199810797 / Last updated on: 1998-07-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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