Accession Number : ADA134651

Title :   Microwave Dielectric Constant Dependence on Soil Tension.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 12 Aug 81-11 Aug 83,

Corporate Author : KANSAS UNIV/CENTER FOR RESEARCH INC LAWRENCE REMOTE SENSING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Ulaby,F T

PDF Url : ADA134651

Report Date : Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The purpose of this research is to determine the microwave dielectric behavior of soil through: (a) experimental measurements and (b) the development of theoretical models. To this end, dielectric measurements were made using waveguide and freespace transmission systems over the 1-2 GHz and the 4-18 GHz bands over a wide range of moisture for several soil types. The measured data were then used to (a) test existing theoretical models, (b) develop a new physical soil model, and (c) develop semi-empirical models. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Soils, Moisture, Snow, Dielectric properties, Microwaves, Ultrahigh frequency, Superhigh frequency, Soil models, Reports, Abstracts

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE