Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
Biogeosciences, 19, 2273–2294, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2273-2022

Special issue: Microwave remote sensing for improved understanding of vegetation–water...

Biogeosciences, 19, 2273–2294, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2273-2022
Research article
28 Apr 2022
Research article | 28 Apr 2022

Toward estimation of seasonal water dynamics of winter wheat from ground-based L-band radiometry: a concept study

Thomas Jagdhuber et al.

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ECOSTRESS Evapotranspiration PT-JPL Daily L3 Global 70 m V001 S. Hook and J. Fisher https://doi.org/10.5067/ECOSTRESS/ECO3ETPTJPL.001

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This is a concept study of water dynamics across winter wheat starting from ground-based L-band radiometry in combination with on-site measurements of soil and atmosphere. We research the feasibility of estimating water potentials and seasonal flux rates of water (water uptake from soil and transpiration rates into the atmosphere) within the soil-plant-atmosphere system (SPAS) of a winter wheat field. The main finding is that L-band radiometry can be integrated into field-based SPAS assessment.
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