Reference : Mapping shallow soil moisture profiles at the field scale using full-waveform inversion ...
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Life sciences : Agriculture & agronomy
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/133329
Mapping shallow soil moisture profiles at the field scale using full-waveform inversion of ground penetrating radar data
English
Minet, Julien mailto [Université Catholique de Louvain - UCL > Earth and Life Institute > > >]
Wahyudi, A. [Université Catholique de Louvain - UCL > Earth and Life Institute > > >]
Bogaert, P. [Université Catholique de Louvain - UCL > Earth and Life Institute > > >]
Vanclooster, M. [Université Catholique de Louvain - UCL > Earth and Life Institute > > >]
Lambot, S. [Université Catholique de Louvain - UCL > Earth and Life Institute > > >]
2011
Geoderma
161
225-237
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0016-7061
[en] Ground Penetrating Radar ; Soil moisture ; Digital Soil Mapping
[en] Full-waveform inversions were applied to retrieve surface, two-layered and continuous soil moisture profiles from ground penetrating radar (GPR) data acquired in an 11-ha agricultural field situated in the loess belt area in central Belgium. The radar system consisted of a vector network analyzer combined with an off-ground horn antenna operating in the frequency range 200–2000 MHz. The GPR system was computer controlled and synchronized with a differential GPS for real-time data acquisition. Several inversion strategies were also tested using numerical experiments, which in particular demonstrated the potentiality to reconstruct simplified two-layered configurations from more complex, continuous dielectric profiles as prevalent in the environment. The surface soil moisture map obtained assuming a one-layered model showed a global moisture pattern mainly explained by the topography while local moisture patterns indicated a line effect. Two-layered and profile inversions provided consistent estimates with respect to each other and field observations, showing significant moisture increases with depth. However, some discrepancies were ob- served between the measured and modeled GPR data in the higher frequency ranges, mainly due to surface roughness effects which were not accounted for. The proposed GPR method and inversion strategies showed great promise for high-resolution, real-time mapping of soil moisture at the field scale.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/133329
10.1016/j.geoderma.2010.12.023

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