Cosmic Ray Neutron Sensing: Estimation of Agricultural Crop Biomass Water Equivalent

by Ammar Wahbi, Lee Heng, Gerd Dercon

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Book Description

This book provides methods for the estimation of Biomass Water Equivalent (BEW), an essential step for improving the accuracy of area-wide soil moisture by cosmic-ray neutron sensors (CRNS). Three techniques are explained in detail: (i) traditional in-situ destructive sampling, (ii) satellite based remote sensing of plant surfaces, and (iii) biomass estimation via the use of the CRNS itself. The advantages and disadvantages of each method are discussed along with step by step instructions on proper procedures and implementation.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY IGO). You can download Cosmic Ray Neutron Sensing: Estimation of Agricultural Crop Biomass Water Equivalent ebook for free in PDF format (2.2 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2018
Pages
38
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319695389
ISBN10
331969538X
ISBN13 Digital
9783319695396
ISBN10 Digital
3319695398
PDF Size
2.2 MB
License
CC BY IGO

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