Lecture 1: Introduction
The objective of lecture 1 is to give a general introduction about soil moisture and different measurement techniques.
Lecture 2: TU Wien Soil Moisture Retrieval
Within lecture 2, the main considerations of the TU-Wien soil moisture model will be discussed.
Lecture 3: Azimuth Normalisation
In lecture 3 the reader will acqiure experience in terms of normalising backscatter observations taken at differnt azimuth angles.
Lecture 4: Incidence Angle Normalisation
In order to be able to compare backscatter observation from fan-beam scatterometers we have to normalise observation with respect to the incidence angle. Lecture 4 covers the incidence angle normalisation procedure utilised in the TU-Wien soil moisture model.
Lecture 5: Vegetation Correction
The objective of lecture 5 is to give an overview on how backscatter measurements can be corrected with respect to vegetation contributions.
Lecture 6: Soil Moisture Retrieval
In lecture 6 the final soil moisture retrieval model will be discussed.
Lecture 7: Soil Moisture Uncertainty Estimation
Observations always have uncertainties influencing the final value of an estimate. In this lecture the soil moisture uncertainty estimation is outlined briefly.
Lecture 8: Applications
Lecture 8 gives an overview of applications related to the estimation of soil moisture from C-band fan-beam scatterometer.