Summary of Agricultural Application of Radar Remote Sensing

Sicheng Li


Radar remote sensing has the ability of all-day and all-weather monitoring, has certain penetration ability to vegetation, and is sensitive to the shape, structure and dielectric constant of vegetation scatterers. These characteristics make it have great potential in agricultural application. Firstly, this paper introduces the application fields of radar remote sensing in agriculture, and summarizes the current research literature in many fields, such as crop identification and classification, farmland soil moisture inversion, crop growth monitoring and so on. Then, the application status and research achievements of radar scatterometer and various SAR features (including SAR backscattering features, polarization features, interference features and tomography features) in various fields of agriculture are described respectively. Finally, the problems and reasons existing in the current research are summarized according to the agricultural application requirements and the development of SAR technology, and the future development is prospected.



Radar Remote Sensing; Agriculture; Backscattering Characteristics

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18282/rs.v9i1.1097


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