American Journal of Remote Sensing

Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2019

  • On the Criterion of Proximity to the True Value: Information Approach

    Ilya Feldman

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2019
    Pages: 1-4
    Received: 25 March 2019
    Accepted: 28 May 2019
    Published: 9 July 2019
    Abstract: What is the criterion of proximity to the true value of the measured value: absolute or relative error? The least squares method traditionally operates with absolute values of corrections to measured values, and the equalization is carried out under the condition of the minimum of the sum of squares of absolute corrections. However, as shown in the... Show More
  • Spatial Enhancement of DEM Using Interpolation Methods: A Case Study of Kuwait’s Coastal Zones

    Nawaf Al-Mutairi, Mohammad Alsahli, Mahmoud Ibrahim, Rasha Abou Samra, Maie El-Gammal

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2019
    Pages: 5-12
    Received: 7 August 2019
    Accepted: 4 September 2019
    Published: 19 September 2019
    Abstract: Digital elevation models (DEMs) are essential tools utilized in several branches of science, including environmental, geological, and geospatial studies. Unfortunately, high-accuracy DEM data such as LiDAR are not publicly available, and the coverage is limited. Therefore, the use of alternative methods, such as interpolation techniques (i.e., krig... Show More
  • A Microwave Scattering Model for Simulating the C-Band SAR Backscatter of Wheat Canopy

    Wenjia Yan, Yuan Zhang, Tianpeng Yang, Xiaohui Liu

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2019
    Pages: 13-24
    Received: 11 July 2019
    Accepted: 31 July 2019
    Published: 20 September 2019
    Abstract: Accurate simulation of microwave scattering characteristics of wheat canopy can provide valuable insights into the scattering mechanisms of wheat crops. In this study, a wheat canopy scattering model (WCSM) was developed on a basis of first-order microwave radiative transfer equation. Several WCSM inputs, including wheat canopy and soil parameters,... Show More