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Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

2014 year, number 2

Remote monitoring of wetlands in West Siberia using SMOS satellite data

A.N. Romanov, I.V. Khvostov, V.E. Pavlov, Yu.I. Vinokurov
Institute for Water and Environmental Problems of the Siberian Branch of the RAS, 656038, Barnaul, 1, Molodezhnaya str.
Keywords: soils of wetlands, alkali soils, microwave remote sensing


A comparative analysis of multi-temporal images of West Siberia with the use of MIRAS radiometer of 1.42 GHz frequency from satellite SMOS was made. For validation and calibration of the satellite data, the ground-based measurements of physical parameters of the underlying surface were performed. The Kulunda plain located in the steppe part of Altai Krai was chosen as a test site. Wetlands and swamp lands adjacent to salinas and brackish lakes were identified based on the use of satellite and ground data.