EVALUATION OF MICROWAVE VEGETTION INDEX (MVI) IN MULTI-FREQUENCY AND MULTI-ANGLE
Keywords: Microwave Vegetation Index, Matrix Doubling Model, Optical Depth
Abstract. Microwave portion of the electromagnetic spectrum are effective for observations of vegetation not only to leaf but also woody parts of vegetation. Specifically, microwave emissivity varies strongly with surface roughness, polarization, look–angle and water content. Microwave Vegetation Index (MVI) is one of the microwave indexes that are based on zero-order model. The zero order models applicable when the scattering contribution with in the vegetation is negligible. In this paper MVI in different frequencies (Base on WCOM project) and different angles (Base on SMOS data) are calculated by Matrix Doubling model to take in to account multi-scattering effects within the vegetation. Then because MVI is depends on vegetation information we tried to analysis its behaviour in different densities of corn canopy by comparing to vegetation optical depth. The result shows linear relationship with height correlation between MVI and effective optical depth. So it can be a useful index in vegetation study for future satellite mission as WCOM.