Code Record


[DOI: 10.21982/M8KW2D] MIMICS version1.5a
Ulaby, Fawwaz; Sarabandi, Kamal; McDonald, Kyle; Whitt, Michael; Dobson, M. Craig; Dobson, M. Craig
MIMICS is meant to simulate the radar backscatter from a forested region at frequencies in the P, L, and C bands. There are many parameters that describe the soil, the trunks, the branches and the foliage. The code using vector radiative transfer with PDFs of the canopy constituents to produce estimates of the co- and cross-polarized backscattered powers.

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Code Size: 461288 bytes
Code MD5 Checksum: 4dcfa114c28ffe6ba05f1676512043e7

Appears in: Ulaby, F. T., Sarabandi, K., McDonald, K., Whitt, M., & Craig Dobson, M. (1990). Michigan microwave canopy scattering model. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 11(7), 1223-1253. DOI: 10.1080/01431169008955090

Code Languages: Fortran77

Sensor Categories: SAR, Scatterometer

Geophysical Model: Direct

Geophysical Categories: Land: Forest Biomass/Structure

Keywords: forest, biomass, sar, radiative transfer