Dielectric Properties of Snow
KANSAS UNIV CENTER FOR RESEARCH INC LAWRENCE REMOTE SENSING LAB
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This paper is a review of the dielectric properties of snow in the radio frequency range from 100 kHz to 35 GHz. Applicable dielectric mixing formulas are discussed and compared to available experimental data. Below 1 GHz, the dielectric behavior of snow is well understood and has led to development of sensors to measure the liquid water content of snow, while above 1 GHz, the scarcity of experimental data and the discrepancies between the few available measurements, particularly when liquid water is present, are responsible for the rather sketchy understanding of the dielectric behavior of snow in the microwave region.
- Electricity and Magnetism