The Snow Microwave Radiative Transfer (SMRT) model was initially developed to explore the sensitivity of microwave scattering to snow microstructure for active and passive remote sensing applications. Here, we discuss the modular design of SMRT that has enabled its rapid extension by the community. SMRT can now represent a layered medium consisting of snow, land ice, lake ice and/or sea ice overlying a substrate of soil, water or parameterized by reflectivity. A time-dependent radiative transfer solution method has also been added to allow for low resolution mode altimetry applications. We illustrate the use of SMRT to simulate brightness temperature for snow on lake ice, backscatter for snow on soil and altimeter waveforms for snow on sea ice.
|Conference||2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium|
|Period||11/07/2021 → 16/07/2021|
|Series||IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings|
- Radiative transfer