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Microwave dielectric properties of surface snow

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3 Author(s)
C. Matzler ; Univ. of Bern, Berne, Switzerland ; H. Aebischer ; E. Schanda

First results from a recently developed surface sensor for measuring the dielectric constant of snow at about 1 GHz are reported together with ground-based measurements of brightness temperatures between 4.9 and 94 GHz. The data are used to derive spectra of complex dielectric constants of wet snow for frequencies between 1 and 100 GHz. The result is simple: Debye relaxation spectra with a constant relaxation frequency of 9 GHz appear in contradiction to the mixing formula of Polder and van Santen. A way of resolving this discrepancy is presented.

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IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 5 )