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INDREX-II - Tropical Forest Height Estimation with L- and P-Band Polarimetric Interferometric SAR

Kugler, Florian and Papathanassiou, Konstantinos and Hajnsek, Irena and Hoekman, Dirk (2006) INDREX-II - Tropical Forest Height Estimation with L- and P-Band Polarimetric Interferometric SAR. In: European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR), pp. 1-4. VDE Verlag GmbH. European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR), 2006-05-16 - 2006-05-18, Dresden, Germany. ISBN 3-8007-2960-1.

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Abstract

Tropical forests are complex, heterogeneous, dense, remote and changing forest ecosystems. Low frequency synthetic aperture Radar (SAR) techniques allow monitoring and potentially estimation of key forest parameters such as vertical structure (height) and biomass. In the frame of INDREX-II repeat-pass SAR data in quad-pol mode (at L, and P Band) SAR data were acquired and simultaneously ground measurements have been collected. One of the most important - for a wide range of applications - forest parameter is biomass. Biomass appears to be more or less directly related to forest height, which can be estimated from model based inversion of polarimetric and interferometric SAR (Pol-InSAR) data. Indeed, successful height inversion has been demonstrated in several airborne experiments over temperate and boreal forests. In this paper results of model-based L and P Band Pol-InSAR data inversion over tropical forest are shown, including validation against ground measurements.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:INDREX-II - Tropical Forest Height Estimation with L- and P-Band Polarimetric Interferometric SAR
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Kugler, FlorianUNSPECIFIED
Papathanassiou, KonstantinosUNSPECIFIED
Hajnsek, IrenaUNSPECIFIED
Hoekman, DirkWageningen University, Department of Environmental Sciences, Netherland
Date:May 2006
Journal or Publication Title:European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR)
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-4
Editors:
EditorsEmail
VDE, UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:VDE Verlag GmbH
ISBN:3-8007-2960-1
Status:Published
Keywords:PolInSAR, Forest Height, Tropical Forest, L Band, P Band,
Event Title:European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR)
Event Location:Dresden, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2006-05-16 - 2006-05-18
Organizer:VDE
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Flugzeug-SAR (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute
Microwaves and Radar Institute > SAR Technology
Deposited By: Florian Kugler
Deposited On:23 Jun 2006
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:20

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