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Tropical Forest Parameter Estimation by means of Pol-InSAR: The INDREX-II Campaign

Hajnsek, Irena and Kugler, Florian and Lee, Seungkuk and Papathanassiou, Kostas (2009) Tropical Forest Parameter Estimation by means of Pol-InSAR: The INDREX-II Campaign. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 47 (2), pp. 481-493. IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2008.2009437.

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This paper addresses the potential and limitations of Pol-InSAR inversion techniques for quantitative forest parameter estimation in tropical forests. By making use of the unique data set acquired in the frame of INDREX-II campaign - including Pol-/InSAR, Lidar and ground measurements - over typical Southeast Asia forest formations. The performance of Pol-InSAR inversion is assessed primarily at L- and P-band but also at higher frequencies, namely X-band. Critical performance parameters such as the �visibility of the ground� at L- and P-band as well as temporal decorrelation in short time repeat-pass interferometry are discussed and quantitatively assessed. Inversion performance is validated against Lidar and ground measurements over different test sites.

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Title:Tropical Forest Parameter Estimation by means of Pol-InSAR: The INDREX-II Campaign
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Kugler, FlorianUNSPECIFIED
Papathanassiou, KostasUNSPECIFIED
Date:February 2009
Journal or Publication Title:IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 481-493
Keywords:SAR, Polarimetric SAR Interferometry, Pol-InSAR, tropical forest, forest height, temporal decorrelation
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 Prosmart, Smart-SAR (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Microwaves and Radar Institute
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Irena Hajnsek
Deposited On:23 Mar 2009
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:35

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