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Boreal forest biomass classification with TanDEM-X

Torano Caicoya, Astor and Kugler, Florian and Papathanassiou, Kostas and Hajnsek, Irena (2012) Boreal forest biomass classification with TanDEM-X. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 22-07-2012 - 27-07-2012, Munich, Germany.

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Abstract

High spatial resolution X-band interferometric SAR data from the TanDEM-X, in the operational DEM generation mode, are sensitive to forest structure and can therefore be used for thematic boreal forest classification of forest environments. The interferometric coherence in absence of temporal decorrelation depends strongly on forest height and structure. Due to the rather homogenous structure of boreal forest, forest biomass can be derived from forest height, on the basis of allometric equations with sufficient accuracy to be used for thematic classification applications. Two test sites in mid- and southern Sweden are investigated. A maximum of 4 biomass classes, up to 250 Mg/ha, are achieved. Larger spatial baselines result in better classification performances.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Boreal forest biomass classification with TanDEM-X
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Torano Caicoya, AstorUNSPECIFIED
Kugler, FlorianUNSPECIFIED
Papathanassiou, KostasUNSPECIFIED
Hajnsek, IrenaUNSPECIFIED
Date:25 July 2012
Refereed publication:Yes
Status:Published
Keywords:Biomass, boreal forest, TanDEM-X, RVoG, thematica mapping
Event Title:IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Event Location:Munich, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:22-07-2012 - 27-07-2012
Organizer:IEEE
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 Tandem-L Vorstudien (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Deposited By: Astor Torano Caicoya
Deposited On:06 Jun 2012 13:46
Last Modified:08 May 2014 23:23

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