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Validation of Pol-InSAR Derived Forest Height by Means of LiDAR Data

Parrella, Giuseppe and Kugler, Florian and Hajnsek, Irena and Iodice, Antonio (2012) Validation of Pol-InSAR Derived Forest Height by Means of LiDAR Data. In: Proceedings of the IEEE Graduates of the Last Decade Conference (GOLD) , pp. 1-3. IEEE. IEEE GOLD 2012, 2012-06-04 - 2012-06-05, Rome, Italy.

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Although the potential of Polarimetric SAR Interferometry (Pol-InSAR) has been well established, in some cases the validation of the estimated parameters remains complex for the lack of direct ground measurements. Airborne Scanning LiDAR (ASL) is an alternative technique, working with laser frequencies and very narrow footprint. That makes ASL almost independent of topography and very reliable in mapping parameters like tree height in a variety of forest types. With the launch of the ICESat-GLAS satellite sensor in 2003, initially designed for topographic and cryospheric applications, also spaceborne LiDAR data started to be used to derive forest height. This paper assesses the derivation of forest height from ICESat data and its validation, together with Pol-InSAR tree height maps, by comparison with ASL estimations from the Thuringian Forest, in Germany.

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Title:Validation of Pol-InSAR Derived Forest Height by Means of LiDAR Data
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Parrella, GiuseppeGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)
Kugler, FlorianGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)
Hajnsek, IrenaGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)
Iodice, AntonioUniversita' degli Studi di Napoli 'Federico II'
Date:5 June 2012
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the IEEE Graduates of the Last Decade Conference (GOLD)
Refereed publication:No
In Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-3
Keywords:Forest height, Pol-InSAR, LiDAR, ICESat-Glas
Event Title:IEEE GOLD 2012
Event Location:Rome, Italy
Event Type:Conference
Event Dates:2012-06-04 - 2012-06-05
Organizer:IEEE South Italy chapter
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Flugzeug-SAR
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Deposited By: Dipl.Ing. Giuseppe Parrella
Deposited On:20 Jun 2012 11:24
Last Modified:20 Jun 2012 11:24

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