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Global forest classification from TanDEM-X interferometric data: potentials and first results

Martone, Michele and Rizzoli, Paola and Bräutigam, Benjamin and Krieger, Gerhard (2016) Global forest classification from TanDEM-X interferometric data: potentials and first results. ONERA-DLR Aerospace Symposium (ODAS), 2016-06-21 - 2016-06-23, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.

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This paper presents a method to generate forest/nonforest maps from TanDEM-X interferometric SAR data. Among the several contributions which may affect the quality of interferometric products, the coherence loss caused by volume scattering represents the contribution which is predominantly affected by the presence of vegetation, and is therefore here exploited as main indicator for forest classification. Due to the strong dependency of the considered InSAR quantity on the geometric acquisition configuration, namely the incidence angle and the interferometric baseline, a multi-fuzzy clustering classification approach is used. Some examples are provided which show the potential of the proposed method. Further, additional features such as urban settlements, water, and critical areas affected by geometrical distortions (e.g. shadow and layover) need to be extracted, and possible approaches are presented as well. Very promising results are shown, which demonstrate the potentials of TanDEM-X bistatic data not only for forest identification, but, more in general, for the generation of a global land classification map as a next step.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/104551/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Global forest classification from TanDEM-X interferometric data: potentials and first results
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Martone, MicheleUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4601-6599UNSPECIFIED
Rizzoli, PaolaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9118-2732UNSPECIFIED
Krieger, GerhardUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4548-0285UNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-5
Keywords:Classification, InSAR, TanDEM-X
Event Title:ONERA-DLR Aerospace Symposium (ODAS)
Event Location:Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Event Type:Workshop
Event Dates:2016-06-21 - 2016-06-23
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt TanDEM-X (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Spaceborne SAR Systems
Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Deposited By: Martone, Michele
Deposited On:06 Jun 2016 07:43
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:01

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