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Tropical forest structure observation with TanDEM-X data

Pulella, Andrea and Bispo, Polyanna and Pardini, Matteo and Kugler, Florian and Cazcarra-Bes, Victor and Tello Alonso, Maria and Papathanassiou, Konstantinos and Balzter, Heiko and Rizaev, Igor and Dos Santos, Maiza and Dos Santos, Joao Roberto and Spinelli-Araujo, Luciana and Tansey, Kevin (2017) Tropical forest structure observation with TanDEM-X data. In: Proceedings of International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), pp. 1-4. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2017-07-23 - 2017-07-28, Fort Worth, TX, USA.

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Abstract

TanDEM-X forms together with TerraSAR-X the first single-pass polarimetric interferometer in space. This allows for the first time the acquisition and analysis of Single-, Dual-, and Quad-Pol-InSAR data without the disturbing effect of temporal decorrelation globally. For this reason, the exploration of TanDEM-X data for forestry is constantly increasing especially concerning forest height estimation, biomass classification and structure characterization. This paper reports the results of recent experiments aimed at investigating the potentials of TanDEM-X in characterizing quantitatively the spatial variability of the canopy top and phase center height, which is a proxy to horizontal structure. It is shown that such characterization can allow to differentiate among e.g. different successional and / disturbance stages in tropical forests.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/119366/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Tropical forest structure observation with TanDEM-X data
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Pulella, Andreaandrea.pulella (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Bispo, PolyannaUniversity of LeicesterUNSPECIFIED
Pardini, MatteoMatteo.Pardini (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2018-7514
Kugler, Florianflorian.kugler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Cazcarra-Bes, VictorVictor.CazcarraBes (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6776-4553
Tello Alonso, MariaMaria.TelloAlonso (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Papathanassiou, KonstantinosKostas.Papathanassiou (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Balzter, HeikoUniversity of LeicesterUNSPECIFIED
Rizaev, IgorKuban State UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Dos Santos, MaizaBrazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA)UNSPECIFIED
Dos Santos, Joao RobertoNational Institute of Space Research (INPE)UNSPECIFIED
Spinelli-Araujo, LucianaBrazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA)UNSPECIFIED
Tansey, KevinUniversity of LeicesterUNSPECIFIED
Date:July 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-4
Status:Published
Keywords:Forest structure; forest height; tropical forests; synthetic aperture radar; interferometry; TanDEM-X.
Event Title:IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Event Location:Fort Worth, TX, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2017-07-23 - 2017-07-28
Organizer:IEEE
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 > Radar Concepts
Deposited By: Pardini, Dr.-Ing. Matteo
Deposited On:26 Mar 2018 11:16
Last Modified:01 Dec 2018 19:53

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