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L-band Polarimetric Interferometry in Boreal Forest Parameter Estimation, a Case study

Praks, Jaan and Hallikainen, Martti and Kugler, Florian and Papathanassiou, Konstantinos and Hajnsek, Irena (2006) L-band Polarimetric Interferometry in Boreal Forest Parameter Estimation, a Case study. In: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), p. 4. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2006-07-31 - 2006-08-04, Denver, Colorado (USA). ISBN 0-7803-9510-7

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Abstract

In this study we concentrate on the application and validation of forest height estimation by polarimetric SAR interferometry for boreal forest. The study material was collected during the FinnSAR campaign, carried out in Finland in Fall 2003. The main instruments of the campaign, were E-SAR airborne radar (L- and X-band) and HUTSCAT helicopter-borne profiling scatterometer (X- and C-band). The validated forest height estimation algorithm is based on Random Volume over Ground (RVoG) model inversion by using POLinSAR data. We compare POLinSAR-derived forest height with results from profiling HUTSCAT scatterometer measurements and with ground measurements and discuss the results. Our results show that forest height values, estimated by means of two different instruments, are in good agreement.

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Title:L-band Polarimetric Interferometry in Boreal Forest Parameter Estimation, a Case study
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Praks, JaanHelsinki University of Technology; Laboratory of Space Technology; FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Hallikainen, MarttiHelsinki University of Technology; Laboratory of Space Technology; FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Kugler, FlorianUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Papathanassiou, KonstantinosUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hajnsek, IrenaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:July 2006
Journal or Publication Title:IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:p. 4
Editors:
EditorsEmail
IEEE, UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
Series Name:Proceedings
ISBN:0-7803-9510-7
Status:Published
Keywords:boreal forest, forest height, synthetic aperture radar, polarimetric interferometry, random volume over ground model, scatterometer
Event Title:IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Event Location:Denver, Colorado (USA)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2006-07-31 - 2006-08-04
Organizer:IEEE
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignment
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - no assignment (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute
Microwaves and Radar Institute > SAR Technology
Deposited By: Kugler, Florian
Deposited On:23 Oct 2006
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:18

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