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Forest Structure Estimation by means of TomoSAR in front of weather and seasonal variability

Cazcarra-Bes, Victor and Tello Alonso, Marivi and Papathanassiou, Konstantinos (2015) Forest Structure Estimation by means of TomoSAR in front of weather and seasonal variability. HGF Alliance Week, 2015-06-22 - 2015-06-26, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

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When observing a scene, a radar system is sensitive to the morphology of the scatterers, but also to their dielectric properties. Therefore, in the framework of forest monitoring, the presence or absence of leaves, the daily and seasonal water cycle in the different structural elements of the tree, as well as rain may have an influence on the 3D reflectivity retrieved by a TomoSAR system at L-band. However, a consistent forest structure estimation can not vary with these non structural effects. Therefore, a measure of forest structure from TomoSAR data at L-band has been suggested, which discriminates in the 3D reflectivity profiles the parameters only affected by structure related properties. The stability of this estimation is checked here on a temporal series of an airborne campaign, carried out by DLR over a test site in the South East of Germany.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/96976/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Forest Structure Estimation by means of TomoSAR in front of weather and seasonal variability
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Papathanassiou, KonstantinosUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2015
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:SAR Tomography, TomoSAR, Forest structure,
Event Title:HGF Alliance Week
Event Location:Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2015-06-22 - 2015-06-26
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 - Vorhaben Fernerkundung der Landoberfläche (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Deposited By: Cazcarra-Bes, Victor
Deposited On:07 Jul 2015 11:58
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:53

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